The Ultimate pre-workout smoothie recipe:
4 to 5 ice cubes
1/2 c unsweetened almond milk
1 tbsp. pnb
1/4 c walnuts
2 tsp ground flaxseeds
3 tsp oats
1 pack instant coffee like Starbucks VIA brand
1 pack cocoa dark choc supplement
Blend until smooth and as always supplement with what you have, leave out the dark choc or coffee, use almonds instead of walnuts…..but do it, make it and make sure you have a pre-workout snack or smoothie so that you can crush your workouts appropriately!! 😉
Read about the nutrition of dates here:
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3/4 c Plain Greek yogurt (can sub with a banana and 1 scoop protein powder…will be less “tart’ though)-which you may like even better!
1 small granny smith apple chopped-skin on
1/2 c almond milk, soy, skim or whatever you like-but keep it on the lite side
3 tsp oats
1 tsp chia seeds
2 tsp flax seeds
throw in a few of each: walnuts and almonds
3 ice cubes
Need more energy? Who doesn’t?!?! Try this granola in the morning for breakfast, as a snack or as a pre workout boost!
Here is what is in it and why it is so fabulous:
4 cups Old fashioned oats
1 cup unsalted sliced roasted almonds-protein, vitamin E, manganese (the miracle mineral) go ahead look it up-I dare you!
1/2 cup chopped walnuts-amino acids (good fats!)
1/2 cup unsalted roasted soybeans-high protein, fiber, manganese and iron
1/2 cup unsalted sunflower seeds-protein, folate and amino acids
1/2 cup roasted salted pepitas-protein, magnesium, phosphorus and manganese
1/2 cup chia seeds-B vitamins, fiber and amino acids
1/2 cup chopped dates
2 tbsp cinnamon
Bake oats, chia seeds,walnuts, almonds and cinnamon mixture spread flat on a baking sheet at 350 for 20 to 25 min. Once that cools add all other ingredients and mix well! Serving size is 1/4 cup.
Enjoy and Happy Healthy New Year!!!
4 c old-fashioned oats
1 c raw natural sliced almonds
1/2 c chopped walnuts
1/4 c flaxseed meal
1/4 c honey
McCormick’s Cinnamon and Sugar grinder-about 2 tbsp or 20 grinds
Mix together and bake for 15 min at 350 degrees, give it a shake around to be careful not to burn any one area and bake for another 10 min. Make sure it is spread thinly and evenly on the pan.
Let cool for 25 min then add:
1 c roasted & salted pepitas (the inside of a pumpkin seed-very high in protein)
1/2 c dried cranberries
1/2 c mini chocolate chip morsels
Makes 8 total cups or 32 servings-a serving size is 1/4 cup.
I love to put mine on Greek yogurt or have it with almond milk. It is very satisfying and helps with my sweet and salty cravings!