Morning Meditation Juice

Posted September 5, 2017 in fresh juice recipes, Morning Meditation Juice, juicing and 4 more

This fresh juice inspired by a delicious restaurant version is packed full of vitamin C and antioxidants. It's the perfect way to start the morning. 

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A few weeks ago, the fiancé and I were in Omaha for the MAHA Music Festival, and the morning after the show we stopped at FirstWatch for breakfast. 

I was into their menu because they had avocado toast and a fresh juice bar. I ordered their Morning Meditation the juice bar, and it was so delicious I knew I had to recreate it at home. 

It was the perfect inspiration to get my juicer out after a long break from juicing. I kind of got in a rut with making the same green juice over and over again, and I got bored with it. 

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Superfood Trail Mix

Posted August 30, 2017 in Superfood Trail Mix, trail mix, healthy snack recipe and 2 more

This trail mix is made with a blend of nourishing ingredients, which makes it perfect for a healthy snack on the go.

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Trail mix is one of my favorite healthy snacks for when I'm on the go. It provides a perfect mix of protein, healthy fats and carbohydrates, which keeps me satisfied and energized. 

I typically buy nuts, dried fruit and seeds from the bulk section of my grocery store, and make my own trail mix that's full of healthy ingredients. 

Pre-made trail mixes often contain candy and sugar coated nuts, so making your own can be a great way to keep the sugar content low and the antioxidants and nutrition high. 

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A Simple Strategy for Getting Healthy and Fit this Fall

Posted August 28, 2017

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Lazy summer days, barbecues and summer travel can have us feeling off track now that summer is coming to an end. 

Maybe you've gained weight, fallen back into old habits or gotten out of your exercise routine. It happens! 

But don't let a season of unhealthy habits turn into a lifetime of feeling out of control around food, emotional eating, feeling self-conscious, and not loving your body!

Autumn is a season of transition and change. While nature is transitioning, it's also a good time to think about your own transformation.

If you're ready to let go of extra weight, get back into shape, create longterm healthy habits, and you're tired of restrictive diets that don't work long term, keep reading!

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Vanilla Protein Zucchini Muffins

Posted August 24, 2017 in zucchini recipes , Vanilla Protein Zucchini Muffins, summer recipes and 4 more

Adding zucchini to sweet muffins is a delicious and easy way to get in your veggies! 

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Our garden is bursting with one giant zucchini after the other right now. I'll check the garden one day and leave a zucchini to grow a bit more, and the next day it's a monster. 

I've been trying to add zucchini to more of our meals, and I've made vegan zucchini meatballs, grilled zucchini, zucchini noodles and more! 

I needed a break from savory zucchini dishes, so I made these muffins. 

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A Weekend in Yosemite National Park

Posted August 18, 2017 in Yosemite National Park, adventure travel, active travel and 5 more

While it would be easy to spend more time in Yosemite National Park, you can see a lot in just two days! I spent a weekend in Yosemite National Park, and I'm sharing all the adventures from my trip.

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In June, the fiancé and I met my cousin, Kristi, and her husband, Avery, in San Francisco, and the four of us drove to Yosemite National Park for a weekend of adventure. 

You can read about our time in San Francisco here.

Kristi and Avery had been planning on going to Yosemite for Avery's 30th birthday. They had most of the trip planned when I mentioned that Yosemite was on our bucket list, and they invited us to come along. We bought our plane tickets four weeks before we left!

It ended up being such an amazing trip, and we were so grateful for Kristi and Avery for doing so much planning and coordinating. 

I took so many photos on this trip because Yosemite is absolutely breathtaking. So this post is photo heavy!

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Colorado Wedding Planning Trip

Posted August 14, 2017 in wedding planning, travel, active travel and 3 more

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The fiancé and I just returned from a gorgeous weekend in Colorado looking at wedding venues!

Yep, we're planning a destination wedding in the mountains. This was our first big wedding planning trip to Colorado, and it was so much fun. 

We stayed in Longmont because we planned a couple of venue tours in Lyons, which is nearby and doesn't have many hotel options. At the last minute, I booked a tour at a venue in Estes Park, so we also took a trip there. 

I'm not going to share details about the venues we toured right now. Maybe in the future, after we choose a venue, I'll write a post about all the venues we've looked at. But I want the fiancé and I to make a decision without a lot of outside influence. 

That said, if you have any great wedding venue suggestions in Colorado, please share! We're looking for a venue that isn't too high up in the mountains (since most of our guests will be coming from flat lands), has options for an outdoor ceremony and/or reception with gorgeous views, has on site or nearby lodging, has that rustic Colorado charm (but isn't cowboy), and is affordable. 

In addition to venue tours, we ate delicious food and sampled lots of craft beer during our trip. So read on to find out what we ate and other adventures we had during our trip! 

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