Friday Favorites #7: All Things Fall.

Can you believe it’s October already?#ApplePickinginEffect.#PumpkinEverywhere. #PumpkinSpiceandEverythingNice. ūüėÄ I got my second Citrus Lane box this month. Samantha is loving the rattles, especially the egg shape; it’s her favorite!My current favorite pants to workout in are these bad boys from Walmart. Only six bucks, can’t go wrong!And post-work, my favorite is vegan chocolate Shakeology¬†with a side of baby.If I’m feelin’ it, I’ll go a little tropical and do Strawberry.I’m linking up with Friday Favorites over at Life in Leggings. Have a great weekend everyone. ūüėÄ

Question: What are some of your favorite post-workout snacks/ meals?

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Nutty Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Cookies

Happy Sunday! ūüėÄ

I’m dropping by today to share a delicious fall treat for y’all – Are you a cookie monster like me?

If you’ve ever heard of the 21 Day Fix Plan or read about it, you’ll recognize these cookies.¬†I decided to do a Fall twist to them. This batch makes 16 small cookies and a serving is 2 cookies (one yellow container treat).¬†

If you are NOT doing the 21 Day Fix or want to add some “protein pizzaz” to the cookies, I added 2 Tbsps of Vanilla Protein and they tasted pretty bomb. But trust me, these cookies are delicious on their own.¬†

They also can be made gluten-free and vegan by using appropriate oats and chocolate chips. Yummy as a snack or for a quick breakfast, enjoy!Pumpkin Spice & Nutty Oatmeal Cookies Ingredients:

  • 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice*
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp pumpkin seed pepitas*
  • 1 Tbsp toasted pecans*
  • 1 Tbsp almond slivers*
  • 1 tsp of maple extract*

Oven goes to 350 degrees; preheat. Combine oats, pumpkin pie spice and salt in a bowl. Then add in applesauce, chocolate chips and nuts/seeds and mix well.  

Drop tablespoon sized cookies on a baking sheet, bake for 14-16 minutes. BOOM you are done!

(*Original recipe has 1 tsp of cinnamon, 1/4 cup of toasted pecans and no vanilla)

Friday Favorites #6: Hashtag Style

It’s been a while since I done a hashtag style post. Plus with baby, well hashtags are just easier. #PumpkinEverything #TargetStoleMyMoney#OneHandedBreakfast #TastesLikeFall#MyHouseIsFallReady #CandleHoarder#Obsessed #PumpkinSeedLover#ForTheOrganicSideofThings¬†#ThisFace #AlwaysMyFavorite#That’sAWrap!¬†Those are a few things I’ve been loving this week. Thanks Heather for hosting Friday Favorites.

Question: Are you a candle fan?

Pumpkin or Maple flavors?

MIMM #35: Yoga & Coffee Break.

Hello friends.

This weekend was filled with lots of yoga reading, Starbucks, relaxing and a dinner with the in-laws. What better place to read then the marvelous Starbucks.And some marvelous sweet greens on the way out?For dinner, went to downtown Lowell.And found this restaurant called Cobblestones. I must say it was quite marvelous,¬†skinny baked fries always get me.It reminded me of the Franklin Cafe in Gloucester. Remember that place?¬†So that’s my weekend in a nutshell. I’m linking up with Katie for Marvelous in my Monday, thanks for hosting!For those who are interested, I have¬†a FREE challenge group happening on Facebook July 27th called “21 Days of Fitness.” It’s going to be a fun 21 days of accountability, fitness, nutrition and more.There will be a giveaway¬†too. If you want in on the group, email me at NutritiouslySweet@gmail.com with your Facebook name – only a few spots left!

Question: How’s your summer going? Any exciting plans for the week ahead?

My Two Favorite Smoothie Recipes!

I’ve been craving more smoothies as of late. Not only because of the weather but because I am starting to get that “full” feeling in my stomach but I feel hungry too. Having a protein smoothie allows me to still get a nutritiously snack/meal and fills me up just right.

Today, I am sharing with you two of my¬†favorite protein smoothies. The first is perfect for a mid-day snack and the second one is more of a meal replacement/¬†post heavy workout snack. Enjoy ūüôā

Tropical Raspberry-nilla:

  • 1 Packet of Crystal Light Peach Mango Green Tea (you can omit, use real juice OR¬†sub for real fruit)
  • 1/2 Cup of Frozen Raspberries
  • 1/3 of a Frozen Banana, sliced
  • 1/2 Cup of Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 1/2 to 1 Scoop of Vanilla Protein Powder (I use Optimum Nutrition Whey)
  • 6 oz.¬†of Water
  • Handful of Ice -> Blend all and enjoy!

Berry Healthy Green[ish] Machine:

  • 1/2 Cup of Frozen Blueberries
  • 1/3 of a Frozen Banana, sliced
  • 1/2 Cup of Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 1 Scoop of Vanilla Protein Powder (I use Optimum Nutrition Whey)
  • 1 Packet of “Greens”¬†OR¬†Handful of Spinach
  • 1 tsp of Ground Flax Seeds
  • 6 oz.¬†of Water
  • Handful of Ice -> Blend and enjoy!

Question: Whats your favorite smoothie combination?

Ever tried a “greens” supplement? If yes, what’s your favorite brand?

MIMM #20: Yoga[ish] Weekend

Happy Monday y’all!

This weekend I was super busy at the yoga studio¬†between working, teaching and taking a yoga workshop, I am happy to be off today. I may run some errands or I may be a coach potato. Who knows.Marvelous was soy lattes that helped me wake up early. I love me some Starbucks.Marvelous was having food and snacks prepped and ready.I got hungry at work and they sell these Budi Bars. It’s a vegan GF superfood bar with lots of goodness. They don’t look too appealing but this flavor was delicious.Before the yoga deep stretching workshop I went to, I was able to go home and make a yummy smoothie using raspberries, Cellucor whipped vanilla and a bit of cranberry juice.I’ve been in need of more protein according to my doctor,¬†due to all my spinning. I can say it’s been 5 days straight of getting in 100+g of protein in per day and it’s been since November since I’ve done that.

Speaking of spinning,¬†Marvelous is this new workout jacket! It fits just right at the moment, so I know post baby it will fit even better. Long sleeves help me not push too hard for baby’s sake.Marvelous is this Bai5 grapefruit bubbles drink. I prefer the non-bubble flavors but this one was pretty good! Not marvelous was¬†this strange granola. I had it cold but I didn’t realize there was black pepper and clove in the ingredients. It left a weird after taste I wasn’t too thrilled about.And that’s a wrap! Thank you Katie for hosting MIMM and I hope everyone has an awesome week.Question: Have you tried…

Budibars?

Bai5?

Granola Unleased?!

Love & Truffles

This week there has been a lot of truffle making. And coffee drinking…There is a new protein truffle special for the holidays. If you are ordering in person it’s 8 truffles for $5.00 and if ordering online it’s¬†12¬†truffles for $10.00 including shopping! That’s right 12 truffles, $10.00 and free shipping. Be sure to get yours here!And for holiday flavors I am introducing almond mocha and peppermint bark!¬†Be sure to check out¬†my protein truffles and order yours today. Hope everyone has an awesome weekend!