Filed under: General Health, Nutrition, Recipes
Most people looking to eat healthy often have a hard time coming up with good recipes. The reality is, there are websites everywhere (including mine) that provide you with all the tools you need to become a healthy cooking whiz, as well as providing you with tons of kick-ass recipes.
Recently a CP client told me about a new site called 101cookbooks.com (thank you Natalie). It took me a while, but I finally checked it out this morning, and it rocks!
Now these recipes are all vegetarian, but adding some meat to them is as easy as 123. There are tons of categorized recipes to help you make anything you can dream of. They are all beautifully photographed and are written about in great detail to lay out exactly how they are made.
The most recent recipe, Carrot Almond Salad, looks absolutely delish, just toss a little chicken in there, and we are really talking! Check it out.
Filed under: Nutrition, Recipes
It has been a while since I posted a smoothie recipe, so I thought with the heat wave that we are experiencing up here in New England, this is as good a time as ever to post a delicious spring/summer style smoothie.
I know for myself I am a huge fan of peaches (and all stone fruit really – plums, nectarines, apricots, etc). They are one of my favorite parts of summer, as they are incredibly sweet and juicy.
I highly recommend that you purchase organic peaches, or at the very least wash them thoroughly with a veggie wash, as they top the list of the most contaminated produce, with over 92% of peaches containing pesticide residues.
Peaches are a rich source of vitamin A (carotenes), potassium, flavonoids and other phytochemicals, such as lutein and lycopene. Plus they are just freakin’ delicious.
Peaches & Cream
- 8oz unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 scoop vanilla protein
- 1 cup fresh or frozen peach slices
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp walnuts
- ice cubes if desired
Nutrition Information: 350 calories, 26.5 g protein, 15 g fat, 29.5 g carbs, 8 g fiber
If you want to make it a bigger smoothie, and maybe even more of a treat, adding a 6oz peach Greek yogurt would be a nice touch. You could also add some actual organic cream or replace the walnuts with some coconut oil if you are in the mood for a more tropical feel. Really you are only limited by your imagination!