Thursday, March 19, 2015

Ebelskiver Protein Pancake Puffs!

I love pancakes, but making little pancake ball puffs are so much fun! Especially when you can fill them with YUMMYY things like nutbutters, quest bars, nuts, the choices are endless!
For these, I stuffed my EHP Labs protein puffs with Nuts N More Chocolate Peanut Butter!

Monday, March 16, 2015

High Protein Cheesecake!

This has to be one of my FAVORITE recipes. High protein, pretty low calorie compared to Cheesecake Factory Cheesecakes, and SO easy to make!
Macros: makes 8 HUGE square servings (or you could do slices!)
1 out of 8: 198 calories, 9.7 g fat, 11.2 g carbs, 15.8 g protein!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

{Gluten Free} Red Velvet Beet Cupcakes! + Erin Condren Fun in the Sun Bundle!

    MMMM Made these healthified Red Velvet Cupcakes for Valentines Day! They turned out DELICIOUS! Who knew vegetables would be amazing in desserts?! :D

    Also, Check out these ADORABLE personalized sandals from Erin Condren! <3 in LOVE. And I can't wait to rock them out on the beach next week for my Spring Break in PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA! <3 
    I love that the bundle came with a tote too! It's SO durable, almost like potato sack material, so I can stuff a bunch of things in there like makeup, sunscreen, towels, etc! Can't wait to use this on my vacay! If you want to get your OWN fun summer/spring break bundle, head to THIS link and you'll get $10 off your first order! WHATTTT! I know I know, you're welcome :P

    And now, TO THE CUPCAKES! :D


    Ingredients:
    • 2 small to medium beets (chopped into small pieces) 
    • 2 eggs 
    • 3 Tbs coconut oil 
    • 1/4 cup agave 
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
    • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 
    • Pinch of sea salt 
    • 150 g almond flour 
    • ¼ cup cocoa powder 
    • ½ tsp baking powder 
    ️Frosting:
    • Whipped cream cheese frosting from Walmart + sprinkles! 

    Method:
    • chop beets into small pieces
    • blend beets with eggs
    • mix rest of wet ingredients together
    • mix dry ingredients together in a separate bowl
    • then mix wet and dry together
    • bake in cupcake tins at 350 F for 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean 
    SOO SOOO Easy and DELICIOUS!
    If you happen to make ANY of my recipes, be sure to tag me on Instagram or Twitter @vmfitness and hashtag #vmfitness so I can see the yumminess! 

      Sunday, February 1, 2015

      Erin Condren Planner Review and $10 OFF + Fit Summer CRUISE?!

      Want to possibly join me and a bunch of other Fitness/Healthy lifestyle lovers this summer for a Fitness #HealthyBodyHealthyMind cruise?! Be sure to watch my YouTube Video where I talk about it! :D

      Also in this video, I give a review of the Erin Condren Quick Ship Planner ($50) and the Happy New You Bundle Clutch (on sale from $33.20 down to $25!)!
      I've been looking for a new planner for a longggg while because my life was pretty unorganized :P I had a separate planner for school/homework/planning and a separate journal for my Vmfitness Fitness updates/progress/etc. However, I would always leave my Fit Journal in my gym bag and never have it on me to update! But NOW, I have everything I need in one Planner! And I LOVE IT!
      You can watch the video above to see my breakdown and review of the book, or you can keep on reading below!

      (on sale from $33.20 down to $25!)
      This bundle comes with sooo many goodies! 
      1. Monthly Budget Book
      2. Wellness Journal
      3. Snap-In Meal Planner
      4. Snap-In To-Do List
      5. set of Elastic Bands
      6. Perpetual Calendar
      7. Pen Holder

      My favorite item from it would have to be the Wellness Journal, especially for this fitness/health lifestyle! If you can see in the picture below, it separates your days by meals! So you can put in what you ate that day from Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks, and there is also a section where you can write your goals, what activity/workout you did that day, and any other notes! In the beginning of this Wellness Journal there is also a progress update page that lets you write in your measurements for quarterly results, which I think is AWESOME.
      And what's great about these little thin notebooks is that I can place it in the BACK of my Erin Condren Planner in the "Keep It Together" pouch, and that way keep everything together so I don't have to go scrambling for different books or journals or forget one at home and not be able to update it! Super handy to have! I also love the dry erase boards they include for "Oh! What to Eat" and "Oh! What to Buy" because since they're snap in, I can just snap them into the current week, plan my weekly meals and my grocery list/shopping list and I'm set! To see more about the Budget Book and the Perpetual Calendar, watch the YouTube video to get a glimpse of what's inside!

      Now we'll take a quick look at the Quick Ship Planner!
      The Quick Ship is an option if you do not want a customized cover (although who wouldn't want one, with your own name on it and everything?! I actually went back on the site and ordered one that should be coming within the next few weeks! YAY! Love personalized things!)
      How the Quick Ship comes: Shows the year view in months, then shows the full month so you can plan it out right in the beginning, and then the following pages are the weeks laid out. Each day is separated by Morning, Day, and Night, making planning and organizing appointments or your schedule a lot cleaner! At the bottom you have space to write whatever you wish, like meal plans, thoughts, To Do lists, etc! And on the left you have a whole section to write your goals for the week. I'm not sure if you're the same, but I always feel like writing things down sets it in STONE and makes it more legit and I'm more likely to actually complete the task if I write it down! A goal in your mind isn't as strong, but when I can SEE IT physically, it's just another motivational PUSH to succeed!

      Near the end there are also additional lined pages for notes, and then empty pages for random doodles! I think I'm most excited to use these stickers that are included at the end of the Planner! Basically they're reminder stickers like "Birthdays, Doct Appt, Mani/Pedi" etc, and also there are 2 blank sheets of stickers included, so that YOU can write what you want on them! For example, you could make stickers that are for Bills or Paydays, or Laundry day, Meal prep day, workout, ETC! The stickers are also pretty easy to take off the paper as well, so if you want to reuse them for the next month, it's not too hard to just move the stickers around and save some mulahhhh $$.
      I am SO SO excited to get to writing in my planner and just fill it with my crazy life and schedule :) I love cute organizational things like this because I feel like it PUSHES me to be more organized and scheduled! I'll probably upload a YouTube video later on the planner actually filled out and how I'm utilizing it for School, Life, Fitness, ETC!

      If you want to get your own Erin Condren goodies to keep YOUR lifestyle organized, click the link below to get started AND to get $10 off your first order!
      Be sure to check your email for the coupon once you've signed up!
      https://www.erincondren.com/referral/invite/josiemai0120

      Monday, January 26, 2015

      High Protein Gluten Free Donuts!

      HIGH PROTEIN DONUTS, for ONE! Whole batch for under 400 calories :)

      I think I've decided now to split up my social media in the following, just so you know what's up in my life :D
      Instagram: Daily posts - food, inspiration, motivation, workouts
      YouTube: Recipe videos, motivation, tips, workouts, vlogs, Full Day of Flexible Intuitive Eating
      Twitter: Random tweeeets
      Blogspot: Recipes

      :D Make sure you're following it all!




       

      Donuts:
      1/4 cup Quest Nutrition Vanilla Protein Powder
      2 Tbs coconut flour
      2 Tbs canned pumpkin
      2 Tbs almond milk
      1 Tbs egg
      1 Tbs nutbutter
      1/2 tsp baking powder


      Frosting:
      1/3 scoop Quest Nutrition Chocolate Protein Powder
      1 TBS greek yogurt
      1/8 cup water

      Macros for the whole batch WITH frosting:
      381 Calories | 15 g fat | 23 g carbs | 46 g protein

      Thursday, December 25, 2014

      Christmas Gluten Free Brownies!

      HOHOHO Merry Christmas! I hope you're all having FANTASTIC Holidays and spending time with your loved ones! Remember, it's about the MEMORIES! Not stressing over food/missed workouts/ etc. Enjoy the moments, share laughs, and be HAPPY.
      Now who wants some Christmas Gluten Free Brownies!

      Monday, November 17, 2014

      #Vmfityear2014 Fit for the Holidays 6 Week Program & Gluten Free Protein Cheesecake!

      I can not believe it is already coming to the end of 2014! This year has definitely gone by so fast!And with that, I present to you the LAST of the #vmfityear2014 workout programs!

      Fit for the Holidays

      This is a 6 week program that officially starts on November 23rd, but you can really start whenever your heart desires!
      The 3 winners will be chosen the first week of January 2015!

      In this plan you get:
      • full calendar of at home/gym workouts 
      • fit life tips
      • progress pages
      • food log pages
      • grocery guide
      • Chances to win:
      All for $8!

      There are going to be a mi of FAT BLASTING high intensity workouts as well as STRENGTH and lean muscle building! I know the holidays are full of temptations, goodies, FOOD galore, and happiness and joy :P BUT if you stick with these intense workouts, all the progress you've made this year shouldn't be too badly affected! Keep active, keep consistent, and you'll get to your goals! I always let myself enjoy the food I love, as long as I still KILL it in the gym!

      So what are you waiting for?! Commit to a FIT holiday season! Be a beast in the gym, or at home, and get ready to blast fat, build muscle, work up a sweat, and be FIT FOR THE HOLIDAYS!



      Protein Cheesecake - 2 Versions!


      Version 1 Ingredients:
      • 2 eggs
      • 1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt 
      • 3/4 cup 2% cottage cheese 
      • 1 scoop @questnutrition vanilla protein powder 
      • 1/4 tsp baking soda, 1/4 tsp baking powder 
      • optional: berries to mix in, sweetener if your protein powder isn't very sweet!

      Method: Blend the cottage cheese, eggs, Greek yogurt together very well. Mix in the protein well. Stir any additional add-ins like berries last. Pour into a sprayed baking dish (the smaller diameter, the taller the cake!! 
      Bake for 30 mins at 350 F or until knife comes clean. Let cool in room temperature for an hour or so, then let chill in the fridge for a few hours before eating.

      Macros
      1 slice of 8: 87 cals, 2 fat, 10.8 carbs, 7.6 protein 
      WHOLE CAKE : 696 cals, 6.2 fat, 86.3 carbs, 61.2 protein 

       
      Version 2 Ingredients: 
      • 2 eggs
      • 1/2 c pumpkin canned 
      • 1 cup 2% fat cottage cheese 
      • 2 cup nonfat greek yogurt 
      • 4 TBS pb2 powder
      • 2/3 cup whey protein
      • optional additional sweetener if your protein isn't as sweet and delicious as @musclegauge 

      Method: blend all liquid ingredients together, then mix well with dry. Pour into a deep circle baking dish (smaller than an 8-9 inch baking dish, there WILL be batter leftover! You can make individual cheesecake muffins out of the leftover batter!) Bake at 350 for 50-60 mins, until it doesn't jiggle when you shake it. Let it cool in room temperature for a bit. Then let cool in fridge for at least 3 hours. Top with whatevaaa you want! The deeper your baking dish and smaller diameter, the taller and thick your slice will be

      Macros:
      WHOLE cheesecake without crust: 1083 cals | F: 16.9 g | C: 50.2 g | P: 178 g. 
      1 slice out of 8: 135 cals | F: 2.1 g | C: 6.3 g | P: 22.3 g. 

      Thursday, November 13, 2014

      Easy Microwave Protein Peanut Butter Cookies!

      Hello everyone! Long time no post :P Sorry! Been swamped with the end of Senior Fall Semester, keeping up with the YouTube, posting on Instagram, and allllll that fancy jazz!
      Wanted to share with you all a FAST, quick, easy, and delicious recipe that I actually posted on my YouTube HERE the other day, if you want to see the step by step!

      Enjoy the recipe below!

      Wednesday, October 15, 2014

      Gluten Free Pumpkin Brownies!

      PUMPKIN BROWNIES


      TIS the season for everythangggg pumpkin! Seriously. You can use it to make anything! Pancakes, Donuts, Cakes, Smoothies, WHATEVER you want! So versatile and delicious!