Thursday, October 8, 2015

Peanut Butter & Banana Protein Bread

Purely Inspired is providing us with protein in exchange for recipes each month. We are not compensated for these posts, just sent free product.

Today we want to share a recipe for Peanut Butter and Banana Protein Bread with you!
1 and 1/2 cup Unbleached All Purpose Flour
2 packets of NuNaturals Sweetener (or whatever sweetener you like)
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 scoop Purely Inspired Vanilla Protein Powder

Mix all of these ingredients in your food processor first. 

Then, add these ingredients:
1 cup water (or milk if desired)
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/3 cup egg substitute (that's all we had at the condo, but you can use 1 egg instead)
3 ripe bananas

After you mix everything together in the food processor, spray a bread pan with nonstick spray and pour the batter inside. 

I sprinkled some oats on top for a little extra touch. :)

Bake at 350*F for about an hour and 10 minutes. 

Make sure you do the fork test to make sure it's baked all the way through. 



We like putting yogurt on top or more peanut butter... go figure ;) We are peanut butter lovers! 

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Kelsey's Crazy Rollercoaster 26th Birthday

Yesterday was my 26th birthday, and boy, was it a birthday for the record books! This is a wordy post, but sit back, and enjoy the craziness! 

First of all, Jared is at another tournament and really focusing on q school because it is SUPER IMPORTANT.
So, the day started off on a rough foot because Jared completely forgot to wish me a Happy Birthday. Even though I was a little disappointed, I thanked God that he wished me an early happy birthday before he left. I know q school is the most important few weeks of golf, so I showed him grace and knew he didn't forget on purpose. But, I was also overwhelmed with texts, calls, face times, and social media posts from friends and family! Everyone was so nice and thoughtful!

Then, I Had a blast watching little baby Chase and the family surprised me with flowers, a LuluLemon workout top, and a cupcake, very sweet!

Next, I leave my first job to go on to job #2 with Christopher. I Made a pit stop at a store to get a birthday freebie bundt cake and my car battery died in the parking lot! I was so scared bc nothing has ever happened like that to me before. I had no idea what to do and Jared was 3 and a half hours away. Luckily Christopher's mom dropped everything at work and was able to pick him up and work from home. There was a guy in a Navy uniform in the car beside me and I felt like God was telling me he was trustworthy and would help me. Thankfully, my dad put this car charger thing that uses the cigarette lighter instead of jumper cables in my trunk years ago and He totally helped me and it worked! (THANKS DAD!) Then the guy drove his car and I followed in mine and he made sure I made it safely to the auto store where they installed a new battery. The whole time I was thanking God for keeping me safe and helping me and stayed positive!

Then, I get to Christopher's house and they threw me a birthday celebration AND gave me money for my new car battery. God is SO GOOD and He always always always provides!

I finished the day with a game night with my small group and it was a blast!

Throughout that crazy day, I was reminded OVER AND OVER again of God's unconditional love and grace! What a memorable birthday! 

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Snack Attack!

We all have snack attacks at some point! Today, I wanted to share some recent snack recipes I've made.
Coconut PB Balls
Basically, I just mixed all of the ingredients above in the food processor and rolled into balls.
1 cup granola, 1/2 cup PB, 1/2 cup coconut flour, 1/2 cup Peanut Flour, Handful of Raisins, and 2 tbsp of coconut oil. Easy and DELISH!

These are probably my new favorite muffins!
Mix one box of Enjoy Life Muffin Mix, 2 scoops of Purely Inspired Berry Protein, and 2 tbsps of coconut oil. Pour into sprayed muffin tins. Makes about 15 muffins! THEY ARE SO MOIST AND TASTE LIKE THEY ARE FROM A BAKERY!!! 
Of course, I have to share another awesome FitSnack box with you all. This one had a LOT of yummy snacks in it! My favorites were the LoveGrown Power O's, balance bar, and the almonds! So many good choices! Remember, you can get a free bag with your purchase of a plan when you click here! 

What are some of your favorite snack recipes? Please share them in the comments below!  

Monday, August 24, 2015

Bulu Box Review

I was selected as part of a Sweat Pink Ambassador Campaign with Bulu Box.
 I was not compensated for this post, just sent product. All opinions are my own. 

First, here's a little about Bulu Box from their website:
Bulu Box is the first health, nutrition and weight loss discovery box designed to help you feel your best. Each month, you’ll get a custom box filled with a new mix of 4 to 5 premium samples from top brands to try. Every sample is sufficient enough to decide if the product is right for you. Of course, shipping is always free and you can cancel anytime. Here you’ll also get expert tips, tricks and a supportive community of Bulugans just like you! Join the discovery and find a healthier you! 


I think this is another great way to try new products, but I am going to be completely honest and say that it wasn't filled with nearly as much with products as other subscription boxes I've reviewed in the past. 

If you'd like to try it for yourself, you can use the code SWEATPINK for 50% off a 3 month subscription. 

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Tropical Smoothie Packed with Protein

Purely Inspired is providing us with protein in exchange for recipes each month. We are not compensated for these posts, just sent product. Today, we are sharing a Tropical Smoothie recipe with you! 
1/2 cup PURE drink (pineapple, banana, coconut juice) (can use whatever juice you have at home) 
1 scoop Purely Inspired Vanilla Protein
1 frozen banana
1 cup Tarte Mango & Coconut Yogurt   
1 teaspoon of cinnamon

Mix all ingredients in a blender until completely blended. 

I like to make my smoothies thicker and eat them with cereal and other toppings in a bowl. This time I added cereal and some peanut butter. 

Feel free to be creative and do whatever you want with your smoothie! Let me know what your favorite combo is in the comments below!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

#GetYourFreekehOn GIVEAWAY!

 I was chosen to participate in the Freekeh Foods Campaign as part of being a Sweat Pink ambassador.  I was not compensated for this post, just sent product and coupons! All opinions are my own. 

First, I wanna give you some info about Freekeh from their website... Because I'm sure you're wondering...

Freekeh? What is that?

So glad you asked! Freekeh is an ancient roasted grain that is a great improvement to rice or other grains. It has an awesome nutty, chewy texture. We offer it organically in 3 varieties: Original, Rosemary Sage and Tamari. What's more, freekeh has up to 3 times the amount of fiber and protein as brown rice.  Freekeh is also naturally low in sodium and vegan!

Here's the legend of how freekeh came to be...

Freekeh is a process which means "to rub" in Arabic. They say, Freekeh was discovered by accident over 2.000 years ago in the  Middle East when a crop of young green wheat was set ablaze. Most farmers would sulk over their misfortune, but they rubbed off the chaff, cooked it up and "Eureka!" Freekeh was created. We're proud to offer you this tasty, nutritious ancient grain with a funny name.

So what do you do with Freekeh?

The question should be...what can't you do with Freekeh? We love it in soups, pilafs, salads, main dish, side dish, breakfast, lunch, dinner. You name it!  You can use Freekeh in any recipe that calls for rice or quinoa. There is no wrong way to "get your Freekeh on."® Fall in love with this new ancient grain and share with us your favorite way to "get your freekeh on!" 
For recipe ideas hop on over to the recipe section! There are some mouth watering healthy recipes, including lots of vegan options.


We kept dinner simple and made grilled chicken on top of Rosemary Sage Freekeh. We were pleasantly surprised at how much flavor there was in the Freekeh! It was very tasty!

We used our leftovers inside our Stuffed Peppers the next day. Forgot to snap a pic, but it was delicious too! 

Would you like to WIN some FREE FREEKEH to try for yourself? 

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