Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Dairy Free & Gluten Free Pumpkin Protein Donuts


So, a couple weeks ago, I shared an easy Pumpkin Protein Balls recipe and then I found this donut recipe. I've never made my own donuts, but watching the video gave me confidence that if I was ever going to try, this was the recipe to go for it. It was much easier to make these donuts than I thought it would be.

It did require buying a donut baking pan. I picked mine up at Target, but this is the same one on Amazon.

Donuts are one of my favorite treats on leg days, but it can be hard to find some that are gluten free, dairy free and good. I am lucky to live near a shop that makes really, really good GF and DF donuts, but making my own lets me know EXACTLY what is going into them and figure out the macros.


2 bananas

1 egg

1/2 cup pumpkin purée 

1/2 tsp vanilla extract 

3/4 cup GF flour - I used buckwheat and held back enough for protein 

1 scoop protein - I used FASTer Way hydrobeef vanilla 

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder 

1 tsp pumpkin spice


Mix all wet ingredients together.

Mix all dry ingredients together.

Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir. 

Add batter to nonstick donut pan -> I did the batter in a baggie hack…it was messy getting in, but worked. Don’t be afraid to cut a bigger opening!

Bake at 350 for 18 minutes!

These are tasty on their own, but I liked mine dribbled with some maple syrup 🙂

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Pumpkin Protein Balls


I love getting into the season...whatever season it is!

When the days get cooler and the leaves start to change, I get in the mood for all the fall things. Even though I'm not a PSL fan like a lot of people are, I do love the smell of pumpkin. Plus pumpkin is a fiber rich carb making it great for your healthy gut. It's also loaded with vitamin A -> known as the anti-infection vitamin because it helps the body fight bacterial, parasitic, and viral infections.

These protein balls are such a great fall treat and super simple to make. They are great for any occasion, but perfect for those on the go days to throw in your bag.

Try them and let me know what you think!


2 cups of rolled GF oats

1 scoop of protein powder - I used FASTer Way vanilla

2 tablespoons of chi seeds (optional for a boost of healthy fats)

1/2 cup pumpkin purée

1  1/2 tsp pumpkin spice seasoning

1/4 cup of nut butter - I used almond butter

1 tsp of vanilla extract

And some honey to taste

Makes 12 balls


Mix the dry ingredients together first and then add the wet ingredients. The mixture will be sticky, but not too wet. 

If you're like me and hate messy food hands, wet your hands with water before rolling mixture into balls. This trick works like a charm!

Place in an air tight container and store in your refrigerator for about 30 minutes or until you are ready to serve. Enjoy!


Carbs 15g, Fat 6g, Protein 6g, Fiber 3g

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Frosty Almond Butter PUPsicles

When it's hot, I love a good smoothie, don't you? During one of our summer heat waves, I decided to help our pretty girl cool off with some homemade pupsicles. She already loves ice cookies and she deserves a cool treat, too!

I made this recipe with and without some of the locally grown blueberries we picked ourselves at a neighbor's invitation.


4oz almond butter

3oz water

2oz yogurt

Blend ingredients together - I use our Ninja single serving cup.

Pour into your baking mold - be sure to make room in your freezer ahead of time and put your mold on a cookie sheet so you can move it without spilling (learn from my failure).

Leave in the freezer until frozen and then store. Beware! Every time you open the freezer, your pup is going to want a pupsicle!

Let me know if you make these for your furry friend.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Pineapple Green Protein Shake

It's Tasty Tuesday! 🍍🍍

This one reminds me of living in Hawaii 🤙 but it’s perfect anywhere on a hot day! Which is what we are having today in Kittery!

Grab these ingredients for a nutrient packed shake that will quench your thirst and leave you feeling good knowing it’s packed with healthy fruits, veggies and protein.

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Pineapple Green Protein Smoothie

1 cup almond milk
1/2 cup spinach
1 serving protein powder (I used FASTer Way vanilla)
1 cup pineapple (chunks)
1/2 banana (frozen)
4 ice cubes

Add all ingredients to blender. Blend until smooth.

Serving size: 1
Macros: 38g Carbs, 23g Protein, 4g Fat, 5g Fiber

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Tuesday, August 23, 2022

The time we went looking for spinner dolphins at Electric Beach

We were pretty spoiled by getting to live in Hawaii for over two years. It was another place that we knew would be temporary, so we tried to soak up as much as we could around mrC's work schedule.

One of my favorite adventures was when we went to Electric Beach to snorkel and try to spot some of the famous spinner dolphins that like to hang out there.

Kahe Point aka “Electric Beach” is called that because it is located in front of a power plant. 

Getting there was super easy on a week day and we timed our arrival perfectly to get a parking spot. Although it is a public beach, it is small and so is the parking lot. I'd say there are maybe 25 spots available.

The first thing we did was check out the water. It looked amazing and not too deep for me - deep water really weirds me out!

We grabbed our gear and made our way over to the small beach and entrance to the water. We saw lots of scuba diver classes preparing to go in the water and spotted the showers & restrooms which was super nice.

Admittedly, I wasn't as graceful as mrC getting in the water with swim fins on, a rocky bottom and waves breaking. Not to mention that some chick thought it would be smart to just stand there, blocking the most obvious path as if she were in Waikiki. 

Anyway, once we were in, I was ready to move. It didn't take us long to swim out and start seeing fish playing in the coral. 

We made our way toward the exit pipe from the power plant. The water pushed out is very warm, which is what attracts the sea life.

As promised, we saw tons of fish and a green sea turtle up close. In case you didn't know, sea turtles are protected by law and it is illegal to touch them in Hawaii. You should always give them room to do their thing and stay at least 50 feet away.

It was such an awesome day!

Do you like to snorkel? Where is the best place you've been?