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May 2017

COSMIC SMOOTHIE BOWL

May 27, 2017

Happy weekend friends! I’m so excited to share this one. I’m back on my smoothie kick and loving this bowl inspired by some of my fav food/wellness bloggers. Totally jumping on the fun cosmic trend here too with this grey-ish blueberry-cauliflower smoothie. Don’t judge!! — it’s so yummy and healthy.

I am a foodie through and through but there’s also a side of me who is very passionate about wellness. I mean, I am a nurse — but before that, towards the end of college, I started experimenting with healing foods and supplements. I even called myself a ‘health coach’ with Herbalife (lol) for a short stint in the beginning. Yeah, I know — not so [actually] healthy but the moral of the story is — I’ve been on this road for a while now and have a bit of experience I’d like to share more of on here! Wahoo! Get excited.

Blogging about food that makes you feel good on the inside and out was always the intent but I guess I got a little carried away with cakes. Lol. Not like cakes don’t make you feel good! I mean, who can say no to a slice of homemade cake? Laughing at myself because I somehow got on the topic of cake when I’m trying to write an inspiring healthy post. Haha. I guess what I’m trying to say is I struggle with finding a balance too. Everything in moderation am I right?

Ok, back to the smoothie >> I’m sure you’ve seen some peeps blend up cauliflower and was all wtf like I was. These thick n’ creamy smoothies kept popping up on my feed and I just couldn’t resist. The verdict…probably won’t make a smoothie without cauliflower ever again.

That is a bit extreme but what I’m saying is that cauliflower smoothies kind of changed my life. << also extreme. Haha. I love smoothies but do you ever find yourself hungry like, within the hour after drinking them? You are not going to like what I have to say next but unfortunately, it’s because your smoothie is packed with sugar. *sad face* Yes, your healthy smoothie you made or even the organic one you picked up from Whole Foods most likely has too much fruit in it and therefore too much sugar.

Staying satiated and full is all about balancing your blood sugar my friends and if you have a smoothie packed with fructose first thing in the morning your going to send your glucose levels through the roof which will inevitably end in a crash and burn. What you need to do is extend your blood sugar curve by limiting fruit in your morning smoothie — hence the cauliflower — and adding a bunch of good for ya bod fat. I love this one made with cauliflower and blueberries and I know you will too! It’s thick, creamy and sweet and will keep you full for hours. I swear you won’t even miss the banana.

COSMIC SMOOTHIE BOWL

Smoothie:
1 cup almond milk
1/2-3/4 cup frozen cauliflower
1/2 cup blueberries
1 handful spinach
1 Tbsp flax oil
1 Tbsp almond butter
1 serving vanilla protein powder
2-3 tsp psyllium husk — optional but helps make it thick and #fiber

Toppings:
1-2 tsp coconut flakes
1-2 tsp cacao nibs
1-2 tsp bee pollen

Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender until thick and creamy. Use the tamper — you may need to  add a bit of filtered water to help it along. Top with your favorite toppings in a fun moon shaped pattern.

Serves 1

MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH RECIPES

May 12, 2017

Oh em gee — hi!! — to whoever reads my thoughts here. I miss you (blog) — it’s been so long. I’m training at work M-F rn and I am officially *loathing* the 9-5 life. I want my three 12’s back! So I can cook and take fun pics during day light. I also really enjoy having a day off when the rest of the world seems to be at work. I get my grocery shopping done and feel less like a loser binge watching Chopped. Two more weeks to go and I can’t freakin’ wait. Continue Reading