fitnessthingamajigy
fitnessthingamajigy:

Makes a great breakfast!
Ingredients:
•1 cup of rolled oats, ground
•1 large ripe banana
•4 egg whites (or just 2 whole eggs)
•1 scoop of protein powder (vanilla would work great, ut chocolate can be used too!)
•dash of cinnamon
•1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
•almond milk as needed (or any milk)
•about 1/2 cup of blueberries (optional)
•oil or spray for cooking
Recipe:
Grind the oats in a food processor, blender, magic bullet, whatever you have.
Transfer the oats to a bowl and add the protein and cinnamon and mix, then set aside.
In a separate bowl, mash the banana with a fork, and then add the egg whites and vanilla and mix. Pour the banana mixture into the oat mixture and stir very well. At first it may seem like it won’t mix, but it will! If needed, add the almond milk to thin the batter (you may not have to do this depending on the size of the banana and eggs used)
Heat about 1 tsp of oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Make sure the oil gets very hot before you add the batter!
Use a ladle to pour the batter into the pan, and if you are using blueberries, add them at this point.
Wait until you see bubbles, about 1 minute, and then flip. they take longer to cook on the second side, so give them a good 2-3 minutes.
You can top these with organic agave, maple, honey, peanut butter, almond butter, or even jam.
-Eveningstarx1827

fitnessthingamajigy:

Makes a great breakfast!

Ingredients:
•1 cup of rolled oats, ground
•1 large ripe banana
•4 egg whites (or just 2 whole eggs)
•1 scoop of protein powder (vanilla would work great, ut chocolate can be used too!)
•dash of cinnamon
•1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
•almond milk as needed (or any milk)
•about 1/2 cup of blueberries (optional)
•oil or spray for cooking

Recipe:

Grind the oats in a food processor, blender, magic bullet, whatever you have.

Transfer the oats to a bowl and add the protein and cinnamon and mix, then set aside.

In a separate bowl, mash the banana with a fork, and then add the egg whites and vanilla and mix. Pour the banana mixture into the oat mixture and stir very well. At first it may seem like it won’t mix, but it will! If needed, add the almond milk to thin the batter (you may not have to do this depending on the size of the banana and eggs used)

Heat about 1 tsp of oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Make sure the oil gets very hot before you add the batter!

Use a ladle to pour the batter into the pan, and if you are using blueberries, add them at this point.

Wait until you see bubbles, about 1 minute, and then flip. they take longer to cook on the second side, so give them a good 2-3 minutes.

You can top these with organic agave, maple, honey, peanut butter, almond butter, or even jam.

-Eveningstarx1827

reefmagazine
reefmagazine:

By: Triana
Recipe: Starbucks Frappuccino
This morning I was really craving a Starbucks frappuccino. I’m not sure why because I’I’ve only had one once, but oh well. Since I didn’t feel like dishing out $4 on a tall, I decided to make it my goal to make a frappuccino from scratch. It went pretty well and I have tons left in the fridge. Here are two options that I found for a much cheaper option to my new found addiction. 
Option 1:
You can find the original recipe here. I really liked how he broke down all of the costs for everything. 
Materials:
1. Lots of ice
2. 3/4 cup of milk (%2)
3. 3/4 of cold espresso coffee
4. A pinch of xanthan gum 
5. 3 tablespoons of sugar
Directions:
I literally wound up just blending the milk, ice, sugar, and xanthan gum in my blender and then added the coffee once it was pretty much cold because I couldn’t wait an longer for it to cool down. It’s a super easy recipe that you can’t really mess up. You can also try adding other things to this basic recipe to add more flavor. I suggest vanilla extract, chocolate chips, or chocolate syrup. Top off with whipped cream and a drizzle of something sweet for added indulgence!
Option 2:
This option is much healthier and very low in calories. If you’re watching your weight but still want something sweet, try this delicious 50 calorie caramel frappuccino. You can find the original recipe here. 
Materials:
1. Ice
2. 1 cup of strong coffee
3. 1/2 cup of almond milk
4. Sugar free sweetener
5. Vanilla extract
6. 2 tablespoons of fat free whipped cream
7. 2 tablespoons of sugar free caramel sauce
Directions:
Again, just blend everything together and add garnishes! Try putting it in a cute mason jar to be extra fancy. 
If you like coffee and frappuccinos as much as I do, you love these cheap and quick alternatives. Give them a try and message me to let me know how it went. I’d love to hear all of your stories! 
Picture kindly borrowed from her lovely blog.

reefmagazine:

By: Triana

Recipe: Starbucks Frappuccino

This morning I was really craving a Starbucks frappuccino. I’m not sure why because I’I’ve only had one once, but oh well. Since I didn’t feel like dishing out $4 on a tall, I decided to make it my goal to make a frappuccino from scratch. It went pretty well and I have tons left in the fridge. Here are two options that I found for a much cheaper option to my new found addiction. 

Option 1:

You can find the original recipe here. I really liked how he broke down all of the costs for everything. 

Materials:

1. Lots of ice

2. 3/4 cup of milk (%2)

3. 3/4 of cold espresso coffee

4. A pinch of xanthan gum 

5. 3 tablespoons of sugar

Directions:

I literally wound up just blending the milk, ice, sugar, and xanthan gum in my blender and then added the coffee once it was pretty much cold because I couldn’t wait an longer for it to cool down. It’s a super easy recipe that you can’t really mess up. You can also try adding other things to this basic recipe to add more flavor. I suggest vanilla extract, chocolate chips, or chocolate syrup. Top off with whipped cream and a drizzle of something sweet for added indulgence!

Option 2:

This option is much healthier and very low in calories. If you’re watching your weight but still want something sweet, try this delicious 50 calorie caramel frappuccino. You can find the original recipe here. 

Materials:

1. Ice

2. 1 cup of strong coffee

3. 1/2 cup of almond milk

4. Sugar free sweetener

5. Vanilla extract

6. 2 tablespoons of fat free whipped cream

7. 2 tablespoons of sugar free caramel sauce

Directions:

Again, just blend everything together and add garnishes! Try putting it in a cute mason jar to be extra fancy. 

If you like coffee and frappuccinos as much as I do, you love these cheap and quick alternatives. Give them a try and message me to let me know how it went. I’d love to hear all of your stories! 

Picture kindly borrowed from her lovely blog.

culinaryconfessional
culinaryconfessional:

Kale Spanakopita
18 oz kale (about two good-sized bunches)
6 tbsp olive oil (divided)
2 bunches scallions, chopped
2 tbsp orange zest
2 large eggs, beaten
1 cup parmesan cheese, grated
1 pkg frozen phyllo dough, defrosted overnight in the fridge
1/2 cup olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 375-deg.  Line a 13” x 9” baking sheet with parchment paper.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add the kale.  Cover, simmer for 6 minutes, then drain and set aside to cool.
Once cool enough to handle, squeeze all excess liquid out of the kale with your hands, then roll up the kale in a clean dishtowel and keep squeezing. When completely dry, chiffonade the kale and place in a mixing bowl.
Warm 2 tbsp oil in a small saute pan over medium heat and add the scallions. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes or until softened.  Add the cooked scallions to the bowl with the kale, then whisk in the orange zest, eggs, parmesan, salt, and pepper.
Unwrap the phyllo dough and cover with a damp paper towel to keep it from sticking.
Working one sheet at a time, brush ten phyllo sheets with half of the remaining olive oil, layering them on top of each other once coated with the oil.  
Scoop half of the kale mixture onto one end of the phyllo sheets and spread it into a line along the short edge of the sheet. Roll up the phyllo around the kale filling, then transfer to the parchment paper-lined baking sheet.  Use a serrated knife to score the top of phyllo roll into 8 pieces (note: don’t cut all the way through).  
Repeat with the remaining phyllo sheets, oil, and filling, then bake for 18-20 minutes or until the phyllo is lightly browned. 
Let cool 5-10 minutes, then slice all the way through where the scores are and serve.
Approximate Nutritional Values: http://www.food.com/recipe/spanakopita-triangles-16713

culinaryconfessional:

Kale Spanakopita


18 oz kale (about two good-sized bunches)
6 tbsp olive oil (divided)
2 bunches scallions, chopped
2 tbsp orange zest
2 large eggs, beaten
1 cup parmesan cheese, grated
1 pkg frozen phyllo dough, defrosted overnight in the fridge
1/2 cup olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste



Preheat the oven to 375-deg. Line a 13” x 9” baking sheet with parchment paper.

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add the kale. Cover, simmer for 6 minutes, then drain and set aside to cool.

Once cool enough to handle, squeeze all excess liquid out of the kale with your hands, then roll up the kale in a clean dishtowel and keep squeezing. When completely dry, chiffonade the kale and place in a mixing bowl.

Warm 2 tbsp oil in a small saute pan over medium heat and add the scallions. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes or until softened. Add the cooked scallions to the bowl with the kale, then whisk in the orange zest, eggs, parmesan, salt, and pepper.

Unwrap the phyllo dough and cover with a damp paper towel to keep it from sticking.

Working one sheet at a time, brush ten phyllo sheets with half of the remaining olive oil, layering them on top of each other once coated with the oil.

Scoop half of the kale mixture onto one end of the phyllo sheets and spread it into a line along the short edge of the sheet. Roll up the phyllo around the kale filling, then transfer to the parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Use a serrated knife to score the top of phyllo roll into 8 pieces (note: don’t cut all the way through).

Repeat with the remaining phyllo sheets, oil, and filling, then bake for 18-20 minutes or until the phyllo is lightly browned.

Let cool 5-10 minutes, then slice all the way through where the scores are and serve.




Approximate Nutritional Values: http://www.food.com/recipe/spanakopita-triangles-16713

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Nausea Pops

countingonkitten:

My friends say these are god sends. 

3 cups of strawberries, hulled and quartered
2 bananas, sliced
1 cup blueberries
1 cup apple juice
1 cup greek yogurt, vanilla
2 tsp honey
1 tbsp fresh grated ginger (or powdered)

  1. Wash and chop your fruit and then add it to a blender
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth
  3. Pour into a popsicle mould or paper cups and insert popsicle sticks
  4. Freeze and enjoy