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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
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Easy and Healthy Strawberry Cheesecake

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Hello lover

Yes I know.  Again with the cheesecake. But I love it.  And with a recipe this easy I love it even more!! 
Ingredients
-Small cup Fage non fat plain yogurt
-2 Tablespoons Jello Cheesecake Pudding
-1/2 Graham Cracker or 8 French Toast Flavor Goldfish crackers
-2 Strawberries

Instructions
1. Mix yogurt and pudding powder. 
2.  Add mix to fill silicone baking molds.
3.  Top with graham or goldfish crumbs.
4. Freeze one hour. 
5. Pop out of molds and top with strawberry slices.
6. Devour. 

This recipe took less than 3 minutes and was very good.  Definitely the healthiest cheesecake I’ve ever had!!

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Birthday Cake Protein Pancakes

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Cake.  Birthday cake to be specific.  I love it.  I used to eat those Funfetti cupcakes ALL OF THE TIME.  Probably why I gained weight in the past.  However I still have a love of cake and that flavor which is why Cellucor’s Corfetti protein powder has been my favorite protein powder that I have tried so far.    The flavor is amazing so I knew it would be great for protein pancakes.

I used a recipe I found on Spoonful of Fit’s website.  The recipe was for Whipped Vanilla Pancakes but I adjusted it.  Here is the original recipe: http://www.spoonfuloffit.com/2014/02/whipped-vanilla-pancakes.html.

DIG IN!
DIG IN!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup spelt flour (or oat flour)
  • 1/2 scoop Cellucor Corfetti protein powder
  • 1/4 cup egg whites
  • 2 TBSP greek yogurt (plain)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 packets of stevia

Directions

  1. Mix all dry ingredients first.
  2. Then add all other ingredients and mix until everything is mixed well.
  3. Cook on low heat on a pan sprayed with cooking spray or coconut oil.  I made 4 small pancakes with this recipe.
  4. I topped these with more greek yogurt (about 1 TBSP) that I had mixed with stevia (to taste) and another tablespoon of the Corfetti protein (1 TBSP).
  5. Top with sprinkles!

Enjoy your healthy and protein packed birthday cake pancakes!

Calories: 252, 2f, 26c, 31p, 5f.

Birthday cake explosion of goodness
Birthday cake explosion of goodness

 

Protein Frappucino

Delicious.. and HEALTHY
Delicious.. and HEALTHY

Now that it is almost summer here in Alaska (yes we consider 40 degrees and sunny summer! 🙂 ) I have been craving more frozen drinks again.   I always like the idea of Starbucks frappucinos but they are just WAY too sweet for me.  Not to mention all of the fat and calories which I would rather spend on FOOD then a drink!  So I started making these protein frappucinos to get the same type of drink but a LOT healthier!

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Ingredients

  • 1 scoop protein powder (any flavor you like!)
  • 1 cup almond milk (or other milk)
  • 1 TBSP espresso powder
  • 1/2 TBSP xanthan gum ( optional but makes it thicker like a real frappucino)
  • Stevia to taste (Optional.. I don’t use)
  • Ice cubes (6-7 small or 4-5 large)
  • Whipped cream (optional)

Instructions

  1. Mix in a blender protein, ice, milk, espresso powder and xanthan gum.  If using xanthan gum mix a few extra seconds to let it fluff up the drink.
  2. Pour into fun jar or mug.
  3. Top with whipped cream!
  4. Enjoy!

This is a really simple and quick protein recipe that I like to use when I work out first thing in the morning.  Caffeine AND protein in ONE!  🙂

MMM
MMM

 

PB&J Overnight Oats

PB&J Overnight Oats
PB&J Overnight Oats

Today was quite the adventure.  I had a fun trip planned to go hike on one of Alaska’s many glaciers.  Unfortunately life had other plans.  When we arrived at the glacier (a 2 hour drive) there was no one at the admissions area so I had to call the number for the land owners.  They told me that due to the spring melt the glacier conditions were bad and that there was waist deep mud.   I have to admit I was extremely devastated because I had been wanting to come back to the glacier for 2 years.  But my friends and I made the most of it and got lots of great landscape shots and even saw some animals (bald eagles, falcons and sheep on a cliff).  Overall it was a great trip.  I think the fact that we are positive and made it into a fun time was the biggest factor.  Instead of getting upset we made the most out of it.  Positivity is 99% of having a good life in my opinion.  You can’t choose what happens to you but you CAN choose how you react!

Deliciousness
Deliciousness

Since we left early I packed my trusty overnight oats.  I went with a PB&J flavor.  The recipe is quite simple and very filling.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 Cup Oats (NOT INSTANT)
  • 1 TBSP Chia Seeds
  • 1/2 Cup Almond Milk
  • 1 TBSP vanilla
  • 1 Small Container Greek Yogurt (Or 1 Cup)
  • 1-2 TBSP Peanut Butter (OR PB2!)
  • Strawberries

Instructions

1.  In a bowl, mix oats, milk and chia seeds and vanilla.

2. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

3. In the morning (can also do this part at night) mix your greek yogurt and PB.  The amount you choose is up to you based on your macro nutrient needs.  Use PB2 if you can’t do the fat in regular PB.

4.  Layer in a jar and add sliced strawberries.  You can also use real jelly if you want but I don’t really like jelly much.  Sometimes I heat up the berries in a mug and mix them with
stevia so they become jelly like which is another option you can try.

You can add Stevia to your layers if you like your oats sweeter. I prefer without though.

Hope you enjoy this easy, delicious and customizable recipe! 🙂

OOIAJ = Overnight Oats In A Jar
OOIAJ = Overnight Oats In A Jar

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!