Pumpkin Tofu Mousse

Tofu Mousse. Should those two words really be used in the same sentence? Surprisingly, yes! They actually should be used together! And why not add Pumpkin into the mix?!

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I’ve been seeing the whole craze over tofu mousse lately, and I was a little hesitant about it at first. But I figured what have I got to lose? The next step was getting un-lazy (is that a word? :P) enough to actually make it! The other day I walked past some silken tofu in the store and I remembered the tofu mousse, so I went ahead and grabbed some!

The other day I finally decided that I was going to make some for breakfast before my workout. I was looking on both Pinterest and Instagram for the perfect recipe, but I didn’t find anything that I was specifically looking for at the time, so I decided to make my own recipe! Although I am now eager to try out all sorts of recipes for the glorious tofu mousse!

So, if you like pumpkin and if you like mousse, this recipe with surely not disappoint!

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Pumpkin Tofu Mousse

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 block (6oz.) Extra Firm Silken Tofu
  • 1/2 cup Canned Pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 2tbsp Egg Whites
  • 2tbsp Walden Farms Pancake Syrup (or other brand of choice)
  • 1/2 tsp each of Pumpkin Pie Spice and Cinnamon
  • 1tsp Ground Flaxseed (optional)
  • 1 1/2 tsp Maca Powder (optional)
  • A couple drops of Stevia (optional)

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small-medium size bowl.
  2. Blend in the bowl with a handheld immersion blender. (If you don’t have one, you can put it in a regular blender or food processor, but you may want to double the recipe to make it easier to blend all ingredients together).
  3. Top with your toppings of choice!

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Carrot Cake Overnight Proats

Hi everyone, I’m still alive and well! I’m just really busy with classes and homework and stuff, so that has really limited my time to do extra stuff. But here I am with a few minutes to spare before my last class of the day, so I decided to post one of my recipes from the list of them that I have yet to post! So here it goes!

Before I get to the recipe though, let me just tell you that these overnight oats are easily one of the best I’ve had! Not to toot my own horn, but TOOOOOOTTTT! 😛 Anyway, I had made these a couple weeks ago for either my first or second day of classes (I can’t remember which haha) and it was the perfect way to start the day. Also, this was my first time trying baby food in a recipe. I’ve seen many people use it in various recipes and I’ve been thinking about jumping on the bandwagon for some time now, so here I am! And without further ado, here’s the recipe for my Carrot Cake Overnight Proats! 🙂

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(Bad quality picture, I know. But I just wated to get a close-up for the full effect 😛 )

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup Organic Rolled Oats
  • ½ cup Milk of choice
  • 1 pack (99g.) Carrot Baby Food
  • 2 tbsp Egg Whites
  • 1 tbsp Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1/8 tsp Butter Extract
  • 1 tsp Chia Seeds
  • Stevia (or sweetener of choice), to taste
  • Cinnamon, to taste
  • Toppings of choice (I topped my oats with unsweetened shredded coconut, goji berries, and sprinkles)

 

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients (except toppings) together in a jar or bowl and cover overnight, or for at least 4 hours.
  2. When you’re ready to eat your oats, add your toppings and enjoy!

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Maple Protein Oatmeal

Well, this is it! My last day of teenage life. :O I can’t believe that tomorrow I will officially be 20 years old. It just seems too weird!

This past week has been fairly busy for me, as will be the coming week! I moved into my dorm for my sophomore year of college on Tuesday and I have had stuff going on pretty much ever since! Except yesterday afternoon/evening was a self-declared lazy day. 🙂 We all definitely need those sometimes! Anyway, I am a transfer student at a local college this year and I had transfer orientation the other day. And guess what?! I actually wasn’t super awkward and I made a friend! haha. I also have been talking to some girls on my floor too! I’m trying to get better at this whole being outgoing thing, and so far it’s going pretty darn well if I do say so myself! 🙂

Classes start this coming Monday, so I’m trying to prepare myself so that I don’t get too stressed out, because every year without fail I manage to stress myself out (over pretty much nothing) after the first day of school/classes. So here’s to breaking the trend!

Now here’s the part you all are probably waiting for: my recipe for Maple Protein Oatmeal!

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I made it probably a week or two ago, and I’m finally getting the time to post it on here! Despite the fact that I had them kind of awhile ago, I can still taste it and all of its mapley deliciousness! I had this post-workout, so of course I want to up the protein and carbs, which naturally means that proats are a given 😛

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If you try this recipe out, let me know how you like it!! I love to hear feedback. 🙂

Ingredients & Directions:

  • 1 Ripe Banana, mashed with fork
  • ½ cup Organic Rolled Oats
  • ½ cup Milk of Choice
  • A few drops of Maple Extract
  • 1 tbsp Jif Whips Maple Brown Sugar

–Add the above ingredients to a microwave safe bowl.

*Microwave for 90 Seconds*

  • 2 tbsp About Time Cinnamon Swirl Whey (or protein powder of choice)
  • 1 tbsp Greek Yogurt
  • Toppings: Cinnamon, unsweetened shredded coconut, chia seeds, coconut sugar, and sprinkles to taste

 

Vanilla Protein Smoothie Bowl

So here we are, coming to Summer’s close once again. I’m starting to get teary-eyed. 😛 Just a few days from now I will be moving into my dorm for my sophomore year of college! And not only that, but a week from tomorrow I will be turning the big 2-0!! Where has the time gone and how are my teenage years possibly almost over for good?! I definitely do not feel like I will be exiting my teenage years in a few short days — I mean, I’m pretty darn positive I just turned 16 like a year or two ago. 😛

Although I’m starting to feel more and more like an adult because I’ve been working a pretty fair amount in the past few weeks! But I’ve been lucky enough to have a few days off this week, so naturally I have been having a heyday in the kitchen. I’ve been really having at it and loving every single minute of it! I’m also taking advantage of it because I’ll be in my dorm starting next week. But luckily my dorm is just a short 2-3 minute drive from home. (Is that a good or bad thing? :P) Well, it’s a good thing because if I run out of food in my dorm I can just quick go home and raid the pantry and fridge haha!
But I digress.
Today’s recipe is something that didn’t really have much planning going into it. I just kind of threw a few things together (with a general idea of what I wanted) and voila! The other day I received a sample of NuZest protein powder (a clean protein powder!!) in the mail and knew I wanted to try it as soon as possible! So I figured I’d include it in my post workout snack today!
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So without further ado, I present to you: Vanilla Protein Smoothie Bowl!
Ingredients:
•1 pack of Smooth Vanilla NuZest Protein powder (20g.)
•1 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
•1/4 cup Cottage Cheese
•Cinnamon, to taste
•Ice Cubes
•1/4 tsp Xanthan Gum
•Toppings of choice — I topped mine with cinnamon, unsweetened shredded coconut, raspberries, and last but not least, sprinkles! 🙂
Directions:
1. Place all ingredients in a food processor (a blender should work fine too).
2. Put it in a bowl! I also put mine in the freezer while I cleaned my Ninja!
3. Add toppings and enjoy!

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