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Recipe: Guilt Free Cake Batter Shake

Guilt Free Cake Batter ShakeOk, so it’s been a while since I’ve put together any recipes for a low sugar lifestyle, but I am finally back in the saddle of Trim Healthy Mama since my recent loss.  It feels good to be back, eating a wide variety of tasty food, and enjoy treats that satisfy my sweet tooth, without having sugar or artificial sweeteners!

One of my favorite ways to get in a quick breakfast is to turn to my Vitamix.  It’s sortof a long story, but we got the Vitamix just about a year ago, and compared to other blenders, I don’t think I would go back.  This thing is a workhorse, and makes DELICIOUS blended treats!

Which leads me to this tasty low-carb, low-fat, sugar free delight.  Oh yes, a Cake Batter Shake.  It’s perfect for getting you through the between meal munchies without adding inches to the waist and it tastes AWESOME and is super filling.

Oh, and did I mention it will take you a MAX of TWO minutes to get this in your favorite cup?  Oh yeah.

Oh, and if you are following the Trim Healthy Mama plan, it is a Fuel Pull (FP)!  Even better!

So, let’s just get to it, shall we?

Guilt Free Cake Batter Shake (FP)
Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 1 serving
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This deliciously creamy shake is low carb, low fat, and sugar free for a guilt free treat any time of day.
  • 1½ cups unsweetened Silk almond milk
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 1 scoop Swanson's vanilla protein powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • 1½ tsp butter extract
  • Pure Stevia Powder (or THM Sweet blend) to taste
  1. Assemble all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth and deliciously creamy!

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Recipe: Salsa Fresca with Lime

Salsa Fresca with LimeI love summer for all of the fresh produce!  I always try to plant a garden so most of the summer we are enjoying the fruits of our labor, but it is still too early for me to be harvesting much of our own produce.  Thankfully the more southern parts of the country are already harvesting some delicious tomatoes and peppers, so I decided to whip up a delicious fresh salsa.

If your only experience has been with the jars of salsa you buy at the store, you MUST, MUST, MUST try a fresh salsa.  Once you do, it will be hard to go back!  And it just so happens I have a delicious recipe for you to start with.  For you fresh salsa veterans, I would love to have your feedback!

So what do you need:

  • 5 medium tomatoes (vine ripe is the best), seeds and juice gently squeezed out, then diced
  • 1 large jalapeno (seed if you want a mild salsa)
  • 1/2 medium red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped (if you don’t care for raw garlic, substitute a shake or two of garlic powder)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 4 drops Lime Essential Oil (I recommend Young Living) or the juice of one medium lime

Want a printable recipe?  Here you go!

Salsa Fresca with Lime
Recipe type: Appetiser
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8
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A delicious fresh salsa with a hint of lime, perfectly refreshing for a summer day! Pairs well with tortilla chips, tacos, and over eggs.
  • 5 medium sized tomatoes
  • ½ medium red onion
  • 1 garlic clove (or a few dashes of garlic powder)
  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • ¼-1/2 tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 4 drops Young Living Lime Essential oil (or the juice of one lime)
  1. Dice the tomatoes, draining off excess juice as you dice.
  2. Finely dice the red onion, the jalapeno, chop the cilantro, and finely mince the jalapeno.
  3. Combine all the vegetables and add the salt, ground black pepper, and lime essential oil* (or juice).
  4. Gently stir until combined, then refrigerate for one hour to let flavors combine.
  5. Enjoy!
  6. Makes approximately 1 quart of fresh salsa
*Use only a food safe essential oil. I personally recommend Young Living brand.


 Once you try it, comment and let me know how you like it!  I have been really enjoying it over my eggs in the morning!

Refreshing Frozen Strawberry Limeade (Sugar Free)

Sugar Free Strawberry Limeade

I teased this recipe last week over on the Facebook page, and everyone was so excited that I thought I’d better hurry up and post it sooner rather than later! 

I aim to please after all, LOL.

With the weather getting warmer around the country, and the recent reintroduction to blended fruit drinks from a nice friend of mine who came to my house and made me one, (seriously, how nice was she?) I’m just full of fun low calorie, low carb, sugar free drink ideas!  There will be more, don’t you worry!

Ok, so on to the good stuff. 


Recipe: Sugar Free Cranberry Pecan Relish

THM Cranberry RelishJust in time for Thanksgiving!  Growing up one of the family favorites for any major holiday was that quivering, jewel-like mass of crimson joy known as Cranberry Sauce.  It always came in a can, was sometimes sliced, but it was always delicious.

And once I turned a half second over twenty, it went straight to my waistline.  So, there had to be a better way!  Enter this delish-sugar free Cranberry Relish.  Guaranteed to fit the bill for fruity sweetness alongside your Thanksgiving turkey, WITHOUT the post holiday baggage on the body. (more…)

Recipe: Apple Pie Oatmeal–A Trim Healthy (E) Recipe

Apple Pie Oatmeal THM ETrim Healthy Mama is such a versatile lifestyle change.  The tendency when you try to implement the principles in the book is to neglect the E–Energizing meals.  Don’t do it!  They are delicious and NECESSARY to help keep your metabolism going and your body releasing excess weight.

So why not make a delicious, and filling E breakfast?  Enter Apple Pie Oatmeal.  It is a filling, creamy, apple-pie-ey bundle of love in a bowl.  AND you can have it with the THM version of “Brown Sugar”  (NOT my original creation, but recipe can be found in the THM archives on Facebook).

Apple Pie Oatmeal--A Trim Healthy (E) Recipe
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1
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An apple pie flavored oatmeal perfect for the THM lifestyle!
  • ½ cup dry old fashioned oats
  • ½ cup unsweetened plain almond milk (like Silk)
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup chopped apple
  • ¼ cup 0% greek yogurt (add after cooked)
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • Trim Healthy "Brown Sugar" to taste (See link in main article)
  1. Add all ingredients except Greek yogurt and THM "Brown Sugar" to a sauce pan and bring to a boil over medium high heat.
  2. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer, stirring frequently until at your preferred consistency.
  3. Remove from heat and serve in bowl.
  4. Add Greek yogurt and "brown sugar" and stir.
  5. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 recipe Calories: 223 Fat: 4 Carbohydrates: 34 Sugar: 8 Sodium: 91 Fiber: 5.5 Protein: 13

This recipe is linked up at Trim Healthy Tuesday!