Super Bowl Sunday is coming up fast. Although I don’t particularly love football or participate in this event, I can definitely offer some assistance as to how this night can be made that much healthier! We know this is the biggest day for business for fast foods, delivered foods, and processed over-sugared and over-salted snacks. But wouldn’t it just be easier to make your own dish and have something healthy to munch on? If your man’s going to be in another room watching the game, simply take it upon yourself to supply your home (or his party) with some healthy all in one bowl snacks!
Here are some suggestions:
Make a Trail Mix – (recipe below)
Kale Chips – make at least 4 batches or more. They will win over any “sour cream n’ onion” chip lover, any day!
Mesquite Walnut Fig Muffins– for those with a sweet tooth!
Salsa – with corn chips
Coco Bliss Balls – because they look and taste better than Timbits! I promise
No time to prepare your own snacks? Not a problem! For some healthy prepackaged snacks including corn chips, snack bars, and more click here for ideas!
Super Bowl of Trail Mix
1 cup almonds – heart healthy
1 cup cashews – makes you happy, who doesn’t love a cashew
1/2 cup walnuts – loaded with omega 3′s and nourishes your brain
1/2 cup brazil nuts – contain selenium a powerful antioxidant
1 cup pumpkin seeds (loaded with zinc – great for prostate health) may as well take advantage while a whole bunch of men will be eating them!!
1 cup raisins or Goji Berries (or both) – some natural sweetness, fiber and antioxidants
1/2 cup hemp seeds – omega rich healthy fats
1 cup cacao nibs or dark chocolate chips – it’s not complete without some chocolate
1 cup coconut flakes – added texture, flavour and crunch
1/4 tsp sea salt – (optional) to balance out the flavours
Toss all ingredients together in a large bowl and serve. Refill when done!
Got other ideas?
What are you planning on having at your party?
I just love blending up delicious smoothies in my blender!
Start 2012 off with your Blender!
This program is designed to get you drinking more smoothies daily and to help you along every step of the way. This couldn’t be a better idea! From tips, recipes discounts on amazing superfood products, along with videos on how to make the tastiest smoothies, they’ve got it all. There’s nothing like having your hand held all the way from your blender to your glass! P.S. Don’t forget to sip your smoothie with a glass STRAWESOME straw!
If you are not already making smoothies or haven’t figured out just why they are so good for you let me help you out first:
Top reasons to start the new year off with a smoothie!
Not only are smoothies refreshing and give you energy first thing in the morning – but they are also so much fun to create. Everyday you can create a new theme in your blender using different, flavours, tastes and textures pack it full of raw organic, fruits, vegetables and superfoods!
Making a smoothie is the easiest way to absorb a whole bunch of nutrients all at once. They are full of fiber and vitamins and depending on what you put into it you can also get your daily dose of protein, antioxidants and healthy fats.
Why not indulge… and drink your next meal? What can be more delicious than a creamy smoothie that fills you up and gives your body the nutrition and vitality that it requires to thrive? There really is no better answer…so let me tell you five simple reasons why you should be making smoothies and blending your way to health!
Time Saver – Smoothies take all of 5-10 minutes to make (depending on how prepared you are) and can be taken on the go, and will last all day in a stainless steel bottle.
Easy to Absorb – liquids are easier to digest and allow nutrients to absorb into your cells for immediate uptake.
All -in -One – you can get a “whole” lot of goodness into one blender – nutrients, protein, carbohydrates and fat!
Super Fun– enjoy the “process” get creative with colourful ingredients and textures (add granola and eat it with a spoon!)
Liquid Energy – use superfoods to give you a boost (no booster juice!!!) Make your own blend and enjoy in the morning, afternoon or pre/post work out!
You are in luck because I am going to give simple steps on how you can to make the perfect smoothie everyday.
How to blend your way to health:
These can be made in any blender (but a Vitamix or BlendTec are highly recommended!)
- Start with 2 cups of liquid – rice milk, almond milk, hemp milk, coconut water
- Choose your protein (2 tbsp or more)– raw brown rice protein (Sun Warrior - (Use coupon code MW007 to save on your order)), hemp protein, hemp hearts or almonds
- Choose your fruit (1/2 – 1 cup of either)– blueberries, raspberries, banana, mango, avocado, dates
- Choose your green (one handful)– spinach, kale, chard, sprouts, cucumber or (1 tsp) greens powder, spirulina, chlorella
- Choose your superfoods – (1 tablespoon of one or more) goji berries, acai, pomegranate powder, cacao nibs, maca, mesquite, hemp seeds, raw honey, chia seeds, matcha green tea
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