Red Cabbage Smoothies

 

These magical drinks will have you feeling awesome and energized!

I have been using red cabbage in my cooking and in my smoothies over the past two months and I know it is aiding in my overall health. I can feel it! It is very affordable. extremely nutritious and can be used in salads, casseroles or smoothies ūüėČ I buy one head of cabbage and use 1/2 of it fresh in salads or dinner dishes and then cut and freeze the rest.

Some of you may be thinking gross….it has such a strong taste so how can THAT be good? When you add kale and spinach you can’t taste it so it is the same theory. Trust me.

I will prove it to you!

Smoothie Recipes:

Powerful purple smoothie!
1/2 c shredded raw Red cabbage (I keep some frozen in my freezer)

1/2 c Mixed frozen Berries (blackberries/blueberries/strawberries/raspberries)-any combo

1/2 of a large Apple

1 c Milk (I used unsweetened coconut/almond milk blend by Silk)

1/2 c Greek yogurt

1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder

1 tsp honey

2 tsp Hempseeds, ground flaxseeds or chia seeds

Blend and enjoy!

red cabbage 2

Pretty Purple smoothie:
Small handful of kale or spinach
Small handful of shredded raw Red cabbage
1 cup milk
Ice
2 tsp hempseeds
1/2 of a ripe banana
1/2 of a ripe avocado
1 tsp honey
1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
Blend

IT IS DELICIOUS!!

red cabbage 1

I hope you guys will try one or both of these.

Don’t be afraid to leave your comfort zone!

xoxo

Adrienne

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Dried fruit & seed/nut mix

nut seed fruit mix

Today I did lots of food prep at home for the week including these seed/nut & dried fruit mixes.

I was semi-obsessed with this certain gelato for the past few months and I kept all of the containers knowing I wanted to do something with them! Last week I made chia seed pudding and used them for that to store individual servings in. I am trying to fill them with anything but the gelato!

This week I wanted to make sure I had snacks for on the go or something healthy to grab at home. So I bought a bag of cashews, a bag of almonds and a bag of dried apricots.

I had at home already a bag of peanuts, sunflower seeds and dates.

To make this mix I used:

1/3 cup almonds (raw no salt added)

1/3 cup cashews (with sea salt)

1/3 cup peanuts (plain no salt added)

3 dried apricots quartered

2 dates quartered

&

2 tbsp sunflower seeds (plain no salt added)

I made 3 containers today. When I run out I will make a new batch with different ingredients and I love that  it is a great use of my gelato containers! I may even give a container to each one of my clients this week just as an unexpected thank you!

I hope you do this at home and grab a lid full as a healthy snack!! The lid is the perfect serving size-about 1/4 cup!

xo-A

 

“Health Nut” Mix

health nut mix

Where to even begin with this!?!?!

Do you want to eat something delicious that is good for your muscles, hair, eyes, nails, skin, heart and brain???

Well here you go you “health nut”!

A special mix I made to say Merry Christmas and thank you to my training clients and people who take my classes at the gym!

Here is the run down:

2 cups raw plain almonds

1 c of each of the following:

unsalted peanuts

roasted sunflower seeds

roasted pepitas

dried cranberries or cherries

1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes

1 tbsp. agave or honey (drizzle all over before mixing)

1 tbsp. cinnamon

Place in large bowl, mix gently with a spoon and scoop out 1/4 c servings into baggies or keep altogether and grab as needed.

Yields: 21   1/4 cup servings

Tips: I find that when I portion out ahead¬†in 1/4 c¬†baggies that really¬†helps. As you may or may not know seeds and nuts are high in calories and fat (good fat) and should be consumed about once a day-a handful or so. I usually keep some sort of nut/seed mix in my bag as emergency food and it also makes for¬†a great pre or after workout boost! Take it hiking, take it on road trips in the car or plane…just make it and¬†take it!

All of these ingredients can be found at your local grocery store. (nothing too fancy!)

So friends….. enjoy, be inspired, take charge, have pride in your health, plan ahead, don’t get caught hungry and¬†put something good in your body that will reflect well on the outside! In this case, be careful if eaten every day your hair may shine, your skin may glow, you may become¬†extremely productive and even see more clearly!!

x0xo-A

Blueberry & Espresso Vanilla Protein Smoothie

Oh. My. So. Good!!!

blueberry espresso protein smoothie

1/2 c frozen or fresh blueberries

20 g vanilla protein powder

3 to 4 ice cubes

1.5  c almond or coconut milk-unsweetened

4 to 5 chocolate covered espresso beans

1 small banana

1 tbsp. flaxseeds or ground flaxseed meal or chia seeds

3 tsp. oats

1 tsp. natural nut butter

Blend well and enjoy!

xoxo-A