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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posted by Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen @ 8:40 AM  
  • At April 15, 2013 at 8:50 AM, Blogger Kristina @ spabettie said…

    Mmm, I have everything in my kitchen Right Now to make this... perhaps this will be my next week's entry!

    and YAAAY so happy you finally joined - so fun!

    boys back to school today? glad you all had some fun time - I heard that mini golf game was competitive! ;) happy Monday my friend!

  • At April 15, 2013 at 9:05 AM, Anonymous Brittany @ Two Saucy Sisters said…

    This sounds SO YUMMY! A must-try for sure! :)

  • At April 15, 2013 at 9:10 AM, Anonymous Laura @ Mommy run fast said…

    Wow, so creative! Love this idea. It's my first time participating in Heather's link up, too. :)

  • At April 15, 2013 at 9:39 AM, Anonymous Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table said…

    I was so curious about this when I saw the pic you posted! Love the idea. I've actually icrowaved my Geek yogurt and pumpkin bowls before to make it pie-like. Must bake it with berries!!!

  • At April 15, 2013 at 10:38 AM, Blogger Heather Iacobacci-Miller said…

    Yay for outdoor time! So glad you had that time with your family. And this recipe sounds fantastic. Love blueberries and I love the protein in this. Yes, I'm a food repeat offender. It does make things super easy though.

  • At April 15, 2013 at 10:53 AM, Anonymous Ana said…

    I voted for your calzone, your recipes are always awesome!
    Love the idea for the baked yogurt, need to try it soon!

  • At April 15, 2013 at 1:07 PM, Anonymous Jess said…

    holy yum baked yogurt looks amazing!! I'm also a huge blueberry fan, especially fresh picked ones from Maine -- they are the highbush variety and they are SO big and juicy and delish. Love them!!

  • At April 15, 2013 at 1:39 PM, Blogger Molly said…

    This looks yummy!!! I am going to share this recipe for sure!

  • At April 15, 2013 at 2:05 PM, Anonymous Paige @ your trainer paige said…

    Voted for ya, friend! :)

  • At April 15, 2013 at 5:33 PM, Blogger Cotter Crunch said…

    just wanted to say i am thankful for you! and LOVE your brilliant kitchen work.


  • At April 15, 2013 at 7:02 PM, Blogger lynn said…

    this is so unique! i always forget to use my nustevia...

  • At April 15, 2013 at 8:33 PM, Blogger Unknown said…

    so happy you took time for yourself girl! you created an amazing recipe that I WILL be trying by next week for sure!!!!!!

  • At April 15, 2013 at 9:55 PM, Anonymous Heather @ Better With Veggies said…

    I'm a seriously drooling - I've never even heard of baked yogurt and this sounds fabulous! It's going to be so hard to figure out what to make this week - I better stock up on blueberries.

    And so happy you were able to join the MMAZ fun this week!!!

  • At April 15, 2013 at 11:30 PM, Anonymous Lauren @ Sweat The Sweet Stuff said…

    Looks interesting! Cute ramekins too! :)

  • At April 16, 2013 at 1:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    What a nice image you describe with your guys out there eating pizza. How sweet. I just can't imagine what's that like right now with two little ones. Looking forward to that next phase though!

    And this recipe looks amazing!!! So creative. Pinning for sure to my breakfast board. love, love!!!


  • At April 16, 2013 at 4:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I have never heard of baked yogurt before. Such a genius idea, and man it sounds delicious!!!

  • At April 16, 2013 at 10:50 AM, Blogger Jolene said…

    yum yum YUM! I LOVE blueberries!!! this looks amazing and something my Gram would make, she always loves custards :)

  • At April 16, 2013 at 12:08 PM, Blogger Lauren Phelps said…

    Wow! This is a unique recipe! I will have to try it. Thank you for sharing! Have a fabulous day!

  • At April 18, 2013 at 5:05 PM, Blogger Heather said…

    Seriously woman, you are a flippin GENIUS!! I would NEVER have thought to come up with this! Looks amazing...and so bloobiful! ;)

    Glad to hear you had a good time with your boys...sounds like an amazing weekend...I can totally feel the positive energy from you in this post! :D

  • At April 25, 2013 at 11:32 PM, Anonymous Mary @ Fit and Fed said…

    I love how you thickened the blueberries with chia seeds!

  • At April 26, 2013 at 1:52 AM, Anonymous STUFT Mama said…

    I will be trying this very soon friend. Brilliant. And you know I'm a repeat offender on way too many things. Hugs!!!!!

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