Very Cherry Coconut Smoothie {Hydrate yo self}

Tempeh Bacon Lettuce & Tomato Sammies

After nearly a 2 month hiatus, I’m back ya’ll. It’s hard not to feel guilty for not being consistent posting on the blog but I’m trying not to make this a “chore.” Cooking is not a chore for me and neither is sharing my recipes. I want this to be fun, enjoyable and share some random stories I have for you. I have intentionally created time and space (I got da power!) for, well, recipe creation. I’ve been focusing on simplifying my life even though it seems there are more things filling the space from the things I’ve released. Does that make sense?

Okay, I’ll explain teehee. I recently resigned from my job as a nutrition educator at an elementary school. Around the same time (like less than a month ago) I started my work as a Doula (a birth worker, advocate for mamas) and now I’m working towards completing requirements for certification. I get to nerd out on everything about prenatal, birth and postpartum care. I’m literally reading ALL the time and have hit up the library weekly for books on books on books. While researching up the wazoo (as my husband would say), I’m finding different ways to tie all my passions together. Writing. Cooking. Holistic Wellness. Self Care. Birth. I mean, who said we have to CHOOSE ONE THING. We can do it all without having to do it all, right?

Anywhoooo…even while my brain is on overload, I’m ready for a summer of adventures (and hopefully some births, if ya’ll need a doula holler over here). After a week of weird October feeling weather, it finally feels like June and that heat, is absolutely delicious. Any other heat lovers out there? Or am I alone?

A common theme for me in the glorious heat is to sip on smoothies. I’m really not too big on heavy eating when it’s hot, so anything slurpable and grabable (yes I just made up 2 words) is da bomb dot com. And I don’t know about you but I like things that taste good and keep me feeling AMAZEBALLS as I attempt to get shit done. AMIRIGHT?! lol

Fresh strawberries (they’re in season right now and so damn good) combined with dark sweet cherries and coconut butter, this very cherry coconut smoothie is cooling, hydrating and rejuvenating with high antioxidants (from the berries, YAAAS) collagen (check out Further Food, Vital Proteins or Reserveage), and healthy fats for a gorgeous glow from the inside out.

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Superfoodie Summer Berry Smoothie {Feel Amazing All Day Errday}


Summer (if didn’t know this already) is my favorite season. It’s besides the glorious heat and outdoor adventures. For me, summer is all about the food. Everything I love is in season. I mean, watermelon JUST showed up at the farmers markets but at least there has been a great selection of berries and cherries. 

I love that the farmers market exposes me to things I normally would not have tried if I went to the grocery store. I mean come on, where can I find fresh gooseberries and black raspberries?!!

Berries and melons are how I survive the summertime. They keep me hydrated, energized  and bikini ready. Well, putting on a bikini and feeling sexy af no matter what you wear is the best way to be bikini ready. I don’t like those weird summer weight loss ads. Who the heck decided what the perfect body for wearing a bikini was anyway?!
Okay enough on that rant 😉

Seriously, summer is my favorite time. And my smoothie game is really on point. Some days I eat way less and miss out on essential nutrients with the sweating. And that’s no Bueno. This is where Amazing Grass comes in. I can count on having at least one smoothie a day to get that good good nutrient dense ish in my system. 

https://www.amazinggrass.com/store/protein-superfood-pure-vanilla.html
I have tried EVERRRRY protein powder on the planet and some things are just not meant to be consumed by humans. This is different. 

This superfood blend has 20 grams of complete plant-based protein, 7 servings of alkalizing greens and 2 full servings of fruits and veggies. Say what???

I mean and you can squeeze in your energy boosting spirulina too. So basically you can get that coffee kick without the coffee. 

I’m a huge fan of the vanilla flavor and the best part is there’s no added refined sugar. For the freakin win!!


In all realness, it’s super simple to incorporate to all your smoothies or even if you want to add to your yogurt that’s pretty badass too. 

This smoothie recipe is a great balance of creamy with all the sexiness from the healthy fats from the MCT or coconut oil and avocado and the tangy-ness from the seasonal berries. You will be glowing inside and out. I promise 😉

Superfoodie Summer Berry Smoothie {Feel Amazing All Day Errday}


Serves 1

Total time: 2 mins (too easy not to make everyday!)

What you need:

  • 1-2 cups of spinach or kale
  • 1 avocado (for sexy fat)
  • 1-2 tablespoons of MCT oil ( Medium-chain triglycerides) 
  • 1 heaping scoop Amazing Grass protein (or your favorite plant based superfood protein powder)
  • 1/4 cup black raspberries
  • 1/4 cup blueberries 
  • 1/4 cup blackberries 
  • 1/4 cup dark sweet cherries
  • 1-1 1/2 cup coconut water
  • Ice (optional)

How you make it:

  1. Whiz these sexy ingredients in your blender. 
  2. Flip your hair back and forth and shake your sexy butt cuz baby you’re fine as hell. 
  3. Feel good about yourself for enjoying a superfoodie summertime sexy smoothie. 

Peace, love and NO Beef!

Guramrit 

Spooktacular Green Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Tempeh Bacon Lettuce & Tomato Sammies (1)

Pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere! And I’m not just talking about the pumpkins all over my house. I kid you not there must be at least 20 (small and large) cleverly arranged for Halloween and fall spirit. Just two days ago Matt and I carved a Nightmare Before Christmas inspired pumpkin that twinkles with grin of Jack Skellington himself. And it’s so badass! Now that’s what I call Halloween spirit.

But aside from the decorating, there is an abundance of pumpkin flavored everything and to be honest, it can be quite sickening. Fall doesn’t have to be all about the fake pumpkin flavored treats and you know it! So I decided it would be fun to turn this pumpkin madness into a spooktacular green smoothie. This baby has all you can want in a fall beverage with some extra protein and is reminiscent of a punkin’ (yes, punkin’) pie. You won’t even realize you’re having something healthy. It will be gone in about three slurps. No joke 😉

Keep reading for the recipe (YOU WILL WANNA MAKE IT RIGHT NOW!)

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Lovin’ Them Hemp Hearts Tho’

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It’s March but I don’t think mother nature got the memo. It’s freaking snowing again. They’re calling it Winter Storm Thor. Basically, the god of thunder is manifesting himself as a snow storm. And my crazy self decided to trek it to Manhattan to get a blowout (I mean hello, it’s my book release party tomorrow!) and treat myself to sensational hot cocoa at City Bakery (so amazingly delicious, it’s almost like chocolate soup with a marshmallow crouton). I actually had to go get a spoon because there was no way I was going to be able to slurp this bowl of cocoa soup.

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Get Sexy Probiotic Smoothie

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I have the most sensitive stomach/gut. When my stomach is upset, the rest of my body feels it. I tend to break out, feel overly exhausted, grumpy or even just plain old fat and gross. Yes, I said but I know you feel me. One thing that always helps me feel balanced and ready to take on anything are some handy dandy probiotics. I’m talking about some sexy good bacteria to balance out the bacteria that already exists in your body.

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