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New Potions, Juices and Fitness Programs I’ve Added to My AM Routine

New Potions, Juices and Fitness Programs I’ve Added to My AM Routine

I used to hate mornings. I mean, like really, really detest them but since becoming a mom the name of the game is maximizing my time. My time at work, my time with my kids and my time alone. And for me, the best way […]

Toothpaste with Vitamins? I’m Intrigued

Toothpaste with Vitamins? I’m Intrigued

Wellness isn’t all or nothing. There are little things we can do everyday to change our behaviors an incorporate healthy living into our lives. For me that’s slowly cutting our sugar (it’s a long process) or trying a new workout to make my body and […]

Making the Dairy Swap with Milkadamia

Making the Dairy Swap with Milkadamia

Making the Dairy Swap with Milkadamia

One aspect of my health that I am trying to change is to limit my intake of dairy. Having tried a countless amount of products to help my acne, I’ve read countless articles about the benefits of eliminating dairy and sugar to help the skin. To make this transition a little easier, I’m trying out dairy-free options and recently discovered  Milkadamia, a Macadamian-based milk.

This includes a variety of flavors, such as Original, Unsweetened, Unsweetened Vanilla and Latte Da Barista that can be enjoyed in cereal, coffee, in soups, smoothies and more. I love how it adds a new nutty taste and smoothness to my everyday foods. This comes from the process in which Milkadamia is made, which is from raw, never roasted, nuts. They are also regeneratively farmed with techniques that create new soil and conserve water (Macadamias are harvested from trees watered only by nature’s rainfall–not artificial irrigation).

milkadamia dairy free option

I recently used Milkadamia to create hearty oats where I swapped out water or milk for Original Milkadamia. I topped it off with berries, sunflower seeds and some cinnamon for a heart-healthy and (nutty!) breakfast.

In addition to being free of dairy, soy, GMO’s, and gluten, Milkadamia is cholesterol-free, an excellent source of vitamins D and B12, and packs 50% more calcium than 2% dairy milk.

Learn more about Milkadamia by checking out their website milkadamia.com and their Instagram @milkadamia. Milkadamia’s 32 oz. shelf-stable line is currently available in over 5,000 retailers across the US.

 

Lolleez: Organic Throat Soothing Lollipops

Lolleez: Organic Throat Soothing Lollipops

You’re never quite out of the sick season when you have kids. While it does get better with the warmer months, there’s always the chance that anyone, including mama, can get sick. We do our best to stay healthy and stock up on essentials should […]

Healthy Lunchtime Recipe with Just

Healthy Lunchtime Recipe with Just

Even though I work from home, most days it can be pretty challenging to peel away from the computer and take a break from work. This is super unhealthy, not just to have for a mental break but also a physical one as the body […]

Shaking Up Our Morning Smoothies

Shaking Up Our Morning Smoothies

Getting the kiddos, especially my middle girl, to eat veggies is an issue. While we have found that there’s some veggies she will eat (raw broccoli and carrots), for the most part it’s been an on-going struggle to get her to try new (and healthy) things! The one way that I’ve been able to get her to have a good dose of veggies is to include them (a.k.a sneak) them into her morning smoothies. While I don’t love the idea of sneaking veggies, we’ve gotten to the point where it’s a necessity, which, hopefully, she will grow out of at some point.

Until then, I’m always looking for new recipes and ideas to give her the boost that she needs. And I just found the perfect addition that’s been seriously amping up our smoothie game with the Better Body Foods LIVfit Organic Superfood Blend and the Better Body Foods PBfit protein.

Both have some amazing benefits and have opened up a variety of new combinations in our smoothies. Better Body Foods LIVfit Organic Superfood Blend is one of my favorites that features a combination of antioxidants, fiber and protein from pea, hemp, chia, quinoa, cranberries, cherries, blueberries, spinach, broccoli, beets, shiitake mushrooms, and green tea extract. While I mainly add this soy-free, vegan, and gluten-free blend to our morning smoothies (recipe below), you can also add the powder to juice, cereal, yogurt, pancakes and more for a nutritional boost.

Another new powder, we’ve all been loving is PBfit, a powdered peanut butter that’s comes in original or chocolate flavors. Made from real roasted, pressed peanuts, a dash of organic coconut palm sugar and salt, PBfit is a great way to enjoy natural peanut butter with 90% less fat and 1/3 the calories of traditional peanut butter. It was amazing in our morning strawberry/banana/berry smoothies that can also be mixed into breads, pancakes or waffles. Check out more of about these easy, quick, and healthy smoothie recipes below featuring Better Body Foods.

Berry Morning Smoothie featuring the LIVfit Organic Superfood Blend (measurements are approximate)

delicious morning smoothies

add protein to your morning smoothies

delicious morning smoothies berry flavor

1 cup of coconut water
1 beet, cut up
1/2 avocado, cut up
1/2 cup frozen (or fresh spinach)
1/2 cup of mixed berries
1 banana, sliced
2 scoops of LIVfit Organic Superfood Blend

Add all of the ingredients together in a blend and mix into liquified.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie with PBfit

Strawberry Banana Smoothie with PBfit

morning smoothies with PBfit protein

1 cup of coconut water
1 banana
1/2 strawberries
1/2 cup blueberries
1 banana, sliced
2 scoops of PBfit

Add all of the ingredients together in a blend and mix into liquified.

 

What’s your go-to morning smoothie?

I was provided with samples for this review. All opinions, as always, are my own.

Revive Your Skin with Tumerica

Revive Your Skin with Tumerica

I don’t know about you, but the winter and my skin are not besties. From dryness to flakes to redness, it’s been a hot mess that I’ve been actively trying to change. While part of this journey has involved cutting out sugar and cheese (so […]

Quinoaplex: A New Superfood for Your Hair!

Quinoaplex: A New Superfood for Your Hair!

It’s pretty wild how everything from our bodies to our skin changes as we age. Our hair also undergoes many changes through life, which can cause it to thin out, go gray and even fall out. While these ailments aren’t fun, there are a few […]

Healthy Smoothie Yogurt Bowl with Chia Seeds

Healthy Smoothie Yogurt Bowl with Chia Seeds

I’m really trying to be better about having breakfast. Dubbed forever as ‘the most important meal of the day,’ I notice that I get super cranky or my stomach has a life of its own if I don’t eat something in the AM. With three kids, I try to make sensible options (for both of us) by making a weekly homemade smoothie with spinach, berries, bananas, avocado, and coconut water that gives them some veggies at the start of their day. For myself, I’ve been upgrading the smoothie a bit by creating something more substantial in the form of my own smoothie bowl. In addition to the smoothie, I’ll add in some yogurt, OatBox granola and chia seeds for the perfect combo of nutrients, antioxidants and fiber. Check out one of my go-to recipes, featuring Oatbox, a new monthly breakfast subscription company that delivers monthly-curated boxes of natural, healthy and delicious granola mixes and Carrington Farms Chia Seeds, one of the highest plant-based sources of protein, fiber and Omega 3s.

Smoothie Yogurt Bowl with Chia Seeds

Smoothie Yogurt Bowl with Chia Seeds

Ingredients:

1/3 cup blueberries
1/2 cup blackberries
1 cup homemade smoothie (combo of coconut water, avocado, frozen berries, banana and spinach)
1 Tbsp + 1/4 tsp Carrington Farms Chia Seeds
1 cup of Oatbox 

healthy Smoothie Yogurt Bowl with Chia Seeds

Directions:

Place frozen berries, frozen spinach, 1/2 avocado, 1 banana and around two cups of coconut water into a blender. Blend until you reach your desired consistency. Pour into a bowl and layer up your ingredients, which includes fresh berries, yogurt, nuts, granola and chia seeds. So easy and so good!

Enjoy!

We were provided with some samples for review. All opinions, as always, are our own.

Healthy, Gluten-Free Pancakes to Start the Day

Healthy, Gluten-Free Pancakes to Start the Day

While I love breakfast, it’s not always the healthiest option, or if there are healthy alternatives, they tend to take time to prepare. I just discovered an awesome way to meld both of those needs after sampling some delicious pancakes from Simple Mills Pancake & Waffle […]


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