Colorful Quinoa Salad

by Sunday, April 10, 2016

Always shaking things up - I wanted a filling salad for lunch that I didn't need to add dressing to each day.  This quinoa salad turned out perfectly, the acid from the vinaigrette and the earthy taste of the quinoa compliment each other well. use this recipe to add some excitement to your meal prep ...

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Rainbow Smoothie: Mango, Spinach, Apple & Basil

by Thursday, March 24, 2016

I keep random but interesting colorful things in my refrigerator at all times. Super simple, healthy AND refreshing, something like this has become my post workout staple. The little kick of surprise is the basil - light but fresh. 1 half peeled green Apple 1 half peeled Mango Handful of spinach leaves 1 ripe banana Blend with ice. I topped ...

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Banana, Avocado… so Smoothie

by Wednesday, February 24, 2016

After the beet fiasco I started contemplating other "strange" (to me) fruits and vegetables to add to my dinner smoothie pool. I had a few avocados in the fridge so it seemed natural that blending with bananas would create an amazing texture. The taste I wasn't sold on - so I added some peanut butter ... and a few ...

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Berta’s Beet root Smoothie

by Wednesday, February 10, 2016

I dislike beets. I'm pretty confidant I went an entire decade without laying hands on one of these red roots. So I have heard beets are delicious, and more importantly have ridiculous nutritional value. (a good source of dietary fiber, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin C, iron & vitamin B6) Last year I added beets to my juicing list and was pleasantly surprised when I didn't ...

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350 calorie: Little Basil Pizza

by Tuesday, February 2, 2016

I love bread and I love cheese, unfortunately these things work against me in the game of life. The easiest way to assure i'm not doing the most damage to my stomach and my waist-line is to make my own pizza. I make these little amazing pizzas whenever I get the urge to do something bad. Basil ...

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125 calorie | Post workout smoothie

by Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Super simple and super healthy. Protein, potassium and plenty of vitamin A and C. Comprised of just the everyday random things I keep in the fridge, drink this smoothie for breakfast, post workout or simply for a snack. 1 big handful of spinach leaves 1 banana 4 strawberries 3 tbs plain greek yogurt (i used Fage 0%) sprinkle of sunflower ...

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Breaking Fast – the EASY 13

by Saturday, January 9, 2016

We all hear it, repeatedly ... from everywhere - all the time, breakfast is the most important meal of the day! I have never subscribed to the idea, but as I have recently resurrected my 6 am workouts, I find myself famished by mid morning. Generally, I only have time to create something fancy on the weekends, but have ...

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Lets get started on GETTING STARTED

by Saturday, January 2, 2016

  Lets get started on GETTING STARTED Important to remember: NOTHING about this will be easy. Think about it ... you are clearly considering changing your life for the better in one of the most drastic, but effective ways ever. You have chosen to adopt a healthy lifestyle - and you need to do simple things EACH ...

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EASY: Propagating Basil in your NYC windowsill

by Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Mid summer I bought a suffering basil plant off the hot streets of Harlem. There is a lovely fresh street market on Lenox between the train stop and my apartment. I admire it on the Fridays in which I get home before dark. I purchased a small cilantro plant as well as a basil plant that looked moderately healthy. They ...

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Roberta Rules: Holiday Edition 2015

by Wednesday, November 25, 2015

If you know me in real life you know a few things for sure, cake is my favorite food group, I swear often and I LOVE the holidays! Starting with Thanksgiving, halloween is really just a springboard to my madness. For past 3 years I have hosted a HUGE Thanksgiving meal, filled with the richest southern touched comfort ...

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On 34. (turning)

by Monday, September 21, 2015

My life is amazing because I make it that way.  As another accomplished year quickly approaches, I think its important to marvel in the aspects of life that completely make up who I am. Adversity makes us all stronger and builds the character that compliments who we are. Whether stemming from growing up poor & "at risk", coming from ...

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Chocolate, banana Chia Pudding | Breakfast

by Thursday, September 17, 2015

Another idea to break fast. 1 cup of almond milk (any non dairy rice, or soy) 4 tablespoons chia seeds, black or white 1 very ripe banana 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1.5 tablespoon peanut butter & co. dark chocolate dreams peanut butter Super simple - blend the banana, peanut butter & milk (I used my magic bullet) then mix in the chia ...

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Apple Quinoa Muffins | Breakfast Ideas

by Sunday, August 30, 2015

I found a really interesting recipe on Pinterest that I wanted to check out. Quinoa is not my favorite superfood to cook but it's killer in a salad or as a spicy side dish, so naturally when I saw an opportunity to create something sweet and healthy I was intrigued. The recipe called for a few ingredients - I'd ...

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Personal Favorite – Infused water Recipe

by Monday, August 24, 2015

This has become the summer of INFUSING for me. Finally I think I've found my perfect combination. Telling you I feel amazing is an understatement. Picking up my high impact cardio - I have been running each weekday morning for about 7 weeks now. I am parched & dehydrated by the time my 2.5 mile run is over. Water saves ...

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Tasty Tuna: Wrapping

by Thursday, July 16, 2015

A first for me, this summer my 15 year old niece came to visit me for 3 weeks. I aimed to give her a healthy living workout-shop to teach to my family back home in Pittsburgh. The object was to show her my day-to-day healthy lifestyle and to demonstrate how easy it can be to make small choices ...

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