Monday, April 15, 2013
Blueberry Baked Yogurt
Before I get too far into this, don't forget to enter the giveaway for Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Muesli! I will pick a winner through at noon EST!

Also, if you would be so kind as to vote for me, I would really appreciate it! The voting ends April 22nd.

I have to say, I'm feeling pretty amazing this morning! I would even say I'm a little bit...

The ever so sweet Katie highlights Monday with a positive spin and I love it! I am coming off of a great week with my guys. We did some fun stuff around the house for Spring Break since Tony and I had to work. 

A little park time and pizza out on the patio of one of our favorite parks...

Nothing feels better than fresh and and watching sunsets with your loved ones. 

We also enjoyed the beautiful weather out on Saturday with a little competitive game of mini golf and some ice cream for the guys. We couldn't go away on a trip, but we did a few extra fun things and the boys had plenty of time for rest and relaxation. Really, you couldn't ask for more...well, a trip to the beach would be nice, but that's for another time. I hope!

Better With Veggies

I'm also feeling a little Marvelous In My Monday because I finally got my butt in gear to participate in Heather's Meatless Mondays From A-Z. This is round 2 for MMAZ! She's started something different this time with everyone preparing an original recipe one week and then cooking from someone else's recipe the next week. I LOVE this! I'm a horrible repeat food offender and this definitely got me out of that cycle. This week is blueberries...which I LOVE! I had to jump in and give this a go! 

I had a blast thinking about food again. I've been focused so much on fitness and workouts for my clients that I've stepped out of doing too much experimenting recently. I've got a good amount of recipes already worked out so developing menus for clients is easy for me based on my tried and true recipes. Making new foods for myself, well not so easy. So, I made the time for me!

I love blueberries. I love them frozen, fresh, baked and raw. I wanted to do something a little different this time though. I've really been craving textures these days. Does anyone else do that? I wanted something creamy and decadent. So, I came up with this little dish...

Blueberry Baked Yogurt Custard
(serves 2)

1 cup frozen or fresh blueberries
2 TBSP water
1 TBSP whole chia seeds
12 drops liquid stevia (I used NuNaturals orange and loved the flavor combination, vanilla is good too)

Microwave the blueberries and water for 1 minute. Stir in the chia seeds and stevia. Allow to sit 1 hour or overnight in the the fridge to thicken. 

6 oz plain dairy free yogurt (I used So Delicious coconut yogurt)
1/2 - 1 scoop vanilla protein powder** (I used Plant Fusion)
6 drops NuNaturals vanilla stevia

In a mixing bowl, combine the yogurt, protein powder and stevia drops. Whisk until fully combined. The mixture will be thick. 

In two ramekins, evenly distribute the blueberry mixture on the bottom. Next, evenly distribute the yogurt mixture over the top. Smooth out. Place in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, until slightly browned on top. Serve warm for a warm custard or refrigerate and serve cold for more of a cheesecake texture. 

**The more protein powder you use, the more solid your custard will be when cooled.

Who else is a repeat food offender? It's not out of laziness for me either. I tend to just go for the easy fixes that I don't have to think about. Breakfast is always protein loaded oats for me and salad for lunch...dinner, well, that really depends on time. 

Have a great Monday!

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