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Gorgeous Fruit Salad

When my husband and I lived / worked in New Zealand, we thought it funny when the Kiwi’s described their foods, especially desserts, as “gorgeous”.  We’d only used that term to describe appearance, not taste. Well world, have I got a gorgeous (looking and testing) simple, summer salad for you!  Bring it to any and all social gatherings!  It will be the most beautiful dish … Continue reading Gorgeous Fruit Salad

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Coconut Matcha Smoothie

Still haven’t tried Matcha? Or maybe you’re a major Matcha lover? Either way, this is a great smoothie to experience all the health benefits of this magic green dust. Quick catch up. What is Matcha? It’s a specially grown and processed green tea powder that has a perking but calming effect. I could use both more perk and more calm. Check. Matcha has 137 x … Continue reading Coconut Matcha Smoothie

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Asian Slaw Salad

  Headed to a supper party? Insure you’ll have something tasty and clean on the table by offering to bring a side dish! This helps the host and helps your pant size. Win, win!   In The South, people like slaw.  Usually with BBQ or with fried seafood, and always at picnics.  This dish is less mayonnaise-based and more unclogged artery-based, but trust me, it will … Continue reading Asian Slaw Salad

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Secretly Healthy Chocolate Ice Cream Smoothie

You want to know a secret? Packing protein into your meals cuts cravings and obliterates hunger. Plus protein helps build strong muscles, which boosts metabolism. So add clean protein to everything! A sneaky way to add protein to smoothies is to…wait for it… add black beans.  Sounds gross, I know, but ain’t nuthin’ gross about this tasty concoction! The beans not only add protein, but also … Continue reading Secretly Healthy Chocolate Ice Cream Smoothie

Strawberry Banana and Ginger Smoothie

Here’s a twist on an old favorite.  It’s great for breakfast, lunch, a snack or dessert.  Cool and crisp with the perfect amount of sweetness. No refined sugars and lots of fiber to keep you satisfied and your digestion functioning well. In a blender combine: 2 cups of almond milk (or 1 cup milk and 1 cup water) 5 frozen strawberries (or fresh, even better)* … Continue reading Strawberry Banana and Ginger Smoothie

RECIPE: Ah-mazing Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies

Don’t let the avocado ingredient weird you out. These. Cookies. Are. Amazingly Good! My cousin passed along the recipe for these a few weeks ago (not sure who to high-five for the original recipe). My husband, a life long chocolate chip cookie fan (and critic) can’t stop talking about them! They are super moist and scrumptious! I had to get parchment paper, not a staple in … Continue reading RECIPE: Ah-mazing Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies

Green Detox Smoothie

Well, hello there! I’m your new favorite smoothie! This jar of nutrition is incredibly delicious!  It’s a quick but healthy breakfast and makes enough for two, so share with your favorite morning time buddy or enjoy some as a snack later in the day. This morning I offered a spoon of it my 1 year old, who then enjoyed more than her share! Recipe is inspired by Barre3, my fave workout … Continue reading Green Detox Smoothie

Brussel Sprout Hash

 I’m officially an adult, because I heart brussels sprouts.  Why did I abhor them as a kid?  Maybe it had something to do with how they were prepared? (Sorry Mom 😉 This recipe won’t disappoint.  It takes a little longer than I like– because it has more than 4 steps, but the scrumptious-ness it delivers is worth the effort. You’ll Need: 1 organic sweet potato … Continue reading Brussel Sprout Hash