Easy Guacamole Recipe

This isn’t any chipotle guac but it still taste great👌🏼 Plus it is super easy to make. All you need is an avocado, lime juice, salt, pepper and some onion.
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1. First you need to mash up the avocado with a fork. Mash it until it becomes a smooth texture.

2. Now we will chop up onions and throw them in. If you do not like onion, then you can add in something else! Make it unique and use ingredients you would prefer.

3. From here, I add in the lime juice, pepper and a little salt to help with flavoring. Then continue mixing it up and mashing with the fork.

After you are done, take a chip and try it out! You could even put this with a quesadilla or whatever you’d like. It took me about 5 minutes total to do all this. I always put a little less of the ingredients into the mashed up avocado because you can always add more if it is too plain. If you throw too much in it could be too strong. One of the best things about making guac is that you can make it your own by adding whatever you like. Mine was a little more of a healthy option so if you are trying to keep the eating clean but also taste good then try mine out! Hope everyone is having a great week!

-Alex Costa-

Easy Guide to Making Delicious PUMPKIN SEEDS

In todays video I am showing you guys a very quick and easy way to make some delicious pumpkin seeds! They make a great snack between meals. I brought in Taylor to help out in todays video and then I also show you the pumpkin we carved together this year. I hope everyone is having a great day and enjoys todays video!!

Thank you for everyone that checked out yesterdays video, I broke my previous record for views in 1 day! Much love to everyone, makes me want to keep on working to bring you the best content I can. If you didn’t see yesterdays video then click here!

    -Alex Costa-

3 Fast & Healthy Recipes for College SStudents

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With college classes starting up, this can mean you will exhaust yourself very quickly. Let me give you 3 healthy snack recipes that you can prepare within minutes! These nutritious snacks will provide an extra layer of energy to keep you going in class!

For incoming freshman, you are about to be welcomed to a whole different level of stress and self accountability. It can get frustrating very quickly and you will find yourself running on empty either in class or when you are trying to catch up on studying. When you do not get the right food into your body, you are just beating a dead horse now. Fast food will not help either will soda and sugary foods loaded with bad stuff. Think of your body like a machine or a car. You can only go so far before you need to refill the gas with fuel. The fuel is the food you are consuming. If you consume bad stuff then your body will react by not reaching its full potential. On the other hand, when you place the right fuel into the machine then you can perform at a higher level mentally. So focus up and take something away from this article so you can take all the information in clearer in class.

RECIPE #1) Banana boats

These will provide an energy boost as well as give you a dose of protein! This will take you about 2-3 minutes to get ready and it is very convenient for dorm life as well. Take a banana, split it straight down the middle, spread peanut butter or a butter spread of your choice like almond butter, coconut butter, cashew butter,etc on the inside of the slices. From there, you can place toppings of your choice  on the butter spread such as cracked sun flower seeds, raises, flaxseed, chia seeds, cranberries, etc.

 

RECIPE #2) Loaded Ezekiel bread

Again, here is something that you can prepare in seconds!

Just take a slice of Ezekiel bread, use some cottage cheese to spread out on top. Afterwards, you can dazzle your tastebuds by placing pineapple and sliced cashews on top!

Here is some side notes to read for this recipe:

  1. Ezekiel bread is NOT in the normal bread section. It will be in the refrigerator section. It is to stay cold because it is a sprouted bread unlike normal wheat or white bread. Just take a piece out and let it thaw a little. I will sometimes place a piece in the toaster for a very short amount of time. It has less preservatives in it so when you bring it home, clear a space in the fridge for it!
  2. Cottage cheese is becoming a very popular, nutritious item on the food market. Cottage cheese is something that like everything else on the list is easy to store in your dorm and grab when you need it. It has a good amount of calcium in each serving which is good for bone health.

 

RECIPE #3) Fruit rice cakes

It doesn’t get any easier than this! Go to the store and pick up any of your favorite brands of yogurt. I would personally recommend a low sugar Greek yogurt for this. Greek yogurt has probiotics which can help your immune system which is CRITICAL during school. The more class you miss, the further you will be behind! Plus it is a good source of protein. Then pick 1-3 different pieces of fruit. Last but not least, stop by and grab some rice cakes! I would do a plain flavor for this.

Step one is simple, grab a rice cake and put some yogurt on the top. Spread around on the top so it evens out.

Step two is to cut up some of the fruit you purchased from the store and then place it on top of the rice cake!

This is a nice treat if you have a sweet tooth. It provides natural sugars from the fruit and yogurt depending on what you grab.

The fruit will provide a natural energy boost and give your body extra vitamins depending on what fruit is picked.

Conclusion:

In this article, I have provided 3 very easy and quick to prepare snacks that will deliver energy to your body. This is the perfect formula for ANY college student! Not to mention every item on the list is not expensive. These items are also convenient for dorm life as well. So go out and grab a few items from the store and try these out when you are needing that extra energy boost!

Thank you for reading this article, I hope you were able to find something that could help you! GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF THE NEW COLLEGE STUDENTS! If there is any other topics you would like to see covered on Costafitness then let me know!

              -Alex Costa-