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Peanut Butter Protein Fluff

Peanut Butter Protein Fluff
Peanut Butter Protein Fluff

One of my favorite things to make when I have a lot of leftover protein macros to meet is PROTEIN FLUFF!  Protein fluff has similar ingredients to a protein shake but is much more voluminous and filling.   And when you are constantly STARVING despite eating over 2000 calories a day, you need to eat volume foods in order to help you stay full.

How is protein fluff different than a shake?  Well the answer comes down to one little ingredient: xanthan gum! Xanthan gum is a powder that is used to add thickness and volume.   It is sometimes used in shakes and drinks like frappucinos to keep them from separating.  Xanthan gum is also gluten-free so you can use it if you are sensitive to gluten.  Xanthan gum can be purchased at most grocery stores in the health or baking areas.

So now that we know what protein fluff is, let’s get down to how to make it!

Dessert is served
Dessert is served

Ingredients

  • 1 Scoop Protein Powder (I used Cellucor Peanut Butter Marshmallow)
  • 1 Tbsp Xanthan Gum
  • 1 Cup Almond Milk (or milk of choice)
  • 1 Cup of Ice

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender.
  2. Blend for several minutes.   You will notice at first the fluff seems like a normal shake, but it will slowly start to thicken and expand.
  3. Top with toppings of choice!  I used peanut butter, a few dark chocolate chips and 2 mini oreos that I crushed up.
Close up of this deliciousness
Close up of this deliciousness

This recipe is highly customizable!  You can change it up depending on the flavor of protein you use and the toppings you add.   Sometimes I use cake batter protein with sprinkles, or mint chocolate protein with chocolate cookies and whipped cream!

If you would like to try some of the delicious protein flavors Cellucor offers such as Corfetti, Peanut Butter Marshmallow, Mint Chocolate, Red Velvet in your protein fluff, I still have a coupon code!

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Guilt Free Apple Cobbler

Healthy Apple Cobbler
Healthy Apple Cobbler

I don’t know about where anyone else lives, but here in Alaska it feels like fall.  The leaves are already changing to gorgeous colors and the weather has cooled off.  The weather makes me crave all of the delicious foods that go along with fall.  One of which is apple cobbler!  I love cobbler but it can tend to have a lot of carbs and sugar depending on how it is prepared.   So I set out to make a healthier and SUPER quick version.

For the topping I would normally think to use oatmeal, but since I have been loving these Smart Bars and they are made of oatmeal anyway, they were the logical solution!

Smart Bars
Smart Bars

Ingredients

  • 1 Detour Smart Bar (Apple or Blueberry flavor)
  • 1/2 apple (any kind)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp stevia
  • Whipped cream or greek frozen yogurt for topping (optional)
Pre-whipped cream
Pre-whipped cream

Instructions

  1. Cut up apple into small cubes.
  2. Add to small ramekin and top with cinnamon and stevia.
  3. Crumble Smart Bar on top of apple mixture.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes at 350.  Or microwave for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Top with whipped cream or frozen yogurt.
  6. Enjoy your healthy and guilt free dessert!
Perfect fall dessert.. without the guilt
Perfect fall dessert.. without the guilt

Birthday Berry Overnight Oats

Quick and easy OOIAJ
Quick and easy OOIAJ

Okay, okay.  I know I post a lot of overnight oat recipes.  But they are just so simple to make and delicious to eat.  Plus, in jars they look so pretty and delectable.  For this recipe I wanted to use my Cellucor Corfetti protein powder and make something that tasted similar to a pound cake with berries and frosting.   I have to say I was rather impressed with the results of this one.

You may need to tweak the amounts of protein and add stevia as needed as everyone is different.  🙂   Feel free to improvise it as you like.  It is easy to mix it up with overnight oats as it mostly always turns out pretty well!

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Berry Cake Overnight Oats

Ingredients

1/3 Cup Oats (Not instant oats)

1 Tbsp Vanilla

1 Tbsp Chia Seeds

1/2 Cup Almond Milk (Or whatever milk you use)

1 Cup Greek Yogurt ( I use plain, you can use vanilla if you like)

1/2 scoop Cellucor Corfetti Protein Powder (or other cake protein powder)

1/4 Cup Raspberries

1/4 Cup Blackberries

Stevia (Optional)

Directions

  1. Before bed, mix oats, almond milk, chia seeds, and vanilla.  Cover and refrigerate.
  2. Mix greek yogurt and protein powder.  Mix well to make it very creamy.  You can add extra stevia if you like things sweeter (highly recommend liquid vanilla stevia as it tastes amazing!).
  3. In the morning layer oats, yogurt mix and berries in your jar.
  4. Top with more berries and sprinkles.
  5. Devour this deliciousness!!
Berries for days
Berries for days

Raspberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats

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I don’t know about anyone else, but I am a HUGE fan of overnight oats.  They are simple, yet filling and extremely easy to make.  There are so many ways to make them and customize them to your own personal taste.  Also, it is easy to make fun recipes that taste amazing and dessert-like.
Such as raspberry cheesecake.
I have been craving cheesecake for weeks but haven’t had any.  Not because I am dieting (would fit that right in to my macros!) but because I haven’t felt like driving to the store.  And my husband doesn’t like cheesecake (WHO ARE YOU RIGHT NOW?) so I haven’t made any.
While dealing with this horrible predicament, I came up with a wonderful idea.  CHEESECAKE OVERNIGHT OATS.  I have to say, this turned out quite delicious.

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Ingredients

1/3 Cup Oats (Not instant oats)

1 Tbsp Vanilla

1 Tbsp Chia Seeds

1/2 Cup Almond Milk (Or whatever milk you use)

1 Cup Greek Yogurt ( I use plain, you can use vanilla if you like)

2 TBSP Cheesecake Pudding Powder

1 TBSP Graham Cracker Crumbs (I didn’t have any so I used French Toast Flavored Goldfish!)

1/4 Cup Raspberries

Stevia (Optional)

Directions

  1. Before bed, mix oats, almond milk, chia seeds, and vanilla.  Cover and refrigerate.
  2. Mix greek yogurt and pudding mix.  Mix well to make it very creamy.  You can add extra stevia if you like things sweeter.
  3. In the morning layer oats, yogurt mix and raspberries in your jar.
  4. Top with graham cracker crumbs.
  5. ENJOY!!

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Baked Omelettes

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Breakfast.. the most important meal of the day.  Yet SO many people skip it!  Why? There are many reasons, but one I hear a lot is that people don’t have time.  Well, thankfully there are many breakfast options that can be prepped the night before.  Our bodies need food in the morning.  After fasting all night we need nutrients to get our days started so we aren’t grouchy and running on empty.  This is where my egg bakes come in.  Healthy and low carb, packed with protein and veggies.

These are basically the easiest thing to make and you can customize them based on your personal preferences.

Ingredients

  • Egg Whites (Or eggs)
  • Vegetables (Spinach, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, etc)
  • Cheese (feta, cheddar, etc)
  • Meat (Crumbled bacon, ham chunks, etc)
  • Hot sauce, salsa, etc for toppings

Other than the eggs all ingredients are optional.  Add what YOU personally like!

Instructions:

  1. The night before, take a small ramekin and spray with a little cooking spray.
  2. Chop any veggies you like and add to ramekin.
  3. Add any cheese (I like feta), crumbled bacon, ham, etc.
  4. In the morning before you get ready, add egg whites (or eggs) on top.
  5. Throw in the oven at 375 for about 30 mins uncovered or until the eggs are no longer liquid.
  6. Get ready for your day.  By the time you are done your breakfast will be too!

Hope you enjoy this easy and delicious breakfast.  I love to eat this topped with Tapatio hot sauce!

 

Grocery Staples

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A big part of fitness is obviously how you eat.  Whether you do clean eating, weight watchers, paleo, calorie counting or flexible dieting,  your diet will be most of what determines your results. 
Personally I do IIFYM or If It Fits Your Macros.  This diet (more of a lifestyle) requires you to track your protein,  fat, carbs and fiber.  In order to meet my requirements I eat mostly healthy but I do enjoy non healthy splurges with NO GUILT. 

Grocery Staples
Dairy
Greek yogurt
Laughing cow cheese
Feta cheese
Mozzarella cheese
Greek frozen yogurt
Almond milk (not really dairy)
Cottage cheese

Vegetables
Asparagus
Kale
Spinach or spring mix
Bell peppers
Cucumbers
Spaghetti squash
Zuccini
Broccoli
Snap peas
Cauliflower
Carrots
Celery
Sweet potatoes
Steamable veggie bags

Fruit
Apples
Bananas
Cherry tomatoes
Strawberries
Kiwi
Oranges
Grapefruit
Starfruit
Blueberries
Raspberries
Pineapple
Mangoes
Blackberries
Grapes
Frozen fruit

Grains
Quinoa
Brown rice
Dave’s Killer Bread
Ezekiel Bread
Rice cakes
Flat out wraps
Low carb wraps
Quinoa pasta
Oats

Protein
Organic chicken breasts
Organic ground turkey
Organic ground buffalo
Protein powder
Eggs
Egg whites
Simple truth turkey and ham deli meat
Tuna
Canned chicken

Treats
Skinny cow bars
Poptarts
Annie’s bunny grahams
Quest bars
Cliff bars
Simple truth bars
Lara Bars
Dark chocolate chips
Peanut butter
Simple Truth frozen pizzas
Natural fruit ropes
Zone kids bars
Chocolate
Boom chika pop popcorn

Drinks
Kombacha
La Croix waters
Zevia or Blue Sky Stevia sodas

Other
Coconut oil
Cooking spray
Beans
Organic pizza sauce
Organic low sodium tomato sauce
Flavor extracts
Seasonings

I don’t buy all of this every time but these are all things I buy frequently.  Hopefully this gives people an idea of some things to buy if you want to eat healthier or do IIFYM.  

These are all just ideas for anyone not sure where to start.  Hope this helps!

Note: A few of these are older pics and include non organic chicken which I try not to buy anymore if I can help it.

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