Thank You Blogging World

It’s been just over a year since Lisa and I began reading health & fitness blogs. Basically, a year since our lives changed for the better ;)

If it wasn’t for you guys, we would be missing out on some great recipes, tips, motivation, workout ideas, advice and of course some new friendships. Sorry, I didn’t meant to get all emotional. It happens.

In the past 6 month’s, Lisa and I have been eating things we would’ve never thought of, or came across on our own.

The list is long, but this time, it’s a good thing!

The first thing I was introduced to was green smoothies. I can’t say where I saw it first, since it’s all over the blog world. But, I’m glad I discovered them.


Green Smoothies

I have to admit, when I first saw people putting spinach in their smoothies, I thought they were craahhzayyy! Since I live by the motto, “Try Everything Once” I had to try it. I was pleasantly surprised that you couldn’t taste the spinach at all. Yay, veggies for breakfast!


green smoothie


Vegan Overnight Oats (Oh She Glows)

Being a huge texture person, I wasn’t too sure about VOO the first couple times I tried them. Third time’s a charm, and now I love eating my oats cold in the summer.




Breakfast Cookies (Fitnessista)

Cookies for breakfast… Genius idea! I’ve had these twice this week already and never get sick of them. I love how they keep my hunger at bay for hours.


breakfast cookie


Hemp (The Fitness Dish) /Coconut/Almond Milk (The New Healthy)

MOOOOOve over cow’s milk. Now that I have been drinking nut and hemp milks, I don’t think I will ever go back to cow’s milk. My stomach likes it much better, so I’m sticking to it.





Pretty sure I professed my love for hummus here, last week :-)




Crack Wraps (Kath Eats)

Let’s just say, now I know why they are called crack wraps. I’ve gotten so many of my friends addicted to crack………….wraps, that is. Never knew I could be such a bad influence.


crack wraps


Cheese and Jelly Combo (PBfingers)

Strange but good. It’s that sweet and salty combo that always gets me!


cheese and jam



Banana Soft Serve (OhSheGlows)

Yet another reason why I love banana’s. It’s amazing how easy it is to make dairy-free ice cream with one ingredient!


banana soft serve


Socca Pizza

I can’t remember where I discovered socca/socca pizza, but I love the fact that it’s full of veggies and protein. Who said pizza can’t be healthy?





Parsnip Fries (OhSheGlows)

These will change your life. Trust me.


parsnip fires


Ezekiel Bread

My search for a healthy cinnamon raisin bread is over. I love how I can store several kinds of Ezekiel bread in the freezer and just pull out a slice or two when I need them.




Almond/Cashew Butter

I’ve been enjoying raw almond butter lately, I have to say it changed by life. Cashew butter is also amazing. I’m dreaming of the coconut flavored one Lisa and I made last winter. I need to make it ASAP!


cashew butter


PB2 (PBfinger)

I loved mixing PB2 into my smoothies, oats and cereal. You still get that lovely peanut butter flavor at a fraction on the calories. Score!

Chia Seeds (Thrive-Style)

I love, love, love discovering superfoods. Chia seeds are so good for you in so many ways. Lisa does a great job of explaining them here. I always add them to my overnight oats and breakfast cookies.


chia seeds

I tried to remember where I discovered these foods first,  so I’m sorry if I forgot to give anyone credit.

I hope I continue to discover new foods. I love having a broad range of foods that I can eat. There are so many possibilities. It’s just about learning and discovering them.

Once again, Thank you blog friends for introducing these awesome foods into our lives!

What are some other foods you have discovered while reading blogs?

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  • Lisa @ Healthful Sense

    Blogging has had a HUGE impact on the foods I eat.  There are still so many things to make it’s overwhelming!!!  Love this list.  I still need to try the breakfast cookie, parsnip fries, and PB2 peanut flour!!

    • Maria

      I know, I have so many recipes bookmarked that I want to try! Definitely give the breakfast cookie and parsnip fries a try! I have to restock on the PB2, it’s been too long without it!

  • Keri Bond

    Hi! Just found you through Laury :) Blogging has been a very good influence on my diet as well!


    • Maria

      So glad you found us, Keri! We will definitely check out your blog :-)

  • Dana

    HAPPY 1 + a little year anniversary! Isn’t the blogging world, grand?!

    • Maria

      Thank you Dana, it sure is!

  • Trainer Kjirsten

    Congrats on one year!  That is great guys!!!!  I loved this post and loved seeing all the new foods you have been intorduced to!

    I’ve been wanting to make banana soft serve for about a year now.  I think I should just do it finally!

    • Maria

      Thank you! What are you waiting for!?! Freeze the banana’s in small chunks and add a Tbs. of PB. It’s so yummy!

  • Laury@thefitnessdish

    Socca is from Pure2Raw!!!

    Thanks for the mention!!! I love this post and seeing what you’ve learned from the blog world!!

    I learned about softserve from choosing raw and Voo was a blog thing I learne but not sure from where! We all learn so much from one another….it’s so amazing!!!

    • Maria

      Oh duh! Thank you. The blog world is amazing and we are so happy to be a part of it:-)

  • Goodformegirl

    I love this list! I just started my own health blog/began reading other health blogs, and it is like a whole new world has opened to me. I can’t wait to look back in a year and make a list of my own (-: Thanks for sharing!
    -Kiah, from

    • Maria

      It can be a bit overwhelming at times, but so worth it after you learn so much :-)

  • Kissmybroccoli

    Wow, it’s like you made MY list…each and everything thing! I remember my first green monster! I was SOOOO nervous! Haha! That was probably the first “weird” food I tried after my introduction into blogworld and there was definitely no looking back after that! It’s been right at a year since I discovered healthy living/food blogs too! I swear I don’t know how I made it all those years without them!

    The only things I would add to my list would be nooch and kombucha! I can tell you right now, the old me (pre-blog days) would have NEVER even given a second thought to trying something so crazy/mysterious as B vitamin “cheese” and fermented tea, but now I swear by them and can’t remember the last time my kitchen was without! Haha!

    • Maria

      I totally forgot about nooch! Theres so many new foods I’ve discovered that I can’t remember them all! I tried Kombucha once and drank about 1/3 of the bottle and got real light headed! Kinda scared me and I haven’t had it since!

  • Anonymous

    Great Round-Up!  Your list is a LOT longer than mine – so clearly there are many things out there I still need to try!  My new addictions discovered through blogging are KALE!, Green Smoothies, Overnight Oats, Almond Milk and Chia Seeds.  Banana Soft Serve has been on my Must Try list.  This is the first time I’ve ever seen PB2, and I am very very intrigued!

    • Maria

      Kale is another great one. You really need to try banana soft serve. I promise you won’t be disappointed! :-)

  • Holly

    Love all of these- some of my favorites up there are banana soft serve (serious life changing!!! :) ), the breakfast cookie (delish!) & pb2!! :)

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