Did someone say tacos?

I have an affinity for Mexican food. It can get heavy or as Chrissy Teigen (John Legend's beautiful and hysterical wife) says, ” bloaty mcbloatstown.” But man oh man is it good. I like to keep it simple and quick in the kitchen. I am not the girl that likes to patiently stir the risotto but I do appreciate a good home cooked meal so I get creative. I was craving homemade tacos because this hilarious photo kept frequenting my Facebook newsfeed last week.

Guess what? YOU can have both!

Kale Tacos!

 

 

Here's what you need

1) Touch of olive oil, salt, pepper, and turmeric

2) Two handfuls of kale and mushrooms

3) 1/2 can of organic black beans

4) Corn tortillas

5) Beet hummus from Trader Joe's or slice some beets up

 

Cooking time (I so desperately just wanted to write HAMMER TIME)

1) In a pan combine olive oil, salt, pepper, turmeric, kale, mushrooms, and black beans. Sautéed on medium until done. I found it was between 5-7 minutes

2) Heat corn tortillas and spread beet hummus all over one side of them.

3) Place kale combination on top of the beet hummus or corn tortilla and voila it's time to EAT!

They left me feeling like this…

 

 

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Vegan Gluten Free Hearts (ankle update too)!

I made some no bake vegan gluten free hearts but before we get to the treats…

Over the past two weeks my day to day has changed immensely. What I was able to do two weeks ago is not as seamless or feasible today. So what happened? In gearing up for LA FIT EXPO it was an intense month. I was non-stop teaching, prepping, on calls, filming, and running all over town getting all the last minute to-do’s completed. I love the challenge and secretly I kind of love the chaos. I’ll admit I love being busy and working towards something for the greater good. I was so excited and nervous and really looking forward to teaching. My energy level was at an all time high and if you know me you know I am literally the energizer bunny. Right before the doors were going to open for my first FLIGHT event of the evening, I tripped off a step and landed directly on my ankle. Oh me oh my! Everyone ran over and I had ten beautiful faces looking at me saying, “What do you want to do? Do you want to go to the hospital?” Now keep in mind I knew I needed to go to the emergency room, but with the help of my team, I knew the ONLY option was to try and teach. I could not walk, not a chance, so I knew my assistants Nicole and Jonathan (love you guys) would have to step up and help me. And boy did they! We did it! We got through one event and then in Savasana tears started rolling down my face and I knew it was time to head to the hospital.

Here is a photo of myself, Nicole, and Jonathan rehearsing in the 5 minutes we had while everyone was setting up and arriving.

Yes that is my little foot wrapped in ice.

 

I’ll admit I am in pain. I am a tough cookie so I don’t usually like to share all of that but the truth is that it hurts, real bad. To quote my dear mother, “Honey you don’t walk you waddle.” I have the most amazing mom, family, friends, and just all around support system that has been helping me tremendously and I could not do it without them. Love on the ones you love real hard because the truth is that we all need eachother and you don’t know what the next minute will bring, so hold them tight, and cherish them. Oh and I also have a knee wheeler thanks to my sister so it makes for a great conversation piece and brings me a lot of laughs.

 

 

 

Now how does all of this relate to treats? I have been writing a lot of articles lately that will be published soon so I will keep my BF’s in the loop but in doing so I have been looking up recipes. Now I love simple foods. I like throwing things in a bowl stirring it up and bam it’s done and nutritious and delicious too. I also am more of a savory gal than one with a sweet tooth. But I have been interested in making my own version of the little energy bites. So since I have some added time at the moment I am trying some new things out in my kitchen. And I gotta tell you these are a winner! Throw these ingredients in your blender all together and enjoy! By the way, it won’t take you more than 5 minutes.

 

1 cup of gluten free flour or almond flour (grind up your own if you are feeling adventurous).

1/4 cup of almond butter

1 tbsp. of agave (vegan) or honey

3 tbsp. of dairy free chocolate chips

3 1/2 tbsp. cacao powder (vegan) or cocoa

1 tsp. pure vanilla

Pinch of salt

1/3 cup of pitted dates

Pinch of baking soda

I hope you love them as much as I do! Take a photo and Instagram yours with hashtag #bennerfit and #bennerfiteats

 

XO,

Sydney

 

 

 

 

 

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Take Flight - Feb. 7 @ 4:30 & 6:30 - tickets at wantickets.com/weareflight | Benner Fit

 

It’s a big week for us with Flight! We will be over at the LA Fit Expo representing! Then at 4:30 and 6:30 on Saturday, Feb 7th there are 2 opportunities to take Flight at Exchange LA! If you are coming to the Fit Expo – you get in free signing up over at our booth! Come join us – we are so excited to be a part of our first Fitness convention! Get tickets to Flight over at wantickets.com/weareflight

For now, let’s get grooving to start our week off right!

 

 

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