Hoppy Fridayyyyy my little bun buns!
A few of you have asked me for more before and after photos because they help you to stay motivated and on track. I searched my computes for quite some time to find old photos, but noticed that I don’t have too many full body pictures of myself. I was usually very covered up or couldn’t stand photos of myself, so I deleted them. Anyways here is another before and after to show you guys what rabbit food can do for your body! I hope that this can inspire you guys to eat more rabbit food!
So last week I said that I was going to go prop shopping for my kitchen/blog photos. That semi-happened, but I literally cannot get away from black and white props! It’s my fav! The Coco Chanel kitchen lives on!
I love love love dessert. I get my sweet tooth from my mom, who can literally eat candy and cookies like there’s no tomorrow and maintain her petite frame. I wasn’t blessed with that same gene, but man I love me some sugaaaa! I’m the kind of person that cannot live without dessert or a little something sweet every day. Instead of traditional store bought cookies loaded with oil, salt, refined sugar, and bad saturated fats (not to mention the totally addictive-cannot-stop-eating-one-after-the-other feeling that comes along with them!), I took to my kitchen to give an old fav a healthy spin! I wanted to make a super clean, healthy, peanut butter cookie that can be enjoyed with coffee and good conversation. Something that feels indulgent and naughty, but is actually quite filling and good for you!
Believe it or not, this recipe only calls for 7 ingredients that you probably have in your kitchen already!
Single Serving PB Cookie
1 Tbsp almond flour
1 Tbsp coconut flour
1 Tbsp creamy peanut butter
1 Tbsp unsweetened almond milk
1/2 Tbsp egg whites
1/2 tbsp chocolate chips (or 1 tsp mini)
1 packet stevia
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix until well combined. Spread the dough onto a microwave safe plate and flatten into a cookie shape. microwave for 1:15-1:30 minutes.
Remember last week when I was obsessed with carrot cake? Well my taste buds are over the carrot cake and now I’m on a total green monster kick, like I literally crave thick fresh smoothies with leafy greens blended in them. Weird? Well not when they taste this amazing! I was working on some recipes earlier this week and this little gem was born… Behold the healthy Thin Mint Protein Smoothie! We all love Girl Scout Cookies, but we don’t love the nutrition label on those babies. Instead of reaching for that box of Thin Mints, whip up a healthy alternative, complete with a nutritional boost of spinach! You’ll get the chocolatey pepperminty cookie flavor along with all of the extra benefits of spinach being in your smoothie, and trust me… you cannot even taste it!
Get to know this leafy green: Everyone say, “Hi Spinach!”
- Filled with powerful antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, manganese, zinc and selenium, which combat the onset of osteoporosis, atherosclerosis and high blood pressure.
- One cup of spinach contains over 337% of the RDA of vitamin A that protects and strengthens “entry points” into the human body, such as mucous membranes, respiratory, urinary and intestinal tracts.
- One cup of spinach has nearly 20% of the RDA of dietary fiber, which aids in digestion, and curbs overeating.
- The abundance of vitamin K contributes to a healthy nervous system and brain function.
- Contains two anti-inflammatory epoxyxanthophylls; Neoxanthin and violaxanthin.
- Packed with magnesium, folate, iron, calcium, vitamin C, vitamin B2, potassium, and vitamin B6, and a great source of selenium and niacin.
Thin Mint Protein Smoothie
1 cup frozen spinach (or 2 cups fresh)
1 cup almond milk
2 scoops chocolate protein powder
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/8 tsp peppermint extract
1 Tbsp walnuts
1 Tbsp 70% dark chocolate chips
Combine the almond milk, spinach, protein powder, rolled oats, and peppermint extract in a high powered blender and blend until smooth. Transfer to a glass and top with walnuts and chocolate chips and enjoy with a spoon!
Note: If your blender has a hard time blending certain things, start by blending the milk and frozen spinach first and then add in the oats, followed by protein powder and peppermint extract.
The Rabbit Food Pyramid Breakdown
Whole Grain: rolled oats
Protein: protein powder
Plant Based Fat: walnuts and dark chocolate chips