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Pre-Workout Snacks

MONDAY MOTIVATION: It's Smoothie Season

MONDAY MOTIVATION: Smoothie Season

Looks like the sun and heat is coming out this week and that gets me really excited for some cold beverages this summer (and I don't mean beer ... well, maybe in moderation)!  I am talking SMOOTHIES today!  Smoothies are such an easy way to pack some great nutrition into one glass without too much effort.  I like to prep them on the weekends by putting all the ingredients (minus the liquid) into a zipped plastic bag and storing it in the freezer.

MONDAY MOTIVATION: Nutrition in its simplest Form

MONDAY MOTIVATION: Nutrition in its Simplest Form

I've been doing a lot of talks lately about nutrition to a younger audience and have been trying to keep it basic and simple enough for them to recognize and understand how food fuels your body and why we need certain foods. And it got me thinking that adults probably could use this basic advice as a reminder as to why we should eat healthy and what purpose food serves.  

It occurred to me that in every day life, most people go about their day making choices about what they eat based on what sounds good to them at the time and they probably don't think about what that food is going to do for them and why they are eating it.

Recipe Of The Week: No-Bake Cranberry Pistachio Energy Bites

RECIPE OF THE WEEK: No-Bake Cranberry Pistachio Energy Bites

Here’s a quick and easy pre-workout snack or mid-afternoon pick-me-up packed with nutrients to nourish your body and keep you satisfied!  

Ingredients:
1 cup chopped dates
1/2 cup honey
1 Tablespoon chia seeds
1 Tablespoon ground flax seeds
pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups dry old-fashioned oats
1 cup shelled pistachio nuts
1 cup dried cranberries
1/3 cup white chocolate chips (optional)

Directions:
Combine the dates, honey, chia seeds, flax seeds and salt in a food processor, and pulse until smooth and combined.