Thursday, August 28, 2014

Peanut Butter and Kabocha Overnight Oats

This was the perfect meal after my workout this morning. I will never get tired of kabocha squash and peanut butter. Together, they are heavenly.

I usually prepare my overnight oats the night before and let them sit in the fridge, (hence the name, "overnight oats") but I made them this morning before my workout. So my oats only sat in the fridge for about 2 hours, but they still came out perfect! 

Peanut Butter Kabocha Overnight Oats

1/3 cup oatmeal 
1/2 scoop Peanut Butter Cookie whey protein (by Metabolic Nutrition)
1 teaspoon chia seeds 
1/3 cup cooked kabocha squash 
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt 
1/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk  (just enough to make a thick pudding-like consistency)
Vanilla stevia to taste 

1. Mix all ingredients together. Let it sit in the fridge overnight (or apparently, two hours is fine!). 
2. Top with your favorite fruit, nuts, nut butter, etc. 

I buy my chia seeds, oatmeal, stevia, PB2 and protein powder from Vitacost. The ingredients are cheaper than the grocery store, and they delivered right to your door. Here's a discount link for money off your first order.

Monday, August 11, 2014

No-Bake Protein Bar

I ran out of Quest Bars the other day, and wanted to bring a quick and easy snack with me to work. I've always baked my protein bars in the past, but I really didn't have the time. It took seconds to prepare, and I left it in the freezer to firm up while I showered and got ready. You can also just eat this as soon as it's prepared- it tastes like cookie dough!

I used Cellucor protein in the Cake Batter flavor, but any of your favorite whey protein powders will work fine. I highly recommend Cellucor though :)

No-Bake Protein Bar


3/4 scoop whey protein (~20 grams)
2 tablespoons coconut flour
2 teaspoon unsweetened applesauce
1 teaspoon almond butter (or peanut butter)
8 drops liquid stevia 
Almond milk as needed


1. Add all ingredients except the almond milk in a small bowl. Mix thoroughly. Gradually add almond milk in small amounts until you form a thick dough.
2. Form the mixture into a bar shape. Freeze or refrigerate until set. Or, enjoy as is!

Nutrition Information: 185 calories, 5 grams Fat, 15 grams CHO, 20 g Protein