{paleo chocolate banana muffins}


Here is a recipe I’ve been dreaming about for some time!  Those who know me well understand my deep love of breakfast.; more specifically, breakfast pastries!  I’m constantly experimenting with ways to make traditional flour-sugar-butter-type pastries much healthier for you.    These paleo muffins combine two of my favorite flavors (chocolate and banana) and they’re cleverly […]

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{chocolate super smoothie}


Creamy banana, aromatic almond butter, and delightfully fruity cacao powder come together in this delicious and nutritious smoothie.The almond butter and chia seeds provide protein and fiber, which are great for building lean muscle and keeping you regular. This hearty smoothie will keep you full for a while, making a perfect post-workout snack or a mid-day […]

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{post workout paleo pancakes}

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There’s nothing like a stack of delicious pancakes to motivate you through an intense workout. I love incorporating healthy protein and fiber into post workout meals. Post workout meals should not only satiate my hunger but they must supply my body with much needed nutrients to help build muscles and recover from strain. This pancake recipe […]

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{paleo banana bread}


This recipe is a result of several disappointing attempts at creating a grain-free banana bread that doesn’t taste like cardboard. My last experiment using coconut flour was an epic failure so I was a little hesitant to give it another shot. Thankfully this recipe worked out and I was able to pull it off without […]

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{dark chocolate protein pancakes}


Event though I love my weekday morning gym sessions, weekends are made for the great outdoors. There’s nothing I enjoy more than waking up early on a Saturday and going for a crisp jog to clear my body and mind from the stresses of the week. A major dilemma arises when I jog back to […]

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{vegan flap jacks}


It’s no secret, breakfast food is my absolute favorite thing to make, eat, and photograph. There’s nothing quite like Saturday morning light hitting your short stack of freshly made pancakes. Nothing as comforting as the sound of percolating coffee as the aroma wafts into sleepy bedrooms. In my mind, breakfast equals comfort! Since I’m constantly […]

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{coconut macaroon pancakes}


I can’t help but have tiny obsession with coconuts. Aside from being incredibly delicious, coconuts are full of nutrients and they are such a versatile ingredient.  Coconut products have made healthy cooking so much easier and more satisfying. Coconut milk in dairy free recipes, coconut flour instead of wheat, the list goes on… After some […]

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{chocolate coconut protein bars}


Getting enough protein to build lean, strong muscle can be a challenge for anyone; it doesn’t have to be with this easy recipe! All you need is a few simple ingredients and a food processor to whip up wholesome protein bars that you can grab on you way to work, school, or the gym.  Recipe:  […]

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{copycat Quest Bars}


I love a yummy on-the-go snack as much as the next gal but I also insist on eating whole, natural foods. Unfortunately, many protein bars on the market not only cost an arm and a leg but they are packed with brown rice syrup (AKA processed sugar), sucralose (AKA Splenda), and soy protein isolate, which […]

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{3 ingredient banana pancakes}


There’s nothing like a pending tropical vacation to get you motivated to drop some L-B’s.  With a trip to Hawaii only 3 weeks away, I really buckled down this past week and have been very happy with the results so far!  I’ve been exercising and eating healthy as long as I can remember- even when […]

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