200+ Smoothies! App for iPhone

We’ve gathered [app_link app="Smoothies" platform="iOS" text="over 200 smoothie recipes" location="Blog Post"] and want to share them with you. Smoothies for every taste. Buy the 200+ Smoothie app now!

fruity smoothies
green smoothies
protein smoothies
dessert smoothies
nutty smoothies
meal smoothies (these are more filling with oatmeal, tofu or eggs included)
quick smoothies

All you need is an iPhone or iPad, a blender and the ingredients and you can use our smoothie app. It even comes with a shopping list too, so you can add smoothies you like to your list which will make shopping for them easier.

Smoothies are tasty, fun and pretty easy to make. I make one daily, so having a variety of types to choose from is important. Buy the [app_link app="Smoothies" platform="iOS" text="200+ Smoothie" location="Blog Post"] app today.

Here are a couple smoothie recipes you’ll find in our app:
Mango and Cherry SmoothieRead more

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New iPhone App: PALEO Meal Plans

Weekly Paleo Meal Plans!Wouldn’t it be great if delicious and well rounded Paleo recipes would appear for you every day of the week? Then you need this app because that’s exactly what you’ll get when you use Paleo Meal Plans!

Ok so it won’t actually make the recipes for you, but typically following Paleo requires the knowledge of what’s allowed or what’s not allowed, finding recipes that are Paleo and planning meals for the week ahead. With work, school, kids activities, and a social life to focus on, who’s got time for all of this? Well, look no further because we’ve done it ALL for you!

Weekly Paleo Meal Plans!Paleo is essentially eating foods the way nature intended. Food must be real, unprocessed and natural. So we’ve done the hard part and gathered delicious Paleo compliant [...]

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Skinny Me Chicken Soup

I call this “skinny me soup” for a few reasons. 1) It is packed with nutrient and fiber dense vegetables. 2) The soup is filled with chicken which is packed with protein and will help repair muscle tissue. 3) The fiber and protein will keep you full on minimum calories. 4) It is super easy to make (not skinny but still a plus).
soup
Ingredients 

2 tablespoons of olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 large onion, chopped
2-3 bell peppers, chopped
2 large carrots, shredded
2 cups mushrooms, chopped
1 can diced tomatoes
6 boneless, skinless cooked chicken breast, shredded
4-8 cups chicken broth
Seasonings to taste: salt, pepper, anise seed, fennel seed, dried oregano, and dried basil

Instructions 

In a large saucepan, heat olive oil and add garlic until fragrant.
Add onion and season with salt. Heat the onions for about ten minutes , stirring constantly.
Add the bell pepper and heat until tender.
Add the shredded [...]

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Skinny Pumpkin Spice Latte

ITS BACK!!!! Starbucks has released its tenth year of those delicious, calorie packed Pumpkin Spice Lattes. A grande (16 ounces) PSL with nonfat milk and no whipped cream contains 260 calories and 48 grams of sugar. YES, you read that correctly 48 GRAMS OF SUGAR! Try this cleaned up version which is Paleo and 17 Day Diet cycle two friendly!
PSL
Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe
Serves 1

Ingredients

2 -4 tablespoons canned pumpkin
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup STRONGLY brewed coffee or 2 shots espresso
1-3 packets of stevia

Mix all the ingredients in a saucepan over medium to high heat, whisking continuously, until the “latte” begins to steam.

This cleaned up version has….drum roll please…. ONLY 55 calories and 2 grams of sugar!

Looking for more clean eating recipes? Try this clean eating meal plan. 3 meals + 1 snack planned each [...]

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Chocolate Covered Berries

coco berries
 
Nothing beats chocolate covered fruit and this dessert is no exception.
Plus, it is Paleo and Flat Belly Diet Friendly.
All you need to create this super simple dessert is 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (MUFA), 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, and 1/2 cup frozen berries (you can use fresh but I always have frozen berries on hand).

In a microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate and coconut oil. To melt, heat the chocolate and oil, stirring every 20 seconds. It should take about 1 1/2-2 minutes. Allow chocolate to cool for a few minutes. Once chocolate is cooled slightly, dip the berries in the melted chocolate and place on a foiled-lined baking sheet. After all the berries have been coated in wonderful,yummy chocolate, place the baking sheet in the refrigerator  to harden the chocolate. Once the chocolate has harden, about ten minutes, pop these [...]

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Banana Muffins

I have a thing for muffins. Egg muffins, oatmeal muffins and now banana muffins. I am not sure if muffins are really my thing or more the ability to easily take muffins on the go as breakfast or  a quick afternoon snack. Here is a great Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin recipe that is Flat Belly Diet Friendly.
muffins ban
Ingredients

1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
3 teaspoon canola oil
1 egg plus 2 egg whites, beaten
1/3 cup nonfat plain or vanilla Greek yogurt
3 ripe bananas, mashed
1 cup uncooked quick oats
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips (MUFAS)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Mix all the dry ingredients (omitting the oats) in a large bowl
Add all the wet ingredients (omitting the bananas) to the dry mixture
Add the mashed bananas and oats to mixture and fold in
Line muffin [...]

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The Incredible Edible Egg

Does anyone remember the egg propaganda of the 90′s? Well, it turns out, the egg is pretty incredible and thankfully- it is edible. In recent years, the egg has been through some rough times, it has been believed to be a villain- adding TOO MUCH cholesterol to our diets and inches to the waist. But eggs, yes the whole egg – yolk included, are a little misunderstood. They pack tons of nutritional value and health benefits.

eggs

Brain Games
Whole eggs are a great source of choline (30% of your RDA). Choline regulates brain and nervous system function.

Save the Tata’s
According to research, women who consume a high-intake of choline (about 6-8 whole eggs weekly) are 24% less likely to get breast cancer.

Sharpen the Eyes
Packed with antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin, egg yolks fend off macular degeneration and lower the risk of cataracts.

Shrink your waist 
A study by Louisiana State [...]

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Taco Salad in a Jar

Looking to save time in the kitchen? Preparing meals in advance is one of the best ways to spend less time in the kitchen and more time doing, well, whatever else you want. If you are new to pre-planning meals, start with salads-in-a-jar. These salads are simple to make and can last 4-5 days in the refrigerator.
Taco Salad in a Jar!
 

The best part of a salad in a jar you can add anything you would like. Follow these steps for a delicious 17 day diet approved taco salad-in-a-jar or substitute any ingredients to create the salad of your dreams. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO. 

Start with a clean 32oz glass jar or a couple.
Layer 1: Salsa or any other 17 Day Diet approved dressing you prefer
Layer 2: Ground Turkey or ground chicken
Layer [...]

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Welcome Back Pumpkins!

It’s just about that time of year again…. we start to see signs of fall: spicy smell of cinnamon, halloween decorations and candy at the store, autumn veggies, and that includes Pumpkins! A lot of friends on Facebook have been talking about their Pumpkin Latte’s at Starbuck’s and this excites me. I love this season! But, don’t we all?!

Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe + benefits of adding pumpkin to your diet!

Speaking of pumpkins… Have you ever wondered what the health benefits of eating pumpkin is? Here are 10 health benefits just for you:

Orange vegetables like pumpkin, sweet potato, carrots and butternut squash carry the antioxidant Beta-Carotene. This has been known to possibly play a role in cancer prevention. PLUS, the seeds of the pumpkin have sterols in them that have been linked to fight off some cancers, too! So save the seeds and roast [...]

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Key Lime Pie Protein Shake

When a craving hits, they are difficult to ignore. For the past few days, I have been craving key lime pie but instead of wandering to the grocery store late one night to devour a pie that would rightfully earn me unwanted pounds. I put my creative side to use and made a clean key lime pie. Okay it isn’t really pie; it is a protein shake but oh man it is delicious and healthy all wrapped into one.
key lime

1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt or cottage cheese
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I love BSN Vanilla Ice Cream)
Zest from 1 key lime
1 tablespoon key lime juice (about 3 key limes)
 5-10 ice cubes
1 cup almond milk, water, or coconut milk, unsweetened
1/2 teaspoon stevia
1 teaspoon sugar-free vanilla pudding mix
1 cup spinach (to make it green)

Blend all the ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour into [...]

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