I would like to share (with her permission) a recipe for a protein smoothie that I got from a local nutritionist. She has counselled family and friends and gets high praise. I like this recipe because it works for the child (or adult) who is fruit averse, or generally averse to anything unusual, but who would benefit from having a protein rich breakfast or snack to replace a sugary carb load. It is quick to make and can be consumed in the car running late to work or school.
This is my first blog! I just got done working out and thought Id share my post workout smoothie with you all. 1 Banana1/2 cup Chocolate almond milk1 tbsp Organic peanutbutter1/2 tsp Flax seed1/2 tsp Chai seeds (optional)Ice
The fall always makes me want soup. I love soup, and it is one of the things that is sometimes dissapointing in eating out that a food that can be so healthy is often caloric without flavor and heavy without depth. A cream soup, in my mind, can be a wonderful treat, but I don't want it often, and if I am going to have it I want it to be really worth it. At least 20 years ago my younger brother, who is a chef, made a cream of broccoli soup for Christmas that was so good I ate 3 bowls and didn't have anything else he made.
Here is a great recipe and pre or post workout snack:Ingredients:3 cups of egg whites8 oz. of organic cheddar cheese1 cup of fresh organic spinach1 can of organic mushroomsSpray muffin tins with cooking spray. Put a 1/4 cup of liquid egg whites in each of the 12 muffin tins.Divide the cooked spinach and mushrooms in each muffin holder. Sprinkle the cheese in last.
Here is a great recipe that is a healthy alternative to the traditional muffin. It is also great before or after a workout because of the healthy distribution of protein to carbohydrates.Recipe:2 ripe bananas2 cups of almond meal (I use Trader Joes)1 tsp of baking soda1 tsp of baking powder1 tsp of cinnamon1 tsp vanillapinch of salt2 eggs ( I use organic)1 tablespoon of honey (I use raw)1/2 cup of dark mini chocolate chips (Enjoy Life brand is gluten, dairy, and soy free)
We have had a rather snowy and cold winter in New England, but we can see the beginnings of spring. I actually felt happy the other day as the snow melted and I could see the mud underneath. This also means that the cold and snowy walks my dog and I have been taking will slowly be morphing into longer, less bundled, strolls in the woods. I would like to share today my recipe for granola. This is not a low calorie, low fat snack. This is something lightweight, needing no refrigeration, and packed with protein and fiber.
Try this healthy and tasty way to season your meats and save money. This particular recipe is used in a pound of boneless skinless chicken thighs for grilling:Marinade: (Used with bulk spices found at Whole Foods Market)1 tsp Tumeric (good for color and anti-inflamatory spice)1 tsp Chipotle Chili Spice1 tablespoon brown sugar1/2 tspn garlic powder2 tspn celtic sea salt1/2 tspn red pepper flakes1 tspn cumin1/2 cup apple cider or orange juice1 tbsp olive oil1 tbsp apple cider vinegar