Blue-green Spirulina Milk

If you’ve all stuck with me so far- through encouraging you to drink your greens, sneaking vegetables into desserts, or turning a simple zucchini into past, then I have a hunch this you won’t be a surprise that I’m telling you to drink blue milk. I’ve made many recipes here on Nutrition Stripped using this blue-green algae, spirulina, but have yet to share with you all a staple drink I love making as well, Blue-green Spirulina Milk! First, I know the color and thought about drinking an algae can be completely off-putting and intimidating, but I promise once you get over the color (which I think is quite beautiful), the taste will speak for itself. It’s delicious and incredibly nutrient dense in comparison to the cows milk counterpart.

Blue Green Spirulina Milk, spirulina, nut  milk

Whole foods are fun. I love being able to transform a simple vegetable, fruit, and spirulina in this case into something everyone can enjoy yet is completely innovative. Blue-green Spirulina Milk is a play on traditional nut milks that I’ve shared here before, it’s incredibly mineralizing due to the nature of spirulina, which contains a host of minerals, amino acids, and vitamins. I mix this with a classic nut milk recipe and it’s subtly sweetened with dates and vanilla. The end result is a beautiful blue-green colored nut milk that’s creamy, cool, healthy, and looks beautiful!

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Underweight Nutrition | Tips for Gaining Weight

You heard that title correctly, Tips for Gaining Weight. Many of you may be thinking why I’m not talking about weight loss or referring to it here, but we all need to keep in mind not all of us are after weight loss! Many of you out there have emailed me about providing tips and advice on how to gain weight healthfully especially those who are athletes, naturally underweight, or recovering from disordered eating habits. I commend each and everyone of you who email me about this issue because I think it’s something we nutrition professionals don’t speak about enough; the flip side of weight loss and the obesity epidemic.

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Many clients of mine who are looking for weight loss come from a wide range/background of issues; some health related such as Celiac or a mirad of digestive issues, suffer from health issues that contributed to weight loss, some have “always been thin” and are natural ectomorphs, some are athletes or recreational athletes looking to put on lean body mass, and some are recovering from disordered eating habits. No matter what the cause or reasoning behind wanting to gain weight, these tips can be applied globally.

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Summer Corn Succotash

Summer Corn Succotash, not only incredibly delicious, but kind of fun to say too. This succotash is loaded with fiber, plant-based protein, minerals, B vitamins, antioxidants, phytonutrients, vitamin C, healthy fats, and simply tastes awesome. For the past couple of weeks I’ve been making this almost every Sunday as part of my batch cooking day to use throughout the week as a side dish, to top on salads at lunch time, or even as a quick snack with baked tortilla chips or gluten free crackers– it’s that good I can enjoy it all day long.

Summer Corn Succotash, corn, avocado, side

This succotash celebrates one of my favorite vegetables of summer, the sweet corn that’s in season, which is the best this time of year here in Nashville. It’s a delicious combination of sweet and savory flavors from spices like cumin, pepper, garlic, red bell peppers, and a pinch of bright sumac. The starchy chickpeas and black beans give this side dish a bit more heartiness and body while the creamy avocado and chives are the perfect toppings to finish.

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Summer Produce Guide

Welcome to the Nutrition Stripped SUMMER Produce Guide, here you’ll find seasonal and the very best fruits and vegetables of the season.

Simply click on the picture of the fruit or vegetables and you’ll be directed to all the recipes that use that ingredient or to the pantry page detailing the fruits/vegetables nutrition facts and health benefits. Use this page as a resource, feel free to bookmark it or revisit the resources page.

VEGETABLES |

beets-pantry   bell peppers   cucumber chilies summer   corn summer   eggplant summer heirloom tomatoes summer   shell beans summer   tomatoes summer zucchini summer   chilies, summer

FRUITS |

apricot   blueberries   blackberries summer cherries summer    figs   melons summer nectarine summer   peach summer   rasberries strawberries   Watermelon, summer

 

DOWNLOAD this Summer Produce Guide for free by clicking here:  SUMMER PRODUCE GUIDE.

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Watermelon Slice Popsicles

Since it’s not only a couple of holidays this week, my birthday and July 4th, I wanted to pop in and share a super simple recipe with you all; by simple I mean it takes less than 5 minutes! Watermelon Slice Popsicles are literally slices of watermelon cut into triangles, frozen, and held by a wooden stick. These are to be enjoyed by poolside, at the BBQ this weekend, or anytime you need a cool treat for the warmer months of the year. Cheers to healthy desserts!

Watermelon Slice Popsicles, watermelon

You can easily make several batches of these at a time since most watermelons are large enough to produce a lot of these, or just share with hungry neighbors and friends (a.k.a. my best recipe testers!). Watermelon is perfect for summer, it’s slightly sweet, portable, affordable, and incredibly hydrating. Read more why I love watermelon and the health benefits of it here. In a nutshell, watermelon has vitamin C, A, potassium, magnesium, and antioxidants taboot.

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