Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Clean Eating Hot Cocoa Recipe

***Disclosure-I received sample product to review.  Any opinions stated are my own.

Did you have a great Christmas?  Did you eat all that good food?  The holidays can be very bad for clean eaters.  Some of us do not have control.  When you see good food, where does all your hard work go?  The holidays are not over.  We still have New Year's to think about and Winter just got started.  Winter makes people want to be indoors all cozy and under the covers.  Here is a #cheatclean recipe for those cold days:

Peppermint Hot Cocoa with Vanilla Whipped Cream:

Yields: 2
Serving size: 1 cup with topping
Prep time: 10 min


Peppermint Hot Cocoa
1 ¼ cups water
¾ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 scoop (~30g) Quest Chocolate Milkshake Protein Powder
2 tablespoons zero-calorie sweetener
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
½ teaspoon peppermint extract

Whipped Cream
6-8 standard size ice cubes (about ¾ cup)
¼ cup water
1 tablespoon zero-calorie sweetener
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 scoop (~30g) Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder

·         Pour the cocoa ingredients (water through extract) into a medium saucepan.
·         Whisk until well combined.
·         Heat saucepan from low to medium while whisking to desired temperature.

Whipped Cream
·         Place all whipped cream ingredients (ice through protein powder) into the small base of a Magic Bullet fit with the double blade.
·         Blend for 2-3 minutes or until mixture has become thick, fluffy and the consistency of whipped cream.
·         Pour the cocoa into two large mugs. Spoon whipped cream over each mug.

Nutrition Info:
Calories: 125
Protein: 23
Fat: 1
Net Carbs: 2.6
Fiber: 1.2

Friday, December 26, 2014

Flick Friday-Frozen Fever

***Disclosure-Informational post only.

Who is excited about Cinderella coming out?

A live-action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale, “Cinderella” brings to life the timeless images from Disney’s 1950 animated masterpiece as fully-realized characters in a visually-dazzling spectacle for a whole new generation. The film stars Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden, Stellan SkarsgĂ„rd, Holliday Grainger, Derek Jacobi and Helena Bonham Carter. Directed by Kenneth Branagh from a screenplay by Chris Weitz, “Cinderella” is produced by Simon Kinberg, Allison Shearmur and David Barron.

I know we are....we are such fairy tale fans.  Well guess what, do you have

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ all-new short “Frozen Fever,” which welcomes Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf back to the big screen, will open in theaters on March 13, 2015, in front of Disney’s “Cinderella,” a live-action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale.

Directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, and produced by Peter Del Vecho and Aimee Scribner, with an all-new original song by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, “Frozen Fever” marks the first project reuniting the Oscar®-winning original team from Disney’s “Frozen.”

In “Frozen Fever,” it's Anna's birthday and Elsa and Kristoff are determined to give her the best celebration ever, but Elsa's icy powers may put more than just the party at risk.

“Frozen” won two Academy Awards® (best animated film and best original song with “Let It Go”) and a Golden Globe® (best animated feature film). It is the fifth highest grossing film of all time and the highest grossing animated film earning more than $1.27 billion globally. Released wide domestically on Nov. 27, 2013, “Frozen” posted the No. 1 industry all-time Thanksgiving debut and Walt Disney Animation Studios’ biggest opening ever. The film’s Feb. 25 digital debut was the biggest digital release (sell-through) ever; it’s Blu-ray/DVD release on March 18 was No. 1 on the Nielsen overall disc charts for eight nonconsecutive weeks. The “Frozen” soundtrack is the top-selling album of 2014 to date and spent 33 weeks in the top 5 on the Billboard 200 chart, including 13 weeks at No. 1. It is certified triple Platinum, selling more than 3.6 million units. The “Let It Go” film clip from “Frozen” has been viewed over 370 million times on YouTube. Topping the National Retail Federation's Hot Holiday Toys survey, “Frozen” product popularity continues to soar: more than 3 million role-play dresses have been sold in North America alone, the “Disney Karaoke: Frozen” app reached No.1 on the iPad Entertainment Downloads category in more than 100 countries, and Random House’s “Frozen: The Junior Novelization” has been on the New York Times best sellers list for 41 weeks.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Into The Woods Movie Review

***Disclosure-My family was invited to an advanced screening of this movie.  All opinions expressed are our own based on our personal experience.

I am loving all the fairy tale stories coming out to life on the is another one
“Into the Woods” is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy)—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (James Corden & Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a curse on them. Rob Marshall, the talented filmmaker behind the Academy Award®-winning musical “Chicago” and Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” helms the film, which is based on the Tony®-winning original musical by James Lapine, who also penned the screenplay, and legendary composer Stephen Sondheim, who provides the music and lyrics. Produced by Marshall, John DeLuca, “Wicked” producer Marc Platt and Callum McDougall. 

So many starring from Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Tracey Ullman, Christine Baranski and Johnny Depp. 

So who loves a musical?  and fairy tales?  First of all I have to say my 3 year old was all into this movie.  I loved the music.  My husband said he wanted to sing along at one point.  Afterwards, we walked out singing to each other, lol.  This is a family friendly movie, we took our teen and toddler.  We all enjoyed it.  The witch was not scary to my daughter.  And she was so worried about the giants.  My favorite character was the baker's wife.  And there were some life lessons thrown in there.  I won't ruin the movie for you so no specific details.  So if you are looking for something to do with the family, this is it.

The film is rated PG and opens in theaters Thursday, December 25th.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Last Minute Harley Davidson Christmas Gifts

***Disclosure-Sample product was received for review.  All opinions stated are my own.

Are you still looking for the perfect gift?  Haven't found just exactly what you are looking for?  I love to give personal gifts, things that make sense to a person I am gifting.  I hate to get unpersonal gifts.  Are people paying attention?  Well I do.

Do you have any motorcycle lovers, especially Harley Davidson?

 Harley-Davidson’s Baddest and Toughest Gift Guide
Winter is here.  Baby is cold outside.  Why not give them some items to keep them warm? 

Harley Davidson has many men's and women's gloves to chose from, just find the right one.

Women's Cable Knit Scarf

You don't have to break the bank when buying gifts.   There are many things to chose from that are under $50.

Set of Wine Charms

LED Resin Biker Santa Ornament

Stainless Steel Travel Mug with Handle

Holiday Stocking
You can ship your online orders to your local Harley-Davidson® dealership where you can pick them up—for free.