Lemon Chia Collagen Overnight Oats

I love all things lemon flavored but hate water with a lemon? Weird, right? Anyways, these are delicious, a perfect summer-y overnight oat recipe.

serving size: 1

What you need:

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • Lemon zest
  • Vital protein collagen packet

What you need to do:

  1. Add everything to an airtight container, stir and place in fridge overnight
  2. Enjoy warm or cold the next day

Blueberry Banana Chia Smoothie

This was SO FILLING. I really think I'm gonna be stuffed til lunch guys. Super simple, few calories and no added sugar! Woo, perfect breakfast.

serving size: 2

What you need:
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 2 cups spinach or kale
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon acai powder
  • 1 packet Vital Proteins collagen
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
What you need to do:
  1. Blend everything in a high speed blender!
  2. Enjoy

Spicy Vegan Curry

Three words: SPICY VEGAN CURRY. What more could you want? This was so good! and very spicy. AAAAND husband approved. I served this over farro but was really envisioning it over cauliflower rice..just ran outta time to make some!
serving size: 6 servings

What you need:

  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 block of firm tofu, pressed and cubed
  • 1 sweet potato, diced
  • 1 eggplant, cubed
  • 1 can of chickpeas, drained
  • 1 can of unsalted, diced toamotes
  • 2 cups of packed spinach
  • 2 cups of veggie broth
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 teaspoons cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1.5 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1.5 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili in adobo sauce
  • 1 teaspoon paprika

What you need to do:

  1. Heat olive oil and saute onion until translucent, about 3 minutes over medium high heat
  2. Add in garlic, tofu and sweet potatoes and cook about 10 minutes or until tofu is crispy and brown
  3. Add in your water and broth, then add in your eggplants, chickpeas and diced tomatos
  4. Next, add in all your spices and stir well
  5. Bring everything to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for about 30-35 minutes or until sweet potatoes are cooked
  6. Add in your spinach and cook another 1-2 minutes until wilted
  7. Serve over rice, farro, quinoa and enjoy!

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Superfood Smoothie Bowl

A super packed bowl of superfoods and deliciousness to start your morning off right + keep you full for hours! Fresh fruits from my garden made this extra great!
serving size: 1 bowl

What you need:
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 frozen blackberries
  • 1/2 cup nut milk
  • splash of water
  • 2 dates
  • 1 handful kale leaves
  • 1 tbs almonds
  • 1 tbs oats
  • 1 tsp spirulina
  • 1 Vital Protein collagen packet
  • 1 tbs hemp seeds
  • 1/2 tbs chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 ice cubes
  • additional toppings* granola, fruit, chia seeds, coconut, cacao nibs, honey, anything really!
What you need to do:
  1. Blend everything but ice in blender
  2. Add as much ice to desired thickness then blend again

Cacao Coconut Collagen Coffee

Posting this because I got A MILLION AND ONE requests for the recipe!
serving size:1

What you need:
  • 2 dates
  • 1 cup coffee concentrate
  • 1 cup nut milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbs cacao powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp coconut sugar
  • 1 scoop Lono Life mocha collagen peptides
  • optional* pinch of sea salt, cinnamon
What you need to do:
  1. Blend everything in a high speed blender
  2. Serve over ice
  3. Enjoy!

Healthy Green and Yellow Squash Pancakes

So, guys..these are like a healthier version of one of my fav things ever..HASHBROWNS. Comes together with a few simple ingredients and only took me like 20 minutes to make!

Serving size: 10 patties

What you need:

  • 3 small to medium squash, shredded 
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup finely diced onion
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning 
  • 1 teaspoon pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil 

What you need to do:

  1. Shred your squash and make sure to squeeze out all the extra liquids
  2. Add everything to a medium bowl and mix well 
  3. Form into patty shape 
  4. Saute in tablespoon of oil for 3 minutes then flip and cook 2 more minutes 
  5. DONE!

Iced Matcha Latte

I have officially perfected my Matcha Latte! Sweet, frothy and delicious! And super simple to make. I make it before work and if you know me, that's amazing because I literally wake up 30 minutes before I have to leave for work!

serving size: 1

What you need:

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 tablespoon sweetener of choice (I go between honey or maple syrup..if using maple syrup use 1 teaspoon)
  • 1 teaspoon matcha powder
  • 1-2 teaspoons coconut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3-4 ice cubes
  • you could also add in 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla!
  • ice cubes to serve it over

What you need to do:

  1. Add everything to blender and blend!
  2. Serve over ice

Mediterranean Veggie and Chicken Pitas

This chicken was unreal and it was made up of a handful of ingredients. Then I used some of my leftover creamy, green sauce and all the veggies that I think are Mediterranean-ish! I added in chopped olives, roasted red pepper, red onions, cucumber, and artichokes topped with a little goat cheese. All stuffed inside a toasted whole wheat pita and you're well on your way to an easy peasy dinner!

serving size: about 4 pitas

What you need for the chicken:
  • 1 pound chicken breast, sliced or cubed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1.5 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin, dried basil and ground ginger
What you need to do:
  1. Cube or slice your chicken
  2. Add all the other ingredients into a large bowl and stir to combine
  3. Add in your diced chicken and mix to coat
  4. Store in the refrigerator for at least and hour to "marinate"
  5. Heat a large pan over medium high heat and some olive oil (1-2 tablespoons)
  6. Cook your chicken for about 10 minutes or until browned and cooked through
  7. Assemble your pita!

Chili Honey Garlic Chicken with an Avocado Lime Sauce

Sweet and Spicy chicken with a tangy, creamy avocado sauce! What's not to love about that?! Really easy and you probably have everything on hand already! These bowls, as always, can be customized to your liking.

serving size: about 4 bowls

What you need for the chicken:
  • 1 pound chicken breasts
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup liquid aminos
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
What you need for the sauce:
  • 1/2 an avocado
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, pepper and onion powder
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 jalapeno, de-seeded
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro
  • 1/3 cup avocado oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
What you need to do for the chicken:
  1. Add everything into a shallow dish, covering the chicken and marinate overnight or for 20 minutes if you're on a time crunch!
  2. Heat 1/2 tablespoon oil in a large pan
  3. Remove chicken from pan but save the marinade for later use
  4. Cook chicken for 5 minutes in oil, then flip and cook another 4 minutes
  5. Add in marinade and turn heat down and simmer for another 2-3 minutes
  6. Remove chicken, let cool slightly and chop or slice
  7. Add to your bowl!

What you need to do for the sauce:
  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor and process until smooth and creamy
  2. Serve atop your chicken bowl!

Lemon Chia Collagen Overnight Oats

I love all things lemon flavored but hate water with a lemon? Weird, right? Anyways, these are delicious, a perfect summer-y overnight oat r...