PB&J Smoothie

Today I bring you the PB&J Smoothie. Because, delicious!

I hope your winter is treating you well, ours is really mild in comparison to the past couple of years, which I am very thankful for. Less snow means we can get outside more and enjoy life; instead of being stuck inside and having cabin fever for 12 weeks.

With the warmer weather I have been thinking about summer a lot, recently. We are going on vacation in this summer to the Outerbanks, NC and I want to be able to wear a bathing suit and feel confident!

This is a delicious recipe that comes out to about 300 calories per serving, but can vary depending on the ingredients you use. It’s a great lunch replacement drink!

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8oz unsweetened Almond Milk
1/2 Cup frozen berries
1/2 cup vanilla Greek Yogurt
1 Scoop Creamy Vanilla Ultimate ProFIT 
1tbs jelly of your choice
Add ice for desired consistency, blend and enjoy!!

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Counting My Macros

Alright, so I’ve been really into weight lifting and watching other body builders and trying to get myself motivated, when I noticed that they all count “macros”, so I decided I was going to start counting my macros too. I really didn’t know too much about them, so I did some reasearch and found some articles on Bodybuilding.com about it , I even downloaded some apps on my phone to help me figure out exactly what macros I was going to need for my body weight. Which has sadly gone up the past year.

Yesterday was my first day tracking my macros, what I discovered was, even though I had THOUGHT I was eating a lot of protein, I wasn’t. Below is the chart, the top line is what I ate, the bottom line is what they told me I need to eat in order to lose weight and gain muscle.

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(If you know anything about macronutrients, it just told you how much I weigh, so, there’s some honesty).

Today, I tried to make a super protein breakfast, 3 eggs, 3 pieces of canadian bacon and 1 bagel (which surprisingly has 10g of protein in it). That’s when I quickly realized there was no way I was going to be able to get the required amount of protein in per day without some help. With all of that protein, which was 38g of protein, I still have 192g of protein to go.

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But I have to be honest, even though I’m suffering from a miserable cold, eating all of that breakfast food made me feel way better. I didn’t finish the bagel though, I felt like I was on Man vs. Food trying to eat all of that. Which really goes to show that I wasn’t eating enough in the first place, which means my body was/is probably in starvation mode, hanging on to all of the calories as fat. Yuck.

Anyway, as far as the help for protein goes, I’m turning back to my trusty Jay Robb Protein Powder. There’s no crap in it, it’s GMO free, it tastes great, it is sweetened with stevia (which is a plant) which I am normally allergic to, but for some reason when it’s mixed in with this powder it doesn’t affect me, so I’m guessing that it’s just a small amount that is in it.

Jay Robb Protein Powder

So that’s what I’m up to these days, what about you?

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1 Minute Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Mug

It’s Wednesday, middle of the week, we all need a pick-me-up, so here you’ll find the 1 Minute Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Mug!

 

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What you’ll need:

3 tbsp almond flour
2 tablespoons Truvia baking blend or 3 packets of Truvia 1 tbsp melted butter
1/2 tsp vanilla
tiny sprinkle of salt
1 egg yolk
Chocolate chips (I use 70% dark chocolate)

Mix it all together, microwave for 1 minute, and enjoy!

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3 minute Pumpkin Pie in a Mug

Okay, seriously everyone, this 3 Minute Pumpkin Pie in a Mug is my favorite recipe so far. It’s soooo good. Yum! I actually had to make one for each person, because everyone wanted some when they tasted it!

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What you’ll need:

1/2 cup Pumpkin Puree
2 tablespoons oat flour or 3 tablespoons oats (oat flour is just ground oats, super easy if you have a blender!) 2 tablespoons Truvia Baking Blend (or 2 packets stevia)
1 egg
1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice – I actually didn’t have this, but I assume it would be easier, I used about 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp clove, 1/4 tsp ginger, 1/4 tsp all spice
1/4 tsp baking powder

Mix it all together and microwave for 3 minutes (900 watt microwave). Add some whipped cream and enjoy this treat that seems like it should be bad for you, but is totally healthy!

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Gluten Free Red Velvet Cake in a Mug

Red Velvet Cake in a Mug

Today I bring you Gluten Free Red Velvet Cake in a Mug!

 

Red Velvet cake is my husband’s favorite, so I figured why not have it for breakfast!?

 

What you’ll need:

1/4 cup almond flour

2 tsp unsweetend cocoa powder

3 tbsp butter

4 packets of Truvia (or about 2 teaspoons)

1 egg

1/8 tsp baking powder

1/8 tsp vanilla

Tiny bit of salt (just a little!)

1/2 tsp red or pink food coloring

Mix it all together, microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds, top with whipped topping and there you have it, delicious red velvet cake that is gluten free and sugar free and good for your waistline!

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Toastless French Toast in a Mug

I love mug recipes, they are simple, fun and delicious. Today’s recipe is Toastless French Toast in a Mug! Low carb, high protein, good fats, no sugar, no flour! I actually learned this recipe from my grandma who is gluten intolerant and so she has to avoid bread or flour, she made this because she still wanted to eat french toast and this was a good substitute 🙂 This tastes delicious, but it does have an egg texture since we are making flavored eggs. If you’d like more of a toast texture, you can add 1/4 cup of almond flour to keep it gluten free and low carb, or you can add 1/4 cup all purpose flour if you don’t have any dietary restrictions. 🙂

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What you’ll need:

1 egg
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp coconut oil
3TBSP heavy cream
dash of cinnamon
dash of pure vanilla
dash of maple flavoring
2 packets of Truvia (or 1/4 tsp stevia)

 

Mix everything together, microwave for 1 minute 50 seconds (900 watt microwave)

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Enjoy!

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Pancake in a Mug

Good morning everyone! I’m here to give you an awesome recipe, Pancake in a Mug. This is super easy and one of my daughter’s favorites! It’s also sugar free, gluten free, low carb, high protein, you know, awesome!

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What you’ll need

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1 mug (the mug I used in the picture is 12oz, you really only need a 6oz mug for this recipe 🙂 )

1 egg
1/4 cup blanched almond flour
2 packets of Truvia (or 1/4 tsp stevia)
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp melted butter
1/2 tsp maple flavoring (optional, my daughter loves this and it cuts down on needing syrup!)
2 tbsp buttermilk or heavy cream (optional)

Put all of the ingredients in a mug and mix and cook in the microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds.

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Enjoy!

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