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Healthy Blueberry Pie Donuts

Happy Friday! So happy that this crazy week is finally over. You know the saying ‘It was one of those days?’ Well it was kind of one of those weeks for me. I’ve never been so happy for a weekend to be here (even if I am working all weekend for my side job/blogging things) Cooking always helps me de-stress no matter whats going on in my life. And when you’re cooking donuts…it takes virtually all the stress away. I’m sharing this Blueberry Pie Donut Recipe with you today in hopes that you’ll relax and make some over the weekend!

Healthy Blueberry Pie Donuts

Summer weekends are usually crazy because we always have long days planned out. Whether we are spending the day at the beach, going for a hike, or just getting all of the errands done that we haven’t finished throughout the week – it’s always something. I like to have things made ahead of time for breakfast or snacks throughout the day. I like to add protein powder to the donuts to help give them a little nutritional boost.

Healthy Blueberry PIe Donuts

Through my ambassadorship with SweatPink – we were sent Bob’s Red Mill new Nutritional Boosters. I love that they’re vegan, gluten free, and have probiotics. Last week I made Strawberry Protein Muffins with them. This week I switched up my berry game + broke out the donut pan. I made these with the Chai flavor. The cinnamon flavor from the chai protein + the sweet blueberries was ah-ma-zing.

Healthy Blueberry PIe Donuts

 

Healthy Blueberry Pie Donuts
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Serves: 12 donuts
 
Ingredients
  • 1 c whole wheat pastry flour
  • ½ c oat flour
  • ½ c Bob’s Red Mill Chai Protein Powder
  • 2 flax eggs (see directions below)
  • ½ c blueberries
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1.5 c almond milk
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Instructions
  1. Make flax eggs and allow them to sit for 5 minutes. For one egg, combine 1 tbsp flax seed meal with 2.5 tbsp water. (This recipe calls for 2 eggs*)
  2. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. The mix should be somewhat thick, but if it is clumpy or very difficult to stir, add in a little more almond milk or water.
  3. Spray your donut pan with coconut oil or olive oil.
  4. Spoon batter into a ziploc bag, cut the corner, and ‘pipe’ donuts into your pan - filling only ¾ the way.
  5. Sprinkle blueberries into the batter
  6. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes

Things we used for this recipe: donut pan

 

Healthy Blueberry PIe Donuts

Have you ever made your own donuts? They’re one of our favorite things to make! Adding in protein makes them the perfect snack our breakfast. If you’d like to try out the Bob’s Red Mill Nutritional Boosters – you can grab a coupon here! Annnnd if you love donuts as much as we do- check out our other recipes! These Clean Eating Protein Donuts and Healthy Double Chocolate Donuts are two of our favorites!

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Healthy Blueberry Pie Donuts

 

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Fresh Mozzarella Salad

Ever just crave really fresh food? Over the past few days I’ve been craving veggies like crazy. I’m not sure what the weather looks like where you are – but it’s been sunny and beautiful here. All of the local orchards and farmers markets are loaded with delicious produce and I couldn’t be enjoying it more!

On Saturday we spent the entire day at the beach. When we got home and were deciding what to have for dinner, I just really wanted a salad… which is totally rare. Normally on Saturday nights we go out for dinner, or make something different from our normal weekly meals like pizza or pasta! However… when you’re making a salad that looks like the one I made, it’s way better than pizza or pasta!

Fresh Mozzarella Salad

After our beach day, we went to the store and loaded up on produce + my go to ingredient – fresh mozzarella! There’s something about fresh mozzarella that makes any dish so much better. Growing up as in Italian family, fresh mozzarella was always on our table or in a dish. When we went to Italy I couldn’t get enough of it!

While we were shopping I picked up some Stella Fresh Mozzarella. I’m a big fan of Stella cheeses. Their Blue Cheese is one of my favorite things to add to dishes. So when I saw that they were now making fresh mozzarella I was all over it!

Fresh Mozzarella Salad

The mozzarella has such a clean flavor and soft, texture. It reminds me exactly of the fresh mozzarella that we ate when visiting the Italian countryside. When paired with sweet peppers, beets and tomatoes – it’s the perfect combination. The salad is so easy to make, and filled with fresh, light summer flavors. I have a feeling that I’m going to be making this for meal preps in the coming weeks!

Fresh Mozzarella Salad

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Fresh Mozzarella Summer Salad
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Serves: 1 salad
 
Ingredients
  • 1 c arugula
  • 1 c spinach
  • ¼ c chopped beets
  • ¼ c slivered peppers
  • ¼ c chopped tomatoes
  • ¼ c chopped Fresh Mozzarella
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients in a large bowl + top with dressing of choice.

Have you tried fresh mozzarella in salad? Stella is offering $1 off their Fresh Mozzarella when you use this coupon. You can find a store that is carrying it near you here.

Fresh Mozzarella Salad

 

What’s your favorite way to enjoy fresh mozzarella?

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Healthy Citrus Slushie

This post is sponsored by Vital Proteins.

Over the weekend I was finally able to take my bike for a longer ride. For those of you who don’t know – this summer I’m training for a 100 mile ride. I participated in this bike ride last year for the 25 mile portion and I was so inspired I decided to up my miles and fundraising goal. 100% of the proceeds of the ride go to funding cancer research and treatment – a cause that is so close to my heart!

I’ve really just started my training, and I can already tell that it is going to be challenging. I’m by no means an endurance athlete. Even though 100 miles isn’t a huge distance (compared to people who do iron mans and triathalons) – it’s a lot for me!

After one 25 mile ride in the sun over the weekend- I quickly remembered how easy it is to get dehydrated… and how hot it is when you’re out on the road. When I came in from my ride, I was craving something sweet and needed to cool off.

A few weeks ago Vital Proteins (***link) sent me a bunch of their products to try. I had been hearing about their brand all over social media – so I was so excited to actually try the products that my peers had been raving about!

I decided to test out their Collagen Peptides in a recovery slushie!

Citrus Slushies are the perfect, cool summer drink. Packed with vitamin c and collagen peptides - this recipe is simple and refreshing!

Collagen Peptides are short chain amino acids naturally derived from pasture-raised, grass-fed collagen protein. They contain the same amino acids as gelatin which are identical to the protein found in skin, nails, hair, bones, cartilage, and joints. (1) I’m not a chemistry expert in any way shape or form, so I’ll explain this to you how I understand it: Collagen Peptides have all the good stuff in them that help make your skin, nails, hair, bones, cartilage and joints super strong. So why wouldn’t you want to add them to your diet?? Vital Proteins has done copious amounts of research on this topic – so if you’re interested in learning more, I’d check out their articles here. (They’re the experts!)

Back to the slushies.

Healthy Citrus Slushies are the perfect, cool summer drink. Packed with vitamin c and collagen peptides - this recipe is simple and refreshing!

After being out in the sun for a while – this drink was the perfect thing to come home to. Plus it was super easy to make… just 5 ingredients and a blender!

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Healthy Citrus Slushie
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Serves: 1 large slushie
 
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ⅓ c orange juice
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 scoop Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
  • 2 c ice
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients in Nutribullet or blender and pulse until ice is shaved.
  2. If there is too much liquid - add more ice until it is 'slushie' consistency

Healthy Citrus Slushies are the perfect, cool summer drink. Packed with vitamin c and collagen peptides - this recipe is simple and refreshing!

The Collagen Peptides in this don’t have any flavor, but they pack in 9g of protein per scoop (plus all of the other benefits I talked about earlier. I’ve been adding them in to all of my smoothies for the past week, and I’ve already started to notice a difference in my nails – they’re super strong!

Have you ever made a slushie before? If so- what did you put in it? I want to try this with peach and mango!

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Healthy Citrus Slushies are the perfect, cool summer drink. Packed with vitamin c and collagen peptides - this recipe is simple and refreshing!

 

(1) Source: Vital Proteins

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Nut-Free Chocolate Oatmeal Cups

There’s something to be said for meal prepping breakfasts. Who really wants to get cook at 5AM before a workout…. or even 7AM before heading to work… not me.

In addition to having to actually be awake enough that you’re not burning down the house – you also create a mess, then have to sit and eat the meal, and then clean it up. Now don’t get me wrong – I love making a big delicious breakfast on Saturday/Sunday mornings. I actually look forward to it. Tyler loves to cook, and usually we make something together.

During the week – we don’t really have the luxury to spend that much time cooking in the mornings. He has an hour long commute, and I wake up early to go to the gym – so it’s prepped breakfast’s for us!

Last week I mentioned that I was super excited to be guest posting on the Blissful Eats Granola Site. When Nicole posted in the BGB Community Facebook Group a few months ago looking for people to contribute recipes for her site – I jumped at the chance. She had sent me a bag of her No Nutty Chocolate Granola to try and I immediately fell in love. The granola is made with sun butter – so it still has a nutty taste to it, but it’s safe for people who have allergies to enjoy! I used the granola to make these Nut-Free Chocolate Oatmeal Cups.

Nut-Free Chocolate Oatmeal Cups

These oatmeal cups didn’t last very long in my house. They’re such a great breakfast on the go, or snack. My brother is allergic to tree nuts – so he was really excited to be able to enjoy these!

Nut-Free Chocolate Oatmeal Cups

You can find this recipe here, and stock up on granola here. You enter code NONUTTY at checkout to get 20% off your order of 2 bags No Nutty Chocolate Granola to make this recipe!

Be sure to click around on the Blissful Eats blog. There are so many delicious recipes up there! I’m dying to try this Apple Cinnamon Harvest Breakfast Smoothie & this Grain-Free Granola Berry Cobbler! Yum 🙂

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Nut-Free Chocolate Oatmeal Cups

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