Favorite Healthy Recipes

Favorite Healthy Recipes

The most satisfying feeling is being able to sit down and actually enjoy a healthy snack. That’s not like, you know, gross.

I can be pretty picky when it comes to healthy food.

You have no idea how many times I have looked up healthy recipes on Pinterest, that claim to be “Oh, so good” and then turn out to taste like gross healthy food.

So, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite healthy recipes.

Vanilla Chai Protein Smoothie

There is no other breakfast (aside from waffles) that I enjoy more than smoothies. This smoothies recipe is my ultimate go to. It’s so easy and great for those of you like me who are constantly on the go. I like to pre-make smoothie packs to make it go even faster in the morning. This smoothie no joke will keep you full until lunch.

Ingredients:

Spinach

Half of a banana, sliced

Fruit (I normally alternate between a frozen mixed berry or tropical blend)

Vanilla Yogurt

Almond milk

Fitmiss Delight Protein Powder in Vanilla Chai

Directions:

Add spinach, fruit, yogurt, milk, and sliced banana into the blender with a scoop of the vanilla chai protein powder.

Mix until well blended.

Kourtney Kardashian’s Protein Salad

Okay yes, I must confess…I love the Kardashians. To an extent. However, I am obsessed with Khloe Kardashians app because that girl has got some of the BEST recipes and the absolute BEST fitness routine. So, I have to share my favorite recipe that Khloe shared on her app. Apparently, this is a Kourtney Kardashian original, but I kinda changed it a little more to my liking.  But seriously just enjoy, because I eat this salad all the dang time.

Ingredients:

1 hard boiled egg

1/2 avocado

Handful of pre-cooked grilled chicken strips

Directions:

Hard boil your egg, slice up that avocado and cook that chicken.

Toss it all together in a bowl, and season to your likening. I actually don’t add any seasonings because I like the original flavor but you can do whatever makes you happy.

Here is Kourtney’s original recipe: 

 

High Protein Peanut Butter Oatmeal 

This recipe actually comes from one of my favorite blogs fitandfulfilled

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This recipe is absolutely delicious and will FILL YOU UP. I seriously can’t even finish it because of how much it fills me up. It takes forever for me to eat this, so be sure to allow yourself some time to complete this bowl of absolute heaven.

Ingredients:

1/3 cup of quick cooking oats

2/3 cup water

5 egg white or 2/3 cup liquid egg whites

2 tbsp peanut butter

Dash of cinnamon

1/2 banana, thinly sliced or mashed

Directions:

Add oats and water to microwavable safe bowl and microwave for 2 minutes

Add egg whites to cooked oatmeal and stir with a fork. Microwave 1 minute.

Still with a fork and continue to microwave for 1 more minute.

Fluff oatmeal/egg whites with a fork and stir in peanut butter and cinnamon.

Mash banana and mix in or top with sliced bananas.

ENJOY ENJOY ENJOY ENJOY. 

 

February Favorites

February Favorites

just a few of my favorite things this past month…

British Baking Show 

Okay, I am actually hooked on this show. It feels as if every time I watch it I am living vicariously through these individuals. What’s better than an incredible baking show and a girl that loves to bake? Nothing. 🙂

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If you haven’t seen it, you MUST watch it. But really.

“milk and honey” & “the sun and her flowers”

by Rupi Kaur

The last month or so, I’ve found myself infatuated with poetry. When I came across the author Rupi Kaur and her poetry books, I just had to have them. I find myself going back to these books in times of desperation when all I need is a good book and a cup of tea. The poems in these books range anywhere from love and sadness to trauma and healing. This collection of poems take you along Rupi Kaur’s journey of trauma and sadness to love and healing. I can promise you that these books will change your perspective on life.

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TED talks

If you don’t listen to TED talks frequently, I suggest starting. Like right now. I love love love TED talks and there is a TED talk for anything and everything you could possibly need.

Here are some of my favs

(this talk by Ken Robinson was so inspirational, informative, and was really what got me into TED talks. This is a must watch)

Vinyl.

I have never been so addicted to my record player. It was probably honestly the greatest tangible gift I have ever received. It just makes me so happy to be able to play vinyls. What are some vinyls I keep listening too on repeat? Gavin James “Bitter Pill” and Sam Smith “The Thrill of it All”. These are two of the greatest albums of all time.

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Watercolor Painting

Okay, I’m probably the least artistic person ever and I really don’t have much talent at all. However, I have picked up the hobby of watercolor painting. It is so therapeutic and I just love being able to sit down, play some music and just paint. Even though it’s not something I am the best at, I find it so fun. So if you are looking for a new hobby, this is it. I promise it won’t disappoint.

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