Thursday, July 25, 2013

Protein Snickers

🔹Protein 'Snickers'🔹
*Bottom Layer:*
-1 scoop choc protein
-2 tbsp coconut flour
-liquid stevia
-2tbsp cocoa power 
-enough water to make into paste
Mix & pour into cups or pan.
*Middle Layer:*
-2tbsp nut butter
-4tbsp honey
-1/2 scoop vanilla protein
Melt honey & nut butter. Stir I'm protein. (Add more honey if too thick)  pour on top of other layer. Add chopped nuts on top. 
*Top Layer:*
-2tbsp coconut oil
-1.5 tbsp cocoa powder
-liquid stevia
Melt oil. Add cocoa & stevia. Mix. (Add honey if too thick) Pour over nuts. Freeze. Let defrost for 5-10 before eating or if you can't wait, nuke for 10secs!
{{{I used Cellucor's protein-use my discount code:PeaceLoveFit for 20%off & FREE shipping!}}}

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Eat To Gain Article

I stumbled across this article on FB. I find it interesting and mostly true. Some would disagree.
Take it as you may.
My Opinions: 
This claims that after a workout, your bod needs a fast digestible protein not a slow one-I agree. It says that a protein meal (aka meat) takes too long to digest so your muscles are not getting the proper nutrients right away so while you think you have fed them, they are still starving. The say a protein powder is key to have right away; your bod digests it right away supplying those starving muscles with amino acids. 
Lots would disagree and say that whole foods are just fine and you don't need to rely on powders. 
I see results either way and I do both. I know plenty of pple on IG that use supps as some that do whole foods; they both look fab and know their shiz. 

What do you do post workout?

Banana Protein Soufflé

*Banana Protein Souffle*
-1 egg white 
-1 mashed banana
-1 scoop Cellucor's Cinnamon Swirl Protein
-vanilla extract
1. Mix in a mug. Nuke for 2 mins. (Be careful it doesn't overflow; stop and restart if this happens).
2. Pour out into a bowl (will be runny). Nuke another 30secs.
3. It comes out volumous and fluffy and OMG just soooo gooood! I didn't want it to end!
~I topped mine with PB, prunes, and honey~

Get cinnamon swirl protein at an use my discount code: PeaceLoveFit for 20% off & FREE shipping!!!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Pancake in bed!

Breakfast in bed this morning for my 'rest day' or more like active rest day. 
Cinnamon Swirl Pancake:
-1 scoop cinnamon swirl cellucor protein
-1 tbsp coconut flour
-1 tbsp flaxmeal 
-2 egg whites 
-water to loosen
I shook mine up in a mixer. Put about 1tsp of coconut oil in pan. Pour and cook like pancake. Flip. 
Top with whatev! I put PB, banana, with some of my homemade vanilla berry chia seed jelly and homemade buckwheat granola o the side. 

*this is seriously my fav protein flavor! So diverse and yummy! 
*Cellucor's protein makes the best pancakes & mug cakes; uber moist!
*for discount on use my code: PeaceLoveFit for 20%off and free shipping

Friday, July 19, 2013

New Starbucks Creation!

So I love coffee and Starbucks and oh yes COFFEE!!! 
I like to experiment with drinks there and make them basically or under 20cals and SUGAR FREE!
I am a member so I had 50% off any frapp. I knew I wouldn't get a normal so I changed it:
*I ordered a mocha frapp with SF mocha, no milk, sub the milk so cold coffee*
OMG so much better than a regular one because the coffee flavor is so prominent with just enough sweetness. 

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Rest Day? or Off Days?

So on FB, I follow or like tons on CrossFit pages and I stumbled across this story from the Rx.

Take it as you may; I'm not saying this is true or accurate, just giving you guys something to contemplate. 
*My Opinion*
While I do believe in having rest days or active rest days, I can totally relate to what she is saying. When I take full rest days where I simply lay around and don't do anything, at some point in the day after I've relaxed a bit, I feel like doing some form of exercise. If I don't and I take the full day off, I feel so lazy and tired and worn out. Sure the next day I come back ready to kick some arse but I'm 'tight.'
I have personally taken multiple days off in a row (Vegas trip on New Years), and man coming back was so freaking hard! My body was out of sync, my lifts were off, my energy wasn't up to par, and I just couldn't get going. 
A body does need rest especially after hard WODs, or CrossFit Comps, or fitness comps where it's being pushed to harsh limits. 
For me perhaps, if I were to be coming off a comp I would do a few active rest days like rowing or something simple. 

Any thoughts?

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Buckwheat (groats) Granola

Buckwheat Groats Granola:
-2 c buckwheat groats 
-4 tbsp flax seeds or meal
-2 tbsp chia seeds
-1/2c nuts (I used pecans)
-1/2c shredded or flakes coconut
-2 heaping spoonfuls of coconut oil (prob 1/3c)
-2 heaping spoonfuls of nut butter (prob 1/3-1/4c)
-1/3c honey 
1. You can soak your groats if you want but I didn't. So if you do, soak overnight and rinse and let dry. 
2. Mix dry.
3. Melt wet together.
4. Add wet to dry. Stir really well so all is covered. 
5. Pour in pan lined with foil. 
6. Bake 300F for 20 mins then take out to flip. Cook for another 15mins.

7. Take out and slide off pan so it doesn't continue to cook.
8. Let cool. This is where it'll harden and form the clusters. Don't rush this step!
*this is not a sweet granola so you can add stevia to the wet ingredients if need be.
*this can be doubled. 
*makes half freezer bag.
So I topped mine on my protein shake. 
It's a coffee, greens, choc protein smoothie. (I used Cellucor's Molten Chocolate Protein-discount code:PeaceLoveFit)
I of course had to try it with PB. 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Cellucor Promo!

So Cellucor never ever sells apparel an now they hook up with free stuff?! Yes indeed!
Spend $50 or more, use my discount code:PeaceLoveFit at checkout, and you get the free hat! You won't see it in the checkout bag because they manually add it in! 
Ps these are limited so once they go their gone! So go go go!!!
Have questions about the products? Just ask me!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Chicken & Peanut Butter

OMG chicken and PB is beyond the best combo! 
I was dreaming of this above creation all night and could not wait to finish my fasted cardio to make it.
-Ezekiel toasted bread
- topped with plain chicken
-sprinkled with cinnamon 
-drizzled with PB
(Bottom pic is where I added my chia seed berry jelly to my second slice-yea I had two!)
For meal 3, I packed plain chicken breast mixed with plain brown rice and brought PB. I nuked my food and then added the PB and it melted into yummyness! Topped of course with cinnamon. 

Chicken for breakfast is goin to start happening more often! Haha I'll be prepping cinnamon chicken and spicy chicken lol

Please give this a try!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

MyOatmeal Pancakes

So remember my post on the ??? Well here just a sample of how I've been eating them!
I used my PB Fiend homemade oats (PB flavored with powder PB, and banana chips), protein, egg whites, flax, water and stevia blended together and cooked like a pancake.
Yummy! The PB flavor totally came out with adding real PB to the mix...of course I still added some on top!
Get you oats on

Friday, July 12, 2013

Breakfast for Dinner!

This morning a busted out a hard 1,000+ rep leg WOD so today I've been feedin my muscle lots and lots of clean eats! This was my meal 6 and last meal of the day.
Coconut Flour Pancake:
-2tbsp coconut flour
-2 egg whites
-1 scoop protein (I used Cellucor's vanilla)
-liquid stevia
-water to loosen
1. I added all to my shaker bottle & shook up.
2. Cool like normal pancake in a pan (I used coconut oil)
*i topped mine with 1 tbsp of peanut butter and my homemade vanilla very chia seed jelly (previous posts). Also some prunes on the side. 
*use discount code: PeaceLoveFit on to get the protein.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Homemade Protein Poptart

So I decided to give this whole homemade poptart thing a try since ive seen it all over IG:
I mixed Cellucor's PB marshmellow protein, banana, coconut flour, PB, & water into a thick paste, dropped it onto a ezekiel tortilla, folded and grilled. Made choc frosting with Cellucor's molten choc protein and water. 
*So as I made it, the mixture inside actually started to cook into a bread-y texture so next time I'll leave out the coconut flour to have more of a doughy consistency like a real Poptart. Also try adding Greek yogurt to the mix to have it more doughy; I don't eat dairy so I just opted out for that an added more banana.
*There are so many ways you can change this up-this was simply a very simple recipe. You could do a different protein flavor (strawberry, chocolate, or whatever you have), use different add-ins (fruit, nuts, nut butter, seeds, jam etc), and frosting! Plus you can use any tortilla or wrap you want. 

Code: PeaceLoveFit for cellucor Protein discount on!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Protein Cookie Dough Frozen Cups

Protein Cookie Dough Frozen Cups:

-protein cookie dough (previous post or down below)
- 2-3 tbsp PB (or any nut butter)
-homemade choc
1. Add nut butter to dough.
2. Make choc (or melt choc chips).
3. Pour a little bit of choc into cups (I used silicon cups)
4. Scoop spoonful of dough mixture onto choc 
5. Pour more choc on top to cover the dough
6. Freeze
🔸Protein Cookie Dough Dip🔸
- 1 can chickpeas/Garbanzo beans
-2 scoop any flavor protein (I used vanilla)
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
-vanilla liquid stevia
-homemade chocolate chunks (or choc chips or carob chips)
1. Rinse and drain chickpeas. Put into blender, bullet, processor etc. and blend until starting to turn paste-y.
2. Add 1 scoop protein, extract and stevia. Blend; scraping down sides occasionally.
3. Add 2nd scoop protein and blend until smooth. 
4. Fold in chunks of chocolate. Refrigerate. 

Monday, July 8, 2013

Protein Cookie Dough Dip

🔸Protein Cookie Dough Dip🔸
- 1 can chickpeas/Garbanzo beans
-2 scoop any flavor protein (I used vanilla)
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
-vanilla liquid stevia
-homemade chocolate chunks (or choc chips or carob chips)
1. Rinse and drain chickpeas. Put into blender, bullet, processor etc. and blend until starting to turn paste-y.
2. Add 1 scoop protein, extract and stevia. Blend; scraping down sides occasionally.
3. Add 2nd scoop protein and blend until smooth. 
4. Fold in chunks of chocolate. Refrigerate. 
* I had some with a sliced apple*

*i gave the recipe previously on the homemade chocolate*

(((I used Cellucor's vanilla protein-use my code: PeaceLoveFit for discount.))) Discount Code

💥ATTENTION oat/oatmeal lovers!!!💥 is a Webster where you can created your own oatmeal: oats (gluten free, quick etc.), flavor (s'mores, cake batter etc), & add in's (fruit, nuts, seeds). The possibilities and combos are so yummy! Plus you name your own creation.
💥BONUS💥discount code: 👉paleoatsnomnom 👈

So I wanted to keep my creations semi-simple so I could really concentrate on the flavors. 
Cookie doughy-cookie dough flavor wit cashews
Figgy banana bread-banana bread with figs
PB fiend-PB with powdered PB and banana chips 
I'll post more when I actually tear them open!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Avocado Chocolate Protein Mousse

🔹Avocado Choc Protein Mousse🔹
-1/2 avocado 
-1/2 banana
-1/4 c water 
-1tbsp coconut flour (optional-to thicken)
-1tbsp flaxmeal
-1scoop choc protein
-1tbsp cocoa powder 
-choc liquid stevia
*blend and refrigerate or freeze till chill. 

I used Cellucor Molten Choc protein so use my discount code: PeaceLoveFit on to get some!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Free Starbucks

My free Starbucks birthday drink:::
Vente, iced Americano, light ice, sugar free mocha, SF hazelnut, SF vanilla. 
This was about 10 calories. And I sipped it through your two days. 
(If you have the Starbucks app or a card member you get this bday deal).

Such thing as overtraining? Or is it in your head?

I snap shot this from IG, one of my followers posted it.
You know I do take one day off a week and sometimes I'm like "eh I feel like working out!" But the following day, I'm like "man I feel great and ready to go!"
This makes me think though...a crossfit mantra is "No days Off!" 
what do you guys think or believe?

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Vanilla Berry Chia Seed Jelly

🔸Vanilla Berry Chia Seed Jelly:🔸
-2 cups frozen mixed berry blend (could use fresh but who has fresh mixed berries on hand?)
-1 tbsp vanilla extract
-vanilla liquid stevia (10-20 drops)
-3 tbsp chia seeds
*nuke berries for about 1:30 in microwave until steamy and hot. 
*mash berries up.
*add rest of ingredients and stir.
*refrigerate for about an hour to let chia seeds swell. 
(This is Ezekiel toast with choc protein frosting topped with the jelly)

Monday, July 1, 2013

Recipes Galore!

So I just spent some time going through my iPhone photos and man, the majority are all recipes from my amazing FitFamily on Instagram! I am constantly taking snapshots of eats that I find interesting or good enough that I want to try.
Now I'll eventually make it through all 177 recipes...yeah eventually lol. Mind you I deleted ALOT and yet I'm still left with that many! Gotta love IG; seriously is motivation provider for anyone and everyone. 
Now I have been wondering how to actually get these recipes off my phone? Well then I figured I could go to Costco, plug in my phone, and get them all printed and then stick them into a photo album. Though since I used picstitch on all of them to compile the picture of the food and the recipe, I'm not sure if it would fit I a regular picture size print out.
Anyone have experience with that?
Thanks FitFam for all your yummy recipe ideas!

Truth of Cellulite

Found this link from my Box owner. 
Basically low down of it you can be uber fit and still have cellulite. 
(Yes indeed Annie Thorisdottir and Julie Fouche have cellulite!) 

Cookie Dough Bites (Paleo)

🔹Cookie dough bites:🔹
2 tbsp banana
2 tbsp coconut flour 
2 tbsp milk
liquid stevia
1/4 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp cinnamon 
-Mix and roll into 5 balls. 
🔹Homemade Chocolate Chips:🔹
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp cocoa powder
Liquid stevia
-Melt coconut oil. Mix all ingredients. Pour on parchment paper and freeze. Break into pieces.
Roll cookie dough bites into choc chunks. Freeze.

These are Paleo friendly!