Ultima Electrolyte Gummies

Ultima Electrolyte Gummies

Raspberry Ultima Replenisher Electrolyte Gummies

Have you ever made electrolyte gummies? We love this recipe from @heathersrealfood! 

INGREDIENTS

2 TBS gelatin (Agar-Agar or Carrageenan for a Vegan option)1/4 cup coconut milk OR cold water3/4 cup boiling water2 scoops of Raspberry Ultima

INSTRUCTIONS

In a small pitcher or bowl with a spout, mix the 1/4 cup cold water or coconut milk with the Ultima Raspberry flavor powder.

Add the gelatin to the cold liquid- mix well and it will start to firm up and look grainy.

Add the boiling water and mix for at least 1 minute, until everything is dissolved.
Pour the mix into a mold and refrigerate for 2 hours.

To purchase, visit Ultima Replenisher and enter coupon code FITSNACK for 20% off

Ultima Watermelon Slushy

Ultima Watermelon Slushy

Treat yourself to this Watermelon Strawberry Slushy!

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups cubed watermelon
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries
  • 1 scoop (or stickpack) of Ultima Watermelon
  • 1 TBSP lime juice
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened apple cider
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 large handfuls of ice cubes

Directions:

Blend watermelon, strawberries, Ultima Watermelon, lime juice, apple cider and ice until all smooth. Sweeten with more Ultima Watermelon to taste if desired. Serve immediately. Add a few lime slices and a sprig of mint leaves to each glass to give it more aroma and flavor. Enjoy!

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Pear & Almond Bliss Ball Recipe

Pear & Almond Bliss Ball Recipe

Yields approx 15

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup porridge oats
  • 1 cup dried apple rings
  • 1 sachet Swisse Me Pear Ready-to-Drink Smoothie
  • 1/4 cup ground almonds
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 cup coconut sugar (adjust to suit your sweet tooth!)
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • A large pinch of salt

METHOD: 

Add the oats, dried apple and almonds to a food processor and blend until no large chunks remain.

Next, simply add in the rest of your ingredients (adjusting the amount of coconut sugar to suit your sweet tooth) and blend again until this all comes together into a mouldable mixture. It should be slightly sticky but not wet.

Roll the mixture into bite-sized balls using your hands and store in the fridge.

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Boost Me Coffee Pancake Recipe

Boost Me Coffee Pancake Recipe

Serves 2-3

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 1/2 cups spelt or all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 3 tbsp granulated sweetener; coconut sugar or stevia
  • 1 sachet Boost Me Coffee Ready-to-Drink Smoothie
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp extra coffee (we used instant decaf)

METHOD:

Mix all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Then, add in the almond milk, vanilla, Boost Me Coffee sachet and apple cider vinegar and stir until just mixed – be careful not to overdo it! Let this sit on the side for 5-10 minutes.

Add a little oil of your choice to a large frying pan and place on medium heat. Once hot, use a ¼ cup scoop or a couple of tbsp’s to pour the mixture into pancake shapes in the pan. Once bubbles start to appear in the middle of your pancake, flip it to cook the other side.

 Repeat this with the rest of your pancake batter before stacking and topping with maple syrup, fruit and nut butter!

To buy, please visit Swisse Me and use coupon code FITSNACK for 20% off

Mini Meal Prep Guide

Feeling lethargic, tired or worn down? Are you hungry in between meals? You may need some meal prep magic from a Nutritionist to increase your energy. Our Nutritionist created a mini meal prep guide with whole foods that energize your day.

Follow a few simple steps and regain your energy. By adding a few Fit Snacks to certain snacks you can create a highly nutritious power snack to take to work or quickly grab-n-go. Fit Snacks are meant to be convenient when you add a convenient snack to a nutritious raw food snack, what do you get? A nutrient dense treat that’s easy to grab-n-go. Keep reading to find out what we mean by ‘mini’ meal prep. As you read remember the smallest changes can make the biggest difference and abs are built in the kitchen is a phrase for good reason. 

This meal prep guide is 100% Gluten Free, Grain Free and Dairy Free! Tip: use glass over plastic for meal prep and storage (blog coming soon).

The Perfect Keto Snack

The Limón con Chile is best characterized as flavorful in its spice profile rather than a purely hot jerky or spicy jerky. Talk about a crave worthy high protein snack. The best part is, it is Sugar-Free, Carb-Free, Gluten-Free and Keto friendly.

Code: FITSNACKJERKY for 15% off Expiration: None redeem at peopleschoicebeefjerky.com

Mini Meal Prep Guide Snack #1: Yes, we said Snack! 

Do you have time to eat 5-6 meals a day? It has been proven to boost metabolism, but who has time for 6 small meals. We always have time for a snack that is easy to grab-n-go or eat right at your desk while you’re working. 

Add People’s Choice Carne Seca Limon Con Chile to a small snack bowl of sliced Red and Orange Peppers. This makes for a beautiful and tasty snack. We even have a fun drink tip you can pair with this perfect snack mix. Water with lemon. Did you know by simply adding lemon to your water it becomes a probiotic?

Typically you may not even consider adding a cut up vegetable to your meal prep. You may think that the weekly veggie tray at work will take care of your veggie needs. Veggie trays do not always have nutrient dense options and may not come often enough. Take the benefits of daily Red Bell Peppers for instance:

  • More than 200 percent of your Daily Vitamin C Intake
  • Packed with Vitamin B6 and folate
  • Support healthy night vision
  • Packed with Antioxidants

When you pair veggie snacks with lean protein you have a nutrient dense snack. That is why we encourage jerky! The Carne Seca line by People’s choice is inspired by the diverse culinary tradition of Downtown Los Angeles and its many migrant groups. Taste the flavors of Northern Mexico and the Southwest region of the United States. Focused on bold flavors, fresh ingredients, and simple techniques, our Carne Seca Beef Jerky features all natural ingredients and a simplified process to showcase the deliciousness of traditional Carne Seca Beef Jerky. Initial kick of heat from cracked red pepper blends into the richness of guajillo chili powder, cracked black pepper, and sea salt; finishes with a touch of lemon twang. Our goal is to celebrate the natural meat flavor of the thick cut beef jerky.

Make it a Meal: Limon Con Chile + Tacos

Here’s some meal prep words of wisdom. If you’re prepping 1 thing use similar ingredients to make it a meal. This way you spend less time and brain power thinking of new things to eat. If you are eating a diet high in veggies and Fit Snacks you are right on track. Now for some fajita veggie tacos.

Fajita Veggie Tacos
Red, Green, Orange and Yellow Bell Peppers, Sliced
Topping: White Onion, Tomato and avocado chopped into small pieces

Side: People’s Choice Limon Con Chile Carne Seca

Wrap in spinach or a beet tortilla for the full veggie effect.

Visit their WEBSITE to see more. A line of jerky with a flavor for the whole family ☺

Mini Meal Prep Guide Snack #2: Add this cheesy goodness to lunch without the guilt!

It’s lunch time and that cheesy craving hits and it hits hard. Rather than grab a bag of junk food grab a bag of Shrewd Food. Cure your craving and get much needed protein in your day.

Satisfying delicious taste and crunch without the fat, carbs or sugar. 14g Protein per serving.

It’s really as simple as that and usually the best snacks are.

Prep sliced veggies and add a small bowl or bag of these to the middle of the table. Poof! You have a work picnic or just a quick meal at work. We underestimate the energy we can gain from a few raw veggies, a savory snack and protein.

Slice: Bell Peppers (green, red and yellow), or buy mini bell peppers you won’t have to slice. Slice cucumber, carrots and that’s your colorful mini mid-day meal packed with nutrients.

Hemp Raisin Cookies

Cookies made with plantain flour for a delicious treat packed with flavor, perfect for paleo and vegan diets. Hemp Raisin is a soft, crumble cookie, packed full of juicy raisins!

Mini Meal Prep Guide Snack #3: We got the guilt free goodies! Gluten free, Grain free, Dairy free treat. 

Trade in grains and gluten for these tasty cookies and you will feel the difference. The exchange rate with The Real Coconut Cookie is high. With hemp your body is getting all of the following; protein, iron, phosphorus and magnesium.

Meal prep Snack 2: Take a banana, small bowl of blueberries and sliced almonds to work, put them into a bowl when ready and enjoy with Coconut Cookies.

This is a great way to kick unhealthy sugary cravings for something much better. These cookies are low in sugar, higher in nutrients than other cookies and they have no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. 

Make it a Meal: Smoothie Bowl

These cookies are perfect to break up and add to the top of a smoothie bowl. Using all the same ingredients as above, (banana, blueberry and sliced almond mix) add Almond milk and oats.

Instructions: Blend Banana, Blueberry, Almond Milk and Oats. Place in Bowl. Top with Almond Mix and The Real Coconut Cookie Crumbles. *If it’s hot, be sure use frozen fruit and blend in ice so that your smoothie bowl is frozen.

At Fit Snack we only share snacks that meet our Nutrition Criteria and taste delicious. Taste is an important part fo the criteria here at Fit Snack. We want you to discover healthy snacks that satisfy all of your cravings and keep you feeling fit. 

The Real Coconut offers an exciting range of plant-based snacks, wraps and sweet treats for snacking and sharing that emphasis on sustainability, digestive health, and flavor. The Real Coconut’s vegan and paleo-friendly recipes crafted by Daniella Hunter in her home kitchen and served at the original ‘Real Coconut’ restaurant in Tulum, Mexico are now brought to you online and in stores across the USA. Our cookies are made with plantain flour, and these delicious sweet treats are packed with flavor and perfect for paleo and vegan diets.

Visit The Real Coconut website if you really want to satisfy your cookie craving.

Just like you need healthy snacks if you are busy or needed a boost during the day, kids need healthy snacks at school. Every month we donate healthy snacks to kids in need. Fit Snack is family owned and from our family to yours we are striving to make a difference this season. Give the gift of Fit Snacks and feed a kid the snacks they need at school. 

Join today and feed a kid in need OR just sign up for our news letter and we will continue to send healthy inspiration your way! Click here for your surprise discount.

Food Combining with Fit Snacks

Food Combining with Fit Snacks

Cooking a delicious, healthy dish is all in the details. When selecting foods to add to a meal we should be selecting foods that taste amazing (that’s a given) and have a health benefit to go with it. If the food we eat does not have a health benefit, then what purpose is it serving us? 

A good rule of thumb: If it’s not working for us, then it’s likely working against us. 

Whole foods are the way to go! Combining colorful (especially dark colored) vegetables typically will increase the nutritional benefit because certain vitamins are better absorbed when paired with other vitamins. Therefore we have greater access to the nutrients stored in our food, the good stuff. Some examples of using food combining include using foods to make a complete protein and combining vegetables to increase nutrient absorption. You can combine foods from dark chocolate to turmeric and much more.

Why would we want to make a complete protein?

Protein is the building block of our tissues, meaning we need protein to build muscle and any cell in our body if you think about this. This is why protein is also important for healing and recovery.  Often times people think increasing protein intake with increase bulk, however protein is crucial to maintaining a lean and cut physique. If our diet is vegan, vegetarian or primarily vegetables we likely are not getting foods with protein that is highly bioavailable. This is just a big word that means the food contains all of your body’s essential amino acids. Complete proteins are easily absorbed and taken up by the cells. A complete protein is typically an animal based protein or grains such as amaranth, quinoa, chia etc. When you do not have a complete protein it is best to create a complete protein by combining the right foods.  

Food combining to make a complete protein:

Eggs and oatmeal make a complete protein. Try it! Add 1 egg to your oatmeal, then cook the oat meal for a thicker more filling meal. Don’t be afraid of change, if you think about it these are the key ingredients to oatmeal cookies.

Combining foods to increase nutrient absorption:

Add Black Pepper and Tumeric to a dish to eliminate inflammation. Tumeric has powerful anti-inflammatory properties in curcumin the major anti-inflammatory component of tumeric.

Snack on a sweet and healthy treat of Dark chocolate and Apples. We have the perfect Dark Chocolate, packed with nutrients and flavor with very low sugar. Introducing our June Fit Snack partner FlavaNaturals.  Learn about the immense benefits of flavanols from Flavanaturals.com. This is the dark chocolate highest in the plant based antioxidants, flavanols. Flavanols ultimately help your body maintain nitric oxide levels to relax your arterial walls and increase blood flow. This combo includes the powerful antioxidant quercetin and essential flavanols.

Chocolate was your weakness, now it’s your strength!

It’s great to take vitamins, but don’t you want to tap in to your body’s natural ability to absorb nutrients you need from food you eat. In other words don’t let your body get lazy. If you support the process, you’ll be surprised your body is capable of some pretty amazing things. 

Dark Chocolate and Apples. Don’t forget the perfect dessert for either of the two meals below.

Fit Fajitas

1 Beet Tortilla

1/2 c. Broccoli Leaflets

1/4 c. Red Bell Pepper, chopped

1/4 c. Red Onion, diced

1/2 c. Red Cabbage, chopped

1 tbsp coconut oil

2 cloves Fresh Garlic, minced

1 whole clove Fresh Garlic

Seasoning: Garlic powder 1 tbsp, Sea Salt 1 tsp, 1 tsp Turmeric, Black Pepper 1 tsp, Oregano 1 tsp

1 chicken breast, boiled & shredded into large chunks

1 tsp coconut oil

Aminos Spray (Braggs)

  1. Boil chicken and 1 whole garlic clove, for 20 minutes or until light pink in the center and let cool 5 minutes.
  2. Using hands shred chicken into large chunks and lightly coat with Aminos spray. Coat chicken with garlic powder, then add the pepper, oregano and Sea Salt. Stir and mix well before adding to pan.
  3. Sauté 2 cloves of minced garlic with red onion and red cabbage in coconut oil while adding turmeric for 2 min. Add broccoli, red bell pepper and chicken. Sauté until chicken is fully cooked and has no pink in the center.

Tip: if chicken is dry add 2 tbsp water and sauté for 1 more minute

Nutritionist Tip: By boiling the chicken first helps to ensure you do not over cook your meat and keep the moisture. Over cooking meat can have a negative impact on your gut and can increase inflammation. This meal is great for healthy digestion.

SunFresh Spirulina Green Eggs

5 whole Eggs

1/4 c. Onion, diced

1/2 c. Red Bell Pepper, chopped

1/2 c. Red Cabbage, diced

5 Fresh Cilantro leaves

1/2 clove fresh garlic, minced

2 tbsp coconut oil

1 tsp. SunFresh Spirulina

1 tsp. Oregano, dried

1 tsp. Parsley, dried

1 tsp. Tumeric

1 tsp Freshly ground Black Pepper

Pink Himalayan Salt, pinch

Instructions:

  1. Whisk eggs, adding SunFresh Spirulina, Oregano, Parsley, Turmeric, Garlic powder, Sea salt and Black pepper.
  2. Saute Onion and 1/2 garlic clove in coconut oil for 2 minutes. Add Red Bell Pepper, Red Cabbage and fresh Cilantro leaves.
  3. Add more coconut oil to the pan then pour in egg & spirulina mixture. Scramble eggs with vegetables or combine to make an omelet.

Nutritionist Tip: Macros and Micros at work! Notice the variety of seasonings, each one has major health benefits and all contribute to fighting inflammation. Inflammation is caused not only by poor food choices, but also by stress. Keep inflammation down and increase your lifespan.

SunFresh proteins and Flavanaturals are two amazing Fit Snack partners both making the best of their particular product. SunFresh Proteins ensures they have the highest quality spirulina though a sustainable means. Flavanaturals is your Sneak Peek at our June Fit Snack box and is unique in that it contains the highest levels of flavonoids which are super nutrients that support brain, heart and skin health.

Enjoy and don’t forget your tasty treat apples and flava bars. If you want to try Flava Naturals sign up for our June Fit Snack box today.