Summer Juice/Cocktail Recipe

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There is nothing like sitting on the deck barefoot, the sun beating down on your skin with a fresh pressed juice in hand. Watermelon is my favorite fruit of the summer! I think it goes back to when I was a child, and looking forward to slices of cool watermelon after a long day on the water. To this day I love watermelon slices in the summer. 

As an adult, and now a detox queen, I understand the incredible benefits of watermelon. 

  • Watermelon is 92% water, so it keeps you hydrated during those hot summer days

  • This juicy fruit is high in nutrients, vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Potassium, Magnesium, Vitamins B1, B5 and B6, Carotenoids, and Lycopene

  • Improves heart health, and may lower your risk of a heart attack or stroke

  • Decreases inflammation in the body

  • Relieves muscle soreness, due to the amino acid Citrulline

I love using the extra watermelon after a bbq or gathering to create some fresh pressed juice!

My current favorite watermelon juice recipe is ….

Watermelon Mint Juice

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of watermelon

  • 1/4 cup of fresh mint

  • 1 inch of fresh ginger (optional)

Directions:

  1. Wash all ingredients

  2. Run all ingredients through the juicer, and serve over ice!

  3. Looking for a healthy cocktail recipe for those long summer night?? Add 1.5 oz of Tito’s Vodka or 1.5 oz of Camarena Tequila to your juice!

  4. Enjoy responsibly!

Breakfast Tacos

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Looking to mix up your breakfast routine and stay on track at the same time??

I have the solution for you!

Even as a holistic nutritionist, I can only drink so many protein shakes a week, sometimes I want a real outside the box breakfast.

One of my favorite breakfasts for these days are tacos! Believe it or not, I love tacos for breakfast.

When thinking about putting your breakfast together consider the following 4 requirements ….

Protein - Healthy Fat - Fiber - Greens

These four powerhouse food groups will keep you on track, satiated, and ready for a big day ahead!

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Here is one of my favorite breakfast taco recipes….

  • 2 cage free scrambled eggs {PROTEIN}

  • 1/4 cup black beans {FIBER}

  • 1/2 avocado {HEALTHY FAT}

  • 2 handfuls of spinach {GREENS}

  • 2 corn taco shells

  • (option to use large lettuce cups instead of shells to save carbs, great for Paleo and Keto diets)



4th of July - Chia Seed Pudding

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Celebrate this 4th of July with a healthy treat that the whole family will love!

Chia seed pudding is one of my favorite treats … yes, and even sometimes my favorite breakfast!

I love the thick pudding like consistency and the slight sweetness from the berries and almond milk … but the best part is that it’s healthy!!

Chia seed pudding is packed with protein, fiber, and omega 3 fatty acids.

One ounce of chia seeds contains 4.7 grams of protein and 10 grams of fiber!

The base is fairly easy to make and can last for a few days in the fridge.

For this special 4th of July chia seed pudding, I am topping mine with blueberries and strawberries!

For an extra special treat you can top yours with fresh almond milk whipped topping!!

Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup vanilla unsweetened almond milk (or nut milk of your choice) (1 cup plain Greek yogurt) - optional

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1/4 cup chia seeds

  • 1 pint strawberries, hulled and chopped

  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, gently whisk the almond milk, yogurt, and the vanilla until just blended.

  2. Whisk in the chia seeds; let stand 30 minutes.

  3. Stir to distribute the seeds if they have settled. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

  4. The next day, in a medium bowl, toss the berries and mix in the almonds.

Strawberry Spinach Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 10 oz coconut water

  • 2 large handfuls of organic spinach

  • 1/2 cup organic strawberries

  • 1 tsp chia seeds

  • 1 tsp coconut oil

  • 1 scoop protein powder (Garden of Life raw protein is my current favorite)

Directions:

  1. Blend and Enjoy!


The Perfect Hard Boiled Egg

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The hard boiled egg is where fast food meets healthy food! A quick and easy source of protein, with approximately 6 grams of protein and 60 calories per egg. Perfect addition to any meal, or even on it’s own as a snack.

Here is my quick and easy recipe to help you make the perfect hard boiled eggs every time!

Ingredients

  • 6 large, cage free organic eggs

  • Bowl with ice cold water

Directions

  1. Place all 6 eggs in a large saucepan with water, allow water to cover eggs by approximately 1 inch.

  2. Cover your pan with lid and bring water to a boil over high heat.

  3. Once your water is boiling, set a timer for 7 minutes (or longer depending on your perfect egg - see below) and turn the heat down to medium-high heat.

  4. After your desired time transfer the eggs to your large bowl of ice cold water.

  5. Let the eggs cool for about 4 minutes, or until they are cool to the touch, then peel and serve!

Unsure how long to boil your eggs for? Here’s a quick and easy guide!

  • 4 minutes: soft boiled eggs

  • 5 minutes: sightly soft boiled eggs

  • 6 minutes: firm soft boiled eggs

  • 7 minutes: creamy hard boiled eggs

  • 8 minutes: firm and creamy boiled eggs

  • 9 minutes: very firm hard boiled eggs


Cauliflower Quinoa Cakes

It’s not a secret that I’m slightly obsessed with the cauliflower quinoa cakes at the Edgewater Beach Hotel.

Lucky for all of you, the Chef and team at the Edgewater Beach Hotel gave me the exact recipe!

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Cauliflower Quinoa Cakes

Makes 6 cakes


Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of over cooked red quinoa

  • 1/2 head cauliflower

  • 1 cup goats feta

  • 1 lemon

  • 6 green onions

Directions:

  1. Place quinoa in salted cold water and brig to a boil, simmer until soft

  2. Remove stem from the cauliflower and process in food processor

  3. Blanch cauliflower in salted boiling water, cool cauliflower after

  4. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl

  5. Form into cakes using stainless steel mold

  6. Cook on medium heat until crispy on both sides and warm throughout

  7. Garnish with grilled lemon and green onion

Try these at home and let me know your thoughts!