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Healthy Pumpkin Pie Spice Granola

September 22nd, 2014 by | 1 Comment

Kids are back in school and leaves are starting to change which means one thing…we’re headed into the holiday blitz season. That also means we’re headed into oh so many delicious but not so nutritious treats season.  Luckily we’re here to help you get through the next few months with recipes that will be heavy on the delicious, but light on the ingredients.

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Healthy Pumpkin Pie Spice Granola Ingredients 

3 cups oats

3/4 cup roasted pumpkin seeds

1/3 cup flax seeds

1/2 cup sliced almonds (or any nut of your choice)

1/4 cup coconut oil in liquid state

1/3 cup maple syrup

1 tbs pumpkin pie spice

2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 cup pumpkin puree

1/2 cup raisins

1/2 cup golden raisins

Directions

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

In a large bowl mix together your oats, almonds, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds and spices.

In a smaller bowl, combine your maple syrup, coconut oil & pumpkin puree. Whisk together until well combined.

Add your wet ingredients into your dry ingredients and stir until your oats mixture is completely coated. Spread out evenly on your baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Bake for about 25-35 minutes until golden brown, tossing occasionally so the granola browns evenly.

Remove from oven, toss in dried fruit and allow to cool completely. If you want to make it a little more of a treat, add 1 cup dark chocolate chips.

Store in an airtight container and enjoy (note that granola wont be crisp until cooled).

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Keep Moving With Push Up’s

September 17th, 2014 by | No Comments

The seasons are changing and it’s time to say “Hello” to our old friend fall. While we love jacket whether, it can be hard to keep your workouts going into the cooler seasons. We wanted an indoor way (no cold weather excuses here) to challenge our daily fitness, so we started the 30 day push up challenge, and you should too!

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Here’s 3 easy tips from Tess to produce push up perfection!

-Maintain a straight line with your body from the top of your head to your heals.
-Shoulders should line up directly over your hands.
-Engage your core and squeeze your glutes throughout the whole movement.
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Solve a Problem with a Smoothie

September 12th, 2014 by | No Comments

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Pictured above are our go-to smoothie mixes for anything life can throw at you. Feeling tired? We got a perfect smoothie for that. Optimize your workout with smoothies. We’re not saying a smoothie is going to solve all of your life problems, but we have found through experience that smoothies are a great and easy way to start living and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. We call these smoothies “problem solving” because not only do they address specialized problems, but the basic smoothie recipe alone can improve the quality of your life.

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And don’t forget that Color Me Rad and Blendtec are teaming up to giveaway not only this perfect smoothie maker, but just wait till you see what else Blendtec can do. Enter here!