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Just in time for fall! These pancakes have amazing flavor. I LOVE PUMPKIN! =]
1 1/2 cups Oat Flour
2 tbsp Splenda
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp nutmeg
4 egg whites
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
*To make these protein pancakes instead, use only 1 1/4 cup of oat flour and 2 scoops of your favorite vanilla protein.
Preheat griddle to medium/high heat.
Combine oat flour, Splenda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg in a bowl.
Whisk in egg whites and pumpkin.
Mix in almond milk then add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix well.
*Reminder to spray your griddle if it’s not a non-stick.
Scoop batter onto griddle. Cook 3-5 minutes on a side or until browned.
*Makes 10 pancakes
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Good Morning Fit Mommies! =] I hope you're having a great week.
As soon as babies and kiddos enter your life it seems like life takes off at super speed and there's never enough time to get laundry done, get ready, pack the diaper bag AND eat!
Being active is obviously key but it can be hard to know where to even start after having a baby, our bodies change SO much. Check out these 5 At-Home Post Pregnancy Workouts and we’ll move on to what to eat to get you back in shape after baby below.
Food is a major part of getting in shape, below are a few of my favorite snacks for on-the-go that both you and the little ones will love.
Mommy and Me Snacks: baked apple crisps, frozen Greek yogurt pops with agave nectar and Mommy's Trail Mix: whole-grain Cheerios, dried cranberries and shelled pumpkin seeds
PORTION CONRTOL - The Kid's Plate. Use a kid-sized plate to check your portion control. (Your meal should be 1/3 protein, 1/3 whole grain and 1/3 veggie.)
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Start your morning with protein and Omega 3s - you've all heard it before, breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Don't skip breakfast - you're body will go into starvation mode and start saving the fat! Always get fueled up for the day ahead!
Three snacks a day - never let hunger build! - Veggies and Fruit are AWESOME snacks.
*Maintain portion control for your dinner
Good luck! YOU CAN DO THIS!!
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Full Body HIIT workouts are the best! They target all major areas of the body and HIIT workouts are typically really quick to complete and always extremely effective. Don't let the fact that there are only 4 workouts below get your guard down, after the second round you'll be wondering how you're going to complete 2 more.
Drink LOTS of water and for an added benefit, eat a snack high in protein right after your workout to feed your muscles and burn more fat.
Perform 10 reps each exercise for a total of 4 sets! Ready, GO!
- Pushup Reaches
- Step Up Lunges
- Toe Taps
For full video, CLICK HERE!
For more HIIT Workouts, check out my Alexa Jean Fitness 30-Day Challenges HERE!
This is a great at home workout that targets upper, middle and lower abs. If you find that 4 sets it too difficult, start with 2 and each time add in an extra set. Happy Ab Building!
Complete 15 reps each exercise for a total of 4 sets. Ready go!
- Bicycle Crunches
- Plank Knee-Ups
- Toe Taps
- Cross Over Leg Lifts
For more at home ab workouts check out my Sore to the Core 30-Day Ab Challenge HERE My readers get an extra 5% off all my ebooks when you use code SAVEWITHALEXA at checkout.
It's always a good idea to do a good detox now and then to flush all the yucky stuff out of your body. Detoxes are also great if you're trying to break that sweet tooth you have on a daily basis. =] It's important to make detox waters and teas at home, a lot of times you don't know what added extras are being put in the store bought detox drinks and it's always best to go fresh, homemade.
Lemons aid in the proper absorption of sugar and calcium. It will help you cut your sweet cravings down. Limes and mint promote a healthy digestive tract. Mint will also naturally suppress your appetite. Cucumbers are amazing for flushing out fat cells as it acts as a natural diuretic.
- 4 Thin Slices of Cucumber
- 1 Whole Lemon, squeezed
- 1 Lime, squeezed
- 1/2 TBS Grated Ginger
- 4 Mint Leaves
- 1/2 TBS Honey or Agave Nectar
First squeeze your lemon and lime into the container you'll be using for your detox water. *helpful tip, if you roll the lemon and lime on the counter or a hard surface, pushing down firmly with your palm, you'll get more juice out of your lemon.
Next grate your ginger and at it to your glass. Add your thinly sliced cucumber and mint leaves, and then fill up the rest of your glass with water. Top with honey or agave nectar and stir or shake.
I make mine at night and let it marinate in the fridge overnight. It's super cold in the morning and then I can just grab it and go.
Happy Monday! AND National Watermelon Day! Who knew there were so many silly holidays!? I'm celebrating this one with a deliciously summery watermelon smoothie! Best part is you can indulge in this one without the guilt, because...it's only 78 calories! =D
2 cups seedless watermelon (tightly packed)
2 tablespoons fresh mint
1 TBS agave nectar
4-5 ice cubes
Add it all into the blender and pulse until smooth!
Summer is in full swing, if you haven't already started toning your tummy, what better time to start then NOW! Here is a basic but effective ab routine that can be done in the morning before work or anytime really! No equipment required, so no excuses. =]
90 Second Plank (I know it's a long time but think about something else, or how amazing you're going to look when you conquer this)
30 Leg Lifts (keep them slow and controlled for best results)
30 Bicycle Crunches (each side)
30 V-Ups (make them sharp and try and avoid using momentum, focus all on your core)
For more At-Home Ab Workouts check out my Sore To The Core 30-Day Ab Challenge HERE!
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I'm finally sharing my favorite hair care products from 100% Pure. This line is my go-to for natural, organic products. I switched to 100% Pure Shampoo and Conditioner a couple months ago and I have noticed a huge difference in the quality and texture of my hair. It doesn't feel weighed down or dry, it feel really light and soft. The smell of this Kelp & Mint Shampoo is seriously amazing, it leaves your head feeling so fresh and tingly feeling. =]
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This concoction is AMAZING. I LOVE it soooo much. It's a great, low-cal snack that is sure to kick that sweet craving. ENJOY!
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 3 TBS chia seeds
- 2 TBS shredded, unsweetened coconut
- 1 TBS agave nectar
- ½ cup chopped pineapple
- 1 cup chopped mango
- Combine together coconut milk, chia seeds, shredded unsweetened coconut and agave nectar.
- Cover and place in the fridge overnight or at least 6 hours to gel.
- Combine chopped mango and pineapple
- In a small jar
*** Makes 2 servings