Green Smoothie – Post Workout

Super simple Post Workout Green Smoothie! Filled with protein, iron, magnesium, omegas, and potassium! Just what your muscles need after a good challenging workout. Plus, isn’t it ridiculously good looking? Just like you will be after all those fat blasting workouts I know you are all doing! Am I right?

Check out the recipe for this beautiful green goddess!

Post Workout Green Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 handful organic spinach
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/4 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 scoops Aloha Vanilla Protein Powder

Blend all of the ingredients above together until desired creamy consistency

Toppings

  • 1 tsp bee pollen
  • Berries
  • Granola (optional)
  • Nut butter (optional)

Top it off with whatever toppings you want!

Then, enjoy! Fuel your body and have a fantastic day!

xoxo, healthyishh

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Triple Berry Scones

Check out the DELICIOUS recipe for the Triple Berry Scones (Raspberries, Blackberries, Blueberries) featuring a divine Lemon Glaze!

Triple Berry Scones

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) cold, unsalted butter
  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cups heavy cream
  • ¾ cup frozen raspberries, blackberries and blueberries (or whatever fruit you’d like)

Lemon Glaze

  • ½ large lemon, juiced
  • ½ to 1 cup confectioners’ sugar

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Cut butter into ¼-inch pieces and return it to the refrigerator to keep it cold until needed.
  2. Preheat oven to 425° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder, sugar,  and salt in a large wide bowl. Mix to combine.
  4. Add butter to the dry ingredients and toss it to coat with flour. Working quickly with clean fingers or a pastry blender, rub or cut butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse meal.
  5. Add frozen berries to the mixture and toss to coat. Drizzle the heavy cream evenly over the mixture. Toss with a fork, scraping up from the bottom, until the dough starts to clump together. Knead the mixture together in the bowl until it comes together in a mass. It’s okay if there are a few stray bits and dry patches; the most important thing is to avoid overworking the dough.
  6. Turn out the dough on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Press in stray bits gently and shape the dough into an a 7 to 8-inch square about ¾-inch thick. It should look a bit rough and ragged.
  7. Using a knife or bench scraper, divide the square into 6 smaller squares. Divide each square in half diagonally to make 12 small triangles.
  8. Separate the scones carefully to give them room to spread. Bake until pale golden, about 12 to 15 minutes.
  9. To prepare the glaze, combine lemon juice and ½ cup confectioners’ sugar in a small bowl. Whisk to combine. Add more sugar, as needed to create the desired consistency for glazing.
  10. Cool scones for at least 10 minutes before glazing. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Berry Scones

Strawberry Banana Waffles

Some days you just gotta whip up a batch of fresh waffles.

During the work-week I try to stick to either oatmeal, greek yogurt, or a fruit smoothie, but on the weekends I like to reward myself and get a little more creative in the kitchen.

These waffles are kind of a cheat though (I totally used Krusteaz buttermilk pancake mix) whoops! But still, these are to die for!

There is something so satisfying about a light, fluffy, slightly crunchy-edged waffle. Especially when the butter and syrup nestle themselves into each little pocket! Am I right?

Adding fruit as a topping is always nice because it makes the ALL BREAD breakfast feel a bit lighter. Maybe I just tell myself that so I don’t feel so guilty for plowing down multiple waffles, cause I mean I had fruit too right??

A secret to making them extra tasty is to use an overly-ripe banana to blend in the batter

I used 1 full banana and made 4 large waffles following the recipe on the Krusteaz box!

I also like to add in some cinnamon and vanilla extract (again, totally optional, but I think it makes the flavor out of this world!

Top it off with maple syrup, some fresh berries, and banana coins, and a sprinkle of powdered sugar!

Enjoy with coffee, tea, milk, or whatever you’d like!

These waffles are perfect if you are feeling like you haven’t been getting enough simple carbohydrates in your diet. I know when I work out a ton I can start to drag or feel depleted in energy if I don’t replenish. Yes, protein is KEY, but it is also crucial that you listen to your body and reward it for all the exertion and activities it allows you to do!

I was craving some waffles this morning, and these truly hit the spot. Remember, carbs aren’t bad for you!

Carbohydrates give you:

Energy, boost your mood, keep your memory sharp, and are great pre-exercise!

Here is the Krusteaz Waffle Recipe

I added a ripe banana into the batter, some cinnamon, and vanilla extract!

Feel free to do the same, or use whatever else sounds good to you!
Top it off with any yummies you choose!

Life is short, eat the damn waffle.

Banana Berry Smoothie

Another smoothie recipe for all you health-nuts out there!

Smoothies are…

Healthy, Easy, Improve Digestion, and DELICIOUS!

This Banana Berry Smoothie is great if you are working out a ton and need the potassium (from the banana) to prevent those muscle cramps!

I did a huge workout yesterday so naturally this smoothie was VERY necessary this AM.

I told my boyfriend I was posting another smoothie recipe, and he was like “uhhh another smoothie recipe?!?”

Well…DUH

It’s spring baby!

Plus, there are really 1,325,000,000 variations on smoothies (am I right?!)

They are SO FUN and EASY

Banana Berry Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup frozen berry medley (raspberries, blackberries, blueberries)
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/2 scoop VEGA Vanilla protein powder
  • Water or Almond Milk to blend

Directions:

  1. Blend and Enjoy!!
  2. Top with granola if you’re feeling extra inspired!

Mango Berry Smoothie

Happy Saturday Everyone!
Today is a beautiful day! Not only because the rain and snow and all things COLD are finally out of our weather forecast here in Utah, but because this NEW smoothie recipe is here!

Yesterday I was really missing the beach and California, and if there is one thing that makes me feel like I’m on a tropical vacation everyday it’s a SMOOTHIE!

I have been feeling a cold coming on, so I decided to toss in a little extra Vitamin C lovin’ to this mango berry creation!

I know, you might be thinking eww… but no, this is for real tangy, sweet, and bursting with flavor!

Give it a try and let me know what you think!

I’ll be running the trails today and this smoothie was the perfect way to power up, detox my body from any sickness trying to get me, and put me in a sunny mood!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Frozen Berry Medley
    (Raspberries, Blackberries, Blueberries)
  • 1/4 cup Frozen Mango Chunks
  • 1/2 scoop VEGA Vanilla Protein Powder
  • Juice of 1/2 a Lemon
  • Juice of 1 Tangerine
  • Water (or almond milk)

Directions:

Blend and Enjoy!!

xoxo – have an amazing day!

Friendship Bread (cinnamon sugar loaf)

Ingredients:

Batter:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 eggs
1 cup buttermilk or 1 cup milk plus 1 tablespoon vinegar
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda

Cinnamon Sugar:
1/3 cups sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

Instructions:

1. For the batter cream together butter, sugar and eggs.
2. Add milk, flour, and baking soda
3. Divide 1/2 of the batter into a 9X5 loaf pan
4. Mix in separate bowl the 1/3 c sugar and cinnamon
5. Sprinkle 3/4 of the cinnamon sugar on top of the batter
6. Add remaining batter to pan; sprinkle the remaining cinnamon sugar on top. Swirl with a knife!
7. Bake at 350 for 60 min. or until toothpick comes out clean when tested
8. Cool in pan for 20 minutes before removing from the pan

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This bread will be soft, moist, and it will make the entire house smell like cinnamon-heavenly goodness!

I like to bake a loaf of bread on Sunday so that I can have a yummy breakfast during the work week. (This is only if I’m not on a green smoothie, chia pudding, or greek yogurt kick!) Lately I have been in the mood to bake, what can I say, winter has me feeling all kinds of cozy!

Plus, what is better than a yummy slice of cinnamon friendship bread after a long morning run or bike ride?! You EARNED it at that point!

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This is my frozen face in anticipation of stuffing it with this delicious bread! 🙂

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You can see the cinnamon swirled throughout the loaf. I’m not too artistic when it comes to pulling the knife through the dough…it could look much better, but either way, the point is that cinnamon is in every bite!

The crust gets golden brown and has a little crunch to it. Trevor LOVES this aspect of the bread, as do I! If you don’t like a little crunch, minimize the amount of cinnamon-sugar you sprinkle on top! Problem will be solved!

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I hope you enjoy the recipe and share this bread with some friends! After all, it is called friendship bread ❤

Oh and I forgot to mention, this recipe is most definitely healthy-ishh!

xox

healthy-ishh

Whole Wheat Banana Bread

We have been on a total banana bread kick recently! I’ve been making all sorts of breads ranging from paleo to vegan to banana blueberry bread! This recipe was a bit of a splurge! I tossed in some chocolate chips to sweeten things up, because why not right? Sometimes you just can’t say no to the chocolate! I chose to use stone-ground whole wheat flour for this bread to keep it dense, whole-grain, and hearty. Safe to say, it lived up to all three of these things (Trevor will attest to this!) This loaf does take a while longer to bake (55 min), so don’t pop this baby in the oven if you’re starving! You’ll be waiting and drooling all over while the house smells amazing for a LONG 55 minutes. Is it worth the wait? Oh ya it is! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

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I also sprinkled some coconut sugar and extra cinnamon on top prior to baking to help give the crust a golden and delicious flavor. I definitely recommend doing this! Some people might want to slice up a banana to put on top, or even a drizzle of browned butter…you choose!

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Okay here is the recipe!!

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