So Smooth

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

Hey there!

I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


An in-depth, 4-week reverse dieting course for women who feel like their metabolism has slowed down, think they might have hormonal imbalance and can’t lose weight no matter what they do.

What a beautiful morning! It’s cool and crisp, yet bright and sunny. It’s the perfect fall day. I can’t wait to go outside and enjoy this wonderful weather. Fall in Boston is my favorite season. There’s nothing better.


I woke up with a grumbling stomach, so I headed straight for the kitchen to make breakfast. I started with a couple of pieces of Manna bread with Teddie peanut butter spread on top.


I also drank a smoothie made with banana, strawberries, shredded zucchini, ground flaxseed meal, and vanilla soymilk.


Smoothies are so delicious. Why don’t I drink them more often?!


Actually, I know why I don’t drink smoothies more often. I hate cleaning up the mess. I’m so lazy sometimes.



Check out what came in the mail for me yesterday!!


My recipe for Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies is published in this cookbook! ThinkFood features 50 brain-healthy recipes from bloggers around the globe.


I’m a real life published author! So cool!!! :mrgreen:


Blog Bake Sale to Support TNT

Thanks to everyone who sent me their Blog Bake Sale donations!! They’re greatly appreciated! :mrgreen:

I’ve decided to move the Blog Bake Sale to support Team In Training to Tuesday, September 14, so I hope this works for everyone’s schedule. If not, just let me know.

If you’d like to contribute something to the Bake Sale, please send me an email at with your name, the baked good(s) that you would like to donate, a short description of it, and a photo and/or link to its deliciousness by next Sunday, September 12. You don’t need to be a blogger to participate. All baked goods are welcomed!

P.S. Today is your last day to enter the raffle to win a custom banner for your blog! Details here!



  1. I love smoothies too but I’m totally with you on cleaning the mess. I hate it.

    Just curious about the donation. When you go to the information about the banner and donation it says the raffle ended Friday. Does it or is it today?

  2. Congrats on being published!

    I’m going to look into the Blog Bake sale, I think I might like to participate!

    I love smoothies too — but I hate the mess and sometimes they fill me up and sometimes they make me hungrier! Depends on the day I suppose!

  3. I LOVE smoothies, but I’m with you on being too lazy to clean up the mess on a daily basis!

    Congrats on the recipe getting published! That’s so exciting! I love how they have the “About the Blogger” section on the bottom 🙂

  4. Wow! Congrats on being published! If there’s one thing I miss about Boston it’s the Fall. And for a few years I lived out in Lenox in the Berkshires; the colors on the trees! I miss foliage, lol!

  5. Fall is my favorite season, too. The crispness of the air combined with the colorful leaves and delicious seasonal produce makes it a winning time of year.

  6. I’ve found the easiest way to clean a blender is add a drop of dish soap, half a blender-full of warm water, put the lid back on, and run the blender! Dump out the soap, rinse, and ta-da! This has usually worked for me, except with uber-sticky stuff, (hummus, nut butter, etc.)

  7. I placed an order for manna bread after seeing a picture of your breakfast. Yum. Congrats on being published – looking forward to trying out the recipe.

  8. What is manna bread and Teddie PB? I’m assuming Teddie PB is simply the brand, but just wondering…have you tried Better ‘n Peanut Butter, which is about 1/2 the fat and calories of most normal natural peanut butters? It’s delicious, but does have to be refridgerated, which minimizes the room temp creamy goodness I love about PB!

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