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Festive Foods For Fitness Freaks

Uncategorized Oct 14, 2016

It’s that time of year — Pumpkin, Pumpkin, PUMPKIN!

Even though you may not actually love Pumpkin (it’s bland and plain alone), It is fun to Fall into the festivities of the Season! And as one of my favorite times of the year, I like to go all in. Only I try to stay on the healthy side (stay away from the dark side), because let’s be real here…I am kiiinda a health nut, and I kiiinda have to look good in a bikini. So here are a coupleFun Festive Foods For Fitness Freaks (see what I did there — yah I’m good). Best part, they are no bakerecipes, and take 20 mins or less to prepare!

Protein Pumpkin Spice Dessert

Healthy guilt-free snack packed withprotein — Get your Pumpkin Spice fix with this delicious treat for one.
Want to share this light whipped treat? Just double the recipe!
 
Since there is no baking involved, preparation time is short. 

Prep time: 20 mins


Ingredients you will need:

  • Sugar-free Vanilla Jello
  • Pumpkin Puree
  • Natural Peanut Butter
  • OIKOS Triple Zero Greek Yogurt — Vanilla
  • Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • Vanilla Protein Powder (I use GAT Vanilla Supertein)
  • Sugar Free Reddi Whip (optional)
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Truvia, Splenda or Stevia (optional)

What you will need:

  • Medium Mixing Bowl
  • Whisk
  • Small Serving bowl
  • A chair…for when you get weak in the knees from this amazing dessert


Directions
In a medium bowl mix together OIKOS yogurt, unsweetened almond milk, and pumpkin puree Beat together. Add Vanilla Protein Powder and Sugar-Free JELLO, beat until mixed thoroughly (may add sweetener for taste) Once ingredients are mixed together, spoon into a small serving bowl for one, refrigerate for 10–15 mins, add Reddi Whip a dash of cinnamon (optional) and Enjoy!

Nutrition Information: Serving Size 1 : 200 calories

21 grams of protein— 25 grams of carbs — 0 grams of fat

 

Pumpkin Spice Protein Squares

Be careful — these are known to disappear within minutes of being created…I blame ghost (by ghost I mean me)


This is hands down my favorite off season snack. I say offseason because during show prep I choose to stay on task, the smallest slip up releases the Hunger Monster that I have buried deep DEEEEP within.. and then all self control is lost from there, and I end up eating enough to feed a small army of men.

But most of us are not as restricted and can enjoy the pleasures that come with having a healthy balanced diet. I like to have this snack as a post-work out treat (especially when I destroy my legs), or when I have a sweet tooth craving — this usually hits the spot, and I don’t feel guilty about it (unless I eat the whole batch, don’t do that)

Since there is no baking involved the preparation time is short.

Prep time: 20 mins

So if you are looking to try a yummy recipe that takes minimal time, this is a tasty snack! Enjoy them all for yourself, or share!

Ingredients you will need:

  • Oatmeal (I use Quaker Oats)
  • Honey
  • Natural Peanut Butter
  • Vanilla Protein (I use GAT Supertein Rich Vanilla use code: OKONFIT for 15% off)
  • Pumpkin Puree
  • Splenda, Truvia or Stevia (optional)


What you will need:

  • Large Bowl
  • Wax Paper
  • Cookie Sheet
  • Ziplock bag (storage)
  • A new brain… for once your mind is blown.


Measurements

  • 1\2 c. Natural Peanut Butter
  • 1\3 c. Honey
  • 1 1\3 c. Oats (dry)
  • 1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder (I use GAT Supertein Rich Vanilla)
  • 1\4 c. Pumpkin Puree

Directions
In a large bowl beat together Pumpkin puree, honey, and peanut butter. Once ingredients mixed, add Vanilla protein powder, mix. Lastly, slowly add oatmeal until ingredients are completely mixed. You may add Splenda for taste. [Note: batch should stick together with out pieces breaking apart easily — if batch is too sticky add small increments of oatmeal until it is firm] Once batch is complete. lay wax paper onto cookie sheet & spread batch onto the wax paper evenly (one batch should barely take up half).

Refrigerate for 10–15 minutes, then cut into squares and Enjoy! To keep my protein squares fresh I like to put them in a Ziplock bag and keep them refrigerated. Great on the go snack!

Measurements should make roughly 11 protein squares, dependent on how large each square is made.

Nutrition Information: Serving Size 11: Per Bar — 150 calories

5 p — 20f — 28c

Who doesn’t LOVE Fall?
Thank you for reading! I hope you enjoy these healthy recipes as much as I do! Share some of your favorite most creative Fall recipes, I would love to hear them!

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Angie Marie

IFBB Bikini Pro~Online Coach

 

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