Goodmorning all! Today is "F” day in #plantPOWER. When I think of the letter “F” many things come to mind.
F is…FOR TIME.
Started this morning off with a 545am WOD at CrossFit.
Scaled the handstand push-ups similar to this video here.
This one was tough & yeah, when the alarm goes off at 5:15am it’s not always easy.
BUT I got after it & had breakfast in my belly by 730 am! After a lot of FOAM rolling.
Speaking of another efffffffff. (what I say when I foam roll – hurts so good)
F is for FUEL….or reFUEL.
OMG SO GOOD. I made it into a “frosting” & put it on my oats.
You just add small amounts of water to it until it’s at a desired consistency!
You can learn more about this product in this video here.
*I’ve been lucky enough to be able to test these amazing products from VEGA so a special THANK YOU shout-out to them!
Keep an eye out later in the #plantPOWER challenge – you may have a chance to win some of these as well
Gosh, sometimes I feel like the blogger Oprah …
I love spreading the love of fun products!
F is for…
featuring some of the awesome “E” #plantPOWER Instagram pics from participants.
- @jenflo3 & her "everyday" spinach salad.
- @brookeeking & her "enzymes" from her kombucha.
- @runprincepessa & her eggplant she used for dinner.
- @trainlikeachamp & her eggplant lasagna!
Amazing job ladies! Way to try new things & be creative! Keep up the awesome #plantPOWER lovin'! ❤
F is also for healthy FATS…
The Eat Clean Diet is all about the healthy fats this month & every month for that matter!
I know that all of the Ambassadors embrace them as well.
The Eat Clean Diet is hosting a healthy fats giveaway this month.
You can enter their healthy fats contest here for a chance to win an awesome prize pack!
Read the contest rules & see if you are eligible.
Don't forget to use #healthyfats in your tweets/posts!
Did I use to fear fats? Absolutely.
In high school I remember being a part of a conversation at lunch saying “OMG Peanut Butter is so bad & full of fat.”
Well, eating a whole jar of peanut butter may not be the best way to get your fats in, BUT that doesn’t mean that a nice serving of 2 TB could hurt.
With every one of my 3-5 meals a day, I try to incorporate a healthy fat in.
Some of my favorite Fat Articles from the blog are…
- Let’s talk Fat with RD2B Emily –
- facts about how are body utilizes fat.
- Let’s talk #plantPOWER Fats
- Why fats are important for overall health
Some of my favorite plant based healthy fats are…
& my video about healthy fats here…
*Now, a few things have changed since this video – at the time I cut out grains (thinking they were causing my digestive issues) Obviously I’ve found that eating more plant based helps me & I’ve been eating grains for months now (oats, quinoa, brown rice) – so again, BE TRUE TO YOU. The point of this video was to show that I UPPED my healthy fats & never felt better!
I certainly do not fear the fats!
This was a #powerbowl of veggies, purple & orange sweet potatoes, with smoked paprika, & HEMP SEEDS!
Some of my favorite ways to include healthy fats are…
- cooking with coconut oil (can be heated at higher temps in place of olive oil, etc)
- Adding tsp of coconut oil in my coffee each morning (just like my girl, Kelly Olexa)
- Salad dressing (Creamy Tahini Nooch Sauce)
- I like to use tahini or hummus to make salad dressing thicker.
- If out to eat, I usually get olive oil & vinegar for dressing so I can drizzle onto my salad.
- Snacking on nuts & seeds.
- Sprinkling hemp seeds onto a salad or mix in a smoothie – so thick & delish!
- Sprinkling cacao nibs onto ANYTHING.
- I eat olives every day on my powerbowls. Love that salty fix!
- Every night I make a mini powerbowl & add 1-2 TB of nut butter or seed butter for dessert!
- Oh, & Avocado is amazing on anything & everything.
As you can see, I incorporate servings of healthy fats throughout my day! So easy & so delish!
Some of these can be found at www.iherb.com with my coupon code XUG228 for new users!
Finally, F is for FRIENDSHIP….
Remember that big announcement I mentioned in this post?
Well, Heather & I have such an amazing friendship & what makes it that more amazing is that we’ve never met in person.
A lot of bloggers I feel very connected to because we all share our stories daily and are able to relate. I never thought that starting my blog would lead to my future career, create opportunities for me, & I definitely didn’t realize how I could create such amazing relationships with other bloggers. Heather was definitely brought into my life for a reason – I think I talk to her on the phone more than my boyfriend…sorry coreycakes! Heather & I are different but our differences definitely bond us. We embrace them & are inspired by each other daily.
Our big announcement? Well, in two weeks I am traveling to finally MEET HEATHER!!
This year I wrote down my goals – business & personal ones.
On the top of the list was to fly out to meet Heather & in two weeks this will finally happen!
If anyone is from the Boston/Rhode Island area – we are going to plan a #plantPOWER meet up probably on Friday Feb. 22nd!
More details will come but for now I am so looking forward to this!
Friendship is such an important thing in life & I am blessed to call many of you friends
What is your favorite healthy fat??
Do you write down goals?
What are some of yours for this year?