White Chocolate & Key Lime Protein Smoothie

Whew—the title is a mouthful. I am excited to share my new smoothie concoction. It is unique, delicious, and satisfying. The new mixture was inspired by the new Chobani Flip yogurts that I enjoy so much. Image

I created this smoothie when I woke up on Monday morning. I typically begin the week by attempting to think of something more than the long week ahead. (Grad school won’t last forever, right?) For me, excitement begins by creating healthy and SIMPLE recipes. Just like that, a smoothie was born šŸ˜‰

 

White Chocolate Key Lime Protein Smoothie

  • 1/2 of a 6oz Key Lime Chobani container (using 1/2 allows you to cut down sugar and make another smoothie later)
  • 1/4 cup of plain, fat free greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup milk of your choice
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 cup fresh kale or spinach
  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder OR 1/4 cup FF cottage cheese
  • 1 heaping tablespoon of white chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp of group flax (optional)

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Just blend all ingredients and enjoy!

Stay dry and warm on this gloomy Wednesday evening…two days away from the weekend šŸ™‚

Chelsey

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Greek Yogurt Pancakes

Happy, Happy weekend blog readers!

I hope you are enjoying your day so far! I woke up this morning and wanted to accomplish a run before I changed my mind.Ā  I ended up having a great run and am loving my Map-My-Run App through my ipod touch. It calculates my mile and pace time with it’s GPS capabilities. Every mile I run, it dims my music and announces my progress. Love it!

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Lately, I have been cooking up a storm in the kitchen. As with every new chef, some recipes work out better than others. Here are a couple of my latest that I would recommend to you.

Baked Edaname

When I first started making this recipe, IĀ  wasn’t even positive what edaname even was. Come to find out, it is a shelled soybean and is known for its rich protein content. For individuals who enjoy meat-free sources of protein, this can be a great entree to a healthy lunch or dinner. It also stores well and can be eaten as leftovers. I love the crunchy, nutty taste that keeps me full for hours.

  • 1- 10oz package of frozen edamame
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1/3 cup of mozzarella or Parmesan cheese
  • garlic salt or salt and pepper to taste

1) Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees and lay frozen edamame in the bottom of a baking dish

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2) Drizzle top with olive oil and sprinkle cheese and any spices

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3) Bake for 13-15 minutes and enjoy!

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I enjoyed this dish for a couple of my work-time lunches this past week. It was excellent paired with yogurt and fruit to complete a meal!

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Greek Yogurt Pancakes

I woke up this morning and knew I wanted something for breakfast with major staying power. I whipped up a batch of greek yogurt pancake and was ready to tackle my day.

  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup any flavored yogurt (doesn’t have to be greek)
  • 3/4 cup plain oatmeal
  • 2 egg whites or 1 whole egg
  • cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin spice, etc to taste

1) Blend all of these ingredients together and pour onto non-stick skillet.

2) Cook each side for about 1.5 minutes before flipping

3) Top with your choice (Berries, Nut Butters, Syrup, Jellies, etc.)

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Question: What are your favorite things to make in the kitchen?

Have a great weekend!

-Chelsey