The Case for Smoothie Bowls and Why I Hate the "D" Word

Hi friends!! Happy Friday! SO excited to finally get to jot down a blog post this week. Summer vacation has been brutal. Besides the heat firing up our Pitta dosha {more on this to come!}, having two kiddos at home both wanting to do things with me leaves not much down time and lots more "always on" time. "Sorry 3pm date with chocolate and tea, it looks like we're going to have to reschedule. Again." But, I am absolutely LOVING getting to spend time with them making sweet summertime memories... despite all the crazy! But, today is a "two-fer" Friday... I'm going to chat about smoothie bowls and the harmful, no good, very bad, "D" word. 

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Storing Fat and Feeling Lazy? Here's the Culprit.

Fructose. This simple sugar naturally found in fruits and added for sweetness to many packaged and overly-processed foods {think bread, ketchup, soda} is getting a bad wrap according to findings from a recent study out of the University of Illinois. It appears that fructose, not glucose, not only causes weight gain, but consumption may also lead to inactivity. Talk about a double whammy for your waistline. 

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LTB "Soothie"

If you feel anything like I'm feeling, this Pure Madness Challenge has you a bit sore. All over. So instead of reaching for the Tylenol {simply because it's too painful to reach my arm that high after all the bend stretch lift hold torture!}, let's take a few steps to the kitchen and gather some of nature's most powerful anti-inflammatories to ease the pain while our muscles transform into the long, lean, sculpted machines they're destined to be. 

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Aloha! & Island Chocolate Smoothie Recipe

Going to Hawaii!!! Ok, no I'm not. Sadly not. Probably couldn't if I wanted to. Well, maybe in like 18 years. Oh gosh, I'd be so old then. This is getting really depressing now... Moving on! 

Aloha is actually the highly delicious and super nutritious...

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