The mission of the Wellness Committee is to empower and educate our children so that they will make independent positive choices that support a healthy lifestyle.
Here are the recipes to the healthy treats your children enjoyed during Wellness Week!
Cup Frozen pineapple
Cup Frozen peaches
Unsweetened rice milk
2 handfuls Baby kale
Agave nectar to taste if necessary
MARINATED COLLARD GREENS
Collard greens - uncooked
A little chopped red onion
A little chopped red pepper
Marinate overnight in:
Tamari (or you can use a low sodium soy sauce)
A little Olive Oil
A little lemon juice
Chopped raw garlic
S and P to taste (adults may enjoy adding red pepper flakes)
Did you know that taking deep breaths can actually help you get smarter??
It's true!! Your brain needs oxygen to function and when you breathe more deeply, your brain gets even more oxygen and then functions better.
The Peace Breath
Sit quietly and place 1 hand in your lap and use the other hand to make a peace sign with your first 2 fingers. Close your eyes and breathe deeply. As you breathe send peace to yourself, to your Mom and Dad, to your dog and maybe even to your favorite tree in the backyard. You can send peace to anyone or anything, even to the world! When you slow down your breathing, it sends a message to your Central Nervous System (your brain and your spine) telling it to physically and mentally relax. Taking 5 or 10 Peace Breath helps you feel more calm...Doesn't that sound great?
Peanut Butter Balls
Protein has been proven to help the brain function better and to help the body to get stronger. These are great for breakfast on-the-run or for snack time at school/ home. (makes 7-8 PB balls)
½ cup peanut butter
2 ½ scoops protein powder (Publix Greenwise Vanilla Whey Protein Supplement works great and the scoop is inside the container)
½ cup crushed cereal (our favs: Special K with chocolate bits, flavored Cheerios or any healthy cereal your child like)
add-ons: raisins or any chopped dried fruit, chopped nuts, sunflower seeds
Combine peanut butter and protein powder in a bowl. Place cereal in a baggie and let your child crush it with a rolling pin. Add cereal to peanut butter mixture and roll mixture into 1” balls. Refrigerate.
Our Favorite Smoothie Recipe
Place all in a blender and whip it up in seconds!
(makes 1 large smoothie)
½ cup frozen blueberries
½ scoop protein powder
1 ½ cups vanilla soy milk
If no one is looking, toss in a handful of fresh spinach. It will pack in a bunch of extra vitamins and you won't even taste it!
Did you know that yoga is for absolutely everyone, especially kids?!
Yoga boosts self-esteem, improves focus and builds strength. Learn more with these 2 fun, interactive Apps: The Adventures of Super Stretch. He will guide you through poses and help you learn how to be the best you can be! Great for students up to 7 years old. Also, check out the yoga classes at Morris Brandon; after school on Mondays at Main Campus and Thursdays at Primary Center, 2:45pm – 3:45pm. For more information about yoga for both children and adults, view www.SimplyYogaAtlanta.com. PEACE OUT!