#SweatingForTheWedding Part Five- Protein Cocoa Puffs 

With Valentine’s Day (my favourite holiday) quickly approaching I’d like to declare my love for cereal!
I love cereal of all shapes, sizes and nutritional levels. I love how you have to eat Shreddies as quick as possible before they go soggy and how Mini Wheats barely fit on your spoon. I love how puffed wheat tastes like nothing and how Cheerios comes out with a new flavour each season. I could eat cereal every meal of every day.

As we all know cereal does not have the greatest rep for nutritional value… or proper portion control. I went on a mission to create a yummy cereal with protein! I made these and seperated them into 6 servings that is packed with 11 grams protein, 5 grams of fibre and 15 net carbs for 183 calories per serving! The perfect treat when you’re sweating for the wedding and crave cereal!

Protein Cocoa Puffs

  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 buckwheat flour
  • 1 scoop BioSteel Chocolate protein powder
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, soft
  • 1/2 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 1 tbsp hemp hearts
  • 2-3 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp almond butter

Assembling the Cocoa Puffs

  1. Preheat oven to 375*. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixer, combine all dry ingredients. Add in wet ingredients and mix until dough forms.
  3. Roll pieces of dough into small balls, the size of a blueberry. There should be around 120 balls.
  4. Bake for 16 minutes. Let cool. Separate into 6 servings. Store in airtight containers or bags.




Crows in the Clouds: Marshmallow Chocolate Cookies

The old English nursery rhyme starts with, “One for sorrow, two for joy” in reference to seeing crows. Now it might be because I’ve binge-watched The Crown this weekend (finally, I know), but I find something oddly magical about the poem. First comes sorrow, but then there is joy; the joy multiples from the sorrow.

I made these cookies (dark chocolate with white poking through) today for someone who is dealing with a lot of sorrow. I told the person to always eat two at the same time. Two for joy.

Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 2 cups frozen marshmallows

Assembling the Cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 375*. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixer, cream together butter and sugars until fluffy. Mix in eggs one at a time. Add vanilla.
  3. Gradually add in flour, cocoa powder and baking soda until completely incorporated. The dough will be quite stiff.
  4. Stir in chocolate chips.
  5. Take a spoonful of dough and flatten. Press 4-5 frozen marshmallows into centre and fully enclose dough around the marshmallows creating a dough ball.
  6. Bake for 8 minutes. Let cool.



#SweatingForTheWedding Part Four: Chocolate & Banana Protein Smoothie Bowl 

Alright everyone, the wedding is officially just over 8 months away! With the 8 months marker hitting and the New Year, New You mentality still fresh in everyone’s mind I wanted to share the best recipe for a weekend morning smoothie bowl!

Now smoothies in general can be loaded with sugar and no protein, which is exactly what we do not want! The key to this smoothie bowl is to find a low carb protein isolate that will slowly release, keeping us full for longer. The tricky thing is, the no sugar, low carb protein powders can taste atrocious, but I’ve done my taste testing and I recommend either RIVALUS Promasil Isolate (120 calories, 24g protein, 3 carbs, 1g sugar) or my new favourite BioSteel Protein Isolate (110 calories, 24g protein, 1 carb, 0 sugar).

Whether you go with RIVALUS, or BioSteel or your own favourite protein, this is the perfect bowl to indulge in after your weekend morning workout! #SweatingForTheWedding has never tasted so good! Make 2017 your best year ever, happy sweating!

BioSteel Chocolate & Banana Protein 

  • 1 frozen bananas
  • 1/2 cups of almond milk, unsweetened
  • 1 scoop of BioSteel chocolate protein powder
  • 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 1 tbsp natural peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp chai seeds


  • 1/2 banana, sliced
  • 1/2 tbsp chai seeds
  • 1/2 flax seeds
  • 4 almonds, raw
  • 4 blueberries

Assembling the Smoothie Bowl:

  1. In a blender, mix together frozen banana, almond milk, protein powder, cocoa powder, peanut butter, and chai seeds. Blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into a bowl and sprinkle various toppings.