Ever take time to notice the elegance of whole nuts out of their shells? There’s the smooth, curvy shape of a walnut, which looks like open wings. The teardrop-like almond with its rust-colored covering, the kidney-shaped cashew and marble-sized hazelnut. On a plate with, say, fresh berries and a pool of honey, they look like miniature sculptures.
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Unexpected winter weather holidays call for golf course sledding and snow ball fights. Though these coconut-dusted protein balls aren’t made of real snow, the kids will certainly be fighting over who gets the last one. This recipe calls for six ingredients and requires only a little hand-rolling to shape into spheres — a completely child-friendly activity to help pass the time. Once you’re done shaping, freeze the protein bites for an ice-cold “snow” ball you can rest assure the kids won’t throw at each other.
Move over, Thin Mints! There’s a new mint chocolate treat in town, and (gasp!) it’s healthier! It also requires no baking and the dough gets rolled into bite-sized balls, so you can eat…your…heart out.
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Pancakes may seem like a laborious morning meal to make. But, oh contraire! Unless you’re grabbing a protein bar and rushing out the door, nearly every other breakfast requires at least three ingredients. What’s better about these particular pancakes is you get tons of protein, whole grains and pure deliciousness. Make these once and try to tell me I’m wrong. Read more →
If fewer daylight hours and chilly weather are starting to wear you down, pick up the pace with protein balls! Packed with this season’s star ingredient—pumpkin—plus almond butter, nuts, seeds and cinnamon, these no-bake treats are the perfect nutritious pick-me-up on a sluggish autumn day, or any time you need an extra energy boost.
Having a hard time finding your favorite pumpkin beverage at the coffee shops? Try something cooler, made right at home in your very own blender. Sweet, spicy and satisfying, this Pumpkin Pie Smoothie is made with the healthiest of ingredients: organic pumpkin, creamy almond milk, rich almond butter and pure vanilla. For an extra-thick, shake-like consistency, freeze pumpkin purée before you mix it in!
What’s better than chocolate and peanut butter, when it comes to candy bar flavors? Try dark chocolate and almond butter—with a sprinkling of chopped cashews—and see for yourself! Replicate the wrinkled-edge look of store-bought butter cups by layering ingredients in muffin tin liners, peeling away the paper just before serving.
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