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Recipes from dietitians

Peanut butter energy protein balls


1 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup bran cereal
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/2 cup oats
1/4 cup honey
1/8 cup dark chocolate chips
2 Tbsp hemp seeds
3 Tbsp flax seeds


  • Mix peanut butter, honey, and protein powder together in large bowl.
  • Pour in hemp seeds, flax seed, bran cereal, oats and chocolate chips. Stir together.
  • Use small amount of coconut oil on hands to roll small spoonful of mixture into hands. Create 10-12 small round energy bites for on the go fuel!

These energy bites are great for on the go, filled with protein, fiber and heart healthy omega fatty acids!

Nutritional information

12 servings
Per serving: 220 calories, 14.5 grams fat, 15.5 grams carbohydrates, 10 grams protein
Contains 20% iron DV

Power protein smoothie


1 1/2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/2 frozen banana
1/4 avocado
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
1 Tbsp peanut butter
1 tsp flax seeds


  • Place all ingredients in blender, add ice as desired and blend for a delicious, satisfying smoothie!

This smoothie is filled with high protein, healthy fats and omega-3s!

Nutritional information

Makes 1 Serving
Per Serving: 474 calories, 26 grams fat, 28 grams carbohyrates, 34.5 grams protein
Contains: 68% Calcium DV, 23% Potassium DV, 21% Iron DV

Cacao overnight oats


1/3 cup oats
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 Tbsp chia seeds
1 Tbsp almond butter
1/2 tsp maple syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  • In a 1 pint Mason jar combine oats, chia seeds and almond butter. Add a splash of milk and stir nut butter into the oats. Add rest of milk and combine rest of ingredients. Stir together.
  • Place in fridge overnight and enjoy the next morning! (or up to 5 days after preparation)

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Nutritional information

Makes 1 Serving
Per Serving: 302 calories, 15.8 grams fat, 31.2 grams carbohyrates, 11 grams protein

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