Saturday, November 16, 2013

Cookie Dough Cake Batter

Beyond amazing!!!! I am literally eating this by the spoonful as I create this entry. With nearly 50 grams of protein, this clean recipe consists of just a few ingredients and is a healthy way to satisfy your sweet tooth.

1 scoop Cake batter whey protein
1 serving non-fat Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon nectresse or stevia (this adds amazing frosting-like texture)
1/2 Cookie Dough Quest bar

Stir the first three ingredients with about 2 T. of water. Top with broken up Quest bar...enjoy! Last bit of not use a mason jar like I did! It looks super cute, but is very difficult to get the last bits of batter out with the spoon! Cake batter protein and Quest bars are available at Vitamin Shoppe.  Shipping is free with your purchase of $25 or more.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Sweet Potato Coconut Fries

Who knew?! Sweet potato fries have become a staple in my diet lately and I recently was shocked to discover a sweet potato that wasn't orange! I did some research and came to these conclusions...There are two major varieties of sweet potatoes, the yellow, drier, more mealy kind with lighter beige colored skins, and the orange, more moist, sweeter ones with reddish skins that are usually called "yams." While all sweet potatoes contain similar amounts of the same nutrients, the notable difference among the varieties is the content of beta-carotene. More beta-carotene is available in orange-fleshed than in white- or yellow-fleshed varieties.  In the body, beta-carotene is converted to Vitamin A, an essential nutrient.  It has antioxidant activity, which helps to protect cells from damage.

2 sweet potatoes
2 T. coconut oil
2 t. cinnamon
2 t. hemp seed

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Bake the potatoes for approximately 6 minutes in the microwave. Allow to cool before cutting. Slice potatoes and put into bowl. Stir in coconut oil, cinnamon, and hemp seed. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until crispy. Enjoy!  Purchase your coconut oil and hemp seeds at Vitamin Shoppe.