#fueledbyNUTTZO

Nutty For NuttZo - Recipes by Marissa

I am truly grateful for a lot of things, but as of lately I am grateful and appreciative of friends who LOVE to bake and are able to write guest posts for me when my life is too hectic and crazy to even think straight! I need to slow down and I am hoping that Thanksgiving week will allow me to do just that. My goals for next week are to breathe deeply + practice lots of yoga + move a little bit slower + enjoy time with family and friends + press the RESTART button! Sounds like a good plan to me...Now I just need to follow through with that! DOH! 

In the meantime, I suggest you check out these NuttZo recipes by my fabulous friend Marissa! Yes, this young woman is a ROCK STAR with a heart of gold. And like me, she is a #NuttZoFANATIC. If you do not have NuttZo on hand, you can use another nut butter of choice. These recipes are perfect for the holidays or honestly anytime of year because anything with nut butter is the BEST! Try them out and let me know how they turn out for you. And make sure to follow Marissa's journey and give her a BIG high-five for recently completing the Rock n' Roll Savannah Marathon. She's unstoppable...THANKS again Marissa! XOXO

NuttZo Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/4 c Power Fuel NuttZo
  • 1/2 c pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 c coconut flour
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • Optional: 1-3 T sweetener of choice
  • Optional Add - Ins: chopped nuts, shredded coconut, dried fruit, or cocoa nibs

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the baking soda, baking powder, salt, and apple cider vinegar. Stir the mixture well and set to the side.
  3. In a bowl, mix the NuttZo, pumpkin puree, egg, coconut flour, vanilla extract, baking powder, baking soda, salt, pumpkin pie spice, and/or sweetener of choice.
  4. Spoon cookies onto a cookie sheet.
  5. Cook for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown! ENJOY!

Gingerbread NuttZo Banana Bread

Ingredients

  • 5 ounces of banana mashed
  • 3 T Power Fuel NuttZo
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 flax eggs (for every T of ground flax meal, mix with 3 T of water)
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 T psyllium husk powder
  • 1/4 c coconut flour
  • 1/4 c of water
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Spices: 2 tsp cinnamon + 1 tsp ginger + 1 tsp nutmeg + 1 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 c chopped pecans
  • Optional: 1 T coconut palm sugar or 1 chopped date

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl combine all of the ingredients and mix until blended together.
  3. Pour batter into a greased loaf pan and bake for 50-55 minutes or until cooked all the way through. Let it cool and then ENJOY!

What is your favorite nut butter holiday recipe?

Are you a baker or do you just wait for your friends to bring you baked goodies?

EASY NuttZo Bites by The Real Food Dietitians

Oh friends...Sorry I am not sorry about my obsession with NuttZo! I eat it daily and I easily go through a jar a week!  And now I find myself almost always wearing a hat, t-shirt, or hoodie that has NuttZo plastered all over it. So if you are on Nantucket and see a NuttZo woman walking or running around the island there is a REALLY good chance it is ME! Feel free to give me a HIGH-FIVE too! I love to spread the NuttZo LOVE and I love meeting people who enjoy this nut butter as much as I do. 

I connected with Stacie a couple of months ago through...yep you guessed it...SOCIAL MEDIA...Obviously! It seems the norm these days, but it is a positive norm and I have had the pleasure of working with her through the business accounts I manage as well as getting to know her personally. I love her recipes, outlook on health and wellness, and that she is a fun, inspiring, and passionate woman who LOVES what she does. So keep on reading and try out this delicious and easy NuttZo recipe! ENJOY FRIENDS! 

I’m Stacie, a dietitian, a foodie, a lover of nature, a dog mom and one of the co-founders of The Real Food Dietitians where we dish on all things nutrition and serve up healthy gluten-free & Paleo-friendly recipes for everyday life. I’m all about keeping it simple by sharing recipes with less than 10 ingredients and nutrition tips that can easily be applied to daily life. You may find it a relief thatdo not recommend calorie counting or “diet” foods and I believe that ‘being healthy’ goes way beyond the number on the scale. Instead, my mission is to help you discover the foods that give you long-lasting energy and make you feel your best - inside and out; empower you to be comfortable in your own skin; encourage you to live life to its fullest; and simply create a lifestyle you absolutely love. 

Head on over to The Real Food Dietitians blog for more healthy recipes, lifestyle & nutrition tips!

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Thank you Stacie, for sharing a little bit about yourself and this delicious, healthy, and easy recipe for my readers...Can you guess what the 4 ingredients are???

Nuttzo + Gluten Free Oats + Homemade Jam + Click for the full recipe HERE!!! 

Remember that you can use ACK-20 and get 20% off ALL online NuttZo orders!

What is your favorite nut butter?

What AMAZING and INSPIRING person have you met through social media?

 

16 Getting To Know Me Things

July has been one heck of a roller coaster month! It started out REALLY strong, positive, adventurous, flirtatious, carefree, and flat out crazy and fun! But at the end of the month, I have felt completely depleted, exhausted, stressed, and finding myself just needing to breathe and take some time to myself. It happens...It is hard to go full speed ALL the time. This last week of July is here and I am ready for a new month! It was nice to spend this past week taking a step back and forcing myself to just CHILL OUT!

It is easy to get wrapped into the craziness here on the island and to want it to it ALL and have an EPIC summer, but if you try to do that here, you will be broke, tired, sluggish, and depleted. I always remind myself...do what YOU want to do and do what makes YOU happy! With that being said...cheers to FRIDAY and cheers to fun and light heartened post...Thanks Emily for the post inspiration! 

16 Getting To Know Me Things

What brings you the greatest joy?

Waking up every morning and realizing that I live on Nantucket Island! After so many years of wondering where I am supposed to be personally and professionally; always struggling with not being comfortable in a place that I was living; and constantly asking myself..."Where Is My Happy Place?" It is nice to know that this is it. I know that you can "never say never", but for right now this is JOY!

Nantucket Island

This is where I feel my BEST! I feel confident, strong, beautiful, powerful being able to live in the ocean; soak up the sunshine and the salty air; and to ROCK that beach hair every darn day of the week. My life here is by no means perfect and I still have slip ups, bad dates, nagging thoughts, and frustrations with my jobs. But being able to step away from these things and walk on the beach is JOY! It puts everything in perspective for me as soon as I step onto the sand or run into the water! 

Nantucket Island

What are your vices?

All the NuttZo every single morning! Make sure to use ACK-20 to get 20% off your online order! The crunchy ones are by far my favorite and these nut butters keep me fueled and my belly happy, plus I absolutely LOVE working with them and their team. The BEST! 

What is on your nightstand?

At least 2 books, my journal, my Garmin watch, and phone, which I charge both at night. I am currently reading "Here's To Us", by Elin Hilderbrand. I use my phone as an alarm but always have it on silent. 

Do you have a secret talent?

Of course, I do...It is called being AWESOME!

What should everyone try at least once in their life?

Something that scares the absolute crap out of them! For me, that was bungee jumping in Switzerland out of a gondola over a mineral lake! Taking that step over the edge and just falling was by far the scariest thing I have ever done. It was AWESOME, scary, fun, and I have no regrets! My Mom, on the other hand, wanted to kill me after she heard that I did this.

What makes you laugh?

Little Lucy of course...Having a dog is free entertainment every single day!

Nantucket Island

What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

I am scared to death of public speaking! I absolutely cannot stand it and will avoid it at all costs!

What is on your bucket list?

To do a surf and yoga retreat in the winter months! I think that this would be the perfect vacation to escape the isolation and cold months on Nantucket during the winter. Who wants to join me and who has some favorite locations? I also REALLY want to support my friend Andrew and try one of his adventures on a sailboat. How amazing does this look?

What is on your feet right now?

Bare feet as much as possible...Usually salty, covered in sand! HA! Sneakers are always by the side of my desk, along with flip flops right next to them. Summer feet ALL summer long!

How did you make your first dollar?

Babysitting...Of course! When you are the oldest of 4 you start early! 

What superstition do you believe in?

  • I never walk under ladders;
  • I freak out when a black cat walks in front of me;
  • I always throw a penny off the ferry when we go past Brant Point!

What sports did you play in high school?

I played field hockey, volleyball, and lacrosse all 4 years. Thank goodness that I did, because I was NOT a fan of high school and being completely occupied with sports all year round kept me busy and out of trouble. And all those hours on the field definitely paid off! 

What items in your closet do you wear the most?

I feel like y'all know the answer to this...Lululemon shorts, tops, and sports bras ALL SUMMER LONG! And yes all three of those items every day. 

What is the best gift you have ever received?

Giving myself Kala and Lucy! Having dogs in my life is and will be the best gift I could ever give myself. So many lessons learned...so many adventures taken...so many memories made! I don't need to keep going on about this, y'all know how I feel about dogs!

What is on your kitchen counter?

LOTS of Simply Organic spices...Ninja Blender...Cuisinart Toaster Oven...Coffee Machine...And ALWAYS flowers! With the humidity and the ant problem during the summer months, you do not want to leave that much food out on the counters otherwise, there will be a serious raid! 

What would you never leave home without?

I hate to admit it, but I never leave without my phone. 

Happy Friday Friends and have a BEAUTIFUL weekend!

What makes you laugh?

What brings you joy?

#SummerStrong Outdoor Workout

HELLO Summer! I hope that y'all had a beautiful weekend that was filled with lots of sunshine laughter, good food, and outdoor adventures! The sun was shining brightly here on Nantucket and we made sure to soak it ALL UP. Life has been busy, non-stop, run around crazy, but it is beautiful and fun and I am just doing what I can when I can, while still being able to enjoy life...Yes it is definitely easier said than done, but I love what I do and what is happening on this island professionally, so I am just going to roll with it. Still working on balance and the personal side, but that will happen...

#SummerStrong

Smoothie game is still going STRONG and I am plowing through these Bob's Red Mill Nutritional Boosters. I honestly LOVE them and I like the way they make my body feel...the taste...no side effects...and that I can load them up with whatever add-ins I am craving.

Strawberry Kale Chocolate Protein Smoothie with Tamari Pumpkin Seeds

Mango Chai Protein Smoothie with Nuttzo Original Peanut Crunchy

It has been way too long since I have shared a workout, but I figured that this would be an appropriate time since we are celebrating the #SummerStrong and #FuelYourAwesomeness Challenge (which is July 18 - July 23). Moving and nourishing your body go in hand in hand...You need to do BOTH to feel and look your best inside and out. 

I created this workout for the gym, but I made some changes so that you can do this outside at home and soak up that Summer air. I am a Pisces...I LOVE the water...the sunshine...and just being outside and of course being active outside. And these pieces of equipment are inexpensive...I believe in having a stability ball, a set of dumbbells, and a jump rope at home. You can do LOTS of workouts with these tools. So pick some up and store them in your basement or garage and you can use them year round. 

And onto the workout...Here are a few tips: 

  • Warm up with 15-20 minutes of cardio if you want to get in a full hour;
  • Do 3 rounds of each circuit and then move onto the next circuit;
  • Rest 45-60 second between each round;
  • Remember to hydrate, breathe, and focus on form...not speed!
#SummerStrong

Make sure to head on over to my Instagram feed and follow along and enter the GIVEAWAY and of course make sure to print out this workout and give it a try on one of these beautiful Summer days...Oh and if you are just itching to get your hands onto Bob Red Mill's Nutritional Boosters, you can print out a coupon HERE

Have a fabulous start to the new week friends!

Has your "smoothie game" been strong this Summer?

Are you taking your workouts outside to soak up that Vitamin D?

Natalie's Orchid Orange Beet Smoothie

I love how my smoothie titles are a serious mouthful, but gosh darn they are so good! And I cannot stop making smoothies because well it is Summer and Summer time is about smoothies either in a bowl or an "almost" empty nut butter jar. As of lately I have been having up to 4 smoothies a week and thanks to Natalie's Orchid Island Juice Company I am set for the next couple of weeks. My smoothie game is STRONG! 

Typically when I make a smoothie after my morning workout, I just use water...So when I received a big old box of squeezed fresh Florida juices from Natalie's, it was time to take up the smoothie game another notch. I LOVE this Orange Beet flavor! I am not really in love with just orange juice, but I do like it when it is blended with another flavor. It is a nice refreshing combo. Since you do not need to use the whole bottle for the smoothie, you can save it for later and a little seltzer to it, to make a bubbly afternoon spritzer. Or if you have had a really long day, you could do a Summer Cocktail as well. Whatever makes YOU happy! 

Today, I am going with this smoothie! All of my favorites have shown up for this party and it is packed with all the nutrients to help you recover after your workout and power you through the morning. 

Ingredients: 

Directions: 

  1. Throw all of your ingredients into your blender;
  2. Blend until smooth;
  3. Top with additional cherries or nut butter! ENJOY!

I am having a fabulous giveaway with Natalie's on Instagram, so make sure that you head on over to my account and enter for your chance to win these delicious squeezed fresh Florida juices. And if you have the time, learn more about this great family owned company

Do you ever add juice to your smoothies? If so, what kind?

*Disclaimer: I have partnered with Natalie's Orchid Island Juice on this review and was compensated. All thoughts and opinions are my own. It means a lot that you are supporting Natalie's Orchid Island Juice by reading this today!