Green Protein Energy Cookies

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2014-12-14 09.32.21

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Cacao Oat Energy Balls

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2014-12-06 09.06.15

Ingredients

  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 2T ground flax
  • 2T cacao nibs (small handful)
  • 2T cottage cheese
  • 2T almond butter

Basically, just mix everything together, add enough water until you’re able to form balls (don’t add too much or they become super sticky)

I store mine in the freezer – when I want one (or two!) I microwave them for about 30s – they become warm and gooey.

Macros (per ball)

Calories: 75

Fat: 3.7g

Carbs: 4.9g

Protein: 6.1g

Another Reason to Eat Blueberries

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Here is a study showing that dietary flavonoid intake in midlife is associated with healthy aging in women.

Basically, it’s a large prospective cohort of over 13,000 women with no major chronic diseases.

Authors collected initial data in the 1980’s (when these women were in their 50’s), and gathered information on various aspects of aging and intake of flavonoids (a nutrient/ type of antioxidant found in blueberries, parsley, dark chocolate, bananas and citrus fruit) via  food-frequency questionnaire.

Of the women to survived until over 70, those with highest flavonoid intakes had greater odds of healthy aging (measured by mental, physical and cognitive function, and if the participant was free of major chronic diseases)

Also worth noting is that they performed a logistic regression analyis, which controls for variables that may alter the results (such as socioeconomic status, age, marital status, bmi, family history of disease etc.

Citation: Samieri, C., Sun, Q., Townsend, M.K., Rimm, E.B., Grodstein, F. Dietary flavonoid intake at midlife and healthy aging in women. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 2014 100 (6) 1489-97.