Monday, October 7, 2013

DIY Starbuck's Berry Hibiscus Refresher

I have the itiest, bitiest obsession with all Starbuck's products. The only thing is that for every delicious concoction I have to shell out five bucks.  My newest obsession is the Berry HIbiscus Refresher. Delightful fruity and refreshing, but I sip it down in minutes with it costing $5 for a medium and 70 calories.











My solution is a DIY version that is low on calories and cost.



DIY

Garlic Salmon

I believe in the simplicity of ingredients bringing out the best tastes. I never like recipes that have an over abundance of ingredients; it gets costly and annoying, two things delicious food should never be.






Garlic Salmon

1 salmon fillet [4 - 6 ouces depending on how hungry you are :)]
2 cloves garlic
Juice from half a lemon
Lemon slices
Salt
Pepper


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Vegan Chipotle Lime Tofu

I admit it: I used to be afraid of Tofu. I scoffed at, reasoning why eat tofu when meat is right there? Well scoff no more. Health-wise, the benefits of tofu can be argued, but no one can argue with how absorbent tofu is to flavor. Tofu picks up the flavors or marinades, rubs, dressings and more. What a versatile, delicious unscoffworthy find.





Chipotle Lime Tofu

1 16OZ package of Extra Firm

Baked Lemon Pepper Salmon with Crunchy Veggie Salad






Baked Lemon Salmon

1 Salmon Fillet, 4-6 ounces depending on your serving size
Juice from half a lemon
Lemon zest (use the zest from the half of lemon squeezed for the juice)
Lemon slices
Salt
Pepper, fresh cracked
1 TBSP capers (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Season salmon liberally with salt and fresh cracked pepper. Create a pocket with tin foil and place the salmon inside. Pour

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Apple Pie Detoxing Vitamin Water

Creating my own flavored waters is one of my daily habits. Whether it is lemon, basil, berries, or cucumber, flavored waters have many benefits to the drinker, including hydration and a boost of vitamins.  One of my all time favorites is Apple Cinnamon Water. This water tastes like apple pie the longer it sits while helping to detox your system and boost your metabolism.







Ingredients


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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Transformation Tuesday: Meet Ashley

This weeks amazing Transformation is in the form of Ashley; a woman who has met many struggles with triumph!




        My weight gain didn't start any different than a lot of 20 something aged college kids.  My nights were filled with endless booze, late night Taco Bell runs, and sleeping half the day away. It wasn't until July 2010 when I picked up a bridesmaid dress that I was really faced

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Detoxing Red Velvet Cupcake Smoothie

Love the cupcake? Try this detoxing smoothie for a lighter, healthier treat!









Ingredients (serves one)

1/2 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
1/2 cup Nonfat Plain Greek Yogurt
1/2 beet root, washed well 
1 scoop Chocolate Protein Powder
1 tbs Cacao powder
Sweetener to taste (optional, though I do add a drop or two of Stevia)
1-2TBSP reduced fat cream cheese (optional)
Ice cubes