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Food & Drink
Pumpkin Protein Energy Balls

SweatTheStyle_ProteinPumkinBalls_IngredientsPumpkin is this season’s super squash and eating with the seasons is key for good health and vitality. These bite-sized, no-bake, dairy-free pumpkin treats make for a healthy, blood-sugar balancing snack that will keep mid-afternoon sugar cravings at bay and will fuel your body with the right set of nutrients for long lasting energy. What makes these snacks so filling and satisfying is their impressive protein and fiber content plus they’re rich in powering vitamins and minerals like zinc, iron, chromium (a natural blood sugar stabilizer), B vitamins and immune-boosting, skin-protecting antioxidants like vitamin A and C. Enjoy 1 or 2 balls as a snack or dessert or consume before or after a workout.

SweatTheStyle_PumpkinProteinBalls_SLC Ingredients:
Medjool Dates: 1 cup, pitted (about 10)
Pumpkin seeds: 1/2 cup
Almonds: 1/2 cup
Chia Seeds: 1 tbsp
Flax Seeds: 1 tbsp
Organic Rolled or Steel-Cut Oats: 1 1/2 cup grounded
Pumpkin Puree: 1/2 can
Almond Butter: 1/4 cup
Dark Chocolate Chips (optional): 1/4 cup
Shredded Coconut (optional): 1/4 cup

Instructions
In a food processor, combine the pumpkin seeds, almonds, chia seeds, flaxseeds and oats. Process until all ingredients are grounded up. Transfer mixture to a bowl.
Rinse the food processor and add the medjool dates, pumpkin puree and almond butter. Process until a smooth, creamy consistency is reached.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon until well combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Place batter in the fridge for about 30 mins to chill.
Form batter into 1-inch (2.5 cm) balls and roll half of them in shredded coconut, coating balls completely.Transfer to a baking sheet and refrigerate for a few hours or overnight.
Keep chilled, or freeze in an airtight container for a few months (though I guarantee they won’t last that long!).
Enjoy 1 or 2 for a snack or dessert.

By: Beata Rydyger BSc RHN, She Lives Clean

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Food & Drink
Mamma Chia: Chia Squeeze

SweatTheStyle_ChiaSqueeze_1 Don’t be fooled by the colourful packaging and squeezable pouch, these Mamma Chia Chia Squeeze snacks are for all ages. They provide a great organic alternative to many sugary beverages and snacks. They’re sweetened with agave, contain no artificial colors or flavours, gluten-free and vegan. Chia Seeds are extremely hydrating and a great source of fibre and essential fatty acids. The jelly consistency and crunch of chia seeds make a quick, filling and energizing snack. They’re great between meals and before or after a workout.

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Food & Drink
Strawberry Lemonade Slushy

SweatTheStyle_ThickStrawberryAquaFresca_Food The chia seeds in this slushy make it extra thick and hydrating. They hold up to 9 times their weight in water and add a nice little crunch. Stevia is a healthier alternative to sugar that prevents blood sugar from spiking but still sweetens.
Ingredients:
Water: 2 Cups
Lemon Juice: 1/4 Cup
Strawberries: 1 Cup
Stevia: 1-2 Packages (To Taste)
Chia Seeds: 1/4 Cup
Ice: 1 Cup

Instructions:
Juice lemon over a strainer to catch the seeds and pulp.
Put all ingredients except ice and chia seeds into a blender and blend until they become liquid.
Add chia seeds and let sit in a fridge for at least 30 minutes.
Pour thickened chia liquid back into a blender with ice and blend to break down ice to become slush.

 

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Food & Drink
Breakfast Of Champions

SweatTheStyle_GlutenFreeOatmeal_FoodIngredients:
Gluten-Free Oatmeal: 1 Package of Bakery On Main Blueberry Scone
Goji Berries: 2 Tbsp
Chia Seeds: 1 Tbsp
Dried Blueberries: 2 Tbsp
Strawberries: Chopped, 1/4 Cup

Instructions:
Empty package of Bakery On Main Gluten-Free Oatmeal into a bowl.
Add 1/2 – 2/3 of boiling water.
Stir in Chia Seeds, dried blueberries, goji berries, and top with strawberries.
So easy there ain’t no award for that.

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Food & Drink
Gluten-Free Johnny Boy

SweatTheStyle_JohnnyBoyI love making toast with gluten-free bread from Udi’s. It looks, tastes, and feels exactly like regular bread. This is an easy breakfast toast I make that reminds me of being a kid. The fiber and protein from the almond butter, chia seeds, and banana will keep you full all morning, and the raw honey makes it a sweet way to start your day.

Ingredients:
Udi’s Gluten-Free Bread: 2 Slices, Toasted
Almond Butter with Chia Seeds: 2 Tbsps
Raw Honey: 2 Tbsps
Banana: 1 Large

Instructions:
Spread raw honey and almond butter over each slice and sprinkle chia seeds. Thinly slice banana length wise so it becomes 4 long thin strips. Cut in half so it becomes 8 and lay 4 slices over each toast.

Breakfast of champions!

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Health
CHA CHA CHA CHIA

AdrianneHo_Undefeated_WaterChia seeds are an ancient superfood that can be added to almost anything. They contain more calcium than a glass of milk, more omega-3s than salmon, more iron than spinach, and are an excellent source of fiber. A special function of chia seeds is that they are highly “hydrophilic,” meaning that each seed absorbs 9-10 times its weight in water. This allows you to stay hydrated longer.  

Chia Seeds along STS Health copy I like to add 3 tablespoons of PureLife Chia Seeds to my smoothies, yogurt, granola bowls, or a water bottle to sip on through out the day.

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