“Summer Smoothie Marathon”: #4) Post-Workout Smoothie

We’re really excited for Smoothie #4 in our “Summer Smoothie Marathon”, our healthy & delicious “Post-Workout Smoothie”! This smoothie blend is the follow-up to our “Pre-Workout Smoothie” we featured yesterday, but it’s pretty amazing in it’s own rite; it jumpstarts muscle recovery, and helps to restore your electrolyte balance after the rigors of a challenging workout. Plus, check out this nutritional info: 22.6 grams of protein per serving, 32% of your DV of fiber, and 19% of your daily recommended intake of calcium! You’re gonna wanna down this bad boy within an hour or 2 of working out, to get the maximum absorption needed for recovery. After you give this smoothie a try, leave a rating & comment below, because we know you’ll enjoy it! Happy Cooking. – Tasty25 Staff

 

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CALORIE COUNT: 531 Calories Per ServingSERVING SIZE: 1-2 Adults

 

What you need:

1 Tbsp. Cinnamon

1/2 Cup Peanut Butter

1 Cup Chopped Bananas

1/2 Cup Plain Yogurt (Low Fat)

1/2 Cup Milk (Low Fat) (Skim, Soy, Rice, or Almond)

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 3 minutes; Servings: 1-2)

  1. Place all ingredients into container of electric blender; Blend on high until smooth.

  2. Serve immediately. (Smoothie will become thick if not consumed right away; refrigerate leftovers of your serving immediately!)

  3. Drink & enjoy!

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Easy-Bake Oatmeal Cupcakes!

Cupcakes with only 4 ingredients, 15 minutes prep time, and less than 50 calories per-serving? We’ll take ’em! Check out these Easy-Bake Oatmeal Cupcakes submitted by Mirela Øien of Trondheim, Norway; these naturally sweetened healthy & delicious treats are 44 calories each, and packed with great amounts of dietary fiber & protein! Try them out with a fresh fruit topping like raspberries or strawberries for an even more food conscious dessert/snack. Let us know what you think about this awesome recipe by leaving a rating & comment at the bottom of the page, and we hope you enjoy! Happy Cooking. – Tasty25 Staff

 Easy-Bake Oatmeal Muffins

 

CALORIE COUNT: 44 Calories Per ServingSERVING SIZE: 19 grams

 

What you need:

2/3 Cup organic oatmeal

2 Eggs

1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon

3 Tsp. Stevia sweetener (12 grams)

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 15 minutes; Yields 8 cupcakes.)

  1. Mix all of your dry & wet ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl.

  2. Fill 8 cupcake liners evenly with your cupcake mix, and place the cupcakes on a flat cooking pan.

  3. Place cupcakes in the oven for 8-10 minutes on 375 F°; remove from oven when cupcakes are golden brown.

  4. Remove cupcakes from your cooking pan, and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Serve alone, or with a fresh fruit topping. (Raspberry topping shown above.)

  5. Eat & enjoy!

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Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes!

2012 was a SPECTACULAR year for our food conscious community, and we’re starting the New Year right with an awesome new breakfast recipe! Check out these healthy & delicious 15-Minute Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes submitted by Tasty25 contributor Amber Constant of New Orleans, Louisiana; they’re guilt-free, warm, fluffy pancakes, packed with dietary fiber, calcium, and complex carbohydrates! This 327-calorie recipe is a food conscious way to get your metabolism going in the morning, and make a healthy & delicious meal worthy of Tasty25 stardom. Let us know how they taste by leaving a rating & comment below, and we hope you enjoy! Happy Cooking! – Tasty25 Staff

 

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Every recipe has a story! Amber shared hers with us: “The reason why I use a mixture of regular oats and steel cut oats is because steel cut oats are less processed, thus retaining more of its nutrition. Also, to spice it up, I added Crofters Natural Berry Jelly on each pancake layer, plus fresh cut D’Anjou Pears on top with chia seeds, coconut, raw agave nectar, and pumpkin seeds. So yummy!” –Amber

 

CALORIE COUNT: 327 Calories Per ServingSERVING SIZE: 2 Adults

 

What you need:

1/3 Cup organic oats

2/3 Cup organic oatmeal

1/2 Cup almond flour

1/8 Cup organic flax-meal

1 Egg

3/4 Cup 2% milk

1/8 Cup apple juice

1 Stevia packet (2 gram packet)

1 Tsp. baking powder

1/2 Tsp. vanilla

3/4 Tsp. cinnamon

1/4 Tsp. sea salt

1/4 Tsp. nutmeg

 

*If you want this recipe to be gluten free, make sure the oats you buy are certified gluten free. If you want it to be vegan, replace the egg with a “chia or flax egg”.

 

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 15 minutes; Serves 2 adults.)

  1. Put your oats in a food processor or blender, and grind them as finely as possible until it resembles a flour. (Some of the steel cut oats will still be somewhat coarse.)

  2. Next, heat a nonstick frying pan over medium to medium-high heat.

  3. Put all of your dry ingredients together in a bowl, and whisk just enough until its all evenly mixed; Do the same with all of your wet ingredients in a different bowl.

  4. Now, combine your wet & dry ingredients. (TIP: If your mixture seems too runny, you can always add more flax-meal to absorb the liquid; this absorption isn’t immediate, so wait a few minutes.)

  5. Apply coconut oil or olive oil spray if necessary onto hot pan or griddle, then ladle 1/3 cup of batter onto it; Wait until you see bubbles on the top on the pancake and dry edges, then flip. Repeat this process until all of the pancake are done; serve immediately.

  6. Eat & enjoy!

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65-Second Cinnamon, Nut, and Fruit Muffin!

Looking for a quick breakfast idea that’s healthy & delicious? We’ve got you covered! Check out this 65-Second Cinnamon, Nut & Fruit Muffin sent in by Giana Basile of Boston, MA; it’s only 230 calories, low in sugar & sodium, and high in protein; 10 grams to be exact! Plus, you can make it all from your microwave, so you know this Tasty25 creation will be ready in a jiffy! This recipe is an excellent idea for breakfast, or even as a healthy snack. Give Giana’s recipe a try, and make sure to share your thoughts by rating & commenting below. Enjoy this awesome recipe, and Happy Cooking! – Tasty25 Staff

 

What you need:

3 Tbsp. organic ground flax seed meal

1 Tsp. baking powder

1 Tsp. olive oil

1 Tsp. cinnamon

1 Medium egg

1/4 Cup chopped fruit or nuts (Optional)

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 1 minute; Serves 1 adult.)

  1. Mix all ingredients thoroughly in a large coffee mug.

  2. Microwave on high for 65 seconds; Let mug sit for 1 minute before serving.

  3. Remove muffin from mug, and serve with fresh fruit.

  4. Eat & enjoy!

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Coconut Almond Macaroons!

Hooray! We’ve got another great healthy dessert recipe for all of our Tasty25ers across the globe! This Coconut Almond Macaroon recipe, sent in by Sharon Bloom from Detroit, MI, makes for a low-fat & tasty sweet treat that’s good for almost any occasion. They’re light, full of good nutrients, utilize healthy sugars, and are absolutely bursting with flavor! Sharon says that her delicious macaroons are “always a hit” at parties and functions; So make sure to give them a try as the next dessert or snack you make! As always, we LOVE to hear from our viewers and subscribers; Let us know what you think about this recipe by rating and commenting below, and we hope everyone is having a wonderful day. Happy Cooking!  – Tasty25 Staff

 

 

 What you need:

1 1/4 Cups almonds

1/4 Cup fresh clover honey

1/4 Cup coconut

2 Egg whites (Beaten)

2 Tbsp. grated lemon peel

2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

1/8 Tsp. cinnamon

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 25 minutes; Serving size – 2-4 adults; Makes 4 macaroons.)

  1. Grind the almonds coarsely in a medium sized bowl; Combine the cinnamon and lemon peel, and add them to bowl.

  2. Beat egg whites very stiff, add in honey and continue beating; Add the lemon juice and coconut with the almond mixture, and blend well.

  3. Place 4 Tsp. sized portions of the mixture onto un-greased parchment or cookie sheet paper. Bake 25 minutes at 275 degrees °F.

  4. Remove from paper while still slightly warm; Serve cool.

  5. Eat & enjoy!

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5-Minute Microwave Baked Apple!

Whether you’re trying to make something healthy for the kids, looking for a quick study break snack in your dorm, or want something wholesome that you can fix at work, this 5-Minute Microwave Baked Apple is for you! Sent in by Nikki Latham of Brisbane, Australia, this deliciously sweet snack will leave your taste buds & your body happy; ONLY 180 CALORIES PER SERVNG! Don’t forget to show some love by rating and commenting below, and Happy Cooking!  – Tasty25 Staff

 

 

What you need:

Fuji or Gala apple

Tbsp. honey

Tsp. raisins

1 Tsp. unsalted butter

1/8 Tsp. cinnamon

1 Tsp. chopped almonds (Optional)

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 5 minutes; Serving size – 1 adult)

  1. Remove apple core, then remove peel from the top 1/2 inch of apple.

  2. In a bowl, mix raisins, honey and butter (Add almonds if desired); Pack mixture into core of apple.

  3. Place apple right side up in a microwave-safe bowl; Pour in 1/2 cup water, then sprinkle cinnamon over top of apple.

  4. Cover bowl with microwave-safe plastic wrap, leaving a small space for steam to escape, and cook in microwave on full power for 5 minutes, or until apple is fragrant and soft. (Check apple every 2 minutes.)

  5. Remove apple from the bowl, place on a small clean plate, and pour 1 Tsp. of the cooking liquid over the apple; Serve warm.

  6. Eat & enjoy!

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The Editor’s Own: Grilled Pineapple Delight

Hi Tasty25ers! I hope this article finds each and everyone of you well and in great health. It’s been a few weeks since i’ve shared one of my Tasty25 culinary creations with you, so here’s another one of my personal favorites! This Grilled Pineapple Delight recipe is a quick 10-minute appetizer and side-dish that you definitely must try during your next outdoor cookout. Sweet & smokey, with a touch of tangy flavor, this recipe is a great way to impress your house guests with something a bit different, while staying true to your healthy diet; only 80 calories per serving, and about 40% of your daily Vitamin-C needs! Happy Cooking, and don’t forget to send me a photo to editor@tasty25.com after you try it out! – David Jones II, Editor of Tasty25 Magazine

 

 

What you need:

Pineapple (Firm & ripe)

1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

Tbsp. honey

Tbsp. fresh lime juice

1 Tbsp. grated lime zest

1/4 Tsp. ground cloves

1 Tsp. ground cinnamon

1 Tbsp. dark rum (Optional)

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 10 minutes; Serving size – 4-8 adults)

  1. Prepare your fire in a charcoal or gas gas grill.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the olive oil, cloves, cinnamon, honey and lime juice to make the marinade; Whisk to blend together, and set aside.

  3. Next, cut off the crown of leaves and the base of the pineapple. Standing the pineapple upright, use a large sharp knife to pare off the skin, cutting downward just below the surface of the pineapple in long, vertical strips. After this step, cut off any remaining small brown “eyes” on the fruit. Stand the peeled pineapple upright again, and cut it in half lengthwise. Place each pineapple half with the cut-side down, and cut it lengthwise into four long wedges; then slice away the core.

  4. Place pineapple slices in the bowl with the marinade, and stir to coat pineapple.

  5. Place slices on grill and cook about 3 to 4 minutes, basting once or twice with remaining marinade. Turn the fruit and move it to a cooler part of the grill or reduce the heat. Baste again with the marinade. Grill about 3 more minutes until the pineapple is tender and golden.

  6. Take the pineapple from the grill, and place on a platter or individual plates. Brush with rum, if using, and sprinkle slices with the lime zest; Serve hot or warm.

  7. Eat & enjoy!

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