Fab Life

Top of the World

What better place to enjoy happy hour than on the top of the world…base jumping included.

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Top of the world - Stratosphere

Bar 107 on top of the stratosphere, with a view of the skyjumpers…maybe that’s next after a few vodka sodas!!

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2 for 1, my kind of happy hour!
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The smells and sights of Sin City

So what do you do if you’re not a big gambler, drinker, eater & hate the smell of smoke and your in Vegas??? You walk!!

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Taking in the sights of the Fremont Experience early in the morning, and still plenty of intoxicated people-watching to do!!! Had to ditch one dude following me though… 🙂

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Zip lining across Fremont street

Ready for some pool time before I win my millions on roulette…was just warming up yesterday!

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Aaah the excess of America!
Happy Belly · Recipes

Mean green tumeric smoothie

Who says you can’t have a smoothie for dinner?? As its getting warm outside, what’s better than cooling off with a rich, creamy & satisfying smoothie?

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Chock full of goodies like anti-inflammatory tumeric, vitamin A & K packed kale, antioxidants filled cinnamon and yummy vegan protein sources, here’s my personal recipe:

What you’ll  need:
1 cup favorite nut milk (I used homemade hazelnut milk)
1 cup frozen organic kale
1/2″ fresh ginger root, peeled
1/2 tsp ground tumeric powder
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 scoop favorite protein powder (I used Sunwarrior blend vanilla raw vegan protein)

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Blend all ingredients until ginger and kale are well blended.  Sprinkle a little cinnamon and hemp seeds on top and you’re set!
Bottoms up to your health!

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Clean sweet cacao energy bites

If I called this post “mouth watering raw vegan snacks” I’d lose most of ya, so I’ll just call these a simple and clean sweet treat!  Even this beets & carrot-loving girl needs a chocolaty sweet treat in her life on occasion!

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I modified the original recipe found here to give it a little more substance & protein/fiber by adding in rolled oats.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup creamy raw organic almond butter
  • 1/2 cup organic hemp hearts/seeds
  • 1/2 cup organic rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened organic coconut flakes (or used shredded coconut, just use a little less)
  • 8 dates, raw and pitted
  • 1 tsp vanilla (i use the n0n-alcoholic flavoring variety)
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao nibs
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder (i used carob powder)

Here’s what you need to do:

Add 1st six ingredients in food processor or high speed blender and blend well.  Should be a little sticky but easy to roll into balls.  Roll into balls (i made mini balls to try to make them last longer, we’ll see how that works!), and sprinkle (or roll in) cacao or carob powder.

Put in sealed container and pop in fridge for 30 minutes, if you can wait that long, before sampling.  Original recipe states they will last in fridge for 3 weeks, or I’m sure they’ll b just as tasty if you keep in freezer and thaw before chowing down.

As I’m off all sugar foods I did find these pretty sweet, so would reduce the number of dates and perhaps skip the vanilla next time.  The coconut will give it enough sweetness!!

Enjoy, one at a time, and preferably not all at once.  At least sneak in a couple baby carrots between bites! 🙂

 

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Power lunch

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Nothing will keep a girl going through the afternoon like a good power lunch; today is roasted golden beets and asparagus (roasted with some tumeric powder, garam masala & veggie pepper for a kick ) tossed with quinoa.
Good blend of veggies and protein to power thru financial worksheets!
Bon appetit!

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Holy cucumber, & guac & dill…

Get ready for summer and be as cool as a cucumber with this simple to make and amazing tasting Cucumber Noodle Salad.

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What you’ll need:
3 cucumbers
1 ripe avocado
Juice from 1/2 lemon
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 cup fresh dill, chopped
3/4 tsp sea salt + extra for sprinkling
1/4 tsp black pepper

What you need to do:
Spiralize cucumbers to make noodles.  Place in a colander and sprinkle with sea salt.  Let sit for 30 minutes  (shake excess water out a few times ) and then pat dry.
In a blender combine avocado, lemon juice, garlic, dill, salt & pepper.  Add a little water to thin out sauce if desired.
Top cucumbers with dressing and serve cold, and enjoy!! 
This dressing would be delicious on a salad or made a little thicker (with extra avocado) a great dip for carrots & cucumbers!

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