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Clean Eating Avocado dressing

I found this recipe online and loved it!   I am not the creator of this recipe but rather a supporter of clean eating recipes.   I originally had posted this recipe off of Pinterest but am revising it a bit and posting it with directions that worked better for me. Hope you enjoy!

Clean Eating Avocado Dressing

Ingredients:

1. 1 Ripe Avocado(s)

2. 2tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

3. 1/2 Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice

4. Minced Garlic, Garlic Powder* or Garlic Salt*

5. Fresh Cilantro to taste (Almost forgot about this)

 *Use which ever you prefer and use to taste- I prefer Freshly minced garlic,  or garlic powder as I’m not a big fan of salt.

 I also don’t measure out my garlic powder I use it to taste.  If you LOVE garlic add more and if you prefer it more subtle then add less.

Directions:

1. Scoop your ripe avocado out into a bowl and mash it to a creamy consistency.

2. Add your EVOO, lemon juice, and either Garlic Powder or Garlic Salt

3. Mix all of the ingredients together, adding more EVOO if you prefer a thinner consistency

4.  I prefer to run my avocado dressing through my bullet to get it to the consistency that I prefer.

Note: At this point is where I am tasting to see if I need to add more garlic, in whatever form you prefer.  You could also add pepper if you’d like but I prefer mine without it.

I have used this on Salads, as a dip for my chicken and veggies.  Let me know new ways you have used it!

Enjoy!

Daily Motivation: Perspective

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I workout because I LOVE MY BODY not because I hate it. Flip your perspective.

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Overnight Oatmeal

I found this recipe on Pinterest and it  has become my favorite breakfast!  I’m not kidding when I say I eat it almost every morning!
I LOVE IT!
Let me know what you think! Did you make any changes, add anything different?
Overnight Oatmeal via Green Plate Rule
Recipe: Breakfast
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 3 hours
Total time: 3 hours 5 mins
Serves: 1
                                          Overnight Oats are easy to make and easy to change the flavors!
                                                                                                                  
                                                                  Ingredients

1 cup of milk (I prefer almond or coconut milk)

1/2 cup rolled oats, not quick cooking

1/4 tsp. vanilla extract

1/4 tsp. cinnamon

1 tbsp. raisin

2 tbsp chia seeds (I use Flaxseed)

Instructions

1. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and cover.

2. Place in the fridge for at least three hours or overnight.

3. If you prefer it warm, just heat it on the microwave or stovetop but you may

need to add a little extra liquid. I have been eating it cold and it is AMAZING!

I love it!

4. Enjoy!

Serve size: 1
Notes

This is easily a gluten-free and vegan recipe by using the gluten-free oats and coconut or almond milk.
The chia/flax seeds help to absorb some of the liquid and thicken the oatmeal. If you are not using chia/flax seeds you should reduce the amount of milk but about 1/4 cup.

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You can do it! Take it one step and one day at a time.

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High Intensity Interval Training and It’s Effects on Disease and Aging

For those not familiar with the benefits of HIIT training this is a great read.

Health Coaching, Personal Training and Nutrition Advice from a Health Coach!

High Intensity Interval Training I teach and implement High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) for Westchester NY clients for a good reason; it decreases the possibility of getting metabolic syndrome, Type II Diabetes and the atrophy of muscle tissue that usually corresponds with aging. So what is High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)?High-intensity interval training (HIIT<), as defined by wikipedia here: “…also called high-intensity intermittent exercise (HIIE) or sprint interval training (SIT), is an enhanced form of interval training, an exercise strategy alternating periods of short intense anaerobic exercise with less-intense recovery periods. HIIT is a form of cardiovascular exercise. Usual HIIT sessions may vary from 4–30 minutes. These short, intense workouts provide improved athletic capacity and condition, improved glucose metabolism, and improved fat burning.”[1][2][3] High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) has become a phenomenon in the sports and fitness industry it’s still very niche oriented.  Why is it still unknown to most? Well the drawback to HIIT is that de-conditioned or untrained trainees may not tolerate…

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Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls

 

This is what we’re having for dinner tonight…I’ll update its success or failure later on.

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Update: Well this meal was definitely a success, at least for my husband and myself.  Not such a hit with the kids but for some reason the word cabbage instantly makes this meal “gross”.  I figured they wouldn’t even try it so for them it was left over chili tonight.  I will say that next time I would add either a bit of cayenne pepper or some red pepper flakes just to kick it up a notch and seeing as the kids won’t try it no reason not to. Let me know if you give this recipe a go and how it turns out. Did you add anything else or do anything different?  Comment below! :o)

 

"Un-stuffed" cabbage rolls