ChiCho Shredded Beef

ChiCho Shredded Beef. Recipe by Rose Auflick of Mingled Vitality.

Guys…this beef…y’all NEED to make this! It is RIDICULOUS how EASY it is for such a unique flavor. “ChiCho” is short for “Chipotle-Chocolate” which is lowkey Mole in disguise. You make the broth and let a roast sit in the slow cooker with it all day, soaking in all the seasoning so it’s good and ready for dinner.

Photo and recipe by Rose Auflick of Mingled Vitality


🥩1 beef roast

💧5 cups hot water

🐂3 beef bouillon cubes

🌶1 small can chipotle peppers

🍫Unsweetened cocoa powder

🔥Mesquite seasoning


1)Mix last five ingredients together in the slow cooker until dry seasonings are dissolved.

2)Add the roast, and set slow cooker to cook on low for 8 hours (or high for 6 hours). Flip halfway through cooking.

3)Shred beef using two forks.

This recipe brought to you with love from:

Rose Auflick of Mingled Vitality

Original post on Instagram


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Speedy Recovery Breakfast Recipe

Speedy Recovery Breakfast

Speedy Recovery Breakfast

When I’m sick, I take my recovery very seriously. After all, you have to feed your body the best so it can be its best. Here’s a tasty, healthy, speedy recovery breakfast loaded with vitamins to give your immune system some of the tools it needs to heal.



🍊1/2 orange

🍏1/2 apple

🍌1/2 banana


🍵Green tea


🍋1/4 lemon

This recipe brought to you with love from:

Rose Auflick of Mingled Vitality

Original post on Instagram

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Best Amore Style Overnight Oats

Amore Style Overnight Oats

Meal-Prepping is one of the best ways we can avoid the temptation of the drive through on our way home from work. As easy as it may be to stop and pick up some unhealthy fast food, if we have already prepared our meals it is just as quick, and often significantly healthier.

But mealprepping doesn’t just have to be for dinner or lunches! With this easy recipe for amore style overnight oats you can quickly lay out a healthy breakfast the night before. Preparing you to start your day on a healthy foot, without the additional time it would take to prepare a full breakfast.

Below is our best breakfast recipe for amore style overnight oats. These oats are super quick to prepare, and can be served hot or cold depending on your preference! They are amore style which means chocolate and raspberry together. Yet even with this sinful combination they are still healthy! Can it get any better than having a way to meal prep, eat healthy, and still eat chocolate and raspberries than this perfect oat recipe? We don’t think so!


Steel-cut oats (1/3 cup)

Chocolate almond milk (1/3 cup)

Chia seeds (1 tbsp)

Nutella (1 tbsp)



1. Mix the first four ingredients together in an 8-oz jar.

2. Seal the jar, and leave the mix in the fridge overnight.

3. Top with fresh raspberries.


There are a few ways you can change up this recipe to make it fit your needs. If you want to make it gluten free, simply ensure that your oats are gluten free! You can also get a more nutty flavor in your overnight oats by adding walnuts, or pecans when you mix in your raspberries. Don’t be afraid to mix up the fruit as well! If you are using frozen fruit, place the fruit on top of your mix before leaving it to sit overnight.

We hope you enjoy your amore style overnight oats! This recipe brought to you with love from Mingle Vitality. For more recipes, click here!


St. Patty’s Day Recovery Smoothie

Vegan Friendly Recovery Smoothie

We all know what weekend is coming up, so we thought you might appreciate a new recovery option. If you prep this delicious green smoothie the day before, you’ll have a tasty treat that’s easy on a sensitive stomach if you drank too much green beer the night before! This vegan friendly St. Patty’s Day Recovery Smoothie comes courtesy of Rose Auflic of Mingled Vitality, and we’re happy to recommend it! The Vegan GO Smoothie!

Jokes aside, even once the holiday has passed, we hope this simple breakfast option will be something you can enjoy any time of the year!

So many nutrients! Potassium, vitamin C, iron…and more! All in this vibrant, vegan, 💚GREEN💚 breakfast smoothie. If you need something to start your day off right, this will certainly do the trick!

Photo and recipe by Rose Auflick of Mingled Vitality


🍏Granny Smith apple


🍊Orange juice

🍍Pineapple juice


💚Baby spinach

Simply blend the amount of each ingredient that sounds perfect to you in a blender or similar device. Let it chill in a fridge overnight, and you’ll have the perfect St Patty’s Day Recovery Smoothie waiting for you once the festivities have died down!

This recipe brought to you with love from:

Rose Auflick of Mingled Vitality

Original post on Instagram

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Gluten-Free Lemon Cupcakes

Gluten-Free Lemon Cupcake!

Happy Friday Everyone!


For this week’s recipe, we’d love to share a gluten-free cupcake option that we recently tried, and loved enough to spread the word!

This recipe comes from a site you’re likely already familiar with – AllRecipes

We made a few modifications to their recipe that we found improved it for us, which I’ll detail below. These changes may not be for everyone, however, so take them with a grain of salt (but don’t use more salt than the recipe calls for, that’s definitely not recommended).

The changes we recommend are as follows:

  • Almond flour instead of all purpose gluten free flour (unless you’re alergic, obviously)
  • Whole milk

We really hope you all will enjoy these cupcakes as much as we did!

Gluten-Free Lemon Cupcake!

US-Style Street Tacos

Photo by hayme100 on Pixabay. Chicken street tacos.

We LOVE tacos and would NEVER tell anyone to give them up! Here’s how to make US-style street tacos:


🌮Corn tortillas
🐓Shredded cooked chicken
🥗Romaine lettuce (chopped)
🧀Shredded cheddar
🥣Greek yogurt (plain)
🌶Red salsa


1)Shred cooked chicken breast (can be prepared any way you like).

2)Chop up Romaine lettuce and cilantro.

3)Assemble your taco with all the ingredients you love!

This recipe brought to you with love from:

Rose Auflick of Mingled Vitality

Original post on Instagram


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2-Ingredient Breakfast

Photo by Enotovyj on Pixabay. Cottage cheese.

The best breakfasts are often the simplest; after all, so many folks skip it even though it’s the most important meal of the day! So here’s a 2-ingredient breakfast that is so quick and easy you won’t have an excuse to miss out! As an added bonus, this recipe gives you a good balance of your macros (carbs, fat, protein) to boost your energy levels and keep you feeling full ’til lunch.

Photo and recipe by Mingled Vitality. 2-Ingredient Breakfast.

Photo and recipe by Mingled Vitality. 2-Ingredient Breakfast.


🥣Cottage cheese
🍓Strawberries (or any fruit!)


1)Hastily dump cottage cheese into a bowl.

2)Throw some fruit at it (feel free to get creative and use any fruit you want!).

3)EAT! So easy!

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Mingled Vitality

Original post on Instagram.


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Supreme Pizza Pasta

🍕Supreme Pizza Pasta🍕

For a healthier take on a hearty classic, try this pasta dish that’s loaded with veggies! Obviously for our gluten intolerant readers, substitute the traditional pasta with your favorite gluten free substitute!

♦️8 oz radiatore pasta (uncooked)

🔸2 tbsp olive oil

♦️4 oz sliced baby bella mushrooms

🔸1/2 green bell pepper (diced)

♦️1/4 red onion (diced)

🔸2.25 oz sliced black olives

♦️2.5 oz mini pepperoni

🔸3 oz cooked Italian sausage pieces (not pictured)

♦️14 oz diced tomatoes (no salt)

🔸1/3 cup Parmesan ♦️black pepper

🔸shredded mozzarella (not pictured)

▪️Cook the pasta according to package directions.

▪️Sauté mushrooms, pepper, and onion in olive oil until softened.

▪️Add olives, meats, and tomatoes until heated through.

▪️Add mixture to pasta, and stir in Parmesan and black pepper.

▪️Serve topped with mozzarella.


Mingled Vitality, March 28, 2018

Can Meatloaf Really be Tasty?

Monsieur Meatloaf

Salisbury Meatloaf

I know, I know, meatloaf doesn’t sound like the tastiest of meals. There have been jokes about grandma and her meatloaf almost as long as there has been a grandma making meatloaf. My own grandmother, as much as I love her, lost her sense of taste years ago. She can appreciate good food, and can be a good cook. However if she forgets an ingredient, and accidentally put in salt instead of sugar she won’t taste the difference.

That is why I want to provide you with a simple, easy to make meatloaf that actually tastes good. This is pretty nutrient dense, and because it packs such a punch it can feed a huge group!

Meat Mix

🥩Ground beef (2 lbs)

⚪️Mushrooms (4 oz)

🥗Spinach (2 cups, raw)

🥣Quick oats (1 cup)

🥛Milk (1 cup)

🥚Eggs (2)


🖤Black pepper

💛Garlic salt


Gravy Mix

🥣Brown gravy mix (2 packets/cups)

🥛Milk (2 cups)


▪️Mix all meat mixture ingredients together by hand in a large bowl (could easily add onion soup mix in here; I want to try that myself!).

▪️Bake for 1 hour at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

▪️Make gravy according to packet instructions.

▪️Serve meatloaf topped with gravy. Yum!

The great thing about this recipe is that it can also be easily made to be gluten free. Just ensure that the oats you use are gluten free and the brown gravy mix is as well. Let us know if you try the recipe in the comments below! Then don’t forget to check out our other recipes as well.

Meatloaf really can be tasty!

Best Bunny Cake

Best Bunny Cake Recipe

Thank you for helping us reach 100 followers!

We are so excited to have reached over 100 followers on Facebook! In order to celebrate we wanted to share with you a great new recipe for the best bunny cake! If you have enjoyed our recipes as much as we have enjoyed making them then you know that most of our recipes are healthy, easy, and nutritious. We really do believe that cooking healthy doesn’t have to taste bad. However, we also know that everybody needs a treat every now and then, especially on special occasions.

You have given us a very special occasion to celebrate! So we wanted to share with you this bunny cake recipe that, while not as healthy as our others, is still gluten-free and contains vegetables. Just don’t look at how much sugar is in this cake and it will be one of the healthiest things you ever eaten!

Bunny Cake make with white and dark chocolate
Bunny Cake Made with White and Dark Chocolate

For the cake:

3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped

1/2 cup (112 g) vegetable oil

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

2 cups (280 g) gluten-free flour ( I personally like to use a mix of regular flour and almond flour- to give it more of a nutty taste)

1 teaspoon xanthan gum (omit if your blend already contains it)

1/3 cup (27 g) unsweetened cocoa powder, Dutch-processed preferred (if using natural, add 1/8 teaspoon baking soda)

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 cup (200 g) granulated sugar

2 eggs (100 g, weighed out of shell) at room temperature, beaten

1/3 cup of warm water (Can also be substituted for hot coffee if you prefer a coffee flavor to your cake)

3 cups (330 g) shredded zucchini (from about 2 large or 3 medium zucchini)

8oz of chopped almonds (Optional- but it gives the recipe a nuttier flavor which I personally prefer. If you do add the almonds then consider adding 1/2 a cup of warm water rather than 1/3)

For the Ganache Topping:

8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped

1/2 cup (4 fluid ounces) heavy whipping cream

For the Ears:

Two sheets of cardstock paper in different colors (We have always done one color to match the icing and a pink color for the inside of the ear)


For the ‘Fur’:

Your choice of white or dark chocolate (or both!)

Putting the Recipe Together:

Looking at the ingredient list I know this may look like a long list, but just think about all the cute little bunnies running around, grab your family, friends, and close ones, and get set for a fun day of cooking.

Making the Cake:

Start by pre-heating the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. I always forget to preheat my oven so do not be like me and don’t forget this crucial step! Once this is don’t you’ll need to prepare the chocolate for the cake itself. Place the 3 ounces chopped chocolate in a small, heat-safe bowl over a pot of simmering water (making sure the bowl does not touch the water, and the water does not boil). You can also use a double broiler for this if you have one. Stir until almost all of the chocolate is melted. Remove from the heat and continue to stir until all of the chocolate is melted and smooth. Be careful about overheating the chocolate because you don’t want the chocolate to burn. Add the oil and vanilla, stir to combine and set aside to cool briefly.

Next it is time for the dry ingredients. In a large bowl, place the flour, xanthan gum, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder and sugar, and whisk to combine well. Add the melted chocolate and oil mixture, and stir. Add the eggs and water (or coffee), and stir. The batter will be thick. Add the shredded zucchini and chopped almonds if you are adding them, and stir.

Now that our batter is ready. It is time to bust out our secret weapon in making our bunny cakes- and that is our heart shaped baking pan. This bunny- cake is essentially an upside down heart with ears and whiskers on it. So this cake pan in crucial. If you don’t have one already, we recommend this one from amazon.

Prep the cake pan by adding a thin layer of grease and flour (or using Pam cooking spray), and scrape the batter into the prepared pan. Smooth into an even layer with a wet spatula or knife, and slide the cake into the center of the pre-heated oven. Bake the cake for about 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove the cake from the oven and allow to cool on a cooling rack or heat-resistant surface for at least 20 minutes. Making the Ganache: Make the ganache while the cake is in the oven or while the cake is cooling. In order to get the ganache to set properly it is essential that the cake be cooled first. Place the chopped chocolate in a medium-sized, heat-safe bowl. In a small saucepan, bring the cream to a simmer. Pour the cream over the chopped chocolate and allow to sit for a couple minutes so that the chocolate begins to melt. Mix until the chocolate is melted and the ganache is smooth. Immediately pour evenly over the top of the cake. Make sure to leave plenty of chocolate left over to make the fur for the bunny. Finishing the Bunny Cake: Set aside plenty of shaved chocolate to use as your bunnies ‘fur’. This bunny cake can be white, brown, or black depending on the type of chocolate you use. You don’t have to limit yourself to only one type of chocolate either. You can use multiple types of chocolate ‘fur’ for each bunny. If your chocolate did not come shredded, that’s okay, take a block of baking chocolate and use a sharp knife or cheese grader to grate the top of the bar, giving you flaky bunny fur. Shaved chocolate cam melt pretty easily, so be careful not to handle it too much, as even the temperature from your hands can cause it to melt. You may want to put the freshly shaved chocolate in the fridge to keep it cool until you need it. Once you have the chocolate, simply spread an even layer of the chocolate shavings over the ganache. You will want the ganache to be cool enough to not melt the chocolate, yet not completely set enough to cause the chocolate to not stick. A good rule of thumb is as close to room temperature you can get the ganache the better. You can also use shaved coconut for the bunnies fur as well. Once you have given your bunny cake its ‘fur’, cut the ears out for your bunny using scissors. Insert the ears into the middle of the cake, on the part of the cake that makes up the bottom of the ‘heart’. This will be the top of your bunnies head. Use toothpicks underneath the ears to help support the weight of the ears. Or if you are like me and happen to be a pharmacist with extra syringes laying around, 1ml or 3ml syringes happen to be the easiest way to hold up a bunny cakes ears!

Bunny Cake w/ Syringe
Coconut Bunny Cake with Syringe Holding up Ear

Then use some jellybeans, chocolate medallions, or favorite candy to make up the bunnies eyes and nose. Finish with some colorful toothpicks to make up it’s whiskers, and sit back and enjoy your bunny cake!

Best Bunny Cake Recipe
Best Bunny Cake Recipe

Send us pictures of your completed bunny cake using the comments below or our contact us page! We want to see your creativity!