Green Chocolate?

I know it looks and sounds awful but it tastes great! In a hurry today to get to the Farmer’s Market so I concocted this little number in my trusty Ninja blender. I probably should have blended it up a little longer…oh well!

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What does it taste like you ask? It actually tastes delicious like a chocolate banana milkshake that’s actually good for you šŸ™‚

Off to the Farmer’s Market to pick up some more healthy greens. Have a great day everyone!

 

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PB2 and Banana Power Oatmeal

Mmmmmm….Peanut Butter!

Who loves peanut butter (me pointing at myself) this girl! The only problem is that I have absolutely no self-control around an open jar of it and can easily mow through half of it in 2 seconds flat. OK, I’m exaggerating but only a little.

So, I cannot tell you how happy I was when I discovered PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter. With only 45 calories, 1.5g of fat and 5g of carbs in 2 Tablespoons, it was as if I’d found the holy grail! Now whenever I need a PB fix I mix together some PB2 powder and water so I can indulge without overindulging.

Anyway, this morning after my workout I realized I had a couple of bananas that were going to spoil if I didn’t use them soon so here’s what I came up with:

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Since this is generally my post-workout meal, I cook 1/2 c oatmeal in the microwave for about 2 minutes. Next, I add in the protein and peanut butter powder with a splash of flax milk. Continue adding in the flax milk until it’s the consistency you like and mix in a packet of stevia (optional). Top off with a sliced banana and you’re ready to start the day.

Wild for Wasabi!

Seriously, I can’t get enough of Trader Joe’s Wasabi Mayo, I crave it almost every day! I threw this little salad together last night with the leftover edamame I had in the fridge. I added some chopped avocado to get some healthy fats.

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Combine the tuna and mayos in a small bowl. Next, fold in the edamame and serve over a plate of baby spinach. Top off with the avocado and it’s ready to eat.

Pumpkin Tofutti Delight

I realized after I uploaded the picture that I forgot to include the Tofutti in the pic. Anyway, I was craving something sweet last night and came up with this concoction that’s packed with protein. It’s my version of pumpkin pie in a bowl.

20131104_Pumpkin Tofutti Protein Dessert1-2 T Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese
1 pkt MHP Probolic SR Protein
2 T pumpkin
1/4 c Good Karma Flax Milk (Unsweetened)
1 pkt stevia
dash of each: cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice and cloves

To make it a little easier to mix together I put the Tofutti in the microwave for about 8 seconds. Next, I mixed the packet of MHP’s Probolic SR protein, pumpkin, stevia and added in the flax milk to a pudding like thickness. I added in the spices and mixed it all together for a bowl of yummy goodness!

This little piggy loves spaghetti squash…

Since I try to refrain from carbs at dinner, I cure my pasta craving by using spaghetti squash instead. I didn’t realize how easy it was to make spaghetti squash until the other day when I noticed that I could cook it in the microwave rather than using the oven and heating up the whole house. Anyway, last night I decided to make myself a colorful combo not knowing what to expect but let me tell you, it was delicious!

I should probably mention that I love spicy food so this spicy mustard is a perfect lo-cal sauce for me. I use it a lot!

20131104_Spicy Spaghetti Squash Pork Pom Seeds 1 c spaghetti squash (cooked)
4-6 oz lean pork strips (cooked)
2 T pomegranate seeds
Kroger sweet hot mustard

I tend to cook everything the day before then throw stuff together and heat it up in the microwave.

Spicy Tuna Kale Salad

I crave this almost every day. The kick of Trader Joe’s Wasabi Mayo makes this one of my favorite lunches.

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1 can Albacore Tuna
1 T Trader Joe’s Wasabi Mayo
1 T Reduced Fat VegenaiseĀ®
1/2 C Edamame (cooked and shelled)
1-2 C ZEN Blend Greens

I like to start by filling a bowl with 1 can of albacore tuna (drained) then mix in the wasabi mayo and VegenaiseĀ®.

Next, I mix in my greens (I love new deep green blends by Earthbound Farm Organic) and top off with edamame.

Pumpkin Oatmeal With A Protein Kick

More often than not I get asked what I eat so I got to thinking…why not blog about it. I love this time of year when the weather starts to cool and the holidays are just around the corner. Fall is such a great time for pumpkin and all types of squash so why not incorporate some pumpkin into your morning.

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1/2 c oatmeal
1 pk MuscleMeds Carnivore Vanilla Caramel
2 T pumpkin
1 pkt stevia
1/4 c Good Karma Flax Milk (add in to the consistency you desire, I get it at Sprouts)
Dash of cinnamon

I like to cook the oats in the microwave for about 2 minutes. Next, I mix in a packet of protein powder then add the pumpkin with a little flax milk. I add in the stevia and sprinkle with cinnamon. This is a nutritious post-workout breakfast for the fall!