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 :
yogurt – I used vanilla greek yogurt
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!
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.
1 coconut water cup water – loaded with vitamins and is an immune booster
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
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
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
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
15-20 dates pitted
1 cup almond or peanut butter
chocolate protein 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
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
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Place the oats, cashews, protein powder, dates, cocoa powder, and salt in a food processor, and blend until everything is a smooth consistency.
Add the banana, and blend until a sticky dough forms.
Roll out balls, place them on the parchment paper.
Pulse the freeze-dried raspberries in blender
Roll each ball in the raspberry powder, and return to the cookie sheet.
Store in the fridge in a sealed container for up to a week.
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!
hot black coffee
a tiny bit of butter or coconut oil
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!
D you have a favorite coffee recipe? Id love to hear about it below!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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:
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!
Remember , I run a FREE group on Facebook full of moms who are working towards a healthy lifestyle for them and their families . I would love for YOU to be apart of our MomUnity!!! Find me insta , FB or comment below and I can add to you fitfam or we can just connect and chat