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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