Banana PB Skillet Cookie

This cookie is to die for! Best eaten fresh out of the oven with a scoop of your favourite ice cream! I used two 5″ small cast iron skillets but a standard large cast iron skillet will work as well. Alternatively you could use a 8×8 glass baking dish and slice into bars. I also added LeanFit completegreen protein powder for extra protein and VitaFiber IMO syrup for extra fiber. So happy with this recipe, definitely going to make again soon! 

Top with ice cream!! 

Recipe:
Banana PB Skillet Cookie

Dry:
•½ Cup oat flour
•¼ Cup almond flour
•¼ Cup coconut flour
•½ Cup (50g) LeanFit Completegreen Protein
•1 tsp baking powder
•½ tsp cinnamon
•Pinch Himalayan pink salt

Wet:

•2 Ripe bananas (appx. 2 cups mashed)
•⅓ Cup coconut oil, melted
•⅓ Cup peanut butter or choice of nut butter
•¼ Cup VitaFiber IMO Syrup or maple syrup
•1 Large egg
•2 Egg whites
•1 tsp vanilla extract

Add-in:

•½ cup dark chocolate, chopped or chips


Directions:

Preheat oven to 325ºF, grease two 5” cast iron skillets or large cast iron skillet with coconut oil. Combine all dry ingredients in bowl and set aside. In separate bowl whisk all wet ingredients.  Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients and fold in chocolate chips. Pour into two 5inch cast iron skillets or into one large skillet. Sprinkle extra chocolate on top and bake in preheated oven for 20-22 minutes. Eat right away and save extras for up to a week in fridge. I was able to get 12 servings. These could also be made into bars by using a 8×8 glass baking dish.


Enjoy ✌😋

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Protein Krispy Treats

A healthy version of rice krispy treats! It’s high in protein and fiber too .. bonus!!

Protein Krispy Treats

Ingredients:

Bottom layer:

•½ Cup natural peanut butter
•½ Cup (175g) VitaFiber IMO Syrup (Can sub honey/rice syrup ect.)
•1 tsp pure vanilla extract
•1 Scoop (32g) LeanFit Protein Vanilla whey protein powder
•2-½  Cups puffed rice cereal Natures Path Organic

Top layer:
•2 Tbsp coconut oil
•1 Tbsp cocoa powder
•1 tsp VitaFiber IMO Syrup (Can sub honey/rice syrup ect.)
•¼ Cup dark chocolate chips
•1 Scoop (32g) LeanFit Protein Chocolate whey protein powder

Method:
Grease 8×8 glass dish with coconut oil or line with parchment paper and set
aside. Combine peanut butter, VitaFiber syrup and vanilla in saucepan over medium heat, stir until smooth; about 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in protein powder until smooth, add puffed rice cereal and stir until combined.  Press into prepared pan and set aside. In same saucepan add coconut oil, cocoa powder, chocolate chips and VitaFiber (it’s ok if there is some PB residue left) and stir until melted over medium heat. Remove from heat and stir in protein powder until smooth. Spread evenly over puffed rice mixture and place in fridge to harden for at least 30 minutes before slicing. Keep in fridge for up to a week, they do keep at room temperature but not as long.

Macros per square: Yield 16
Calories: 136 | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Carb: 20g

Fruit Protein Pizza

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I’ve seen a lot of these fruit “pizza’s” posted and finally got around to making one. I failed a couple times but this time it hit the spot! I use LeanFit 100% whey protein in both the crust and the greek yogurt topping, a great product that I use everyday! The raspberries, strawberries and 1 lone ripe blueberry come freshly picked from my garden this morning! My raspberry bush is a super producer this year; I got over 2 cups this morning and will get that tomorrow too! 🍇

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Recipe:

Fruit Protein Pizza

Crust:
•1/2 Cup large flake oats
•2 Tbsp LeanFit Vanilla Whey
•1/2 tsp cinnamon
•1 Tbsp almond milk
•2 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce
•1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract

Method:
Preheat oven to 325ºF and line baking sheet with parchment paper. Mash all ingredients together in bowl with fork and scoop onto parchment lined baking sheet, spread out evenly into round shape approximately 1/4″ thick, bake for about 10 minutes and let cool.

Topping:

•1/4 Cup greek yogurt mixed with 2 Tbsp LeanFit vanilla whey
•Fruit as desired – I used sliced strawberries, raspberries, kiwi and banana.

➡Top cooled crust with greek yogurt and arrange berries.

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I then drizzled it with melted chocolate and peanut butter mixed with hot coffee to get drizzle consistency.

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Slice it!

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And enjoy! Grab a napkin 😊

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Makes 1 serving.

Seafood Paella

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I’m lucky enough to live in the west coast and have an abundance of fresh seafood around and as soon as I seen the mussels in the store I knew I had to make a paella (plus they were dirt cheap! $6.50 for about 30). I had some shrimp and salmon in my freezer that I thawed out to add to this yummy and healthy dish. I also used quinoa instead of the standard rice that this dish usually has. Recipe below ⬇

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Seafood Paella

Ingredients:

•2 bell peppers (red, yellow), grilled and chopped
•1 small onion, sliced in 1/2-inch-thick rounds, grilled and chopped
• 3/4 pound raw shrimp (appx. 15-20), peeled and deveined
•3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
•3 garlic cloves, minced
• 4 large mushrooms, sliced
• 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
•1/4 teaspoon Himalayan salt
•2 cups quinoa (or rice)
•1/2 cup peas
•18-25 mussels or clams
•4oz Salmon
•cilantro or parsley for garnish
•Pepper and other seasonings as desired

Method:
1. Slice bell peppers in half, remove seeds and grill on preheated
grill until char marks visible and slightly cooked (peel skin if desired). Set aside and grill onion slices until slightly translucent. Chop bell peppers and onion.

2. Thread shrimp onto skewers. Lightly brush with olive oil.

3. Heat oil in a large paella pan or large high-sided skillet over medium heat. Add the bell peppers, onion, mushrooms and garlic and cook stirring until fragrant 2-4 minutes. Stir in broth and salt; bring to a boil. Add quinoa and stir just to combine. Reduce heat to a gentle simmer and cook uncovered for 10 minutes, stir sides in and cook for about 5-10 minutes more until liquid absorbed, stirring every few minutes. Add peas
once liquid is absorbed, stirring in gently.

4. While quinoa is cooking place the skewered shrimp, mussels and
salmon on the grill. Grill the salmon for about 3-5 minutes per side, chop into chunks and place in large bowl. Grill the shrimp until firm and pink, 1 to 2 minutes per side, remove from the skewers and place in bowl with salmon. Grill the mussels until their shells pop open, 4-8 minutes total. (Discard any mussels that don’t open.) Set aside.

5. When the quinoa is done, remove from the heat, and add the seafood plus any accumulated juices over the rice, add mussels on top and sprinkle with fresh cilantro.

Serves appx. 8

Enjoy ✌

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Vanilla Protein Bars

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Experimenting in making different  protein bars and this one hits the spot for sure! Turned out nice and moist. Recipe is below 😊

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Of course you could leave them plain

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Or drizzle with chocolate of course!

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Recipe:

Ingredients:
•1/4 heaping cup Vanilla Whey Protein Powder (LeanFit Protein)
•3 Tbsp Vanilla Pea Protein Powder
•3 Tbsp Coconut Flour
•1/2 Cup Almond Milk

•30g Dark Chocolate (3 squares – Lindt 70% Cacao)
•1 tsp coconut oil

Directions:
Mash all ingredients except dark chocolate and coconut oil together in bowl until you get dough texture (add more whey if too moist or milk if to dry) form onto parchment lined sheet creating about a 3/4 to 1 inch thick rectangular square. Place in fridge for about 30 minutes. Melt chocolate with double boiler or in microwave stirring in coconut oil once melted. Cut dough into 4 bars. Drizzle melted chocolate over bars with piping bag, corner of Ziploc bag or dip them. Store in fridge for up to 3 days … if they last that long!

Macros per serving: (4)
Calories: 126  | Fat: 7g | Carb: 8g | Protein: 12g

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Enjoy!

Dark Chocolate Protein Eggies

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Happy Easter! These eggies are super easy to make an alternatively can be made into balls or bars if desired. Enjoy!

Recipe:

Ingredients:

•1/4Cup + 2Tbsp Chocolate protein powder LeanFit Protein
•1/4Cup Cacao or Cocoa powder
•1/4Cup Coconut flour or Casein
•1/4Cup + 2Tbsp Almond milk or choice
•2Tbsp EnjoyLife chocolate chips

Topping:
50g Dark chocolate
1tsp coconut oil

Method:
Combine protein powder, cacao powder and coconut flour with fork; add almond milk and mash together until combined (should be thick batter), add chocolate chips and mix in until incorporated. Line dish with parchment paper. Using small cookie scoop or your hands scoop even portions out and place on parchment lined sheet. With your hands create “egg” shapes and place back on parchment lined sheet, place in fridge while you prepare chocolate. Melt chocolate in double boiler and add coconut oil and stir until all melted. Drizzle and dip eggies with chocolate (I did half whole chocolate shell and half chocolate drizzle). Yield 9-12 eggies.

Macros (12): (using coconut flour/includes topping)
Calories: 74 | Fat: 4g | Carb: 6g | Protein: 4g

recipe note: If you like a sweeter treat add 1-2Tbsp maple syrup or pinch of stevia.

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Recipe adapted from ProteinPow recipe on bodybuilding.com

Homemade Chili

I whipped up this chili by my boyfriends request. He is usually the one that makes the chili in the slow cooker but we only had about an hour to cook so I did it the traditional stovetop way. Turned out delicious, didn’t take many pictures sorry.

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Recipe:

Homemade Chili

Ingredients:
•2-3 pounds ground bison (can use beef, turkey or veggie ground round)
•2tsp Extra virgin olive oil
•4 Celery stalks, chopped
•1 medium Onion, chopped
•2 medium Carrots, chopped
•6 Large Mushrooms, sliced
•1 medium Zucchini, chopped
•2 medium Bell peppers, chopped
•1 Jalapeño, diced (remove seeds if you don’t want spicy or omit)
•4 Garlic cloves, minced
•1 28oz can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
•1 28oz can crushed tomatoes
•1 6oz can tomato paste
•1 cup (1/2 jar) marinara sauce
•1/4 cup chili powder
•2 tsp cumin powder
•1 tsp coconut sugar or choice
•2 tsp onion powder
•2 tsp dried oregano
•1 tsp dried basil
•1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
•1 tsp pink Himalayan salt
•1 tsp fresh ground pepper

Method:
In large soup pot fry oil and ground bison over medium heat until just done (it’s ok for a little pink as you will be cooking more). While bison is cooking chop all your veggies up and then add all prepped veggies to cooked bison  and fry for about 5-10 minutes more until somewhat soft. Add all your seasonings and stir well. Add crushed tomatoes, kidney beans, tomato paste and marinara sauce, stir until well combined. Lower heat and simmer for at least 30-40minutes stirring occasionally. Serve. Makes about 12× 1Cup servings.

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I had leftovers for lunch the next day with ryvita crackers, avocado and cherry tomatoes.

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