Apple Pie

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Per usual, the best part about any dinner party is the desert, and this tart apple pie was no different. Not only was it absolutely stunning to look at (check out that lattice!) but was just the right about of sweet and sour. We kept it basic with just the pie, but you could add a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or a dollop of whip cream on top if you’re feeling fancy ūüėČ

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Sweet Sausage Hash

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So about a month ago I decided that my body needed a re-boot. I have been feeling a little sluggish and “off” in more ways¬†than one, and needed a good “spring cleaning” from the inside out. Enter: the Whole 3o. There’s a whole book and lifestyle based around the Whole 30 (read about it here) but the basics¬†are that you focus on a vegetable and protein diet with limited fruit. That’s it. No dairy, no grains, no soy, no legumes, ect.

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Blackberry & Mint Champagne

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This past week was my birthday, and not that I need an excuse to drink champagne, but birthdays are always a good reason.

This recipe I found is the perfect spring cocktail to freshen up champagne. The blackberry simple syrups is sweet but tart, while the mint leaves add a refreshing layer to the champagne.

This drink is the perfect compliment to a fresh salad and creamy vanilla birthday cake.

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Whole Foods Green Almond Smoothie

Green Smoothie

I am not a morning person. I doesn’t matter how much sleep I get the night before, waking up is really hard. I wish it wasn’t that way. I wish my head popped off the pillow feeling rested and bright eyed, but my mornings are more akin to hitting the snooze button for 30 minutes and looking like I wrestled with a cat in my sleep. NOT cute.

But there is one thing that has been making my mornings just a bit better. This green almond, banana smoothie. Like most green drinks they look like they belong more in a Dr. Suess book than in my body, but this one is particularly delicious. I first had this smoothie at my local whole foods (did you know they don’t have a standard smoothie list?!) but tweaked it a little to my liking.

Not only is it a great quick breakfast as your rushing out the door, it’s great as a post workout meal full of protein and some fresh spinach to get in your daily¬†greens.

Hope you enjoy!

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