When life gives you key limes…

…You make it into ice cream. 


Hello all! Another day in paradise here in southwest Florida. More specifically, a little place called Matlacha Island (Mat-la-shay). It’s quaint and rustic, with Key West-ish vibe. 



I love the outdoors and wandering around in unfamiliar territory. Something about not knowing where you are and just exploring the world really appeals to me. Maybe that’s why I’ve driven across the country by myself multiple times. Jenn, the Wanderer. Or maybe I was just a truck driver in a past life. 



Speaking of….  I am planning a trip to Vancouver/ Victoria B.C. later this summer. I cannot tell you how insanely excited I am to explore up there: the turquoise lakes, waterfalls and scenery. So, I ask of you, do you have any travel tips and suggestions? I would love to get some ideas! 

Now, back to exploring….

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Greetings from gorgeous Beaver Creek!

It’s official! As of February 26th, I finished my Sports Nutrition course and I’m now a certified personal trainer and sports nutrition specialist! I can’t tell you how excited I am to begin this new career and combine my health and fitness passion with my love of nutrition and cooking.

Oh and hello from Beaver Creek. Surprise!!

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So here I am, relaxed with my feet up on a fire pit enjoying my free time. The others are out hitting the slopes. I only started skiing a few years ago. I’m not the best but I can hold my own on the beginners/Green courses. Lol I think I’m more of an enjoy the surroundings type of person. Can you blame me? I did, for the record, go to the top a few times last year and successfully made it down sans fatalities!

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Even though I’m on vacation, I don’t want to completely sabotage my diet. Especially since I’m at the end of my 8 month bulk/reverse diet. (Trying to put on as little fat as possible here.) Not the easiest thing when you’re on vacation and the smell of hot chocolate and fresh crêpes are looming in the air. It’s an intoxicatingly sweet, delicious smell that’s hard to resist. So, to help any ounce of willpower I may need, I made some chocolatey-peanut butter protein brownies. What a life saver these babies are turning out to be, especially since American Airlines doesn’t give snacks. What kind of poppycock is that?! Every year we fly out here, I’m astounded by it. So I finally came prepared.

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These brownies are quick, easy and a healthy treat you don’t have to feel guilty about. Stay tuned for the recipe. It’ll be posted shortly!