Snacks, Energy Bites and Bars

Morning Glory Muffins with Flax, Carrots, Apple and Coconut

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Cilantro Guacamole

The only downside to guacamole is that you have to make it right before you eat it as the surface will oxidize and turn brown. Buy your avocados a few days in advance and store them at room temperature so that they will ripen. To prevent them from over ripening, transfer to refrigerator when ripe to stop process.

Chocolate Antioxidant Shake

We perfected this recipe for one of our clients after she said that she couldn't kick her "addiction" to chocolate. What she actually was having a tough time shaking from her diet was PROCESSED sugars (junky sweets). When she drank one of these mid morning, she found that she did not binge on candy or cookies. And, chocolate is a GOOD thing to be addicted to! We use raw honey and raw cocoa powder to get a maximum punch of vitamins and minerals.

Chickpea-Cashew Butter Blondies (Vegan and Gluten Free)

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Cheesy Crunchy Kale Chips

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Blueberry-Flax Recovery Shake

I never thought to put flaxseeds in a smoothie until recently--Flax is to the first part of the 21st century what wheat germ was to the '80s. Of all the plants in the kingdom, flax has the highest level of omega-3, an essential fatty acid (considered essential because the human body cannot produce them). I concocted this smoothie after I had just finished a hard run (thanks Coach Kurt) and it was fairly hot outside. I wanted to make a smoothie that would fall under the "Raw, Vegan" category (though the "rawness" of acai powder is questionable...) full of antioxidants (found in the flaxseed, blueberries and raw Cocoa Powder) After taking the first bite, I thought to myself "wow, there is an elixir in my mixer! -LM