Hi, my name is Marissa. I'm a 21 year old Boston College student and marathon runner. I have a passion for fitness, running and nutrition as well as music, art, concerts, playing instruments, marching band, cheerleading, fashion, Neuroscience, Psychology, cooking, Boston, movies and of course certain tv shows (The OC and One Tree Hill in particular).
This blog is for things that I like and also to inspire a healthy lifestyle for myself and others. I love sharing interesting things with the world and hope that I can help people along the way.
My goal is to get healthy and REMAIN healthy for life - Eat better, exercise, and just be the best version of myself. Just watch me.
SW: around 145-147 (6/1/11)
CW: 115.6 (5/5/13)
This is your life. Are you who you want to be?
I was finally able to find canned pumpkin (YAY)! So tonight I made 4 servings of Chocolate Covered Katie’s Vegan Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal and put them in little single serve containers for the rest of the week. This will be really easy to put in the microwave and heat up for a quick breakfast. :)
I also made some Pumpkin Overnight Oats, so we’ll see how this tastes in a couple days…It looks like it has a weird coloring but I think it might turn out good! It has banana, yogurt, almond milk, chia seeds, canned pumpkin, cinnamon, and some pumpkin butter.
I would like to get one that is a decent size, good for chopping nuts, fruit, veggies, etc (to make more of CCK’s recipes :]) and would be between $40-$60…
Anyone have any advice?
It’s becoming hard to keep track of everything I have book marked and all the magazine cutouts I have…
I always forget where to find stuff!
I absolutely love this blog, it is fantastic for healthy recipes that are vegan/dairy free/gluten free/ etc. So much information on training and fitness as well.
You definitely have to check it out!!
The recipes all look fantastic, I’m so excited to try them…
homemade taco seasoning (water, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, oregano leaves, a little basil)
chopped green bell peppers
reduced fat 4 Cheese Mexican shredded cheese
Whole grain tortilla
A healthy taco that was delicious!
Spinach is a green vegetable that is cheap and affordable by all. It is a rich source of minerals, vitamins, pigments and phytonutrients. All these together make spinach very beneficial to a number of vital processes especially for our eyes, nervous system, cardiovascular disorders, skin, bones, anti-cancerous, foetus and infants. Spinach will assist you with shedding water and help keep you satiated.
It is advisable to consume spinach regularly. Add spinach to your salads, soups, use it as a pizza or omelet topping, toss a handful in your smoothie or snack on it as it is!
When buying spinach, organic spinach is a better option than farmed spinach because of the unwanted sprayed pesticides you inherent with the farmed spinach.
Calories in 1 oz Raw Spinach Leaves: 7
Fat: 0 g
Carbs: 1 g
Protein: 1 g
1 cup of spinach contains:
About 40 calories
Twice the amount of iron and fiber as other greens
3 Easy 100% Raw recipes that include Spinach
Spinach Breakfast Drink
2 cups spinach
½ cup strawberries, green tops removed, halved
½ cup green grapes (or red or black)
½ cup orange juice
Juice the spinach leaves in a juicer.
Pour spinach juice in a blender and add the remaining ingredients.
Blend until all the fruit is liquefied.
Spinach Bisque Soup
A light and refreshing, yet filling soup. The flavor of the cashew milk goes well with spinach. Feel free to use whatever type of nut or seed milk you prefer (almond milk?).
5 cups fresh spinach
1 cup filtered water
1/3 cup cashews
1 large garlic clove, peeled and chopped
¼ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
Thoroughly wash the spinach leaves, if necessary.
Measure 5 cups of spinach leaves and place in a bowl. Set aside.
Place the cashews in the blender container and pour the filtered water in, place the lid on top, and blend into a milk-like consistency.
Reserve 2 tablespoons of the cashew milk for garnish, if desired.
Add half the bowl of spinach to the blender and blend until the spinach and cashew milk is well combined.
Add the chopped garlic, sea salt, ground pepper, and the remaining spinach leaves; blend until well mixed.
Pour the bisque soup into a serving container or into individual bowls; chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve. This soup will keep refrigerated up to two days.
Serve chilled or bring to room temperature. Swirl the reserved cashew milk into the soup and sprinkle with a pinch of crushed mixed peppers.
Gorgeous Green Juice Tonic
Feel free to use any of the other green leafy vegetables – dandelion greens, swiss chard, or mixed greens would be delicious.
5 – 6 celery stalks, washed, bottom ends removed
1 golden delicious apple, washed, cored, stem removed
2 fists full of spinach, washed
1 fist full parsley, washed
Wash all ingredients well.
Run all the ingredients through a juicer.
Pour into a glass and enjoy immediately.
Serves 1 – 2 drinks