‘Goji Goodness’ Protein Smoothie! You may not be familiar with Goji Berries but let me tell you why you should be! See below for how awesome these little berries are!

'Goji Goodness' Protein Smoothie! You may not be familiar with Goji Berries but let me tell you why you should be! See below for how awesome these little berries are!

‘Goji Goodness’ Protein Smoothie! You may not be familiar with Goji Berries but let me tell you why you should be! See below for how awesome these little berries are!

Ingredients:

2tbsp (14grams) TruVibe Organics Goji Berries
1 frozen banana
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 scoop Plant Fusion vanilla protein powder
1/2 cup fat free vanilla greek yogurt
1/4tsp cinnamon
1 packet of stevia
Optional: 1/4tsp xanthan gum (makes it so creamy!)

Blend all ingredients in a blender & ENJOY!

Goji Berries are the most nutritionally dense fruit on Earth because they contain all essential amino acids and have the highest concentration of protein of any fruit. They are also loaded with vitamin C, contain more carotenoids than any other food, have twenty-one trace minerals, and are high in fiber. Boasting 15 times the amount of iron found in spinach, as well as calcium, zinc, selenium and many other important trace minerals. This amazing little superfruit also contains natural anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal compounds. Their powerful antioxidant properties and polysaccharides help to boost the immune system.

I use a Ninja Blender for all of my smoothies & I am extremely happy with it!

Triple “P” – Peach Protein Power Smoothie! Never heard of Maca Powder? See below for 5 reasons you should include it into your regular healthy lifestyle!

Triple "P" - Peach Protein Power Smoothie! Never heard of Maca Powder? See below for 5 reasons you should include it into your regular healthy lifestyle!

Triple “P” – Peach Protein Power Smoothie! Never heard of Maca Powder? See below for 5 reasons you should include it into your regular healthy lifestyle!

1cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 scoop Plant Fusion vanilla protein powder
1 medium frozen banana
1 medium peach
1tsp TruVibe Organics (@truvibeorganics) MACA POWDER
1/2cup vanilla fat free greek yogurt
1/4tsp vanilla extract
1 packet of stevia
Optional: 1/4tsp xanthan gum (makes it so creamy!)
Blend everything together in a blender & enjoy!

I use a Ninja Blender for all of my smoothies & I am extremely happy with it!

#1 Vitamins – Maca is rich in vitamin B vitamins, C, and E. It provides plenty of calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and amino acids.

#2 Sexual function/Mood Balance – It serves as a boost to your libido & increases endurance. At the same time it balances your hormones and increases fertility. If you find yourself overcome with anxiety, stress, depression or mood swings, maca may help alleviate these symptoms! Maca relieves menstrual issues and menopause. It alleviates cramps, body pain, hot flashes, anxiety, mood swings, and depression.

#3 Energy – Within days of using maca your energy level may increase. Many athletes take maca for peak performance. If you find yourself tired most of the time, experiment with maca to see if it helps. Just a small amount could be exactly what you need for a boost!

#4 Skin – Many people take maca for skin issues, as for some people it helps to clear acne and blemishes. Another benefit for your skin is that is decreases sensitivity. In hot or cold weather, maca may help your skin withstand extreme temperatures.

#5 General health – Maca helps your overall health in a number of ways. It supplies iron and helps restore red blood cells, which aids anemia and cardiovascular diseases. Maca keeps your bones and teeth healthy and allows you to heal from wounds more quickly. When used in conjunction with a good workout regime you will notice an increase in muscle mass.

Quick & Simple Caramel Apple Low Calorie Snack – 195 calories for both!

Quick & Simple Caramel Apple Low Calorie Snack - 195 calories for both!

Quick & Simple Caramel Apple Low Calorie Snack – 195 calories for both!

Saying that I LOVE caramel apples is an understatement. I wish that I could eat them every day! This 195 calorie version is how I like to trick my brain!

195 calories for both!

2 Caramel Quaker Rice Cakes

1/2 (86grams) Granny Smith Apple

4tbsp (56grams) Fat Free Vanilla Greek Yogurt – divided

3grams of nut topping

Drizzle of Walden Farms Caramel Sauce

Spread 2tbsp of yogurt on each rice cake, top with apple slices and then drizzle with caramel and sprinkle with nuts. Super simple & tasty!

Quick Blueberry & Banana Protein Shake – with simple ingredients!

Quick Blueberry & Banana Protein Shake - with simple ingredients!

Quick Blueberry & Banana Protein Shake – with simple ingredients!

My go-to when I have blueberries about to go bad. I have a HUGE tendency to over buy when they are on sale!

1cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk or coconut milk

1 scoop of PlantFusion Vanilla Protein Powder (my stomach has issues with whey, so you’ll notice this is the brand I typically use)

1 frozen banana

1cup of fresh blueberries (could use frozen)

1/2cup of fat free Vanilla Greek Yogurt

1tbsp Chia Seeds

1/2tsp vanilla extract

1/4-1/2tsp cinnamon (optional but I love it in everything, and lots of it!)

1 packet of stevia

Optional: 1/4tsp xanthan gum (makes it really thick & creamy)

Throw everything together in a blender & blend. Pour in a cup & enjoy. Nothing fancy, just quick & simple like most of my recipes! The xanthan gum makes it so nice & thick that sometimes I pour it in a bowl and eat it with a spoon! YUM

I use a Ninja Blender for all of my smoothies & I am extremely happy with it!

Raspberries & Cream French Toast waffles – only 300 calories!

Raspberries & Cream French Toast waffles - only 300 calories!

Raspberries & Cream French Toast waffles – only 300 calories!

Tired of the same old boring French toast? Well look no further! French toast cooked in a waffle maker instead of a skillet and then cut into mini sandwiches!

Full Macros for the ingredients that I used: 300cal/28carb(I used low carb bread)/5fat/35pro

Ingredients:

2 slices of Mahler’s low carb Flax & Soy Bread (I purchase mine at Fresh & Easy but I’m sure it’s available online)

100grams fresh raspberries

85grams Dannon Light & Fit fat free vanilla greek yogurt

2 egg whites

1oz unsweetened vanilla almond milk

1/2tsp Better Body Foods organic Pure Vanilla Extract

1/2tsp cinnamon

1 packet of stevia in the raw

Sugar Free Chocolate sauce

Better Body Foods Organic Pure Vanilla Extract can be purchased here (it’s the best!): http://www.betterbodyfoods.com/

 

Preheat waffle iron.

Mix together the egg, milk, cinnamon, vanilla & stevia in a small bowl until well combined. Place bread in shallow dish where each slice can lay flat. Pour egg mixture into dish and flip bread multiple times until all of the liquid is soaked up. Cook in preheated waffle iron. Once out of the waffle maker, cut each slice of bread into quarters and sandwich with greek yogurt/raspberries. Top with a little sugar free chocolate sauce!

Blueberries & Cream Protein Crepes with only 310cal/28carb/5fat/37pro!

Blueberries & Cream Protein Crepes with only 310cal/28carb/5fat/37pro!

Blueberries & Cream Protein Crepes with only 310cal/28carb/5fat/37pro!

Ingredients:

1 Scoop (30grams) of Vanilla Plant Fusion protein powder

3 egg whites

7ozs of unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk – DIVIDED

50grams Dannon Light & Fit Vanilla fat free Greek Yogurt

12grams of unprepared Jell-O Sugar Free/Fat Free Vanilla Pudding mix

70grams of fresh blueberries

1 packet of stevia

Dash of cinnamon

1/2tsp Better Body Foods pure vanilla extract

1tbsp Sugar Free Maple Syrup

 

Directions:

*Note – This is what worked for the protein powder that I use, others may require more/less liquid*

First I mixed the pudding mix with 3 ounces of cold almond milk and placed it in the refrigerator to set. In my ninja blender I mixed the protein powder, 1 packet of stevia, vanilla extract, dash of cinnamon, 4 ounces of almond milk & egg whites. I preheated my skillet to low to medium low heat – I found that working with a low temperature was best as it allowed me to swirl & coat the pan with batter before it started cooking. In fact, I would hold the pan off the heat for 15 or so seconds before pouring batter in. Once I felt the pan was cool enough I would pour about 1/4 of cup into a small skillet and swirl around until the pan was coated with a thin layer. I would cook it until the edges started rolling in. I ended up flipping all of mine with my hands because I found it to be easier than trying to get a spatula under it. Once all of my crepes were made I took the pudding out, mixed the yogurt into it to really thicken it and then filled the crepes. I mixed the blueberries with 1tbsp of sugar free maple syrup and topped the crepes with them. Yum!

Strawberries & Vanilla Greek Yogurt in Dark Chocolate cups – perfect 150cal snack!

 

Strawberries & Vanilla Greek Yogurt in Dark Chocolate cups - perfect 150cal snack!

Strawberries & Vanilla Greek Yogurt in Dark Chocolate cups – perfect 150cal snack!

Strawberries & Vanilla Greek Yogurt in Dark Chocolate cups! Sometimes the most simple treat is all you need as a ‘reset’ after chasing a 4 year old around all day. Perfect 150cal snack!

Store bought dark chocolate cups

Small container of fat free vanilla greek yogurt

3 sliced strawberries