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Mix Together:
  • Quacker Oatmeal Squares- 95% Iron and 6 grams of protein per serving
  • Soy and Wasabi Almonds - Monounsaturated Fat
  • Pretzel Goldfish - Carbohydrate, and to keep the spicey taste of the almonds to a minimum
  • Dried Blueberries - Anti Inflammation
  • Dried Bananas - Potassium
  • Yogurt Covered Raisins - Iron and Calcium
  • Walnuts - Walnuts provide 57 mg magnesium, which is more than 100 percent of the daily value for this essential mineral for bone health and muscle function. 

***Keep the portion size of this Energy Mix to around 1/4 cup and add some low-calorie Gatorade for overall energy surge after a vigorous workout***

 
(I got this recipe idea from my girl, Kelly Shackelford at Pivotal Fitness...She loved it and wanted to share this great after-workout shake with you all from Chiquita...Thank you Kelly.)
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Nutrition Facts

Calories 380
Total Fat 15 g (Sat 2 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 4 g, Mono 8 g)
Cholesterol 5 mg
Sodium 35 mg
Potassium 690 mg
Total Carbohydrates 53 g
Dietary Fiber 9 g
Total Sugars 19 g
Protein 12 g.
Percent Daily Value: Vitamin A 2%; Vitamin B6 25%; Vitamin C 20%; Vitamin D 0%; Calcium 15%, Iron 15%.

Ingredients

  • 2   whole Chiquita Bananas (best with brown flecks on peel)
  • 2   cups ice
  • 1/3   cup yogurt - preferably Greek yogurt flavored with honey
  • 1/2   cup cooked oatmeal
  • 1/3   cup almonds

Instructions

Pour all ingredients in blender pouring ice in last. Blend on high for 30 seconds or until smoothie thickens.
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Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories: 221.0
Total Fat: 11.1 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Sodium: 88.3 mg
Total Carbs: 12.8 g
Dietary Fiber: 2.0 g
Protein: 15.5 g

Ingredients

  • 1 cup natural peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons honey, or to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate whey protein powder
  • 1 cup uncooked oats
  • 2-5 tablespoons water
  • (optional) 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa

Instructions

Mix the peanut butter and honey in a bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. Add the rest of ingredients and mix together. Mixture should be crumbly and slightly moist.
Press (hard) into a 9x9 tray and refrigerate for 20 minutes. Cut into 12 equal bars. 
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Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories: 119.7
Total Fat: 4.5 g
Cholesterol: 3.7 mg
Sodium: 26.2 mg
Total Carbs: 22.8 g
Dietary Fiber: 3.4 g
Protein: 0.6 g

Ingredients

  • 4 small tart apples, such as Granny Smith, washed and cored
  • 1 tablespoon Smart Balance butter blend, softened
  • 1 tablespoon pecans, toasted and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 1 tablespoon old-fashioned oats
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the apples in a baking dish.

Combine raisins in a small bowl with 1 tablespoon of warm water and allow to rest for 10 minutes. (This is an important step! If you skip this step, the raisins will burn in the oven.)

Combine all ingredients for the filling in a bowl. Divide the filling evenly among the apples.

Pour 1/2 cup water into the bottom of the baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before eating.

Makes 4 servings