Sweet Potato, Mango & Coffee Smoothie

sweet pot mango coffee collage

Ok……this is a GREAT one!!!

If you like a coffee frap from Starbucks you will love making this one from home!!

If you are not a coffee lover then of course you can leave out the coffee!

This is what I used to create it:

1 scoop chocolate protein powder

1 c shredded sweet potato

(I had this in the fridge ready to go because I used some during dinner one night this week)

1 tsp. chia seeds or flax seeds

1 packet Starbucks VIA instant coffee pack

(no pictured as I decided to throw it in at the end-because why not???)

1 half banana

3 tsp. oats

1 c unsweetened almond milk

1 c frozen mango

1 c water

5 ice cubes

Sprinkle in half to 3/4 tsp. ginger and same with cinnamon

Blend very well and enjoy!!

Be sure to check out the other smoothies I created this week including strawberry & lime, Green means GO and a little bit of everything!

xo-A

Spiced Bran Muffins with Berries

spiced  bran muffinsNeed:

1 and a half cups of Bob’s Red Mill Raisin bran stone ground muffin mix

1 half cup of vanilla protein powder

1 egg

3/4 cups water

1 tbsp. oil

2 tbsp. honey

1 tbsp. unsweetened coconut flakes

2 tbsp. dried currants

1 tbsp. cinnamon

1 tbsp. ginger

1 tsp. nutmeg

1 handful berries-then chop them ( I used blackberries)

Mix all together then fill muffin pans and bake at 400 degrees for 13 to 15 min (make sure you put them in paper cups or spray the pan so you can remove them nicely) If you have most of these ingredients you will be good but the coconut and currants are definitely optional!! A mix of berries would be great too! These are a lower carb option at about 20 g of carbs each! Enjoy!

A

spiced bran muff

 

 

 

Ultimate Oatmeal

Ultimate Oatmeal w/ greek yogurt, almond butter, almond milk, protein powder, strawberries and cinnamon!
Ultimate Oatmeal w/ greek yogurt, almond butter, almond milk, protein powder, strawberries and cinnamon!

Mix together:

1/2 cup old-fashioned oats

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

Microwave for 1 min

Add and stir in:

1/2 scoop vanilla creme protein powder

1 tsp plain Greek yogurt

1 tsp almond butter

As much cinnamon as you want-about 1/4 tsp or so

Microwave for another 1 and 1/2 min (oatmeal is tricky so you have to keep an eye on it when it is in the microwave or it will explode-not fun to clean up but not the worst thing that can happen in your day!)

Slice your favorite berries or apples and top off (about 1/2 cup chopped)

Essential to a balanced breakfast, you have your clean oats (complex carbs) and protein (Greek yogurt, almond butter and powder) with a kiss of natural sugar from the berries!!

Hope you enjoy this as much as I do!!!

xoxoxo-A

 

Coconut, currants and chocolate granola

choc coconut and currant granola

Ingredients:

6 cups old-fashioned oats

2 cup combined chopped and silvered plain almonds

1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes

1/4 cup cinnamon

Combine above ingredients and bake into 3 batches on cookie sheet at 350 for 20 min-giving it a shake halfway through

When you take pan out of the oven drizzle 1 tbsp of pure honey over baked mixture and let cool.

Let cool for 10 min then add 1/3 c dried black currants, 1 heaping tbsp of the coconut flakes and 1/4 c mini choc chips to each “batch”.

Store in tight container in fridge. 1 serving is 1/4 cup which makes about 40 servings. My rule with granola making-always share with your friends and family-spread the love!!

Some facts about the black currant:
*More than 5 times the vitamin C of oranges
*As high as banana in potassium
*More calcium than any fruit
*Contain more phosphorus and potassium than any other fruit
*Second only to elderberry in iron and protein

Enjoy with milk, plain by the handful or with Greek Yogurt!! Pairs really well with Almond Breeze Coconut Almond unsweeteded almond milk! (45 calories per cup!!)
xoxoxo-A