Skinny Ms. http://skinnyms.com Sat, 25 Oct 2014 23:28:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 21 Foods for a Quick (and Natural) Energy Boost http://skinnyms.com/21-foods-for-a-quick-and-natural-energy-boost/ http://skinnyms.com/21-foods-for-a-quick-and-natural-energy-boost/#comments Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:30:21 +0000 http://skinnyms.com/?p=408292 ]]>

by Skinny Ms.

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Feeling sluggish, like you have no oomph left to conquer your day? Say “no” to energy drinks loaded with sugar, calories, and who-knows-what. Instead, refuel with these 21 foods for a quick and natural energy boost:

1. Quinoa Protein Bars

Quinoa and almonds are the perfect energy foods for a mid-afternoon snack or post-workout pick-me-up.

2. Spinach and Pear Walnut Salad

Reboot your body with spinach, an iron-rich food that boosts energy production naturally.

3. Jalapeno Lime Tuna Salad

This recipe contains Greek yogurt, which offers magnesium, a mineral that aids energy release.

4. Peanut Butter and Honey Oat Bars

Peanut Butter and Honey Oat BarsThese homemade bars deliver foods for natural energy, including peanut butter and honey.

5. Mediterranean Quinoa Salad with Seasonal Vegetables

Fuel up with this delish lunch or light dinner with quinoa, which is packed with protein and iron for long-lasting energy.

6. Toast with Peaches, Cream Cheese & Honey

Honey delivers a healthy balance of natural sugars that provide good-for-you pep.

7. Bell Pepper Candy

We love bell peppers because they’re a delicious, fiber-filled, energy-giving food.

8. Clean-Eating Almond Butter Fudge

Clean Eating Almond Butter Fudge

The almonds in this recipe offer copper and manganese to keep your cells energized.

9. Pita Pocket Breakfast Sandwich

Eggs are a natural energy food that are super tasty in recipes like this one.

10. Slow Cooker Cinnamon & Honey Nuts

Nuts are high in the healthy fats that provide energy, making this snack a sweet way to recharge.

11. Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie

With banana and Greek yogurt, you can’t go wrong when you indulge in this smoothie.

12. Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Quinoa

Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Quinoa

Apples are high in fiber, filling you with healthy, natural energy.

13. Skinny Fruit and Yogurt Salad

Who knew foods for natural energy could taste so sweet? Try this delicious breakfast, snack, or dessert.

14. Orange Pomegranate Green Tea

Green tea is an energy superfood that offers powerful antioxidants and natural caffeine.

15. Zucchini Hummus

This is a paleo-friendly recipe that’s perfect for pairing with your favorite fresh veggies.

16. Cleanse and Detox Superfood Salad

Cleanse and Detox Superfood SaladEnergy foods like spinach and almonds are a yummy way to get that natural nudge you need to tackle the afternoon.

17. Banana Blueberry Bars

These bars are a smart way to fuel up, whether you nosh on them during breakfast, snack, or even dessert.

18. Citrus Quinoa Salad

Refresh yourself at lunch with this easy-to-prep salad, which includes energy foods like quinoa, almonds and edamame.

19. Skinnylicious Protein Smoothie

Fuel your body naturally with a superfood-loaded smoothie.

20. Skinny Nutella-Banana French Toast Sandwich

Skinny Nutella- Banana French Toast SandwichBananas are Mother Nature’s original energy food, so give them a go in this recipe.

21. Chili-Lime Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

From muscle-feeding protein to energy-releasing nutrients, pumpkin seeds are yummy energy powerhouses.

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Garlicky Sautèed Bok Choy http://skinnyms.com/garlicky-sauteed-bok-choy/ http://skinnyms.com/garlicky-sauteed-bok-choy/#comments Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:30:26 +0000 http://skinnyms.com/?p=407132 ]]>

By Skinny Ms.

Garlicky Sautèed Bok Choy

Asian vegetable dishes don’t require complex preparation. Just toss your veggies in the pan with soy sauce and sesame oil to give them a distinctive Eastern flavor. Vegetables are best enjoyed when the crunch is retained by cooking them only minimally. If you have the basic Asian ingredients at home, which are so accessible nowadays, let’s start cooking! Oops, did we say to have the steamed white rice ready to enjoy this bok choy dish even more? Enjoy!

Garlicky Sautèed Bok Choy

Garlicky Sautèed Bok Choy

Yields: 4 servings | Serving Size: 1/4 of total recipe | Calories: 167 | Previous Points: 4 | Points Plus: 5 | Total Fat: 16 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 361 mg | Carbohydrates: 4 g | Dietary Fiber: 1 g | Sugars: 1 g | Protein: 2 g |

Ingredients

  • 4 small heads bok choy
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup lite (low sodium) soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons juice squeezed from a lemon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds

Directions

Cut off and discard the base of the bok choy and rinse the leaves under the tap to get rid of sediments then pat them dry.

There are two options to present the bok choy: One is you cut off the white stalks to separate them from the leaves then chop both parts to smaller pieces but separately. Another way is to leave the bok choy whole. Set aside.

Over medium heat, in a large saucepan with olive oil, sautè the garlic fast for about 20 seconds.

Add the soy sauce, lemon juice and pepper.

Here you have two ways to do it, depending if you chose to chop the bok choy or not. When the sauce starts to sizzle, add the whole bok choy and cook for about 7 minutes. If you chose to cut off the white stalk from the leaves, cook first the white part for about 5 minutes then add the leaves at the end of cooking, leaving them for 1 to 2 minutes.

Pour the sesame oil and sprinkle the sesame seeds. Toss for 1 minute.

Serve with steamed white rice and as a side dish to a simple main dish of meat or fish.

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There are a lot of amazing Asian-inspired dishes to choose from among our recipes:

Vegetable Wontons with Honey Sesame Sauce

Asian Mango, Cucumber, and Onion Salad

Asian Chicken Wraps

Asian Salad with Crispy Chicken

Soba Salad with Honey Ginger Soy Sauce

Vegetable Wontons with Honey Sesame Sauce

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All-In-One Total Body Workout http://skinnyms.com/all-in-one-total-body-workout/ http://skinnyms.com/all-in-one-total-body-workout/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:30:06 +0000 http://skinnyms.com/?p=408835 ]]>

By Skinny Ms.

All-In-One-Total-Body-Workout

Who has time to get to the gym every single day of the week? Hardly anyone. We want you to have this All-In-One Total Body Workout to make sure you’re getting the maximum burning benefits for your body. There are many benefits to working your body as a whole versus just one muscle group at a time. It saves time in the gym and is going to help you build both upper and lower body strength!

This is not a magical quick fix for a super-chic bod. You still need to incorporate cardio into your weekly workout habits; we recommend 2-3 sessions a week that really elevate your heart rate. If you’re a beginner and not into traditional running, check out our Fat Blasters for Tabata style cardio!

Equipment Needed: A soft surface to work out on, i.e. a yoga mat, water for hydration, a towel for sweat, a set of weights (think 10-15 lbs), and an Interval Timer.

What to Do: This workout is broken into 3 small circuits. Each starts with a plyometric exercise and is followed by 2 total body exercises.  Set your interval timer for 30 seconds of work and 10 second rest. Complete each circuit 2-3 times. Get the most benefits from this All-In-One Total Body Workout by doing it 3 times per week.

Note: Remember to alternate sides for the Dumbbell Lunge-Lateral Raise and the Weighted Woodchop exercises. In the video for the Woodchop exercise, you can use either a medicine ball, as demonstrated, or one of your dumbbells.

Exercises:
Circuit 1
1. Burpees
2. Squat-Press
3. Dumbbell Lunge-Lateral Raise

Circuit 2
1. Star Jumps
2. Push-Up with Leg Lifts
3.  Goblet Squat

Circuit 3
1. Plank Jacks
2. Deadlift-Bicep Curl
3. Weighted Woodchop

Watch the videos below for correct demonstration of form:

Burpees

Squat-Press

Dumbell Lunge-Lateral Raise

Star Jumps

Push-Up with Leg Lifts

Goblet Squat

Plank Jacks

Deadlift-Bicep Curl

Weighted Woodchop

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10 Body Transforming Workouts
Baby Got Back Workout
5 Steps for Starting a Fitness Routine

While you start off on our 4-week challenge, you can complement your workout with our 30-Day Clean Eating Challenge. Strong meals and strong workouts are what will change your body.

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Potatoes with Lemon Poppy Ricotta http://skinnyms.com/potatoes-with-lemon-poppy-ricotta/ http://skinnyms.com/potatoes-with-lemon-poppy-ricotta/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:30:25 +0000 http://skinnyms.com/?p=402588 ]]>

By Skinny Ms.

Potatoes with Lemon Poppy Ricotta

Potatoes are a staple food item in many countries, including the U.S. These edible tubers are actually very nutritious. A medium-sized potato contains potassium, fiber, vitamins C and B6, and small amounts of other nutrients. Here, we have a simple and healthy recipe of boiled potatoes dressed with dollops of a Greek yogurt and ricotta mix. It is flavored with lemon and poppy seeds, giving you a hint of citrus tang in every bite.

Healthy Potatoes with Lemon Ricotta Recipe

4 servings

Healthy Potatoes with Lemon Ricotta Recipe

Yields: 6 servings | Serving Size: 1/2 potato and 1/6 of topping | Calories: 231 | Previous Points: 4 | Points Plus: 6 | Total Fat: 6 g | Saturated Fat: 4 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 22 mg | Sodium: 177 mg | Carbohydrates: 36 g | Dietary Fiber: 4 g | Sugars: 3 g | Protein: 10 g |

Ingredients

  • 3 big potatoes, peeled and halved
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt, low-fat
  • 1 cup ricotta, low-fat
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds

Directions

Over high heat, in a medium to big pot, bring some salted water to a boil then cook the potatoes for 20 minutes or until tender. Drain and let them cool.

In a bowl, mix the yogurt, ricotta, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt and poppy seeds. Adjust the salt if needed.

Serve halved potatoes with the ricotta on top.

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You will love these other potato recipes at Skinny Ms.:

Sweet Potato and Apple Cole Slaw

Baked Potatoes with Clementine Butter

Creamy Kale Potato Salad

Cheesy Potato Bake

Slow Cooker Leek and Potato Soup

Creamy Scalloped Potatoes

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15 Yummy Entrees Made with Ground Turkey http://skinnyms.com/15-yummy-entrees-made-with-ground-turkey/ http://skinnyms.com/15-yummy-entrees-made-with-ground-turkey/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:30:08 +0000 http://skinnyms.com/?p=404683 ]]>

By Skinny Ms.

15 Yummy Entrees Made with Ground Turkey

Need ideas for healthy, low-fat meals? Look no further than these 15 ground turkey recipes! These yummy entrees range from Stuffed Zucchini to Turkey Chili, and all are made with low-fat clean ingredients. For extra flexibility, all these recipes can use beef or chicken as substitutes for turkey.

1. Stuffed Zucchini with Ground Turkey

Stuffed Zucchini with Ground Turkey

A quick and fresh way to satisfy your turkey cravings! Get the recipe here.

 2. Turkey Burgers

Turkey Burgers

This Turkey Burger recipe will have your mouth watering!

3. Turkey and Black Bean Slow-Cooker Chili

Turkey and Black Bean Slow-Cooker Chili

Get out the slow cooker and save your appetite! Find the recipe here.

4. Greek Turkey Wrap

Greek Turkey Wrap

High in flavor, but low in calories! Try this delicious dish here!

5. Turkey Pilaf

Turkey Pilaf

Simple and flavorful, this dish is perfect for a quick bite! Get the easy recipe here!

6. Asian Turkey Lettuce Wrap

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wrap

Skip the bread and dig in to a lettuce wrap! Click here for the recipe.

7. Turkey Sloppy Joes

Slow Cooker Turkey Sloppy Joes

A classic family favorite! Find the recipe here.

8. Turkey Florentine Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Turkey Florentine Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Lean, turkey-stuffed cabbage rolls are filling and delicious! Find the recipe.

9. Asian Lettuce Cups with Ground Turkey and Green Apple

Asian Lettuce Cups with Ground Turkey and Green Apple

Beautiful and succulent, these lettuce cups are perfect for dinner parties! Click to see the recipe.

10. Easy Haystack Dinner

Easy Haystack Dinner

This layered meal is the best of both worlds – healthy and delicious! Get the recipe!

11. Spicy Tomato and Turkey Soup with Ditalini

Spicy Tomato and Turkey Soup with Ditalini

Spice up your dinner with this easy turkey soup! Find the recipe here!

12. Ground Turkey Stroganoff

Ground Turkey Stroganoff

Replace beef with turkey in this stroganoff! Go here for the recipe.

13. Turkey Enchiladas

Turkey Enchiladas

Fun to make and a delicious choice for family meals. Find the recipe here.

14. Chinese Green Beans with Ground Turkey over Rice

Chinese Green Beans with Ground Turkey over Rice

Go kosher and replace the pork with lean turkey in this savory Asian dish! Here’s the recipe.

15. White Bean and Turkey Pumpkin Chili

White Bean and Turkey Pumpkin Chili

Autumn is almost here! Click here to try this Turkey Pumpkin Chili and celebrate the season.

These recipes are the perfect way to add delicious, lean turkey to your everyday meals. Whether they’re just for you or for your whole family, these savory dishes are sure to make their way to your weekly meal schedule!

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Santa Fe Chicken and Zucchini Stir Fry Recipe http://skinnyms.com/santa-fe-chicken-and-zucchini-stir-fry-recipe/ http://skinnyms.com/santa-fe-chicken-and-zucchini-stir-fry-recipe/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:30:31 +0000 http://skinnyms.com/?p=405673 ]]>

By Skinny Ms.

Santa Fe Chicken and Zucchini Stir Fry Recipe

This smoky, spicy dish, packed with veggies, is a unique twist on classic stir fry. This Santa Fe chicken and zucchini stir fry recipe comes together in a flash and brings flavor to the table that the whole family will love. Brown rice is the obvious choice for serving, but it’s just as good with quinoa or your favorite grain. If you want to indulge, you can add a sprinkling of cheese, but with all this flavor, it doesn’t need it!

Santa Fe Chicken and Zucchini Stir Fry Recipe

Santa Fe Chicken and Zucchini Stir Fry Recipe

Yields: 4 servings | Serving Size:1/2 cup stir fry|Calories: 191| Previous Points: 4| Points Plus:  5| Total Fat:  9g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 62 mg | Sodium: 197 mg | Carbohydrates: 6g | Dietary Fiber: 2 g | Sugars: 2 g | Protein: 21 g |

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 chicken breasts, sliced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Brown rice or quinoa, for serving

Directions

Heat the oil in a wok or large skillet over medium high heat. Add the chicken and sear until browned. Remove from the pan and add the onion and garlic.

Cook until slightly softened and add the zucchini and carrots. Stir and cook for 1 minute. Add the seasonings and stir for 1 more minute. Add the lime juice and the chicken back to the pan. Stir and cook until the chicken is cooked through.

Serve over the rice and top with the cilantro.

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DIY Avocado Hair Mask http://skinnyms.com/diy-avocado-hair-mask/ http://skinnyms.com/diy-avocado-hair-mask/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:30:30 +0000 http://skinnyms.com/?p=409494 ]]>

By Skinny Ms.

DIY-Avocado-Hair-Mask

We all want to love our hair — the way it smells, its luster, its strength and its fullness. When our hair looks good, we feel good. When it’s dry, frizzy and lifeless, we feel … well, let’s not go there.

You don’t need excessive chemicals, ingredients and a wide assortment of shampoos and conditioners to your hair to make beautiful. Combining just two simple ingredients — avocado and olive oil — will give your hair all the benefits it needs to stand out anywhere you go.

Ingredients & Why They Work:

Avocado - Avocados are a miracle fruit, and we keep finding out just how amazing they can be for our bodies. Internally, they provide us with potassium, which helps reduce blood pressure; heart-healthy fat by way of oleic acid, which can fight off cancer; and fiber, which is great for your metabolism and weight loss.

What makes avocados beneficial topically is their richness in over 20 vitamins and minerals. For your hair, vitamins B and E work on protecting it and bringing it strength. Vitamin E has the ability to repair damaged scalps and promote hair follicle growth. Using avocados on hair has a long history, going back to the Ancient Egyptians, who were the first to use it to prevent hair loss. With their natural ability to moisturize and give natural shine, avocados are a go-to for any do-it-yourself hair treatment!

Olive Oil - What isn’t olive oil good for? Heart disease, cancer, diabetes and even arthritis can be fought off with regular doses of olive oil in your diet. When applied topically, olive oil is a great moisturizer for your scalp. And the benefits of olive oil for your hair are plentiful. Split ends and frizzies? Olive oil provides a quick temporary fix to help, due do its weight and moisturizing abilities. Olive oil is also a great substitute for your conditioner. A deep olive oil cleanse weekly can bring new life, shine and softness to your hair and make it easier to style. With vitamins A and E and antioxidants, olive oil protects the protein in hair by sealing moisture, and it removes excess sweat build up, which causes a blockage of hair follicles and prevents hair growth.

Now that we’ve overwhelmed you with all the amazing benefits, let’s get to creating! (Please note, olive oil may lighten treated hair. If you have chemically treated hair, you can try jojoba oil, which has similar properties, as a substitute.)

What to Do:

1. Mix 2 tablespoons and one avocado together in a small saucepan. A hass avocado will work perfectly, since you don’t need too much.

2. Place the pan on the stove over low heat and stir the mixture to evenly distribute the olive oil. Stir until warm. You can also microwave the mix in a microwave-safe bowl if you prefer.

3. Once it’s warm, give it a stir and then massage the mixture throughout your hair and scalp. Pay special attention to your problem areas, whether that’s your scalp, ends or roots.

4. Once you have the mask evenly spread, place a shower cap on your head and leave it in for 20 minutes.

5. Once the 20 minutes are up, rinse off the hair mask with warm water in the shower. You’re all set!

6. None of the ingredients will cause any damage to your hair, so this mask is something you can do as often as you need. Also feel free to add some essential oils for some amazing smells to go with your newly moisturized hair!

Sources: Livestrong, Feminspire

DIY isn’t just for your skin. Workouts are all about doing it yourself. Check out some of our favorite body-weight exercises that focus on you doing the work all by yourself:
Body Weight Blast Workout
7-Minute Body Weight Blast Workout
Use Your Own Body Weight Workout

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Love Your Lower Belly Workout http://skinnyms.com/love-your-lower-belly-workout/ http://skinnyms.com/love-your-lower-belly-workout/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:30:25 +0000 http://skinnyms.com/?p=407680 ]]>

By Skinny Ms.

Love-Your-Lower-Belly-Workout

 Fact: everyone wants a tight and toned belly. However the lower belly is one of the most difficult areas to keep flat. Your abs are their own muscle group, which is why it’s important to not forget to do abdominal exercises. Show your lower belly some love with these quick toning exercises!

These are not all magical moves though. In order to keep your lower belly flat remember to always add cardio to your weekly workout routine and eat clean! For tips on how to eat clean check out our Top 25 Flat Belly Foods!

Equipment Needed: a soft surface or yoga mat to lay on, and medicine ball or dumbbell for weight.

What to Do: Perform each exercise in sequence for one circuit for the amount of time or repetitions specified below with a 30 second rest in between each exercise. Be sure to check out the videos below for correct form to prevent injury!

Beginners: complete 1-2 circuits
Advanced: complete 3-4 circuits

Exercises:

1. Plank- 45 second hold
2. Leg Raises-
15-20 repetitions
3. Lower Ab Crunches-
15-20 repetitions
4. Russian Twist-
15 repetitions to each side
5. Leg Circles-
15 circles clockwise and counter-clockwise

Plank

Leg Raises

Lower Ab Crunches

Russian Twist

Leg Circles

You might also like:
ABS H.I.I.T. Workout
Ripped Abs Workout
14 Day Amazing Ab Challenge
Beautiful Abs via Youtube

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Slow Cooker Molten Lava Cake http://skinnyms.com/slow-cooker-molten-lava-cake/ http://skinnyms.com/slow-cooker-molten-lava-cake/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:30:39 +0000 http://skinnyms.com/?p=412076 ]]>

By Skinny Ms.

Slow Cooker Molten Lava Cake

Chocolate Lava Cake sounds like a dessert too decadent for a clean eating regimen. But, you’re in luck! We’ve changed this classic naughty dessert into a simple, healthy treat!

Rev up your slow cooker, pull out four quick and simple ingredients, and you’ll have spoonfuls of this hot, gooey chocolate cake ready to enjoy by dinnertime!

If you’ve never cooked a cake in a slow cooker before, the process may surprise you with how simple it is. The slow cooker bakes the most tender, moist treats. But, different slow cookers will cook with different finish times. So, the first time you make a cake in your slow cooker, you’ll want to stay close to ensure your first crockpot cake isn’t overcooked!

Slow Cooker Molten Lava Cake

Slow Cooker Molten Lava Cake

*just the molten lava cake, without ice cream Yields: 8 servings | Serving Size: 1/8th of cake | Calories: 240 | Previous Points: 5 | Points Plus: 7 | Total Fat: 10 g | Saturated Fat: 5 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 106 mg | Sodium: 25 mg | Carbohydrates: 37 g | Dietary Fiber: 4 g | Sugars: 28 g | Protein: 7 g |

*molten lava cake and banana ice cream Yields: 8 servings | Serving Size: 1/8th of cake and 1/8 ice cream | Calories: 306 | Previous Points: 6 | Points Plus: 9 | Total Fat: 10 g | Saturated Fat: 5 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 106 mg | Sodium: 25 mg | Carbohydrates: 53 g | Dietary Fiber: 6 g | Sugars: 37 g | Protein: 8 g |

Ingredients

  • FOR THE CAKE:
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 2/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2/3 cup very dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • FOR THE ICE CREAM (optional)
  • 4 ripe bananas, frozen
  • 1/4 cup cacao nibs

Directions

In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, cocoa powder, and maple syrup. Pour into a 4 quart slow cooker. Sprinkle with chopped chocolate.

Cover and cook on high for 1-2 hours, or on low for 2-3 hours. Crockpot times will vary, so start checking your cake around 1 1/2 hours. You'll know it's done when the center is set, and springs back to the touch.

As soon as the cake is done, unplug the crockpot, and keep the cake covered until ready to serve.

PREPARE YOUR TOPPING:

For the ice cream topping, use a hi-speed blender (like a Vitamix) to blend together frozen bananas and cacao until soft and creamy OR top bowlfuls of the hot cake with Skinny Ms. Whipped Toppingl or Skinny Ms. Soft Serve.

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13 Ways to Transform Your Body http://skinnyms.com/13-ways-to-transform-your-body-without-equipment/ http://skinnyms.com/13-ways-to-transform-your-body-without-equipment/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:30:39 +0000 http://skinnyms.com/?p=402535 ]]>

By Skinny Ms.

13 Ways to Transform Your Body without Equipment

Whether you’re traveling or just don’t have space in your home for clunky workout equipment, we’ve got you covered. These workouts provide options that will slim down your waist, tighten your butt and core, and make those arms toned and sexy. With so many options, you have a variety of ways to make sure you get your routine in!

One important factor in every amazing workout is hydration. Read our 12 Easy Ways to Increase Your Water Intake to ensure you’re hydrated throughout the whole day.

1. At-Home Hamstring Workout

At-Home Hamstring Workout

Pop-up from the couch and get rid of that back of thigh jiggle here.

2. 7 Yoga Poses to Tone and Define Your Arms

7 Yoga Poses to Tone and Define Your Arms

Focus. Steady. Control. Breathe. Tone. Yoga workout is here.

3. Workday Arms Challenge

Workday Arms Challenge

Get paid to workout here! We won’t tell your supervisor.

4. 21 Pushup Styles to Get a Total Body Workout

21 Pushup Styles to Get a Total Body Workout

Variety. Who knew pushups could work out your whole body? Start pushing here.

5. 5 Moves to a Stronger Back & Core

5 Moves to a Stronger Back & Core

These core and lower back workouts will allow you to bring strength and balance to all of your other routines. Tighten your center of gravity here.

6. 7 Exercises to do Right Out of Bed

7 Exercises to do Right Out of Bed

You can literally roll out of bed and assume a pushup position. Your great day begins here.

7. Do-Anywhere Cardio Workout Challenge

Do-Anywhere Cardio Workout Challenge

Park, living room, grocery checkout, or post office. Get your heart rate going here.

8. Fat Scorching Tabata Interval Training

Fat Scorching Tabata Interval Training

Find your ying-yang balance with this workout.

9. Use Your Own Body Weight Workout

Use Your Own Body Weight Workout

It’s your body, so control it and shape it! Equipment free results are here.

10. Plyometric Workout Challenge

Plyometric Workout Challenge

Train like an Olympian here. You might not be able to clear the High Vault, but you’ll look amazing!

11. 10-Minute Body Weight Circuit for Butt & Thighs

10 Minute Body Weight Circuit for Butt and Thighs

Slim thighs and a firm butt. This HIIT routine will get rid of excess fat.

12. 15-Minute Fat Burning Boot Camp

15 Minute Fat Burning Boot Camp

Camp used to be a place to go to relax. Those days are over. Blast fat away here.

13. Weekend Boot Camp Blast!

Weekend Boot Camp Blast

Most people rest on the weekend. We know you’re not most people! Boot Camp is here.

Great exercise routines demand great meals. Whether vegan, gluten-free or paleo, check out our Recipes section for a variety of food to keep you strong and energized before, during and after workouts.

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