Purely Inspired · Recipes

Purely Inspired Smoothies

I have four wonderful Purely Inspired smoothies that I love to make for my family that I’d love to share with you! Let me know what you thought! Smoothie Recipes Video


Berry Burst Smoothie

Handful of Strawberries

Handful of Frozen Raspberries

1 Banana

1/2 Cup Water (or Almond/Coconut milk)

1 Scoop of Purely Inspired Organic Greens Mix

This smoothie is perfect for kids and early mornings! It’s super sweet and the Organic Greens Mix has a ton of vitamins in it for a healthy dose of energy!


Apple Crisp Smoothie

2 Bananas

1/2 Cup Applesauce

2 1/2 Tbsp Purely Inspired Powdered Peanut Butter

1/2 Cup Water

1 tsp Cinnamon

The kids LOVE this smoothie! They always ask for extra peanut butter 😉 But it’s refreshing, healthy and cool for those warm days!


Vanilla Post-Workout Protein Shake

1/2 Cup water (Or Almond/Coconut milk)

1 Banana

1 1/2 Tbsp Purely Inspired Powdered Peanut Butter

1 Scoop Purely Inspired Vanilla Protein

By far my favorite protein drink post-workout! I love the peanut butter and banana together.. It’s so creamy and the protein is so delicious!


Chocolate Post-Workout Protein Shake

1/2 Cup Water (Or almond/coconut milk)

1 Banana

1 Scoop Purely Inspired Chocolate Protein

I love this one as simple as this.. The banana and chocolate together are delicious!! I’m sure some of that powdered peanut butter would be delicious too if the craving strikes you.. (Maybe tastes like a Tag-A-Long?!)


I LOVE Purely Inspired products – If you have any questions or comments please let me know and I’d love to help answer!

Family · Hudson · Lifestyle · Reviews

Simply Natural Babies

I constantly struggle with going out to restaurants with my son – I am a little bit of a germaphobe.. And Hudson ALWAYS wants to play with his plates and throws the napkins off the table when I try to use that to set his food on them.. So I was struggling to find a way to keep his food from off the direct table while also allowing him to eat food on his own.

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Then I found Simply Natural Babies disposable placemats!! They’re amazing! They have adhesive edges on the bottom so babies cannot pull or rip them off the tables – My Husband and I used them today for lunch at Red Robin and it worked amazing!! Hudson tried drawing on them, spilled milk on them and laid his food all over it – Good thing they’re so big! They covered the whole area he used and I didn’t feel grossed out at all 😉 Thank goodness!

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They’re a wonderful price on Amazon and WELL worth it! Even if you don’t go out often they’re wonderful for restaurants, home, and pretty much anywhere! Try them out!

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(I was compensated for this post, all opinions are my own)

Collaborations · Giveaway · Lifestyle · Paleo

Pi Day Giveaway

Happy Pi Day Everyone! I made a delicious Pizza Pi out of the Chebe Pizza mix – And we’ve teamed up to give 2 winners 1 case (8 packs) EACH. They’re paleo friendly and INCREDIBLE. Head to my instragram page for rules and details to the giveaway! Winners will be chosen Tuesday, March 21st at 4pm MST – So get those entries in! Good luck y’all!

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Gluten Free/Grain Free Chebe is celebrating St. Patty’s Day and our Recipe Page Makeover with 17% OFF ALL ITEMS in our shopping cart. Just copy and paste PATTY17 in the Discount field at checkout. Hurry! Sale ends Friday, March 17th! Go here to buy, http://www.chebe.com/pages/buy-online, and here to check out our amazing recipe page http://recipes.chebe.com/ ! (Sorry, offer valid only in the Continental U.S.A.)

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Family · Hudson · Lifestyle · Paleo · Reviews

Happy Leaf Kombucha

I have been obsessed with Kombucha for years now. It’s delicious, bubbly but also really healthy! (If made properly) So when I heard there was a local Kombucha tea brewery nearby I HAD to try it!

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Hudson and I packed up and made the quick 20 minute drive down to Edgewater! We met up with my brother and his fiancé. It had such a beautiful and relaxed environment and the employees were very warm and inviting!

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I started with their Flight of Five Kombucha which had their Cranberry Lavender, Grapefruit Citra, Orange Basil, Cranberry Punch and Hibiscus Lemon Ginger flavors.

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Each one was absolutely delicious! My brother and his fiancé had never had kombucha so this was a great way for them to try out some in tons of different flavors (They’re now hooked! 😉 ) We liked them so much we had to get one of their growlers! I chose the Hibiscus Lemon Ginger flavor – It was amazing!! I loveee Ginger.

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Hudson has been an eating MACHINE lately – So as soon as he started getting antsy I knew it was time for some grub! We ordered from their really healthy and great option menu! I got a basic chicken salad with their ginger peanut dressing, Hudson had a grilled cheese with apple slices, my brother ordered their chorizo tacos and his fiancé got their cheesewich sliders. Everything looked AND tasted amazing!

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After looking around I saw some really amazing stuff on their walls; Yoga + Booch classes, a calendar with their events and a little area for Hudson to draw on in chalk – Just super cute and interactive. I love it!

It was a great place for Hudson to run around, for my family and I to spend some time together, for GREAT kombucha and food and just had an overall amazing atmosphere. I’ll definitely be back – Especially to have my growler refilled 😉 To end it.. When walking out I saw some blankets with a sign that said “Grab a Blanket – Have a picnic ☀” Such an awesome and creative idea, wish I would have seen it sooner! This place is definitely going to be a regular stop for us. Thanks Happy Leaf!

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Collaborations · Family · Hudson · Lifestyle · Reviews

Luvdbaby Organic Cotton Towel

As I mentioned in a previous post, Hudson has my cursed super sensitive skin – Certain clothes / towels make him break out as well. Some of the dyes just don’t agree with our skin. So I am STOKED about our most recent find! A Premium Baby Hooded Bath Towel – 100% Un-Dyed Organic Cotton Muslin from Luvdbaby!

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There are no harmful dyes used at all so your towel is completely hypoallergenic to their new little skin. It’s made of super absorbent multi-layer gauze cotton which is amazing – I always want to use our towels because normally baby towels just do NOT dry well, just kinda move it around.. haha.

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It looks so super cute with a little hood with bear ears and so incredibly soft and comfy (It also comes with a little belt which is good for those little boys who love to run around all nakey!) And because cotton grows naturally in it’s brownish color there are no harmful chemicals or dyes in it at all!

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They pride themselves on their ‘Cotton Range’ that was conceived to protect our children from harmful chemicals often used to dye baby fabric products (Like all the blues ones I had for Hudson when he was first born!) And it’s the perfect size for a new born to infant stage (34 inch x 34 inch) so I don’t have to worry about the fact that my boy is HUGE (96th percentile!!)

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I imagine it would be an amazing gift you could buy in advance of the special day for someone you know as it’s great for boys and girls. Could make it part of your maternity hospital kit or buy it for someone special as a baby shower gift 😉 The towel also comes in a nice cotton bag so it can be stored and put away for next time or for travel, too!

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Treat yourself and your precious bundle to the softest cutest kids bath towel on Amazon. Get Yours Today! And My Readers Can Save 20% Off with Promo Code: FIFTHOFF!

 

(I was compensated for this post, all opinions are my own)

Family · Hudson · Lifestyle · Reviews

Poof Diapers

Ever since I can remember I have suffered from extreme skin sensitivity. Literally everything irritates my skin so I have to be very choosey on what I wear and the products I use.

Unfortunately I have passed this on to my son – And the biggest thing I’ve noticed is his irritation to normal diapers (Huggies, Pampers, etc.) So I went looking for a product that was more gentle and natural, but disposable, for my son.

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That’s when I came across Poof! Their diapers are completely biodegradable, fragrance and latex free (Which is very important because I am allergic to latex so I’m sure he’ll have some sensitivity to it as well). It is antibacterial, has a wide leg cuff to prevent leaks of all kinds and is SPECIFICALLY formulated for sensitive skin. They have so many other amazing features but these are the ones that meant the most to me.

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Did I mention they also happen to be SUPER cute? 😉

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Ever since we’ve made the switch Hudson has had less rashes and irritation. Try them out for yourself! We’re so happy we made the switch, Mama Approved 😉

(I was compensated for this post, all opinions are my own)

Paleo · Recipes

Bacon Wrapped Dates – Blooming Beets

Ever since our anniversary trip to Blooming Beets, we’ve been really craving their incredible bacon wrapped dates.. Well, lucky for us they just released a video recipe for them! And it’s WAY easier than you’d think!!

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Their presentation was beautiful!

We tried it ourselves and it was AMAZING. Start by preheating your oven to 350*. Now grab all of the ingredients you’ll need: Dates (Pitted), cashews, avocado oil, bacon and toothpicks!

Add the cashews into a processor or blender, add avocado oil and blend until smooth! (May need to continue to add avocado oil til desired texture.)

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Next, add cashew butter mixture into halved dates! The more the merrier 😉

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Slice your bacon in half and begin to wrap your dates in one slice, secure with a toothpick and place on sprayed pan!

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Now place in heated oven til bacon is crispy!

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We took out after around 20 minutes and it was not QUITE as crispy as we like so we threw it in for another 10 and it came out AMAZING!

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Try it for yourself -I have a really huge sweet tooth and these are TOTALLY sweet tooth destroyers AND they’re incredibly healthy!