Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Raw Energy Balls!

If you are looking for a super easy, delicious homemade alternative for a fruit and nut bar or energy bar you are in the right place! I just came up with these today and I'm super excited to share this amazing creation with you! The recipe takes under 30 minutes and the more often you make them the faster it will be because your technique and rhythm will improve!

You will need a regular sized food processor.
Raw Energy Balls

1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1 cup raw, unsalted cashews
1 cup banana chips
1 cup figs (cut off tip of stem *hard piece*)
1/4 cup virgin coconut oil
2-3 TBSP 100% pure local honey
1/2 tsp himalayan sea salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1. Add all ingredients to food processor and blend for a couple minutes or until combined very well.
2. Scoop out mixture into a big bowl.You will need a plate to set rolled balls on, a sppon and a square of plastic wrap.
3. Lay the square of plastic wrap with it centered on the palm of your opened hand.
4. Scoop a rounded tbsp of the mixture onto the plastic wrap in your palm and begin to close and squeeze your hand to form a ball.
5. Repeat until all of the mixture is formed into bite sized balls and then cover entire plate with plastic wrap and store in the fridge. Enjoy whenever you want a quick and healthy snack with an energy boost.

★I used to make these without using the plastic wrap in my hand and the mixture would take forever to form into balls while leaving my hands caked and clumped with the mixture. Using the plastic wrap is so much faster and clean too. Absolutely no mess and the balls are ready 3x as fast!
★Make sure to cut of the hard tip of the fig otherwise you risk the possibility of breaking/chipping your tooth on a piece of it.
★You can switch out the coconut oil with all natural peanut or nut butter if you'd like.
★I also like to use organic ingredients in my recipe where ever possible!

Healthy Turkey Tacos!

A popular dish with an unhealthy rep just became a healthy girl favorite! No guilt here in this super quick, healthy and delicious recipe!
Healthy Turkey Tacos

3 taco shells (about 150 calories)
1 pkg of lean ground turkey
1 pkg low sodium taco seasoning
parmesan cheese or low fat shredded cheese
Non fat plain greek yogurt (sour cream substitute)
hot sauce of your choice

1. Preheat oven to bake taco shells as directed on box.
2. While cooking ground turkey in a pan on medium heat, dice tomatoes and shred lettuce.
3. Once ground turkey is no longer pink add seasoning and mix well. Turn off the heat.
4. Once taco shells are ready (about 3 mins) create your tacos.
5. I spread greek yogurt inside the taco shell, add 1-1.5oz of ground turkey, cheese, hot sauce, lettuce and tomatoes.

It's a quick meal and I feel like I've cheated after eating it. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Meal Prep Day!


"You can't workout a bad diet"
Meal prep is easy...
Stop making excuses and saying you don't know how to! It's as simple as following a healthy recipe and cooking enough for a few days worth of food. If you can read, turn on a stove, and cut with a knife then you can meal prep!!! The real reason people "don't know how to" is called laziness! Turn off the TV, get off the couch. Shut down the computer or close the addictive app on your phone and get in the kitchen! Turn on your favorite music, wash your hands and get to cooking! I know you can do it!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Motivational Text Message!

Every Monday I try to send a motivational text message to all my clients. This was from last Monday.

Be ambitious. Dream challenging goals, take action and give it your all to achieve each one. You will encounter struggles. People and life will test your strengths and weaknesses. You will need to overcome these obstacles. No matter what happens, never give up! Hold yourself accountable. Stay strong through all temptations. Don't look for shortcuts. You get out what you put into your goals. If results come easy they can leave just as fast. If they come hard they will be harder to lose. Practice self-discipline, balance, stay focused and be patient. Don't ever settle. Don't be comfortable with being ordinary. Be obsessed with becoming extraordinary! If it we're easy, everyone would do it. Honestly, it's not easy... But honestly, it WILL be worth it! Stay motivated by inspiring others. Encouragement and positivity are contagious. It is my passion to spread this to as many bodies as possible and to be a walking example of what perseverance can help you achieve. What is your passion? What lights your fire? Find it and fuel it each and everyday. Become a better version of yourself starting now!