Through the Garden Smoothie

RECIPE

Through the Garden Smoothie | Nutrition Stripped

I’m writing you all from the airport, heading back home to Nashville from our two week stay in San Francisco shooting my first cookbook…it was such an amazing experience and I can’t tell you all how much all of your kind words, support, and suggestions for what to visit- so appreciative beyond words. It has been a whirlwind of emotions the past couple of weeks to say the least! We’ve worked non-stop for 14 days to the point where sometimes I thought I couldn’t do it anymore yet most of the time feeling really excited, grateful, and happy about the project and how far it’s come…but I’m ready to let my mind and body relax, refuel, and refocus for the next chapter ahead. I know many of you took a holiday this weekend so you might be in the same mode as I am- let’s just say a “bounce back” mode.

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Guide to Nut & Seed Butters

Advice

Guide to Nut and Seed Butters | Nutrition Stripped

To put it in a nutshell (ha), nuts and seeds are healthy; but I think the real question is, what types of nuts and seeds make the best butters and spreads, and why? Today is a total smackdown and guide to nut and seed butters, from their flavor profile, uses, nutrition, and special tips. Also, learn how to make your own nut butter in a few simple steps that take less than 10 minutes to make! You might want to bookmark this one…

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Interview with Joe Klemczewski

INSPIRED

JOEKLEM

Today’s inspired interview, many of you may not know who Joe is and many of you are cheering through the screen excited to finally read an interview by the famous Joe. Joe is a personal mentor of mine when it comes to sports nutrition and facilitating change in body composition using more practices from university studies than I do now; his background in how nutrition works in the body and experience in fitness coaching is vast. Joe’s professional background is fascinating enough, but his story of how he started athletics and bodybuilding is intriguing; by the time he was my age (27) he won his pro card with the World Natural Bodybuilding Federation (WNBF) and has competed in pro bodybuilding’s largest venues including top-five finishes at the Mr. International and Mr. Universe contests. It’s great to introduce you to other health professionals who have some similarities in what I practice, but also some new and different modes of improving your health- I don’t necessarily enforce calorie counting and am very whole foods based, Joe exercises more flexibility in that arena. Remember, everyone is different and learning it all helps you make the best decision in YOUR health.  Meet doctor Joe!

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Beetroot Pineapple Salad with Mint

RECIPE

Pineapple Beet Salad | Nutrition Stripped

As of right now, I’m still in San Francisco shooting my cookbook and it’s been full of emotions; being absolutely spent and exhausted at the end of the day from excitement, working hard, and doing something I love is a feeling I’ll never take for granted. I wish I could show you all what’s going on with all the cookbook recipes, but for now they’ll just be little glimpses of what I’m up to on Instagram- today we’re shooting main entrees and wrapping up shooting all the soups, which are so good!

THIS. This salad has been my go-to for the past several weeks leading up to traveling, I just can’t seem to eat enough or stop making it each batch cooking day! It’s super simple, requires no more than 5 ingredients, is incredibly balanced in flavors, contains fibers, carbohydrates, antioxidants, enzymes, and nutrients galore! Juicy, sweet and slightly tart pineapple combines with sweet and earthy roasted beets, topped with blood sugar stabilizing cinnamon, soothing fresh mint and a drizzle of healthy fats from extra virgin olive oil. The entire salad takes less than 5 minutes to pull together once you have the beets roasted and tastes sublime!

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My Skincare Routine: Face Edition

Natural Beauty

My Skincare Routine: Face Edition

Taking care of one of the largest detoxification organs on our bodies, our skin, is just as important as the care we show the delicate skin on our face. Today I’m going to share a highly requested topic for the Natural Beauty Series, My Skincare Routine: Face Edition! Overall my philosophy about make-up and what we put on our bodies is parallel to my food philosophy, the simpler the better. For me, it’s not just what I put on my skin, but purposeful techniques I do to my skin that all of you can incorporate as well to keep the integrity of your skin tight, toned, healthy, and radiant.

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