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

The Best Raw, Vegan Chocolate Frosting

I have been dying to share this recipe with you. It just might change your life.

It's truly magical.

First, I don't claim to have invented this recipe. I found it on The Rawtarian while researching dairy-free icing recipes for my daughter's first birthday cake. She is my new hero.

As many of you know, I've kept dairy [...]

PSS Wrap Up + Watermelon Granita Recipe

Congratulations beauties!

You've officially completed the Pilates Summer Series.

Thank you SO much for taking time out of your day to embark on this challenge with me. After completing 3 weeks of Pilates, yoga, and self-care I hope you feel more beautiful, strong, confident and capable than you did before.

Remember, true confidence comes from within. 

Don't think you [...]

By |May 31st, 2014|Categories: Pilates, Pilates Summer Series, Recipes|Tags: , , |4 Comments

Pilates Summer Series: Day #9 + Healthy Popsicle Recipes

Coppertone, floaties, kool-aid, the smell of wet cement, goggle marks, a wet swimsuit under dry clothes...

There are certain things that take me right back to the carefree days of summer. And of all the sweet summer memories nothing gets me quite like the sound of the ice cream truck and an ice-cold popsicle on a warm [...]

Pilates Summer Series: Day #6 + Infused Detox Water

Welcome to the second week of the Pilates Summer Series!
First things first, we have a winner to announce....

The winner of the $150.00 Athleta gift card is @jal702 on Instagram! 

Congratulations Julie! Enjoy your shopping spree! Send me an email to claim your prize. Thank you to all who participated. Don't worry, there are more incredible giveaways [...]

The Balanced Life Green Smoothie Recipe

Hi Beauties,

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I'll be honest. I don't do much to celebrate this holiday these days. Since I no longer frequent the bar scene and am not big on day drinking there's not much for me to partake in.

BUT I do love green smoothies so I figured I'd share my favorite recipe in honor [...]

By |March 17th, 2014|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , |2 Comments