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Farmivore Juicing Subscription Box Haul 11

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If you are interested in trying  Farmivore Juice Subscription Box for yourself order a GREEN or MIXED box at http://farmivore.com and use promo code FEMFREE for a FREE first box.  All you pay is $7.95 for S&H.  I am certain you won’t regret it.

Here’s this week’s meun (each menu is also a juicing recipe):

Swiss Chard Juice

Dancing with Swiss Chard

Swiss Chard (L), Apple, Cucumber (L), Ginger, Lemon

Bell pepper juice
Bell’s Kitchen

Bell Pepper (L), Bartlett Pear, Cucumber (L), Cilantro (L), Lemon
Beet juice

The Big Beet Theory

Candy Cane Beet (L), Apple, Carrot, Lemon, Fennel
Sweet Potato Juice

Madam Sweet Potato

Sweet Potato (L), Bartlett Pear, Lemon, Ginger, Celery, Carrot

I have been getting asked about the equipment I use while juicing.  Below are affiliate links of the supplies used for juicing.

Which of these juicing recipes would you like to try most?

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No Sugar Swap Recipes (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Desserts and Snacks)

No Sugar Challenge #nosugarswap
In the month of September the Femme Fitales and me are following a NO SUGAR Challenge.  Let me just say the struggle is REAL REAL REAL!!!!    For many of us sugar is a key part of our diet.  But sugar also feeds obesity, diabetes, cancer and other chronic illnesses.  Because like us, disease likes to feed on sugar to.

So I asked several of my fellow fitness blogger friends to help me compile a list of recipes where we swap out the sugar for healthier options like fresh fruit or leave it out all together.  This was a lot of fun to pull together and these recipes look really delicious so try one, try them all.

Just swap out the sugar for something that is healthier for you.  Your body will thank you for it.

Here the video I made with the introduction to the “No Sugar” challenge and how I was doing with it.

Breakfast

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day so you do not want to eat too much sugar first thing else you crash and burn soon after.   Rebecca of Strength & Sunshine shares her power breakfast muffins.

Power Breakfast Muffins | Strength and Sunshine

http://strengthandsunshine.com/power-breakfast-muffins/

Are you in the mood for good ol’ American apple pie for breakfast?  Then Fitness Cheerleader has something special for you.  A special “Sugar Free Apple Pie Breakfast Quinoa” recipe you are sure to die for.

Anyway. Breakfast quinoa. It’s awesome. This apple pie breakfast quinoa is slightly sweet with crunch from the apple. The apple is key. If you have a morning sweet tooth, but crave something healthy, I cannot recommend this enough.

http://fitnesscheerleader.com/nutrition/apple-pie-breakfast-quinoa/

If that is a bit too rich for you then why not try Lauren Lives Healthy’s “Acai Bowl”?

Acai Bowl 2

http://www.laurenliveshealthy.com/two-in-one-acai-banana-bowl-and-smoothie/

Remember that childhood favorite POP TARTS?  Gigi Eats Celebrities takes it to the next level by making this healthy version.

Chocolate-Mint-Honey-Cinnamon-Pop-Tarts

http://gigieatscelebrities.com/2014/07/22/healthy-pop-tart-recipe/

If you have been following this blog for a while then you know we LOVE smoothies around here!!!!  Gigi Eats Celebrities shares a few of her faves with Manitoba Hemp Protein.

Pumpkin Spice:  Pumped Up Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Decadent Cocoa Smoothie    Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

http://gigieatscelebrities.com/2014/08/26/manitoba-harvest-protein-smoothies/

Lunch

If you like pizza, this butternut squash version will tease your tastebuds.  YUM!  Lauren Lives Healthy shares another one of her faves!

Butternut Squash Pizza

http://www.laurenliveshealthy.com/butternut-kale-pizza-rosemary-flatbread/

 Snack

Who doesn’t like rolls or toast with jelly?  You can easily swap out tons of loaded jelly and jam with this delicious swap of “Chia Jam” by Emily of Our Knight Life.

"Chia Jam" "Easy Jam Recipe" "Fresh Fruit Chia" "How to eat chia"

http://www.familylifeinlv.com/2014/05/healthy-raspberry-chia-jam.html

And if jelly and jam isn’t enough then these raw and vegan lemon coconutty’s just may satisfy that sweet tooth by Jesseny Rojas of The Empowered Momma

Lemon Coconutty's

http://www.theempoweredmomma.com/2014/08/lemon-coconuttys-raw-vegan.html

Dessert

Who doesn’t love ICE CREAM????!!!!  That is my ultimate favorite and sometimes my downfall when it comes to falling off the wagon with a healthy nutritious diet.  This recipe shares a healthy version of this creamy dream.  They made it even better with peanut butter and chocolate.

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Soft Serve

http://gettinmyhealthyon.com/2012/10/16/ice-cream-for-breakfast/

Gigi also shares her awesome version of orange popsicles.  Remember running out to the ice cream truck to meet the ice cream man to buy these?  Welp here she shares a healthier version that you are sure to find satisfying.

Healthy protein packed creamsicle recipe

http://gigieatscelebrities.com/2014/09/09/healthy-creamsicle-recipe/

Fudgcicles always made me smile as a child and Gigi Eats Celebrities does not disappoint with her version which brings back memories but doesn’t pack on the sugar and pounds.

Healthy Fudgsicle Recipe: Sugar Free, Vegan, Gluten Free, Fruit Free and High Protein Fudgsicles

http://gigieatscelebrities.com/2014/08/05/healthy-fudgsicle-recipe/

And last but not least, the piece de resistance….BIRTHDAY CAKE but made in a healthy way so you don’t feel like you are cheating ’cause you aren’t!!!!

Healthy Cake Balls

http://gigieatscelebrities.com/2014/06/24/birthday-cake-flavored-balls/

Now you have no excuse for avoiding the sugar.  Don’t say you don’t have any options to sugar-ladened food…here is a list of delicious options for every meal type throughout the day.  So don’t wait, get to clicking and preparing your sugar-free meals for the weeks to come!  Good luck on the NO SUGAR challenge!

How do you manage your sugar cravings?

 


Farmivore Juicing Subscription Box Haul 10

This week we have some delicious recipes from Farmivore.  I actually displayed a bit of generosity this week and gave away some bags so others could try out this awesome juicing box and they were not disappointed.  Check it out.

If you are interested in trying  Farmivore for yourself order a GREEN or MIXED box at http://farmivore.com and use promo code FEMFREE for a FREE first box.  All you pay is $7.95 for S&H.  I am certain you won’t regret it.

Here’s this week’s meun (each menu is also a juicing recipe):

Zucchini Zest Juicing Recipe

Zucchini Zest

Apple, Cucumber, Ginger, Lime, Green Zucchini

Parsley Potion Juicing Recipe

Parsley Potion

Parsley, Lime, Orange, Apple, Celery, Cucumber

Cauliflower Delight Juicing Recipe

Cauliflower Delight

Golden Beet, Cauliflower, Ginger, Lemon, Pear

Carrot Mint Cooler Juicing Recipe

Carrot-Mint Cooler

Carrot, Mint, Pear, Celery, Lemon

100% ORGANIC PRODUCE FOR 100% ORGANIC JUICE

I have been getting asked about the equipment I use while juicing.  Below are affiliate links of the supplies used for juicing.

Which of these juicing recipes would you like to try most:

Zucchini Zest, Parsley PotionCauliflower Delight, or Carrot-Mint Cooler?

 

Femme Fitale Fit Club


Farmivore Juicing Subscription Box Haul 9 + R.I.P. Robin Williams

We are losing some greats, rest in peace Robin Williams.  You made me laugh since childhood.

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Here is the Farmivore Haul 9 which is full of treats.  Can you figure out the theme?  You have it – Pirates Of The Carribean.  Cute!  You know each of these bags makes at least 16 oz worth of juice but I am finding I typically get DOUBLE that quantity out of each.  DOUBLE DEAL – LOVE IT!!

If you are interested in trying  Farmivore for yourself order a GREEN or MIXED box at http://farmivore.com and use promo code FEMFREE for a FREE first box.  All you pay is $7.95 for S&H.  I am certain you won’t regret it.

Here’s this week’s meun (each menu is also a juicing recipe):

Bok Choy Ahoy!

Bok Choy (L), Heirloom Apples (L), Cucumber

Pirates of the Carri-bean

Green Bean (L), Cucumber, Lemon, Heirloom Apples (L)

Scurvy Chaser

Carrot, Lemon, Valencia Orange, Red Bell Pepper

Shiver Me Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potato (L), Orange, Carrot, Ginger, Heirloom Apples (L)

100% ORGANIC PRODUCE FOR 100% ORGANIC JUICE

I have been getting asked about the equipment I use while juicing.  Below are affiliate links of the supplies used for juicing.

Which of these juicing recipes would you like to try most:

Bok Choy Ahoy!, Pirates of the Carri-beanScurvy Chaser, or Shiver Me Sweet Potatoes?

 

Femme Fitale Fit Club


Farmivore Juicing Box Haul 8

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Here is the Farmivore Haul 8 which is full of treats.  They got extremely creative with the blend and boy oh boy does it sound tasty.  Below are the different recipe names along with the produce sent.

If you are interested in trying  Farmivore for yourself order a GREEN or MIXED box at http://farmivore.com and use promo code FEMFREE for a FREE first box.  All you pay is $7.95 for S&H.  I am certain you won’t regret it.

Here’s this week’s meun (Each menu is also a juicing recipe):

Sunbeam Spice

SUNBEAM & GREEN ZUCCHINI (L) – LIME -
CUCUMBER (L) – GINGER – TURMERIC – HARROW’S DELIGHT PEAR (L)

Saved By the Bell

GREEN BELL PEPPER (L) – CELERY -
CUCUMBER (L) – PARSLEY – LEMON – HARROW’S DELIGHT PEAR (L)

Bean There, Done That

RED SWAN & YELLOW WAX BEANS (L) – CUCUMBER -
CYLINDRA BEET (L) – LEMON – HARROW’S DELIGHT PEAR (L)

Ginger Twist

GINGER – CARROT – CELERY -
ORANGE – HARROW’S DELIGHT PEAR (L)

100% ORGANIC PRODUCE FOR 100% ORGANIC JUICE

I have been getting asked about the equipment I use while juicing.  Below are affiliate links of the supplies used for juicing.

Which of these juicing recipes would you like to try most:

Sunbeam Spice, Bean There, Done ThatSaved By the Bell or Ginger Twist?

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More Energy and Nature Valley™ Protein Granola Energy Balls Recipe

Nature Valley™ Protein Granola

FTC disclosure:   This post was sponsored by Nature Valley™ through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Nature Valley™ Protein Granola, all opinions are my own.

I was on vacation this past week and ate everything under the sun.  So imagine my fear getting back to it in boot camp which is high intensity after slouching for a week.  My body talks to me and when I don’t eat right, my energy level is impacted.

Soooo knowing this, my fear wasn’t going, it was what he was going to have us doing once we get there.  I always worry about running out of energy on those sprint drills.  Knowing this is in the works, it is imperative you hydrate and have enough energy to PUSH THROUGH the tough workouts.

And once you finish there at 6:30 am, when most of the world is still asleep, you still have a full day of work to go to.  It doesn’t get any easier, my job requires full attention at all times plus communicating and working with all types of people for the entire day.  So I need energy to stay alert on the various conference calls and to stave off the nagging hunger pangs that end up creeping in because my body’s metabolism is just on fire after my intense workouts.

I have tried all types of energy and sports bars but quite honestly – they never sit well in my stomach and they never taste fresh.  They also seem to just sit in my gut like a brick that I can’t pass and eventually I start feeling less energetic and more and more uncomfortable.  Nope, I had to take matters into my own hands so I doctored up an energy bar recipe using Nature Valley™ Protein Granola Peanut Butter ‘N Dark Chocolate.

If you didn’t know ½ cup Nature Valley™ Protein Granola provides 10 grams of protein and 22-26 grams of whole grain, at least 48 grams of whole grain recommended daily.  Also, who doesn’t love peanut butter mixed with chocolate?

I made these for many reasons:

1.  I wanted something quick and easy to pick up and go

2.  I wanted something that would give me energy when I start feeling tired

3.  I wanted something easy to make

This recipe satisfies all of these wants I had and are absolutely DELICIOUS!!!!!!  The Nature Valley™ Protein Granola puts it over the top because it blends perfectly with the other ingredients.  I normally pop one of these in my mouth around 2:00 pm right when my lunch starts to wear off and the stomach starts growling.  This nice little energy treat holds me until the end of the day and puts some pep in my step.

Nature Valley™ Protein Granola

Ingredients

1 cup dry oatmeal

2/3 cup toasted coconut flakes

1/2 cup Nature Valley™ Protein Granola

1/2 cup all natural peanut butter

1/2 cup wheat germ

1/2 cup chocolate chips (I would use dark chocolate chunks next time)

1/3 cup raw honey

1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

Stir all ingredients together until thoroughly mixed.  Grease bar pan with extra virgin coconut oil.  Scoop 1 TB of mixture and form balls and place in bar pan.  Cover with plastic wrap.  Place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours to set.  Once thoroughly chilled ENJOY!

 

Nature Valley™ Protein Granola Energy Balls Recipe

What energy foods do you eat to help give you a lift during a long and busy day?


Farmivore Juicing Box Haul 6

Farmivore Box Subscription Haul 6

I don’t know how the folks at Farmivore do it but they manage to come up with some very creative and delicious recipes.  This week was no different.  I decided to share the “spotlight” with my cousin Teresa in this week’s haul because:

1.  She’s my cousin and completely camera friendly

2.  She was interested to see what I received in this week’s subscription box

If you are interested in trying  Farmivore for yourself order a GREEN or MIXED box at http://farmivore.com and use promo code FEMFREE for a FREE first box.  Al you pay is $7.95 for S&H.  I am certain you won’t regret it.

Also, I’ll be hosting a giveaway of a 3-month weekly subscription.  Keep on coming back to see when that is – you definitely won’t want to miss that.

Here’s this week’s menu:

Sweet Green

{Local Heirloom Cucumbers*, Mint, Lacinato Kale, Lime, Pear, Ginger}

Chard Knock Life

{Swiss Chard*, Carrot, Cucumber*, Pear, Lemon}

Big Red

{Beet, Ginger, Pear, Red Bell Pepper}

Ginger Twist

{Ginger, Carrot, Celery, Orange, Pear)

In this week’s haul we tried the “Big Red” juice and I must say – it was absolutely FABULOUS!!!  Check us out.

I have been getting asked about the equipment I use while juicing.  Below are affiliate links of the supplies used for juicing.

Which of these juicing recipes would you like to try most:  Sweet Green, Chard Knock Life, Big Red or Ginger Twist?


Farmivore Juicing Box Haul 5

Farmivore Haul 5

I am at it again and this time everything looked DELICIOUS!!!  It was very exciting to open this box, as it is every week, so here I am bringing it all to you.  Check out the menu below and try to stop salivating.

If you are interested in trying  Farmivore for yourself order a GREEN or MIXED box at http://farmivore.com and use promo code FRIEND614 for a FREE first box.  I am certain you won’t regret it.

Here’s this week’s menu:

Oh Snap!

{Sugar Snap Pea, Cucumber, Orange, Ginger, Pear}

Green Gobblin’

{Collard Greens, Cucumber, Lemon, Ginger, Turmeric}

Drop The Beet

{Red Beet, Celery, Lemon, Orange}

Ginger Snap

{Carrot, Cucumber, Ginger, Pear, Turmeric)

In this week’s haul the “DROP THE BEET” juice was my favorite closely followed by “OH SNAP!”.  I never knew one could juice snap peas and that they would be delicious.  YUMMY!!!!

Which of these juicing recipes would you like to try most:  Oh Snap!, Green Gobblin’, Drop the Beet, or Ginger Snap?


Farmivore Juicing Box Haul 4

Farmivore Juicing Haul 4

This week was a FUN haul.  They had some delicious sounding recipes in the box and I could not wait to tear into it.  Up to now they have been providing me with 3 recipes, 4 bags for a total of 8, 8 oz servings.  This week I received 4 recipes!!!!!  I order the Mixed Box vs. the Green Box.

Check out the menu:

Golden Glow

{Golden Beet, Grapefruit, Ginger, Celery)

Jugo Verde

{Green Bell Pepper, Celery, Lime, Cilantro, Pear}

Fancy Fennel

{Cucumber, Fennel, Celery, Pear, Orange, Mint}

Muddled Mule

{Ginger, Lime, Turmeric, Carrot, Cucumber, Pear}

I have to admit I was most excited about trying the Golden Glow because this is sort of a clear skin tonic of sorts.  The grapefruit and beets.  I love juicing and drinking beets and golden beats are very mild in flavor compared to the traditional red beets in my opinion.

Now on to this week’s haul.  Check out my video as I share all of the juicing packages, ingredients and nutritional content.

Which of these juicing recipes would you like to try most:  Golden Glow, Jugo Verde, Fancy Fennel or Muddled Mule?


Farmivore Juicing Box Haul 2

Farmivore Box Haul 2

Last week I shared with you my first ever Farmivore Juicing Box Haul and this week I received a second box.  I was extremely excited to see what was inside and this box did not disappoint.

First before I dive in, of the 3 juicing recipes sent last week – I surprisingly felt the Turmeric Tonic was the most flavorful.  I have never had turmeric so that is why it was a surprise to me.  Not sure what I thought it would taste like.  The Ginger Mojito had the most detoxifying effect so make sure you are close to home when drinking that one.  They were all delicious and did not disappoint.

Now on to this week’s haul.  Check out my video as I share all of the juicing packages, ingredients and nutritional content.

Which of these juicing recipes would you like to try most:  Sweet Potato Punch, Summer Green or Ruby Sipper?


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