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Welcome to Breakfast Week! Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. My whole family loves pancakes so when I saw this I knew I had to share it with the rest of you.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup oat flour (see below for instructions on making your own)
  • 1 cup white whole-wheat flour
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup diced walnuts (optional)
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries

Directions

In a large mixing bowl, whisk dry ingredients together. in another mixing bowl, combine remaining ingredients, except blueberries. Pour wet mixture into dry, and stir until combined and most lumps disappear; fold in blueberries.

Heat griddle to 350°, or until a drop of water sizzles when dropped on griddle. Spray griddle with nonstick cooking spray, and pour on 1/4 cup pancake mix. Turn pancakes over when they begin to dry around the edges and are golden on the bottom. if desired, top pancakes with additional blueberries and banan- as, and drizzle with 100% pure maple syrup.

Tip: To make oat flour, add old- fashioned oats to a blender (1 cup oats makes 1 cup flour), and blend until a flour-like consistency is achieved.

The Skinny Truth

Yield: 6 servings | Serving size: 2 pancakes | Calories: 274 | Previous Points: 6 | Points Plus: 7 | Total Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 38mg | Carbohydrates: 34g | Dietary Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Protein: 8g

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Found via SkinnyMs


 

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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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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Day 3 of dessert week! This is a no brainer on why I chose this recipe to share with you guys next. I love chocolate, I love peanut butter, bananas are yummy and what girl wouldn’t want all those ingredients in a cookie form?

(Makes 30 cookies) 

Ingredients:

3 ripe bananas
2 cups old-fashioned oats
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350°F. Mash bananas in a large bowl, then stir in remaining ingredients. Let batter stand for approximately 20 minutes, then drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes.

Freezing Directions:
Cool completely, then place cookies in a freezer bag. Seal, label, and freeze.

The Skinny Truth:

47 calories; 7.5 g carbs; 1.6 g fat; 1.5 g protein; 1.3 g fiber; 1 WW PointsPlus  (Per cookie)

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I have decided because I love food and I need to find some skinny alternatives that I would post recipes I found online and share them with all of you. This Week I am focusing on dessert.  I chose yogurt drops this week because I really love yogurt and so does everyone in my family. I would be surprised if they lasted beyond the end of the week.

 

 

Spoon flavored yogurt into a plastic bag.

Squeeze dots onto cookie sheet and place in freezer.

They’ll be ready in about an hour!

70 calories per pan. (if you use different yogurt than look at the calories they have in that and judge from there)

 

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found via Back On Point