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Vanilla Chai Chia Seed Pudding, in collaboration with Ancient Nutrition.

Oh hellloooo beautiful chia seed pudding with the works.

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Saw my girl Olivia from @olive.eeeats enjoy some chia seed pudding before her Disney adventure and had major chia pudding fomo. It had been ages since I made chia seed pudding so I had to do it up with the works. I used Ancient Nutrition’s new multi collagen ultra vanilla chai with CBD hemp (5 mg of CBD hemp per serving and 10 g of collagen per serving) to give this pudding the perfect flavor. This mix is so easy to use and it’s perfect on it’s own blended with some nut milk for on-the-go or in a recipe. Now available at ancientnutrition.com.

Vanilla Chai Chia Seed Pudding:

  • 1 cup nut milk
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 1 scoop Ancient Nutrition multi collagen ultra vanilla chai with CBD hemp
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or manuka honey

Toppings:

  • Strawberries
  • Granola

Directions:

  • Place all chia seed pudding ingredients in a jar, cover with a lid, and shake until everything is completely mixed.
  • Refrigerate overnight.
  • In the morning top with goodies and enjoy!

 


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#whatrobinfavors – June top five

Another month has flown by and I cannot believe it. As of yesterday, Poppy is TEN MONTHS old. You better believe I’m already planning her first birthday party because the closer it gets the more my brain becomes total mush. My sweet little gal is growing up!

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A new month means I have a new top five for my monthly series. I’m thinking of calling it #whatrobinfavors, thoughts? Shoutout to everyone who suggested names for this series, they were all so creative but this one stuck out to me most.

Food: Cinnamon Snickerdoodle Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies, do I even need to explain? I’ll be honest, I was SO bummed when I pulled these bad boys out of the oven. They were flatter than flat and I didn’t think they’d be worth tasting. Joel begged to differ and said they looked good to him so I let them cool to at least take one bite. At first bite my mouth was salivating and my tastebuds went straight to a bakery cookie I’ve had in the past. Lesson learned: don’t judge a cookie by it’s cover. Click here for the recipe!

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Drink:  If you’ve been following me over on the gram then you know I’m hooked on my cold brew chagaccino. I had my first chagaccino at Alfred last month in LA and was really sad to know I couldn’t go to Alfred everyday to get one. After a couple test recipes I finally got it right! I might be biased but I think my Chagacchino is better than Alfred’s.😊

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Exercise: When we left LA last year I was really bummed to be moving away from FlyWheel. I had been spinning at FlyWheel for the last four years and couldn’t imagine enjoying spin as much anywhere else. That is until I took a RushCycle class. I had heard great things about the class and all the instructors so I thought, “why not?!”. It’s free for your first ride so I wasn’t losing anything taking one class. Five minutes into the class I knew this was my new FlyWheel. RushCycle has a tech pack so you know your gear and speed, the ambiance during class is so fun with the blacklight feature, and the instructor was killing it! The workout was challenging but not too hard where you weren’t able to keep up. Anyone at any fitness level can step into RushCycle feeling confident that they will have a good workout. I now go four times a month and all the instructors I’ve taken are great. I highly recommend taking a RushCycle class at least once!

Item to wear: My postpartum body has been all over the place. A month postpartum I had lost a lot of my pregnancy weight (thank you breastfeeding!) but my hips had expanded a solid 2 inches from giving brith. I’ve been avoiding purchasing new jeans up until this last month. It felt so good to get rid of the jeans and jean shorts I’ve been holding onto because I really don’t see my hips going back anytime soon. If they ever do I’ll deal with that when the time comes, but I bought new Levi’s 501 high rise shorts last week! It feels SO nice to wear jean shorts that fit. If you’re waiting for the time to purchase new jeans/jean shorts, the time is now! Go to an outlet store or utilize apps like Poshmark. I’ve purchased three pairs of Madewell jeans for less than half the price on Poshmark and sold a lot of my clothes there too. You can shop my closet here!

A favorite of Pop’s: Bath time with Poppy is becoming so sweet as she grows but now that she’s growing her sink baths aren’t possible anymore. Joel did some googling and found the PRIMO EuroBath. It fits right in the tub and has a little section for 0-6 months and another section for 6-24 months. People have asked how we store if and we just leave it in our second bathroom tub. Poppy loves being able to sit up and play with her farm animal bath toys. She can stop growing now, k thanks.

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What are you loving this month? Have a drink you’re obsessed with or an item you can’t stop wearing? Comment below because I need to know. Happy Tuesday friends!


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Cinnamon Snickerdoodle Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies, in collaboration with Chino Valley Ranchers

You gals, I was SO bummed when I pulled these cookies out of the oven. I’ve failed at cookies over 50 times so seeing these as flat as they were made me feel defeated yet again. 🥺😫 Instead of tossing right away I decided to let them cool so I could at least have a bite. First bite sent my tastebuds straight to a bakery. #whatrobinbakes lives on!

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Cinnamon Snickerdoodle Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies (Recipe adapted from @themindfulhapa’s PB Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies):

  • 1 cup cinnamon snickerdoodle cashew almond butter
  • 1 egg, Chino Valley Ranchers soy free, organic, & free range
  • 2/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup rolled GF oats 
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • Half a chocolate bar of choice
  • 1 scoop collagen peptides (optional)
  • Pink himalayan sea salt flakes to top

Directions:

  •  Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Using a hand mixer, mix together cinnamon snickerdoodle cashew almond butter, coconut sugar, coconut oil, and collagen peptides. Add the eggs and vanilla extract, mix again.
  • Stir in the remaining dry ingredients: rolled oats, baking soda, sea salt (not the flakes!), and chopped dark chocolate bar.
  • Use an ice cream scoop to form equal size balls, place on cookie sheet, and slightly press down so they are flat.
  • Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes or until cookies have started to brown.

PS: I took this photo myself using a tripod. I held one of the legs between my teeth and the other two were resting on my belly. That was a sight to see for sure. 😂👋🏻 #doitforthegram

 


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A new way to freeze leftovers! In collaboration with FoodSaver.

The freezer is my best friend. With the amount of recipes I make each day I’m constantly freezing meals in hopes that they keep longer. Sometimes I make over five recipes a day! We like to eat in our home but there are always leftovers and I have new recipes to make the following day. This is why when FoodSaver reached out to collaborate I knew it was going to be a perfect match.

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The FoodSaver FM2000 fits perfectly into my day whether I need to freeze baked goods or store half an avocado in the refrigerator for Poppy’s next meal. I cannot stress enough how user friendly this machine is. Simply plug it in, cut the proper amount of bag you need for your food, and vacuum seal away! I vacuum sealed my leftover seedy raspberry chocolate chip blondies to store in the freezer for an easy grab-n-go snack and everything else I had stored in the freezer already. The FM2000 is a sensible way to save money and eliminate food waste. That’s a win win in my book!

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Click here to find out more and to grab yourself a FoodSaver FM2000. Do you like leftovers? I love leftovers and the longer they keep the better.

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Peachy Raspberry Probiotic Cake, in collaboration with Lifeway Kefir

Meet me on the patio for some peachy, raspberry, probiotic filled cake.

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If you’re new around here then you must know that my one and only resolution this year was to bake more often. I’ve always loved being in the kitchen but following a baking recipe felt like listening to a long lecture in school. Snooze, snore, get me outta there! I tried baking so many times and decided to just stick to things that didn’t require baking soda/powder (because I honestly couldn’t tell you the difference). But this was my year to change that! Six months into 2019 and I’m feeling pretty good about #whatrobinbakes.

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In a lot of my baked goods you’ll see Lifeway Kefir products. Their kefir is a great substitute for milk and their kefir cups are perfect as a substitute for greek yogurt. In this peachy cake above I used Lifeway Organic Natural Kefir Cup and I’m so glad I did! Click the link in my bio or swipe up in my stories for the recipe. Your patio table needs this cute cake sitting on top!

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Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons salted butter
  • 4 tablespoons Lifeway Organic Natural Kefir Cup
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 peache, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup rasberries
  • Mixed seeds (chia seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds) *optional

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F degrees. Line an 8-inch circular cake pan, or square pan, with parchment paper.
  • Beat the kefir cup, butter, and coconut sugar together until combined. Add the eggs and vanilla, beat until eggs are well mixed.
  • Add the flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Mix until combined, don’t over mix! Transfer batter to the prepared pan and spread evenly.
  • Arrange the peach slices how you’d like on top of the batter. Arrange the raspberries over the top of the cake and sprinkle with seed mixture.
  • Bake for 20-30 minutes depending on your oven. Springy to touch and golden brown around the edges.
  • Let cool slight before serving!

How do you feel about baking? Have any tips that I should know about? Have you tried baking with Lifeway Kefir? Cheers!


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Strawberry Coconut Butter

Mid-week slump? Don’t worry, mama’s got-chu with this strawberry coconut butter that you can put on just about everything.

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Been teasing y’all with the strawberry coconut butter to the point where I started to feel bad about it. So I’m sorry and I’ll never tease you for this long again!

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Strawberry Coconut Butter:

  • 4 cups fresh strawberries
  • 4 cups unsweetened coconut flakes

Directions:

  • Wash strawberries, cut off the top part with leaves, and set aside.
  • Place unsweetened coconut flakes in a high speed blender and blend in 30 second increments until fine. You will need to push the coconut shreds down each 30 seconds. 
  • Once coconut is in small shreds, add the strawberries and blend in 30 second increments. You will need to push the mixture down to keep it by the blade. Keep repeating until smooth. Store in an airtight container and refrigerate.
  • Note: I let my blender rest a minute here and there. It took me about ten minutes to make this but it is SO worth it. Top on your favorite french toast, porridge bowl, toast, or peanut butter pancakes!

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Matcha Crepes, in collaboration with Aiya Matcha

This is what Friday eve should always look like.

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Have you made crepes before? I’m going to assume most of you will say no, or at least not successfully. I’ve figured out a fool proof way to step up your crepe game and make you a crepe master! You can find my “how to crepe” videos here from back when we lived in LA featuring chef Aero and my pregnant belly.

Matcha Crepes:

  • 1 tsp Aiya matcha culinary grade
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup quick pancake mix
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp water
  • 1/2 tso cinnamon
  • 1 tso vanilla extract

Toppings/filling:

  • Strawberry coconut butter or strawberry coconut yogurt
  • Banana slices
  • Strawberry slices
  • Chai cashew nut butter syrup drizzle (1 tbsp melted chai cashew butter + 1/4 cup maple syrup)

Directions (watch my “how to” here):

  • Whisk crepe ingredients together in a medium size bowl, let sit for five minutes.
  • Heat a medium size pan on medium heat.
  • Use a 1/4 cup measuring spoon to scoop crepe batter onto sprayed pan (spray pan before each crepe! Very important), pick up pan and swirl batter around to spread it across the entire pan. Let cook on one side until the edges start to peel away from the pan (3-5 minutes). Flip the crepe and flatten with the back of a spatula. Let cook a few more minutes.
  • Remove the cooked crepe from the pan, place on a large plate, and cover with a lid to keep warm (this will help the crepes from cracking when you’re assembling later). Repeat instructions above until the batter is gone. It should make eight crepes total and don’t forget to spray the pan between each crepe!
  • Once crepes have finished cooking, fill each crepe with 2 tbsps coconut butter or yogurt, roll, and plate. Top with goodies and enjoy!

Do you like matcha? I’m an afternoon matcha kinda gal so having these crepes for breakfast along side my coffee was such a treat!