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Tag Archives: snacks

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Shake

17 Apr

Another delicious, healthy shake. I love them. It’s my favorite part about working out, knowing that I get to have something like this after! Or, sometimes as my dessert at night I fix one too, as it tastes just like a good ole’ milkshake!

I experiment with all different kinds of flavors as I have one almost every day. Maybe a little shake obsessed? Well when it’s high-protein, all around healthy, yet absolutely delicious, why not be?!

Call it a smoothie and have it for breakfast, call it a post-workout shake and have it after time at the gym, or call it a milkshake and have it for dessert! It’s so versatile. You can add more carbs and calories if needed to refuel or wanting it to be a little richer as a dessert, or you can make it lighter to have as a quick breakfast on the go! Either way, you won’t be sorry you made it:)

Today, I made this after a morning workout. Yes it was in the morning, but yes, I was craving something chocolate and sweet! So I made this :)

Chocolate. Peanut Butter. Touch of Coconut on top. What more could you ask for?!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake
-1 scoop whey protein powder (either vanilla, chocolate or peanut butter)
-1 cup almond milk
-1/4 cup vanilla yogurt
-1/2 frozen banana
-2 T peanut flour
-1 T cocoa powder
-1 T nut butter
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-1 packet stevia
-sprinkle of salt
-ice as needed for texture
Directions: Blend altogether. You can add a sprinkle of guar gum to it if you want an extra thick shake like I sometimes do and eat it out of a bowl with a spoon!

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Curried Cauliflower Bites

12 Apr

Ever just crave something that’s just crunchy? Don’t you wish you had a recipe you could make to satisfy that craving without it being fried.

Well I got one for you! Not only is this not fried, but made with a veggie. How much greater can it get?

The other night I was really wanting something with a crunch to it to go alongside of my chicken for dinner. I looked in my fridge. What did I see? A bag of cauliflower that needed to be used up. So what did I do? Created something that would both, use this bag of veggies up, and satisfy my craving.

Usually curry is made with lots of cream. But not this one! This one has protein-packed greek yogurt in it! And gives it that same, lovely curry taste.

Make it alongside of other things for a meal, or make for a simple snack when getting those afternoon cravings! Either way, this is a healthy, yummy food that you don’t want to pass up:)

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Curried Cauliflower
1/2 head of cauliflower
-1 container of chobani plain greek yogurt (about 1/2 cup)
-1T soy sauce
-2 tsp apple cider vinegar
-1T curry powder
-Seasonings: garlic salt, pepper, sea salt, onion powder, anything else you want!(about 1/2 tsp of each)
Directions: Combine all but cauliflower in a bowl until mixed. Add in cauliflower and toss until thoroughly coated. Let sit for 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place cauliflower on oil-sprayed(else they WILL stick!) baking tray. Bake until browned, about 15-20 minutes. Turn oven on broil for last couple minutes for further browning.

Apple Pie Breakfast Pudding

3 Apr

Pudding..for breakfast?! When it’s this healthy and protein-packed, you bet!

I couldn’t decide what to call this at first. It wasn’t just yogurt. Not fluffy enough to be called a mousse. But had this creamy, rich taste that reminded me of..You guessed it, pudding.

This morning I wanted some fruit, but also wanted something full of protein like Greek yogurt. But the thought of yogurt just wasn’t exciting enough for me. So what did I do? I came up with my own concoction..as always :)

Do you think you would like the taste of a richer, creamier yogurt, mixed with a hint of apple pie? Well this is for you! The benefits are endless to this breakfast..or even snack! Apples are full of fiber, and the other ingredients are full of good protein to keep you satisfied throughout your day.

It certainly kept me a happy camper:) What will YOU be having for breakfast next?

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Apple Pie Breakfast Pudding
-1 red apple
-1 cup Greek yogurt
-1/2 cup cottage cheese
-1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder (or a whole one!)
-1/2 cup almond milk
-3 packets stevia (or sweeten to taste with agave)
-2 T apple sauce
-1 tsp vanilla extract, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice
-1 tsp guar gum/xanthan gum
-touch of sea salt
Directions: Cut up apple into small pieces. Mix with cinnamon and spices. Microwave for about one minute or until soft. Combine all other ingredients. Blend until smooth. Mix in 3/4 of the apple mixture. Top with other 1/4 apple. Enjoy!

Banana Bread Pancakes

9 Mar

“Makin’ banana pancakes, pretend like it’s the weekend..” was the theme of this morning’s breakfast :)

I’ve been really into making pancakes lately. All different kinds. But this morning, since my boyfriend absolutely loves banana bread, I decided to create these. Fluffy, moist, and that oh so delicious taste of biting into a good piece of banana bread. Top it with my peanut butter yogurt sauce, and you’ve really got yourself something yummy.

People tend to think pancakes are a “bad food”, but you’ll come to learn with my oh so many recipes I’ve made, that you can make them really healthy! Like these, substitute some flour for oatmeal, egg for egg substitute, add in some fruit like bananas, and top it with protein filled Greek yogurt. Looks like you’ve got yourself an all-around healthy meal! I’ve also been experimenting with a lot of protein pancakes made with protein powder that are really high in protein and good post-workout snacks ..which I’ll post sometime soon :)  But even with these pancakes, making a whole big batch of them and saving some in the fridge makes such a good snack..or second meal! My brother came in today from Tampa and found my leftover bag of them from this morning. Let’s just say, I no longer have any more leftovers :) But anyways, enjoy these banana bread pancakes as you, “pretend like it’s the weekend”..or, make them now while it is the weekend!

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Banana Bread Pancakes
-1 cup oat flour
-1/2 cup mashed banana (really ripe works best!)
-1 cup of milk
-2 eggs (or 1/2 cup egg substitute)
-2 T sugar
-2 T agave/honey (or more sugar)
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-1 T cinnamon
-2 tsp baking powder
-touch of salt

Directions: mix all ingredients together. Heat pan on stove at medium heat. Cook as normal pancakes! Top with desired toppings. I topped mine with a peanut butter Greek yogurt sauce (recipe below), and bananas.

Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt Sauce
-1/4 cup Greek yogurt
-2 T peanut butter
-2 T agave/honey
-Milk to thin as desired
*Mix all together and serve on top on pancakes!