Just a bowl full of cherries can put a smile on your face and health in your body!

I like researching benefits of fun food to eat.  Take a look at what cherries have to offer:

Cherries are full of antioxidants.
They promote healthy sleep.
They can provide arthritis relief.
They lower the risk of gout attacks.
They reduce post-exercise pain.

Check out this Cherry Smoothie Bowl recipe:

1 Banana
1 cup Cherries, frozen
1 pinch Lemon, zest
2 T.  Almond milk
1 Almond butter

1 pinch of Cinnamon

1 tsp.  Vanilla

 Chocolate chips, dairy-free, banana slices, cherries sliced, Almonds,  Chia seed and  Hemp seeds

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It’s BACK TO THE BARRACKS for you worms!  Boot camp today OUTSIDE!    You ready?  Fuel Fitness 12:10 – 12:50 (Bring your smiles for day 2 of photo shoot!  WOOT!)

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If you know anything about me, then you KNOW I love to share ideas, recipes, tips, but most of all FOOD!  Here’s my food share for the day:  Avocado toast (my way)

  1.  MUST have Artisan bread from farmers market (toast it)
  2.   Mash 1/2 of an avocado on top
  3.   TOP with a magnificent slice of tomato from farmers market
  4.   Poached egg on top of that 
  5.   FINISH it with “Everything but the bagel seasoning”

Literally to die for—you’re welcome!

Hey Cycling enthusiasts!  Wear your best attire (your smiles) and come to Cycle to today to meet my photographer.  Yah, YOU’RE FINE!  You still get a workout–don’t worry.  See you soon:  Fuel Fitness 12:10 – 12:50



I’m sorry, but I just have to share….this marinade is OUT of this world.  Hardly any ingredients, super easy to make and tastes AMAZING!  Give it a whirl!

Grilled Lime Chicken Marinade

4 – 5 oz. skinless, boneless chicken breasts

2 T. olive oil

1 tsp. lime zest + 2 T. fresh lime juice

1 ½ tsp. paprika

¼ tsp. phs (pink Himalayan salt)

1/8 tsp. ground black pepper


In a large bowl, place chicken, 2 T. oil, lime zest and juice, paprika, salt and pepper.  Mix to coat chicken.  Marinate in refrigerator for 20 minutes.  Then GRILL!  YUM!

( You can substitute lemon instead of lime, I just REALLY like how lime makes it pop!)

It’s a Spinning kind of day.  Time to get your Cycle on!  See you soon:  Fuel Fitness Octane Studio 12:10 – 12:50.  Let’s GOOOOO!



 One of the benefits I love about working out is get to eat afterwards, or drink in this case.

Like I said, it’s smooth the weather and nothing tastes better than the smoothie I whipped up after working out.

Peanut butter chocolate smoothie

* 1 scoop whey protein isolate

* 2 scoops chocolate protein powder

*1 c unsweetened almond milk

* 1 banana

* 4 strawberries

* 1 T. Peanut butter

BLEND and enjoy!

Power Strength is happening at Fuel Fitness today 12:10-12:50. You coming???

You are only as strong as you THINK you are, just as you are only as weak as you THINK you are! THINK strong!

Anyone need some mint?  Like seriously–this  stuff grows like a weed.  But the AMAZING thing about mint is that is has SO many benefits.  Who knew?  Check out some of these health benefits from eating mint.  

  • Promotes digestion
  • Improves oral health
  • Nausea relief
  • Clears congestion of nose, throat and lungs
  • Natural stimulant, relieves fatigue and depression

Here are some ways that I use mint:  

  1. Diffuse it in water
  2. Top my salads with it
  3. Throw it into smoothies
  4. Use it to season roasted veggies
  5. Use it in soups
  6. Throw it in some hummus

You gotta give it a try!  

Power Strength today at Fuel Fitness 12:10 – 12:50  You coming?  It’s gonna be a rip roaring time.  See you soon!

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12 ounces baby spinach
16 ounces strawberries, quartered
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1 cup toasted pecans


1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup vinegar (white, red, apple cider, balsamic)
3 tablespoons coconut sugar
1 teaspoon poppy seeds
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
salt and pepper to taste


Prepare the Sweet Poppy Seed Dressing and set aside.
In a salad bowl, combine the spinach, strawberries, crumbled feta, and toasted pecans. Pour the salad over the greens and toss until evenly coated.


To toast the pecans in a dry skillet, heat a small skillet over medium-low heat. Add the pecans and toast until fragrant, about 10 to 15 minutes. Stir often to prevent scorching.

So easy even a cave man could make it (if there was yogurt around).  

Peanut butter smoothie bowl

1 c. full fat greek yogurt

1 T. peanut butter (organic sugar free)

2 scoops chocolate protein powder

1/2 banana 

Sprinkle of cacao chips

Sprinkle of hemp seeds


POWER STRENGTH is happening today in the Octane Studio at Fuel Fitness 12:10 – 12:50 you coming?

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So, yah—I made this!. It’s INCREDIBLE!  I can say that honestly because it passed the “Tim test”  Let me tell ya, he’s not huge on vegan meals–so when I challenged my tribe to make a vegetarian/vegan meal, I had to follow suit right?  It was amazing AND simple.  If I can do it, anyone can.  PROMISE!  I challenge YOU to make it too. 

Vegan Power Bowl

Garlicky Broccoli

5-6 c. broccoli florets

2 cloves garlic minced

½ tsp. salt

Black pepper

Salt and pepper chickpeas

1.15 oz. can organic chickpeas

Drizzle olive oil

½ tsp. pink Himalayan salt

½ tsp. paprika

Black pepper

Green Tahini Sauce

1/3 c. Tahini

1/3 c. water

1 garlic clove sliced

2 T. olive oil

¼ fresh parsley

Juice from 2 limes

¼ jalapeno ribs and seeds removed

¼ tsp. salt

Black pepper

Toppings:  Hemp or sesame seeds, sliced avocado, chili flakes


  • Broccoli and chick peas: Preheat oven 425 degrees.  Wash and dry broccoli florets.  In a bowl, mix the broccoli, olive oil, minced garlic, and salt and pepper until coated.
  • Rinse and dry chickpeas. In a bowl, mix chickpeas, oil, salt and pepper and paprika until all coated.
  • On a sheet pan lined with parchment paper, bake your broccoli and chickpeas for 25 minutes, or until broccoli is tender but still firm.
  • Tahini sauce: In a blender, add all sauce ingredients and blend on high until everything is smooth and creamy.  Taste, and adjust seasoning to your preference. 

Assemble bowls – Add broccoli and chickpeas, then drizzle with tahini sauce.  Serve warm and enjoy!

It’s a Boot Camp kinda day.  I thought since the weather is SUPPOSED to be nice that we would play outside.  You game for some “Share the Load?”  I always like to break summer in with a bang.  HA!  Fuel Fitness 12:10 – 12:50  See you soon….

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Ok, WHAT’S your guilty pleasure?  Not gonna lie–mine is ICE CREAM!  But, let’s be real…it’s just not something that gets me closer to my goals.  And as you know, I’m NOT about deprivation, I’m about SUBSTITUTION!  So, here’s a great way to have your ice cream and eat it too!

Banana Ice Cream

1 frozen banana (put through a juicer OR blender)

1 T. of peanut butter

1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional)

1 T. Lilly’s chips

Fast, easy, and FANTASTIC!!  Enjoy!

Power STRENGTH on tap today in the Octane Studio at 12:10 -12 :50 at Fuel Fitness.  You gonna show up for some more fun??

We had these as an appetizer for Easter and….WOW!  Were they ever amazing.  Gotta try at least once in your lifetime….

Stuffed Artichokes:


  • 6 whole artichokes
  • 2 cups Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1/4 cup parsley minced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • Soak artichokes in cold water for 30 minutes.
  • To prepare the artichokes: Cut off stems of the artichokes with a sharp knife. Make sure the cut is straight so artichoke will stand flat. Slice off ¼ inch straight from the top of each artichoke (the prickly part). Stand the artichoke upside down and push firmly on the step to slightly open the leaves making room to catch the stuffing. Using scissors, cut the tip of each leaf straight across. Optional: You can also remove the purple leaves and the very center choke, which is very prickly, by grabbing it from the very bottom and pulling it straight out. I skip this step to save time but it’s a nice touch. Squeeze half of the lemon juice inside the artichoke. 
  • In a large bowl, mix together the bread crumbs, grated cheese, parsley, garlic, salt, and pepper. Fill each leaf with the stuffing until artichokes are well packed.
  • Drizzle with olive oil then squeeze more lemon juice over the artichokes. Sprinkle with a little salt over the top and sides.
  • Put artichokes standing up into a wide pot large enough to hold the artichokes. Add enough water to cover just to the top of the bottom row of leaves of the artichokes. 
  • Add 1 tablespoon of salt in the pot. Cover and let the water come to a boil. Lower the heat and let the artichokes simmer for 45 minutes or until leaves are tender. Serve warm.

CYCLE today like your life depends on it!  Thanks Amber for helping a girl out!  Fuel Fitness Octane Studio 12:10 – 12:50  JUST DO IT!

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So you say you got no time?  Here’s REALLY quick and easy way to throw together a QUICK dinner!  Make sure you have salad makings and chicken breast on hand!

  • Saute cut up chicken in COCONUT oil.
  • Season with pink Himalayan salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder (my go to’s)
  • Cook until the pink is gone
  • Serve over a salad with choice of fixings
  • Drizzle Caramelized garlic olive oil, finish it with a Sweet Basil Vinegar!  YUM!

Enjoy some Power Strength today with Steph!  She’s gonna ROCK your muscles!  Fuel Fitness 12:10 – 12:50.

Remember:  You ARE what you eat!

Honestly…if you’re looking for a meat break, this is IT!  It’s Curried Cauliflower Rice Kale Soup!  Check it out:

  • 5 – 6 c. riced cauliflower
  • 2-3 T.  curry powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. pink Himalayan salt
  • 3/4 c. red onion chopped 
  • 1/tsp. minced garlic
  • 2 tsp. avocado oil
  • 8 kale leaves (stems removed)
  • 2 c. chopped carrots
  • 4 c. vegetable broth (or chicken if not vegan)
  • 1 c. almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper or chili flakes
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • salt to tasted after cooking.

Place onion, minced garlic and 2 tsp. oil in pot and saute for 5 minutes until fragrant.  Add broth, milk, veggies, cauliflower rice, and seasonings.  Bring to a quick boil, then simmer for 20 minutes or until veggies are all cooked.  

BOOT CAMP BABY!  Are you ready?  See you today for some intervals in the Octane Studio at 12:10 – 12:50 at Fuel Fitness!




Spring fever is EVERYWHERE!  And that means it’s smoothie time again!  I LOVE smoothie’s in the spring/summer time!  Here’s one of my FAVORITE recipe!

Peanut butter chocolate strawberry with a kick smoothie

  • 1/4 c. coconut milk
  • 1 T. lemon oil
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 4 strawberries
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 1 scoop nitro greens
  • 1 T. peanut butter

Blend and ENJOY!!  It’s truly amazing–doesn’t look great, but who cares.  It’s PACKED with nutrition!!

It’s Boot Camp day!  What you gonna do?  You coming?  Let’s H.I.I.T. it like you read about.  See you soon.  fuel Fitness 12:10 – 12:50 Octane studio!

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If you’re looking for a health “potluck” salad that everyone will devour—look no more!!  This is not only nutritious it’s easy and QUICK to whip up!  SO yummy!

  • 2 small containers of 4% fat cottage cheese
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 bunch of green onions
  • 2 Roma tomatoes cut up
  • 5 radishes chopped up

Season with pink Himalayan salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder!  

It’s time for Wednesday Boot Camp baby!!  You coming?  It’s a Bosu kind of day in a different kind of way!  You gotta come to find out.  Fuel Fitness 12:10 – 12:50 in the Octane Studio–you gonna make it?

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