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Chocolate Avocado Smoothie

Looking for something sweet AND healthy, but don’t have to deal with all the sugar or even have the time to make something? This smoothie is going to be the perfect breakfast alternative! Thank you to Betsy Carter – Concrete & Iron Fitness

 

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Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 cups dairy free milk (almond, coconut or hemp)
  • 1 avocado (peeled and pitted)
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 tablespoon raw cocoa
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
Directions
  1. Blend all ingredients in a Vitamix or powerful blender.
  2. If needed, add water to adjust thickness.
 
Notes
Betsy’s Tip: If this smoothie makes you feel cold, add 1/4 teaspoon of warming spice such as cinnamon, nutmeg, or clove. Or, have a hot cup of dandelion or chamomile tea with raw honey to warm your digestion.


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Ananda Spa Seeded Granola Bars

This recipe is designed a little differently, originally from India (so the quantities are set up a little differently.) It is 100% worth it once you get those math equations working.

“These guest favorite Granola Bars are courtesy of Ananda Spa in the Himalayas. The executive Chef, Narenda Sharma, carefully creates recipes for guests which feature wholesome ingredients, like oats, coconut flour and seeds.  In this recipe, he uses a popular powdered sugar substitute called Natura which is a sucralose product.  In the USA, you can use Splenda, or coconut sugar crystals to taste.”

 

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Ingredients
  • 500 Grams unsalted butter
  • 1250 Grams sugar free powdered sugar
  • 1000 Grams white oats
  • 400 Grams coconut flour
  • 300 Grams sesame seeds
  • 50 Grams sunflower seeds
Directions
  1. Melt the butter with powdered sugar substitute in a sauce pan
  2. Mix all other ingredients together and fold it with melted butter and sugar substitute
  3. Spray a baking tray with pan spray
  4. Spread the mixture into the baking tray and bake at 160 degrees for 15 mins
 
Notes
Try coconut sugar crystals or other natural sweetener to taste.


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Raspberry Banana Chia Seed Protein Blast

On the go? Don’t have enough time to cook or make anything? Well this is the perfect alternative for you. It is flavorful and will keep you full until you do have time in your busy schedule to eat something.

“If you have an activity filled day ahead and you need a good start, or the heat gets you beat and you need an afternoon pick-me-up after a work-out, try this protein filled Raspberry Banana Chia Seed Protein Blast which guests of Red Mountain Resort in Utah enjoy.  Bright, thick, creamy and sharp!”

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Ingredients
  • 2 cups plain yogurt
  • 4 teaspoons Chia seeds
  • 2 cups frozen raspberries
  • 1/4 cup whey protein powder
  • 2 bananas, peeled
Directions
  1. Scoop yogurt into the blender first for easier pureeing.
  2. Add in remaining ingredients and blend until smooth; scrape sides of the blender to make sure all powder is incorporated into the recipe.
  3. Pour into a glass and enjoy.


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Miraval Green Smoothie for Clear Skin

Clear Skin? Sign me up, it is equally nutritious as it is delicious! Enjoy and go green, thanks Miraval Resort!

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Ingredients
  • 2 cups chopped cucumber, with skin on
  • 1 cup Granny Smith apple, stemmed and seeded
  • 1 cup chopped celery hearts
  • 1 heart of romaine lettuce, about 6 oz., or, a handful of baby spinach
  • 1/3 cup fresh pineapple for a sweet flavor or- the zest and juice of 1 lime for tart flavor
  • 1 sprig parsley
 Directions
  1. Combine all the ingredients in the bowl of a heavy juicer or blender, and process on high speed until smooth and frothy.
  2. Pour into a tall glass and serve immediately.
  3. Makes 12 oz. Calorie count is a for 6 oz serving.


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Green Tangerine Dream Smoothie

Found this super easy smoothie recipe to make, it is a perfect starter to get that nice healthy energy boost. Bye bye coffee hello green machine! Special thanks to Christine Denney at the Oaks at Ojai.

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INGREDIENTS

1 celery rib

3-4 “ section of European cucumber

½ peeled lemon

1 large handful of spinach

4 tangerines, peeled

1-2 Tbs.  fresh ginger root

¾ c. water

20 green grapes

2 Tbs. mint

Optional:  2 TBS. chia seed

DIRECTIONS

Blend it all together (What that’s it?!)


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Natural Energy Juice Shot

I found this great power booster recipe by Scott D at Rancho La Puerta. What I love the most is it is so easy to make, I think I will go try it!

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The Power Booster Energy Shot from Tierra Allegre is a natural energy juice drink.  It reminds me of falling in love.  It left me warm and tingly inside and looking forward to our next encounter. The flavorful fresh ginger packs in a wallop of antioxidants, and has anti-inflammatory benefits.  The cayenne adds a dash of heat.  This natural energy drink is perfect for a late morning energy boost. I also enjoy it in the afternoon as a refresher, as a replacement for caffeine. Makes two shots, about four ounces each.

Ingredients:

  • 1” Chunk of Fresh Ginger Root
  • 1 Medium Lemon
  • 1/2 Green Apple
  • Dash of Cayenne

Directions:

  1. Slice or chop ginger so it fits in your juicer.
  2. Peel the lemon. Slice the lemon into quarter sized wedges for easier juicing.
  3. Slice a whole green apple in half. You can juice the seeds and stem. Rub the lemon peel or drizzle a little lemon juice onto the exposed side of the apple to prevent oxidation. Preserve the unused half for later.
  4. Process the lemon, ginger and apple through your juicer.
  5. Pour the juice into small glasses and sprinkle with a dash of fresh cayenne. You can grind your own cayenne in a blade coffee grinder or spice grinder.


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Soft and Chewy Pumpkin Protein Balls

Happy October! In need of a pick-me-up? Get your pumpkin fix and more energy! Follow this recipe for 5-Ingredient Soft and Chewy Pumpkin Protein Balls that will knock your socks off. You’ll love the easy prep too – just mix all of your ingredients together, shape them in to balls on a cookie sheet and chill. Happy cooking and enjoy!

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1 scoop (30g) vanilla protein powder
  • 2 tbsp smooth almond butter
  • 2 tbsp canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice

For detailed preparation instructions, you can find the original recipe on Carrots N’ Cake. Love what you taste? Follow Carrots N’ Cake on social media: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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