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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - S'More Energy Balls

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!

 

Going camping this long weekend? Missing that campfire s'more taste? Put all of those ingredients into a healthy energy ball that you can make ahead, freeze, and take with you on a hike, as a snack, in lieu of campfire s'mores, or...after Barre class!

 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

 

Uhh, eliminate the marshmallows? But what fun is that!? These are full of so much goodness, vegan, and have no-added sugar (aside from those mallows!).

 

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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 - Turmeric Overnight Oats


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 breakfast is super easy to make, tasty, and can be loaded up with so much goodness. Adjust the spices to your liking, shake with your favourite non-dairy milk, leave overnight and grab it to go the next morning or put your favourite frozen fruit in it!

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

You can add a lot of great toppings, but go for what is in season, or you have frozen in the freezer! Hemp seeds, dried cranberries, or nuts are also great options.

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Peanut Butter Cranberry Protein Bites


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!

I'm so glad I decided to make these, they're such a great snack for after (or before) Barre, and are crazy easy to make...they don't even need to be cooked or baked!

Basically, you can substitute or add in some other things. If you don’t want cranberries, you can put in dried cherries or blueberries. Dates are also optional but are a good call.
Can add more maple syrup if you want it sweeter…

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

Make sure you use organic peanut butter so you don't have tons of added sugar in there (can use almond butter if you want). 

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Make approx. 8-10 (can be doubled)

INGREDIENTS:

- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/4 cup hemp seeds
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 2 small dates
- 1/3 cup peanut butter
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- zest of 1 lemon
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- pinch of sea salt

INSTRUCTIONS:

Pulse all ingredients in a food processor until combined.

Roll into balls approx. an inch in size.

Can be kept in the fridge for about a week or frozen for about a month.

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Let us know if you make this recipe by posting it on instagram or twitter and using the #LiveBarreLife hashtag! And if there are any specific meals, fruits, veggies, or meats, you'd like to see on the blog!

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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 - Kiwi, Lime & Avocado 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!

New Year, New You continues and I hope you're all still on track with healthy eating plans! I checked out the #barreGOALS board the last time I was in the studio to see what everyone was hoping for and decided to make some recipes based on the 2017 goals. First up was "Eat Greens Everyday!".

Well today's smoothie bowl is DEFINITELY green and you get both fruit and veg out of it, plus whatever healthy toppings you want to add. I made the recipe and was getting full halfway through eating it, so it's enough for two almost. 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

There's nothing unhealthy about this recipe, but there can always be more good stuff added. Throw some coconut oil in there if you're feeling it, or blend some chia seeds right into the smoothie. Don't like kiwi? Try mango or more banana, or go with avocado slices if you're not feeling all the fruit. Just keep the greens as the base and you're golden

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Blueberry Jam


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!

Summer is almost gone, and that means the fresh local berries won't be far behind. The farmers markets are still around so I jumped at the chance to stock up on berries for the freezer and making as much with them as I could. I may have gone overboard on the blueberries, but that worked out well because I just decided to make jam with them. This one isn't for preserving, that takes many more steps, this is for consumption over about a week...if you can last that long!

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

The jam is super versatile! Obviously you can put it on toast or english muffins, but you can also incorporate it into healthy snacks and desserts. Use it in a breakfast bowl with overnight oats, or have it on top of some healthy or dairy free ice cream, or in oat bars. See if you can resist just eating it from the jar with a spoon.

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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 - Overnight Oats with Kiwi

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 New Year and happy first week of the New Year, New You Challenge at Barre. I'm going to make the January recipes even healthier, and super easy for you to make before and after your workouts!

Speaking of quick and easy, this breakfast is about as simple as it gets. Oats, chia seeds, almond milk, kiwi, and a bit of maple syrup...toss them together at night and eat it in the morning before you head to Barre!

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:
You can feel free to add other fruit to this mix if you'd like, I would suggest mangos or strawberry, but kiwis are an excellent base. It's in season in California right now, and therefore plentiful, and is PACKED with the good stuff. Seriously, there's Vitamin C and K, high in fibre, helps digestion and creates alkaline balance. The list goes on...check the info out here.

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