Thursday, March 5, 2015

Almond Butter Sweet Potato Bread

 Today, while Jared was at a Qualifier, I got creative in the kitchen. A few months ago, I made Fannetastic Food's Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Bread and it was a HUGE hit at our house. 

I wanted to use the Anti-Grain Sweet Potato Flour somehow, so I decided to tweak her recipe a little and come up with a new one! 

So, this is what I did:

Wet:
  • 1C water
  • 1/3 C Almond Butter
  • 1/3 cup Egg Whites
  • 2 ripe bananas (one of mine was frozen, but it still worked!)
Dry:
  • 1  C whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 Cup Sweet Potato Flour
  • 3/4 C oats
  • 5 little packets of NuNaturals Stevia
  • Sprinkle of baking powder
  • Generous Sprinkling of cinnamon

I threw all of the wet ingredients into the Food Processor. At the same time, I mixed all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Then, I poured the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and stirred. Next, I sprayed a loaf pan with nonstick spray, and poured the mixture into it. Then, I sprinkled some oats on top. Finally, I baked it at 350*F for about an hour. 
 

Gotta admit, I am definitely taking a slice for my snack at work today! Jared will just have to wait til he gets home later tonight!
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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

New Recipes with Anti-Grain Flour

 Have you ever heard of Anti-Grain Flour? They have three different types of flour that are made from just apples, sweet potatoes, and squash. They are perfect for those who are paleo, grain-free, wheat-free, gluten-free, or just cutting back on grains.

We experimented with all of the flours and had success with 2/3 of the recipes! 
First up was the Apple Flour. 
We just mixed the following ingredients into our food processor and let it whirl:
1 cup apple flour
1/3 cup raisins
1/3 cup vanilla yogurt
sprinkle of cinnamon
1 banana

*Note*
The batter is really gooey, but it still tastes good! Don't worry! 

Just spray some nonstick spray in about 8 muffin tins and distribute the batter. 

Bake for about 10-15 min at 400*F.

Voila! Apple Muffins! These babies are sweeeeeeeeet. We didn't even add any type of sugar and they were like dessert! YUUUUUM!!! 

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Next up, we threw the following ingredients into the food processor:
1 cup squash flour 
1 banana
1 tsp of NuNaturals Cocoa Syrup
Sprinkle of baking powder 

Spray muffin tins with nonstick spray and bake at 400*F for about 10-15 min.

 
 These cocoa muffins were a hit with the chocolate lovers in the house, so much, that I didn't have time to snap a picture before some were eaten! (This recipe made 6 muffins)


Our sweet potato pancakes didn't turn out like we hoped. We added to much water to the mixture and it was game over. We are working on perfecting that recipe, so when we do, I'll be sure to post it on my Instagram!

Please visit Anti-Grain's website and order some of this awesome flour for yourself. 

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WHAT WOULD YOU MAKE WITH THESE ANTI-GRAIN FLOURS!!?!?
Let us know in the comments below! We love new ideas!


We were not compensated for this post, just sent product. All opinions are our own.

Monday, February 23, 2015

V.O.W.

 
Kijsa sent us her Verse of the Week program to review.  
We were not compensated for this post, just sent product. All opinions are our own. 

Here's a link to her website to see what V.O.W. is all about! 

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When I was younger, I absolutely LOVED memorizing Bible verses! It was fun because my Sunday School class would have competitions and would have prizes each week for those who memorized their verse. We will admit, Jared and I not always the best at memorizing scriptures weekly like we used to do, but we still try every now and then. Jared and I like to hang verses around the house as visual reminders and encouragement. 

We LOVE this V.O.W. package because it makes it SO easy and convenient to learn new scriptures! We don't have kids, but we can imagine this would be a really fun idea to do with the whole family too! The papers are bright and festive, so it's very inviting to read.

 The package came with a little card that was perfect to have on our kitchen counter as a reminder to practice our verses.

There were 10 verses on this sheet:

and 10 verses on the back. 

We highly recommend this program to ANYONE! It's a great way to get motivated to memorize scripture! 

Visit their website and order a program for yourself today!


Saturday, February 21, 2015

ProTings Protein Chips

ProTings sent us some of their protein chips to review.  
We were not compensated for this post, just sent product. All opinions are our own. 
Here's some info about ProTings from their website:

What's Inside?

PEA PROTEIN:

Protein is essential to good health. Pea protein is said to be one of the most perfect proteins for human consumption.  Its benefits over both animal and other vegetable proteins include:
  • Ease of digestion
  • Lack of allergens
  • Ideal amino acids for sports
Perhaps most importantly for sports enthusiasts, pea protein contains an ideal combination of essential amino acids for sports performance:
  • Lysine, for balanced nitrogen levels in muscles
  • Arginine promotes muscle metabolism and a healthy heart
  • Glutamine helps restore nitrogen balance after a heavy workout
  • Leucine, isoleucine and valine (branched-chain amino acids) help maintain tissues during exercise
Studies have recently shown that pea protein may be an effective way to maintain healthy blood pressure and kidney levels.
  

FLAX SEEDS:

Flax seeds are packed full of nutrients, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, minerals, and essential vitamins.  They are one of the top vegetable sources of omega-3 essential fatty acids, which have been linked to maintaining healthy levels of cholesterol in the blood. Research studies suggest that diets that are rich in fiber, monounsaturated fatty acids ,, and omega-3 fatty acids help support a healthy cardiovascular system by favoring a healthy blood lipid profile.
Flax  seeds are an excellent source of vitamin E.  Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that helps maintain skin integrity and preserve youthfulness.

SUNFLOWER OIL:

Sunflower oil has numerous beneficial qualities and studies have shown that it can:
  •  Assist in maintaining a healthy nervous system, good digestion, and it is great for producing energy as a result of the Vitamin B quantity found in sunflower oil
  •  Help fight free radicals that damage cells and/or the immune system due to its high Vitamin E content
  •  Act as a moisturizer and helps cells retain water
  •  Help keep cholesterol levels at a healthy level from the lecithin that is present in sunflower oil
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Our Review:
 
 
We definitely enjoyed these protein packed chips! They were tasty and crispy. We ate the BBQ & Chili Lime flavors on a picnic and thought they were flavorful. We ate the Sea Salt with some hummus for part of our lunch at home one day. They were yummy! The best part is that they were full of ingredients that are GOOD for our body! 

Please check out their website for yourself.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Healthy Cookies from WB Kitchen

WB Kitchen sent us some cookies and bars to review. 
We were not compensated for this post, just sent product. All opinions are our own.
 

Here's some info about WB Kitchen from their website:
What WB Kitchen offers is not just all natural honey sweets, it represents a state of mind. As humans our food choices directly reflect the level of conscious awareness we bring into the rest of our lives. Choosing to nourish our bodies with real and harmonious foods brings us more in balance with our community and our planet. Eating the foods mother nature intended allows you to feel and be healthier, happier and more vibrant. This is how we choose foods for our own bodies and wish only the same for YOU!
At WB Kitchen we believe in real food for real people. Our honey sweets are hand crafted using local Colorado honey and all natural ingredients. Preservatives, artificial colors and flavors have no place in our products and are never used.
For more info on living a healthy and conscious life please check out our links.
 
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 Our Review:
These cookies were SO TASTY! We couldn't believe how few ingredients they had! We were shocked that they were only filled with natural, healthy, ingredients because they tasted SO decadent! If we HAD to pick a favorite, (because let's be real, we loved ALL of them) it would be the Coconut Shortbread.
Most of the cookies have coconut flour and coconut oil in them which are SO good for your body! They taste good AND are good for your body!?!?  Talk about a win win! TWO THUMBS UP! 

 

Please visit their website and try some of your own. You won't be disappointed!

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Monday, February 16, 2015

"Wolfe Bites" Recipe Using Hemp Hearts

As a Sweat Pink Ambassador, I was given the opportunity to review Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts! We were not compensated for this post, just sent product. All opinions are our own.
Here's some info about Hemp Hearts from Manitoba Harvest website
  • Great tasting - Hemp Hearts have a slightly nutty taste, similar to a sunflower seed or pine nut.
  • Easy to use - Simply sprinkle Hemp Hearts on salad, cereal & yogurt, add to smoothies and recipes, or eat them straight from the package!
  • Nutritious - per 30 gram serving, Hemp Hearts contain 10 grams of plant-based protein and 10 grams of Omegas.
  • Hemp Hearts have more protein and omegas and less carbs than the same serving of chia or flax.
Still not convinved you'll love this little super seed? Check out our hemp hearts infographic outlining a few key features of Hemp Hearts.
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We have been wanting to make something new with these Hemp Hearts. We decided to throw a bunch of yummy ingredients together into our food processor one night and the "Wolfe Bites" were born.
We put 1/4 cup of Coconut Flour and Raisins into the blender first. Then, we put in a package of protein powder (which was equal to one serving) and the package of Hemp Hearts, along with a ripe banana. We mixed it all up, then added an estimated 1/2 cup of almond butter (we didn't measure) and a drizzle of honey. Blended it all up for about 2 minutes or so. Next, we poured the mixture into muffin tins with nonstick spray on the bottoms.  Finally, we baked them for about 10 minutes at 425 degrees.
 

They tasted yummy! We enjoy them for an after dinner treat and before our workouts! We think they have about 4 or 5 grams of protein in each bite! 

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Bosu Ball Workout!

It's been a while since we shared a workout with you, so here ya go!

Jared and I used some of our Christmas money to purchase a BOSU BALL to incorporate into our workouts since we are using our apartment gym and it doesn't have a ton of the cool equipment that most gyms have. WE ABSOLUTELY LOVE USING THE BOSU BALL. 

It is a great way to achieve more balance, flexibility, and deepen our exercises by using our entire core. Here are a few of the exercises we do with it. 

***We are not personal trainers. Jared has learned these over the years with his sports trainer in Louisville. Please check with your doctor or personal trainer before trying these on your own.***

For some reason, the computer made these videos a lot faster. We did not do the exercises this quickly. It's all about slow, controlled movements. 

For the abs:




 For the Legs:

Arms/Chest:  

Back:


 Do you use a BOSU BALL in your workouts? What do you like to do with it?
Let us know in the comments!