Monday

My healthy delicious (or nasty?) "swamp yogurt"

I heading out in a few minutes to get some fresh air and a great workout with my new found hobby of late -- snowshoeing!

I've been a skier for years, and just recently started taking up snowshoeing and I love it! Not as exciting as skiing... but certainly stress-relieving climbing up a snow covered mountain in the fresh air, just letting all the daily stresses out of your mind for a while.

Now what the heck was I talking about in the subject line with "swamp yogurt"???

Well, this was yet another one of my healthy (but delicious) concoctions that I put together for lunch recently.

A couple of my friends saw the green concoction I was eating and called it "swamp yogurt", which I thought was hilarious.

My recipe is a little weird for sure, but pretty damn tasty! Give it a try before you automatically think you won't like it.

Anyway, here's what I mixed together:
  • 1 cup plain full-fat yogurt (grass-fed, organic of course...as long as it's grass-fed don't worry about the full-fat)
  • 1/4 cup cottage cheese (for extra protein)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/4 cup frozen sweet cherries
  • 1/4 cup raw pecans chopped
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon powdered spirulina (hence the green "swamp yogurt" look)* a little natural stevia to sweeten (I get mine at http://NaturallySweetStevia.com)
By the time you mix this all together, the blueberries and cherries have started to soften enough and I really think this is a delicious mixture...plus it's simply a super-food concoction that you can't beat for nutrition!

If you don't know about Spirulina, it's a blue green algae that's absolutely loaded with vitamins, trace minerals, carotenoids, tons of antioxidants, and more.

One great "green mixture" I found that you can try is called "Green Food Feast" and can be found at the following site (it's dried without heat to preserve the nutrients):
http://nature.wildfamilynaturals.com (look under the left tab for this)

They've also got a ton of great products including virgin coconut oils (the undisputed healthiest cooking oil by far).

Enjoy! This yogurt mix ends up delicious despite the deep green color.

Feel free to email this link on to any friends, family, or co-workers you know that might enjoy it.

Here's another recent article I did to give you healthy food ideas:

My Top 5 Picks for the Healthiest Fat-Burning Foods


Til next newsletter,
Don't be lazy... be lean.

Mike Geary
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal TrainerFounder - TruthAboutAbs.com & http://BusyManFitness.com
http://AvalancheSkiTraining.com

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