A southern girl's cooking on a skinny girl's lifestyle



Snickerdoodle “Blondies”

When it comes to desserts, healthier options tend to suck.  The texture will be off.  The taste is almost there, but not quite.  They smell funny.

Well, my pregnant taste has inhaled half the pan of these since making them yesterday, so if that tells you anything…

  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup cashew or almond butter
  • 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1.5 T cinnamon
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1/4-1/2 t butter extract
  • 1/2 t baking powder
  • 1/4 t baking soda
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1 packet stevia+extra cinnamon for sprinkling on top
  •  handful of cinnamon chips (like chocolate chips, but…not.  They’re cinnamon)
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Add all ingredients except the last two to blender.  Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour mixture into a greased 8×8 baking pan. Top with stevia+cinnamon and cinnamon chips.
  4. Bake for 30 mins or until edges start to come away from the sides of the pan.

I ate one as soon as they came out of the pan, but they’re actually better after having cooled completely.




I’m baaack!

Slide11Hey y’all!  I logged back into this thing after TWO YEARS of inactivity.  I kept the site because I kept saying, “I’ll get back to the blog…next week.”  Which turned into next week, which turned into next month, in the New Year, when I have time…blah, blah, blah.  That’s life, right?  Living on Someday Isle… (Someday Isle is straight from Brian Tracy-great author)

“Someday I’ll get to the gym.”

“Someday I’ll lose weight.”

“Someday I’ll get out of debt.”

“Someday I’ll teach my kid how to tie his shoes.” (GUILTY)

“Someday I’ll quit smoking/drinking cokes/wasting time.”

It’s easy to get there.  It’s also easy to get out, but which is more comfortable?

Well, guess what?  Comfortable isn’t going to get you any closer to any of those “someday I WILL” things you need to do to live a long, happy, productive, and fulfilling life.

So what is it that you’ve been putting off because your fear of actual success at it is just too scary?  Do it.

What is it that you’ve been putting off because you “always have tomorrow” or because you “don’t have time?”  Your time is spent how you choose to spend it.  What you allow to continue is what will continue.  Want more time?  Make more time.  Simple as that.

<steps off soapbox>

So, now that my two-year trip to Someday Isle has come to a close, I have to admit- Someday Isle Stop Eating Red Velvet isn’t a real place.  So I made these.  Enjoy.


Red Velvet Protein Fudge Balls

Add all of this to a Ninja and turn it on. Mix, then let sit in the fridge for 30 mins. Shape into balls, store in the fridge.
1 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup almond flour
4 scoops chocolate AdvoCare Post Workout Recovery
4 TBS cocoa powder
1 cup cashew butter
Package of medjool dates, pitted
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 cup coconut oil
Tsp butter extract
2 TBS red food coloring

Optional icing: 1/4 cup coconut butter, TBS pure maple syrup, half scoop vanilla AdvoCare Muscle Gain




PB&J Bars

  • 1 cup organic coconut oil
  • 1.5 cups coconut sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2.5 cups natural peanut butter
  • 3 cups white whole wheat flour (or almond flour or oat flour or whatever your favorite flour is)
  • 1.5 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 package strawberries, sliced
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 13×9 pan and lightly dust with some flour.
  2. In a stand mixer, combine the coconut oil and coconut sugar.  Add in the eggs.  When mixed, add in the peanut butter and mix until combined.
  3. In  a separate bowl (preferably one with a pouring side so you don’t make an epic mess in the next step like I did), mix the dry ingredients.  
  4. Slowly pour dry ingredients into mixer (with the mixer on.  Duh.) and mix until combined.
  5. Press 3/4 of the dough into the prepared pan.  Top with the strawberries and then press the remaining dough on top.  
  6. Bake for 45 minutes.  Try not to eat all of them in one sitting because nom.  

Green Protein Smoothie


  • 1 AdvoCare Pro20 shot
  • 1 large chunk frozen pineapple
  • 2 kiwis, chopped
  • organic baby spinach
  • pineapple coconut water
  1. Add all ingredients to a blender, hit the button, watch it turn a pretty mint green, then nomnom.
  2. There is no step 2.

Snickerdoodles for Santa

I couldn’t, in good conscience, leave fatty cookies out for Santa this year 😉 so we just whipped these bad boys up.  They’re awesome.

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1/4 t baking soda
  • 5 T organic coconut oil, heated to liquid (I just zapped it the microwave for a few seconds) Note on coconut oil- it is awesome on diaper rash and skin rashes.  Just saying.
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 T pure vanilla extract
  • 2 T organic coconut sugar (I found this at Walmart, next to the non-sugar sweeteners)
  • 2 T cinnamon
  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. Mix dry ingredients in one bowl; mix wet ingredients in another.  Add them together and mix well.
  3. Mix coconut sugar and cinnamon together and spread onto a plate.
  4. Roll cookie dough into balls and roll to cover all sides with the sugar mixture.
  5. Place on greased or parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes.  Let cool on the pan, so they can firm up to cookie consistency.
  6. Leave them for Santa so he doesn’t feel like crap after he has spent the entire year eating clean and then ruining it all in one night.

Orange Cream Meal Replacement Shake cookies

AdvoCare has limited edition holiday products that are just…awesome.  Since I can’t perfect the perfection of the gingerbread bars, I decided to add the Orange Cream Meal Replacement shake to some cookie dough and see what happened.  Deliciousness happened.

  • I box or package cookie mix (I used gluten free for two reasons: 1) there tends to be less sugar in the gluten free versions, and 2) all of the health food at our local grocery store was on clearance and the husband and I felt bad for it, so we bought all of it.  This was part of that haul.)
  • 2 packets Orange Cream Meal Replacement Shakes
  • 1/2 cup organic coconut oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix dry ingredients, then add coconut oil and mix.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla and mix.
  4. Roll into balls and bake on a parchment lined cookie sheet for 15 minutes (Here in the middle of nowhere up the in mountains, it’s 15 minutes.  I don’t know how long it takes in normal parts of the world.  Probably less. Just take them out when they looked like cookies that aren’t burnt).

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup pure canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling!)
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats, ground in the food processor into powder
  • 2 packs of Stevia (or 2 T of honey or maple syrup, or sweetener of your choice)
  • 1 T baking powder
  • 1/2 T pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 T cinnamon
  1. Mix ingredients.
  2. Make pancakes.
  3. Devour.  We used sugar free maple syrup.

I was worried that these would be weirdly textured like most “healthy” pancakes, especially since there isn’t any flour in them, but they were amazing.  We will definitely make them again.  They were even superhero approved!  You could also add a scoop of protein powder or top with bananas or baked apples!


Update:  This morning we added the filling from the Post Workout Recovery Oreos on top and it was amazing.  It also filled in the protein for the protein/complex carb/vegetable balance of the meal.  Here’s the recipe:

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2 scoops vanilla Muscle Gain powder )
  • 3 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  1. Mix all ingredients.  You may need to microwave the coconut oil to get it to liquid form.  I found it was easier to mix with a small whisk.

Peanut Butter & Banana Cookies

  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 2 T flaxseed
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1/2 t sea salt
  • 2 overripe, nasty looking bananas
  • 3/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup natural peanut butter
  • 2 t pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup 60% or higher cacao chocolate chips (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix dry ingredients, set aside.  In large bowl, mash bananas.  Add the rest of the ingredients, and mix well.  Add dry ingredients, mix.
  3. I never understood what directions meant when they said drop by rounded tablespoons, so just, like, drop balls of dough about the size of cookies onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  4. Bake 12-14 minutes.  I had to flatten mine with a fork when they came out of the oven, to make them look like cookies.  They’re still pretty ugly but they taste delightful, so there’s that.

Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie

IT’S FALL!  I’m officially allowed to add pumpkin to everything.  And I plan on it.

Blend the following, and then go be awesome.

  • 12 oz. unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/3 cup pure canned pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
  • 2 scoops vanilla AdvoCare Muscle Gain
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice

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