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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Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

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Ingredients: 

1/2 cup soaked dates (10- 12 dates)
1/2 cup all natural peanut butter
1/2 cup chickpeas, drained & rinsed (could also use black or white beans)
1/2 cup almond milk
1 Tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp sea salt

Peanut Butter Swirl

1/4 cup all natural peanut butter
1/4 cup navy beans, mashed
2 tbsp almond milk

Directions:

1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 8×8 baking pan with coconut oil.

2. Place dates in a 1/2 cup dry measuring cup and pour hot water over them until the measuring cup is full. Let sit for 5 minutes.  Add peanut butter, beans, almond milk, maple syrup and vanilla to a food processor or blender,  and blend until combined. Add the soaked dates and the soaking water and blend again until smooth.

3. In a medium bowl mix together cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.  Add the blended mixture and stir until combined.

4.Prepare the peanut butter swirl my adding the peanut butter, beans and almond milk to a food processor or blender and blend until smooth.

5.Using a spoon drop spoonfuls of peanut butter swirl batter randomly over the brownie batter.
6.Insert a butter knife into the center of a peanut butter swirl blob (right down to the bottom of the pan) and pull the knife away from the blob in a swirl-like pattern. Repeat until all of the peanut butter swirl blobs have been cut/ swirled into the brownie batter.
7.Bake for 45 minutes and let cool completely in the pan before cutting and serving.

Slightly Adapted from Whole Food Mommies blog

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

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