Many people have a fear of fruit, due to the propaganda fed to society by the diet industry. The trendy diets of today perpetuate this wave of fruit fear, leading us to believe that they are filled with unnecessary carbs and placing fruit sugar and processed/refined sugar in the same category, instead of understanding and differentiating between the two.
How many times have you gotten done with work, felt super hangry and impatient, and decided to stop and pick-up food at a drive-thru? We’ve heard it before: Failing to plan is planning to fail. We can prevent the stop at the drive-thru by planning and prepping our meals in advance. Here are some tips and tricks to help get you started with your journey into meal prep.
Are you ready for this? We give you… Creamy Thai Carrot Soup!
½ large yellow onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, dic ed
1 T C oconut or Oliv e Oil
1 pound carrots, scrubbed (or peeled) and chopped (4 cups )
Salt and Pepper
2 cups Veggie Stock
2 cups water
⅓ cup sunflower butter
2 tsp chili garlic sauce
Fresh basil, cilantro, or mint
Sriracha hot sauce
Heat a large pot over medium heat, add coconut oil, diced onion and garlic.
Add carrots and cook for 5 minutes
Season with a healthy pinch of salt and pepper, and stir in veggie stock and water
Bring to a low boil, then reduce heat to a simmer
Cover and cook for 20 minutes, or until veggies are tender (test by cutting a larger piece of carrot in half – it should cut with ease )
Transfer to a blender (or use an immersion blender) and blend until smooth and creamy
Add peanut butter and chili garlic sauce to the blender and blend to combine, using a ‘puree’ or ‘liquify’ setting if you have it
Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. For a touch of added sweetness, add a T or so of brown sugar or agave nectar
Add more chili garlic sauce for more heat
Serve immediately with fresh basil or herbs of choice. A drizzle of coconut milk will add a creamy, sweet touch. Serve with sriracha for extra heat
If you haven't noticed, our whole team is obsessed with overnight oats. If you've never tried this delectable creation, you're missing out. It's a perfect grab and go breakfast and it's creamier, denser and so much tastier than stove top oats. And, there are so many different iterations and combinations to make it perfect for you. Here is one of our favorite, classic recipes:
Sugar is in everything. A 12 oz bottle of Gatorade has 21 grams of sugar which is almost one day's recommended consumption. In addition to the health impacts, sugar also decreases our ability to perform in our workouts, and causes long-term fatigue. So, let's tackle this one together! We're doing a SUGAR DETOX in our Spring Training starting on March 10th. Join us, won't you?