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Purely Inspired No-Bake Chocolate Protein Bites

Although we’re mostly paleo, we definitely have our little treats here and there – Some are still healthy! This time.. We’re doing Chocolate Protein Bites! Lately I’ve been really, really sluggish, exhausted, foggy brained, etc. and needed to create SOMETHING to help me!

So I’ve been skipping coffee in the mornings and having a multivitamin Purely Inspired Organic Greens smoothie instead to try and get as many vitamins and minerals in me as I can and it’s definitely already made a difference. And although Oats aren’t paleo they are beneficial as they absorb slowly in the body, giving you a longer boost of energy so I decided to start making some protein bites to assist in getting my energy levels back up!

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They’re perfect as each batch makes around 12 (Depending on how large you make them!) – So they last for a few days, the kids love them for snacks, they’re perfect for on-the-go and for a MUCH needed energy pick-up.

I’m gonna share this recipe with you as it’s made a huge difference lately and they’re really, REALLY good.. And it’s perfect for the summertime as no-bake is great since it’s already SO hot outside!

Chocolate No-Bake Protein Bites

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After combining in a bowl, place in fridge for around 30 minutes. Then form into balls and enjoy! They last around 5 days in the fridge! Easy peasy!


 

I’m sure these would also be AMAZING for breastfeeding Mamas needing help getting their supply up a little! Wish I would’ve had this recipe when I was BF Hudson!

Will be doing this recipe LIVE on Purely Inspired’s FB page tomorrow at 12PM MST! Check it out! I’ll also post on here when I’m done!

Recipes · Travel

Home Chef

Hey y’all! Sorry I’ve been gone for so long, was in Louisiana for over a week and just got back (I’ll be doing my post about our adventures tomorrow!) But I’ve GOT to say, we were so smart to think ahead and #1 have our house completely clean so we had nothing to stress about AND #2 having Home Chef already ordered for us for the next few days so we don’t have to worry about going grocery shopping or eating unhealthy food sitting in the pantry!

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Home Chef delivers perfectly portioned ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes directly to your door, so whether you’re an amateur cook, or more seasoned in the kitchen, cooking with Home Chef is easy and enjoyable.
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Each week, you can use the personalized recipe recommendations they provide you. Or, you can pick from 11 fresh, chef-designed dinners, priced at $9.95 per serving. They change their menu weekly to give you countless new dinner options.

In about 30 minutes, using Home Chef’s simple, step-by-step recipe cards, you’ll confidently prepare meals from scratch that impress everyone at your table…including yourself! Use the promo code “FAMILY” to try out Home Chef for $30 off!

They’ve got such amazing food and again it was SO convenient for the after travel lag -_- Enjoy y’all! ❤

Health Tips · Paleo · Recipes

Paleo Phở

Yesterday, my Husband and I were craving ramen noodles. The broth, the noodles, the flavors.. We REALLY wanted it. Then we had the crazy idea of winging it and trying our own! Using ingredients we already had at home we started with the broth.

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In a bowl I poured a full container of Organic Vegetable broth and mixed it (to taste) with sea salt, cajun seasoning, cumin, white pepper, ginger and a LITTLE poultry seasoning (If using chicken as your protein). Then added coconut aminos until it tastes like ramen broth!! (Really, you’ll know! ;))

Bring to a boil. While waiting for your broth to boil, spiralize your sweet potatoes into noodles, heat a pan to medium-high with olive oil and throw in noodles. Let them cook for 5-7 minutes (Flipping gently, every minute) AND cook your protein (If wanted) at the same time.

Once done place protein and noodles in a bowl and pour boiling broth over. Allow to sit for 2 minutes to soak and ENJOY!
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Super delicious. SUPER healthy. We LOVED it! It’ll be our sickness food and our “Need a Cheat Day” cure food 😉

Enjoy y’all!

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Paleo · Recipes

Paleo Flourless Brownies

If you’re from a higher altitude you know how FRUSTRATING baking paleo desserts can be. I have cried from many dessert disasters.. You smell it and CRAVE it but then when you take it out of the oven it’s raw in the middle and refuses to cook, no matter how much longer you try and leave it in. I gave up – I was so done trying.. Until now. It seems like flour is the obvious struggle with paleo baking at higher altitudes – So why not attempt a high altitude brownie WITHOUT flour?!

Well I did.. And it is INCREDIBLE. And I’m sure it’s good at ANY altitude. I don’t mean to brag… But these are the most delicious brownies I’ve ever had.. And COMPLETELY healthy/paleo!! Next time I’m going to add some nuts – But MAN these are AMAZING.

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It is very minimal in it’s ingredients but the flavor does NOT reflect this. It’s easy, quick and I’m sure with a side of paleo ice cream would be even MORE dangerous. But it’s paleo so no harm, no foul! Even the kids enjoyed it! Snuck a little piece inside my step-daughter’s lunch today – She’s gonna love it!

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As you can see they came out PERFECT. No gooey, uncooked center.. No disappointing flavor.. Just incredibly healthy, chocolatey goodness!! Peek at the recipe below and try it for yourself! You’ll NEVER go back! ❥

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Lifestyle · Recipes

Denver Bloggers Club

I have recently ventured out of my comfort zone and joined a local bloggers club. At first I was a little hesitant about going to an event (I can be a little shy :p) but it was SO much fun – This is an amazing group of bloggers and a lot of them were also gluten free bloggers! I think it helps that it was a mixology meet-up 😉 And Sprouts was gracious enough to cater our event for all of the bloggers and it was a delicious spread!

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We were learning from Barb over at Creative Culinary about how to make some delicious margaritas! I thought at first, “I know how to make margaritas!” But man, was I wrong. I’ll never go back to the basic mixing of Tequila and margarita mix! She taught us how you can and SHOULD be making this delicious drink to give it different flavors and dimensions.

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My lovely friend Jennifer over at Holistic Head to Toe muddling!

We started by muddling a few different ingredients which were strawberries, blueberries and limes until it was nice and mushy (It really helps bring out the flavors) then added the pitcher mixture (lemonade, limeade and tequila) into our muddled shaker goo then we shook, shook, shook it up!

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After rimming my glass in Barb’s amazing salt/sugar mixture with lemon, lime, and orange zest creations I poured my DELICIOUS margarita into a fancy glass and NOW I’m addicted. I’ll literally NEVER go back to normal margaritas – How could you?!

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So now, I’m a margarita PRO and made some amazing new blogger friends in the process (It smells when the margarita melts all your shyness away ;)). Try this recipe out for yourself, you’ll LOVE it! And it’s SO simple! Also.. Fruits are good for you, so that too 😉

Thanks to BarbJenny, and Sprouts for such an amazing and fun event!

xoxox

Purely Inspired · Recipes

Purely Inspired Smoothies

I have four wonderful Purely Inspired smoothies that I love to make for my family that I’d love to share with you! Let me know what you thought! Smoothie Recipes Video


Berry Burst Smoothie

Handful of Strawberries

Handful of Frozen Raspberries

1 Banana

1/2 Cup Water (or Almond/Coconut milk)

1 Scoop of Purely Inspired Organic Greens Mix

This smoothie is perfect for kids and early mornings! It’s super sweet and the Organic Greens Mix has a ton of vitamins in it for a healthy dose of energy!


Apple Crisp Smoothie

2 Bananas

1/2 Cup Applesauce

2 1/2 Tbsp Purely Inspired Powdered Peanut Butter

1/2 Cup Water

1 tsp Cinnamon

The kids LOVE this smoothie! They always ask for extra peanut butter 😉 But it’s refreshing, healthy and cool for those warm days!


Vanilla Post-Workout Protein Shake

1/2 Cup water (Or Almond/Coconut milk)

1 Banana

1 1/2 Tbsp Purely Inspired Powdered Peanut Butter

1 Scoop Purely Inspired Vanilla Protein

By far my favorite protein drink post-workout! I love the peanut butter and banana together.. It’s so creamy and the protein is so delicious!


Chocolate Post-Workout Protein Shake

1/2 Cup Water (Or almond/coconut milk)

1 Banana

1 Scoop Purely Inspired Chocolate Protein

I love this one as simple as this.. The banana and chocolate together are delicious!! I’m sure some of that powdered peanut butter would be delicious too if the craving strikes you.. (Maybe tastes like a Tag-A-Long?!)


I LOVE Purely Inspired products – If you have any questions or comments please let me know and I’d love to help answer!

Paleo · Recipes

Bacon Wrapped Dates – Blooming Beets

Ever since our anniversary trip to Blooming Beets, we’ve been really craving their incredible bacon wrapped dates.. Well, lucky for us they just released a video recipe for them! And it’s WAY easier than you’d think!!

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Their presentation was beautiful!

We tried it ourselves and it was AMAZING. Start by preheating your oven to 350*. Now grab all of the ingredients you’ll need: Dates (Pitted), cashews, avocado oil, bacon and toothpicks!

Add the cashews into a processor or blender, add avocado oil and blend until smooth! (May need to continue to add avocado oil til desired texture.)

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Next, add cashew butter mixture into halved dates! The more the merrier 😉

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Slice your bacon in half and begin to wrap your dates in one slice, secure with a toothpick and place on sprayed pan!

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Now place in heated oven til bacon is crispy!

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We took out after around 20 minutes and it was not QUITE as crispy as we like so we threw it in for another 10 and it came out AMAZING!

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Try it for yourself -I have a really huge sweet tooth and these are TOTALLY sweet tooth destroyers AND they’re incredibly healthy!