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Golden Milk Recovery Truffles

3 Oct

Disclaimer: I received free product from Nuzest USA to create recipes with. All opinions are my own; I was not compensated for my time.

Happy October!!! While everyone is welcoming the month with Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Halloween decorations, and Hocus Pocus memes, I’m over here meal planning and reading ingredient lists with a hawk’s eye.

October Unprocessed

Yep, it’s time once again for October Unprocessed! This year is going to be extra interesting, as I have basically gone vegan (albeit sometimes a lenient vegan). That means no dairy, eggs, or honey for me. If you’re not familiar with this annual challenge, Andrew over at EatingRules.com says: “Unprocessed food is any food that could be made by a person with reasonable skill in a home kitchen with whole-food ingredients.”

The general idea is that you cut out chemicals, lab-made compounds, and overly processed foodstuffs because these are not real foods. This will be my 6th year taking the challenge, and I’ve learned more about food and my eating habits every single year. I’ve added new vegetables and food preparations to my cooking rotation, and have even spread the love of unprocessed foods to family and friends. And, naturally, I will be running a half marathon on October 22, which is another great test of the #Unprocessed challenge.

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Speaking of running, let’s talk about recovery. Yes, recovery runs, recovery workouts, proper rest, and compression socks all make for a better run come race day. But food is also a massive aspect of recovery! It takes some practice to learn what’s best for your body as far as the food to eat following a long run, hard workout, or race. Which is why you should “train as you race, and race as you train.” {Shout out to the Agile Bettys podcast!!}

Turmeric & black pepper should absolutely be a part of your recovery fuel plan. This combination of spices has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. This is exactly what you want after a race! That’s why Golden Milk has become so popular – it combines coconut milk, turmeric, black pepper, cinnamon, ginger, and coconut oil into a warming, delicious drink. And that’s why I’ve made these Golden Milk Recovery Truffles. They combine all the goodness of turmeric and black pepper, plus protein powder, coconut oil, cashew butter, maple syrup, ginger, and cinnamon into a delectable little truffle, which is the perfect treat after exercise.

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I’m proud to be an ambassador for Nuzest USA,  where you can use code “behealthy” for 15% off your next order at checkout! These protein powders really are clean and lean – they’re vegan, too, and taste amazing on their own, or blended into smoothies and baked goods!

Golden Milk Recovery Truffles, inspired by VegNews

Makes 12 truffles

  • 1/2 C coconut oil
  • 1/4 C cashew butter
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 C Nuzest Smooth Vanilla Clean Lean Protein powder
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper

Measure the coconut oil and cashew butter into a glass measuring cup and microwave until just melted.

Whisk in the rest of the ingredients until completely smooth and incorporated. The color will be a nice golden yellow.

Line a mini muffin tin with mini paper liners and pour the truffle mixture into each one until nearly full.

Carefully transfer to the freezer and freeze for a couple hours. Once solid, remove truffles from the tin and store in a freezer-safe container.

To enjoy these truffles, let them sit out of the freezer for about five minutes before biting into them.

You could alternatively make bark out of this by lining a rimmed baking sheet or 8×8″ dish with parchment paper and pouring the mixture on top. Freeze, then break into pieces and store in a freezer-safe container.

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Strawberry Banana Beet Juice Protein Smoothie

16 May

Disclaimer: I received free product from Nuzest USA to create recipes with. All opinions are my own; I was not compensated for my time.

Nothing says springtime like fresh berries! That’s why, when I saw beautifully ripe strawberries at the store for stupid cheap, I knew I’d be a fool if I didn’t stock up. But the problem with buying ripe-at-the-moment fruit is that it’s going to go bad soon. And no one can eat four containers of strawberries in a few days (ok, maybe you can, but that’ll be about all you eat!).

Instead, I took the freezer route. Just like when I buy a huge bag of overripe bananas, I washed, hulled and halved these lovely strawberries and laid them out on parchment-lined baking sheets to freeze. Just a few hours in the freezer and they were rock-solid, after which I transferred them to freezer-safe zipper-top bags.

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Now THAT is how to prep for the ultimate protein smoothie! This concoction is a simple one, made of frozen bananas and berries, prepared beet juice, Nuzest Smooth Vanilla Clean Lean Protein powder, hemp seeds, coconut, and pepitas for a fat boost.

The result? A dreamy, creamy, dark pink smoothie that’s bursting with fresh fruit flavor, lots of protein, stamina-improving beet juice, and the right ratio of carbs:fat:protein:fiber to get you through the day.

Don’t forget that you can take 15% off your next order of Nuzest USA products using my code “behealthy” at checkout! These protein powders really are clean and lean – they’re vegan, too, and taste amazing on their own, or blended into smoothies and baked goods!

Strawberry Banana Beet Protein Smoothie

Makes 1 big smoothie, or two smaller servings

  • 1/2 C prepared beet juice
  • 1 C cold water
  • 1 serving Nuzest Smooth Vanilla Clean Lean Protein powder
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp pepitas
  • 2 tbsp shredded, unsweetened coconut
  • 1 diced, frozen banana
  • 4 halved, frozen strawberries

Blend together all ingredients until completely smooth. I find it helps to use the “ice crush” setting first, to break down the frozen fruit. Add more cold water as necessary, until desired smoothie consistency is reached.

If you prefer to eat your smoothie with a spoon, omit the water and add just a splash of non-dairy milk to blend it up.

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