Jan 05

Inflammation Fighter NutriBlast

Posted by Katie on Jan 05 2015

Happy Monday everyone!

As you have probably already guessed, I am a BIG fan of my NutriBullet!  I use it for smoothies (obviously), I puree veggies for pasta sauces, I make my own nut butters,  Italian spiced breadcrumbs and salad dressings, I create my own frozen yogurt…In short, IT IS AN INCREDIBLE APPLIANCE!  As far as I am concerned, everyone should have one!

…No, this post is not brought to you by NutriBullet :lol:

Recently, NutriBullet announced a 5 day Cleanse and, though I’m not inclined to jump on any cleanse bandwagon any time soon, some of their recipes are actually ROCKSTAR recipes that are already proving to be keepers in my world! LIKE THE ONE YOU SEE BELOW!!!

If you are interested in looking into the NutriBullet 5 day cleanse, you can find it HERE.  If nothing else, you might grab one or two recipes and add them to your repertoire!

KIRSTEN!  You asked for the recipe of the smoothie that, to me, tastes like a chocolate cherry milkshake? This post is for YOU girl!

This smoothie has quickly become my favorite.   It is sweet but not too sweet, it has an AWESOME chocolatey flavor thanks to the Vega Choc-a-Lot protein powder (my choice of protein powder!) and raw cocao nibs (my fav!), the texture is not thick but not thin either (just right!) and I am genuinely happy about all of the ingredients involved.

So, without further ado, the Inflammation Fighter NutriBlast.

Inflammation Fighter NutriBlast
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Recipe type: Breakfast, Snack, Dessert
Author: Katie
Serves: 1
This is a FABULOUS recipe from the NutriBullet 5 Day Cleanse program!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Swiss chard (may substitute spinach or baby kale if chard is not available)
  • ½ cup frozen pineapple
  • ½ cup frozen cherries (pits removed)
  • 2 Tbsp chopped walnuts
  • ¼” fresh turmeric or ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • Recommended: 1 serving Superfood Protein Boost (or other plant-based protein powder) – I use Vega protein powder! Choc-a-lot and viva vanilla both ROCK!
  • Optional: 2 tsp raw cacao powder or nibs (GO FOR IT!)
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • ½ cup filtered water
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to the NutriBullet tall cup (or your blender!) and blend for 30-60 seconds.

Add all ingredients to the NutriBullet tall cup (or your blender!) and blend for 30-60 seconds.

I will be dreaming of this tonight ;)

…And I will promptly make it for breakfast tomorrow!

Jan 03

A Fresh (and Delicious) Start

Posted by Katie on Jan 03 2015

Well folks it’s been an awesome start to the year!

There have been some splendid workouts (including shoveling a truck load of snow!) and my meals have been nothing short of superb!

I’ve been loving my smoothies!  I will also be sharing some of the really good NutriBullet recipes I’ve been trying out!

There has been some greenage:

One of the green smoothies I had to choke down (it wasn’t good!) but I knew it was full of good stuff so that made it better ;)

This morning’s smoothie was OUT OF THIS WORLD good!  It’s called the Inflammation Fighter Blast and it tasted like a chocolate cherry milkshake!

As far as lunches go I’ve whipped up a black bean and quinoa salad with the most beautifully creamy avocado:

I didn’t eat lunch today because I was painting and then I had a hair appointment…Run Run Run!

For suppers I’ve whipped up another chickpea and cauliflower curry dish:

And a truly delicious veggie burger!!!

The cumin, smoked paprika and curry were absolutely delicious!

I tore the burger apart and threw it on a bed of romaine, spinach, cucumber, avocado and salsa:

I will share the recipe soon!

And before I forget!  Hot water with lemon in my new favorite mug from Universal Studios!

Now I’m off to watch some of The Walking Dead.

Have YOU been making healthy choices so far this year?

Dec 31

It’s the End of the Year As We Know It…

Posted by Katie on Dec 31 2014

…And I feel fine!

Well my dear readers another year has come and gone and I am so glad for that.

Jeff and I both started new exciting jobs (which we are really enjoying) we put our home of 9 years on the real estate market (oh the stress), we spent many wonderful days out at our beautifully cozy cottage, we had lots of quality friends and family time, we went on an incredible trip to Disney World and we had an amazing holiday season.

Although much of 2014 was filled with much stress (that which I do not want to endure again) and little sleep (due to the frat house that was our neighbors for the better part of a year), the good stuff far outweighs the bad.

So what does 2015 have in store for us?

Who knows.

We know what we want from 2015 but let’s face it, the Universe has a funny way of giving us what we need rather than what we want.

I’ve learned many things this past year, about myself, about what motivates me, about what I want from my life, about what I want from my life with my wonderful husband and best friend, about the kind of friend and family member I want to be, about how to (and not to) deal with difficult people, about patience (and let me tell you I have a ways to go on this one) and so, so much more.  It’s been a year of self realization and growth.

SO…What do we want to happen in 2015?

We want to sell our current home and buy a new home with more space.  It’s time to let someone else love this house as much as we have :)

We also want to take the next step toward winterizing our cottage.  It’s a work in progress but in the end it will be completely worth it!

As far as personal goals go, I will be getting my yoga practice back.  This year really threw me off my entire life routine and it’s just too important to me not to fight for it.

I will also begin taking University courses, for what, I’m not 100% decided.  My initial thought or my “safe bet” is Public Relations or something in the Marketing/Communications area but I am so interested in health and wellness that I may work towards a Bachelor Degree in Health Promotion.  I’m undecided because though I may be passionate about healthy living, I don’t know where that leads me in terms of a career.  So many unknowns…

Another goal I have is to maintain a consistent workout regime, even when we list our house.  Unpredictable house showings were a major contributing factor in my routine being disrupted and now that I know what to expect, I know how to handle it :)

So here’s to a 2014 filled with growth, stress, good times and bad.

The important thing is we made it and we have our sights on exciting changes in 2015.

Now it’s time to order some viet-nummies and watch House of Cards until we crash (which will be at 9:00 pm).

Thank you for another wonderful year everyone!

HaPpY nEw YeAr!

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