Recipe: Strawberry Green Smoothie

Spring into better health with this delicious Strawberry Banana Green Smoothie made with Almond Butter!

This post is by blog team member, Kelly. To learn more about Kelly, check out our team page!


Have you jumped on the Green Smoothie bandwagon yet? Truly Green Smoothies (i.e., smoothies made with mostly greens) are a quick, easy and delicious way to upgrade your nutrition and boost your energy. I’m a fan of green smoothies year-round, but there’s no better time to enjoy a refreshing, healthy blended drink than in these warmer summer months.

Spring into better health with this delicious Strawberry Green Smoothie made with a mix of strawberries, healthy greens, bananas, and almond butter!

Today I’m sharing my Strawberry Green Smoothie recipe to help you incorporate more of this “liquid sunshine” into your life.

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Recipe: Shaved Squash Salad with Chevre and Mustard Vinaigrette

Raw, shaved green and yellow squash tossed with red onion, fresh chevre, and toasted pecans in a sweet and tangy mustard vinaigrette make this a beautiful, healthy side dish perfect for warm weather meals!

This post is by blog team member, Kelly. To learn more about Kelly, check out our team page!


Looking to shake things up with your salads? Then try this Shaved Squash Salad with Chevre and a Mustard Vinaigrette. Can you say delicious!?!?!

This Shaved Squash Salad is inspired by one of the dishes I enjoyed most on a recent trip to one of my favorite places—Orange Beach, Alabama. In truth, this recipe is my attempt to re-create the restaurant version of the salad. Does it taste exactly like the original? Probably not. But both are fantastic!

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Recipe: Coco-nana Cucumber Kale Green Smoothie

This post is by blog team member, Kelly. To learn more about Kelly, check out our team page!


In some of my posts you’ve heard me talk about “crowding out” the processed food in your diet by adding more vegetables. I love focusing on what TO eat that helps me look and feel my best rather than depriving myself of foods I love. Non-starchy vegetables, and leafy greens in particular, are the one food that pretty much all nutrition experts agree that we can, and should, eat to our heart’s content! And we’re not just talking about lettuce here. 🙂

Kale is just one of the many leafy greens that can be a great addition to your diet!

Kale is just one of the many leafy greens that can be a great addition to your diet!

There is a whole world of leafy greens out there to try! Some of which include:

  • arugula
  • beet greens
  • bok choy
  • broccoli
  • broccoli rabe
  • collard greens
  • dandelion greens
  • green cabbage
  • kale
  • mustard greens
  • napa cabbage
  • spinach
  • swiss chard
  • watercress

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day–and in addition to a little chocolate!–why not give your body the leafy green LOVE it deserves? As I shared in a recent post, one of the easiest ways we can start consuming more leafy greens is by incorporating them into Green Smoothies. Because a truly “green” Green Smoothie contains mostly greens! I follow this simple formula: (more…)

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Recipe: Quinoa Breakfast Bowls

Rise and Dine on these delicious, savory quinoa breakfast bowls that are packed with healthy, real ingredients!

Quinoa Breakfast Bowls are a delicious and nutritious option for busy mornings. Just a little advanced prep will make this healthy morning meal a breeze!

This post is by blog team member, Kelly. To learn more about Kelly, check out our team page!


Are you a breakfast believer? Even if you don’t think breakfast is indeed the most important meal, there’s no denying that starting the day with a balanced meal has many health benefits.

Eating some combination of produce, protein and healthy fat within one hour of waking helps fire up your metabolism, boosts your mood, and improves concentration. It also keeps your blood sugar from skyrocketing and then plummeting—the way grabbing say, a granola bar to go with your coffee, will do. I know I feel better when I’ve eaten a proper breakfast. And I’ve also found that starting the day with a balanced breakfast usually leads to an entire day of healthy eating.

This doesn’t mean I’m never guilty of grabbing “just a little something” on my way out the door from time to time. Getting three kids off in the morning isn’t easy! To get in a good breakfast, even on busy weekdays, I’ve found two things to be extremely helpful:

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Recipe: Mango Spinach Green Smoothie

A great way to restore health after overindulging

This post is by blog team member, Kelly. To learn more about Kelly, check out our team page!


As the holidays wind down, you may feel the need to remedy your overindulgences. Perhaps the latest cleanse or detox may sound appealing?

After the holidays or overindulging, do you feel the need to detox or cleanse?

While I’m not a huge fan of many of these programs I think there are some reasons why certain options may be useful. For example, during a sugar detox you may learn all the places sugar hides. And there are certainly benefits for those who are able to sleuth out a food allergy or intolerance through a period of abstinence. But let’s be real! Most cleanse and detox programs are synonymous with diets, and they tend to induce a deprivation mindset and put the focus on all the things we should NOT eat.

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