Red, White & Delicious!

For the Fourth I thought I would create a simple and healthy option for you that you can enjoy while everyone else is stuffing their face with potato chips and dip. Just layer some Chobani vanilla yogurt with your favorite patriotic-colored berries, chill and enjoy! This recipe was made in conjunction with my friend’s bikini company Indie Swim, who is currently offering a sitewide sale with code JULY4 until the 6th. Enjoy your parfait, check out some amazing Indie Swim bikinis and have a great Fourth of July!

4th of july parfait recipe
{Layer Chobani low fat Vanilla yogurt with your favorite berries}

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Sambazon Acai Smoothie Pack Giveaway!

If you follow me on Instagram you know how much I LOVE acai bowls. Obsessed. Well today is your lucky day as I have partnered with Sambazon to gift one lucky reader some free açaí. Life doesn’t get much better than this, unless it was free açaí day for the entire world. Hey, a girl can dream.

Harvested in the rain forests of Brazil, açaí (ah-sigh-ee) is a berry packed full of antioxidants, amino acids and essential fatty acids, which is why so many people call it a superfood. Many juice bars and cafes now offer açaí bowls and they are usually creating them with a Sambazon smoothie pack. Sambazon is a leading provider of açaí powders, smoothie packs and juices – all of which you can find at your local Whole Foods or health food stores. For where to buy Sambazon, check out their locations list here.

Or just enter to win free Sambazon smoothie packs for free here! Deets below.

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Enter to win Sambazon Acai Smoothie Packs:

1. Leave a comment below telling me how you would make your dream acai bowl.

2. Receive an extra entry for sharing this giveaway on social media. Make sure to tag #sambazon and #hautehealthy!

{Winners will be announced on Thursday, July 3rd}

xx, Beth

Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.

Who doesn’t love raw chocolate chip cookie dough? No one. Ever. But with a traditional cookie dough mixture you are eating a load of calories and a ton of crap you can’t pronounce, nor should you be eating. So in an effort to recreate this amazing treat with a healthier twist, I created a simple recipe that tastes very similar to the real thing by using just a few natural ingredients (minus the chocolate chips).

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Ingredients: {One serving}
2/3 cup raw cashews
1/3 cup oats
3 tbsp honey
1 tsp Organic Vanilla Extract
1/4 cup Chocolate Chips or substitiute

Directions:
+ Blend cashews and oats until they are a powder
+ Add the honey, vanilla extract and blend. It will start to form a “dough” like substance.
+ Scoop dough out of mixer into bowl and stir in chocolate chips by hand.
+ Place in the freezer for a bit to harden up.
+ Serve & enjoy!

xx, Beth

{Closed} Purely Elizabeth Granola Giveaway!

To celebrate my absolute favorite granola Purely Elizabeth now being carried in Target stores nationwide, I have partnered with Purely Elizabeth to do a giveaway for two lucky haute + healthy followers to each win two bags of Purely Elizabeth Ancient Grain Granola.

Purely Elizabeth Ancient Grain Granola not only tastes amazing, but I love it because each ingredient is hand selected for its superior nutrient value. They mix in ancient grains, oats and superfood seeds along with chewy dried fruit, organic coconut oil and low-glycemic organic coconut sugar for a perfectly crunchy, salty-sweet taste. The gluten-free granola is then baked by hand in small batches, not to mention it is gluten-free, vegan and made with organic and non-GMO project verified ingredients.

And the winners are…Karen Delaney & Sarah Wagner! Please email me your mailing information. xx

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If you happen to be at Target this week, they have a great promotion running: Buy One Bag of Purely Elizabeth Granola, Get One 50% Off (runs until June 22nd)

Purely Elizabeth Granola Giveaway:
1. Leave a comment on this post and let me know how you stay haute + healthy with granola. Do you create unique desserts or make elaborate acai bowls? Let me know how you get creative with granola or how you plan on getting creative if you win some Purely Elizabeth!

2. For an extra entry, share that you entered this giveaway on your fave social media by using the picture in this post and hashtag #purelytarget #hautehealthy

3. That’s it. Check back on June 23rd for the winners to be announced!

xx, Beth

My Clean Eating Weekly Diary.

After a week of indulging here and there (not to mention eating my version of a Pop Tart for breakfast) I felt like I needed to get back on track this week with some serious clean eating. With my cousin graduating high school we had a celebratory dinner out that I knew would include lots of Italian food and alcohol so I accounted for that to be my cheat meal for the week. Everyday the only liquids I consume are water and Nespresso decaf coffee with almond milk, that is it. I try to drink half my body weight in water a day! Anyway, for those interested here is a peek into my weekly clean eating diary. I don’t always give measurements on fruit and veggies because I just eat enough of them until I am full so when I say blueberries or watermelon as a snack I might have eaten like 1/2 a watermelon depending how hungry I am.

clean eating raw 80 10 10_haute healthy{mango, avocado + chia salad with mixed greens and honey dressing}

MONDAY
Acai bowl with banana, strawberries & Purely Elizabeth granola
Banana (1)
Mixed greens with (1) mango, (1) avocado, chia seeds & honey as my dressing
Fruit Bowl: Apple, blueberries & strawberries
Blueberries before the gym
(1) Potato slices baked with Himalayan sea salt + Salad

TUESDAY
(4) Protein Muffins
(1) Banana
Mixed greens with (1) mango, (1) avocado, chia seeds & honey as my dressing
(1) Apple and (2) Protein Muffins
Salmon with Himalayan salt + asparagus
Watermelon (tons!)

WEDNESDAY
Fruit Bowl: Mango, strawberries & blueberries
Tomato + Avocado for snack
White bean veggie soup + all natural fruit smoothie with almond milk
Apple
Italian Dinner out + Rose (not clean!)

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 THURSDAY
Fresh squeezed orange juice
Bananas + Blueberries
(3) Eggs scrambled with avocado & fresh salsa
Apple
Lean steak with grilled peppers + sautéed spinach

FRIDAY
(2) Bananas
(1) Apple

I am still working on my clean eating for today but I will come back and update the post so you can see how I finished out my clean eating week. Have a great holiday weekend!

xx, Beth

Is Oatmeal Healthy?

In my diet if a food item comes from a plant or the ground it is considered healthy. I believe eating food in its most natural state is the cleanest way to eat and it has worked well for me personally. Looking at oats from this simple viewpoint would then classify them as healthy. So the issue isn’t really whether oats are healthy, because they are in their simplest state, but the type of oats and what you add to them that makes them unhealthy.

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{Purely Elizabeth Oatmeal with berries + honey}

Instant oats are rolled, steamed and precooked. These often have added sugar and are the least healthy option. Many of them that claim to have fruit in them are made up of little more than high fructose corn syrup, sugars and chemicals – there is no fruit in the ingredients! Instant oatmeal has been processed to cook very quickly, which means they are broken down and digested more quickly in the body which then raises your blood sugar level faster. Basically, if they can be made in two minutes and are “flavored” then skip this option. Also, instant oats typically have a multitude of ingredients (some you can’t pronounce) which is a major red flag. If you want oats, the only ingredient should be oats.

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Healthy Pop Tart Recipe.

My friend was coming over for brunch on Sunday and I had promised to make us something healthier but not TOO healthy (since she isn’t exactly on the same Raw till 4 level as myself). I had just seen a picture of a healthy Pop Tart in my Instagram feed so I figured I would attempt making one myself. How hard could it be? After looking on Pinterest at a million Pop Tart recipes I decided to keep my dough simple and make the filling and topping healthier. If you want to make the dough yourself there are a ton of recipes out there. I chose to get some ready-made pie crusts and call it a day. Where I decided to go healthy was in the jam filling and the protein powder glaze topping. Now, it has been years since I had a real Pop Tart, but I can say with confidence that these tasted much better…sort of like a cross between a Pop Tart and a Toaster Strudel. I know they were great because the bf plans on eating them for breakfast everyday this week! Get the recipe below and let me know if you try this out. If you do, be sure to tag me on Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest with @hautehealthy.

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