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FIERCE NUTRITION: 5 Recipes to Try This Week

We've heard an old wives' tale that abs are made in the kitchen, but we're pretty sure that obliques are made through sweat and tears of high intensity pilates. No, seriously, our core strength was nonexistent before Fierce Movement. To keep up with the challenging but attainable workout, you definitely need to fuel yourself properly. 

We are all about being quick and efficient, in the gym and in the kitchen. Below are our top 5 favorite recipes right now, that are nutritious but not time consuming to create. A few things to note...First, we like to think of recipes more as an "outline," subbing in whatever looks like a good option that we have on hand. Second, we're a firm believer that you can have breakfast for three meals a day. 

1. Hummusapien | The Best Shakshuka 

The recipe title says it all. Get yourself a nice fresh loaf of bread from the bakery section at Whole Foods to dip into this goodness. Trust us. 

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2. Cookie and Kate | Thai Curried Butternut Squash Soup

We like to think of ourselves as a bit of a soup connoisseur. This is by far one of our favorite soup recipes. Bonus points because it stores well if you make it on a Sunday to bring for office lunches for the week. We did up the spice in ours because we needed a little extra kick. Also do yourself a favor, definitely add the cilantro garnish. 

3. The Real Life RD | No Bake White Chocolate Macadamia Protein Bars 

If you're balling on a budget, the cost of good protein bars can really add up quickly. We've been making this recipe for years and it never disappoints. We use Vega One French Vanilla, Trader Joes' Cashew Butter (it has a milder taste which makes it great for baked goods), and sub maple syrup for honey. If you make a double batch, you can store in the freezer and grab them as you need, like as soon as your finish a Fierce Movement class. 

4. Chocolate Covered Katie | Cookie Dough Baked Oatmeal

This is one of our most tried and true recipes. It's great for cold mornings and pairs perfectly with iced or hot coffee (we don't discriminate). We've tried it with cashew butter, peanut butter, and almond butter and always add cinnamon. This oatmeal may actual make you a morning person, be warned. 

5. Nutrition Stripped | Turmeric Milk

We have a confession to make, turmeric (or golden) milk and we are really having a moment. Like a can't stop, won't stop, kind of moment. This recipe is super easy to make and instantly makes us feel healthier. The turmeric is great for helping with inflammation after a tough Fierce Movement class, but don't skip out on the black pepper as it helps to activate the curcumin in the Turmeric. Whenever we have a cold or an upset stomach, we drink this. 

What are you cooking lately? Share your favorite recipe in the comments below!