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Carob + Mango Meal Replacement Shake

Every once in a while, we need to give our gut a rest.

I realize this is the 2nd smoothie posting in a row- but I can’t help it, guys! Dr. P and I have dinner+ the theatre tonight in the Capital Hill neighborhood, and I know we might indulge in some excess calories (OMG so excited for date night!).

So I decided to do some morning yoga, sip on some green ginger tea- excellent digestion support- during work, hit the gym during my lunch break for some HIIT, and then have a meal replacement smoothie to provide my hard-working digestive system with some much earned R & R.

After all, where would we be without out guts? This quote from the literary genius Francois Rabelais says it all: “From the gut comes the strut, and where hunger reigns, strength abstains.”

Right on!

So what makes a smoothie a meal replacement? Continue reading Carob + Mango Meal Replacement Shake

Superfruit Breakfast Smoothie

Guys, guys! I heart breakfast.

I have a big appetite, and the first thing I think of in the morning is how cute my husband is and if he made coffee yet. Because if not, that is the first thing I’ll do for sure. But then- what to eat?!

Lots of us say we “aren’t breakfast people”. This is so silly! It’s like saying, “I don’t like to have energy in the morning, and I love to be starving by the time lunchtime finally comes”. Continue reading Superfruit Breakfast Smoothie

Nutrition highlight: Kiwi and food waste talk

The kiwi is one pretty fruit. It photographs so well!

kiwi-pretty
Would be aesthetic addition to a potluck dish!

It also reminds me of the rad neon green eyeliner I thought was all the rage in high school (srrrrsly, not good judgment there!).

So I bought a whole bucket of kiwi last week, and I needed to get creative in order to use it all up.  Food waste has become a big issue in this country, so I didn’t want to contribute to this stinky problem. According to a report by UNEP and the World Resources Institute (WRI), 30-40% of the food in America’s food supply is just dumped into landfills yearly. That is ~1 in 3 calories!

Continue reading Nutrition highlight: Kiwi and food waste talk