Happy holiday weekend! With a nice long weekend on deck, plenty of cookouts and outings will be had. And guess what? That’s okay! Go out and enjoy yourself. You can still make healthy eating choices AND enjoy the long weekend.
To help you out, we are sharing some festive and healthy recipes to help you celebrate Memorial Day. These recipes are not only great for you to make for yourself at home, but they are also great to bring to a cookout so you have something clean to eat.
Red, White, & Healthy Blue Smoothie
-1/2 frozen banana slices
-1/4 cup fresh or frozen slices strawberries
-1/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
-1 scoop plant protein powder (plain pea is what we use) or 1 tbsp chia seeds
-Ice (optional if using fresh fruit and not frozen)
-1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
Place all ingredients into a blender and pulse a few times. Stop to scrape down the sides as needed. Blend until smooth, pour into a glass, top with a couple pieces of fresh fruit (optional), and enjoy!
Frozen Fruit Bark
-2+ cups plain yogurt (we used coconut based yogurt, and the amount used will depend on how many people this will be feeding, so add more if needed)
-Fresh fruit of choice (we used blueberries and red currants – but you can use any fruit you’d like)
-1 tbsp. pure maple syrup
-1 tsp. vanilla
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and then spread evenly on top of the parchment paper. Freeze for up to 8 hours, and then break apart to serve. You can alternatively mix together the yogurt, syrup, and vanilla, spread it out over the parchment paper, and then strategically place the fruit on top of the yogurt before freezing (it’s all a matter of how you want it to look).
No-Bake Lemon Macaroons – Featured from the Full-Length Nutrition & Fitness Plan!
-1 cup dried shredded unsweetened coconut
-3⁄4 cup almond flour
-1/4 cup pure maple syrup
-1 tbsp. melted coconut oil
-1 tbsp. lemon juice
-Zest of 1 lemon
-Pinch of salt
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Using an ice cream scoop or your hands, form mixture into little balls and place on a dish. Repeat with remaining mixture. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to let set. Enjoy these as a sweet treat along-side some fresh berries.
We hope you have a wonderful & healthy weekend!
Want more easy recipes & workouts? Check out the Full-Length Nutrition & Fitness Plan HERE, and be on your way to eating delicious bites, becoming a meal prep pro, and feeling amazing!