The LTB Report... Happy Holidays Edition

With the Christmas season upon us... only 9 more days!!!... it seemed only fitting to interview one of Santa himself's hardworking elves. This cheerful beauty's giving nature spans far beyond just the holiday season however. She's bringing smiles, joy, warm meals, clothes and toys to those less fortunate throughout the entire year. In fact, this remarkable mother of three, loving wifey and hardcore LTB-er has one main goal - to leave people happier than they were when she found them. And that she certainly does. You'll see her bubbly personality and heart of pure gold shine through below in this holiday edition of The Live Taste Beam Report and be immediately inspired to spread some holiday cheer and goodwill yourself. Oh, and did I mention, this wonder woman lost 85 lbs in just a year and a half but gained so much more along the way in the form of self-love, confidence and an oblique {<--- her words! hahaha}. Everyone, meet Molly Gregory. 

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Meet Molly Gregory

Meet Molly. Mom of 3 and married to her high school sweetheart. Pure Barre Lake Norman Ambassador and Perfect Provisions Soup Kitchen Volunteer. Green smoothie lover with a donut problem. Making the world a better place on the daily. Reach out via Insta @gregorygang

Meet Molly. Mom of 3 and married to her high school sweetheart. Pure Barre Lake Norman Ambassador and Perfect Provisions Soup Kitchen Volunteer. Green smoothie lover with a donut problem. Making the world a better place on the daily. Reach out via Insta @gregorygang


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BEST ADVICE YOU EVER RECEIVED: Let go and let God! It has saved me from so many sleepless nights!

ADVENTURE YOU'RE DYING TO TAKE: A trip to Haiti, Guatemala or Africa to help minister to the poor kids. I think that it is VERY IMPORTANT to make an impact locally, but if I had the funds, I would go to a small village somewhere and be with the kids in a nation that is beautiful in different ways and see how they live. My other indulgence would be to travel to Greece and Italy!  And just eat and drink my way through the cities and the scenery. Maybe one day for both.

HOW OLD WOULD YOU BE IF YOU DIDN'T KNOW HOW OLD YOU WERE: Welllllllll, I often have the mentality and humor of a 12 year old middle school boy lol

IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY SUPERPOWER IT WOULD BE: I would have the ability to cure cancer!  How awesome would that be?!

GO-TO GIFT FOR THE HOLIDAYS: Totally lame, but gift certificates!  Clean Juice, Starbucks, Target and Visa gift cards!


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WEIRDEST THING I'VE EATEN IN THE NAME OF HEALTH: I have to say, I have a picky palate and am not very adventurous... but I have paid for $11/lb bacon... does that count?!

GO-TO BREAKFAST: Egg muffin with chicken sausage, mushrooms, red & yellow peppers and spinach.

HOLIDAY RECIPE I SWEAR BY: Don't laugh... pretzels with a hershey kiss or green or red m&m on top. Easy peasy. Looks pretty, tastes good and everyone loves it. {oh dear Molly! We are going to have to work on this one 🙈}

TOTALLY WORTH IT SPLURGE: Donuts or pizza

JUICE OR SMOOTHIE: Definitely smoothie! With hemp protein and some kale, bananas, strawberries and chia seeds. I loooooove chia seeds! {recipe below}


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MOST FAVORITE WORKOUT: Pure Barre! I love the 55 minute, all-about-me class. The small isometric movements, the stretching, the high energy but no impact {I have a torn ACL}, the shaking and the burn. I secretly love it all... I say secretly, because I do a lot of complaining! Lol But it hurts cause it works! I have gained muscles I never knew I had, like an oblique, I actually have those now and I am beyond proud! Love me some Pure Barre Platform too!  Man do I swear!  Oops auto correct, but yes I do sweat and swear, lol!!!!!

RIGHT NOW, I AM MOST GRATEFUL FOR: I truly have so much to be grateful for. Two parents who are still alive and doing very well, three healthy kids for the most part, my dogs... but honestly right this very moment, probably my husband, Jay. He is my rock. My best friend. 

BEST COMPLIMENT I'VE EVER RECEIVED: That I light up the room with my smile and my presence. I also get told a lot that I have a great, bubbly personality and that makes me happy because I TRULY, want to make people smile and laugh and have them leave me a happier person.

SONG THAT MAKES YOU DANCE LIKE A FOOL: Have you EVER seen me during back dancing in a Pure Barre class? 😂😂😂 I love music. All kinds of music! Turn down for what, is so fun, SuperSonic and Salt-n-Peppas Push it are some oldies but goodies! Right now when Mannheim Steamroller' Hallelujah comes on I actually find myself driving faster! I just love music!  Mandessa's Overcomer is a great meaningful song to me!

Beautiful inside and out! Molly and Kat serving those in need at Perfect Provisions Soup Kitchen.

Beautiful inside and out! Molly and Kat serving those in need at Perfect Provisions Soup Kitchen.

CAUSE CLOSEST TO YOUR HEART: Perfect Provisions Soup Kitchen. This is a ministry started by a husband and wife, Garry and Barbara Wilder. Somehow through friends a year ago, I had the opportunity to volunteer with them and we instantly connected. This ministry goes to downtown Charlotte, twice a month, and sets up on the side of the road, actually, in a parking lot, on the corner of Tryon and Pfeiffer, and feeds as many as they can. Usually we feed around 135 people.  We have fed as many as 175 and as few as 90. We also provide toiletries, underware, socks, blankets, hats, gloves, scarves, clothes and shoes. Our biggest need now is warm jeans, hoodies and hats, blankets and gloves and backpacks. We also, once a month, go to an apartment complex located in Charlotte that houses those in the community that are less fortunate. There, we bring them a hot meal, clothes for mainly woman and children ages 0-17, and books and toys!  They love books and coloring books, etc. The older girls love the clothes we bring and pocket books! Our friends and neighbors are so grateful for all that we are doing! It is just so heartwarming and encouraging that we are helping those in need! Anyone looking to be a sponsor or a volunteer are welcome to contact me.  It has truly changed my life.

Molly, your fun-loving personality and giving heart are so inspiring! Thank you so much for stopping by for this holiday feature. You totally leave people happier than how you find them. I can certainly attest to that! Mission accomplished Beautiful! xo



Chia Lovers Protein Kale Smoothie

This smoothie is loaded with plant-based, glow-getting, muscle-fueling goodness. And you won't even taste the greens... pinky promise.

Chia Lovers Protein Packed Green Smoothie

Chia Lovers Protein Packed Green Smoothie

1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

1 cup coconut water {I use Harmless Harvest}

1 heaping handful kale or baby kale

1 frozen banana

1/2 cup frozen organic strawberries

2 tablespoons chia seeds

1 serving hemp protein

ice as needed to achieve desired consistency


Place ingredients in your high speed blender and blend on high for about 30 seconds. Enjoy!