Thursday, June 11, 2015

Healthy Summer Dips & Smoothies!


It's getting hot here in Texas! Smoothies can be such a refreshing low calorie way to stay hydrated and cool! The possibilities are endless, but we've really been enjoying the two we're sharing with you! Have a favorite smoothie or yummy summer dip? Share it with us in the comments! We'd love to hear from you. We're wishing you a great week of Texas Fit Chicks workouts & hoping you stay cool as June heats up!



1. Berry Chipotle Dip

Ingredients
1 (5.3oz) greek yogurt - blueberry or raspberry 
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
2 tsp. ground chili powder
2 tsp. ground cumin
Zest of lemon
1 tbsp. olive oil
2 tsp. chipotle in adobo
4 garlic cloves, minced
3/4 tsp. kosher salt

Instructions
Puree all ingredients in a food processor.
Refrigerate for a few hours to let the flavors come together.
Serve with veggies or chips.


2. Spicy Black Bean Dip

Ingredients
15 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup fresh salsa
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, including stems
2 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions
Place all the ingredients in a food processor and pulsate until the black beans and cilantro are nearly blended. Add up to a tablespoon of water to thin the hummus if necessary.
Serve with tortilla chips or fresh cut vegetables like bell pepper strips, cucumbers, zucchini, celery, snap peas, or carrots.



3. Blue Cheese Date dip

Ingredients
1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled blue cheese
1 tablespoon nonfat buttermilk
5 ounces fat-free cream cheese, softened $
3 ounces 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened $
3 tablespoons minced pitted dates (2 to 3 dates)
1 tablespoon minced shallots
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind $
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts, toasted

Preparation
1. Place first 4 ingredients in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed 2 minutes or until smooth and creamy. Add dates, shallots, lemon rind, salt, and pepper; beat at medium speed until well blended, scraping sides of bowl as necessary.
2. Spoon cheese mixture onto a large sheet of plastic wrap. Form into a ball, using a rubber spatula. Wrap cheese ball in plastic wrap; chill overnight.
3. Combine parsley and walnuts in a shallow dish. Unwrap cheese ball; gently roll in nut mixture, coating well. Place on a serving plate. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.



4. Summer Crush Smoothie

1 cup fresh organic strawberries
1/2 green apple
1/4 lemon
1/2 almond milk
4 ice cubes

Blend for 2 minutes and enjoy!


5. Pineapple Ginger Smoothie

1 cup pineapple 
1/2 cup almond / coconut blend milk
ginger
Ice

Blend for 2 minutes and enjoy!

What is Texas Fit Chicks? 
We create a fun environment for women to lose weight and get FIT! With over 125 camp times and locations across the state of Texas, we are the leader in womens' fitness. Our trainers are all (female) nationally certified and have a true passion for helping other women GET fit or STAY fit! Designed to be modified for all ages and levels of fitness, Texas Fit Chicks Boot Camp will change the way you look at fitness and yourself! We think every woman should have access to a trainer, at an affordable price. We believe that there is no need to yell, scream or intimidate women into working out and pushing themselves. Our trainers encourage you to push to the next level in a safe and effective way. You won't ever get bored or do the same workout twice! We have many clients that have been with us since we started, in 2009.
Our program is designed to dramatically change the way you look and feel in as little as 4 weeks. Our workouts and female fitness experts can help you reach your goals, in a healthy, sustainable way. Texas Fit Chicks includes a full body composition from your trainer before and after your session, and a free meal plan from a nutritionist to maximize your boot camp results. This plan includes family friendly recipes and printable grocery lists to make healthy eating simple.
For a full list of our locations, please visit our website www.texasfitchicks.com Are you a certified trainer interested in joining our team? Find out more here: www.fitchicktrainers.com

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