To be honest with you guys, I don't technically know what a buddah bowl is. From what I've seen, they seem to be bowls of food, mostly veggies, protein, and grains all in one. I figured this bowl I made for lunch today qualified and thus the sweet potato buddah bowl was born.Read More
Well, that summer flew by *cue existential crisis*. Before it's gone entirely, bear with me, make your way over to the grill, and cook up this watermelon pizza. Yes, I said watermelon pizza.
I know it seems crazy, but this app is oh so good. It's the perfect way to start off your your next summer party and the perfect way to go out of this summer with a bang!Read More
Sometimes what we really need is not a recipe, not a health & nutrition fact, or a wellness incentive. Instead, what we need, is some inspiration. We need to see it ["it" being beautiful & delicious looking healthy foods] to light a spark within us. Inspiration is one of the main reasons I cook. Why guilt people into thinking they HAVE to eat healthy, when you can inspire people to WANT to eat healthy. I mean just look at that plate. You WANT to eat that plate of food.Read More
Sometimes breakfast needs to be extra special. It needs to be slow cooked, & warm, & comforting in every way. When that's the case, you pull out your cast iron skillet, cast all other duties aside, and make yourself this quinoa breakfast bake.Read More
Oats are better creamy. I'm positive that's why these oats work so well. Sure the flavors are great. Warm cinnamon & cool vanilla swirled together through tart yogurt right beside sweet chia studded strawberry jam is perfect and all, but it's the smooth creamy textures that make this a warm & satisfying bowl of everything you wanted this morning.Read More
Well isn't this the cutest take on a fruit & yogurt parfait you've ever seen? Homemade jam, cinnamon studded greek yogurt, & fresh fruit in a fun & crunchy cup...Read More
Everybody loves a good smoothie and this strawberry quinoa treat is no exception. It's naturally protein packed and made from wholesome ingredients. It'll satisfy a sweet tooth without undoing any hard work you put into eating healthy. Actually, this smoothie would be perfect post workout as a recovery shake thanks to its greek yogurt, hearty whole grains, and antioxidant packed berries. Want an extra boost of flavor? Replace half the strawberries in the recipe with raspberries! Mmmmmmmmm, yes.
It's also the perfect pink for valentine's day which means it's the perfect treat to make for your sweetheart. Whether you're into giving the gift of post wod gains, everyday health, or a special sweet treat, this smoothie will cover all your bases.
Strawberry Quinoa Smoothie
KID FRIENDLY & COMES TOGETHER IN 15 MINS OR LESS!
- 1/4 cup cooked quinoa
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1 1/4 cup frozen or fresh strawberries
- 1 splash vanilla extract
- 2 ice cubes
If quinoa is not already cooked, place uncooked quinoa and water into a small saucepan over high heat. Bring to boil and reduce to simmer. Cover and let cook until all the water has absorbed (5 mins).
Add quinoa, milk, yogurt, berries, vanilla, & ice cubes to a high powdered blender. Blitz everything together until smooth. If your smoothie is too thick, add a splash of milk & blitz again until desired consistency is achieved. Pour into a glass & sip.
* The strawberries in this recipe can easily be replaced with your favorite berry. I personally love raspberries & blackberries here. The quinoa can also be replaced with oats, but won't contribute quite the same nutritional punch. Happy snacking!
- Adapted from myfussyeater.com (aka even the pickiest of eaters will love this one!)
It's really hard to find healthy store bought jams & jellies. Like, really hard. They've all got fillers and loads of added sugar. Honestly, I sometimes even question the integrity of the fruit used. That being said, I'm a jam girl. I love some jelly spread on my pancakes, swirled into a cake, or sandwiched between some peanut butter & bread. I can make healthy versions of all those other things, but I struggled with the jam... until now!Read More
Sometimes you have no idea you're in the midst of greatness. By greatness I'm referring to an amazingly successful recipe and by no idea you're in the midst of it, I mean I didn't realize I should have been documenting until after I stuffed one of these in my mouth. Luckily, these muffins were a take on an old favorite of mine: the sweet potato blender muffin.Read More
Blueberry pancakes are such a feel good food. They can slow a weekend morning to the perfect lazy day pace or add a glimmer of hope to an ominously jam packed work day. My favorite kind of pancakes are of the blueberry banana variety and are sturdy enough to be made on a weekend and hold up on trips to work during the week.Read More