Burn Boot Camp and Post Workout PB Oats

Burn Bootcamp
Four weeks ago my friend called me up… “Hey do you want to join a boot camp with me?” Sure why not!? It was a great deal – $30 for 30days so I jumped on it. It’s been a month and I’m already thrilled with the results I’m seeing. Burn Boot Camp workouts are similar to circuit training – an intense 45 minute workout with stations designed to target specific areas of your body and get your heart pumping! Some days they’ll focus on calisthenics, arms or legs etc. Each day has a group warm up, then splits into rotating sections for the workout and ends with a “finisher” and stretching. It’s creative, it’s tough, it gets results + it’s a great place to cheer on other ladies who are all working to become stronger and healthier.

Things I love about Burn Boot Camp that are different from any other gym I’ve been to:

Accountability– “Focus meetings” are one-on-one meetings with your trainer where you can discuss your goals, weigh-in, take measurements and devise a plan to help you reach your BEST self. I really think the whole accountability aspect works wonders for me… just knowing that I have to check-in every other week, kicks my booty in gear – I’ve got to do my best! It’s all about feeling stronger, more energetic and confident. We talked about nutrition and meal planning and my coach gave me a shopping list of goodies to stock up on (lean meats, veggies, foods high in protein and low in bad fats etc.). I’m calling this “the year of Britt” working on myself and all the things I want to achieve and improve on before D and I try for a kiddo. So I’m starting here at Burn Boot Camp. We came up with an action plan for working towards my goals and finding foods high in nutrients and protein; “remember ladies you have 30-40 minute window to get 20-30 grams of protein in after your workouts” all day everyday 😉 I’m excited about this new adventure and I think having accountability has a huge impact on results.

Women Only– It’s fantastic to be surrounded by women and moms of all ages, sizes and athletic abilities. I feel like Burn Boot Camp is a safe environment – one that challenges me, but doesn’t force me to perform above my level. It’s not easy by any means, but it’s not the drill sergeant boot camp you are imagining. The coaches are wonderful, knowledgeable and supportive. There are co-ed classes available in the evenings and free classes open to the public on Saturday so I can bring my husband and friends.

Free Childcare– Huge plus! Not many gyms offer free childcare! My friend can drop her kids off in the room right next to our workout area. The kids play games, watch movies and color during our 45 min workout. It’s nice to not worry about the added cost of childcare and safety of the little ones.

But best of all, you can try out BBC right now! There are only a few spots open for $30-30days! – Hurry up the deal ends soon! And if you want to follow my journey I’ll be working on a few Burn Boot Camp posts paired with healthy recipes in the months to come!

Burn Boot Camp
2675 Irvine Ave
Costa Mesa, California 92627
Email: costamesa@burnbootcamp.com
Phone: (949) 632-7873

and a post workout pick-me-up…

Creamy Peanut Butter Oats with Yogurt, Herbs and Honey
Creamy PB Oats with Greek Yogurt and Ayurvedic Herbs

Healthy eating goes hand-in-hand with working out! So I thought it would be fun to share a post workout recipe! This is my go-to snack (rather a small meal) after a tough workout. I love these creamy pb protein oats. I mix mine with non-fat Greek yogurt, a spoonful of peanut butter,  ayurvedic herbs, honey and hemp seeds. It’s packed with protein, vitamins and belly friendly probiotics! This recipe is truly divine! Here’s how I make my mornin’ bowl.

Ingredients:
1 cup water
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
1 tbsp creamy organic peanut butter
1 tbsp raw honey
1/2 tbsp hemp seeds
*Optional* Add your choice of herbs, vitamins or protein powder
I like to use a combo of ayurvedic plant powders – brahmi and ashwagandha for inflammation and stress relief. Please consult with your doctor before using dietary supplements, especially when pregnant or breastfeeding.

Directions:
Boil 1 cup water in a small pot. Add oats and simmer until oats are soft and water is absorbed. Remove from heat. Stir in yogurt, peanut butter and honey until the porridge is smooth and creamy. Add, herbs, vitamins or protein powder if desired. Sprinkle with hemp seeds for a healthy dose of omega 3 & omega 6! Super easy, yummy and filling! The perfect fuel food for post BBC!
Creamy PB Oats with Greek Yogurt, Brahmi & Triphala


Latte Oats

Latte Oats
Latte oats & amaranth this Saturday morning! Getting in some complex carbs to help fuel my workout! Deb and I are bringing our guys to boot camp for the first time! I can’t wait to show up these trash talkin boys!

Ingredients:
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup amaranth
1 1/2 cups water
stevia (to taste)
2 tbsp Raw Green Organics vanilla hemp, pea, sacha inchi & flax protein
1 tsp cinnamon
1 shot espresso
1/2 cup almond milk (steamed latte foam)

Combine rolled oats, amaranth and water in a small pot. Bring to a boil for 5 minutes and then turn heat low and place lid on top for another 5. Remove from heat. Mix in a few drops of stevia and Raw Green Organics vanilla protein. Top with espresso and latte foam.
Latte Oats


Oat & Amaranth Porridge with Blood Oranges & Berries

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Craving a big bowl of rolled oats and amaranth topped with blackberries, buckwheat groats, chocolate cacao nibs, pomegranates, hemp and flax seeds and these AMAZING blood oranges from my friends ranch in Ojai CA! Drizzle with cinnamon + nutmeg agave.

Ingredients:
Amaranth and Oatmeal

2 cups water
pinch of salt
1 cup rolled oats
1 tbsp amaranth

3 tbsp hemp mylk (or half & half)
1 tsp cinnamon

Spice Agave Drizzle
2 tbsp agave
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg

Toppings:
blackberries
blood oranges
buckwheat groats
chocolate cacao nibs
flax seeds
hemp seeds
pomegranates

Directions:
-In a small pot, boil 2 cups of water with a pinch of salt. Add 1 cup rolled oats and 1 tbsp amaranth. Reduce heat to medium-low. Let simmer and cover with a lid. Cook until water has absorbed.
-Add 3 tbsp hemp mylk and 1 tsp cinnamon to the porridge. Stir until combined and creamy.
-Mix 2 tbsp agave with 1 tsp cinnamon and nutmeg. Drizzle over porridge.
-Top with goodies.
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Berry Pie Oats

Berry Pie Oats
Berry pie rolled oats topped with fresh grapefruit, passion fruit, fluffy bee pollen, blackberries, coconut chips and pomegranates. An easy, vibrant and flavorful breakfast! Just what you need to wake you up in the morning – citrus and creamy perry porridge!

Ingredients:
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup mixed berries (blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries)
1 tbsp agave
1 1/2 cups mylk (almond, hemp etc.)

Directions:
Throw berries, agave and milk into a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour berry-milk sauce on top of oats and heat on stove until cooked. Top with fresh grapefruit, passion fruit, fluffy bee pollen, blackberries, coconut chips and pomegranates.
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Spice Chai Oats Caramelized Bananas and Chocolate Hazelnut Butter

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I’m a little crazy for Chai — sweet, savory, spicy awww man it’s my favorite. One of our perfect nights entails a walk down to Alta for a big cuppa vanilla chai tea on their twinkly-lit patio. Since I love chai tea so much, I decided to add it to our breakfast. Can’t go wrong with that, right? So here you go, a big bowl of vanilla chai spiced oats, topped with cacao nibs, pecans, hemp seeds, chocolate hazelnut butter and warm caramelized bananas swimming in vanilla hemp milk!

Oatmeal
1 cup vanilla hemp mylk
1/2 cup organic “Oregon Chai” tea concentrate
1 tsp vanilla bean paste
1 cup rolled oats
– In a medium saucepan, bring hemp mylk, chai tea and vanilla bean paste to a boil. Reduce heat and add rolled oats. Cook for 10-20 minutes stirring occasionally, until desired consistency. Remove from heat, cover and let stand for 2 minutes before serving.

Caramelized Bananas
1 banana
1 tbsp coconut sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp coconut oil
-Peel and cut the banana in half. Sprinkle coconut sugar and cinnamon on each side. Heat coconut oil in a frying pan and lay the bananas sugar-side down into the coconut oil. Fry for 2 minutes or until golden brown.

Toppings
1 tbsp hemp seeds
1 tbsp cacao nibs
1 tbsp pecans
1 tbsp chocolate hazelnut butter
Star anise
Cinnamon
+ more vanilla hemp mylk for pouring

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