Tag: Vegetarian

Peach Mango Smoothie

Peach Mango Smoothie

Peach Mango Smoothie Peach Mango Smoothie is quick, easy and clean deliciousness.  Summer is coming to an end, so as the grocery stores are in transition with their seasonal produce, I wanted to share a few more of my favorite summer recipes. *This post contains […]

PB&J Overnight Oats

PB&J Overnight Oats

PB&J Overnight Oats PB&J Overnight Oats is an easy, healthy and clean recipe, that’s just in time for those of you that are preparing your kids for this back to school season.  It’s that time of year again!  I went grocery shopping the night before […]

Peach Raspberry Overnight Oats

Peach Raspberry Overnight Oats

Peach Raspberry Overnight Oats

Peach raspberry overnight oats is another easy quick breakfast recipe that showcases my favorite (I’m sure you’ve guessed by now) summer produce items peaches and raspberries.  Peaches and raspberries not only are delicious this time of year, they’re so good for you too.  Check out the beginning of my blog post Peachy Keen Protein Smoothie for some quick health info on peaches, they’re a pretty amazing fruit.  Old fashioned oats, or rolled oats also have some pretty amazing benefits too.  Old fashioned oats are a whole grain ingredient, and according to www.healthyeating.sfgate.com whole grains reduce your risk of diabetes and heart disease.  Oats are fiber rich (adults should consume 20-35 grams of fiber per day) with soluble and insoluble fiber.  This improves metabolism which helps prevent obesity.

Not only does peach raspberry overnight oats have superstar ingredients it is also quick and easy to prepare.  I know I’ve stated this in my previous blog posts, but I don’t like spending my free time from work meal prepping.  Recipes that are quick and easy to prepare and delicious and uncomplicated to eat is what makes my life “smart and scrumptious”.  My easiest go to recipes for breakfast are usually protein shakes/smoothies and overnight oat bowls.  Overnight oat bowls only require you to combine the ingredients in a bowl and refridgerate overnight.  Then in the morning just grab a spoon and your oat bowl before you head out the door to attack your day!  Simple, easy and delicious!

Peach Raspberry Overnight Oats Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk (1/2 cup per serving)
  • 1 cup of plain fat-free Greek yogurt (1/4 cup per serving)
  • 4 packets of Stevia (1 packet per serving)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (1/4 tsp per serving)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon (1/4 tsp per serving)
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg (1/8 tsp or a dash per serving)
  • dash of salt per serving
  • 2 cups of old-fashioned oats (1/2 cup per serving)
  • 1 peach (1/4 cup chopped per serving, use thawed frozen if peaches aren’t in season)
  • 1 cup of raspberries (1/4 cup per serving, use thawed frozen if raspberries aren’t in season)
  • 1 oz toasted sliced almonds (1 Tbsp per serving)

Instructions

  1. In each of your 4 sealable meal prep containers, thoroughly mix one serving’s worth of almond milk, yogurt, stevia, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
  2. Stir in one serving’s worth of oats and peaches into each of your 4 sealable meal prep containers.
  3. Cover each container, and refridgerate for at least 6 hours, until oats are soft and have absorbed most of the liquid.
  4. Top with raspberries and sliced almonds before eating.

Notes

Nutrition

I found this recipe in the 2018 spring issue of Hungry Girl magazine.  It’s a vegetarian and gluten free recipe that serves 4.  Each serving contains 284 calories, 8g of total fat, 1g of saturated fat, 268mg of sodium, 40.5 g of carbs, 8g of fiber, 8.5g of sugars, and 14g of protein.

Grocery List

Below is a chart of price comparison grocery stores. When reviewing this chart, keep in mind that the prices may have changed slightly from when I visited these stores. Please take into consideration when reviewing this chart that Whole Foods only offers organic options, and also offers coupons and cash back programs to its Amazon Prime members. The Target prices do not include the 5% red debit card discount, cartwheel offers (since these change weekly), or the $0.05 off per bag for any bags used from home. Also be sure to check Publix’s current bogo list. If you really desire convenience both Publix and Target offer delivery, and Target also offers buy online/store pick up too. This is a great option if you are trying to stay on a budget, because it prevents impulse purchases that can often happen from going into the store.

Grocery Comparison Chart for Peach and Raspberry Overnight Oats

Final Thoughts

Have any leftover peaches or raspberries?  Use them for a Summer Peach Chicken Salad, or for a Peachy Keen Protein Smoothie.

What are some of your favorite breakfast foods for the summer?  I’d love to hear back from you!

 

Peachy Keen Protein Smoothie

Peachy Keen Protein Smoothie

Peachy Keen Protein Smoothie Peachy Keen Protein Smoothie is a great summer smoothie option because peaches are so delicious this time of year!  Feel free to substitute nectarines or any other stone fruit for the peaches in this recipe if you prefer.  Not only are […]

Quinoa Summer Oatmeal

Quinoa Summer Oatmeal

Quinoa Summer Oatmeal Quinoa Summer Oatmeal is a recipe I love for so many reasons!  First of all it is super easy to make.  Just mix all the ingredients in a bowl, pour into a baking dish, bake and breakfast is served!  Another reason why […]

Spicy Green Smoothie

Spicy Green Smoothie

Spicy Green Smoothie

This is a great recipe to kick off summer meal prepping because it uses in season summer ingredients like kiwi and Persian cucumbers.  It’s also cold and light, but filling.  Who wants to eat a hot and heavy breakfast on these 85 degree summer mornings?  When I leave the house for my morning workout, the sun is barely up and I’m already sweating because it’s so hot this time of year.  I need something cold and refreshing.  While the temperature of this smoothie is cold, it is a little spicy.  The spice will boost your metabolism and the iron from the spinach and kale will give you energy!  Skin from the kiwi will also add fiber to this smoothie too.  I add a scoop of vanilla protein powder to give this smoothie enough protein and calories to be a meal, but you can omit the protein powder and this smoothie would make a great snack too.

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Spicy Green Smoothie Recipe

  • 1 kiwi unpeeled cut into quarters
  • 1 Persian cucumber chopped
  • 1 cup chopped spinach
  • 1 cup chopped kale
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 pear unpeeled chopped
  • 2 Tbsp ground flaxseed
  • *2 scoops vanilla protein powder (Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder is my favorite!)
  • water (if the smoothie is too thick)

Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Notes on recipe

I found the above Spicy Green Smoothie recipe from Bob Harper’s “Skinny Meals” book.  The recipe serves 1, but I always buy enough ingredients to make four servings so I’m not meal prepping every day.  The Spicy Green Smoothie contains 306 calories, 25g of protein, 33g of carbs, 10g of fat, and 12g of fiber.

*I want to take a moment to share some info regarding protein powder.  Most protein powders contain either soy or whey.  Both of which are not good for you.  Soy contains estrogen which your body doesn’t need regardless of whether you’re male or female.  Whey protein is highly processed, and contains dairy, which can cause negative effects to many people.  Ever since I did a 30 day Arbonne cleanse, I now swear by their products.  Arbonne protein powder contains 20g of plant based protein (pea protein, cranberry protein, and brown rice protein) in every serving.  This helps support your muscles by delivering essential amino acids and more than 20 vitamins and minerals.  It also has been clinically tested and certified to have a low glycemic index, so all you diabetics out there this protein powder is your jam!

Notes on ingredients:

  • I wanted to provide you with a price comparison chart for the ingredients from some of my favorite grocery stores.  However the prices may vary from when I collected this information.
  • Lemon juice was only offered at Publix, the other stores only offered lemons.
  • Whole Foods may appear to be more expensive, but Whole Foods only offers organic produce and does offer discounts for Amazon Prime members.
  • Target offers 5% off the total when using the red credit or debit card.  This is on top of any coupon offers from their cartwheel app, and you get $0.05 off for every bag you bring in to bag your groceries.
  • This table is based off of buying ingredients for 4 servings.

Spicy Green Smoothie Ingredient Price Comparison

If you like smoothies/shakes for breakfast, definitely try my all time favorite Apple Pie Shake.  What are some of your favorite summer ingredients?  I’d love to hear from you!

Super Green Juice

Super Green Juice

Super Green Juice Super Green Juice is not my favorite smoothie recipe to be honest, but I felt I needed to share it because even though it isn’t as sweet as my other favorites, it’s very refreshing and I felt really good the days that […]

200 Calorie Beet-Raspberry Smoothie Recipe

200 Calorie Beet-Raspberry Smoothie Recipe

200 Calorie Beet-Raspberry Smoothie This is my first experience trying beets.  So glad this recipe forced me out of my comfort zone, I had no idea what I was missing from all those years turning my nose up at beets!  Oh the joys of cooking! […]