Peanut butter & Chocolate Shakeology Recipe: Add coffee ice cubes for a treat!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Shakeology Recipe

I make this peanut butter chocolate Shakeology drink every other day or so as a meal replacement. It’s a way for me to get all of the nutrients I need and get rid of those cravings I get for sweet stuff during the day. I am usually a huge snacker, and replacing one meal a day with a protein smoothie or Shakeology (I alternate every other day) is the only thing I’ve found that helps me avoid digging for chocolate…

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Life Hack: Iced Coffee and Smoothie Tip

Life Hack: Frozen Coffee Cubes

My love for coffee runs deep. Blended coffee. Iced coffee. Coconut oil coffee. Even coffee popsicles. We love coffee. One way to make these coffee creations even yummier is to use frozen coffee cubes to make them. It eliminates the need for ice and ensures that you get nothing but coffee in every sip. How do I do it? It really is the most simple recipe. I brew a cup of coffee and add it to my silicone ice cube…

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Creamy Coconut Oil Coffee Recipe

Sweet And Creamy Coconut Oil Coffee Recipe

My morning coffee is sometimes the only thing that gets me out of bed. Even living in the desert doesn’t take away how great it is to wake up to a hot cup of coffee. I’ve recently started adding coconut oil to my coffee and I love it. In addition to the health benefits, it makes it a little easier for people with sensitive stomachs to drink coffee because it makes the coffee feel a little less acidic. My husband…

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Mardi Gras Martini Recipe

Mardi Gras Martini Recipe

Maybe because it’s the state where I fell in love and was married, but I love all things Mardi Gras! I remember watching the parades all over the state of Louisiana and loving the celebration each year when Mardi Gras rolled around. Now that we’re living in Arizona we aren’t heading to any Mardi Gras parades this week, but I will be sipping one of these and celebrating in my own way! Mardi Gras Martini Recipe What You Need (makes…

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Healthy Casserole Recipe - chicken sausage and vegetables

Healthy Casserole Recipe #LightenedUp

This post is sponsored by Pyrex. It’s winter. I want chili. Casserole. Lasagna. Unhealthy stuff. I want unhealthy stuff. Because who wants a salad in the middle of winter? I decided that this year is the year I substitute. Turkey and black beans with the chili. Zucchini lasagna instead of with noodles. And casserole without the heavy soups and creams. Pyrex sent me a baking dish that’s perfect for a healthy casserole. Their 3-quart baking dish comes with a lid and carry…

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Chocolate Oatmeal Revel Bars

Chocolate Oatmeal Revel Bars Recipe

These revel bars are a favorite in our family. Layers of oatmeal with a gooey layer of chocolate in between make them hard to walk by without grabbing one (or two!). I’m sharing my recipe today, which was inspired by the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook–I’ve made a few changes to make them even yummier :) Ingredients: Oatmeal layer: 1 cup butter or margarine (set aside 2T for use with filling) 2 cups packed brown sugar 1 tsp. baking soda…

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Gluten Free Peanut Butter M&Ms Cookies

Gluten Free Peanut Butter M&Ms Cookies #BakingIdeas

There’s no secret that my house has a sweet tooth–the entire family does! We found this delicious peanut butter cookie recipe and even though not everyone in the family is gluten free, it’s everyone’s favorite! The only thing that could make it better was… you guessed it–M&Ms. We have a tradition of making peanut butter cookies for a friend every year on his birthday. This year we decided to try a flourless cookie recipe with some added Plain M&Ms. We…

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Smoothies. We love them. You can easily hide fill them with healthy ingredients and they are a quick on-the-go option for meals. I recently started using the Hamilton Beach Smoothie Smart blender, and I love that it has a smoothie button to help take the guess work out of blending these yummy creations.  For me, that means it’s really easy for my 9 and 13 year old boys to make their own smoothies. This chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie is Michael’s favorite. We…

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Caramel Apple Martini Recipe

Caramel Apple Martini

This Caramel Apple Martini is a taste of fall! Autumn is my favorite season for a variety of reasons, including the wonderful flavors. This caramel apple martini is like fall in a glass. The simple recipe is the perfect way to ward off the damp chill and earlier sunset of November or to end a day of tween/teen craziness on a high note. You’ll need: 2 parts caramel vodka 3 parts apple cider Mix them together and shake.   I…

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Fresh Picked Mini Apple Pie Recipe

Fresh Picked Mini Apple Pie Recipe #HolidayBaking

This post is sponsored by Baker’s Secret. We went to the local apple orchard last weekend and picked until we couldn’t pick anymore. We made these mini apple pies as an alternative to making an entire apple pie–because I can’t be trusted around an entire apple pie. Try them out, and let me know what you think! You’ll need: 4 medium sized apples Refrigerated pie crusts 1/2 C milk 2 T brown Sugar 1/2 C oats 2 t cinnamon Large…

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Protein Packed Baked Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Recipe #DairyFree, #GlutenFree

Protein Packed Baked Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Recipe #HolidayBaking

This post is sponsored by Baker’s Secret. Also, there are affiliate links in this post. Baked oatmeal is the best thing to have with coffee, in my opinion. It’s not, however, the best thing for my daily caloric intake. Especially the baked peanut butter banana oatmeal recipe I’m sharing today. I decided that if I wanted to keep eating baked oatmeal for breakfast, I had to find a way to make it a little healthier. Adding protein powder and substituting…

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