Wednesday, August 20, 2014

RIPPED Season 17 Launch and Nutritious Food Tasting

On Wednesday, August 13th, we had a great time launching the newest season of RIPPED with a team of instructors and also exploring the "D" (diet) afterwards! Instructors provided some healthy foods and beverages to try that contained protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats, along with some other nutritional ingredients. Enjoy the recipes and the pictures from the summer party!

Quinoa, Chickpea & Avocado Salad

Mango and Black Bean Salsa
1 mango chopped
I can black been
1/3 cup finely chopped red  onion
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro (or more to taste)
1/2 chopped red pepper
2 minced garlic cloves
I jalapeño seeded and chopped
2 TBL fresh lime juice
1 avocado (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste.

Cowboy Caviar
1can black-eyed pea been (drained)
1can corn (drained)
1 avocado chopped
1 jalapeño seeded and chopped
2/3 cup green onion chopped
2/3 cup cilantro chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

Creamsicle Breakfast Smoothie

Strawberry Banana Smoothie with Chia Seeds
1 cup sliced strawberries (fresh or frozen)
1 peeled banana (frozen)
4 cubes of ice
1 T chia seeds soaked in 1/4 cup of water
1/3 cup light coconut milk.

Combine and blend in blender, adding water to thin in necessary.

Dark Chocolate Banana Smoothie
1 cup Dark Chocolate Almond Milk Silk
1 frozen banana, peeled
4 cubes of ice

Combine and blend in blender.