Simple Ginger Pistachio Energy Bites - only 5 ingredients! |

Ginger Pistachio Energy Bites + a NOW Foods Giveaway!

These Ginger Pistachio Energy Bites are a refreshing bite for on the go or post workout. With a neutral base of dates and cashews, the distinctive flavor of pistachio pairs nicely with the sweet yet spicy crystallized ginger. It’s been awhile since we’ve seen an energy bite around here! I have to admit something serious to you… 

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With a base of frozen bananas, coffee, almond butter, and a touch of maple syrup, this MOCHA FREEZE treat will satisfy your sweet tooth with healthier ingredients than ice cream |

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Post-Workout Snack Ideas - a list of ideas that balance protein and carbohydrates to refuel you after a workout! |

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CHERRY CHICKPEA CUCUMBER SALAD with an Almond Butter Dressing - simple, delicious, and healthy! | #vegan #glutenfree

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Rustic Wild Blueberry Tart with whole wheat flour, reduced sugar, and hints of ginger and lemon |

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Simple Summer Crostini Appetizer Ideas - including a Avocado Prosciutto Crostini and a Smashed Chickpea Salami Crostini |

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This Cherry Basil Smoothie is the perfect refreshing summer treat - get the simple recipe at

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Perfect Stovetop Popcorn instructions, and a recipe for Maple Sea Salt Stovetop Popcorn |

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Quick Shrimp Polenta Bowls with Tomato Salad, Lemon, and Feta |

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Lemon Poppy Seed Coconut Granola |

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