Recipe and Workout Roundup: #FitFluential on the 4th of July

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    Mid-week Independence Day! Time to break out the red, white and blue for friends, fireworks, food… and fitness too. We’ve rounded up some Ambassador recipes and workouts for a FitFluential Fourth of July. Enjoy!   EATS: Lots of easy 4th of July recipes (and decorating ideas too): Losing It and Loving It Watermelon […]

Recipe: Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Enjoy this lightened-up recipe from Coach Karen!   Ingredients: 1.5 cups Rolled Oats 1.2 cups Whole Wheat Flour (or flour of your choice) 3 Mashed Bananas 1 cup of Almond Milk (or milk of your choice) 2 tablespoons Milled Flaxseed 1 tablespoon Baking Powder 1 teaspoon Vanilla 2 tablespoons Agave Nectar (Use honey or maple […]

5 Easy Breakfast Ideas for the Time-Crunched

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  Almost every new personal training client I see needs to be convinced of the benefits of eating breakfast. your body needs energy after a 10-12 hour fast eating breakfast reduces mid-morning food cravings missing breakfast often leads to over-eating later in the day breakfast eaters are more successful at losing weight and maintaining weight […]

Asparagus, Avocado, and Quinoa Salad with Mango Lime Vinaigrette

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    It’s healthy, it’s vegan, and it is perfect for summer. Recipe makes enough for four meal sized salads.   Asparagus, Avocado, and Quinoa Salad with Mango Lime Vinaigrette   Ingredients 2 cups quinoa, prepared according to package directions and allowed to cool 16-20 spears asparagus, steamed and chilled Mixed lettuce greens 1 can […]

Recipe: Roasted Ratatouille

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    Living in Chicago can be a drag in the cold months with no access to local farm stands. Can anyone relate? I am anxiously waiting for our local farmer to open his farm stand. I’ve been stalking him a bit. So far all he has out are flowers. Any day now… I can’t […]

Get Grillin’ – Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Peach Rainbow Salsa and Balsamic Grilled Veggies

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  Add some color to your Memorial Day with these healthy recipes that scream summer!   Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Peach Rainbow Salsa   Ingredients (Serves 4) for the pork 1 pork tenderloin, seasoned and grilled as desired for the salsa 2 large peaches, peeled and diced 1/2 an avocado, diced 1/2 a medium tomato, […]

Cooking with Chia Seeds

Chia recipes

We love chia seeds. We have been enjoying them for a few years now. We love it for breakfast – low sugar pumpkin chia pancakes:     We love eating chia seeds before we workout.   mint chia pudding with hemp milk   We love to use them to make desserts.   gluten free pumpkin […]