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.

 

 

Gluten Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’m on a cookie kick! But trying to avoid sugar as much as possible because it makes me feel really sick. The struggle is trying not to eat 12 cookies in one day…..self control seems to be a problem over here! The first time I made these I used Buckwheat flour…but I didn’t have any around this time SO I improvised and used my dry Vitamix blender and made steel cut oats into flour and they still turned okay great! Give them a try! Let me know what you think 🙂IMG_0832.JPGIMG_0830.JPG

ingredients

2 c steel cut oat flour (done in my Vitamix)

3/4 c gluten free oats

2 tbsp flax seed

1 tbsp chia seeds

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 c coconut sugar

1/2 c coconut oil

1/2 c unsweetened apple sauce

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

1 c dark chocolate chunks (Bernard Callebaut solid bar broken into chunks)

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directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F (convection bake- if not switch from top to bottom rack half way between cooking)
  2. Stir flour, oats, flaxseeds, baking soda and salt in a medium sized bowl. Beat coconut sugar, applesauce, and coconut oil with electric mixer in a medium sized bowl. Beat in egg and vanilla. Beat in flour mixture until just combined. Stir in chocolate chunks.
  3. Roll dough into round balls and arrange on baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
  4. Bake 12-14 minutes. Transfer to cookie rack and let cool.

*I love eating these cookies frozen!

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xo

 

 

 

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

Peanut Butter Power Balls

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My back is getting stronger every day since my surgery…It makes me one happy happy girl!! I’ve been loving my Barre classes I have been going to and my friend Erika just release a 40 day fitness and clean eating challenge with the BEST pre- work out snack! I love to keep these stocked up in my freezer to pop in my mouth as a head out the door! Grab yourself a copy of the meal plan, there are so many  delicious recipes!! There is even a grocery list and easy steps to prep food….HOLLA

Ingredients:

1/2 c natural peanut butter { or almond butter}

1/4 c raw honey

1 scoop doTERRA vanilla or chocolate Trim Shake mix {or any type of protein powder}

3/4 c rolled oats

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Dash of sea salt

Directions:

1. Mix peanut butter, honey, vanilla and salt together.

2. Add protein powder. Mix. Add oats last, mix. I added a bit more peanut butter at this point.

3. Form into balls, store in the fridge or the freezer.

* Makes 9 balls. Mine were a bit big, you could make smaller ones to have more!

xo erin

Carrot Cake Pancakes

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It’s pancake day today!! Let’s stack em high!

Ingredients
1 C oat flour
1 tsp vanilla
1 ripe banana
1/2 pack activz carrot powder
4 egg whites
1 tbsp almond milk
Raisins
Maple syrup
Shredded carrots
Coconut cream
Pecans

Directions

1. In a blender combine oat flour, vanilla, banana, activz carrot powder, eggs whites, almond milk till smooth
2. Spray griddle with coconut oil and cook till golden brown on each side.
3. Top with raisins, coconut cream, pecans & maple syrup … And eat with bacon!!!

Hooray for having breakfast for dinner!!

xo erin