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Blueberry Pineapple Protein Shake

Another great post-workout refuel from Fitness Magazine!

Pineapple contains bromelain, a natural anti-inflammatory compound, which may reduce post-workout pain. The protein and carbs in milk help repair and replenish cells’ energy stores after a workout. Eat dairy within 45 minutes of exercising, when the recovery process is at its peak.

Enjoy!

Cinnamon Swirl Protein Bread

I always enjoy Jamie Eason’s Protein Bar recipes!  So this week I decided to give this one a try because I love cinnamon and I really needed to switch things up a bit!  So this is now my afternoon or morning snack with my cup of tea!  Guilt free and complete because it has my complex carb and my protein in one meal!  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!!!

Blueberry Oatmeal

I get asked this question all the time!  I like to make 1 dish with my protein and carb all in one for breakfast.  I found it hard to eat oatmeal and egg whites or hard boiled eggs every morning.  I found that I would typically skip the egg part, but then I wasn’t staying full very long because the protein is what sustains your fuel burning consistently.

In the Eat Clean Diet one of the principles is to pair a complex carb and lean protein at each meal.  So I found a way to include it all in one dish and taste yummy too!  Here is my step by step directions!!

Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake

Oh, how I love Fall. The leaves begin to change, the air outside is crisp, there are pumpkins everywhere, and Football games on weekends. Who doesn’t love Fall? Now that we are just about to the official fall season, kids are headed back to school, Friday night football games and pumpkins everywhere my taste buds start watering!!!

I used to be a huge pumpkin spice latte fan at Starbucks but since really digging into the quality of the food I put in my body I decided to find healthy alternatives to the things I love so I don’t feel deprived!  BINGO!  This one works great for that craving!!!

Sea Salt Caramel Shakeology

I have a slight addiction to a new recipe that I found and am totally in love with.

Lets be honest for a moment.  I am completely and totally a SWEETS addict!  Just because I have been clean eating for 3 years doesn’t mean I don’t want to pull a U-turn into the nearest bakery or eat a donut when I see one!  I am just wired to love a sweet treat!  But, like any other woman out there sweet treats don’t like my hips or my stomach!  So I have to find ways to feel like I get the sweet fix without the crappy, calorie loaded, body bloating ingredients.  Also, it has to taste decadent, it cannot be fake or imitation. The real deal is the way to go!  So when I cam across Shakeology I won’t lie, I was skeptical that it was really truly going to curb my cravings.  Much to my surprise it did that and more!
Depending on the mood I am in, the type of drink I want, I can tweak Shakeology to meet my needs.
If I want a milkshake then I make my shake in a blender with ice, peanut butter a banana, almond milk and water for thickness.

If I want it like a chocolate milk then I shake it up, use water and almond milk and no ice!  It is all a personal preference but you can work with it to find what fits you best! There is no right or wrong way to make Shakeology.  The only exception is that you cannot heat it because it loses the good properties!

So a little bit of salty and a little sweat is the perfect combination to my morning breakfast!

Oatmeal Cookie Shakeology

Lets just be honest!  Who wouldn’t want to eat cookies for breakfast?!?! I have by far the BIGGEST sweet tooth ever! I could eat donuts, cookies, cakes and pastries at any time of the day!  It still takes hard work and dedication to not want to eat it all.

In the past I would eat a bowl of cereal for breakfast or grab a junk filled protein bar or a sub out and about but not the new me!

The old me would of crashed and burned an hour later because my blood sugar would of dipped to low and I would of been holding my eyes open with tooth picks. But the new me, is full of energy because I had a great breakfast that was packed with all the good stuff my body needs to stay hydrated, healthy and nutritious.

I of course have that sweet food tendency so when I saw this recipe I couldn’t pass it up!  You have to try it  It’s seriously going in rotation along with the Salted caramel!!!

Apple Crisp Yogurt

The first year I started clean eating I was devastated that I had to give up my Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes because that was something I looked forward to!  But when I saw the calories, the sugar, the ingredients I just about died!  It is the most awful drink you can possibly have!  I made a commitment to start finding other recipes, drinks and foods that could replace the old habits that I had.  It’s not about giving up everything that you enjoy but instead finding balance in life so that you can have your health and you can have your food too!

I successfully gave up PSL’s without blinking an eye!  Ice cream on the other hand is a little harder for me!  Having that sweet creamy ice cream is a comfort food.  So how do you get around that???  My solution is greek yogurt!  We forgo the ice cream for greek yogurt quite often and its a habit our 2 boys have now adopted as well.

This past week my husband was rummaging around the kitchen on the hunt for an evening snack and he started chopping and scooping and doing who knows what in the kitchen and THIS is the concoction he came up with!  Delicious, crunchy, CHOCOLATE and creamy!  It hit on all the areas that I love and need as far as comfort food!

For Fix containers it is 1 red, 1 purple, 1 yellow and a spoon if you add in peanut butter.

21 Day Fix Blueberry Oatmeal Cups

Lets face it, we all get bored of eating the same foods and sometimes we just want to spice it up!  Although when it comes to the 21 day fix, its sometimes hard to figure out how recipes break down with the fix containers!

I want to share with you an awesome recipe that I found that is helping our family spice things up when we get bored of oatmeal every day. These baked oatmeal cups with berries and bananas are really really good and super easy to make.

Plus if you are on the go, why not make these and take them with you!

Always go with Steel cut oats bc they are the least processed and provide you with the most nutritional value vs rolled or instant.

No Bake Shakeology Breakfast Cookies

Sugar is ADDICTIVE, the more you eat the more you CRAVE it!! Stay on track and avoid slip ups with this recipe for No Bake Shakeology Breakfast Cookies. These clean cookies will be your SAVING GRACE!! My family made these last week and they were so good! Perfect as a snack, a dessert or breakfast.

When you heat up Shakeology, it looses some of its nutritional value, but you don’t have to worry with this recipe since it doesn’t require baking. They’re so easy to make and they taste delicious!

Paleo Coconut Pancakes

I was in the mood for pancakes this morning and I haven’t had them since before starting Whole30.  Although, I didn’t want to eat wheat since I have noticed I am pretty sensitive to any type of gluten.  I went searching for some recipes on the good ole faithful Pinterest and found an awesome blogger Nicole.  She writes a blog called Gluten Free on a Shoestring.

The recipe was perfect.  It had coconut in it, no dairy, gluten or sugar and quite frankly I didn’t even eat it with syrup.  Landon even scarfed up a few pancakes too.  So I can easily say this is husband and kid tested and approved.

We are really trying to limit Landon’s gluten and refined sugar so this was right in line with that.

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