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NUTTZO DREAM TEAM

If you are tired of me writing and posting about NuttZo, then I suggest you close this post, because that is what this is all about! Sorry...I am not sorry! Last week after working for NuttZo for almost 5 years, I FINALLY MET THE TEAM IN PERSON! And I FINALLY attended the well-known Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, CA, where over 90K attended this year. It is the ultimate trade show for all natural, healthy, and organic products. It is craziness, but in a good way. It is non-stop moving, talking, tasting, and hustling. I was joking with my Mom that I have never talked so much in my life. But it was an experience and one that I am glad that I was a part of, because we NAILED IT!

NUTTZO TEAM 2019

I have been trying for years to get to NuttZo events, but stuff has always come up, but this year it all came together and it all came together on my birthday. Did you also know that my birthday is on #nationalwomensday? It seemed appropriate that I was not only celebrating my awesomeness, but I was celebrating with a group of badass women. The NuttZo Team is run by WOMEN! It felt so good to finally meet them and work with them and most importantly get to know them.

We all worked hard.

We were on our feet over 8 hours each day.

We were just doing our thing as a TEAM.

NUTTZO KET BUTTER

There are a lot of very cool things happening with the brand and I am grateful to be apart of it...to watch it grow...to help it grow...and to just make this happen, because it is happening. But there is no reason to go into detail about this, because you can all watch it unfold on my social media channels and you can follow NuttZo too. And this NEW Keto Nut Butter that is coming later this Spring is decadent, delicious, and smells like tropical paradise. B O O M!!!

NUTTZO KETO BUTTER

Besides unveiling the new product and working with the team, I REALLY enjoyed meeting the brands, influencers, and friends who I have been communicating with for weeks, months, and even years. It was so nice to finally be able to talk to the faces behind the Instagram and emails and have a REAL conversation. There were lots of hugs (I am a hugger), laughter, and fun conversations. It is amazing how much we know about each other through technology, but actually being able to look someone in the eye and just be in the moment is so much more special.

I LOVE this community as they are my people! It is my job and I am grateful to be surrounded by so many inspiring, hard working, dedicated, and professional men and women who I love supporting and who support me. This space is hard as hell sometimes and can really knock me on my ass, but knowing that they have my back is a pretty powerful feeling. My social media family ROCKS!

And what better way to end the trip than a delicious dinner with the NuttZo Team! I think we were all talked out and slightly delirious, but it was so nice to be surrounded by them and to eat a delicious dinner and celebrate the success of the expo and me turning 40. Still not sure how I feel when I say that number out loud.

NUTTZO BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

Thank you for all the text messages, phone calls, social media LOVE! And thank you to ALL the people who came up to me at the event to wish me lots of birthday wishes! I truly felt special and loved and it was just what I needed to keep me energized and motivated to make this event a success. #THISIS40

xoxo

MUST MAKE NUTTZO RECIPES

Well there is no denying my LOVE for NuttZo! Y’all know how much I enjoy it...you see how much I post about it...and you are probably sick of it, but hey when you work for a brand that you love, believe in, and devour on a daily basis, why would I not share the NUTTZO LOVE?!?! I even have gotten Shannon hooked on it. A morning does not go by when he isn’t slathering it on his toast. And, obviously, I share it with Lucy, because we cannot leave her out. I always let her lick the jar clean, when it is almost finished. Those nuts and seeds are good for her too!

NUTTZO MUTTZO

There is a lot happening right now with the holidays and sales and LIFE, so I figured this would be the perfect time to share some NuttZo recipes and NuttZo SALES, so you can stock up on all the deliciousness and try some new things to make for not only the holidays, but for life in general, because these recipes are healthy, delicious, and easy. WINNING! I am going to share FOUR fabulous recipes, by some of my favorite food bloggers, so let’s start cooking. Or you can start cooking and I can be the taste tester!

No Bake Peanut Pro NuttZo Gingerbread Cookies – For SANTA!

Treat Santa just a little bit better this year with these fudgy gingerbread cookies that you and your family can make together. Feel free to lick the spoon because there are no eggs here! These cookies are Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Vegan. Recipe by Donut Worry Be Healthy

No Bake Peanut Pro NuttZo Gingerbread Cookies

Peanut Pro NuttZo Pumpkin Soup

Winter is here and what better way to warm up your belly than with a comforting bowl of soup, that is good for you, tastes delicious, and will make the kitchen smell heavenly. Changing things up here with a savory Peanut Pro NuttZo  recipe that is perfect for a cozy dinner on a winter night, or as an easy meal prep that will last all week long! This recipe is also Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Vegan. Recipe by Donut Worry, Be Healthy

Peanut Pro NuttZo Pumpkin Soup

Chocolate NuttZo Stuffed Rice Krispy Treats

These Chocolate Power Fuel NuttZo Stuffed Rice Krispie Treats are made with just 5 ingredients and take 10 minutes to make! They are perfectly marshmallow-y and oozing a creamy Chocolate Power Fuel NuttZo filling. You will LOVE these rice crispy treats especially with a glass of milk! Recipe by: Sunny Thymes

Chocolate NuttZo Stuffed Rice Krispy Treats

Peanut Pro NuttZo Freezer Fudge

This nut butter freezer fudge by Thyme and Joy is super versatile and perfect for a quick sweet snack. It is also gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan. Make a big batch of it and have it throughout the week to snack on, whenever you want something nourishing and delicious. This could be a great gift to give to family and friends this holiday season.

Peanut Pro NuttZo Freezer Fudge

Now for those NUTTZO HOLIDAY SPECIALS!!!

We are offering HUGE discounts on Shopify and Amazon.com!!!

Here's the deal:

  • On Shopify you will receive 20% off ALL #NuttZo products! Click HERE to start shopping!

  • On Amazon you will receive 20% of ALL #NuttZo products and 50% off ALL Natural Chocolate #NuttZo jars...2GO packets...and Bold BiteZ. Click HERE to start shopping!

At checkout please make sure that you use - STOCKINGSTUFFER

NUTTZO HOLIDAY SPECIALS

Who is ready to start shopping and baking? Feel free to reach out to me if you have ANY questions about the sales and discount codes. Or if you just have a question about the product. I love talking NUTTZO, so BRING IT ON!

Merry Merry Christmas!



CURRENTLY LOVING

HEY!!! Happy Hump Day Y'All!! I have got lots to share on this today, so why don't we just jump right into it. No need to dilly dally, because there's just too much good stuff to talk about. Today I am sharing things that I am currently loving this month, so check it out and then let me know what you are currently crushing on...ENJOY!

METHODRIDE - Let's ride!!! Finding a clean, fun, and affordable cycling studio that is only a couple of minutes away from home...WINNING! My relationship with spinning is EH...I love and hate it, but it's a quick and effective workout that gets the job done. I have been cycling at MethodRide for a little over a month now and I love it! Shannon has been coming with me as well and even signed up for a YEAR! Typically I try to take 3-4 classes a week. Each class is 45 minutes and includes killer music, a healthy mix of sprints and hills, and even some strength training, which I LOVE! 

MethodRide

What I also LOVE about this studio:

  • It is so CLEAN!
  • The teachers and the staff are friendly, fun, and professional. It just feels right, when you walk through the door!
  • They sell some fabulous apparel...More details to come about this!
  • Cold towels and high-fives after class...it's the little things that make me happy!

If you live in Charleston or Mount Pleasant, I have a DEAL for you! Join me for a ride and let's have some FUN!

Here is what you can do:

  • Text the studio with your name and email and you can get a FREE class!!

  • Use this PROMO code KATIEBOGO -  You'll get one month for $89.00 and a whole other month for FREE. Two for the price of one!

MethodRide

POWER FUEL NUTTZO COSTCO SIZED - I am plowing through this jar like a champ! YES, NuttZo is being sold at certain Costco locations and this is AWESOME! They aren't here yet in South Carolina, but there is a brand spanking NEW Costco that is opening up a couple of miles from my condo and you better believe that I'm going to put in a recommendation that NuttZo makes an appearance down here in the Lowcountry! Costco is REALLY good at listening to their customers, so if you reach out to them to add NuttZo, there is a pretty good chance it could happen. $14.99 for Organic Crunchy Power Fuel NuttZo is a DEAL...So hurry up and STOCK UP!

Power Fuel NuttZo

RAW ELEMENTS SUNSCREEN - I 100% admit that I am a sun worshipper. I love my Vitamin D. I love to be outside by the pool, by the ocean, and to just be in the outdoors and soak up that salty air. As you know, I love the heat and humidity. I love to come back from a run dripping in sweat. Is it hard running in this heat, heck yeah, but I love a good challenge and since we don't have hills here, so I kind of consider that my hills...Does that count? LOL! 

I also have been on the hunt for a sunscreen that is natural, that works, and that doesn't make me break out. I was first introduced to Raw Elements Sunscreen when I was having lunch with my good friend Brittani. I have been using the Face + Body Sunscreen and the Herbal Rescue Lip Balm for over 2 weeks. My thoughts: 

  • The sunscreen WORKS! It is heavy duty and takes some time to rub in, but it has no chemical smells. It is sweat proof. And a little bit goes a long way. It is packed with biologically active antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and extracts, it continues protecting your skin long after environmental exposure.
  • The lip balm is the BOMB! It is so good and I only need to use it a couple of times a day. It goes on smoothly. It smells good. It is made with 100% certified organic ingredients. 
Raw Elements Sunscreen

After years of using harsh chemical sunscreens to meet the protection demands of an ocean lifeguard, founder Brian Guadagno set out to create a natural alternative that actually worked. He transformed his kitchen into a lab, researching and formulating until Raw Elements was born.  His mission has always been to create products whose ingredients and performance can be trusted, allowing you to get out into the world and find your nature.

SUMMER READING - I have been in the worst and longest reading rut! I used to read every single night for 30 minutes to an hour and now I can hardly even get through a page, let alone open my book when I crawl into bed. I am blaming it on technology and how I am constantly swiping...Right?!?! I would constantly go to the library and pick up books...Try to start them...Read 10 pages and then return it...SIGH!

BUT...Thank goodness for friends who LOVE to read and have a plethora of book recommendations! My little sister is so good for this. With that being said, I FINALLY stumbled upon the perfect summer read. And it is a series, so there are two more reads that I can jump right into and not have to worry about what to read next. It’s always the little things that make me happy!

Crazy Rich Asians

I just started this book last week and it is the perfect summer read. It is a page-turner...Great to read by the pool and at night...It is easy, relaxing, and FUN. And at the end of a long day, this is exactly the kind of book I want to read. Reading helps me put my phone away...slow my mind down...relax...and get lost into something that has nothing to do with the social media world.

QUICK EFFECTIVE CIRCUITS - This month my workouts have involved a lot of spin classes at MethodRide...Cardio on the StepMill...Early morning runs...and quick and effective workout circuits. When it comes to my workouts, I always listen to what my body is wanting. Some weeks it is a lot of cardio and other times I want to lift all the heavy things. I just do what works best for me. Here's a fun little one to tackle this week...It's simple, effective, and a full body workout. 

Get It Done Workout

That's it FRIENDS! Have a beautiful day!

What are you currently loving this month?

WHAT 5 STAPLES ARE ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE

Oh HEY friends...do you remember me?!?! It's been a month since I have posted a blog post...Life happens and it's been happening!

Instead of freaking out or putting pressure on myself to force something to happen, I am just doing what I can when I can. At this point in my business, it is important that I take care of my clients first and then when I have the time to write and share, I will make it happen, but it will happen naturally. So now I am back and ready to write, share, and just go with the flow. I surprisingly have a ton of ideas that I want to write about, but nowadays, it comes down to time, enjoying life, and making sure I'm present in real time and real relationships. Can I get an AMEN!!! But when I do have time to write, you bet your ass I will be sharing, creating, and inspiring, so let's do it, while I have your attention. And let's talk FOOD, my favorite topic...WOOT WOOT!

I LOVE to go food shopping! I know that a lot of people do not like this chore, but there is something exciting about cleaning out your fridge and then going to the store with a clean slate and stocking it all up again with delicious and healthy eats. Yes, this is how I view food shopping. Is it a little weird that I would rather go food shopping than to a department store? Actually, don’t answer that…

Random Side Note: I am REALLY good at shopping at Lululemon in store and Nordstrom’s online, but when it comes to casually spending an afternoon going store to store, I am the worst. Back to food shopping…I LOVE food. I LOVE to eat. I LOVE to nourish my body. Food fuels my lifestyle and therefore having a fridge that is stocked with the necessary nutritious ingredients is very important to me. I have never proclaimed to be an amazing cook. My meals are easy, require simple ingredients, and are always ready in less than 30 minutes. So my fridge is filled with real, simple, healthy ingredients. These are staples that are ALWAYS in my fridge, no matter how empty the fridge gets, these items are there.

1.NuttZo – If you have been following me for a while, you know my obsession with this nut butter. I may be totally biased since I work for them, but once you go NuttZo, you NEVER go back. Spoonfuls of NuttZo happen every day, as it is my favorite healthy fat. I always have one jar in my fridge, but sometimes there is another one lurking because that one is just for dipping. As of lately, I cannot get enough of the organic crunchy Peanut Pro NuttZo...It’s my JAM! I can honestly say that I go through a jar a week. No shame in my serving sizes...The bigger the better. And we are starting to pop up into a lot more stores nationwide, so make sure that you are following us on Instagram, to find out where you can get all the goods...That's my shameless plug...Thanks for listening...LOL!

Peanut Pro NuttZo

2. Hot Sauce – I put hot sauce on almost every savory meal that I make! I love spicy foods and I am currently crushing on Saucy Lips Foods. Their spicy flavors are DELISH! The Jalapeno & Apple is my favorite and I drizzle it on everything and every night. Saucy Lips Foods sauces are gluten-free, dairy free, soy free, sugar-free, and nut free.

Saucy Lips

3. Eggs – I currently buy the Kirkland Signature Organic Eggs, because they come in a pack of 24 and Shannon and me eat a lot of them. Eggs are versatile, healthy, ready in minutes, inexpensive, and can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Shannon makes the BEST pancakes, so when I get that craving, there better be a few eggs in the fridge for him to whip up those bad boys!

4. Zucchini – Definitely kind of random food that is always in my fridge, but for the past year, there is always a packet of zucchini in there. I now always add 1 small zucchini to my smoothies (recipe below) to make it extra creamy and thick. I typically dice up the zucchini and throw it into the freezer with whatever fruit I am using that day and let it sit for a few hours.

Organic Bone Broth Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie (sheesh that's a mouthful)

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 packet Organic Bone Broth Protein Peanut Butter
  • 1 small zucchini
  • 1 serving of fruit of choice (I used raspberries for this one)
  • 1 heaping spoonful of nut butter of choice
  • Dash of Simply Organic Foods Cinnamon
Organic Bone Broth Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Dice up zucchini + half of the fruit + throw all ingredients into your blender;
  2. Top with the remaining fruit and maybe some more NuttZo;
  3. ENJOY!

4. Apples – I eat typically 3 – 4 apples a week. I will add them to smoothies; on top of my yogurt bowls; or eat them with a spoonful of NuttZo, almonds, or a Rise Bar. Apples are jam-packed with nutrients, easy to travel with, relatively inexpensive, and I like the crispness of a good old apple. I LOVE Honey Crisp apples…They definitely are not the cheapest, but I will splurge on a few here and there.

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And this is what my fridge looks like.

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I try to keep it clean, but it is no way spotless or perfectly organized, because who the heck has time for that? Nothing too exciting or out of the ordinary, but it holds everything I need. I could tell you about the freezer, but I feel like that is its own post, because I seriously freeze EVERYTHING. Did you know that you can freeze Costco Apple Pie and their COOKIES? YES and PLEASE!

What are your fridge ESSENTIALS?

Do you like to FREEZE everything?  

Friday Feelings...

Happy Friday Friends! Are you ready for the weekend? Are you ready to disconnect? Well before you do that, grab a cup of coffee or tea and let's chat. It seems my schedule these days isn't allowing me to post as much as I want, but you know what...it is okay. It is about quality and not quantity. It is about writing when it feels right. It is about writing what inspires you and what you are passionate about. I do not want this space to feel forced. It is a space to be real. What you see is what you get...So let's chat...XOXO

Time is FLYING...Literally, no matter how early I wake up, the days in Charleston just disappear. Sometimes I want it to slow down, especially on the weekends, when I am finally making time to disconnect (it feels amazing). I love it here. I am glowing. I am working my butt off. I am being social and getting out and exploring. It feels right. It has been over a month and my feelings still have not changed, which feels good. I can be so superstitious, so I am hoping I am not jinxing myself...DOH!

Be YOU... there is truly nothing more beautiful than a woman who is HERSELF! She is comfortable in her own skin...in her own voice...in everything that she does. When you do YOU, you glow inside and out and the energy is contagious. It makes me happy to see so many bloggers, friends, and STRONG women speaking up these days and inspiring others to throw the stupid dieting rules out the window and just DO YOU! Do what makes YOU happy...Do workouts that make YOU feel strong and beautiful...Do eat foods that YOU love and not what society is telling you to eat. Love the hell out of yourself and live YOUR life!

My favorite read this week showcased just that.  Root for Food's most recent post about her journey was so INSPIRING, beautiful, encouraging, and honest! I think it is safe to say that she is a mermaid goddess! 

Root for Food

Back on the MAT...I have found my yoga home at Charleston Power Yoga and I am grateful for this space and grateful to be back on the mat. Yoga is my therapy. It is my time to work on my breath, my balance, my strength, and most importantly ME. The studio is a mile away from my apartments. It is a small space. It gets hot as hell in there, which I LOVE! And the teachers are badass, beautiful woman. I hope to introduce y'all to them soon. I am back into my yoga groove and my hips and hamstrings could not be happier! 

Charleston Power Yoga

Recent EATS...It is already really hot down here, so I have been eating a lot of protein packed smoothies and breakfast bowls and for lunches and dinners lots of salads, tuna fish, tempeh, and STEAK. What that craving comes in strong, I feed my belly a steak! The BEST! 

Protein Packed Breakfast Bowls
Protein Packed Breakfast Bowls
Steak Dinner

Girl CRUSH...Need some inspiration, well I have got you covered. I FINALLY met Kindal in person when I moved here and well let me just say, she is one STRONG woman both inside and out. Every time I meet up with her for a workout, run, or food, I am blown away by her beauty, strength, and work ethic. Girl crush ALERT! She is probably one of the only women who I know who can kick my ass. I get nervous driving to her gym to workout. She puts me to shame! So not only is she a girl crush but she is inspiring me to train harder. I cannot wait to start doing more of her workouts with her. BRING IT ON! 

NuttZo NEWS...To ALL my friends who LOVE NuttZo just as much as I do...I have HUGE news! You #NuttZoFANATICS can now buy your #NuttZo2GO packets on AMAZON! This is HUGE and we are so excited to be partnering up with Amazon to help all of you make your shopping for #NuttZo easier! Stay tuned for sales and when all of our products will be available. In the meantime, go SHOP our #7nutsandseedbutter NOW for all your summer adventures!!!

NuttZo in the NEWS

Tell me something AWESOME that you are feeling this week!!! Only positive energy today! XOXO