Seapoint Farms brings healthy snackin’ to you!

Seapoint Farms makes edamame, seaweed crisps, and pasta loaded with 24 grams of protein. ¬†All of their products are non-GMO verified and totally vegan friendly. It’s perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up!

I always try to grab a healthy light snack that can conveniently fit into my bag. Grab and go is my motto. I love their seaweed crisps that have a bit of a crunch and flavoring to balance out the seaweed taste. Try the Seapoint Farms Seaweed Crisps, Pumpkin Sesame, 1.2 Ounce (Pack of 12)“>almond sesame and pumpkin sesame; my two personal favorites!

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Try all of their healthy products! Don’t worry Christa Alexis will be back with recipe ideas! ūüôā

Easy & healthy recipes!

You come home late and try to prepare a healthy delicious meal that’s quick and easy. Grab a box of fiber and protein enriched pasta in red lentil, chickpea, yellow lentil, or black bean flavors. It’s totally gluten-free, Non-GMO, and vegan friendly.¬†And better yet¬†Pasta Lensi is made in Italy. Manja, Manja!

First, boil a pot of water and add salt. Once the water is boiled, add your box of pasta and cook until “al dente” or just right. (Directions included on the box)

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Next, heat extra virgin olive oil in a pan and add diced garlic to the dish. Sautee until garlic is slightly brown. Dice tomatoes into small pieces and add them in. Mix together, add oregano, italian seasoning, salt, and pepper for extra flavor.

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Add whichever toppings you prefer. Enjoy!

On the go green journey..

On the go green journey…

Every morning, I gear up for my day with a smoothie and a positive outlook. I find that a lighter yet a nutritious breakfast helps me to stay energized throughout my entire day. I try to combine healthy fruit options with a protein (almond butter, cashew butter, or peanut butter), unsweetened non-dairy milk, and coconut greens super powder. Coconut greens helps me to get my servings of veggies without tasting bad. In just one scoop, I’m getting kale, spinach, alfalfa, apple, chlorella, alfalfa, wheatgrass, barley leaf, and broccoli.

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Forget those nasty tasting smoothies, your smoothie can taste great and give you all the health benefits you need. I’ve tried a lot of powders and nothing comes close to the Coconut Greens powder. Totally go green! Each time you purchase a tub of Coconut Greens you help a child in a developing country. Use my code Christa10 for an additional 10% off each purchase.

You can feel good, look good, and go green all at once.

Cheers,

Christa Alexis xo

 

 

Green smoothies

Scoop one serving of Coconut Greens into your smoothie & get your daily servings of vitamin B enriched veggies. It’s the perfect way to start the day. You can stay hydrated all day long with the coconut water based supergreen powder. Go green & stay lean!

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Ingredients

  • 1 Banana
  • 4 Strawberries (or more if you’d like)
  • Califia’s¬†Unsweetened¬†Coconut Milk
  • Peanut Butter
  • 1 Scoop of Coconut Greens

Blend it up & drink your heart to greens!

Add your greens to your oatmeal!

Coconut Greens is the perfect way to add Vitamin B based vitamins to your breakfast. Get some quick oats, flax seeds, almonds, cinnamon, and cacao powder , and scoop one serving of green powder in. Mix together thoroughly. There you go, you have your grains, protein, and veggies all in one meal. Wa la!

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Breakfast (Photo credits via Christa Alexis)

Order your tub of Coconut Greens today on Amazon. Every purchase goes to a child with a Vitamin A deficiency via Dose 4 Dose. Feel good and live better with your greens.

Nutty for nut butters!

Artisana Organics makes a line of nut & seed butters, coconut butter and oils, chocolate spreads and bars, and on the go squeeze packs that are non-GMO, organic, and vegan certified. Did we mention they’re totally nutty and delicious?

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The nut butters have no extra additives, sugar, oils, or bizarre ingredients. Each butter is 100% raw with only one ingredient in every jar. It’s hard to come across a wide selection of nut butters especially Artisana Organics’ walnut, pecan, and cashew flavors.

Each nut-based butter taste pure & is hand-crafted with the highest quality ingredients. Add to your favorite butter to toast, waffles, smoothies, and in recipes to enhance the flavor. For recipe ideas, visit Artisana Organics.

My personal favorite was the raw cashew butter and it’s a great way to add some extra protein to your smoothie. To get specific, there is 6 grams of protein per¬†serving.

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I made my morning pick-me-up unsweetened almond milk smoothie with blueberries and Artisana Organics Raw Cashew Nut Butter.

Get your protein fill!

Black bean burgers are loaded with protein and fresh veggies like carrots and onions. Get seasoning with cayenne pepper, chili powder, pepper and salt, turmeric, and cumin to spice up the flavor. You’ll need 1 onion, 2 cans of black beans, 2 shredded carrots, 3 garlic cloves, quick oats and soy sauce.

Start off shredding carrots or buy already shredded carrots (much easier and saves you time in the kitchen) and chop onions into small pieces. Chop garlic cloves too!blackbeanburger.JPG

Heat a pan and add a little olive oil to cook the onions, carrots, and garlic in until sauteed. Don’t forget to add some salt and pepper for added flavor. While that’s cooking start mashing your black beans.

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Once the onion, carrots, and garlic is cooked add it to your bowl of mashed black beans, and add 1/2 cup of quick oats, and tablespoon of soy sauce. Mix thoroughly then form into  burgers.

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Let them freeze for 30 minutes and then take them out to cook whenever you want. Just oil a pan and cook them.

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Credits to Tasty for this delicious recipe! Watch the full video on how to make these protein filled black bean burgers.

Cooking with quinoa

Many people have a false impression of quinoa. They think “eww that doesn’t taste good at all” – surprise surprise it’s actually quite delicious and nutritious. You have to flavor it up with seasonings like garlic, Himalayan sea salt, pepper, oregano, and bam you have a hearty meal.

Slice 1-2 tomatoes into small finely chopped pieces. Use 1-2 garlic cloves and chop into tiny chunks.¬†Grab a can of kidney beans drain and rinse. You can add black olives or any other olive of choice to the dish, but make sure you cut them in half. Saute in Botticelli’s¬†extra virgin olive oil until fully seasoned with sea salt, pepper, oregano, garlic and keep mixing to make sure everything gets the proper flavoring.

Add 1 cup of uncooked quinoa to boiling water.¬†Let it cook for about 18 minutes until you see them puff up and become similar to a rice substance. Now, you know it’s ready. Drain the rest of the water left in the pot and add the quiona to your sauteed mixture of goodness.

Serve hot or cold and enjoy!

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New Year, New Vegan!

Happy New Year!¬†I still can’t believe its 2014. It’s the first time in 19 years where there was a new moon in the new year which means a lot of significant changes in careers, relationships, etc. For the past 13 years, I’ve been a vegetarian but after researching more about the additives, treatment of animals, animal fat, and “extra” stuff they add into the foods I decided to go completely vegan.

Bring on the vegan challenge. I’ll update you along my journey.

Breakfast: Kind Cereal with unsweetened almond milk & hemp seeds.. (I also add organic sunbutter for more protein)

foodSnacks: Cashews, almonds, raisins, etc. for extra protein

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Cha Cha Chia

Chia was derived from the Mayan word “strength” and has been eaten for over 5,000 years. Chia Seeds comes from a plant also called ‘salvia hispanica.’¬†It’s considered a superfood. Chia Seeds are now sold at major supermarkets and health food stores.

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What are the health benefits of Chia Seeds?

  • Omega 3’s – good for protection again inflammation, ¬†arthritis, and heart disease.. Chia seeds contain more Omega 3’s than salmon!
  • Antioxidant rich– protect the body from aging & cancer
  • Feel fuller faster – The seeds absorbs 10X their weight in water, which makes you feel satisfied longer. It helps reduce cravings between meals.
  • Lower triglycerides and cholesterol levels – increase “good” cholesterol
  • Controls blood sugar regulation – great for people with diabetes.

Chia seeds are¬†grown south of the equator in Australia, and are free from chemical pesticides. Perfect for yogurts, smoothies, salads, and baked goods. It’s¬†rich in omega-3 fatty acids & omega-6, fiber, and protein. Christa Alexis recommends Trader Joe’s Chia Seeds for only $4.99!