Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups of creamy organic peanut butter or almond butter

  • 2 cups organic coconut sugar

  • 2 cage free eggs

  • 1 bag of dark chocolate kisses

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  2. Mix all ingredients together, and create 1 inch cookie dough balls from ingredients

  3. Place the cookie dough on a greased cookie sheet

  4. Bake cookies for 8 minutes

  5. Take cookies out and add dark chocolate kisses to each cookie, the trick is to twist the chocolate as you press it into the cookie

  6. Place back in the oven for an additional minute

  7. Take out of the oven and place on a cooling rack.

  8. Enjoy!

Holiday Cocktail Guide

Happy Holidays!!!

The holiday vibe is in full swing! Office parties, family parties, and holiday get-togethers with friends … there seems to be a never ending reason to celebrate this time of year (and I love it!).

The trick to navigating these cocktail parties is to choose wisely.

Many of the themed holiday drinks are packed with sugar and will most definitely give you a terrible hangover the next day.

Here are two of my favorite holiday cocktails … and a few tips to prevent the holiday hangover.

Vodka Soda

  • 2 oz Tito’s Vodka (or vodka of your choice)

  • 4 oz + of soda water

  • Squeeze 1/2 lemon or lime

  • Option to add a splash of pure cranberry juice for the holidays!

This cocktail contains 100 calories or less!

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French Martini

  • 2 oz Tito’s Vodka (or vodka of your choice)

  • 1/2 oz raspberry liqueur

  • 1 oz pineapple juice

  • Shake ingredients together with ice. Strain into cold martini glass, and garnish with fresh raspberries.

Less than 200 calories … and less than 4 grams of sugar!

To prevent the holiday hangover, make sure that you are hydrated BEFORE you go out.

When you are out remember to drink 8 oz of water (1 cup) in between each cocktail.

Cocktails are very dehydrating and this will keep your body hydrated, and keep you going.

Eat before you drink, choose a healthy, balanced meal (protein, fat & fiber) before going out. This will help you to make better choices later in the evening.
Final tip … enjoy! The holidays come around once a year, enjoy them … in moderation.

* Always drink responsibly, and never drink and drive.

Christmas Gift Guide

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The holidays are my favorite time of year!

I absolute love buying gifts for family and friends. Here are a few of my top gift ideas for the Lean & Green individual in your life!

(1) Revitalize & Renew : 7 Days to a Healthier You

$14.95

My first book was published earlier this year! This is the perfect guide for newbies and experienced detoxers. This book will educate you on the importance of detoxing, how to ease in and ease out of a detox and will guide you step by step every day! Choose to detox for all 7 days, or start with just 1… you choose what works for your lifestyle today.

(2) Manduka Pro Lite Mat

$82

Perfect for the yogi in your life! These mats are made of recycled material, and are guaranteed not to wear out… or the company will replace it!

I have had my manduka mat for 8 years, with of tons of use and it is still my favorite mat to date.

(3) Zella Live In High Waisted Legging (Nordstrom)

$54

100% my favorite leggings!!

Theses cotton leggings hold everything in place, support your practice or your daily errands around town. They are breathable, and feel so good that you could wear them all day!

(4) True Roots Cookbook by Kristen Cavallari

$12

LOVE this book! It is full of gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free recipes that the whole family will love!

(5) Made for More Movie

approx. $14

Rachel Hollis has created a movie, Made for More, out of her hit inspirational sell-out weekend event!

This inspiring movie will leave you wanting to go out and live your dream.

(6) JBL Headphones

$199
Favorite headphones! These wireless headphones are perfect for my workout, cardio session or for when I travel. Highly recommend.

(7) Harney and Sons tea

$6 and up

By far my favorite tea brand! I grew up with the Harney family, and love everything this company stands for.

I have tried several of their teas, and have loved them all!

A few of my favorite… Hot Cinnamon, Winter White Earl Grey, and Mango Black tea.

(8) Lean and Green Body Pullover Zip Up

$56

The perfect pullover for those chilly mornings heading to the studio, or even post yoga coffee with friends! Breathable and light weight, this pullover comes in black or pink.

Thankful

Thankful | Lean and Green Body® Blog

With Thanksgiving behind us, and the holidays and New Year approaching quickly, let’s take a moment and pause.

There seems to be such a rush this time of year, one holiday on to the next. Presents, parties, and an overfull schedule has us moving at a rapid pace.

Let’s pause and surround ourselves with gratitude for this amazing life we are living. Let go of any hardship, stress, worry and think about what you are grateful for.

Gratitude for our families, friends, and the community in which we surround ourselves.

Every year, my family gathers around the table at Thanksgiving and we take turns stating what we are grateful for that year. It always struck me as odd that we only do this once a year. Shouldn’t we be thinking about, and outwardly expressing these sentiments weekly or even daily?

If we don’t tell those around us that we are grateful for them, how will they know?

How will they know that the simple act of kindness they showed to you changed you?

I encourage you to all pause, and surround yourself with gratitude.

Think about 5 things you are truly grateful for each day.

One of my favorite parts of my morning routine (thank you Rachel Hollis for the idea) is writing down 5 things I am grateful for. Each day they may look slightly different, but they always put my life into perspective. I look at the list every morning and I say ‘wow, life is pretty great’. This helps me to create positive energy in the morning, and then bring that positive energy out into my day. My clients, and those I meet then feel that positivity and hopefully some of it rubs off on them, and they are able to pass it along.

Here are my 5 things for today…

  1. I am grateful for my husband, my partner in life.

  2. I’m grateful for this time each and every morning for myself, to pause and reflect.

  3. I am grateful for my dog Neera, who lays by my feet as I write this.

  4. I’m grateful that my business is doing so well, and I have the opportunity to share something that I am so passionate about with my community near and far.

  5. I am grateful for my family, and my friends who have turned into family.

What are your five things?


Roasted Carrots Recipe

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Another Fall favorite!

This roasted carrot recipe is perfect for the holidays, and a sure favorite by everyone at your table.

Roasted Carrots

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag of whole carrots (approximately 6 whole carrots)

  • Grapeseed or Avocado Oil

  • Sea Salt and pepper to taste

  • Garlic powder and crushed red pepper optional.

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F

  2. Wash carrots, and slice into 2 inch pieces.

  3. Spray baking sheet with cooking oil (our favorite is coconut oil or avocado oil spray)

  4. Place carrots onto baking sheet, coat with oil (grapeseed or avocado oil) and season to taste.

  5. Bake for approximately 40 minutes, or until tender.

Rosemary Lemon Chicken Recipe

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One of my favorite fall meals! Perfect for chilly fall days, holidays, and even Sunday football.

This also happens to be one of my easiest recipes to date.

Rosemary Lemon Chicken


Cook Time: approximately 6 hours

Ingredients:

  • 1 small whole chicken

  • 2 lemons, sliced

  • 1 large onion, diced

  • 16 oz chicken broth, or bone broth

  • 1 tsp pink Himalayan sea salt

  • 1 tsp black pepper

  • 6 springs of fresh rosemary, remove rosemary from stems

Directions:

  1. Wash chicken and place in crock pot.

  2. Wash and slice lemons.

  3. Wash and dice onion.

  4. Wash rosemary and remove leaves from stem.

  5. Pour chicken broth into crock pot, add onion, sea salt and pepper.

  6. Top with lemons and rosemary… add some inside of chicken for added flavor!

  7. Cover the crock pot and cook on low for approximately 6 hours, or until the chicken reaches 165 degrees F.

  8. Enjoy!