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I really want to try this recipe. I didn’t even know you could bake oatmeal! I learn something new everyday.

Yield: Serves 6

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:

2 cups rolled oats
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped almonds
2 cups Almond Breeze Vanilla Unsweetened Almond Milk
1 large egg
3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted and cooled slightly (or melted and cooled butter)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 1/2 cups chopped peaches
Peach slices for the top, optional

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8×8 square baking dish and set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, mix together the oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and almonds.

3. In another medium bowl, whisk together the almond milk, egg, coconut oil, vanilla, and almond extract.

4. Arrange the chopped peaches on the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Pour the oat mixture evenly over the peaches. Pour the almond milk mixture over the oats. Gently shake the baking dish to make sure the milk covers the oats evenly. If desired, add a few sliced peaches to the top of the oatmeal. It makes the oatmeal look pretty:)

5. Bake for 40 minutes, until the top is golden and oatmeal is set. Let cool for 5 minutes and serve warm.

Note-this baked oatmeal is great reheated in the microwave. We like to add a splash of almond milk for extra creaminess! This recipe can easily be doubled for a 9×13 pan. Use gluten-free oats to make this recipe gluten-free.

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Last day of Beverage week. After finding these recipes there are so many that I want to try! I chose this one because who doesn’t love cinnamon rolls? Well other than my 5 year old? Every time I go to the mall I pass Cinnabun and think, Man I want one, but I don’t want to destroy my whole day by getting that really big Cinnabun. This way I can get my cinnamon bun fix without those at least 800 calores lol.

INGREDIENTS

1 frozen banana, cut into four pieces
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon pure maple syrup
Cinnamon stick, for garnish

DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth, and add more almond milk if necessary.
  2. Pour into a tall glass, add the cinnamon stick for garnish, and enjoy.

Makes one serving

The Skinny Truth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The reason I chose this one as day 6 of beverage week is because Dr Oz usually has some interesting weight loss tips and I really want to try it. When I buy everything I’ll let everyone know either here or on Facebook if it really works. BUT look at all the good stuff that is inside this drink!

  • Grapefruit, loaded with vitamin C, will help your body turn fat into fuel.
  • Tangerine increases your sensitivity to insulin, stabilizes blood sugar, and stimulates genes to burn fat.
  • Cucumber helps you feel full and acts as a natural diuretic, which means less bloating and water retention.
  • Peppermint promotes better digestion and calms the stomach, plus it tastes great!

Ingredients per 8 oz serving

Water
1 slice grapefruit
1 tangerine
½ cucumber, sliced
2 peppermint leaves
Ice – as much as you like

Directions
Wash grapefruit, tangerine cucumber and peppermint leaves. Slice cucumber, grapefruit and tangerine (or peel). Combine all ingredients (fruits, vegetables, 8 oz water, and ice) into a large pitcher. Let it sit over night. The longer it sits the better it tastes.

Stir & Enjoy!

Drink at least one 8 ounce glass three times a day before each meal for 10 days straight.

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Ingredients

  1. 1 cup non-fat milk
  2. 1/2 cup Greek yogurt, plain 0% fat
  3. 2 tbsp. peanut butter, creamy
  4. 1 cup strawberries, frozen
  5. 1/4 tsp stevia (to taste)
  6. 1 cup ice

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.

The Skinny Truth:

Calories per serving: 201, Fat: 8.3, Cholesterol: 2.5, Potassium: 177, Carbs: 18.6, Fiber: 2.6, Sugar: 10.4, Protein: 14.3
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Ingredients:

About 10 medium size strawberries (sliced)

A half a lemon (or whole depending on your flavor preference)

One whole sprig of mint leaves

Water and Ice

Directions:

Fill with water and shake! Try to get more water than ice, or drink melted ice.

I found this on pinterest, the person drank it 8 weeks straight did no exercise and ate whatever he/she wanted. She/He lost 5lbs.  If this is your water bottle please let me know so I can give you credit 🙂
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Last day of dessert week. Hope everyone enjoyed it! I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like Oreos so that is why I chose this dessert.

 

Ingredients:

Cookies:

  • 3/4 cup spelt flour (or all-purpose, or gluten-free all-purpose) (120g)
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp dutch cocoa powder (30g) (regular cocoa is fine; they just won’t taste as authentic)
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp xylitol or sugar (or coconut sugar or evaporated cane juice) (78g)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup vegetable or coconut oil (44g)
  • 3 tbsp milk of choice (45g)
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup (or agave) (30g)

Filling:

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar or Sugar-Free Powdered Sugar (55g)
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup coconut butter, or non-hydrogenated shortening (such as Spectrum), or Earth Balance coconut spread (58g)

Directions:

Combine first 5 ingredients, and stir very well. In a separate bowl, combine all liquid ingredients for the cookies. Mix wet into dry to form a dough, then refrigerate 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Put dough in a plastic bag, and smush into one big ball. Remove from bag, roll into a thin dough, and cut flat circles using a circle cutter or a circle-shaped lid. Bake on a greased cookie tray for 10 minutes; they’ll still look a little underdone when they come out of the oven, but that’s ok. Important: allow to cool 10 minutes before removing from the tray.

To make the filling, mix all filling ingredients in a small food processor (or patiently, with a fork). (If using coconut butter, make sure it is melted.) Put about a scant teaspoon-full (3g) on half of the cookie discs, then top each with remaining cookie discs and fridge so filling firms up. Store in the fridge so the filling stays hard.

The skinny truth:

Calories: 64, Fat: 4g, carbs: 6.8g, sugar: 0.8g, protein: 0.8g, Weight Watchers: 2

 

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This recipe was chosen because I am always looking for new energy bars that taste good. It is really hard to find one that taste good AND doesn’t have tons of sugar.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rice crispies (brown or white, or certified gf) (30g)
  • packed 1/2 cup oat flour (70g) (Or make your own by grinding rolled oats in the food processor until they turn into a fine powder. Measure after blending.)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp roasted cashew butter
  • 5 tbsp agave (Honey will work, but is not for strict vegans.)
  • optional: a handful of sprinkles
  • optional: replace up to half of the oat flour with your favorite protein powder

Directions:

Combine all dry ingredients and stir well. In a separate (large) bowl, combine wet and stir to form a thin paste. (If your cashew butter is cold, warm it a little for easier mixing.) Pour dry into wet (not the other way around), and stir until evenly coated. Line a baking dish or Tupperware container with a large piece of wax paper and pour the mixture into the dish. Fold the extra paper over the mixture and squish down as hard as you possibly can! Use a heavy object to really press it down. (The mixture will fill a 7×5, or about 2/3 of an 8×8.) Stick in the fridge or freezer to harden before cutting into bars. Store in the fridge or freezer. Makes 6 bars.

The Skinny Truth:

Calories: 140
Fat: 4.5 grams
Carbohydrates: 27.5 grams
Protein: 3 grams
Fiber: 2 grams
ww points (new system): 4

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