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A Spirited, Fresh, Timeless Life ◦ eating healthy on the go

A lot of people have been asking us about eating healthy on the go. When we started eating an all natural healthy diet, one of the biggest challenges was figuring out how to make it work when we’re not at home. Whether we’re out shooting a wedding, traveling or spending the day with friends, we need to be able to eat.

Our number 1 go to is a green protein smoothie. The night before, we mix up one of these babies, pour it into mason jars with lids, freeze it overnight and then take it with us the next day. It takes a while to thaw so usually about half way through the day when we’re hungry, we just shake it up & drink. (Note: make sure not to fill it completely full to allow for expansion as it freezes)

Now, I know, I know, it doesn’t exactly look like the most appealing thing in the world at first. But trust me, you will come to love them over time…and the energy boost they give you is amazing!

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THE GREEN PROTEIN SMOOTHIE

The green smoothie is not a science. You can throw pretty much any fruit or vegetable into a blender and make it work!

A few stalks of kale and/or a few handfuls of spinach (beginners, start with spinach, it has a milder flavor…for the real energy kick, go for the kale)
1/2 orange
1/2 lemon
1 medium/large apple
1 scoop of RAW protein powder (found here)
filtered or spring water to desired consistency
(makes about 1 serving)

A FEW OTHER THINGS WE DO WHILE ON THE GO…

If you can bring a small cooler or have access to a fridge…

HARD BOILED EGGS
Easy, quick protein

SALMON SALAD
I make this all the time at home and for on the go. Just throw some spinach & some of this into a container and you have a quick & tasty portable salad.

1 Can of canned Wild Caught Salmon (take out the bones & mix with everything below in a bowl)
Drizzle Extra Virgin Olive Oil throughout
Sea Salt, Red Pepper & Italian Seasoning (to taste)
1/2 onion chopped (red or white are both good)
2 capfuls of lemon juice (I’m very precise in the kitchen, ha)
Avocado Slices (optional)

HUMMUS & VEGGIES
I make my own Hummus in our VitaMix or you can buy some at Whole Foods. Bring some carrots, cauliflower, peppers, etc. in a baggy and dip them in for a tasty meal!

Other snacks if you don’t have a cooler or fridge…

LARA BARS
Buy them at the store or make them at home, some recipes found here

NUTS
Cashews, Almonds, Walnuts

HOMEMADE TRAIL MIX
Recipe here

AVOCADOS
Cut it in half and scoop it out like a kiwi, quick easy source of good protein & healthy fat on the go

DRIED FRUIT
Raisins or other dried fruit with no oils & sugars added

What’s your favorite healthy snack on the go?

Sheri - Hey Kristyn, I was checking out some of your food blogs. Really interesting! I made this green drink, and it was good. (Even though I had to water it down because my blender isn’t very good.) I’m also really interested in trying some raw milk now. I’ll probably go back and peruse all your food blogs while I wait on Emily & Matt’s wedding pictures from last weekend. It was great meeting you and Matt again. :)

Solas Studios - yummy! can’t wait to try this.

Stephanie Beckman - I guess I was reading too fast because when I got to the “Hummus & Veggies” part, I thought it said “Bring some carrots, FLOWERS, peppers, etc!!!!!!!!!!! I was like “huh?……back-up.” She has not gone off the deep end and started eating flowers!!
I’m laughing out loud at myself for reading it that way, but also because I wouldn’t put it past you to find an edible flower that will make you able to shoot to the moon with energy or at the very least do some “cloud bouncing”!! I love you my little health nut :)

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