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Strawberry Basil Smoothie

Ingredients:
1 serving vanilla protein powder
1 tbsp MCT oil
2 tbsp chia seeds
¼ cup diced frozen or fresh strawberries
Handful of spinach
Handful of basil
2 cups unsweetened almond milk

Place all the ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend to the desired consistency. If you use fresh strawberries, add a few ice cubes before blending to cool. If you’re not into strawberries, consider using blueberries, cherries or raspberries! If you’re not into MCT oil, consider an alternate healthy fat, such as 1/4 of an avocado.

This recipe is from Kelly LeVeque’s book, Body Love. A refreshing smoothie as the days warm up and summer approaches. Enjoy!

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Greek Chicken Salad

This recipe is from, Body Love Every Day, by Kelly LeVeque. Reminds me of our trip to Greece… ENJOY! (Serves 2)

Dressing:

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
2 large garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Salad:

2 chicken breasts, cooked and sliced
2 romaine hearts, rinsed and chopped
4 small Persian cucumbers or 1/2 English cucumber, diced
2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes
1/2 green pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup pitted Kalamata olives, 
1 avocado, thinly sliced

In a large bowl, whisk all the dressing ingredients together. Add the salad ingredients and toss to coat. Cheese/Feta optional!

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Southwestern Scramble

Like a little spice to kickstart your morning? Check out this delicious southwest scramble from the book, Body Love Every Day, by Kelly LeVeque!

Ingredients:

6 pasture-raised organic eggs
1 tbsp ghee
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
2 tbsp minced yellow onion
2 tbsp cilantro or other microgreens (or use regular cilantro)
3 baby heirloom tomatoes, thinly sliced
Salsa, guacamole, diced avocado, or hot sauce (optional)

Instructions:

  • Whisk the eggs in a bowl.
  • In a frying pan over medium-high heat, melt the ghee. Add the bell pepper and onion and sauté until the onion is translucent, 3 minutes. Pour in the eggs and scramble them gently, stirring occasionally with a spatula until cooked through. 
  • Plate the scramble with cilantro microgreens and tomatoes. Serve with salsa, guacamole, chopped avocado, or hot sauce, if desired. 

You could also add beans and corn, as well!

Enjoy!

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Dill Ranch Dressing

Ingredients:

3 tbsp coconut milk (regular or light)
3 tbsp Primal Kitchen mayonnaise
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 tbsp organic garlic salt
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup finely chopped dill
2 tbsp minced fresh chives

In a medium bowl, whisk together the coconut milk, mayonnaise, vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil, and garlic salt. Add the parsley, dill, and chives and mix gently. 

I don’t know about you, but I love ranch dressing on my salad from time to time. When I was growing up we would get the bottle of Hidden Valley Ranch. Until I came across this recipe, we were buying the ranch packets and were making it at home. I like this recipe because it’s dairy free, without added sugar and adds in fresh herbs!

Enjoy!

The recipe is from Body Love by Kelly LeVeque. 

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Chocolate Coconut Smoothie

Banana almond smoothie with cinnamon and oat flakes and coconut milk in glass jarsChocolate Coconut Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 serving chocolate protein powder
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut yogurt
  • 1-2 tbsp chia seeds or flaxseeds
  • Spinach
  • 2-3 cups unsweetened nut milk
  • Unsweetened shredded coconut, for garnish.

Instructions:

  • Place all the ingredients except the shredded coconut in a high-speed blender and blend to the desired consistency. Garnish with shredded coconut.

This recipe is from Kelly LeVeque’s book, Body Love. She is a sports nutritionist who recommends implementing a healthy fat, fiber, greens and protein with each meal for blood sugar balance. It has been my go-to shake for a few months now. Enjoy!

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My Go-To Morning Shake!

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I am a fan of nutritionist, Kelly LeVeque. She is the creator of the Fab Four Theory: fat, fiber, protein and green at every meal. Here is her limeade recipe that has been my go-to summer shake; it is refreshing, maintains my satiety for hours, creates blood sugar balance and helps me stay focused throughout the morning.

Limade:

2 cups original, unsweetened nut milk (I use almond milk)
1 serving vanilla protein powder
1-2 TBSP MCT oil or avocado oil (I use avocado)
Juice of 1 small lime
Handful of spinach (I use organic and I freeze it so it stays fresh)
1-2 TBSP chia seeds

I also add a few ice cubes because I prefer my shakes really cold. Blend all ingredients, pour into a glass and ENJOY!