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    Perfectly Imperfect Summer Smoothie Bowl

    Hey Loves! Y’all know that I mostly talk about important healing topics like empowerment, positivity, self-love, body positivity, living a life you love and using your voice. Can’t shut me up about it and that hasn’t changed! Occasionally I get to share some delicious healthy recipes with you, too. If you followed me through The Cocoon: Empowered Transformation (my healthy living program for people in bigger bodies) then you already know that I am a big fan of SMOOTHIES. Mmm! So easy and a yummy way to get more fresh fruits and veggies into your awesome bod!  Well, this morning…

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    That Was Delicious, But Now My Gut Hates Me

    Hello Loves! After a wonderful long weekend in New Orleans eating ALL the delicious things (and more than a few adult beverages) my body is BEGGING me for a detox & reset. As you might know, I am about halfway through my 30 Day Challenge and it is going great!  However, I had planned my trip before planning my Challenge, so I knew that I would release myself from the restrictions over my 4 days in NOLA.   My mouth LOVED it.  My gut, eh, not so much. And my brain could use a fog lift as well.  And my…

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    Rad Recipes: Dairy-Free Smoothie (Tastes Like a 50/50 Bar!)

    I wanted to create a sweet, creamy smoothie that was dairy-free but still tastes great & has an indulgent mouth-feel. BOOM! The Cantaloupe & Almond Milk Smoothie is just the thing.  It has a smooth texture and is sweet with a flavor reminiscent of a 50/50 bar without being overbearing.  It’s also a super-healthy fruit that’s loaded with potassium and B vitamins including B1, B3, B6, and folate, plus Vitamin K, magnesium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, iron, and fiber.   Calorie wise, a medium-sized melon only contains about 186 calories! Here’s my super-simple recipe: 1/2 ripe cantaloupe melon, seeds removed (you…

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    Rad Recipes: Strawberry & Chia “Detox” Smoothie

    Now, I put the word “detox” in quotes because our bodies already naturally know how to get the crap out of our systems- that’s what livers, kidneys, and sweat glands DO. The word detox has become dangerously synonymous with diet culture, so I have become a lot more careful with it’s usage. Also: F*CK DIET CULTURE. After indulging several meals that mainly consisted of deliciously deep-fried everything, my body is begging me for a “detox” which actually just means that I am craving something lighter and easier on my digestive system. I still want actual food with wholesome ingredients that…

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    Rad Recipes: Kiwi-Kale-Pineapple Smoothie 

    My obsession with pineapple and smoothies took a gloriously green turn this morning with this beauty! It tastes like what a heavenly tropical paradise should feel like (minus the humidity & sand). Sweet and a teensy bit tart, Exotic & refreshing! Here’s what I used: 2 slices fresh pineapple 2 fresh kiwi fruits, scooped 1 leaf fresh green kale, stripped About a cup of fresh orange/pineapple juice blend (you can use cold coconut water if you want to cut back the sugar from juice) Blend & Enjoy!

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    Rad Recipes: Apple-Cinnamon Ugly Smoothie

    The beauty is on the inside for my Apple-Cinnamon Ugly Smoothie! The cinnamon & apple combine to create a dessert-like flavor. This healthy & delicious meal to go is ready in 5 minutes (or less!) and tastes sweet & fresh. 1/2 apple of your choice, chopped into small cubes 1 leaf Kale, stripped from stem and torn in pieces 1 small Cutie tangerine or sweet orange, peeled and sections separated 1/2-1 teaspoon coconut oil 1 cup cold coconut water Dash of cinnamon Blend and Enjoy!  

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    Rad Recipes: Fresh Green Powerhouse Smoothie 

    Loaded with fresh leafy greens & herbs to deliver vitamins & minerals in an antioxidant-rich smoothie. Frozen unsweetened strawberries, fresh green grapes and a fresh clementine add a touch of natural sweetness + citrusy zing. Super low calorie plus high fiber.  Approx. 80 calories Stupidly simple. Handful of fresh spinach leaves 2 fresh kale leaves, stems removed Sprig of fresh parsley 1 fresh clementine, peeled 1/2 cup frozen unsweetened strawberries Small handful of white grapes 1 cup cold water Combine all ingredients in blender until smooth. Pour into your favorite tall glass and enjoy!

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    Rad Recipes: Bright Eyed Breakfast “Ugly Smoothie”

    I want to eat healthier, but I don’t want to spend a bunch of time in the morning fixing something. So, smoothies! This one is so ugly it hurts- but dang, does it taste good. Citrusy and not too sweet. Super easy, under 200 calories, and so dang good for the body. Win! Handful of fresh raw spinach 1 leaf of fresh raw kale, stem removed Cup of frozen, unsweetened blueberries 1-2 mandarins (“cuties”) Cup of water Optional: tsp-tbsp flax seeds Dump it all in the blender, pour in your favorite glass and enjoy! I know I said it was…