RECIPE: Nut-Rageous Smoothie

Want to curb your sugar cravings? Try this Nut-rageous smoothie, inspired by Mark Hyman. It’s packed with protein to keep you full all morning long, and makes enough to have a second smoothie later in the day or the following morning. I make several jars of the nuts/seed ingredients that I can quickly dump in to my blender. Combine: 2 Tbsp unsweetened coconut 2 Tbsp Flax … Continue reading RECIPE: Nut-Rageous Smoothie

RECIPE: Banana Nut Smoothie with Nibs

  Ditch the banana nut muffin and latte for this delicious treat.  The nuts and seeds pack micronutrients and proteins to keep you sated all morning long and the nutritionally dense nibs give your the extra perk you need when you are lacking Zzzzzz’s! In a Blender combine: 1 frozen banana (can use room temp banana and 3-4 cubes of ice instead) 1/2 cup almond … Continue reading RECIPE: Banana Nut Smoothie with Nibs

RECIPE: Yum Muffins

Have you ever checked out the ingredients in a store-bought muffin? Don’t! Well, do, so you are informed, but just avoid store-bought muffins because the contents are frightening.  Not to mention the caloric burden (like 500 calories a pop!) Same is true for “fresh-baked” muffins you buy at most coffee shops– ahem, Starbucks, I’m talking to you too. Luckily for us all, I’ve got a … Continue reading RECIPE: Yum Muffins

RECIPE: Delicata Squash Salad

I’ve been wondering what to do with those gorgeous yellow and green-striped squash I’ve been seeing hanging around the supermarket. Per my usual, I’m either gonna grind it up (smoothie) or green it up (salad).  In this case, I chose to green it up! Not the most simple recipe ever, but if you cook and boil while you chop, it only takes a few more … Continue reading RECIPE: Delicata Squash Salad

RECIPE: Secret “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, … Continue reading RECIPE: Secret “Healthy Chocolate Ice Cream” Smoothie

RECIPE: Greens & Beans Salad

Need a protein-packed, vivacious, vitamin-rich, super-easy salad? Have I got the one for you! In less time than it takes you to remove your eye make-up, you can whip up this healthy dish! INGREDIENTS: 4 cups organic mixed greens, spinach and arugula (or greens of your choice) 1 avocado, diced 1 can organic garbanzo beans, rinsed and strained 1 can organic black beans,  rinsed and strained 1/4 … Continue reading RECIPE: Greens & Beans Salad

RECIPE: Pistachio and Spinach Smoothie

One of my coolest girl friends recently shared with me her favorite smoothie recipe. This is a girl who went heli-skiing on her honeymoon and stole Michael Jordan’s retired jersey from the Dean Dome rafters.  (Only one of these actually happened, but this girl would do happily do both, and then some). So if it’s a Pistachio Smoothie that is her daily tall-glass-o-Bad-Ass, then this is what’s going in … Continue reading RECIPE: Pistachio and Spinach Smoothie