5-Minute healthy recipes

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By Chloe Nordquist By Chloe Nordquist
By Chloe Nordquist By Chloe Nordquist
By Chloe Nordquist By Chloe Nordquist

For those who complain that they don't have time to eat healthy, personal trainer Jolene Goring has the solution.

Goring has three recipes that can be made in less than five minutes.

Fast Meal #1:

Tuna is a wonderful fish that's packed with muscle-building protein. However, most tuna salad recipes drown out the benefits with a boatload of calorie-packed mayonnaise. Here's a refreshing tuna salad recipe that, in addition to being quick to prepare, avoids the trap of high-calorie dressing.

Quick Tuna Salad

Here's what you need:

1 green apple, chopped
2 green onions, tops only, chopped
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
2 cans albacore tuna, drained
1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1/4 cup red grapes, halved
Sea salt and pepper to taste

Mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl and serve immediately. Goring likes to serve this salad in large butter lettuce leaves or scooped onto avocado halves.

Fast Meal #2:

Here's a recipe for a creamy, fruit flavored snack that is actually packed with protein and free of fattening sugars.

Creamy Protein Mousse

Here's what you need:

1 cup chopped fruit
1 (13.5 oz.) can coconut milk, full fat (chilled in the fridge overnight)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 frozen bananas, peeled
1 Tablespoon coconut oil
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 cup Stevia-sweetened vanilla protein powder

1. Chill the can of coconut milk in the fridge overnight. Do NOT shake the can up at all! Carefully open the can and scoop out the coconut cream that has separated from the water. Save the water for future smoothies.

2. Throw all of the ingredients into a food processor. Blend on high until creamy. Enjoy chilled.

Fast Meal #3

3-Ingredient Pancakes

Here's what you need:

3 ripe bananas
2 eggs
3 Tablespoons almond butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract or ground cinnamon *optional

1. Mash the bananas in a bowl (or blend in a food processor). Add the eggs, almond butter and flavor additions. Mix until smooth.

2. Preheat a griddle or skillet. Lightly grease with coconut oil. Pour the batter in 1/4-cup scoops.

3. Once you see bubbles form, flip and cook the other side until golden.

4. Serve with fresh fruit.