Saturday Rambles

Happy Saturday guys!  How is your weekend going so far?  Ours is off to a good start as we spent our Friday night binge watching the new season of House of Cards!

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Wednesday afternoon I was dreading my run, but knew I’d feel so much better if I just did it.  I told myself I only had to run 3 miles, but thankfully, when I got going, I got into a groove and just kept going.  Sometimes my OCD/perfectionist mind comes in handy and I made it to 5 miles versus stopping at 4.  (I don’t know why, but it is hard for me to stop at 4.  I like 3 or 5 better… I know, I am weird.) 

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This beauty has been on repeat in my house this whole week.  Spinach, flaxseed, banana, coconut water, and frozen mango.  Can’t get enough.  

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We are watching the sweetest pup right now.  Her name is Scotch and she is 14 years old (!!!) but doing so well!  She is just a darling.  

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And completely unrelated to Scotch, this is Simmonds.  Simmonds is 5 and is the cutest thing ever.  He just loves some lovin’.  

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Finally pulled out my juicer this week.  I absolutely love fresh juice, but hate the prep of washing the veggies, cutting them and then there is the cleanup… that is the real pain.   Each time I do use my juicer, I make sure to make a lot!  This one included: carrots, ginger, lemon, apple, and orange.  It was delicious!  I also made another one with kale, cucumber, ginger, lemon, and oranges.  

I could eat this salad for lunch every day!  It had kale, romaine, almonds, craisins, strawberries, veggie burger and avocado.  Hit the spot! 

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That’s all I’ve got for today!  I am off to a body pump class and then we are hoping to take a little cruise on our boat because the weather is SO nice today!  Enjoy your Saturday! 

Questions: 

  1. What is your favorite juice recipe?
  2. Do you like fruit on your salads?
  3. Do you watch House of Cards?  

Flashback Friday via Rayandtaynutrition

Morning ya’ll!! Happy Friday!! How are you doing today?  Are you guys ready for the weekend?  We don’t have much on the agenda over here, but that is just fine by me! 

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You may or may not know that my friend Rachael and I started an Instagram account (rayandtaynutrition) a while ago following our yummy and nutritious eats!  We both kind of let it slip a bit with my wedding and Rachael starting a health coaching business with her sister and life just got crazy busy!

I still post on our page occasionally and still love connecting with other like-minded individuals (which I love doing through my blog as well), but wanted to show you some of my favorite recipes and food pictures from the past year on our Instagram page!  Sometimes I lose track of my recipes and forget about them so this way I can bring them out of hiding and share them with all of you! I hope you enjoy!  

Smoothies definitely taste better out of champagne glasses 😉

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Fill it to the top!

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I’m so ready for summer’s warm weather and cold smoothies!

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Love this combination of 3 layers of flavors! 

Smoothies at the lake are the best! 

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One of my favorite juice recipes!

This is another favorite!  I really need to get out the old juicer more often… it is just quite the pain to clean.  

I always have fresh cut up fruit on hand in my fridge.

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As soon as I get home from the grocery store, I wash my fruit so it is ready to go when I need a snack!

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This watermelon is making me crave summertime.  I can eat a whole watermelon by myself in one day.  🙂

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We hosted a challenge for everyone to go vegan for 1 month.  Although I eat this way often, it was a challenge and definitely made me more aware of the non-vegan choices I make.  Today, I am all about moderation.  🙂

Then we hosted a 3 day raw vegan challenge.  Now that was hard.. mostly because I like to “cook” dinner.  It is always fun to have a challenge to try to  test your will power though! 

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I will be posting more recipes including homemade veggie burgers, snacks, and delicious salads from our instagram soon!  Have a happy and healthy weekend ya’ll!  

Questions:

  1. Do you have a juicer? 
  2. Have you ever done a food challenge before?
  3. What is one food you could not live without?