Posts tagged health food
Dragon Fruit- Superfood Spotlight
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With it’s bold bright pink color and being a mix of flavor between a kiwi and pear what’s not to love about a dragon Fruit smoothie bowl?! Im always looking for ways to brighten up my day’s. Working long hours, normally a 16 hour day and training both my clients and self food is my fuel! Packed with antioxidants , fibre and tons of vitamins Dragon Fruit is similar to Acai. You can always add protein to the mix. I like adding isolated whey. It’s refined and has more of the fats and lactose carbs removed and has a higher protein percentage which is absorbed more quickly!

Here’s what you”ll need;

  1. 1 frozen pack of Pitaya Plus organic dragon fruit

  2. 1/2 frozen banana

  3. 1 cup almond milk (add more for desired consistency) Watching those calories? Substitute with water.

  4. Ice

  5. 1 scoop isolated whey protein powder

Now blend everything together!

Here’s the fun part, TOPPINGS!!

  • Organic hemp seeds

  • Organic blackberries

  • Organic gogi berries

  • Organic almond butter

How are you going to fuel your day’s?

-Ashiko

Got Milk? Homemade Almond Milk in 3 min and Coconut Flour, Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
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One of my favorite treats would have to be peanut butter cookies loaded with dark chocolate chips and glass of ice cold vanilla almond milk! You can always opt out for almond or cashew butter. They have to be soft and packed with chocolate. It’s cheat day after all.

I’ve always wanted to make my own Almond milk, but felt it might be too difficult, well it wasn’t!I found a simple recipe online that would only take 3 min to make, which turned out to be true! Of course you have to soak the almonds 24-48 hours prior. Other then that once you have your ingredients and a milk bag you’re set.

ALMOND MILK IN 3MIN

-Soak the almonds in a few cups of water so completely covered and let sit 24-48 at the most. You’ll start to see them grow in size…

  • 1 cup soaked almonds

  • 4 cups water

  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Blend the ingredients for 1.5- 2 min and your set! On a side note, if you want to add sweetness to your milk you can always use agave, coconut sugar or stevia!

COCONUT FLOUR PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES WITH DARK CHOCOLATE CHIPS

  • 2 tbs coconut flour, add more if needed

  • 1/2 cup low carb sweetener

  • 1/2 tsp stevia concentrated powder or 1/2 tsp monk fruit extract

  • 1 cup unsweetened peanut butter

  • 1/2 cup butter or butter substitute (your pick)

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1tsp vanilla extract

  • you decide how much chocolate chips… it’s cheat day!

Mix ingredients together and lay on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350 F for 12-15 min until edges of cookie have browned.

Hope you guys give it a try! Make sure to send me pictures and videos, I love seeing what you guy’s create.

-Ashiko