When it’s this cold outside (-10!), it’s difficult for me to reach into the fridge and grab some greens!
I do it anyways…as eating my greens is super important for feeling incredibly vibrant, but I definitely need to talk myself into whipping up a large salad, or a cold smoothie.
Smoothies and salads are great during the summer months to keep us cool and fuelled!
During the winter, you just need to get a little creative with your greens.
As you know, I’m an avid smoothie drinker and like to think of myself as the Queen of smoothies.
So here’s a simple smoothie recipe that is perfect for the cold winter months.
It contains a mix of ‘warming’ spices that help to heat your internal body temperature while still offering you a whopping dose of minerals and antioxidants from ‘cold’ greens!
Ginger and cinnamon are amazing spices to add to your smoothies as they help to fire up your digestive juices, plus they offer a ton of antioxidants and help to support the health of your liver!
Here’s the recipe…
2 cups spring water 1 cup coconut water half a pear half a banana
half a kiwi
juice of half a lemon large handful of spinach 2 tsp spirulina (Giddy Yoyo makes a great one!) 1 tsp ground or fresh ginger 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp chia seeds 2 tbsp hemp seeds 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional, but great to add if this is for breakfast to help keep you full)
Blend all ingredients together in a high speed blender.
Happy Monday Everyone! Hope you missed me last week 😉 I decided since it was labor day long weekend to take a mini break! I hid my phone away and computer and enjoyed some much needed time with friends, family and the sun! But I’m back now, with 2 VERY simple and delicious recipes that are perfect for a busy back to work monday! My morning chia porridge takes minutes to make, is full of plant based protein, healthy fats and slow releasing carbohydrates to take you through your morning. And for an afternoon pick me up, my apricot protein bars will do the trick! They are kid friendly approved-making them perfect for a quick after school snack and keep in the fridge for up to 1 week! Enjoy!
Cinnamon Chia Porridge
Natures Path launched this delicious gluten free chia, buckwheat and hemp mix that I just had to try! I revamped it with some additional ingredients, making it more filling and nutrient dense. Feel free to add/take away any ingredients. Adding in a scoop of chocolate or vanilla protein powder would also be a great option!
Directions Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, then add almond milk. Let the mixture sit for a few minutes as the chia expands and absorbs the milk, which helps to thicken the mixture.
Apricot Almond ProteinBars These bars are super easy to make and versatile. Add whichever nuts, seeds or dried fruits that you prefer!
Ingredients 1 cup raw almond butter
3 heaping tbsp raw honey Dry Mix:
1 cup brown rice flakes
2 scoops vanilla protein powder
1/2 cup almonds, chopped
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1 cup apricots, cut into quarters
Heat almond butter and honey together over low heat in a pan. Once melted together, add all dry ingredients and mix well. Press mixture together into a pyrex dish and refrigerate for 2 hours. To serve – leave out for 10 minutes to soften and cut into squares.