AB&J COOKIES

Hey everyone!!

I am here today to share my recipe for oatmeal protein cookies that I try to have in the fridge at all times. They take no time to make and with 5 ingredients (or less depending on what kind you are making) they are so fast, so clean and SO GOOD.

ab&J cookies two

I found the base recipe many years ago on Pinterest. It consisted of oats and bananas and that lasted a few batches but I have since jazzed them up different ways! I have incorporated nuts, chocolate, blueberries, just almond butter and most recently chopped up strawberries. WIN!!

So without further ado, here is a quick, healthy and gluten free cookie anyone will love πŸ™‚

AB&J COOKIES

AB&J COOKIES


Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

2 cups gluten free oats (I love Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Old Fashioned Oats)

2.5 very ripe bananas

1/2 cup almond butter (I love Barney Butter Bare Smooth)

Two scoops of Arbonne Vanilla Protein powder (optional)

Handful of Strawberries, chopped. (I just eye balled how many would make it good :))

Coconut oil (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix together oats, bananas, almond butter and protein powder (optional) in a mixer.
  3. Fold in strawberries into batter.
  4. Place a sheet of foil on a cookie sheet with a light dusting of coconut oil.
  5. Scoop out 1in-1.5in balls of batter and place on foil, press into cookie shape.
  6. Place in oven and bake for 25 minutes.
  7. Remove and enjoy!!

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Greek Turkey Burger Tuesday

Good Morning!! I am so excited to share this recipe with you and hope you will all join me in Turkey Burger Tuesday!!

Greek Turkey Burger Tuesday


These are so good and so tasty you won’t be able to eat just one! Typically I serve them with baked sweet potato fries along with the sliced cucumbers. You can always grab extra red onions, cucumber and your hamburger bun of choice and actually make a burger. I prefer the patty alone with some of the sauce on top. Trust me you will love these any way you choose to eat them! Continue reading “Greek Turkey Burger Tuesday”

Turkey Tuesday – Clean Penne Pasta

Welcome to a new week! I originally had this set to post on Tuesday, you know for “Turkey Tuesday!” But then I thought, why not post it a day early?? You know so you can run to the store tonight, get all of the ingredientsΒ and enjoy “Turkey Tuesday” properly!! You are welcome!

I recently completed an Arbonne 30 Day detox and one of the requirements was to eat clean. No preservatives, no packaged food, no sugar, no processed, no nothing…. I don’t think we eat terribly bad, but I definitely rely on my frozen vegetables that I Continue reading “Turkey Tuesday – Clean Penne Pasta”

Tasty Tuesday Round Up

Happy Tuesday everyone!! I wanted to theme the round up this week with my favorite recipes that I have posted, in case you missed them, and then some that I have found around the internet and have added to my “to make” list! Let me know what you think and if you have tried any of them in the comments below!!

“if it tastes good, the calories don’t count.”


In case you missed it…

Greek Turkey Burger Tuesday

A Very Berry Baked Oatmeal

Protein Buckeyes

Starbucks Hack #32

What I saved…

Zucchini Chicken Alfredo

Ok so these are not clean eating approved…but they look sooooo amazing!

Fancy water!

Grown upΒ slushies are all the rage!

What I pinned….

Spicy Cilantro Limeade

Butternut Squash and Kale Pizza

Game of Thrones Wine Pairings… yes you read that right! Don’t read if you are not caught up!!!

and after all these tasty recipes we will need this circuit!


Hope you all have a very tasty TUESDAY!!!

xoxo,

Marilena

 

A Very Berry Baked Oatmeal

Happy National Oatmeal Month! LOL, yes that is a thing! With the colder weather there is something about a baked breakfast dish that warms me up in the morning! I came across a recipe for a baked dish and added a few enhancements…and it was a hit to say the least!!

Very Berry Baked Oatmeal
Very Berry Baked Oatmeal


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Protein Buckeyes

 

Happy Friday the 13th!! To celebrate football season (my Ohio State Buckeyes!!!) and the holiday season I wanted to share this Protein Buckeye recipe I found. I love chocolate and peanut butter and these make me feel a little less guilty!! The original Buckeye Candies have a few more ingredients that make it a little harder to watch your waist line, but these are amazing and you can easily put them back like no big deal!!

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Starbucks Hack #32

Earlier this year I had my first Spinach and Feta wrap from Starbucks and it immediately made my “most ordered” list. It was the perfect size and at only 250 calories it didn’t make me feel like all my hard work from an early morning gym class was cancelled out before noon. Now that I have a little more free time on my hands, I set out to recreate this wrap and I finally mastered it! (It even got the stamp of approval from my other half this afternoon!) Here you go!

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