Let's start with breakfast.
Piggybacking off of last week's post about mindful health, I'm sharing one simple thing that has changed the way I run my day. Or shall I say, how the day used to run me! It's super simple - a breakfast smoothie. Sure, working out makes a difference and so does eating colorfully, however; ultimately my day really starts with breakfast which I've been skipping for at least the last seven years. Nuts right? Starbucks has made a lot of money off of this girl!
Today I'm sharing the first of my smoothie series on Instagram. Follow along to get a new recipe each week.
P/S These aren't grainy, gritty, boring smoothies. Think again! It's like a cheat shake for breakfast. I actually looking forward to making them and it's forced me to use fresh ingredients on a more regular basis.
Time for a recipe share...
🍇🍇 Greek Islander: 1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt, 1/4 cup pomegranate juice, 1/2 cup blackberries, 3/4 water, 2 fresh basil leaves, 1 scoop of protein powder. Just add ice!
🍫 Nuts for Chocolate: 1 tbsp. almond butter, 1 tsp. almond extract, 1 cup of almond milk, 1 scoop of protein powder. Just add ice!
🍓🍓 Strawberry + Oats: 1 cup of almond milk, 2 tbsp of rolled oats, 1 scoop of strawberry whey powder. Just add ice!
What do you guys start your day with? Any smoothie recipes worth sharing?
Today I am sharing a super simple recipe that you can whip up in minutes. I stumbled upon it by accident and within an hour we had a healthy recipe that was equally delicious. It's perfectly Fall with something to satisfy your sweet tooth which I am currently battling. <thank you Halloween...cough, cough>
Give it a spin and let me know what you think!
This recipe was shared with me by a dear friend after she learned that we had a successful apple picking adventure. It's simple, straightforward and deliciously Fall. Thank you Desa!
I asked my kids to participate with me but they were more interested in the finished product but the house smelled AMAZING!
This dip could not be easier to whip up. A total of 10 minutes prep time and a little refrigerator action is all you need. I made it for the first time yesterday and it was a crowd pleaser.
WARNING: this is not a healthy recipe. But hey, that's what Sundays are for...Fall + Football!
Despite the 90 degree temps, we're feelin' Fall in a major way. I also see 60 degree forecasts ahead so don't put those sweaters away just yet!
Last week I had the pleasure of collaborating with Chicago Parent in sharing our favorite pumpkin inspired recipe. There are SO many pumpkin recipes out there - it's enough to make your head spin and I truly prefer the less sugary, artificial taste that so many beverages leave you with. Yick! Instead, we create a new spin on our morning smoothie. I'd love to share it with you!
The Shamrock Shake has once again made its annual appearance. And while this may be a favorite childhood treat for many, including myself, I went on a quest this year to find a healthier version. One that my entire family would love. Selfishly, this is also how I start my day so really, it's about killing two birds with one stone.
Greetings friends. Happy Monday! I'm all over the place with this blog content schedule but I digress. I spent quite a bit of time in the kitchen yesterday and wanted to share this bright, colorful dish as it takes 30 minutes to whip up and it's oh-so-healthy. I will be making this again and again. Not only did I feel full but I felt healthy.
Afternoon friends! How was your weekend? I flew in and out of Nashville for a social media speaking engagement with my partner for Oak St. Social. Whew! It was a whirlwind weekend but so much fun!
My husband purchased a new grill last month and it finally arrived over the weekend. First up on his list was to smoke a turkey breast. It was amazing but that's a post for a different day. I was charged with the sides which is truly my favorite chore of any meal.
Sorry for the profanity folks but that's the name of the recipe. I kid you not.
When my husband told me about this recipe I felt that sure...it's probably going to be a good sandwich. In all actuality: it's the best Fu*#$ng sandwich I've ever bit into.