Need Some Fat-Blasting Healthy Recipes?
How’s life in your neck of the woods?
Things are awesome here.
Nolan is just a hair over 2 weeks old and he’s doing what babies do – eat, sleep and poop! It’s a ton of fun having a baby in the house again, yet I forgot how much of a shake up your routine takes. Yowsa!
The great thing is he’s growing and he’s such a great little guy. Very chilled out…now let’s just hope he stays that way!
Anyway, my real reason for emailing today, besides bragging about the coolest little dude you’ve ever seen, is to share a couple healthy recipes with you that are just plain fantabulous and will help you lose weight.
Love ‘em, love ‘em, love ‘em!
One is a little twist on a granola recipe that you’ll love and the other is for dark chocolate muffins.
Those just sound awesome don’t they?
Both of these recipes come from my buddies over at Prograde Nutrition.
Here are the recipes
First up we have the Vanilla Granola recipe.
Mix in a bowl:
• 1 -1/2 c. Old-Fashioned Oats
• 1/4 c. Pumpkin-100% pumpkin; used canned (not the pie blend) or, to get your own, take a two-pound pumpkin (seeded, halved, roasted until soft) and puree in a blender or food processor till smooth
• 1 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice mix (if you don’t have that, you can use just straight up cinnamon)
• 1 tbsp. vanilla protein powder
• 1/4 c. agave nectar (or maple syrup, or honey)
• Raisins, unsweetened cranberries, dried fruit (apples, berries) nuts, whatever you want, up to 1/4 c. per ingredient
Toss everything together very well in a bowl. Spread on a cookie sheet, and bake at 325 for about 15 minutes. Toss once with a spatula during cooking, and when dried out (careful not to burn), you’re done!
Nutrition Breakdown: Estimate based on using just cranberries as the fruit and 1/2 cup per serving
Calories: 259 Protein: 7 gms, Carbohydrates: 51 gms, Fat: 3 gms
I LOVE granola. There are days when I grab some all-natural vanilla yogurt and some homemade granola and eat it for lunch along with some blueberries or raspberries mixed in and it is phenemonal. It keeps my appetite in check, is loaded with protein and is an awesome source of “good” carbs.
You could also have it as breakfast cereal by adding some organic milk or almond milk.
The next on the list of healthy recipes is Dark Chocolate Muffin recipe.
Preheat your oven to 350, then mix:
• 2 eggs
• 1 c. unsweetened vanilla almond milk
• 1 c. shredded zucchini (peeled before shredding)
• 1 tsp. vanilla
• 3 tbsp. agave syrup
Whisk well then add:
• 1/2 c. Quinoa (uncooked, dry; preferably red)
• 1 tsp. baking soda
• 1/2 c. gluten free pancake mix
• 1 tsp cocoa powder
• 1 1/2 scoops chocolate protein powder
Blend till smooth. If desired, add 1/2-3/4 Cup dark chocolate chips or chunks.
Note: Your batter will be very wet. Pour the batter into muffin tins; bake ’till they spring when you touch them, about 15-20 minutes.
Let them rest on a counter for 10-15 minutes to cool. The quinoa becomes nutty and delicious within the muffins. These are best served cooled.
Makes 1 dozen.
Each muffin is roughly 85 calories with 4 grams protein, 13 grams carbs and 2 grams fat.
That’s all I have for you today!
I hope you have an awesome day!