Green Smoothie Bowl

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This is the perfect quick breakfast or snack (or even dessert!). You can premix the smoothie contents and keep in the fridge up to 3-4 days! So you may want to make triple. If you can find lemon infused olive oil go with that! It really makes the mix smooth and glossy. For extra “tropical” flavor, add in the coconut balsamic, but I have also made this without!

Servings: 1

Combine in a food processor:

  • Big handful fresh or 1/2 cup frozen spinach
  • 1/2 cup low fat or fat free cottage cheese
  • 1/2 +/- cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder (I used Quest Vanilla Milkshake)
  • 4 frozen peach slices
  • 1 tsp J. Olive Co. lemon olive oil or lemon extract
  • 1/2 tbs J. Olive Co. coconut balsamic (optional)

Toppings:

  • 1/2 small sliced banana
  • 1 kiwi sliced
  • 1 tbs unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 tbs hemp seeds (You can find these at most grocery stores, even Walmart. Usually by the nuts and coconut flakes!)

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Protein Banana Bread

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Here is a recipe from our Fit Kids Kitchen (@fitkidskitchen on Instargram) dedicated to creating yummy meals and treats the kiddos will even enjoy. For the adults, this can be a great post workout carb treat to enjoy!

Prep time: 10 minutes

cook time: 35+ minutes

servings: 8 slices

Ingredients:

Fresh

  • 4 overly ripend bananas mashed
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Pantry

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1.5 scoops Quest Vanilla Milkshake protein powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • Couple of dashes of cinnamon
  • Couple of dashes of pumpkin spice

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mash bananas in food processor. Add egg, vanilla, honey and mix well. Stir in dry ingredients and seasonings. Lastly, fold walnuts in. Bake in prepared bread pan for 30-35 minutes until tooth pick comes out clean.

Quick Tip to keep bread from drying out! When it comes out of the oven, cover the bread in pan with tin foil. Let cool while covered.

No sugar added?

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With all the advertisements for “healthier” and “no sugar added” food options out there, it can be really hard to figure out which is best. Here at Clean Kitchen, we are all about eating whole foods and our 12 Week program teaches how to plan, prep, cook and eat healthy foods in real life. It is not a diet, it is not a meal plan. It learning how to eat healthy. And you need to learn how to do it if you want a good, quality life. Check out stories of others just like you, who learned our strategies.

But the package says “no added sugar” so it has got to be better for me!

Hold up right there. There is difference in reading food labels and food ingredients. The CK program teaches you how to read both. Just because the ads or packages say they are good for you, does not mean it’s truthful. That’s called advertising. Anyone who knows a thing or two about nutrition knows sugar is your worst enemy. Most prepackaged foods are loaded with it no matter what the food package claims. Even the “healthy” looking ones.

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