I’ve whipped up my version of Hoppin’ John, a traditional Southern dish made with black eyed peas, rice and ham eaten to ensure prosperity in the in the New Year. My Black Eyed Pea Grain Bowl with Spicy Orange Dressing is easy to make and will fuel you up with healthy ingredients to start off 2018 with success!
Read on to find out some of the details behind this New Year’s Day tradition and why I skipped the ham and added an egg, extra veggies and a fabulous spicy citrus dressing to my 20-minute meal. Continue reading →
We are several weeks into 2016 and I’m checking in to report how I’m sticking with my New Year’s health and wellness best intentions. Increasing my flexibility? Taking baby steps, but to say I’m there is a stretch! Sleeping better? Still just day dreaming about it. Drinking more water? That’s a check! Keeping with my fitness routine? Of course, that’s the fun part of my day! Whipping up creative protein-rich meals and snacks? Naturally – some good things never change!
One thing that hasn’t changed for me over many, many years is my love for Yoplait® yogurt. I have my “old friend” flavors, like Vanilla that is yummy just as it is or as the base for my many fit foodie creations, and new favorites like Plenti already packed with wholesome ingredients. I don’t think my taste buds will ever get bored with Yoplait® — with 125 flavors in the Yoplait® family and my imagination, I think I could come up with a new way to “1-Up My Cup” of yogurt every day for the rest of my life!
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For example, adding a little carton of Greek 100 is a great way to pump up my smoothies with a creamy texture and boost of protein. Adding berries, bananas, chocolate chips and some sugar-free chocolate syrup makes a healthy sundae I would feel good about eating every day of the week! Oh, and I’ve made a million yogurt parfaits, put yogurt atop my pancakes, and dipped fruit slices into dessert-like flavors such as Red Velvet Cupcake, Strawberry Cheesecake and Boston Cream Pie! So, are you ready to 1-Up YOUR Cup? Today, I’m sharing Dreamy Orange Vanilla Fluff in an Orange Bowl — a frosty and fit treat made with Orange Crème Light Yoplait®. The Orange Crème is from the “Light” line which is one of my favorite as I’m always looking for ways to avoid added sugar.
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I’m also happy to report that Yoplait® now adds NO aspartame to any of their flavors and they are easy to stock up on at your local Walmart — that’s where I find all the best flavors!
My recipe for Dreamy Orange Vanilla Fluff in an Orange Bowl incorporates vanilla protein powder to provide even more protein– after intense workouts and long runs, I need to PUMP IT UP with 20 to 25 grams of protein to help my taxed muscles recover. Yoplait® helps me get a good start on that goal as I 1-Up my Cup! This easy recipe doesn’t necessarily need to be served in an orange “bowl” and be tweaked to work with any of the yogurt flavors that appeal to you – how amazing would Chocolate Cherry Cupcake Fluff be?!
Slice oranges (or tangerines) in half crosswise. Use serrated spoon to carefully remove segments, leaving outer peel intact. Set scooped out “bowls” aside.
Squeeze juice out of extracted citrus segments (approximately ¼ cup). Use whisk to incorporate protein powder, adding a bit more juice or water if mixture gets too thick – but it should be pudding like.
Gently fold in yogurt until just combined. Spoon into orange cups.
Place in freezer to set up along with any excess “fluff” still in bowl. To serve, top filled oranges with remaining semi-frozen fluff and a sprinkling of chocolate chips and pistachios.