Sprinkles of Jacqueline

My Thoughts on Fashion, Food, Fitness and my weight loss and skin removal Journey
chocolate coconut peanut butter smoothie recipe

Chocolate Coconut Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie Recipe for those Extra Warm Days when you need a Sweet Treat

I don’t know about you, but when the weather starts getting warmer, there is nothing I like more than a smoothie.  Better yet…a chocolate smoothie!  I am a girl who loves her chocolate.  My favorite dessert would be chocolate cake with chocolate ice cream, chocolate sauce, and …rainbow sprinkles!  You thought I would say chocolate sprinkles, didn’t you? Losing over 300 pounds, I had to find alternatives and ways to still enjoy chocolate…just in moderation and in healthier ways.  So while I do enjoy cake and ice cream every once and a while, I found a healthier way to satisfy my chocolate tooth while keeping my health and fitness goals in mind.  This chocolate protein smoothie with peanut butter and coconut is not only my favorite smoothie, but it is something that I can enjoy guilt-free every single day!  I hope that you all enjoy this chocolate protein smoothie recipe just as much as I do! For smoothies, I like using powdered peanut butter, but I also love adding real natural peanut or almond butter too.  You can even add some spinach to this to get in some more greens!  I like using almond milk, but of course, your milk option is up to you!  This chocolate protein powder I

healthy beef and broccoli

Protein and Veggies Made Tasty with this Healthy Beef and Broccoli Recipe

I eat a lot of protein and veggies. Like a lot. And yes…this can become quite boring! Well…have no fear because I have a lot of tricks up my sleeve to make the boring protein and veggies seem…well not so boring. In fact, I have a lot of tricks, such as this beef and broccoli, to make veggies delicious and make you crave more! This recipe for a Healthy Beef and Broccoli is not only super easy and quick, but it is delicious. This one is my dad’s favorites and I feel like I make it just as much for him as I do for myself! I do not use the traditional cut of beef for beef and broccoli.  However, I find that using bigger chunks of good quality steak definitely takes this meal up a notch. (I prefer this over the thinly sliced pieces of beef.) You can totally use any cut or type of steak or meat you prefer. This recipe makes a great lunch or dinner and is a great recipe to meal prep. Making a big volume and having leftovers makes eating healthy super easy and convenient because you are essentially, meal prepping. I definitely found, while

Jacqueline wearing Athleta Outfit and Everlast Boxing Gloves

Essential Things to Overcome the Loose Skin on my Legs After Losing 300+ Pounds.

“What’s wrong with your legs?” It’s time to address the elephant in the room. My legs. I think the questions about “why do my legs look like this, why are they so big, why don’t you have surgery on them, do you have lipedema, why do they look so much bigger than the rest of your body…” All of these comments and questions are the ones I get asked about the most and almost daily. I am not upset about these questions…they are all valid questions and to be honest, sometimes I think them to myself…why do my legs have to be so big. So I get it that a lot of you may have these questions. The truth is… I have big legs. But why you may ask? Well, you can blame it in genetics, or you can simply just blame it on the fact that when I was 500 pounds, I carried a lot of weight in my legs. That’s just how it went. I did not plan it that way, hope for it to go that way and I surely did not want it to go that way. Reality is…that’s what happened and that’s how it is. There’s not

General Tso's Chicken and Vegetables

Healthier General Tso’s Chicken and Vegetables

   Why order take-out when you could enjoy this sweet and spicy garlic infused sauce mimicking General Tso’s Chicken. On my weight loss journey, I found myself wanting healthier versions of some of my favorite Chinese takeout dishes.  Traditional General Tso’s Chicken is breaded and fried chicken thighs covered in sweet and spicy sauce which is loaded with calories.  I found, by making just a few simple switches I could satisfy the craving without all of those added calories.  Another one of my favorite things when recreating recipes is adding vegetables.  These Veggies add bulk to my meal and also have the added benefit of the micronutrients.  I love making this recipe instead of ordering the calorie-packed takeout version.  Marinating the chicken with the egg white is the key to getting the right texture.  You cook the chicken without frying it or adding extra calories from breading and still get some crunch.  I hope that you enjoy my take on General Tso’s Chicken and Vegetables with fewer calories on this classic Chinese take-out dish. {"@context":"http:\/\/schema.org","@type":"Recipe","description":"Who doesn't love to eat