Recipes + Workouts For The 4th and All Summer Long!

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What are your plans for the 4th of July this weekend ~ beach day, BBQ, just relaxing?! Whatever you're up to, we want to ensure you're fueling that beautiful body right and staying on track with your fitness goals. 

So you feel extra fit for the 4th, here’s a new advanced workout to get you in the red, white, and blue spirit!  You'll be doing each move for 40 seconds, followed by 20 seconds of rest. The circuit repeats 4 times, delivering the ultimate cardio endurance challenge. You got this!

We're also sharing our favorite healthy and festive recipes fit for a full weekend of celebration. We hope you have the best weekend! ♥️🇺🇸💙 

For a Festive Breakfast

red white and blue smoothie bowl

Red, White, & Blueberry Smoothie Bowl 

Makes 1 serving 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla Tone It Up Protein
  • 1/2 cup frozen cauliflower pieces or whole pieces
  • 1 Tbsp. peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 Tbsp. ground chia seeds

 

DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Top with unsweetened coconut flakes, blackberries, and raspberries!

 

For a Delicious Dessert 

protein popsicles

Summer Protein Popsicles

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 ½ cups of Plant-Based Yogurt or Greek Yogurt
  • 1 ½  cups Plant-Based Milk
  • 2 scoops of Tone It Up Protein
  • 1 Frozen Banana

 

OPTIONAL TOPPINGS:

  • Vegan White Chocolate Chips
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries

DIRECTIONS

  1. Using a blender, mix your yogurt, milk, banana and protein powder together.
  2. Pour your blended mixture into the popsicle molds and place your toppings as you please.
  3. Freeze overnight and remove from mold when you are ready to eat.
  4. Enjoy!

For a Tasty Appetizer

quinoa salad

Quinoa Salad

Makes 4 servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 5 green onions, diced
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts

DRESSING

  • 1/4 cup Greek or almond milk yogurt
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh dill
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • Pinch of salt

DIRECTIONS 

  1.  Toss all of the ingredients for the salad in a large bowl until well combined.
  2. In a smaller bowl, add all of the ingredients for the dressing and whisk to combine.
  3. Drizzle over the quinoa salad and toss to combine. Store in the fridge until ready to serve.

For The Grill

grilled chicken skewers

Grilled Chicken Skewers Recipe

Makes 4 servings


INGREDIENTS

  • 4 chicken breasts, 6 oz. each, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 bunch fresh basil
  • 1 red onion, cut into big pieces
  • 2 zucchinis, cut into big pieces
  • 2 bell peppers, cut into big pieces
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 tsp. olive oil
  • 4 wooden skewers, soaked in water for at least 30 minutes before use

DIRECTIONS 

  1. Preheat the grill to medium.
  2. Add each ingredient to the skewers. Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle salt. Put on the grill and cook for about 6 minutes on each side, or until the chicken is fully cooked.

 

Looking to level up your BBQ game? Check out this post with hot grill tips and another delicious recipe.

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