♥ Ingredients ♥
1/2 Cup Buckwheat Flour
1/4 Cup Almond Meal Flour
1 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
1 Tsp Baking powder
1/2 Cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce
10 Drop Liquid Stevia
1 Small Apple (peeled & chopped)
1/4-1/2 Cup Almond Milk or Water
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Yields: 6 Pancakes
** Double recipe ingredients for larger quantity of pancakes.
♥ Directions ♥
Grease griddle pan with cooking oil or butter & preheat with low flam or setting.
Mix dry ingredients together; add egg, apple sauce, stevia drops & almond milk, whisk together well....mixture should be thick but slightly runny. Fold in chopped apple pieces.
Pour 1/4 cup batter for each pancake onto hot griddle. Cook 1 to 1½ minutes, turning when edges look cooked & bubbles begin to break on the surface. Continue to cook 1 to 1½ minutes or until golden brown.
Serve immediately & Enjoy!
Are you no longer seeing the results from your current workout program? Are you not a fan of big box gyms? Are you ready to mix up your workout routine? Do you enjoy working out with others? Do you expect FITness & exercise to be fun?
If you answered YES to one or more of the above questions then you are going to LOVE the NEW Fitwall training studio in La Jolla! Fitwall's unique Train Smarter concept and advanced technology are the future of FITness. Fitwall's team of exercise physiologists and researchers have crafted a 40 minute dynamic full body workout where "You are the Machine" using your own body weight to ensure that you are getting a workout full of strength, cardio and flexibility training ALL in one session. Fitwall does not have trainers, instead their team is comprised of hand picked world class coaches that work together to ensure each class participant is maximizing their individual ability while teaching them how to move better, how to be stronger, flexible, functional and healthier. Fitwall's research-based programming delivers Activation, Balance, Caloric Burn, Decompression & Efficiency with 14 Fundamental Exercises in every training session.
When you first walk into the Fitwall La Jolla Studio, you get a sense of the future with the sleek design, an open inviting space with walls painted red lined with silver and black contraptions that look like a cross between a ladder and bookshelf with an iPad screen mounted to the top. These are the WALL, your FITness playground. The iPad mounted to the top each wall draws a constant stream of information from each participant's heart-rate monitor and delivers feedback in real time throughout the workout on the display screen so participants can maximize the intensity or work produced in each session. Each iPad stores the points collected in an online database so members can track their progress at home and the coaches can figure out which music, workouts and class formats achieve the best results. Greeted by a team of energetic staff who are friendly and knowledgable you will be at ease and ready to workout! Fitwall offers customized training packages and payment options to fit your specific needs. Fitwall is a lifestyle brand delivering a solid exercise program for ALL fitness levels and a collection of fitness gear and essentials: Shop NOW.
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♥ Ingredients ♥
1 Cup Certified Gluten-Free Oats (prefer rolled over instant)
1/4 Cup Rice Flour
1 Tsp Cinnamon
1/4 Tsp Salt
1/4 Tsp Baking Soda
1/4 Tsp Baking Powder
1/4 Cup Honey
1/4 Cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce
1/2-1 Cup Chunky Unsalted Peanut Butter
1 Egg (Vegan Option: Flax Egg - 1 tbsp ground flax 3 tbsp water mixed well)
2 Tsp Gluten-Free Vanilla Extract
1/2-3/4 Bag of Gluten-Free Chocolate Chips or Carob Chips
♥ DIRECTIONS ♥
Preheat oven to 350
Mix ALL Dry Ingredients in Medium Bowl - set aside
Mix ALL Wet Ingredients in Large Bowl
Using an Electric Mixer, slowly add Dry Ingredients Mixture
Fold in Chocolate Chips into Mixture
Grease Cookie Sheet (use coconut oil or vegan butter) or Line with Parchment Paper
Roll Batter into 1 inch balls & flatten with palm, place on cookie sheet
Bake for 15 minutes. Let cool completely & Enjoy!
Healthy in Mind, Body & Soul go together like peanut butter and jelly! Health, Fitness & Wellness go together like cheese & crackers! So with that said we need to be Whole Body Healthy....good thing Whole Foods Market has a Whole Body section offering an array of all natural and holistic supplements, cleanses and more to help fit your nutritional and health needs. Whether you are looking to give your immune system a boost, to cleanse/detox yourself to a healthier you, to support your weight loss goals or for proteins, for proteins, meal enhancers, super-foods (chia, flax), probiotics, vitamins A to Zinc and everything in between they HAVE something for you! We are very excited to recently learn that Whole Foods Markets in the San Diego County will be offering a Whole Body Sale with 25% OFF ALL Supplement Products (listed below) January 24-26, 2014!
San Diego Whole Foods Market Locations
We all process thoughts and emotions from our experiences constantly throughout the day, but do you write those thoughts, emotions or experiences down? Do you keep a journal? Some of the greatest minds in history and successful people of today kept a daily journal. Journaling is actually quite therapeutic for the mind, body and soul having a positive impact on ones overall well-being. Some of the health benefits from journaling are improved mood, reduced stress, reduced depression, clarity in thoughts/feelings, stronger immune system and improved sports performance. Journaling is also a great way to get to know yourself better. When it comes to fitness and health goals, daily journaling can help you visualize and track your results.
8 Benefits of Keeping a Daily Fitness, Food or Personal Journal:
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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for Invisalign; however, the opinions and personal experiences are 100% mine.
When you feel FIT & Healthy it is only natural to SMILE BIG! Not only are there health benefits to smiling like boost immune system, reduced stress & anxiety, lower heart rate, better mood, positive mind set, increased productivity...there are social benefits as well! Smiling is Contagious! It is amazing how a simple smile from a stranger can have an impact on another person's mood and entire day. Sometimes we get caught up in our own day with check lists, work, worry, etc; that we do not realize the person next to us in the store may going through a hard time or just having a bad day. I absolutely LOVE the Holiday Season, while for others it can create high stress and anxiety levels, especially when it comes to shopping. I was recently shopping at Michaels for new Christmas Tree Ornaments and Holiday decorations feeling very jolly when I noticed some of the fellow shopper did not feel the same hustling through the isles when one shopper bumped into me knocking all of my items onto the ground. This particular shopper did not even noticed the mess they just created, however, when they glanced over at me, I offered them a warm smile and the gave me one in return. I saw this particular shopper again in the checkout line, where they offered for me to go before them. To show my gratitude, I offered the shopper my store coupon, to my surprise this brought a HUGE grin to their face and tear in their eye. The shopper told me that they were having financial difficulty this Holiday Season and was out buying stockings for their children for Christmas morning. Let this be a kind reminder to slow down and offer others a SMILE this Holiday Season!
Spreading Holiday Joy, Gathering Blankets & Food for the Homeless in San Diego in Hopes to Bring a SMILE to their face with my friends!
Smiling are meant for Sharing!
While offering a kind SMILE to a stranger can have a positive impact on their overall mood and day, some children and adults are embarrassed to smile for a number of reasons: overly crowded teeth, widely spaced teeth, open bite, crossbite, overbite, underbite and lack of self-esteem, all in which Invisalign Treatment can fix. Invisalign is a series of nearly invisible, removable “aligners” that are used to gradually straighten teeth without metal or wires used for treating adults and teens who now have a modern choice for straightening their teeth. No more wires and brackets required – Invisalign is the clear alternative to metal braces that uses a series of virtually invisible and removable aligners that gradually move teeth over time. The benefits include no food restrictions, ability to easily maintain healthy dental brushing habits, minimal interference with sports or other activities, and teeth get straightened without most people knowing you are in treatment. There are more than 2 million Invisalign cases in treatment or completed worldwide. From very simple to very challenging, Invisalign offers a full spectrum of clear straightening treatments for most types of orthodontic issues. Let's face it, an attractive smile is a wonderful asset. It contributes to self-esteem, self-confidence and self-image—important qualities at every age. A person's self-esteem often improves as orthodontic treatment brings teeth, lips and face into proportion. Orthodontic treatment can benefit social and career success, as well as improve a person’s general attitude toward life. To learn more about a clear alternative to brace please visit theInvisalign website and take the Invisalign Smile Assessment to find out if Invisalign is right for you!
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The Holidays Season is a joyful time of year with yummy sweet treats, comfort foods, holiday parties, family gatherings and the spirit of giving! However, the Holidays can also be a stressful, time consuming and can burn a hole in one's pocket. Enjoy this yummy sweet healthy bread I whipped up using all-natural ingredients I picked up at Whole Foods Market Encinitas that is perfect for an on-the-go breakfast/snack or holiday party dessert!
Gluten-Free Banana Apple Bread (Vegan, Dairy Free)
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Dressing Rehearsal & Holiday Event at Whole Foods Encinitas
Don't know what to serve at your holiday dinner or party? No worries, Whole Foods Market Encinitas has you covered their FREE in-store Dressing Rehearsal holiday tasting event with chef demos, sampling of delicious holiday dishes and special holiday offerings.
Date/Time: Thursday, 12/12/13 from 6 to 8 pm
Location: Whole Foods Market Encinitas -687 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
Features of the Event:
Beer & Wine – Holiday favorites, pairings and sampling
Holiday Cheese Board – How to create
Premier Party Dips sampling
Many people think raw organic healthy food shopping can get expensive, I have to say I disagree! Whole Foods Market offer an array of items to fit everyone's dietary needs and budget. Reduce your holiday stress and get creative with Whole Foods Holiday Cheat Sheet! Happy Shopping!
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for Whole Foods Market Encinitas; however, the Gluten-Free Apple Chunk Bread recipe & opinions are all mine.
Thanksgiving gone Healthy & Wild! Coming from generations of traditional Italian cooking, my family Holiday dinners are a combination of traditional Italian favorites, turkey with cranberry sauce and stuffing; so I decided to put a healthy exotic twist to the All-American Stuffing! The result is an AMAZING Cranberry-Apple Wild Rice Stuffing Recipe that can be tailored to dietary restrictions or allergies like vegan, dairy-free, gluten free, nut-free or to your desired taste palette. Wild rice adds a wonderful texture to this stuffing while the slight sweetness of the dried cranberries and apples lends a delicious flavor. This is a perfect stuffing for winter squashes making a dazzling holiday main dish. Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours.....ENJOY!
2 1/2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth, or 2 1/2 cups water with 1 vegetable bouillon cube
2/3 cup Raw Wild Rice or 1/2 Package of Trader Joe's Cooked Wild Rice
1 1/2 tablespoons Olive Oil
1 Medium White Onion, chopped
1 Large Celery Stalk, diced
2 Medium Apples, cored & diced
4 Cups finely diced Cornbread or Whole Grain Bread (Use Gluten-Free Options like our Gluten-Free Zucchini Cornbread Recipe minus the zucchini or Gluten-Free breads)
1/3 Cup Dried Cranberries
1/4 Cup finely chopped Pecans or Walnuts
2 tsp Salt-Free Seasoning (like Spike or Mrs. Dash)
1/4-1/2 tsp Dried Thyme, to taste
Salt & freshly Ground Pepper, to taste
1/2 Cup Apple Juice or Apple Cider (Organic, Unfiltered or All-Natural)
**Bonus Quick Tips:
Cooler temperatures outside means the Holidays are upon us! Tis the season we start craving warm comfort foods like stews, soups and chili so why not enjoy a healthier version of traditional side-dish favorites like cornbread! This cornbread recipe is very versatile meaning you can substitute any flour or vegetable of your choosing by simply following the recipe below.
1/4 Cup Brown Rice Flour
1/2 Cup Buckwheat Flour
2/3 Cup Yellow Cornmeal
1/2 Tsp Salt
2 Tsp Baking Powder
4 Tbsp Apple Sauce
10-20 Drops of Liquid Stevia (Add 1 Tbsp of Honey for Sweeter Taste)
1/2 Cup Egg Whites or 1 Full Egg & 1 Egg White
2/3 Cup Fat-Free Cottage Cheese
1/2 Cup Olive Oil (Used Red Pepper Infused for Flavor)
1 Cup Grated Zucchini
1/2 Red Bell Pepper Chopped
Heat oven to 400 Degrees. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl except broccoli and red peppers. Stir well. Fold broccoli into batter mix. Spray a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray. Pour batter into loaf pan, top off with chopped red bell pepper. Bake for 30-40 minutes. Let cool for 10 mins before serving. Store in refrigerator. Makes 12 Servings. Enjoy!
Nutritional Facts per Serving:
4 Grams of Protein
18 Grams of Carbohydrates
5 Grams of Fat
1.5 Grams of Fiber
Let's face it...Life Happens! We all need "Me Time" once in a while to escape the chaos of our reality, whether it's to cuddle up with a good book, hit the gym or spend a few hours getting pampered...right?! The NEW LUXE Lounge & Spa located in the heart of downtown San Diego is the perfect day spa retreat where you can relax & rejuvenate offering an array of services that will leave you feeling like a pampered god or goddess! With their chic modern design, white lush decor, plush relaxing seating; you will feel like you have stepped foot into an oasis leaving the stress of your daily life at the front door.
LUXE Lounge & Spa only uses the highest quality natural, chemical free products that are luxurious for your skin. Their custom made pedicure spa tubs have no hidden jets or pipes which can harbor bacteria. Their staff is friendly, accommodating, knowledgable and extremely artistic when it comes to custom nail design....one of our favorite services is the LUXE Gel Manicure/Pedicure. Whether you are a man or woman, LUXE Lounge & Spa has a treatment that will leave you feeling GREAT. Here is a sneak peek at the LUXE Lounge & Spa Services Menu:
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