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Cherries- Shirley Temple, Dates- Date Night with Queen T, and Lemon PEEL with my Mathis!

September 8, 2019


Shirley temple with a CHERRY on Top! Day 5 CHERRY CHERRY!- (The Video could not download correctly so here is the FBLive Link-


What Nick to the Plus, or Nickle the Pickle as a kid remembers most about cherries? I remember when my parents would take us out on special occasions to Christie's Sea Food Restaurant on Broadway St in San Antonio. This restaurant had big fish tanks and I would love looking at the fish, and my mom had to keep sitting me down and not to put my hands on the glass....
Anyway, I don't remember the food all that much but what I do remember is always ordering the Shirley Temple drink with Sprite and CHERRY Juice!

Although these, I now know, are dyed, who knows how old and probably have every little nutrition.


For this challenge I also bought frozen cherries, because I guess they are out of season in September. Cherries ARE on the Dirty Dozen List so buy organic when you can. Here is the rest of the nutritional information for cherries-


  • Calories: 97.

  • Protein: 2 grams. YES! Plants have protein! Where do you think the cows get it from?

  • Carbs: 25 grams.

  • Fiber: 3 grams.

  • Vitamin C: 18% of the Daily Value (DV)

  • Potassium: 10% of the DV.

  • Copper: 5% of the DV.

  • Manganese: 5% of the DV.

Other Cherry Facts-

1. George Washing probably did not actually cut down the cherry tree.

2. The average harvest of a cherry tree has about 7000 cherries and this takes about 7 seconds to harvest with modern methods.

3. There are sweet and tart cherries.


Finally, in this video I speak more about the conversation or eat for pleasure or function. I talk about how in a triathlon article the author was speaking and complaining about too many drills in a Masters program. My response is that if you are in something for one and done, it might not make sense to focus on the details, but as in martial arts, if you want to learn the skill and respect the art of swimming, take the time. I enjoy every moment that I get to exercise or move or swim. I enjoy the feeling of moving through the water and feeling efficiency and slicing through the water. Drills are a big part of developing that skill.

To tie this in the food aspect, we have over 30,000 meals over a lifetime. Most of us focus on those individual meal and put a lot of emphasis on the momentary pleasure of putting something delicious in our mouth and getting that shot of dopamine in our brain. I just want to bring more of an awareness to the big picture of enjoying overall life and how each meal contributes to our overall health.


If you want to discuss or learn more about overall nutrition and or health. Comment on here or email me at

Date Night!

 Date night! I tell my funny story about my dad and the time he got us some DATES!


Date have polyphenols, these micronutrients that we get through certain plant-based foods. They're packed with antioxidants and potential health benefits. It's thought that polyphenols can improve or help treat digestion issues, weight management difficulties, diabetes, neurodegenerative disease, and cardiovascular diseases.


Date would be a great snack to take on workouts or just sitting around the house to snack on.


In this video I also remind yall that I have host the Facebook Group- Power of the Plant, Texas Movement. Please help me spread the message of the urban and regenerative farming movement that is the future of food! If you know of any teachers and or professionals in institutions, send them my way to


If you have any interest in urban farming AKA growing your own food, join the movement, contact me!


Lemon PEEL!?

Do you ever eat the PEEL of an orange, lemon, lime or others? Did you know that there is some of the best nutrition from the plant in the PEEL? Given that information, would you actually eat the peel every day? Well, I get the nutrition of the lemon peel everyday without having to eat it. How? By taking my Juice Plus! That is right Juice Plus has lemon peal in it and all the benefits from the phytonutrients that come with it!


1. Lemon peel contains calcium and potassium

2. Lemon peel is good for the immune system and digestive system.

3.  Lemon peels are good for your heart and can contribute to lower risk of cancer.

4. If you just eat the meat of the lemon it has 31% of daily requirement for vitamin C, while the whole lemon, peel and all has 139% of daily value.

5. Lemon peel has 3% of daily requirement of folate

6. Lemon has 22 calories

7. Fiver from pectin


Stay tuned to Facebook Live, Nick to the Plus FB,, and all other channels for more fruits and vegetables fun and facts.


Get out there, eat more fruits and vegetables, get active, be safe and- #livetotheplus #playinthehills



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