Avocado Chocolate “Milkshake”

Nov 29, 2012 by

I’m writing this from the grave because clearly I have died from not having any wine in four days. Or brownies. You know, the things that make the world go ’round. It’s not so bad really this time around – this whole sugar detox Whole 30 thing. I was actually feeling really great for the first three days and figured it was...

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Dairy-Free Almond Joy Frappuccino

Jun 7, 2011 by

Guys, it’s hot here. And yes, you’re right. I WAS just complaining how cold it was here. You know what I’ve come to figure out a year after moving to Iowa? It has no fall or spring. It just goes from winter to summer to winter to summer. Today it’s over 100 degrees and I could only sit outside for 20 minutes today reading...

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Apple Pie A La Mode Green Smoothie

May 25, 2011 by

I often skip breakfast. It’s usually out of sheer necessity because I don’t have the time and I think I’ve just conditioned my body to not be hungry until 11 am or so. Around then, I’ll often have a brunch-like meal and then a snack later in the afternoon and then dinner with the family at 5:30 every night. But sometimes,...

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Cucumber Watermelon Skinny Martini

May 6, 2011 by

It’s not a big secret I like the spirits. What I don’t like is the boring sugar-laden drinks and the calories they bring. Another thing I don’t like is how Iowa doesn’t seem to get on board with the whole spring/summer thing with the rest of the free world. We still have our heat on and earlier in the week, we had ice in...

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Peanut Butter Cup Protein Smoothie

Feb 16, 2011 by

I wanted to like smoothies more.  I know I need the extra boost of protein and they’re a great way to hide greens if you’re not getting enough. But I had an issue that every protein powder I tried I hated. I shelled out tons of money for the “fancy” protein. I tried chocolate and vanilla and unflavored. Still, there was...

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Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie

Jan 8, 2011 by

A friend had mentioned a pumpkin pie smoothie to me once and today I decided to try and make it after my Crossfit WOD. I added Chia seeds since I bought a bunch after reading the health benefits. Chia seeds are high in Omega 3s, fiber and help in the digestive process. From this site: As a source of protein, the Chia, after ingestion, is...

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Crockpot Mulled Sweet Wine

Jan 2, 2011 by

I know I’m supposed to be posting healthful recipes for the new year and all of you trying to change your lifestyle instead of boozery ones – and I promise those are coming – but: 1) it’s still the weekend and I think it should be a new rule that all New Years Day fall on a Monday; 2) I made this this weekend and it was so...

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