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Coconut & Cacao Protein Bites

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup packed pitted Medjool dates (13-14 large)  
  • 1/4 cup hulled hemp seed
  • 1/4 cup chia seed
  • 1/4 cup sesame seed
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut  **omit if you need to avoid nuts/coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 scoop Jay Robb egg white protein powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine grain sea salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao nibs (or mini dark chocolate chips)

How To:

Add dates into processor and process until a chunky paste forms.

Add in the hemp, chia, sesame, cocoa, *coconut, vanilla, cinnamon, protein powder and salt. Process until thoroughly combined. Pulse in the cacao nibs. The dough should be sticky when pressed between your fingers. If it’s not sticky enough to shape into balls, add a small amount of water (a teaspoon at a time) and process until it comes together.

Shape dough into small balls (about 16) and roll the top half of each in the remaining coconut flakes.  Freeze for 20 minutes or so until firm. Store leftovers in the fridge until your next snack attack hits.

Thank you to Oh She Glows for these sweet treats!  

Green Protein Smoothie Recipe

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I make one of these shakes every morning so that I have it ready to drink after my workout for the day. Whether it's weights, cardio, or yoga, your body needs protein to repair the muscle "damage" that occurs while working out.  Exercise breaks down muscle. This requires a fresh infusion of amino acids to repair and build that muscle back up to be even stronger. If you're lifting weights and not consuming enough protein, it's almost counterproductive. Protein also helps build enzymes that allow your body to adapt to endurance sports like running and biking.

One study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, pinpointed 20 grams as the best amount of post-workout protein to maximize muscle growth. Be sure to consume your protein smoothie within 30 minutes after your workout.

Ingredients:

2 handfulls baby spinach or Kale (switch it up each day)

1 tbl. spoon Maca powder

1 tbl. spoon Chia Seeds

1 tbl. spoon Ground Flax Seeds

1/2 cup Organic frozen berries

1 tbl. spoon liquid Glucosamine Chondroitin

1 scoop Jay Rob Egg White Protein powder (vanilla or unflavored)

1/4 cup Aloe Vera Juice

1 tbl. spoon Coconut Oil  *unrefined

How to: 

Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.