Peanut Butter Protein Balls Recipe

I love making peanut butter protein balls every Sunday or Monday to prepare for the week. They only take about 10 minutes to make and you only need a few ingredients. I like to have them before or after a workout because they are really light but also packed with protein. The best part is that you do not have to bake or cook them! Less mess and less time are always the best ūüėČ Try it out and let me know what you think!

Ingredients for protein balls  

1 cup of oats

one scoop of vanilla or chocolate protein

1 tbsp. of chia seeds

1 tbsp. of flaxseeds

1/4 cup of chocolate chips

2 tbsp. of honey

1/2 cup of peanut butter

1 tsp. of vanilla

add a few drops of water if needed

 

           

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Trader Joe’s Haul | Under $50

I decided to do a trader joe’s haul because it is my current obsession! I mean seriously you can’t beat the prices. They have a lot of organic products which I love! The first time I went to trader joe’s was a few weeks ago and I fell in love. First the prices of course, but they also have a product selection that you will not find at any other grocery stores. Every time I go here I try to get a few new things to try, which is always fun. Also, can we talk about the employees? AMAZING. Keep reading to see what I got for my trader joe’s haul.

What I got:

Organic Pumpkin Puree- I use this to make a vegan pumpkin spice latte. I also used this to make pumpkin and cookie butter muffins and they were delicious!

Unsalted Peanut Butter- This is my favorite peanut butter because the only ingredients are peanuts.

Cookie Butter- When I first tried this I was not really a fan and was actually kind of let down. However, I made cookies and muffins with it and let me tell you something… they were the best damn cookies I ever had!

Frozen Mango- YUM! I love frozen mango in my smoothies with some berries.

Cucumber- I use this to make fresh juice.

Zucchini- I actually used this yesterday to make zucchini noodles and shrimp. Surprisingly it turned out really good.. not as good as regular pasta but it did the job.

Sardines- I know some of you probably think sardines are gross, but with the right seasoning, they are beyond ;). Plus, they are very healthy with you.

Chicken Chow Mein- This is something that I wanted to try out. I am sure you can make a much healthier version at home, but I wanted something that was going to be quick.

Pizza Crust- Ugh I made this the other day and now I want more. I added tomato, mozzarella, basil, and olive oil and it was soooo good. I loved it because the crust was not too thick or too thin which is always my issue.

Thai Red Curry Sauce- I got this to make a vegetable curry type of thing… yeah I am not too sure yet.

Ezekial Bread- I AM SO DISAPPOINTED BY THIS BREAD. I have watched so many youtube videos of people using this bread and say it is delicious. WRONG, this is the most disgusting bread I ever had and in my opinion is a disgrace to bread. Sorry.

My Favorites

Bread Crumbs- I wanted to get these because well if we’re being real I saw they were organic and couldn’t say no. I made the BEST chicken with these breadcrumbs yesterday, I am going to have to share the recipe soon.

Miyoko’s Vegan Butter- This vegan butter honestly tastes just like regular butter to me. It was the most expensive thing in this haul but definitely worth it to me. Plus, the ingredients are clean.

Peanut Butter Cups- Now for the real reason why I go to trader joe’s… these are the best thing that ever happened to me. I am not even being dramatic (okay maybe a little), but seriously if you get anything from this BUY THESE. They also have dark chocolate¬†but I prefer milk. I love that the peanut butter does not taste processed. Please get these and let me know what you think!

Let me know if you liked this trader joe’s haul and if you try anything from here, or have any suggestions!

 

            

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Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

A hot pumpkin spice latte is the perfect way to get into the fall vibe. I did not want to spend $5 at Starbucks every time I want one, so I decided to make it myself! This recipe is way healthier and if you do not use whipped cream or honey, it is vegan. I sometimes use Agave as a substitute for honey. Here is a recipe for vegan whipped cream.  Pumpkin is high in Vitamin A, antioxidants, and an immunity booster. Try out this super easy and healthy pumpkin spice latte recipe, let me know what you think!

Ingredients

2 tbsp of pumpkin

1 1/2  cup of almond milk

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1 tbsp honey

1 cup of coffee

whipped cream

Instructions for Pumpkin Spice Latte

  1. Put stove on medium heat
  2. Add pumpkin
  3. Slowly add almond milk while stirring
  4. Add vanilla, pumpkin spice, and cinnamon
  5. Add a cup of coffee or pour into coffee ( I like to let it all heat up together in the pot)
  6. Put into a mug, add whipped cream
  7. Top off with pumpkin pie spice

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How to Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

Hard boiled eggs are my favorite to make on Sunday’s to prepare for the week. You can them for breakfast, a snack, or add them into a salad. I personally love to have one or two before class. They keep me full without feeling lazy or bloated. I like to add pepper and pink Himalayan salt as well. But nothing beats hard boiled eggs in a salad…. seriously it is the best. I have always had a hard time getting them to be perfect but I finally got it! Let me know how it works for you ūüôā

Ingredients

  • Brown Eggs
  • Pink Himalayan Salt
  • Pepper
  • Water
  • Ice

Instructions:

  1. Put eggs in a pot and fill with water until they are all covered
  2. Add salt to help peel
  3. Put stove on high and wait for the water to boil
  4. Once the water boils, turn off the stove
  5. Cover the eggs, and leave on the hot stove top for 12 minutes
  6. Put eggs into ice cold water to cool down
  7. Store in fridge

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Shrimp Tacos Recipe

SHRIMP! My favorite food besides steak that I¬†no longer can have because I stopped eating red meat ūüôĀ I know very sad. Anyways shrimp tacos are extremely quick and easy to make‚Ķ literally 15-20 minutes at most. If you do not use cheese and sour cream it is a very healthy meal, but I like to add just a little. I also love this recipe because it keeps me full without feeling like I can’t move after, which is the worst feeling! Adding in the spinach and avocado is going to help with getting your greens, without even noticing ūüėČ Let me know what you think!

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‚Äď Shrimp

-Tortillas

-Olive Oil

-Spinach

-Minced Garlic, Chopped Onion, Avocado

-Seasonings (ground cumin, cayenne pepper, old bay blackened, crushed red pepper, pepper, himalayan salt)

-Sour Cream (optional)

-Cheese (optional)

-Hot Sauce (optional)

Put the minced garlic, olive oil, and some butter (if wanted) and let garlic cook for a minute. Then add the shrimp and seasonings, cook until done.

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How to Make Fresh Juice

Eating two to three pounds of vegetables a day does not sound ideal to me, and that is why I love making fresh juice. I started juicing a few months ago and now I do it about 5 times a week. It can help with increasing energy levels, stronger immune system, and help aid weight loss. Research shows it many even reduce the chances of a stroke, cancer, and heart diseases, which are the three leading causes of death. MAKE YOUR OWN JUICE! This is so important because the ones you buy in bottles are heated and processed, taking away the vitamins and minerals. A lot of people drink the NAKED juice which actually is not good for you at all. A juicer can be on the pricey side but it is definitely worth the investment.

This is the juicer I use Omega VERT Slow Juicer VSJ843QS, Square Version, Silver. I love this juicer because it is so easy to use and clean up after. I know there are a lot that take you about two hours to finish everything, this one only takes me around 15-30 minutes! Making fresh juicer is much healthier and way less expensive.

This is what I use when I make my juice: Carrots, Apples, Spinach, Broccoli, Kale, Beets. I also like to add some berries just to make it a little sweet and easier to drink.

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The process….

      

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