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Good Morning! 

Peas and Crayons


I couldn’t wait for breakfast to reheat my Berry Protein Loaf.  I added a scoop of almond butter and some extra blueberries! Yum!

7am: Breakfast


10:45 Snack: Rocky Road UMP Shake and then some strawberries about a half hour later.

snack collage

1:30 Lunch

Randomness:  2 hard boiled eggs, carrots and celery with peanut butter, and the last of my Cheezy cauliflower mash.

Then a paleo sweet potato brownie! (Recipe that I promised is below…keep reading!)


4:30 Snack:  Quest Protein Bar- Vanilla Almond


After crossfit I had dinner but I was too tired to make anything and this morning I woke up late- and this is serious, I got up at 6 am and was in the car by 6:15, what a record!  So the crockpot tenderloin for dinner, well that didn’t happen!

Dinner: 7:45  Subway


And a blueberry goodness!  What’s that you ask?!  Warm blueberries with a coconut butter drizzle!

The drizzle= 2 tbsp Nikki’s coconut butter + water + 1 tbsp vanilla protein powder.  Mix and microwave for about 30 seconds.

Drizzle on blueberries= Blueberry goodness!

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Can you tell blueberries are one of my favorite fruits!!

And last but not least……

I have a great recipe to share with you today! My crossfit coach was telling me that he found a recipe for paleo sweet potato brownies and I knew I had to make some asap!

I do not follow the Paleo diet completely but I do enjoy making paleo recipes sometimes.  Here is one that stands out for sure!

Paleo Sweet Potato Brownies

Adapted from PaleOMG

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  • 1 sweet potato
  • 3 eggs, whisked
  • ¼ cup Coconut Oil, melted
  • 2 tbsp  raw honey
  • 2 tbsp dark chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons Coconut Flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of salt

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  • Preheat Oven to 350 degrees F
  • Cook Sweet potato in the microwave or the oven.  I cooked mine in the oven for about 5 minutes.
  • Once your sweet potato is soft and cooked through, peel off the skin and mash it up in a bowl.
  • Add your wet ingredients: coconut oil, honey, vanilla, and whisked eggs to the bowl and mix together.
  • Then add your dry ingredients: coconut flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and chocolate chips.
  • Mix well to incorporate everything together.

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  • Pour into an 8×8 glass baking dish.  I used a round dish because that’s all I had.

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  • Bake for 25 minutes
  • Let cool and enjoy!

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Don’t eat the whole batch in one sitting. I know it is tempting!

Have a good Hump Day!

Good Morning!

I have 3 new recipes for you today!!

Ill start with breakfast. Yesterday was a long day, but I started the morning off right!

Many of you have asked me if it is possible to make the Blueberry Muffin Bake in the microwave so I decided I would try it!

Well it was a success!

Microwaveable Blueberry Muffin Bake

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I used all the same ingredients:

1/4 cup oats
1 tbsp oat bran
2 tbsp (or 1/2 scoop) vanilla protein powder
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp almond flour
Pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tbsp sugar free maple syrup (or regular)
Approx. 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup blueberries (or more if you want!)

Mix all ingredients together into a bowl.

Microwave for 2-3 minutes!

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I also added a little bit of almond butter that didn’t make the picture!

After breakfast I headed to crossfit.  We did a group workout and it was really fun!

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We only made it to 4o abmat situps!  It was a great workout though.

Lunch got eaten so quick that I didn’t get a picture.  I had a chicken bowl from Chipotle (The best) with a little bit of brown rice, chicken, cheese and lettuce.  Guacamole on the side 🙂

Afternoon snack:  Quest Protein Bar.  The peanut butter supreme is by favorite of them all so far!  I cant wait to try all the other flavors!

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While I made dinner I snacked on some veggie chips.

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They are so tasty!

I have another great recipe for you guys!  If you love pizza like I do but hate all the extra carbs you will love this one!

Personal Pan Pita Pizza’s

pita pizza 1

Whole wheat pita (20g carbs per serving)
Mozzarella Cheese
Veggie Toppings
Pizza Sauce

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Place pita’s on a baking sheet and into the oven at 35o degrees for 5 minutes to get crispy.

Add about 2 tbsp pizza sauce to eat pita.

Add cheese and toppings.

Bake for another 8 minutes.

Bake the last few minutes under the broiler to get the top nice and crispy!

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Dark Chocolate Protein Blondie For One

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1 tbsp chunky almond butter
4 tbsp liquid egg whites
(I actually used one egg white and then added about 1 tsbp of liquid egg whites, so either the real thing or liquid egg white in a carton should work)

1 tsp cocoa powder
1 tbsp pumpkin
1/2 scoop (2 tbsp) vanilla protein powder
splash unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking powder

1 stevia packet – Good with or without!

Mix all ingredients together until smooth.

Spray a ramekin with non stick cooking spray and pour in the batter.  Microwave for one minute!

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Top with 1 tbsp dark chocolate chips!


protein blondie

Have a great weekend!

We are going to Nada for dinner and bowling tonight!

Anyone have any special weekend plans?

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