Friday Favorites- TJ finds and Lipstain

This week I picked two amazing finds at Trader Joes. First was the Freeze Dried Grape Slices. Impulse buy after a long busy day and stopped for some snacks. So glad I grabbed them. I loved them so much, I had to go back for a second bag! They are literally like delicious little candies with a hint of crunch. Totally recommend for keeping on hand for lumches or a snack when out and about.

The second was Miyoko’s vegan cream cheese. I keep reading how amazing this is but at $5.50 a container I have been reluctant to pick it. I wish I had sooner. Very clean ingredients and very delicious. I used it in mashed potatoes. I did a swipe on a beyond burger, of course on a piece of toast with fresh basil. The options are endless. Highly recommended keeping this gem on hand.

My next fav came in my Ipsy bag last month. It is a lipstain and gloss by the Balm Jour. It goes on as a gloss and leaves behind a very natural looking pink stain. Perfect for wearing when I teach fitness classes and want to look pulled together and naturally fresh, not made-up.

What are your Friday favorites? I would love to hear?

Positive Energy, Positive Results

Inspired by a member of my 6:15am Monday tribe who gave me a compliment that made my day ” Your energy is infectious and so positive, so needed for a 6am workout.”

Your energy and attitude not only affects those around you, but the results you will get. Do you face your workout, eating plan, daily errands with dread or do you go in excited ready to see change, reach your goals and find a sense of achievement? You get to choose. Smile during your workout, compliment someone’s form or cute workout shoes, be excited to try a new recipe, expect success in your daily tasks.

Take the 30 seconds to brighten someone’s day, so they are built with positive energy to pass on to another.

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Chocolate Almond Tofu Pudding

Here is a little chocolate treat to help you celebrate Valentine’s Day or any day you need a chocolate celebration. Protein packed, low sugar and low carb. A rich, decadent, satisfying treat.
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Chocolate Almond Tofu Pudding
1 8oz pkg. cubed firm tofu
2 tbsp. cocoa powder
3 tbsp. almond butter
2 tbsp. Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips (or chocolate chips of choice)
4 tbsp. Maple syrup
2 stevia packets (optional)
1 tbsp.  chia seed
1 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tbsp. of nut milk or half & half (if needed)
Put all ingredients in a blender or food processor (I use the Ninja Master Prep)
and blend until smooth, add milk or half n half if needed if mixture is too thick. Chill in the refrigerator for 30 min or longer. Serve Cold
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Topping ideas, Chocolate chips, cocoa nibs, fresh berries, chopped almonds, unsweetened coconut, chia seeds