Fall = pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere! And in Florida, it has FINALLY felt like fall! The air has turned crisp (with NO humidity – YAY!) and I’m burning yummy candles and essential oils to match the season. I’ve also pulled out my favorite scarves, dusted off my fun boots and ready to go to pumpkin patch. I’m slightly addicted to pumpkin flavored or smelling anything! So, in honor of one my favorite seasons, I decided to shake things up with my normal daily shakes. And I’m actually going to give you two different variations with similar ingredients!! So here goes … PUMPKIN PIE PROTEIN SMOOTHIE Ingredients ¼ cup water 1 cup ice ¾ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use Vegan Shakeology with superfoods) ½ cup…

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5 Awesome Meal Prepping Tips  How many of you have had every intention to meal prep on a Sunday night to then find yourself ordering take-out, or just saying, “eh, I’ll do it Monday, this week was tough and I need to rest.” Monday comes, and nothing. So you recommit for the upcoming Sunday. And the cycle continues… I feel ya! As you’re on your journey, you’re probably finding that it’s becoming easier to eat healthy foods. But cooking them is a whole different ball game. That’s the real challenge, right? But with a few simple meal planning strategies – and the DECISION to stay disciplined and create a habit – you can get your nutritional game on point! Plus, you’ll feel like a hero during the week with all of…

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Eating fresh, healthy, organic, local foods sounds great! But if you’re on a budget it can seem impossible. But I promise, it’s not! But I feel your pain, because I used to think that too. And although boxed foods can (unfortunately) be less expensive, getting healthy food can still fit within your budget and not break the bank! There are plenty of ways to eat well and actually save money in the process. 1. Do NOT shop hungry! How many times do you go to the grocery store after work tired, hungry, and possibly grumpy? A Cornell study shows that people who shop while hungry are more inclined to not only purchase more food, but buy more high-calorie foods. Haven’t you noticed that you crave the cookies, breads and chips when you’re starving?…

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Are you struggling with nutrition? I COMPLETELY understand how frustrating it is to figure out the right foods to eat … and in the right portions! The following tips helped me the most when I was starting out on my health journey. If you’re just starting out – or have been struggling lately – hope they can inspire you and help you get on the right track! TOP 5 NUTRITION TIPS 1) Make a Commitment & Routine Your body is your one and only true home – treat it right. Okay, this isn’t necessarily about food directly, but it IS about setting priorities to keep YOU healthy and influencing your decision to eat healthy. So that’s why it’s #1. You have to first evaluate where you are on a scale 1-10 when it comes…

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I love blueberries. And I love bread pudding. So here’s a great recipe that uses whole grain bread, almond milk and maple syrup, and definitely think it’s a little bit more interesting. The end result? A soft, dessert dish that’s just as satisfying to the tastebuds as traditional bread pudding, but better for ya! And you can choose to use fresh or frozen berries. One tip if you use frozen blueberries: remove them from the freezer just before you add them to your batter. Doing so will give you the prettiest result because as the berries start to defrost, their color tends to bleed. [line]   Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes Servings: 8 Calories: 235 kcal Ingredients 8 large eggs lightly beaten…

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