Raspberry Chocolate Fig Oatmeal

Raspberry Chocolate Fig Oatmeal

I have to admit it, sometimes my best creations come from me being ravenously hungry. The reason? I’m ok to throw almost everything I have in the kitchen into a bowl to eat. And mostly, the crazy combinations taste fantastic. I have to say, I was really impressed with this one. The flavor combinations were perfect!

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Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup plain oats
  • 2 tbsp quinoa flakes
  • Handful frozen raspberries + more for topping
  • Coconut milk (or preferred milk)
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  •  Raw agave & cinnamon
  • 3-4 Figs (I had green, but black would also be delicious)
  • Unsweetened coconut flakes
  • Favorite granola (I used Udi’s Vanilla)

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Instructions:

Combine oats, quinoa flakes & frozen raspberries and cook with water.

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Add: Cacao powder, chia seeds, cinnamon & agave and stir until incorporated.

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Add: coconut milk until desired consistency is reached (I like thick and creamy oats).

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Top with: Raspberries, figs, a sprinkle of coconut flakes and granola.

rasp choc oats6Nutritional Facts:

Calories: 523 (This sounds high, but this was pre leg-day workout nutrition for me, which means A LOT of carbs and some healthy fats are greatly needed. Plus, I’m a nutrient counter, not a calorie counter)

Carbs: 93g

Protein: 13g

Fat: 16g

This oatmeal contains 16g of FIBER!!! Also, it is high in Vitamin C, Calcium & Iron and contains powerful antioxidants, omega-3’s and was an AMAZING fuel for my intense leg day workout!

 

 

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Fig & Date Spice Protein Shake

Fig & Date Spice Protein Shake

Let’s start this blog off with a protein shake you wouldn’t expect! This shake is delectably sweet, and just intricate enough so that you won’t even believe you’re having a plain old boring protein shake…which is something I always try to avoid.

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Ingredients:

  • 8 oz unsweetened flaxmilk (I suggest starting with less and adding more as needed)
  • 4-5 ice cubes (you can adjust this to your liking to aquire a desired consistency)
  • 1 scoop vegan protein powder (as you can see, I use Vega Sport Perfomance protein powder in Vanilla. I use it for just about everything, it makes for a GREAT post-workout recovery meal)
  • 4 black figs
  • 2 medium-large medjool dates
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract (feel free to eyeball the cinnamon and vanilla extract—I usually don’t bother with the measurements) 

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I topped mine with garnishes of cinnamon, goji berries and, of course, a fig! The figs and dates in this shake add the perfect amount of sweetness, no need to add any more! Add as much cinnamon as you like, it helps regulate blood sugar and aids in a speedy metabolism.

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Both FIGS & DATES are a high source of potassium (which makes them perfect for post-workout) & fiber!

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Nutritional Facts:

My shakes traditionally fit between 12 & 16oz for a meal. The more ice that is added, the more shake you get!

Calories: 365

Carbs: 49g

Protein: 30g

Fat: 7g

(This shake has 8g of fiber, is high in calcium, omega-3’s and potassium!!! The high water content in figs makes this a very hydrating post-workout meal, and adding just 1/2 oz of goji berries will give you 2g of  extra protein!!)

**I use the MyFitnessPal app for all of my nutritional calculating**