Mocha & Banana ‘Superfoods’ Overnight Oats – change the way you eat to feel better!

Mocha & Banana 'Superfoods' Overnight Oats - change the way you eat to feel better!

Mocha & Banana ‘Superfoods’ Overnight Oats – change the way you eat to feel better!

In case you can’t tell, I’m on a total superfoods kick right now. I started adding them into my diet a few months ago and I have noticed HUGE changes in my overall mood & energy level. I am now eating them every morning and sometimes also in the afternoon if I’m feeling sluggish!

1/2cup uncooked old fashioned oats
1/2cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/2 banana
1/2tbsp TruVibe Organics chia seeds
1tsp instant dark roast coffee
1/2tsp TruVibe Organics cacao powder
1 stevia packet

Topping:
1/2 banana
1tsp TruVibe Organics hemp seed
1/2tsp TruVibe Organics cacao nibs

Mash half of the banana in a bowl with a fork and then mix in the milk. Add in the oatmeal, coffee, chia seeds, cacao powder and stevia. Refrigerate overnight. Serve in the morning with the remaining banana and add on the hemp seed/cacao nibs!

Frozen ‘Nice Cream’ Drumstick Bites – these are AMAZING with only 4 ingredients!

Frozen 'Nice Cream' Drumstick Bites - these are AMAZING with only 4 ingredients!

Frozen ‘Nice Cream’ Drumstick Bites – these are AMAZING with only 4 ingredients!

Ingredients:

2 frozen bananas
3tbsp unsweetened vanilla almond milk
Amber Lyn sugar free dark chocolate chunks
Chopped nuts
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!

Peach & Oat PROTEIN superfood Smoothie!

Peach & Oat PROTEIN superfood Smoothie!

Peach & Oat PROTEIN superfood Smoothie!

Maca powder is the secret ingredient in this little powerhouse smoothie. Maca is rich in vitamin B vitamins, C, and E. It serves as a boost to your libido & increases athletic 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!

1cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
20grams oats (quick or rolled)
1scoop Plant Fusion vanilla protein powder
1/2cup fat free vanilla greek yogurt
1 frozen peach (I cut up & placed in freezer the night before)
1/2 frozen banana
2tsp TruVibe Organics Maca Powder
1 stevia packet

Place all ingredients into a blender and blend!

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

Graham Cracker & Peanut Butter Banana Bites – Quick & simple little ‘finger food’!

Graham Cracker & Peanut Butter Banana Bites - Quick & simple little 'finger food'!

Graham Cracker & Peanut Butter Banana Bites – Quick & simple little ‘finger food’!

Graham Cracker & Peanut Butter Banana Bites! Quick & simple little ‘finger food’ breakfast for my little guy this morning!

1/4cup of graham cracker crumbs
2tbsp peanut butter
1tsp unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/2oz milk chocolate Candiquik(@candiquik)
6 thick banana slices

Mix together graham cracker crumbs with peanut butter. Add almond milk slowly until dough is sticky enough to roll into balls. Roll into desired size balls and place on wax paper. Pop in the freezer while you melt the chocolate. Place the chocolate in an unsealed zip lock bag and microwave 20-30 seconds or until melted. Snip off the corner of bag and drizzle over balls, place them back in the freezer for the chocolate to set. Slice the banana and top with graham cracker balls!

Mango & Berry PROTEIN Smoothie!

Mango & Berry PROTEIN Smoothie!

Mango & Berry PROTEIN Smoothie!

Mango Layer
15grams Plant Fusion vanilla protein powder
1/2 frozen banana
1/2 fresh mango
1/2cup of orange juice
1/4cup fat free vanilla greek yogurt
1/2packet stevia
Optional: 1/8tsp xanthan gum

Berry Layer:
15grams Plant Fusion vanilla protein powder
1 cup frozen strawberries
1/2cup fresh raspberries
1/2cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/4cup fat free vanilla greek yogurt
1/2 packet stevia
Optional: 1/8tsp xanthan gum

Blend all of the berry ingredients together and pour into a glass. Rinse out blender & blend together all of the mango ingredients. Pour mango smoothie on top of the berry layer & enjoy!

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

Gluten Free Coconut Flour Chocolate & Raspberry Crepes! The perfect weekend morning breakfast!

Gluten Free Coconut Flour Chocolate & Raspberry Crepes! The perfect weekend morning breakfast!

Gluten Free Coconut Flour Chocolate & Raspberry Crepes! The perfect weekend morning breakfast!

Makes 2 servings
Dry ingredients:
2tbsp of Better Body Foods coconut flour
1tbsp TruVibe Organics cacao powder
1/4tsp ground flaxseed
1/4tsp baking powder

Wet Ingredients:
5.5oz unsweetened vanilla almond milk
3 large egg whites – room temperature
1tbsp Better Body Foods agave nectar
1tbsp melted Better Body Foods coconut oil

Filling:
4 large fresh raspberries
1tsp water
1 packet of stevia
33grams fat free Philadelphia cream cheese
50grams Dannon Light & Fit fat free vanilla greek yogurt
Topping: additional raspberries & sugar free chocolate sauce

Crack 3 egg whites into a bowl and allow to reach room temperature. In a separate bowl add the milk with the agave nectar and microwave for 20 seconds. (this will keep the melted coconut oil from hardening when added). Once milk & egg whites are room temperature, add in the egg whites & coconut oil. Mix together all of the dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl and then whisk in the wet ingredients. Allow to sit for about 10 minutes so the coconut flour can soak up some of the liquid and thicken. Batter will still be runnier than pancake batter.

While the batter is resting, make your crème filling! Place the 4 raspberries, packet of stevia and teaspoon of water in a small bowl and microwave for 25 seconds. Next stir in the cream cheese until smooth and then add in the greek yogurt. Set aside.

Cook 1/8 of a cups worth of batter in a small skillet over medium-low heat for about 5 minutes, without flipping and then slide out of pan onto a plate. While the next one is cooking, add 1tbsp of filling to crepe and roll up. Repeat with remaining batter/filling. Top with some more fresh raspberries & sugar free chocolate sauce.

Dark Chocolate “Superfoods” overnight PROTEIN oats! These oats are PACKED with nutrients from chia seeds, maca powder & cacao powder – see below for their great health benefits if you’re not already consuming them!

Dark Chocolate "Superfoods" overnight PROTEIN oats! These oats are PACKED with nutrients from chia seeds, maca powder & cacao powder - see below for their great health benefits if you're not already consuming them.

Dark Chocolate “Superfoods” overnight PROTEIN oats! These oats are PACKED with nutrients from chia seeds, maca powder & cacao powder – see below for their great health benefits if you’re not already consuming them.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1 scoop of Plant Fusion chocolate protein powder
3/4cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/4cup fat free vanilla greek yogurt
1tbsp TruVibe Organics chia seeds
1tbsp TruVibe Organics cacao powder
1tsp TruVibe Organics maca powder
1/4tsp vanilla extract
2 packets of stevia
Sugar free chocolate sauce
Banana for garnish

Mix together all ingredients (except chocolate sauce & banana) in a bowl or a jar with a spoon. Cover and refrigerate until ready to eat! Super simple!

 

Chia seeds can help with weight loss & reduce food cravings by preventing some of the food that you eat from getting absorbed into your system. They can also help your diet by making you feel full. This is because they absorb 10 times their weight in water, forming a bulky gel. They are also great for athletes because the “chia gel” can hydrate the body. There’s evidence to suggest they can reduce blood pressure. They are the richest plant source of Omega-3 (the vital fats that protect against inflammation—such as arthritis—and heart disease). In fact, they contain more Omega-3 than salmon!

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

Cacao has more antioxidant flavonoids than any food tested so far, including blueberries, red wine, and black and green teas. In fact, it has up to four times the quantity of antioxidants found in green tea. The cacao bean is also rich in magnesium, an energy mineral and vital electrolyte. This super-food is also a good source of sulfur. Sulfur is associated with strong nails, shiny hair and a healthy liver and pancreas.