Double Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Protein Muffins

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I love the smell of pumpkin treats baking on a Fall morning!  This morning before the kids had to wake up to do the animal chores and get ready for school I was making them some healthy breakfast muffins!  I say I was making them for the kids, because I only got a small bite out of the whole batch!  So I would say these are a win!

Double Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Protein Muffins serves 6, 2 muffins each

2 eggs

1/4 cup canned pumpkin

1 large banana

1/2 cup natural peanut butter (or any nut butter)

1/4 cup honey

2 scoops of Shakeology (I used chocolate, but you could also use vanilla)

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1/4 tsp salt

6 tsp of semi-sweet chocolate chips, optional

Preheat oven to 350 Degrees.  Prepare 12 muffin cups with non-stick spray or muffin paper liners.  (I like to use the parchment paper ones).  Mix eggs, pumpkin, banana, peanut butter, and honey together.  Add baking powder, shakeology, pumpkin pie spice and salt.  Mix well.  Divide evenly in 12 muffins.  Place 5 chocolate chips on each muffin.  Bake for 18-20 minutes.

21 day fix:  2 muffins 1/2 red, 1/3 purple, 1 tsp, 1 yellow if you added chocolate chips

Enjoy!

**Heating Shakeology will affect the superfoods in it. You could also use just a protein powder.

Wanting to try out Shakeology?  You can order the Super Sampler here!

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Pumpkin Pie Spiced Latte

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This time of year it seems like everyone is waiting for Starbucks to roll out their Pumpkin Spice Latte. You may have heard that their latte doesn’t even have pumpkin in it, but they are fixing that this year.

I will admit I was once one of those crazed coffee addicts that counted down the days to have the ever so popular fall drink!  Not anymore!  I am ahead of the game!  Not only am I saving lots of money,  but also liquid calories!  Let me know how you like the healthier,  cheaper version!  Happy Fall!

Pumpkin Pie Spiced Latte serves 1
6 oz Steamed Unsweetened Coconut or Almond milk
2 shots of espresso or 1/4 cup of strong brewed coffee
2 Tbps pure pumpkin
1/2 tsp – 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp raw honey
1 tsp coconut oil

Brew espresso or coffee. Steam your milk to 160 degrees or warm in the microwave if you don’t have an espresso machine.  Put all the ingredients in a blender.  Blend until frothy.  Enjoy!

21 Day Fix: 2 tsp.  There isn’t enough pumpkin to make a purple and Autumn posted a video saying 8 oz of unsweetened almond milk is free. The 2 tsp comes from the coconut oil and the honey.  (Technically I don’t think you would need to count the honey, but I do.  It is on pg 15 of the eating plan book.)

Salt & Vinegar Kale Chips

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Do you crave salty snacks? But you don’t want to undo all the hard work you have be doing to reach your goals? Then try out this very yummy snack! My kids loved them so much that they were eating them as fast as I could get them out of the oven!

Salt & Vinegar Kale Chips
1 bunch of kale (I used a 1lb bag of organic kale from Costco)
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbps apple cider vinegar
Pink Himalayan Sea Salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Clean & dry the kale.  Tear into bite size pieces.  Put in a large mixing bowl,  add oil and vinegar.  Sprinkle with salt.  Use your hands to mix the kale up with the oil & vinegar.  Place kale on a sheet pan covered with parchment paper. Make sure you don’t put too much on at a time. If they are touching they will not get crunchy. Sprinkle with a little more salt. Bake for 7-10 minutes.

21 day fix containers: use the green container. Servings depend on amount of kale starting with & how much your kids snack while making it!

Enjoy

Fall & Christmas 2015

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When I am not working out, meal planning,  homeschooling,  tending to the kids & house I like to do some crocheting!  I am starting to take orders for the Fall & Christmas season.  I figured if I start early I won’t be as slammed in December.  I have many more options on my Facebook page.  Or if you don’t see what you are looking for send me a message at tonistoothoff@hotmail.com.

Fall Into Fitness Challenge Group

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Many people have said they are struggling on making their health and fitness a priority.  Whether, it is work that is keeping you busy, or running the kids here and there or maybe a tight budget, or you are just not sure on how to plan healthy meals.

My next Challenge group Fall Into Fitness is starting September 7th and is running for 90 days!  It will take us right up to Thanksgiving!  It will focus on tips and tricks to help busy individuals find success they are looking for!  You can be as “active” in posting in the group as you would like, or stay behind the scenes.  I just ask that you check in daily to see the new posts!

This Challenge Group will provide:

Free Coaching

Peer Support

Workout Tips

Meal Ideas

Meal Planning

And more

Requirements:

Sign up for your Free Team Beachbody account Here!

Follow any Beachbody Workout Program (Such as 21 Day Fix, P90X, PiYo, Insanity, T25, etc.) If you don’t have one you can purchase a program here.

Use Shakeology (You can order here.)

 NOTE:  If you already have a coach and want to switch to a more active coach (me!), you can do so by contacting customer relations at 1 (800) 998-1681 or fill out their online customer service form (https://beachbody.custhelp.com/app/ask).  Tell them you want to assign Toni Stoothoff as your coach (coach ID 630590).

21 Day Fix No Bake Cookies

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I’ve MOVED!  Get the recipe HERE!

21 Day Fix Creamy Coffee House Latte

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I’ve MOVED!  Get the recipe HERE!