A Clean Christmas Treat!

First of all I want to apologize for my lack of posts lately, life gets a little busy at times and I vowed to myself when I started my blog that I wouldn’t publish a post I wasn’t proud of. I want to give you my best, ALWAYS! But even though I wasn’t blogging I was certainly in the kitchen (it’s inevitable), and wanting to prove to myself (and others ;)) that you can make a clean Christmas treat, that not only tastes AMAZING but is easy and no one would ever guess it was clean. So I got to thinking of something I missed around the holidays, and even though I don’t have a huge chocolate sweet tooth, I LOVE turtles. In tribute to the turtle, I created something a little like a turtle and mostly like heaven. I think I can actually enjoy these, lets call them Chocolate Almond Clusters, because I know they aren’t full of preservatives, sugar (the bad kind anyways ;)) and a whole lot of ingredients I can’t pronounce.

My husband actually asked me not to make them again until after our holiday, because he can’t stop eating them. So I won’t blame you if you only make one a time ;).

Chocolate Almond Clusters


6 squares 70% or darker baking chocolate

Almond milk (about 1/4 cup)

1/4 cup almond butter

2-3 tbsp honey (organic if you can)

5 pitted dates (soaked in hot water for about 5 minutes)

Muffin tin lined with cups (I used silicone ones, and they are awesome!)

1/4 cup chopped almonds (I just put them in a Ziploc back and smashed them into small pieces)


1. Blend almond butter, honey, dates, splash of hot water from the bowl the dates were soaking in. Set aside.

2. Melt chocolate in a small saucepan, and add slowly stir in almond milk until you get desired consistency (should be creamy).

3. Place a small dab of chocolate on the bottom of the muffin cup.

4. Add enough chopped almonds to cover the bottom of the muffin cup (or more if you would like).

5. Add about tbsp of almond butter mixture on top.

6. Lastly, add enough chocolate on top to cover the entirely. Place in freezer for 1-2 hours, and serve!

Enjoy! If my directions have confused you in any way, please feel free to contact me. I promise you (if my instructions are straight forward enough) these are very simple, and VERY delicious!

I also wanted to share another recipe with you. This one I didn’t create, but posted on my Facebook page yesterday and made today. I haven’t had one of these since I started eating clean, because I didn’t know how to make it without mayo, and this recipe didn’t disappoint. I highly recommend you give it a whirl!

Healthy Egg Salad Sandwich


I found this picture on Pinterest and loved it. I think it describes a lot of people that decide to choose a healthy lifestyle. I know I will never be perfect, but I do know I am on a journey in life to make myself the healthiest being I can, and to help those around me achieve this too!




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.


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.


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!!!

Dessert Double Whammy!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend full of lots of family dinners, turkey and maybe a little dessert ;). If you are in charge of dessert for any of your dinners I have a couple of recipes that I hope aren’t too late to make! Your family will be happy you did!

The first recipe is one I created the other day out of necessity for chocolate and almond butter (you know how that is). But when I went to make it, I realized I was out of one KEY ingredient, almond butter, so this recipe called for a substitution, trusty ol’ peanut butter, and it did not disappoint. It was one of those desserts where you could barely wait for it to be ready, as you sit and salivate over the very thought of you eating it (nice visualization eh?) But it is good (well at least my husband thinks it’s good), and I hope you will think so too ;).

Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares (I know the name is real original ;))



2 cups raw almonds

1/2 cup Pitted dates (approx 8) – soaked in hot water for about 5 minutes.

1/4 cup honey

2 tbsp coconut oil (can use olive oil, but will change the taste of the dessert)

1-2 tbsp shredded coconut

1 tsp vanilla extract

*Add a small amount of hot water if you can’t reach desired consistency

Chocolate Topping

1/2 cup Cacao/Cocoa powder

2 tbsp cacao nibs (you can also use dark chocolate chips)

1/4 cup peanut/almond butter (I do have to admit peanut butter makes it nice and creamy)

1/4 cup coconut oil (can use olive oil, but will leave you with a different taste)

1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce


1. Place all of the crust ingredients into a blender or food processor. Batter should be smooth, but still have chunks of almond in it. Place crust into an 8×8 pan. A Pyrex pan will work fine, but I prefer to use silicone as batter doesn’t stick and they wash up like a dream.

2. Wash out blender and place all ingredients for the chocolate topping in the blender EXCEPT for the cacao nibs (chocolate chips), and blend until smooth.

3. Mix the cacao nibs (chocolate chips into the chocolate batter), and place chocolate batter on top of crust.

4. Place in the freezer for about 12 hours. If you can’t wait that long, don’t worry I am not here to judge ;).

The next recipe was sent to me by my friend, Pam. She is extremely creative in the kitchen and always thinking of new ways to enjoy dessert without all the guilt. I would also like to say the pictures she takes of her food are much nicer than mine ;).

Clean Eating Puffed Rice Treat


1 tbsp Natural pb
1 tbsp Brown rice syrup
1 tsp Vanilla
1/3 cup Brown rice cereal (could be puffed rice/wheat)

1. Mix first three ingredients and microwave for about 10 seconds.
2. Add rice cereal.
3. Add melted dark chocolate on top (optional)

This recipe only yields one square, but you could easily adjust the recipe to make a full batch of 12 squares.

If you created a clean dish for Thanksgiving, please send it to me at tif_walker@hotmail.com or message me on Facebook!