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

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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