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    Coconut Berry Bowl

    It’s 70 and sunny in LA. And it’s February. Coming from Minnesota, I can handle this! I’ve stayed away from smoothies for a while, instead opting for cooked foods to ease my digestion and add warmth during the winter season. However it felt just right for today 🙂 I’m currently on a limited “autoimmune”-type nutritional protocol to reduce systemic inflammation and heal my gut, which means no nuts (or legumes – aka peanut butter…gasp!) for the time being. Oh how I miss them haha. But I can have everything coconut – oil, butter, yogurt, milk (the pure, unprocessed, whole fat kind) – and that is amazing. Adding to that amazingness…

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    Power Pudding

    I crafted a bowl of chia pudding this morning that was so delicious and nutritious, I have to share 🙂 It’s super quick, easy, and the perfect well-rounded breakfast to start your day! Also, being gluten/grain-free, dairy-free and soy-free, it’s highly anti-inflammatory 👍   To make, soak the following overnight: 3T chia seeds (I used Bob’s Red Mill) 1c unsweetened vanilla almond milk (I used Califia Farms) Dash of vanilla and cinnamon to taste Then mix in: 2T Collagen Hydrosolate (Great Lakes Gelatin brand is my preferred – it’s a great source of protein, amino acids and overall nutritional support!) Pink Himalayan salt (my favorite ha) And top with: 1/4c…

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    Oatmeal Cottage Cheese Pancakes (with Chocolate Chips of course)

    Here’s a new pancake recipe I tried because I had cottage cheese in the fridge I wanted to use up…and who doesn’t like pancakes?!? This was super simple, clean, high in protein and not overly sweet, which works well for me:) Although I did add chocolate chips…of course. But you could try a variety of additions…blueberries, bananas, apples, etc. Ingredients: 1c egg whites 1c cottage cheese (I like Nancy’s Organic Cottage Cheese because it was the only one I could find without any additives or thickeners! It only contains the following – Organic skim milk, organic cream, organic nonfat dry milk, L. acidophilus, B. bifidum, and 4 strains of lactic cultures,…

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    Sweet Green Egg Scramble

    I found my new favorite breakfast! It may look a little crazy, but try not to judge until you try;) All you need is the following: 3/4c liquid egg whites 1 banana Lotsa spinach (1-2c depending on personal preference) Vanilla and cinnamon to taste Put all ingredients in a blender. Then scramble on a skillet. Once cooked through (there will be a little excess water from the spinach), I like to mix in 1T of almond butter and you’re done! Here’s the approximate nutrition breakdown: 310 calories 33g carbs 9g fat 27g protein You can up your healthy fats by adding more nut butter or decrease carbs by using a…

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    The Breakfast Scramble

    Introducing The Breakfast Scramble a.k.a. “Whatever I have in my Fridge”. Last night I realized I didn’t have anything ready for breakfast for the remainder of the week. So instead of being lazy and just picking up something on my way to work (and because I really do love my homemade food), I decided to get crafty. The breakfast scramble is truly a wonderful thing because it is so easy and different every time I make it. Just depends on what ingredients I have on hand. This time I went with the following (to make 2 meals): 4 eggs + 2 egg whites (PROTEIN!) 1 sweet potato (Complex carbs) 1 zucchini (Veggies) 1…