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Energizing Strawberry Banana Smoothie + Giveaway!

2 Sep

Hawaiian Ola GIVEAWAY!!



Hawaiian Ola Noni Energy

  • Contains a full serving of Hawaiian noni – anti-inflammatory and antioxidant rich
  • Yerba mate & green tea provide 150 mg caffeine
  • 100% vitamin C and 1670% vitamin B12
  • Certified vegan, GMO free, wheat/gluten free, BPA free bottles, fair trade and USDA organic!

Hawaiian Ola Noni Immunity

  • Contains a full serving of Hawaiian noni – anti-inflammatory and antioxidant rich
  • Kick start immune system with daily vitamins: vitamin C, B6, B9, B12, and Zinc
  • Caffeine free and no sugar added (fruit juice sweetened)
  • Certified vegan, GMO free, wheat/gluten free, B certified corporation, fair trade and USDA organic!

Hawaiian Ola Noni drinks are small, portable, and delicious either on their own or added to a smoothie!

For more information click the following links (information provided by Hawaiian Ola)


Hawaiian Ola Energizing Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Serves 1


8 ounces purified water

2/3 cup frozen strawberries

1 medium frozen banana, peel removed

1 Tbsp. ground flaxseeds

1.25 – 2.50 fluid ounces Hawaiian Ola Noni Energy, depending on caffeine tolerance level




In a blender, combine all ingredients.  Blend until smooth and enjoy :D


Hawaiian Ola GIVEAWAY!!


………. Ends September 2, 2014 @ 11:59 PM (EST) ……….


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Homemade Whole Grain Rice-a-Roni

26 Dec

I found this recipe a little while back and have just been waiting for the perfect moment to try it out!  Well that perfect moment has arrived :D



Whole Grain Rice-a-Roni

Yields 4 servings


3/4 cup brown rice, uncooked

1/4 cup broken spaghetti or angel hair pasta

1 tablespoon dried minced onion

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning

1 tablespoon vegetable bouillon (about 2 cubes using this brand) crumbled, unsalted if preferred

2 tablespoon Earth Balance buttery spread

2 1/2 cups water




In a medium sauce pan over medium-high heat, combine the water and Earth Balance.  In a small bowl, stir together the brown rice, broken pasta, minced onion, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and crumbled bouillon; add to the saucepan and stir.

Bring to a gentle boil, lower heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until the rice is cooked and the liquid is absorbed, between 25 and 30 minutes.  Enjoy :D





Secret Recipe Club March: Spinach and Grape Salad

18 Mar

This month’s post for Secret Recipe Club is exciting for so many reasons!! First off, I was assigned an awesome blog Cookin’ with Moxie.  Second off, Jamie, the wonderful author, is from Boston just like me!!  And thirdly… it’s my birthday (: Oh, and did I mention I moved to Las Vegas?!

It was hard to choose a recipe of course, but alas, I had to make the hard decision of choosing just one.  The recipe I came across happens to also be a Secret Recipe Club recipe: Summer Spinach and Grape Salad.  Now seeing as I am in Las Vegas enjoying weather I wouldn’t have normally had the chance to enjoy (still freezing in Boston), I thought it was a great time to make a cool, healthy summer salad!


Spinach and Grape Salad

Serves 6-8

1 large bag baby spinach

1 1/2 cups red grapes, sliced

1 small red onion, diced

1 large cucumber, diced


2 Tbsp. dijon mustard

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar

2 Tbsp. water

2 packets Truvia (or stevia, to taste)

Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste


In a small mixing bowl, combine the ingredients for the dressing.  Whisk well to combine.  Set aside in the refrigerator while you prepare the salad.



In a large salad bowl, toss to combine the spinach, grapes, onion, and cucumber.


Dressing the entire salad will make storing for leftovers impossible, unless you like soggy greens!  So unless you plan on serving or eating the entire salad, dress the salad to order.  Enjoy on its own, topped with your favorite protein, or as a side (:


Secret Recipe Club


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