Monday, March 11, 2013

Weekend Finds & Protein Muffin Recipe!

Happy Monday Sweaties!
As I am catching up with all of you the birds are singing outside while the sun is shining and the air is finally warming up. Spring is right around the corner, I can feel it.

This past weekend Long Island got a small taste of spring and I am already finding myself wanting it more then I did before we got the little teaser. However I wasn't able to fully enjoy the beautiful weather due to a tooth infection, or at least that is what I think I am dealing with. I'll know in a few hours and hopefully be relived of this killer pain!

Anyway on Saturday I spent the afternoon food shopping with Lauren, we went to Trader Joe's and our local health food store, Sherry's.
Speaking of Sherry's they surprised me a few weeks ago with a basket of some of their favorite products from their store, some I was familiar with but most of them were new to me foods so I was really excited!

I think my favorite part of the entire basket were the cinnamon millet & flax chips, I ended up picking up another bag of them during my stop there this weekend. Thanks again Sherry's! I love you guys :)

During my shopping trip I stumbled across two epic finds:

Zico has a latte flavor!! AND it has natural caffeine.
The taste is similar to the Starbucks frappucino drinks you can find in stores and I am a big fan of this drink, definitely recommend it! I asked Zico if they are available everywhere and they said only in NYC and Amazon.

This stuff is the bomb diggity ya'll.
I love cooking with coconut oil, we know this already, but I use PAM for spraying baking sheets,pans, etc until I picked up this bad boy. I used it for the first time yesterday while making apple cinnamon protein muffins [recipe will be below] and was very happy with the results.

Yesterday was Sunday, which means MEAL PREP day for me, tooth pain or not I was not letting it stop me from being prepared for the week. I made quinoa and  tofu for lunches with a side of brussels, frozen greek yogurt bites [more on that tomorrow] strawberry and kiwi fruit salad with coconut balsamic and shredded coconut on top, and muffins.

Apple Cinnamon Protein Muffins
Makes 12 muffins

2 cups rolled oats
3/4 cup egg whites[4 egg whites]
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 apple, diced and skin removed
1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1/2 cup plain non-fat greek yogurt [I used chobani]
2 scoops vanilla protein powder [I used Sunwarrior, thanks to my Bulubox]
2 tablespoons of sugar [I used Xylitol, thanks to Sherry's gift basket]

Preheat oven to 350
Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl, and mix well
Spray your muffin tin with coconut oil spray[or PAM] and divide the batter evenly
Bake for 15-18 minutes
One muffin is one serving:

Perfect for the quick grab and go breakfast for during the week, or for potluck brunch!
Oh and 100% clean!


  1. OH!
    Ive never ever ever ever spied that coconut spray oil!!!

  2. Looks great! I think I'll make those tonight!

  3. The muffins sound great! Not so sure on the latte coconut water, interesting.

    1. My friend I was shopping with hated the coconut water haha it's a love it or hate it kind of thing

  4. Yum! Those muffins look perfect! And I've always wanted to try coconut oil spray!

  5. Those muffins look great!! Thanks for sharing:)

  6. Those look stick to your ribs filling and delicious!! :)

  7. I didn't realize they made coconut spray oil! Very cool!

  8. Is this the same recipe that's on little b's blog?

    1. hey Anonymous! No it isn't. I actually came up with this while I was cooking yesterday and when I posted the picture on instagram she said how similar they were to hers however I do not read her blog so I had no idea. I always credit recipes that I use.

  9. yum!!! looks great :-)

    always looking for high protein snacks that are portable.

  10. These look great- I just came up with a protein muffing/bite too! Love the apple!!

  11. I have never seen Latte Zico...but I need to find it...combines my two favorite drinks into one :)

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