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.

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.

Presence Not Presents

Presence Not Presents | Lean and Green Body Blog

Presence is a gift we give ourselves and those around us. 

During the holidays, it can be so easy to get wrapped up in presents and gift giving, that often times we forget to be present ourselves. 

We are so busy multi-tasking and making sure our work is done, our kids are happy, we mailed the holiday cards, and we bought gifts for everyone on our list. With all the to dos on our list, we forget, or don’t take the time, to be present. All of this is compounded with the fact that we are glued to technology these days (I swear it’s a blessing and a curse). 

Instead of focusing on the to do lists and gifts, cherish these moments and focus on being fully present for your loved ones. Give them the gift of your presence and maybe you will be gifted with their presence. This is the gift that continues grow long after the holidays are over.

Happy New Year! 

Setting Yourself Up for Success in the New Year

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The holidays are over and the New Year is quickly approaching.  Instead of setting traditional New Year’s resolutions this year, why not try something new?

This year let's set intentions for the New Year, instead of looking at these as resolutions or jobs, that many of us will forget come March.

Consider setting intentions, consider what you need, and allow yourself to be open to receiving.

Here are a few of my Intentions for 2018:

  1. Self-care.  Take 30 minutes every day just for ME.
  2. Read.  Every day, not contracts and emails, something that will stimulate my mind and my soul
  3. Date my husband.
  4. Live my best life.
  5. Smile every day. Have fun! Life does not always have to be so serious.

Take some time to breathe and really think about your intentions for 2018. 

We can’t wait for you to share what your intentions are!