Honey Lemon Quinoa Fruit Salad

Quinoa Fruit Salad

This summer marks two years for Spinach for Breakfast! The first version of Spinach for Breakfast was bad. Like, real bad. Our mom thought it was great, but she's our mom so she's kind of obligated to love anything we do. :) Over the past two years we've lived and we've learned. Instead of holding up my table lamp without the shade for lighting, we bought some actual photography lighting. We also decided to read our camera manual. Minds. Blown. Despite the physical "mishaps," we've ...

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10 Healthy Summer Cocktails

10 Healthy Summer Cocktails

Let's talk cocktails. Is drinking healthy for the body? Absolutely not. Healthy for the soul? Debatable. ;) At Spinach for Breakfast you know we are all about clean eating with a realistic balance. Do we eat ice cream and drink wine? Yes we do. However, we don't overdo it and always try to keep our indulgences as healthy as possible.  For drinks, cocktails lightly sweetened with natural sugar and nothing artificial are the best way to go! The more artificial sugar, ...

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Gluten Free Arugula Pasta Salad

Gluten Free Arugula Pasta Salad

It's officially summer! And if you're anything like us, your summer is pretty much booked until Labor Day. Lou and I are at the age where everyone is getting married and no one has kids yet, so we are all trying to do as much as possible before our lives as we know it are officially over. Just kidding. ;) That being said, I still never have time to slave in the kitchen for hours. If you are familiar with our blog you know that pretty much everything on here is quick and easy to make. ...

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Blueberry Chia Pancakes

Blueberry Chia Pancakes

These ain't your Mama's pancakes. These pancakes are for Dad. :)   Our dad has a lot of great qualities; he's hysterical, he's organized, he's athletic, and he knows every single movie ever created. However, the guy can't cook. If our mom was away when we were little, it was Chinese take-out or cereal.   But now, at the ripe old age of 60, he's decided he's going to make pancakes.  He discovered a recipe on the back of a pancake mix box, and has mastered it ever ...

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Strawberry Avocado Spinach Salad

Avocado Strawberry Spinach Salad

Sometimes the "balance" in a realistic balance can be tricky. Like I don't want to never eat ice cream again, but I also shouldn't go for the large 16 Handles cup and fill it with every topping they have... This past weekend got the best of me. I went to Lake George with Lou and a few of our friends with an agenda of eating, drinking, paddle boarding (never happened) and boating. Bloody mary's turned into beergaritas (I don't even drink beer…), which then turned into Reese's peanut butter cup ...

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Spinach Pesto Quinoa Bowl

Spinach Pesto Quinoa Bowl

I've never been one to love red sauce. As an Italian you think that would be something that just comes with the genes… like boom, you're born and you're demanding pasta and meatballs.  Pesto, however, is a different story. I freaking love pesto. I would eat it like hummus if it was socially acceptable. But with pesto I think a million calories, which is then poured over pasta with a million carbs. So awhile back I made a "skinny pesto" using a combination of spinach and ...

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Oatmeal Carrot Cake Cookies

Oatmeal Carrot Cake Cookies

Transitioning off of a cleanse, whether it's seven days or twenty-one days, involves some strategy. My sugar cravings are gone, and I still get excited over salads; however part of me really wants to reward myself with a massive slice of cake. So instead of the Oreo Cookie Ice Cream Cake that haunts me every time i'm in the grocery store, I decided to make something healthy! Surprised? :) These Oatmeal Carrot Cake Cookies are based off of our Healthy Breakfast Cookie recipe. ...

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Chocolate Avocado Protein Smoothie

Chocolate Avocado Protein Smoothie

Day 7 of the Clean Program's 7-Day Clean Cleanse!  Since I am used to doing this cleanse for 21 days, one week was nothin ;) Here is how it typically goes... Day 1: This is fun. Day 2: Damnit I could really use a coffee. I also can't stop thinking about Skittles. Days 3 & 4: I'm still a little low on energy, but getting the hang of it. Days 5-7: I'm in a routine, I'm feeling good, and now I remember why I love this program :) Overall, the best thing about the ...

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Kale and Chickpea Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Kale and Chickpea Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

It's day 4 of the Clean Program's 7-Day Clean Cleanse. If you are new to the blog, this cleanse consists of a smoothie for breakfast, a solid meal for lunch and a soup or smoothie for dinner. So you can imagine how excited I am for lunch everyday... :) The truth is, although it seems like this cleanse would be hard, it's really not! My smoothies are packed with nutrients and protein that hold me over. If I'm starving, I eat a clean snack mindfully, instead of just shoving whatever I have ...

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Kale and Kiwi Smoothie

Kale and Kiwi Smoothie

It’s Day 2 of the 7-day Clean Cleanse! I stopped by the Clean Program’s NYC office yesterday to pick up our Clean kits and meet some of the staff! Not only is the office in a sick location in the city, everyone was so nice! I got to meet Albert Bitton, one of the co-founders. He looked like he was working on something cool. I tried to peek, but I’m not that stealth… ;)  So lets talk about another factor in this Clean Cleanse. It’s called the "12-hour window." Essentially, this means ...

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