Instagram Recipes Round Up: Fav BL Treats

Hi babes! Indulgences are the spice of life, right?! We ALL need to treat ourselves from time to time! Sometimes there's just nothing better than a sweet treat or a cozy comfort food dinner. Here is a round up of some of my favorite indulgent recipes that I have featured on my Instagram {@BlissfullyLively}. Be sure to follow along on Insta because I LOVE to post in real time about my fav foods and recipes in my stories. <3

Chocolate Craving Smoothie

You all know I love my BL smoothies {stay tuned for a full post about them coming' soon!} but this one is for those days where you're craving something drool-worthy and chocolate-y but also has some staying power!

Ingredients:

  • 2 scoops Primal Kitchen chocolate collagen protein powder
  • 1 tbsp chopped hazelnuts
  • 1 overripe banana
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • TONS of ice
  • Granola

Directions:

1. Add all ingredients to the blender {except for the granola} 2. Assess if you need more almond milk or ice, you want it thick but not chunky! 3. Top with granola and enjoy!

Creamy Hot Pepper Tomato Basil Sauce

Sometimes we all just need a little warm cozy comfort food for dinner, am I right?! And you guys... this recipe is LIFE. As a bonus, the whole wheat pasta will keep you fuller than traditional pasta and provide some extra fiber & nutrients!

Ingredients:

  • 1 box whole wheat penne
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp basil, chopped
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tsp red cayenne pepper
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 3 tbsp reduced fat cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup spinach

Directions:

1. Boil whole wheat penne pasta and cook until soft, drain 2. While penne is cooking, in a large pan sauté 1 tbsp olive oil and onion & garlic until translucent, about 5 or so minutes 3. Add in diced tomatoes, tomato paste, water, oregano, basil, cayenne pepper, and salt & pepper 4. Turn the heat down to low and simmer while stirring to combine 5. Add in cream cheese and stir to combine. Add spinach and mix until wilted 6. Add penne pasta back into the skillet and mix to coat until warm, enjoy!

Chai Raspberry Cacao Latte

This is a delicious & indulgent twist on my BL bulletproof tea that I drink every morning. For those mornings where you're looking for a special sweet treat or a little chocolate boost to kick start your day!

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag of chai tea, steeped
  • 1 dash vanilla almond milk creamer
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 square raspberry cacao chocolate {like this one}
  • Dash cinnamon
  • Dash nutmeg

Directions:

1. Steep tea until flavor comes through 2. Add coconut oil, spices, creamer, and tea to blender, blend until smooth 3. Add in chocolate at the end and give one quick blend 4. Pour into a mug & enjoy the creamy treat!

Jingle Jangle Ice Cream Cookies

Who doesn't love chocolate chip cookies?! Especially turned into an ice cream sandwich... these are so dang good you can't have just one, trust me!

Ingredients: 

  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375*F 2. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl 3. Beat butter, both sugars & vanilla until creamy 4. Add eggs one at a time, beating well 5. Stir in nuts & chocolate chips, gradually beat in sugar 6. Drop by teaspoonful onto a baking sheet 7. Bake for 9-11 minutes until browned 8. Sandwich between your favorite ice cream {or Trader Joes Jingle Jangle Christmas flavor ice cream} and you're golden!

I hope you enjoy indulging in these recipes with me! I would LOVE to hear if you try them out and what you think! <3

xo,

Lauren

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