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OKMagazine.com: Healthy Eats – Satisfy Your Chocolate Craving With This Protein Shake

Originally published on OKMagazine.com.

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I’m always looking for ways to game the system and satisfy my chocolate cravings while staying within my dietary budget. Fitness expert and trainer Chris Powell (who you may remember from ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition) offers up a delicious protein shake recipe that delivers all kinds of good stuff while feeding my need for chocolaty goodness.

Chris Powell’s Chocolate-Almond Banana Protein Shake
Created by Chris Powell
Serves 1

Ingredients
1 cup vanilla unsweetened almond milk
1 scoop chocolate whey protein powder (or Powell Perfect Chocolate Ice Cream protein powder)
1 tablespoon almond butter
1/2 banana
1 cup of ice

Combine all ingredients in a blender and enjoy!

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ABCnews.go.com: Chris Powell’s Summer Slimdown Tips

Originally published on ABCnews.go.com.

It’s almost summer and that means it’s time to get your body ready for bikini season. Chris Powell, master trainer and host of ABC’s “Extreme Weight Loss,” visited “Good Morning America” today as part of our “Times Square Summer Slimdown Week,” sharing his tips to kick your workout into high gear.

On the season premiere of “Extreme Weight Loss,” which premieres tonight at 8 p.m. ET on ABC, Powell helps two twins, David and Rebecca, who tipped the scales at a combined 900 pounds, drop an incredible amount of weight.

For the twins and many others, getting started can be the toughest part of the weight-loss journey, Powell says.

“I know you’ve heard this before but take one thing that you are willing to change in your life, whether it’s moving for five minutes or drinking water, take one promise that you can fulfill, and keep that promise to yourself over and over and over. And then take on another small change,” Powell suggests.

Most importantly, the “GMA” weight-loss correspondent says to lose weight, you must get moving. A quick move that anyone can do in just a few minutes a day, Powell says, is the squat jack.

“A squat jack is a great total body movement,” the best-selling author of “Choose More, Lose More for Life” said.

Credit: ABC

Credit: ABC

Besides being “fun,” the squat jack spikes your heart rate and it’s so easy to combine with other exercises.

Another power workout move with Powell’s seal of approval is jumping rope.

“Jumping rope is back. It was a thing a few decades ago and now it’s back, which is great. It’s endurance, stamina, and it’s a total body exercise. It’s not just the legs, but it’s balance and the shoulders,” he said. “For the beginner there are easy moves, or there are crossovers and lots of complicated things you can do that give you a great total body workout.”

“Choose More, Lose More for Life” is published by Hyperion, which is owned by The Walt Disney Co., the parent company of ABC News. Powell is a paid spokesman for the California Almond Board.

RECIPE: Chris Powell’s Protein Waffle

RECIPE: Chris Powell’s Chicken Tostadas

RECIPE: Chris Powell’s Asian Wraps

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KatieCouric.com – Chris Powell’s Energy Boosting Recipes

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Eat Carbs and Lose Weight

“ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Weight-loss Edition’s Chris Powell” says you can eat carbs and still lose weight! Check out some of his easy and healthy recipes from his new book “Choose More, Lose More For Life”.

Sirloin Steak with Green Beans and Tomatoes

Makes: 2 portions

Ingredients

Sirloin steak, boneless and lean – 6 oz
Olive oil in spritzer bottle – 1 spritz
Green beans – 1 cup
Tomatoes, chopped into large pieces – 1 tomato
Garlic, minced – 3/4 tsp
Salt and pepper to taste
Directions

Heat oil in a nonstick pan on high heat. Add meat; cook on each side to desired doneness. Remove from pan and keep warm.

Lower heat to medium. Add green beans and sauté for about 3 minutes; add garlic and continue cooking for about a minute. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Add diced tomatoes to the pan and cook for about a minute. Cover pan and cook for an additional 3 to 4 minutes, until tomatoes become somewhat saucy.

Plate the meat with vegetables on the side. Serve immediately with your favorite side for a high- or low-carb day; or portion out and store in the fridge or freezer until you’re ready to reheat and enjoy. Green beans and tomatoes can be refrigerated but will not freeze well.

Make this a low carb meal: Serve with a portion of sliced avocado.
Make this a high carb meal: Serve with your favorite carb dish, such as brown rice, baked potato, or baked sweet potato.

Lemon Chicken

Makes: 2 portions

Ingredients

Chicken Breasts – 2 breasts
Olive oil in spritzer bottle – 1 spritz
Lemon juice – 1/4 cup
Garlic minced – 1 tsp
Salt and pepper to taste
Directions

Put all ingredients in a gallon-size zip-top bag and seal. Gently massage bag to mix ingredients and fully coat meat with marinade. Let sit for at least 30 minutes.

Remove meat from bag and discard any remaining marinade. Broil, or grill over medium-high heat, cooking chicken on each side to desired doneness.

Serve immediately with your favorite side for a high- or low-carb day; or portion out and store in the fridge or freezer until you’re ready to reheat and enjoy.

Make this a low carb meal: Serve with a side salad or sliced tomato. Drizzle with salad dressing.
Make this a high carb meal: Serve with a side salad or veggies of your choosing. Serve with your favorite carb side dish, such as red potatoes or couscous.

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ABCnews.go.com: Chris Powell’s Asian Wraps

Originally published on abcnews.go.com.

From the kitchen of Chris Powell

Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: 1-30 min

Was your New Year’s resolution to lose weight? Trainer Chris Powell, of the hit show “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition,” offers this tasty and healthy recipe to help you reach your goal!

Ingredients
3 oz. cooked extra-lean ground chicken breast or ground turkey
¼ each chopped water chestnuts, tomato, onions
1 leaf Iceberg lettuce
1/3 avocado, sliced
1 tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce

Cooking Directions
Arrange chicken or turkey, water chestnuts, tomatoes and onions on lettuce leaf.
Drizzle with soy sauce.
Place avocado on top.
Wrap and enjoy!

Recipe Summary
Main Ingredients: lettuce, cooked lean ground chicken or ground turkey, avocado, tomato, onions, water chestnuts
Course: Snack, Lunch
More Info: Kids Friendly, Low Fat

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ABCnews.go.com: Chris Powell’s Chicken Tostadas

Originally published on abcnews.go.com.

From the kitchen of Chris Powell

Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: 30-60 min

Was your New Year’s resolution to lose weight? Trainer Chris Powell, of the hit show “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition,” offers this tasty and healthy recipe to help you reach your goal!

Ingredients

3 ½ oz. cooked chicken breast
Corn tortillas
1/3 cup boiled or canned black beans
2 cups (mixed) chopped onions and peppers, chopped iceberg lettuce
3 tbsp. salsa

Cooking Directions

Lightly spray a large skillet with non-stick cooking spray, and set the stove to medium heat.
Saute onions, peppers and chicken for 5 minutes.
Mix in the beans and heat. Remove from heat, and mix with lettuce and salsa.
Tear tortillas into 1 inch-pieces, and sprinkle over the top (Optional: Heat on stovetop or in microwave.) Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Main Ingredients: cooked chicken breast, corn tortillas, black beans
Course: Snack, Lunch

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ABCnews.go.com: Chris Powell’s Protein Waffle

Originally published on abcnews.go.com.

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From the kitchen of Chris Powell

Servings:2
Cook Time: min

Powell likes to top this with fresh berries, and if he’s feeling extra indulgent, some agave syrup. He serves it with a nice cold glass of vanilla almond milk (unsweetened) and hot coffee!

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cup oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Cooking Directions

Put oatmeal and baking powder in food processor or blender and process until powdered.

In a food processor blend cottage cheese, eggs, water, vanilla, and olive oil until smooth.

Mix the dry and the wet ingredients to form a batter.

As the mixture stands it will thicken and it may be necessary to add more water, (a tablespoon at a time), to a get smooth, not lumpy, consistency.

Cook in a waffle iron according to the iron’s specifications. Powell’s waffles take about 4 minutes each.

Nutritional Data: 313 Calories, 18g Protein, 29g Carbs, 4g Fiber, 2.5g Sugar, 13.4g Fat

If you top this with coconut whipped cream, it adds an additional 60 cal, 5.2g fat, .8 carbs, and .8 protein

This recipe was styled by chef Karen Pickus for “Good Morning America.”

Recipe courtesy Chris Powell.

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The Basic Omelet

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Tomato, Basil and Garlic Chicken

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Mom’s Herbed Pork Dinner

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Ginger-Lime Salmon

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