What’s My Healthy?

Meditating before the hectic day begins

Begin each day with a grateful heart

Waking up my body with warm lemon water, a cup of tea, and a cleansing green juice.

Allow for at least 30 minutes a day to MOVE.

This may include cardio, yoga, or resistance training. Get that heart rate up!

Fueling with color

Super Simple Ground Chicken Gumbo!

1 lb. Lean ground chicken
1 package of frozen stir fry veggies
1 can diced tomatoes, with juice
Cook and place on top of spaghetti squash or brown rice!

Green Smoothies!

Spinach, kale, frozen berries, maca powder, spirulina, ground flaxseed, brown rice protein, cinnamon, water and ice.

Reading instead of watching.

My current book of choice…

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Family time

Getting enough sleep!

Having a new puppy has definitely led to many interrupted nights, but Madi’s bladder has gotten stronger with every passing week Smile

Thank God

Getting out of my own way.

#quollectiveyou paint the picture that is your life. - May Cause Miracles

xoxo

What is YOUR healthy?

Homemade Chewy Protein Bars

Carbs. Healthy fats. Protein.= Energy

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw oats
  • 4 scoops chocolate protein powder (Sunwarrior)
  • 1/3 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons Agave Nectar
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice (more if needed)

Directions

Mix oats and protein powder in a large bowl. *Depending on the type of protein you use and how big you want your serving size, adjust the number of scoops accordingly.

Melt nut butter in the microwave until it becomes soft and easier to mix. Add into bowl.

Add Agave & milk, folding the mixture into each other *If extra scoops of protein were added, add more milk.

Plop mixture onto a non stick backing pan, or glass baking dish, and spread to desired width and thickness with a spoon. Consistency will be very sticky, ooey and gooey…but delicious!

Place in fridge for 1 hour, then cut to desired serving size.

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A healthy and energizing snack on the go!

You can use any type of nut butter you like, as well as additional dried fruit, nuts and seeds. Get creative!

Enjoy! xoxo

Playlists and Pine Trees

I have created a new workout and playlist for some Post Thanksgiving/Pre Christmas Fat Burning Fun!

Circuit workout

  • Beautiful People: Chris Brown
  • Shooting Star: David Rush (LMFAO)
  • I Can Only Imagine: David Guetta (Christ Brown)
  • Fire: Scooter
  • Dance in the Dark: Lady Gaga
  • Don’t Wake Me Up: Chris Brown
  • Bad Influence: Pink
  • Teeth: Lady Gaga
  • Seek Bromance: Tim Berg (Avicii)
  • Numb: Usher
  • Burn It To The Ground: NickelBack
  • Memories: Weezer

Enjoy!!

OH! One more thing…

I have been loving the addition of 1-2 Tbsp. of ground flaxseeds in my oatmeal.

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Allowing the oats and flax to settle in water for 10 minutes before heating in the microwave creates a fluffy, creamy texture, and it’s the perfect way to add some healthy fats to breakfast.

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  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1.5 tbsp. ground flax
  • 1 scoop Sunwarrior Protein
  • 1/4 chopped apple
  • pumpkin pie spice & cinnamon

Deeelicious

side note: to create a vegan egg, mix 3 tbsp. water with 1 tbsp. ground flax, allowing to settle for 15 minutes. Best results are when placed in the fridge during that time.

So If you’re not a fan of Egg White Oats…

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Or if you just don’t eat eggs for that matter, try this version next time Smile.

What I’m Loving Wednesday (Plant Protein)

Shape Magazine’s recognition of heart healthy seeds has made me so happy.

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We should all be aware of the benefits behind these seeds, and start adding them into our diets daily.

Speaking of incredible super foods, Kasey and Heather have put together an amazing challenge for the month of October called #plantPOWER, which is based around the benefits of eating a plant based diet.

follow both their blogs and instagrams for inspiration and ideas on how to create a meal using plant proteins, healthy fats and energizing carbs.

While I don’t plan on going 100% plant based, I am making an effort to eat at least one meal a day that does not contain any animal proteins,(meat, eggs, dairy). It’s just another way to incorporate a variety of nutrients into my diet, and I’m loving it so far.

Hemp seeds and Nutritional yeast in my salads and soup

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Peanut Flour mixed with Sunwarrior (plant based protein), as a dip for fruit, or spread onto a rice cake

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toasted pumpkin seeds, tofu teriyaki, avocado spread onto Ezekiel bread with tomato, and sweet potato topped with coconut oil…

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The options are endless, colorful, flavorful, and filling. Not to mention packed with energy, vitamins and minerals.

Chia and Flaxseeds have been part of my diet for quite a while now, and they have no plans of leaving any time soon.

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What is leaving however, is Kashi GOLEAN cereal.

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As you can see, it’s my favorite crunchy topping to add to my smoothies, yogurt and cottage cheese, but I just don’t need it anymore.

Remember this news?

It’s an unnecessary and processed staple in my diet that I can definitely do without.

Plus, nothing a crunchy honey crisp apple can’t fix Smile

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or a refreshing bag of berries

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Follow my instagram to see how I am incorporating more plant based proteins into my diet, and join me in the #plantPOWER challenge to add a plethora of benefits to your plate.

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