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Have you ever seen a HOT PINK smoothie or smoothie bowl and wonder where that gorgeous natural color came from? It's from the Pitaya fruit (also know as Dragon fruit).
Pitayas come in a few varieties and not all of them have that amazing fuchsia magenta color.
In the summer, you can usually find fresh Pitaya at most local or specialty food markets. Personally, I love the frozen Pitaya packets from Whole Foods. They're a great option to keep year round in your freezer and because they are frozen, you can add less ice to your smoothies.
Check out this recipe for a delicious, summer-y hot pink smoothie!
Pina Coladas and summer days are made for each other.
For real though, who doesn’t love sipping on a Pina Colada poolside on a hot, hot, hot day? While the real deal Pinas can have a TON of calories, carbs, and sugar, my Pina Colada Protein Smoothie is straight up MAGIC.
This Pina Colada Smoothie Recipes tastes enough like the real deal, however it is full of protein and fiber while containing a fraction of the calories and sugar.
Healthy, low-sugar, high-protein smoothies are one of my favorite breakfast and snack options. Smoothies are easy to throw together, perfect on-the-go or as a quick meal option, and when made with an ample amount of quality protein, smoothies can be surprisingly filling.
This Blueberry Peanut Butter Blast Smoothie is my Ole Faithful. Whenever I’m looking for a quick meal or snack option, this recipe has been my go-to smoothie for at least 5 years.
I've been wanting to do a post like this for a while to address the common questions I receive from students, friends, and members of my home yoga studio. I love to hear about the questions and thoughts that pop up in students heads and usually most of the class has had the same questions/thoughts at some point in time.
As a beginner, yoga can be totally confusing and a little intimidating.
Many of your guys know that when I first started practicing yoga, I didn't love it...at all...Actually I kinda, reeallllly HATED it.
This banana bread is seriously freaking amazing!
We love treats in our house so thankfully with recipes like this paleo, gluten-free banana bread, we can still indulge while sticking to a healthy lifestyle and nutrition plan. Bananas are one of my favorite natural foods to use in baking gluten free and paleo options because they are: always in season, cheap to buy, and contain natural sugar that intensifies the riper they get.
This recipe is so easy to make and so delicious, I promise you'll want to eat the entire thing...And even if you did, the entire loaf has less calories, sugar, and fat than a slice of cake from your favorite bakery.
The month of November means heavy, earthy fruits and vegetables are in full swing.
As the cold weather sets in, so does the season for stews, soups, and roasted vegetables. When meal planning this month of November, think about heartier meals which substance as opposed to salads. Get creative with the variety of root vegetables and don't be afraid to mix fall fruits with your veggies.
October is here and so is the season of root vegetables. Root vegetables are veggies that grow in the earth rather than on a tree. Some fall favorites include: beets, carrots, and sweet potatoes. Root veggies are denser and more filling than the lighter summer vegetables and are perfect roasted, in soups, or in stews.
Feeling S-T-R-E-S-S-E-D? Who has time for that?
Everyday we encounter many potential stressors: where we live, our careers, family, friends, relationships, traffic...pretty much anything and everything can lead to stress.
The first step with managing stress to to look at your situation and decide what stressors in your life can you completely let go?
Pan roasting vegetables is one of my favorite quick dinner (or meal prep) tricks for the fall and winter. One pan roasted vegetables always look and taste like you spent so much more time cooking but really requires very little work.
Also, using one pan to roast everything means very little cleanup!
Ready to start your healthy eating plan but not sure what to get from the grocery store?
Make your grocery shopping trip a success and use our cheat sheet to plan your shopping list! Using a grocery list is one of the best ways to keep your shopping trip on point and avoid all of the temptations hidden in the middle aisles of the grocery store.
A well rounded grocery list contains lean protein sources, fibrous vegetables, complex carbohydrates, and healthy fats. With the items on the list below, you can easily make several different meals from the same shopping list.