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Very Berry Beet Protein Power Smoothie

While I'm partial to many a root vegetable, I love beets. Like, really love beets. Like, my current favorite kombucha flavor is:



Seriously, it's yummy, you should try it. Anyway, beets...

OK, yes, I'm a little obsessed with beets lately, but beets are really good for you! Yet, I know so many people who don't like beets. (It's OK, we can still be friends). Beets contain Vitamin C and folate as well as many minerals our bodies need. Plus, they have fiber and a cup of beets only has around 60 calories. WIN.

While I eat a lot of things just because they're good for me, beets I truly love. In an effort to encourage the beet love I'm playing around with beet recipes. Right now smoothie recipes in particular. For beet lovers and not-so-beet lovers alike!

This Very Berry Beet Protein Power Smoothie is chocked full of good for you things like protein, berries, and beets. It also has my new non-dairy milk find: Milkadamia (isn't that the greatest name?) Macadamia Mil…

101 Easy Healthy Snack Recipes Round-Up

Oh my goodness you guys, I have been working on this healthy snack recipe round-up for a MONTH. It was definitely a labor of love. Ha ha! I really had no idea when I set out to round up 101 healthy snack recipes what an undertaking that was! I started out with my favorite healthy snack recipes. That made about 40. I asked my blogger friends for their favorites. That made about 75. So I asked more blogger friends for their favorite healthy snack recipes... It was quite the process. 101 is more than you think. Anyway, ramble ramble, it was a lot more work than I realized from the beginning, but I was determined to finish it!

Finally, here you are, my favorite healthy snack recipes along with my blogger friends favorite healthy snack recipes. 

Whether you're paleo, vegan, gluten-free, or just trying to eat lighter I've tried to round up a little something for everyone. I've separated it into categories to make it a little easier to peruse.

Enjoy!


MuffinsWhole Wheat Chocolate Chip…

BCAA Lemonade Recipe

BCAA stands for branched-chain amino acid. To get technical a minute, Wikipedia says: 

A branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) is an amino acid having aliphatic side-chains with a branch (a central carbon atom bound to three or more carbon atoms). Among the proteinogenic amino acids, there are three BCAAs: leucine, isoleucine and valine. The three proteinogenic BCAAs are among the nine essential amino acids for humans, accounting for 35% of the essential amino acids in muscle proteins and 40% of the preformed amino acids required by mammals.

BCAAs are a popular supplement in the fitness community. I've read claims from they help grow muscle to they help retain lean muscle when cutting calories. I recently read an interesting article on BodyBuilding.com, BCAAs: The Many Benefits of Branch-Chained Amino Acid Supplements. It's a really great read if you're not familiar with BCAAs. 

Personally, I've taken BCAAs off and on for years and I do feel like I see a benefit in recovery an…