Quick And Delicious Banana Pumpkin Smoothie

Ingredients: 1 frozen banana 1/4-1/2 cup pumpkin puree (depending on how think you want your smoothie) 1 cup cup almond (or other plant) milk 1 handful of ice 1/8 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp honey (optional) Cinnamon (if desired) Pumpkin pie spice (if desired) Directions: Combine all ingredients in a blender, and enjoy! Makes 1…

Banana Pumpkin Oatmeal

If you like pumpkin, you’ll love this! Ingredients: 1/2 cup oatmeal 1/4 cup pumpkin puree 1 banana, sliced 1/8 cup walnut pieces Cinnamon Honey   Directions: Cook oats as you normally prepare them. Once cooked, place oats in bowl, and top with pumpkin, banana, walnuts, cinnamon and honey. Enjoy!

Why I’m Plant-Based

So why are you plant-based? It’s a question Djuan Means gets almost every day, and for good reason. One of his hashtags on Instagram used to be #MeatEater, and we’ll leave out the ounces of steak he used to showcase on a weekly basis. He was like  most people and loved meat. Plain and simple….

Zucchini “Meatballs”

Ingredients: 1 15 ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained 3 gloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup oats 1 tsp basil 1 tsp oregano 1/2 tsp sea salt 2-3 TBS nutritional yeast Juice of 1/2 lemon 1 cup zucchini, shredded or finely chopped Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine chickpeas, garlic, and oats in a food…

What Exactly Is Plant-Based Living? 

A plant-based diet is one that centers around plants.  That’s the plain, and simple answer. You can eat any variety of fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes (e.g. beans and lentils), nuts, and seeds while maintaining a plant-based diet. If you lead a plant-based lifestyle, you avoid processed foods as much as possible. You’re technically a vegan,…

Bow Tie Pasta and Kidney Bean Medley

Ingredients: 1 16 oz package organic bow tie pasta (or Farfalle) *I use Montebello* 2 cans dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained 1 medium onion, diced 1 green bell pepper, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 jar of your favorite organic pasta sauce (you can use an additional jar for more sauce) Directions: Cook…

Change Your Mindset And Exude New Energy

I’m no psychologist, but from personal experience, I know the power of the mind. When I say power, I mean power. Thoughts become reality faster than many of us believe. If your constant mindset is in a state of negativity, that will soon reflect in your day-to-day life. As we enter this new month, the…

Studying Your Own Body For Total Wellness

There is absolutely no one size fits all approach to fitness. We all have different bodies, and because of that we all have to take the time to learn what works and what doesn’t for our own body. That’s the premise behind what we’re building and the workouts we are soon to launch at Boldly…

Tomato, Kale and Chicken Soup

INGREDIENTS: 5 vine tomatoes 2 cups kale (torn, stems removed) 2 ears corn (corn removed from ear) 4 cups vegetable broth (I use @pacificfoods) 1 to 1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs 2 tsp ground coriander 2 tsp dried basil 1.5 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp dried dill Sea salt and pepper to taste DIRECTIONS:…

Four Week Postpartum Update

Originally posted on Ordered Whimsy. I’ve hit the four week postpartum mark, which is how long I gave myself to be “off of a plan.” By that, I mean I’m just eating intuitively and not tracking anything. I’m probably carb heavy and low on protein. I think I’m pretty close when it comes to calories….