It’s summer and when I am wanting a cool, refreshing, energy-boosting drink, I opt for my super easy and delicious Vanilla Protein Latte! Give it a try and let me know what you think in the comments below!
Y’all. This is my new favorite smoothie!! It is so so easy to make and tastes like an almond butter vanilla dessert. I can’t even describe it well because it tastes so dang good! You could easily swap the…
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It is warm here in North Texas and as summer looms, I am cooling down with this lovely iced matcha. It has a hint of sweetness and it is perfect for that afternoon pick-me-up! Iced Matcha Latte Ingredients: 1/4…
Since battling Candida and other health issues (which I will address all of this Wednesday), I had to avoid most all fruit (until recently). Which meant I could not have my normal fruit-loaded smoothies. I also struggled to find…
I was a DIEHARD Starbucks fan and when they released their pumpkin cream cold-brew…I was smitten! Now, I am a hot-coffee fan so the only thing that bugged me was that it was cold…BUT living in Texas, it’s nothing…
Happy Wednesday friends!! We made it half way through the week!
Today I am sharing what my typical day looks like. Since finding Truvani’s plant-based protein powder, my breakfasts have changed to a daily delicious morning smoothie. I LOVE it and it’s so easy first thing in the morning! But I am also including my other go-to breakfasts, as well as what I snack on and what I drink throughout the day.
I am loving starting my day with a smoothie and having so much fun playing with different smoothie add-ins and options! The other day I was missing coffee…which I haven’t had since November! My husband grinds the beans fresh every morning and the smell of fresh brewed coffee enveloped and consumed me! I decided to […]
Currently, I am in a vanilla latte smoothie kick! I am LOVING the recipe above and drink it every morning!
Option 2: Scrambled eggs with steamed veggies
Before I found Truvani’s clean protein powder, I was making a veggie bowl with scrambled eggs (and still do occasionally) or a veggie omelet. Both basically use the same veggies…it is just how I am wanting my eggs that day! 😉
For either one of these, I just grab some veggies that I like (zucchini, onion, bell pepper, broccoli, asparagus, whatever I’ve got!), chop it up, sauté it in organic avocado oil, and if I am scrambling eggs, after the veggies get a little soft, I crack two eggs in the mix and scramble it all together. If I want an omelet, I put the sautéed veggies in a bowl off to the side, scramble two eggs and pour into my well oiled pan, cook it for a minute, then add back in the veggies and press it into the wet egg, cook an additional minute or two until it isn’t sticking and a little brown, then flip it all (over the sink…just in case!), and cook for an additional couple of minutes. Then flop it over onto a plate and fold over. For both, I top with 1/2 sliced avocado and pinch of Himalayan sea salt and ground black pepper.
Morning Drink Mix
Alkalize and Mineralize
Currently I am out of my CBD 🙁 BUT I usually mix one scoop of Alkamind Daily Minerals with my CBD and fill up my big Starbucks cup…that no longer holds any Starbucks 😉
I am literally on a “subscribe and save” for Alkamind! Perfect because as soon as I start to run low, one just magically appears at my door! 😉
WHAT ALKAMIND DOES – Eliminate acid reflux, better sleep, improve constipation, reduce sugar cravings, fast workout recovery and mental clarity.
HOW IT DOES IT – 4 pure alkaline minerals plus organic lemon juice powder, 1:1 ratio of calcium to magnesium, most bioavailable minerals, chelated mg for highest levels of absorption and bioavailability, medical-grade minerals and fast acting powdered delivery system.
Fresh raw salad
Pretty self explanatory here 😉 I basically take a whole bunch of veggies that I love and chop them up! I use all organic – green leaf lettuce, purple carrot, bell pepper, celery, tomatoes, sprouted arugula, walnuts, avocado, hemp seeds, drizzle with olive oil, juice from 1/2 lemon, and a pinch of Himalayan salt.
Afternoon Drink Mix
Schisandra Berry + Ashwagandha
I totally forgot to snap a picture of this BUT I use that same big Starbucks cup and fill it to the top with water and a little ice, add 1/2 tsp of my Schisandra Berry powder (which is sold out!! BUT you can still get it here) and about 1/3 tsp ashwagandha plus juice from 1/2 lemon.
Benefits of Schisandra Berry:
Liver Detoxification and Purification
Increased Intracellular Glutathione Levels
Anti-Aging at the Cellular Level
Mental Clarity and Energy
Boosts Immune System
Fruit + Almond Butter
My snack is pretty much the same every day. I love a crisp, organic green apple with a big tablespoon of organic almond butter. It is pretty much what I eat on the daily.
Sometimes if I need a little something sweeter, I will grab a couple of these.
Dinner changes daily! This is where I have the most fun with my meals. I love using Danielle Walker’s cookbooks and Minimalist Baker (you can read more about my favorites here) and pretty much cook dinner every night of the week, minus a couple of leftover nights.
If you know me, you know I LOVE lemon anything!! Lemon pies, lemon cupcakes, lemon bars, lemon anything! However, some of my favorite lemon recipes are loaded with cane sugar and dairy…which I cannot have because of my health issues (you can read about my health journey with Systemic Candida here). This microwavable lemon mug […]
This mug cake is one of my favorites for satiating that chocolate craving! I use tiger nut flour instead of almond flour for this recipe because of its natural sweet flavor and health benefits. Chufa, also known as tiger nuts or earth almonds, are not actually nuts! They are small edible tubers. They are about […]
One day a week (usually Wednesdays because that is the night my husband and I watch The Challenge…which is over now! *insert sad face* 😉 ), I indulge in a SmartSweets Sweet Fish. SmartSweets are free from sugar alcohols, artificial sweeteners and added sugar plus they are plant-based!! They seriously taste so much better than my old fav fish! 😉
IF I am on my A-game, I prepare these drinks ahead of time and drink the Jamu Juice before I eat (or drink) breakfast and the refreshing Ginger Lemonade later in the morning or afternoon for a little pick-me-up. It is also perfect to take to the pool, beach, or lake as it is a natural hydrator and reduces bloat!
Well that’s it for my day! What do you love to eat for your main meals? Do you eat the same thing everyday or change it up? I’d love to hear! Share below!
See you all back here on Friday for my Friday Favorites: At-Home Workout Edition!
I am loving starting my day with a smoothie and having so much fun playing with different smoothie add-ins and options!
The other day I was missing coffee…which I haven’t had since November! My husband grinds the beans fresh every morning and the smell of fresh brewed coffee enveloped and consumed me! I decided to make a little coffee smoothie with a small splash of coffee…and it was so delicious!
But why just stop with ordinary coffee?!? Might as well get some great health benefits! So I purchased some one-size serving samples of Four Sigmatic’s Instant Mushroom Coffee with Lion’s Mane and Chaga.
Healthline states that “lion’s mane may protect against dementia, reduce mild symptoms of anxiety and depression and help repair nerve damage. It also has strong anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and immune-boosting abilities and been shown to lower the risk of heart disease, cancer, ulcers and diabetes in animals.” In regards to chaga, Healtline states that it is packed with antioxidants and its extract may fight cancer and improve immunity, chronic inflammation, blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
I am LOVING my new morning smoothie! I hope you love it as much as I do!
Have a a blessed weekend friends! See you all back here on Monday!
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Y’all. This is my new favorite smoothie!! It is so so easy to make and tastes like an almond butter vanilla dessert. I can’t even describe it well because it tastes so dang good! You could easily swap the almond butter for peanut butter or other nut butter of your liking.
I used only seven ingredients (not including ice and water)!
organic almond butter
organic coconut milk
organic coconut oil
Truvani vanilla protein
organic hemp seeds
ice and water
What is D-ribose powder and why should I add it to my smoothies?
According to Dr. Axe, D-ribose, or Ribose, is created naturally by our bodies. “It is important because it helps provide our cells with sufficient energy. This is key to all of our many cells maintaining both their integrity and their function. In fact, scientific studies show that D-ribose may help a number of serious health concerns, including heart diseases, fibromyalgia symptoms and chronic fatigue syndrome.“
Is D-ribose a sugar?
By definition, ribose is a type of simple sugar or carbohydrate that our bodies produce and then use to create adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Dr. Axe explains,
ATP is the fuel burned by the mitochondria found in our cells. As you may already know, ATP energy production is absolutely key to health since ATP is the body’s most basic form of energy. Even though D-ribose is a simple sugar, it’s important to note that it is not known for raising blood sugar. In fact, takers of the supplement are often warned that it can lower blood sugar.
Benefits of D-ribose
There are many benefits of adding D-Ribose to your daily routine. It has been found to boost skin health, may help manage Myoadenylate Deaminase Deficiency Symptoms, helps treat fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, it enhances exercise and supports heart health.
You can find high levels of naturally occurring D-ribose in the following foods:
Are there any dangers to supplementing with D-ribose?
Some potential side effects include upset stomach, diarrhea, nausea and headache. Does ribose raise blood sugar? Actually, it may decrease blood sugar so, typically, people with hypoglycemia or diabetes should not take these type of supplements. In addition, you should not take it two weeks prior to any surgery due to its possible blood sugar effects.
Drugs known to moderately interact with this naturally occurring sugar include insulin and other antidiabetes drugs. Other things that may have more minor interactions include alcohol, aspirin, choline magnesium trisalicylate (Trilisate), propranolol (Inderal) and salsalate (Disalcid).
After some research and discussing it with my alternative doctor, we decided that I would benefit from adding D-ribose to my diet. I purchased this one on Amazon.
Now back to the smoothie!! Here is my delicious recipe for this vanilla almond smoothie:
Add all ingredients to your high-power blender and blend for a few minutes. Add some extra almond butter to the back of a spoon and spread it on the inside of your glass cup. Pour your blended smoothie into your prepared cup and sip away!
Since battling Candida and other health issues (which I will address all of this Wednesday), I had to avoid most all fruit (until recently). Which meant I could not have my normal fruit-loaded smoothies. I also struggled to find a protein powder that tasted delicious and was safe for my Candida. That is until Truvani!
Truvani’s plant based protein powder tastes AMAZING! One of the main reasons I love the Truvani company is its commitment to real food and supplements without added chemicals, toxins, and they source only the best organic ingredients. In addition to being certified organic, it is also gluten-free, super clean with just six simple ingredients, and safe for my Candida.
Speaking of, since my Candida is getting better, my doctor and I decided that I could reintroduce a little bit of fruit! I could not be more happier! Now I am able to make smoothies that taste great and cure my sweet tooth!
Without further ado, here is my favorite chocolate smoothie recipe:
8 oz liquid of choice (I like homemade hemp milk or coconut milk)
Handful frozen organic spinach
1/2 really ripe frozen banana (optional)
1/3 tsp ashwaganda
Blend and enjoy!
Let me know if you try this smoothie recipe!
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