A healthy lifestyle can be as sweet as candy!

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It has been too long since my last blog post, I have found i have a build up of both thoughts and recipes in my mind which (surprisingly) has made it a bit harder to dive back in. Looking back on my first two weeks of school, only one thing stands out…Lipsync. If you have followed my Instagram you would know that this Greek life dance competition has been the culprit of my lack of free time, sleepless nights, a sore body, a pesky cold, and even a gash on my knee that I named Rita (don’t ask). Sounds horrible right? Well, this annual competition doubles as some of my best memories in college, because even if I’m drilling dance moves until 1am at least I am there with my sisters!

These past two weeks have reminded me of the relevance of teamwork. When I was growing up I played a ton of sports, being a part of a team was something I valued because of the camaraderie and the support. There is something so special about establishing a goal, and working together with a group of people to reach it. That is something I have really missed in college, however these past two weeks have been a refreshing reminder that I am still on a team! Being in a sorority is challenging at times, however joining one gave me a home in a strange place, allowed me to meet some of my best friends in the whole world, and inspired me to grow into someone I can be proud of (still growing over here!) I may not be on a sports team, but this week I worked with my sisters towards a goal that we all so badly wanted, and no matter the outcome we laughed, we cried, we danced, and we bonded. (Sounds like a win to me!)

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Teamwork is invaluable, and I have learned that it doesn’t always mean being on a sports team. Your team can be a club, a class, at work, even just your circle of friends. Teamwork means a sense of unity, of enthusiasm for common interests and a responsibility. Having the support from a team is motivating because of the responsibility you feel, not just for yourself but for others. Similarly, I have been motivated health-wise through this very blog, and all of you who have proved to be so supportive, caring, and truly inspirational.

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Now that Lipsync is over, it’s time for some serious recipe catch-up. Although I was busy, busy, busy, I still made time to make some delicious and healthy meals and it’s time to share them with you!

Peanut Butter Flax Oat Cake

1/2 cup rolled oats

1/2 ripe banana mashed

1 egg

2 tbsp PB2

1 tbsp chia seeds

1 tbsp flax seeds

1 tbsp almond milk

2 tsp vanilla

1 tsp cinnamon

creamy peanut butter to drizzle

Mix all of the ingredients well in a bowl and add to a mug. Microwave on high for about three minutes, or until firm to touch. Once your cake is cooked flip over on a plate, drizzle with peanut butter, and enjoy!Screen Shot 2014-09-08 at 5.17.36 PM

Blueberry Banana Bread Oat Cake

1/2 cup rolled oats

1/2 ripe banana mashed

1/4 cup fresh blueberries

1/2 tbsp agave syrup

1 egg

1 tbsp chia seeds

1 tbsp flax seeds

1 tbsp almond milk

2 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp cinnamon

blueberries to top

agave to drizzle

Mix all of the ingredients well in a bowl and add to a mug. Microwave on high for about three minutes, or until firm to touch. Once your cake is cooked flip over on a plate, top with blueberries, drizzle with  agave, and enjoy!Screen Shot 2014-09-08 at 5.17.14 PM

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