Fresh Foods Friday – Cracking a Pomegranate

I did a thing tonight after watching my girl Sara handle her own like a boss…

No one died, no spoons were harmed in the harvesting, AND it was easier than I thought!

Fresh pomegranate, yum! Twice as much Pom for half the price when you do it yourself ūüėČ

Do you know how to crack a pomegranate?

YUM!

Food Tip Friday – Seasonal Foods

Good morning!

If it seems like this blog has been Autumn-heavy lately, I apologize… there is just so much valuable information about this wonderful, abundant season!

Today’s tip will help you maximize your produce! Fall is a great time to give your local Farmer’s market some business – and you get fresher produce that hasn’t seen countless middlemen!

Do you have a favorite Farmer’s market?

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Sunday Shakeology – Passion Fruit

Ahhh… Summer!

July is my favorite month (it’s summer, my birth month, and the living just seems amazing in July whereas August seems to go by too quick!), and this one is right up summer’s alley!

Passion Fruit Shakeology

Are you a fan of passion fruit? I find it sweet but I do like it… I feel like the mint in this recipe tempers the sweetness a little bit, and they marry well!

Of note: you can also opt to leave the seeds in and blend them up if you have a good blender – the pulp and the seeds are where much of the Fiber is found; around 25g!

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Sunday Shakeology – Happy Berry

Berries, berries, and more berries! ūüôā

Happy Berry

If you are a berry lover like me, this is the recipe for you!

All berries are great sources of fiber, a nutrient important for a healthy digestive system. Berries are sweet, but not the kind of sweet that should send people with Diabetes running. They are packed with fiber, so they can use that in a diabetic diet as a serving of fruit.

I’m personally thrilled that I can enjoy my berries without guilt, because seriously, DO I LOVE BERRIES.

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Sunday Shakeology – Morning Refresher

Ahhh even the name instantly relaxes and rejuvenates me! Plus, it helps that these are some of my FAVORITE things!

Mangoes contain an abundance of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They are very low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. They are also an excellent source of dietary fiber and vitamin B6, as well as a good source of vitamin A and vitamin C. Mangoes are rich in minerals like potassium, magnesium, and copper, and they are one of the best sources of quercetin, beta carotene and astragalin.

Pineapple is also a storehouse of huge health benefits due to its wealth of nutrients, vitamins and minerals, including potassium, copper, manganese, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, beta carotene, thiamin, B6, and folate, as well as soluble and insoluble fiber and bromelain.

And banana….¬†they¬†have been considered one of the healthiest options for fruit consumption for many years due to the¬†impressive¬†nutritional content,¬†which includes¬†vitamins like vitamin C,¬†vitamin B6,¬†riboflavin, folate, pantothenic acid, and¬†niacin, as well as trace amounts of other vitamins. In terms of¬†minerals,¬†bananas deliver a significant amount of potassium,¬†magnesium, manganese,and copper. Bananas are also good sources of dietary fiber and protein.

Whew… thats a lot of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients in one little handful of fruit! Then when you add in the 70 superfoods of Shakeology, and dang, thats quite a lineup!

YUM!

 

Morning Refresher

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