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Kiwi Mango Smoothie

Kiwi Mango SmoothieSo I had some kiwi and mango and thought a smoothie sounded good! I threw some ingredients in a blender and this is what I got. It makes about 2 servings so I froze the other half in a mason jar. The next time I wanted the rest of it,  I set it out on the counter for a few hours. Then, I dumped it in the blender and pulsed it until it was smooth! Enjoy!  

Serves 2 Servings

Kiwi Mango Smoothie

This fruity green smoothie is great for the summer!

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Ingredients

  • 2 Kiwis
  • 1 Mango
  • 1 Small Ripe Banana
  • 2 tsp. Honey
  • 1 C. Coconut Milk
  • 1 C. Ice
  • Handful of Spinach (Optional)

Instructions

  1. Peel kiwi and mango and cut into smaller pieces.
  2. Put ingredients in the blender and pulse until all ingredients are mixed.
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Cherries & Cream Oats

So I love oatmeal, but I get tired of it the same way. I try to throw in whatever fruit that I bought on sale that week! This week it happened to be cherries! I am slightly obsessed with them, but I usually only buy them in the summer!

Cherries & Cream Oats

If you like cherries and you like oatmeal, this is a great combo for you!

5 minPrep Time

3 minCook Time

8 min

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 C. Cherries
  • 1. C. 2% Milk or other
  • 1/2 C. Rolled Oats
  • 2 T. Vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • 2 T. Pecans
  • +Sugar if you want it sweeter

Instructions

  1. Deseed 1/2 C. cherries.
  2. Microwave 1 C. milk, 1/2 C. oats, and deseeded cherries for 3 minutes or until done in a large bowl.
  3. Add 2 Tbsp. of Vanilla Greek Yogurt and 2 Tbsp. of Pecans! Add a tsp. of Sugar or so, if you want it sweeter.
  4. Enjoy.

Notes

You could deseed the cherries the night before to make it go faster in the morning!

I suggest choosing a milk that has fat! The fat in milk helps keep you full for longer.

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Perfectly Peachy Pancakes

Just Pancakes So I have a confession, these are basically just pancakes… Only the toppings make them peachy. And really I was just planning on using vanilla or plain greek yogurt to top them, but the store was out of both, and I wasn’t going anywhere else.  I had fresh peaches in the cart, and I saw the peach yogurt. Voila! You have perfectly peachy pancakes! 

You can top any pancakes with greek yogurt for a great way to add protein and balance your plate! This is not a “healthy” pancake recipe. They are just pancakes. If you want to use a different pancake recipe that is fine because you can still use yogurt to top them! If I use plain greek yogurt, I definitely prefer a little bit of syrup with it and fresh fruit.  I usually like to use vanilla yogurt and add some fresh fruit, but the store was not cooperating with me. If you pick a flavored yogurt just make sure to watch the sugars in them! You can always add a little bit of syrup if you fancy. I did in the picture just to make it look fancy. Use what you have and be versatile in the kitchen! 

These pancakes are also great topped with peanut butter and syrup. Of course you can always just use syrup too. 

I never add butter because they are cooked in unsalted butter and have plenty of flavor! 

About 10 Pancakes

Serves 2-3 Pancakes

Pancakes

These are my favorite pancakes. There are no peaches in them just on them. This is a great base recipe for pancakes if you want to add other ingredients like nuts, fruit, or chocolate chips.

10 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

20 min

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cups of All Purpose Flour
  • 1 T. Baking Powder
  • 1 T. Sugar
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1 1/4 Cup Milk
  • 1 Egg
  • 3 T. Unsalted Melted Butter +some for cooking
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1/2 Cup Pecans (Optional)
  • Topping Choices:
  • Peach Greek Yogurt, Fresh Peaches, Syrup, Powdered Sugar, Pecans

Instructions

  1. Measure out dry ingredients in a medium size bowl and sift two times.
  2. In a separate small bowl melt the butter and add room temperature milk, egg, and vanilla.
  3. Whisk dry ingredients with the wet ingredients until blended.
  4. Stir in Pecans if you are using them.
  5. Lightly butter a skillet and heat to medium/hot.
  6. Scoop out batter with 1/4 measuring cup for each pancake.
  7. Cook for about 1 min. 30 sec. on each side or until done and put them on a plate.
  8. Cover with foil to keep them moist while cooking the others.

Notes

Topping Choices May Vary. I topped the pictured pancakes with a couple tablespoons of peach greek yogurt some fresh peaches, a little bit of syrup and pecans. Greek Yogurt makes a great topping for pancakes because it is high in protein so it can help balance your plate! I cook the pancakes in butter so I don't add butter to them, and they really shouldn't need extra!

You can have all the ingredients measured out and ready to go so it makes it easier to prepare in the morning.

Also, these pancakes are good reheated. Cover them with a damp paper towel to help them keep their moisture and do not heat them in for too long! Try 15 seconds at first, and then a little longer if they need it!

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Peanut Butter, Honey, & Banana Overnight Oats

Peanut Butter, Honey, & Banana Overnight Oats

This overnight recipe reminds me of a peanut butter and honey sandwich with the bonus of bananas. This one is so easy to prepare the night before and grab and go the next day.

3 minPrep Time

3 min

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 C. Rolled Oats
  • 1/2 C. Milk +2 to 3 Tablespoons
  • Dash of Salt
  • 1 T. Peanut Butter (I like to use crunchy!)
  • 1 small yellow banana or 1/2 of a large banana
  • 1-3 tsp. Honey (depending on how sweet you like it)

Instructions

  1. Use a fork to stir oats, 1/2 C. milk, peanut butter, banana and honey in a mason jar. I use a fork to mash the banana. Let it set overnight or for at least 4 hours in the fridge.
  2. Stir the oats when you take them out of the fridge, and add a tbsp. of milk at a time if the mixture is too thick. Enjoy.

Notes

You can add more honey to taste. The banana adds to the sweet taste of this one as well so I only put a teaspoon in. If you are feeling pretty hungry you could add in another tablespoon of peanut butter, too!

I chose to use 2% Milk. Dairy products that contain fat help balance blood sugar and keep you feeling full for longer. You may use any kind of milk you prefer though.

Calories: 391 Protein:14g, Carbs: 58g, Fat: 14g.

They are good in the fridge for about 3 days so make a few at a time and have them ready to go. I also freeze them sometimes, and then put them in the fridge to thaw out about 24 hours before I eat them the next morning.

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Overnight Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal

Overnight Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal

If you think a cold version of the peanut butter and jelly oats sounds better, then this overnight recipe is an easy grab and go breakfast for you. It combines cold oats, peanut butter, honey, and grapes for a refreshing summer breakfast.

2 minPrep Time

2 min

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 C. Rolled Oats
  • 1/2 C. Milk +2 to 3 Tablespoons
  • Dash of Salt
  • 1 T. Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 C. Fresh Grapes (or more... I like one for every bite)
  • 1-3 tsp. Honey (depending on how sweet you like it)

Instructions

  1. Stir oats, 1/2 C. milk, peanut butter, and honey in a mason jar and let it set overnight or for at least 4 hours in the fridge.
  2. Stir the oats when you take them out of the fridge, and add a tbsp. of milk at a time if the mixture is too thick. Add fresh grapes. Enjoy

Notes

You can add more honey or a little more salt to taste. If you want to add a more natural sweet taste, then throw in some more grapes! I like a salty and sweet combination so many times I add an extra pinch of salt.

I chose to use 2% Milk. Dairy products that contain fat help balance blood sugar and keep you feeling full for longer. You may use any kind of milk you prefer though.

Calories: 370 Protein:14g, Carbs: 52g, Fat: 14g.

They are good in the fridge for about 3 days so make a few at a time and have them ready to go. I also freeze them sometimes, and then put them in the fridge to thaw out about 24 hours before I eat them the next morning.

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Peanut Butter & Jelly Oatmeal

Peanut Butter & Jelly Oatmeal

This recipe combines oatmeal, peanut butter, and fresh grapes to create a new spin on an old favorite... the pb&j sandwich.

2 minPrep Time

3 minCook Time

5 min

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 C. Rolled Oats
  • 1 C. 2% Milk
  • Dash of salt
  • 1Tbsp. Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 C. Fresh Grapes (Or more... I like one fore each bite!)
  • 1-3 tsp. of Honey (Depending how sweet you want it.)

Instructions

  1. Make oats according to directions. (I usually use an oversize bowl and add milk, oats, and a dash of salt.) My microwave takes about 3 minutes, but your's may vary. Watch closely so it doesn't boil over!)
  2. Add peanut butter, grapes, and a drizzle of honey!

Notes

I chose to use 2% Milk. Dairy products that contain fat help balance blood sugar and keep you feeling full for longer. You may use any kind of milk you prefer though or water is an option as well!

Calories: 417 Protein: 17g Carbs: 56g Fat: 16g

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Berry Coconut Overnight Oats

Berry Coconut Overnight Oats

This recipe combines cold oats, fresh berries, coconut, and cashews for a refreshing summer breakfast.

2 minPrep Time

2 min

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 C. Rolled Oats
  • 1/2 C. Milk
  • 2 T. Vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • 1/4 C. Chopped Strawberries
  • 1/4 C. Blueberries
  • 1 T. Chopped Cashews
  • 1 t. Unsweetened Coconut

Instructions

  1. Mix oats, milk, and yogurt in a mason jar and let it set overnight or for at least 4 hours in the fridge.
  2. Stir the oats when you take them out of the fridge, and add a tsp. of water at a time if the mixture is too thick. Add strawberries, blueberries, chopped cashews, and coconut. Then stir and enjoy!

Notes

Notes: I used coconut cashews from Aldi and crushed them to add to the coconut taste.

Also, I chose to use 2% Milk. Dairy products that contain fat help balance blood sugar and keep you feeling full for longer. You may use any kind of milk you prefer though. Coconut milk is a delicious variation.

Nutrition: 350 Calories, 15g Protein, 10g Fat, 50g Carbs, 15g Sugar 

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