• Fitness & Wellness

    What’s the Best Exercise Program for Results, and Fast!?

    I know it sounds too good to be true, I promise it’s true! With Fittbe Pilates, it has never been so easy or fun to get fit. Popular, amongst celebrities, dancers, and athletes, the effectiveness of Pilates just might blow your mind. The Best thing is that you will start to see the results fast. Founder, of the method, Joseph Pilates explained that in “In 10 sessions you’ll feel the difference, in 20 sessions you’ll see a difference, and in 30 sessions you’ll have a whole new body”!  Now, ready for a shocker? Pilates has a cumulative aspect. It’s not just that the more you do, the better you will get.…

  • Fab Food & Drinks,  Fitness & Wellness

    “Healthy-ish” Peanut Butter Cups

    These “healthy-ish” Peanut butter cups are really tasty, loaded with protein and refined sugar-free these peanut butter cups are sure to please. These are a great snack with a cup of tea or perfect for the kids lunches!  Makes 6-8 Peanut Butter Cups Ingredients Chocolate Layer 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted 1/4 cup cocoa powder 3 tablespoons maple syrup 1/2 teaspoon vanilla In a mixing bowl, Mix together the coconut oil, cocoa powder, maple syrup and vanilla until combined. Layer into a square baking dish or muffin tin (since these are for valentines day you can use a heart shaped mold!). and place into the freezer for 15-20 minutes.  Peanut…

  • Fab Food & Drinks,  Fitness & Wellness

    Green Goodness Smoothie

    Need a great, nutrition-packed smoothie? This is just the ticket. It is really tasty, and you can make it sweeter depending upon your tastes (just add some agave nectar). Healthy, delicious and bursting with superfoods! This can be your new go-to recipe when you’re craving a smoothie. 1 cup vanilla almond milk 2 handfuls spinach 1 handful kale 1/2 large banana 1/2 frozen blueberries 1/2 plain or vanilla greek yogurt 1/2 cup orange juice Ready for a really complicated process? Put everything blender, and… drumroll, please? Blend it up!  Pour into your favorite glass and savor the healthy, deliciousness! Note: depending upon your blender you may have to add the spinach and kale in batches…

  • Fab Food & Drinks,  Fitness & Wellness

    Fresh and Fab Carrot Orange Smoothie

    This smoothie is SO delicious. It’s sweet and slightly nutty from the hemp seeds. Great for breakfast or a mid-day pick me up or just your daily dose of vitamins!  Makes 4 smoothies 1/4 cup Hemp Seeds 1/2 Teaspoon Tumeric 3/4 cup yogurt 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk 1 scoop vanilla protein powder 1 scoop collagen powder 1/2 banana 1/3 cup chopped carrot 1/2 cup orange, peeled and cut into small pieces 1/2 teaspoon orange zest 1 cup frozen mango  Place all ingredients in blender, blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve! Enjoy this tasty treat! xx, T (Peanut Butter & Jelly Chronicles)

  • Fab Food & Drinks,  Fitness & Wellness

    Rainbow Smoothie

    Lately, we have been trying to “eat the rainbow” everyday! Focusing on healthy food choices and eating as many fruits and veggies as possible. This smoothie contains all the colors, Red berries, Orange zest, Yellow banana and mango, green spinach, and Blueberries! Not only is it nutritious but it tastes great too! Makes 4, 1 cup servings 1/2 cup greek yogurt 1 1/4 cups almond milk 1 cup frozen blueberries 1/2 cup frozen fruit medley (we used mango, banana, strawberry medley, you can use any berry assortment that you like) 3 tablespoons oats 2 big handfuls spinach (definitely an official measurement!) 1/4 teaspoon orange zest 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (really good…

  • Fab Food & Drinks,  Fitness & Wellness

    Turkey Chili

    This chili is a staple in our house. It’s quick to make and bonus, tastes even better the second or third day! We always take it with us when we go skiing and have it ready after a long day on the slopes! This is a make ahead dinner that is sure to please! Serves 8 people Ingredients 1 lb. lean ground turkey 3 cups ( 1 large) Onion chopped 2 cups (5 large) Carrots chopped 2 cups (1 large) Red Bell Pepper chopped 3 cloves garlic 1 cup chicken broth  1 can diced tomatoes 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1/3 cup red wine 2 tablespoons chili powder  1 teaspoon dried…

  • Fab Food & Drinks,  Fitness & Wellness

    Baked Brocolli

    This is one of our most favorite sides. Baking the broccoli brings out a somewhat “nutty” flavor and it can be the perfect addition to a salad, pasta dish or just have it as a side dish. This recipe is simple, fool proof and well, downright delish. Preheat oven to 400 degrees 3 cups broccoli, trimmed into bite sized pieces (I usually make them smaller if they’re going into a salad) 2 tbsp olive oil 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper Place broccoli in a mixing bowl, toss with olive oil, salt and pepper. Bake 20-25 minutes Warning: Once this comes out of the oven a few pieces will inevitably…

  • Fab Food & Drinks,  Fitness & Wellness

    Pumpkin (Kurbis) Soup for Fall

    I love the way the changing of the seasons opens up a whole new arena of styles, activities, and of course, tastes! I love fall with its leaves changing color as the air gets crisp and cool. But the way this particular season informs my table gets me particularly excited! With the onset of the slightly colder weather I have been longing for cozy soups, flavorful stews and scrumptious baked treats! That’s why I’m bringing you this delicious and slightly addicting recipe for pumpkin soup. This soup is incredibly delicious and well, also happens to be featured in my new cookbook “Culinary Adventures in Germany” on iBooks, but that’s a story…