Omega-3 summer recipes

With barbeques, road-trips, and cottage weekends, it can be hard to eat well in the summertime, but read on to discover some healthy recipes packed with omega-3s that you can enjoy all summer long.

We’ve all been there–tempted by the siren call of the ice cream truck as it zips by on a scorching August day.  When it comes to eating in the summertime, there’s temptation around every corner. 
 
But, small tweaks to some of your summer snack classics can make them not only healthy, but nourishing as well. Here are two of our favourite tasty treats to cool off and get a dose of omega-3s.
 
NutraSea Chocolate Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt Popsicles 
 
Perfect and portable, these yummy popsicles are packed with protein and omega-3s. Keep some prepared in the freezer all summer for kids and adults alike to enjoy.
 
To make these chocolatey peanut butter popsicles you’ll need.
  • 6 popsicle molds/sticks
  • 1 1/4 cups vanilla Greek yogurt, divided and at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 3 tbsp chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp NutraSea Chocolate
  • granola for popsicle base (optional)
  • 2 tbsp chocolate chips for drizzle (optional)
  • Honey or maple syrup (to taste)
In a medium bowl, mix ¾ cup yogurt with ¼ cup peanut butter, 1 ½ tbsp NutraSea Chocolate, and your choice of sweetener to taste. Set aside. In a double-boiler melt chocolate chips in a small bowl.   In a separate bowl mix ½ cup yogurt with cacao powder, ½ tbsp NutraSea Chocolate, melted chocolate, and your choice of sweetener to taste. Carefully pour the 2 yogurt mixtures into the molds alternating between the two— remembering that the mixture will expand slightly as it freezes. 
 
Sprinkle granola onto the base before inserting the popsicle sticks, then put in the freezer for a couple hours or overnight. Drizzle with more melted chocolate chips before serving. 

NutraVege Strawberry Orange Green Smoothie
 
Smoothie bowls are all the rage at cute cafes and healthy joints across the country, so why not try making them at home?  They’re healthy, delicious, and fun for kids to decorate before they dig in.
 
To make your own green smoothie bowl you’ll need:
  • 1/4 ripe avocado
  • 2 medium ripe bananas (sliced and frozen)
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 2 large handfuls spinach
  • 1 small handful kale (large stems removed)
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups unsweetened non-dairy milk
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 1 tsp NutraVege Strawberry Orange
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
Add all the ingredients in a blender and blitz until combined. Keep in mind that the longer you blend, the thinner the smoothie will be, so adjust your blending time based on your preferred thickness.
 
Pour the smoothies into bowls for serving and top it with fruits, nuts, or grains. Here are some of our favourite add ons:
●      Roasted unsalted sunflower seeds
●      Granola
●      Raw or roasted nuts almonds, pecans, or walnuts
●      Shredded unsweetened coconut
●      Fresh berries
●      Hemp hearts
 
And it’s as easy as that! Enjoy either of these healthy recipes for a refreshing addition to your routine this summer.