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One of our main goals as the Clean & Colorful Kitchen is to help inspire you to live a Clean & Colorful Lifestyle, which includes eating more whole food, all 5 colors, enjoying high quality plant powered juices and smoothies and of course staying active…every single day! We like to call these the “universal diet truths” and when mastered, will help you feel better, look better, naturally have more energy, reduce disease, and can even help you lose weight!
While we offer a variety of tasty and colorful meals, we realize that having recipes on hand to make your own colorful snacks and meals is the key to finding success with your Clean & Colorful Livestyle.
That’s why I wanted to share one of our favorite protein shake recipes! It’s packed full of color, vitamins, minerals, and protein to help keep you full and energized. It’s simple to make and makes an amazing grab-and-go power breakfast!
I love making protein shakes throughout the day. It’s the perfect pre/post workout snack or quick snack for on the go. This Very Berry Protein Shake recipe is one of my favorites! Thanks to Pure Protein Super Food, it provides a complete protein profile that includes all essential amino acids for lean muscle and strength. Next time you’re in a protein shake mood, you have to give this recipe a try!
*Extra water is totally optional and up to you. It can be a great way to make your protein shake larger, so it lasts longer. It can also boost your hydration for the day. It’s really a matter of preference in terms of the consistence you like your shakes to be. For more fun tips like this, be sure to register for our Smart Smoothie Workshop…details below!
One question we get asked all the time is “what protein powder do you use in your smoothie bags?” Well, after many, many, many plant based protein tastings with subpar results, we were so excited when Pure Protein launched their plant based superfood product. Pure Protein is known for its outstanding flavor, and in the Kitchen, we’re excited to offer it as our exclusive protein powder!
Not only is Pure Protein Super Food the simplest way to get an extra 20 grams of plant based protein (with less than 5 grams of sugar per serving) into your diet daily, it’s simply delicious! It’s a plant based power house made from a blend of brown rice, pea and and hemp proteins. Oh, and let’s not forget that this protein powder is also non-GMO, dairy free, soy free, and free of artificial flavors, colors and sweeteners. Getting protein and greens in your diet has never been easier or tastier!
If you want to make smoothies at home, you can find Pure Protein Super Food at Kroger, Meijer, and Amazon.com and now even CVS and look for their Dark Cocoa, Vanilla Bean or Mixed Berry Super Fruits flavors for the perfect compliment to any smoothie.
Sure, you can look up recipes all day long or even order Pre-made Smoothie Bags from our Clean & Colorful Kitchen. But if you want to know a little more about the magic behind a Smart Smoothie (vs. a Sugar Bomb!) then you had better snag your spot in our first Seasonal Community Event, “Fall Smart Smoothie Workshop!”
Tickets are only $30 and you’ll leave with a the knowledge on how to make Smart Smoothies forever! Plus, a full week of custom made, ready to go smoothie bags and a goodie bag worth over $40! Spaces is very limited, as we are hosting in our real life, Clean & Colorful Kitchen, so snag your spot now and we’ll see you on November 8th ==> REGISTER NOW!
What’s better than an easy weekend morning with time to relax with some coffee and cook up a big, yummy, clean and colorful breakfast!? This Sweet Potato Turkey Hash is one of our all-time favorites! It looks complicated and fancy, yet it’s so simple to make and requires just a few, easy to find ingredients.
This breakfast is hearty and satisfying and a way to level up the traditional pancakes, bacon and eggs. This nutritionally dense meal is loaded with color and the phytochemical power boost that comes with it! Just a few simple swaps to increase your veggie consumption can go a long way towards living a healthier lifestyle and might even help you lose a few pounds! By adding color to our lives you’ll be thrilled with how pretty your food is and and your body will be brimming with more natural energy.
Sweet potato hash is always one of my favorite meals to make for breakfast. Plus it’s a crowd pleaser! This sweet potato hash features a variety of colors, locally raised organic turkey from Foster Farms in addition to some pretty delicious over easy eggs for added nutrition, protein and flavor. The macronutrient profile of this dish will help keep you full and satisfied for hours making it a great breakfast or brunch for long weekend days!
Nutrition Facts: Serves 4: 312 calories, 13g fat, 4g fiber, 3g sugar, 25g protein
Nutrition highlights: Sugar Conscious, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Red Meat Free, Crustacean Free, Celery Free, Mustard Free, Sesame Free, Lupine Free, Mollusk Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added, No Sugar Added, Kosher
We don’t use a lot of animal protein, but when we do, we use the best! We’ve formed a relationship with Foster Farms Organic Ground Turkey because they are the only California-grown, organic, fresh ground turkey and is 93% lean – a healthy, nutritious and lean source of protein. Foster Farms Organic Turkey is USDA-Certified Organic, raised free-range on organic land and fed an organic vegetarian diet with no antibiotics ever. It is 100% natural with no added hormones or steroids and no GMOs. They are based in California’s Central Valley, and has been family owned and operated for more than 75 years.
Become a VIP Subscription client with the Clean & Colorful Kitchen and we’ll be sure to hook you up with vouchers ($9.99 value!) so you can make this turkey & sweet potato hash recipe on your next easy weekend morning!
YEsssss!!! It’s officially BBQ Season! Summer Solstice has passed, the sunshine is out, the heat is on and we are in the thick of Summer fun. From the 4th of July through Labor Day, chances are, you’ll see your fair share of BBQ fiestas! And as us health concious folks, you’re probably aware these aren’t always the “healthiest” of holidays.
And that’s just silly because BBQing is actually a healthy method of cooking, it’s just what we toss in the mix that can muck it up a bit. As you plan your shopping lists this Summer, let me suggest these healthy Summer BBQ recipes. From sides to mains, cocktails to desserts — this is how we at the Clean & Colorful Kitchen plan to celebrate Summer BBQ Season!
Summer is awesome and as nature expects us to bare less clothing to stay cool in the heat, you may as well feel good about it! It’s not a diet or lifestyle overhaul, we’re just talking about simple strategies you can execute to feel good from the inside out — now and forever! Happy Summer!