Just over a week ago I started working with a personal trainer again. This time I am participating in a 6 week Shape Up Challenge with a few other women. When I shared this on my Instagram stories and I got a couple of dm’s asking me to share some of the recipes I’ve been making. So today I am sharing 3 healthy recipes for losing weight that helps keep me full and tastes amazing.
Let me start by saying, eating has always been the hardest part of weight loss for me.
Working out is easy and it’s the part I enjoy the most. I struggle with snacking, having too many carbs, and I have a really hard time controlling what I eat.
So when I find something I enjoy eating I usually stick with it, and that makes being on a diet that much easier.
“If you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail”
Morning Protein Smoothie
I have always found that I feel the best when I do Intermittent Fasting. So I start every single morning by drinking as much water as I can. The odd time I’ll drink warm lemon water with salt because it’s great for detoxifying your body. But lately, I’ve been taking breaks with using lemon partly due to the acidity.
Also, I always have a morning coffee.
After my morning rituals, I will prepare my morning smoothie which is another aspect of my routine that sets me up for success during the day. This smoothie is packed with nutrients and minerals that will help keep you full and feeling good until lunch.
1 cup almond milk
1 tablespoon almond butter
1 teaspoon coconut oil
2 tablespoons vanilla mushroom protein powder
1 teaspoon maca
1 medium banana
1 cup of spinach or kale mix
1 teaspoon moon dust of choice:
pinch of Himalayan sea salt
pinch of vanilla powder (optional)
Combine ingredients in a blender and add some chia seeds on top!
Banana Oat Pancakes
Recipe makes 10 servings
1/2 cup of almond milk unsweetened
1 egg white
1 1/2 cups of rolled oats
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup of vanilla protein (optional)
TLT Protein Wrap
I’ve been craving greens a lot these past few months. So most days I will have a TLT (Turkey, Lettuce, Tomato) in a protein wrap. I came across these wraps about a year ago and I’ve never looked back. These are a delicious and healthy bread substitute for people in a calorie deficit or who are looking to up their protein intake.
1 Protein Up Carb Down wraps from Flat Out
1 tbsp of honey avocado dressing
3 slices of cooked turkey bacon
1/4 cup of dairy-free shredded mozzarella
1/2 cup of cucumbers
1/4 cup of peppers
1/2 cup of kale or your favourite mixed salad
Wrap it and enjoy!
As always, let me know if you try any of these 3 healthy recipes for losing weight and tag me on my socials. I’m hoping to share more recipes and workouts over the next 6 weeks, so stay tuned!2