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Recipes That Will Boost Your Energy (And Your Fitness Game)

Eating healthy and keeping fit has strangely become a new fad, and we absolutely LOVE it. Besides the obvious health benefits, clean eating promotes better moods and boosted energy levels, not to mention it's insanely contagious. Add a little extra light and happiness into your life with these energy boosting recipes, and watch your days become a lot more productive.

 

Mango Lassi 18g Protein Smoothie

Recipe: Purple Foodie

Recipe: Purple Foodie

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup frozen mango chunks
  • ¾ cup (one 6-ounce container) plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup cold water
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon maple syrup
  • Dash of pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch of cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon chopped pistachios

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients together in a blend and mix until smooth.
  2. Pour into a glass and top with crushed pistachios.

 


Present Glow Bars

Ingredients:

Recipe: Oh She Glows

Recipe: Oh She Glows

  • ½ cup pecans, finely chopped
  • 1 ½ cups gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1 ¼ rice crisp cereal
  • ¼ cup pepita seeds
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup brown rice syrup
  • ¼ cup roasted almond butter or peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 300*F. Line a 9-inch square cake pan with two pieces of parchment paper (one going each way).
  2. Spread the pecans in an even layer on a rimmed baking sheet and toast them in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes, until lightly golden and fragrant. Set aside to cool. 
  3. In a large bowl, combine the oats, rice crisp cereal, pepita seeds, cranberries, cinnamon, and salt. Stir in the cooled toasted pecans.
  4. In a small saucepan, stir together the brown rice syrup and almond butter until well combined. Cook over medium to high heat until the mixture softens and bubbles slightly, then remove the pan from the heat and stir in the vanilla.
  5. Pour the almond butter mixture over the oat mixture, using a spatula to scrape every last bit out of the pan. Stir well until all of the oats and cereal are coated in the wet mixture. (The mixture will be very thick and difficult to stir.)
  6. Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan, spreading it out unto an uneven layer. Lightly wet your hands and press down on the mixture to even it out. Use a pastry roller to compact the mixture firmly and evenly. This helps the bar hold together better. Press down on the edges with your fingers to even out the mixture.
  7. Place the pan in the freezer, uncovered, and chill for 10 minutes, or until firm.
  8. Lift the oat square out of the pan, using the parchment paper as handles, and place it on a cutting board. With a pizza roller (or serrated knife), slice the square into 6 rows and then slice them in half to make 12 bars total.
  9. Wrap the bars individually in plastic wrap or foil and store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Alternatively, you can store them in the freezer for up to 1 month. 

 


Avocado Truffle Chocolates

Recipe: Yummy Healthy Easy

Recipe: Yummy Healthy Easy

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 ripe avocado, mashed
  • ¾ cup dark chocolate, melted
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • cocoa powder

DIRECTIONS

  1. Melt dark chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, mash avocado. When chocolate is smooth, pour into mashed avocado and stir together. Add in vanilla and cinnamon.
  3. When combined and clump-free, place in refrigerator for about a half hour. When cooled and hardened, scoop into 10-12 balls and roll until smooth.
  4. Roll each ball in a bowl of cocoa powder and serve. Place any remaining truffles in air tight container.

Inner Glow Nutrition Recipe || Raw 'Tuna' Salad

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Kristin Fraser, the guru behind Inner Glow Nutrition, is back with another delicious recipe, perfect for summer potlucks and picnics!  

tuna salad wrap

 

Summer is here and it’s time for renewed commitment to your health. Winter comfort food cravings start to subside and fresh, lighter foods are where it’s at. A perfect recipe to add to your mix is the sunflower “tuna” salad below. Perfect for topping on rice crackers, cucumber slices or lettuce wraps with the recommended goodies. Go to http://www.innerglownutrition.ca/something-to-chew-on to read up on more health benefits of sunflower seeds and be sure to check out this month's Chew Tube Video as well! Just 2 minutes! http://www.innerglownutrition.ca/chew-tube


Raw "Tuna" Salad Wrap

Serves 2


 

This Delicious faux “Tuna Salad” is a huge hit. Enjoy on top of crackers, (rice crackers or raw), with just cucumber slices or as a wrap as per below. 2 Cups Sunflower Seeds, soaked 12-24hrs 1/2 Cup pickle Juice (Bubbies Brand is best for some fermented goodness!) ¼ Cup Lemon Juice ½ Cup White Onion, minced ½ Cup Celery, minced ¼ Cup Red Pepper, minced ¼ Cup Parsley, minced ¼ Cup Dill, minced 2 Tbsp Dulse Flakes (or ground fresh dulse) *Optional toppings: vegan mayo, cucumber, tomatoes, pickles, sprouts

 

1. Process sunflower seeds with pickle juice and lemon juice. 2. Mix in remaining Ingredients. 3. Place in Wrap of choice: Collards, lettuce or sprouted grain tortilla with fresh sliced cucumber, vegan mayo if desired, fresh pickles, chopped fresh cherry tomatoes, mixed sprout mix.


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Inner Glow Nutrition: Stepping Up to the Plate—How to Change the Way you Eat!

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Today's guest post comes from Kristin Fraser—Holistic Nutritionist, Live Foods Chef, and Owner of Inner Glow Nutrition. You can read her past posts here.

I spend most days talking about healthier foods, why we should consume them, trying to inspire people to eat them and even laying out the roadmap to do so. But I find that the most effective way to really make some shifts in people is to let them taste for themselves. There’s something powerful about tasting a dairy free vanilla cream cake on a raw chocolate pecan crust drizzled with fresh raspberry sauce that always gets people excited.

This is an amazing dessert to have for your guests. Store in the freezer for grab-and-go treats!


Raw Vanilla Cream Cakes

Yields 12 Cups Mini Cheesecake Servings

raw vegan vanilla cream cake

Recipe originally posted at www.innerglownutrition.ca/something-to-chew-on

Pecan Almond Crust
1/4 Cup Almonds
1/4 Cup Pecans
1/4 Cup Cacao Powder
½ cup Medjool Dates, pitted
1/2 tsp Vanilla
pinch Sea Salt


Process almonds and pecans in food processor until nut meal is formed. Add cacao powder and blend until well combined. Add dates, vanilla and sea salt and process until crust is made. Press into mini cheesecake pan or other shallow pan. Set aside or in fridge while you make filling.


Vanilla Cream Filling
2 Cups Cashews *Soak cashews for 15 minutes if desired.
½ Cup Coconut Oil, melted
½ Cup Maple Syrup
2 tsp Vanilla
½ Cup Water


Blend all ingredients except water in a Vitamix (or high-speed blender). Slowly add water.
Pour filling into pressed crust and refrigerate until solid (a couple of hours). I keep mine in the freezer for a cool ice creamy treat.

Guest Post: Inner Glow Nutrition

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We are ecstatic to have Inner Glow guru Kristine Fraser back on the blog with awesome information and a delicious new recipe.  Read on!

 

A little bit about Kristine:

 

Kristine Fraser is a Professional Engineer turned Holistic Nutritionist. A corporate wellness speaker and consultant on natural health, she conducts 8 week "Get Your Glow" challenges in collaboration with corporations and yoga studios, offers one on one coaching, cooking classes, and retreats.


Inner Glow Nutrition

www.innerglownutrition. ca


Your Life Changing Supplement!

 

Well it may not be what’s trending on twitter right now, but it is certainly coming to the forefront of more people’s nutritional conversations, as it should. Truly, a missing link for many of our current ailments, such as bloating, fatigue, a weakened immune system, ridding the body of excess belly fat and one major symptom in particular: brain fog... check out www.innerglownutrition.ca/something-to-chew-on to read more!

 

AND! The best way to get your coffee: Monkey Style! These freezer packs are great to premake in the freezer and make your grab and go morning “monkey coffee” Try with a few variations outlined below.

 

Chocolate Monkey Coffee

 

 


For your pre-made smoothie packs... 1 banana 4 ice cubes 2 Tbsp of almond butter 3/4 tsp each cinnamon and vanilla 4-5 dates 2 -3 Tbsp raw cacao.


 

Brew pot of coffee and leave in refrigerator in a glass mason jar with a cute white lid. When ready to make blend 1/2 cup cold coffee, 1/2 cup almond milk (or your own variation), contents of frozen smoothie pack and any extra cacao or sweetener to your liking. Coconut water, protein powders and greens would fit in nicely as well. ENJOY!

 

Make your version and hashtag #innerglownutrition to be featured on instagram!