SORRY I HAVE ABANDONED ALL OF YOU...I'VE BEEN IN A SUMMER SLUMBER...HAHA! JUST KIDDING! BOOT CAMPS AND BUSINESS HAVE BEEN KEEPING ME BUSY. I HAVE BEEN MAKING SOME TASTEY RECIPES THIS SUMMER AND WANTED TO SHARE THEM WITH YOU. THEY'RE NOT ONLY TASTEY BUT THEY ARE VERY NUTRITIOUS....DUH!
LETS START WITH THE BLUEBERRY BOMB PROTEIN SHAKE. IM SURE SOME OF YOU ARE GETTING TIRED OF THE SAME OL' PROTEIN SHAKE AND ARE READY TO MIX IT UP...AM I RIGHT?! WELL THIS MIXTURE OF INGREDIENTS MAY SOUND SILLY, BUT IT SURE TASTES GOOD! HERE YOU GO...
12 OZ ALMOND MILK
1/2 CUP FROZEN BLUBERRIES
1 TBSP PEANUT BUTTER
1 SCOOP CHOCOLATE PROTEIN POWDER (OR VANILLA WITH COCOA POWDER)
OPTIONAL: 1/2 BANANA OR 1/2 FROZEN BANANA; EXTRA ICE
THE NEXT RECIPE IS MY TURKEY MEATBALL MUFFINS. ALL I CAN SAY IS YUMMMMM. THESE ARE GREAT TO MAKE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY. THE SPICES YOU ADD WILL DEPEND ON YOUR CONSUMERS. I LIKE TO ADD CAYENNE PEPPER TO MINE TO SPICE THEM UP.
TURKEY MEATBALL MUFFINS
Ingredients: * 2 lbs ground turkey (or chicken) * 3 egg whites * 1 cup quick cooking oats * 1/2 tsp ground cumin * 1/2 tsp dried thyme * 2 tsp dry yellow mustard * 2 tsp black pepper * 2 tsp chipotle pepper spice OR cayenne pepper * 1 tsp salt * 2 tbsp garlic powder (2 cloves minced) * 1 small onion (finely chopped) * 2 celery stalks (finely chopped)
Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 2. Spray muffin pan with canola or olive oil. 3. Mix all your ingredients together in one large bowl. 4. Roll the mixture into balls and place in muffin pan. Muffins should be about the size of a racquetball. 5. Bake for 40 minutes. Makes 12 muffins. I usually make a quinoa side with these, which I will give a recipe for next!
This Quinoa Zucchini Bake is quite yummy and the whole family can enjoy it!
2 cups cooked quinoa (about 3/4 cup uncooked, see note) 3 eggs 1/4 cup milk 1 cup shredded zucchini (see note) 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar 1/2 cup finely diced ham 1/3 cup chopped herbs (i.e., basil, thyme, chives, oregano, or a mix of several) 1/4 cup minced onion 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 2-3 tablespoons grated Asiago or Parmesan cheese Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Lightly beat the eggs with the milk in a large bowl. Add all remaining ingredients except the Parmesan or Asiago and spread in a greased, 9×9 baking dish. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top. Bake for 20 minutes or until just set and the top is slightly golden.
ENJOY these recipes! I know I do!