Choco Mocha Protein Shake

by Bailey Zygutis, Nutritionist, Vitruvian Fitness This zip of a drink will taste even smoother if you blend all nonfrozen ingredients well before adding ice. 2 tbs Coconut cream 1 tsp Cocoa powder 1 scoop Protein isolate 1 cup Coffee (brewed) 1/2 tsp Xanthan gum 3-4 cubes Ice 1-2 pinches Pink Salt (optional) Garnish with … Read More…

Creamy Chowder with Potato, Shrimp and Bacon

This one-pot chowder is the ultimate comfort food on a chilly evening. It’s also gluten- and dairy-free (if you use the cashew cream option) for a completely guilt-free chowder. Serves 6 | Prep Time 20-25 min 1 pkg Nitrate-free bacon 1 lb Deveined shrimp 1 Onion, minced 2 Garlic cloves 3 Yukon potatoes, diced 2 … Read More…

Roasted Chicken with Potato Pepper Medley

by Bailey Zygutis, Nutritionist, Vitruvian Fitness 2 chicken breasts 4 Yukon Gold potatoes 1/2 red pepper 1/4 red onion 1 tbs coconut oil 2 sprigs fresh rosemary 1 tsp sage pink salt (to taste) black pepper (to taste) RUB: 2 tbs each dried rosemary, oregano, basil Chop potatoes, onion and pepper. Heat frying pan to … Read More…

Holiday Recipes

Rosemary Mixed Nuts by Julie Turetzky A quick and easy snack for the holidays! I’m not sure where this recipe came from but we make them often during the holidays for a spicy treat. 3 Tbsp Unsalted Butter 1 Tbsp Dried Rosemary (chopped) 1-1/2 tsp Pink Salt Cayenne pepper to taste 3 Cups Mixed Nuts … Read More…

SWEET SUMMER RECIPE: Margarita Cheesecake Bites

Don’t be wasting away again in Dessertville! With this salty, sweet treat, you’ll be the hit of any summer party. INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 c. Crushed Pretzels 1/2 c. (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted 3 tbsp. granulated sugar 16 oz. cream cheese, softened 1 c. powdered sugar Juice and zest of 1 lime, reserving some zest … Read More…

SIMPLE SUMMER RECIPE: FISH TACOS Copy

You don’t have to vacation to Mexico to enjoy some fun and flavorful fish tacos! Make them at home, and consider pairing with a chilled Corona, Dos Equis or your favorite Margarita. INGREDIENTS 1⁄2 cup sour cream 1⁄2 cup mayonnaise 1⁄4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 package taco seasoning mix, divided 1lb cod or 1 … Read More…

Chocolate Lovers Holiday Recipes

Holiday Truffles Ingredients   Ganache 1 quart heavy cream 3 pounds bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped 1 1/2 sticks cold unsalted butter, cut into tablespoons Pinch of salt   Truffle flavorings 1 1/2 tablespoons dark rum, brandy, amaretto or whiskey 4 teaspoons pure peppermint oil 2 teaspoons instant espresso dissolved in 2 teaspoons water 1 … Read More…

HOMEMADE HUMMUS DIP

Transport yourself with this old Middle Eastern classic. Enjoy as a dip with fluffy pita and crisp veggies or as a spread on your favorite sandwiches and crackers. INGREDIENTS 2 (15-ounce) cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, or more as needed, plus more for garnish 1/2 lemon, juiced 2 tablespoons roughly … Read More…

Summer Salad Recipe

A sweet and healthy addition to your summer barbecue Strawberry, quinoa, spinach & cashew salad Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Yield: 4-6 servings What could taste more like summer than strawberries? This sweet and healthy fruit makes a vibrant addition to more than just desserts. Add it to your summer salad for … Read More…