Blueberry Protein Pancakes

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Ingredients:

  • 1 scoop Vega Protein Powder
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1 tbsp Almond Milk
  •  2 egg whites OR 1/4 cup flax egg replacement*
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp chia seeds
  • Blueberries

*To make flax egg replacement 1 tbsp ground flaxseed with 3 tbsp water

Completely mash banana with the almond milk and gradually stir in remaining ingredients until batter is smooth. Spray low-fat cooking spray into skillet and turn on med-low heat. Slowly pour batter into pan and cook for 3-5 minutes on each side. Top with berries and drizzle with real maple syrup or agave nectar :)

Makes 2 servings

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Strawberry Goji Berry & Coconut Smoothie (My Favorite!)

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Ingredients:

1 cup frozen strawberries

1 frozen banana

1 scoop coconut ice cream

Handful of Romaine Lettuce

1/2 cup of Goji Berries

1 cup Coconut Milk

Coconut flesh (opt.)

Stevia

Dash of cinnamon & pink salt (brings out the flavor)

Top with hemp seeds & coconut flakes

 

GOJI BERRIES

These “super berries” are way more than just healthy little candy niblets not.. They are the most nutritionally-rich fruits on the planet! They have 21 trace minerals & 18 different amino acids! Theyre a complete source of protein and are known for top longevity and strength building. A great source of Vitamin B and #antioxidants, which protect against harmful free radicals that damage cells in your body (= aging & cancer).

Vegan Peanut Butter Banana Pancakes

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Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 scoop Vega vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1.5 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 packets stevia
  • 1 cup water or almond milk
  • 1 mashed Banana

Combine, spray pan with baking spray and cook over medium heat. I topped mine with bananas, melted peanut butter, agave, coconut flakes and some dark chocolate chips, these were so easy, thick and decadent!

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Tropic-Omega Bowl: Banana, Kiwi, Chia Seeds, Almonds & Agave Bowl

I am nourished.

{Sliced Bananas, Almonds, Kiwi and Chia seeds drizzled with Agave Nectar}

Inspired by my favorite surfer yogi blogger:: Surfbad

Nuts & Seeds are amaziiing sources of essential amino acids & healthy omega-3 fatty acids, which are extremely beneficial for your body, but in particular for your brain health. Studies show that foods rich in Omega-3 lowers the cell inflammation that causes loss of memory. I recommend obtaining your omega-3’s from pumpkin, chia and flaxseeds, walnuts, etc. Dark leafy greens like kale contain Omega-3′s as well.

Chia means “strength” in Mayan language

100% more essential fatty acids than salmon

2x the antioxidants found in blueberries

A complete protein: has all the essential amino acids

6x more calcium than milk

6x more iron than spinach

41% of your daily fiber in just one serving

Anti-inflammatory

Provides natural extended energy known as “Aztec running food”

Crazyy high in alpha-lipoic acids (aka that-ingredient-that-makes-skin-cream-cost-a-bajillion-dollars) helping with cell function promoting radiant skin, diminishing lines. Mix together 1 tbsp of seeds in an 8oz glass of warm water and 2 tbsp of honey, let sit for 5 minutes, then rub and exfoliate skin. BOOM

4.4 g protein, 12.3 g carbs, 10.6 g fiber, 0.6 g monounsaturated fat, 4.9 g Omega 3 fat, 1.6 g Omega 6 fat, 137 Cals

A great source of protein, vitamin E, manganese, magnesium, copper, Vitamin B2 (metabolism booster) and phosphorus. They are a concentrated source of protein: a quarter-cup has more protein than an Egg. Although most people are afraid of the “fat” in this snack, almost all of it is heart-healthy monounsaturated fat

6 g protein, 6.1 g carbs, 3.5 g fiber, 8.8 g monounsaturated fat, 0.2 g omega 3 fatty acids, 3.4 g omega 6 & 163 calories

Banana Coconut Pancakes with Walnuts & White Chocolate Chips (V, GF)

The boys are over… it’s time for Sunday morning cartoons & banana pancakes!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Gluten-Free All Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoon baking powder (mixed with squeeze of lemon)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 Stevia packet
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 Cup Coconut Milk
  • 2 Bananas, smashed
  • 1 tablespoon Flaxseed (mixed with 3 tbsp water)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 1/3 Tablespoons melted Coconut Oil
  • 1 cup Walnuts, finely chopped
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • White Chocolate Chips
  • Extra banana slices*

Directions

Mix dry items: Sift together Flour, Baking Soda, Salt, Sugar, Spice into one bowl. Separately mix wet ingredients: Coconut milk, mashed bananas, flaxseed mixture, baking powder + lemon mixture, vanilla, maple syrup, shredded coconut, and melted coconut oil, fold in half of the walnuts. Add wet ingredients all at once into dry mixture. Stir until all mixed (the mixture will be a lil’ lumpy), but don’t mix too long or it will loose its “fluff”. Let sit for about 7 minutes and you may want to add a little more milk if it looks too thick.

Spray pan with nonstick cooking spray and heat on medium heat; once the pan is hot enough that a splash of water sizzles on it, it’s ready. Pour about 1/4 cup of batter, and once bubbles on the pancake begin to form and around the edges after about 4 minutes, flip with spatula and cook for around another 2 minutes or so. DON’T PAT DOWN WITH SPATULA!! You will lose the fluffiness! I kept a plate in the oven at 200 degrees Fahrenheit to transfer the finished pancakes to keep warm (along with my guest’s dishes). Repeat and add oil/adjust heat as needed. Lastly, heat a small serving “pourer” of Pure Maple Syrup and serve pancakes with chopped walnuts, slices of bananas and white chocolate chips on top!

{An idea from of my favorite blogs, Cupcakes and Cashmere}

Açaí Bowl

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Ingredients

  • 4 pk Açaí berry purée (I used Sambazon unsweetened frozen packets
  • 2 cups coconut milk (or almond)
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries

Topping Options:

Anything goes!: Granola, sliced strawberries, bananas, kiwi, mango, blueberries, goji berries, shredded coconut, chia seeds, hemp seeds, raw honey, bee pollen, the kitchen sink, etc…

Directions

Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend thick. Top it with the topping and dig in! (makes 2 bowls)

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 For Nutritional Information on Acaí Berries….

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The Glowing Green Smoothie

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Kimberly Snyder, author of the Beauty Detox Solution revolutionized the smoothie world by promoting this delicious and extremely healthy smoothie. Inspired by Ann Wigmore’s concept of blending food, Kimberly proves that adding veggies to your smoothie is not only surprisingly delicious (you can’t even taste the “grassy-ness”) but one of the healthiest things you can slurp into your body. All of Kimberly’s clients and celebrity clients drink the GGS for breakfast every morning and no one can stop raving about how amazing it makes you feel. Sure, people give you a strange look when your carrying around a giant glass of green, but it is the most amazing feeling when people taste it, like it, and go home and make it!

Drinking the GGS is a great way to get a large amount of greens into your diet, without having to force one serving of broccoli down your throat. One serving of this baby has over 3 cups of dark leafy green vegetables, more than an average person get’s in an entire week!

According to Kimberly, “Greens have more valuable nutrients than any other food group on the planet. You might be surprised to learn that greens even have high-quality, easily-assimilated amino acids – enough to build the protein that supports the muscle mass of the mighty, greens-eating gorilla, which pound-for-pound is the strongest animal on earth!”

By blending up your greens, you get of full spectrum of nutrition that is readily available and easily digested/absorbed into the body. “Nutrients are encased inside plant cells and getting their benefits requires these cells’ walls to be ruptured. Greens need to be worked down to a creamy consistency, but most people simply don’t chew that much! Blending addresses this problem, helping your body absorb the maximum amount of nutrition from your greens.”

Unlike normal “100% fruit smoothies” which are entirely filled with sugar and go straight through you, the GGS provides fiber and plant protein that will help you feel full throughout the morning, and will also energize you without weighing you down. When people normally eat a giant animal based breakfast with eggs, cheese, bacon and processed orange juice, your body spends the entire morning (and the rest of the day) digesting, taking up all of your energy and weighing you down. You will truly feel the lightness and vibrancy that the GGS gives you, and you will seriously CRAVE it.

The best part about the smoothie is it helps flush out toxins and sludge that has been built up over the years. Most of my friends who have terrible stomach/bowel issues are so excited to tell me about their… ahem, ‘movement’… after having the smoothie just once! You will begin to notice your skin clearing up and seriously glowing and radiating, and your skin on your face and neck will begin to tighten. My mom seriously thought I had “work” done after just two weeks of drinking it.

Kimberly recommends starting out with around 16 ounces and then working up to 24+. I usually make a big batch and store the blender in the fridge for later (ONLY up to 3 days!!). Make sure it is 2/3 green and 1/3 fruit! Some of my friends freeze portion sizes in glass containers and thaw it out the night before.

“Ongoing cleansing is a critical way to reach your highest potential of health and beauty. The Glowing Green Smoothie retains all of the fiber of the greens and fruit, rather than removing it. In nature, vegetables and fruit are found with both their fiber and juice intact, and we can’t improve on nature. Fiber is critical for ongoing cleansing by sweeping out toxins on a regular basis, helping to keep your digestive tract and body clean, and also keeping you more full so that you tent to eat less heavier and/or acidic foods throughout the day. Note: I encourage you to mix and match your greens and fruit. Vary this recipe with kale, chard, arugula, and the like. Just avoid melons, as they don’t combine well with other produce.”

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To Make:

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½- 2 cups very cold, filtered water
  • 6 cups spinach, chopped
  • 5 cups organic romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 2 stalks of organic celery
  • 1 organic apple, cored and chopped
  • 1 organic pear, cored and chopped (frozen is best)
  • 1 organic banana (frozen is best)
  • Juice of 1 fresh organic lemon

Optional Ingredients:

  • Ice cubes (the extra coldness can help newbies with the taste)
  • 1/2 cup of organic cilantro
  • 1/2 cup of organic parsley
  • Mango/collards/berries/pineapple/fresh squeezed orange juice/kiwi and anything you’d like! Have fun with it!

Directions

Add water, spinach and chopped romaine to the blender. Starting the blender on a low speed; mix until smooth.
Gradually move to higher speeds and add the herbs, celery, pear, and apple. Add the banana and lemon juice last. Enjoy with a straw!

(Makes 64 ounces / 2-4 servings)

*For 1 serving, cut out one of the fruits and the celery.

(Kimberlysyder.net)