Almond Mocha Protein Shake

Almond Mocha Protein Shake

I love chocolate shakes, and I love coffee. So I figured, why not put them together and make an awesome protein shake. I use PurePharma's PR3 chocolate flavored protein*. It's made with organic rice protein concentrate (I know, I know, rice isn't paleo, but trust me this protein is super clean and good for you, it's the best I've found!), evaporated coconut water and bioactive collagen. No protein powder is truly Paleo anyway, and I prefer to get my nutrients from real food, but it's nice to have a quick post workout shake to aid in recovery without having to stomach a whole meal. Plus, if you ever get a sweet tooth like I do, this will hit the spot, I promise!

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Chocolate Banana Mini Muffins (with PR3 Protein)

Chocolate Banana Mini Muffins (with PR3 Protein)

What's better than a chocolate banana mini muffin? How about a chocolate banana mini muffin with a dose of protein! Made with PR3 Protein from PurePharma these muffins are so tasty and so healthy! I make these in the evening and grab a couple when I leave the house in the morning. They're great for breakfast or post workout.

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Dark Chocolate Rocky Road Bars

Dark Chocolate Rocky Road Bars

Happy Spring time! And happy Easter! I love this time of year, and not just because it's getting warmer (okay that does have a lot to do with it), but also because I get to spend time with my family (outside) and we make a lot of good food. That's right, food and sunshine, the two things that make me the happiest. What else do I love? Chocolate! Who doesn't? Okay some people, and I'll never understand them. I love chocolate. I just try not to go crazy. Chocolate is chocolate, no matter how much I try to convince myself that the dark stuff is "healthy" and therefore should be consumed in large quantities...

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CHOCOLATE CREAM PIE

CHOCOLATE CREAM PIE

I've been meaning to share this recipe with you for a few weeks now but life got in the way. I guess that happens sometimes. I lost my grandpa in an awful act of violence and it's been difficult to deal with. Luckily I have the most supportive family and friends and we've all come together to help one another. I actually made this pie for my grandpa with the abundance of avocados his tree was producing. I had one bite (to make sure it tasted good of course!) then I took the rest to grandma and grandpa so they could enjoy it and share it with their visitors. I think he liked it. Although my grandpa was the type to say everything you made for him was "his favorite" even if it was his least favorite. I wish you could have met him. Gosh he was just the most generous and loving person. He'd do anything for anyone. Hard working and humble. I plan to carry on his legacy and strive to be more like him each and every day. 

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