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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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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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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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Blueberry Almond Green Smoothie

Blueberry Almond Smoothie

During the holidays, I met lots of new faces.  I’m now introduced by name and “she blogs about food and health”.  It’s pretty awesome to have this attached to my name!  The first question I get when someone finds out I’m vegetarian is, “how do you get protein and calcium?”.  Actually, I’m mostly vegan – with the exception of raw honey and occasional Greek yogurt, but when people look at […]

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The Best Smoothies of 2012 and My 2013 Goals

The Best Smoothies of 2012

Two months away from my next marathon and training is not going as planned.  A few months ago, I had a half marathon PR, loved running more than ever and felt strong on all my runs — I couldn’t wait for marathon training to begin!  Then the holidays arrived, marathon training started, and everything came to a screeching halt.  I’ve never wanted to hang up my running shoes so bad, […]

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Vegan Eggnog Smoothie

Vegan Eggnog Smoothie

Setting holiday tradition within the family is something we all work towards.  This year we are starting a new tradition on Christmas eve at my house.  My family (parents, brothers and sis-in-law) is coming over, and we’ll bake cookies for Santa with the girls, snack on hors d’oeuvres,  sip on hot chocolate and wine, watch some classic Christmas movies and listen to Christmas music.  It will be a casual afternoon […]

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