The Clean Slate Day 3 with Cilantro Hemp Pesto

Day 3 was chock full of good times and good eats. I had an early morning at my favorite Dana Point Coffee Shop, JC Beans. While enjoying a decaf almond milk latte and a cozy fireplace, I worked on the blog and did some reading before heading out on a walk. Dana Point has a…

The Clean Slate Day 2

  Day 2 was a recovery day. I started out the day with some breakfast and a walk around Dana Point Harbor, followed by Yoga in the Park. It was a beautiful sunny day so I was happy to spend some time outdoors. The rest of the day was a smörgåsboard of errands, always SUPER…

The Clean Slate Day 1

As I recap Day 1 of The Clean Slate I would like to make something known: My butt hurts. So good (bad). Thanks to yesterday’s kettlebell workout by Neghar. That stuff is no joke. I can definitely appreciate the importance of mixing up your workout “routine” with new and interesting methods and movements. I do…

Chocolate Cherry Protein Smoothie

I had the pleasure of sharing some Clean Plate treats with the masses during a private event in Orange County. check out my cute little booth: I made some Chocolate Minty Bites, Chocolate “PB” Bites, Apple Pie Bites, and some Roasted Red Pepper Hummus. It was so fun sharing my recipes with others 🙂 I love…

Chocolate-Coated Almond Butter Dates

Fall is in full swing around here. I had a pretty gorgeous (albeit FREEZING) walk the other morning… I’m also still fully committed to my new workout/diet regimen. Here’s a little taste of my tuesday workout. My week looks something like this: 2-3 days of weight training 5-7 days of yoga (30 min – 60…

Links I Love 4.0

To kick off this week’s link post, I have a great quote from the charming mind of a celebrity fave:  “Expectation is the mother of all frustration.” – Antonio Banderas Wisdom from Puss in Boots, himself. Links to Love!! Mark’s Daily Apple. This guy is always busting out the goods… “The fact is, our basic needs…

What I Ate Wednesday

It’s exactly as it sounds. A day of my food. SUUUPER excting. I have a hard time believing that people want to know stuff like this, but when I see other bloggers with posts like this, I am strangely drawn to them. I like checking out what other people eat on any given day. It…

Raw Fudgy Brownies

Do you take time to connect with others during the week? I’ve been realizing more and more how vital it is for me to regularly visit with other people. This could be going for a walk with a girlfriend, having friends over for dinner, meeting up with someone for coffee, heck… even chatting with a…

Links I Love 2.0

Here I go again… with my internet discoveries and inspirations. This time, I’m not only including some tasty links from my web wanderings but also a delicious quote for feeding the soul. “It’s easy to get diverted by all the variables outside your control, to let them eat away at your vision and self-confidence. But…

Paleo Acai Bowl

I’m gonna keep this one short and sweet. Fact: Acai Bowls are delicious. Problem: They are never paleo-friendly. (think agave, soy milk, granola…) This is what led me to create my very own homemade Acai Bowl. I’m all for a smoothie now and again but the velvety smooth texture of the acai bowl with decadent…