Fit Friday: Treat-Yo-Self Superfood Cups

Happy Friday friends! Although I’m trying to get back into the healthy swing of things after our vacation, I still want to make sure I leave room for some decadence and have a treat when I have the craving. Instead of throwing it all out the window and giving into just any sweet treat I see, I make it a point to include a little nutrition so I’m not totally blowing it. In preparation for times like these, I like to make treats ahead that I can just grab when the urge strikes. I was looking through my refrigerator for […]

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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: The 411 On Superfood Elixirs

While they are a convenient way to incorporate healthy additions to your foods, superfood powders and supplements can begin to resemble potions and elixirs if you don’t know what they’re for or what to do with them. It can be overwhelming trying to decipher trending superfoods and what their actual purpose or benefits are. To make it simple I included a little cheat sheet below of popular ones and how you can integrate them into your diet. Maca (Root) Benefits: increased fertility (both male & female), hormone balance, immunity booster, increase in energy, stamina, memory & focus Forms: root is […]

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Wellness Wednesday: Super Powder Matcha

You’d be hard pressed to walk into a coffee shop or juice bar and not find something of the matcha variety. I’ve seen everything from doughnuts to lattes using the green powder to tint and flavor drinks and food while also adding a nutritional punch. When I first came across matcha it was in the form of brewed tea and I was instantly drawn to the rich, slightly bitter flavor (I may be in the minority but I’m not a huge fan of sweet teas and drinks). I knew it was high in antioxidants but that was pretty much the […]

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Fit Friday: Festive Pomegranate Bark

Holiday season is in full swing and I could not be more in the spirit! I am indulging in the festiveness this time of year brings in a BIG way. I found myself indulging a little too much this week with all the treats and gifts coming through our home and at work. To ensure I don’t go too far off the deep end, I am keeping up with my regular workouts and making a plan to meal prep and prepare some things that satisfy my cravings that I know are nutritious too. The most important thing to remember around the […]

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Wellness Wednesday: Don’t Pass On Grass

You may or may not be familiar with the amazing benefits of consuming wheatgrass. Whether you are familiar or just reading about it for the first time, I hope you come away with something you didn’t know and hopefully are inspired to run to the nearest bar (juice bar that is) and order up a shot! There are a few people I know who’ve undergone complete diet and lifestyle changes as well as rigorous chemotherapy to fight the cancer in their body. All instances, although different types of cancer varying at severity and diagnosis, were recommended to take wheatgrass shots twice […]

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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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Eat It, Drink It, Wear It: 3 Ways to Enjoy Pumpkin This Season

I don’t know about you but the minute there is a slight chill in the air (post summer) I get fall-fever. Being in Southern California you really have to search hard for those signs of season change, but it doesn’t make the joy of the seasons changing any less. Fall means light sweaters, cute boots, delicate scarves and PUMPKIN. Being the first day of fall, I thought it was fitting to do a post on all things pumpkin! Like most things, food was the main inspiration for this festive post but health and beauty began to play a factor the more […]

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Time To Get Preppy: 3 Simple Rules To Meal Prep For Life

Let me let you in on a simply fit secret, meal prep. If you’re looking to take your health to the next level whether that be achieving a weight-loss goal, working towards getting off medication, or simply looking to optimize your health, meal prep is one of the best things you can incorporate. Not only it is a time saver and cost-effective, it will give you the results you’re looking for in lost pounds or inches and increase your energy and productivity, guaranteed. Any single thing you do that is consistent and something you incorporate everyday is a way to […]

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