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Month: December 2016

Healthy Chocolate Chip Oat Scones

 

Chocolate for breakfast?  Yes, please!

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Healthy Chocolate Chip Oat Scones

Yield: 8 scones

Serving Size: 1 scone

Calories per serving: 158

Fat per serving: 11g

Carbs per serving: 5g

Protein per serving: 7g

Healthy Chocolate Chip Oat Scones

Healthy scones made using only whole food ingredients and chocolate, of course!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 c almond flour
  • 1/4 c oat flour
  • 32g protein powder (I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla 30% OFF code PBCHOCO)
  • 2 tbsp. avocado oil or coconut oil measured when melted
  • 2 tbsp. almond milk
  • 1 egg, whole
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 2 tbsp. mini chocolate chips
    Vanilla Drizzle
  • 2 tbsp. vanilla protein powder
  • 2 tbsp. water

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, stir together the almond flour, protein, salt, baking soda and powder.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together egg, milk, vanilla extract and oil.
  4. Add your wet ingredients to your dry and mix until incorporated. Fold in oat flour and chocolate chips.
  5. Place dough into the center of your baking sheet and use your hands to form a dome like shape.
  6. Bake for 7 minutes. Remove from oven and cut dome into 8 slices. It's okay if the slices aren't completely separated from each other.
  7. Place the scones back into the oven and continue baking for 5 minutes.
  8. Remove and cut along the same slices but this time separating them from each other.
  9. Return to oven for another 4-5 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. While cooling, stir together vanilla drizzle ingredients.
  11. Use a spoon to drizzle vanilla over scones and enjoy!
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Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Guess who’s nephew asked her to make Santa some healthy cookies this year? That’s right, my adorable nephew told me that he wants to leave Santa some of my special peanut butter and chocolate cookies! My heart melted into a million pieces and of course I’m making him a batch to leave for Santa!

 


 

Delicious and adorable!

 

 

Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Yield: 12 Cookies

Serving Size: 1 Cookie

Calories per serving: 159

Fat per serving: 9g

Carbs per serving: 10g

Protein per serving: 9g

Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies filled with Chocolate Fudge!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 c natural peanut butter
  • 32g protein powder (I used PEScience Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup)
  • 1/2 c coconut sugar
  • 1/4 c coconut flour
  • 1 egg, large
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
    Chocolate Filling
  • 3 tbsp. all natural sugar-free maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl mix all your dry ingredients together.
  3. In a separate bowl, stir together your peanut butter, egg and vanilla extract until smooth.
  4. Add your peanut butter mixture to your dry ingredients and stir until a dough forms.
  5. Roll dough into 1 1/2" balls and place them on the parchment paper. Recipe should make about 12.
  6. Use your thumb or a spoon to press the balls down in the center to create an indent.
  7. Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Remove from oven and use a spoon to press down in the indent again.
  9. Let cool.
  10. While cooling, melt coconut oil and maple syrup together.
  11. Stir in cocoa powder.
  12. Fill each cookie center with chocolate and cover with sprinkles if desired.
  13. Place in the freezer for 20 minutes for chocolate to harden.
  14. Enjoy!
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Healthy Chocolate Pomegranate Cups

 

For the simplest and probably the most healthy Christmas candy, make these sugar-free, 3-ingredient pomegranate cups.


 

 

 

Merry Christmas Week, everyone!!!

 

Healthy Chocolate Pomegranate Cups

Yield: 4

Healthy Chocolate Pomegranate Cups

Healthy, sugar-free chocolate pomegranate cups!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c pomegranate seeds
  • 1/2 c sugar-free chocolate chips (I used Lily's) or Enjoy Life for Vegan
  • 2 tsp. coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Use a paper towel to dry pomegranate seeds.
  2. Distribute pomegranate seeds between 4 silicone cupcake molds or 4 paper cupcake cake liners.
  3. Melt chocolate and coconut oil together using a double boiler or in a microwave safe bowl in 10 second intervals, stirring between each one until chocolate is melted.
  4. Distribute melted chocolate over each pomegranate cup.
  5. Place in the freezer for 1-2 hours before serving.
  6. Store in freezer.
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The ULTIMATE Healthy Protein Pancake Recipe

Your search for a “healthy” pancake recipe is over!

 


 

This ULTIMATE paleo pancake recipe creates the fluffiest protein stack that you will want to make every single morning.

 

 

This entire stack is only 368 calories, 12g fat, 31g carbs and 49g protein… yes 49g protein!!!

 

 

 

The ULTIMATE Healthy Protein Pancake Recipe for One

Yield: 5 pancakes

Serving Size: 5 panackes

Calories per serving: 368

Fat per serving: 12g

Carbs per serving: 31g

Protein per serving: 49g

The ULTIMATE Healthy Protein Pancake Recipe for One

The last HEALTHY pancake recipe you will ever need! Paleo, Gluten-free and super Fluffy stack that serves one!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 c coconut flour*
  • 32g protein powder (I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla 30% OFF code PBCHOCO)
  • 1 egg, 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 c + 1 tbsp. unsweetened apple sauce*
  • 1/2 c + 3 tbsp. unsweetened almond milk*
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
    Topping Options (not included in macros)
  • sugar-free chocolate chips
  • natural peanut butter
  • banana slices

Instructions

  1. Prepare a skillet or pancake pan with non-stick spray. Turn on medium heat.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together all dry ingredients.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together wet ingredients until fluffy.
  4. Add your wet ingredients to your dry ingredients and whisk until incorporated.
  5. Cook pancakes 1/4 cup at a time until golden brown, flip and cook the other side until golden brown. Serve immediately.

Notes

Can sub coconut flour for almond flour or gluten-free oat flour. Can sub applesauce for pumpkin puree. Can sub almond milk for any milk of choice. Note that macros will change.

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Healthy Dark Chocolate Brownies {no added sugar + high protein}

I have about a hundred different brownie recipes up my sleeve and most of them consist of some secret ingredient like beans or a banana  (which I’m not hating on because I do love a good black bean brownie) but it is nice to have a dense brownie that I don’t have to blend before baking – something more traditional…

 


 

I have made this recipe a few times using different flavored proteins to sweeten the brownies (and obviously to add extra protein)  and guess what? They all worked out perfectly! If you don’t have a chocolate flavored protein, that’s okay because vanilla or peanut butter flavor will work just as nicely!

 

 

I highly recommend dipping your brownies in peanut butter… just trust!

 

Healthy Super Dense Dark Chocolate Brownies {no added sugar + high protein}

Yield: 9 brownies

Serving Size: 1 brownie

Calories per serving: 108

Fat per serving: 4g

Carbs per serving: 13g

Protein per serving: 8g

Healthy Super Dense Dark Chocolate Brownies {no added sugar + high protein}

Super dense 108 calorie brownies made healthy with no oil or added sugar!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c coconut flour
  • 1/2 c oat flour
  • 1/2 c pumpkin puree
  • 32g protein powder (I used PEScience 30% OFF code PBCHOCO)
  • 3 tbsp. unsweetened special dark cocoa powder
  • 3 eggs, whole
  • 2 tbsp. all natural sugar-free maple syrup (I used Joseph's)
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp. sugar-free chocolate chips (I used Lily's)

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F and prepare an 8x8 inch pan with non-stick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together all dry ingredients.
  3. Stir in all wet ingredients until completely incorporated. Batter should be very thick - almost dough like.
  4. Fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Press evenly into the pan and bake for 15-17 minutes.
  6. Let cool completely.
  7. For better tasting brownies, place brownies in the refrigerator for 2-4 hours before serving.
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Healthy White Chocolate Shortbread Cookies with Cranberries

Just a week a half until Christmas! Where has the time gone? Well I can tell you where my time went…

 

It went to creating as many healthy versions of Christmas cookies as humanly possible before I leave to visit family for the holidays. It’s going quite well so far.


 

Today I made Healthy White Chocolate Cranberry Shortbread Cookies that literally melt in your mouth.

 

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Healthy White Chocolate Shortbread Cookies with Cranberries

Yield: 11 cookies

Serving Size: 1 cookie

Calories per serving: 89

Fat per serving: 6g

Carbs per serving: 6g

Protein per serving: 4g

Healthy White Chocolate Shortbread Cookies with Cranberries

Melt in your white chocolate cranberry shortbread cookies made healthy!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c almond flour
  • 3 tbsp. oat flour
  • 1 tbsp. tapioca flour
  • 32g vanilla protein powder (I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla 30% off code PBCHOCO)
  • 2 tbsp. avocado oil or coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp. sticky syrup (maple, agave, or honey)
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tbsp. white chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp. dried cranberries

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, sift all dry ingredients together (almond flour, oat flour, tapioca flour, protein and baking powder).
  2. Stir in oil, water, vanilla and syrup.
  3. Mix until a dough forms.
  4. Fold in white chocolate chips and cranberries.
  5. Roll dough into a cylinder shape and wrap with plastic and place in the freezer for 20 minutes.
  6. While dough is firming up, pre-heat oven to 350F and prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  7. Remove cookie dough from the oven and slice it into 11 evenly sized pieces.
  8. Bake cookies for 6-7 minutes.
  9. Let cool completely before serving.
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Healthy Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Move over Girl Scout’s Thin Mints! There’s a healthier and more delicious cookie in town and it’s vegan, gluten-free with no sugar added!

 

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Healthy Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Yield: 22 cookies

Serving Size: 1 Cookie

Calories per serving: 49

Fat per serving: 3g

Carbs per serving: 3g

Protein per serving: 2g

Healthy Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Healthy Thin Mint copycat cookies.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c almond flour
  • 32g chocolate protein powder (I used PEScience 30% OFF code PBCHOCO)
  • 1 tbsp. tapioca flour
  • 2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp. avocado oil or coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp. all natural sugar-maple syrup or sticky syrup of choice
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1-2 drop peppermint extract
  • 1/2 c sugar-free chocolate chips (I used Lily's) for vegan use Enjoy Life *macros will change

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, stir together the flours, protein and cocoa powder.
  3. Stir in oil, syrup, vanilla extract and water until a dough forms.
  4. Using a rolling pin, roll dough out until it's about 1/8" thick. Use a small round cookie cutter (I used my cinnamon spice cap) to cut out cookies. Repeat with any extra dough until you have used it all. Place cookie dough on the parchment paper. The cookies won't spread so they can be close together.
  5. Bake for 6 minutes and remove from oven to cool.
  6. Melt chocolate in a double boiler or microwave safe bowl.
  7. Spoon melted chocolate over cookies, just enough to spread to edges. Place cookies in the freezer for 10 minutes for chocolate to harden before serving.
  8. Store in a cool place.
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Healthy Chocolate Dipped Almond Shortbread Cookie Dunkers

Today is one of my favorite days of the year – National Cookie Day!

 

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Who says cookies have to be round? I prefer them in rectangles that are perfect for dipping!

 

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These chocolate dipped shortbread cookies are healthy, gluten-free, paleo and made with no added sugar! Win!

 

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Dunk away because these cookies are only 90 calories each!

 

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Healthy Chocolate Dipped Almond Shortbread Cookie Dunkers

Yield: 10 Cookies

Serving Size: 1 Cookie

Calories per serving: 90

Fat per serving: 6g

Carbs per serving: 5g

Protein per serving: 4g

Healthy Chocolate Dipped Almond Shortbread Cookie Dunkers

Deliciously healthy chocolate dipped shortbread cookies with almonds. Paleo and Gluten-Free!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c finely ground almond flour
  • 32g protein powder (I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla 30% off code PBCHOCO)
  • 1 tbsp. tapioca flour
  • 2 tbsp. desiccated coconut, unsweetened
  • 2 tbsp. all natural sugar-free maple syrup or sticky syrup of choice
  • 2 tbsp. unsweetened almond milk, room temperature
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 30g sugar-free chocolate, melted
  • 1-2 tbsp. slivered almonds

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F and prepare a small baking dish with non-stick spray. I used a glass dish about 6x6 inches.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the flours, protein, desiccated coconut, baking powder and salt.
  3. In another bowl, stir together the melted coconut oil, syrup, vanilla and almond milk.
  4. Pour your wet ingredients into your dry and mix until a dough forms.
  5. Press the dough evenly into the bottom of your baking dish.
  6. Bake for 14 minutes. Remove from oven and cut the shortbread into 10 evenly sized rectangles.
  7. Place rectangles on a baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes.
  8. Remove and let cool.
  9. Once cooled, dip cookies in melted chocolate and place on a wire rack. Sprinkle with slivered almonds and place in the freezer for 5 minutes or until chocolate hardens.
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Healthy White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Tis the season for WHITE CHOCOLATE!

 

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Bring. It. On.

 

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White chocolate covered everything!

 

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Healthy White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Healthy White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Ingredients

  • 3/4 c white chocolate chips
  • 5 tbsp. natural peanut butter (I used Nuts 'N More)

Instructions

  1. Prepare a muffin tin with 5 cupcake liners and set aside.
  2. Gently melt white chocolate using a double boiler or in the microwave stopping every ten seconds to stir.
  3. Place a small spoonful of white chocolate in the center of each liner - just so it covers the bottom.
  4. Place it in the freezer for 5 minutes or until chocolate is solid.
  5. Place 1 tablespoon of peanut butter in the center of each white chocolate bottom.
  6. Cover peanut butter with remaining white chocolate.
  7. Return to the freezer for 5 minutes or until chocolate is solid before serving.
  8. Store in a cool place.
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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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