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Healthy Gingerbread Men {Vegan & Gluten-Free}

WARNING: The following Gingerbread Men Cookie Recipe is highly addictive. I’m not going to lie; I’ve had a few of these cookies today and I just can’t seem to stop. HELP ME!

 
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If your self control is better than mine and you are looking for the ultimate vegan gingerbread man cookie to bake this weekend, look no further because these adorable little cookies will hit the spot. Crunchy on the outside with a chewy center – hands down the best holiday cookie I’ve made this year!

 

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These perfect little cut out cookies are just as delicious without chocolate as they are decorated. I dipped half of my gingerbread men in chocolate and left the other half to dip in my morning coffee!

 

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If you have been following me for a while then you know that I put protein powder in just about everything. I’m on-the-go a lot and by adding PEScience to food helps to ensure that I’m getting my daily protein and it tastes amazing! PEScience protein powders are available in whey and vegan. Get 30% OFF using code PBCHOCO at PEScience.com

 

Healthy Gingerbread Men {Vegan & Gluten-Free}

Yield: 10 cookies

Serving Size: 1 cookie

Calories per serving: 113

Fat per serving: 5g

Carbs per serving: 11g

Protein per serving: 6g

Healthy Gingerbread Men {Vegan & Gluten-Free}

The ULTIMATE healthy gingerbread man cookie! Made vegan and gluten-free!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 c almond flour
  • 1/2 c oat flour, gluten-free (can sub for almond flour if desired)
  • 1 tbsp. tapioca flour + more for rolling
  • 34g protein powder (I used PEScience 30% off code PBCHOCO)
  • 3 tbsp. coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp. molasses
  • 1 tbsp. all natural sugar-free maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp. ground flax + 2 1/2 tbsp. water
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • pinch salt

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the ground flax and water and let sit for 5 minutes.
  3. Once the five minutes are up, add the molasses, maple syrup and vanilla extract to your flax mixture and stir until completely incorporated. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, sift together almond flour, oat flour, tapioca flour, protein, coconut sugar, spices and salt.
  5. Pour your wet ingredients into your dry ingredients bowl and mix with a fork until a dough forms.
  6. Dust a clean surface with tapioca flour - be generous.
  7. Roll out dough until it's about 1/8" thick. Dust with more flour as needed.
  8. Spray a cookie cutter with non-stick spray and cut out gingerbread man shapes.
  9. Repeat until you have used all the dough.
  10. Place cookies on baking sheet and bake for 8 minutes.
  11. Let cool before decorating.
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Healthy White Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

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I made these bars using coconut flour, almond flour and protein powder. The finished product is absolutely delicious, however, my boyfriend immediately asked me if it was suppose to be a coconut flavored bar.


 

Maybe, I’ve just been baking with coconut flour for so long that it doesn’t have an overwhelming coconut flavor to me. On that note, if you aren’t an avid coconut flour user try subbing the coconut flour for oat flour and you will get a more neutral taste.

 

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As for peanut butter, I couldn’t think of any other flavor to use for these bars other than Nuts ‘N More Birthday Cake. Any natural peanut butter work just fine in this recipe.

 

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PEScience Gourmet Vanilla Select Protein powder tastes like straight up ice cream in powder form. That’s why it’s my absolute favorite flavor of PEScience Selects to bake with. It will sweeten anything up with adding all the sugar. You can get 30% off by using code PBCHOCO.

 

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Healthy White Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Yield: 9 bars

Serving Size: 1 bar

Calories per serving: 116

Carbs per serving: 11g

Protein per serving: 7g

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Healthy White Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

High protein, healthy, white chocolate peanut butter bars.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 c almond flour
  • 1/3 c coconut flour or oat flour
  • 32g vanilla protein powder (I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla 30% off code PBCHOCO)
  • 1/4 c peanut butter (I used Nuts 'N More)
  • 1/4 c unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 tbsp. all natural sugar-free maple syrup (I used Joseph's brand)
  • 3 tbsp. unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp. white chocolate chips
  • optional: sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F and prepare a small baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. Place the flours and protein powder in a large bowl and set aside.
  3. In a microwave safe bowl, mix together the peanut butter, maple syrup, apple sauce, vanilla and almond milk until smooth. If mixture is too tough to mix smoothly, place in the microwave for 5-8 seconds and continue stirring.
  4. Add your wet ingredients to your dry and mix with a fork until a dough forms.
  5. Fold in white chocolate chips and sprinkles.
  6. Press dough evenly into the bottom of your prepared baking dish.
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool before cutting into 9 squares and serving.
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Paleo Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Still not over pumpkin? Me either.

 

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This Paleo Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Banana bread is just 86 calories and 3g of fat per slice!

 

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Eat your heart out folks. This loaf is Paleo, Gluten-Free, Low in Sugar, Low in Fat, Low in Carbs, High in Protein and tastes like a dream! You’re welcome.

 

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I used PEScience Snickerdoodle Select Protein Powder. If you missed the Black Friday 50% off sale, no worries because you can always get 30% off using my code PBCHOCO! ūüôā

 

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Paleo Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

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Yield: 1 loaf, 10 slices

Serving Size: 1 slice

Calories per serving: 86

Fat per serving: 3g

Carbs per serving: 10g

Protein per serving: 6g

Paleo Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Decadently moist Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Banana Bread made Paleo and Gluten-Free using only whole food ingredients and PEScience Select Protein Powder.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 c coconut flour
  • 1/4 c almond flour (fine)
  • 32g protein powder (I used PEScience Snickerdodle 30% off code PBCHOCO)
  • 3 tbsp. coconut palm sugar (I used Better Body Foods)
  • 2 tbsp. all natural sugar-free maple syrup (I used Joseph's)
  • 1/4 c pumpkin puree
  • 2 overly ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 eggs, whole
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract (I used Better Body Foods)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 c sugar-free chocolate chips (I used Lily's)

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F and prepare a loaf pan with non-stick spray.
  2. In a bowl, sift together almond flour, coconut flour, coconut sugar, protein, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together mashed bananas, pumpkin, eggs, maple syrup, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  4. Add your dry ingredients to your wet and fold together until completely incorporated.
  5. Fold in chocolate chips.
  6. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 35-38 minutes.
  7. Let cool before cutting into 10 pieces and serving.

Notes

Sugar-Free maple syrup can be replaced with 100% pure maple syrup, honey or agave. Note: Macros will change.

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Paleo Vegan Caramel Sauce

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

I spent my entire morning baking very unhealthy pies for my family. Pecan and Triple Berry Pie.


 

And I can not wait to eat a giant piece of these corn syrup filled pies. I mean, life is about balance, right? So tomorrow I fully plan on eating my healthy again while drizzling everything in Vegan Caramel Sauce!

 

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Vegan Caramel Sauce is incredibly simple to make and has minimal ingredients!

 

Paleo Vegan Caramel Sauce

Healthy, Vegan, Paleo and Gluten-Free Dark Caramel Sauce to drizzle over whatever your heart desires!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c coconut milk (full fat)
  • 1/2 c coconut palm sugar (I used Better Body Foods)
  • 1 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract (I used Better Body Foods)
  • 1/4 tsp. flaked salt

Instructions

  1. Place the milk and sugar in a small sauce pan and turn on low heat. Stir until coconut sugar has dissolved.
  2. Let simmer for 10 minutes. It should thicken up.
  3. Stir in vanilla, maple syrup and salt.
  4. Remove from heat and place in the freezer for 10 minutes to firm up.
  5. Enjoy over whatever your heat desires!
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Vanilla Chia Protein Overnight Oats with Blueberries and Cranberries

A healthy¬†breakfast that’s high in protein and fiber!

I like to buy a big bag of cranberries during November from Trader Joe’s and keep them in my freezer to sprinkle over my cold or [hot] cereal whenever I need!

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That pop of red will really brighten up your breakfast routine!

I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla Select protein powder. Get 30% off all PEScience products using code PBCHOCO. Vegan proteins available! ūüôā

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Vanilla Chia Protein Overnight Oats with Blueberries and Cranberries

Yield: 1 jar

Serving Size: 1 jar

Calories per serving: 479

Fat per serving: 11g

Carbs per serving: 73g

Protein per serving: 21g

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Vanilla Chia Protein Overnight Oats with Blueberries and Cranberries

Easy, healthy and delicious overnight oats breakfast prep! Made vegan and gluten-free!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c old fashion oats (gluten-free if necessary)
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder (I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla 30% OFF code PBCHOCO)
  • 3/4 c unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 c blueberries
  • 1/4 c fresh cranberries

Instructions

  1. Place the oats, protein, chia and almond milk into mason jar or container with a lid.
  2. Put the lid on and shake it up!
  3. Add the blueberries and cranberries.
  4. Place it in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving.
  5. Enjoy!

Notes

If you prefer your oats on the wet side, use 1 cup almond milk instead of 3/4 cup.

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Healthy No Bake Salted Caramel Protein Cheesecake Bites {Gluten-Free}

I’m not really one to brag but these No Bake Salted Caramel Protein Cheesecake Bites are unbelievably and magically delicious and only contain¬†six ingredients… okay eight if you want to count the flaked salt and water!

 

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These little cups of delight have ZERO added sugar! YAY!

 

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I wanted a little extra protein so I added Gourmet Vanilla PEScience Select Protein Powder to my cheesecake! Get 30% OFF all PEScience products by using code PBCHOCO on their website at checkout!

 

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If you eat them all in one sitting, I won’t judge you.

 

Healthy No Bake Salted Caramel Protein Cheesecake Bites {Gluten-Free}

Yield: 5 cheesecakes

Serving Size: 1 cheesecake

Calories per serving: 283

Fat per serving: 9g

Carbs per serving: 36g

Protein per serving: 18g

Healthy No Bake Salted Caramel Protein Cheesecake Bites {Gluten-Free}

High protein healthy salted caramel cheesecake bites.

Ingredients

    Crust Layer
  • 1/2 c raw cashews
  • 4 medjool dates, pitted
  • Cheesecake Layer
  • 1/2 c Greek yogurt
  • 3 tbsp. reduced fat cream cheese
  • 2 scoops protein powder 64g (I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla)
  • Caramel Layer
  • 4 medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 tbsp. natural peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • flaked salt for sprinkling

Instructions

  1. Prepare a cupcake tin with 5 cupcake liners and set aside.
  2. In a food processor or high speed blender, blend cashews and dates until small crumbles form. Stop to scrape the sides if needed. If too dry, add another date.
  3. Place about 2 tablespoons of the date/cashew mix at the bottom of each cupcake liner and press it evenly flat to completely cover the bottom of the liner.
  4. Place all cheesecake ingredients into a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Stop to scrape the sides as needed.
  5. Evenly distribute cheesecake filling over each crust.
  6. Place in the freezer for 10 minutes to firm up.
  7. While cheesecakes are firming up, place caramel ingredients into a food processor or high speed blender until smooth. Stop to scrape the sides as needed.
  8. Once cheesecakes are firms, evenly distribute caramel over each cheesecake.
  9. Sprinkle with salt.
  10. Enjoy.

Notes

Store in an airtight container in the freezer. Remove from freezer 10 minutes before serving.

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Healthy Single Serving Lava Cake {Vegan & Gluten-Free}

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When you have a hankering for chocolate brownie batter you make chocolate lava cake!


 

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Healthy Single Serving Lava Cake {Vegan & Gluten-Free}

Yield: 1

Serving Size: 1

Calories per serving: 427

Fat per serving: 24g

Carbs per serving: 34g

Protein per serving: 20g

Healthy Single Serving Lava Cake {Vegan & Gluten-Free}

Deliciously healthy chocolate molten lava cake made vegan and gluten-free!

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. gluten-free oat flour
  • 1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder 16g (I used PEScience Frosted Chocolate Cupcake 30% off code PBCHOCO)
  • 1 tbsp. coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp. powdered peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp. avocado oil or coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tbsp. sticky syrup (agave, maple or sugar free maple)
  • 2 tbsp. almond milk
  • 1 tbsp. dairy free chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp. ground flax + 2 1/2 tbsp. water
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F and prepare a ramekin with non-stick spray.
  2. In a small bowl prepare your flax egg by stirring together ground flax and 2.5 tablespoons of water and let sit for 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, stir together oat flour, protein, baking soda, baking powder and coconut sugar.
  4. Combine your flax egg with the coconut oil, almond milk and syrup until combined and then add mixture to dry ingredients and stir until smooth.
  5. Melt chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl in 10 second intervals.
  6. Once chocolate is melted, gently fold it into your batter - just until combined!
  7. Pour batter into ramekin and bake for 11 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool for 2 minutes. Use a knife to loosen the edges. Flip ramekin over to remove cake. Top with fruit or vegan ice cream.

Notes

flax egg can be replaced with 1 egg yolk if not vegan

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Healthy No-Bake Snowball Protein Brownie Bites {Vegan, Gluten-Free + Paleo option}

Got five minutes?

 

Because that’s all the time you need to make these super healthy Snowball Brownie Bites!


 

No oven required – my kind of treat!

 

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Did I mention that these brownie bites have no added sugar? That’s right! I sweetened these using only my favorite protein powder PEScience! And PEScience carries vegan protein powders!!! YAY! You can get 30% OFF using code PBCHOCO!

 

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Healthy No-Bake Snowball Protein Brownie Bites {Vegan, Gluten-Free + Paleo option}

Yield: 16 Bite Sized Snow Ball Brownies

Serving Size: 1 Brownie Bite

Calories per serving: 44

Fat per serving: 2g

Carbs per serving: 4g

Protein per serving: 4g

Healthy No-Bake Snowball Protein Brownie Bites {Vegan, Gluten-Free + Paleo option}

No-bake, high protein, gluten-free snowball brownie bites made in under 5 minutes!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c oat flour (gluten-free if necessary)*
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder 32g (I used Chocolate Frosted Cupcake PEScience 30% off code PBCHOCO)
  • 3 tbsp. natural peanut butter (I used Nuts 'N More)*
  • 2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 c unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • vanilla protein powder for coating (I used Gourmet Vanilla PEScience)

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix together protein powder, oat flour and cocoa powder.
  2. In another bowl, whisk together almond milk, peanut butter and vanilla extract. Gently melt peanut butter in the microwave if necessary.
  3. Use a fork to mix your wet and dry ingredients together until a dough forms.
  4. Separate dough into 16 evenly sized balls.
  5. Roll balls in vanilla protein powder.
  6. Enjoy!

Notes

*For paleo use almond flour and almond butter

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Healthy Gingersnaps {Gluten Free & Paleo}

Chewy inside and crispy on the outside. These gingersnap cookies were made using only whole food ingredients and the best quality whey protein.

 

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With Thanksgiving just around the corner, there’s no better time to bake a batch of these utterly delicious snaps.

 

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I’ve found that PEScience Select protein bakes better than any other protein I’ve worked with. Get 30% off all PEScience products by using code PBCHOCO.

 

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Healthy Gingersnap Cookies {Gluten Free & Paleo}

Yield: 12 cookies

Serving Size: 1 cookie with frosting

Calories per serving: 113

Fat per serving: 7g

Carbs per serving: 10g

Protein per serving: 4g

Healthy Gingersnap Cookies {Gluten Free & Paleo}

Healthy gingersnap cookies with a crispy edge and chewy center.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c almond flour
  • 1/2 c tapioca flour
  • 1 scoop protein powder (I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla 30% off code PBCHOCO)
  • 1/4 c coconut sugar (I used Better Body Foods)
  • 1/4 c + 1 tbsp. coconut oil, measured before melting (I used Better Body Foods)
  • 1 tsp. blackstrap molasses 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp. sticky syrup (maple, honey, agave, etc.)
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Himalayan pink salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Vanilla Protein Icing (optional)
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder (I used PEScience 30% off code PBCHOCO)
  • 2 tsp. coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp. warm water

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, sift together flours, protein, salt, coconut sugar, baking powder and spices.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, gently melt coconut oil and then whisk in molasses, sticky syrup and egg yolk.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until completely incorporated and a dough forms.
  4. Prepare a pan with parchment paper. Use a cookie scoop to measure twelve evenly sized cookie dough balls. Place the cookie dough balls on the parchment paper about 2" apart.
  5. Place cookie dough balls in the freezer for 15-20 minutes. I usually use this time to clean up and pre-heat my oven.
  6. Once chilled, bake cookies for 10 minutes at 325F. Remove from oven and gently press them flat to remove the puffiness.
  7. Bake for another 2-3 minutes.
  8. Let them cool completely before dipping in protein icing.
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  10. Gently melt coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl.
  11. Whisk in water and protein until smooth.
  12. Dip cookies in icing and place them in the freezer for 5 minutes or until icing has hardened.
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Healthy Frozen Hot Chocolate Protein Smoothie

Because when you live in Southern California, it’s still not cold enough during the holidays to actually have your hot chocolate…hot!

 

That’s why I have mine cold as a post workout drink.


 

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Did I mention this Hot Chocolate has virtually NO sugar?

 

I used PEScience Chocolate Frosted Cupcake (vegan proteins also available) which is so sweet and delicious without all the added sugar! YAY! Get 30% OFF PEScience products by using code PBCHOCO.

 

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Healthy Frozen Hot Chocolate Protein Smoothie

Yield: 1

Serving Size: 1

Calories per serving: 254

Fat per serving: 9g

Carbs per serving: 13g

Protein per serving: 30g

Healthy Frozen Hot Chocolate Protein Smoothie

Frozen protein hot chocolate without all the added sugar!

Ingredients

  • 1 c unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder (I used PEScience Chocolate Frosted Cupcake 30% off code PBCHOCO)
  • 2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp. sugar-free chocolate chips (I used Lily's)
  • 5 ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients into a blender on high until smooth.
  2. Pour and serve with whipped cream if desired.
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