Sunday, May 22, 2016

Overnight Peanut Butter Protein Oats

Good morning and happy Monday! Let’s kick off the week with a protein-packed and seriously delicious breakfast recipe!

Ever since I discovered the awesomeness of PB2 (side note: I actually resisted buying it forever, thinking WHY would anyone want powdered peanut butter when the real stuff is so amazing?), I find myself adding it to everything, including these super satisfying Overnight Peanut Butter Protein Oats.

With the hot, humid weather just around the corner, I see myself enjoying this breakfast a whole heck of a lot. It’s perfect for steamy summer mornings and all you need to do is grab a spoon and dig in. Easy as that! (Tip: Try these oats as a snack– just divide the recipe in half– so good!)

Overnight PB Protein Oats


  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 scoop (~15g) vanilla protein powder (I used SFH vanilla Recovery)
  • 1/4 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp PB2 (powdered peanut butter)
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk

Directions: Combine ingredients in a bowl (or mason jar mug) and mix well. Refrigerate overnight. The next morning, grab a spoon and enjoy!


Recipe makes 1 serving

Macros: P 30 C: 37 F: 6

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Weekend Link Love – Edition 401

Weekend Link Love

Primal Blueprint Publishing’s newest book, Good Fat, Bad Fat, is now available for purchase.

Another round of Phat Fudge is coming. The stuff is addicting and sells out fast, so use PK10 to grab 10% off your pre-order while you can.

Research of the Week

Tylenol reduces empathy.

Women’s pelvises narrow as they age.

A new pilot study suggests psilocybin (from magic mushrooms) is a feasible anti-depressant.

Sex hormones—even exogenous ones—may lengthen telomeres.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts


Episode 120: James Swanwick: Today’s guest is James Swanwick, an Australian-American entrepreneur who runs a 30-Day No Alcohol Challenge to help people understand the effect alcohol—even just a drink or two a night—has on us. He’s got some great tips and advice for people interested in not drinking.

Each week, select Mark’s Daily Apple blog posts are prepared as Primal Blueprint Podcasts. Need to catch up on reading, but don’t have the time? Prefer to listen to articles while on the go? Check out the new blog post podcasts below, and subscribe to the Primal Blueprint Podcast here so you never miss an episode.

Interesting Blog Posts

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Canned Tuna, 3 Ways

Because it’s one of our favorite healthy convenience foods for a quick lunch (or dinner), we’ve taken canned tuna — high in protein and Omega-3 fatty acids — beyond the classic mayo-laced sandwich salad. Garlicky tahini, rich avocado and creamy Dijon vinaigrette are swapped in for heavy mayonnaise in these three easy recipes that take canned tuna to the next level.


Zucchini Noodles Tuna Nicoise  

Serves: 2

2 tablespoons plain low-fat yogurt
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
3/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 small clove garlic
Salt and pepper
2 zucchini, spiralized
One 5-ounce can tuna, such as Wild Planet
10 green beans, trimmed, halved and boiled until just tender
1/2 pint grape tomatoes, halved
2 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs, such as parsley, mint and basil
2 hard-cooked eggs, cut in wedges

Using a blender, combine the yogurt, oil, vinegar, lemon juice, mustard and garlic; season with salt and pepper.

Place the zucchini ribbons in a salad bowl. Add the tuna, green beans, tomatoes and herbs; toss together. To serve, divide the tuna mixture and eggs among 2 plates.

Per serving: Calories 323; Fat 19.8 g (Saturated 4.2 g); Cholesterol 215 mg; Sodium 288 mg; Carbohydrate 14.3 g; Fiber 3.5 g; Sugars 5.6 g; Protein 25.4 g


Mexican Tuna-Avocado Tostadas 

Serves: 2

One 5-ounce can tuna, such as Wild Planet

1 ripe avocado, chopped

1 teaspoon chipotle chile powder, or to taste

Juice of 1 small lime

Salt and pepper
2 soft corn tortillas, toasted in a dry hot skillet
Pickled jalapeno or fresh jalapeno, sliced crosswise, for topping

2 pitted black olives, sliced, for topping
1 tomato, chopped, for topping
1 tablespoon chopped scallions, for topping

In a medium bowl, toss together the tuna, avocado, chile powder and lime juice; season with salt and pepper. Place each toasted corn tortilla on a plate and top with half of the tuna salad. Top each with jalapeno and half of the olives, tomato and scallions.
Per serving: Calories 302; Fat 15.8 g (Saturated 2.7 g); Cholesterol 29.1 mg; Sodium 303 mg; Carbohydrate 26.4 g; Fiber 9.5 g; Sugars 1.3 g; Protein 20.1 g


Tahini Tuna Salad

Serves: 2

3 tablespoons tahini
1 small clove garlic
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
One 5-ounce can tuna, such as Wild Planet
1 tablespoon chopped parsley, plus more for sprinkling
Salt and pepper
1 large tomato, sliced crosswise
Sesame seeds, toasted, for sprinkling

In a blender or food processor, combine the tahini, garlic, cumin, lemon juice and 1/4 cup water; blend until smooth. Transfer to a bowl, stir in the tuna and parsley; season with salt and pepper. Place a tomato slice on a plate, top with some tuna, another tomato slice and more tuna; sprinkle with parsley and sesame seeds. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.

Per serving: Calories 222.7; Fat 13.2 g (Saturated 2.3 g); Cholesterol 29.1 mg; Sodium 235 mg; Carbohydrate 9.4 g; Fiber 2.9 g; Sugars 0.5 g; Protein 20.5 g

Silvana Nardone is the author of Silvana’s Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Kitchen: Timeless Favorites Transformed.

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5 Minutes a Day Booty Challenge (Week 4)

Good morning and happy Sunday!!

It’s the final week of my 5 Minutes a Day Booty Challenge! If you missed the previous weeks, you can access them here. And, of course, you can start this challenge any time you want. I actually enjoyed doing it so much these past few weeks (most days I did 10 minutes), I’m likely going to do it again! That said, here’s Week 4’s workouts!

DAY 16

3 rounds:

10 Bulgarian Split Squats (each leg)

15 Sumo Squats



DAY 17

30-seconds of each x 4 (4 minutes total)

Goblet Squats

Alternating Step-Ups with Leg Lift


1 minute Goblet Squat to Side Lunge



Goblet Squat to Side Lunge? Here’s a quick reminder!



DAY 18


12 Jump Squats

14 Curtsy Squats

16 (total) Alternating Lunges




DAY 19


DAY 20

15 Good Mornings

20 (total) Alternating Squats with Kick-Backs

25 Donkey Kicks (right leg)

25 Donkey Kicks (left leg)





Note: Please consult your doctor before starting any new exercise program.

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