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10 edamame recipes that won't disappoint

10 edamame recipes that won't disappoint

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Whether you identify as a vegetarian, a vegan, or neither, there's an easy way to incorporate more protein into your diet. The answer, friends, is edamame. These tiny green soy beans are packed with protein and fibre.  According to WebMD, just over 1 cup of shelled edamame contains as much fiber as 4 slices of whole wheat bread. What's more, a 1 cup serving of cooked edamame contains a whopping 17 grams of protein.  Pretty neat!  You're more likely to find the frozen variety available for purchase, which means that you won't have to worry about them expiring on you. Stock up on edamame and you won't be sorry (but limit yourself to one serving a day).  Though these legumes are perfectly delicious on their own, here are a few of the best edamame recipes from the Internet for your culinary inspiration.

Roasted edamame

Roasted edamame - a perfect snack that enhances the flavour of the nutrient-packed green soy beans

Boost the flavour of these green beans by roasting them. Toss them with olive oil, lemon zest, black pepper, and your favourite spices before popping them in the oven. (PureWow)

Edamame hummus

Ginger wasabe edamame hummus from Rachelcooks - Edamame recipes for your inspiration

You already know that chickpeas make a great dip base. Entertain with edamame and have your tastebuds hum with delight. We love this ginger wasabi edamame hummus from Gimme Some Oven, as it lends a novel, punchy flavour that'll have you coming back for more. (via RachelCooks)

Stir-fried edamame

Edamame and kale fried quinoa - edamame recipes for your inspiration

Instead of fried rice, try making this edamame and kale fried quinoa. You'll up your protein and fiber intake in one go. Plus, it's delicious so revel in excitement. (Fitness Magazine)

Edamame Soup

Edamame soup - edamame recipes for your inspiration

When simmered with zucchini and blended in a food processor, edamame instantly makes batches upon batches of comforting and creamy soup. (CircaHappy)

Edamame Stew

Comfort food and good-for-you ingredients in one bowl. Foodie heaven. Edamame stew : Edamame recipes for your inspiration

Warm comfort food and good-for-you ingredients in one bowl. Edamame stew is one that will not disappoint. (Oh She Glows)

Edamame Pho

Edamame pho - your next-level nutritious way to eat vietnamese food. Edamame recipes for your inspiration

Sometimes, you walk into a Vietnamese restaurant and all you want is pho noodle soup. Make it next-level nutritious by adding some edamame. (WhatsCookingGoodLooking)

Edamame Noodle Salad

Forget the late night microwave ramen. Use this recipe for meal prep and make some edamame crunchy noodle salad - Edamame recipes for your inspiration

Move over, late-night microwave ramen noodles. Make this crunchy asian ramen noodle salad on your designated meal-prep day and you'll have lunch for days. (Gimme Some Oven)

Edamame burgers

Edamame burgers with avocado mint dressing - edamame recipes for your inspiration

Packed with pistachios, mint, chickpeas, and edamame, this green burger is ultimate. Paired with avocado mint dressing, savour in the sheer glory of this edamame burger. (MilkingAlmonds)

Edamame quinoa collard wraps

Edamame quinoa collard wraps - Edamame recipes for your inspiration

Collard wraps are portable. Edamame is wonderful. Pair two and two together and you have a winning combo. (Eat Spin Run Repeat)

Edamame salad

10 edamame recipes for your inspiration - Find neat ideas to eat healthy with edamame ! From edamame burgers to edamame soup, the possibilities are endless.

This is one salad that you'll actually be happy to eat. PumpUp member @lentil adds carrot and zucchini noodles, arugula (rocket), quinoa, snap peas, radishes, and edamame beans.

Love edamame? Have great edamame recipes to share with us? Let us know in the comments below!

4 smoothie recipes for all the seasons

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Four life-changing smoothie recipes for all the seasons

Peanut Butter Carrot Cake Smoothie (Winter)

Courtesy of PumpUp member @kieraeleanor

Trust us, this combo works. Indulge in comforting, velvety notes of peanut butter blended with a hint of something light and familiar: spiced carrots. 

  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1/2 unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup chopped oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/3 teaspoon stevia
  • pinch of salt

'Love on top' : Beyoncé-worthy berry smoothie (Spring)

Courtesy of PumpUp member sandrafitness

It’s the smoothie we love. It’s the smoothie we need. It’s the only smoothie we see. Love is in the air come spring time, and we’re falling in love ten times over with the antioxidants in this berry magnificent smoothie.

  • 1 handful (or 2) of mixed berries
  • 1 kiwi
  • 1 banana

'Pocketful of sunshine' - Potassium-packed power smoothie (Summer)

Courtesy of PumpUp member @limitlesstyle

Let the sunshine in by supercharging your summer (or any day of the year) with a lightning bolt of potassium. Packed with pineapple, butternut squash, bananas, and tumeric, this is one unique smoothie that you won’t forget.

  • 8 oz coconut water
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup pineapple
  • 1/2 cup butternut squash
  • 1 tsp tumeric

'Apple of our eye'- Apple-banana smoothie (Autumn)

Courtesy of PumpUp member @panevamihaela

It’s a classic and simple smoothie made with fruits that won’t fail you. Dancing with warm tones of autumn, this drink is minimalistic in its preparation without compromising on taste. 

  • 1 banana
  • 1 apple
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • raw nuts, to garnish

BONUS RECIPES (You seriously didn’t think we’d stop at four, did you?)

'Ain't no party like a pineapple party'- Pineapple yogurt smoothie

Courtesy of PumpUp member @bhppy

  • Dollop of plain greek yogurt
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon flax seeds

'The cookie monster mash'Cookies and cream protein smoothie

Courtesy of PumpUp member @mikey88

  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1 scoop of cookies and cream protein
  • 1 banana
  • sprinkle of chia seeds
  • 1 scoop of PB2
  • 1 tbsp almond butter

'Beauty and a beet'Apple, beat, lemon smoothie

Courtesy of PumpUp member @erikayamane

  • 1 apple
  • 1 beet
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp flaxseeds
  • 200 ml water
  • 1 scoop whey protein

'Almost better than coffee' - Mango, Pineapple, Kiwi smoothie

Courtesy of PumpUp member @ilovecoffee2xaday

  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 cup mango
  • 1/2 cup pineapple
  • 1 medium kiwi
  • 1/4 cup berry greek yogurt

Pretty in Pink Raspberry Strawberry Smoothie

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Pretty in Pink Smoothie

This smoothie is pretty. It’s pink. Almost as if straight out of a John Hughes movie, this delectable drink is as healthy as it is fresh. PumpUp’s @smoothiegurl has tons of recipes to quench your thirst, the smoothie way. 

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 5 big strawberries
  • Some orange juice
  • A handful of raspberries
  • Ice

Blend all ingredients till smooth

Healthy Smoothie Recipes from PumpUp

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Time to win swag with your blenders and mason jars. Post a pic of your most creative or tasty smoothie with the recipe in the caption, and tag it with #pumpupswag and #smoothieseries. Even if you do not win, we’ll still be featuring these recipes in smoothie Sundays to come! Photo credit @luvhealth. Idea cred: @randiaashley!