Make-Ahead Recovery Smoothie

Hi again! It’s JW here to share the new best-ever way to make smoothies. I got this smoothie method and recipe from the latest issue of Runner’s World in an article about make-ahead breakfasts. With this method, you can put in a little time on the weekend and then sip on gourmet smoothies all week long!

Ingredients

Makes 6 servings

1 cup figs

2 cups hot coffee

2 bananas

1 cup of yogurt (I subbed 1 can of coconut milk to make it dairy free)

¼ cup almond butter

¼ cup cocoa powder

2 tsp vanilla

½ tsp cardamon (I subbed 1 tbsp of Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Pie Spice)    

Recovery Smoothie Ingredients

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Rebranding Our Blog and Our New Vision

Hello faithful readers! You may have noticed that we took an unexpected hiatus during the month of April. This was mostly due to some not fun life things happening for Emma and JW but we are both really excited about the positive outcomes from our unplanned time off.

Emma & JW's Best Day Ever

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Digging My Way Out of Depression

I was staring at a blank space on our editorial calendar for today and feeling unmotivated to fill it as has been my usual mode recently. I’ve been having trouble getting out of bed, feeling low-energy and unmotivated, not finding much joy in the things I usually love. All classic symptoms of the depression I’ve come to know so well over the past 9 years. And just as I know that things will get better and I’ll find my way out of the dark hole I’m currently living in, I also know that it will be work – blood, sweat, and tears work – to get there. Still stumped about what to write about today, I decided to be as honest as I know how and share with you some of my ongoing struggles and what I’m doing about them. So here’s to digging my way out of depression, one shovel-full at a time.

Digging My Way Out of Depression

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Whole30 Friendly Meal Planning on a Budget

I (JW) have tried a lot of different strategies for meal planning and keeping tabs on my grocery budget, usually without a lot of success. But the system I have perfected since doing the Whole30 has been working so well that I wanted to share it with you! While I am not currently doing a Whole30, this frugal and healthy meal plan is in line with the program and can inspire anyone to eat healthier on a budget.

Whole30 Friendly Meal Planning on a Budget

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Meet the Makers: Interview with Katelyn from Manofatto

I didn’t realize what a burgeoning market there was for specialty gift boxes and baskets until I saw Katelyn’s beautiful boxes at a flea market here in Denver. She personally curates boxes full of small batch items from around the US and turns them into something new – a compilation of objects that are great on their own, but even better as part of the grouping in her boxes. I had the opportunity to interview Katelyn from Manofatto as part one of our Meet the Makers series. This series will give us the chance to connect with some local, women-owned businesses, and to share their words of wisdom with all of you. So read on…

Meet the Makers: Interview with Katelyn from Manofatto

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Bar Cart Styling on a Budget

When I first started looking for bar carts I found that they typically ran around $150. And that was before you added any of the accessories or accoutrement. Needless to say, that was out of my price range. That’s why I felt unbelievably lucky when I found this utility cart from IKEA for $30. Curious how you can style your bar cart on a budget? Read on!

Bar Cart Styling on a Budget

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Half Marathon Training Update: When Good Habits Go Bad

I will give you a second to go catch up on the Half Marathon Training Plan I am following as I prepare for the Colfax Half Marathon on May 15th! My goal for the race is to set a new PR with a time of sub 1:55. I am in the middle of Week 6 of training so it’s time to share an update. Things haven’t been easy (more below) but hopefully I am back on the upswing.

Half Marathon Training Update: When Good Habits Go Bad

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From Soul Cousins to the Spirit of the Marathon

Hi all! JW here, bringing you another edition of our five Friday favorites. This week I talk everything from soul cousins to The Spirit of the Marathon and stay tuned until the end of the post for my famous guacamole recipe!

From Soul Cousins to the Spirit of the Marathon

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