Gourmet Oatmeal

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I don’t eat oatmeal very often… but whenever I do I think, I should eat this more! It’s so tasty and there are SO many different things you can do with it! These are two of my favourites! Peanut butter, banana fudge and apple pie! It doesn’t take long either, so when you are in a rush and need some quick carbs this is your jam!

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Peanut butter banana fudge oatmeal

ingredients

1/2 c oats

1 overripe banana, mashed

1- 2 tbsp peanut butter

1 c cashew milk (or water)

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 tbsp cocoa powder

pinch of salt

directions

  1. bring milk to a boil, add oats and reduce to medium heat.
  2. mash up banana, add to oats and stir.
  3. add cocoa powder, sea salt and vanilla. stir and let it cook for a couple more minutes. At the end stir in peanut butter.
  4. top with peanut butter, chocolate chips, chopped nuts or what ever other toppings you would like!

 

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Apple pie oatmeal

ingredients

1/2 c oats

1 apple, cut into cubes

1/2 tsp vanilla

pinch of sea salt

1.5 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp honey (or maple syrup for vegan option)

1 cup of water or dairy free milk

directions

  1. bring 1 cup of water to a boil. Add oats, stir and reduce to medium heat. Add 3/4 of the apple, 1 tsp cinnamon and sea salt and cook until apple are tender (about 10-15 minutes.) You may need to add a bit more water while it is cooking.
  2. While oatmeal is cooking, put the rest of the apples, honey and 1/2 tsp of cinnamon into a small sauce pan and cook until apples are tender.
  3. When oatmeal is done top with cooked apples and any other toppings you desire! We added a tbsp of slivered almonds and raisins.

 

 

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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I already have my stretchy pants on and I’m ready to feast { round 2 } …..PS who said adults can’t pretend they are kids for breakfast and make turkey pancakes!
Ingredients:
2 c gluten free oats
1 ripe banana
1 1/4 c almond milk
1 heaping tbsp cinnamon honey (I got mine from the @calgaryfarmersmarket)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1.5 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 egg
Directions:
1. In a blender mix gluten free oats, banana, almond milk, honey, cinnamon, baking powder, vanilla, sea salt and blend together.
2. Add egg and blend until just mixed in.
3. Heat your griddle with coconut oil, cook pancakes for a couple mins & flip till golden brown on each side! 

xo erin

Tropical Mango Smoothie Bowl

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Ingredients:

1 c frozen mango

1 c frozen banana

1/4 c fresh pineapple + extra for toppings

1/4 c pineapple juice

2 tsp Activz coconut water powder

Toppings

coconut chips

frozen or fresh blueberries

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Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients to your Vitamix, except toppings & blend until smooth.
  2. Add toppings and enjoy!

*add chia seeds for your protein!

xo erin

1D Post Breakfast

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I got home last night at 3:30am from the One Direction concert with my friends and cousins just in time to sleep for a couple of hours before being at work before 8am! WOOF!!! BUT…it was totally worth it!!! My cousins and I had a BLAST singing, dancing and living it up!

My breakfast was simple, delicious and quick!

I like to make loaves of banana bread and freeze individual slices for times like this when I need something quick 🙂

To make this delicious goodness….

Banana bread

Peanut butter

molasses

ground ginger

pink Himalayan sea salt

xo erin

Pre & Post Work Out Snacks

What are your favorite things to do exercise?

I love

Barre

Spin

Walking

Running

Hiking

Lifting Weights

 Make sure you fuel your body before and after you work out to keep it healthy, happy and strong! FOOD is FUEL.

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Pre- work out

* eat these snacks 60-90 minutes before your work out

Peanut butter power balls

Dried fruit

Apple slices + cinnamon almond butter sprinkled with hemp hearts

Veggies and hummus

Banana + almond butter

Rice cakes + almond butter

cottage cheese + fruit

Quinoa

Oatmeal

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Post work out

* right after your work out

Dried fruit + hard boiled egg

Handful of nuts and a piece of fruit

Protein shake

Chocolate milk

Protein bar

Greek yogurt + almond butter + berries

Banana

LARA bar

Happy working out!

xo erin