Salted Caramel Coffee Martini

Guess what saturday is? It’s National Caramel Day! In honor of this yummy day, I thought I would share this super simple Salted Caramel Coffee Martini recipe. It uses, RealBeanz, founded in Brooklyn, New York which is a ready-to-drink gourmet iced coffee company combining premium-brewed beans and reduced-fat milk with functional ingredients such as vitamins and herbs. Each variety aims to satisfy health-conscious consumers without the extra calories while helping to enhance their lifestyles. You can find it at Whole Foods. All you need is these 5 ingredients, and you’re ready to go! Happy weekend! 🙂

Fitness Friday: What is Pure Barre & Power-Foods Seminar

Big new and exciting announcement…..

I am so looking forward to Saturday.  I will be teaching a seminar on “Healthy Eating Habits and Hottest Power Foods” at Pure Barre 280 in Birmingham on February 11th at 11 a.m  following their 9:45 a.m class. I can’t wait to share what I know in this incredible workout environment. Thanks to Whole Foods Market for sponsoring this event with me.

Have you heard of Pure Barre? This super cool workout has been sweeping the nation in the past few years. I always heard it was “tough”, “a great workout”, “fun,” and now, after a couple classes under my belt, I can see why (and I’m sore :)).

Pure Barre is fastest, most effective way to change your body. It is a total body workout which utilizes the ballet barre to perform small isometric movements set to great music. The workout lifts your seat, tones your thighs, flattens your abs and burns fat in record breaking time. They say, “If you do 10 classes in 3 weeks, amazing things will start to happen to your body.” Here are 5 things I love it about it.

1. It strengthens the muscles and then lengthens them right back out to create a long, lean look rather than bulk and mass.

2. It is a safe way to workout- there is no impact so no jarring to the joints and knees.

3. The class sizes are kept small to ensure personal attention to form and technique. PB teachers teach rather than instruct.

4. Pure Barre is solely devoted to the Pure Barre technique whereas a gym has to spread itsʼ resources amongst all of itsʼ programs.

5. The teachers undergo intense and continuous training.

Beetroot, Goat Cheese Hazelnut Tart

Beets are so incredibly healthy, and one of my favorite root vegetables. Just 3 baby beets equals one serving of your 5 vegetables and fruits you should have a day. They are also so versatile in cooking, and I love them in this Beetroot Goat Cheese and Hazelnut Tart. This recipe is very simple to prepare, and it makes a show-stopping appetizer or side dish. It’s perfect for holiday season entertaining. Check out LoveBeets which are ready-to-eat, cooked beets. You can find them in your local grocery such as Whole Foods Market. They make life so much easier, and they taste so fresh.

Here are just a few of their powerful health benefits.

1. Beets are one of the richest sources of folic acid essential for normal tissue growth.

2. Research has showed that beets can help lower blood pressure and blood sugar.

3. Beets have been said to lessen chances of skin and lung cancer.

4. The high iron content in beets helps fight fatigue and anemia.

5. Beets contain high amounts of Boron which is related to production of human sex hormones, thus increasing sex drive.