choose health

choose healthy--Journey for JessiHave a sweet tooth?  A sugary craving sets in and you start to worry your self-control is waning… Trust me, I know this feel allllll too well.  That is why I learned to start snacking smart and choosing healthier options when it comes to my sweet tooth.  So, what do I do when it comes to smart, healthy snacking?  
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almond butter & banana oatmeal

Almond Butter and Banana Oatmeal--Journey for JessiAlmond Butter and Banana Oatmeal

Ingredients

♦ 1 ripe banana

♦ 1/3 cup old-fashioned oats

♦ 1 tbsp natural almond butter

♦ ½ dried fig

Mash half a banana into the oats and heat for 1.5-2 minutes.  Stir up the oats and top with the other half of banana, almond butter, and dried fig.  I like to mix the almond butter into the oats after the heat melts the almond butter a bit.  It is delicious!  

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nuts for nut butter

Justin's Almond Butter---Journey for JessiOh, one of my weaknesses!  Nuts, or in this case specifically—nut butter. Jessi and I had this in common; we both went nuts for nut butter!  I remember she used to keep a jar of peanut butter in her cabinet and eat a spoonful as a treat.  I know we are all guilty of this.  I mean who hasn’t eaten a jar of peanut butter without it ever touching anything but a spoon?  I know my family is guilty as charged.  Even my sister’s dog had his own jar of peanut butter for a while, that is, until he was denounced as overweight by the vet… Continue reading

cherry vanilla smoothie

Cherry Vanilla SmoothieI made this smoothie a couple of days ago for my post-run pick-me-up.  If you did not already know, I am a smoothie addict!  This smoothie was inspired by the fresh organic cherries I bought at the store the other day. Cherries always remind me of summer, probably because they are in season now.  If you say you do not like cherries and the only cherries you have had are those neon red Maraschino cherries… shame on you… I love cherries, but I loathe those fake ones.  I suggest you give real cherries another shot.  Why not begin with my Cherry Vanilla Smoothie?

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