Through the Garden Smoothie

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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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Beetroot Pineapple Salad with Mint

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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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End of the Week Frittata

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End of the Week Frittata | Nutrition Stripped

It’s the end of the week, well actually it’s the beginning of the week, but let’s just say it’s like Thursday or Friday, you come home from work and open your fridge to find a bunch of random leftovers, vegetables that are hanging onto their last breath begging to be used, and a carton of eggs untouched. THIS is the recipe you need in that moment. End of the Week Frittata is a recipe you can assemble in under 10 minutes and takes no more than 30 minutes to cook in the oven- perfect amount of time to settle in from a long work day or clean up from the prep. Another added bonus, it’s one of the most flexible and forgiving “recipes” there is.

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Caribbean Plantain & Bean Boats

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Caribbean Plantain Bean Boats | Nutrition Stripped

Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone! I’m really excited to share a recipe using plantains, since I came to the realization I have yet to do so; this recipe is the perfect example of how excited I get to make healthy eating fun, delicious, and inspiring! Caribbean Plantain & Bean Boats are the epitome of having fun with your food, not only while making it but while eating it. Starchy and slightly sweet plantains are roasted with a bit of coconut oil, then topped with a sweet corn and black bean salad with pops of fresh cilantro, red onion, lime juice, jalapeno, and diced tomatoes. It’s served open faced like my Beachy Papaya Boats and topped with shredded coconut for an extra oomph of the Caribbean. I’ve been enjoying this recipe for weeks as a quick and healthy lunch or dinner since I’ve been so busy finishing up writing the last bit of the cookbook (eeeek!)- I still can’t believe I’m off to San Francisco next week to shoot.

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Green Fiesta Juice

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Green Fiesta Juice | Nutrition Stripped

Green juices. They’re nutrient dense, they’re refreshing…and to be honest some of them are taste intensely “green”. My mission today is to share a green juice recipe that’s not only delicious, incredibly nutrient dense, while not loaded with sugar as many juices can be. Oh, and not to mention, you can totally make this using a blender! Learn how to make green juice with a little kick, without a juicer.

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