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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!
Have you ever had a healthy strawberry sweet tart? There’s a good chance that your answer is no. I have a Valentine’s Day inspired recipe that’s delicious and guilt free!
Have you ever had whipped Greek yogurt? They’re pretty interesting because the texture really is like a whipped topping. But instead of being a calorie bomb, it’s only 100 calories with 9g of protein, 0g fat, and 12g of sugar.
Valentine’s Day is just a few short days away.
And this healthy sweet tart is the perfect way to show your sweet heart how much you love them. The macaroon cookie base is super simple and easy to make! And the tart flavor from the whipped Greek yogurt is the perfect compliment.
These sweet tarts will literally melt in your mouth! You’ll have to share to keep yourself from eating the whole batch.
To make these sweet tarts even better – you can make these in 30 minutes! And they are only 60 calories per sweet tart. That’s definitely a win-win.
Nutrition: Each sweet tart has only 60 calories. They are sweet, sour and satisfying – you definitely don’t have to feel guilty this Valentine’s day!
Who are you going to share these tasty little sweet tarts with?
Pancakes – just as bad as having cake for breakfast? That is the question.
Generally speaking, it’s probably a good idea to avoid anything with “cake” in the title when choosing your breakfast entree. But then again, pancakes are just plain delicious.
What to do?? Well, why not make healthy pancakes??
Problem solved! I’m going to show you how to make pancakes using whole ingredients. These cakes are packed full of nutrition and definitely beat out their sugar bomb counterparts.
This recipe yields about 10 pancakes and plenty of puree to cover them.
Nutrition info for 4 servings: 300 calories, 9g fiber and 9g of protein.
If you’re looking for a comparison, the average stack of pancakes will cost you about 528 calories, 21 grams of fat, 6 grams of protein and only 1 gram of fiber.
By making a few swaps, we were able to take the best of both worlds – healthy and delicious – and merge them into one. This is definitely a recipe you can be proud of!
What’s your favorite healthy pancake recipe? Share it below!