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This Blended Pumpkin Spice Protein Mocha Will Be Your New Fall Obsession | Paleo, Vegan, DF, GF Recipes

We’ve all probably seen 75 million pumpkin spice recipes at this point. But are we over it? Not even close. I can’t help it okay!!! In my defense, I literally started making fall recipes in September so I’ve had this one brewing for a while. If you feel like you’re over the pumpkin spice craze already this season… you won’t be after you try this recipe. Because this isn’t your typical pumpkin spice latte or pumpkin spice baked good. It’s a creamy, sweet and caffeinated- aka the breakfast of my dreams. It’s a Blended Pumpkin Spice Mocha. And can even be a Blended Pumpkin Spice Protein Mocha if you want it to be. Hello!!! This is the perfect healthy recipe for breakfast, or even a little late afternoon pick me up snack. And of course per usual with my healthy recipes, I made it gluten free, refined sugar free, and dairy free. It’s also paleo and vegan so extra bonus points- yay! I would give you a step by step list of how to make …

This 6 Ingredient Blended Mocha Smoothie Will Be Your New Obsession

I literally have a smoothie every. single. day. in the summer. I can’t get enough! They’re sooo dang good- they just hit the spot, ya know? I have 5 smoothie recipes listed in my E-Book, The Healthy Lifestyle Project & (The Healthy Lifestyle Project & Home!), so I won’t spoil them all. BUT this is a smoothie recipe I have to share with the world ASAP because it combines two of my favorite things ever- coffee and chocolate. HI! Yes. It also has a little bit of maca powder for natural energy, hormone balancing, and a super delicious toffee flavor. Amazing. Also smoothies are the best because I literally just throw all the ingredients in a blender and keep it in my fridge overnight. Then I can just grab my smoothie & run out the door in the morning! To learn more about how I live a healthy lifestyle with a 9-5 job, listen to this podcast episode where I dive into that topic and check out this blog post for 4 work week meal …

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What I Eat To Stay Lean & Healthy- Weekday Edition

Hello all you beautiful people. If you’re new here my name is Abbey and I. love. food. Like so much!!! Before I knew anything about health and fitness, I thought there was only one way to eat “healthy.” Vegetables, chicken, maybe some rice, and that’s about it. I spent one summer in college living off of that every single day for dinner. Sure, I lost weight, but I wasn’t enjoying my food. I think it’s SO important to eat foods that you genuinely love in order to sustain healthy eating for the long haul. If you’re forcing yourself to choke down beets and you hate beets… you’re going to crack quickly. I also think it’s very important to think about your goals when planning out your daily meals. The meals of people who are trying to lose weight vs. improve the composition of their body vs. gain weight and muscle are going to look different! It’s always good to keep that in mind, as well as thinking about your specific body type, the level of …

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3 Delicious Healthy Smoothie Recipes to Make for Breakfast This Summer

Smoothies are my favorite thing to have for breakfast in the spring and summer. They’re so easy to make and they taste SO good. My favorite thing to do is to prep them quickly the night before work & leave them in the fridge overnight. Then I can just walk straight out the door in the AM with smoothie in hand! If you need some more tips on how to live a healthy lifestyle with a 9-5 job, you can listen to this episode of my podcast where I chat all about it HERE! Here’s 3 recipes that I absolutely love: (P.S. if you want to add a protein powder to any of these, go for it! I have made them both ways, but I haven’t used protein powder in a while.) 1. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie 3/4 cup Frozen Strawberries 1/3 cup Unsweetened Coconut Yogurt 1 tbsp Cacao Powder 2 Ice Cubes Optional: 2 tbsp Plain Greek Yogurt (I do this for added protein to keep me full) Fill the rest of the blender …

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5 Insanely Tasty & Healthy Date Bite Recipes

Are you one of those people that finishes dinner and immediately opens the cupboard for “just a bite of something sweet”? SAME. This is the perfect recipe for us. Date bites are easy to make, tasty af and the best part: they’re dairy free, gluten free & refined sugar free! Yes, yes and yes. This isn’t one of those blogs that’s going to make you read a 12 paragraph novel before I actually give you the recipes, so let’s just get straight to it. How to Make Date Bites All you do is throw the ingredients for each recipe into a food processor or blender & pulse/blend for a few seconds. The consistency will be a little bit different for each recipe (some will be wetter than others if they have fresh fruit in them bc water). After you blend, take the mixture from the blender and roll it into bite sized balls. Easy as that! Each of these recipes makes 6-8 date bites. Chocolate Peanut Butter Hazelnut 1/2 cup Dates 1/2 cup Chopped Hazelnuts …

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The 6 Healthy Ingredient Swaps You Should Be Making!

One of my favorite things to do is to create healthy version of my favorite unhealthy meals and treats. The goal is to make it taste so close to the real thing that I don’t even feel like I’m missing out! I have a full list of substitutes for both sweet & savory foods in my E-Book, but I’ll give you a sneak peak of some of my absolute favorite ones here! And if you want to see a video of all the healthy substitutes in my pantry, check that video out here: Sweet & Baking Cacao Powder- I’m obsessed with this stuff to add chocolate flavor to so many different things. I throw it into smoothies, mix it into oatmeal, and make chocolate desserts with it! No sugar, just pure chocolatey goodness. Almond Flour- This is a great swap for white flour when you’re baking because It’s literally just blanched almonds. No guilt needed! Coconut Sugar- If you need sugar in a recipe, this is a better option than highly refined, processed table sugar. …

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Say Bye to Added Sugar! 5 Deliciously Healthy Dessert Recipes to Try ASAP

We are officially on the last post of “what I eat during the work week” series and I saved the best for last. Dessert!!!!!! I’m already hungry so we’re off to a great start. It’s a rare night for me if I’m not having some sort of dessert after dinner. I love coming up with healthy recipes for some of my favorite unhealthy treats. Get a list of my 6 favorite healthy ingredient swaps from this blog post! And peak into my pantry if you really want to know all the healthy foods I eat: Here are my absolute faves: 1. Frozen Fruit Cereal I loveee cereal (literally ate cereal and toast for dinner for 2 year straight in high school I think). Most cereals are loaded with sugar & other BS, so finding a healthy substitute that I actually liked better was a miracle. Frozen Fruit of choice (Mixed Berries and Wild Blueberries are my current faves) Unsweetened Almond Milk Healthy Granola of choice (Purely Elizabeth Original is my go to- no refined sugars!) …

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5 Healthy Snack Recipes That You Will LOVE

Aaaand I’m back with another “what I eat during the work week” post. This time: Snack Edition. Having a tasty, filling snack ready to go at work is an absolute must for me. Even if I’m not super hungry (lol this never really happens), I still like to eat something after lunch, because chances are high that I’ll end up feeling hungry during my workout and nobody has time for that. A snack filled with a source of protein, fats and carbohydrates is going to help give you the energy you need to fuel your workout after a long day of work! If you’re expecting a lettuce + balsamic salad that you had for lunch to get you off your ass, you’re about to be seriously disappointed. If you’re feeling overwhelmed with this whole “healthy eating” thing & want some more tips, listen to the Ask Abbey Podcast Episode #3 Here are some of my faves! 1. RX Bar I love these. They have tons of flavors to choose from, they actually taste good, they …