DELICOUS AND FLUFFY CHOCOLATE CHIP PROTEIN PANCAKES

DELICOUS AND FLUFFY CHOCOLATE CHIP PROTEIN PANCAKES/ FIT.FABULOUS.BEAUTIFUL

 

Happy Friday everyone!  What better way to start the weekend than with a great new recipe .  One of my favorite ways to start the day is with a healthy, protein-packed breakfast. This recipe only takes about 12 minutes to make, and is packed with enough fiber to keep you full and fueled for hours.  Best part of all they taste just as good as the traditional fluffy white pancakes.  What more could you ask for in a breakfast?!

xoxo Saundra

 

DELICOUS AND FLUFFY CHOCOLATE CHIP PROTEIN PANCAKES/ FIT.FABULOUS.BEAUTIFUL(all images by Elena Veselova)

 

FLUFFY CHOCOLATE CHIP PROTEIN PANCAKES

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 2 scoops your favourite protein
  • 3 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp.
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THE TRUE WONDER WOMAN SUPER SMOOTHIE

The True Wonder Woman Super Smoothie/Fit.Fabulous.Beautiiful

Who is Wonder Woman you might ask?   Wonder Woman is an Amazon and was granted her powers by the Greek gods, in particular by Aphrodite who created the Amazons.  It is said that much of her strength came from her training and channeling of her mental powers into physical abilities.

The truth is, we all secretly have super powers within.  Sometimes we just can’t figure out how to use them properly.  In honour of all the True Wonder Women of the world, I created a smoothie that combines the antioxidant and cancer preventative powers of cherries with the hormone balancing and mood enhancing powers of the maca root .  This smoothie is sure to stimulate your body, boost your energy and enhance your performance.  …

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MAPLE WALNUT PROTEIN SMOOTHIE – MY NEW GUILTY PLEASURE

 

When it comes to smoothies, I usually like to experiment and create my own tasty concoctions to be shared with all of you.  But I could hardly resist, when I came across this tasty non dairy version of such a classic ice cream favour, I was just dying to try it.  Not only was this smoothie created by my all time favourite protein creator Vega, but it didn’t disappoint!

 I  am so excited to share this recipe with you and can’t wait for you to try it!   With its sweet Canadian maple core and the toasted crunch of walnuts, how could anyone resist this guilty pleasure.  I hope you all find it as delicious and indulgent as did I.…

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BLUEBERRY MUFFIN PROTEIN POWER SMOOTHIE

 

After a good workout, I always turn to a delicious smoothie to satisfy my hunger and fuel my body with the right nutrients for repair and recovery.  To ensure my smoothie will fill me up and keep me satisfied for more than a few minutes, I’ve learned that I need to pack it with nutritious ingredients such as whole grains, fresh fruits, greens and of course protein.

Another great addition to any smoothie is a spoonful of nut butter or a handful of chopped nuts to add a little texture, with the added benefits of healthy fats.  To achieve the unique “muffin” flavour in this smoothie, I turned to butter extract and uncooked oats to achieve the right taste and consistency.…

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SKINNY DOUBLE-CHOCOLATE AND PEANUT BUTTER MUFFINS

 

When I came across this recipe from Chelsea Lords of Chelsea’s Messy Apron, I practically fell out of my chair.  Can we talk about this for a second??   Chocolate, Peanut Butter and more Chocolate all wrapped together in one mouth-watering bite, in what way can we call all of that Skinny?  These muffins are basically all of my favorite things rolled into one.  If this woman has some how accomplished this, then  Sign. Me. Up!

These delicious little treats are the healthier, skinnier version of the greatest chocolate cake you may ever taste!  With absolutely no added butter or oil. And not even a pinch of flour, these muffins are also gluten-free.

So you may be asking yourself …how can these actually taste good?  …

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YOUR NEXT GENERATION SMOOTHIE: GUIDE TO MAKING A SUPER SIMPLE SMOOTHIE BOWL

What is a smoothie bowl ?

I’m sure everyone knows what a smoothie is nowadays, but what about a smoothie bowl? These filling and extremely nutritious breakfast bowls are just like smoothies, but thicker so they can be spooned up and topped with extra goodies.

Smoothie bowls are the perfect breakfast or healthy snack for those who like to sit and eat their food versus sipping it from a straw. It’s also a super easy way to pack tons of superfoods, protein, vitamins and minerals into one simple meal.

How to make a smoothie bowl!

Unlike a smoothie where all the ingredients are mixed together, smoothie bowls are usually topped with delicious toppings – like nuts, seeds, granola, fruit, shredded coconut or chia seeds – to add nutritional value and a little crunch.…

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BLUEBERRY VANILLA CREAM SMOOTHIE

Why is it so important to consume protein immediately after we exercise?  After we workout our muscles are completely depleted.  Therefore our bodies require an abundance of protein and other nutrients to help build and repair our muscles.  Additionally, if we intake the proper nutrition immediately after a good workout, our bodies are biochemically “primed” for maximum nutrient absorption.

My favorite way to fuel my muscles for recovery, is to create a delicious post workout drink.  Blueberries are filled with many antioxidants therefore they are a great addition to any smoothie.  Try one of my go to recovery creations today !

 Blueberry Vanilla Cream Smoothie!

Ingredients

  • 1 scoop vanilla vega sport performance protein
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup vanilla greek yoghurt
  • 1 tsp wheat grass powder ( optional)

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth, sip and enjoy!…

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THE ULTIMATE PB & J POST WORKOUT RECOVERY SMOOTHIE

 

If you know me, then you already know how much I love peanut butter!  I like to slather rice cakes or apples with my favorite all natural peanut butter for a quick and healthy snack, and my go to smoothie has always been peanut butter banana! Well I felt like it was time to come up with a new spin on my favorite post workout drink! Who doesn’t love pb & j ?  Check out my recipe below for a nutrient packed twist of a must-loved flavour combo!

PB & J POST WORKOUT RECOVERY SMOOTHIE

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tbsp. all natural peanut butter
  • 1 cup frozen berries ( I like to use cherries! )
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yoghurt
  • 1 tsp.
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CHOCOLATE VANILLA CREAM SMOOTHIE

 

Try my latest creation!  With the smooth rich taste of chocolate, and just a hint of vanilla this smoothie is sure to tantalize your taste buds and provide all the power you need to fuel an intense workout or help speed your recovery.

INGREDIENTS

1 cup of unsweetened almond milk

2 small frozen bananas

1/4 kale ( I use frozen)

1/2 cup vanilla Greek yoghurt

1 tbsp. Chia seeds

1 scoop Vega Chocolate all-in-one Nutritional Shake

1 tsp. Vanilla extract

Mix all ingredients in your blender until combined, drink and enjoy!  Add ice or additional almond milk to adjust to your desired thickness.

 If you like this recipe then check out my Super Girl Breakfast smoothie!  Smoothies are a great way to get in extra nutrients each day and are great snacks between meals whether you are short on time or always on the go.  …

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OVERNIGHT OATS 5 WAYS

When striving to live a healthy and fit lifestyle, good nutrition plays a huge role in your success.  If your goal is to look good then you should know that 80% of your results are determined by what goes in your mouth each day and exercise only accounts for the remaining 20% .

I like to start each and everyday off with a bowl of nutritious oatmeal.  Not only is it rich in soluble fibre, this breakfast staple contains both calcium and potassium.  If consumed on a daily basis oats can also provide multiple health benefits.  They are known to help lower cholesterol levels, reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, help stabilize blood sugars and help prevent breast cancer.

One of my favorite preparations of this grain is overnight in the refrigerator.  …

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