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
1/2tbsp TruVibe Organics chia seeds
1tsp instant dark roast coffee
1/2tsp TruVibe Organics cacao powder
1 stevia packet
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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)
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!
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’!