Energizing Green Smoothie

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This is one of my favorite smoothie recipes. I feel so full, fresh, and re-energized after I drink it. A complete meal replacement full of good stuff that your body needs but without the crap you see in other meal replacement shakes. #justsaynotoGMO 😉

3 scoops Nutrimeal Free

1 Tsp Spirulina

1/2 cup frozen apple (I peel and cube it and stick it in freezer bags)

2 tsp hulled hemp seeds

12 oz coconut milk, unsweetened

4-6 oz filtered water

Blend thoroughly and go conquer the world!

Blueberry Banana Breakfast Smoothie

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I love a good smoothie for breakfast or lunch. This one has the essential fats, good protein, and a balanced amount of carbs and sugar that allow your body to absorb and metabolize the nutrients for optimal absorption and energy! No spiked blood sugar which will help you avoid that dreaded craaaash after you eat. Kid friendly, too!

3 scoops of Nutrimeal Free

6oz coconut milk

6 oz almond milk

Handful of frozen blueberries

1 frozen banana

1 tsp raw honey

1 tsp Great Lakes unflavored gelatin

20 Favorite Breakfast Recipes – Healthy, Easy, and Delicious!

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Hey y’all! Is it just me or does life seem to move faster and faster by the day? We are at a crazy phase of life with an almost 8 year old, 3 1/2 year old, and a 10 month old but it still seems like we’re just whirling through this thing we call life and at a very fast pace! Which has led me to a place of really wanting to stop, assess, and cut out the things that aren’t creating growth, happiness, or peace for my family. But more on that later….

I’m in the middle of re-designing my Operation Lose the Baby Weight program that I launched back in the summer. It’s been a lot of fun and a lot of weight has been lost by some new mommas, but as with all things, there are some tweaks I want to make now that we’ve been doing it for a little while. I’ve had some wonderful feedback from my clients and so with their suggestions and my own thoughts we’re relaunching soon. One of the big things that I like to provide the women who jump on board with this, is access to recipes that are quick, clean, and affordable. My original goal was to create and cook these myself because I absolutely love cooking and being in the kitchen, but due to lack of time and lack of space (we’re renting a teeny apartment right now!), I’ve had to realize that I’m serving everyone better if I just compile recipes from some of my favorite food bloggers. I cook almost every, single meal my family eats, so I’m constantly trying out new recipes and have a great list of favorites that we go back to often. I realize that not all of us enjoy cooking and finding new recipes so here’s my gift to you. 20 of my favorite breakfast recipes that are sure to liven up your morning routine while also providing you with the nutrition and energy you need to kick off the day. And for those of you who are in the various stages of sleeplessness with your little ones like we are, Lord knows we need all of the energy we can get! I’ll follow this with 20 of my favorite lunch recipes and then dinner recipes. Et voila, the breakfast recipes:

1. Dill Smoked Salmon and Red Pepper Scamble from PaleOMG. We love this for dinner, too!

2. Twice Baked Breakfast Sweet Potatoes from Primal Palate

3. Iced Coffe Protein Shake – great when you’re on the go!

4. Avocado Toast always makes me happier in the morning

5. Banana Pancakes from The Fit Bald Man

6. Paleo English Muffins from Running to the Kitchen. Love these with eggs and some avocado.

7. Sweet Potato Hash from The Cozy Apron

8. Vanilla Chia Pudding

9. Paleo Breakfast Casserole from Paleo Effect

10. Paleo Egg Muffins from Healthy Crush. These are so versatile and kids love them. #momwin

11. Apple Butternut Squash Hash from PaleOMG

12. Coconut Flour Coffee Cake from The Coconut Mama. Perfect for Sunday mornings with a big mug of Bulletproof coffee. 🙂

13. Paleo Sausage Egg McMuffin from Nom Nom Paleo

14. Cranberry Walnut Granola from Cook Eat Paleo . Make a big batch ahead of time and eat all week!

15. Espresso Gluten Free Scones from The Spunky Coconut. Bake these the night before and just warm them up in the morning. I use the USANA Nutrmeal Free or Vanilla Nutrimeal in place of the egg protein powder in her recipe.

16. Coconut Flour Apple Pancakes from This Chick Cooks

17. Paleo Apple Fritters from Fed and Fit

18. Overnight Steel Cut Oats from Lovely Little Kitchen. The mix in options are endless!

19. Mini Chocolate Waffles from Savory Lotus (guest post on PaleOMG)

20. Ham, Apple, and Sweet Potato Scramble from Paleo Newbie

And there you have it! 20 delicious, easy, and mostly quick recipes to spice up your breakfast routine and fuel your body with real, whole foods. Enjoy!

xx,

Lauren

Smoked Salmon Asparagus Frittata

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Smoked salmon is one of those foods I could eat all day, everyday. Especially with eggs…SO delicious. Add avocado and it’s a little piece of heaven. I originally got this recipe from PaleOMG and changed a few little things. Side note, PaleOMG has some incredible recipes if you’re trying to follow a paleo or mostly paleo diet, OR if you just like awesome food. Plus, Juli, the author of the blog is hilar. Super sarcastic and I pretty much want to be her best friend.

This recipe requires a lot of eggs and while we’re on the topic of eggs let me just say a few things. I don’t buy store-bought eggs and I would encourage you not to either. Here’s why. You will see eggs sold in the grocery store that are labeled ‘free range’, ‘cage free’, etc. however, these terms are not regulated and gross practices like beak cutting and forcing the egg production cycle are allowed in these farms. Plus, many times the chickens are starved and other repulsive things are done to the animals in these mass producing factories farms. (Read more on egg carton labeling and the inhumane practices here) I refuse to support all of that. For those reasons I have always sought out a local farmer who has happy, healthy chickens that run around outside, eat a diet that they were designed to eat, and lay eggs when they naturally would. An added bonus, the eggs can be cheaper this way. I usually pay around $3.00 a dozen. With all of that said, eggs can be an extremely healthy addition to any diet, but ONLY if you’re eating eggs from healthy hens. And in my opinion that only comes from a conscientious farmer whose end goal is truly caring about the animals and producing an amazing product. By the way, the same goes for meat and the dairy products. Avoid the grocery store, if you can. There are many wonderful, local farmers out there raising healthy animals so please, please support them!


 

Recipe:

12 eggs

10 oz wild caught smoked salmon

Bundle of asparagus, chopped

1 cup mushrooms, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

1 avocado, sliced

Salt and pepper to taste

2 tbsp coconut oil

Fresh dill, for garnish

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

1. Whisk the eggs in a bowl and add salt and pepper.

2. Melt coconut oil in a cast iron skillet, sauté asparagus and mushrooms for 4 minutes or just before they’re soft. Add garlic and sauté for another minute. Salt and pepper the veggies.

3. Pull apart the smoked salmon so that it’s in bite sized bits and add to your egg mixture. Add sautéed vegetables to the egg mixture.

4. Poor the egg/veggie mixture back into the cast iron skillet.

5. Bake for about 20 minutes or until frittata is set in the middle.

6. Garnish the slices with avocado and fresh dill. Stuff your face.

I think I ate three portions when I made this. So, so, so good! My kids devoured this, too. Always a plus.

 

Enjoy!

Lauren