Friday, September 16, 2016

The Best Guacamole

I love this time of year here in California. It is not uncommon to pull up to a stop sign and there be a little farmer selling bags of fresh picked avocado's for $5. I snag a bag any time I can. They grow abundantly here, and it is not uncommon to drive through a neighborhood and have boxes of them on the curb labeled "free". That is what I used to do with my lemons and limes. 

I used to be afraid of Avocado's because of their fat. After having Cancer and the doctor telling me it is a perfect fat. A fat my body needs. I was so happy! I use them in everything from ranch dressing, to salads and sandwiches. More often than not I don't even need mayo or a sauce. They make everything creamy and delicious!

So here is my all time favorite way to make Guacamole. Creamy and Chunky at the same time. It is naturally gluten-free! We went over to our friends for game night and because I didn't want to be tempted to eat food that was bad for me, I brought sliced cucumbers to dip into it. Yum! Everyone else loved the Organic chips I brought, but I was a good girl! :)

by Mom What's For Dinner

1 cup diced sweet onion
4 garlic cloves minced
4 serrano chiles minced (with seeds for spicy)
Juice of 2 limes 
5 ripe avocados 
coarse salt 

Put the onion, garlic, chiles,lime juice and Avocados in a bowl. 

Use a large serving fork and mix up the ingredients. Then press the fork around the sides of the bowl mashing the Avocado. This will make a chunky guacamole. If you like Cilantro, by all means add it. We love it, but I know for some people it is a cringe ingredient. ( I will never understand that way of thinking ). But I aim to please. 
There you go! The best guacamole ever! 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Documenting the process of the 3 week yoga retreat

Five days ago I started doing an online yoga retreat. For 30 minutes a day I am pushing play on an online yoga program with awesome instructors. It starts at the very beginning of yoga. Even though I am a 200 hour registered yoga teacher, I LOVE returning back to the basics and making sure my foundation is still where it needs to be. That is what I love about yoga, it is a practice, and always there for you at every point of your journey.

Day one:

On day one we met Vytas. If you are wondering where you have seen him before, he has been on Survivor twice, and his brother Aras is one of the winners. Besides that he is one of the most popular yoga instructors in Los Angeles. I felt he did an amazing job of bringing awareness to the mat and a good solid foundation in important poses like Downward Facing Dog.

Day two:

Day two was just as enjoyable. We spent a lot of time in low lunge and Vytas once again did a fabulous job of breaking down these foundation stretch poses. I may have mentioned our team of yoga teachers has add on's for the retreat. Today I taught and broke down the halfway lift or 

Ardha Uttānāsana. You can see my addition to the retreat here: 

Halfway lift or 

Ardha Uttānāsana

Day three:

On day 3 we explored more balance postures. Vytas broke down tree and other balance postures with key alignment cues that will help us stay on track down the line in our practice. I also included a clip of me getting some cardio in with Country Heat. Let me know if you are ever wanting to add cardio to your practice! 

Day four:

We flowed it together today! It was a fabulous practice that left me feeling energized after.There was more special focus on getting Chatturanga correct, which as a yoga teacher, it makes me very happy. In class I see way too many people who have not been trained, just skip right through that pose. Not good. It is a pose all by itself. It also happened to be my 3 year yoga birthday! I have officially been practicing for 3 years! 

Day five:
Today we got into a more intense flow and it felt great! Had my daughter back with me and we enjoyed the practice a lot. I love how Vytas always pauses to make sure everyone adjusts their alignment. This is about progress, not pushing. 

I will update you guys next week how it is going! Not to late to join me!
So far this program has been outstanding. My team of 200+ hour yoga instructors have put together add on's to this retreat. With daily asana breakdown. Mindset, Motivation, Breathing and much more.
Join us for the next round! 

Just email me to hold your spot!

Special shout out to Wicked Custom Apparel for a lot of the shirts you see. One lucky participant in our yoga retreat will win a shirt from them. 

Orange Is For Orphans

Today I am participating in The Miracle Foundation's #OrangeIsForOrphans campaign.
The Miracle Foundation works as a voice to promote and advocate for orphans around the world. Now you can show your support and advocate for these children too. Wear orange, make a donation, sport a Flash Tattoo or decorate your travel bags with an “Orange is for Orphans” luggage tag. Help us raise awareness for the world’s orphans. And let their voice shine through you.

Take a picture with you crafting an “O”. This can be with your hands, in a yoga pose, as a drawing, as a group, or get creative and surprise us! Include the text, “I #ShowUp for orphans. #OrangeIsForOrphans” in the photo caption for a chance to win a pair of tickets to one of the most epic festivals in the world with Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Demi Lovato, Major Lazer and Metallica. The Global Citizen Festival, founded to generate social action to solve the world’s biggest challenges, takes place on Saturday, September 24th in Central Park, New York.

My leggings are @anjaliclothing

Sunday, August 28, 2016

3 Week Yoga Retreat - Learn Yoga Basics

So EXCITED for this!!! My team of 200+ hour certified yoga teachers are bringing 

you much much more too....

Join us for a 3 week virtual yoga retreat!
- Want to learn yoga, but intimidated to go to a class?
Want to learn yoga, but don't have time to get to a class?
My team and I have got you covered.
On September 5th/6th we are starting an online 3 week yoga retreat.
Do it on your time on any device that has WiFi.
In addition to a daily 30 minute beginner practice given to you by AMAZING instructors, my team of 200 hour + registered yoga teachers will be giving a daily guided pose breakdown where we will teach you a pose from the bottom up, sharing what it helps, why it helps, and how to get perfect alignment... much like how it is broken down in teacher training.
We will also have an option nutrition program with this where you can add superfoods to your diet and learn tips and shortcuts to help you eat right in this busy world of fast processed foods.
There will also be daily help with breathing/mindset/meditaion guided by our team.
It will be like attending a yoga retreat, but in the comfort of your own home, office, studio, gym... wherever you are comfortable.
Yoga has changed my life in so many ways. I really hope you give it a shot and see what a difference it can make for you.
Hit me up today to join!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Weightloss transformation

 I couldn't let this day go by without sharing my partner in sweat's victories.
The greatest gift this job has given me is the ability to change the lives of those I love... when they are ready.
My daughter Taylor Ann has always been beautiful on the inside and out, but to see her radiate such confidence and joy is the GREATEST GIFT EVER. To see her happy and healthy is PRICELESS
So ‪#‎Thankful‬ I took a shot at coaching. THIS is what I get to do every day!! What a blessing!
LOVE YOU TAYLOR!!!! So proud of you!!!
My daughter uses one shakeology and does 30 minutes of guided exercise each day. Would love to help you find a program for you! Contact me today:

Your only limit is you

I have been reading through emails tonight. The response to our 21 day results has been amazing, so if I haven't responded I promise I am getting back to you.
So many people saying they have been holding themselves back. The excuses I hear for people not starting their journey:
I am afraid of failing
I have never been successful before
It's too expensive
I don't have energy

Just to name a few. 
Let me just make something clear. The only way you fail is if you don't try. Have you ever really tried? With me? With my team? And don't you even tell me it is too expensive. I see you buying a bag of chips for $4 and a Starbucks for $5 and a Jamba Juice for $6.... You just CHOOSE to put the wrong things in your body.

Ever crave a banana after you eat one? No. because you are giving your body nutrients. Give your body a bag of chips and it wants another bag of chips... because it is craving nutrients. Feed the body nutrients and KILL cravings forever!
It is a choice. It saves me hundreds of dollars a month. I was blessed through my cancer battle to have the opportunity to get educated in nutrition and what my body needs to survive and keep cancer away. It is nearly impossible to do nowdays, unless you are super diligent (can you eat 5 spinach salads a day? I can't!) to get your nutrients. You NEED to supplement your diet unless again... like I said... you are super diligent. I consider myself pretty strict and committed and I was nowhere close to my nutritional needs. So no.. it is NOT expensive. It is less than a latte a day and has your entire nutritional needs and then some.
Last but not least... you don't have energy because you don't have proper nutrition.
There... I just answered the top 4 objections I get from people who come to me to start their health journey, but fail to take the leap to commit.
YOU are the only thing standing in your way. Start being your own advocate rather than the person keeping you in chains.
Let's do this.

My leggings are from

21 day weightloss transformation

I promised my results in 21 days and here they are:

I lost 11.5 inches in 21 days. What did I do?

1 Shakeology Superfood Shake a day
30 minutes of guided exercise a day

I eat clean yummy food, and I commit to pushing play no matter what. I check in online with my peeps. We are all working toward similar goals so they keep me going and vice versa. That has made all the difference for me. However I realize some people are private and want one on one help. I do that too! We have something for everyone. 

At any rate.. this program I used is on sale for just $10 with the purchase of your shakes for one more week. You save $60 and even get a cute tank top for finishing. 

Look, the time is going to pass anyway. Give me 21 days and 30 minutes a day and let's have you ending your Summer STRONG!

Hit me up when you are ready! 

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Healthy Loaded with Protein Snickerdoodle pancakes

Alright, I have ONE Week left of my program and I am really wanting pancakes. SO... what's a girl to do? Make healthy loaded with protein pancakes... that is what! Now I really can only eat one or two of these, but my daughter devoured the whole plate.

These won't affect your abs, they won't leave you full of sugar and needing a nap. You won't go into a carb overload... so eat up!

Healthy Loaded with Protein Snickerdoodle pancakes
Serves 2

1 Scoop Vanilla Shakeology
1/2 Cup Buckwheat flour
1/4 Cup almond butter
1/2 Cup almond milk
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 Tbsp Cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 Eggs


Stir dry ingredients together.
Add wet ingredients and mix well (batter will be thick).
Heat pan on medium heat.
Prepare your pan (I drop a little coconut oil on it) and slowly spoon or ladel batter into pan. 

Cook time will vary, mine took about a minute and 30 seconds before I flipped them.

Syrup :
1.8 cup pure maple syrup 
1/8 Cup Almond butter
1/8 cup almond milk
1 tsp cinnamon
4 vanilla creme sweetdrops

If you like my work, please support it! you can get a collection of my recipes in Nourish - The beginner's guide to eating healthy and staying fit. @nourishtheworkshop

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Clean Spicy Korean Barbeque Chicken

I shared the makings of this dish the other night on my snapchat feed. If you aren't following me, my snapchat is: csilbaugh I share a lot of step by step how to cook clips. 

This is one of my favorite ways to each Chicken. I add extra ginger because I love it, AND ginger can also destroy ovarian cancer cells. Ovarian was just one of the types of Cancer I had. I LOVE to be proactive and have my food be my medicine. Plus it tastes oh so good


Clean Spicy Korean Barbeque Chicken
Written by Christi Silbaugh 

1lb Organic Free Range Chicken Thighs

For the Marinade:
⅔ cup braggs amino acids
¼ cup mirin
1 tablespoon fresh minced or crushed ginger
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
2-3 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon sambal oelek (spicy chili paste)
5 cloves garlic

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place all of the marinade  ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth. 
Pour into a large ziplock bag and add your chicken thighs. Marinade for 1 hour to overnight keep in the fridge.

Pull the Chicken out of the sauce and pour the remaining sauce into a saucepan and bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer stirring frequently. 

While the sauce is simmering heat a very heavy pan over high heat. add the Chicken to the pan with a little oil if Let the Chicken sit for 2 minutes to get a golden brown sear, flip and cook the other side. Remove from pan, slice and add back to pan. Top with sauce and stir.

Serve over rice, quinoa or your favorite grain and steamed veggies. 

If you like my recipes, please support my work and get my cookbook! You can get a collection of my recipes in Nourish - The beginner's guide to eating healthy and staying fit. 

Monday, July 4, 2016

Before and After transformation

My #SundayShoutout goes to this amazing soul @pennywade who is also co-leading in our FIt For Summer group that starts tomorrow.

EVERYONE has a different starting point. We all have our story, and our choices, and our excuses. The thing that sets us apart, is that we are ready to work on ourselves.

I remember hitting that point, but not knowing where to start. I remember going to the gym and attending classes and trying to figure out what my body needed. It didn't work, because I didn't know what I was doing.

Since then I have been blessed to receive and education that has allowed me to LEARN about nutrition, yoga, fitness, wellness, mindset etc... It is my passion to HELP those at their beginning to get on this journey and realize they are worth it! EVERYONE deserves to be happy and healthy. Let's get your before and after!

We start Tuesday July 5th! Hit me up! 


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