healthy recipes

Fixate Cookbook

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I can’t express how much the 21 Day Fix & 21 Day Fix Extreme meal plans have been a game changer. They aren’t a “diet,” they’re a guide to living a healthy, portion-controlled lifestyle, with room for indulgences.

Autumn Calabrese came out with 101 recipes from breakfast, lunch, dinner, soups, salads, dressings, side dishes, snacks, desserts and cocktails. They include Paleo, gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian recipes. Each recipe labels the amount of containers, so it makes your life even easier. I love that she included a ton of kid-friendly recipes also, perfect for busy moms!

Here’s a sneak peek of four Fixate recipes here!

Fixate is available today on the shop section of my coach website! If you don’t have containers, you can purchase it with containers also.

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Portobello Fajita Salad with Pineapple Mango Salsa

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I’ve been portobello crazy lately. It’s such a great lunch or dinner (or even breakfast) staple, that compliments any flavor or theme.

I purchased Fresh Pineapple Mango Salsa on a recent trip to Whole Foods, and thought it would be the perfect pairing on top of a portobello cap. The colorful dish is a great start to Spring with a major burst of flavor.

Portobello Fajita Salad:

  • 1 Large Portobello Mushroom Cap
  • 1/3 Onion, Chopped
  • 1/2 Orange Bell Pepper, Chopped
  • 1 t Olive Oil
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Garlic Powder
  • Fresh Ground Pepper
  • 2 C Organic Arugula
  • 1 Roma Tomato, Chopped

Preheat oven 425 F degrees. Wash and clean portobello cap, and place on baking sheet. Scoop onion, bell pepper and fresh pineapple mango salsa on top. Sprinkle with garlic powder and fresh ground pepper, and drizzle olive oil and balsamic. Bake 10-15 minutes, or until fully cooked. Place arugula in a bowl, and add remaining ingredients. Top with fresh pineapple mango salsa and drizzle with balsamic vinegar.

Fresh Pineapple Mango Salsa

  • 1 C Mango, Diced
  • 1/2 C Red Bell Pepper, Diced
  • 1/4 C Red Onion, Diced
  • 1 C Pineapple, Diced
  • 1/2 C Fresh Cilantro
  • 1 Jalapeño Pepper, Diced
  • Garlic, Minced
  • Fresh Ground Pepper
  • Juice from 1 Lime

Toss all ingredients in a large bowl and serve.


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Kitchen Sink Vegetable Soup


Kitchen Sink Vegetable Soup

Before starting a 3 Day Pressed Juicery cleanse, I decided to round up all of my veggies to make a vegetable soup to have beforehand, and freeze and enjoy after the cleanse. It was nutrient filled, protein enriched and low sodium. It’s a great way to use up veggies before they go bad.

Kitchen Sink Vegetable Soup

  1. Chop vegetables, I used green beans, cauliflower, onions, carrots, squash, zucchini, asparagus, and green bell peppers.
  2. Heat 2 T coconut oil with garlic and onions in a pot. Add spices, I used basil, oregano, pepper, and Mrs. Dash Italian seasonings.
  3. Sauteed carrots, cauliflower and celery until tender.
  4. Add green beans, peppers, and asparagus, along with 28 oz water, 14 oz no-salt added diced tomatoes, and 2 vegan no-salt added bouillon cubes. I also added 2 bay leaves for flavor. Let simmer for 30 minutes.
  5. Add remaining vegetables and beans, zucchini, squash, chickpeas, and black beans and let simmer for another 15 minutes. Serve warm!

Kitchen Sink Vegetable Soup

Healthy Skin in a Glass

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The Green Smoothie revolution may be more than a just diet fad, considering all of the amazing health benefits one glass can provide. The best part is with the variety of recipes available, you can customize your smoothie with the health benefits you desire.

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I began swapping my usual breakfast of whole grains and fruit for a green smoothie, which curbs the appetite and provides essential health benefits. I frequently try new variations, but my usual recipe contains 1C unsweetened almond milk, a frozen organic banana, 1T chia seeds, 2C spinach, and sometimes protein powder like Vega Almondilla Shake & Go Smoothie Powder. Spinach is my preferred type of greens, because it has the least amount of taste and provides a high amount of vitamin A, which promotes healthy skin. Spinach is filled with antioxidants with vitamins C and E, and contains dietary fiber. I drink it before and after workouts, because bananas energy, they are high in fiber, and they aid in preventing high blood sugar. Chia seeds are a great addition, because they keep your body full for hours, add energy, and contain antioxidants.

Don’t let the strange color fool you, any fruit added to the recipe simply masks the taste of any leafy greens.  The smoothie is made using three parts; 1C liquid (water, juice, or dairy-free milk), 1-2C frozen fruit (bananas, peaches, strawberries, or blueberries), and 2C+ leafy greens (spinach, romaine, or kale). For added health benefits, throw in ground flax seed, chia seeds, or protein powder.

Customize your own healthy skin concoction with the benefits these ingredients provide.

  • Spinach: Antioxidants, Vitamins A, C & E, Fiber
  • Kale: Antioxidants, Anti-inflammatory nutrients, Vitamins K, A & C
  • Romaine: High fiber, Vitamin C, Folic acid
  • Celery: Vitamin C, Diuretic, Aids in lowering blood pressure, Anti-inflammatory nutrients
  • Parsley: Antioxidants, Vitamin A, C & K, Anti-inflammatory nutrients, Heart health
  • Cucumbers: Antioxidants, Fiber, Vitamin K
  • Bananas: High fiber, Energy, Aids in lowering blood sugar
  • Peaches: Vitamin A, C & E, High fiber
  • Strawberries: Antioxidants, Vitamin C, Anti-inflammatory nutrients, Bone health
  • Blueberries: Antioxidants, High fiber, Brain health, Aids in reducing belly fat
  • Raspberries: Vitamin C, Fiber, Helps keep metabolic rate high
  • Flax Seeds: Omega-3s, Fiber, Lignans (help prevent many cancers)
  • Chia Seeds: Antioxidants, Energy, Omega-3s, Balance blood sugar
  • Cacao: Antioxidants, Fiber, Brain health, Cardiovascular heath

Have you tried a green smoothie? If so, what is your favorite variation?