Mother’s Day and why I rant at you!

Giving everyone an early reminder that this weekend is Mother’s Day!!!

 
It is a bitter sweet time for me.
 
I LOVE that I am truly blessed to have 3 incredible children. My life became better the day I became a mom.
 
I lost my mom on my 20th birthday. I never thought that I would be an orphan-not to sound dramatic but losing your mom you lose a piece of your heart.(I lost my dad when I was 6)
I had to grow up fast and thankfully my momma raised me right that I turned out alright!!
 
I wish I had my mom to share in my life moments. We take so much for granted but when you lose a parent it really tests you as a person.
 
I’m always nagging you guys to take care of your health because I would never ever want your kids to be without you. That kind of pain is awful. 
 
I keep writing about making your health a priority, scheduling time to make fitness a part of your day, make healthy meals for you and your family, and on and on because YOU CAN CONTROL YOUR FUTURE. It can be long and full of happiness or it can be cut short because you didnt want to take care of yourself.
 
Today, I beg you…please make your health a priority. Make the time. Being a great mom is more that driving to hockey practice. Being a great mom is having the foresight to know that life can be short and you have the power to extend your days and live a long, and lively life. Please don’t let your kids have life moments without you. Harsh statement? perhaps…but that is reality and that is the truth.
 
Celebrate this Mother’s Day with the intention that you will be the healthiest mom you can be. 
 
Love and celebrate being a mom. 
Love your mom for being your mom.
If you have lost your mom and have someone that is like a mom–celebrate and appreciate them.
 
Be the healthiest and fittest mom on the block!!! 
 
Sending all of my fellow moms – Lots of love!
 
xo 

 Here are 2 healthy new recipes to try this Mother’s Day…enjoy!!

 

Chocolate/pb protein muffin in a mug!!
 

Ingredients: 
1 Scoop boot camp chocolate protein powder
1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder 
1 tsp sugar substitute (stevia,truvia) 
1/4 tsp baking soda 
pinch of salt 
1 egg 
1 Tbsp almond milk 
1 Tbsp peanut butter 

Mix all the dry ingredients in a mug (protein powder, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda, and salt) with a fork until well blended and there are no clumps. Add in the egg and almond milk and mix until smooth. Drop the peanut butter into the center of the chocolate mixture and press down to submerge. Microwave for around 1 minute on high (give or take some time depending on your microwave), but watch it! It will start to bubble over the top. If this happens, stop microwaving, press batter back into mug with fork, and continue microwaving. When finished, cake should be cooked but still very moist.

 

 

Carrot Cake Cookies

{gluten-free, raw, vegan}

Makes about 2 dozen

 

1 cup dates
1 large carrot
2 cups walnuts
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon – or pumpkin pie spice
1/4 teaspoon salt

 

Puree dates in a food processor, then remove and place in a large bowl. Cut the carrot into one-inch pieces and add to the food processor. Pulse until they are finely chopped, then remove and place in the bowl with the dates. Pulse the walnuts in the food processor until they are broken up into very small pieces, about the size of tiny pebbles. Remove and add to the bowl.

Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl and use your hands to combine the ingredients or dump it all back into the food processor to blend it a little more quickly. Taste, adjust seasonings if you like, and dump it back into the bowl.

Form small balls with the dough in your hands (about the size of a ping-pong ball) and flatten gently between your palms. Top with a bit of shredded coconut and grated carrot. Store covered in the refrigerator and serve chilled.

 

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