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CLASSIC CINNAMON ROLLS! [Sugar Free]

Alright you guys...for the past 2 Christmases I have made the most amazing, and perfect cinnamon rolls! And I have yet to share the recipe with you, so I thought...it was about time!

[Sugar Free] Classic Cinnamon Rolls = Perfection!

Yall...I am literally coming up on 3 FREAKIN' YEARS of NO SUGAR!!??

What!?!? How is this even real life!???

 

But did you know that growing up, CINNAMON ROLLS were my jam!?!? Like every single weekend, like clock work, we busted open a can of the big 'ol Pilsbury ones, smothered in icing, and enjoyed! 

So to make these is such a treat for me! And they can be for you and your family too! 

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The perfect CINNAMON ROLLS---Sugar Free!!!

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[SUGAR FREE] CLASSIC CINNAMON ROLLS

Ingredients: 

  • 4.5 tsp yeast, dissolved in 1 cup of warm water

  • 6 TBSP grass fed butter or coconut oil (I've used both)
  • 1 cup monkfruit
  • 8 cups organic, all-purpose flour (if the dough is too sticky, you might end up adding more, up to 9-10 cups)
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 2 egg, beaten
  • 1 TBSP salt
  • 1/2 cup soft grass fed butter or coconut (both work great!)
  • 1.5 cups coconut sugar
  • 2 TBSP cinnamon

Directions: 

  1. Add yeast to a cup of lukewarm water, sprinkle about a tsp of honey in it. Stir, and set aside for about 5 minuts.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, add butter, monkfruit, and salt to hot water and beat for 30 seconds, using the beater blade. Let the temp of the hot mixture cool for a few minutes. Stir in 2 cups of flour and mix until smooth. Add yeast mixture and mix until well combined. Then mix in the beaten eggs.
  3. Gradually stir in the remaining flour and mix with the dough hook for about 2 minutes. Or until the dough begins to pull away from the side of the bowl. Remove dough from the bowl and place on a lightly floured counter. Kned by hand, adding a little flour if the dough feels sticky. Knead until dough feels satiny and smooth. 
  4. Cover and let rise for 30 minutes. 
  5. After dough has doubled in size, remove it from the bowl and divide it in half. With a rolling pin, roll one half of the dough into a rectangular shape, about 22 x 13 inches. Spread dough evenly with half of the butter or coconut oil. Mix in a bowl, the coconut sugar and cinnamon. Split in half and spread half on top of the butter. Feel free to add raisins or nuts at this time too. 
  6. Roll up the dough in to one long roll. Cut rolls, with a bread knife, about 2 inches thick. (I made about 12 rolls for this half, 24 total with the recipe). Place rolls in a greased 9x13 baking pan. Follow the same directions for the other half of dough.
  7. ****If freezing, put in the freezer now. Then, when you are ready to cook them, set them out and let them rise for several hours. I usually set mine into the fridge overnight before the morning of baking. 
  8. Let the rolls rise until double in bulk. 
  9. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until cinnamon rolls are golden brown on top and cooked in the middle. 

TOPPING: (2 options)

  • I topped ours with the [sugar free] Caramel Sauce from my Simply Sugar Free Cookbook! It was amazing, plus I also enjoyed it topping my morning coffee too, which is such a treat! 
  • Or, mix together pure maple syrup, coconut oil, and cinnamon, melted and pour over the top! I do about 4 TBSP maple syrup, 1-2 TBSP coconut oil, and a tsp of cinnamon for waffles, so quadruple that and add more if you need to.

DON'T FORGET, I LOVE TO SEE PICS OF YOU ENJOYING MY RECIPES! Snap a pic, post it, tag me @BrittanySuell & @SimplySugarFreeCookbook, and ENJOY! 

xoxo

Brittany Suell

Stocking Stuffer 101

STOCKINGs ARE MOST DEFINITELY MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT CHRISTMAS MORNING! 

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Honestly, we didn't get tons of pricey things in our stocking, I really don't know what makes them so special, but all that to say....my mom still does stockings for us, and yes we are 29+ years of age! We love them that much around our house. 

So here's the thing, stockings don't have to be stocked full of candy! It's actually rather easy to host a Sugar Free Holiday! All you need is my Simply Sugar Free Cookbook, plus this Stocking Stuffer 101 List, and you are ready! There are so many fun, reasonably priced things that your kids will love! So...I'm bringing you my Stocking Stuffer 101 list! Please keep reading and get an amazing PALEO CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE RECIPE that you can make to add in all of your stockings! 

Little Kids-

  • Fruit
  • Fruit Pouches
  • Natural-Fruit snacks or leathers
  • Stickers
  • Pens, pencils, markers, crayons
  • Magnetic letters
  • Toy Cars
  • Small dolls
  • Flashcards
  • Play Dough
  • Balls
  • Fun coloring pads
  • Balloons
  • Flash lights
  • Board Books
  • Movies
  • Pokemon Cards
  • Card games
  • Water bottles/sippy cups
  • Figurines
  • Anything from the Target $ Spot

Older Girls-

  • Lily's Chocolate Bars (sweetened with Stevia)
  • Larabar
  • Quest Bar
  • Athletic apparel
  • Sports Bras
  • Fingernail polish
  • Cute hair ties
  • Headbands
  • Ear Warmers/Winter Headband
  • Beanies
  • LaCroix
  • Makeup
  • Jewelry
  • $10 gift card to Itunes, or favorite store in the mall
  • Gift cardto get nails done
  • Mini Bath & Body Works Products
  • Phone charger
  • Phone case
  • Book
  • Anything on Jane.com

Older Boys-

  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Beef Jerkey
  • Larabar
  • Quest Bar
  • Athletic Apparel
  • Fitness Gear
  • Beanies
  • Hats
  • LaCroix
  • Watch
  • Sunglasses
  • Movies
  • $10 Itunes, Sonic, favorite restaurant card
  • Tickets to a sporting event
  • Fun brain puzzles 
  • Flashlight
  • Hunting Supplies
  • Fishing Supplies
  • Decal for their car
  • Accessories for their car
  • Accessories for their phones

SPOUSES-

  • Giftcard to itunes, favorite store or restaurant
  • Starbucks coffee, gift card, or mug
  • Favorite tea
  • Larabars
  • Quest Bars
  • Fitness Gear
  • Athletic Apparel
  • Hats
  • Jewelry
  • Nice soaps or lotions
  • Fun & Romantic IOU cards
  • Water Bottle
  • Jewelry
  • Car/phone Accessories
  • Tools
  • Favorite hobby accessory...(hunting, fishing, exercise, sewing)
  • Book
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Lily's Brand Chocolate Bar (stevia sweetened)
  • Beef Jerky
  • Socks
  • Underwear

So pretty much, these are some amazing lists that you can pull from! Have fun with it, and make stockings sugar free, not too expensive, but a very memorable and fun tradition in your family! 

And to add a little sweetness to your stockings, make a batch of these to divy up into all of them! You won't regret it! And everyone will love you for it! 

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies!!! 

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies!!! 

XOXO 

Brittany

The Fit Gift Guide 2016

You guys! I love this time of year! 

This time of year I like to put my fuzzy boots on, drink way to much coffee, watch all the Hallmark movies (judge me later), and admire the sparkling Christmas tree lights. Oh and bake...I bake a lot! 

And as much as I like enjoying the season, and fun activities with my family! Hey that's why I'm hosting the FREE 12 DAYS OF FAMILY FITMAS CHALLENGE (starts the 12th FYI)! I also love giving gifts....and receiving them sometimes! So I've decided to put together an amazing gift guide for the fit person in your life. Or trying to be fit person in your life. Or the cares about taking care of their body person in your life!

Oh, and the great thing about this list, is that it's not all about THE STUFF! A lot of it is very functional, useful things. So if you have someone that "has everything they need," check out this list for some things that they can enjoy, or cook, or eat, without adding to their collection of things! 

This FIT GIFT GUIDE definitely hits lots of areas, so enjoy, and get to shopping! 

 

 

1) My Cookbook-obviously this is the BEST GIFT for everybody on your list! Get it on Amazon in a few days! 

 

 

Use code: Suell10 to get 10% off!

Use code: Suell10 to get 10% off!

 

2) WINE! -For the wino in your life! This wine is made by people who love fitness and appreciate the healthy lifestyle! They go the extra mile with fermentation to make sure all the bad stuff, like lingering sugars, are out of it, and the good things like antioxidants stay in it! Plus it tastes amazing! Use code: SUELL10 to get 10% OFF all your orders! (This is the perfect gift for a boss or white elephant exchange)

 

 

 

3) Baked Goods -Gluten Free, Sugar Free, and full of goodness! Plus hello, did someone say Double Chocolate Chip Brownies! Silver Fern Brand has a collection of amazing baking mixes that you can't find at a store! Get these for that person that you don't quite know what to get! (hint hint.... mother-in-law!)

 

 

4) COOKIES! -Okay, so if a box of baked goods isn't going to cut it...get a little more personal with this PALEO CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE RECIPE! GET IT HERE! and make them for EVERYONE! Wrap them up cute, and even print the recipe so they can make them again and again! (perfect for all the ladies in the office, the kid's teachers, and your neighbors)

5) The Gift of Working out at Home! aka the "Netflix of Workouts" aka Beachbody on Demand! -Seriously, it's such a busy time of year it's hard to always make it to the gym. So when you can't, you can use Beachbody on Demand (which is less than $13 a month) to stream your workouts! Plus you get a selection of amazing workouts from awesome celebrity trainers! (This is perfect for busy moms and dads in your life! Or the business man who is always traveling and could use this in a hotel!) *Plus tey can try it FREE for 30 days! 

Top:  Old Navy    Bottom:  Prana

Top: Old Navy   Bottom: Prana

 

6) Workout Clothes! -Well that's a big DUH! But if you are wondering where from, here are some of my favorite brands to get workout clothes from! Prana, (they also have amazing pants/jeans in super fun colors). Lorna Jane, everything they have is super amazing! From leggings to fun graphic tanks, it's all cute and incredible quality! And if you need to run in somewhere more local, Old Navy is doing amazing in the fitness wear department! 

 

 

7) Subscription Box-it's the gift that keeps on giving. There are tons of health and fitness boxes that come once a month. You could send just one month and leave it up to the receiver to continue if they like it. Or most have the option for 3, 6, or 12 month subscriptions. There are things that involve snacks and food, to accessories and clothing. Here's a few to take a look at: Nature Box, Vegan Cuts, Fabletics, Yoga Surprise, The Runner Box, and Wantable.

8) Qalo Ring---These make for a GREAT stocking stuffer! Plus, anyone who works out weekly needs one of these to protect their nice rings. And they come in super cute colors! 

 

9) Probiotic Drink Mixes--- These are from Silver Fern Brand too, and also work great as stocking stuffers! Now I'm not going to go into why we all need to have lots of good pre- and probiotics, but I will say these have some great flavors, are incredible for your health, and are sugar free! So win, win, win! Perfect for everyone's stocking! Little kids, big kids, adults! 


So if you didn't know what to get that special person on your list, here's a variety of options to choose from! And in my opinion that are great choices that are practical, not just adding "more stuff" to someone's adult toy box! 

Get to shopping, and let me know what you decide to go with! 

*Also, don't forget to sign up to participate in our FREE 12 Days of Family Fitmas Group that starts on Monday, Dec. 12th! GO HERE to sign up! 

Merry Christmas, 

Brittany

 

Disclaimer: This article may contain affiliate links, however, all opinions are my own. 

12 Days of Family Fitmas

It's December....the most WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR! 

So why does it seem like this time of year can be the most stressful....frustrating....devastating.....and neglectful time of year. 

This time of year has such pure joy wrapped around it, and yet we let busyness of parties, pressure of having the perfectly decorated home and most decadent apple pie, not to mention the financial stress of  buying our kids all the gifts get us down. We get distracted, neglect ourselves, and forget about the joy that is involved in Christmas! 

That's why I've teamed up with some AMAZING ladies to to host the FREE 12 Days of Family Fitmas! 

That's right...I said FREE! 

So what all does it entail? 

  1. It's risk free! Because it's FREE! 
  2. 12 days of different styles, and challenging workouts for you to stay fit during the holidays, so you don't have to feel guilty for enjoying your favorite holiday snack on Christmas Eve....and maybe Christmas Day too! 
  3. 12 days of fun activities to do with the kids! That's right, we are challenging each other to refocus this holiday season! These will be simple activities that you can do with the kids. Some of them will be about giving back to others, while some activities will be all about separating yourself from the hustle and bustle of the holidays and enjoying time together! 
  4. An amazing accountability group! It's a proven fact that you stick to things when you are kept accountable! So we will be creating a Facebook group where we are asking you to check in daily! We want you to post fun photos of you and your kids taking part in the activities! Share sweetie selfies! and more! 
  5. PRIZES! That's right! When you stay dedicated during the full 12 days, (hey, that's less than 2 weeks...you CAN DO IT!), and you stay active in our group, you will be eligible to win some great prizes! 

So who is ready to commit yourself and your family to the FREE 12 Days of Family Fitmas!? 

The 12 Days of Family Fitmas starts on Monday, December 12th and will end on December 23rd! 

Here's how to participate! 

SIGN UP HERE

Once you sign up I'll send you information on how to get registered, then add you to our group!

Then grab this graphic and share it on your Facebook profile! Tag @BrittanySuell & CleanEatingMommy and tell all of your friends to join us! The More the Merrier (literally)! 

 

Let's make this the best and most intentional holiday season ever! 

Brittany

Baby's First Christmas! #MommyMonday

Well let it be known....Christmas is definitely more fun with children! baby's firstWe had such a wonderful weekend celebrating Christmas with our family, and it was so fun to see Zander enjoy it to.  (As much as an 8 month old can at least!) He actually did semi- open his presents though, so that was a plus.  I know it will get better each year as we are able to implement our Family Christmas Traditions, and he will be able to understand the true meaning of Christmas!

I wanted to share a little recap in photos from our Baby's First Christmas for Mommy Monday today!

 

 

 

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Also while we were away, our family watched the babe, and my husband and I got to go out on a date!

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And, lastly, one of my favorite Christmas gifts! I got a Nutri Ninja!! Can't wait to make a smoothie with this here in a little while! And check out my adorable smoothie ornament I bought in the after Christmas sale!

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All in all, it was a great Christmas!

Come back tomorrow to discuss my goals for 2015, and I will be revealing a big SECRET that will be happening in 2015!!

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Also, now that the holidays are over, Check out these TIPS for Staying Motivated and Cutting Stress!

#LeaveYourLegacy

 

Don't Get Caught Being the Stinky One.....

Today we are getting real and talking about one of those awkward, embarrassing moments that seems to happen at the worst possible time.1

Know what I'm talking about yet!?!?

Well let me give you a play-by-play.

It's 7PM on a Monday night, and I'm at the gym preparing to teach my evening Yoga class.  I've run several miles in the morning, and done a 1hour Stroller Strides workout.  I have been around town running errands, had a coffee date with a friend, and cleaned the house. My Yoga class begins, and when I begin reaching my arms up (which you tend to do a lot in Yoga), I start to get a whiff of something.....you know something not so pleasant. It could be someone in my class, but as the instructor, I'm more isolated, not standing close to anyone. The smell is really beginning to annoy me, so at a moment when we are holding our arms up for a moment, I take a quick sniff at my arm pit...YEP IT'S ME! I AM RANK! .....but what's even worse. I look up to see one of my students obviously noticing that I am sniffing my own arm pit! 

NOW THAT IS EMBARRASSING!

And what is even worse, is if I have been smelling like this all day while running errands and chatting with friends over coffee! Why didn't someone tell me? Why didn't I notice or think to put on deodorant to at least cover it up? Why didn't I take a shower after I worked out!?

We've all been there I'm sure! But taking a shower every time we work out just isn't always doable. I mean most of the time we are doing good to be able to make time to run to the gym and get in a quick sweat sesh before our next appointment or responsibility. Maybe you workout in the morning before work, or over your lunch break, or maybe you go for a run after work, before you get the kids from soccer practice.  Either way, I commend you for finding time to work out in your busy life. Now, if we could just fix this B.O. problem without having to take a shower every time we break a sweat.

Let me introduce to you.....The Shower Pill!

What is ShowerPill?

Shower Pill is an antibacterial wipe for your body.

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One wipe comes in it's own individual package and easily fits anywhere you can think to store it! I keep mine in the places that are most convenient for me to use after a workout: my car, Yoga bag, and stroller.

Now, when you think of Shower Pill, don't imagine a flimsy baby wipe. No Way! The Shower Pill is a high quality disposable wipe. It's thick, and soft. It's super moist, and like you are wiping down with soap and water, without leaving any sticky residue or weird film on your skin. Seriously, after using it I feel bad to throw it away because it is such a nice "towelette." And when I am done, my body feels fully cleansed and refreshed even.

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Another great thing about the Shower Pill, is that all you need is one cloth to clean the entire body.

Here's a few more great things about Shower Pill:

-Kills 99.99% of germs including Staph

-Aloe Vera & Vitamin E

-Quick dry solution, no sticky residue

-Light fresh scent

-Hypoallergenic & Gentle on Sensitive Skin

-Paraben & Alcohol FREE

Something else that's awesome about the Shower Pill....it fits PERFECTLY inside a Stocking!

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There's still time to fill those stockings!! Order your Shower Pill, Athletic Body Wipes today and stuff your families stockings! Because seriously, you don't want anyone to have to go through that embarrassing moment of being the stinky one...or getting caught smelling themselves!

These are good for everyone: the athlete, the mom, the dad, the kids, anyone who sweats...oh wait, that's everyone! Like I said, STOCKING STUFFERS FOR EVERYONE! 

Order HERE

And use code HOLIDAY20 for 20% OFF when you order two boxes of Shower Pill! (offer good through January 1, 2015! So ORDER NOW!)

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I'm linking up with the awesome #FitFam over at The Fit Dish Link-Up with Jill Conyers & The Fit Switch! Check them out for more embarrassing fitness stories!

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DISCLAIMER: I was provided Shower Pill product to try via the Sweat Pink Ambassador program by Fit Approach.  All opinions are my own.

10 Days of Christmas Giveaway Day 6 #SweatPink

Welcome to Day #6 of the 10 Days of Christmas Giveaways!

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I am lucky to have been a part of an awesome Ambassador program and online fitness community for the past several years.....

SWEAT PINK! by FitApproach

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You can find this badge sitting proudly on my blog sidebar!

Being a Sweat Pink Ambassador has some great perks, and enables me to try new products, so that I can share them with you all, and sometimes give things away! (And we all love Giveaways right!), but more than that....being a Sweat Pink Ambassador has opened me up to a whole world of an online fitness community that so many people don't even know exists!

I have made some awesome friendships with women around the world!

I have learned so much about blogging from other awesome bloggers!

I have been encouraged to run half marathons, and try new workouts from them!

I am inspired daily to be a better me and go after my dreams because of all that they do and achieve!

I am a part of some awesome challenges like the #HolidaySweat Challenge where I get to interact with them and am motivated to be a better me and make awesome changes in my life!

Basically, it's pretty FREAKING AWESOME to be a Sweat Pink Ambassador!

And I want to share the love with you!

One way we let people know we are Ambassadors, and one way we spread the kick-butt attitude is by wearing #SweatPinkLaces! That's right, men and women around the world have been encouraged by these laces, and wear them proudly, reminding them to give their all, and push through the pain.  To take chances, believe in themselves, and achieve big things!

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So today, one lucky WINNER is going to get to "Join the Sweat Pink movement, and go farther, faster, in these pink shoelaces." PLUS, I am going to give you an extra pair of laces so that you can give them to someone else you know that needs encouragement and a daily reminder to KICK-BUTT at all they do!

Day 6

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Be sure to go check out Day #5 and enter to WIN a Flip Belt!!! 

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