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Pumpkin Donuts!!!

PumpkinDonut

  • 1.5 cup pumpkin
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 1.5 cups stevia
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce (unsweetened)
  • mix together in a separate bowl
  • Mix together dry ingredients:
  • 1 7/8 cups bobs red mill #glutenfree baking flour
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • dash of cinnamonBlend everything together and fill mixture into a lightly sprayed donut tray about 2/3-3/4 of the way.
    place donut tray in the oven, preheated to 350.
    bake for 16-20 minutes⏰Optional: put donuts in a freezer bag once they cool and shake them with stevia and cinnamon or your favorite protein powderRecipe makes 6 large donuts. 100 calories per serving 2.8g fat, 14.7g carbs and 4.8g protein

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Rippin big dirty’s

So as I reflect on yesterday’s post…. I realize none of it made sense as I was all over the map. Oh well. At least it turned out to be a wicked day!

Got to down some coffee and get crazy buck wild, a decaf from Kimbo and the most amazing Iced Americano from Second Cup with my girl Crystal!(thank you for this awesome picture)

Second Cup Baby!

Second Cup Baby!

I drank mine black with a couple Stevia packs in them. Always bring some extra from home just in case I want to throw one in a treat like the coffee or in some oats with my meal.

For a few years now, I was having some serious gastro issues whenever I chewed gum, drank diet pop and anytime i’d use a sweetener in my coffee. Those little devils made me fart ALL the time, made people not like me because I was smelly, and made me really uncomfortable for the amount of stress it put on my system. Sometimes that pain was ruthless! It wasn’t until I decided to boycott the whole group of those little buggers that things started to change. My family and friends are really happy that I switched to stevia. Now they only have to deal with egg farts.

One thing I can tell you, is a lot of my fitness buddies have been complaining about tummy troubles, and they know it’s from too much aspartame – ie. gum, diet pop, sweeteners, diet drinks of sorts..

Well friends, I challenge you to this.

aspartame

If you can make it two full weeks without aspartame, you will feel phenomenal. When we eat clean, we already feel like that, but sometimes there’s that bloat, underlying tummy troubles and farts and whatever comes with this stupid chemical. Get on the Stevia train with me – I promise you the taste gets easier. Just like the first time you had coffee, you had to get used to that taste and now you love it, so lets learn to love Stevia and scrap the splenda and the twin sugar and all that crap.

 

Next time you want to curb that craving, drop by a natural health store and grab some gum or some stevia sweetened pop and save yourself the pain. It’s actually good too! I recommend the NOW brand of Stevia, seems to not have any weird taste afterwards.

Quick Tip: Clean eating for the Family

It’s probably hard to eat with your whole family when you’re on a restricted diet. Why not try to spice up their lives for dinnre, but keep your diet clean in the meantime?

Quick Switches for great taste and a smaller waistline:

Ingredient: Corn Flakes and Breadcrumbs
Substitute With: Oatmeal and Flaxseed

Tuna Salad With Mayo
Substitute With: Tuna Salad made with Avocado

Ingredient: Soft Shell Tacos
Substitute with: Romaine Lettuce Shell

Substitute Further: XLean Ground Turkey instead of Ground Beef

Remember, keep things simple people!

caneeeeehdian!

So I’m in accounting waiting to start my canada day weekend, so far my day has been awesome because it started with cookie dough pancakes, and cookie dough brownies with shredded apple. NOMNOM.

I can’t even believe its already July tomorrow! And so here is my long weekend, although I’m staying home, you can bet It will be insane!

So far this week has been awesome. James has been coming to the gym with me daily, I’ve been getting some new lines in my legs for my photoshoot, and I have some cash money in the bank FINALLY!

Marley says hello for now, and we will talk to you soon.. First we need to paint him red and white!

External and Internal Motivators.

So today I’m looking for some inspiration, and for some reason this is what i’ve turned to… Popeye.

And he reminds me of this guy I ride with from time to time, Will Fisher. Yeah he basically has forearms the same size as popeye. What a genetic trait… lol! I guess motivation is motivation, and it doesnt really need to make sense, just motivate.

Today I decided I was going to make some stylish protein pancakes that went with my motivation : Popeye Protein Pancakes. Yep, they were full of spinach and yep, they were fully green 🙂 ! Check’er out!

So now we’re 4 days away from the Ontarios, here goes nothing and everything! 1 more day of training after today… that didn’t take long at all! I got my bounce in my step back and BOOM, its rest time again. Bring on next week – Im ready to squat 2 of myself when I’m done this! I’ll probably be on an adrenaline high all week! Man oh man!

And I leave you with this awesome picture of me and the Big Nickel… Dummm dumdum dummmmm