Elite’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie: A Meal in a Cup

Last Saturday, our dietetic intern, Sarah Brunner and I visited with Pam Koch about the new and improved ingredients for the smoothie drinks available at the eCafé at Elite Sports Club – Mequon, as well as the other Elite clubs. We wanted to see for ourselves. Pam, the general manager, made a tasty favorite of hers called the “Dirty Peanut” (now listed as the Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie). Continue reading Elite’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie: A Meal in a Cup

How I Learned to Eat Vegetables for Breakfast

There’s all sorts of recommendations out there for how to start your day. Some swear by drinking a large glass of water before they even get out of bed. Others meditate or do a yoga stretching routine. And then it’s breakfast time, and most adults head straight for the coffee maker, and this is where the dilemma begins.

What to eat first? Most people have given up fruit juice and are choosing fresh fruit. That is a great start. Then we go on to our protein and maybe a carbohydrate choice. Let’s just say an egg and toast combo. Lastly, and maybe most important, how about a side of vegetables?! Continue reading How I Learned to Eat Vegetables for Breakfast

Mango Peach Raspberry Smoothie Bowl Recipe

Smoothie bowls are the new craze. Use whatever fruit, nuts, and seeds you have on hand to make this super simple and delicious smoothie bowl recipe. But keep in mind, frozen fruit is often necessary for a good smoothie base. Enjoy! Continue reading Mango Peach Raspberry Smoothie Bowl Recipe

Black Bean Soup Recipe

Delicious black bean soup recipe courtesy of an Elite member’s kitchen. Using just some basic herbs and spices that most of us will have on hand, you can quickly prep this simple black bean soup and set to cook when you get home from work; it will be ready for your family dinner just an hour later. Which spices and herbs are staples in your kitchen? Continue reading Black Bean Soup Recipe

Warm Winter Lentil Soup or Salad Recipe

I really enjoy this satisfying lentils recipe that I revamped from a french cookbook. It can be served as a salad on lettuce leaves in the summer or as a warm soup in the winter. You can also serve with a drizzle of olive oil over the top and hot turkey sausage. Continue reading Warm Winter Lentil Soup or Salad Recipe