I am a huge fan of interval workouts–not only can they burn more calories, but they also keep me from getting bored. This is one of my go-to cardio workouts. During the “go medium-hard” segments you should be breathing hard and challenging yourself to go fast, the equivalent of running (but not quite sprinting). Follow this with one of my strength training routines for a complete workout!
I am THRILLED to kick off our FIT FRIDAY SERIES!! My passion for health and wellness started at an early age. I was an avid athlete my entire life and started living the Colorado lifestyle from the day I was born. After college, while Love Grown was still in its early ideation phase, I pursued my passion for fitness and nutrition and became a Certified Pilates Instructor, Certified Nutritional Consultant, and Certified Massage Therapist. When Love Grown first started to take off, I was teaching Pilates Mat and Reformer classes daily and working with clients on nutrition programs. Today, I no longer teach Pilates or work with clients; however, my passion for health and fitness has continued to grow and I am excited to start sharing some of my favorite workout routines with you every Friday!
Do this series three times.
Combine it with 20-40minutes of interval cardio for a complete workout!
These SUPER tasty no bake energy bites made with Super Oats will help get you through your day and quench any sweet tooth! Most energy bites call for adding flax or chia but our Super Oats Nuts & Seeds already have quinoa, amaranth, chia, walnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds AND flax seeds! Our Super Oat energy bites are packed full of nutritious goodies and oh so delicious! Oh, and super easy to make!
1 cup Super Oats Nuts & Seeds (Simply Pure works too!)
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/3 cup of honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed. Cover the bowl and place in the refrigerator. Let this chill for about 30 minutes or so. Once the mixture is chilled roll into balls of any size. We like ours to be bite size! Make bites until all the mixture is gone and store them covered in your fridge! Pop one or two into your mouth when you need a little energy pick me up!
I am beyond ecstatic to share with you one of the most THRILLING projects that we have EVER done here at Love Grown Foods!!! Today we are debuting our FIRST EVER Limited Edition LOVE Product…in honor of LOVE MONTH!!! Eeeee!! I could do backflips!!! This product will ONLY be available in Kroger, King Soopers, City Market, Dillons, and Fry’s for the first few weeks of February! It is that SUPER SPECIAL and that LIMITED!
We are debuting LOVE O’s — heart shaped Power O’s in Chocolate AND Strawberry flavors in a box covered with hearts and that includes a special LOVE story of how Alex and I met (and fell in LOVE) on the back!!!!!
When Alex and I first came up with the idea for Love Grown Foods, we were sitting in our college library (supposed to be studying for finals) and started brainstorming names for what we would call our natural food company. My ONLY request was that LOVE had to be in the name, because LOVE makes everything taste better and is the most important ingredient! Alex (a bit hesitant) went with it…but his only request was that the brand could not have hearts. Alex is a visionary and knew that in order to create a brand that would appeal to a wide range of consumers it needed to be “neutral.” Five and half years after launching our first LOVE products onto the shelves you will find the first ever LOVE product package with hearts!!!
I dreamed up the idea for LOVE O’s last fall. February is one of my FAVORITE months (because it is LOVE month of course!) and I thought how amazing it would be to not only spread LOADS of LOVE with our current products, but to create a Limited LOVE Edition product in honor of this fabulous month! Chocolate covered strawberries epitomize LOVE Month! In fact if LOVE Month had an official food I am pretty sure chocolate covered strawberries are it! And it just so happens that I LOVE mixing our Chocolate and Strawberry Power O’s together…this is when I realized our Limited LOVE product had to be these two DELICIOUS flavors of Power O’s! And to make this product even more LOVE-filled, we shaped the Power O’s into hearts! Eeee! Each bowl that you pour contains hollow chocolate hearts and solid strawberry hearts! I just LOVE LOVE LOVE it!
In honor of this Limited Edition Valentine’s Day LOVE Product we will be hosting a series of giveaways!!! The first one is right now: to enter for a chance to win your very own box of Limited Edition LOVE O’s email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with LOVE O’s Blog Giveaway as the subject and tell us how excited you are about this special LOVE Product! One lucky winner will receive a special LOVE Drop in the mail!
Lastly, be sure to watch our Announcement Video on YouTube:
Happy LOVE Month!
In Honor of National Pancake Day, we wanted to share our newest LOVE recipe with you! Just in time for fall, these pumpkin spice Super Oats pancakes won’t disappoint! Perfect with a drizzle of honey or maple syrup!
Yields about 6 four-inch pancakes
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon milk
1 can (14oz) pumpkin pie filling*
1 cup Super Oats
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 pinch of salt
coconut oil (to grease the pan)
⅔ cup plain Greek Yogurt
In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, vanilla, milk, and ⅓ cup pumpkin (reserve remaining pumpkin for the Greek Yogurt). In a separate bowl, mix together the Super Oats, baking powder, cinnamon, brown sugar, and salt. Combine the dry ingredients with the wet. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium-high heat. Scoop batter onto the griddle, using approximately ¼ cup for each pancake. Cook until lightly brown around the edges and bubbly, flip and lightly brown the other side.
In a small bowl mix the plain Greek Yogurt with ⅓ cup of the remaining canned pumpkin. Serve pancakes hot with a dollop of the pumpkin Greek Yogurt, pomegranate seeds, raspberries, and maple syrup.
* Pumpkin Pie filling is slightly sweetened and also has added spices. You can always use plain pumpkin puree and just add a little maple syrup and cinnamon.
We are THRILLED to announce that Maddy D’Amato, Founder and Chief Love Officer, was recognized with one of the grocery industry’s top honors! Progressive Grocer magazine named Maddy as one of their 2014 Top Women in Grocery for her contribution to innovation in the cereal category and company leadership.