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!

Spicy Sriracha Shrimp & Zucchini Noodles – Quick and Simple!

Spicy Sriracha Shrimp & Zucchini Noodles - Quick and Simple!

Spicy Sriracha Shrimp & Zucchini Noodles – Quick and Simple!

Ingredients:

5oz zucchini noodles (I use the Paderno Spiralizer & love it)
6-7 raw large shrimp – peeled & deveined
2tbsp soy sauce
1tbsp balsamic vinegar
1tsp lime juice
1/2 tsp sriracha sauce
1/2tsp olive oil
1/2tsp minced garlic
1/4 a red bell pepper – diced
1 green onion stalk -diced
Fresh Ground Pepper

Mix together the soy, balsamic vinegar & lime juice in a small bowl and set aside. Heat a small skillet over medium heat with 1tsp of olive oil. Season the raw shrimp with some fresh ground pepper. When the oil is hot, add in the garlic and quickly sauté for 30-60 seconds. Add in the sauce and allow to bubble for a few minutes and thicken. Once the sauce has thickened, add in the red pepper and shrimp and cook 2-3 minutes until completely pink on both sides and cooked through. Stir in the noodles and remove from heat. Serve garnished with the green onion.

Quick & Simple lightened up Chicken Salad Wrap with Quinoa, Grapes, Pecans & Feta – yummy!

Quick & Simple lightened up Chicken Salad Wrap with Quinoa, Grapes, Pecans & Feta - yummy!

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!

Dark Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Banana Panini with ONLY 350 calories!

Dark Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Banana Panini with ONLY 350 calories!

Dark Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Banana Panini with ONLY 350 calories!

Best breakfast EVER – just look at that amazing ooey, gooey chocolate!

2 slices of Mahler’s low carb/high protein Flax & Soy bread (my favorite)
12grams Better Body Foods PB Fit + 1.5tbsp water
1/2 banana – sliced
14grams Amber Lyn sugar free dark chocolate bites

Mix the powdered peanut butter with the 1.5tbsp of water and spread onto a piece of bread. Layer with the sliced banana and then the dark chocolate chunks. Top with the remaining slice of bread and press in a Panini maker (or between to heated skillets) until the chocolate is melted and bubbling!

Quick & Simple Turkey, Brie and Cranberry Quesadilla!

Quick & Simple Turkey, Brie and Cranberry Quesadilla!

Quick & Simple Turkey, Brie and Cranberry Quesadilla!

Ingredients:

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!

Kiwi & Cantaloupe PROTEIN Smoothie!

Kiwi & Cantaloupe PROTEIN Smoothie!

Kiwi & Cantaloupe PROTEIN Smoothie!

Ingredients:

1 scoop Plant Fusion Vanilla protein powder
1cup orange juice
1/4 a whole cantaloupe (I cut mine up and froze it the night before)
2 kiwis
1/2 frozen banana
1tsp Pineapple Coconut Dasani Water flavor enhancer drops (could sub lemon/lime juice)
1 stevia packet

Blend everything together in a blender & enjoy!

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

Quick & Simple “Egg in a basket’ Bagel Breakfast BLTA!

Quick & Simple "Egg in a basket' Bagel Breakfast BLTA!

Quick & Simple “Egg in a basket’ Bagel Breakfast BLTA!

Ingredients:

1 Thomas ‘Everything’ Bagel Thin
1 large egg
2 pieces of turkey bacon
2 tomato slices
1/2 an avocado – sliced
Handful of spinach
Fresh ground pepper

Preheat broiler to high. Broil bacon until crispy on a foil lined baking sheet.

While bacon is cooking, cut out a circle in the top slice of the bagel and place in a skillet with cooking spray over medium heat. Carefully crack the egg into the hole, top with some fresh ground pepper and cook for about 2 minutes. Flip and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Layer the bottom bagel slice with the spinach, tomato, turkey bacon & avocado and top with the ‘egg in the basket’!

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.

Honey & Harissa Baked Salmon with Brussel Sprouts!

Honey & Harissa Baked Salmon with Brussel Sprouts!

Honey & Harissa Baked Salmon with Brussel Sprouts!

Ingredients:

Salmon:
5oz raw salmon fillet
1tbsp of honey
1tsp of mild or spicy Mina Harissa
1/8tsp olive oil
Salt/pepper

Brussel Sprouts:
5oz Brussel sprouts
1/2tsp olive oil
Salt/pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place the brussel sprouts in a small bowl with 1/2tsp of olive oil and stir until well coated. Next lightly season them with salt & pepper. Mix together the honey & harissa in another small bowl – reserve a small amount of the honey sauce to use when serving salmon. Season salmon with a little salt/pepper and 1/8tsp of olive oil. Using a pastry brush, lightly coat the salmon with some of the honey sauce and bake with the brussel sprouts on a foiled like baking sheet for 15 minutes, basting the salmon with more sauce every 5 minutes. Use the reserved amount of glaze to top salmon with once it has been plated.