Pumpkin Spice Latte Protein Balls

It’s getting cold at night, the leaves are starting to change and Starbucks has their pumpkin spice latte. Since we can’t get them everyday and your going to need some nutrition.
Also keep in mind that a grande 16oz latte will cost you…
380 calories
13 grams of fat
51 grams of carbs (49 from sugar)

So here is a recipe from a great website for an alternative Pumpkin Spice Latte
If you want to make them higher in protein add a scoop of vanilla whey protein powder. Enjoy!


Body Fat Percentage

I came across this photo on someone’s Facebook page and it stirred up some feelings.

First off is it really that realistic? Each one of these ladies is most likely a different height so comparing yourself could be hard. However at least you can get an idea between 30% and 18%.
It is a lot easier for a male to lower his body weight because men’s bodies aren’t programmed to store fat. Women’s however are, we have it in our genes to store fat for child birth. Since carrying a baby and requires a certain amount of abdominal fat. When a woman goes below her threshold she stops having her period and stops ovulating therefore her body says nope not going to happen, we’re not healthy enough to carry a baby!!
That might be TMI but it’s the truth backed by science. ( don’t believe me look it up here )
In my experience when I was at my most hardcore I was obsessed with the fat calipers and measurements tracking ever change in decimal points. Looking back its not worth it to obsess. Tracking your body fat percentage can be good to do a few times a year to have a reality check in, or when starting a new exercise routine. Also remember that no matter male or female every body is different and 18% on someone else won’t be the same as 18% on you.
Do any of you track your percentage?
If so have you ever had the water immersion test done?


Healthy Pizza

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Had a craving for pizza today so I made mini pizzas for dinner. The grocery store only had frozen dough. Ewwwww. So I found a fresh baked, preservative free 10 ingredient whole grain naan and went from there. Homemade tomato … Continue reading

Chocolatey Goodness

So I’m back in the game and am on my 8th day of warriorz workout with zuzka light.
I also did a whole 2km run, thats about all I can do since my surgery.
Anyways enough about me and more about chocolatey goodness. I finally made a protein Popsicle that tastes like fudgesicles.

1 frozen banana
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
1/8 tsp of unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup milk
Blend it all, place in your Popsicle maker and enjoy. Each Popsicle is aprox….
50 calories
5 grams of protein
2 grams of fat(from the milk)


Yoga to relax

So I just spent the good part of the last hour writing this wonderful post about cheese and the health benefits and even a list of cheeses in order of calories lowest to highest. Well I saved it 100x over and it kept defaulting back to my draft.
In anger and rage over this I have decided to do a night time session of yoga. Will this post even work? Am I writing it on vain too? Stay tuned… I’m publishing this than adding too it after my awesome and hopeful stress relieving yoga session.

Omg I’m back and I do feel better, I didn’t even smash my phone in a rage over my inability to post about cheese. Anyways…. I did my Nike Training Club workout.

And it was great 45 minutes of yoga. Finished it and now I’m super close to a new Nike reward. The thing that I never liked about working out at night is the hunger after, 45 minutes of yoga made me indulge in a bowl of Cheerios. Although it is better than going to bed hungry. Give NTC a try if u have a smart phone it’s awesome.


Protein Popsicles

Well it’s been a while since I posted. However here is a quick healthy idea of what to do with your left over smoothie. Pour all leftovers into Popsicle makers mmmmmmm. Need the exact recipe? as all smoothies do differ based on what your after, leave a comment.


Wow!! This looks delicious. Can’t wait to try it.

Aly GarlicHands

Serves 4 – 6:

Merhaba! Ok…so I’m not currently in Istanbul but this recipe will take you straight to my beloved Turkey. Aside from viewing the stunning historic sites and touring Constantinople on my 2012 trip, exploring the local cuisine was one of my favorite parts of the visit. During this vacation, my friends and I took a cooking class at a local school/restaurant (Cooking Alaturka) where we prepared and served several dishes to the patrons including these fabulous zucchini blinis. I’ve made and enjoyed them several times since then and let me tell you, zucchini has never tasted so good!! Give them a try! I hope you enjoy.


  • 2 large zucchini
  • 3 green onions
  • 5 eggs
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 4 oz feta cheese or ricotta salata
  • ¼ cup each of fresh dill, flat leaf parsley and mint
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Black pepper
  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Canola oil…

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