Saturday, January 25, 2014

Fresh Start

Hi guys! Long time no blog!  As you can probably tell, I removed almost all of my blog posts except for a couple recipes.  I wanted a fresh start on the blog to go along with a fresh start in life! I have gone through so many life changes in the past six months, and while the process is still ongoing, I feel like I’m finally getting back on my two feet.  I’m not going to lie, it has been rough, and I didn’t want to blog about it all, and as cliché as it is, I decided to start my blog back up on January 1st.  Then a minor emergency, trip to the oral surgeon, and being out of the gym and eating limited foods for a couple weeks put the damper on that… Yeah, so here I am on January 25th finally writing a post! LOL!  I’m excited to share my new recipes, training notes, fun crafts, figuring out single life, fixing up my shitty apartment, and restoring old furniture that I’ve picked up (that I bought in perfect condition, but my new puppy, Solomon, destroyed). 

I’m sure there will be even more randomness to come!

Like obligatory puppy cuteness.  Yes, I am obsessed.

 

If you are still following, thank you! Open-mouthed smile I’ll be back soon!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

When life hands you lemons...

Make LEMON BARS




Ingredients
8 egg whites
4 scoops vanilla protein isolate
1/4c calorie free sweetener
Juice of two lemons
Zest of one lemon
1t vanilla extract
1/4t baking soda

Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Mix all ingredients.



3. Pour mixture in pan sprayed with nonstick spray. (I use a glass pan.)
4. Bake for approximately 20 minutes.
5. Cut into 8 pieces and enjoy!!!




Nutrition Facts (per serving)
103 calories
1g fat
5g carbs
16g protein


- xo, Genie

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Not Your Granny's Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

HAAAAaaaaay! So, on a whim, I decided to clean up my favorite oatmeal raisin cookie recipe. The result was freaking delicious.

If you try it, let me know.



INGREDIENTS
1/2c coconut oil, melted
1/2c sugar free syrup
1/2c stevia
2 omega-3 eggs
1t vanilla extract
4scoops vanilla protein powder
1t baking soda
1t ground cinnamon
1/2t ground cloves
1/2t ginger
1/2t salt
3c rolled oats
1c raisins

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Preheat oven to 350*.
2. Mix all ingredients, except the raisins, until thoroughly mixed.
3. Stir in the raisins.
3. Drop onto ungreased cookie sheet by the heaping teaspoon.
3. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

Enjoy!!!



I was able to get 30 cookies with this recipe! They aren't massive, but they aren't tiny, either. I hope you like them. :)

NUTRITION FACTS PER COOKIE
87 calories
7g carbs
4g fat
3g protein

ENTIRE RECIPE
2598 calories
211g carbs
128g fat
95g protein

- xo, Genie

Friday, November 30, 2012

Easy Peasy Protein Cookies

Alright, y'all. This little recipe has been a staple this week. I mean, 3x/day kinda staple. I'm officially addicted!





INGREDIENTS
1sc vanilla protein powder (I use MRM natural vanilla)
2T nut butter (I use Maranatha raw, creamy almond butter)
1T water
2 packets Sweetener (optional -- I use Truvia)
1 dash coarse salt (optional)

DIRECTIONS
1. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl


2. Plop on wax paper and shape the mass of awesomeness into a cookie (totally professional cooking descriptions...)



3. Nuke for 45s
4. Eat





VARIATIONS
** this recipe works well with just 1T of nut butter
** sometimes I just nuke it in the mixing bowl
** sometimes I don't nuke it all and just eat it as is

You're welcome.

- xo, Genie

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Sweet Potato Pinwheel Candy

So, I’ve had this fantabulous idea floating around in my head, taking up precious space.

I’m a big fan of the typical traditional potato pinwheel candy for a few reasons… 1) It’s easy; 2) It looks fancy; 3) It contains peanut butter; 4)  There is a boatload of sugar.

Well, I decided to tweak it a bit.  I used sweet potatoes and natural peanut butter, so it’s practically healthy.  I also smeared it with extra peanut butter and topped it with pecans for extra nutty goodness. Okay, I did it because they were ugly, and I needed to camouflage it. 

 

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This is my remix of the original…

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Ya heard? Smile

 

Ingredients

  • One small sweet potato (microwaved, use 1/4c without skin)
  • 16oz powdered sugar
  • All natural peanut butter (I used Skippy!)
  • Pecans (optional)

Instructions

  1. Mix 1/4c sweet potato and 16oz. powdered sugar until a dough forms.
  2. Chill in fridge for approximately one hour.
  3. Roll into rectangle shape. (I roll it onto wax paper for easy cleanup.  It’s also easier to use the wax paper to roll.)
  4. Spread with peanut butter

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5.  Using the wax paper to help guide, roll it into a jelly roll.

 

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6.  Chill in fridge for approximately one hour before slicing.

7.  After slicing, smear with peanut butter and top with pecans!

8. EAT!

 

If you try this out, please let me know. I personally thought it was DELICIOUS!

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