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No Guilt Chai Tea Smoothie Ok, so this one is super fun because I’ve been CRAVING a Chai Tea Latte something awful lately, BUT I don’t want the sugar, carbs or crash that comes afterward, soooo….I made one on my own! 1 cup Brewed Chai Tea1/2 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk1 scoop Vanilla Protein (I use vegan protein, but use what you like)5 packets Stevia (I may have a sweet tooth)1 pinch Ground Cinnamon1 cup Ice Cubes Combine them all in your blender and blend away!You have now prepared the BEST unapologetic treat/meal ever! Here’s your nutritional breakdown: (Again, keep in mind I’m vegan, so this recipe is, but doesn’t have to be, but if you make it the way I do, it’s vegan, non-gmo, gluten-free, keto, low-carb, and sugar free ) Calories 125 Fat 3g Net Carbs 3.5g Protein 20.5g This is an amazing keto smoothie because we…

Pureed Parsnips 3-4 large parsnips1-2 tbsp non-dairy spread such as Earth Balance Olive Oil1-2 tbsp unsweetened almond milksalt + pepper Boil parsnips until tender/soft. (When you stick a knife in them it should come right out.) In a blender or pot using an immersion blender, add non-dairy spread, almond milk, salt and pepper. Blend to desired consistency. For creamier consistency, add more butter or almond milk.

Yoga has been working its way into mainstream culture since the 90’s, but in truth, it’s a practice that’s been going on for 5,000 years. Practitioners all over the world speak wonders about yoga’s ability to improve mental and physical challenges, and they do so for several good reasons. The good news is that you don’t have to be an expert yogi to enjoy the benefits of this gentle practice. In addition to cultivating mindfulness and relaxation, let’s take a look at some of the other benefits that come with practicing yoga. 1. Treats Back Pain: Exercise and movement can help the body reduce and eliminate pain, but a gentle practice that enhances flexibility such as yoga can do wonders for back pain. Yoga has been shown to help those suffering from chronic lower back pain after just a few months of practicing. If you’re someone who doesn’t suffer from…

Best Ever Vegan Chocolate Banana Smoothie 2 frozen bananas1.5 tsp dark chocolate cocoa powder1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk1/2 cup cold water1 tbsp almond butter1 pinch cinnamon 1. In a large cup (if using an immersion blender) or a blender, combine ingredients and blend until smooth.2. Add more water if necessary to reach desired consistency.3. Serve immediately and enjoy!

So, you’re thinking of starting a juice fast?!  Awesome!  First of all, congrats on getting past the thinking that you won’t be able to do it.  That is just crazy.  The DECISION to do it is the hardest part.  The rest is actually really easy…especially with the recipes I share with you because they are just so stinkin’ TASTY! First things first, you will need a juicer.  I know when I started, I was cringing at the thought of finding out how much a juicer was going to set me back.  As it turned out, it was only $36!  Here is the one I chose and it’s been going strong for a while now! I even juiced a whole sweet potato like a pro! Next, if you don’t have some glass mason jars or Ball jars, pick some of those up to store your juice in. These are the ones…

Day 17, down 16 lbs,.and my first check in with my doctor. I usually semi-hate going to the doctor because I hate getting on the scale. It’s always a reminder of how much I planned on losing the last time I was there…but didn’t…and most of the time, gained instead. Today was totally different. As I sat in the office waiting for her to come in, I had time to think. To slow down and just show gratitude for my journey. No toddler to keep out of the drawers, or the garbage, or the tongue depressors…Just me and my thoughts. I rifled through all of the times I let myself down, thinking I wasn’t capable of such a drastic change.  All of the times I started a diet, lost a few pounds, and quickly went out to eat a bunch of stuff to gain it all back. I had been in…