If you attend a yoga class at a gym there is a good chance your instructor was trained by YogaFit©, Inc. the largest Yoga School in the world. This school, founded by Beth Shaw, has trained over 250,000 fitness instructors over six continents. Beth's Shaw's first book, YogaFit, has sold over 100,000 copies worldwide. This winter, Shaw released her second book, YogaLean.
For this book, Beth focused on nutrition and the right tools to jumpstart your weight loss and good health goals.
- Fully illustrated yoga poses that promote a lean physique, strengthen your core, increase energy, improve balance, boost metabolism, and enhance confidence.
- A menue of cardio and weight-training workouts that complement your yoga, refine your physical strength, and ward off disease.
- Easy recipes (gluten-free!) and simple suggestions for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks that will help you burn fat more efficiently.
- Stress-reducing and clarity-enhancing daily meditations
- Breathing exercises to fortify your immune system
- Strategies for clearing clutter from your space in order to clear barriers from your life
- A one-week jumpstart plan outlining precisely what to eat and how to exercise your body and mind!
Beth sent me one of her favorite recipes to try. It's called her Immunity Soup and she says she uses it anytime she starts to feel run down. I prepared it during our ice and snow storm last week, and I loved having it for lunch. I was not feeling rundown, but I wanted a good warm, hot lunch option. The main ingredient in this soup is garlic.
"Garlic is an immunity strengthener/saver. It has been called a natural antibiotic because it triggers bacteria and viruses and on its own has high levels of manganese, calcium, vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Phosphorous, copper, potassium, selenium, and tryptophan," said Beth.
She makes this soup often in addition to taking garlic supplements.
Beth Shaw's Immunity Soup
What you’ll need:
4 to 6 cups vegetable or chicken broth
2 teaspoons olive oil
5 cloves garlic, crushed
Finely minced hot peppers (add as much as you like, depending on your heat preference)
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 cup cilantro
2 1/2 cups chopped tomatoes, juices included juice of one lemon
Juice of one lemon
Brown rice (Optional)
Make it lean:
1. In a stockpot, bring broth to a slow boil.
2. In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Sauté garlic and hot peppers and a dash of cumin
3. Add the cilantro, tomatoes, and lemon juice to the broth. Lower to a simmer and mix in the garlic, peppers, and remaining cumin.
1. Add brown rice if you would like carbs.
2. Garnish with avocado.
I liked the soup. I would best describe it as a spicy tomato soup. I will say that my breath would definitely keep some vampires away after having it for lunch. It certainly caused my daughter not to kiss me with her very keen sense of smell. She said, "your breath stinks."
This soup has intrigued me to see more recipes in the book. This post is not a book review because I typically don't do those types of stories. As a result, I also did not receive an advance copy of the book. I did, however, ask to give her new book, YogaLean, to one of my readers for you to enjoy.
Am I intrigued to buy this book myself? Yes. I want to see more of her recipes, and I look forward to browsing through it the next time I'm at a bookstore. I hope the winner of this giveaway checks back in with us, and lets us know more about the book once they receive it.
One winner will be chosen at random to receive a copy of YogaLean. A winner will be selected on Monday, March 16, and I will not be in charge of the prize once a winner's name is selected.It will be send from Beth's Public Relations personnel. If you have difficulty with the rafflecopter widget, please email me firstname.lastname@example.org