6 Tips to a NEW YOU in 2019!

It’s a New Year….and sometimes the idea of NEW YEAR, NEW YOU can get a bad rap…but why!?

Why not take advantage of the natural energy that occurs when the New Year happens!?

Why not take time to reflect and gain vision and set goals for the new year ahead! ?

Why not make changes to your habits that will create a happier, healthier life in the future!?

Here are 6 TIPS to a NEW YOU in 2019!


Hydration helps you well, not be thirsty…..but that’s a given!
It also benefits our skin health and elasticity! (aka keeping you young!)
Helps your heart health! And helps your muscles and joints function better!


Don’t like veggies, there are plenty of ways to sneak them in food, add them to smoothies, or add them in supplement form that tricks your mind/tastebuds, but still gets you what you need. (ask me about any of these!)

More veggies means more fiber! More veggies give you tons of vitamins and minerals that your body needs! Eating more veggies means you are eating less sugar and processed food, which is better for your overall health, and preventing diseases!


Yes, I am giving you full permission to say “NO” to things that you are doing only out of obligation! Decide what things give you life, and joy and do more of those things!
This will benefit your overall happiness and sense of purpose in life!


Always a great goal for the new year!
Find a workout that you can enjoy, that challenges you, but also makes you happy! (well at least sometimes)
And remember….motivation isn’t something that you just have, it’s something that you CREATE!



Seriously, since I’ve made this a priority, it impacts me so much! And I can for sure tell when I HAVEN’T done it!
Mama’s, it has impacted the way I feel about me, how I interact with my kids during the day (thank you Lord for giving me patience on the daily b/c it’s needed), how productive I am in my home, and how well I love my husband!
Just 5-10 minutes, even if the kids are climbing on you! One of my favorite morning devos comes from the app She Works His Way on my phone! (it’s great for anyone, but specifically for business women!)



Take care of yourself!
Make time to read a book, listen to a podcast!
Have a glass of wine sometimes!
Have a girls night!
Go on a date with your main man!
Take a hot bath!
Get a pedicure!

Here’s one I’m loving right now because it smells incredible, and caffeine is great for your skin too! [read more about it’s benefits here]

  • 1/2 tsp finely ground coffee beans

  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil

Mix together, and rub over your face in circles for 2-5 minutes! Then rinse!

EASY PEASY, and you probably have the ingredients at your house right now!

Now let’s kick off these NEW YOU HABITS now!
SHARE a pic of which you are taking advantage of and tag me!



Cream Cheese Pumpkin Spice Bread

It’s that time of year….

Well really TODAY, is the first day in West Texas that we’ve NEEDED JACKETS! And it felt good!

And this weather for sure gets me in the mood to stay in and BAKE it up! So…I decided to take my PUMPKIN SPICE BREAD Recipe, reformat it some (since these days I barely bake with Stevia), and also add a little flair to it.


So, BAKE away, and enjoy the deliciousness of this CREAM CHEESE PUMPKIN SPICE BREAD, and the cool Fall weather!


Get more of my favorite sweet treat recipes that are SUGAR FREE, and many that are GLUTEN FREE in my SIMPLY SUGAR FREE COOKBOOK!



The Best Way To Eat A Cookie....By Twos!

Sugar Free Cookie Sandwiches

Everyone has been loving my new cookie recipe, the EASY Chocolate Chip Cookies! 

And why wouldn't they....a cookie that has no refined sugar, so it's mostly guilt free, and perfect for dipping in your milk! Yep...you will love them too! 

Plus if you're someone who wants or needs a cookie that's gluten and dairy free, snag my PALEO CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE RECIPE HERE as another option you will love! 

So... let's get to the good part! How can you eat two cookies at once and it be totally OKAY, judgement free, and delicious! 


Sugar Free Cookie Sandwiches

So basically, make a batch of one of my cookie recipes, then mix together this awesome, and easy cream cheese filling! Lather up the cookies, and BOOM! Delcious Cookie Sanwiches! 

For the Paleo Cookie option,  CLICK HERE  to get it in your inbox!

For the Paleo Cookie option, CLICK HERE to get it in your inbox!


  • 1 8oz block of cream cheese

  • 2-3 TBSP of honey

  • 2 TBSP almond milk

  • Dash of vanilla

-Add it all to a mixer and mix on high until smooth! Then scoop about 1-2 TBSP or desired amount between two cookies! Enjoy immediately, or cover and refrigerate to enjoy later. 

*You can also freeze these for later. Or for an "ice cream cookie sandwich" style dessert.

If you need a dairy free option for the cream filling, here's one from my friend over at Cotter Crunch!

ENJOY, and as always, share your pics and tag me @BrittanySuell when you try this! 




HIIT-High Intensity Interval Training! 

Today I wanted to share more about HIIT workouts!  It's one of my favorite ways to workout at home, or anywhere for that matter! 


Lately, I've been doing a mix of HIIT, weight lifting, and core work! Then, on off days, I've finally picked running up again! And it has for sure helped with my endurance, and I love getting to mix the workouts together! 


HIIT workouts are ideal for you, the busy woman, who seems to never be able to find time to workout. Let's admit it, usually we put everything else first. Work, house chores, kids activities, anything else we can think of...then maybe if we have time we fit in a workout.

The great thing about HIIT is that awesome things are happening, but quickly! Usually a HIIT workout lasts no more than 15-30 minutes. You are looking to do intense movements at full energy level for a short amount of time. So it is just easier to make time to get it done! 


This means you have plenty of times to do the other things you love....like for me, lately, it's been getting to run more, and hang out with my family! 

Plus, what makes that 15-30 minutes even better...is that even though you are giving it all you have for that short amount of time. Taking yourself to the edge of exhaustion, and pushing hard...you are seeing the impacts for the next 24 hours.

When you enter into that anaerobic state, it kicks your body into hyper drive to start burning calories. Which is exactly what we want. As a matter of fact, your body continues burning calories for the next 24 hours following a successful HIIT workout. 

Want to hear more tips on burning fat, get access to my top 5 tips to burn fat fast HERE.

This Monday we are starting a TEST GROUP for a brand new program that's launching that includes 4 workouts a week, that are only 30 minutes long, and lots of HIIT! 


You still have time to jump in with us and be one of the first to go through this program with an amazing community to help support and encourage you! 



Girl Scout TAGALONG Cookies [the Healthy Kind}

That's right you guys....I straight up did it again! 

Last year I made some bomb, sugar free, gluten free Samoa Girl Scout Cookies....you can snag that recipe HERE! 

And this year I just had to try another recipe, and Oh my word these cookies are amazing! Very simple to make, incredibly tasty, and gives you all the Girl Scout feels without all of the junk or added sugar! Plus with a little hidden gem in them! 

What could be hidden under all of this goodness you ask....??



I used the Collagen Hydrolysate from Great Lakes Gelatin, which is perfect for baking because it dissolves in water, and doesn't have to alternate any of the other ingredients. I love adding this stuff to just about anything I bake so that I make it healthier, and with so many added benefits. 

Here's a few of the benefits you AND THE KIDS can get from using Collagen in your treats! 

  • Amazing for your hair, nail, and especially your SKIN! And as a newly 30 year old mama of 2, I'm all about keeping my skin looking nice and young! Can I get a "Yes & Amen" from my other mamas out there?!?!
  • For kiddos, it allows you to give them extra protein in their diet. Which who doesn't need a snack or treat that's extra filling for your kiddo! Maybe then you can get a bigger gap between their next moment of begging for more food! 
  • These days we need all of the HEALTHY GUT foods we can get. And starting your kiddos out with a healthy gut as early as possible is so helpful for their long term health. Collagen/Gelatin helps to increase gastric acid secretion in the gut and also helps to restore a healthy mucosal lining in the stomach. What does this do you ask? Well it helps keep the cells in the tummy healthy, which could help them avoid Leaky Gut which so many American's have these days, due to what we are eating. 
  • It's great for your bones and joints! Which for kiddos is awesome as they are growing, but even for adults this is helpful! How many people are walking around in pain from inflammation in the joints!?!? The amino acids in Collagen help to keep your cartilage and joints healthy, plus studies have even shown that gelatin can reduce the inflammation associated with arthritis.

Use code GLGLife20 for 20% off of Great Lakes Gelatin products! 

CLICK TO TWEET--Collagen reduces arthritis

TAGALONG Girl Scout Cookie Copy cat recipe! NO SUGAR, plus packed with Collagen!

TAGALONG [Sugar Free] Girl Scout Cookies


  • 1/2 cup grass fed butter softened

  • 1/4 cup monkfruit

  • 1/4 cup Great Lakes Collagen Hydrolysate (GLGLife20 for 20% off)

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp pink Himilayan Sea Salt
  • 1 tbsp almond milk
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all natural peanut butter
  • 2-3 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 1 pack [Sugar Free] Chocolate Chips


  • Preheat the oven to 350, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper

  • In a mixer, cream together the butter and monk fruit. Once creamed together, add in the Great Lakes Collagen Hydrolysate

  • Add in flour and salt, and mix. Then add the almond milk and vinalla until blended

  • Taking a piece of parchment paper, put all of the dough inside of it, creating a long, 2" round log. (mine went the entire width of the parchment paper, about 1.5ft long, and 2" thick) Keep it in the  parchment paper and freeze for 15-20minutes

  • Take the log out and cut it into 1/4" thick circles (mine made about 33 cookies). Bake for 12-15minutes, then cool on a rack

  • Mix together the peanut butter and coconut oil, microwave for 15-30 seconds. (If you have a peanut butter that is already creamy/runny, SKIP THIS PART, and don't add the coconut oil. **Feel free to add another 1/4 cup of Collagen to the peanut butter as well here**

  • Place a 1/4" thick amount of peanut butter on top of the cookie, smashing it down so that it fills the entire top of the cookie. Freeze for about 10 minutes

  • Melt the chocolate chips in a bowl in the microwave. Cooking for only 15-30 seconds at a time and stirring to make sure they don't burn. Dip the cookies in the chocolate and freeze until the chocolate sets!


Check out my Facebook Live where I chat about the benefits of Collagen and how I add it to the things I bake. Plus join me as we put the finishing touches on our Tagalong Cookies!


Use code GLGLife20 for 20% off of Great Lakes Gelatin products! 

As always, please share pics and tag me @BrittanySuell if you make and enjoy these with the fam! 



DISCLAIMER: I received this product free for my honest opinion and use of it through my partnership with Fit Approach. All opinions are my own.


When you look at your family, and you think of these words, what do you think? 

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Get these amazing family portrait watercolors from @SeptemberOcean plus she's got a great deal going for Valentines Day! Get a 5x7 photo of your family, kiddos, furry faves, for just $25! 



Do thoughts of leaving your kids with money, or success, or family land, or sweet keepsakes and memories, come to mind? 

What about the thought of leaving them with a longer, happier, healthier life? 

Today I want to challenge you to think about what kind of inheritance you are leaving. How will it impact the lives of your children. Think outside of material things. What do you want most for them!?!? 

For the first time in two centuries, the current generation of children in America may have shorter life expectancies than their parents, according to a new report, which contends that the rapid rise in childhood obesity, if left unchecked, could shorten life spans by as much as five years. -New York Times (read more)

We will all leave some kind of inheritance behind, whether you have children or not, you are impacting this world. 

My biggest desire is that I will change the trend of obesity in my children, helping them to create a healthy relationship with food and the understanding of honoring and taking care of their body, so that they don't fall in this statistic. 

Of course yes, I want to teach my children to dream big, and be successful, and yes, I would even love to leave them money to make their lives easier....but above ALL OF THAT! I treasure being able to give them a healthy life, which will give them more years on their life to explore more, love more, weep more, eat more, laugh more, hug their babies more, kiss their spouse more, and the list goes on! 

That's why I'm raising up a community of women online called the LEGACY WARRIORS! 

We are all women, moms who desire to create a balanced, healthy lifestyle for ourselves! Yes for ourselves, but we are also warriors fighting this battle against trends of increased diseases that are harming our children. We are fighting to leave a healthy legacy for our children, and for generations to come. 

Obesity is such that this generation of children could be the first basically in the history of the United States to live less healthful and shorter lives  than their parents. -New York Times

So tell me.....ARE YOU A LEGACY WARRIOR!?!?!

Check out the Facebook Live video below where I go more in depth about this topic. 

Get one of my gorgeous watercolor portraits of your family from @SeptemberOcean . They are such a sweet way to display a photo of your family, plus, right now she's got an amazing deal for Valentines Day! Get a 5x7 for just $25! 




Alright you guys...for the past 2 Christmases I have made the most amazing, and perfect cinnamon rolls! And I have yet to share the recipe with you, so I thought...it was about time!

[Sugar Free] Classic Cinnamon Rolls = Perfection!

Yall...I am literally coming up on 3 FREAKIN' YEARS of NO SUGAR!!??

What!?!? How is this even real life!???


But did you know that growing up, CINNAMON ROLLS were my jam!?!? Like every single weekend, like clock work, we busted open a can of the big 'ol Pilsbury ones, smothered in icing, and enjoyed! 

So to make these is such a treat for me! And they can be for you and your family too! 


The perfect CINNAMON ROLLS---Sugar Free!!!




  • 4.5 tsp yeast, dissolved in 1 cup of warm water

  • 6 TBSP grass fed butter or coconut oil (I've used both)
  • 1 cup monkfruit
  • 8 cups organic, all-purpose flour (if the dough is too sticky, you might end up adding more, up to 9-10 cups)
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 2 egg, beaten
  • 1 TBSP salt
  • 1/2 cup soft grass fed butter or coconut (both work great!)
  • 1.5 cups coconut sugar
  • 2 TBSP cinnamon


  1. Add yeast to a cup of lukewarm water, sprinkle about a tsp of honey in it. Stir, and set aside for about 5 minuts.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, add butter, monkfruit, and salt to hot water and beat for 30 seconds, using the beater blade. Let the temp of the hot mixture cool for a few minutes. Stir in 2 cups of flour and mix until smooth. Add yeast mixture and mix until well combined. Then mix in the beaten eggs.
  3. Gradually stir in the remaining flour and mix with the dough hook for about 2 minutes. Or until the dough begins to pull away from the side of the bowl. Remove dough from the bowl and place on a lightly floured counter. Kned by hand, adding a little flour if the dough feels sticky. Knead until dough feels satiny and smooth. 
  4. Cover and let rise for 30 minutes. 
  5. After dough has doubled in size, remove it from the bowl and divide it in half. With a rolling pin, roll one half of the dough into a rectangular shape, about 22 x 13 inches. Spread dough evenly with half of the butter or coconut oil. Mix in a bowl, the coconut sugar and cinnamon. Split in half and spread half on top of the butter. Feel free to add raisins or nuts at this time too. 
  6. Roll up the dough in to one long roll. Cut rolls, with a bread knife, about 2 inches thick. (I made about 12 rolls for this half, 24 total with the recipe). Place rolls in a greased 9x13 baking pan. Follow the same directions for the other half of dough.
  7. ****If freezing, put in the freezer now. Then, when you are ready to cook them, set them out and let them rise for several hours. I usually set mine into the fridge overnight before the morning of baking. 
  8. Let the rolls rise until double in bulk. 
  9. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until cinnamon rolls are golden brown on top and cooked in the middle. 

TOPPING: (2 options)

  • I topped ours with the [sugar free] Caramel Sauce from my Simply Sugar Free Cookbook! It was amazing, plus I also enjoyed it topping my morning coffee too, which is such a treat! 
  • Or, mix together pure maple syrup, coconut oil, and cinnamon, melted and pour over the top! I do about 4 TBSP maple syrup, 1-2 TBSP coconut oil, and a tsp of cinnamon for waffles, so quadruple that and add more if you need to.

DON'T FORGET, I LOVE TO SEE PICS OF YOU ENJOYING MY RECIPES! Snap a pic, post it, tag me @BrittanySuell & @SimplySugarFreeCookbook, and ENJOY! 


Brittany Suell

The Quickest Ginger Cookies You Will Ever Make!

So... we made a gingerbread house tonight! And no, not the crazy vegetable one that's floating around social media! Although that's pretty cool looking, we had a normal, ol' store bought, SUGARY, extremely fake gingerbread house! haha

A Gingerbread house, in a sugar free home!

So here's how it went down. [Let me preface for anyone that's new around here, this January I will have been sugar free for 3 years! NO REFINED SUGAR IN MY HOME, or for my kiddos, so there's that....]

My son has been asking to make one since we've been seeing them around the store, and since his Mimi was visiting we decided this was a great time for it. So we got it, and I already thought...if he asks, I'll give him like 1-2 pieces of candy. (I let him have some sugar at my discretion....ex: they give kids 1 piece of candy after gymnastics...I don't love it, but I don't take it away either)

So...we get started, and there's no word of wanting candy. To him, it's just decorations, which makes sense, since literally he's never eaten any of those candies before. 

My 1 year old wanted up to the table a licked a piece once or twice. 

So I'm thinking..."WOW, this is amazing! #MomWin !!!!!!"

Then as soon as we finish, he says..."CAN WE EAT IT NOW!????" So excitedly.....hahahahaha

Guess we weren't doing as well as I thought. I immediately followed that with. "No, [calmly] but we can make some of our own ginger cookies! And we can make them into designs too!"

So that's exactly what we did, and these cookies that I've been making all the time, turned out amazing, even rolled out and using cookie cutters on! 

Also, did I mention, they are the quickest ginger cookies you will ever make! PLUS GLUTEN, EGG, DAIRY, SUGAR FREE!!! What!?!?! 


GINGER COOKIE- Gluten, Dairy, Egg, Sugar FREE! & So easy!
They were a hit with everyone! 

They were a hit with everyone! 


  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 cup MOM FUEL Plant & Collagen Protein Powder (vanilla)
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Put all ingredients into a mixture and mix until combined
  • Put mixture between two pieces of parchment paper and roll out
  • Use your favorite cookie cutters to cut
  • Bake 8-10minutes

*You can also roll into 1-1.5 inch balls and then flatten them out with a fork (kind of like you do with peanut butter cookies! I do this on a normal basis, this time we just made them special! 

This is how the regular ones come out! 

This is how the regular ones come out! 


REMEMBER: tag me in a pic if you try the recipe! I love seeing your creations!



Pumpkin Cheesecake!

It's Thanksgiving week, and I don't know about you guys, but that means LOTS OF FOOD, and an espcially large amount of desserts with our family! 

So my favorite way to beat the Holiday Deprevation Blues...aka feeling like you are "doing without" because you are eating healthy, or on a diet....is to bring my own dessert! 

I love to take holiday favorites and make them healthier, and SUGAR FREE! I've got so many recipes like this in my SIMPLY SUGAR FREE COOKBOOK, which is ON SALE now! And that's what I did with this Thanksgiving, PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE that's amazing! 

Sugar Free Pumpkin cheesecake!

So I can come out of next week's holiday festivities feeling confident and proud that I didn't wreck all my efforts with one meal and leftovers! 

Seriously, when I gave up refined sugar almost 3 years ago, I remember the best feeling of accomplishment I had was after our first holiday weekend....It was 4th of July, and we had attended a huge party! So much food, and an entire dining room devoted to DESSERTS! So much dessert! 

I came home from that event, not feeling bloated, regretful, or guilty! I felt proud! I didn't step on the scale on Monday and say all these negative things to myself! The scale didn't jump up 5 lbs! Yes, I may have eaten some junk food [chips, hot dogs...], but no sugar! And it didn't affect my waistline or weight! 

I easily jumped right back into my working out and healthy eating routine! IT'S ALL ABOUT BALANCE, and this is one of my favorite ways to keep my balance! 

So here's to a well balanced, and delicious THANKSGIVING Meal! 

MAKE IT, TAKE A PIC, EAT IT! Then POST YOUR PIC AND TAG ME NEXT WEEK! @BrittanySuell @SimplySugarFreeCookbook

Pumpkin Cheesecake! Sugar Free, Gluten Free, and delicious!

Pumpkin Cheese Cake

(Source: BrittanySuell.com + Simply Sugar Free Cookbook)


  • 16 ounces cream cheese
  • ½ cup plain Greek Yogurt
  • ½ cup organic stevia or monk fruit
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup organic pumpkin puree


  • 1 ½ cups almond flour
  • ½ cup Collagen (I used the Mom Fuel Vanilla Collagen. If you don’t have this, you can just add another ½ cup of almond flour)
  • ½ cup chopped almonds
  • ½ cup melted coconut oil
  • 4 TBSP pure maple syrup
  • 1 TBSP cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • Pinch of salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Use mixer to combine cream cheese, Greek Yogurt, stevia, vanilla, and eggs. LEAVE PUMPKIN ASIDE
  • While the cream is mixing, use medium size bowl and a spatula to combine the almond flour, collagen, almonds, coconut oil, maple syrup, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and salt for crust
  • Rub coconut oil into cupcake pan or a cheesecake spring pan. (if doing cupcake size, this will make 12-16 cupcakes)
  • Evenly divide the almond mixture into the pans or pan, and use your fingers to flatten the crust into the bottom
  • Set aside ¼ of the cream mixture
  • Using the remaining ¾ evenly divide it into the pan, leaving a ¼ amount of room on top
  • Take the remaining ¼ of cream that you set aside, and combine the pumpkin puree. Once combined, add it to the top of the cupcakes or pan. If doing a pan, drop it into dollops around the top, then take a butter knife and swirl it in for a fun swirl cheesecake
  • Bake for 20 minutes
  • Let cool on counter top for 20 minutes, then refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.

**I would LOVE for you to share this with your friends! 



HOW & WHY I Bullet Proof Coffee!

I know it's been around for a while, but recently (this past year), I've really started to use it and enjoy it! 

Today I'm going to explain to you WHY I use it, and HOW I make it, plus stay tuned for my favorite way to enjoy a HOLIDAY DRINK at Starbucks! 



Let's start with the WHY I BULLET PROOF COFFEE! Then I'll tell you HOW I do it! 


Many days I like to do what's called intermittent fasting. In short, it means that my eating window each day is a smaller amount of time. So I stay in a "fasted state" from about 10PM-12PM the next day, so my eating window is about 10 hours. I still eat the same amount of food during that time, I'm just eating during a shorter period throughout the day. This enables my body to get it's energy from fat storages (while I'm fasted), thus burning more fat! 

I do more extensive trainings on this style of eating in my Bootcamp, feel free to chat with me about this! 

So while I'm in this fasted state, it's a perfect time to have BULLET PROOF COFFEE, so that I'm getting a little fuel in the mornings, and the MCT oil used in Bullet Proof Coffee allows my brain to function at a higher level! I am literally more focused and productive in the hours after drinking my BPC than on other days. 

So instead of eating a carb filled breakfast, while actually can create brain fog, and feelings of sluggishness, then mid-morning a crash that makes you want more carbs or sugars, I'm fueling my body with MCT oil and healthy fats that help me stay focused and energized! 

You can read more about BPC in this amazing article by the creators! 

Now to the HOW...How to I create this amazing, and delicious drink each morning! 


Here's what you need: 

  • 8-16oz of coffee in a blender
  • 1 TBSP MCT Oil (I get mine from Swanson)
  • 1 TBSP grass fed butter
  • Shake or two of your favorite seasoning-I like cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 TBSP Collagen (I use the Mom Fuel Vanilla Collagen, adds a perfect vanilla flavor and sweetener too, it's a great sugar free coffee creamer!)

*Use this link and code LAUNCH20 and get 20% OFF Mom Fuel today, November 11th! 

BLEND it all together in a blender, then enjoy! It's amazing! 

POST and TAG me in your Bullet Proof Coffee pics and let me know what you think! @brittanysuell

PSA for November 11-13th

Head over to Starbucks between 2-5PM Nov. 11-13th, order your fave Holiday Drink, and get your 2nd FREE! 

Head over to Starbucks between 2-5PM Nov. 11-13th, order your fave Holiday Drink, and get your 2nd FREE! 



A flat white with cinnamon powder infused into the cream! (or nutmeg)

Cinnamon powder & nutmeg powder are both just seasonings with no added sweeteners to them at Starbucks. The way a flat white is natural sweeter than other expresso drinks. 

According to a Starbucks spokesperson, its flat white “is made with two ristretto shots, topped with a thin layer of velvety steamed whole milk and finished with a latte art dot. Starbucks baristas perfectly steam milk into creamy micro-foam and carefully free pour to allow the espresso to rise to the top of the beverage for a bold coffee flavor with a sweeter finish.”

So it's a great drink to enjoy! They also have the HOLIDAY SPICE FLAT WHITE, where the espresso is infused with holiday spices, but it's also infused with some sugar as well, and as far as I can tell, there's no way to know how much or what kind it's infused with. However, if you are really struggling to give up your holiday drink, this is a better option than the Peppermint Mocha's that you may be used to! 

*If you want your drink sweeter, ask them to add a honey or two in it! 

Let me know if you try my holiday drinks from Starbucks, and what you think! 



Pumpkin Fat Bombs!

Pumpkin Fat Bombs

Yall! This month has been crazy! 

With spending a month in Florida! 

Celebrating my 30th Birthday! 

Ramping up details for Simply More Snacks, which by the way is launching in January 2018! Follow our journey HERE

We've been quite the busy bee's around my parts! 

So I thought, in honor of the lack of blogging I've been doing, plus it being pumpkin season, plus I started my KETO MY PUMPKIN Bootcamp today....with all of that, it only seemed fitting that I share this amazing PUMPKIN FAT BOMBS Recipe with you guys! 


  • Energy bite that's made up of 85% fat! Boosts your energy, mental focus, and keeps you full!


  • Help you stay full longer and avoid sugar and carbs

  • Keeps you in Ketosis

  • Allows you to sleep better (eat one right before bed)

  • Helps your body process certain vitamins that need good fats (i.e. Vitamin D, A, E, K)

  • Helps decrease your desire to snack

  • Helps you to burn fat

  • Healthy fats lower inflammation in the body

  • If made with the right natural sweeteners, they won't mess with your blood sugar levels

  • Easy, quick snack to make AND eat

Pumpkin Fat Bomb Recipe!

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Put all ingredients into food processor and blend. Fill silicone molds (my pumpkin ones were bought at the Dollar Tree). Freeze for 30 minutes - 1 hour. Enjoy. Keep in FREEZER. 

*If you don't have molds, put parchment paper in a tuppaware container and fill the bottom. Once frozen, pull parchment paper and the entire square will come out. Cut into 1 inch squares and freeze in container. 

**Get 20% OFF of the Mom Fuel Protein + Collagen now-Nov. 11th with this link and code LAUNCH20! 


Brittany Suell

Dirty Thirty...GIVEAWAY!

I'M 30!!!

Of course it only seems fitting that to celebrate a blogger's birthday that she give things away right...!?!? 

I'm so excited to be sharing some of my favorite brands and products with you guys, plus letting some of you amazing people WIN some stuff to celebrate my DIRTY THIRTY! 

Also, I'm launching my FAVE THINGS page, so it will always be here for you to find my favorite products, and be able to use my links and coupon codes when you want to order from these amaizng brands! And save MONEY!!!


So....my sister and I began my birthday celebration a little early, and yesterday we got a little crazy for my 30th, and got our noses pierced! Super spontaneous! Literally woke up, talked about what we wanted to do to make this special...then all of a sudden we were in a tattoo place in the mall with 4 kids! Yes I know, most people did this in their 20's, when they were in college....but we waited until we were in our thirties, and married moms! Hahaha I will admit though, I'm loving it! 

So I"m in Florida with my sister, away from my husband, and my sister wanted to make my 30th birthday so special! She knows I love birthdays and celebrating, and I'm telling you, she hit this one out of the park! 

Day Before my Birthday: 

  • Got our noses pierced
  • Went to Goodwill to find a fun dress to wear so that we could take "30th Birthday Cake Smashing Pics!" 

Morning of My 30th Birthday: 

  • I wake up to a chill morning enjoying coffee
  • Surprise---my sister's friend comes over with a massage table to give me an in house massage! Much needed, much enjoyed, and much appreciated! 

Birthday Day: 

  • My sister takes us to lunch by the beach (it's storming though) to an amazing smoothie place! They had fun bagels topped with healthy but yummy treats, smoothie bowls, etc! My favorite kind of place! 
  • I got all dressed up with fun props, and we spent the afternoon finding fun colorful walls to take photos at! Here are some of our faves! 

Birthday Evening: 

  • My sister puts together a birthday dinner with HER friends, for ME! 
  • We have a delicious meal! 
  • Enjoy a yummy sugar free cake she made me! 
  • And played a game of CHOPPED together! Like the TV Show! It was such a blast! 
  • Spent the rest of the evening chilling with my sister! 

It has been a birthday I will never forget, that's for sure! 


Live life in the moment! 

I will enjoy the little things! Enjoy the present moment, even the unenjoyable ones! Take in my experiences, learn from them, grow from them, and not spend my life constantly thinking about what's next, or where I've come from! 

I will chase my dreams, and run towards fear because that's usually where you find your purpose, and find growth! 

I will take in the sweet moments I have with my family and friends! Love them harder, hug them tighter, listen closer, smell them deeper, and just breathe in their joy! 

Now for my Fave Products, and HOW TO WIN SOME AMAZING STUFF! 

Each of these products will be up for grabs on my INSTAGRAM this week! Go enter to WIN some amazing stuff! And find coupon codes and special links to each one on my new Fave Products Page!

1) My Cookbook! My Birthday Bash Cookbook Sale is on until this Sunday at 11:59PM (10/08-17), so you can grab a cookbook for just $20! But, I'm also giving away one cookbook on my Instagram! GO ENTER TODAY! 

2) Headphones-Seriously, I cannot get enough of my Trekz Titanium Headphones from Aftershokz! They work through bone conduction, and they make everything I do so much easier! 

3) HATS!- I am all about taking care of your skin, and looking cute while you do it! I love my Alpine Dam hats, and I am so excited to be able to let FIVE of you win one! 

4) Wella Bar-These are only my FAVORITE Bars these days! Perfect for anything and everything! Taste amazing, sugar free, and another amazing Texas Brand! And they are going to be giving away an amazing pack of all the best Wella Bars

6) BCAA's-I am so so excited to be able to offer someone a canister of my favorite BCAA's! I use these on a daily! My fave flavor is Cherry Lime, but if you win, you can choose whichever flavor you want!  Momsanity is a brand run by 2 amazing women/mom's, and their products are all natural and GOOD!

7) Probiotics- I am such a huge fan of probiotics, for everyone! Gut health is so iimportant for our overall health and well-being! I take Silver Fern Brand Probiotic Pills, and I give my kiddos (and the hubs), their WAI Probiotic Drink! It gives them someting flavored to drink that not only takes care of their body, but also is not full of sugar! WHICH I LOVE! One winner will get a bottle of their probiotic vitamins, plus some of their WAI Probiotic drink mixes too! 

8) Self-Care!!! I am loving all of the bath salts, body scrubs, soaps, etc. from Live Free Organics! Naturally, Handmade, plus a Texas Brand, and you can WIN some yummy Lavender Coconut Bath Salts & Coconut Soap! PLUS, all month long, use code DIRTYTHIRTY to get 30% OFF! 

Use code DIRTYTHIRTY all month long to get 30% OFF! 

Use code DIRTYTHIRTY all month long to get 30% OFF! 

So what are you waiting for!?!?! 

Head over to my Instagram and celebrate with me by entering in all of the giveaways! You will find one posted each day, now through October 12th! 



I Workout Because I Can..


Even as a fitness instructor....I don't always want to workout.  

Many days, excuses still rise...

  • I'm too busy
  • The kids are napping and I could get work done instead
  • My house is a mess
  • Kids aren't sleeping, and it will just be too hard!
  • I just want to stay in bed...
  • I would rather do _______, [fill in the blank with just about anything else]
  • I just don't wanna

And the list goes on and on. 

Let's admit it. Many days, these excuses get the best of us. It's come to my attention this week though, due to several experiences of people that I know, whose ability to workout has been quickly taken away, that I GET TO WORKOUT! It's a privilege, a blessing! 


I remember the first time I had this revelation was in 2012. My mom, sister and I were running the Disney Princess Half Marathon, and an older lady had a shirt that said, "I Run Because I Can." That hit home for us so much. 

So many times, we let excuses get the best of us, to not workout, and yet, our ability to move our body, to sweat, to challenge ourselves is actually a gift. At any moment, our ability to workout could be taken away from us. We could get sick, hurt, or one day be to old to move and workout! 

Usually it's not until the ability is taken away from us that we realize how valuable it is! 

So my challenge for you this week, and this month, and this Fall, is to remind yourself the GIFT you have in your ability to workout! 


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Enjoying one of my favorite superfood smoothies topped with a delicious  Wella Bar ! 

Enjoying one of my favorite superfood smoothies topped with a delicious Wella Bar

Let this phrase silence the excuses in you, and appreciate the body you have been given, and your ability to move, and sweat, and take care of yourself! 

Because I guarantee that there are people in this world that are unable to do those things, and would do anything to be able to workout! 

And....if you are needing a little more encouragement to get your workout on!? One of my favroite ways to get motivated is to treat myself to some cute, new workout clothes! Some of my favorite being Prana brand! 

Get 15% OFF Prana Gear with code: FABS15 [click to tweet]

This is my newest motivator, the new Filament Tank from their Fall line! I love Prana because they use environment friendly materials for all of their clothes, plus they seriously fit amazing! This shirt is so fun in the back, but also, it has a built in bra...[any excuse to go braless....am I right!?] But it is still so supportive just wearing it on it's own! 

Plus, if you need an incentive to "gift" yourself something if you hit a fitness goal, or stay committed for a certain period, Prana makes the most amazing pants and jeans! I have 3 different pair, and they come in fun colors (perect for Fall), they feel and fit PERFECTLY! I'm going to be living in these new Jenna Pants this season! They seriously fit my body incredibly, and make me feel so Hot! Plus the detail down the leg, and in the pockets give them some fun texture that I love! 


So get motivated, set some goals, and treat yourself with the new Prana Fall line! You won't regret it! Plus you can use my code FABS15 for 15% off! [code is good through November 22nd!]



Disclaimer:  Through my partnership with Fit Approach, I was gifted these clothes from Prana. All opinions are my own. 

Sizzlin' Summer SANGRIA

Before I start, let me just go ahead and tell you...There is a WINE GIVEAWAY IN THIS! Whoop!

Enter to WIN a bottle of Fit Vine Wine  HERE! 

Enter to WIN a bottle of Fit Vine Wine HERE! 

Almost 3 years ago, when I gave up sugar, I sure did miss me some good SANGRIA! I honestly can't believe it's taken me this long to create a recipe! 

In 2015, when I first started detoxing from sugar, any wine I drank needed to be SWEET wines, so instead, I just stayed away from it for a good while. Then finally, slowly as my body detoxed from sugar, I began to enjoy a good, strong red wine! And now, that's what I prefer, love, and get all the time. You can find more out about drinking wine while being sugar free in this mini course

Even though I've grown to love red wine, I have missed having an occasional glass of this fruit infused concoction called SANGRIA! 

So here it is! The perfect addition to your LABOR DAY WEEKEND CELEBRATION, a clean, no-sugar added SIZZIN' SUMMER SANGRIA Recipe! 



  • 1 Bottle of Fit Vine Wine-Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2 cups sparkling lime water 
  • Homemade simple syrup: 1/4 cup hot water with 1/4 cup honey mixed 
  • 2 oranges juiced
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • Mixed Berries crushed
  • optional: 1/3 cup of Brandy

*You may want to strain the berries out if you don't prefer them in your drink. Use extra fruit to garnish the cups.

WANT TO WIN A BOTTLE OF FIT VINE WINE!?! Head over to my Instagram now and go ENTER TO WIN!

ENJOY, and as always, tag me in your photos! 



Back to School Sugar Free Snacks

It's back to school time! Which means... time for packing lunches, and having after school snacks ready to go! Many of which you need to be easy, and on-the-go, without having to go through the drive thru all the time! So I've got a great list to help you out! 


First though, check out this morning news segment where I show you my favorite homemade and store bought Sugar Free Snacks for kids...and moms! 

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Need a go-to list, here's mine for homemade snacks, and store bought ones! 



  • Apple Sandwiches
  • Kid Kabobs (see video above for expanation)
  • Protein Bites*
  • Frozen Smoothies in Silicone Molds (put in the lunchbox frozen, and by lunch it's a smoothie pop)
  • Homemade Lunchables
  • Homemade Granola*
  • Oatmeal Pies*
  • Stove Popped Popcorn (cook a big batch ahead of time, and bag it up for the week) (Season with salt, powdered cheese, cinnamon)
  • Boiled Eggs
  • Pizza Quesadillas
  • Slice of Chocolate Zucchini Bread*
  • Daily Sunshine Kids Smoothie
  • Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Bites
  • Turkey-Avocado Roll-up
  • Pin Wheels
  • Homemade Trail Mix (pretzels, nuts, seeds, coconut flakes, banana chips, raisins, sugar free chocolate chips)
  • Mixed Nuts
  • PB Oatmeal Raisin Cookies*
  • Raw Veggies with a Dip
  • Celery with a seed butter or nut butter
  • Blueberry Muffins*

*You can find these recipes in the Simply Sugar Free Cookbook 

Store Bought Snacks

  • Wella Bars
  • Justin's Combo Pack (plain almond butter)
  • Justin's Individual Almond Butters (enjoy these with an apple)
  • Organic Fruit Leathers
  • Sweet Potato Chips
  • Hummus & Pretzels
  • Mini Sweet Bell Peppers
  • Unsweetened Banana Chips & Raisins
  • Chips & the single serve guac packs
  • Lily's Brand Chocolate Bars
  • Dried Pineapple
  • Beef Jerkey
  • String cheese


A mom friend tagged me on Facebook today sharing that her daughter asked what it means to "Fuel Your Body," which is a phrase I use often, and used several times in my news segment. I want to encourage you mamas... use that phrase to help to educate your children on the benefits of good food. It's so important for us as parents to talk to our children about good and bad foods. To talk to them about a healthy balance. To show them how to pick healthy foods, and WHY we choose healthy foods. 

Not sure how to talk to your kids about this without being an extremist, here are a few kid friendly ways I do it. 

  1. First and foremost...SET THE EXAMPLE! They do what you do! And like I always say...EXPOSURE EQUALS PREFERENCE! 
  2. Talk to them about foods that God gave us! Think whole foods, that are natural and good for us. Discuss having a balance, and leaning towards more God foods...veggies, nuts, fruits, meats, etc. and then keeping a smaller amount of Man foods available! Demonstrate this in your own food choices as well.
  3. Give your children a VISION of why we should care about eating healthy or "fueling our body," and why we should care about exercise. I always tell my kids..."We love to exercise because God gave us this body, and we want to take care of it so that we can live our happiest, fullest life living for God." (even though my kids don't fully grasp this meaning yet, I consistently repeat it to them, and one day they will understand)

You got this mamas! Remember, even small changes go a long way! Don't feel overwhelmed! And PLEASE, reach out if you need help or have questions! 

All the mom love, XOXO


What to feed your kids!! The ULTIMATE KIDS SNACK!

It's summer, and we still have about a month of it. 

Are you at that place where you are DONE, you are ready to STOP making snacks altogether!?!? 

It seems that when summer hits, we are constantly just feeding our kids! Can I get an "Amen" from my other mamas out there?!?

So what do you feed your kids?


Many times because of the fast pacedness of our society, we tend to go for ease! We fill up baskets and drawers with pre-packaged snacks, that quite frankly probably fuels their sugar desire (or being more frank, let's call it what it is, their sugar ADDICTION), keeps them satisfied for a moment, then their body starts to want MORE! So they come back asking for more snacks! 

The same thing happens with chips, and empty carbs, and things like that. They don't really fuel their body, they just give them some quick energy that will shortly be absorbed, burned off, and their body will want more! 

So why not feed our kids something that's going to fuel them and keep them satisfied longer?!!? 

  1. Many times, like I said, the fueling snacks take more time to prep. So convenience wins out. 
  2. Sometimes it's just that we don't know what to feed them. 

I understand. But let me address both of these issues, and stya with me because I've got a snack that's going to blow both YOU and your kids minds!! 

So to address #1! You are right! HEALTHY FOOD takes time to prep! Look at the trends of our world! Back in the day, more time was spent in the kitchen, and our society was healthier! Today, barely any time is spent in the kitchen, and our health bills are showing the outcome of that! Not to mention that some of the leading causes of death today are now related to what we are eating! WE'VE GOT TO SPEND SOME TIME IN THE KITCHEN! 

Now I'm not saying hours upon hours upon hours. But 1-2 hours a week to prep some meals and/or healthy snacks will save your waistline, your health bills down the road, and potentially YOUR LIFE! It's worth it! YOU ARE WORTH IT! YOUR KIDS ARE WORTH IT!

If you are wondering HOW you can maximize your time, but still make healthy snacks that you AND your kids will love! Join me this week for a "HEALTHY MOM + HEALTHY KIDS BOOTCAMP" It's FREE, 7-days long, and starts on August 2nd! 

Ask to join the group HERE! 

So let's address #2. 

I just don't know WHAT to feed my kids! 

Or maybe you just need more variety from the same 'ol thing you've been making! 

I get that for sure! 

And I can tell you, my bootcamp (you can join above) is FREE, and you will get so many recipes that you AND the kids will love! Plus these recipes are made to keep you FULL and FUEL your body so you aren't wanting MORE in 5 minutes! 

But if you are are looking for a snack to make NOW! I've got you covered! 


What makes these so great!?

These are our favorite go-to afternoon snack, and not only are they delicious, but they are full of healthy goodness. Just a few simple ingredients, and you are getting good healthy fats and proteins to keep you satisfied longer! Plus the kids love to help make these, and they are easy to pack up to take to the park, or put in school lunches! 

All you need is: 

  • 1 apple 
  • 4 TBSP nut butter
  • toppings: shredded coconut, raw cacao nibs, seeds, nuts, chia seeds, cinnamon.

Try it out and let me know what you and your kids think! 

What is your favorite HEALTHY SNACK that both you and your kids LOVE!?!? 



TRAVEL Meal Prep!

I would dare to say that a CORE VALUE of my family's is to TRAVEL, TRAVEL, TRAVEL! 

Explore, see the world, relax, take a time out, enjoy every adventure possible! That basically describes everything that I LOVE! 

Now I think I have always LOVED to travel, and the excitement of new places and new experiences, and making memories. HOWEVER, when we (my husband and I) both became business owners who work for ourselves FULL TIME, well, the need, and desire to travel and take vacations grew tremendously! 

When you work for yourself, there's not an 8-5 rule, there's no weekend's off. I mean YES, there is SO MUCH FREEDOM which I'm so thankful for! But when we are on, we ARE ON! Especially my husband! He's a hard worker and loves what he does! So to really relax, we've got to take a break and get away some! 

So this week we are visiting family and then taking an *adults only* vacation to New Orleans, LA. to attend the Beachbody Summit! (I'm so stoked) **Be sure you follow my Instagram Stories to keep up with all of our fun this week! (My husband and I will also be going LIVE a lot on Facebook, so keep an eye out for that too!) 

Something else I've realized though, a little trick about traveling, is that if you want to 1) eat healthy, and 2) save money while traveling, you need to TRAVEL MEAL PREP! 

Even just stopping at a convenient store for a snack, or grabbing food in the airport can certainly add up! So when we travel, (especially road trips), I now spend the week before meal prepping lots of yummy snacks and foods! Sometimes we even like to take breakfasts and/or lunch to save money on entire meals while there! And if we are road tripping, we ALWAYS travel with a cooler! If we are flying, we pack travel snacks, and then might grab some healthy foods at a grocery store once we arrive to our destination! 

Then, when we do this we can splurge at night and enjoy some delicious meals out, plus drinks, without feeling guilty or like we are spending too much money! 

So here's a go-to TRAVEL MEAL PREP list you can use!

 (always check below for my LIVE Facebook video where I shared all the food I made this week!) 


  • Breakfast burritos
  • Egg muffins
  • Sugar free muffins*
  • protein bars
  • Shakeology balls
  • Oatmeal Pies*


  • Sandwiches
  • Turkey/Avocado Roll-ups
  • Homemade Luncheables
  • Shakeology, and I always travel with my small blender


  • Salsa & Chips*
  • Protein Balls*
  • Sweet Peppers & sometimes a dip with it
  • Raw Veggies & dip (I use a Greek Yogurt Ranch for these)
  • Apples & Nut Butter
  • Granola* (Homemade) 
  • Trail Mix
  • Mixed Nuts
  • Popcorn (I pop a huge amount on the stove and travel with it! This is great for snacking in the car)
  • Bars (homemade) or...
  • Wella Bars (my favorite flavor is peanut butter & honey)
  • LIly's Chocolate Bars
  • Hemp Seeds from Manitoba Harvest 
  • Sugar Free Cookies*
  • Sweet Potato Chips
  • Wine--for when we just want to relax at the hotel! I love taking FitVine Wine because it's clean, and low in sugar! Use code SUELL10 for 10% off! 

*Food marked with a * can be found in my Simply Sugar Free Cookbook

I hope this helps you the next time you are taking a vacation! 





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Roasted Grapefruit SPLASH

It's 4th of July weekend, which usually means....lots of fun in the sun with family! And when you are out in hot weather, a cold, fruity drink can usually make you feel incredible! Throw some gin in the drink....and well, you will feel that much better! 

So, in honor of a fun and celebratory weekend, I created an amazing cocktail recipe for you guys! 



First off though, let's just talk about why this Grapefruit Splash is the perfect drink for this time of year! 

For starters, grapefruit is in season right now, and the benefits of eating in season foods, (see an entire list of summer fruits & veggies here), are huge! 

Benefits of eating in season fruits

  • It's cheaper
  • Tastes Better
  • Fresher & with Higher Nutritional Value
  • Avoids Contaminates and GMO's
  • Supports the bodies natural nutritional needs
  • More environmentally friendly

Secondly, Grapefruit is full of nutritional value, and what better way to enjoy it than in a cocktail!?!

Benefits of Grapefruit: 

  • Weightloss
  • Increases Heart Health
  • Fights off High Blood Pressure and Cancer
  • Benefits the digestive system
  • Is good for the skin
  • Is Hydrating

So if you haven't been enjoying grapefruit this time of year, this ROASTED GRAPEFRUIT SPLASH is the perfect way to start! 


Roasted Grapefruit SPLASH


  • 2 large grapefruits
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • + enough syrup to drizzle on grapefruits
  • Gin
  • Lemon LaCroix


  1. Turn oven on broil. Cut the grapefruits in half, (cut a slice or two for garnishing as well) and lay cut side up on a baking pan. Drizzle tops with pure maple syrup. Broil for 7 minutes. 
  2. Heat up water and maple syrup either in a small saucepan, or in a microwave. Stir thoroughly. 
  3. Once the grapefruit is done, take the juice of the grapefruit (I use a small handheld juicer to get the juice from it), and combine that with the simple syrup (water+maple syrup). Refrigerate until cooled. 
  4. In cup, fill with ice. Add 1 shot of gin. (or 2 if you are feeling it), plus 2 shots of grapefruit mixture, then top it off with the Lemon LaCroix. (feel free to try other flavors of LaCroix with it as well!) 

As always, make the recipe, snap a photo, share it, and tag me! @Brittanysuell #simplysugarfree


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P.S. Join me starting Monday for a FREE 7-Day Introduction to the Sugar Free Lifestyle Bootcamp! Fill the form out below to get signed up! 

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Is Your Breastmilk As Good As You Think?

I am a mom of 2, and my youngest, just turned a year old! My son is 3, my daughter is 1, and I absolutely love my role of being able to love on them, teach them, inspire and impact them! It was actually in 2014 after becoming a mom that I decided to give up sugar. I share my entire story in my cookbook, but basically, after hearing about and reading about the major affects of sugar, I realized I wanted something more for my children! 

I have always had a desire, as most of us do, to give my kids the best opportunity at an amazing life! Even when it comes to food! I want them to have a good relationship with food, to choose foods that fuel their bodies, and to know what eating real, whole foods look like! 

It is the drive and passion behind what I do! I want to help other women do the same, and impact generations beyond themselves due to the choices they make about health and fitness! 

I am thankful for my little balls of inspiration! 

My family floating the river the day after we ran the Tough Mudder '17!

My family floating the river the day after we ran the Tough Mudder '17!

It was quite a surprise to me when I learned that some of the foods I am eating, although healthy, may not be doing as much for my baby as I thought it was!  And, as I sit hear nursing child number two, I can't believe that hospitals, doctors, etc. don't educate new mother's on the potential of their breastmilk not being up to par for their children. 


Have you ever heard of DHA in Breastmilk? 

DHA is a vital Omega 3 Fatty Acid for a baby's health as they grow during their first 2 years. DHA is crucial in a child's early development, in particular for their visual acuity and cognitive development. 

It's estimated that over 75% of American's are defficient in DHA! Can you believe this!? That means that mom's all over the place aren't realizing the power of what they eat, how it affects their breastmilk, and how ultimately it is affecting their children! I mean, as a mom breastfeeding my second child, this is the first time anyone has ever really spoken to the fact that my nutrition is having an affect on my baby...other than the cup of coffee I had keeping her awake at night! (hello decaf!)

It makes sense though right. 

We've always heard the quote..."YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT."

Well how true is that!? And in this case. "You AND YOUR BABY are what YOU eat!"

I think knowing this powerful component to breastmilk would be a great opportunity for postpartum nutrition counseling. It would be a great opportunity to teach women about what kind of foods fuel their body, and how to eat well! Then maybe in the long run, this could also be passed down to their children, and maybe, just maybe begin to make changes to our nation's lack of good nutrition! 

So...wondering how to get your Breastmilk DHA results? 

It's so so so simple...and NO getting blood drawn. Actually, YOU DON'T EVEN HAVE TO LEAVE YOUR HOUSE! 

Everlywell Well provides convenient at-home health testing! So....grab you a DHA Testing Kit, it's shipped to your house, you use a little breast milk to put on a tab (about 3-4 drops), send it back, and within a few days you get an email sharing your results in a way that is easy for ANYONE to understand! Simple as it gets! 



So ready to hear about my results....even with eating mostly well, I still ranked LOW on my DHA level! Now, before we all start FREAKING OUT! One great thing, is according to Everly Well, "Even if your breast milk DHA levels are below recommended, because breast milk offers so many benefits most providers and research do not suggest stopping breastfeeding. Instead, you can try optimizing your DHA levels, ideally through diet."

So on that note...here are a few things I'm going to be implementing to start upping the DHA in my breastmilk because I plan to breastfeed my now 1 year old daughter until at least 24 months. (yep, I'm one of those "weird" moms....I like to use the term GRANOLA...it's nicer!) 

  • Eat fatty fish such as salmon or tuna (I never eat fish, so I need to start!)
  • Taking Beef Liver
  • Eggs
  • More Flax Seed
  • Eat more Yogurt or add it to smoothies
  • Take a DHA Supplement (this would be my last resort, ideally I would like to get more DHA in my foods)2w

I am so thankful to know what I do now about DHA and breastmilk. Not only for the sake of my baby now, but because I know I will be having more kids, and I want to provide the best milk possible for the growth and development of my babies! 



Please, let me know if this was helpful for you! Or, if you have any questions! 


Brittany aka that "Granola" momma


Disclaimer: Through my partnership with Fit Approach, I was given the DHA Testing Kit from Everyly Well for my honest feedback. All opinions are geniune and truly how I feel. 

EASY to make, EASY to eat! Sugar Free BAGEL RECIPE!

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So...I didn't eat bagels until late in life. Sometime in my mid-20's I found Einstein Bagel's Cinnamon Sugar Bagel with the honey nut cream cheese! And as a lover of cinnamon toast, I naturally fell in love with this bagel. 

However, I only had it on occasion since there was no Einstein's in my town. Then...when I went sugar free in 2015, it was nearly impossible to find any bagels made without sugar. 

I personally tried numerous recipes, and not only were they all very time consuming and straight up just hard to make, but they never really turned out very well...sadly. 

Finally... 2.5 years later, I have developed the PERFECT recipe! And if you didn't know, most bagels are made after mixing, rolling dough, cutting dough, boiling, then FINALLY baking dough! WOW....I told you it was hard! 

This recipe though is so easy! Just snag up a donut pan, mix the ingredients, bake them and ENJOY! 

OH...don't forget to snap a pic and share it with me! #SimplySugarFree @brittanysuell @simplysugarfreecookbook

By the way, if you haven't snagged your copy of my cookbook yet, now is your chance! GO HERE TO ORDER ONE


  • 6 eggs
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek Yogurt
  • 2TBSP ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup vanilla plant based protein powder
  • 1/2 cup blueberries


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix eggs and Greek Yogurt in a mixer
  • Add in flaxseed, salt, baking powder, coconut flour and protein powder together
  • Rub coconut oil in a 6 capacity donut pan
  • Add dough evening in the 6 donuts
  • Bake bagels for 25 minutes until golden brown
  • Cool slightly then remove from pan
  • Eat right away, or keep refrigerated until ready to toast and serve