Fit Friday: MSF Raw Mocha Almond Squares

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you are having a great week and are headed into the weekend feeling accomplished or inspired. I have been plugging away at Pilates training and enjoying walking to classes in this summer-like weather we’ve been having. It’s been pretty warm so I haven’t been wanting to put my oven on to bake anything, but that doesn’t mean my chocolate cravings go away! I experimented with some things I had on hand and ended up with squares that were the perfect amount of chocolatey goodness and super simple to make, so I felt the need to […]

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Wellness Wednesday: Cuckoo For Coconuts

Coconut oil has been all the rage. While the health benefits and versatility of what it can do are impressive, I feel like it’s been done…we know it’s amazing and we understand what it can do for us. Seeing it everywhere made me think of where it comes from and if in fact the fruit itself is as impressive as the oil and water we see lining the shelves. After reading all about the coconut fruit, I found it to be just as fascinating as the counterparts we know and love. So here it is, my list of benefits I […]

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Wellness Wednesday: 5 Reasons You’ll Go Maca For Maca

The Maca root is not something new and I touched upon it’s impressive benefits in an earlier post. To be honest I have only recently gotten into using it in my smoothies. When I discovered some of its amazing properties I wanted to spotlight it on MSF for those who are just jumping on the bandwagon and may want a little more info. It originated in Peru and is part of the radish family although it is commonly ground into a powder and consumed as a supplement or mixed into smoothies. The benefits of this root have been celebrated by ancient civilizations […]

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Fit Friday: MSF Brownie Batter Balls

Happy Friday!! I feel like celebrating because we all made it through the week after springing forward. I don’t normally complain about the time change but WOAH, this time change did me in. I know I’m not alone because everyone I came in contact with this week has brought it up. Anyways, I relied heavily on matcha lattes, cold brew, and chocolate to get me through. Now on the other side and facing the weekend I thought this was a perfect opportunity to link my second “how to” video on YouTube. Eek! It’s like the scariest thing ever for me […]

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Fit Friday: You Have My Heart 4 Ingredient Truffles

Happy Friday! Was it just me or did this week seem to DRAG? It could be because I am on my way out of town for a weekend away, or just because there’s been a lot going on. Whatever the reason, I am extremely grateful and in need of  a trip to one of my absolute favorite places. I will do a follow-up “recap” post with all the highlights. Stay tuned! Until then, I’m still in Valentines Day mode because…why not? Love is in the air and it’s been fun to see the romantic side of everyone. The other thing […]

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Fit Friday: Fit Fix, MSF Raw Brownies!

Sometimes you just need something sweet. It can be to satisfy a craving, treat yourself when you need it or j u s t b e c a u s e. If there’s one thing I’m big on its efficiency. So why not satisfy your craving without completely derailing your healthy eating efforts? I’ve got you covered! The brownies below are guilt-free because they have only 4 ingredients, no gluten or dairy, and are naturally sweetened with dates so they won’t spike your blood sugar. It’s ridiculous how easy they are to make and I promise they will hit the […]

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Wellness Wednesday: Moringa

I had a request a little while back to incorporate Moringa into a recipe.  Before I could deliver on this request I wanted to learn a little more about the “it” superfood so I had more to say on the topic instead of a simple recipe. First off, if you aren’t read up on Moringa (which I wasn’t entirely) the short-hand version is it is a powerful superfood that is gaining popularity because of its high nutrient content, antioxidants, and healing properties. There are many claims to what the Moringa plant can prevent and treat but I’ve only included benefits found […]

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Motivation Monday: Balls to the Wall

With the holiday known for thanks and gluttony around the corner, I like to do things to prepare so I am able to enjoy time with family and friends and not worry about my diet and exercise. As with any occasion on the horizon, I like to up my workout regime by 1 or 2 days a week and really focus on nourishing my body with whole, nutrient-dense foods. I like to limit my alcohol consumption and up my water intake so that I am feeling hydrated and detoxed. Holidays usually mean you are exposed to foods you don’t normally […]

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Fit Friday: Tahini 3 Ways

As we head into the long weekend, I am prepping my fridge with grab’n’go snacks and treats to power us through some hiking and movie nights we have planned. I always like to “hide” some nutrition in my treats and snacks so I am getting in some nutrients while I indulge a little. I first came across tahini when I discovered Greek food and fell in love with the tangy flavor especially when paired with the bright flavors of parsley and veggies used in Mediterranean cooking. Little did I know the variety of foods both savory and sweet I could […]

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Fit Friday: Healthy Halloween Candy Swaps

There is nothing I enjoy more than a good decadent treat. I have a sweet tooth and is something I have had since I can remember (just ask my brothers about my infamous candy-induced belly aches & treat hoarding-so embarrassing!). There is no reason you can’t be healthy and still enjoy the treats you enjoy. All you need is a little bit of tweaking and preparation. With Halloween around the corner, I know I’m looking forward to a comforting fall meal, a scary movie to curl up on the couch with and of course CANDY. There are very few chocolate […]

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