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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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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

RECIPE: Healthy Breakfast Muffin Bars

Tired of spending heaps on “bars” that are packed with sugar? Need a quick treat that keeps you sated all morning long? Have a taste of these breakfast cups! Depending on the kind of oats you use, they can be gluten Free and oh so nutritious. Pump up the protein by adding nuts or seeds. You can also make them more dessert-ish by adding dark … Continue reading RECIPE: Healthy Breakfast Muffin Bars

RECIPE: 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 RECIPE: Green Detox 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