Blackberry Grapefruit Salad

If you're looking for a light & refreshing dish, this is your answer. Packed with fiber, protein, & vitamins there's no way to feel guilty indulging in this citrusy sweet treat!

Enjoy!


Recipe:

  • 1/2 Medium Red Grapefruit 
  • 1/2 c Fresh Blackberries
  • 1/4 c Plain Greek Yogurt - 0% Fat
  • 1 to 2 tbsp Organic Chia Seeds
  • 6 Fresh Mint Leaves

Begin by mixing Greek Yogurt with 1 tbsp Chia Seeds & set aside. Peel & segment Grapefruit. Toss all ingredients together. Top with remaining Chia Seeds & Fresh Mint. Optional: drizzle with light Agave (you won't need much). 

 

225 Cal. / 32g Carbs. / 6g Fat. / 15g Protein. 

Oatmeal Smoothie

Guys, I've been making this smoothie for years & it's the perfect start to your morning or exactly what you need for an afternoon pick-me-up. My two secret ingredients? Vanilla Extract & Coffee Grounds. No need to make both coffee & breakfast, just combine them & you'll have a fully satiating meal to-go. 

If you follow on Insta-stories you know that lately, I've been trying to get some extra protein in my diet, and while I struggle to find protein supplements I enjoy, this Vegan Fit Protein by Whole Foods pairs perfectly with the ingredient on this list.  

Enjoy!

*Pro Tip - Always keep frozen bananas on hand. If you enjoy smoothies, this is my number one piece of meal prep advice!


Recipe:

  • 3/4c Milk or Milk Alternative (I use Unsweetened Coconut Milk)
  • 1 Small Banana (frozen)
  • 1/2c Ice
  • 1 tbsp Powdered Peanut Butter
  • 1.5 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1.5 tsp Dark Cocoa Powder (optional)
  • 1.5 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tbsp Organic High Quality Coffee Grounds
  • 1/4c Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • 1/2 Scoop Fit Protein - Vanilla Cinnamon (optional)
  • Garnish with Oats, Unsweetened Cocoa Nibs, & Agave

 

387 Cal. / 62g Carbs / 7g Fat / 20g Protein


Pinterest Favorites

I have a love-hate relationship with Pinterest. If I'm honest, it's the perfect platform for me, almost too perfect! I don't know about you, but I'm extremely visual, so once I start scrolling, I quickly get lost in a deep trail of ideas & before I know it hours go by. Seriously, I have no self control!

Lately, I've been pinning lots of minimalistic and moody hues, cozy home decor, & simple detail photography. What are some of your favorite items to pin?

Don't forget to follow Glitterary on Pinterest– I sense a lot of fall images well on it's way!

Panzanella Recipe

Fun fact, this tuscan-style salad is carb friendly! One of my favorite party dishes, this one is sure to please. All you need are some fresh veggies, a sourdough baguette, and your basic salad dressing mixers. You really can't mess this one up!

The only prep work is your croutons. Dice a sourdough baguette into one-inch cubes and let it sit over night, yes that means dry stale crusty bread, but tomorrow you'll use some olive oil, and toast those pieces in the oven until golden brown. 

I'll be honest, I'm not the best at measuring, so the dressing ingredients are listed to the best of my memory, though typically I add each to taste– feel free to play around with it. 

Finally, I recommend making this salad at least an hour before serving, in order to really let those juices soak into the bread. I know it's hard, but this makes leftovers even better!

Enjoy.


Salad (serves10):

  • 2-3 Tomatoes (any kind is fine), diced into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 Bell Peppers - Yellow, diced into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 Bell Peppers - Red, diced into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 Cucumbers with Peel, sliced and halved
  • 1 Red Onion, thinly sliced
  • Fresh Basil, chopped (add to taste- I add extra)

Dressing:

  • 1/4c Olive Oil
  • 2tbs AppleCider Vinegar
  • 3tbs Champagne Vinegar or Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon Mustard 
  • 2 tsp Minced Garlic
  • Salt, Pepper, Capers to taste

 

Toss all ingredients in a large bowl, drizzle with dressing, and mix gently. Let sit for at least 1 hour. 


177 Cal. / 26g Carbs. / 6g Fat. / 4g Protein


6 Apps to Get You Through The Work Day

Google Drive 

To be frank, I use all of the Google software apps almost exclusively. This is a guaranteed way to keep me organized while on the go. 

 

Inbox 

This is my one breakaway from the standard Google software package. I downloaded this a few years ago while still in beta and it's a game-changer! With a beautiful interface, you'll find automated organization for purchases, finance, social, and best of all trips. If you travel frequently, this will keep all of your confirmation details easily accessible.  

 

Things 

I'm a list maker by nature, and this app allows me to categorize and check things off be it work, home, travel, shopping, etc.– the list making options are limitless!

 

theSkimm 

I hate to admit it, but these days I rarely watch the news. With Netflix, and Hulu, nothing is viewed in real time, therefore, theSkimm is my quick round-up at the start of each day. 

 

Spotify 

I don't do well with silence, in fact, when I was in college I was only found in the library while briefly scanning in documents to study elsewhere. Be it focus, coffee shop vibes, or meditation, there's a playlist for everything on Spotify.

 

MyFitnessPal

More on this one later, but when focusing on my nutrition, this is my go-to app. With an endless database, MyFitnessPal makes it nearly effortless to maintain a food journal. Remember, it's not about becoming obsessive with the calorie count, rather focus on the nutrition tab at the bottom, and remember it's more about awareness than anything.

 

My Favorite Green Smoothie

Guys, this is my all-time favorite green smoothie & a major crowd pleaser! 

Packed with nutrients, including 3 cups of spinach, live & active probiotics, and a boost of Omega-3s, this tropical  blend will leave you feeling satiated, refreshed, and guilt-free.

Also, if you haven't invested in a Vitamix, I highly recommend it! When we moved this was one of the items I most looked forward to unpacking– I use it every day!

*Typically, I enjoy this smoothie as a snack between meals or paired with an added protein for breakfast/lunch. For added protein, or for a more complete meal replacement, add a scoop of your favorite protein powder. 


Recipe:

  • 3c Spinach
  • 1/4c Pineapple
  • 1/2 Banana
  • 1/2 to 1c Lifeway- Organic Lowfat Keifer, Plain (packed with probiotics & protein!)
  • 1/4c Almond Milk
  • 1 tbsp Chia Seeds (Omega 3s!)

 

234 Cal. / 36g Carbs / 7g Fat / 12g Protein