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Wednesday Fit Recipe

Chocolate Crispy Treats

Two things I LOVE…rice-crispy treats and chocolate! I just had to find a way to justify eating rice crispy treats! I defiantly wouldn’t recommend eating the whole batch but you will be tempted so have a game plan before you make them, they are devilish. These are a treat!

Ingredients:

3 c. rice crispies ( I used 1/2 brown rice crispies and 1/2 regular)

2 1/2 t. pure vanilla extract

1/2 t. salt

1/2 c. plus 2 T. nut butter

1/2 c. sticky sweetener (I used agave but honey works to)

1/4 c. cocoa powder (or your favorite chocolate protein powder)

Directions:

Mix your pb, sweetener, extract, cocoa, and salt. Melt in microwave, then pour over the cereal and stir well, making sure to coat all the crispsies. Form into balls or line a pan with wax paper and spread the mixture evenly into the pan. Place a sheet of way paper on top of the mixture, then press down as firmly as you can. Freeze for at least a half hour before slicing. These treats can be stored in the freezer, in the fridge, or loosely covered in a  cool dry place. But the best place is in your tummy :)

EAT IN MODERATION!


Wednesday Fit Recipe

Favorite Granola

Notice the title, Favorite Granola. I have a gazillion and one granola recipes, it’s one of my favorite treats but this has got to be my very favorite! It’s simple, crunchy, sweet, and just plain delicious. I make a batch of granola about every other week, I always double the recipe put half of it in a cookie jar and freeze the other half. I love granola plain, in yogurt, on top of my protein shakes, on top of oatmeal, for cereal, the list goes on and on and on and on. I realize granola is high in calories so I “try” and eat it in moderation.

Ingredients:

8 c. oats

3 c. whole almonds (you can use any type of nut)

1/2 c. brown sugar

1 t. salt

1 t. ground cinnamon (I like more)

1/2 c. canola oil (You can use any type of oil, my favorite is coconut because it’s healthier)

1/2 c. honey (tip:use same measuring cup that you measured the oil in and the honey will slide right out)

2 t. vanilla extract

3 c. dried fruit (my favorite is craisins and blueberries)

Handful of Flax and Chia seeds (optional)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a large bowl, mix oats, almonds, brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon.

In a small saucepan, warm the oil and honey. Wish in vanilla extract. Pour the honey, oil, and vanilla mixture over the oat mixture. Mix gently but well. Mix with spatula and then your hands.

Spread mixture on two cookie sheets and bake for 40 minutes, stirring after the first 20. Cool, then break up clumps. Mix in dried fruits. At this point I sprinkle flax seed and chia seeds on top for extra nutrition ;)

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Questions:

1. How do you eat your granola?

2. Do you have a favorite recipe or brand you love?


Wednesday Fit Recipe

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Yes you read it right, cookies!!! One cookie only has 82 calories not mention all the fiber, protein, and good carbohydrates you get. These are a delicious treat, I love to have munch on one with a cup of cold glass of milk. I wanna brag up milk for a minute. Milk  so good for you, its one of the best recovery drinks you can drink right after you get done with a workout. Milk is naturally nutrient-rich and balanced with a unique proportion of carbs and protein – in addition to the bone-boosting calcium, phosphorous and vitamin D.  Milk is perfect as an afternoon snack – a great balance of quality protein and carbohydrates, mildly sweet and lots of nutrition. One cup mid-afternoon is not only easy and filling, but picks up your energy and helps get you to dinner without devouring the contents of a co-worker’s candy dish.

Calories 82 Carbs 13 Protein 7 Fiber 2

Ingredients:

I grind my own wheat.

3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
1 cup regular oats
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 tsp pure vanilla
2 Egg Whites
1/4 Cup Unsweetened Applesauce
1 tsp cinnamon
2 Tbsp. mini chocolate chips

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. In a bowl, cream together peanut butter, and brown sugar. Add the egg whites, applesauce and vanilla. Beat together until smooth and creamy. Add flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon and beat together until incorporated.
Stir in oats and fold in chocolate chips.

Place about 3 Tbsp. of cookie batter onto cookie sheet, place in oven for 10 – 12 minutes, until bottom is lightly brown. Makes 14 cookies

Resist EATING the COokie DOUGH!

ENJOY!

Questions: (answer by leaving a comment)

1. What is your favorite kind of cookie?

Mines gotta be white chocolate chip macadamia nut (hey its got nuts)

2. Do you generally buy or make your cookies?

3. Do you have any healthy cookie recipes, I would love to have more?


Wednesday Fit Recipe

Green Protein Quencher

Cals 230 Carbs 36 Protein 16 Fiber 7

You knew eventually I would post some type of green-protein-smoothie drink. What fitness guru doesn’t. That’s because there the bomb. So creamy, filling, healthy, and delicious. I eat a green protein smoothie at least once a day if not twice. It’s such a convenient/cheap way to get protein, veggies, and your fruit!

With the right balance of fruits and protein you can kick your hunger pain to the curb. Protein in particular Whey, delivers satiety through its interaction with your appetite-suppressing hormones. Low GI fruit such as kiwis and bananas score low on the glycemic index scale, meaning that they are absorbed slowly, which translates to a steady stream of energy. Fiber and omega-3 fatty acids from ground flax-seed help keep your blood sugar levels on an even keel.

We LOVE green smoothies

Ingredients:

Tip: If you buy vanilla powder you can make it any flavor you want, add cocoa for chocolate.

2 ripe kiwifruit
1 medium banana
1 T. flax seed
1 c. almond milk
1/2 c. baby spinach
1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
Ice cubes

Instructions:
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend thoroughly.

overflowing with goodness

YUM

Tip 1: We use our empty peanut butter jars as cups to drink our smoothies. YUMMO!

Questions:

1.Whats your favorite thing to put in protein shakes?

Peanut butter and bananas of course!

2.What brand of protein powder do you prefer?

CytoSport and Designer Whey


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