This Southwestern Black Bean, Quinoa and Mango Salad From Skinnytaste is To Die For!

I told you guys a while ago that I was trying to be better at eating lunch.  The only way for me to do this, is to meal prep. I stumbled upon this Skinnytaste meal – Southwestern Black Bean, Quinoa and Mango Salad – and I just had to make it.  It was pretty easy to make, and it was so good! The spiciness of the jalapenos paired with the sweetness of the mango is to die for! I made this whole serving, and had enough for 3 lunches. Give it a try! 

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Add A Little Chocolate And Peanut Butter To Your Life!

I use our NutriBullet to make delicious chocolate peanut butter (banana) smoothies. I love to drink one post workout!

My next goal: to try Tone It Up’s Collagen Powder in my smoothie and/or coffee!

Chocolate Peanut Butter (Banana) Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 8 to 10 ounces of Silk almond milk I usually get the 30 calorie unsweetened regular or vanilla
  • 1 scoop of Tone It Up Chocolate Protein Powder planet based
  • 1 scoop of PB2 powdered peanut butter
  • 2 ice cubes
  • 1 banana optional

Instructions

  • Add to blender and BLEND!

Bacon… It’s What’s For Dinner. Try This Healthy Twist On Your Traditional BLT

Sometimes my husband and I just want something really easy to make for lunch or dinner. Recently he requested a BLT, bacon lettuce and tomato sandwich, which I delivered with a healthy twist. Instead of mayo we opted for some delicious avocado to get some healthy fat.  Enjoy!

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Vacationing in Avalon? Check Out Ship Shape’s Bootcamp!

Vacationing at the New Jersey shore is relaxing, but I can’t forget about my workouts!  I am not very good at working out in my home, so I teamed up with my friend, Leslie, and we went to this awesome bootcamp in Avalon. 

Name: Ship Shape Health & Fitness

Location: Avalon, NJ

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Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy – This Lemon Chicken Is The BOMB!

One of my favorite recipes is an easy one! All you need is chicken, a lemon, and McCormick’s Lemon and Pepper seasoning. I pair it with some rice and lots of veggies. It’s great on the grill in the summertime! I just wrap it in aluminum foil. It’s easy peasy lemon squeezy!

Melissa

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Do You Enjoy HIIT Classes? Try RowFIT Strength at Moondog Yoga!

Our experience with RowFIT Strength.

Name: Moondog Yoga

Location: Quakertown, PA

Instructor: Becky – We loved how she gave everyone individual attention, and also motivated us along the way. 

Exercise Type: rowFIT strength

This was a HITT routine with a little bit of everything!  There were six stations total, and each one had three exercises.  Each exercise was completed for one minute with a 10 second rest in between each exercise.  

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Ride Like The Wind, Bullseye! My Thoughts After My First SoulCyle Class

“Ride like the wind, Bullseye” is all I kept thinking as I was riding at SoulCyle. Did you like my Toy Story reference? That’s what you get when you had toddler! In any case, check out what I thought of my first every SoulCyle class!

Name: SoulCycle (Rittenhouse Square)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 

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This California Grilled Chicken Avocado and Mango Salad Was Everything I Ever Wanted And MORE

Your taste buds are going to explode with these delicious flavors!!! This California Grilled Chicken Avocado and Mango Salad is everything and more! I’m a salad lover, especially in the summer, and I’m always looking for something different to try. I loved this recipe not only because of the flavors, but also for the easiness! If you’re home with the kids you’ll probably imagine being somewhere else tropical while eating this salad. I did! 😎☀️🏝

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A True Sanctuary – Our First Visit To Shanteel Yoga

Name: Shanteel Yoga Sanctuary

Location: Sellersville, PA

Instructor: Jennifer- She greeted us with a beautiful smile, and kept it that way. But don’t let that smile fool you! She asked us on a scale from 1-10 how we were feeling and we said 10, so she gave us spicy yoga. We were sweating!

Exercise Type: Yoga; Rockin’ Vinyasa- this class was fast paced, and had more upbeat music while practicing yoga.

Place: Studio – see more detail in “Welcoming” section below.

Day of the Week: Monday

Time: 7:00-8:15 PM

Price: First class is FREE; $15 drop-in

What to Wear: Leggings/shorts; T-shirt/tank top; bare feet

What to Bring: Mat, water, and a towel

What is Provided: Blocks (we also saw another yogi using a yoga stand for a headstand)

Level of Experience: All levels seen

Gender Majority: 70/30 female to male

Age Group: All

Welcoming: Yes! Before we even entered the studio, we felt welcomed. The facade was beautiful, as it felt like you were entering something special. The studio is in an older building and has character that made it feel like no other studio we visited. We were able to check in and head upstairs to the open yoga studio. It felt like the studio and decor helped us get in the right mindset for our practice. 

Cleanliness: Yes

Unique Features: Shanteel Yoga is a true sacred place that allows for physical practice and healthy minds. When we left, we left at peace. We worked hard and really paid attention to our breath. Jennifer constantly reminded us to listen to our breathing and notice why it was fast or slow. Making the mind-body connection is so important when trying to live a healthy lifestyle. The mind and heart are just as important as the body. 

Thank you, Shanteel Yoga, for having us! We enjoyed our practice and felt wonderful when we left. These mamas could have taken a nap we were so relaxed at the end which was not the case at the beginning of class. Remember we wanted spicy! We can’t wait to come back!

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