Fitness & Wellness Blog

When spring finally arrives, cooking with fresh herbs, light greens, and vivid green colors is like spring break for your palate. This blend of delicate peas, fresh mint, lemon vinaigrette and a little parmesan makes the perfect spring salad! Ingredients 1 pound fresh peas1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil1 lemon; zested and juiced3 cups lightly packed tender pea shoots or small watercress sprigsFreshly shaved (or grated) parmesan to taste1/3 cup fresh mint leavesFreshly ground black pepperSalt How to Make It Step 1 In a large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook the peas until they are just tender, about 3 minutes. Drain and run under cold water. Let them dry on a paper
Category: Exhale Eats
Move over, açaí! These gorgeous bright pink pitaya bowls are packed with nutrients — and they’re oh, so Instagram-worthy. What’s a Pitaya? If you’re wondering what pitaya is, it’s just another name for dragon fruit. This pretty superfood is packed with glow-inducing antioxidants, immunity-boosting vitamins, and a host of health benefits. It naturally detoxes the body, aids digestion, and destroys free radicals to keep your hair and skin youthful and glowing. Where to find Pitaya Puree You can usually find pre-made pitaya puree packs in the freezer aisle at your local grocery store. (We used Pitaya Plus.) INGREDIENTS 12 ounces frozen Pitaya (Dragonfruit) puree or fresh fruit cut into cubes1/4 cup coconut water1 banana, sliced1/2 cup chopped
Category: Exhale Eats
From pineapple guac to dairy-free pineapple ice cream, enjoy these healthy, refreshing and easy-to-make pineapple recipes. Pineapple Guacamole 3 Avocados, ripe 1/4 cup Cilantro, fresh leaves 1 Jalapeno 1 1/2 cups Pineapple, fresh 1/2 cup Red onion 1 tbsp Lime juice, fresh 1/2 tsp Sea salt, coarse 1/4 cup diced tomato Throw all the ingredients in a bowl and mash everything together with a fork to your desired level of chunky-ness. (We like ours pretty chunky!) Don’t be afraid to mash up the pineapple a bit too, so that the juices infuse the guac. Yum. Frozen Pineapple Margaritas 5 cups frozen pineapple chunks 3 cups ice 1 cup tequila ⅔ cup lime juice ½
In a breakfast rut? We got you. Get up and out with a wellness retreat in a jar—these protein-packed, antioxidant-rich, and delicious chia puddings you can meal-prep in advance. Ingredients * 6 Tablespoons chia seeds * 2 cups nondairy milk — we use unsweetened coconut, almond or cashew milk * 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract * 1 Tablespoon maple syrup, honey or sweetener of choice (optional) Topping Ideas * Blueberries * Sliced Almonds * Granola * Strawberries * Bananas * Honey * Cinnamon + Apples * Pomegranate Seeds * Frozen Mixed Berries (a summer staple!) * Edible Flowers (for the most Instagram-worthy version!) * Figs + a dash of balsamic vinegar
We’re all for salads and green juice… but it’s even better when a homemade dessert actually helps us sneak in the veggies. Enter: our Zucchini Lemon Bars. Zucchinis add fiber, vitamins, and anti-inflammatory goodness to this dessert. We also swapped in whole wheat flour and coconut sugar for a better glycemic index (read: no sugar-induced energy crash), and omega-3 rich grass-fed butter.The crust: 4 oz. (1 stick) unsalted grass-fed butter, softened 1/4 c. coconut sugar 1 c. whole wheat flour pinch of saltThe filling: 2 large eggs 1 egg white 3/4 c. coconut sugar 1/4 c. freshly squeezed lemon juice Zest of 1 lemon 1 medium yellow zucchini, gratedDirections: In a medium bowl,
The change of seasons can be a very exciting time in the kitchen! Now is the time to experiment with in-season produce and get creative with flavors and textures. Soups, sautés and salads are all great dish-types to incorporate fall produce into and are often quick and easy to whip up. One of the best ways to bring out those classically delicious fall flavors is by roasting. When you roast fruits or veggies, you enhance its natural flavors while producing a hearty and satisfying texture. To help kick off the new season, we’re sharing one of our favorite roasted vegetable salads that is packed with fall flavors and healthy ingredients. For a