7 Ways to Make Mornings More Manageable

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Healthy Eating On-the-Go: Is it Possible?

Posted on March 31, 2016 by Amanda Holliday | 0 Comments

This post comes to us from Katie Jasper. Katie is a functional nutritionist, and co-founder of Prescribe Nutrition.  

Healthy eating. On-the-go.

…. Aaaaah hahaha.

Amiright? Those two statements, while ideal, sometimes feel like the farthest from the truth. Sure we give it our all some weeks, but as life picks up, we juggle a gazillion tasks, errands and then some - healthy eating on the go because a ginormous j.o.k.e.

Here is the deal, Prescribe Nutrition is built on eating whole foods, particularly with a combination of the magic trio: fat, fiber and protein. Making sure each meal and snack has a combination of fat, fiber and protein is going to help you feel satiated and keep your blood sugar levels stable. One of our favorite and easiest ways to achieve this? A smoothie. Not to mention that we're always be delighted by the chance to start the day with greens. Always.

But smoothies have their challenges on the go - spilling, smoothie ‘staches, your mason jar NOT fitting in your cup holder or feeling safe in your purse, being tough to clean out, etc. We know you're feeling us on this one! Enter the Not So Little Green Pouch which has 14 oz. of space for your enjoying. And being dishwasher safe and free of toxic materials was a must (thank you!). Plus, this new pouch is cupholder-friendly, making it truly perfect for on-the-go. 

Our favorite smoothie combinations usually incorporate:

- Water or nondairy milk
- Dark leafy greens
- An avocado (trust us on this - it thickens, adds healthy fats and a boat load of fiber)
- Frozen veggies or berries (trick: frozen zucchini is just as great as frozen banana for thickening)
- A superfood: chia, goji, maca, matcha, etc.
- Option: a whole foods, free of artificial sugars and flavors protein powder. And if you’re using whey protein, aim for grass fed.

    As we head towards warmer weather this citrus-y, uber refreshing smoothie is a favorite:

    KEY LIME PIE SMOOTHIE [1 LARGE OR 2 SMALL SERVINGS]

    2 cups dark leafy greens, your choice
    1⁄2 cup coconut water*
    1⁄4 cup full-fat coconut milk
    1 large frozen banana
    1⁄2 cup chopped, frozen zucchini Juice and zest of 2 limes
    1 date, pitted
    1⁄2 teaspoon matcha powder* 1⁄4 ripe avocado, pitted

    *Optional!

    1. Blend all ingredients except for the ice until well blended and creamy. Add additional milk or water if needed to thin to your desired consistency.
    2. Add ice to get it colder! Note: ice will thicken the smoothie.
    3. If using protein powder or seed mix, add at the very end (you don’t want to overblend protein powder).

    Voila! Now funnel this bad boy into your Not So Little Green Pouch, and you’ve got yourself a bangin’ breakfast (or snack!) in the most easy to use and clean container that exists.

    For more great recipes, tips and tricks from this fantastic nutrition team of experts, join them (and us!) for Prescribe 20 starting this Sunday, April 3rd. Use the code: ‘LGP’ for an additional 20% off!

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    The Lifecylce Of A Pouch

    Posted on March 31, 2016 by Amanda Holliday | 0 Comments

    Pouch lifecyle

     

    We say it all the time—Little Green Pouch isn't just for babies. But what does that really mean? How can people of all ages and stages of eating benefit from reusable food pouches? We developed a full line of pouches in a variety of sizes to be utilized at people of all ages and eating abilities. Let's dig a little deeper into the lifecycle of Little Green Pouches:

    0-6 months: Use the 7 oz. pouches for breast milk storage. No more tossing countless disposable bags. The pouches are freezer-safe, too.

    4-12 months: Use the 3.4oz Really Little Green Pouches for storing and serving your homemade baby food.

    6 months-8 years: The 7 oz. original Little Green Pouch is perfect for yogurt, smoothies, and applesauce. Pack in school lunches for the perfect eco-friendly lunchbox companion.

    Teen and Adult: Bigger appetite? The newest addition to the Little Green Pouch family is the 14oz. "Not So" Little Green Pouch. This cupholder-friendly version is ideal for commuters and athletes looking to bring homemade fuel on-the-go. No time for breakfast? A smoothie-filled pouch is your solution. 

    Elderly: Solid foods can be troublesome both early and late in life. Skip the canned nutritional drinks, and make your own nutrient-dense food that can be enjoyed right from the pouch. Our pouches are also perfect for preparing for, or recovering from surgery if solids are not permitted. 

    Have a question about how you can use Little Green Pouches in your family? Just ask

    You may also like: 9 Other Uses for Little Green Pouches 

     

    TROPI-KALE Smoothie Recipe from Simple Green Smoothies

    Posted on March 29, 2016 by Amanda Holliday | 0 Comments

    This refreshing, hydrating and tasty smoothie recipe comes from our friends at Simple Green Smoothies. Join them for their next free 30-day challenge on April 1st. I have participated in their challenges before, and will be joining again in April. It's a great way to boost energy, and get out of your smoothie rut. 

    Jen and Jadah send you weekly emails with shopping lists, recipes and tips to make amazing smoothies. What we love best about this 30-day smoothie challenge is that it is not a cleanse or a diet. You are just adding super-healthy smoothies to your normal diet. There is nothing worse than skipping meals and getting hangry. You don't have to worry about that with this challenge.  

    Try this smoothie to get excited about the challenge, and then sign up. 

    TROPI-KALE | serves two
    1 cup fresh spinach
    1 cup fresh kale
    2 cups coconut water, unsweetened
    1 banana
    2 cups pineapple

    DIRECTIONS
    1. Blend spinach, kale, and coconut water together until smooth.
    2. Add remaining ingredients and blend again

    TIP: Use at least one frozen fruit to make the smoothie cold  

    Follow @SimpleGreenSmoothies for free recipes, making it easy to have green smoothies apart of your everyday life! 

    What's in season in March + recipes

    Posted on March 01, 2016 by Amanda Holliday | 0 Comments

    Eating local, and what's in season is better for your health and the environment. Food at its peak is going to pack the most nutritional punch. Choose options from local farmers, and you will reap even more nutritional value while also helping minimize the impact on the environment it takes to transport crops. 

    But when you have access to every fruit and vegetable year-round, how do you know what's in season? Don't worry—we've got you covered.

    It's March, and that means we've got spring on our mind. Luckily, spring produce is starting to come into season, so we thought we'd round up some of our favorite recipes that include these in-season favorites. 

    Asparagus

    Asparagus Chicken Soup

    Cauliflower

    Creamy Cauliflower Kale Puree

    Kiwi

    Kiwi Kooler

    Broccoli 

    Broccoli and Pear Puree

    Green Sunshine

    Avocado

    Avocado Smoothie

    Chocolate Pudding with Avocados

    Parsnips

    Apple Parsnip Puree

    Peas

    Turkey and Spring Vegetables

    Pea, Edamame and Pear Puree

     

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