How to Be Mindful

If you know me or even just follow my blog, you know I LOVE posting pictures via social media on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and my favorite, Instagram. I am picture-obsessed. Almost everything I do, from walking outside to my car to cooking dinner, I always have the urge to set up my surroundings, find the perfect lighting, and snap photos. So, you can only imagine … Continue reading How to Be Mindful

Protein Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

It’s officially fall, and the fall flavors and colors are calling out to us, but that doesn’t mean we need to spend money for a fancy drink with fake pumpkin flavoring. Whenever I go out, I see pumpkin flavored coffee and lattes that smell and look so tempting. I’m sure you’ve seen the highly advertised Starbucks pumpkin spice latte and know about it’s lack of real or … Continue reading Protein Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

“Good” and Bad” Foods

Originally posted on Cacao and Kale:
Have you ever heard someone say, “Oh, I’ve been so bad today” and they’re talking about what they ate? How could food make you “so bad”? In my Nutrition, Health, and Lifestyle: Issues and Insights class, the Nutrition instructor, Jamie Pope, MS, RD, LDN answers this common concern. Portion control is a big issue for a lot of people. In terms of good… Continue reading “Good” and Bad” Foods

Eat Breakfast to Feel Sunny on the inside

Originally posted on Cacao and Kale:
Good morning! For breakfast, I’ve been making a lot of NutriBullet smoothies and shakes lately, as you can see on my blog, Vivi e impara, but today I was in need of some B12 energy and high protein I get from eggs. For additional nutrients, I added greens and a small piece of fruit. I ate this nourishing and good-for-you breakfast… Continue reading Eat Breakfast to Feel Sunny on the inside

Coco and Cacao Smoothie for the Win

As soon as I got my hands on the NutriBullet, I’ve been experimenting with new smoothie recipes. They don’t always turn out great. Case in point, this morning I tried blending banana, blueberries, coconut milk, cacao powder, peanut butter powder, and flax seeds. Sounds like a weird combination? Yes, and it tasted weird too. Blueberries and peanut butter powder do not mix well. So, I … Continue reading Coco and Cacao Smoothie for the Win

Kale, Banana, and Almond Milk Delight

Whenever I look up recipes online, unless I type in “simple” or “easy” I always find a long list of specific ingredients listed. I would end up spending lots of money for specific ingredients, time prepping everything, and hovering over the blender or stove only to feel let down at the end. Lately I’ve been saving money by steering clear of complicated recipes with a long … Continue reading Kale, Banana, and Almond Milk Delight