Woah, that title is a mouthful! So, I’ve got another great recipe for you all. This one contains a special “surprise”… Actually it’s not much of a surprise but I added spinach to this pudding! It’s my new favourite thing to do because you get all the goodness of greens but without the taste. This is perfect to use up all that spinach that you just can’t bring yourself to eat! Don’t like spinach? No worries, you will like this pudding! It is creamy and delicious, it feels like you are eating dessert for breakfast. Topped with a few crushed pecans and mini dark chocolate chips, this is absolutely decadent.
1/2 cup almond milk
1 scoop vanilla protein powder( I used designer whey french vanilla)
1/2 tbsp natural almond butter
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1/4 cup quick oats
1 tsp flax seed
1/4 tsp xanthan gum (could possibly sub flax seeds)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 handful of spinach
2 drops stevia (or honey/agave/maple syrup/splenda)
8-9 ice cubes
Directions: Place all ingredients in a blender(start with ice) and blend until smooth and creamy. Add a little extra xanthan gum if necessary or more/less ice and almond milk depending on how thick you want your pudding! Top with pecans/mini chocolate chips or sugar-free chocolate syrup( recipe coming soon to the site!).
Calories: 287 (my protein powder is 100cals a scoop)
I also made these delicious skinny chocolate protein pancakes with my own sugar-free chocolate syrup, peanut butter and bananas for breakfast the other day. They were so good! (Recipe from dashingdish.com)
Happy almost Easter Everyone! I hope you all are excited for the long weekend. What are your plans? For me Easter is always spent with my grandparents at their farm. I love it there and I get to see all my cousins, aunts and uncles as well. It’s a long drive to get there and we are leaving super early tomorrow (yes I know I should get to bed). So instead of going to bed on time I of course decided to create a breakfast that I could just eat on the road tomorrow, already pre-made. But what I wanted was for my breakfast to include some kind of veggie but be sweet and delicious at the same time..and thus, the Green Monster Breakfast Bars were born. Sorry, no hiding the vegetables in these. The pops of green spinach stick out all throughout these tasty bars. But have no fear, the taste is one thing that is hidden! The ripe banana takes over and lightly sweetens the bar. It also keeps them chewy and moist.
These bars are an entire nutritious meal in one and are amazing for on the go or if you want a fast simple breakfast. They are also very filling and packed with protein! (15g to be exact). If your morning needs a boost try these awesome Green Monster Breakfast Bars. Take me to the recipe!
Hey guys! I finally tried adding spinach to my smoothie today! It actually was amazing! Thanks Tara for the awesome idea :). I feel so good knowing I am getting some greens in at breakfast too now. This smoothie ended up being huge! It was almost spilling out of my little blender haha. Shown in the picture isn’t even the whole smoothie! But it kept me more full then usual. Did I mention it tasted super good? Plus..I got a new protein powder that is absolutely amazing. Hands down the best one yet! It actually makes my smoothies taste better! So if you feel that your not getting enough veggies and greens but can’t bring yourself to eat them, look no further, this smoothie has come to the rescue. Take me to the recipe!
At about midnight last night I had the idea to create this recipe! I bought some giant shiitake mushrooms and thought I would make a breakfast using them since they may not be your first choice of things to eat early in the morning. But that may change..it’s pretty delicious and really good for you, containing sauteed spinach, onion, tomatoes, egg white for protein(you could use a whole egg), and topped with goat cheese..Yum. Want to know how to make it? Take me to the recipe!
This was a really nice change from my plain eggs for breakfast! The addition of squash, spinach and onions really takes breakfast up a notch! It’s also crazy easy to make..here’s what you’ll need:
-1 egg( you could always change this to two eggs!)
-1/3 cup chopped cooked/roasted butternut squash
-1 cup chopped spinach or other greens
-1/4 of an onion
-2 small cloves of garlic
-salt/pepper to taste
-1/2 tbsp olive oil
Directions: In a pan over medium-low heat, heat oil and add onions and cook until just transparent. Then add garlic and stir for another 30 seconds or so and throw in spinach. Cook for about 30 seconds and throw in butternut squash just to heat through. Stir and saute until everything is hot. In the mean time fry an egg with a little salt and pepper. Put the spinach/squash mixture in a bowl and top with the egg. Break open the yolk with a fork and let it run over everything! Delicious and super healthy.