5 Ways to be Happy Right Now!

Happy Friday, fam! I'm so excited to introduce you to a new series on my blog called "Fab Five Friday" where every Friday, I share five tips within health, wellness, plant-based eating, lifestyle etc. that I think you should know about.

We're starting our series with 5 Ways to be Happy Right Now - let's get this party started!


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Mary Beth Mannino
Vegan Caprese Salad

Happy Monday!

I hope you had a beautiful weekend! My family was in town for a night and we got to celebrate Father's Day at our house. Yesterday morning, my mom, sister and I took a wonderful yoga class together at Citizen Yoga (if you're in Metro-Detroit, you need to stop into Citizen! You just might see a familiar face!) and my husband and dad went golfing together. While the boys were golfing, my sister, mom and I got our Father's Day lunch together: my mom made chicken piccata, a very yummy pea and caper risotto (vegan version for me) and I made roasted asparagus and a nice big kale and mixed greens salad with carrots, blueberries, raspberries, toasted walnuts and almonds topped with a simple vinaigrette of balsamic vinegar, dijon mustard and my favorite basil olive oil from Fustini's.  We had a wonderful weekend together!

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The Best Green Smoothie Recipe

Hi, friends!

It's been a minute since I've posted a new green smoothie recipe and I tried one recently that I just had to share.

If you're new here, welcome! To know me is to know that I LOVE smoothies! Although I absolutely hated chemistry in college, I DO enjoy the excitement of experimenting with blending up different fruits and veggies to create a new and exciting smoothie.

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My Favorite Summer Kale Salad

Oh, kale...how do I love thee? Let me count the ways...

I love to make kale chips with you. I love to add you to smoothies. I love you toss you in soups. But most of all, I love you in salads.

Okay, now that my love affair with kale is out in the open, let's chat salads!

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What’s Your Weekend Intention?

#TGIF and happy weekend, friends! I feel like the weekend goes one of two ways for people: either it’s your time to slow down for a couple of days and sleep in, go to brunch, go out to dinner or it’s the busiest two days of your week juggling schedules, getting kids to their various activities, eating on the go, living in your car.

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