Recipes

SodaStream Recipes You Need To Try!

If you don't have a SodaStream in your life, you need to get one! I'm obsessed with mine but I have to admit that I got on the train a little late in life. I wish I had purchased one much sooner! So, I put together these recipes with the help of SodaStream to inspire everyone to reject the vending machine and all those delicious looking sugary drinks that get advertised to us all summer long. I know they look good on billboards and in commercials but so many carbonated drinks and sodas are loaded with sugar and sodium.

I kid you not that my SodaStream has become a healthy replacement tool. You can make your own fizzy drinks without the huge calorie intake. If you already have a SodaStream, you know what I'm talking about (just skip ahead to the recipes below). Drinks loaded with sodium (that seem to be lower in calories or have zero) will most often make you feel bloated and sluggish. Not good if you're trying to lose weight! The opposite will happen! Your body will hold onto...

Spicy Avocado Tostada Recipe

I love avocados! Whether it’s the main dish, a side dish or just a topping, I’m ALL IN. I can’t say no to Avocados From Mexico’s Haas avocados. I grew up on them. My family is from Honduras, which is a hop-skip-step away from Mexico Lindo. We borrow a lot of cultural activities and cooking styles from Mexico that have become ingrained in my foodie palate, and which I’ll never kick! ** This campaign has received compensation from Collective Bias, Inc. and it's advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #VidaAguacate #EchaleLoMejor #CollectiveBias ** When I sat down to come up with a fast and easy recipe that’s mouth-watering, I knew I wanted it to include Avocados From Mexico because they’re so incredibly nutritious. Any health coach will tell you to indulge and eat them as part of a balanced diet, because avocados don’t require unhealthy additives to taste good.. The beauty of an avocado is you could literally eat it on its own and it tastes amazing! As long...

Fast Recipes For A Healthier Morning

I was a guest of CocoaVia® brand at the 2017 Woman’s Day Red Dress Awards. I'm also a sponsored CocoaVia® brand influencer, but all opinions and advice you’re about to read are 100% my own.* I have two simple recipes to share with you in this post but let me back up a bit and give you some context on why they’re both health related. You have to read about my night at the Woman’s Day Red Dress Awards! It was a large gathering of amazing and energetic people who love health! Do a hashtag search for #REDDRESSAWARDS on Twitter and Instagram to see my posts from the night! Some of my favorite celebrities in the media were in attendance and also hosted. I was most excited for Hoda Kotb, who I once did a Today Show segment with, but still can’t bring myself to watch (let’s just say it was at the very beginning of my career and I was a novice). Tamron Hall, Joy Bauer and a bunch of other successful women in the news and within the health world were also...

How to HelloFresh! Become Your Own Chef!

Hey guys! As you know, I started cooking regularly because of HelloFresh. It's become my #1 healthy habit aside from going to the gym daily. It's also such a wonderful experience to share with the people I love. Whether it's my boyfriend coming over to cook with me, my mom visiting from Missouri or my best friend coming to spend the weekend with me to play in New York City, I literally ALWAYS have a meal in the fridge for 2 that only takes 30-45 minutes to whip up. Give HelloFresh a try! Here’s $35 off your first box on me! Visit http://bit.ly/1PlizLn or use MIZZFIT at checkout on HelloFresh.com. Even when I'm home alone and hungry, I can cook a HelloFresh meal and save the 2nd portion for my lunch or dinner the next day. Last night I made HelloFresh's Carmelized Onion Burger but instead of fries, the recipe included a roasted cauliflower side. It was SO GOOD! I only ate half the bun and the wonderful part about the meal is that the portions are JUST RIGHT. I...

HelloFresh + Bianca Jade

HelloFresh is how I learned to efficiently and deliciously cook. I never took an interest in making my own meals until I was 30. And once I became interested, the hassle of grocery shopping quickly became a burden, reigniting my laziness to order delivery or takeout. It's crazy to think you can be so gung-ho about fitness but then not take the best care of yourself when it comes to food prep. But I'll admit, that was ME...until I started to see my laziness take its toll on my body. The body I was working so hard to sculpt in the gym, sheesh! When you dine out frequently or constantly resort to delivery and takeout, you have no idea what's going into your food. Most likely, it's going to add up to lots of sodium, butter and unnecessary sugars and oils. As they say, ABS ARE MADE IN THE KITCHEN. I'm not a nutritionist or health coach but a lot of my friends are (with best selling books to boot!). So let's just say I've learned a thing or two from them, starting with how...

Chipotle Brussels Sprouts for Thanksgiving

#VivaLaMorena #CollectiveBias When I first started Mizzfit.com, I had no idea how to cook. Oh, how things have changed! It's one of my favorite things to do now. Today I'm sharing 2 dishes that I'll be preparing for Thanksgiving with my family. Since I'm the healthy one in my familia, they count on me to contribute an interesting veggie concoction that wows their taste buds. So, for 2015 it's going to be roasted brussels sprouts! As a Latina (my mother is Honduran), I'm feeling the need to spice up Thanksgiving with some Latin peppers. One of my recipes is an appetizer and the other is a side dish to accompany your turkey dinner. For both recipes below, I used La Morena chipotle food products. Together they took me no more than 25 minutes to prepare with prep time. La Morena products can be found at bodegas nation-wide. Look for them in the canned and jar food aisle where you'd find things like stewed tomatoes, pasta sauces, etc. The price tag is phenomenal. You...

3 Diet Trends Shaking Up Wellness World

As I write this, I'm recovering from the WORST food poisoning of my life, which makes the practice of eating CAREFULLY so much more relevant to me. The last few days have been...well...extremely cavity opening. But I'll leave it at that because had I followed the advice from any of these books, I wouldn't have suffered through the last few days (and if you've had food poisoning before, you know what I'm talking about!). Definitely watch the video above from my appearance on the Show Me St. Louis show or CLICK HERE. For more detailed info, keep on reading as I only had a few minutes on the show to talk about each diet. At the end of this article, there's a GIVEAWAY and I'm picking 3 WINNERS. The Bulletproof Diet by Dave Asprey I love this diet because it revolves around coffee, which I've grown up loving since my family in Honduras owns a coffee plant. Many doctors and health experts will tell you that coffee is bad for you but Dave Asprey claims it's exceptionally...

Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe for Fit Mixologists

Here’s a recipe I whipped up to mentally prepare for fall even though I’m hanging onto the last days of summer as tightly and nostalgically as I can.  I call it Pumpkin Spice Soy Smoothie. As much as I dread cold weather and leaves turning (they're literally dying...it's so sad!), pumpkin flavored foods and drinks always cheer me up.  My Pumpkin Spice Soy Smoothie makes a nice breakfast or post-workout snack for healthy people who want pumpkin without the pie and a preview of Thanksgiving minus the alien baby in-yo-belly feeling! Besides, it’s still August and I, for one, would like to stretch out crop top season a little longer. You're gonna need these tools before you get started: A blender. I recommend a single serve blender like the Nutribullet or Magic Bullet. A flexible ice cube tray like this one A bendy straw (not really a tool but what the heck)   Ingredients and recipe (serves 1): 1 can organic pumpkin...

Berry Good Popsicle Recipe - Dairy Free!

Last summer around this time, I went dairy-free. It hasn't been easy and I've definitely veered here and there but I feel much better when I limit my dairy intake. So I'm constantly creating "food projects" for myself to stay inspired to live dairy-free. Not gonna lie...I'm not a frequent cook but I do like eating yummy stuff. The simpler, the faster, THE BETTER! Check out my homemade recipe for Berry Good Popsicles using the new Unsweetened Silk Almond Coconut Blend milk that literally just arrived in grocery stores. I'm even gonna hook you up with a coupon at the end of this post (for all you coupon-istas out there). Hey, no shame in a coupon. Here's what you'll need: NEW Silk Almond Coconut Blend milk in Unsweetened 8 large, fresh strawberries 8 frozen strawberries 1/2 cup fresh blueberries 1/2 banana 2 tbsp honey Popsicle tray maker (I got a little fancy and bought mine at the Sur La Tabla...

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