Valentine's Day is about love, hearts, and well, heart health.

Posted on Mon, 13 Feb 2017 11:29:00 -08:00
Valentine's Day is about love, hearts, and well, heart health.

Valentine’s Day is about loooove.

And hearts.

And, well, heart health.

It also doesn’t have to mean you break the bank taking out your sweetheart.  Here are two, really simple (yet ‘o so tasty) recipes.  One for the evening … and another for the morning, assuming that your dinner date goes well.    

Overnight Muesli (Serves 2)

This combination of ingredients – is a heart healthy masterpiece that features all these benefits (and more).
 

  • The protein from the Greek yogurt, chia, milk and hemp seeds
  • Fiber from the oats, hemp and chia seeds
  • Healthy fats from the pecans and hemp
  • Antioxidants from the raspberries

Ingredients:

2 Vanilla Greek yogurts

1 cup rolled oats

1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries (red, for Valentine’s Day to show him/her you’re thoughtful)

2 TBS pecans

2 TBS raisins

2 TBS hemp seeds (optional)

2 TBS chia seeds (optional)

1 cup whole milk

Dash of cinnamon

Directions:

Mix the yogurt and oats together until well combined.

Mix remainder of ingredients and stir well to combine.

Place in refrigerator overnight.

Enjoy the next morning after you crush a partner workout on the TRX.

Naked Burrito Bowl (Serves 2)

This combination of ingredients makes lunch or dinner simple, yet it’s full of easy ingredients that are good for the heart (and soul).  Here are the key features and benefits:

  • Protein from the chicken and beans
  • Fiber from the beans, veggies and hummus
  • Healthy fats from the avocado

Ingredients:

8 oz of chicken (about a small handful. Use rotisserie chicken to make it easy)

1 cup black beans, drained and rinsed

Bell pepper strips & onions (either chopped yourself or picked up at the salad bar at your store)

2 handfuls spinach

½ avocado

Salsa (optional)

Directions:

Heat a pan over medium heat, add a drizzle of olive oil and sauté veggies (unless you prefer raw). 

Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender. 

Add the spinach for the last minute just to wilt it.

Chop chicken and add to a bowl that you’ll eat out of.

Add beans, sautéed veggies, spinach and avocado.

Top with salsa, if desired and enjoy.


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