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?
There is nothing better than hearty chili on a freezing weekend in January. We got our dose of snow and we survived but that doesn’t mean that chili wasn’t on the docket since Friday morning. Believe it or not, this is my first batch of the winter. How this is so, I will never know. I guess that means we’ve officially slowed down a little since the holidays and it’s grand!
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.