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New Salad Recipes!

9 Aug

Hey guys!

Today I have some wonderful salad recipes for you! In this upcoming weeks #CHANGE video you can watch the clip that I made of all of these salads because I brought them to work. One for lunch with some almonds and the other with a banana. I hope that you enjoy and let me know what you think!

The first on is called Guacamole Salad! It is a play on Natalia Rose’s recipe from The Raw Food Detox Diet. I used to own this book but last summer my mom went through all of the books in the house and that one went into the donation box! :O It is one of my favorite go to salads because you don’t need to add any salad dressing! You just assemble it upside down and then toss together. It is to die for!

Guacamole Salad

2-4 Cups Romaine Lettuce (or the like)

1 slicing tomato

1/4 avocado

2 cloves garlic

Juice of 1/2 lemon

handful of cilantro

salt and pepper to taste

To assemble salad:

Place cubed tomato and avocado in bottom of bowl. Add lemon juice, minced garlic, cilantro and salt and pepper. Stir gently. Add lettuce. Toss until lettuce is fully coated with vegetables and “dressing”.

Im telling you guys, easiest, yummiest salad ever! I always make sure to eat some almonds or some other protein with this meal in order to really pack that protein punch!

Second is the Spinach Powerhouse Salad. I love this one because it just makes you feel healthier after you eat it! This can be my go-to if I had a cheat item that day and my body needs some healthy fuel! I usually top it with a simple homemade balsamic vinaigrette.

Spinach Powerhouse Salad

2-4 Cups Baby Spinach (depending on how hungry you are

3 oz pre-cooked chicken breast, sliced

1 Tbs slivered or sliced almonds

1 tbs Dried Cranberries

1 tsp Parmesan Cheese.

Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette 

2 Tbs Balsamic Vinegar

1 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Dash of Black pepper

Dash of Italian Seasoning

To assemble:

Layer ingredients in the order they are listed. When ready to eat top with homemade vinaigrette and enjoy!

I hope that you all enjoyed these recipes. What kind of salads do you guys like to eat? Do you make your own salad dressings or do you have a favorite store bought one?

Happy Thursday! ❤

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Almond Butter Protein Pancakes

7 Aug

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Hello all!

Last night I made Almond Butter Protein Pancakes with Truly Jess’ Coconut Protein Fudge! They were so decadent! Here is the recipe!

The Almond Butter Protein Pancakes were actually a play on one of Jess’ Protein Pancake recipes. I just altered her pumpkin recipe!

Pancakes: 

I scoop Protein powder

1/4 cup egg whites

1/4 tsp Baking Powder

1 TBS Almond Butter

1TBS Water

Stevia to taste

1 tsp Coconut Oil

Heat Skillet to medium low heat. Add Coconut Oil.

Combine all ingredients except for the water. Depending on the size of your protein powder scoop you may not need the water at all. If you need it, add it!

Place scoop of batter in heated pan. (I used an ice cream scoop) While your pancake is cooking make coconut protein fudge.

I also altered this recipe slightly. I don’t have carob powder at home so I just used coco powder.

Coconut Protein Fudge:

1 TBS Coconut Oil

1 TBS Coco Powder

1 Scoop Protein Powder

1 TBS Water

Stevia to taste

While making the fudge I forgot to melt the coconut oil first before adding the dry ingredients. I just set my container near the pan that I was cooking on. Be very careful if you are going to use this method.

When the pancakes start to bubble around the edges and when the bubbles pop and don’t fill in again its time to flip! My rule of thumb is always 10 seconds on the flip side and then onto a plate.

Repeat until all pancakes are created and top with Coconut Protein Fudge! Yum!

Enjoy! ❤