Monday, April 27, 2015

{Strawberry Banana Post Workout Smoothie}

I am usually a HUGE fan of chocolate protein shakes after my workouts but I decided to switch things up and I am so glad I did! This one may be my new favorite! I say that after every new shake recipe..ha ha...but I truly love them all!

I have started trying to add in more coconut water because it is super refreshing and packed with electrolytes. Perfect after a super sweaty workout. I don't LOVE drinking it straight so I have started adding it to my post workout smoothie and it is super yummy!

**If you want to see a video of my making this shake....check it out on my Instagram!



Strawberry Banana Post Workout Smoothie
serves:1
  • 1 cup pure coconut water (Iused Vita Coco brand)
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 medium banana
  • 1/2 tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I used MRM all natural rich vanilla)
  • stevia to sweeten (optional: 4 drops liquid stevia, stevia packet or honey)
Add ingredients to blender and blend until smooth!


ENJOY!!





Wednesday, April 22, 2015

{What I ate Wednesday} 4/22/15

Hey You Guys!! 

It's been super crazy lately! Super crazy! I have been trying to add in short workouts during the day and that seems to be working pretty well for me! Check out my Pinterest page for some of my faves!

 I don't know why really but I haven't been eating much meat lately. I almost always eat meat for dinner but throughout the day I have been doing a lot of snacking on fruit and drinking shakes. I think it's just been more convenient while I'm running after my crazies! 

On to WIAW:


Breakfast: Overnight Oats


Lunch: Coconut Greek yogurt, blueberries and Natures Path Organic coconut chia granola 


Dinner: My hubby's birthday dinner...I had a cheeseburger over lettuce and tomato with organic ketchup on top. Grilled squash and zucchini and broccoli salad on the side. YES...I did eat a small piece of his ice cream cake. :)




Have a fabulous Wednesday!!







Monday, April 20, 2015

{Peachy Green Protein Shake}

Happy Monday!!!

I have been LOVING my protein shakes these days. I feel my best when I pack my day full of as many fruits, veggies and protein as I can. Protein shakes are just way too convenient. I can mix one up in a matter of minutes and drink it while I am playing with my kids or feeding them.

I have been trying to bump up protein intake for the last few months. Protein is important because it helps build lean muscle, curbs hunger and reduces my cravings throughout the day.

In this yummy shake I have added mango, peaches, spinach and avocado to give you tons of nutrients in one delicious drink! Oh and just in case you are worried...you can not taste the spinach or the avocado. It is a creamy, fruity and delicious shake!! Super refreshing on a hot day!!


Peachy Green Protein Shake

serves: 1

1 cup unsweetened coconut almond milk (any milk will work)
1 cup baby spinach
1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
1/2 cup frozen peach slices
1/2 small avocado (or 1/4 of a large)
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use MRM all natural Rich Vanilla)

Add ingredients to blender. Blend until smooth.

ENJOY!! :)




Looking for more smoothie recipes? Search the #ShowUsYourSmoothie for more delicious ideas to boost your protein intake for the day!  



Thursday, April 16, 2015

{HAPPY 2nd BIRTHDAY WHOLE FOODS NEW BODY}



Well you guys....it almost slipped my mind but this day...two years ago....I wrote my first blog post. I was scared but passionate about changing my life. I had made small changes in my diet that had made such a huge impact and I wanted to share everything I knew and every struggle that I had had with others.

I didn't know then the impact that this blog would have on my life. I didn't know that I would fall head over heels in love with this lifestyle. I didn't know that 2 years later I would still be in love with all things health and fitness.

Having you guys to share my recipes with, my tips, my struggles and my progress with has been the ultimate motivation to keep doing what I am doing. I want to thank you all for the kind words and sweet messages that I receive. You have no idea what your kind words do for me!

So what's next for WFNB??? The sky is the limit! I plan to start making and sharing more new recipes, more videos, more tips that I come up with  along the way, more workouts and a few fun things in the mix!

I thought it would be fun on WFNB's 2nd birthday to share with you all the recipe that started this all out and some of your guys favorites!!





Most Popular Recipes.....


  • Clean Eating Strawberry Banana Bread


Most popular posts....



Most Popular Video....



Be sure to check me out on facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest so you don't miss anything!! 




So tell me.....

What do you want to see more of on WFNB?



Monday, April 13, 2015

Dark Chocolate {not} Green Smoothie


I LOVE green smoothies but if you are just starting out on your clean eating journey or if the color of a green smoothie weirds you out....this is the perfect smoothie for you!! It is creamy, cold and super chocolatey!! It tastes like a total splurge but it is actually PACKED with nutrients!!



{Dark Chocolate {not} Green Smoothie
adapted from: Never HomeMaker

  • 1 cup unsweetened Almond Coconut Milk (any milk will work)
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 3/4 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen cherries
  • 2 tbsp. dark cocoa powder
  • 4-5 stevia drops/stevia packet/maple syrup to sweeten
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder **I used MRM all natural dutch chocolate whey 
  • 3/4 tbsp. flax seed meal (optional)
Place ingredients in blender and blend until smooth! 

**Add ice or frozen almond milk cubes if you like more of a milkshake texture!


ENJOY!


Sunday, April 12, 2015

{My Plan For the Week} Sunday Planning

Hi!! Just finished my yoga workout and MAN I am feeling good!! I did the 21 day Fix {Yoga Fix.} It is my favorite yoga video right now. I was really sore from doing Piloxing the past couple days so this was much needed. I am sore is a good way! :)



Now on to my plan for the week:

Breakfast will be....

Overnight Oats of course! I may try a new recipe this week though to switch it up!



Lunch will be....

  • leftovers

  • banana wraps


  • Eggs and Ezekiel Cinnamon Raisin toast

Snacks will be...


  • Greek yogurt with berries

  • Apple and almonds

  • Green tea

  • Homemade trail mix: raw almonds, peanuts, raisins and dark chocolate chips




Dinners....




  • Breakfast for dinner: Omelettes and Pancakes are our faves. I use Bobs Red Mill 12 grain pancake mix and add bananas while cooking. The bananas caramelize and the kids and hubby LOVE these!



{workouts}

  • 21 day fix: I will probably do her pilates and yoga this week.




Hope this gives you a few good ideas to add into your week!!! 







Thursday, April 9, 2015

{What kind of flour do I use??}

I get this question a lot so I thought I would write a quick blog post on what kind of flours I use and why!!

First things first....I don't really use flour much at all. These days I do very little baking or cooking that would require flour. The majority of my food is fruits, vegetables, lean protein, healthy fats and a little whole grains in the mix. My favorite carbs are oats (steel cut and old fashioned), sweet potatoes (I know this is a vegetable but it is a very starchy one so I count it as a carb), whole grain wraps, whole grain pitas and brown rice on occasion. Oats and sweet potatoes are my go-to starches.


Now back to flours.....

There are TONS of different options when it comes to flours. I do not recommend the enriched white flour. Why.,...you might ask?

They basically take all of the "good stuff" out of the flour during the process of refinement. They add the "nutrients" back in but it isn't the way that your body will understand it and use it correctly. Your body reacts to this starch the same way it would sugar. (source)

So.....just say no to enriched white flour and products that contain it. Instead give your body carbs through fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

What are the best alternatives??


  • Whole grain flour/Whole wheat flour: More nutrients, digested more slowly, higher in fiber. I actually use this for baking homemade breads for my family. This is a great substitute for white flour.

  • Oat Flour: This is probably my all time favorite flour substitute. I use this in all of my Oat bread recipes/muffins. All you do is grind up old fashioned oats in a food processor. They are cheap and very easy to get the gluten free version if you are sensitive. Oat flour is dense and makes very moist breads. They don't really get light and fluffy so use Whole grain flour if that is what you are looking for.

  • Almond flour: This is another one of my favorites! I like to use this for savory foods like meatloaf and sweet treats like muffins. It is great for paleo or gluten free diets. It is dense and nutty.


Yes....there are MANY other healthy flour alternatives but these are the ones that I have used and loved!! 

What are your favorite flour alternatives???



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