Showing posts from April, 2013

Power Granola


Makes 1 serving

Total Time: 5 min.
Prep Time: 5 min.
Cooking Time: None

This high-protein granola, flavored with cinnamon, is delicious with almond milk and fresh blueberries.


-1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
-1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
-2 teaspoons pumpkin seeds, without shells
-1 tablespoon raisins
-1 dash ground cinnamon
-1/2 scoop Beachbody Hardcore Base Shake
-1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
-1/2 cup fresh blueberries (optional)


1. Place oats in medium serving bowl; top with walnuts, pumpkin seeds, raisins, cinnamon, and Hardcore Base Shake.

2. Top with blueberries and serve with almond milk.

TIP: Make 10 servings with the first 6 ingredients; mix well and store in airtight ziplock bags for later use.


Calories: 365/ Fat: 13g/ Saturated Fat: 2g
Cholesterol: 10mg/ Sodium: 179 mg
Carbohydrate: 47g/ Fiber: 8g/ Sugar 12g
Protein: 19g

What is a Beachbody Challenge?

Ever see people posting about joining their Beachbody challenge groups, but have no idea what that means? Welp, I am here to inform you! Although challenge groups differ from coach to coach, they all have the overall same goal and motive, which is to help you reach your health and fitness goals! I can only describe what happens in the groups I have been involved in, but I'm almost positive that any challenge group with any coach will be an amazing experience!

I am a product of the product! When I was first approached about joining a challenge group lets just say I was extremely intimidated! Just the word challenge alone scared me! I am one of those people that NEVER want to be the weakest link...I will die trying before giving up or coming in last. At the time, I was extremely out of shape, and went to the gym but really didn't do much when I was there. I had seen p90x infomercials and had heard people talk about how intense the program was and automatically thought it would be…

Beast Banana Pancakes


Makes 2 servings, 3 pancakes each

Total Time: 16 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: 6 min.

Healthy high-protein and high-fiber banana pancakes.


-1 scoop Beachbody Hardcore  Base Shake
-1/4 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
-1 cup whole wheat flour
-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
-1 dash sea salt
-2 large eggs
-1 small ripe banana, mashed
-2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
-1 teaspoon safflower oil, divided use
- Sliced banana and raspberries (for garnish, optional)


1. Mix Hardcore Base Shake, oats, four, baking powder, and salt in medium bowl; set aside.
2. Beat eggs in medium bowl; stir in mashed banana and almond milk.
3. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients; mix well.
4. Heat 1/2 teaspoon oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Pour about 1/4 cup batter into skillet for each pancake; you should be able to fit 2-3 in pan at once. Cook for 1-2 minutes, or until bubbles form on top. Flip with spatula and cook for 30 seconds.
5. Add remaining 1/2 teasp…

Chicken Fajitas w/Corn Tortillas

Makes 4 servings, 2 fajitas each Total time:  36 min. / Prep. time:  30 min. / Cooking  time:  6 min. WHAT YOU NEED: -1 tsp. of chili powder -1/2 tsp. sea salt -1/2 tsp. ground cumin -1/2 tsp. garlic powder -2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided use -2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 1  pound total) cut into 1/2 in. strips -1 med. green pepper, cut into thin strips -1 small onion, thinly sliced -1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice -8 small corn or whole wheat tortillas -1/2 avocado, thinly sliced -Fresh salsa (optional) -Lime wedges (optional)
WHAT TO DO: 1. Combine chili powder, salt, cumin, garlic powder     and 1 tsp. olive oil in a large resealable plastic bag
2. Add chicken, bell pepper, and onion; mix gently to     coat. Refrigerate for 15 min.
3. Heat remaining 1 tsp. oil in      large nonstick skillet over medium – high heat.      Empty     contents of bag into skillet and cook, stirring      frequently, for 5 to 6 minutes or until chicken is      cooked throug…

Body Beast Turkey Chili


1 teaspoon olive oil

1 1/2 pounds lean ground turkey meat

1 medium white onion, chopped

1 medium green bell pepper, chopped

3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 Tablespoon chili powder

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)

1 (15 oz.) can kidney or pinto beans, rinsed and drained

1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce (no sugar-added variety)

2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

WHAT TO DO: - Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat.   Add turkey, onion, bell pepper, and garlic.
- Cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until turkey is no longer pink.
- Add cumin, chili powder, salt, and cayenne pepper; stir and cook for 1 minute.
- Stir in kidney beans and tomato sauce; bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to low and gently simmer, stirring occasionally, for 15 to 20 min. or until thickened.
- Serve warm sprinkled with parsley.
Tip from the trainer:  Store in individual containers and freeze for future meals. Substitutions:  You can substitute dic…

Quinoa and Turkey Stuffed Peppers

I made these for dinner last night and they were so easy to make and so good! I was actually really impressed with myself! You can use any color pepper, but red is my fave! Now I don't know about you all, but I absolutely HATE cutting onions. It is legit torture for me. Not sure if it effects some people more than others, but I am probably an example of the worst case scenario. Even if someone is cutting them 3 rooms away my eyes start burning and watering. Usually I coax someone else into doing the onion cutting for me and leave the house while they are doing it, but that was not an option for me last night, so I had to adapt! My ski goggles worked like a charm! I cut those bad boys up no problem! So from now on they are staying in my kitchen.

4 bell peppers halved length wise, ribs removed1/2 cup cooked quinoa1/2 lb lean ground turkey1 small onion1 14 oz can fire roasted tomatoes 1 7 oz can of diced green chilis1 14 oz can black beans drained and rinsed1 TBS taco …

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Protein Squares

      Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Protein Squares    

One of my challengers made this recipe and brought some into work for me to try and I am now obsessed and a little pissed that she left a tupperware full so I have to stare at them all day! They are so good! The only thing she did differently than the original recipe she found was that she added a little chocolate protein powder and some cinnamon to taste. 

12 Servings
1 can pure pumpkin ½ cup honey 2 eggs plus 2 egg whites 2 cups oat flour 1 tsp baking soda 1 tbsp vanilla extract ½ cup dark chocolate chips (optional: add some protein powder and cinnamon)
Mix all ingredients THEN fold in chips.  Bake 350 degree for 30 minutes