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January 11th, 2014 | Posted by Holly Waterfall in Drinks | healthy living | recipe | Smoothies - (6 Comments)

Ruby Red Smoothie . www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

And Smoothie Week continues.

Let me tell you. This smoothie has kind of been my enemy this week. Here’s the thing. Who in the world schedules a VERY full work week the week before her spouse leaves for 8 MONTHS of military training?? Who is that dumb? This girl, right here. In my mind, when I was scheduling the week, I thought, “Oh, it’s just smoothies. I can whip those up in no time and throw a post together real quick. No big deal, right?” Wrong! Along with even finding the time to make a smoothie, there is photographing it (while trying to think of some new and creative way to style a smoothie), editing the pics, and then writing something interesting to grab your attention. Those things all take time. Time that I would much rather be spending with my wife before she leaves next Tuesday. (more…)

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If you’re anything like me just a couple weeks after the holidays, your pockets may seem a bit empty these days. You’ve spent every last penny on Easy Bake Ovens and Lego sets for your kiddos. The latest electronic gadgets for your honey. The best spa package out there for your Mom. And then you look around and realize you didn’t even get anything for yourself! How not fair is that?!


Healthy Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie

Boy am I glad I decided to make this week a smoothie week! I can’t tell you how much I just love smoothies. There are so many varieties and combinations. And when all is said and done, you can feel good about what you’re putting in your body because you know what the ingredients are, and you watched it all come together in your own kitchen.

Most of the time, my smoothies are fruit and veggie-based. All those nutrients. All the good stuff our bodies need. But sometimes, I get this craving that just can’t be fulfilled with fruits and veggies. (more…)

How to Prepare Smoothies Ahead of Time www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

I love smoothies. Smoothies are totally my thing. I received a Blendtec a couple of years ago and have been obsessed with making thick and icy sweet treats that are totally good for me ever since. Spinach mixed with my berries? Yes ma’am! PB Choco? Absolutely! Almond milk and cinnamon? I’m game! There isn’t a healthy smoothie I would really turn down. They’re all amazing in my book.

You know what I would turn down though? Getting a bajillion (more…)

Ginger Orange Smoothie - A healthy and refreshing smoothie to start your day!

As we phase out of holiday-related treats, I am in much need of foods that make me feel good. Food from the produce section. Food that doesn’t come from a box. Food that will make my body happy!

As I mentioned earlier, I am dedicating all of January to healthy eating. I am not the only one either! My good friend Amber over at Dessert Now, Dinner Later has taken on January with a Healthy Food, Healthy You theme. A bunch of her blogger friends, including yours truly, have gotten together to bring you healthy foods for the entire month. (more…)

45 Healthy Dinner Recipes

January 5th, 2014 | Posted by Holly Waterfall in Round-ups - (2 Comments)
Instead of the normal Weekend Web Findings post here on Sundays, I wanted to try something new. Round-ups seem to be all the craze around the web, and with this healthy food month going on at Happy Food Healthy Life, I really wanted to round up some of my favorite healthy recipes from around the internet. I have some of the best blogger friends, and they were all wonderful enough to let me share some of their recipes with you all. I hope you enjoy and get some inspiration to start making some healthy recipe choices!


A New You: How to Get Physically and Mentally Healthy - an e-book written by 5 health and wellness bloggers who want you to get happy and healthy!

The day has finally come that I can finally share this masterpiece with you all. Four of my blogging friends and I have come together with a common goal of helping others reach their physical and mental health goals. As we are now at the top of the new year, so many resolutions and goals revolve around getting healthy. It may be eating better, becoming more physically fit, or maybe just taking care of yourself mentally and emotionally.

Knowing that all of these things work together to help achieve total health and happiness, we decided (more…)

Chipotle Roasted Veggie Wraps from www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

Okay, here’s the thing. I am 100% over sweet treats … well, for today. No but really, for the most part, I am so sick of the sugary stuff that makes me feel like crap. I didn’t do all that bad over the holidays, but I definitely could have done better. About two days before Christmas, I just couldn’t wait for it to be over and move on to the opposite of peppermint bark, cheese balls, and gingerbread men. I started thinking about all the healthy food I wanted to create, and then I got to planning. You guys, I am so excited for everything I have planned in January! (more…)

How to Eat Healthy Without Feeling Deprived www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

Eating healthy is one of the biggest goals people make for themselves all throughout the year. Generally January 1st is the big kickoff, but it seems like it’s always a constant thing people say. “Oh, I just need to eat healthier.” or “Man, I could really stand to eat more fruits and veggies.” It’s just a part of who we are. Always trying to eat better and getting on the Eat Healthy Bandwagon. The problem is that so many people think that eating healthy means they have to deprive themselves of some of their favorite foods. If I’m going to eat healthy, that means no more of my favorite ice cream. Let me tell you, that is so not the case. (more…)

2014 Word of the Year. Why I have chosen to find my Internal Strength in 2014.

Over the last couple of years around this time, I have seen a trend going around the internet. A trend that I have wanted to be a part of but usually forget about until about a week into the New Year. This year, I am totally on top of it, and I am jumping on the bandwagon. I am choosing a Word of the Year. It will be my theme word. One that I will be turning to throughout the year, I am sure.


Strength is my word for 2014. When I first started thinking about my theme word, I just knew right away (more…)