Author: Shannon

Kale Me Maybe?

I LOVE GREEN JUICE! Drinking veggies is sometimes easier and faster than eating them, and I can make my juice and take it with me in the morning on the way to work. It’s a great way to detox, and I add fruit to mine to make it a little […]

I’m in love with the coco!

Coconut is a yummy way to top off a berry smoothie! Coconut is sweet, and the smoothie is a bit tart so they’re like yin  and yang in your mouth! This is one of my favorite go-to recipes! Blend the following: Half cup of pomegranate seeds Half cup of blueberries […]

Happiness

I’m not sure why happiness is so hard to find. I think from a young age we are taught to be hungry in life, to be competitive, to always be striving for more. While ambition is a good thing to have, it often prevents us from being truly happy because […]

Fruitful and Wholesome Acai Bowl

    Acai bowls are all the rage these days! This superfood is supposed to help us lose weight and has many beneficial antioxidants. Here’s my latest acai bowl recipe. I use the Sambazon frozen unsweetened acai packs. I run the pack under water and break it up. Put in […]

Cherry Tomatoes

Cherry Tomatoes might be miniaturized versions of regular tomatoes, but these little guys are just as nutritious. Here are some facts about cherry tomatoes: Cherry tomatoes have protein, fiber, vitamin C, vitamin B and vitamin A-06 in addition to other minerals essential for the body.  Vitamin B-6 helps your body metabolize protein and helps healthy brain function, and […]

Kayla Itsines BBG 1

I am so excited to be starting the Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide (BBG) 1, a 3 month intensive workout series that is supposed to change your body and your life! We do a combination of LISS (click for definition) and HIIT in this workout program. According to Kayla, we […]

Benefits of Barley!

Lately I have been incorporating barley into my salads. It has been cited as one of the world’s healthiest foods being a very good source of molybdenum, manganese, dietary fiber, and selenium, and a good source of copper, vitamin B1, chromium, phosphorus, magnesium, and niacin. The dietary fiber in barley allows […]

Gluten Free Pancakes

  I had a craving for pancakes, but wanted to make something healthy, quick, and easy. I decided to try the Krusteaz brand gluten-free pancake mix. Gluten free pancake mix uses rice flour instead of regular flour. Here’s the recipe I created. I added frozen blueberries and substituted milk for […]