T is for Tulips

 

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and Tasty Treats

It really is the little things in life, for myself fresh flowers always make me happy. A much-needed treat I never deny myself. They instantly make my home feel lighter and brighter…. and tulips for spring is my favorite kind of home bling (oh, look I am a poet!) Today my flower lady threw in a few extra flowers for me which just made me feel so special. For a personal trainer always on the go, this week has been kind of slow… (again with the rhyme) Spring break is happening and clients are on vacation, you would think its a nice break, but I so love being busy & I don’t know what to do with myself.  While I had some free time, I decided to come up with a new healthy snack for myself and my clients. I am sharing it all with you & hope you like it (pictured above).

What You Need:

Raisin Toast, (a healthy brand or whatever kind of bread you prefer)

Plain Greek Yogurt

Honey (to drizzle under or on top of the yogurt)

Blueberries

Assemble like above and enjoy! Trust me it’s super yum!

XOXO

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Muffin Madness

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I have the best clients and yes I am bragging, I torture them over the internet and in person and they reward me with goodies. It’s a great life! My client today gifted me with these bad boys, behold the chocolate chunk flax muffin. Now I did not make these above (no way mine would look as pretty) I do however have the recipe for these delightful treats.

What You Need

1/4 cup Arrowhead Mills gluten-free all-purpose baking mix (oh forgot to mention they were gluten free)

1/4 cup ground flax seed

1/4 tsp baking soda

1 tsp ground cinnamon

2 eggs

1/2 tsp of Vanilla Extract

1 Tbsp melted coconut oil

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (or less if you do not want as many chips)

What to Do

 Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a muffin pan or use muffin cups
Mix dry ingredients in a small bowl (baking mix, ground flax seed, baking soda, and cinnamon.)
Beat eggs in a medium-sized bowl. Add honey and melted coconut oil.
Next add dry ingredients into wet ingredients about 1/3 at a time until batter is well mixed.
Now add the chocolate chips to batter, mix gently, and divide batter into lightly greased muffin pan or muffin cups
Bake at 350F for 19 minutes. (Stick toothpick in them to check if done)
Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes.

Enjoy!

XOXO

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N is for Nutella…

and that is good enough for everybody! unnamed (12)It’s Friday afternoon…2PM I get a craving for something sweet, especially after a cup of hot relaxing tea. As I sit comfy and cozy while finally getting to read a few of my favorite magazines (started that a few days ago forgetting I had to be somewhere) my stomach lets me know it needed a snack and my brain told me sugar and sweet. Behold the grilled Nutella and strawberry sandwich! Easy, healthy for the most part and super amazing tasty (that I promise). All you need is….

Your favorite bread

Sliced Strawberries

Nutella

I slightly toast my bread in the pan first then spread on the Nutella and place the strawberries on the Nutella side of the bread. Place sandwich back in pan, Just an FYI I used no butter or cooking spray I like my bread crunchy and dry. Let bread toast for a minute or so on each side. Cut in half or shove the whole thing in just the way it is! Enjoy. XOXO

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S is for Smoothie….

 And that’s good enough for me

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Smoothies….sure they are a fad like everything but at least they can be a healthy fad. I drink them, I heart them! I have been doing my best work experimenting trying to come up with yummy ways to get everyone to get their veggies and fruit intake……. so this is my latest invention (at least I like to think it’s mine) kale, pineapple, mango, banana, mint and coconut water smoothie.  Get your attention yet? It’s super yummy don’t let the green slimy looking consistency or color scare you away.

I drink smoothies as a recovery drink after an intense workout, as a pick-me-up snack or sometimes with my bacon and eggs for breakfast (yes, I eat bacon) Let’s be honest you can really nourish your body with essential nutrients especially with a dark green smoothie. However…. you have to be careful and change out the vegetables/greens you use. If not careful and you overload on the same veggie or green leaf or you can get a buildup of alkaloids (compounds that cause mild & unpleasant symptoms like upset tummy, bloating and gas) Another one to worry about is Oxalates which are common in raw spinach and Swiss chard. Even though I know a lot about nutrition I am not a doctor or nutritionist so you can always talk to him or her with any questions (would be cool if i was a doctor huh.. huh?) Personal Trainer, Personal Stylist, Interior Stylist and then Doctor Heather …. ah one can dream. Anyway the recipe is as follows…

1 cup of Coconut Water (use the lowest sugar version)

3/4 cup of Kale (or a big handful who really measures anyway?) – make sure spines are out

1/4 cup of frozen mango

1/4 cup of Frozen pineapple

1/2 of large banana or one small banana

A couple of mint leaves

blend away

Enjoy! XOXO

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