Happy (barely 2-year) Anniversary, Eat Life Whole!
It was about 730 days ago when Springer and I decided to make Eat Life Whole a real, legal “thing” in our lives. February 14th marks the beginning of something new and different – a leap into the unknown, much different than our career paths before 2011.
We spent the first year of launching Eat Life Whole as an experimental San Francisco, geographically-based business with healthy cooking classes and a one-on-one holistic nutrition practice. What we realized, was that we wanted to cast a much wider net, helping busy people beyond the borders of San Francisco.
During our second year, we decided the best way to truly understand experiences beyond ourselves, was to immerse Eat Life Whole in the middle of large businesses – a perfect petri dish of people who are hungry, passionate about their careers, and curious to find balance. We have been blessed to collaborate with Genentech, Pandora, Ask.com, Charles Schwab, Electronic Arts (EA Games), Federated Media, Lucas Films, and a handful more. Not to mention, growing our partnership with Rachel, from Reboot Yoga, and Dr. Thalia, our in-house natuorapathic doctor from Discover Health SF.
While 2012 was great, we know that 2013 will be even better. Springer and I always joke that this is one of the most challenging things we’ve ever done in our lives and that we’ve learned more in the past two years, than we could’ve imagined. All-in-all, Eat Life Whole continues to be grounded in these simple values:
Cheers to love, health, and happiness. Enjoy a dark, chocolatey milk shake – full of energy-boosting, strength and power to keep you feeling great!
2 cups coconut water
1 cup ice
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon cocoa powder (not the hot chocolate kind)
1 teaspoon cacao nibs
2 teaspoons maca powder
¼ cup nuts (I used Brazil nuts)
1. Blend until smooth
More with Maca!
Kitchen note: Like everything else, Maca root should be enjoyed in moderation. Currently, there is no research to indicate that maca is anything but safe in small doses. However, precautions should be taken if you are breastfeeding or pregnant. We suggest consulting your physician before making any notable changes to your diet.