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5-Ingredient Crunchy Tuna Balls

5-Ingredient Crunchy Tuna Balls

Short on ingredients and time? Take a look in your pantry! You might surprise yourself with what you can make. These crunchy tuna balls are tasty, unbelievably easy, and packed with protein. You'll only need five simple pantry ingredients to make this simple dish.

Healthy Apple Cookies with No Refined Sugar

Healthy Apple Cookies with No Refined Sugar

Here's the thing about cookies. Although they're the perfect dessert to share with others, it's hard to resist eating just one cookie when you make them for yourself. With simple pantry ingredients and less refined sugar, cookies can still be moist, delicious, and reasonably good for you. Feel free to eat more than one — you earned it!

This is the easiest healthy carrot soup you'll ever make

This is the easiest healthy carrot soup you'll ever make

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If we could eat one dish (and only one dish) forever, it would be soup. It's perfect for fall and great for you. This healthy carrot soup can be prepared in under an hour. It uses ingredients that you probably have stocked in your pantry - no need to visit the grocery store. For a bit of extra flavor, substitute some homemade or reduced sodium vegetable stock for the water. Make this healthy carrot soup as an appetizer, or serve it as a meal with whole grain protein banana bread.

Healthy carrot soup // The PumpUp Blog

Healthy Carrot Soup

Ingredients

  • 500g carrots
  • ½ onion
  • 7L water or vegetable stock
  • Salt, pepper, and curry powder, to taste

Directions

Peel and dice carrots and onion. Heat oil in pot and sauté carrots with onions for 3 minutes, or until the onion turns translucent.  Add water and cover the the pot the water boils. Reduce heat until the soup simmers and  cook under a low flame for 20-30 minutes. Stir the soup until it's nice and smooth, then stir in salt, pepper, and curry powder!

Need a healthy snack idea? Try these banana sushi bites

Need a healthy snack idea? Try these banana sushi bites

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You're hosting a party and you're running out of healthy snack and dessert options. That's okay. This banana sushi recipe is a crowd-pleaser that can feed a ton of people. It combines classic flavours into one delightfully bite-sized snack. Not only does it accommodate vegetarian and gluten free diets, it's also aesthetically pleasing and tasty. The key is to line the outer ring of each banana slice with a nut butter so that everything sticks together. Use natural peanut butter for the best results (it's better for you too!).  Feel free to top this with coconut flakes, a dash of cinnamon, or whatever your heart desires.

These banana sushi bites are the healthiest party snack you'll ever make // Recipe from the PumpUp Blog

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 4-5 tbsp natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds

These banana sushi bites are the healthiest party snack you'll ever make // Recipe from the PumpUp Blog

Directions

Cut the banana into small slices and spread the peanut butter all over the sides of each banana slice.  Sprinkle coconut flakes or slivered almonds over the peanut butter layer.

Loved learning about these peanut butter banana sushi bites? This was created by PumpUp members @tyler_bacc and @tysa. Let them know if you tried it in the comments below! 

This protein-packed rice salad won't disappoint

This protein-packed rice salad won't disappoint

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Sometimes, you want your salad to be more than just lettuce. When you finish a workout, there's no better recovery meal than an easy, healthy, and affordable protein-packed rice salad. PumpUp members @tysa and @tyler_bacc made a super-simple salad with ingredients that you can find in your pantry. If you've already prepared a batch rice ahead of time, this recipe will only take mere minutes to assemble. Prep the salad in the morning and make double portions as needed— you'll have this healthy meal at your disposal for the rest of the week! Maximize the fibre content of this recipe by opting for whole-grain rice. Although the recipe calls for peas and chopped carrots, feel free to incorporate any of the vegetables you have on hand. This protein-packed rice salad would be awesome with shaved & roasted brussels sprouts.

Protein-Packed Rice Salad

This protein-packed salad is the perfect post-workout meal! It's easy, healthy, and affordable. // The PumpUp Blog

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of rice
  • 1/2-1 cup peas
  • 1/2-1 cup chopped carrots
  • 2 hard boiled eggs
  • A can of tuna, drained

Directions:

Cook the rice and let it cool for 10 min.

While the rice is cooking, cut vegetables into small pieces and boil them. Blanch vegetables to preserve nutrients and set aside in a large bowl. Dice the hard-boiled eggs into similarly-sized cubes and toss them with the cooked vegetables. Add in the tuna and the rice. Toss salad until all ingredients are fully incorporated.

Loved learning about this protein-packed salad recipe? This was created by PumpUp members @tyler_bacc and @tysa. Let them know if you tried it in the comments below! 

Clean up your diet with these 2 healthy smoothies

Clean up your diet with these 2 healthy smoothies

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Fresh Carrot and Ginger Juice

Carrot ginger juice // 2 healthy smoothie recipes from the PumpUp Blog

Whether you're sick or simply looking for a drink that will make you feel great inside and out, this juice is for you. Ginger gives healthy smoothies a potent taste, so be careful if you're not used to strongly flavored drinks. This juice is filled with anti-inflammatory compounds and tons of vegetables to help you fulfill your daily recommended intake of vitamins and minerals.

Ingredients

Makes 2 glasses

  • 50g of natural honey
  • 150 g of carrots (≈3 carrots)
  • 50 g of celery (≈1 celery)
  • 10 g of grated ginger
  • Juice of 2 limes (or 1 lemon)
  • 1 cup of ice
  • 1 cup of water

Carrot ginger juice // 2 healthy smoothie recipes from the PumpUp Blog

Directions

Pulse, then blend all ingredients together until mixture forms a juice. Filter out the juice in a sieve if you want to remove any residue.

Chocolate banana peanut butter smoothie

Chocolate banana peanut butter smoothie // 2 healthy smoothie recipes from the PumpUp Blog

Think a Reese's peanut butter cup, but better. This chocolate banana peanut butter smoothie fulfills all your dreams and puts it into a neat little glass. You won't need to add any extra sugar if you like your drinks to be on the sweeter side. It tastes just like a frothy milkshake if you use ripe and creamy bananas. To keep sugar on the low side, use unsweetened almond milk instead of vanilla or chocolate almond milk.

  • 2 bananas
  • ¼ cup of almond milk
  • ¼ cup of cold water
  • 2 teaspoons of natural peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons of chocolate protein powder

Chocolate banana peanut butter smoothie // 2 healthy smoothie recipes from the PumpUp Blog

Blend everything together until mixture is smooth. Top with toasted oats, coconut flakes, and chocolate chips.

Loved these healthy smoothies? These two recipes were created by PumpUp members @tyler_bacc and @tysa. Let them know if you tried the recipes in the comments below! 

Summery and Healthy Ice Pops

Summery and Healthy Ice Pops

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You're cool. Stay that way with refreshing and healthy ice pops! They're simple to make and perfect on a hot summer's day. Sliced up fruits make perfect frozen treats when they're blended with water or coconut water. If you prefer creamier textures, create your ice pops with greek yogurt or coconut milk.

Peach perfect healthy ice pops

  • ½ cup of water
  • 2 peaches
  • Ice pop molds

summery ice pops // the PumpUp Blog

Creamy strawberry healthy ice pops

  • Coconut milk
  • 5 strawberries
  • Ice pop molds

summery ice pops // the PumpUp Blog

Directions:

Blend all the ingredients but leave out some pieces of fruit. Put all the mixture into ice pop moulds or small yogurt cups. Carefully press a stick into the ice pop mold and freeze for at least 3 hours. Run hot water over the mixture to release the ice pop from the mold.

These two summery healthy ice pop recipes were created by PumpUp members @tyler_bacc and @tysa. Let them know if you tried the recipe in the comments below! 

4 ingredient healthy banana split

4 ingredient healthy banana split

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Craving a creamy, sweet, and fatty dessert? Aren't we always? Cool off without compromising on your diet this summer.  Try this 4 ingredient healthy banana split alternative by PumpUp members @tysa and @tyler_bacc. It's fast, easy, tasty, and requires fewer ingredients than you can count on one hand. Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 2-3 tbsp of sugar-free strawberry jam (or natural peanut butter)
  • Low fat whipped cream
  • Sliced strawberries, dark chocolate chips and/or coconut flakes (for topping)

4 ingredient healthy banana split

Directions:

Cut the banana in two long slices. Delicately peel the two pieces apart and spread the strawberry jam (or peanut butter) on the surface of the banana. Put again the banana into its peel. Then decorate it with some low fat whipped cream, strawberries and mini dark chocolate chips.

4 ingredient healthy banana split

Have a great recipe redux that you want to share with the PumpUp community? Tag your best healthy recipes with #FoodieFriday! Loved this 4 ingredient healthy banana split alternative? Let us know in the comments below! Pin the image below to share it on Pinterest

4 ingredient banana split recipe from the PumpUp Blog: 1 banana, low fat whipped cream, sugar-free jam or natural peanut butter, strawberries, dark chocolate chips, or coconut flakes to top.