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New! Strawberry, Banana & Coconut Oil Smoothie Recipe

Strawberry Banana Coconut oil smoothie recipe

Do you remember the strawberry-banana ice cream pops and treats that were so popular when you were a kid? This smoothie is just like that, but it’s even better because it’s actually good for you. I mixed up this classic flavor with some coconut oil to boost the nutrition and add some healthy fat—and the…

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The 10 Best Uses For Coconut Oil

Coconut with coconut oil in jar on wooden background

Considered one of Mother Nature’s wonder drugs, coconut oil is full of nutrients, healthy fat and even has antimicrobial & antibacterial properties (1). It’s a rich source of lauric acid, the medium-chain fatty acid (aka good fat) found in human breast milk. It can boost your immune system, improve your skin, and help your body burn fat. Supermodels have longtime…

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5 Ways to Eat Healthy On a Budget

Healthy On A Budget Elizabeth Rider

One of the most common excuses I hear from people as to why they can’t seem to get healthy is that they think fresh food costs too much. While it’s true that some restaurants and stores mark up fancy ingredients, I assure you that it can be easy to eat healthy on a budget. You just need a…

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How To Give The Perfect Bridal Shower Gift

Perfect Shower Gift Elizabeth Rider

Wedding season brings (bridal) shower season and it’s time to break free from the norm and shower your bride with the best gift at the party. One of my favorite things to shower on a bride-to-be is a fun open basket of goodies that she’ll love to use but probably wouldn’t or couldn’t buy herself….

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Summer Update! (with recipes + new photos)

Elizabeth Rider Montana

I hope you’re enjoying the hot summer months as much as I am up here in Montana. Bozeman summers are filled with stunning landscapes, rodeo nights, farmer’s markets galore, hikes, lakes and as much outside living as humanly possible. Today’s post is a slight departure from my normal blog schedule to let you know that I have…

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This Vanilla Almond Protein Smoothie Tastes Like Cake Batter

Cake Batter Smoothie Elizabeth Rider

Every now and again I make something that’s so darn good I can hardly believe it’s good for me. This is one of those times. Definitely one of those times. This smoothie tastes like vanilla cake batter and is perfect for either breakfast or a post-workout snack. The flavor of course will depend on the brand…

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