Food and Nutrition

We are looking for low-calorie, nutrient dense snacks to fuel us, stay fit and enjoy eating. Some ideas are fruit, hummus, cream cheese or nut butter and crackers, yogurt, smoothies, our 50 calorie lattes, cereal, bagels, soups and Panini, wraps, muffins of all kinds, salads, pasta dishes, fresh juices, protein drinks and bars, Goo Roo’s Trail Mix, frozen treats breakfast bakes and burritos, soups and healthy pizzas. We definitely want to add these recipes to the site with a great photo of the item. Please email or send us your recipes that are wholesome and tasty. Photos would be nice too.

Email us your ideas at gooroosmarketplace@gmail.com

 

 

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Our Favorite Shaklee Shake Recipes

Pineapple, Banana & Spinach Smoothie
1 1/2 CHOICE OF MILK  (I make my own nut milk and combine with coconut milk)
3 cups fresh spinach leaves
2 to 3 rings of fresh pineapple
1 banana
2 scoops Vanilla Protein Powder
BLEND with blender

Peanut Butter Cup Protein Shake
1 cup unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze
1 scoop Chocolate Protein Powder
2 TBSP Peanut Flour (or peanut butter)
Ice
Combine first three ingredients in your bottle; shake until blended. Add ice and enjoy!

Iced Mocha Protein Shake (My favorite post morning workout shake)
1 cup brewed coffee, cold (brew and pop in the fridge before the workout)
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla Almond milk
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
ice
Combine coffee and powder and shake until blended. Add ice and enjoy!

Pumpkin Pie Spice Protein Shake
1 cup unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze
1/4 cup pureed pumpkin
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
Ice
Combine all ingredients except for the ice. Shake until combined; add ice and enjoy!

Cinnabun Protein Shake
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 cup unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze
1 tsp cinnamon
ice
Combine all ingredients except for the ice. Shake until combined; add ice and enjoy!

German Chocolate Cake Shake
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
1 tbsp unsweetened coconut shreds
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
ice
Combine all ingredients except for the ice. Shake until combined; add ice and enjoy!

Frozen Hot Chocolate Shake
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 tbsp cocoa
1 – 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk (depending on how thick you want it)
1 shake each cinnamon and nutmeg
ice
Combine all ingredients except for the ice. Shake until combined; add ice and enjoy!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Shake
1/2 cup strawberry yogurt
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
2 tbsp peanut flour (or regular peanut butter)
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
ice
Combine all ingredients except for the ice. Shake until combined; add ice and enjoy!

Apples N’ Peanut Butter Shake
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tbsp peanut butter (or peanut flour)
1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1 tsp cinnamon
ice
Combine all ingredients except for the ice. Shake until combined; add ice and enjoy!

Coconut Lime Shake
1 single serving cup lime greek yogurt (or non fat plain + lime juice)
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/2 cup light coconut milk (or coconut water)
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
ice
Combine all ingredients except for the ice. Shake until combined; add ice and enjoy!

Junior Mint Shake
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
1 single serve container Chobani Mint and Dark Chocolate Indulgent (or 1-2 drops mint extract)
ice
Combine all ingredients except for the ice. Shake until combined; add ice and enjoy!

Apple Pie Shake
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1 shake each cinnamon and nutmeg
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
Combine all ingredients except for the ice. Shake until combined; add ice and enjoy!

HEALTHY CHOICES FOR A YOGA LIFE

Planning ahead can rid us of temptation to binge or eat fast food packed with empty calories.  Snacking on healthy foods throughout the day can reduce afternoon cravings. Success means we must make a plan.  A friend once told me that he “doesn’t plan” to fail. This means we must have healthy food choices on hand to prevent running to the snack aisle or fast food drive thru.
It is, also, important to realize that our bodies are primarily composed of water. Don’t confuse thirst for hunger. Make sure you drink plenty of water throughout the day.  Also, if, you can hold off for 20 minutes the habitual eating can be curbed.  Try to only eat when you are hungry.  Staying busy helps with this.  Here are some other ideas:
  • Get protein into breakfast.
  • Reduce red meat and fried food consumed.  {see the China Study}
  • Add Brazil nuts
  • Drink filtered water
  • Eat More Broccoli and Spinach
  • Include Fish in Your Diet
  • No fast food. Some say, if, it has an advertisement don’t eat it.
  • Don’t skip lunch include complex carbs, fruits, veggies ,and nuts.
  • Make Snack Time Interesting:
  • Pita with feta and humus
  • Nut butter on fruit
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Replace mayo with smashed avocado or humus
  • Yogurt for dipping fruit
  • Sharp Cheeses
  • Roasted Chicken and Roasted Red Peppers
  • Artichokes with sharp cheese tomato and arugula
  • Mashed legumes sauteed with spinach on bread, add sprouts, sliced hard cheeses and herbs, top with bean mixture

Look for discussions on ideas for healthier portions and ingredients. We like food to be fun.

Our current favorites are the Hawaiian Wrap with pulled pork, lettuce, red onion, special sauce and pineapple. Thursday we created our Baked Salmon Wrap with lettuce, Caesar dressing and mandarin oranges.

New Jambalaya Wrap – Steamed Shrimp lined up in your choice of wrap, with jambalaya rice and black beans, Ranch Dressing, Monterrey Jack and Cheddar Cheese, Mandarin orange Slices, and a little crumbled Bacon.

 

Coming Soon.  OUR YOGI BOWLS SERIES for fresh healthy eating ideas.

How to make almond butter and almond milk…..

How to make almond butter and almond milk…..

In an effort to take control of what goes in my body and to limit the unknown chemicals I consume, I began making my own foods that I like to consume on a daily basis.  I don’t want to drink coffee with creamer that has everything in it but cream.  I am also trying to cut back on dairy because it contributes to my asthma symptoms and may trigger some of the issues I have with chronic bursitis.  Here is how I make almond butter and  almond milk.  It is quick and easy.

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Almonds, honey cinnamon…

To begin you will need raw almonds and the flavorings you like.  I chose vanilla, cinnamon, and honey.

  1. Using food processor to grind almonds to a pulp, add other ingredients and process until forms a nice ball.  I will sometimes add a little olive oil to get a smooth consistency.
  2. You now have your almond butter ready!                                                                                                                                                                                                                       20161004_133208
  3. I then take a pitcher with filtered20161004_133459water and about a third cup of my almond butter and soak in the refrigerator overnight or a few hours.20161005_054142
  4. I pour some of the water out and set aside, using a blender to liquify the rest of the water and almonds.
  5. Finally, I line my almond milk pitcher with my Goo Roo’s Muslin Bag and pour almond mixture and remaining water into the bag.  I lift the bag and squeeze the contents leaving a pitcher of awesome almond mild sans chemicals.20161005_054309  Enjoy in your cereal or as I do in a Shaklee Life Plan Shake for breakfast and sometimes lunch each day.
    Next time I’ll show you how I make coffee creamer.