Carrot Cake overnight protein zoats

I had a carrot stick left in the back of my fridge and I am not one to waste food so last night I prepped a jar of carrot cake overnigth oats for this mornings breakfast! I love overnight oats because i’m always on the go so they are so easy to just grab and go and the variations are endless!

Recipe:

  • 1/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup grated carrot
  • ½ scoop vanilla protein powder
  • ¼ cup zucchini
  • •1 tbsp raisins
  • •1 tbsp flaxseed
  • •1 tsp pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon

Combine all of the top ingredients together in a jar and top with enough water until covered completely. Shake and store in fridge overnight. The oats will expand by morning and the texture should be thick! You can serve cold or heat up in the microwave like I did for these! Be careful to watch the oats or they will explode and you will have a mess! Top with the following ingredients & enjoy 😀

  • 1 tbsp walden farms pancake syrup
  • Greek yogurt and almonds for topping

Oatmeal is my go to breakfast option and they are packed with nurtrion!

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Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

Something that I used to love before I started restricting were peanut butter cookies. I can’t believe I gave up peanut butter in general for over a year; now I go through jars like crazy!

Flourless chocolate peanut butter cups

Is it possible that these are healthy? They are flourless, sugarless and downright delicious!

Recipe:

1 1/2 cups all-natural creamy peanut butter

1/2 cup honey

2 tsp vanilla

2 eggs

½ tsp baking soda

1/2 cup carob chips

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350. Mix all ingredients together and then fold in the carob chips. Grease a small cupcake pan and place dough into each cup. Bake for 15 mins, and let cool on wire rack! Easy as that folks 😀

 

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Chocolate AboutTime Cauliflower Pancakes!

I LOVE pancakes, probably because of the endless variations there are with creating them! I had a bunch of cauliflower that I wasn’t going to use and I finally had a couple minutes free to spend time in the kitchen so I created this beautiful stack which let me tell you, are now my favorite protein pancakes by far.

I am thankful enough to have won this 2 lb tub of abouttime protein from an instgram contest and now that I’m obsessed with it, i’m going to have to order some more! the flavor is incredible and the texture blends up so well that you can’t even tell that the powder is in in the recipes I’ve used it in. The only negative side is the price for me which is around $50 but I would need to order it online because it’s unavailable here. Thats the worst part about trying expensive products, when you fall in love with them you feel you need to order more! This happened when I tried a Questbar for the first time.. after I baked them, I was hooked and now OBSESSED.

Recipe

Yields one stack of pancakes

1/2 scoop chocolate abouttime protein powder

2 tbsp coconut flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 cup riced cauliflower

2 tbsp almond milk

2 tbsp unsweetened applesauce

Placeall ingredients into blender and blend until all mixed! Then Place batter onto preheated skillet and cook each side for 4-5 minutes or until cooked. I topped my stack with a mixture of 2 tbsp PB2 peanut butter with 2 tbsp greek yogurt. The pieces on top are from a PureProtein cookie dough bar! Enjoy

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What you will miss about Canada when you go abroad

I didn’t realize how much I missed so many little things until I came back for this Christmas break. The first four months of being abroad, I focused manly on becoming accustomed to the Parisian lifestyle and neglected to even think about what my life used to be like. It’s not that they aren’t as advanced or that we’re behind in the world, it’s just the difference in the two cultures which are actually quite different.

All I can say is god, I love being Canadian.

1. Dollarama.

I don’t think i’ve ever taken something for granted as much as I did the poor old dollar store back home. I miss those little knick knacks that you can get for a measly dollar whereas in France everything is so much more expensive.

2. Tim Hortons. Say goodbye to timbits and highly addictive coffee if you plan on going abroad, at least to France that is. A café allonge which Is their largest coffee is about the size of a small at Tim Hortons making it very expensive if you’re a coffee addict like myself.

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3. Cold water. I don’t know about you but I like my water with ice cubes in it and good luck finding any of those here. Water is either served still or sparkling and more often than not in a wine bottle.

4. Snow. I complain about it all winter when I have to be immersed in it but now that I’m away from it I realize that it really is a beautiful thing.

5. The people This has been a huge challenge for me since being in France. Canadians are nice, simple as that. They want to talk to you and take pleasure in having a lengthy conversation instead of the Parisians which consider a “bonjour” sufficient. I find that the Parisians tend to be stand offish which makes me miss home even more.

5. Hockey. Whether you’re just a spectator or grew up playing the sport it part of being a Canadian and it’s something that has been a big part of my life. Sorry Europe but soccer has got nothing on the good old hockey game.

6. Country Music. I ‘m almost ashamed at the fact that I went 4 months without listening to a single track of country music. Luke Bryan has been missed that’s for sure.

7. The Outdoors. Canada has never looked so beautiful after being away trapped in a small city. Paris is gorgeous don’t get me wrong but nothing beats the natural beauty that this Country has.

8. We’re Polite. The first thing I noticed when I came back to Canada was how often we actually do say “sorry”.

9. You will learn to live with the cold.  When people learn that I’m from Canada they instantly think that I should be immune to the cold but the fact of the matter is that we just know how to deal with it.

10. Our lingo. I don’t know how many people will call me out on how I say “out and about” or “milk in a bag”. Here is a list of words you will only understand if you’re Canadian. Click here. 

Of course I’m biased to Canada because I have grown up here but after travelling to other parts of the world I really believe that I am from one of the best places on earth. No matter where I go in life I will always be proud of where I come from.