Month: July 2016

Dark Chocolate Super Seed Protein Bark

Dark Chocolate Super Seed Protein Bark

Chocolate! I whole heartily believe that human beings should have chocolate every single day in order to live a happy and healthy life! If you are ever unsure how to use your chia seeds or quinoa, then this is the perfect recipe for you. Forget quinoa for dinner. […]

Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Puppy Chow

Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Puppy Chow

Please tell me that I’m not the only one that’s addicted to 7-11 coffee. It’s a problem, I know–I’m dealing with it the best I know how (AKA, drinking it every single day of my life). But being an Exclusive Blend addict isn’t my only […]

Healthy Double Chocolate Cookies {vegan} {high protein}

Healthy Double Chocolate Cookies {vegan} {high protein}

 

It’s safe to say that I have an obsession with chocolate–and peanut butter–and protein. I don’t go a day without these three things and why should I? I mean, not only are they delicious, they are also healthy for you.

Chocolate (especially raw cocoa powder) is loaded with antioxidants, peanut butter has tons of healthy fats and also tastes freakin’ delicious and protein powder is just the greatest gift you can give to your muscles.


So I took my three favorites things in the world and made the softest double chocolate protein cookies (AKA death by chocolate).

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Look at those chunks and all their chocolaty glory!

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I used my two favorite brands: PEScience and Nuts ‘N More. Protein powder (especially whey) can be tricky to bake with but I’ve found that PEScience not only tastes absolutely amazing and they have an huge assortment of flavors but it bakes well too! Get 30% off all PEScience products when using code PBCHOCO.

Nuts N’ More is hands down, my favorite peanut butter (and I’m not even being paid to say that!) for a few reasons.

  1. The taste and texture are out of this world and incomparable to other brands!
  2. The MACROS! Oh my gawd the macros are insane. I do IIFYM and Nuts ‘N More is a  freaking blessing because it only contains 10g of fat per 2 tablespoons (that’s about 6g less than the leading brand).
  3. There’s a chocolate flavor–WIN!

Unfortunately, I do not have a discount code for you with the peanut butter. I buy mine from VitaCost.com because it’s the cheapest and they deliver the next day!

Anyway, I know what you came here for–this delicious recipe!

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It goes great with almond milk!

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Be careful not to drop your cookie in the cup like I did! Oops!

 

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That melty chocolate though…

 

Healthy Double Chocolate Cookies {vegan} {high proein}

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 6 minutes

Total Time: 16 minutes

Yield: 17 Cookies

Serving Size: 1 Cookie

Calories per serving: 146

Fat per serving: 7g

Carbs per serving: 12g

Protein per serving: 9g

Healthy Double Chocolate Cookies {vegan} {high proein}

Death by chocolate healthy protein cookies! So delicious, you can't just have one!

Ingredients

  • 1 c peanut butter (I used chocolate flavored peanut butter)
  • 2 scoops protein (I used PEScience Frosted Chocolate Cupcake 30% off code PBCHOCO)
  • 1/3 c coconut sugar
  • 1/4 c oat flour (coconut flour for Paleo)
  • 3 tbsp. special dark unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 c plus 2 tbsp. pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 c dark chocolate chunks
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • flaked salt for sprinkling

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350f and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together all your dry ingredients (protein, oat flour, cocoa powder, coconut sugar, baking powder and soda).
  3. Use a fork to fold in your peanut butter until a dry, clumpy dough forms.
  4. Add your pumpkin puree 1 tablespoon at a time until your reach a cookie dough consistency. This will very depending on the peanut butter you use.
  5. Fold in chocolate chips.
  6. Use a cookie scoop to drop the cookie dough on the baking sheets. Press them down slightly using your fingers.
  7. Bake for 5-6 minutes. DO NOT OVER BAKE or they will be dry.
  8. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with flaked salt if desired.
  9. Let cool on sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack and cooling for another 10 minutes.
  10. These will keep in an air tight container for many days.
  11. Enjoy!

Notes

Macros will vary depending on the brand of peanut butter and chocolate chips you use.

http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-double-chocolate-cookies-vegan-high-protein/

Blueberry Chocolate Protein Donuts

Blueberry Chocolate Protein Donuts

I woke up this morning with a very serious case of the Mondays. Can we just go back to the weekend full of donuts and Netflix? No, I needed to take Monday seriously and get some work done, so I compromised (with myself) and made […]

Healthy Three Ingredient Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

Healthy Three Ingredient Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

Delicious homemade frozen yogurt without all the added sugar!

Chocolate Banana Bread French Toast {high protein}

Chocolate Banana Bread French Toast {high protein}

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Chocolate Banana Bread French Toast {high protein}

Yield: 3 servings

Serving Size: 3 peices of french toast with chocolate ganache

Calories per serving: 296

Fat per serving: 8g

Carbs per serving: 36g

Protein per serving: 23g

French Toast like you have never had it before!

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs, whole
  • 1/2 c egg whites
  • 1/4 c coconut sugar
  • 1/4 c sugar free maple syrup or sticky syrup of choice
  • 1/4 c almond milk
  • 1/4 c powdered peanut butter
  • 1/4 c almond flour
  • 1 scoop whey protein (I used PEScience Frosted Chocolate Cupcake 30% off code PBCHOCO)
  • 2 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp. coconut flour
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
    For the French Toast
  • 1 egg, whole
  • 2 tbsp. almond milk
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
    For the Chocolate Ganache
  • 1/4 scoop chocolate protein powder (I used PEScience Frosted Chocolate Cupcake)
  • 1 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp. sugar free maple syrup
  • 1-2 tbsp. water

Instructions

  1. For the banana bread, pre-heat to 350f and prepare a loaf pan with non-stick spray.
  2. In a mixer, beat the bananas, eggs, coconut sugar, almond milk, sugar free maple syrup and vanilla extract until fluffy.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the flours, powdered peanut butter, baking powder and protein powder together.
  4. Slowly add the banana mixture to your dry mix while stirring. Mix just until combined.
  5. Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan and bake for 50-60 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean.
  6. Let cool completely before cutting the bread into 9 slices.
  7. In a shallow bowl, whisk together your egg, almond milk, vanilla extract and cinnamon.
  8. Dip each piece of bread into the mixture until completely coated.
  9. Cook each piece in a frying pan, prepared with non-stick spray on medium heat.
  10. Cook until golden brown, flip and cook the other side until golden brown.
  11. Mix together your ganache and drizzle over french toast.
  12. Enjoy!

Notes

Macros do not include banana and blueberry toppings.

http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/chocolate-banana-bread-french-toast-high-protein/

Blueberry Chocolate Chia Seed Protein Pudding

Blueberry Chocolate Chia Seed Protein Pudding

Print Blueberry Chocolate Chia Seed Protein Pudding Yield: 2 servings Serving Size: half the recipe Calories per serving: 223 Fat per serving: 10g Carbs per serving: 16g Protein per serving: 17g Ingredients Chocolate Pudding 1/2 c almond milk 1 1/2 tbsp. chia seeds 1 tbsp. […]

Barely Baked Oatmeal Fig Bars {high protein}

Barely Baked Oatmeal Fig Bars {high protein}

  Print Barely Baked Oatmeal Fig Bars {high protein} Yield: 9 bars Serving Size: 1 bar Calories per serving: 115 Fat per serving: 4g Carbs per serving: 15g Protein per serving: 5g These Almond Butter Fig Bars are just barely baked so they keep their […]

Blackberry Lime Passion Tea with Chia

Blackberry Lime Passion Tea with Chia

I have recently discovered how delicious chia is in a beverage. I’ve always just sprinkled it over some oats, made some chia jam or pudding. Watch out chia pudding, there’s a new chia craze in town, chia tea!

I’m on my ninth year working for Starbucks (#tobeapartner) so you can only imagine how much Teavana Tea I have collected over the years–like loads of it. I decided to start incorporating it into some of my recipes to ya know, try and clean out my kitchen cabinets a bit.

Last week I made an incredible Orange Green Tea Lemonade with Chia for another company and it was so tasty I started dreaming up other flavor combinations. I decided to combine my favorite fruits with my favorite Starbucks Tea, thus giving me the most delicious (and healthiest) tea I have ever had to drink…IN MY LIFE!


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Blackberry Lime Passion Tea with Chia

Yield: 3 servings

Serving Size: about 3/4 cup

Calories per serving: 81

Fat per serving: 3

Carbs per serving: 11

Protein per serving: 3

Blackberry Lime Passion Tea with Chia

Relax on a hot summer day with a refreshing Blackberry Lime Passion Tea with Chia, full of antioxidants and calcium!

Ingredients

  • 2 limes
  • 1/2 c blackberries
  • 2 tea bags (Teavana Passion Tea)
  • 2 tbsp. chia seeds (Better Body Foods)
  • 2 c filtered water
  • *optional 2 tbsp. honey or sweetener (I like mine tart so I didn't add any)

Instructions

  1. First gel your chia seeds by mixing them with 1 cup of water. Cover and let sit for at least 2 hours.
  2. Steep tea for 5 minutes, remove bags and let cool.
  3. Place limes and blackberries in a juicer. If you don't have a juicer you can removed the lime peels and place the limes and blackberries in a blender on high. Strain out liquid and add it to your tea.
  4. Mix together your juice, chia gel water, tea and sweetener if adding any.
  5. Place in the refrigerator for 2 hours before serving.
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/raspberry-lime-passion-tea-with-chia/

Chocolate Chip Energy Bars {high protein}

Chocolate Chip Energy Bars {high protein}

I believe today is world chocolate day and there’s chocolate chips in these bars so that works, right? In my world, every day is chocolate day, even if it’s tiny chocolate chips. Chocolate. Every. Day. Most of my recipes start out as experiments, so when these […]


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