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Black Bean Brownies- They said you wouldn’t even know? Fail or No?

BLACK BEAN BROWNIES- Trust us you won’t believe they have black beans in them.

That was the title and the description. So, G and I had to make them. It was movie night at the Naples house and I wanted something sweet. I thought…..this is perfect.

So we mixed and she tasted.  I love that she is so daring and open to everything we do! She lives life that’s for sure.

I really want you to watch the entire video.  And I want to hear feedback! From YOU!

Below is the recipe.

And if you like this please subscribe to my YOUTUBE channel or My Facebook page where you can find more info about health, nutrition and life in general. You can also find me on Instagram where I give some words of “wisdom” ( hahah) about experiences I have almost daily.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuT8tASDFlxDcpVeBfd_G2Q?view_as=subscriber

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RECIPE:

1 15OZ. CAN RINSED BLACK BEANS

1/2 CUP QUICK OATS

1/2TSP. BAKING POWDER

2TBSP. CACAO POWDER

1/4TSP. KOSHER SALT

1/2 CUP PURE MAPLE SYRUP

1/4 CUP COCONUT OIL

2TSP. PURE VANILLA EXTRACT

1/3 CUP CHOCOLATE CHIPS, PLUS MORE FOR TOPPING

  1. PREHEAT OVEN TO 350
  2. COMBINE ALL INGREDIENTS EXCEPT CHOCOLATE CHIPS IN A FOOD PROCESSOR AND BLEND UNTIL SMOOTH.
  3. MIX IN CHOCOLATE CHIPS
  4. COOK BROWNIES IN AN 8X8 GREASED PAN OR JUST USE PARCHMENT PAPER. SPRINKLE TOP WITH EXTRA CHIPS.
  5. COOK 15-18 MIN.
  6. LET COOL OR PLACE IN FRIDGE
  7. ENJOY!

 

 

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“Coffee Talk With G”……. She said She Loves my Nachos? I don’t even cook Nachos!

This is my daughter Nicole, she is subtle as a train-wreck”.

That’s how my mother used to introduce me to people.  Because you never knew what was going to come flying out of my mouth.  It’s me. Don’t try and put me in a box. My dad will kick your ass if you try.  My dear husband sometimes cringes around his family because you never know what’s coming out of my mouth.

It’s not to hurt anyone, I am just real. And 99.9% of the people I am around tell me that’s the one thing they love about me. So, I am not changing my love, sorry.

Plant potatoes- get potatoes. Enter Gianna. She is a mini-me in every sense of the word. We struggle lots but when we are just “US” we crack each other up.  I decided I wanted to ask her a few questions about food, nutrition and do a “lively” as she puts it.

I love how REAL she is. Gianna just answers from her heart. Nothing fake or rehearsed. We have fun and laugh. Not to mention I found out that she likes my Nachos and I don’t even make Nacho’s. WTH?

 

When it comes to your kids, let them be them. Don’t try and change them. I have to admit that I used to want somethings a bit different. But it’s their journey, I had mine.

Enjoy the video and if you want to follow our Foodies on Friday, subscribe to my YouTube channel or find me on Facebook. YOU DO NOT want to miss this Friday! Links below!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuT8tASDFlxDcpVeBfd_G2Q?view_as=subscriber

https://www.facebook.com/nicolenaplesfitness/

XOX,

Nicole

 

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How a fight with my son turned into a life lesson everyone needs!

Hey You!  If you have a white picket fence and don’t mess up with your kids, just click delete! Buh Bye!  But I have to say this one ended up a win. I have been coaching women now for a while but I just started implementing these tips into my families life. Mom Fail! It’s ok, I am a little slow to the show!

Just 2 days ago I was inspired to create a Facebook group that helps people be accountable to get SH*T done. It will be devoted solely to chipping away at your “to do” lists so you can attack your bigger goals!

Crawl, walk, run. That’s how we started. Most of us, anyway. Some may be overachievers early on. Anyway, you can’t get to the big goals until you master and check off the small ones.

I am not a big writer, I feel I am a better story teller. Take a few minutes out of your day and watch because it can be life changing, It was for me.

Here is the link to Join the Free Facebook Group Make Your Move- Set 3 Daily Intentions.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1124908917645123/

Oh, and if you want some healthy recipes, check out my Youtube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuT8tASDFlxDcpVeBfd_G2Q?view_as=subscriber

xo, Nicole

 

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2 Life Changing Tips I made that helped me create more income!

Are you busy? Hell Yeah? Well, so was I. Now I am productive. Doesn’t that sound like a big girl word. Switch that phrase and say it out loud:

“I am productive”. Once you become productive instead of busy, you get sh*t done.

In the video below I implemented 2 simple strategies and within 6 moths I created 2 more businesses. Yes, you read that right. I was able to add more time into my day and do more of what I love, reaching people globally and helping them kick ass at life.

After you watch this you may think it sounds super easy but I ask you this; are you implementing this tip? Try it, better yet, join my free movement on Facebook called Make Your Move- 3 daily intentions and get sh*t done. Why not?

Do you want to be busy or productive?

Do you want to add time into your day?

Do you want to join a positive community with fun peeps like me?

Do you want to eliminate time sucks and start reaching your goals?

No we are talking, do you want to leave a legacy? HELL YEAH, I do!

Go to Facebook now and join the free movement that will help you create the life you want! Find us at Make your Move- setting 3 daily intentions.

Your improved life awaits!

xo, Nicole

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Stay Calm Moms! A strategy to keeping cool and making rational decisions with your kiddos!

Have you ever lost your sh*$ on your kids when they ask you to add another task to your already busy day and felt:

1. Annoyed they asked
2. Ashamed later on knowing it could have been handled better without “freaking out”
3. That you missed a learning moment for your family

Well if you said “NO”, Kuddos, you are a stand-out parent.

If you said “YES”, you are a normal and just like me. (insert shocked emoji)

I can’t even BEGIN to tell you how many times this has happened and I felt awful, embarrassed and like the worst parent EVAH!!!

But after knowing I wanted a better “WORK-LIFE” balance with less stress, I dove into personal development and STOPPED THE PATTERN.

NOW, I choose my words differently and I wanted to share this nugget with you. It’ not always perfect but it’s a work in progress.

In this video I share a strategy that gives you:

1. More time to make a rational decision
2. a teaching moment for you and your family
3. the ability to stay calm when you have 10 things on your plate and knowing one more thing will cause you to “LOSE IT”

Did this help? If you want a better “WORK-LIFE” balance, start geeking out on personal development.

Game-changer for sure!

Putting it all out there,
Nicole

 

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Foodies On Friday- Lemon Bars

I had leftover lemons. Make Lemonade? No……we go Big. We tried Paleo Lemon Bars from the website posted at the end of this note.

The crust……amazing. Highly recommend it. I used Paleo flour by Bob’s, extra honey by accident and palm oil instead of coconut oil. The only change was that I had to cook the crust a bit longer. Awesome recipe, definitely can use for many other desserts!

The topping was easy or so I thought. Mine looked like her fail in the recipe. But it tasted really good so I will try again! And just like my monster said, it tastes like key lime pie!

Mangia!

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Don’t Own Someone Else’s Guilt

Have you ever been given the guilt trip? But deep down you aren’t trying to harm anyone. You are just doing something that makes you happy? Here’s a tip that may help you. Please let me know if this is helpful or please Share this with someone you know who needs to hear it.  This can be your spouse, children, co-workers, friends, neighbors, ANYONE at all!  xo, Nicole