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Away + Healthy Recipe Ideas

Away + Healthy Recipe Ideas

After a long weekend of business and pleasure I’m traveling today and getting back in the groove. I’ll be back with a new post on Wednesday but in the meantime you may enjoy these healthy recipe ideas as you plan for the week ahead: Balsamic Roasted Veggie Bowls Mexican Quinoa & Black Bean Bowls Almond Beauty Bars...
Sweet Tooth (chocolate-peanut butter) Smoothie

Sweet Tooth (chocolate-peanut butter) Smoothie

I rarely get cravings, but when I do they come on strong. The thought of a chocolate-peanut butter milkshake came to mind and couldn’t let it go. Since I avoid dairy, most ice cream shops are out of the question. And since I try to eat real, whole foods I wandered to the kitchen to see what...
Strawberry-Blueberry Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

Strawberry-Blueberry Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

In honor of the upcoming holiday, I thought I’d share a super-easy salad recipe that I’ve been loving this summer. It just so happens to be red, white & blue…perfect for 4th of July parties and BBQ’s. It works great as a side dish or as a main course when topped with a bit of grilled chicken....
The Best Raw, Vegan Chocolate Frosting

The Best Raw, Vegan Chocolate Frosting

I have been dying to share this recipe with you. It just might change your life. It’s truly magical. First, I don’t claim to have invented this recipe. I found it on The Rawtarian while researching dairy-free icing recipes for my daughter’s first birthday cake. She is my new hero. As many of you know,...
PSS Wrap Up + Watermelon Granita Recipe

PSS Wrap Up + Watermelon Granita Recipe

Congratulations beauties! You’ve officially completed the Pilates Summer Series. Thank you SO much for taking time out of your day to embark on this challenge with me. After completing 3 weeks of Pilates, yoga, and self-care I hope you feel more beautiful, strong, confident and capable than you did before. Remember, true confidence comes from...
Pilates Summer Series: Day #9 + Healthy Popsicle Recipes

Pilates Summer Series: Day #9 + Healthy Popsicle Recipes

Coppertone, floaties, kool-aid, the smell of wet cement, goggle marks, a wet swimsuit under dry clothes… There are certain things that take me right back to the carefree days of summer. And of all the sweet summer memories nothing gets me quite like the sound of the ice cream truck and an ice-cold popsicle on a...
Pilates Summer Series: Day #6 + Infused Detox Water

Pilates Summer Series: Day #6 + Infused Detox Water

Welcome to the second week of the Pilates Summer Series! First things first, we have a winner to announce…. The winner of the $150.00 Athleta gift card is @jal702 on Instagram!  Congratulations Julie! Enjoy your shopping spree! Send me an email to claim your prize. Thank you to all who participated. Don’t worry, there are...
The Balanced Life Green Smoothie Recipe

The Balanced Life Green Smoothie Recipe

Hi Beauties, Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I’ll be honest. I don’t do much to celebrate this holiday these days. Since I no longer frequent the bar scene and am not big on day drinking there’s not much for me to partake in. BUT I do love green smoothies so I figured I’d share my favorite...
28 Days of Pilates: day 24 + Almond Beauty Bars

28 Days of Pilates: day 24 + Almond Beauty Bars

Welcome to our last and final week of 28 Days of Pilates! Can you believe it? It’s very bittersweet for me. More bitter than sweet. I’ll miss our daily check-in’s and workouts. The only thing that’s making it sweet is that I know I’ll get to continue working with many of you in the upcoming...
28 Days of Pilates: day 18 + Roasted Balsamic Veggie Bowl

28 Days of Pilates: day 18 + Roasted Balsamic Veggie Bowl

The other day was one of those days where my body was just CRAVING vegetables. Do you ever have those days? Cravings are an indicator of a physical or emotional need and in this case I truly think my body was lacking nourishment. So I listened to my body and made a big, nourishing salad...
28 Days of Pilates: Day #5 + a Blueberry-Mango Smoothie

28 Days of Pilates: Day #5 + a Blueberry-Mango Smoothie

Are you still with me after yesterday’s workout?? I know that was a hard one but don’t worry, we’re going to get stronger! That’s the point of all this right? :) We’ll get there, we just have to keep moving forward one day at a time. Today we’ll give the arms a much-needed break and...
#5: Quick & Healthy Breakfast Ideas

#5: Quick & Healthy Breakfast Ideas

This post comes at a perfect time of year. When work, school and social commitments are at an all time high. To keep yourself healthy and energized throughout the holiday season it’s imperative to eat a nutritious breakfast. But since I know you’re short on time I compiled this post to help you nourish yourself...