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Green Breakfast Smoothie

January 31, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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We are always looking for quick grab-n-go breakfast options. Mornings can be super busy and hectic, so if we can simplify our breakfast routine in any way we will! These green smoothies are the perfect thing to give you the nutrients and energy you need for the day.

Supplies:

  1. Almond milk
  2. Spinach
  3. Chia seeds
  4. Peanut butter powder
  5. 1 fresh banana + 1 frozen banana

1 cup of almond milk

A handful or 2 of spinach

After the spinach, add 1-2 tablespoons of chia seeds.

1 fresh banana and 1 frozen banana

Lastly add a 1/2 cup of peanut butter powder. Next, blend all together! If you would prefer a thinker consistency, add some ice.

Top it off with some chia seeds and frozen raspberries. Yum!

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Fall Detox Water

September 28, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Just because summer is over doesn’t mean the detox stops. The unbelievable Autumn flavors will explode in your mouth when trying out this recipe. Detox waters are simple and very beneficial to our bodies. They can help boost your immune system and maximizes your energy. Take it on the go or keep it in the fridge ready for any time of day! Watch your skin clear up as well. Your body needs plenty of water and this is the perfect tasty way to do so!

Here is what you’ll need:

  1. Red apple
  2. Plum
  3. Pear
  4. Water
  5. Cinnamon sticks

Begin by chopping your fruits in prep to toss in.

Once you have sliced all three fruits, scoop up and place in pitcher.

Now, add in the cinnamon sticks!

Mix all the ingredients. Enjoy!

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Garlic Lime Shrimp Wraps

January 23, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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If you’re anything like us, we love fresh eats! So, here’s a recipe that’s sure to satisfy any craving. These lettuce wraps are healthy, simple, fast & perfect for on the go, too!

Here’s what you’ll need:

-Lettuce

-Shrimp

-Avocado

-Pico de gallo

-Garlic + lime

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Start by adding your shrimp to a pan on medium heat. Add a tablespoon of mixed garlic and a few pinches of salt and pepper. Let that cook for 5-10 minutes. Set aside when ready.

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Begin to spread your avocado all over your lettuce wrap. Sprinkle lime, salt and pepper all over.

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Top the avocado with your cooked shrimp.

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Follow up with fresh pico de gallo. YUM!

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Done! Is your mouth watering yet?

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Non bake organic power bar

January 19, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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A healthy lifestyle is so crucial. What most people don’t know is that being healthy doesn’t have to be hard. Don’t be overwhelmed- you can take small steps in the right direction. It’s good for the body to get in exercise on a regular basis. But most of us know that energy is much needed to take on any sort of physical activity. Going to your local grocery store to pick out a few protein bars can be good and all, but those tend to have a lot of hidden sugars and artificial fillers. So, instead we decided to make our own! An organic power bar filled with a ton of nutrients to give you the energy you need!

Ingredients:

-3 cups of organic granola cereal. (We chose a ceral that not only had granola, but wheat flakes, sliced almonds and sun-dried fruit!)

-1/2 cup of organic crunchy peanut butter (or any nut butter you prefer)

-1/2 cup of pure, organic honey

-1/2 cup of chocolate chips (go ahead and freeze these to keep them from totally melting when ready to add to your mix)

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Guppie the Puppie’s Arrival

September 25, 2014 — by Griffin Thall

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In honor of our newest office mate arriving at Pura Vida recently, this post is all about man’s best friend. From the accessories that your dog just NEEDS to a healthy recipe you can whip up for them, we’ve got you covered. Oh and you get to meet Guppie too!

Baby’s 1st Photos

Your dog should obviously be the most stylish pup on the block, so in order to ensure this here are some accessories that should do the trick.

 7 Pet Accessories your Dog Needs 

1. These beach inspired dog toys (Harry Barker)

2. This ombre collar / leash set (Found My Animal)

3. This fashionable dog carrier for the days you just can’t bear to leave them behind (Found My Animal)

4. This dog bed that won’t completely clash with your decorating style.

5. These swedish dog food canisters that actually look nothing like a dog food canister (Cloud7)

6. And this adorable french bulldog puppy pillow because why not? (Cloud7)

Your mouth waters everytime you pass by a bakery with tempting delectables in the window, so why should your pup not feel the same way? Give him a special (and healthy) treat every now and then, and watch him fall in love right before your eyes.

A Healthy Treat :
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Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats
(Recipe from: My Baking Addiction)
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Ingredients
1 cup pumpkin puree
2 eggs
1/2 cup oats (optional if your dog is on a grain free diet, sub an extra 1/4 cup grain free flour)
3 cups whole wheat flour, brown rice flour, or gluten free flour
3 Tbsp of all natural peanut butter
1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)
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Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In small bowl, stir together the flour, oats, and cinnamon
In a separate large bowl, whisk together the eggs, pumpkin and peanut butter until combined. Stir wet ingredients into dry.
Pour onto a floured surface and roll dough out to 1/2 thick. Cut out using cookie cutter. The dough will be a little sticky, a dusting of flour for your hands and the rolling pin will help! Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until golden brown.
Place on cooling racks and let cool thoroughly. They will harden as they cool.

Enjoy!

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5 Reasons Why You Should Juice

September 23, 2014 — by Griffin Thall

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Juicing. It’s everywhere. Being seen with a fresh juice in hand has never been more trendy. Instagram feeds are blowing up with images of people posing with their juices. Even better, it’s not a bad fad to follow at all. Juicing has endless benefits to it, not even including the cool Iinstagram posts you’ll get from it.

Here are 5 reasons why you should start juicing: 

1.Since juicing removes the indigestible fiber found in the outside of fruits and vegetables, nutrients are available in much higher quantities than if one just ate the fruit or vegetable whole. Juicing therefore allows us to better absorb all the nutrients in these drinks and get more bang for our buck.

2. Many people struggle with getting the correct amount of vegetable servings each day. 5 to 8 servings of vegetables are suggested, but that is nearly impossible to get every day. Juicing can contain all of these servings all wrapped up into one delicious, hip, and nutritional drink.

3. A diet high in fruits and vegetables can help cure or prevent thousands of illnesses even. Green vegetables, for example, contain phytochemicals that can offer protection against cancer causing substances. Citrus fruits also help fight cancer causing substances through making it easier for your body to remove carcinogens.

4. Of course, by juicing we also get the traditional nutrients offered by these foods such as vitamin C (mango, grapefruit, kiwi), vitamin A (kale, broccoli, beets), and vitamin E (avocado, blueberries, blackberries). Fruit juices are also a good source of essential minerals like copper, potassium, magnesium, sodium, and iron.

5. It looks awesome. The colors that turn out from juicing various fruits and vegetables are ridiculous. Add some beets to your juice, the color will be the most vibrant pink, add carrots, it’ll turn out an amazing orange color. It’s fun to mix up your own combos too. A great combination to try out is carrot, apples, lemon, orange, and ginger. With all the nutrients from these various fruits and vegetables, this is not only a delicious, amazingly colored drink but also a boost to your immunity.

There’s no reason not to try juicing. Just from looking at all the health benefits from having a juice, one can see how nutritional it really is. And if that doesn’t convince you, at least think about how cool your Instagram feed is going to look.

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