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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Blue Majik Chia Pudding

 

It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

 

This is so easy, really pretty, tasty, and easy to take with you on the go in the morning. Simple as that!

 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

 

Use the chia pudding as a base and make a bowl with a ton of seasonal fruit in it. Kinda like a smoothie bowl but with 'pudding'!

 

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Blue Majik Smoothie Bowl

 

It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

 

That was a nice little weekend of sunshine, but it looks like we're back to grey, so I decided to make a nice bright smoothie with some Blue Majik and dream of blue skies again!

If you're unfamiliar, Blue Majik is an extract of a blue-green algae Arthrospira platensis, and is full of nutrients - here's some more info on it! You can buy it online or in specialty stores like Body Energy Club.

 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

 

Smoothie bowls are great because you can get a hit of fruit in the smoothie blend itself and in the toppings. Feel free to experiment with what you put in it based on what's in season, what you have frozen, and what your body needs!

 

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Protein Pancakes with Lemon, Chia & Blueberries - #PancakeTuesday

 

It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

 

Happy Pancake Tuesday!

I'd been looking into protein pancakes as a good pre-workout breakfast, and found a variety of recipes. I'm not into heavy pancakes (my dad used to call them "sinkers"), but the banana in these made them pretty light.

 

They don't require a lot of flour, so you could make them gluten free easily, and I'm sure you could sub in some flax eggs to make them vegan.

 

I like the lemon and blueberry combo (esp. with the banana), and I used plain protein powder, but feel free to try it with vanilla flavoured. Basically if you take the core ingredients you can sub in the different flavours with different fruits, but this combo is sweet enough naturally that you don't need to add sugar (and only need a little maple syrup)!

 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

 

You could probably sneak more good stuff into the pancakes, depending on what you like...hemp hearts, more flax, other powders (like TruMarine Collagen powder).  And try cooking the blueberries right into the pancake on the skillet (or eat more on the side!).

 

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Broccoli Smoothie

It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

Stay with me here...

I was having a discussion about the benefits of broccoli with someone that hates the taste of it, and began thinking: there's gotta be a way to put it in a smoothie and mask the taste.

 

It took a few tries, but I got to a point where it didn't taste like dirt! The thing is, if you're USED to green smoothies (kale, spinach etc) it's much easier to start with. If not, you will probably have to add more of the fruit (esp banana)!

 

NOTE: This recipe isn't an exact science! Test it, and add more of what you need to get it to a drinkable place for YOU!

 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

There are so many things you can throw into a smoothie to add some good stuff into your diet (case in point: broccoli!), add some protein powder, or hemp hearts... I even put in WithinUS TruMarine Collagen to help my hair and nails, esp in the winter!

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Apple Sauce Breakfast Bowl


It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

There are apples everywhere at the grocery store, and farmers markets right now for low prices, so I decided to make some apple sauce. Then I wasn't sure what to do with it all besides eat it when I was craving sugar.
I wondered if I could make a breakfast bowl where instead of solely water or milk to cook oatmeal, I could use apple sauce. Which worked far better than I imagined. The toppings I picked from what I had in my cupboard, but you could obviously use whatever you'd like, including apple chunks if you still had any apple leftover!

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

Start with homemade apple sauce! Here's a recipe from the blog for cranberry applesauce - basically follow the recipe and only use apples, water, and a bit of lemon!

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Cranberry-Chia Spread


It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

This spread/sauce is much like the blueberry jam (specifically that it's made with chia seeds) but it's a healthier version than the canned cranberry sauce you might get served at Thanksgiving celebrations, and it's SUPER easy to make, and incredibly great for leftovers, whether on a turkey sandwich on a multigrain bun like above, or layered in a breakfast bowl!

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

This recipe is only 3 ingredients! You can't get much better than that, but grab some fresh cranberries while they're in season, and freeze a ton for the coming year like I did! They're great in smoothies and baked goods!

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Rhubarb & Almond Chia Pudding Bowl


It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

Rhubarb season! This delicious plant is at farmers markets, and grocery stores everywhere no, so no excuses. I made this into a breakfast bowl, but you could totally put it in a to-go container like a mason jar and eat it on the run. Again, no excuses. Much of the prep is done ahead of time and you could easily double it to make more for the week to come.

I mixed a few recipes together to get this one, eliminating a lot of unnecessary sugar from the mix, but the compote is a breezy and the pudding is basically shake it up and let it sit! So don't be intimidated.


Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

Those bits you see aren't just garnish to make the photo look pretty, they're super healthy. But, don't have hemp hearts on hand? Toss some pepitas on there. No cacao nibs? Try coconut flakes. Or just toss some more fresh fruit on top.

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Vegan & Gluten Free Granola Bars


It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

The latest Barre Body Fitness Challenge is on and I'm excited to bring you guys some great recipes to make while you stay fit. Fitting in the number of classes is one thing, but fuelling your body is a challenge in itself...so I decided that start with an healthy granola bar that you can make (and even freeze!) and take with you for before or after your workouts!

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:
It's hard to get much healthier than a recipe full of raw ingredients like this, but feel free to switch it up! Don't like cranberries? Swap for dried cherries. Try different kinds of nuts. Keep it healthy, but make sure you enjoy what you're eating!

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