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Fitness Fashion Friday 4/28 - All the Yellow!

Hey guys, it's my favorite day of the week again...Fitness Fashion Friday!!

Today I want to talk about my yellow obsession. Yes, I've always sort of liked yellow, but I'm totally into it lately. It may have to do with my recent craving of summer, sunshine, and the beach. Maybe? Let's go with that. 

Sadly, I have very little yellow in my workout wardrobe. I find myself online drooling over yellow and blue, yellow and gray, yellow and white. Soft yellow, mustard yellow, bright neon yellow. All. The. Yellow. I just can't stop adding yellow stuff to my cart! I might have a problem. Probably not...

Some of the yellow I'm crushing over lately:

Yellow tends to be an emotional color; I find people usually love yellow or hate it. How about you? Lovely sunny yellow or blech?!

Banana Cream Pie Protein Smoothie

When it comes to post-workout smoothies I'm looking for a good shot of protein, some clean carbs, and something I don't have to choke down. I'm also looking for something quick and easy. As a blogging, homeschooling, wanna-be-farmering mama ain't nobody got time for complicated post-workout nutrition. I'm lucky enough to sneak in a workout!

I think I've come up with the perfect post-workout smoothie recipe! This Banana Cream Pie Protein Smoothie is completely delicious (yes, the name is a perfect description), packed with protein, and the banana adds some great after workout carbs. Plus, it's only 3 ingredients and beyond easy. Did I mention it's really yummy?!

Perfect, right?

OK, perfect for me, and I am obsessed with it post-workout lately. It's just so quick, easy, and delicious. I think you'll love it to. Post-workout or anytime you want a healthy protein-packed treat.

A huge thanks to BiPro for sending protein powder for this recipe!  If you hav…

Fitness Fashion Friday 4/14 - Nike Lovin'

Hey guys, it's Fitness Fashion Friday again! I think it's becoming my favorite day of the week. Today we're talking crushworthy Nike gear.

Nike was my first fitness fashion love. I fell madly in love with Nike back when I first started running. I ran my first 5k in a white and pale pink pair of Nikes. I trained for and ran my first (and so far only) marathon in a pair of Nike Zoom Structure Triax 12's, 13's maybe, with the Nike+ system. Who remembers that? It hooked to your ipod and had a piece that went in your shoe. It was some cool tech in its time! My first favorite running socks were Nike. They had a R and an L on them, so cool ;) Ah, memories.

That was almost 10 years ago. While I love, use, and wear a lot of other brands now too, I think I'll always have a soft spot for Nike. I've always been happy with not just the style, but the quality as well. Currently I'm running most of the time in a pink pair of Nike Free 4.0 (that need retired pretty soon)…

KETO Cocktails: The Lemon Drop

I love a good glass of red wine now and then, I mean it's practically a health food, right? ;) But sometimes I just want a cocktail. I'm all for moderation and having a drink now and then, but I'm just not down with the calorie, carb, and sugar counts of some of my favorites. Seriously, have you ever looked them up? Eek. So, I've set to work at converting my favorite cocktail recipes to be more keto diet friendly!

The first cocktail recipe I'm tackling is the lemon drop. I used to love these, but haven't had one in years because of the sugar in them. In my early twenties I had a friend who used to make them for me all the time. We would have a shaker full of these, a good dinner, and a chick flick on a weeknight, it was kind of bliss. Her recipe called for so. much. SUGAR though! Looking back I think she may have used a wee bit more sugar than most, but they were really good.

I think my keto-ized recipe comes pretty dang close to those delicious memories! It'…

Peaches and Cream Protein Smoothie

You might have noticed that I'm slightly smoothie obsessed around these parts lately. While I always love a good smoothie, especially in the warmer months, I'm mainly focused on protein smoothies right now. You see, the new program I'm currently doing has upped the amount of protein I'm eating every day. So, in order to hit my macro-nutrient percentages I'm adding more protein shakes and smoothies to my daily diet. I am definitely aiming for 30 grams of protein per serving these days. Protein smoothies are a quick, easy, and delicious way for me to hit my macros.

Especially this one, YUM. I'm definitely loving it post workout lately. 

If you're looking to up your protein too you're going to love this Peaches and Cream Protein Smoothie. This smoothie is so quick and easy. Only 3 ingredients, blend, DONE! It's completely creamy and delicious, but still clean, gluten-free, and packed with just over 30 grams of protein per serving. Plus, it definitely fee…

Apple Cinnamon Snickerdoodle Smoothie Bowl

Smoothie bowls are my go to breakfast lately. They're just such a quick and easy way to get some protein, fruit, veggies, and even superfoods (think matcha green tea, beets, berries, greens...) into my mornings. As the weather continues to warm up they will pretty much be a staple for me. 
I like to keep my breakfasts simple, quick, and easy. No 20 ingredient smoothie bowls for this girl! I mean, I applaud folks that are awake enough for that in the morning, but that isn't happening over here. Most of my smoothie bowls are 5 ingredients or less. I try to focus on maximum nutrition with minimum ingredients.
Eating the same simple things every day doesn't have to be the SAME THING every day though! There's so much you can do with a smoothie bowl. Start with a "milk" of choice (I usually do So Delicious Unsweetened Vanilla Coconut Milk, So Delicious Unsweetened Vanilla Cashew Milk, or Milkadamia Unsweetened Macadamia Milk), then add whatever frozen fruits, veggi…