Tis’ The Season

FOR PUMPKIN! I am lagging behind all of the other bloggers about posting a pumpkin based recipe. One of my faults is not being able to make a decision on what I am going to create and what I think everyone will enjoy most! I have been thinking about it for the last couple of weeks and finally decided last night what I was going to make. Once I make a decision I need to execute it ASAP or I forget. So last nights creation was….

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Protein Cookies (say that 5 times fast)

2 cups oat flour (can use any flour)

2 scoops Progressive Harmonized Vanilla protein

1 cup 100% pumpkin puree (only ingredient is pumpkin)

1 ripe banana

1/2 cup peanut/almond butter

1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

2 tbsp Holy Crap cereal (you can substitute chia or hemp)

2 tbsp cacao nibs

4 packets of Stevia

8 drops liquid stevia

*I was going to use honey (1/4 cup) instead of stevia, but I forgot to buy some! You could also you maple syrup (1/4 cup). You can add more if you want a sweeter cookie.

PREHEAT TO 350 DEGREES

1. Combine all wet ingredients into a large bowl and combine well.

2. Combine dry ingredients in a medium bowl and combine well.

3. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until well combined. Recipe will yield 12 large cookies.

4. Cook for approximately 15 minutes. I don’t pay attention to time as much as I do texture, so if you like a more dry texture, you can cook for longer.

Enjoy!!

Workout Update

I have decided to take 5 days off of training to let my body have some time to heal and rest. Since we train often and intense, I want to continue to see results and not injuries!

This past month has brought many exciting things into my life, including going outside my box once again and starting my own online supplement store http://thefitlife.vitahub.com/ through www.vitahub.com. It offers a large variety of products including protein, vitamins and so many other things to contribute to health and wellness. Shipping is free for any purchases over $99 and extremely fast. I haven’t had to wait more than 2 days for my products to arrive! Make sure to check it out!

Since I am always sharing information, I would like you to share some information with me. What kinds of posts are you wanting to see more of? Recipes, workouts, snack ideas?? Let me know what you would like to see!

I LOVE the below picture! It is so true. A diet is never sustainable for your entire life, but clean eating as a lifestyle definitely is :).

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Have a wonderful Sunday!!!

Go Bananas

Today was just on of those days where I really wanted to bake, but had NOTHING in my house! Nothing was going to stop me and I haven’t created a new recipe in what seems like forever, and was dying to get something new to you guys! So I rounded up what I could find and made a Banana Oatmeal loaf. I don’t know why, but I usually end up using my batter as muffins instead of a loaf, so today I wanted to be kind of crazy and switch it up. But if you would like to use this batter for muffins instead, have a party (it’s a free country ;)). This recipe is great as a snack or even can be used as breakfast is you are pressed for time in the a.m.

Banana Oatmeal Loaf (Muffins) with Granola Topping

2 ripe bananas

1/2 cup almond milk

1/2 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt

1 cup oat flour (I used rolled oats ground up in my blender)

1 cup rolled oats

1 tbsp chia seeds

2 scoops vanilla protein (you can omit, but add 1/4 cup honey)

2 tsp cinnamon

3 packets of stevia

1 tsp baking soda

Granola Topping (who doesn’t love granola?)

1 tbsp melted coconut oil (can be found at local grocery or health food store)

1 tbsp melted almond/peanut butter

1 tbsp chia seeds

2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 cup rolled oats

3 packets stevia

*I don’t make my baking overly sweet, so if you enjoy a sweetner taste, I would recommend adding some honey or more stevia to this recipe.

DIRECTIONS (Who really needs em’? You could be like me and mix them all together at once, sometimes diasterous, but it all looks the same in the end doesn’t it? ;))

PREHEAT OVEN TO 350 DEGREES

1. For the banana bread batter, combine wet ingredients into a bowl and stir until well combined.

2. Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl and stir until well combined.

3. Pour dry ingredients into the bowl of wet ingredients and stir until well combined.

4. Place batter into a loaf pan OR muffin tin

5. For the granola topping, combine all ingredients and place on top of banana bread batter in loaf pan.

6. Bake for 45-50 minutes. I like mine with a chewier texture, so I usually only bake for 45 minutes.

And most of all, ENJOY!

Today was Day 43 on the Livefit Trainer. You can see my husband in the back waiting for me to be done my workout, I am kind of pokey, but that’s the story of my life ;).

My post-workout meal today was my protein pancake, which is by far my favorite meal of the day! It’s simple and quick!

Protein Pancake

1/2 cup rolled oats

4 egg whites

1 egg

2 tbsp unsweetened applesauce

boatload of cinnamon

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup blueberries

1. Place all ingredients EXCEPT the blueberries into a blender and blend until well combined.

2. Pour mixture into a pan and cook like a regular pancake.

3. I always heat up my blueberries and smush them on top of my pancake to make a sort of jam and add some more cinnamon.

What is your favorite post-workout meal? I would love to hear your ideas, and be sure to include a photo so I can share your ideas on here!

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