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Nut Butter Fudge Protein Bars

Nut Butter Fudge Protein Bars

There are days where I need to eat something other than smoothies or eggs for breakfast.  Protein bars really come in handy at these moments.  My Loaded Chocolate Protein Bars are a go-to in our house already, so I wanted to make a different flavor than chocolate to have stocked up in the freezer.  Nut…

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Chewy Oat Granola Bars

Chewy Oat Granola Bars

Our son, Austin, is almost 2.  His food preferences are changing from liking softer textured fruits and veggies to him preferring crunchier fruits and veggies and more protein, like raw nuts and meat.  I tell you, just when a mom gets her food prep down to a pattern, it switches on her!  I had grown…

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How To: Homemade Baby Formula

How To: Homemade Baby Formula

The science is out.  Nothing comes close to true breast milk, because there is an innate connection between baby and mother.  When baby latches onto mom’s breast, baby’s saliva tells mom’s body what baby needs (more water, protein, fat, nutrients, etc).  Our bodies were amazingly designed!BUT, that doesn’t mean everyone is blessed with an easy…

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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Last night, I snapped this picture with our iPad and shared it on the Facebook page: … And told you it was a Pumpkin Pie Smoothie.  You wanted to know how to make it.  I didn’t realize I have never shared my recipe here with you before.  So here it is!  And who said you…

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Reworked: The Green Green Smoothie

Reworked: The Green Green Smoothie

If you’re here as part of the Green Green Smoothie craze….welcome!  Pinterest has opened a whole new portal to sharing my recipes with newcomers, and really for this one I think I need to be thanking a handful of you for originally sharing the Green Green Smoothie recipe on your boards!  (Thank you!!)  I’m used…

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Pudding

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Pudding

Are you ready for this new Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Pudding?  I’ve been enjoying chia seed pudding for a while now.  I had been using chia seeds sparingly in dessert recipes prior to that.  I was a little skeptical over using them as a main ingredient in a dish.  If you haven’t used them before,…

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Green Green Smoothie

Green Green Smoothie

Smoothies are always fun to create. It’s especially fun to make green smoothies, hiding the sometimes bitter and pure vegetable flavors in a refreshing glass of energy. Feel free to twist around my Green Green Smoothie below. I throw in usually whatever we have on hand. Kale instead of spinach, a frozen cucumber or fresh…

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Raz-Apple Smoothie

Raz-Apple Smoothie

A tasty tart and tangy smoothie! Raz-Apple Smoothie Makes 1 Serving 1/3 cup organic unsweetened coconut water or almond milk 1 Granny Smith apple, cored, chopped, frozen 1/3 cup organic raspberries, frozen 1/4 cup full-fat organic Greek yogurt or coconut milk 8 drops pure liquid stevia 1 scoop plain or vanilla protein powder Ice (optional)…

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Grain Free Blueberry Bread

Grain Free Blueberry Bread

Enjoy this delicious blueberry bread.  Simple to stir together and pop in the oven.  Makes for a filling breakfast smothered in soft butter with a cup of tea! Gluten Free Blueberry Bread Makes 1 Loaf 1 cup fresh ground flax meal 1 cup almond flour, sifted 1/2 cup shredded coconut flakes, unsweetened 1 scoop unflavored…

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Sweet-n-Spicy Ginger Smoothie

Happy Father’s Day to all dads and dads-to-be today!  What are you making for the special man in your life?  If you’re not yet sure, I encourage you to try out my newest salad creation: Grilled Hamburger Salad!  It’s quick and easy to make, and helps dad stay on his Maximized Living Nutrition Plan while…

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