Iced Dark Chocolate & Caramel PROTEIN Coffee – with Maca Powder!
Iced Dark Chocolate & Caramel PROTEIN Coffee! Not only is this a great source of protein but it also gets its ‘caramel’ flavor from an amazing superfood – MACA POWDER! Which is known to increase libido, athletic endurance, regulate mood and is full of vitamins & minerals!
1cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1scoop Plant Fusion vanilla protein powder
1tsp instant dark coffee
1.5tsp TruVibe Organics cacao powder
1tsp TruVibe Organics maca powder
1 stevia packet
1cup of ice
Optional: 1/4tsp xanthan gum (makes it extra thick & creamy)
Hershey’s sugar free chocolate syrup
Walden Farm’s Caramel Syrup
TruVibe Organics cacao nibs
Place everything minus the topping ingredients in a blender and blend!
Quick & Simple lightened up Chicken Salad Wrap with Quinoa, Grapes, Pecans & Feta – yummy!
1 Ole Xtreme low carb wrap
3oz store bought rotisserie chicken – shredded
1/4cup precooked tricolor quinoa
7 red grapes – halved
7grams crumbled feta cheese
5grams chopped pecans
2tbsp fat free greek yogurt – plain or vanilla (I used vanilla because I like the extra sweetness)
1tsp fresh lemon juice
1tsp olive oil
1/2tsp vinegar (I used pomegranate)
Fresh ground pepper
Handful of spring mix
In a small bowl mix together the yogurt, oil, vinegar & lemon juice until well combined – add fresh ground pepper to taste. In a separate bowl mix together the chicken, grapes, pecans and quinoa. Pour the sauce over the chicken mixture and stir until evenly coated. Season with some more pepper or salt if you choose. You’ve probably noticed by now that I RARELY add salt to dishes, it’s just a personal preference. Lay the tortilla flat & layer with the spring mix, chicken mix & then feta cheese. Roll up tightly and cut!
Frozen ‘Nice Cream’ Drumstick Bites – these are AMAZING with only 4 ingredients!
2 frozen bananas
3tbsp unsweetened vanilla almond milk
Amber Lyn sugar free dark chocolate chunks
Silicone ice cube tray
Place the frozen bananas & milk in a blender/food processor and blend until creamy & smooth. Spoon/pour into a silicone ice cubes tray mold (I used a pastry bag to make it less messy!) and place back in the freezer for 2 hours. Once frozen, melt chocolate in a microwave safe dish for 1-1:30 minutes, stirring every 20 or so seconds until melted. Remove ‘nice cream’ from the molds and place on wax paper. Insert a toothpick into the top, dip in chocolate with the help of a spoon and sprinkle with nuts. Work quickly to do the remaining bites and the place them all back in the freezer for 30 minutes to set! I’m not sure exactly how many this would have made because I ate a bunch of the ‘nice cream’ before I even poured it into the molds!
Quick & Simple Turkey, Brie and Cranberry Quesadilla!
1 Ole Xtreme low carb tortilla
1.5oz reduced sodium deli turkey
1oz brie cheese
20grams dried cranberries
Heat a skillet over medium heat. Once hot, spray with cooking spray and then lay the tortilla flat in it. Cover the tortilla with the turkey and then spread the cheese over the turkey. Sprinkle with cranberries. Cook until the cheese begins to bubble and the tortilla starts to crisp. Fold over, cut & enjoy!
Caprese Egg Sandwich!
1 Thomas’ light whole wheat English muffin
1 large egg
2 roma tomato slices
1 slice of fresh mozzarella cheese
1tsp olive oil
1tsp balsamic vinegar
2 fresh basil leaves – chopped
1/2tsp Paleo Butter (@paleobutter)
Fresh ground pepper
Optional: balsamic glaze
Place sliced tomatoes in a small bowl with olive oil/balsamic vinegar, basil and top with some fresh ground pepper – set aside and allow to marinate while you prepare everything else. Heat the Paleo Butter in a small skillet over medium-low heat. Once hot, carefully crack the egg into the butter and place the muffin in the toaster. Allow the egg to cook for about 2 minutes and then flip and top with the cheese slice. Cover with a lid and cook for an additional minute. Remove from the heat but leave the pan covered to allow the cheese to melt. Layer the English muffin with the egg/cheese, marinated tomatoes and top with a dash of pepper and balsamic glaze.
Zucchini noodles with Harissa, yellow pepper, tomatoes & an egg!
It felt like an ‘egg for lunch’ kind of day today! Zucchini noodles with Harissa, yellow pepper & tomatoes!
6oz zucchini noodles (made with my Paderno spiralizer, love it!)
1 large egg
1tbsp Mina spicy harissa
1.5oz chopped yellow pepper
6 cherry tomatoes – halved
1tsp Paleo Butter
1tsp diced yellow onion
1/4tsp minced garlic
Flat leaf parsley – chopped
Place 1tsp of Paleo Butter in a small skillet over medium-low/medium heat. Once the butter is hot, add in garlic and yellow onion. Cook for about 30-60 seconds and then add in the harissa, cherry tomatoes & yellow pepper. Continue to cook for another minute or so and then add the zucchini noodles into the pan, lightly season with salt & pepper. Stir the noodles until fully coated in the sauce. Make a ‘nest’ in the noodles and then crack the egg into it. Cover and cook until the egg white is fully set, roughly 5-6 minutes. Top with fresh ground pepper & chopped parsley.
Grilled Peaches with Goat Cheese, Honey & Cinnamon!
1oz goat cheese
1 packet stevia
Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Halve the peach and remove pit. Sprinkle the tops of peach with stevia and grill for 15 minutes or until the peach has softened. Top with the goat cheese, drizzle with honey & sprinkle on some cinnamon!