Calling all avocado ♥︎ers! And even the haters too. Yes, I understand if you harbor some resentment towards avocados. I too share a love-hate relationship for this high maintenance piece of fruit, and not just because it made me feel ever so slightly dumb by masquerading itself as a vegetable. Yes, I admit it, for the longest time I thought it was a vegetable. The shame! But worse than the agony of goldilocks finding the perfectly heated bowl of porridge or the bed that’s just on the right side of softness – seriously she’s too young to be concerned about mattress density and toppers – picking out avocados that are the acceptable level of ripeness really does take some skill.
Frittata, egg-bake, crustless quiche, omelette or tortilla! Whatever name you call them by, these primarily egg-based dishes are an awesome way to start your day and can be very simple to prepare as make-ahead breakfasts that are easy to grab on the go. This Keto-friendly recipe is also a gem for anyone utilizing carb-cycling strategies or maximizing their carbohydrate uptake post-workout. I love frittata’s but I typically find myself making them with egg whites. Right now I’m experimenting with some carb cycling which means I get to enjoy more fat than usual. Using whole eggs and cheese was such a treat! It definitely made this frittata even tastier and filling. I didn’t even notice the lack of carbs to my breakfast!
Starting your day with a bulletproof coffee is like the adult equivalent of a chocolate milkshake for breakfast – without the disastrous effects of a sugar crash! Not only is this creamy and highly caffeinated cocktail delicious, but it energizes you, stimulates metabolism, boosts focus & improves your brain function! No wonder it’s called “bulletproof coffee”. In today’s world, everyone is trying the next big thing or some sweet hack that will make your life better. Well we have found it when it comes to coffee. This caffeinated concoction of butter, MCT oil, and espresso gives you a decent dose of healthy fats and a slow roll of caffeine that will keep you energized and your mood boosted all morning long. There are some claims that putting butter in your coffee can even lead to weight loss.
Even though delicious and tremendously good for you, the expense of a daily kombucha fix can really start to add up. At $3 a pop you could be treating yourself to a monthly single item purchase from Lulu! Am I the only one that uses Lululemon as a benchmark to gain monetary perspective?! ? Financial sacrifices aside, the benefits of this potent elixir is that it provides your body with a natural dose of probiotics (healthy bacteria). Probiotics aid digestion, reduce inflammation and improve your overall gut health, which is a crucial component of whole-body health and weight loss.
You’re gonna love this super simple chocolate almond butter protein shake recipe! ? Confession, I am a nut butter fiend! I have about 5 different jars of nut butters all going at the same time; coconut butter, cashew butter, peanut butter, almond butter…you get the picture. I’m obsessed! Luckily I have Betsy’s Best to feed my passion. Aside from it’s deliciously creamy texture and taste, the other thing I love about nut butters is how satisfied I feel after a spoonful. All I need is a healthy dollop of fat in my breakfast smoothie and I am good to go all morning long!
Acorn squash is such a tasty side dish – in fact it’s almost a meal in itself! If you’re ever entertaining any vegetarian guests then acorn squash is a wonderful main dish as it makes a neat little bowl for you to stuff just about anything in to.
Reason no.836 why I love #FlexibleEating: This recipe is for 4lbs of pork butt cooked in beef broth and seasoned with warm spices. I made these carnitas street tacos that were (no exaggeration) as good as the $50 plate from my all time favorite high end SoCal Mexican restaurant. Try them out and I promise, you and your team of minions will be fighting over who gets the leftovers!
I recently discovered fresh passion fruit is delicious! I must admit that until a few weeks ago I had never cut open a raw passion fruit. And I was missing out!
While I may not be where I see myself in my head, I have been cross-fitting for 11 years and will do it for the rest of my life. Life throws you ebbs and flows, just keep swimming! And god dammit, I will get back into my shorts, just give me time…Keep moving, make healthy choices and turn to exercise and diet to change your life. The community of CF is so awesome, we will meet you where you are and cheer you on as you do the best you can TODAY, tomorrow and the rest of your life.
Hungry? Well you won’t be after this sweet potato recipe that’s a full meal in itself! Inspired by my go-to order at a local salad shop this easy to prep dish is packed full of flavor and a TON of nutrients. It’s vegetarian but swap out the yogurt with a soy or almond based one and it becomes a completely vegan dish!