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Green Monsters, Ups & Downs and Macaroons

14 Aug

Monday…is everyone’s favorite day of the week..NOT! Unfortunately I haven’t been feeling 100% due to the fact that my workouts haven’t been as great as they usually are and my eating hasn’t been as clean as it usually is but we all have our ups and downs, good days and bad.  No one is perfect.   Anyways I cannot wait for the new semester to start at school where I will be surrounded by new faces and filling my brain with what I have become so passionate about..nutrition.  It also doesn’t hurt that I will be back in a real gym again!  Pumped!  These past couple weeks I have been communicating with some awesome companies who pride themselves in distributing awesome, healthy food products that I have had the opportunity to sample! Pretty sweet!  I’ve also been playing around with some clean, healthy recipes as usual. So here goes…

 

Green Monster Pancakes

Ingredients

  • 2 tbs coconut flour
  • 2 tbs protein powder
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 tbs unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp stevia
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • handful of spinach or kale
  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend for a few seconds
  2. Heat a non-stick pan and coat with cooking spray
  3. Add batter to pan and cook on each side for about 2min
  4. Serve with whatever toppings you prefer & dig in!

I layered and topped these bad boys with homemade blueberry chiaseed jam and crushed cinnamon roasted almonds.

Blueberry Chiaseed Jam

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbs stevia
  • 1 tbs chiaseeds
  1. Heat blueberries and water in microwave on high for 2 min
  2. Add stevia and chiaseeds and stir well
  3. Let cool for about 10 min
  4. Cover and put in fridge overnight

Simple and perfect for breakfast time!

 

 

Oh so you’re probably wondering where the macaroons come in right? Well an awesome company called Hail Merry sent me a sample of their AMAZING chocolate macaroons! All of their products are made from raw ingredients, vegan and gluten-free.   I can’t say I have ever really had a macaroon before but after trying these I definitely will be indulging in them again.  These macaroons rep many health benefits without being too sweet..two thumbs up! They are hand made with organic shredded coconut, dark cocoa, organic expeller pressed coconut oil, pure maple syrup, organic Mexican vanilla and sea salt.

 

When I opened up this little package I was skeptical of the appearance but I really shouldn’t have because these are nothing less than amazing.  Not too sweet and you can actually taste the ingredients..no artificial garbage here! Perfect  little after lunch or dinner treat.  Most of their products can be found in Whole Foods or local health food stores.

Check em out online at www.hailmerry.com