This is one of my favorite breakfasts and I’m not usually a fan of oatmeal but this is delicious. This recipe is from the new book by Chris & Heidi Powell called Extreme Transformation.
Raspberry Almond Oatmeal
⅓ cup rolled oats (½ cup for men)
½ cup water
2 teaspoons all-natural almond butter
1 tablespoon unsweetened almond milk (2 tablespoons for men)
⅛ teaspoon pure almond extract (optional)
¼ cup vanilla protein powder (½ cup for men)
½ cup raspberries
1 teaspoon slivered almonds
Dash of cinnamon
Vanilla stevia drops for sweetness
Mix the oats and water together. Microwave 1–2 minutes.
Stir in almond butter, almond milk, and almond extract (if using). Stir in protein powder.
Top with raspberries, almonds, and cinnamon. Add stevia if needed for sweetness. Eat warm.
You can also make this the night before by mixing all the ingredients together and storing in the fridge overnight without cooking. Eat cold.
Women: 285 cals; 11g fat; 30g carb; 20g protein
Men: 405 cals; 14g fat; 41g carb; 35g protein
I usually omit the peanut butter, slivered almonds, cinnamon & stevia. My calorie count for my edited recipe is 200 calories.
Good Morning Everyone,
Here’s my breakfast from the new book Extreme Transformation by Chris & Heidi Powell. It was delicious.
Cinnamon French Toast
1 whole egg (2 eggs for men)
1 tablespoon unsweetened almond milk
Dash of cinnamon
2 slices low-sodium Ezekiel Sprouted Grain Bread
¼ cup low-fat cottage cheese (½ cup for men) (low sodium)
Vanilla stevia drops for sweetness
¼ cup berries
2 tablespoons sugar-free syrup
Spray a pan or skillet with cooking spray and place on medium heat.
Beat the egg, almond milk, and cinnamon together in a shallow dish.
Dip both slices of the bread into the mixture, coating both sides.
Place on the skillet and cook until the bread is brown on both sides.
Mix together the cottage cheese and stevia drops.
Top French toast with sweetened cottage cheese, berries, and syrup. Enjoy!
Women: 295 cals; 6g fat; 39g carb; 21g protein
Men: 400 cals; 11g fat; 42g carb; 33g protein
Sorry I’ve been away from my blog but life as I know it has taken over all of my time, but luckily with the holiday break here I’ve found some free time in between all the hub bub of entertaining weekend guest, kids parties, shopping etc oh ya & over eating I’ve been wanting to write in my blog to tell you what I’m really excited about. My newest experiment will be carb cycling…What? Wait? You’ve done this already, yes you’re right I’ve tried it before for a week or so but this time around I really feel that this is it for me and no I’m not saying this just because it January 2016 and it’s resolution time. I’m saying this because I truly believe that this will be my lifestyle and not a diet. I like the fact that no food is off limit, it just matters how you combine your food. Before I explain here’s just a little recap, I’ve been a stay at home mom for the past 15 years and now with my kids both starting high school I got a job working in retail. Wow what an adjustment for myself and my whole family. Juggling family, work and trying to get in some time at the gym and eating healthy has become a challenge. I’m trying to find a meal plan that’ll suit my needs, I don’t have celiac disease but I’ve noticed over the years that I can’t tolerate wheat, so that’s why carb cycling just seems to fit the bill. For Christmas I asked Santa for a book, and he pre-ordered it as it was going to be released on Dec 22, 2015. The book is called Extreme Transformation by Chris & Heidi Powell, I just love the show extreme weight loss and now I can see how they really do it, basically with a step by step manual. Well Santa came through and my book arrived and I haven’t been able to put it down.Let me start of by saying that Carb Cycling is not a fad diet but rather it’s a well known and effective technique used by professional athletes and body builders.
Carb cycling is simply alternating high carb days with low carb days. I highly recommend getting Chris & Heidi’s new book because it’s explained so much better than I can do it justice. But I’ll do my best to put it out there for you.
Everyday: on either High Carb and Low Carb days
Eat breakfast, 30 minutes after waking up (it gets your metabolism going)
5 meals every 3 hours (keeps your metabolism fire burning )
5 x a week 20 min Metabolic Missions (exercise routines)
6 x a week Weight Loss Accelerator (cardio)
Drink plenty of water
(Water energizes your muscles, which means your workouts will go better, your body will get stronger, and you’ll be able to burn more calories. Drink water before, during, and after exercise. You need to replace all that water you’re sweating away while your well-hydrated muscles are burning all those calories)Stay tuned as I plan on posting recipes, grocery lists, approved foods list, exercises and much more.
Happy New Year 2016!
Stay with me as I have new posts coming soon 🤓😊😘
Merry Christmas to all my friends new and old whom have followed me this past year. I hope you stay with me as my healthy lifestyle is on going even though I haven’t posted in awhile.
Last night was Christmas eve and we celebrate with eating fish, “The Feast of Seven Fishes” it was delicious.
Here’s just a few of the delectable dishes.
Appetizer: Ritz cracker, cream cheese, smoked oyster & fresh jalapeno
Coquille St.Jacque (Scallop, shrimp, garlic cream sauce)
Mussels in white wine & cream sauce
Baked panko crusted cod
Baked mashed Potatoes
Blueberry pancakes, bacon, fruit
Chicken Roulade (mushrooms, onions, parmesan cheese), Gravy , Accordion Potatoes, Green beans & pecans
Green Beans & Pecans