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Apple & Cranberry Oatmeal Recipe

14 Nov

In the Fall and Winter months, it gets SOOOO cold up here. I really like making a hot and hearty breakfast on those mornings to warm me up. Every once in a while I make my oatmeal with apples and cranberries and not only does it taste good, it also reminds me of the holidays. Here’s how I make mine:

Ingredients

  • Oatmeal (whichever you prefer)
  • 1 apple (peeled and chopped) – this is for 2 people so adjust accordingly
  • Dried cranberries
  • Pecans – I like to chop these up
  • Maple syrup – about 1 tbsp
  • Almond milk – probably about 1/4 cup (obviously, you could use regular milk, soy, etc., I just prefer the almond as it has a little bit of a sweetness to it)
  • Cinnamon

Instructions

  • Cook your oatmeal according to the instructions on the package (typically 2 cups water to 1 cup of oatmeal for 2 servings) – I like to use a little less water than what it calls for so that when I add the milk, it’s not too liquidy
  • When you have about a minute left on your oatmeal, stir in the apple, cranberries and almond milk
  • When the oatmeal is done cooking, stir in the pecans, cinnamon (a healthy pinch should do), and maple syrup

Done and done!

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Mango Protein Shake Recipe

3 Nov

Good Morning, All! This morning, I decided to make an egg sammy and a protein shake for breakfast. Yesterday, I wrote about how much I love protein shakes and that I have them almost daily. On mornings that I make egg sandwiches for my husband and I, I typically accompany those with a shake – I make one and we split it.

This morning, I remembered that I had frozen chunks of mango a few weeks ago and so my shake recipe was as follows:

  • About 12 oz of almond milk – I buy the unsweetened 40 cal/serving from Almond Breeze
  • 2 heaping tablespoons (I use a regular spoon) of Oikos organic Greek-style yogurt (I like vanilla)
  • About 2 handfuls of the frozen mango chunks (this will serve as ice cubes)
  • 1 heaping scoop of Tera’s Whey Dark Chocolate Protein (1 serving of protein is 2 scoops, but I tpically just use 1 scoop because I’m getting enough protein in my diet and to cut down on costs)
  • Blend it up and voila! You have a delicious protein shake!

For my egg sammies, I use 1 full egg and 1 egg white that I cook in the frying pan with cooking spray. I like to add a few splashes of hot sauce as well and a slice of tomato. Sometimes, I’ll saute a little spinach in EVOO first, then add the egg on top and serve that in the sandwich with a slice of tomato – I didn’t have spinach this morning though.

Also, DON’T WASTE YOUR YOLKS…do you have a pet? I have a dog and she gets scrambled egg yolks every morning. It’s a nice treat for the pup and I don’t waste any of the egg, as I toss the shells in our compost pile.

Please leave comments to let me know your favorite protein shake recipes.

Breakfast with Leftovers

15 Mar

This morning I made a quick and delicious breakfast using yesterday’s leftovers.
To warm up the roasted potatoes, I tossed them in a frying pan over medium high heat for 3-5 minutes.

While heating those, I chopped up the remaining mushroom slices from last night and the remaining tomato from yesterday’s breakfast.

When the potatoes were done, I removed them and added the tomatoes and mushrooms to the pan. I tossed this around for a minute and added 2 eggs and a pinch of garlic salt. I broke the yolks and scrambled that around and voila…the creation below was ready for consumption.

End result=use of leftovers and a healthy – AND TASTY – breakfast to get my day started. This breakfast incorporates a protein (eggs), a good carb (potatoes) and veggies (tomatoes and mushrooms).

Healthy Breakfast – 3.14.11

14 Mar

Quick, easy and healthy breakfast this morning…scrambled eggs (2 whites, 1 whole egg w/ splash of organic fat free milk), one piece off 100% whole wheat toast, 2 slices off tomato

Don’t waste the yolks…scramble them up for a nice treat for your pet(s)