Chocolate, almond, coffee & cranberry smoothie

Chocolate, cranberry, almond, banana, coffee smoothie!
Chocolate, almond, cranberry & coffee smoothie!

You will need:

1 pack instant coffee-I used Starbucks VIA Blonde Roast in this one

1 scoop chocolate protein powder-I used GNC Wheyabolic Extreme 60

1 tsp Glutamine (optional-I use it to help with muscle soreness from tough workouts)

2 tsp old-fashioned oats (dry)

1 small banana

1 tsp flax or chia seeds

1/4 c frozen cranberries (can use any “berry”)

1/4 c almonds (that’s about 8 almonds)

1 tsp honey, almond butter or natural peanut butter (pick one)

3/4 c milk (almond or skim)

4 ice cubes

 

Blend until smooth and Enjoy!!!

xoxoxo-A

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Baked Sweet Potatoes with Pineapple & Coconut Almond Chicken Tenders

Baked sweet potatoes with pineapple and coconut almond chicken tendersBaked Sweet Potatoes

2 large yams or sweet potatoes-peeled and sliced or cubed

8 oz chopped pineapple

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/4 tbsp butter

1/3 c orange juice

Toss together in baking dish and bake covered in 385 degree oven for 45 to 55 min (yes, it’s that easy!)

Coconut Almond Chicken

Take 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk or coconut almond milk and whisk together with 1 tbsp plain Greek yogurt in a shallow dish and set aside. In another shallow dish take 1/4 c millet flour, flaxseed meal or almond meal and mix together with 1/2 c panko or whole grain bread crumbs, 1/2 c unsweetened coconut flakes and 1/4 c finely chopped almonds.

Take 1.5 lbs chicken or turkey breast and cut into tenders. Dip each tender in the milk/yogurt and then in the flour/coconut/breadcrumb mix.

Place on baking sheet and bake at 385 for 35 to 40 min flipping over halfway through.

***FIT Tip***chose your ingredients wisely- Millet flour vs white flour, unsweetened coconut vs. sweetened, Greek yogurt vs. regular yogurt. Better ingredients=a better you!!!

Choose better ingredients!!!!
Choose better ingredients!!!!

 

 

Granola: Pumpkin Almond Flax

Good afternoon! It’s fall and I have been wanting to make my own granola for a while now so I finally did it and here it is: Pumpkin, almond and flax are the main ingredients! I hope you try it! It is so nutritious and can be made to suit your taste! Add different or multiple types of nuts, different dried fruit or chocolate!

I used:

4 c oats

3/4 c flaxseed

3/4 c crushed almonds

3/4 c sunflower seeds

1/4 c of honey

1/2 c dried cranberries

Ginger, nutmeg, pumpkin and cinnamon spices-about 2  tsp each-4 tsp of the pumpkin

2 small cupfuls of vanilla extract

Cinnamon and sugar grinder  to top it all off-just a dusting

Mix all ingredients except for the dried fruit-add that at the end when you pull it out of the oven to cool.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 min-half way through give it a toss around to be sure you don’t burn any of it. Use 2 trays so the granola is thinly and evenly spread…not piled up too much! Let it cool on the pan then seal and store.