How My Dog Cooled Off in This Summer Heat!

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This is my dog Cali, if you follow me on Facebook, you’ll see that I capture photos of her often. What can I say, she’s my baby girl. So cute and friendly!

This weekend she woke me up at 6am, my furry alarm clock :)

Being a busy working women, wife, and furmom, I’m often on the go. The other day, I had to drop Cali off at the vet for a checkup and I brought a healthy smoothie with me. Nothing complicated and I even made it the night before. Remember being busy means you have to take time to pre-prep your food.

My tips for pre-prepping food are:

  • Make your Smoothie the night before (like I did when I had to take Cali to the vet)
  • Make fresh Salads and put them in BPA free or glass Pyrex containers in the fridge so when preparing your lunch the next day – it will only take 5 minutes
  • Pre-make your protein on Sunday (animal or non-animal based meals such as chicken, beef, fish, a bean stew or a nice tofu or tempeh dish)
  • Make sure you have prepared your snacks for the week. Having snacks ready to go and keeping them in your car, in your bag or at works will keep you from eating junk.

Snacking can be delicious and it does not have to cost $4.00. Do you ever notice that every bar at Whole Foods (healthy or not healthy costs about $4.00)?

When I’m out and about for hours on end, I like to bring a snack. Instead of grabbing a Larabar or Think Thin bar, I have my trusty protein balls on hand. These babies are handy to stash in my purse and give me extra energy when I’m on the go. They are nut free, since as you know, I don’t tolerate nuts very well. I’m a sensitive foodie!

So here’s my secret weapon when I’m out and about and need some delicious fuel.

Berries and Protein Balls - picmonkey


¾ cup pumpkin seeds

2 Tablespoon flax meal or ground chia seeds

2 Tablespoons coconut oil

2 Tablespoon raw honey

2 Tablespoons dried goji berries

¼ cup coconut flakes, optional

Combine all ingredients (except for coconut flakes) in a food processor. Use a tablespoon to scoop out batter then form into balls, you can use 2 tablespoons if you like and form balls about the size of a golf ball. Tip: wet hands with water then press balls and roll to form in a ball so they stay together. Optionally, roll each ball in the coconut flakes until coated and refrigerate until chilled.

Enjoy on the go or with a bowl of fresh berries to supercharge your day!

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