QUICK AND HEALTHY SNACKS ON-THE-GO

QUICK AND HEALTHY SNACKS ON-THE-GO/FIT.FABULOUS.BEAUTIFUL

Hi beautiful!  Hope you are having a great week so far!  I hear a lot of people talking about what they should have for snacks throughout the day.  Some people are looking for convenience, others desire pure nutritional satisfaction.  I really enjoy eating healthy and balanced meals throughout the day, but of course, my diet isn’t 100% perfect all the time.  There are definitely days, especially if I’m working or out on the go where I maybe don’t have the time or resources to access the healthiest food choices. This is when I might make an exception and try not to stress over it, trying to make sure I plan ahead next time so I am prepared with healthy snack options.

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WHY YOUR SMOOTHIE DOESN’T TASTE GOOD ( AND HOW TO SAVE IT)

WHY YOUR SMOOTHIE DOESN'T TASTE GOOD ( AND HOW TO SAVE IT)/FIT.FABULOUS.BEAUTIFUL

 

Hi everyone!  Hope you all are having a great week so far.  For anyone who has been following my blog the past couple of years, it will come as no surprise to you that I LOVE smoothies – they are super easy to make, and pack so many nutritional benefits into one simple glass.  How can something so good for your skin, hair and overall health, taste soooo good!!!!

 Now, I know that not everyone feels this way about smoothies.  Maybe your go-to smoothie is lacking in the deliciousness department. Not to worry!  With a few simple ingredient swaps, just about any smoothie recipe is salvageable.  Here are a few things you can do to save your smoothie and start enjoying the many benefits they have to offer!  

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SIMPLIFY YOUR MORNING ROUTINE WITH STOKED OATS

SIMPLIFY YOUR MORNING ROUTINE WITH STOKED OATS/FIT.FABULOUS.BEAUTIFUL

Good morning, hope you’re all having a great weekend so far!  I’m super excited to tell you about my all time favourite breakfast!  Stoked Oats saves the day by making it easy to enjoy your breakfast with virtually no hassle, so you have more time to focus on your morning hustle each day.

 My go to breakfast meal has always been a hearty bowl of oats topped with mixed berries and nuts.  But the one thing that I have never really enjoyed is taking the extra time to add all the additional ingredients, because it’s a bit of a hassle when I’ve got other stuff to do — such as  hair washing day or an extra early start.  Sure preparing your meals  the night before can save you time, but who wants more dirty dishes?

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STAY HYDRATED WITH FRUIT INFUSED WATER

STAY HYDRATED WITH FRUIT INFUSED WATER/FIT.FABULOUS.BEAUTIFUL

 

Good morning Beauties, I hope everyone had a great week!  One of the things I mentioned in my last post was starting off the New Year with a healthy start!  Now that we have had time to reflect on the past year and set our goals for 2018, it’s time to give our body what it needs to function optimally – H2o!

Staying hydrated is a key element to being fit and staying healthy.  Our body uses water in our cells, organs, and muscle tissues to help regulate temperature and maintain other day-to-day bodily functions. Even being slightly dehydrated could  result in a slower metabolism.  When we are properly hydrated the health and beauty benefits are endless.  Because we lose water continuously through breathing, sweating, and regular digestion, it’s very important to rehydrate regularly by drinking fluids and eating foods containing plenty of water.

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ASK AN EXPERT: GETTING FIT AND STAYING FIT FOR THE NEW YEAR – 5 SECRETS TO ACHIEVING YOUR 2018 GOALS

ASK AN EXPERT: GETTING FIT AND STAYING FIT FOR THE NEW YEAR - 5 SECRETS TO ACHIEVING YOUR 2018 GOALS/FIT.FABULOUS.BEAUTIFUL

 

Hi everyone!  Happy New Year!!!  I Hope everyone had a great holiday.  I’m back and newly recharged, ready to kick off the new year with a healthy start.  With the help of Canadian born and UK-based, health and fitness guru Hailey Wojcik, we have put together a post to help you, get fit, eat healthy and stay on track for a healthier, happier you!

I’ve been “practicing” these tips for several years now, but doing the same thing day after day can be repetitive and cause you to lose motivation.  With these 5 tips from the fitness expert herself, we can all get back on track to creating the life we love!  It’s of course always a work in progress – and no one is perfect!  

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FANCY OATMEAL RECIPES WORTH WAKING UP FOR!

FANCY OATMEAL RECIPES WORTH WAKING UP FOR/FIT.FABULOUS.BEAUTIFUL

 

Let me set the record straight:  I pretty much eat the same thing for breakfast 365 days of the year. That being said, I do think it’s good to switch things up every once in a while. Winter time is my favorite time of year to experiment in the kitchen.  Snowy days call for more time indoors and more time for baking, recipe testing and DIY projects.  Eating the same bowl of oats each and every day is always nutritious , but this holiday season I want to tantalize my taste buds.

Join me in testing out these great new recipes from Joanna Stankiewicz and see if you ever find breakfast boring again.  Lets get cooking!!!!!

xoxo Saundra

 

 

FANCY OATMEAL RECIPES WORTH WAKING UP FOR/FIT.FABULOUS.BEAUTIFUL

 

PARSNIP & GRAPES PORRIDGE BREAKFAST

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup semolina
  • 2 cups of soy milk or other non dairy beverage
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 1 parsnip grated (medium size)
  • pinch of salt
  • 6 large raisins sliced
  • almond flakes
  • 1 bunch of red grapes

 

Instructions 

  1. Firstly wash and separate grapes, spread evenly on a baking sheet and roast in the oven at 350 F for approximately 35 minutes.
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STRAWBERRY BANANA YOGURT SMOOTHIE

STRAWBERRY BANANA YOGURT SMOOTHIE/FIT.FABULOUS.BEAUTIFUL
 It’s so great that people are investing in their health more and taking ownership of it.  It can be so empowering knowing that you are in charge of YOU.  Although it sounds so simple, and perhaps obvious, your health is something that can be easily overlooked.  What we put in our bodies each day has such a huge effect on us internally and externally.   I love sharing my new recipes with you guys, they are all quick and easy!   But most of all, they are no fuss, super healthy and delicious. I hope you enjoy my latest smoothie creation!!!!!
xoxo Saundra
STRAWBERRY BANANA YOGURT SMOOTHIE/FIT.FABULOUS.BEAUTIFUL
 STRAWBERRY BANANA SMOOTHIE
Servings: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen organic strawberries
  • 1/ cup chopped cucumber
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 cup vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1 scoop vanilla Vega sport protein

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
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THE “DIRTY DOZEN” – FRUITS AND VEGGIES THAT YOU SHOULD ALWAYS TRY TO BUY ORGANIC

THE "DIRTY DOZEN" - FRUITS AND VEGGIES THAT YOU SHOULD ALWAYS TRY TO BUY ORGANIC/FIT.FABULOUS.BEAUTIFUL

Hello Lovelies!  I hope you’re all doing great this weekend!  Today I wanted to share a little something about buying organic.  It’s extremely important to eat a lot of fresh plant-based foods.   Not only are they good for your skin but  they make your body feel good, give you energy and help keep you lean without calorie restricting.  But knowing what produce is safe and what items to stay away from, can be a taunting task!  Find out wich produce items you should always buy organic, whenever possible.

You can’t expect to fuel your body and achieve optimal health by eating food, laced with toxic chemicals, that your body doesn’t recognize.  So, why settle for just getting by when you could be thriving?  

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KICK SUGAR THIS HALLOWEEN WITH THESE DIY CHOCOLATE-Y TREATS

KICK SUGAR THIS HALLOWEEN WITH THESE DIY CHOCOLATE-Y TREATS/FIT.FABULOUS.BEAUTIFUL

 

Who doesn’t love chocolate??   I do!  This recipe is the perfect substitute for for all those miniature candy bars this Halloween.  The spooky part — something sooo good can actually be good for you.  If you’re anything like me, you’re very intrigued by anything that combines both chocolate and peanut butter in the same sentence!

Skip all the calories and sugar this Halloween, and indulge in some rich, decadent chocolate-y goodness without sacrificing your goals! This recipe has only three simple ingredients and totally lives up to it’s reputation of delivering big taste without all the added sugar.  Hope you enjoy!

xoxo Saundra

 

KICK SUGAR THIS HALLOWEEN WITH THESE DIY CHOCOLATE-Y TREATS/FIT.FABULOUS.BEAUTIFUL

 

VEGAN CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE BITES

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Servings: 32

Ingredients

  • 1 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup all natural peanut butter
  • 2-3 tbsp.
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DELICOUS AND FLUFFY CHOCOLATE CHIP PROTEIN PANCAKES

DELICOUS AND FLUFFY CHOCOLATE CHIP PROTEIN PANCAKES/ FIT.FABULOUS.BEAUTIFUL

 

Happy Friday everyone!  What better way to start the weekend than with a great new recipe .  One of my favorite ways to start the day is with a healthy, protein-packed breakfast. This recipe only takes about 12 minutes to make, and is packed with enough fiber to keep you full and fueled for hours.  Best part of all they taste just as good as the traditional fluffy white pancakes.  What more could you ask for in a breakfast?!

xoxo Saundra

 

DELICOUS AND FLUFFY CHOCOLATE CHIP PROTEIN PANCAKES/ FIT.FABULOUS.BEAUTIFUL(all images by Elena Veselova)

 

FLUFFY CHOCOLATE CHIP PROTEIN PANCAKES

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 2 scoops your favourite protein
  • 3 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp.
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