Perfect High Protein Post-Workout Ice Cream

Hi friends! Today’s I’m popping in to share a super delicious, super easy, and super protein-packed smoothie recipe that is a perfect for these approaching warm summer days!

The Perfect High Protein Post-Workout Ice Cream

I’ve taken up running again and, after finishing a sweaty workout, there’s nothing I’m craving more than something cold and sweet! I recently discovered ProYo High Protein Low Fat Ice Cream at my local Ralph’s and absolutely love how all the flavors have a good balance of healthy fats, carbs, and protein! It’s changed my mindset towards ice cream from it being a treat, to it being something I can enjoy after exercise to replenish my body! …

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Golden Beet Red Quinoa Salad

Golden Beet Red Quinoa Salad

Hey hey hey, party people! How is everyone doing this fine Monday morning?

This last week or so has been especially exciting for me for several reasons. I photographed my first celebrity wedding, took pictures of Selena Gomez (who was a guest!), was featured in People Magazine in print, and made the most AMAZING healthy salad! And while I know that last point is on a totally different topic, I’m super pumped to share one of the tastiest salads I’ve ever made!

I’ve always been the kind of person who’s viewed salads as just a side dish to accompany the main star of a meal. They never seem to be hearty enough or have enough flavor to merit being the only thing I eat (FOMOOF= Fear Of Missing Out On Food). This recipe changes all of that! I made a big batch and Kyle and I absolutely devoured the full serving bowl of food. I kept asking him if he wanted me to make something to go along with it, and his reply was to scoop another big serving on to his plate and say “Nope, I could eat this all day long”.

It has the most amazing flavors and textures and is incredibly filling from the quinoa and golden beets! The watercress adds in a fantastic, slightly-peppery kick that I absolutely love.Golden Beet Red Quinoa Salad

You can find the full recipe for this salad at BW Quality Growers! Click on over and prepare to make the BEST salad ever!

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Caramelized Apple Oatmeal

Caramelized Apple Oatmeal - easy, fast, healthy, and mouthwateringly good!

Anyone else in the breakfast slump? 🙋🏼

Lately, I’ve been so unmotivated when it comes to breakfast. Dinners have been fantastic since I’m still on a cooking high from moving into my first apartment and having my own kitchen, but when I wake up in the morning at 5:30 or 6 am to get up with Kyle, the last thing I want to do is make anything that takes more than 2 minutes of effort. Breakfast has been pretty uninspiring lately with a lot of peanut butter toast and cereal!

That’s why, I came up with this recipe! I wanted a filling breakfast that was delicious, easy, and fast. Apple pie is my favorite food, so it only took a second to decide that I wanted to incorporate caramelized apples for a sweet start to the day!  …

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Zesty Corn and Avocado Salad

Zesty Corn and Avocado Salad- fresh, healthy, and absolutely delicious!

You guys! I’m so excited about this recipe for a few good reasons.

1. It’s DELICIOUS. Seriously, you need this in your life. It is bursting with all the best spring/summer flavors: lime, sweet corn, crunchy veggies, creamy avocado, a kick from the chile, and a smidgen of parmesan… because when is that ever a bad idea. I could not keep myself from snacking as I styled the big ol’ bowl for photos.

2. It’s one of the effortlessly healthy recipes. You know when you try to healthify a recipe and it’s just realllllllllyyy not doing it for you? That’s how 95% of healthy cookie recipes are for me (minus this one for The BEST Healthy Cookie Ever) and, when it comes down to it, I usually end up questioning why I even attempted to remake a recipe. This recipe just takes natural, from-the-earth goodness and mixes them all together. And it’s phenomenal!…

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