Vegan Banana Cinnamon Pancakes with “Buttermilk”

If you didn’t already know this about me I really love pancakes, but I really love adding in banana and almond butter/peanut butter when I can. This is another Vegan Banana Cinnamon Pancake but this one incorporates “Buttermilk”. I was … Continue reading

Strawberry and Spinach Smoothie

Lately I have really been getting into drinking my fruits and vegetables. It is a best way for me to snack as I go throughout my day. This recipe has been requested and like the amazing blogger I am, I just had to share it. I was inspired by this RawsomeLife, since I was looking for new ways to work with hemp seeds.


  • 1 Cup Frozen or Fresh Strawberries
  • 2 Cups Spinach Leaves
  • 1 Banana
  • ½ Cup Almond or Coconut Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Hemp Seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon Chia Seeds
  • 2 Dates (Optional)


  • Break up the banana into chunks.
  • Throw everything into the blender.
  • Mix until smooth and creamy.
  • Enjoy!!!


Swap This for That

Welcome to Fitness Fuel. The goal of this page is to amp up your lifestyle and taking it to the next level of healthy. Being in shape and healthy is not just a fad but should be a lifestyle change. I firmly believe that it is hard to start anew when your bad food habits are lurking, I am looking at you Cheetos. So I find the most effective way to successfully train yourself into eating healthy is through a pantry swap out.

Below is a few easy swaps you can make:

  1. White Bread- The better option would be whole wheat and the best option would be 12 Ancient Grain Bread.
  2. Oats- While a healthy option there is an even better form, Steel Cut Oats.
  3. Milk- Swap milk to Almond or Coconut milk. If you can’t totally make the switch to 1% or 2 %.
  4. Granulated White Sugar- Swap this out for Turbino Sugar, it is less processed.
  5. Corn/Vegetable Oil- Swap this out for Coconut Oil.

Major Announcement!!!

Hello Everybody! As some of you know I started attending physical therapy after I had ACL surgery. I got to meet some wonderful people who got me back on my feet. They have gotten me to the best shape of my life and revived my love for a healthy lifestyle. As one chapter of my life is closing, I am almost completely done with PT, a new one is opening. I will be working with REA Training Methods and be posting some delicious and nutritious meals once every week. If you are in Monmouth County, you need to give REA Training Methods a try. Russell E. Anderson is an amazing personal trainer and I am so grateful that I am learning from him. Watch next week for the official launch of Fitness Fuel.  Get out and workout!!