Gluten Free PB&J Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Happy Friday loves!!

Get that extra energy you need to get through today /monday/everyday – with this yummy little breakfast bowl.Quinoa is a superfood for sure–Supergrain of the present & future. It is packed with protein(9 essential ammino acids), twice the fiber as other grains, and iron (keeps that brain in tip top shape). It also contains lysine (which is essential for tissue growth & repair), rich in magnesium (which relaxes blood vessels), high in Riboflavin (B2-improves energy metabolism within brain & muscle cells), and upon other benefits it has a high content of manganese (an antioxidant which helps protect cells from free radicals). It’s a go to grain-protein for sure!

Quinoa has a nutty taste — so I think it’s perfect for a sweet & salty breakfast bowl :] I pack on the berries(my jelly), nuts, flax seed milk (latest WF find –yum), almond butter(my pb), fresh (unprocessed) honey, and some cinnamon to make this perfectly nutritious breakfast bowl!

*cook quinoa according to packaging & use all week in your breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes :]

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I hope you all have a great day!!

Stay tuned to meet the newest member of the family–so excited to share :]

What’s your favorite Quinoa recipe?

Hit the mat today – it will help get you through this Superbowl Sunday feeling good about the tasteful treats you grub on during the game!! — plus it will keep you motivated to go for the healthy options. I know that every time I work my buns off I don’t feel like wasting it by eating tons of junk.

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Make it your habit this February. happy face.

Be your best you.

happy feb. & friday.

xo. K

Happy birthday to my beautiful sister-in-law!! I love youuu so much :]

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Gluten-Free Almond Butter Flax Muffins & Laguna Beach lovin’

I’m on a planeeee–destination: EBAY, Laguna Beach. Salt in the air sand in my hair–and loving every second of it. The beach is my paradise-whenever someone tells me to go to my happy place I go here :

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Who wouldn’t right?? My in-laws are the besttt!!!! They let me stay at their beautiful beach house upon lots of other things–I really appreciate you sharing your happy place with me – love you guys!! so beyond blessed.

For the rest of the week I will be hanging out with my twinnn(love her), her beau (Mitchell), and one of my closest friends Cait–it’s going to be a good time!! Feel free to join us on a crystal cove running session, barre workout, copious amounts of rose cafe & haute cakes, shopping & of course a few cocktail hours!

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on a side note–I’m on a personal mission to find an Acai bowl that compares to the besttt one I’ve had to date-(Xoom Juice) in Tucson, AZ. haha UofA did have it’s perks :] Anybody have any suggestions in So. Cal.???

I do feel kinda bad about leaving my little sickling of a husband behind but I made some treats that will hopefully keep him happy & feeling better! My almond-butter, flax muffins! — love you lovey!! xoxo

GF Almond Butter Flax Muffins:

1 1/2 cups GF quick cooking oats

2 tbsp light agave syrup

2 tbsp ground flax seed

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp kosher salt

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp almond extract

1/2 cup almond milk (or reg. milk)

1 large egg (lightly beaten)

1 large smashed banana

1/4 cup almond butter

1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (optional)–you can also add chopped nuts or chocolate chips if you’re really going for it.

Preheat the over to 350 degrees. Mix together the oats, baking powder, ground flax, salt, & cinnamon. Add in the agave nectar, vanilla & almond extract, milk and egg. Mix the ingredients together in standing mixer or handheld mixer. Then add in mashed banana, almond butter, & other yummy ingredients. Combine & bake.

I pour the mixture evenly into a greased cupcake tin for 20 minutes (I use an ice cream scooper to make them even). You can also pour mixture into a 8 x 8 in. baking pan and cut into equal squares. I usually re-heat the muffins and add some almond butter or just grab one for the go. Hope you enjoy!!

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This is one of my favorite wedding gifts–a rustic cake stand with our initials & wedding date!! Everyone needs a cake stand — and this one just takes it to a whole new level of awesomeness.

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flying high. K

Pesto Hummus

Hummus is one of my all time favorite things to eat. I think I have 4 flavors in my fridge at all times…and it’s sooo easy to make! It’ll be sure to make those veggie trays taste extra ahhhmazing!

I love the flavors of pesto — basil, pine nuts, garlic & parmesan!  sooo fresh and sooo cleann clean…haha not to mention it’s packed with tons of fiber, protein, and the healthy nutrients your body needs!

Garbanzo beans are definitely the vehicle for this recipe–it drives all your taste buds to flavor town…

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Pesto Hummus Recipe:

1 can organic garbanzo beans (drained)

1 1/2 cups fresh basil

1/4 cup toasted pine nuts

1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

2 cloves garlic

1/2 tbsp. lemon juice

5 tbsp. olive oil

dash of salt

*add all ingredients to vitamix (blender) and blend until smooth. Garnish with pine nuts & basil.

Enjoy it with veggies, pita chips, or as a sauce or condiment on your wraps!

All you hummus lovahs—homemade hummus is where it’s at.

More flavors to come :]

Enjoy your weekend lovelies–stay beautiful

love, k