The BEST EVER Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding!

IMG_4797The BEST EVER Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding

This pudding is seriously easy and seriously DELICIOUS! And guess what?  It’s full of whole foods!  Packed with plants, you can feel good about eating the whole thing yourself 😉 or sharing with your littles (if you have to)! lol Continue reading “The BEST EVER Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding!”

Go Green at Every Meal

During my clean eating challenge groups, I focus a lot on getting in more veggies.  During the first few weeks of the group I always challenge them to eat a vegetable with every meal.  “Even at breakfast?!” is usually the response I get.  🙂 YES! Breakfast IS the most important meal of the day. #clichebutTRUE 😉

IMG_7832We don’t often think of veggies with breakfast, but there are some super simple and super yummy ways to add in our greens at breakfast.  My favorite way is with a smoothie.  I just love how much nutrition we can pack into a blender – and it comes out with a quick, yummy and portable meal!  You can read more about why smoothies are so amazing here.

Another super easy way to get in the greens in the morning is in eggs. You really can put any veggies you want into your scrambled eggs, or turn it into a veggie omelet!  (tip: when your little ones are celebrating Dr. Seuss’s Birthday, make THESE green eggs instead of adding green food coloring for a super fun and HEALTHY celebration!)

Check out this video of the eggs I made this morning:

Mint Tea

Start with a large bunch of fresh mint. I used mint straight from my Tower Garden, washed and cut up into mugs (one handful per). Add boiling water and steep for 3-7 minutes depending on how strong you like your tea flavor (covering your mug will allow it to steep). Add just a touch of honey and enjoy! (You can drink with tea leaves in or use a slotted spoon to remove them) Mint has SO many health‬ benefits – this tea is great for digestion and/or nausea.

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Smoothies!

We all know that we need to increase the amount of fresh fruits and veggies in our diets, and today I want to talk about a super fun way to do just that – the smoothie!  Think about your day yesterday…how many servings of greens did you get? What about your kids? I know if you have picky eaters in your house then it’s a struggle to get any greens into them at all. Enter the smoothie! 🙂 Smoothies are a great way to pack in nutrition, and they are delicious! You can even get in a couple servings of greens in a way that those picky kids will love (and, shhhhh, they’ll think it’s dessert!).

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Berry Cheesecake Power Balls

Ok, so my friend Jen came up with this AMAZING recipe, and I just can’t stop snacking on them – they taste just like a berry cheesecake!! …it’s a good thing they are good for me!

2/3 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup gluten free rolled oats
2 TBSP coconut oil
1 scoop (1/3 cup) of Vanilla Juice Plus Complete

Directions:

1. Soak dried cranberries in cold water for 30 minutes, drain. (optional)
2. Add all ingredients to food processor (or blender)
3. Chop (or blend) until mixture is combined thoroughly (turns pinkish).
4. Form into balls and refrigerate in a container.

These takes like cheesecake so you might want to double or triple the batch. 😉step1step 2step3step4pinkballsohmy