What do you get when you mix honey, peanut butter and plain greek yogurt together? I promise this isn’t a riddle or the beginning of some lame “dad joke”. What you get is the most delicious, protein packed snack in the whole wide world. Seriously! It doesn’t really sound that impressive, but I promise it will be your next go-to snack. Even my clients with super picky pallets like this treat.
What you need:
1/2 cup PLAIN greek yogurt
1 Tablespoon honey
1 Tablespoon peanut butter
OPTIONAL – 1/2 scoop any flavor protein powder that you like
Happy #TastyTuesday peeps! My life is now complete! After years of having the same post workout combo (protein power mixed with water and a 1/2 of a banana), I decided it was time to mix it up a bit. After what looked like a science experiment gone horribly wrong, I came up with this delicious goodness. I found the original recipe online and made some tweaks to make it my own.
Sorry, but this weather is right around the corner, so why not be prepared for a healthy version of chili BEFORE you are chilly? I got this amazing recipe from a client a few years ago and although I can totally wait for the cold weather that makes me crave warm, comfort food, I couldn’t wait to share this delicious recipe with you!
* 1 tablespoon EVOO
* 1 1/2 cups chopped onion (I use 1 small onion because I’m not a huge onion fan)
* 2 4-ounce cans chopped green chilies
* 1 teaspoon dried oregano
* 1 teaspoon ground cumin
* 1/8-1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
* 2 15-ounce cans great northern beans, rinsed
* 1 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed
* 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
* 4 cups shredded cooked skinless turkey, or chicken
Heat oil in a large pot oven over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in chilies, oregano, cumin and cayenne. Cook for 5 minutes. Stir in beans and broth; bring to a simmer. Cook for 20 minutes. Add turkey (or chicken); cook for 5 minutes more. Serve.
Happy #TastyTuesday! Today I am going to share with you my “go to” breakfast. I refuse to cook breakfast every morning. When I get up in the morning I am HANGRY and I don’t have time to fool around. I need food in my belly and coffee in my system ASAP. These little gems are waiting in my fridge for me every morning. All I have to do is pop one in the microwave and top it with a little Almond Butter and BAM – breakfast!
Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Mix all ingredients EXCEPT oats into blender until smooth. Add in oats and blend until your preferred consistency. Less blending for chunkier loaves and more for bread like loaves. Lightly coat 6 mini muffin tins with Pam. Pour 1 c of mixture into each tin. Cook for 50-60 minutes. Let cool and store in fridge for up to 7 days.
I prefer to use Unico Cinnamon Roll Protein Powder and a custom cinnamon roll blend from MyOatmeal.com when baking these loaves. It gives them a great flavor!!! If you want to try any of the Unico products use code FITTOGO when checking out and get FREE SHIPPING.
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I am so excited to announce that I am a Unico Nutrition Ambassador and I will be contributing my vast knowledge of fitness stuff (running and lifting heavy things), mad cooking skills (mostly protein pancakes and coffee) and sarcasm to their blog. You can read my first blog post, Beating The Five Exercise Excuses here.
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I can’t praise this company enough. They produce quality products that taste delicious and hold up to their claims. The customer service is outstanding and I can’t ask for nicer people to work with. And what I really love about this company is that they don’t claim to be the “beat all to end all” product that will be your magic pill. They know that you will make the change because of what YOU DO, not because of what you drink. To quote their motto: “We’re a supplement company. We’re not going to make you lose 10 pounds. We’re not going to make you gain 10 pounds of muscle. We’re not going to make you run faster, lift heavier, or set new personal bests. You’re going to do that. And we’re going to help.”
Once you buy all of the products, you must try the only post workout shake that I will drink to refuel my muscles and make my taste buds happy!
Apollo Vanilla Berry Goddess Protein Shake
1 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk (more or less depending how thick you like your shake)
My life is now complete! After years of having the same post workout combo (protein power mixed with water and a 1/2 of a banana), I decided it was time to mix it up a bit. After what looked like a science experiment gone horribly wrong, I came up with this delicious goodness. I found the original recipe online and made some tweaks to make it my own.
Just the word cupcake makes me weak in the knees! But, in order to stay on track with your goals, you can splurge every now and then with the real deal or you can have this high protein, clean version without the fear of veering off track and going into a full out binge.
With Valentine’s Day coming up this week, make this guilt free treat for you and your Valentine. Healthy Heart – Healthy Love!
1 egg or equivalent of one egg of egg substitute
1 Tbsp + 1 tsp oat flour*
1 Tbsp vanilla whey protein powder (I use Myofusion Probiotic Delicious Vanilla)
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 Tbsp unsweetened almond milk
Mix all ingredients and pour into a coffee mug and microwave for about 1 minute. Push on the top of the cake and if it springs back its done.
1/4 cup plain non fat Chobani yogurt
3-4 Tbsp frozen berries
1 Tbsp vanilla whey protein powder (optional)
Blend in magic bullet blender until smooth and pour over the top of your cup cake.
*To make oat flour, pour 1/2 to 1 cup of oats into a blender. Blend on the pulse setting until the oats have a flour consistency. Use what you need for the recipe and store the rest in an air tight container for later recipes.
These loaves are a great “On The Go Breakfast” that is nutritious, filling and best of all EASY!!!!
1/3 – 1/2 c. dry oatmeal
5 egg whites OR 3/4 c. egg white substitute
1/2 ripe banana, cubed (or 1/4 c. fruit of your choice)
1 t. cinnamon
Mix all ingredients together and bake in small muffin tin at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Let cool and enjoy.
Makes 1 serving.
I bake 7 of these little gems up every Sunday so I have enough for the week. I just pop one in the microwave every morning and BAM – instant breakfast. What a great grab and go meal! These oatmeal breakfast bars eliminate the “I don’t have time for breakfast” excuse. Start your morning off right with a healthy meal and you’ll be less likely to binge later in the day.
I got this amazing recipe from a client. I made it this weekend and it was a great way to warm up after a “chili” day!
1 tablespoon EVOO
1 1/2 cups chopped onion (I used 1 small onion cause I’m not a huge onion fan)
2 4-ounce cans chopped green chiles
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8-1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (I used 1/4 t and it was a bit much)
2 15-ounce cans great northern beans, rinsed
1 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed
4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
4 cups shredded cooked skinless turkey, or chicken
Heat oil in a large pot oven over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in chiles, oregano, cumin & cayenne. Cook for 5 minutes. Stir in beans and broth; bring to a simmer. Cook for 20 minutes. Add turkey (or chicken); cook for 5 minutes more. Serve.