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10 Vegan Sources of Protein


Dec 13,2013

Meat-eaters will never stop asking and vegans always get sick of hearing it: “How do you get your protein?” Vegan athletes like Brendan Brazier, Rich Roll, and Jimi Sitko are changing the negative stereotypes, proving that plant-based protein can not only build strong muscles, but can keep a vegan healthy enough to run, swim, bike,… Read More


Sweet Potato Fries Recipe


Dec 13,2013

Have you tried making delicious, crisp sweet potato fries as home, only to create a pan-full of soggy strips? Chef Morgan’s method for baked sweet potato fries involves two trips to the oven — one to cook the yam through and a second to crisp the exterior. Ingredients List: 1 large orange sweet potato (sometimes referred… Read More


Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie Recipe


Dec 12,2013

Looking for a guilt-free & scrumptious shake as you get ready for a summer body? You know the summer is coming no matter what:)  This shake will satisfy any sweet tooth and offer a healthy boost of protein at the same time, perfect for post-workout or anytime you want a little extra protein in your… Read More


True & False Questions about Heart Rate Monitors


Dec 11,2013

We have talked about heart rate monitors in class, so I wanted to recap some facts to keep in mind as you ask your significant other to pitch in and get you one (smile). It’s a great tool and you could forward this post to him/her to get a better understanding of why you need… Read More


Yellow Split Pea Soup with Sweet Potato and Spinach Recipe


Dec 11,2013

Quickly cooked greens bring just the right amount of freshness into this warm spice dish. Ingredients List: 1 onion, diced 2 carrots, diced· 4 ribs celery, diced 2 medium sweet potato, diced 2 Tbsp coconut oil 2 tsp curry powder 1 cup yellow split peas, soaked 3 ½ – 4 cups filter water 1 lb… Read More


Fresh Veggie and Hummus Wrap Recipe


Dec 10,2013

Variety is the spice of life, so why make your usual wrap? Slice and dice this array of bright fruits and vegetables with a multitude of textures. Spreading your super food hemp seed hummus over an antioxidant rich leaf, pile on your choice of everything from crunchy pepper to tropical mango. Make this wrap your… Read More


Apple Pie Smoothie Recipe


Dec 9,2013

Apple, Cinnamon & Oatmeal Protein Shake! Who says delicious can’t also be healthy? This balanced shake is a great way to add a bit of nostalgia to your day while also getting a tasty protein boost. Incorporate this shake in as a mid-morning or afternoon snack for a great way to add needed energy to… Read More


Pear and Brussels Sprout Salad with Maple Dressing Recipe


Dec 8,2013

3 cups Brussels sprouts, cored and cut into thin strips 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced 1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts, toasted 1 pear, cored and sliced 1/2 clove garlic, minced 1 tsp. maple syrup 1/2 lemon, juiced 1 Tbsp. Vega Antioxidant Omega Oil Blend Combine brussels sprouts, red onion, hazelnuts, and pear in a salad or mixing… Read More


Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Recipe


Dec 7,2013

Serves 4 1 cup dry quinoa 1 cup water 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 tsp. cinnamon 1 pinch nutmeg 1 apple (cored and diced) Optional toppings chopped nuts, raisins, maple syrup Rinse quinoa with cold water Add quinoa, apple juice/cider, water, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg into a medium pot Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high… Read More


Arugala Salad with Mango Vinaigrette Recipe


Dec 6,2013

Ingredients Dressing: 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1 tsp dried Oregano Sea Salt and fresh black pepper to taste Whisk ingredients together well. Season with sea salt and black pepper to taste. Salad: 4 cups arugala 1 cup sunflower sprouts 1 poached pear, sliced 1/2 red online, sliced   Preparation… Read More