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Tropical Smoothie

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This makes for a great on the go breakfast, or even post workout drink with over 11g of protein!

Serving Size: 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup of sliced pineapple
  • 1 small honey chobani yogurt (peach or plain work well too)
  • 3-4 ice cubes

Blend together and you are good to go!!

 

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Flourless Pizza

Flourless Pizza

This guilt free flourless pizza is AMAZING!  My friends were skeptical, but ended up loving it and wanting more.  What is the secret? Check out the recipe below to find out!

Servings: 3

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag of frozen cauliflower florets
  • 1 egg
  • 1.5 cups of mozzarella cheese
  • Pizza sauce (amount up to you)
  • Any toppings you wish! (I used mushrooms, cheese, and green pepper)

Steps:

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
2. Place your cauliflower into a food processor or blender & blend until the cauliflower is shredded into small pieces (it is okay if there are a few big chunks).
3. Pour your cauliflower base into a big microwavable bowl & microwave for 8 minutes.
4. Mix in an egg and 1 cup of mozzarella cheese into the cauliflower. Once these ingredients are mixed together, mash with a fork until you arrive at a smooth texture.
5. Spray your pizza pan with non-stick spray and lay the cauliflower base onto the pan. Shape into a circle using your hands or a fork.
6. Place your “dough” into the oven for 10-15 minutes.
7. Remove your “dough” and add your pizza sauce and chopped ingredients.
8. Place the pizza back into the oven for another 10 minutes. Enjoy!

*This recipes was inspired by Cassey on blogilates.com.  Check out her website for other great healthy recipes, workouts, & more!*

Guilt-free Chocolate Peanut Butter Mugcake

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Happy Friday everyone! Once again, it is time for “Friends Feeding Friends”. This one comes from someone who is like a sister to me. She is my cousin, best friend, and partner in crime. This simple dessert is a great way to get that protein in after a workout… and tastes just like a regular cake! Check out her Instagram ketchupwithmeee for other mugcake recipes! Show her some love by following. You can follow my instagram also (lolosayshello) which sometimes has extra LLC recipes on it.

Want to have your cake and eat it too, but not break a healthy lifestyle? This mug cake tastes like a 1000 calorie indulgence, but the healthy ingredients let you enjoy this cake guilt-free! It is a perfect single serving, super moist, and will most definitely satisfy your sweet tooth. Keep in mind that if you don’t have some of the ingredients listed here, then you can easily get creative and substitute!

Cake Ingredients:
2tbs chocolate protein powder
2 tbs cocoa (hot chocolate) powder
A pinch of baking soda
2 tbs all-purpose flour
1/2 tbs cinnamon
½ tsp vanilla extract
¼ cup almond milk
Note: if you do not have protein powder on hand, then substitute an additional 1-2tbs of cocoa powder

Frosting Ingredients:
A dallop of peanut butter
Warm water

Instructions:
1) Spray mug with nonstick cooking spray.
2) Combine all cake ingredients in the mug and mix until it forms a batter consistency.
3) Put the peanut butter in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 30 seconds to create a smoother consistency. Remove from microwave.
4) Microwave mug cake for 1 minute (1:00). Remove from microwave and let cool.
5) Microwave the peanut butter for an additional 15 secs (:15) – do this in two intervals because if you microwave peanut butter too long then it turns into a cookie-like substance! Slowly add warm water to thin out the consistency – start with 1 tsp, and continue to add slowly until you reach your desired consistency.
6) Remove the mug cake, top with the peanut butter frosting, and enjoy this little piece of heaven!

Happy baking!

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*If you would like to participate in Live, Laugh, Cooking’s Friday segment of “Friends Feeding Friends”, comment below or message our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/livelaughcooking – I would simply need a picture, ingredients, and steps. If you have a cooking blog, I will be sure to provide a link to your blog that people may refer to.*

New Design & Workout Page

Hi dear followers!

I’m excited to announce that the Live, Laugh, Cooking blog now has a new look! In addition, I have added a Workout page at the top where I will be posting links to my favorite workout videos. Go check out which ones I posted so far! I also want to share with you where I buy a lot of my workout clothing and products from. Cassey Ho from Blogilates not only makes awesome pilates videos that I use on a daily basis, but she also designs adorable inspirational shirts, shorts, yoga mats, water bottles, etc. I think you guys will love her stuff. Go take a look!

Balsamic Chicken (with mozzarella and tomato)

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“One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.” – Luciano Pavarotti

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless pieces chicken (I used Purdue boneless chicken breast tenderloins)
  • 1/2 cup of Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup of balsamic vinaigrette dressing
  • 2 tbsp of grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 small tomato

Steps:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees & either spray a baking sheet or line with aluminum foil.
  • Rinse chicken and pat dry.
  • Put the breadcrumbs and grated cheese into a small bowl and  mix together.  Pour the dressing into a SEPARATE small bowl.
  • Dip chicken into the dressing and then into the breadcrumb/grated cheese mixture.  Coat well with the mixture and then place onto baking sheet.  Do this for each piece of chicken. (Please note, for more flavor you should allow the chicken to marinate in the dressing overnight. Simply place the chicken in a freezer bag with the dressing and leave in the refrigerator.)
  • Place in oven for 20 minutes (Please allow to cook longer if you did not use tenderloins, but chose larger pieces of chicken instead).
  • While the chicken is cooking, rinse your tomato and slice. Be sure you have one slice for each piece of chicken. A small tomato should give you about 4 medium size slices.
  • Remove chicken from oven.  Top each piece of chicken off with a pinch of mozzarella cheese and then lay the slice of tomato on top of the cheese.
  • Place the chicken (with toppings) back in the oven and allow to cook for another 5-8 minutes.
  • Enjoy!

Happy cooking!

Serve with a veggie of choice & Live, Laugh, Cooking’s crockpot baked potato or mashed cauliflower for a complete & delicious meal!

Crockpot Baked Potato:

https://livelaughcooking.wordpress.com/2013/11/17/crockpot-baked-potatoes/

Mashed Cauliflower:

https://livelaughcooking.wordpress.com/2013/10/28/mashed-cauliflower/

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Raspberry Chicken Stir Fry

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“I like rice.  Rice is great if you’re hungry and want 200 of something.” – Mitch Hedberg

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless chicken breast tenderloins
  • 2 cups of white rice
  • 1 frozen bag of vegetables (this one had carrots, broccoli, green beans, and water chestnuts)
  • 1 cup of raspberry vinaigrette dressing

Steps:

  • For the best flavor, marinate the chicken in 3/4 cup of the dressing overnight.
  • Fry the chicken in a pan until it is well cooked.
  • For the rice, boil 2 cups of water.  Place 2 cups of rice in the water, stir, remove from heat and let sit with the cover on.
  • Pour the frozen vegetables into the pan over high heat until they start to thaw and warm up.  Cut the chicken into small pieces and toss into the vegetables.
  • Mix the veggies and chicken with the white rice and pour the remaining (1/4 cup) dressing over the stir fry.

Happy cooking!

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Since May of this year, I have lost 15 pounds.  I changed my eating habits and rather than forcing myself to go to the gym on a regular basis, which I didn’t find effective, I began using workout videos from Cassey Ho.  Her positive enthusiasm and constant support inspired me and has helped me an enormous amount.  I wanted to provide for you all a link to her DVD.  She is a Pilates instructor and will definitely work you hard.  Since I try to make the majority of the recipes I post healthy, and am considering providing workout tips, I wanted to see what you all thought of this.  Please check out her stuff and let me know! Thanks 🙂 

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