Category Archives: FAV Nutrition & Recipes

Quick and Easy Snack – Blueberry Cacao Chip Mugcake

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I have been slacking a bit with my posts :X…I plan on being more diligent with my blog :). Here is my FAV go to snack, when I want a quick high protein sweet snack 🙂  There are all types of mug cake variations out there on Pinterest and Instagram, and I have tried many (some successes, some not so much :P).  After many experiments this is the recipe I am most happy with!

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My New FAV Turkey Meatball Recipe

Recently on Instagram, I had seen some posts on some amazing looking meatball recipes. I have never made my own meatballs before, so I decided to give it a try, and I’m so happy I did, because they turned out amazing!!! So of course, I wanted to share this recipe with you all! 🙂

I pretty much followed a recipe from a blog I found on Pinterest (He and She Eat Clean: Clean Eating Power Meatballs), and made a few tweaks of my own :

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My Thoughts on Pre-Workout Supplements

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When I first starting lifting, I was still very new to world of pre-workout supplements. My younger brother on the other hand was all about it, and would use some of the heavy hitters like Super Pump, N.O.Xplode, etc. So, I was curious and like the nutrition nerd that I am, I began to do research, and A LOT of it. My favorite starting place: Bodybuilding.com. They have a great pre-workout article here, and supplement forums (#ftw).

The right pre-workout supplements can boost your strength, endurance, focus, and muscle pump.  I personally work out early in the mornings before work (5AM), so I was definitely looking for something that would give me the right amount of energy and endurance to push through my workouts. The two things I went back and forth on the most (in terms of ingredients within pre-workouts) were:

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My Very First Juicing Experience!

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Photo Credit: www.mindbodygreen.com

A few weeks back, I finally watched a documentary that I had heard a lot about: Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, where Joe Cross has us follow him on a journey to improve his overall health through a juicing diet for 90 days (while being monitored by a healthcare provider).  The documentary is amazing and inspirational! I definitely recommend watching it (you can currently watch it for free, using the link above).

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P90X2 Vegan Lettuce Wraps!

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As I mentioned in my previous post, I purchased the P90X2 Nutrition Guide (on eBay), and have been trying out some of the vegan recipes they have in there.  I wanted to share my experience with their Vegan Lettuce Wraps.  I mostly followed the recipe from the nutrition guide, but made a few tweaks, as you will see below 😉

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My Morning Routine – The Benefits of Warm Lemon Water and Green Superfoods

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Photo Credit: www.mindbodygreen.com

Before I get into my morning routine, I wanted to provide a quick intro to the importance of one’s pH (the measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a substance is its pH). Why is this important? An understanding of how to keep your blood in an alkaline range is important for maintaining good health. Your body continuously strives to find the balance and it works extremely hard to create it. When you make poor lifestyle choices or are burdened by a toxic environment, your body has to work harder to create a peaceful homeostasis.

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