Chocolate Cherry Bomb

Chia seeds are a superfood loaded with nutrients like omega-3, fiber, and antioxidants.  These nutrition bombs are also high in protein, fiber, calcium, potassium, and vitamin B.  A cool thing about chia seeds is when they are saturated, they absorb a whopping 10 times their weight in water and transform into a gel-like substance.   If you want to control your appetite, have healthy brain function, healthy skin, hair nails then you want to integrate this superfood into your diet.

This recipe is so delicious you will be amazed that it’s this good for you!

CHOCOLATE CHERRY BOMB

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2 frozen bananas

1/2 cup frozen dark cherries or blueberries

1/2 cup pineapples (optional)

2 scoops vanilla or chocolate protein powder (I like it with Muscle Milk)

2/3 cup almond milk

2 tbsp chia seeds

3 tbsp cocoa powder

optional dash of cinnamon

 

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  1. Put all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend until you reach a thick, ice cream-like consistency.
  3. Pour your frozen treat into 2 bowls and let it sit for 5 minutes so the chia seeds can begin to gel and thicken.

It’s my go to treat when I’m craving something sweet and it fills me up.  You might like this better than ice-cream!

 

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Something Better Is Coming Soon

I am realizing more and more that life is unpredictable and you have to make the best of the situations that are in front of you.  This isn’t always a bad thing.  Actually, it’s very possible that it is a blessing in disguise.

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Sure the idea of safe living where you never risk disappointment sounds nice, but it’s a myth.  Helen Keller said it perfectly, “there is no such thing as security in nature…Life is either a daring adventure or nothing!”

Life and fitness, they are an adventure!   This outlook will put you in a state of positive expectation and invoke good things to flow into your life.  God has your back.  He has your best interest at heart.

Open the eyes of your heart to serendipity because that secret wish, that innermost desire, it could happen.  If it doesn’t, you will survive, just give yourself a time limit on a pity party, then shake the dust off your wings and fly again!

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Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I LOVE cookies and sharing this love with my favorite little one makes for a fun time together:)  We even have matching aprons to help us feel like true bakers.

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 I’m always experimenting to find the best healthy cookie, and so far this one is a winner!  I have found the secret to this recipe is to use frozen ripe bananas and to defrost them when you are ready to bake.

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3 mashed bananas

1/3 cup applesauce

2 cups oatmeal

1/2 cup raisins

1/4 cup chocolate chips (I used carob chips) *optional

1/4 cup almond milk

1 tsp. cinnamon

Bake at 350 for 9-1 2 min.  Try not to over bake them.  They will look like they are not done when you take them out.  I bake mine for 9 min. and they are moist.  Adjust based on your oven and taste preference.