Peach Power Smoothie

For those of us who have a tough time getting into “meal-mode” after a workout, a hearty smoothie can be so valuable. It provides necessary vitamins, keeps your energy up, and doesn’t require a fork and knife. This smoothie recipe is chock full of tasty and hearty ingredients: it combines peaches, protein powder, yogurt, spinach, milk and cereal (that’s right, cereal!) to build the perfect post-workout meal. Peach Power Smoothie Recipe Ingredients 2 tbsp. vanilla protein powder 1/2 peach 1 […]

Hot Cabbage Salad with Tofu and Lime Dressing

This is one of the craziest salads I’ve ever made, combining a bunch of ingredients that home cooks use only infrequently (or at least this home cook uses only infrequently), such as blackened cabbage and tofu, into a delicious hot salad. Game on. The original recipe, from The Kitchn, grilled the cabbage and didn’t involve tofu, but my grill is closed for the winter and I wanted this to be more of a meal, so I cut the cabbage into […]

Power Green Smoothie Bowl

Smoothie bowls are such a fun idea because by making your smoothie a little thicker, you can pour it into a bowl and add toppings for a refreshing breakfast or snack. To make it thicker, use less liquid, more frozen items and a thick yogurt, like Greek yogurt. In this green smoothie bowl, the spinach and avocado give it a nice green color, while the frozen berries, banana and juice make it taste sweet and delicious. Make sure to use frozen […]

Homemade Protein Bars

Buying protein bars at the store can get really expensive. That’s why I created a delicious homemade peanut butter-flavored protein bar recipe for you! You can use any protein powder you want, but I decided to use whey protein powder. Each chewy bar gives you 12 grams of protein and is made with oat flour, which provides a ton of fiber, as well. Keep them chilled in the refrigerator until you’re ready to snack on one after your workout! Homemade Protein […]

Cinnamon Sunflower Seed Butter

Lately I have been making a lot of my own nut and seed butters. They are cheaper and easier to make at home, plus you don’t need to add any preservatives or stabilizers if you make them in small batches at a time every few days. I made this creamy cinnamon seed butter the other day. It can be used as a spread for apples for a healthy snack, or on a piece of toast for a protein-rich breakfast. The […]

Three-Seed Protein Bites

Three different seeds add a lot of protein, fiber and healthy fats to these energy bites. They’re a perfect post-workout snack to help refuel your muscles and give you a boost of energy. You can add other nuts and seeds if you like, but remember that the more stuff you add to these, the more peanut butter you will need to add to compensate so they don’t fall apart! They’re really easy to make – no baking required. Three-Seed Protein Bites Ingredients 1 […]

Dried Fruit and Nut Bar

For folks who are constantly busy or on-the-go, nutritional bars are frequently used as meal supplements or quick snacks. Unfortunately, these foods can be expensive and loaded with added ingredients that seem to conflict with the “All Natural!” label on their packaging. In this recipe, you’ll learn to produce a quick-to-make, delicious and simple homemade fruit and nut bar that will surpass any store-bought bar in both taste and value. While I’ve chosen to use dates, apricots, raisins and almonds, […]

12 Vegetarian Proteins to Add to Your Meals

It’s no secret, meat is full of protein and humans need a certain amount of protein in their daily diet. Does that mean we have to eat meat? NO! There are tons of plant-based, vegetarian-friendly protein options that are not only chock-full of the nutrients we need to function optimally, but they’re actually really tasty! No, we’re not kidding! Give one of these a try next time you’re looking to beef up your protein options without the beef.

My Number One Smoothie

So, I’ve told you about this before. Kind of. But before you go getting all, “Ugh, are you running out of ideas or what, Erin?!” just, give me a minute. Because you see, the first time I made this, it was kind of by accident and I kind of forgot about it afterwards. And I just, I don’t want you to make the same mistake. So, we’ve been drinking this, uh, pretty much everyday. We ran a half marathon recently […]

Peanut Butter Banana Shake

SOMEONE decided to sign up for a triathlon happening in a few months… No, not me, actually! It was my husband. I decided to sit this one out and cheer him on. I am, however, training with him. That counts for something, right? We’ve been really good so far, but it’s still early. This morning we woke up at 6 am to go swimming before the work day started and it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be! […]