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{RECIPE} Black Bean Burgers – Vegan, Gluten Free, Nutritarian

Black Bean Burgers are a staple in my home. They are versatile, filling and family friendly! Use different herbs and veggies to change the flavor profile. They freeze well, also. Wrap them individually in plastic wrap and store them in a freezer bag, and just take out and thaw when you want one.

Black Bean BurgersMakes 4-6 patties depending on size
– 2 cans (or about 3 cups) of black, pinto, or garbanzo beans NOTE- Garbanzo beans are not the greatest option as they are harder than black or pinto
– 3 cups whole rolled oats
– 1/2 cup chopped red onion
– 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
– salt, pepper, garlic powder
– optional – add fresh herbs like cilantro or basil to change the flavor profile

Drain and rinse beans if you are using canned. Place the beans in a large bowl and add oats. Use your hands to squish the beans and oats together. I have tried using an utensil but nothing compares to my hands. I used 1 can of black beans and one can of garbanzo beans and I found the garbanzo beans were not soft enough to mash. I would use garbanzo beans sparingly… maybe 1/2 cup to 1 1/2 cups of black/pinto. You can add water sparingly to make the mixture a bit more gummy.
Now add your seasonings and veggies to the mixture. Use your hands or a large spoon to mix.
Take a handful of the mixture and form into patties. They will not shrink when baking so feel free to make them as large or small based on your preference.
Bake at 350 degrees F on parchment paper for 15 minutes on each side. They will be crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
Serve on top of a salad, in a bun, in a wrap or eat on their own with a side of veggies!

Bean Burger on top of greens with hummus drizzled on top

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11/7/2020 {Food Journal} Full Day of Clean Eating Plant Based Style

Hello hello! I hope everyone is having a great weekend!
Today’s post is another what I ate in a day! This was from this past Wednesday.

I started the day with black coffee and water. Then around 10AM I had a super food smoothie. I blended it up before I headed off to the office for the day
My smoothie had vanilla vegan super food powder, natural peanut nut butter, almond milk/water, ice, 1/2 frozen banana and cinnamon. It tasted like a cinnamon sugar cookie!

Lunch was a big bowl of nutrient dense goodness!

Romain, kale and cabbage as a base, then topped with 1/2 cup peas (frozen then thawed), 1/2 cup chopped celery, 1/2 avocado, 1/2 cup pinto beans, and dressed with organic salsa.

I’m not sure if you can tell from the photos but this salad was very big and very filling! I was full for the rest of the day up until dinner. Dinner was homemade pizza – dairy free and guilt free!

I used whole wheat pita bread and organic tomato sauce, topped it with red onion, red bell pepper, mushrooms and dried basil.
Full of flavor and none of the guilt, stomach issues or inflammation!

A year ago I found out I am intolerant to eggs and dairy. I try to avoid these items but I have been testing the waters lately. I wanted to see how they truly effected me and if I was still sensitive to those foods. My ND told me that sometimes sensitivities could go away.

I found my digestion was horrible after eating my trigger foods, I had breakouts on my face and felt super puffy. So I am ditching them completely. It’s not worth the pain and the inflammation. And while I am at it, I am limiting my meat consumption as well. I ALWAYS feel my best when I eat a plant based diet.

I have some new recipes for you coming up that I am excited to share with you! Even if you are not plant based, I am certain you will like them or at least inspire you to eat more clean!

Do you have any food allergies or intolerance? If so, please share below!

Enjoy the rest of your day friends!

Tasha – The Clean Eating Mama

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Banana Date Smoothie

Sometimes the best things are the simplest things!

Take the banana date smoothie for example.

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Bananas. Dates. Water.

Simple yet soooo amazing!

I make this as a breakfast smoothie or a lunch smoothie. I have been eating more high carb raw foods and this smoothie gives me a TON of energy that lasts!

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Banana Date Smoothie

  • 3 frozen or room temp bananas
  • 4 pitted dates
  • 3-4 cups water or coconut water

Add the liquid and dates. Blend for a minute or so, or until the dates are blended. Now add your bananas and blend some more. Serve right away and enjoy your delicious drink!

XxOo Tasha

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Food Journal 10.28.13

I am ALWAYS being asked what I eat in a day – I should do these food journal posts more often! 😉

Breakfast

Black Coffee + Overnight Oats

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My overnight oats my be ugly but they sure were tasty!

I measured 1/3 cup of quick cook steel cut oats, 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder (half a serving) and a sprinkle of cinnamon. I mixed it all up and placed it in the fridge over night. This morning I stirred it together and added a splash more almond milk.

If I don’t add protein powder, I will add a teaspoon of nut butter and a splash of honey or maple syrup.

Lunch

Raw Kale Salad! I LOVE raw kale salads!

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I use my original Raw Kale Salad recipe but I will change it up every time! This time I added cayenne pepper, red onion, cherry tomatoes and dried cranberries. Yum!!! Can you believe this was an entire bag of Organic Tuscan Kale from Trader Joes? I almost ate this entire salad for lunch! This is a good reminder for those that are going to make a raw kale salad – the kale shrinks down!

Early Dinner

I was pretty hungry before dinner (5:00) so I started noshing on my quinoa veggie patties I made a few night back. I topped them with some edamame hummus (YUM!).

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I ended up eat two while I cooked some turkey patties and rice and I became full! Woops! So I gave Jordan his portion of dinner and saved the rest for tomorrow!

Now I am settling in on the couch with a hot cup of coffee and watching the Seahawks game with Jordan! 🙂

Question:

Would you like to see more food journal posts?
What do you put in your overnight oats?

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Meals – Day 1 Monday

Happy Monday!

I wanted to quickly post my meals and snacks today. If you have been following me on my facebook page or instagram account, I have been posting some of my meals there. Ever since I mentioned that I am going to start training for  body/bikini competition, I have been getting massive amounts of emails and messages asking me about my food, fitness, etc.

I am so happy that so many of you are curious and wanting to know what I am doing!

I am planning on learning with all of you since I am just beginning! I have been researching my booty off this past weekend, too! I think the most complicated part is nutrition. I haven’t picked a competition date out yet so I am not going to be super strict about my diet but I am definitely cleaning it up! No more bites of chocolate, frozen yogurt runs, etc. I am eating more plant based protein and I will also be eating lean meat. Not all of the time but I will incorporate it a few times a week – turkey, chicken, fish.

Here are some of my rules that I am starting to live by:

  • Eat small, frequent meals during the day (5-6)
  • Drink water! I am aiming for 3 liters – 1 gallon
  • Limit my salt
  • Meal prep daily and weekly
  • Cardio + weight training is a MUST!
  • Start measuring my food – I have never measure my meals so this will be a challenge!
  • Schedule my day! Include times for my cardio, weights, meals, family time, work, etc.
  • Be very conscious about what I am doing – always have an answer to the WHY!
  • Ask for help! Weights intimidate me so I will be asking for help!
  • Always strive towards my goal! I am constantly looking at contest pictures, reading stories, researching and visualizing! This is SUPER important for me!

I am giving myself the next 90 days to lean down, tone up, practice good eating habits and to mentally prepare for the next step!

Here is the food that I consumed today:

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*When measuring your oats, measure dry. Not cooked. I use 1 packet of organic instant oats with a scoop of Vi Shape protein powder. Heat for a minute or two.*

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* My salad was a few cups of chopped romaine lettuce, 1 teaspoon of dried cranberries, 1 teaspoon of feta cheese, chopped red bell pepper, chopped red onion, 1/3 cup garbanzo beans, a sprinkle of cayenne pepper, dried basil and a splash of olive oil. I added a small dab of coconut oil to my sweet potatoes along with cumin and black pepper. *

I didn’t go to the gym today – I will be starting my cardio weight training tomorrow! Eeeee! 🙂

During dinner I sat in on a team call, took notes, drank my water and wrote out my my goals! It is so amazing when you love what you do in your life! Even the stressful times seem not as stressful because your heart is just bursting with passion!

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This is a HUGE step for me! I have always wanted to compete and to be in the best shape of my life! I am ready to take the challenge, push myself to my limits and start taking action! Always go into something whole heartedly!

Leave your comments below! I would love to hear if you have competed! OR what has been your biggest physical accomplishment?

Remember to follow me on facebook, twitter and my instagram account for daily updates! ❤

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{Friday Recipe Link Love} 7.19.13

Happy Friday! I hope everyone has had a wonderful week!

Today I wanted to share some great recipes and dishes I have been seeing all around the internet. Enjoy!

101 Cookbooks {Cilantro Salad}

The Simple Vegenista {Raw Chocolate Pudding: 3 Ways}

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The Naked Bite {Raw Zucchini Pasta with Sun Dried Tomato Cashew Sauce}

Cook Eat Paleo { Heirloom Tomato Avocado Salad}

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Edible Sound Bites {Chili Lime Roasted Chickpeas}

Lovely Food {Dried Fig and Apple Energy Balls}

Whole Hearted Eats {A trio of breakfast cereals}

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Woah… that was a long time!

Well hello clean eaters!

I wasn’t expecting such a long disappearance! My computer was having a new hard drive replaced for the past few weeks. And for what ever reason I wasn’t able to effectively blog from my iPad. Does anyone know how this is done? This would be a great tool to use when I am traveling!

I have a lot of great content that I am eagerly wanting to share with you! This week will be me catch up week… product reviews, announcements and some new and fun projects!

I am also writing some guides that will help those that are wanting to lose weight, start eating clean and just live a better and more positive life. I am so excited to share with all of you!

Upon waiting for my computer to be back in my hands, I have been doing  a lot of recipe searching, especially on the Whole Foods website! They have so many easy and healthy recipes!

Here are some of my favorites in my latest Cooking with Whole Foods!

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Red, White and Blue Fruit Salad

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Mediterranean Veggie Burgers

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Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Cilantro-Lime Dressing

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Lemony Cabbage-Avocado Slaw

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Raspberry “Nice” Cream (raw ice cream, folks!)

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What are some of your favorite recipes for 4th of July?

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Be My Valentine! Shake

Being beautiful and healthy starts from the inside!

I have been LOVING my shakes and smoothies lately! I am doing a 90 day transformation challenge where I am consuming 2 shakes/smoothies a day to shed some unwanted “fluff” and to help gain muscle. My body is LOVING me right now! I also have a few family members and clients that are doing this so I wanted to share this AMAZING combo with all of you!

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  • Vi Shake Mix (or the protein powder of your choice)
  • 1/2 cup of frozen cherries
  • 4-5 frozen strawberries
  • a tablespoon of frozen OJ
  • a teaspoon of nut butter
  • a splash of almond milk
  • water for consistency

Blend baby, BLEND!

And of course, serve this beautiful drink in a wine glass… it makes sipping enjoyable and romantic! 😉

Be Beautiful, Be Healthy, Be YOU!
Tasha