Nut Butter Cup Smoothie

Makes 1 serving Ingredients: 2 tbsp almond butter, unsweetened 2 dates, pitted 2 tbsp cacao powder, unsweetened ½ tsp vanilla extract 1 cup almond milk, unsweetened ice (optional) Directions: Place all ingredients into blender. Process at high speed until well combined. You may want to add ice (or cold water), depending on how cold and… Continue reading Nut Butter Cup Smoothie


Dreamy Orange Smoothie

Makes 1 serving Ingredients: 1 medium orange 1 medium banana ½ tsp vanilla extract 2 tbsp cashews 1.5 cup almond milk, unsweetened ice (optional) Directions: Place all ingredients into blender. Process at high speed until well combined. You may want to add ice (or cold water) Enjoy!!!


Shattered Glass

Freedom To Fly

So, recently my anxiety has been very heightened, frustrating me to no end. But last night, I envisioned what it looks like and how it feels when my anxiety is bothering me. This is what I imagined:

There is a glass in front of me. I begin to feel anxiety coming on, so I be sure to watch the glass to ensure it doesn’t begin to break. I’m watching it as I begin to feel more uneasy. A piece breaks off. I become more nervous, and try to put the piece back in. As I try this, another breaks off, then another. My heart rate increases. “Why do they keep breaking?,” I ask myself.

The glass begins to crack, shattering, piece by piece falling to the ground. I’m frustrated now. I know the glass should not be breaking, I know it’s sturdier than this. “Is something wrong with me?,” “Do…

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Diets, Food, Food addiction, Food cravings, goals, Nutrition, Weight loss, wellness

Stop the habit of overeating for good

We all tend to overeat at times. It may happen when we wait too long to eat, and we are starving or maybe because the food is fantastic and you somehow can't seem to stop yourself. And… yes, a little willpower can go a long way but why not start with some easy tips to at least curb your appetite.

Diets, Food, Food cravings, Nutrition, Weight loss, wellness

Everything You Think You Know About Healthy Eating is Wrong

There is no shortage of health information available on the internet, in the media, and from well-meaning family and friends. But some of that information may be doing you more harm than good. In this post I spill the beans about some common healthy eating myths and what matters just as much or even more than “how much” you eat. Learn why “what” you eat and “how” you eat it are super-important things to consider. Plus try my green smoothie meal recipe. HINT: Smoothies should be considered “meals” not snacks or drinks.


Taco Turkey Soup Recipe

Ingredients 1lb lean ground turkey 1/2 cup diced onions 1 Tbsp avocado oil 1 can refried vegetarian beans 32 oz turkey broth 8 oz diced tomatoes 2 oz green chilies 8oz tomato sauce 1/2 Tbsp cumin 1 tsp adobo spice 1/2 Tbsp cilantro 1Tbsp imitation sour cream Optional: top with tortilla chips Directions: Sauté onions… Continue reading Taco Turkey Soup Recipe

Fitness, goals, Weight loss

A SMART way to a New Year

It’s natural for us to want to better ourselves and even healthy to start the year off on the ‘right foot’ at the beginning of the New Year. A resolution can be the start to a great success story or the beginning of a new life.  This spark that can lead to great things if… Continue reading A SMART way to a New Year

Diets, Food, Food cravings, Meal Prep, Weight loss

Weight Loss Tip: Smart snacking. 

Everything in moderation, however there are times when we need to break habits such as when the afternoon potato chip fix becomes a daily occurrence. In this instance we often set a goal to not eat fill in the blank food until we drop a few pounds or get past our cravings.  Now often we… Continue reading Weight Loss Tip: Smart snacking.