ALEX PUCCIO and Dark Horse comp!

I had an amazing time at the final round of the Dark Horse competition last night! It was my most successful comp to date.  And by successful, I mean it was a personal victory.   In all the comps I’ve done, I’m generally in top 3 of intermediate (except one time I totally bombed and…

Flourless Dairy Free Banana Protein Muffins

These were a large batch of 19 muffins! Ingredients: 4 large bananas 1 cup creamy peanut butter 1/4 cup sweetener of your choice or skip if you use the mini chocolate chips below  8 tablespoons protein powder 2 tablespoon vanilla extract 2 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt Peanut butter mini chocolate chips  Directions: Preheat oven…

Happy Helen’s Hazelnut Protein Balls

I just made this up and it’s delicious! Ingredients: 1 cup food-processed Hazelnuts 2/3 cup peanut butter or almond butter 3/4 cup Sweetener of your choice (I used xylitol) 1 scoop of whey Protein Powder A tiny bit Almond Milk (just enough to make it doughy) 100% dark chocolate Please note that whatever ratio you…

Hard move V8

I have so enjoyed projecting this v8- not because I think I can do the problem but because I so love working on some of these really cool crux moves.  This one move below took me HOURS to get- to match on this side pull is insanely difficult!!! Then getting your leg into the knee…

Low carb chicken and tofu pad thai

I really miss pad thai, so this was an awesome dish! It was SO GOOD! Ingredients: Packet of 14 oz of extra firm tofu 4 ounces of chicken breast 1/2 cup to 1 cup shredded carrots (personal preference) 1/4 cup diced green onions 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 tablespoon ginger 1 tablespoon Coconut oil 1…

Low carb chocolate chip cookies

SO YUMMY!!! Can’t even tell it’s low carb in my opinion. Ingredients: 1 1/4 cup almond flour 3 tablespoon coconut flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 egg 1/4 cup butter 1/2 cup sweetener (I use xylitol) Dark chocolate chips Directions: Preheat oven to 350 F. In a bowl,…

Chicken Wrapped Mozzarella & Sundried Tomatoes

This was a super easy recipe but looks gourmet and fancy – so use it to impress your guest! Ingredients: Chicken tenders Mozzarella cheese Jar of sun-dried tomatoes String Garlic salt Pepper Salt Instructions: Preheat oven to 375 F. Take each chicken tender and pound it flat with a hammer. I bought a ball of mozzarella…

Shrimp Tacos with Avocados

Low carb, tasty and easy!!! Ingredients: 2 small jalapeno peppers, diced 2 cloves of garlic, minced Cilantro Olive oil Salt Pepper Lime juice Chili pepper Bag of frozen shrimp (cooked or uncooked is fine) Ripe Avocados, cut up Directions: I eyeball the amount of ingredients depending on how much shrimp I wanted to make. Mix all…

Acorn Squash Kale & Sausage Bowl

Ingredients: One acorn squash 16 oz of kale 1 package of spicy jalapeno chicken sausage 1 tablespoon minced garlic Olive oil Salt and pepper to taste 1/3 cup chicken broth Directions: Preheat oven to 375 F. Cut open acorn squash to make two halves, scoop out seeds. Coat with olive oil, salt and pepper. Bake upside…

Smoked Salmon Egg Avocado Breakfast

This recipe is awesome and easy! Avocado is full of fiber and good carbs to have! Ingredients: 2 avocados 4 oz smoked salmon 4 eggs Salt Pepper Chili Flakes Directions: Preheat oven to 425 F. Cut in half the avocados and scoop out the large seed. Put in smoked salmon inside each hole of each…

Garlic Parmesan Salmon

This is a hit with anyone and everyone! Not even low carb – dazzle your friend with this recipe! Ingredients: 2 salmon filet (about 4-5 oz) 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoon minced garlic 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese 1/4 cup mayonnaise Parsley Directions: Preheat oven to 350.  Line baking pan with aluminium foil. In a pan,…

Christmas Week Workout highlights

This week leading up to Christmas has been very successful in terms of my workouts! My HITT workouts with Zuzu has plyometrics exercises so it’s really helping my fast-twitch muscles for dynos! I already see progress in my jumping in dynos. I did limit bouldering and 4x4s this week- it was killer for my forearms! Info about…