Fit Fathers Rice, Beans & Spinach Medley

Here is one of Fit Fathers’ simple but nutritional meals whipped up for lunch after today’s cardio burn. Basically, we combined kidney beans, spinach and brown rice in a pan of light water and sautéed the ingredients (ten minutes) together with onions, flaxseeds and various seasonings including turmeric, garlic powder, nutritional yeast and vegit. Serve over toasted Ezekiel sprouted bread with sliced avocados and pair with steamed Japanese sweet potatoes to complete the mix of plant-based protein, complex carbs and healthy fats including the important omega 3.

Dully note to use canned low sodium kidney beans if you don’t have time to soak and cook dried beans. Also, we keep a pot of steamed brown rice laying around in the rice cooker for impromptu meal ideas. Enjoy!

Almond Delight

Smoothie_King_Fit_FathersFresh smoothies anyone? Today’s Vitamix special includes almond milk, bananas, peaches, grapes, berries, oranges, broccoli, flaxseeds, chia seeds, walnuts and dates. Sounds intensive, we know, but the recipe contains mostly every macronutrient, micronutrient, vitamins and minerals the body needs daily. Plus this clean shake will serve as an entire meal replacement. Drink Clean!

Fit Fathers Mango Lassi Delight

photoThis refreshing all fruit and natural smoothie is the perfect mid afternoon snack to satisfy your appetite and restore energy. Our mango lassi delight is also packed with protein from the chia seeds, iron from the pumpkin seeds, and omega 3 is obtained from the flaxseeds.

Ingredients

2 organic mangos    ice
vanilla extract          1 organic banana
3 dates                       flaxseeds
coconut milk            chia seeds
pumpkin seeds        mango soy yogurt

Blend well in your Vitamix or blender of choice and serve over ice. Drink clean!

Clean Green Power Machine

Clean Grren Power Protein ShakeGreen shakes oftentimes get a bad rap just for coloring alone, not to mention most individuals are hesitant to readjust their taste buds. Yet, these drinks are potent, nutritional and can be made to taste just as good as a fruit shake or better.

In your Vitamix, add coconut water, ice, banana, pineapple, broccoli florets, flaxseeds, oranges and kale leaves. Blend well and give it a go! Drink at least 45-minutes before your workout to absorb the nutrients and begin converting the mixture into glucose for fuel. Replenish immediately after exercising so your body can begin the healing process.

Morning Sunrise Smoothie

fruit__protein_shake_healthyHow do you kick-off your morning? Hopefully with a small boost of protein and and heavy dose of complex carbs such as an energizing fruit and veggie smoothie. Protein (not much) is needed to revitalize and repair tissue cells, while complex carbs provide the body with its necessary fuel. Try our favorite morning recipe to get you and the kids going. Coconut or almond milk, ice, banana, strawberries, blueberries, chia seeds, flaxseeds, Kale, pumpkin seeds, oranges and walnuts. Blend well and let the day begin!

Drink at least 45 minutes before your workout so you can absorb the nutrients and start converting the mixture into glucose for fuel. Secondly, replenish immediately after exercising so your body can begin the recovery and healing process.