Breakfast

{blueberry lemon smoothie bowl}

{blueberry lemon smoothie bowl}

Lemon and blueberry have always been good friends!  Lemon brings out the delicious brightness in blueberries and both parties host a ton of health benefits!   Lemons give your body Vitamin C so you amp up your immune system and…

{peanut butter protein squares}

{peanut butter protein squares}

These gluten free protein squares are small but they pack a big punch!  The best way to enjoy them (in my humble opinion) is 15-30 minutes before a workout so you have energy to work hard without feeling too stuffed…

{paleo chocolate banana muffins}

{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….

{rosewater cardamom lazy oats}

{rosewater cardamom lazy oats}

A delicious, quick breakfast that requires ZERO active cooking time?  Sign me up!  All you need for this exotic twist to the “overnight” sensation (get it? overnight oats?!….okay I’m done )  is a few ingredients and a fridge! 

{chocolate super smoothie}

{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…

{post workout paleo pancakes}

{post workout paleo pancakes}

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…

{paleo banana bread}

{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…

{dark chocolate protein pancakes}

{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…

{vegan flap jacks}

{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…

{coconut macaroon pancakes}

{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…

{NOLA Beignets and a feature in FeedFeed}

{NOLA Beignets and a feature in FeedFeed}

I promised myself not to blog until I completed my MCAT exam (scheduled for this Friday…yikes!) but when your favorite recipe curators {feed feed} inform you that you’ve been featured in their New Orleans inspired blog roll…you blog gosh darn…

{chocolate coconut protein bars}

{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…

{copycat Quest Bars}

{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…

{3 ingredient banana pancakes}

{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…