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STRAWBERRY BANANA SMOOTHIE BOWL

Smoothie bowls have quickly become a morning staple for me! They are such a great way to get a variety of nutrients in one simple blend. I especially love how quick and effortless they are...and filling!

I've been finding some really nice, beautifully ripe strawberries at the grocery store lately so I really wanted to use them in a smoothie bowl. I topped this luscious pink blend with some sliced kiwi, shredded unsweetened coconut, chia seeds and cacao nibs for a little crunch.

ZUCCHINI NOODLES WITH AVOCADO CREAM

When I want something light but satisfying for supper I'll make zucchini noodles or "zoodles"! They're fun to eat and you can have them raw with a sauce or cook them...they are great either way. 
Here I'm having them raw with a creamy, garlic-y, avocado sauce that adds some richness and allot of flavor.
To make the noodles aSpirilizer is really handy to have but if you don't have one you can still make this dish. Before I got mine I used to just use a vegetable peeler and take long strips off of the zucchini which gave me long flat linguine style noodles instead of spaghetti style.

BLUEBERRY MACA SMOOTHIE BOWL

I love having smoothies for breakfast. Until recently I always drank them in a tall glass. When I saw my first smoothie bowl I had to give it a try and now I'm hooked! It's such a great idea and it's a really great way to pack more nutrients into your blend. I also love the contrast between textures, depending on what you've topped your smoothie bowl with.

RASPBERRY NICE CREAM

I have become slightly obsessed with nice cream lately. Maybe it's the warm weather but I crave this creamy, refreshing delight almost everyday. The great thing about nice cream is that you CAN have it everyday because it's a sweet treat that's good for you!
Nice cream is quick and simple to make and requires minimal ingredients. All you need is some frozen fruit and a blender.

CHUNKY GAZPACHO & POTATO WEDGES

Potato wedges are my favorite way to eat spuds! They are extremely satisfying and filling and of course they compliment most dishes. For this meal I had leftover Gazpacho so I paired it with some golden wedges for a delicious supper.
POTATOES are nutritious and delicious! They are high in potassium, vitamin B6, copper, vitamin C, phosphorus, manganese, fiber, vitamin B3 and pantothenic acid. Potatoes are easy to digest, have anti inflammatory properties and because of their high potassium, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc content they are beneficial for good skin health.

SPIRULINA CHIA SEED PUDDING

Chia seeds are a staple in my kitchen. I throw them on salads, oatmeal, in smoothies and make a super simple and delicious pudding with them. Chia pudding is such a versatile dish. You can eat it with fruit, nuts, seeds, top it with granola, coconut yogurt or layer it "parfait style" with berries or fruit purees just to name a few of it's endless possibilities.

For this recipe I topped it with a chia, hemp and buckwheat cereal, some fresh berries and added some Spirulina powder to the basic chia pudding recipe to get this beautiful turquoise color.

PINEAPPLE MANGO MACA SMOOTHIE BOWL

Hello everyone! I love starting my day with a nutrient dense smoothie. It so much fun to experiment with different flavor combinations and textures. Having your smoothie in a bowl is a great opportunity to get even more healthy ingredients into your blend. 
This smoothie bowl has a nice contrast of flavors. The pineapple and mango give it a tropical vibe with toasted, sweet & sour toppings and a slightly nutty flavor from the Maca.

CHUNKY GAZPACHO

Hello everyone! Gazpacho is the perfect dish on a hot summers day. It's light and refreshing, savory and satisfying. It's the kind of dish that gets better the longer it sits, so any leftovers will be super flavorful. I like my Gazpacho on the chunky side but you can make it smoother if you prefer that consistency.
I usually serve Gazpacho with some toasted bread brushed with extra virgin olive oil and cut up avocado. The crunchiness of the bread dipped into the savory Gazpacho and the smooth and creamy avocado is the perfect combination of flavors and textures.

CHOCOLATE CHERRY NICE CREAM

Hello everyone! Chocolate and cherries are one of my favorite combinations. They compliment each other beautifully! This chocolate cherry nice cream is luscious, decadent, extremely satisfying and very easy to make. It's a perfect "guilty free" dessert or snack option.
CHERRIES contain powerful antioxidant properties. They are high in fiber and vitamin C. They also have anti-inflammatory properties.
RAW CACAO is considered a superfood that is high in magnesium, zinc, calcium, sulfur, copper, iron, potassium and manganese. It has powerful antioxidant properties and contains some B vitamins, protein and fiber.

MILLET TUNA & VEGGIE SALAD ~ High Protein, Colorful & Delish!

Hello lovelies! Hope you're having a wonderful day! Today's post is all about a big healthy and hearty salad. This colorful bowl of goodness is full of protein, fiber, healthy fats and nutrients. It's easy to make and you can use whatever you have on hand. I like to call this a "clean out your fridge" salad because you can pretty much use whatever you have hanging around in the veggie drawer. It's also a great way to use up leftover grains you may have from the night before.
So let's take a look!

I typically eat salads like this for lunch because they are so nutrient dense and fill me up until supper. I usually workout around 10:30 in the morning so when I'm finished with my workout I'm pretty hungry and looking for a good dose of protein. This kind of salad is loaded with clean/lean protein and feels very refreshing and replenishing.

I had some left over millet from the night before so I tossed some of it with some cucumbers, red peppers, yellow…