You guys are going to LOVE these!

Fitness and nutrition guru, Jorge Cruise, just appeared on The View and gave some pretty intriguing  recipes for the new year. Sharing his desert and lunch/dinner recipes, Jorge revealed several tips to keep healthy and motivated throughout the year.

The recipes he shared are beyond delicious and since I loved making them so much too, I figured I’d share them with you. Be sure to check out the recipes below and let me know if you try them!



Malibu Salad

PHOTO: Celebrity trainer Jorge Cruises Malibu salad featured on The View.Ingredients:
• 4 to 6 cups loosely packed, bite-size sliced leaves of Italian Black kale, thick ribs removed
• Juice of 1 lemon
• 4 tbsp avocado oil
• 2 cloves mashed garlic
• Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
• Hot red pepper flakes to taste
• 2/3 cup grated Pecorino Toscano cheese or any other grated Italian cheese
• Grilled chicken thigh (marinated in avocado oil)

1. Marinate chicken thigh in avocado oil, salt, pepper, hot red pepper flakes then cook
2. Place the kale in a serving bowl
3. Whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, salt, black pepper, and a generous pinch of red pepper flakes
4. Pour the dressing over the kale and toss well. Add the cheese, reserving 2 tbsp, and toss again
5. Let the kale sit for at least 5 minutes
6. Add the cheese, toss again, and top with the chicken


Brooke Burke’s Oven-Baked Spaghetti Squash

PHOTO: Brooke Burkes oven-baked spaghetti squash featured by celebrity trainer Jorge Cruise on The View.Ingredients:
• 1 large or 2 smallish spaghetti squash
• 4 tbsp avocado pil
• A generous sprinkle of salt and ground black pepper
• Fresh thyme to garnish, if desired
• Fresh Salmon

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
2. Cut the squash in half and scoop out the guts and seeds with a spoon; place the squash halves in a roasting pan and drizzle them with a generous amount of avocado oil then sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper
3. Turn the squash flesh side down, add ½ cup of water to the pan and bake in the oven, uncovered, for about 60-75 minutes until the squash feels soft when squeezed and the skin and flesh can easily be pierced with the tip of a sharp knife
4. When your squash is done baking, remove it from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes, then flip the halves over and gently scrape the flesh with a fork to form strands that resemble spaghetti
5. Add cooked salmon
6. Serve hot, garnish with a little bit of fresh thyme (or another herb of your choice)


Sam’s Buttercup Gum Drops

PHOTO: Sams buttercup gum drops featured by celebrity trainer Jorge Cruise on The View.

• ½ cup grass-fed, unsalted butter
• 1 cup coconut oil
• ¼ tsp sea salt
• ½ tsp cinnamon
• 1 tbsp liquid stevia

1. Place the butter in a microwave-safe dish. Microwave on high for 30-45 seconds until melted
2. Combine the melted butter with the coconut oil, sea salt, cinnamon and stevia
3. Whisk and pour into an ice cube tray
4. Place the ice cube tray in the freezer for 4 hours
5. Remove the ice cube tray from freezer, pop out the gumdrops and ENJOY!