#FoodieFriday: The Right Nutrition Makes All the Difference, 7 Recipes

by Bebe Brown on January 22, 2021 in Food,
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The new year is just three weeks old. And who’s ready to give those starting-to-slip 2021 exercise and nutrition goals a boost?

At Dallas-based Mama Love, they’ve got the answer. 

The Mama Love Protein plant-based formula has organic pea protein and tart cherry extract for post-workout muscle recovery. Plus, flaxseed and other all-natural ingredients to keep you energized and healthy. 

Formulated without risky chemicals, sweeteners, preservatives or any of the top eight allergens, there’s also no added sugar. Sweeten it to your personal taste.

Kim Daly Farrell created Mama Love as a new mom, drawing from her years of experience in nutrition and fitness. Originally targeted at helping new breastfeeding moms balance their nutrition and exercise challenges, it turns out Daly Farrell’s creation is a game-changer for anyone serious about upping their game. 

And now, we’ve got 7 great Mama Love recipes, from smoothies to donuts. That’s right—a different healthy treat for every day of the week!

Just click on the photos for the recipes and nutrition details.

Banana Berry Smoothie

Load up on sweet berries at the farmers market and get an immunity boost from this tasty treat. Leafy greens are packed with iron, which supports healthy blood cells as they fend off pathogens. And a burst of vitamin C from the spinach and berries acts as an antioxidant to neutralize free radicals before they can do any damage.

Almond Butter Bliss Smoothie

Almond lovers, you’re in for a real treat! This smoothie is turbo blasted with protein—perfect for a post-workout recovery snack. Plus, it has all the vitamins and minerals that make almonds such a healthy snack.

Blueberry Blast Smoothie

At Mama Love, they like to sneak spinach into their blends. But don’t worry, once it’s whirled up with frozen blueberries you can’t even taste the vitamin-packed leafy greens. And by the way, those berries, they’re packing some serious immune-boosting vitamins, too—vitamin C, K, and manganese. Plus a blast of antioxidants.

Mocha Banana Smoothie

Many of us run on coffee—are we right? And while experts warn against too much caffeine, this delicious smoothie slips in less than 100 mg of the blessed pick-me-up. Pro tip: Make coffee ice cubes with what’s leftover in the pot every morning, and toss them right in.

Cherry Almond Protein Balls

The dried cherries starring in this snack are so delicious—you’ll be tempted to eat them like candy! (Just be sure to buy the kind without added sugar.) Cherries are a great source of melatonin, the hormone made by your body that’s responsible for quality sleep, as well as vitamin C and other superfood phytonutrients that support muscle repair. Oh, and the almond butter gives them an extra protein kick.

Chocolate Pumpkin Protein Donuts

These dreamy chocolate pumpkin donuts are the perfect combination of sweet and healthy. Plus, thanks to Milkadamia they are dairy-free (no milk or butter) and you don’t need eggs—just whole grains and plant-based goodness in here. Oh yeah, and sugar… Can’t forget about that. That means they definitely fall in the dessert category, but they’re worth it.

Lean & Green Smoothie

Spinach is a vitamin powerhouse. But unlike some of its leafy green cousins, like kale or chard, spinach has a mild taste. That means, it mixes well with other flavors. With this smoothie, you get all the benefits of the green, plus a hit of sweetness from the apple.

 


Cover photo courtesy Mama Love

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