Recipe: Pink Pineapple Smoothie

Pink Pineapple Smoothie

I sometimes use this recipe to introduce green smoothie newbies to these healthy drinks. This one runs on the sweet side, but still manages to sneak in a big handful of greens and plenty of healthy fats. Chia seeds and flax offer extra fiber and nutrition, but this smoothie is perfectly fine without them. (If you do want to pick some up, most grocery stores carry them now.)

Recipe: Black Bean Brownies

Black Bean Brownies

People are always a little skeptical about these brownies at first, but I promise that they'll surprise you! I've served this recipe to hundreds of people at health fairs, and the vast majority of them can't believe how good they are--even though they're made with beans. The extra protein and slower digesting carbs in the beans are perfect for giving you sustained energy as you build your PoleBody, too.