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You Fresh Naturals

23 May

Most of you know that I am a HUGE nut butter addict and a few weeks ago Jay from You Fresh Naturals was kind enough to send me a jar to try.  I received cinnamon pecan and base of this butter is almonds and unsweetened coconut.  This product is made from one hundred percent natural ingredients and is gluten free, paleo friendly and one hundred percent vegan!  Ingredients include: Almonds, Organic Coconut, Organic Maple Syrup, Cinnamon, Organic Coconut Sugar, and Coconut Oil.  This is hands down one of the most unique and delicious nut butters I have tried, absolutely delicious.  I caught myself eating it straight out of the jar several times and have no regrets!  If you love nut butter as much as I do, please check out their website at www.youfreshnaturals.com and get yourself a jar ASAP!

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Pumpkin Heaven

25 Oct

Pumpkin Paleo Oatmeal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup coconut  or unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tbs coconut flour
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1 tbs chopped walnuts
  1. In a saucepan toast walnuts for a few minutes on med heat and set aside
  2. Add pumpkin, milk, and flour to a small pot cook over med heat
  3. Stir the mixture very well so the coconut flour incorporates smoothly
  4. Cook for about 1 mintue
  5. Add 3 egg white to the pot and stir until combined
  6. Add vanilla and spices and continue to cook for another 5 min
  7. Top with toasted walnuts, honey, agave, or sweetener or your choice

If your looking for something that reminds you of oatmeal but are trying to limit carbs try this out, you won’t be dissapointed!

 

 

Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup pureed pumpkin
  • 2 tbs coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1 tsp stevia extract (not paleo)
  1. Combine egg whites and pumpkin in a small bowl and whisk
  2. Add coconut flour and stir until smooth
  3. Add remaining ingredients
  4. Heat a non-stick pan with cooking spray
  5. Cook on med-high heat for 3min on each side
  6. Top with whatever you like!

I am not paleo but I wanted to try making a cleaner pancake that was lower in carbohydrates. I layered each pancake with non-fat greek yogurt combined with a little pureed pumpkin, spices, and stevia. Not paleo but it tasted amazinggg!

Oatless Oats & Sweat

10 Aug

I have been hearing so much about oat-less..yes oat-less..oatmeal that I decided to give it a go yesterday morning.  It exists and is totally paleo friendly and approved.  I am not paleo, although I have been contemplating doing the whole30 or at least trying it. Come September it may be a very big possibility but we’ll see..anyways here is the recipe for OATLESS oatmeal.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 Tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Whisk together egg whites and milk
  2. Add in flaxseed, cinnamon, mashed banana, and vanilla
  3. Whisk until completely combined
  4. Pour mixture into a medium saucepan and cook over medium-low heat
  5. Constantly stir the mixture and scrape the bottom of the saucepan until you reach a cooked oatmeal consistency. The cooking should take no more than 5 minutes.
  6. Scoop into a bowl and top with toppings!

Without any toppings it comes out to be around 200 calories.

Circuits are my favorite absolute favorite kind of workout and I’m always up for trying and creating new ones.  The other day I came up with this one which is a combination of strength exercises using a medicine ball with some jump roping in-between each move.  This workout is about 30 minutes long and definitely gets your heart rate up!