Tuesday, January 27, 2015


OK, talk about an amazing snack for you and the kiddos! I love finding different healthy snack ideas to throw in the gym bag for an all day basketball or wrestling tournament, or for just an after school snack. 
These are packed full of amazing superfoods, you can feel guilt free popping a few of these in your mouth! There are tons of recipes out there for powerballs, and really, you can make concoctions of many different ingredients. They are a great snack for you or your kiddos that pack a great nutritious punch of protein.

Here is an oldie but goodie, a recipe I made with the kids that I wrote on my old blog last year:

1 cup peanut butter
1 cup honey
3 cups oats
1 1/2 TBSP Hemp seeds  (love these!...amazing super food! a complete protein, and rich in minerals!)
1 1/2 TBSP Chia seeds (another complete protein high in antioxidants, amongst other things)
about 1/2 cup sliced almonds
3 TBSP ground flax seed (ground is better than whole, your body absorbs them easier)
1 cup coconut
Add all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Pour honey and peanut butter in a separate bowl and mix until smooth. I use a raw wildflower honey that I buy from a local bee farmer. Processed honey is heated and filtered, robbing it of its natural ingredients. 
Raw honey is powerful for your immune system. It contains 27 minerals, 22 amino acids, and 5,000 enzymes. Just one daily spoonful in your diet is all you need to get these benefits!
Now add the peanut butter mixture into the oat/nut mixture and stir until combined. It should resemble a thick cookie dough mixture.
Now roll into balls of desired size. I prefer the small bite sized. The kids made these with me this time and wanted to help, so I let them. I told them to finish rolling and came back a few minutes later to see Cody's bite sized are a little bigger than some. I love my kids!

Anyway, after you have rolled them they are ready to eat! I like to let them sit on a cookie sheet for like an hour to get a little firm, then store in a tupperware container. They can last well over a month, but I can guarantee they won't last that long, and least they never have in our house!

Monday, January 26, 2015

My big UGLY green smoothie!

So, I love, love, love making a good protein smoothie in the morning, or after a good workout, but most of the time they are really just plain ugly looking!  It doesn't bother me, but when I make them for my kids, I usually have to try to dress them up a little bit, or use certain fruits to make a good color.

This is my smoothie recipe this morning, I forgot to get a picture of it after it was made, but well, that is where my Ugly smoothie title came from today. It was delish, but not pretty!

1 TBSP raw shelled hemp seeds
1 ripe banana
1 TBSP chia seeds
1 cup raw kale
1/2 cup water
1/8 cup greek yogurt
5 frozen strawberries

Throw in the blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Happy Friday!

Ever have one of these days? I know I do, Happy Friday everyone!
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Cake!

So what a better way to bring back my blog, then to post something super yummy! I posted this one on my old blog awhile back when I thought I would try using my blog page from my website, and well, lets just say this simple minded momma still loves blogger! So I am back on here, and so I don't lose my old blogs and recipes I will repost them on this one periodically. If you followed the blog on my website, it will soon start redirecting to this page, so now I can actually start posting more often again :0) 
OMahhhGoodness!! That's all I can say. Soooo good. I have seen a few recipe's before for similar things, and this morning my youngest wakes me up (we were sleeping in for once!) and she say's, "mommy, aren't you going to get up and make something yummy for breakfast??" My husband had mention cinnamon rolls this week, and that is my daughters favorite, but I was so not in the mood to make cinnamon roll dough, wait for it to rise, roll it out, fill, cut, let rise...and so on. So Kylee and I gathered our ingredients to make something a little more simple and quicker. So, we mixed and mixed and poured, and then cuddled up on the couch and watched cartoons while it baked for 30 minutes.  Now, this isn't a healthy recipe by any means, kinda one of those special occasion or special treat for breakfast mornings!
Try it out, and let me know what you think!!
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9x13 baking dish.
Gather your cake ingredients:
3 Cups AP flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 cups milk
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup butter (melted)
Whisk the dry ingredients together. In a separate bowl mix the milk eggs and vanilla together. Pour liquid mixture into dry mixture while whisking until fully incorporated. Then slowly pour the butter into mixture while whisking until you have a smooth batter. Do not over beat. Pour into 9x13 baking dish. Now prepare brown sugar topping.
Cinnamon-brown sugar topping:
3/4 cup butter (melted)
1 cup brown sugar
2 TBSP flour
1 TBSP cinnamon
Mix all above ingredients together until smooth. Drop by large spoon fulls on batter. Use a butter knife and swirl mixture around in cake batter.
Bake at 350 for about 30-40 minutes.
Cream cheese frosting:
3 ounce cream cheese
1 ounce butter
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
Beat frosting ingredients together and spread over hot cake. Serve immediately!