May 162014
 

Breakfast Smoothie with Strawberries, Blueberries & BananaMy personal time has been extremely limited these past few weeks and to say that I’m “on the go” is an understatement. Breakfast, what’s that? You mean a spinach and mushroom egg white omelet with a side of turkey bacon and glass of freshly squeezed orange juice? While that all sounds lovely, I’ll stick to my breakfast in a cup. Plop, plop, blend, blend, and chug. That’s more like it these days.

All kidding aside, I wanted to share this with you for two reasons. If you’re a busy parent with screaming kids, soccer games, and after school activities this might be the answer you’ve been looking for. Corporate robots, I haven’t forgotten you either. Trust me, I was there once too. continue reading

Mar 242014
 

Morning Berry SmoothieLet’s face it, the American diet is terrible. Rarely do any of us eat enough fresh fruits and vegetables; instead, we reach for what’s quick and easy—packaged food and fast food—which have been so over-processed that their nutrients have long been destroyed. The reality is, we’re running our bodies on empty. WE NEED MORE FUEL, GOOD FUEL. Not empty-calorie junk.

For the past week, I have been adding a superstar ingredient called Shakeology into my morning routine. Who knew that breakfast smoothies like this Morning Berry Smoothie could have so much fuel and power?!! In just 7 days, I have lost 2 pounds and have had more energy than I know what to do with! Email me if you would like more information at fitwasted@gmail.com. 

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Mar 072014
 

Banana Almond SmoothieBy far, this is one of my most favorite combinations — bananas & almond butter or peanut butter! Yum! This Banana Almond Smoothie is super delicious, healthy and incredibly easy to make. I hope you guys like it just as much as I do! Let’s check it out…

Food For Thought — I used East Wind Almond Butter. It is made from Mission variety almonds. Their buyers secure the best tasting almonds from mature groves in northern California. They never purchase almonds sprayed with PPO and their growers provide certificate of analysis to ensure the quality of the almonds.

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Feb 142014
 

Raspberry Chia PuddingIf this isn’t food porn, I don’t know what is! I made this Raspberry Chia Pudding Parfait thinking it’d be time consuming and difficult, but I was pleasantly surprised! Believe it or not, this was my 1st time making Overnight Oats and Chia Seeds Pudding. Really! To put things bluntly, DON’T WAIT ANOTHER SECOND. With a few simple ingredients, it’s seriously dump, stir, pour and you’re done.

Here’s what’s up — “Chia” means strength, and folklore has it that these cultures used the tiny black seeds as an energy booster. They contain healthy omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, antioxidants, and calcium. Also, Chia Seeds can absorb up to 12 times its own weight causing them to expand and curb your appetite! continue reading

Feb 132014
 

BLUEBERRY SMOOTHIEMy morning booze — Blueberry Protein Smoothie. Nom. Nom.

Here’s what’s up — Packed with antioxidants and phytoflavinoids, these tiny gems are also high in potassium and vitamin C, making them the top choice of doctors and nutritionists. Not only can they lower your risk of heart disease and cancer, they are also anti-inflammatory. Anti-aging superstars, blueberries are loaded with antioxidants, especially anthocyanins, which have been shown to improve vision and brain function. Studies show that eating blueberries slows impairments in motor coordination and memory that accompany aging. These gorgeous berries also reduce inflammation, which is inextricably linked with virtually every chronic disease from Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, to diabetes and heart disease.

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Nov 202013
 

In honor of National Peanut Butter Lovers Month, I made you a Peanut Butter & Banana Parfait! Since Americans consume over 1.5 billion pounds of peanut butter and peanut products each year…why not? I am a GINORMOUS fan of peanut butter and banana combinations —> check out my “Snacks” tab. This is an easy, healthy recipe everyone will enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

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Nov 152013
 

Kiwi ParfaitIf you’re in need of a simple, easy breakfast idea to delight your guests, try this Kiwi Parfait. Clean eating doesn’t always have to be complicated and sometimes the simplest recipes are so beautifully delicious. While I made this just for myself, I thoroughly enjoyed creating this stunning “food art”. The only thing that you may have noticed that’s missing is the crunchy topping – vanilla granola. Unfortunately, the FitWasted kitchen was fresh out…I’ll know better next time. These little fuzzy kiwifruits have a ton of health benefits….

The skinny on kiwi:

Just one medium kiwi packs 5 percent of the daily recommended amount of folate and 117 percent of daily vitamin C. Plus, this tiny ninja fruit provides 38 percent of the recommended daily intake of vitamin K, a nutrient often missing from people’s diets.

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Nov 152013
 

Peach OatmealI love waking up to a cool, crisp Fall morning! It completely takes me back to so many wonderful childhood memories. I’m sitting here smiling as I remember my dad would be up early every Saturday morning to make us breakfast. Oh, the pancakes he used to whip up… They were masterfully shaped into cartoon characters, hearts and anything we dared him to try.

I grew up with 3 siblings — 2 brothers and 1 sister. As you can imagine, the amount of food consumed in my house was obscene! So things like oatmeal were important staples in our household. Sugary cereals weren’t something my parents permitted, which I eventually learned to appreciate years later. Nonetheless, I’m sitting here with my warm bowl of peach oatmeal, enjoying the simple taste and wonderful memories.

 

Nov 082013
 

Body Fuel System One of the most common questions people ask me is how I stay so fit. My response is always the same: 80% nutrition, 20% fitness, 100% dedication. I swear by the Body Fuel System as it has taught me so much about the power of healthy, clean nutrition! So much that it has officially become a part of my DNA and here’s why…

Once you are a proud owner of the BFS, you instantly become a food ninja who is healthier and stronger than ever before! No matter what your obstacles have been, suddenly your astounding determination has washed them all away.

THE BODY FUEL SYSTEM INCLUDES:

-Weekly Grocery Lists

-Weekly Meal Prep Guides

-Serving Sizes & Portions

-Daily Menus (By Meal)

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