Make Your Own Cold Brew Iced Coffee

how to make your own cold brew iced coffee

It's no secret that I have a Starbucks obsession.

I treat myself more often than most.

The funny thing is, I drink decaf these days. So it's not even a physical caffeine addiction I'm dealing with, it's purely emotional. :)

But some days I choose an at-home brew to satisfy [...]

By |May 31st, 2016|Categories: Finding Balance, Recipes|7 Comments

DIY Mat Cleaner

Do you ever clean your Pilates/yoga mat? Here is a simple DIY mat cleaner that you can make at home!

This simple recipe utilizes with hazel, water and essential oils. You can switch up the oils based on your preferences, but here are the reasons I chose tea tree, lavender and peppermint oil in my DIY mat cleaner:

Lavender: eliminates [...]

By |May 3rd, 2016|Categories: Pilates, Recipes|Tags: , , |2 Comments

30-Day Pilates Body Challenge: Day #21 + Mint Chip Nice-Cream!

Hi Beauties!

We're starting off Week 4 with a dessert recipe that will knock your socks off. This recipe was inspired my friend Chelsea over at Luxe De Mer and was a part of a recent Recipe Bundle in The Balanced Life Sisterhood.

I asked Jennifer, a dedicated Sisterhood member, to share her favorite recipe with you [...]

Healthy Valentine’s Day Desserts

Hi Beauties,

How was your weekend?

It was 70 degrees here in Denver and I soaked up every second of warm air and sunshine. I went for long walks, ate outside and enjoyed having the windows open all day.

I can hardly believe that it's already time to talk about Valentine's Day...but it is!

I know this holiday is [...]

By |February 9th, 2015|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , |3 Comments

Coconut-Applesauce Bites

While it's technically not "Motherhood Monday" I wanted to share this quick & easy recipe that my daughter has been loving. It's great for teething and a great way to get your little one to eat healthy fats found in coconut oil.

We're trying to put some healthy weight on my little one so things like [...]

By |February 4th, 2015|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Chocolate-Peppermint Protein Balls

As many of you know, over the past year I have been on a diary-free, soy-free, egg-free diet while breastfeeding my daughter.

My daughter was diagnosed with Milk Soy Protein Intolerance when she was 3 months old (you can read more here). It took me a full 4 months to determine what foods she was truly [...]

What Is Bulletproof Coffee?

Good morning Beauties!

What better topic for a Monday morning than Bulletproof Coffee?

You may have heard about this trend and if you're like me, you may be a little confused about the purpose and the idea behind it.

For those of you who don't know, Bulletproof  Coffee is high quality coffee, blended with organic grass-fed butter and [...]

By |October 13th, 2014|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , |10 Comments

Pumpkin Pie Protein Bites

I have a bit of an obsession with protein bites.

These days I won't eat a bar that's loaded with ingredients I don't recognize so I stock my pantry with Larabars and Kind Bars, but they can get expensive. So most weeks I set up shop on Sunday afternoon and prep some healthy bars & bites to [...]

By |October 6th, 2014|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , , |4 Comments

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

Earlier this week I shared how to order a Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks to save 354 calories and 26 grams of sugar. I also shared why I dare to drink it even though it contains horrible chemicals.

In an effort to provide yet another (healthier) option I spent some time in the kitchen creating a delicious, homemade [...]

By |September 5th, 2014|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Away + Healthy Recipe Ideas

After a long weekend of business and pleasure I'm traveling today and getting back in the groove.

I'll be back with a new post on Wednesday but in the meantime you may enjoy these healthy recipe ideas as you plan for the week ahead:
Balsamic Roasted Veggie Bowls

Mexican Quinoa & Black Bean Bowls

Almond Beauty Bars

Sweet Tooth Smoothie

Strawberry-Blueberry Salad with [...]

By |July 28th, 2014|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Sweet Tooth (chocolate-peanut butter) Smoothie

I rarely get cravings, but when I do they come on strong. The thought of a chocolate-peanut butter milkshake came to mind and couldn't let it go.

Since I avoid dairy, most ice cream shops are out of the question. And since I try to eat real, whole foods I wandered to the kitchen to see what I [...]

By |July 14th, 2014|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments

Strawberry-Blueberry Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

In honor of the upcoming holiday, I thought I'd share a super-easy salad recipe that I've been loving this summer.

It just so happens to be red, white & blue...perfect for 4th of July parties and BBQ's.

It works great as a side dish or as a main course when topped with a bit of grilled chicken.


(adjust measurements based [...]

By |June 30th, 2014|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments