Banana, Kale & Mango Smoothie Bowl with Perfect Fit Protein

Banana, Kale & Mango Smoothie Bowl with Perfect Fit Protein

On busy days, smoothies are a great way to get vegetables, fruit, and protein into your diet without a lot of fuss. They are quick, easy, and portable. Smoothie bowls, on the other hand, are perfect for lazier mornings. They are lovely to eat out on the back porch with my morning tea and a book. I like to make mine a little more substantial by adding in fresh fruit, dried fruit, chia seeds, and hemp seeds. To add a little extra something to this smoothie bowl, I added some vanilla Perfect Fit protein.

Perfect Fit was created by the girls who founded Tone It Up . It comes in two flavors, is organic, gluten-free, kosher, and vegan! Perfect Fit comes in two forms – a 50 serving bag or a package of 20 individual packets. Perfect Fit is brown rice protein. I’ve tried it in smoothies and to make protein pancakes and was really happy with it. It’s sweet and does contain stevia, but it’s not overly sweet like other protein powders that I have tried.

What you will need to make Banana, Kale & Mango Smoothie Bowl with Perfect Fit Protein:

  • 1 packet vanilla Perfect Fit
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1/3 cup frozen mango
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 – 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • Optional toppings – fresh and frozen berries, sliced fresh banana, dried goji berries, dried mulberries, chia seeds, hemp seeds, cocoa nibs

How to make Banana, Kale & Mango Smoothie Bowl with Perfect Fit Protein:

  1. Add the Perfect Fit, kale, frozen mango, and banana in the blender. Then pour the coconut milk over.
  2. Blend until smooth, adding more coconut milk as needed. I use a Vitamix high speed blender. If you have a regular blender, you will likely need to add more liquid to your mix.
  3. Top with sliced banana, frozen raspberries, goji berries, mulberries, hemp seeds and anything else you would like!
  4. Enjoy!

If you try this recipe, please let me know. I love getting comments on the recipe posts and please tag me on Instagram or Twitter if you share a picture.

Petit Vour Limited Luxury Box Review

Petit Vour Limited Luxury Box Review

Petit Vour is a monthly box subscription that delivers cruelty free and vegan beauty items to your door. While they have been doing a normal box for just over a year now, they recently started a Limited Luxury box as well. I subscribe to their monthly box and was offered one of the Limited Luxury Spring Collection boxes for review.

Vegan Yellow Curry with Quinoa

Vegan Yellow Curry with Quinoa

It’s been almost a year since I posted a curry recipe here on Logical Harmony. Curry is one of my favorite dishes to make. It’s so easy and so tasty! It’s especially perfect on gloomy San Francisco weekends when I just want to stay inside and curl up and watch movies. It’s also perfect for when you know it will be a busy week and need some leftovers on hand.

I recently made this yellow curry when I had a craving for something warm and spicy. I wanted to keep it as healthy as possible, so I added a lot of vegetables and ate it with quinoa. It turned out lovely! Read on to learn how to make this vegan yellow curry with quinoa.

Why I Started to Tone It Up & Tone It Up #BikiniSeries 2014

Tone It Up #BikiniSeries 2014

Image credit: Tone It Up

Monday morning marks the start of the Tone It Up 2014 Bikini Series challenge. It’s eight weeks of morning and evening workouts created by two awesome trainers, Karena and Katrina. While prepping for the start of the series, I realize that it has now been one full year since I discovered Tone It Up. Not only did I want to share my excitement for the upcoming challenge, but this seemed like a good time to reflect on my progress over the past year.

I originally started the Tone It  Up program very casually – maybe 2-3 workouts per week. I went back and forth on doing it regularly and did not become disciplined with it until the fall. I loved the workouts, but always let myself have excuses not to do them – too busy, too tired, other things to do, etc. Last fall I decided that enough was enough and I needed to fully commit myself. It reminded me of all the reasons I originally started Tone It Up.

My goals with Tone It Up are not based around weight loss. I’m happy with my size as it is and I am not someone that needs to lose any weight. People often ask why I’m working out because I am already skinny. The idea that fitness has to be about weight loss is very foreign to me. For me, working out is all about health and taking care of my body. My main goals are, simply, to tone up and feel stronger. Over the past year, my size hasn’t really changed much. Sure, some of my old jeans from last year no longer fit over my butt, but that’s due to the fact that I actually have a butt now thanks to Tone It Up! My body feels stronger and more toned than it ever has.

The benefits don’t stop there. When I am committed to the workouts and stick with it, I feel much better emotionally and mentally as well. I have a much easier time handling stress, I sleep better, and I’m generally happier. These benefits can be said of any regular exercise routine, but I love the supportive community built into Tone It Up and feel that it’s compounded these results.

If these are the results I’ve seen after one year, and only a few months of being truly committed to the program, I’m very excited about the long-term benefits.

Tomorrow is the start of the 2014 Bikini Series and I cannot wait! I’ll be checking in daily on Instagram so log all of my workouts. Who else is going to Tone It Up with me?!

FURLESS Must Have Professional Makeup Brush Set Review By NYCGeorgette

FURLESS Must Have Professional Makeup Brush Set Review By NYCGeorgette

Although many companies offer synthetic makeup brush sets in addition to ones made with animal hair, it is challenging for compassionate consumers to find a 100% Vegan company that offers professional quality synthetic brushes exclusively. Needless to say, I was elated when the Australian company, Furless, offered to send me a complete set of their Must Have Professional Makeup Brushes for review. The company’s name, Furless, defines their core beliefs. I literally could not wait for these brushes to arrive in the mail.