HIGH PERFORMANCE PLANT-POWERED SHAKE

WARNING:  This High Performance Plant-Powered Shake is NOT for the faint of heart. This is my go-to morning shake recipe that is formulated to provide all the energy and building blocks needed for the serious endurance athlete looking to fuel and recover from their intense workouts.

Ok… I might be laying it on a little thick… To be honest, I came up with this shake recipe for my hubs (Michael), who’s an athlete but also a bottom-less pit that needs a crazy amount of energy to fuel even his body’s most basic needs, let alone his workouts!   This morning shake recipe initially started out rather simply, but has evolved over time into a powerhouse of plant-based superfoods that our morning routine cannot go without.  So for all the people in Michael’s office who see him slurping these down each morning and are wondering what on Earth is in there… Now you know!

Oh, and don’t judge a shake by it’s colour… this shake actually tastes GREAT, and is probably one of the most nutritious meals you can start your day off with.    Check it out!

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Spirulina Nice Cream Bowl

Happy St Patrick’s Day folks!   In honour of today’s Irish celebration, we wanted to bring you something GREEN… and so we’re serving up our Spirulina Nice Cream Bowl!

Spirulina is a blue-green algae superfood with a potent nutritional profile, we add it to smoothies, fresh juices, and nice cream for a powerful dose of vitamins (vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, E, and K), antioxidants, and complete plant-protein.  Spirulina also helps with detoxification, and boosts energy.

Did you know Spirulina has the highest concentration of protein of any food?  Yes – you read that correctly.  With 65-71% protein by weight, and a full amino acid profile, this green superfood is truly nature’s protein powder.*

For this recipe, we whip up a batch of “nice cream” – which is essentially just frozen bananas blended up thick and creamy.  A healthier, tastier, and cruelty-free alternative to dairy-based ice creams.  And the best part about our Spirulina Nice Cream Bowl?  You can have it for breakfast, guilt-free!

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Recipe Contribution: Coconut Nut Snack

In an effort to build a community of environmentally conscious citizens we’ve created Community Leeks as a platform for people to share thoughts, stories, recipes and resources.

Today’s Community Leeks entry is our first recipe contribution. It comes from an outdoor enthusiast with an untethered passion for the mountains. His very active lifestyle and rock climbing adventures led him to create a nutrient-rich, protein packed snack that is 100% natural. His love for nature has guided his path in academia and lifestyle choices. Thank you Delano for sharing with us your story and this deliciously satisfying plant-based recipe!

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Green Machine Smoothie

The Green Machine Smoothie is a staple in my house.  It’s nutrients-dense, super smooth, and delicious. The combination of whole-food plant-based ingredients such as hemp hearts, kale, avocado and spirulina (a high protein algae powder) delivers powerful nutritional benefits in one tasty drink.  Perfect as a quick breakfast or as post-workout replenishment.  Enjoy! Your body will thank you!

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GF Spicy Ginger Coconut Tempeh Rice Bowl

Tempeh is a soy-based food that is made by culturing and fermenting soybeans into a block form.  It’s packed full of protein, super versatile, and much like it’s cousin tofu, will take on the flavours in which it is prepared.  Terrific, baked in the oven, or sautéed on the stove top, this tempeh rice bowl is sure to satisfy. Continue reading “GF Spicy Ginger Coconut Tempeh Rice Bowl”