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Healthy Peanut Butter Frosting

Sometimes I set out to create a healthy version of a specific treat and I fail so hard that I actually win at creating an entirely different dessert! Which was exactly the case yesterday. I turned my mishap into a delicious peanut butter frosting which was then followed by a delicious cake–You will not want to miss that post tomorrow!

 


 

Healthy 4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Frosting

Healthy 4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Frosting

A Healthy, High Protein, Peanut Butter Frosting Made Using Only FOUR Ingredients!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c natural peanut butter (the drippy kind)
  • 1/2 c 0% fat Greek yogurt
  • 32g protein powder (I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla Whey Protein 30% OFF code PBCHOCO)
  • 1/4 c powdered erythritol

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients into a mixer and beat until light and fluffy.

Notes

Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Erythritol can be replaced with any sugar-free powdered sugar replacement.

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Mixed Berry Smoothie Bowl {High Protein}

 

This is literally my second smoothie bowl ever! I know, I’m so late to the party and really I have no excuse because these bowls are amazing!


 

 

Last week I was at the mall and decided to try my very first smoothie bowl. I went simple and ordered a acai bowl complete with bananas, strawberries and granola on top. And just like that, my new breakfast obsession was born. Smoothie bowls from a trendy juice joint can get expensive so today I made my own bowl using frozen berries, almond milk, protein powder and then topped it with granola, fresh berries and chia seeds!

 

 

I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla because it tastes like ice cream! You can get it for 30% OFF by using code PBCHOCO on their website www.pescience.com

 

Mixed Berry Smoothie Bowl {High Protein}

Yield: 1 bowl

Serving Size: 1 bowl

Calories per serving: 263

Fat per serving: 3g

Carbs per serving: 35g

Protein per serving: 27g

Mixed Berry Smoothie Bowl {High Protein}

A healthy, high protein breakfast smoothie topped with granola, chia seeds and fresh berries.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 c frozen mixed berries
  • 1/2 c almond milk
  • 32g vanilla protein powder (I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla 30% OFF code PBCHOCO)
    Toppings
  • fresh blueberries
  • fresh blackberries
  • fresh raspberries
  • chia seeds
  • granola

Instructions

  1. Place the frozen berries, protein and almond milk in a blender on high until smooth.
  2. Pour in a bowl and decorate with toppings.
  3. Enjoy with a spoon!

Notes

Macros calculated before toppings.

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Chocolate Pretzel Peanut Butter Cups

 

If you are looking for a sweet and salty treat with simple ingredients you can find in your kitchen then look no further because these peanut butter cups are like no other! They quick, easy, sugar-free, gluten-free and best of all absolutely delicious!


 

 

 

 

        

 

 

Chocolate Pretzel Peanut Butter Cups

Yield: 3 Peanut Butter Cups

Serving Size: 1 Peanut Butter Cup

Chocolate Pretzel Peanut Butter Cups

Quick and easy, sweet and salty, deliciously healthy Chocolate Pretzel Peanut Butter Cups.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 c sugar-free chocolate chips (I used Lily's)
  • 3 tbsp. natural peanut butter (I used Nuts 'N More)
  • 2 tsp. coconut oil
  • 3 gluten free mini pretzels
  • flaked sea salt for sprinkling

Instructions

  1. Prepare a muffin tin with 3 cupcake liners.
  2. In a double boiler, gently melt chocolate chips and coconut oil. Place a spoonful of chocolate into the bottom of the cupcake liners.
  3. In the center of the chocolate, dollop one tablespoon of peanut butter in each cupcake liner.
  4. Cover with remaining chocolate.
  5. Gently place a pretzel in the center of each peanut butter cup.
  6. Place in the freezer for 30 minutes before sprinkling with sea salt and serving.

Notes

Macros were not calculated for this recipe.

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Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

If you are a lover of peanut butter and chocolate (especially together) then you need to make this recipe right this second. And be careful because it’s highly addictive!

 

 


 

This kind of dessert is the exact reason why I started a healthy dessert blog. A few years ago I followed a recipe for a healthy chocolate peanut butter bar and it was so delicious. I just couldn’t believe it was good for me so I had to share it with the world thus creating my Instagram which eventually led to a blog!

 

 

 

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Yield: 16 bars

Serving Size: 1 bar

Calories per serving: 117

Fat per serving: 7g

Carbs per serving: 8g

Protein per serving: 6g

The best ever protein packed Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars! 117 calories each!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c natural peanut butter
  • 48g protein powder (I used PEScience Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup 30% OFF code PBCHOCO)
  • 2 tbsp. sugar-free maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp. coconut flour
  • 3 tbsp. unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 c sugar-free chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp. sugar-free maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Line an 8x8 inch pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together peanut butter, protein powder, coconut flour, milk and sugar-free maple syrup using a fork until a dough forms.
  3. Press dough evenly into the bottom of the pan and set a side.
  4. In a double boiler or microwave safe bowl, gently melt chocolate chips and coconut oil together. Stir in sugar-free maple syrup until you have a frosting like consistency.
  5. Use a rubber spatula to evenly spread chocolate over the peanut butter layer. Sprinkle with chocolate chips if desired.
  6. Place in the freezer for 30 minutes to set. Cut into 16 squares and enjoy!
  7. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Notes

For vegan use dairy-free chocolate chips.

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Healthy Edible Cookie Dough

Perhaps I’ve made it my mission in life to make as many versions of healthy edible cookie dough as possible because not only do I have an entire eBook dedicated to cookie dough recipes but this might also be my fourth or fifth one I’ve posted on my blog.

 

Safe to say that I LOVE cookie dough.


 

 

This recipe takes just a couple of minutes to throw together and you are ready to start inserting a spoon.

 

 

This cookie dough freezer well too! Unlike healthy cookie dough made using coconut oil, this dough tastes even better when it’s rolled into balls and frozen for a bite sized snack right out of the freezer!

 

 

Healthy Edible Cookie Dough

Yield: 5 servings

Serving Size: 1 ball or large spoonful

Calories per serving: 110

Carbs per serving: 12g

Protein per serving: 7g

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Healthy Edible Cookie Dough

Healthy cookie dough that tastes just like the real thing!!!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c gluten-free oat flour
  • 32g vanilla protein powder (I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla 30% OFF code PBCHOCO)
  • 2 tbsp. baking stevia or granulated sweetener of choice
  • 2 tbsp. light butter*
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 2 tbsp. sugar-free chocolate chips*
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, stir together flour, protein and sugar.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, melt butter.
  3. Pour melted butter, vanilla and water into dry ingredients and stir using a fork until a dough forms.
  4. Fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Serve immediately or roll dough into 5 equally sized balls and freeze 2-4 hours before serving.

Notes

For vegan replace butter with a vegan buttery spread such as Earth Balance and chocolate chips with dairy-free chips such as Enjoy Life. Note: Macros will change slightly.

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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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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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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! 🙂

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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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