Yeah, so the blender shenanigans continue. What did I make today, you ask?
I love coffee… like, I really love coffee. And not only is this treat homemade, but it’s low fat and absolutely delicious. Here’s how I made it:
In a blender:
Blend it up until it’s smooth and voila.
I’m always looking for healthy and refreshing drinks for warmer months. Sometimes I just throw some things into a blender until it tastes good.
Here’s something I whipped up last week:
In a blender, put in about a cup of diet ginger ale, a handful of frozen strawberries, and a handful of ice.
Cookie Dough Greek Yogurt
I’ve seen this recipe getting a lot of buzz on Pinterest, and now on Tumblr, so I thought I’d try it out and see what all the hype is about.
Oh my GOD.
Not only was it delicious, but it made me full. Like, really full. It is PACKED with protein and overall tastiness.
And, in a strange way, it actually does kind of taste like cookie dough.
I’ve seen a few different recipes/ways to make this, so here’s what I did—
What you’ll need:
Stir it all together and bask in the glory.
All the recipes I saw called for chocolate chips as well, but I didn’t have any chocolate chips. I can imagine, though, that chocolate chips would only make this taste even better.
Let’s be clear: I despise greek yogurt. I can’t stand the taste of it—it’s way, way too tangy for me. But this recipe gives it a little sweetness and, let’s be honest, I’d eat anything if it had peanut butter in it.
It makes a really awesome fruit dip, too.
So cookie dough greek yogurt? A+. Go try this recipe; you won’t regret it.
7 Healthy Foods That Will Fill You Up
- Bananas - If you reach out for a banana when you feel hungry instead of an empty calorie snack, you’ll nourish your body and you’ll be ingesting way less fat and sugar than many snacks.
- Eggs - As long as you’re not eating 12 of them in one week, eggs are good for you.
- Almonds - Just one handful of almonds will keep you full for a long time because they are great at suppressing appetite.
- Avocados - It contains good fats (monounsaturated fatty acids) and it contains protein that will fill you up nicely
- Peanut Butter - You can easily find peanut butter that contains only 100% roasted peanuts (you can buy the organic and non-organic kinds). There are no hydrogenated oils, sugar or salt added to the peanut butter. This is a healthy option.
- Oatmeal - Is a great super food because it’s low in sugar, high in fiber and it’s so quick to prepare.
- Apples - Packing an apple for your daily snack will not only add one fruit/vegetable portion to your daily recommended intake and the fiber will fill up your stomach
What’s up people!
Here’s what I ate for breakfast: whole wheat waffles with peanut butter and a banana.
It was delicious.
Special K and fresh fruit is one of my favorite meals ever. I eat it every day, at least once.
Today’s add in: fresh blueberries.
Angel Food Cupcakes
I told you guys I was a sucker for anything sweet. If I can find a way to cheat dessert, I’m going to do it.
This is a recipe my roommate introduced me to. It’s super easy and super delicious.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Pre-heat your oven to 350.
Pour the cake mix and the pineapple into a big bowl (don’t drain the pineapple), stir it up, and pour into a cake pan or cupcake tins with liners. If you’re doing a cake, follow the directions on the box, usually takes about 35-40 minutes to bake. The cupcakes took about 15 minutes.
You don’t even need to put anything on top! (Of course you can add icing or Cool Whip if you so desire.)
This was the first time I made cupcakes with this recipe— I was able to make 34 cupcakes, each one only 2 PointsPlus on Weight Watchers.
Bake. Eat. Enjoy.
“Cheesecake” Greek Yogurt
I’m not much of a yogurt person. I eat it occasionally (not often at all, really), but I just don’t like the tartness combined with the texture.
I’ve never had greek yogurt before, but I hear people talk and rave about it all the time. My dad eats it a lot. I’ve always wanted to try it, but I just never have.
I read a recipe in passing online a few weeks ago about how to turn greek yogurt into a cheesecake-like treat—okay, recipe; you had me at cheesecake. I love dessert, and I love sweets more than anything, so I really wanted to try this recipe and see what the deal was.
What You’ll Need:
That’s it. So simple, right?
All you need to do is pour your one scoop of whey into the yogurt and stir it up. Stir carefully at first—the protein powder kind of has a party at the top and can make a mess if you’re not careful.
I used vanilla yogurt and chocolate protein powder. Mix and match to your liking, though—experimenting with stuff like this is half the fun. (The other half is eating it.)
I must admit, it was no cheesecake, but it was pretty good—the cup is sitting beside me empty, after all.
There’s about 34 grams of protein packed into this little treat, so it fills you up more than you think it might. There’s about 220 calories, only 2 grams of fat, and it’s 5 PointsPlus on Weight Watchers.
I definitely recommend you try it, at least once. It’s perfect for a quick, easy breakfast, lunch, or even dessert.
I would happily eat it again.