Frozen Berry Yogurt Bites

Frozen Berry Yogurt Bites

Frozen Berry Yogurt Bites

This has to be the simplest summer snack I have ever made! These frozen berry yogurt bites are perfect snack for picky kids. The best part is you can mix them up by using different fruits and different flavored yogurt. Dairy issue? Use almond milk yogurt!! Id love to know what flavors and fruits you use! Comment below and let me know.

What you need :

  • fruit
  • yogurt – I used vanilla greek yogurt
  • a bowl
  • a pan
  • parchment paper

How to make:

Line a pan or plate with parchment paper . I added some yogurt to a bowl but you can use a toothpick to dip your fruit. Then I added a few pieces at a time to the yogurt bowl. Using a fork I transferred the blueberries and raspberries to the pan and stuck it in the freezer.

Freeze for about 30 minute then store in a freezer bag!

 

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Postpartum Green Smoothie

Postpartum Green Smoothie

Postpartum Green Smoothie

Postpartum Green Smoothie

How we fuel our bodies after having a baby is just as important as when we were pregnant. My go to postpartum green smoothie is the perfect pick me up to help you the nutrients you need. This green smoothie is also great when pregnant or anytime after your baby is born!  It’s so important to pack in the nutrients and stay hydrated, especially if you are nursing & working out.

Postpartum Green Smoothie

You don’t need a juicer for this recipe, just a high-powered blender. I like to start by adding the water and greens alone and blending those until they are mixed will. Next I add the rest of the ingredients.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1  coconut water cup water – loaded with vitamins and is an immune booster
  • 1/2 water
  • 1 cups kale or spinach – loaded with nutrients
  • 1/2 avocado – helps with inflammation
  • 2 cups frozen pineapple – helps with healing and has lots of vitamin C
  • 1 banana – heart healthy & loaded with B6, B2 , C
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds- protein, calcium, fiber, energy booster , SUPERFOOD!

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Sweet Potato Toast

Sweet Potato Toast

Sweet Potato Toast

Sweet Potato Toast

Have you heard about sweet potato toast? Its delicious and awesome alternated to your morning bread.  This toast is super easy to make and you can top your taters with all different things.

How to make: 

Cut the potatoes length wise like pieces of toast. Pop them in your toaster . THAT’S IT! Sometimes you have to run them through your toaster twice

My Go To Toppings: 

  • eggs
  • avocado, pepper & salt
  • almond butter
  • almond butter, banana & cinnamon

You can literally top your toast with anything that you would use on regular toast. Do you have a favorite recipe? Id love to know, get the convo started and post your recipes below!

 

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Protein & Energy Ball Recipes

energy balls

Protein & Energy Ball Recipes

Protein & Energy Ball Recipes

Who doesn’t love protein balls?! I have been experimenting with lots of different recipes lately and I’m excited to share my favorite protein & energy ball recipes with you all. These balls are a perfect snack anytime of the day. Bonus, my 18 month old also LOVES them! I eat mine as a quick pre or post workout snack. I usually have about 2 balls as a serving size.

Protein & Energy Ball Recipes

Protein Balls

Protein & Energy Ball Recipes

  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup vanilla or chocolate protein powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 T chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup smooth natural peanut butter or almond butter
  • 3 T natural honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 2-4 T liquid (almond milk, milk, cashew milk etc…)

Mix everything in a bowl until blended , roll into balls.

Cherry Almond  Protein Balls

  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • vanilla protein
  • ⅓ cup almonds, chopped
  • ⅓ cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 Tbsp. ground flaxseed (optional)
  • ½ cup nut butter (peanut or almond )
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • ⅓ cup dried cherries, roughly chopped

Mix everything in a bowl until blended , roll into balls.

Chocolate protein balls 

Protein & Energy Ball Recipes

  • 15-20 dates pitted
  • 1 cup almond or peanut butter
  • chocolate protein powder
  • cacao powder

Mix everything in a food processor until blended while and it forms a dough. Roll into balls then roll in cacao powder

 

Cherry Energy balls

protein & energy ball recipes

  • 2 cups almond butter
  • 1 cup medjool dates, pitted (~12)
  • 1 cup dried tart cherries
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon water

Add everything to food processor until it all forms together. Stick in fridge while you clean up. Roll into balls. Store in fridge.

Raspberry Protein Balls

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 2 servings vanilla  protein powder
  • 8 dates, pitted
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup freeze-dried raspberries

DIRECTIONS

  1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the oats, cashews, protein powder, dates, cocoa powder, and salt in a food processor, and blend until everything is a smooth consistency.
  3. Add the banana, and blend until a  sticky dough forms.
  4. Roll out balls,  place them on the parchment paper.
  5. Pulse the freeze-dried raspberries in blender
  6. Roll each ball in the raspberry powder, and return to the cookie sheet.
  7. Store in the fridge in a sealed container for up to a week.

 

Protein & Energy Ball Recipes

 

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My Healthier Morning Coffee

My Healthier Morning Coffee

My Healthier Morning Coffee

My Healthier Morning Coffee

Have you tried bullet proof coffee? Its def not for everyone ! I have put a small twist mine . Below is my go to healthier morning coffee that have everyday while doing my miracle morning .  The cashew milk I use only has one ingredient, cashews. The coffee mate I use to use had loads of ingredients, a bunch I couldn’t pronounce!

Ingredients 

  • hot black coffee
  • a tiny bit of butter or coconut oil
  • cashew milk

Add all ingredients to a blender. Quickly blend and pour into coffee mug. The end result should be a frothy cup of delicious coffee!

Now that summer is finally here I have also switched up my iced coffee. No more sugar or creamer filled with lots of unhealthy ingredients. I do black coffee, lots of ice and cashew milk.  I always drink mine with my metal straws!

My Healthier Morning Coffee

D you have a favorite coffee recipe? Id love to hear about it below!

 

Insta Pot Cashew Chicken & Rice

Insta Pot Cashew Chicken & Rice

This Insta Pot Cashew Chicken & Rice meal was so EASY to make and it was a huge hit ( even Brody loved it) This will definitely be added to my list of go to meals.

Ingredients
  • 1 lb chicken breast, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 red pepper , chopped
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 2 cups brown rice, prepared
  • 1 green onion, sliced thin

Turn insta pot on and hit saute . Add oil, chicken and garlic. Brown all sides of the chicken

Next add in your water, soy sauce , vinegar , brown sugar  and peppers . Mix well. Add the lid , seal the valve and hit pressure cook/manual for 8 minutes. Once its done cooking use the quick release to release the pressure. Add your cashews .  Turn pot back on, hit  saute , cook for a few minutes to thicken sauce.

Serve with rice , top with green onions .

Zucchini Brownies

Zucchini Brownies

I made these brownies last week and they were so good! If you are a chocolate lover then you must try these!!

Ingredients :

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar or unrefined sugar or granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup  unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour or Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour for the gluten-free version
  • 1/2 cup  Dutch-process cocoa powder (using regular cocoa powder may result in cakey brownies)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups peeled and grated zucchini
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips + 1/2  to sprinkle on top

Directions: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F .  Line an 8″x8″ pan with parchment paper or spray with baking spray.
  2. Mix together the eggs, vanilla, coconut sugar, and apple sauce , let this sit for a few minutes to let the coconut sugar dissolve.
  3. I another bowl,  mix the flour, cocoa powder , baking soda and salt. Make sure there are no clumps !!
  4. Add the dry mix to the wet, gently stir until combined. Be sure not to over mix! The batter will seem thick- thats okay
  5. Next fold in the zucchini and 1 cup chocolate chips. The zucchini is moist and will help make the batter less thick.
  6. Pour the batter into the pan and even the surface with a spatula.
  7. Add 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips on top.
  8. Bake for 30 – 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle doesn’t come out gooey.
  9. Store in an airtight for up to one week in the refrigerator. These brownies are moist so I recommend storing them int he fridge.

 

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7 Healthy Item That Are Always In my Cart

7 Healthy Item That Are Always In my Cart

7 Healthy Item That Are Always In my Cart

These are my go to healthy foods that are  always in my cart each week! Of course I also buy bread, rice, frozen waffles and a few extra things each week but these 7 healthy items  are always in my cart.

My go to items:

  • fresh fruit/ veggies . Bananas, strawberries , raspberries, mangos and apples are always in my cart. Brody has half a banana for breakfast most days and I’ll either freeze the other half ( for a smoothies ) or add it to my yogurt. We love to snack on fruits all week and sometimes I add mango to my salsa. As for fresh veggies I always go for peppers & onions ( I do buy frozen too) lettuce ( not my fav)  and arugula for salads.
  • nut milk  for my coffee. I have been loving cashew milk or nutpods for my coffee instead of creamer. I love the flavor that it adds to my coffee. I also always get almond milk for shakes and to use for a milk substitute
  • eggs. Eggs are a must in my house! I like to hard-boiled half for a quick breakfast or snack.
  • flatouts – You can find these in the deli section usually , the everything kind is our favorite . We use them for breakfast sandwiches
  • rotisserie chicken. Along with chicken breast and ground turkey I love to get a rotisserie chicken for salads , wraps or a quick snack.
  • fresh salsas + avocados . We do tacos a lot so salsa is a must! I like to add salsa to other meals too for a little extra spice. Avocados can literally be added to every meal in my opinion!
  • yogurt. I buy a lot of yogurt. I get Brody the whole milk kind since he doesn’t drink a lot of milk. I like to buy coconut yogurt but I can always find it.  I buy the full fat greek yogurt most of the time , I don’t love all those fat-free/ reduced fat products!!

Those are the items that I buy every single week. Id love to hear from you and see what your go to healthy items are! Comment below and let me know.

 

Brody Finds! 

How cute are these Simple Goods 2 Pack Kids Stainless Steel Sippy Cup Tumbler with Straw, Lid & Bag (Tiny, 8 oz, Red/Blue 2 Pack) I got Brody!! He is always steeling our yeti cups ( and our just as good fake yeti’s!) so I had to get him his own. He loves them and so do I.

 

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Workouts From The Week + Kid Friendly Summer Pops

Workouts From The Week + Kid Friendly Summer Pops

Happy Sunday $ Happy Mothers Day! Here are the some of the  workouts I did this week+ a kid friendly summer pop recipe that Brody has been loving. I hope you get to try them. Let me know when you do. All the workouts can be done right from home  .  I shared some clips of the moves to help you incase you don’t know some of the moves. But remember you can always google a move if you’re not sure what it is!

HIIT:

Video how to

35:5

  • squat hops
  • high knees with DB
  • mt climb
  • long jumps
  • step ups
  • heisman

Booty

  • squat to hinge
  • curtsey leg lift
  • glute bridge
  • glute clams

2×10

  • sumo DL
  • backwards + side lunge

2×10

  • banded press packs
  • kneeling press overs
  • hamsting curls
  • camels

2×10

Dirty 30

60 sec each move:

  • DB side lunge
  • row – or plank row (30/30)

x2

  • sumo squat up right row
  • flys

x2

  • squat + lat raise
  • kickbacks

x2

  • DB side bend
  • curl & press

x2

Leg Day

Add weights to all the moves you can.

  • squat

4×4

  • Step ups x10
  • Barbell under leg lunge x 8

x3

  • Cutsey lunge pulse x12
  • sumo squat calf rasie x8

x3

 

Kid friendly ( and mom approved!) summer pops:

Blend until smooth and then add to mold . Freeze and enjoy

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Berry Frozen Yogurt Squares

Berry Frozen Yogurt Squares

Berry Frozen Yogurt Squares

Berry Frozen Yogurt Squares

 

Who else loves granola and frozen yogurt?! I found an awesome recipe online and I had to try them! I changed my berry frozen yogurt squares a bit from the recipe I found. I hope you try mine ( or the original recipe ) Please let me know how you like them! Bonus , Brody loves them too!

I found this recipe HERE but I did change a few things!

Berry Frozen Yogurt Squares

  • 1 cups Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup milk – maybe a little less
  • 1-2 Tablespoons honey

For the jam

  • 1 cups mixed berries (I used a frozen mix of strawberries, blueberries & raspberries )
  • 2-3 tbs honey

For the granola

I made mine nut free because I knew Brody was going to eat it and I didn’t want him chocking on nuts – feel free to add nuts!

  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 3 Tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Granola instructions : 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, mix together the oats and cinnamon , I didn’t measure my cinnamon and I added a lot!! Next stir in the oil, honey, and vanilla extract and mix till it is well combined. Spread the mixture out onto a baking sheet, I lined mine with parchment paper for easy clean up. Bake for 10 minutes, then stir/mix up granola.  Bake for another 10 minutes or until granola is golden brown ( watch carefully ) . I then mixed it up and left it to cool on the pan.

Make your jam:

Combine the berries and the honey in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Then reduce the heat to a simmer,  cook for 8-10 minutes, or until it thickens and is jam-like. Cool to room temperature 

Make the yogurt squares:

Berry Frozen Yogurt Squares

I have silicone ice-cube trays that I used. Mine are pretty big and I made 6 of them with this recipe. Whisk together the greek yogurt, milk, and honey .You want it to be pourable but not too runny/watery. Next  gently fold in the jam so a swirl remains throughout the yogurt. Add a couple of pieces of granola to the bottom of each square.  Then spoon the yogurt mixture on top, filling each  square. Add a little more granola on top. Cover with Saran wrap and freeze for at least three hours or overnight. 

I like to take them out about 5-10 minutes before we eat them!

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