We were honored to have Vfitter Misa host a special Valentine's themed kid cooking demo before Valentine's with our members. This nutrient dense and eye pleasing pancake recipe can be served year round - invite the kids and have some fun in the kitchen as you use some beets to help create these rose colored flapjacks. Recipe adapted from the Natural Nurturer
Ladies and gents: Meet the Cacao Mint Chip Protein Smoothie. Just a couple quick fun facts about the mighty cacao bean to get you all excited n’ stuff: 1. It’s one of the most antioxidant rich foods on the planet. 2. In its raw form (= “nibs”), Cacao is unprocessed and does not contain any sugar. 3. It contains over 300 compounds including fiber, iron, magnesium, AND a “bliss” chemical that has a unique resemblance to TCH (don’t worry, you won’t get a buzz. But expect a good mood.)
These protein pancakes are crepe like and add a nice protein punch with the benefits and cherry and chocolate to help with any sweet cravings you may have!
This easy muffin recipe mixes up carrots and an apple pie inspired spice blend that will make your whole house smell AMAZING as they bake. You can also switch out the carrot and use sweet potato or zucchini for a twist. We've adapted this muffin recipe from the 21 Day Sugar Detox by Diane Sanfilippo.
This is a great meal on the go option for those needing a good power boost without spending a lot of time in the kitchen. This smoothie is inspired by the infamous Chunky Monkey flavor from Ben & Jerry's, but packs a nutrient punch with chia seeds and the superfood powers of cacao.
What to do with that overly ripe banana? Why not make these fantastic banana pancakes? Not only are these delicious, they are also gluten free and use a simple oat flour by blending oats in your food processor. With a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg, your whole house will smell AMAZING as you whip these up for friends and family!
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!!! While we have no problem with a little ice cream in moderation, you may not feel great after chowing down a pint a night. If you crave a little after dinner treat, this "mock" ice cream is sure to do the trick. With just 2-3 ingredients (and any toppings if you choose), it's simple to whip up AND packs some healthy fat and essential minerals from the banana. You go from no ice cream, to banana ice cream in just 5 minutes!
Smoothies are an excellent way to seriously pack in a ton of nutrition! Just look at this ingredient list...it's a bit long, but for a moment, imagine sitting at a table eating each ingredient individually. You'd never think to eat spinach for breakfast, or be downing a spoonful of a superfood like spirulina, would you? This also has potassium and electrolyte rich coconut water as part of the liquid base, along with more potassium found in the banana. The list of benefits is MAJOR. Especially if you are working out a lot, this protein and nutrient rich smoothie will help give your body the fuel and nutrients it needs. And - totally free free to mix this one up a bit as you get the hang of it. We like adding things like apples (skin on), frozen pineapples, avocados for extra fat and creaminess, etc to our smoothies too.
If you are looking for a grain free approach to breakfast, that doesn't include eggs, this is your recipe. It is tummy warming, filling and super easy to make. Adapted from Against All Grain by Danielle Walker. This is a wonderful nutrient rich take on cream of wheat.
There is no denying how easy smoothies are to fit into the busiest of lives. Packing a smoothie with a great balance of protein, fat and healthy carbs is a great way to throw together a meal to go. This smoothie packs a bunch of antioxidants, energy and goodness in a cup. Enjoy for breakfast or as a snack.