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COOKIES N' CREAM Smoothie!

I’m postpartum, and for sure am still wanting all the snacks and yummy treats!

Which don’t get me wrong…I’m nursing a baby, which means SNACKS ARE A MUST! But I’m also trying to keep them as healthy as possible!

So as a way to fuel my body with good snacks and treats while I’m healing from birthing my sweet baby, and fuel myself to make enough milk to feed him, I’m packing my smoothies FULL of goodness these past 4 weeks!

And I’m having tons of fun with recipes, check out the BIRTHDAY CAKE SMOOTHIE Recipe I shared a few weeks ago!

This time though….COOKIES N’ CREAM!

Made with Cacao Nibs, which if you didn’t know are a POWERHOUSE ingredient! An excellent source of iron and fiber, plus full of protective antioxidants and magnesium!

Make it to drink like a normal smoothie, or do it like I do, and add all the ice for a nice bowl! It’s the PERFECT evening snack to fight off the need for DESSERT! It literally feels like you’re eating a bowl of ice cream!

But did I mention that the Vanilla Salad I put in mine has the same nutrients that comes in 6 salads! Plus so many adaptogenic herbs and vitamins to help your immune system! It’s delish and a must EVERY SINGLE DAY for me!

Here’s the recipe, ENJOY it, and if you make it, make sure to share a picture and tag me! @brittanysuell

COOKIES N' CREAM Smoothie Recipe!

COOKIES N’ CREAM SMOOTHIE RECIPE

  • 1 cup almond milk

  • 1 cup ice (or for a bowl, add 2+cups of ice)

  • 1 scoop Vanilla Salad (chat with me about getting this plant based goodness)

  • 1/2 frozen banana

  • 2 TBSP cacao nibs

  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract or 1/4 tsp vanilla bean powder

  • 1 tsp nut butter

MIX IN YOUR BLENDER, AND TOP WITH CACAO NIBS! If you are making it a bowl, add ice as you go to make it thicker! Your blender may need some help mixing it up if you put a lot of ice, but it will be worth it for that ice cream-like thickness! ENJOY!

*If you are a pregnant or nursing mama like me, just FYI, for added nutrients and fiber, I’ve been adding hemp seeds and/or chia seeds, and unflavored collagen to my smoothies each day! Not necessary if you are using my Vanilla Salad, but I have those ingredients at home, and trying to put as much “MILK-MAKING” fuel in my smoothie bowls as possible for my baby!


xoxo
Brittany

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The Best Way To Eat A Cookie....By Twos!

Sugar Free Cookie Sandwiches

Everyone has been loving my new cookie recipe, the EASY Chocolate Chip Cookies! 

And why wouldn't they....a cookie that has no refined sugar, so it's mostly guilt free, and perfect for dipping in your milk! Yep...you will love them too! 

Plus if you're someone who wants or needs a cookie that's gluten and dairy free, snag my PALEO CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE RECIPE HERE as another option you will love! 

So... let's get to the good part! How can you eat two cookies at once and it be totally OKAY, judgement free, and delicious! 

A COOKIE SANDWICH THAT'S HOW! 

Sugar Free Cookie Sandwiches

So basically, make a batch of one of my cookie recipes, then mix together this awesome, and easy cream cheese filling! Lather up the cookies, and BOOM! Delcious Cookie Sanwiches! 

For the Paleo Cookie option,  CLICK HERE  to get it in your inbox!

For the Paleo Cookie option, CLICK HERE to get it in your inbox!

EASY CREAM CHEESE FILLING! 

  • 1 8oz block of cream cheese

  • 2-3 TBSP of honey

  • 2 TBSP almond milk

  • Dash of vanilla

-Add it all to a mixer and mix on high until smooth! Then scoop about 1-2 TBSP or desired amount between two cookies! Enjoy immediately, or cover and refrigerate to enjoy later. 

*You can also freeze these for later. Or for an "ice cream cookie sandwich" style dessert.

If you need a dairy free option for the cream filling, here's one from my friend over at Cotter Crunch!

ENJOY, and as always, share your pics and tag me @BrittanySuell when you try this! 

xoxo

Brittany

The Quickest Ginger Cookies You Will Ever Make!

So... we made a gingerbread house tonight! And no, not the crazy vegetable one that's floating around social media! Although that's pretty cool looking, we had a normal, ol' store bought, SUGARY, extremely fake gingerbread house! haha

A Gingerbread house, in a sugar free home!

So here's how it went down. [Let me preface for anyone that's new around here, this January I will have been sugar free for 3 years! NO REFINED SUGAR IN MY HOME, or for my kiddos, so there's that....]

My son has been asking to make one since we've been seeing them around the store, and since his Mimi was visiting we decided this was a great time for it. So we got it, and I already thought...if he asks, I'll give him like 1-2 pieces of candy. (I let him have some sugar at my discretion....ex: they give kids 1 piece of candy after gymnastics...I don't love it, but I don't take it away either)

So...we get started, and there's no word of wanting candy. To him, it's just decorations, which makes sense, since literally he's never eaten any of those candies before. 

My 1 year old wanted up to the table a licked a piece once or twice. 

So I'm thinking..."WOW, this is amazing! #MomWin !!!!!!"

Then as soon as we finish, he says..."CAN WE EAT IT NOW!????" So excitedly.....hahahahaha

Guess we weren't doing as well as I thought. I immediately followed that with. "No, [calmly] but we can make some of our own ginger cookies! And we can make them into designs too!"

So that's exactly what we did, and these cookies that I've been making all the time, turned out amazing, even rolled out and using cookie cutters on! 

Also, did I mention, they are the quickest ginger cookies you will ever make! PLUS GLUTEN, EGG, DAIRY, SUGAR FREE!!! What!?!?! 

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GINGER COOKIE- Gluten, Dairy, Egg, Sugar FREE! & So easy!
They were a hit with everyone! 

They were a hit with everyone! 

GINGER COOKIES! 

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 cup MOM FUEL Plant & Collagen Protein Powder (vanilla)
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Put all ingredients into a mixture and mix until combined
  • Put mixture between two pieces of parchment paper and roll out
  • Use your favorite cookie cutters to cut
  • Bake 8-10minutes

*You can also roll into 1-1.5 inch balls and then flatten them out with a fork (kind of like you do with peanut butter cookies! I do this on a normal basis, this time we just made them special! 

This is how the regular ones come out! 

This is how the regular ones come out! 

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REMEMBER: tag me in a pic if you try the recipe! I love seeing your creations!

xoxo

Brittany

Pumpkin Cheesecake!

It's Thanksgiving week, and I don't know about you guys, but that means LOTS OF FOOD, and an espcially large amount of desserts with our family! 

So my favorite way to beat the Holiday Deprevation Blues...aka feeling like you are "doing without" because you are eating healthy, or on a diet....is to bring my own dessert! 

I love to take holiday favorites and make them healthier, and SUGAR FREE! I've got so many recipes like this in my SIMPLY SUGAR FREE COOKBOOK, which is ON SALE now! And that's what I did with this Thanksgiving, PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE that's amazing! 

Sugar Free Pumpkin cheesecake!

So I can come out of next week's holiday festivities feeling confident and proud that I didn't wreck all my efforts with one meal and leftovers! 

Seriously, when I gave up refined sugar almost 3 years ago, I remember the best feeling of accomplishment I had was after our first holiday weekend....It was 4th of July, and we had attended a huge party! So much food, and an entire dining room devoted to DESSERTS! So much dessert! 

I came home from that event, not feeling bloated, regretful, or guilty! I felt proud! I didn't step on the scale on Monday and say all these negative things to myself! The scale didn't jump up 5 lbs! Yes, I may have eaten some junk food [chips, hot dogs...], but no sugar! And it didn't affect my waistline or weight! 

I easily jumped right back into my working out and healthy eating routine! IT'S ALL ABOUT BALANCE, and this is one of my favorite ways to keep my balance! 

So here's to a well balanced, and delicious THANKSGIVING Meal! 

MAKE IT, TAKE A PIC, EAT IT! Then POST YOUR PIC AND TAG ME NEXT WEEK! @BrittanySuell @SimplySugarFreeCookbook

Pumpkin Cheesecake! Sugar Free, Gluten Free, and delicious!

Pumpkin Cheese Cake

(Source: BrittanySuell.com + Simply Sugar Free Cookbook)

FILLING:

  • 16 ounces cream cheese
  • ½ cup plain Greek Yogurt
  • ½ cup organic stevia or monk fruit
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup organic pumpkin puree

CRUST:

  • 1 ½ cups almond flour
  • ½ cup Collagen (I used the Mom Fuel Vanilla Collagen. If you don’t have this, you can just add another ½ cup of almond flour)
  • ½ cup chopped almonds
  • ½ cup melted coconut oil
  • 4 TBSP pure maple syrup
  • 1 TBSP cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • Pinch of salt

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Use mixer to combine cream cheese, Greek Yogurt, stevia, vanilla, and eggs. LEAVE PUMPKIN ASIDE
  • While the cream is mixing, use medium size bowl and a spatula to combine the almond flour, collagen, almonds, coconut oil, maple syrup, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and salt for crust
  • Rub coconut oil into cupcake pan or a cheesecake spring pan. (if doing cupcake size, this will make 12-16 cupcakes)
  • Evenly divide the almond mixture into the pans or pan, and use your fingers to flatten the crust into the bottom
  • Set aside ¼ of the cream mixture
  • Using the remaining ¾ evenly divide it into the pan, leaving a ¼ amount of room on top
  • Take the remaining ¼ of cream that you set aside, and combine the pumpkin puree. Once combined, add it to the top of the cupcakes or pan. If doing a pan, drop it into dollops around the top, then take a butter knife and swirl it in for a fun swirl cheesecake
  • Bake for 20 minutes
  • Let cool on counter top for 20 minutes, then refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.

**I would LOVE for you to share this with your friends! 

xoxo

Brittany

Sizzlin' Summer SANGRIA

Before I start, let me just go ahead and tell you...There is a WINE GIVEAWAY IN THIS! Whoop!

Enter to WIN a bottle of Fit Vine Wine  HERE! 

Enter to WIN a bottle of Fit Vine Wine HERE! 

Almost 3 years ago, when I gave up sugar, I sure did miss me some good SANGRIA! I honestly can't believe it's taken me this long to create a recipe! 

In 2015, when I first started detoxing from sugar, any wine I drank needed to be SWEET wines, so instead, I just stayed away from it for a good while. Then finally, slowly as my body detoxed from sugar, I began to enjoy a good, strong red wine! And now, that's what I prefer, love, and get all the time. You can find more out about drinking wine while being sugar free in this mini course

Even though I've grown to love red wine, I have missed having an occasional glass of this fruit infused concoction called SANGRIA! 

So here it is! The perfect addition to your LABOR DAY WEEKEND CELEBRATION, a clean, no-sugar added SIZZIN' SUMMER SANGRIA Recipe! 

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SIZZLIN' SUMMER SANGRIA RECIPE: 

  • 1 Bottle of Fit Vine Wine-Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2 cups sparkling lime water 
  • Homemade simple syrup: 1/4 cup hot water with 1/4 cup honey mixed 
  • 2 oranges juiced
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • Mixed Berries crushed
  • optional: 1/3 cup of Brandy

*You may want to strain the berries out if you don't prefer them in your drink. Use extra fruit to garnish the cups.

WANT TO WIN A BOTTLE OF FIT VINE WINE!?! Head over to my Instagram now and go ENTER TO WIN!

ENJOY, and as always, tag me in your photos! 

xoxo

Brittany

Roasted Grapefruit SPLASH

It's 4th of July weekend, which usually means....lots of fun in the sun with family! And when you are out in hot weather, a cold, fruity drink can usually make you feel incredible! Throw some gin in the drink....and well, you will feel that much better! 

So, in honor of a fun and celebratory weekend, I created an amazing cocktail recipe for you guys! 

Enter the ROASTED GRAPEFRUIT SPLASH! 

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First off though, let's just talk about why this Grapefruit Splash is the perfect drink for this time of year! 

For starters, grapefruit is in season right now, and the benefits of eating in season foods, (see an entire list of summer fruits & veggies here), are huge! 

Benefits of eating in season fruits

  • It's cheaper
  • Tastes Better
  • Fresher & with Higher Nutritional Value
  • Avoids Contaminates and GMO's
  • Supports the bodies natural nutritional needs
  • More environmentally friendly
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Secondly, Grapefruit is full of nutritional value, and what better way to enjoy it than in a cocktail!?!

Benefits of Grapefruit: 

  • Weightloss
  • Increases Heart Health
  • Fights off High Blood Pressure and Cancer
  • Benefits the digestive system
  • Is good for the skin
  • Is Hydrating

So if you haven't been enjoying grapefruit this time of year, this ROASTED GRAPEFRUIT SPLASH is the perfect way to start! 

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Roasted Grapefruit SPLASH

Ingredients: 

  • 2 large grapefruits
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • + enough syrup to drizzle on grapefruits
  • Gin
  • Lemon LaCroix

Instructions: 

  1. Turn oven on broil. Cut the grapefruits in half, (cut a slice or two for garnishing as well) and lay cut side up on a baking pan. Drizzle tops with pure maple syrup. Broil for 7 minutes. 
  2. Heat up water and maple syrup either in a small saucepan, or in a microwave. Stir thoroughly. 
  3. Once the grapefruit is done, take the juice of the grapefruit (I use a small handheld juicer to get the juice from it), and combine that with the simple syrup (water+maple syrup). Refrigerate until cooled. 
  4. In cup, fill with ice. Add 1 shot of gin. (or 2 if you are feeling it), plus 2 shots of grapefruit mixture, then top it off with the Lemon LaCroix. (feel free to try other flavors of LaCroix with it as well!) 

As always, make the recipe, snap a photo, share it, and tag me! @Brittanysuell #simplysugarfree

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xoxo

Brittany

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EASY to make, EASY to eat! Sugar Free BAGEL RECIPE!

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So...I didn't eat bagels until late in life. Sometime in my mid-20's I found Einstein Bagel's Cinnamon Sugar Bagel with the honey nut cream cheese! And as a lover of cinnamon toast, I naturally fell in love with this bagel. 

However, I only had it on occasion since there was no Einstein's in my town. Then...when I went sugar free in 2015, it was nearly impossible to find any bagels made without sugar. 

I personally tried numerous recipes, and not only were they all very time consuming and straight up just hard to make, but they never really turned out very well...sadly. 

Finally... 2.5 years later, I have developed the PERFECT recipe! And if you didn't know, most bagels are made after mixing, rolling dough, cutting dough, boiling, then FINALLY baking dough! WOW....I told you it was hard! 

This recipe though is so easy! Just snag up a donut pan, mix the ingredients, bake them and ENJOY! 

OH...don't forget to snap a pic and share it with me! #SimplySugarFree @brittanysuell @simplysugarfreecookbook

By the way, if you haven't snagged your copy of my cookbook yet, now is your chance! GO HERE TO ORDER ONE

INGREDIENTS:

  • 6 eggs
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek Yogurt
  • 2TBSP ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup vanilla plant based protein powder
  • 1/2 cup blueberries

INSTRUCTIONS: 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix eggs and Greek Yogurt in a mixer
  • Add in flaxseed, salt, baking powder, coconut flour and protein powder together
  • Rub coconut oil in a 6 capacity donut pan
  • Add dough evening in the 6 donuts
  • Bake bagels for 25 minutes until golden brown
  • Cool slightly then remove from pan
  • Eat right away, or keep refrigerated until ready to toast and serve

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xoxo

Brittany

Cinnamon Buns for Easter Weekend

Easter is for sure my favorite holiday! And like other holidays, the older my children get, the more I will have to work to get creative and keep things fun, while keeping our health first priority. 

Here are a few ways I plan to keep our Easter sugar free. 

First off, this year my son's 3rd birthday is on Easter, so we will be more focused on birthday celebrations than Easter. Which for his birthday I will be providing lots of sugar free treats like the Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake I'll be sharing the recipe for next week! 

For future Easter's though, I will be opting for fun toys and trinkets to fill eggs versus candy. My go-to places for these things are the Target $ spot and Oriental Trading Co. You can find an incredible amount of trinkets and fun things that children love, including stickers, Easter stamps, bunny crayons, and so much more. 

We will also have a ton of fun and boil and decorate eggs using my favorite, all natural egg dye from Eco Kids

My next tip is to be the hostess! That's right, open up your house, have fun with it, and invite people over for an egg hunt, or whatever other celebration you want to have. This way you can suggest doing the egg hunt a healthier, different way without feeling like you are imposing on someone else's party planning fun! You can use the fun treats I mentioned above that are not candy, or even do an award system where you hide numbers in eggs and they get small prizes for the eggs they find vs. an egg full of candy.  

Okay...if you are not up for that...make a deal with your kiddo! This is a new fave that I KNOW I will be using in the future. Even me...the writer of the sugar free cookbook will let my kid have some candy. I'm going to give them a number of how many they can have, let them choose what to keep, and then offer to "buy back" the rest for a certain amount of money per candy. (hint hint...this is also a great way to do Halloween). This also helps to teach your children the importance of saving up, making money, using their own money to buy the things they desire. All that to say, offer a dime, a quarter or whatever you come up with as a payment for the candy that they don't eat. SOUND CRAZY TO YOU?!??? Well....let me just put it simply....my child's health is WORTH THE MONEY! And yes, I do believe sugar is THAT bad for my child's health! 

**If you kid is under 3....just take the candy. The past few years, my son didn't even notice. He just enjoyed playing with the eggs! I think he ate one piece of candy last year! 

So...now that you have a few ways to beat the sugar trap wrapped around this holiday, how about some CINNAMON BUNS FOR EASTER WEEKEND! 

Yes, Cinnamon Rolls are my favorite, and these are extra special because first off....they are GLUTEN FREE, SUGAR FREE, and extra messy! 

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Remember, share a photo of your family enjoying the CINNAMON BUNS and tag me @BrittanySuell & @SimplySugarFreeCookbook #SimplySugarFree

INGREDIENTS: 

  • 2 cups almond flour (or another gluten free flour of choice)
  • 1 tsp xanthum gum or ground flax (this helps keep it from crumbing, so don't skip this!)
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1 TBSP Protein Collagen (not mandatory, and can replace with another protein)
  • 5 TBSP grass-fed butter
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 TBSP coconut sugar

FILLING: 

  • 2 TBSP coconut sugar
  • 1.5 tsp cinnamon
  • 6 tsp of coconut oil
  • optional: 1/4 dark chocolate, sugar free chocolate chips

INSTRUCTIONS: 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Use coconut oil to grease a baking sheet
  • In a mixing bowl, add flour, xanthum gum, baking powder, and protein collagen
  • Using a knife, cut the butter into small chunks and add to flour mixture. Use a whisk to press it down until the mix is a course, meal consistency.
  • Chill in the fridge for about 15 minutes
  • In a medium bowl, combine milk, apple cider vinegar, and coconut sugar. Set aside
  • In a small bowl, mix together the coconut sugar and cinnamon (optional chocolate chips) in a bowl. *Don't mix the coconut oil
  • When the dough is ready, take it from the refrigerator, and combine with the wet ingredients. Do not over mix.
  • Knead the dough about 4 times in the bowl. (Cover your hands in coconut oil to keep it from being too sticky)
  • Separate the dough into 10-12 small balls about 3 inches thick. 
  • You can press the balls out into 1/4 inch thick rounds on the pan, or in your hand. Cover the flattened round with .5 tsp of coconut oil, and coat it in the cinnamon topping mixture. Roll it up, or just fold in the sides (this is the fun part! Get creative and make them however you want)
  • Place the rolls on the greased baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes
  • Let cool and ENJOY! 

xoxo

Brittany

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Valentines Day Candy Alternative! + me on TV! + a GIVEAWAY!

Valentines Day is next week...which means....

CHOCOLATE

CHOCOLATE

CHOCOLATE! 

This girl may be sugar free, but I still like to treat myself on holidays! That's the beauty of living a sugar free life! I can enjoy treats that are made with whole foods, and natural sugars, and not feel guilty the next day! Or feel like I have to have a million of them...because the version I'm enjoying doesn't create an addictive feeling in my brain/body! 

Don't worry though, I won't be selfish! 

First, watch this 5 minute clip of ME ON TV sharing the recipe for my chocolate peanut butter cups and some great Sugar Free Tips!

Then enjoy the recipe, and share it with friends!

REMEMBER, I love to see you enjoying my recipes! Tag me @SimplySugarFreeCookbook #SimplySugarFree  

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Also, be sure to head over to my Simply Sugar Free Cookbook Instagram to enter into an amazing GIVEAWAY!!! Now-Feb. 13th I'll be hosting a GIVEAWAY to give one lucky winner a handmade cookbook stand from @SimplySuell! 

Happy Love Day! 

Brittany

Chocolate Protein Pancakes

Here's the deal friends! Eating healthy DOES NOT have to be boring! This past week I started the 21 Day Fix with my 2017 Simply Fit Group! The workouts are only 30 minutes a day, the program is a total of 21 days, and there is also a pretty easy to follow meal plan with portion control containers and an app to help you keep track. 

Now I'll admit it....I really just wanted to do the workouts and skip the eating plan. BUT I WANT THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF RESULTS! And the program obviously works, that's why so many people have had success with it. So I decided that this would be a great kickstart to the year for my year long clients as well as myself. To get strict on my eating plan and really reign things in, and it's been well mostly okay! 

Day 1 & 2 were very hard. Day 3, a little better, Day 4 & 5! Doing so much better! It's definitely taken some adjusting because I had gotten super lenient on my carb intake, and was having my fair share of healthy fats, which this limits you on. 

As proof that you can have good tasting, and not boring food while eating healthy, here's one of my favorite breakfast foods with the breakdown for 21 day fix! 

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And since it's the weekend I decided to share with you guys another one of my favorite recipes that has had me smitten lately! Enjoy these Chocolate Protein Pancakes, plus get the breakdown of the 21 Day Fix portions! 

CHOCOLATE PROTEIN PANCAKES

  • 💠1 cup oats

  • 💠2 eggs💠
  • 1 banana
  • 💠1 cup almond milk
  • 💠4 tsp baking powder
  • 💠3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 💠Dash of salt
  • 💠2 TBSP Silver Fern Brand Kakato fiber blend sweetener
  • 💠oNE11111111aafull scoop of Vegan Chocolate Shakeology! *these are my fave ones!

All you have to do is add it all to a blender or food processor, then make like normal pancakes! ENJOY by themselves! (yes they are that good), or top with your favorite nut butter! 

21 DAY FIX PORTIONS: (portions are measured if you eat 1/4 of the recipe)

  • 3/4 carb (yellow)
  • 1/4 fruit (purple)
  • 1/2 protein (red)
  • If you take the option to top them with nut butter, you use your 2 tsp of oils & nut butters

If you are wanting more recipes like this, more support, and even help getting on a structured meal plan to start the year, check out my 2017 Simply Fit Group! You have until February 28th to get registered, but the sooner the better! I would love to have you be part of my group, and help you create the healthy lifestyle that you desire and deserve in 2017! 

XOXO 

Brittany

Recipe Contest! VOTE FOR ME!

I am so excited to tell you guys that I entered a recipe contest and I've advanced to the 2 round! This means that with your help, I could WIN $5,000! 

It would mean so much to me if you could take just a few minutes, share my recipe, and vote! See below for details on how! 

All you have to do is VOTE for my CHOCOLATE GREEN MACHINE CUPCAKES anytime now through December 31st! 

Then, share with your friends and get them to vote too! 

Here's how to vote: 

  • GO HERE!
  • Find the Chocolate Green Machine Cupcakes
  • Vote by sharing
  • You can vote up to 4 times by sharing using the buttons for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+

Thanks so much!! 

Merry Christmas, 

Brittany

Oatmeal Pie for Breakfast

Pies...for BREAKFAST? That's right! Full of goodness to fuel your body too! 

I wanted to share this recipe with you guys as a SNEAK PEEK into my Simply Sugar Free Cookbook!!! Pre-sale LAUNCHING is happening next week! 

I wanted to share this delicious recipe with you! I made a ton of these in one sitting, and froze them! (You know I'm all about making life simple, and meal prepping breakfast is at the top of my list). My family will actually eat them frozen, let them thaw for a few minutes, or just pop them in the microwave for a quick second! 

They are packed full of nutrition! A great way to start your day, or even a great afternoon snack for the kiddos! 

Once you try them, post a photo and tag me! @BrittanySuell #SimplySugarFree

Also, let's make sure you are on my pre-order list!! Sign up below, and you will automatically be sent a fun Fall recipe, plus be notified next week when my book is open to order! NOT only that, but my book sponsor, Swanson Vitamins will be giving one person on my list FREE $50 to spend on their website! 

XOXO 

Brittany

 

 

Protein Butter Nuggets Recipe

If you are following me on Snapchat, then you know that my family and I are headed out tomorrow for a 13 hour road trip to Nashville, TN! If you aren't following me on Snapchat, then you should be! (@BrittanySuell) Because I'm constantly sharing the inside of my kitchen and yummy Sugar Free food prep! 

And since we are going on vacation, I wanted to prep some snacks! My reason for doing this is two fold...One, every normal person gets hungry in the car! So in order to keep from picking up tons of junk food along the way, I prepped healthy and delicious snacks for us all! Secondly, I'm trying to save our budget for real meals. Many times on a road trip it's easy to spend too much money on convenient store snacks, plus add that to meals, and your budget is busted! 

Here's some of the snacks I gathered for our trip: 

If you are looking for an incredible, sugar free candy, I've got you covered! The Protein Butter Nuggets that I made taste incredible. (even my non-sugar free husband loved them!) 

Plus, I used Bob's Red Mill Vanilla Protein Powder Nutritional Booster with Chia, and it was perfect! That makes it where there are about 40grams of protein per batch of these guys, and about 24 grams of fiber, plus so much more goodness! I love using Bob's Red Mill products when I bake. I usually use their almond flour, but was excited to add in this protein instead! (Click HERE to get a coupon for their products!) 

Try this recipe and let me know what you think! Tag me @BrittanySuell #SimplyCook

We are all ready for our trip, and I know we will easily be able to make healthy choices because of the time I took to prep yummy snacks! Now here's to finding things to do in Nashville! Comment and let me know what I have to do/see! 

Also, join me this week on Instagram as I participate in the Bob's Red Mill #SummerStrong Challenge (July 18-22nd)! Get moving, share your pics, and win prizes! Follow and tag me @BrittanySuell!

XOXO

Brittany

*I received this product in exchange for a blog review and compensation via my partnership with Fit Approach and the Sweat Pink Ambassadorship. All opinions are my own.

Amazing Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

You heard right! I have created an AMAZING Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Recipe that is perfect for this summer. What's better, is that it's full of nutrients! 

I live in Texas...which means summer time is hot! So I'm always looking for fun, tasty recipes to help cool us off after being outside or after killing a great workout! And I love when I can add extra nutrients into the cold treat, so that when I enjoy it post workout, I'm fueling and hydrating my body as well. 

That's exactly what this tasty recipe does! 

It's made with two amazing ingredients....coconut cream, and Amazing Grass Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Superfoods (plant based). 

To start...did you know that coconut cream which comes from cold coconut milk is full of goodness. 

It's made with the good fatty-acids, which means they are the fat burning kind...which obviously we want! Plus it helps boost our immunity, and hydrates our body. Which post workout, hydration is great! It has a good amount of sodium and potassium, which are key ingredients in electrolyte drinks! 

 

Then there's the tasty Amazing Grass Chocolate-Peanut Butter Protein Superfoods added to it! This adds tons of flavor and even more nutritious ingredients! One serving is 20 grams of protein, and two-full servings of fruits and veggies! So hello....that's awesome! Especially when the kiddos want some! 

Get 40% OFF your order at Amazing Grass with code: 40SWEATPINK2

So how do you make this delicious summer treat? Get the details below...OH, and head over to my INSTAGRAM and come ENTER TO WIN your own Amazing Grass Protein Superfoods. (winner will choose between original, vanilla, of chocolate peanut butter flavor)

Get 40% OFF your order at  Amazing Grass  with code:  40SWEATPINK2

Get 40% OFF your order at Amazing Grass with code: 40SWEATPINK2

REMEMBER to head over to my Instagram for your chance to WIN your own Amazing Grass Protein Superfoods!

XOXO

Brittany

*Disclaimer: I received this product and compensation in exchange for this review and giveaway via my partnership with Fit Approach as a Sweatpink Ambassador. 

Breakfast On My Mind! + A GIVEAWAY

Well one thing I just can't get enough of during these first week's of pregnancy......BREAKFAST!  That's right, I've got Breakfast on my mind! 

It doesn't matter what it is, biscuits, crepes, pig in the blankets, eggs, cereal, or waffles. I love it all! So this week I'm going to be featuring two great breakfast tips/recipes, plus I've got a little GIVEAWAY for you!! 

Add Might Nut Powdered Peanut Butter to any recipe! Enter to WIN @GoMightyNut! #EatMighty @fitapproach #sweatpink mightynut.com

I'm still a sucker for any breakfast food with blueberries in it! Like my yummy Sugar Free Blueberry Waffles!!! Get the original recipe here! Now these have been a go-to favorite for my family since I went fully sugar free in January, but this past week I decided to add something different to the recipe to make it even better! 

Through being a Sweat Pink Ambassador with Fit Approach, I was sent two bottles of yummy Mighty Nut powdered peanut butter! In the past I've mostly enjoyed using powdered peanut butter in my smoothies, but sadly since becoming pregnant I have not had a smoothie. (I usually have at least one a day as a meal replacement). 

So I had to get creative! First I enjoyed some of my Flax & Chia Flavored Might Nut sprinkled over cereal. You see since I don't eat sugar, the cereal I eat is super bland. Usually I sprinkle cinnamon over it which adds a natural sweetness and good flavor. But I loved the change and getting a little peanut butter taste to it as well! 

But, the thing I am really loving, is adding a couple of tablespoons of the Might Nut Peanut Butter (any flavor would be amazing) to my sugar free waffle recipe batter! It adds so much extra flavor to the waffles. Plus you are getting 5-6 extra grams of protein added to your meal!! 

Add Might Nut Powdered Peanut Butter to any recipe! Enter to WIN @GoMightyNut! #EatMighty @fitapproach #sweatpink mightynut.com

[bctt tweet="Add @GoMightyNut to your favorite recipes! #EatMighty @fitapproach #sweatpink Plus #WIN from @Brittanysuell"]

So who is ready to WIN a bottle of their choice of Mighty Nut!?!? It comes in these great flavors, and the winner gets to choose which they want! 

  • Original
  • Chocolate
  • Vanilla
  • Flax & Chia

What recipe would you add your Mighty Nut to? 

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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post from Mighty Nut & Fit Approach. I am thankful for all brands that partner with me as a Sweat Pink Ambassador, but all opinions are my own.

Black Bean Birthday Cake!

That's right.....I made a birthday cake using Black Beans!  So, my husband turned 27 last week! Yep, I'm older than him....by about 10 months! 

To celebrate we had a date night planned, and I wanted to make him a cake that we could both enjoy together! Something sugar free, but also something that he would LOVE! 

Black Bean Birthday Cake Recipe by Brittany Suell

I found this recipe and had to try it! I was blown away by the idea that there is literally NO Flour used in it! I honestly did not think it would work, but let me just say....this cake was delish! 

So obviously I had to share the recipe! This is seriously the most healthy cake you will ever make, and you won't believe how good it tastes, especially considering the fact that it contains AN ENTIRE CAN of Black Beans! 

So be daring, take a chance, and make this cake! Also make my yummy icing to go with it! You will not regret it! 

[bctt tweet="Try it! Flourless, #SugarFree, Delicious Chocolate Black Bean Birthday Cake Recipe from @BrittanySuell #leaveyourlegacy #healthyrecipe"]

Flourless, sugar free, delicious and healthy chocolate Black Bean Birthday Cake from Brittany Suell

[yumprint-recipe id='12']You can also try this awesome sugar free icing recipe! 

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Avocado Ice Cream Recipe!

Summer isn't quite over yet. And while I'm itching to get into some leggings and boots, topped with a super cute scarf, I live in Texas which means I have a while to go. So I decided I would take advantage of more time with 95+ degree weather by adding two of my favorite things together!  Duh AVOCADOS & ICE CREAM! 

Avocado Ice Cream Recipe! Simple, Healthy, and Good!

Now if you are like me, the thought of Avocado might intrigue you while also making you quite worried. When I first heard of it, I was a little skeptical as well. You don't often see avocado's going into sweet things, but let me just tell you, this is good! 

Plus Avocados are just incredible foods to add to your diet. They are full of dietary fiber, they have more potassium than a banana, and have tons of amazing vitamins in them. Plus while most fruits are high in carbs, about 88% of the calories in an avocado are made from fat, but the good kind that you want to be eating! 

So let's just get right to it! How about an Avocado Ice Cream Recipe!? A treat that tasty, full of goodness, it's sugar free, and simple to make!  All you will need to enjoy this yummy treat is a food processor or high-powered blender, plus all the ingredients listed. 

 Avocado Ice Cream Recipe! Simple, Healthy, and Good!

[bctt tweet="Summer's not over yet, make this easy Avocado Ice Cream Recipe! from @brittanysuell #sugarfree"]

[yumprint-recipe id='11']Comment & tell me:

HAVE YOU EVER USED AVOCADOS FOR SOMETHING SWEET? What's your favorite go-to recipe for Avocados? 

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Honey Stinger Gingersnap Waffle---turned into Healthy Cookies!

Yep I did it! I took the Honey Stinger Ginger Snap Waffle, which I fell deeply in love with back in March-April when I was training for the Big D Half Marathon, and I made a Healthy Cookie taste (almost) just like them. Sugar Free, Grain Free, Healthy Gingersnap Cookies

Well, they weren't quite as tasty because they didn't have the yummy, chewy-ness inside of them, but still....for being a no-grain, sugar free cookie, these things were DANG GOOD!

You see, I never used to eat gingersnaps. I might have had one in my lifetime, but when I was at mile 6 during a training run and I tasted that Honey Stinger Gingersnap Waffle, I was like WOAH! Seriously incredible, and I had to have some Gingersnap cookies. 

So...I made it happen! 

And what a great way to celebrate NATIONAL RUNNING DAY too! Taking the best mid-run fuel that I have tasted and making it into healthy cookies and sharing the recipe with you! So run to the store, get the ingredients, and make these cookies to CELEBRATE! Plus, have absolutely no guilt while eating them.

Grain Free, Sugar Free, Guilt Free, Healthy Gingersnap Cookies! 

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But before we get to the recipe, let's talk about NATIONAL RUNNING DAY! 

First off, be sure to enter my AMAZING GIVEAWAY for some TIUX Compression socks HERE! Giveaway ends this weekend, and you are definitely going to want some of these to make your runs that much better!

Why do you run!?!? Please share in the comments! And go HERE to make one of these awesome banners of your own to share to everyone and tell them why you run! 

National Running Day plus a Honey Stinger Gingersnap Waffle Healthy Cookie Recipe!

I remember in 2012 when we ran the Disney Princess Half Marathon, we over heard someone say they run because they can. That one day they may not be able to, so for now, they run! And that really stuck with both my mom and myself! So true! I love that. So today I celebrate running, BECAUSE I CAN! 

 

Now, to celebrate with these healthy cookies! 

Grain Free, Sugar Free, Guilt Free, Healthy Gingersnap Cookies!

[yumprint-recipe id='10']QUESTION OF THE DAY: Why do you run? What will you do to celebrate NATIONAL RUNNING DAY?

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For more Sugar Free Recipes, check out my archives here

Fresh Strawberry Basil Margarita Recipe

Wahoo!  Everyone celebrate because it's the WEEKEND! And on top of that, it's a LONG WEEKEND! 

So what better to celebrate with, than a HEALTHY, ALL-NATURAL, SUGAR FREE Strawberry Basil Margarita! 

Healthy, All-Natural, Sugar Free, Fresh STRAWBERRY BASIL Margarita Recipe by @brittanysuell

It's basically a smoothie with alcohol in it! Seriously, it's so good! 

Wondering how I decided to create a Strawberry Basil Margarita!?! I know, it sounds weird at first, but it's super yummy. 

Remember when we finished our chicken coop and I shared with you all about the herb garden I planted on the roof of it!? You can see details and photos of my coop and herb garden here. So my basil grew like crazy and I harvested my first herbs from my garden box! (I was seriously so excited!) Plus look how fresh and yummy they look! 

Fresh grown basil from my herb garden. Used to make strawberry margaritas! Here's the yummy recipe!

So I decided to make a Strawberry Margarita and add some basil to it. And when that went over so well, I invited some girls over last weekend while my husband was gone, and I made them for everyone! 

Strawberry basil margarita recipe!

I also made some of my original Sugar Free Margaritas! (Get that recipe HERE)

So celebrate Memorial Day weekend with friends, and a fresh margarita! If you don't have fresh basil, that's okay, just grab some from the store, along with REAL strawberries, and it will still be super yummy! 

[yumprint-recipe id='8']I definitely think I'm going to be loving basil this summer! I plan to use more of my fresh basil this weekend to make Margarita Pizza with friends! (this pizza has nothing to do with alcohol lol it just has a related name.)

[bctt tweet="HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND! Try this Healthy, All-Natural, Fresh STRAWBERRY BASIL Margarita Recipe by @brittanysuell"]

Here are my favorite FRUITS AND VEGETABLES AND HERBS of the summer!

  1. Watermelon
  2. Cantaloupe
  3. Basil
  4. Sweet Potatoes
  5. Mint
  6. Always avocado! 

If this sounds good, but you are still wanting an original Margarita, try my Sugar Free Margarita Recipe HERE!

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!  

I'm joining Mar on the Run, for the Friday Five linkup, and Jill Conyers for Fitness Friday!!  

@brittanysuell Leaving a Healthy & Active Lifestyle Legacy!

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