Monday, 28 January 2013

Healthy Energy Snacks

A healthy diet and regular exercise are two of the best things to improve your health. Not only will nutritious foods help you to maintain a healthy body weight, you will feel more energized and alert. According to Health Canada, female adults are required to have at least 7-8 servings of fruits and vegetables each day. Males adults are required to have 8-10 servings.  However, finding time to fit all the necessary servings into your day can be challenging. To make your life easier and to allow you to achieve your healthy eating goals, we have complied a few great snack ideas to get you through your busy day.

1.    No-Bake Energy Bites:
These delicious snacks are perfect for when you are on the go. Filled with healthy oatmeal, flaxseed, coconut flakes and peanut butter, these treats keep you energized for hours. These bites are especially great before a yoga workout or for an afternoon snack. Keep refrigerated and store in an air-tight container.

For recipe information click here.

2.    Chocolate Energy Superfood Bars (Raw Recipe)
For those health-nuts out there, here is another fantastic energy bar recipe. These delicious bars are made with healthy raw ingredients including almonds, dates, hemp seeds, cacao nibs, and dried fruit (we recommend incorporating the superfood goji berries).  Wrap and store in the freezer.

For recipe information click here.

3.    Healthy Banana Smoothie
This no-hassle smoothie is a great snack that will keep you feeling full for hours.  Made with hardy oatmeal, banana, almonds, and yogurt this delicious smoothie is sure to fill any food craving! We recommend trying different variations by adding strawberries and/or blueberries.

For more information click here.

If finding time to make nutritious snacks during the workweek is challenging, prepare healthy recipes on the weekend and store them in the fridge. This way you will always have a healthy snack option that you can grab on the go.

For more information on healthy recipe ideas visit Naked Truth’s Pinterest page. Vancouver Yoga Teacher Training is also offering a new yoga program starting this spring. Registration for the spring session has already begun so don’t miss out on this great opportunity! Feel free to contact us for more information. 

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