[Morning Meals] Alkalizing Berry Smoothie

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Lately I have been C R A V I N G Springtime – I know I’m not the only one! Sunshine, flowers, and warmer temperatures. We finally have had a little taste of springtime in DC this past week, so I’m ready to shed dark winter days and feel alive again. Which is why after feeling quite sick [nausea, upset stomach, and fatigue – yuck, no thank you] for a couple weeks, I followed my intuition to alkaline foods – I’ve been craving more meditation & yoga, less stress & winter blues; more veggies, less meat; and…

Popcorn : Three Ways!

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What a week – its hard to believe I was flying in from Phoenix on Monday evening! Since then I’ve only worked two days, thanks to this chilly East coast weather & the snowfall canceling my initial flight/calling off school & work! Needless to say, my days are jumbled and my weekly routines have been thrown out the window. But I’m happy to have had both yesterday and today to get my head back in the game and finally check some things off my to-do list. It really feels like its been so long since I’ve been…

[Morning Meals] Banana Bread Quinoa Bake

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Winter is in full swing around here! Temps in the teens, wind chill of zero, and snow on the ground. But I think I’m finally coming around to winter [I think] – it just took a vacation to get me back to my happy, loving self – the happy, loving self that’s crazy about life, no matter the temperature. Last week was so draining, so when it was time to hop on a flight to Colorado for a few days I could hardly stand it! I met my boyfriend, who had flown in the weekend before, and 14…

Tigerwhat?!

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Late last summer I read a post from my blogger/nutritionist/whole food advocate crush McKel Hill, over at Nutrition Stripped, about tigernuts. My reaction was probably just like yours – tigerwhaaa?? I’d never heard of these chickpea lookalikes before and was super curious! I order a bag online immediately after reading her post, and when they arrived I popped them in the cupboard. . and never took them out again. Then, yesterday I was perusing the glorious shelves at Whole Foods and what did I happen upon? TIGERNUTS. I was suddenly on a mission to try these little gems out and to…

Homemade Coconut Milk Yogurt [Sugar-free & Vegan!]

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I love bacteria. You know, like the  good stuff – probiotics from sauerkraut, kvass, and kefir all keep my gut in line and make sure my digestion is on point. I also am in love with yogurt – Greek yogurt has been a part of my diet for a long time. But in the last couple months I’ve been straying from it when putting together my breakfast – not because I’m tired of it, but because I like to keep my dairy consumption low throughout the week. As a replacement, I’ve tried different products such as…

No-Bake PB Coconut Balls

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You guys . . I fell off the wagon. I’ve been doing pretty well sticking to my January goals – I’ve completely cut out gluten [a goal I intend to stick with beyond January], had only about 3 glasses of wine [I know, whoops], have had one decaf latte [does that count as real coffee?], and have drastically lowered sugar intake. Ok, I’m not perfect – my goal was to cut everything out completely. But you know what?! January isn’t over yet and I’ve stuck to no gluten 100%, which was most important to me from…