NO MUFFIN TOP!!! Peanut Butter Muffin tops :D with Jamie Eason’s Lean Body For Her Peanut Protein

Hey peeps!!! So I am back in the kitchen again!!! YAY

Seems that anytime I get a new product I have to get into the kitchen and see how I can incorporate it into a healthy but delicious treat.

Labrada Nutrition sent me a huge bag of Jamie Eason’s Lean Body For Her Peanut Protein. Dried peanut powder with out the fat and any junk added.

I am all for healthy fats….TRUST ME! I LOVE THE FATS! But I also know that there is a good amount of fat and there is just too much. So keeping with my healthy goals I put together my NO MUFFIN TOP Muffin tops!

So here is the scoop on these….they were supposed to be cookies LOL BUT they came out light and cakey just like a muffin… :D

The recipe makes about 24 cookie ( ;) ) sized muffin tops.

Here you go:

1 Cup of Oat flour (just blend up some oatmeal till fine, its the same thing)

1 whole egg

1 egg white

1 cup unsweetened apple sauce

1/2 cup raisins (optional…but they make it so YUMM!)

1 tbsp cinammon

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

2 scoops of Jamie Easons Lean Body For Her Peanut Protein

2 scoops of Jamie Easons Lean Body For Her Vanilla Protein Powder

Mix up in big bowl.

 

Pre heat oven to 350 degrees. Drop tablespoon size blobs onto greased cookie sheet 2in apart.

Bake for 10 min (oven time may vary)

Makes about 24

NOW FOR THE NAUGHTY STUFF!!!!

If you WANT to add some healthy fat and make these muffin tops FREAKING AWESOME!!! Take 2 tbsp of chilled coconut milk ( the kind in a can that when refrigerated it goes to a butter like consistency) and add in some of the Peanut Protein. Blend well and plop on top of a hot muffin top……..

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOH YUMMMMMM!

ENJOY!!!!

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XOXOX Astrid

September 17, 2014Permalink Leave a comment

Strawberry Shortcake Protein Pancakes with Jamie Eason’s Lean Body For Her Protein

HEY PEEPS!!!

Okay….decided the other day I really REALLLLLY wanted something delightfully good….no wait…SINFULLY good! Then I got a little sad because I am really trying to stick with a clean and lean meal plan. AND THEN I got really excited because I remebered how awesome  Jamie Eason’s Lean Body for Her Protein Powder from Labrada Nutrition is and on top of that how great my protein pancakes are.

OH! the ups and downs we feel when we are working so hard towards a goal! DO NOT FEAR! I have you totally covered…in strawberry shortcake pancakes! YUM!!!

Started by grabbing my ingredients:

Jamie Eason’s Lean Body for Her Protein Powder Vanilla

Eggs

Plain Greek Yogurt

Natural Strawberry Jam

STRAWBERRIES!!!

Thats all you need!!!!

HOW TO:

I put one whole egg plus 3 additional whites in my blender first. Make sure you put the liquids in first or you may jam up your blender. Especially if its a “vintage” blender like mine.

Add one scoop of Vanilla Jamie Eason’s Lean Body for Her Protein Powder

Go ahead and give it a good BUZZZZZZZZZZZZ!

Great, all blended up.

Now I hope your pan/griddle what ever you use for pancakes is ready to go nice and hot. Take your mix and pour onto hot griddle.

Wait till the top has bubbled up and looks like its firming up and dry around the edges and flip. Wait an equal amount of time before taking out of pan.

PANCAKES ARE DONE!!! Now for the good stuff!

Take about 1/2 cup of plain greek yogurt and mix in a tsp of natural strawberry jam. It really does not take much to get a great flavor in your yogurt.

Next slice up the strawberries, layer the yogurt mix and the berries, add another pancake and repeat. You can go as high as you want!

Finally on top make it pretty with a dollop of yogurt and a whole strawberry.

I actually put strawberries in one of my big pancakes and it was delicious!!!!

Go get your hands on some of Jamie Eason’s Lean Body for Her Protein Powder. I am in love with it!

September 7, 2014Permalink Leave a comment

AMRAP Bar review and GIVEAWAY……it should be AMBAP!

 

OH YES! I know the AMRAP means “As many rounds as possible” but these little packages of YUM should be eat “as many bars as possible” LOL they are seriously that good. All natural and packed full of goodness that will surely carry you through your work outs and beyond.

As a personal trainer and group fitness instructor a find like this is BIG!

WHY?!?! You ask?

Well you see, when I teach multiple classes I want to have enough energy to rock each one of them equally. I also want to fuel my body the best way I can with natural whole foods. Last but not least I just can not blow through Burpees, Kettlebell swings and box jumps on a fuller than full stomach. YUP. Going full blast with a packed tummy spells distaster…..tried it before and lets just say it was NOT a pretty ending…:P

Each one of the flavors I had the pleasure of trying was DELISH! Seriously I am in love with a bar that is nutritionally wonderful and also makes me feel like I am treating myself at the same time. My first bite I kinda felt like this……

 

So no worries! You won’t look like Augustus Gloop LOL but they are just so DARN GOOD!

Now if you have not by now decided you are going to try them out you can at least ENTER TO WIN!!!!

WHOOOO YA! We LOVE giveaways here at Better Believe Fit and AMRAP Nutrition is giving away a Variety Pack of 12 Bars to some lucky winner!

enter below :D

September 4, 2014Permalink Leave a comment

Reebok Nano 4.0 Review

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Reebok.

Hey Peeps!!!

So good to be back in the swing of things! even better to come back with a fantastic shoe to review from Reebok. I was invited to try out the CrossFit Nano 4.0 from Reebok. As any of you who are familiar with CrossFit the Nano has fast become the shoe of choice for many avid CrossFitters. Reebok has taken the time to review the shoes and improve them every new release.

The Nano 4.0 is sure to please.

 

The Nano 4.0 has some noted upgrades from the Nano 3.0, Reebok made the shoe more breathable and lighter to start. Giving the mesh a new design enabled the new lighter weight and feel not to mention how much the flexibility in the forefront of the shoe has improved. Adding more durability was another great upgrade made, CrossFitters can be incredibly hard on their shoes just like their workouts. Even thinking about the dreaded rope climbs! Reebok added RopePro protection to the Nano 4.0 so your sweet shoes won’t get shredded up as you hit the ropes.

If you are on the fence about the Nano’s I think the Nano 4.0 will be the shoe for you. A fully functional shoe for functional fitness!!!

Take a look at the worlds fittest woman ;) Camille Leblanc-Bazinet in the Nano 4.0….I mean really! I just want to get a pair in hopes of being the tiniest bit as awesome as Camille :D


 

 

 

Skora Running and a SWEET sale!!!!

Quick post to let you all in on the Skora Running semi annual sale thats running untill 6/30!!!!

You save 25% SITE WIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Seriously I LOVE my Skora Running FIT shoes! I never thought i would like a minimal shoe but I DO!!!

Not to mention they are so freaking awesome! COLOR!!! and super comfortable. Even if you never plan to run to the mailbox you should still rock some of these fantastic shoes!

So go to http://skorarunning.refr.cc/NH3C9R9 check them out and get some! You can even earn free gift cards!!!! BONUS!!!

OM NOM NOM NOM! pancakes!!!!

Hello my dears!!!!

OKAY! So here is one of my experiments in the kitchen that turned out so very well and I wanted to share with you.

Once in while I get a real sweet tooth…OK so lets be for real, its pretty much all the time LOL and I have to find ways to take care of that craving and still staying on track with my goals. If I gave in to my cravings all the time I would be right back up to my 211lbs.

Thats how these delicious babies came into being!!!

Started out with making my ugly apple sauce:

take all your going soft ugly apples, peel them and dice them. Throw into a pot with a handful of raisins, some orange peel zest and cinnamon. I add a little water and then just let it cook down, if it looks like its getting too dry just add some more water. What you end up with is this delish ugly apple sauce. it is rather a rich treat by itself so I decided to whip up some protein pancakes to go along with it.

Pankcakes: now be ready these are super difficult to make……..1 scoop vanilla whey isolate, 3 egg whites. one whole egg. Put in blender, blend, pour on hot griddle. HA HA! I know?!?!?! STUPID EASY!

I found the isolate is a finer protein powder and tends to make a fluffier pancake. It makes about 4 good sized pancakes. Then here comes the naughty naught bit. Top with some chilled REAL coconut milk cream. So for those of you who are not coconut experts here is the deal, if you take the real coconut milk in a can and pop in fridge the next day the fatty part rises to the top and makes a fantastic thick coconut cream butter like treat full of healthy fats and OMGOOOOODNESS ;)

So put it together and what do you have?!?!? A fantastic treat, still on track with your goals and you get to sit there and say “MMMMmmYYy GOOFNEFFF THIF IF GOOOOOO” (thats with a mouthful of pancake delight!)

So enjoy!!!

OH YES!!! and if youfeel the need to run it off after came join me at COLOR ME RAD 5K use code: RADFIT to save!!! Sign up here

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Ellie Review and special discount for you!!!!

Hey girls! and yes this one is for the girls…well I suppose the fellas can take advantage of the awesome gear over at www.Ellie.com and pick up some sweet outfits for their lady friends. :D

So i had the pleasure of recieving an outfit from the lovely ladies (Raquel) over at www.Ellie.com to try out and share my thoughts with all of you! Here is the pic of my outfit from www.Ellie.com

Can you hear JT singing “bringing sexy back!” LOL I love the top and the bottoms are out of this world bright and beautiful!

So since I felt the top was a bit too fancy for kettlebells I rocked the orange capri leggings to class and I LOVE them! Super comfy and I got a lot of compliments on the color.

As for the gorgeous top I paired it up with a pair of my own black capri pants and wore it to my Mothers day cookout at my parents house :D

  I love love love that top as its really super soft and the fit is perfect. Not too loose and baggy, you just feel like you have the most comfortable t shirt on in the world while sporting a sexy back.

below you can really see how awesome and bright the capri pants are and they have a little pocket for your keys, id or ipod too!

 

I love all the awesome styles they have over at www.Ellie.com here are a couple on my wish list from Mays collection! OH!!! Did I tell you they add new outfits all the time and you can sign up to recieve a great discount! Use my code: betterbelievefit

and save 20%!!!!!

Get over to www.Ellie.com and use your special discount “betterbelievefit” to get some super bright and fun gym motivation! I LOVE new gym clothes, don’t you!?!!?!!

 

Skora FIT Review

Hey Peeps!!! So I was really excited when the awesome folks at Skora Running sent me a new pair of the FIT shoes they recently released on the site!!! Before we get into the technical running stuff can we just take a moment to appreciate how FREAKIN AWESOME these shoes look!!!! WHOOO! I am super in love with the color and design!

After a particularly disgusting winter here in VA I had not gotten out quite as much to run as I would have liked….OKAY lets be honest! I have not ran outside all winter!!! I am a big baby and I do not like the freezing cold rain and snow. High 5 to all you hard core runners out there…I am not one ;) BUT I do love to run outdoors! So the Skora FIT arrived just as the first green was popping out on the trees here and the weather was turning warm! YAY

So lets talk FITof the FIT!

I like it, I like it A LOT! The design is so well thought out as the laces follow the lines of your foot, the toe box has a nice size to allow that natural spread of your piggies as you run, and the little holes in the FIT allow the right amount of stretch so the shoe will FIT your own foot just right. Its almost like the shoe molds to you and that is what you need! PERECT FIT!

I took the FIT out for my first outdoor run on Mothers Day! A little ME TIME!

After being indoors in my regular gym shoes all winter long I was a little worried that I would not be able to complete my run in comfort, that I would feel some discomfort due to the minimal design and my lack of endurance. WRONG!!! I am super pleased with the FIT! I even added in some interval Sprints to the mix and I was not feeling overly tired and wanted to get more out of my work out!

BOOM!!! How ya like that read out on my Polar FT60! Max performance HEY HEY!!!

I even took my FIT shoes into the gym for some interval training and wore them to teach my HIIT class. We did suicide sprints indoors on the wood floor and the FIT held up so well! I had great grip, comfort and stopped on a dime! Most definitely wearing these for my indoor work outs again. Oh yeah and did I mention they are AWESOMELY HOT! I can’t even tell you how many compliments I recieved on the look of the shoe! Even cooler a couple of my HIIT class girls went out and bout their own Skora running shoes! SWEET!

OK for all you technical peeps! LOL here is what Skora has to tell you in detail about the FIT

(Directly from the site www.SkoraRunning.com)

Description

 FIT is the ultimate all-purpose running and training shoe, designed for comfort, speed and agility. FIT features a lightweight, and breathable seamless airmesh upper with support and flexibility where you need it, thanks to a dynamic 3D-printed support pattern and internal archband. With asymmetric lacing and generous REALFIT last design, FIT provides increased comfort across the top of the foot and encourages natural foot motion and control.

Built on a version of the R01 platform, modified for increased cushioning and comfort, without sacrificing natural running benefits, FIT offers a total stack height of 16mm comprised of a fully-curved, zero-drop outsole made of high abrasion rubber, tuned CM EVA midsole, and antimicrobial insole.
Features
– REALFIT™ last
– Stretch Airmesh upper
– 3D Printed dynamic support pattern
– Asymmetrical lacing
– Internal Archband midfoot support
– Zero-drop construction
– Stitch-down construction
– High Abrasion rubber
– Reflective details
– 16mm Forefoot/Heel stack height

 

For a new to minimal running person I would most definitely say the FIT is a worthwhile investment. Even though I may not be running marathons….YET! I still find the FIT to be a very versatile shoe, it feels great on the run and works super well with all my other training modes such as Kettlebells, lifitng, interval fitness and even  Body Combat class.

Tommie Copper Review and Giveaway

* Tommie Copper provided merchandise free of charge for my honest opinion and review. I was not paid for this opinion, it is 100% my own.

 

Hey Peeps!

How exciting to be able to bring you another awesome review and giveaway! Today I am going to tell you about my experience with Tommie Copper clothing.

I received a womens compression t shirt and pair of bright pink compression capri work out pants. Usually when you hear compression you think very tight and thick material that basically squishes you super tight. Not very flattering or comfortable.
VERY SUPRISED with the Tommie Copper outfit! The black v neck t shirt is so very soft and silky and feels just divine! Very comfortable and flattering. The capris are super stretchy and stay put during a work out. I have worked in them, taught kettlebells and Body Combat. They stayed up and felt great.

Now the claim of pain relief and improved recovery from the copper infused material is something I will have to get back to you on :D I hear many people refer to the power of copper for helping your body feel better and heal. What I can tell you is I really like the clothes, they are very comfy and I do feel good when I wear them!

Want to find out what Tommie Copper is all about??? You can enter to win one of the pieces that I was given to try out for yourself!!! YAY!

To enter all you need to do is comment on which you would like! The top or the bottoms :D

picture from www.TommieCopper.com

 

Picture from www.tommiecopper.com

 

Check out whats coming!!!

Tommie Copper’s AGILITY InnergywearTM is naturally anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and features advanced wicking and breathability. The ergonomic design allows full range of motion while delivering superior performance and comfort. Available at http://www.tommiecopper.com Spring 2014

I am pretty excited just take alook at the promo vidoe for the ladies!

 

 

 

 

 

Katie K Active Review

Katie K Active provided me with outfit for review. This is not a paid review. All opinions are completely my own,

 

 

HEY PEEPS!!!!

I love when new companies contact me, especially when their goal is to promote healthy happy lifestyles for all!

I don’t know if any of you have noticed that there are quite a few clothing companies that only cater to the “smaller” portion of our world. I first hand know that your size does not always dictate your health or your desire to get healthy and fit.

Katie K Active wear caters to all size women from small to 3X with fun flirty fitness fashion!!!!

I had the pleasure of trying out an outfit from Katie K recently and I think they have really got a great thing going!

Photo by Sarah Thomas Photography

Here I am at my local Rocktown CrossFit wearing the capris and zebra stripe racer back tank. I love the Capri pants a LOT! So very comfy, great fit and the MEGA BONUS is they have no slip grip on the waist band to keep your goodies covered up when you go low on those squats! BOOM! No more crack attack!!! They are very flattering and the colors and styles are super fun too!

NINJA TIME!!!!! I love the jacket from Katie K, seriously fun! The hood even has a pony tail hole and the sleeves sport thumb holes too, so I kind of went into Ninja mode for this pic :D The material is great, not cheap and wont wear out in a hurry. The jacket was a hit with the girls at the photo shoot. They tried it on and loved the fit and feel of it!

 

So go check out  Katie K Active and get some fun fitness clothes for your fantastic body!!!

OH! and the gals over at Katie K Active have given you all a special discount code! BBF10 saves you 10% off your purchase :D