Super simple Post Workout Green Smoothie! Filled with protein, iron, magnesium, omegas, and potassium! Just what your muscles need after a good challenging workout. Plus, isn’t it ridiculously good looking? Just like you will be after all those fat blasting workouts I know you are all doing! Am I right?
Check out the recipe for this beautiful green goddess!
Post Workout Green Smoothie
1 handful organic spinach
1/2 frozen banana
1/4 cup frozen mango chunks
3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
2 scoops Aloha Vanilla Protein Powder
Blend all of the ingredients above together until desired creamy consistency
1 tsp bee pollen
Nut butter (optional)
Top it off with whatever toppings you want!
Then, enjoy! Fuel your body and have a fantastic day!
Been craving a tex-mex all veggie salad this week and I finally got around to making it! This beauty is beyond simple to make and is the epitome of freshness. I didn’t follow any particular recipe for this because many that I looked at were slightly funky and included ingredients that I don’t necessarily love (for example: one called for a can of green chiles??) not really my jam, so I stuck with the basics. Shout out to my mom also because she used to make this dish a TON during the summer 🙂 It’s definitely a family favorite.
I like to grill up a chicken breast to serve alongside the salad, but if you are vegetarian or vegan, or just simply don’t want meat, this salad is quite filling due to the amount of veggies and beans it contains! Plus, isn’t it just beautiful? Eat your colors people.
Healthy Veggie Salad
1 15oz can black beans (rinsed/drained)
1 15oz can garbanzo beans (rinsed/drained)
1 15oz can corn (rinsed/drained)
1 Green Bell Pepper (diced into small pieces)
1 pkg of Cherry Tomatoes
1/4 cup Cilantro
1 Red Onion (chopped into small pieces)
Juice of 2 Limes
1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper (add as you’d like)
Mix all ingredients (EXCEPT avocado) into a large bowl.
I like to make the salad a few hours before I am ready to eat it. That way it allows the flavors to blend together and the lime to soak into the veggies even more!)
Happy Saturday Everyone!
Today is a beautiful day! Not only because the rain and snow and all things COLD are finally out of our weather forecast here in Utah, but because this NEW smoothie recipe is here!
Yesterday I was really missing the beach and California, and if there is one thing that makes me feel like I’m on a tropical vacation everyday it’s a SMOOTHIE!
I have been feeling a cold coming on, so I decided to toss in a little extra Vitamin C lovin’ to this mango berry creation!
I know, you might be thinking eww… but no, this is for real tangy, sweet, and bursting with flavor!
Give it a try and let me know what you think!
I’ll be running the trails today and this smoothie was the perfect way to power up, detox my body from any sickness trying to get me, and put me in a sunny mood!
1/2 cup Frozen Berry Medley
(Raspberries, Blackberries, Blueberries)
This past week was full of WAY too many rich and indulgent foods. I found myself trying to get back to the basics today with some hard boiled eggs, salad, turkey breast, fruit and sweet potato.
However, of course, (like clockwork) after dinner I started craving chocolate!
I decided to use the leftover 1/2 of my sweet potato from dinner to make a sweet concoction!
Here is what I ended up with! A sweet potato mug brownie!
Sweet Potato Mug Brownie
1 TBSP Coconut Flour
2 TBSP Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1/4 TBSP Baking Powder
3 TBSP Almond Milk
1/2 of a sweet potato
1/2 TBSP Peanut Butter (or any nut butter)
1 TBSP Coconut Sugar
Mix coconut flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder together in a mug.
Add the almond milk, mashed sweet potato, peanut butter (or any other nut butter) and coconut sugar.
Mix until there are no lumps.
Microwave for 2-3 minutes until the brownie is set (you determine how firm you want it!)
Sprinkle chocolate chips on top (optional)
I hope you will try this recipe when you are feeling a sweet tooth coming on, but you don’t want all the regret that comes with a typical dessert!
Another energy bite recipe up on the blog! I know I have mentioned before how much I LOVE tasty, healthy snacks, but let me just say it once more!
These cinnamon vanilla breakfast bites are also a HUGE hit because they are vegan, gluten-free, and they don’t require any bake time. How easy is that? They are versatile and can be enjoyed in the AM with a cup of joe, or they can be an afternoon snack, OR even a healthy dessert! Whoa, talk about options, am I right?
I also encourage any snack that has cinnamon in it. Cinnamon is great for the metabolism, lowers blood sugar levels, and reduces heart disease risk factors! Plus, it’s one of my favorite tasting spices 🙂
These bites can be a bit cumbersome to mix together, but trust me, once you get the dough to stick you are set! Roll the balls as small or as large as you like. If you do what I did and make 1 inch balls you will yield ~12 energy bites.
I woke up this morning and knew that I needed to start the weekend off right! I went straight to the fridge and pulled out all the fruits! and of course veggies! I mean, DUH look at this smoothie bowl–it’s GREEN!
So what ingredients did I use?
2 handfuls of organic spinach
1/4 cup frozen pineapple
1/2 cup frozen strawberries, mango and raspberries (medley)
Freshly squeezed juice of half an orange
1/2 frozen banana
1 scoop Vega vanilla protein powder
1/4 cup (or more if you desire a smoothie that is less “thick”) unsweetened vanilla almond milk
That’s it! Super quick, easy, full of fiber, plant-based delicious-ness and will give you all the energy you need to tackle today!