Green Tea Matcha and Honey Shakeology Mug Cake

Yep, it’s green. And kinda weird. But you may have fallen in love with matcha just like I have.

Matcha is whole green tea leaves ground to a fine powder. They use it at Starbucks for their green tea lattes. It doesn’t have sugar in it naturally though. Starbucks adds all that. 
Matcha has a number of health benefits. The amino acid L-theanine helps you focus without jitters. There is natural caffeine in it, but the kind that will give you a longer lasting and more measured energy. There are tons of antioxidants in it and basically all the stuff in green tea x100 because you’re eating the whole leaf. 
Here’s my recipe for my matcha mug cake…
– 1 scoop/packet of vanilla Shakeology
– 1 teaspoon matcha
– 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
– sweetener of choice to taste (I used about 1/3 packet of stevia, but you could use sugar, agave, or nothing)
– 1 egg
– 3 TBS almond milk
– 1 teaspoon honey
Mix the dry ingredients. 
Then mix the egg and milk together. Add to the dry ingredients. Pour half of he mix into the mug. Squirt 1 teaspoon of honey in the middle. Cover with the other half. 

Microwave the whole thing for 1 – 1:30. Once the cake emerges over the top of the mug (watch the microwave, it’s fascinating), wait a couple more seconds and pull it out. Let it rest in the mug for a second. The cake will drop back down. That’s okay. It’s normal. 

Turn into a plate or just leave in the mug. You can drizzle with more honey if you want. It might also be delicious with a little totally-not-Fix-approved vanilla ice cream. Maybe. I wouldn’t know. *rubs at the sticky white residue on her chin*
Here’s another recipe from Beachbody if you’re into the matcha thing as much as me! 

Quick Clean Eating Egg Lunch

It could be dinner, lunch, breakfast, brunch, second lunch, elevenses… Whatever you please. That’s why I love eggs. They’re like the little black dress of food. 

– Cinnamon Raisin Ezekiel bread, toasted
– 2 eggs
– coconut or olive oil
– big handful of spinach leaves
Cook your eggs in a little coconut or olive oil to your preference. I like mine a little gooey. Then sauté your spinach in the same hot pan. This takes 45 seconds. Seriously. I like to add a little seasoning to mine, usually Greek. 
Place either both or just one egg on the spinach, the other on the toast. Or eat it all separately. Your choice! I had mine with a side of sugar snap peas and strawberries. 
21 Day Fix Count: 1 red, 1 yellow, 1 green, plus whatever you had on the side. Mine was another green and half a purple. 

Ice Cream For 21 Day Fix

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This happened. Not really a recipe. I just kind of came together. So let’s see if I can coach you through this…
– Frozen banana, several pieces 
– splash of almond milk, just a bit
– 1/3-1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder or Shakeology 
BLEND. Adjust the ingredients to get it to a consistency you like. Sprinkle with some mini chocolate chips if you’re feeling feisty. 
21 Day Fix: 1 purple and 1/2 red. 

Parmesan Chicken – 21 Day Fix Approved and an Easier Not Quite Approved Version

I’ve got 2 versions of this: a 21 Day Fix version and an almost 21 Day Fix version.  Sometimes you just don’t have what you need in your pantry and have to improvise. That’s life. Better to have an almost but still healthy version than give up and go get Taco Bell. 

The full FIX version: 
– chicken breast fillets, thin sliced 
– organic whole wheat bread crumbs, or toasted Ezekiel bread crushed into crumbs 
– fresh grated Parmesan 
– Italian herbs, garlic powder
– olive oil spray (so much easier to control amount than the bottle!)
Spray a pan with olive oil. Heat to medium. Mix wheat crumbs and Parmesan, about 2/3 and 1/3 parts respectively. Mix in Italian herbs and garlic powder to taste. Lightly bread the chicken. It should be wet (it IS raw chicken) enough for some light coating to stick. Cook for a few minutes on each side, depending on thickness. 
1 red, 1/4 yellow, 1/2 blue, 1 tsp olive oil 
The Almost-FIX Version:
Same concept. Except you use the Can of Italian bread crumbs that is already in your pantry and the powdered Parmesan (because you forgot to buy the real stuff). It’s close, and will work in a pinch. 
Same containers as above. Don’t beat yourself up over the not as clean ingredients. It’s still MILES better than what you were chowing down on before, right? 
I roasted some baby squash to go with mine. Cut them in half. Little olive oil spray with some herbs. 20 minutes at 400F. 
I also sautéed some red potatoes. Chopped small and sautéed for 10 minutes in a little, you guessed it, olive oil spray and Italian herbs. 
This dinner will please anyone! 

Chicken Sweet Potato Hash with an Egg

I could try to name it something fancy, or just call it what it is. This is a good make ahead meal. 
Start with the hash…
– 1 lb ground chicken 
– 1 bell pepper, chopped
– 1 sweet potato, chopped
– olive oil and herbs to cook with
Sauté the sweet potatoes for a few minutes in a hot pan with the olive oil. Add the bell pepper for another couple minutes before adding the chicken. Season everything with herbs and spices of your choice. I went Italian style but you could do spicy too. 
You could leave it just like this. Put it on a bed of sautéed spinach even. As is, if divided into 4 portions, it is 1 red, 1/2 yellow, 1/2 green, 1 tsp. 
I heated mine up for lunch and put a runny egg on top of it. (Another 1/2 red.) Really yummy. Paired it with some snack bags of cauliflower and sugar snap peas to give me more veggies. 

Clean Eating Fruit Cobbler in the Microwave

I suppose I could call it Cobbler in a Mug, because putting any microwaveable pastry in a mug makes it instantly Pinterest popular, right? 
Eh, the bowl’s already out… 
The measurements in this are not precise. Play with it as you wish.
1 cup (or 1 purple for 21DF) of fruit
Drizzle of honey 
– microwave this for 30 seconds
Then add, 
A Heavy sprinkle of Ezekiel 4:9 granola (1/2 yellow for 21DF) 
Another tiny drizzle of honey
– and microwave for another 30 seconds. 
That’s it. It’s so good! 
The Ezekiel 4:9 granola is the same company as the people who make Ezekiel bread. It’s has NO sugar and is completely natural. Truly a no guilt granola. 

Buffalo Chicken Salad

They are building a Zaxby’s down the street. Fried chicken. Less than a mile from my house. I better have a healthy alternative ready, so I created one. 

Buffalo Chicken Salad
I make buffalo chicken all the time. I use shredded chicken that I’ve cooked in the crockpot, then shredded, and add a little buffalo wing sauce, like Texas Pete. If the plain wing sauce is too hot for you, don’t worry. I know the traditional method is to cut the heat with butter. Put down the butter, and pick up the Greek yogurt. Mix in enough to cut the heat to your taste. Just add a little at a time. Once you’ve got the mix right, heat it a bit in the microwave and pour over your chicken. 
You can do a bunch of things with the chicken, but the salad…
1 green lettuce as a base
1 green of chopped celery, carrots, cucumbers, and tomatoes. 

1 red of your buffalo chicken

1 blue of blue cheese crumbles 
1 orange Bolten Farms yogurt ranch dressing (all natural, 45 cal) 

Clean Eating Challenge May 18-22

It’s happening over on Facebook! If you’ve ever wanted to test the waters of a new lifestyle, this is a great way to do it. Eating clean is one of the easiest and best things you can do for your health. It’s not a restrictive diet. If you’re hungry, then EAT! All I’m asking is that you make it something clean. 
No sodas. No overly processed foods. No added sugar. 
If you’ve never eaten like this, you’re probably panicking thinking, “what is there left to eat then?” 
Take breakfast: Drop the cereal. It’s not healthy. Even if it says ‘low fat.’ And don’t touch the sugary orange juice. 
Instead, let’s go for orange slices, 2 scrambled eggs, and Ezekial toast. No time? What about a creamy cold protein smoothie with banana and some strawberries blended in? Who doesn’t want a milkshake for breakfast? 
I’ll show you how to do this and give you all the tools and support you need to succeed. Just join me on Facebook! 
Click this link to request to join the group!

Overnight Oatmeal and Quiet Time

Upper Fix Extreme, quiet time, and overnight oats with strawberries. 
I started with my devotion. Getting up early just for this is new for me. I’m trying to form a new habit. I loved a quick moment in the quiet of the morning. 
Then on to my workout: My shoulders are burning! And my calves are still tight from yesterday. This 21 Day Fix Extremw is going to rock! 
The overnight oats are yummy! 
Easy recipe you make the night before. 
1/3 c of dry oatmeal, old fashioned or steel cut (expands to 1 yellow) 
1 red of Greek yogurt 
1 purple of your favorite fruit 
a splash of unsweetened almond milk or water to loosen it up. 

Mix and refrigerate overnight or for at least 4 hours. Optional: a teaspoon of chia seeds. 

I’ve gotten used to the less sweet Greek yogurt but you may want to use a pinch of stevia if your taste buds haven’t adjusted yet. The fruit makes it sweet enough for me though. 

Count: red, yellow, purple.