Brushing with MUD

"My Magic Mud"
all-natural, whitening tooth powder

This stuff is legit. Potentially messy, but effective. MUCH better than the alternatives out there.

1.I had tried using whitening strips in the past, but they bothered my gums and made my teeth zing. Not to mention- those things are kind of pricey.

2. I work in a dental office, but haven't see great results coming out from the in house whitening that most practices offer. Also, HELLA expensive.

3. Although I've seen custom whitening trays work for some, I'm not at ALL a candidate because of how sensitive my teeth are. These are major bucks, but you'll have the trays for ever.

4. I tried using activated charcoal capsules, thanks to pinterest, but it was MEGA messy and really inconvenient.

THEN, I saw a fellow beachbody coach posting about this magical mud she had been using and straight to amazon I went.

(check it out here)

Reviews Read. Order Placed. Thank God for amazon prime, I had it for free shipping in less than 12 hours..

MUD perks: at-home, easy application, non-GMO, raw, vegan, chemical free, kid friendly, no fluoride.

I've used it three days this week & have already noticed a difference. I will post more photos after a couple more weeks, but for now here is my night one experience!

 Be super duper careful not to get this stuff all over- it's a pain to clean up. Also, if you use this in the morning before work, be sure to stop in front of the mirror and make sure you got it all off your face.. I have NO clue who would forget to do something like that :)

SQUEAKY clean!

I will be using this probably every 2-3 days for a couple of weeks.. In the evening, replacing my tooth paste.

Happy Brushing

{healthy} peanut butter cups

If you're anything like me, the demands of the sweet tooth can strike at any time. My weaknesses, to name a few, include chocolate and salt. I can pretty much forget about self-discipline if either of those are sitting in front of me. If I'm not following an abnormally stick meal plan for my current workout program, I try to keep a couple kinds of healthy treats around the house to avoid a grocery run of desperation for the candy, pop chip or frozen yogurt sections.

I saw online via gosh-darn pinterest that people had been making candies using chocolate shakeology. 

shut the front door!?

If you know me well at all, you are fully aware of how much I LOVE my chocolate shakeology! I saw the recipe and decided to kick it up a notch and add some peanut butter; I'd say this spark of creativity was purely to add protein to this little snack, but who doesn't love a good reeses cup?

Without further ado..

1/4 c. Coconut Oil
1 scoop chocolate shakeology
2 tblsp. PB2 OR crunchy peanut butter
cooking spray (olive, vegetable or coconut)
*optional: sea salt to sprinkle on top*


1. melt coconut oil in microwave

2. stir in chocolate shakeology

3. if using PB2, add now and stir. if using crunchy peanut butter, leave to the side.

4. spray muffin tin with cooking spray of choice

5. spoon mixture evenly into 6 muffin cups

6. if using crunchy peanut butter, you may spoon a small drop into the center of the chocolate mixture

7. finally, if using sea salt, sprinkle LIGHTLY on top

8. place muffin tin in freezer to allow candies to harden.

(notice here, I doubled my recipe to make candies with PB2 and peanut butter)

9. after about 30 minutes, use a knife to loosen the candies. Mine came out VERY easily and in one perfect little piece. 

Give these a try and let me know what you think!

For a tasty snack that contains legit nutrients from the shakeology & a little protein from the peanut butter, I could look past the texture for the "reeses-like" taste!


My famous "Tannyn Balls"

When Nate and I started eating healthier in September of last year (like, lifestyle healthy), we decided that we needed a tasty little energy ball  that could be made once a week so we could grab & go. I found approximately a zillion recipes on pinterest and ended up creating my own version! This little nugget of goodness will appeal to your sweet tooth while packing a punch of energy and protein!

We named these little energy balls "Tannyn Balls" after our ever so active german short haired pointer named Tannyn. I'm pretty sure that if Nate and I had to choose two words to describe her that they would be: energetic and sweet. Naming these bites after her just seemed fitting.

Here's the recipe!
1 c. Oats
1/3 c. Agave (or honey, if you'd like)
2/3 c. Coconut Flakes
1/2 c. Peanut Butter
1/2 c. Dark Chocolate Chips
1/3 c. Flax Seed
2 tbsp. Black Chia Seed
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1/3 c. Dried Cranberries
1 scoop of Vanilla Protein Powder mixed with water to a "paste (optional)

My secret to keeping it easy and no-mess when making these bad boys is to use an ice-cream scoop and let them set on wax paper. Easy Peasy!!!

xo, linz