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Blueberry Cucumber Apple Smoothie

blueberry cucumber apple smoothie

A lot has happened over the last eight months or so that I stepped away from blogging.  First, we recently had lots to celebrate besides the holidays and New Year, my sister-in-law (my brother’s wife) is now in remission after battling stage 2 breast cancer, and their little boy had his first birthday a couple days ago!  There is now a Kindergartener in my house, and both girls had birthdays […]

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German Chocolate Energy Bites

German Chocolate Energy Bites

Going to a potluck dinner always inspires some new ideas.  I was inspired to make these after a Vegan Potluck at the yoga studio I go to.  One of the girls brought something similar, and they were amazing.  I had to try to make some myself. These energy bites are full of healthy fats, which we need for brain function, healthy skin and cells, and energy boosting super foods like […]

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Cinnamon Roll Smoothie {refined sugar-free and vegan}

Cinnamon Roll Smoothie -- refined sugar free and vegan

Here’s how most of the smoothie recipes on my blog are created — everyone’s hungry, I need to come up with something fast, without a big mess because I’m really not in the mood to clean anymore, and there’s not a lot of options in the refrigerator.  They don’t always turn out great, but there’s always a possibility a new favorite will be created.  Thankfully, the one I threw together […]

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Detox Salad

Detox Salad

I feel the need to detox.  I thoroughly enjoyed the holidays, winter birthdays and the marathon training “eat whatever, whenever” plan, but now the holidays and birthdays have passed, and I am no longer able to run the marathon.  It took me over three weeks to finally say it, but it’s official…I’m not running the marathon.  I’m still recovering after twisting my ankle while taking our new puppy out for […]

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Pineapple Cilantro Green Smoothie

Pineapple Cilantro Green Smoothie

I know I’ve said this before, maybe as many as ten times before, but this is my new favorite green smoothie.  It all happened by accident when I bought cilantro instead of parsley at the store….I think the lack of sleep is catching up to me.  I wasn’t going to let the beautiful bundle of greens go to waste though!  Especially since cilantro is a wonderful detox herb.  I can […]

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Mango Orange Electrolyte Smoothie

Mango Orange Electrolyte Smoothie

Two things almost every endurance athlete drinks — coconut water and sports drinks.  Beware, they may not be good for you!  Coconut water has a slimy texture I can’t warm up to, but beside that most of them aren’t close to being ‘natural’.  Many sports drinks are full of artificial sweeteners, brominated vegetable oil  and colors, so make sure you read the labels closely.  With marathon training amping up and […]

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Raw Caramel Dip

Raw Caramel Dip

Life is busy with a new puppy, but only two weeks after adopting I can’t imagine life without Ember.  She’s cuddly, playful and so smart!  She is half lab, so she’s wild at times and loves to chew, but there is already a lot of energy in this house, so she fits right in.  My parents told me about a labrador adoption / rescue group several months ago, so I […]

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