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Healthy Vanilla Yogurt and Granola Breakfast Popsicles

 

Dessert for breakfast? I’m totally in, especially on a hot Southern California Day!

 


 

These delicious high protein popsicles are simple to make using only 4 ingredients!

  1. Your favorite vanilla flavored yogurt!
  2. Almond milk!
  3. Fruit of choice!
  4. Granola! (I used Sweet Home Farm Granola)

Whisk together your yogurt and almond milk. Stir in or blend in your favorite fruit. Pour mixture into molds. Top with granola and then press in a popsicle stick. Place in the freezer for at least 6 hours or until solid. Enjoy a decadent breakfast treat!

 

 

I made these using Sweet Home Farm Granola because it’s made without GMO’s and low in sugar! That’s a double win for me!

 

 

Healthy Vanilla Yogurt and Granola Breakfast Popsicles

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 5 Healthy Breakfast Popsicles

Serving Size: 1 Healthy Breakfast Popsicle

Calories per serving: 103

Fat per serving: 1g

Carbs per serving: 12g

Protein per serving: 10g

Healthy Vanilla Yogurt and Granola Breakfast Popsicles

Healthy Yogurt and Granola Breakfast Popsicles are the perfect breakfast treat to keep you cool during the summer!

Ingredients

  • 2 c vanilla flavored yogurt (vegan if necessary)
  • 1 c almond milk
  • 1/2 c chopped fruit
  • 1/3 c granola Sweet Home Farm

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together yogurt and almond milk. If not using a flavored yogurt, you will want to add in sweetener to add sweetener now.
  2. Divide yogurt mixture between your popsicle molds until they are about 2/3 of the way full. Drop in desired fruit and finish with granola. Be sure to tap the molds on the counter when finished to ensure all air bubbles have disappeared.
  3. Place in the freezer for at least 6 hours or until frozen solid.
  4. To remove popsicles from molds, run them until warm water for 20-30 seconds.
  5. Enjoy!

Notes

*Macros will change depending on the yogurt and granola you use.

http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-vanilla-yogurt-and-granola-breakfast-popsicles/

 

Healthy Blueberry Chocolate Fudge Bars

 

 

These super decadent blueberry chocolate fudge bars are made healthy using whole food ingredients! Did I mention they are vegan, gluten-free and paleo? This way everyone can enjoy them! 🙂


 

 

The blueberry bars are topped with a super fudgy frosting made using only a few ingredients and magically comes together in seconds! This fudge frosting is a recipe you can reuse again and again!

 

 

Although fresh blueberries are delicious, I used freeze dried blueberries for this recipe. I found them at Trader Joe’s for a reasonable price.

 

 

I sprinkled these bad boys with more crushed freeze dried blueberries. Freeze dried fruit is my new favorite food to bake with. It really gives your treats a pop of color (and flavor!) check out my Healthy Double Chocolate Shortbread Cookies Topped with Freeze Dried Strawberries for more freeze dried goodness!

 

 

It literally took all my will power not to eat this entire stack… THEY ARE SO GOOD THOUGH.

 

 

Of course, as always I used PEScience protein powder in this recipe (vegan powders available). Get 30% OFF all PEScience products by using code PBCHOCO at checkout.

 

 

Blueberries and Chocolate are match made in heaven! This recipe has quickly become a favorite.

 

Healthy Blueberry Chocolate Fudge Frosted Bars

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 7 minutes

Total Time: 22 minutes

Yield: 9 Healthy Blueberry Fudge Frosted Bars

Serving Size: 1 Healthy Blueberry Fudge Frosted Bar

Calories per serving: 202

Fat per serving: 15g

Carbs per serving: 20g

Protein per serving: 6g

Healthy Blueberry Chocolate Fudge Frosted Bars

A Berry-Delicious Chocolate Fudge Treat Made Healthy!

Ingredients

    Blueberry Bars
  • 1/2 c brown rice flour or oat flour
  • 1/2 c finely ground almond flour
  • 32g vanilla protein powder (PEScience 30% OFF code PBCHOCO)
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar replacement (Swerve)
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted (Better Body Foods)
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 c freeze dried blueberries (not dehydrated)
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
    Fudge Frosting
  • 1/2 c sugar-free chocolate chips (dairy-free if necessary)
  • 2 tbsp sugar-free maple syrup or
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp sugar-free confectioners sugar (Swerve)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325F and prepare an 8x8 inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Place the freeze dried berries into a food processor until a powder forms. Add the remaining dry ingredients (flours, protein powder, sugar, baking soda and baking powder) and mix until incorporated.
  3. Add the melted coconut oil and applesauce and continue blending until all ingredients are incorporated and a dough forms.
  4. Press dough evenly into the bottom of your prepared baking pan. Bake for 7 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
  5. Once cooled, melt chocolate chips and coconut oil together. Stir in maple syrup and then powder sugar until a frosting forms.
  6. Spread frosting evenly over blueberry layer. Top with freeze dried blueberry crumbles if desired and place in the freezer for 15 minutes for chocolate to set. Cut into squares and serve.

Notes

All sugar-free ingredients can be replaced with it's full sugar versions, however, nutrition facts will change.

http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-blueberry-chocolate-fudge-bars/

Healthy Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies with Freeze Dried Strawberry Crumbles

 

 

Healthy shortbread cookies that are made gluten-free, vegan and high in protein–the triple threat of all cookies! And they look beautiful too!


 

 

 

These cookies are so versatile. They make a great snack in the morning with a cup of coffee but also taste just as great paired with a glass of red wine.

 

 

I used PEScience Frosted Chocolate Cupcake protein in this recipe. Get 30% OFF all PEScience products by using code PBCHOCO on their site www.pescience.com (vegan proteins also available).

 

 

 

 

Healthy Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies with Freeze Dried Strawberry Crumbles

Yield: 14 Cookies

Serving Size: 1 Cookie

Calories per serving: 118

Fat per serving: 8g

Carbs per serving: 8g

Protein per serving: 4g

Healthy Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies with Freeze Dried Strawberry Crumbles

Healthy Double Chocolate Shortbread Cookies Made Vegan, Gluten-Free, and High Protein!

Ingredients

  • 1 c almond flour (finely ground)
  • 1/4 c brown rice flour
  • 1/4 c ghee or butter
  • 1/4 c all natural sugar-free maple syrup (I used Joseph's)
  • 32g chocolate protein (I used PEScience Frosted Chocolate Cupcake 30% OFF code PBCHOCO)
  • 1/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder (I used Better Body Foods)
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 75g dark chocolate
  • 1 tsp coconut oil (I used Better Body Foods)
  • freeze dried strawberry crumbles

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the flours, protein powder, cocoa powder and baking powder into a bowl and mix until combined.
  3. Pour the dry ingredients into a mixer and then add the ghee and maple syrup. Beat using a paddle attachment until a dough forms. You can also place all cookie ingredients into a food processor if you don't have access to a mixer.
  4. Place down a pieces of parchment paper and roll dough out using a rolling pin until it's about 1/8" in thickness. Use a round cookie cutter to cut out cookies. You can also use the cap to a spice or a mason jar lid. Mine made 14 cookies.
  5. Bake cookies for 7 minutes. Remove and let cool.
  6. Once cooled, melt chocolate and coconut oil together. Dip half of each cookie into the chocolate and return it to the parchment paper. Sprinkle with freeze dried strawberry pieces. You can make these by blending freeze dried strawberries in a food processor or blender.
  7. Place cookie in the freezer for 20 minutes before serving. Store in the freezer or a cool place.
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-chocolate-dipped-shortbread-cookies-with-freeze-dried-strawberry-crumbles/

Healthy Peanut Butter Protein Cookies

 

 

Utterly soft, melt in your mouth peanut butter cookies.


 

 

I love peanut butter but that’s not really a secret around my house. So when PEScience released their new Peanut Butter Cookie flavor protein powder, of course the first thing I made were peanut butter cookies.

 

 

Go to PEScience.com and get your 27-Serving tub for $19.99 using code PBCHOCO at checkout.

 

 

Healthy Peanut Butter Protein Cookies

Yield: 8 Cookies

Serving Size: 1 Cookie

Calories per serving: 215

Fat per serving: 12g

Carbs per serving: 18g

Protein per serving: 10g

Healthy Peanut Butter Protein Cookies

Utterly soft, melt-in-your-mouth, peanut butter protein cookies.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 c all natural peanut butter, must be the drippy kind
  • 32g protein powder (I used PEScience Peanut Butter Cookie 30% off CODE PBCHOCO)
  • 1/4 c brown rice flour
  • 1/4 c coconut sugar or dry sweetener of choice
  • 1/4 c Truvia or dry sweetener of choice
  • 2 tbsp ground flax + 3 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • *Optional: 1 tbsp chocolate chips, 1 tbsp peanut butter chips, 1 tbsp peanuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the ground flax and water, then set a side.
  3. Place the flour, protein powder, sweeteners and baking soda into a mixer and mix until combined. Add the peanut butter, flax + water mix and vanilla extract and mix using a paddle attachment. Mix until a dough forms.
  4. If you are adding the chocolate chips, peanut butter chips and peanuts, fold them in now.
  5. Separate dough into 8 evenly sized pieces and roll them into balls. Use the bottom of a glass cup to press the cookies flat.
  6. Bake cookies for 11 minutes. Remove and let cool completely before serving.

Notes

Macros calculated without optional chocolate chips, peanut butter chips and peanuts.

http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-peanut-butter-protein-cookies/

 

Healthy Peanut Butter Smoothie

 

 

A world without peanut butter is one that I don’t want to live in.


 

And today PEScience released a new flavor of protein powder. Can you guess what it is? I’ll give you a hint, it’s a peanut butter flavor! … Peanut Butter Cookie Protein and it’s the best dang protein I’ve ever tasted.

 

 

Today I whipped up a quick peanut butter protein smoothie to try out the new flavor.

What you will need:

almond milk

banana

PEScience Peanut Butter Cookie Protein (30% off code PBCHOCO)

Greek yogurt

peanut butter

ice

 

Healthy Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie

Yield: 1 Smoothie

Serving Size: 1 Smoothie

Calories per serving: 378

Fat per serving: 9g

Carbs per serving: 30g

Protein per serving: 43g

Healthy Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c almond milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1 serving container Greek yogurt
  • 32g peanut butter protein powder (I used PEScience Peanut Butter Cookie 30% OFF code PBCHOCO)
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter

Instructions

  1. Place the banana, yogurt, protein, almond milk and ice into a blender or food processor until smooth.
  2. Pour into a glass and drizzle with peanut butter.
  3. Top with banana slices and peanuts if desired.
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-peanut-butter-smoothie/

Healthy Blueberry Baked Donuts

 

My greatest kitchen investment is hands down my Wilton donut mold pan; which really isn’t an “investment” at all because I got it for like fifteen bucks on amazon. Needless to say I have more than baked my money’s worth of donuts in that thing.

 


 

If you have never tried a Healthy Baked Low Carb Protein Donut before then you are really in for treat! These little blueberry cakes were made using whole food ingredients like brown rice flour which you can also sub for oat flour if needed. I bake a lot with brown rice flour because it’s not as expensive as other “healthy” flours–and when you bake as much as I do, those couple of dollars matter!

 

I also used PEScience Select Protein because it’s my favorite protein powder on the market and quality protein makes a huge difference when you are baking. When I first started creating recipes, I would buy the cheapest protein I could find… big mistake! Poor quality protein will leave you with a rubbery texture and an overpowering flavor. So a good quality protein powder will make a huge difference–just trust! PEScience is amazing and gives my readers 30% OFF all PEScience products using code PBCHOCO at checkout on their website PEScience.com! Yay!

 

 

 

Healthy Blueberry Baked Donuts

Yield: 5 Donuts

Serving Size: 1 Donut

Calories per serving: 147

Fat per serving: 5g

Carbs per serving: 18g

Protein per serving: 12g

Healthy Blueberry Baked Donuts

Healthy Baked Blueberry Protein Donuts with Blueberry-Vanilla Glaze.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 c brown rice flour or gluten-free oat flour
  • 32g vanilla protein powder
  • 2 tbsp baking stevia or coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 tbsp almond milk
  • 1 egg or flax egg for vegan
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 c frozen blueberries
    Blueberry Glaze
  • 1/4 c frozen blueberries
  • 1/4 c +2 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 32g vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tbsp sugar-free confectioners sugar (I used Swerve)
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and prepare your standard donut mold with non-stick spray and be generous.
  2. Place your egg, baking stevia, applesauce and almond milk into a mixer and beat until fluffy. In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, protein, baking powder and soda. Add your dry ingredients into the mixer and stir until combined. Fold in frozen blueberries.
  3. Fill 5 donut molds with batter. Bake donuts for 11-12 minutes. Remove from oven and then let them cool completely.
  4. While donuts are cooling, you are going to make your blueberry glaze. Place the frozen blueberries, 2 tablespoons water and lemon juice into a small pan or pot over medium heat for 2 minutes or until colors start to burst.
  5. Remove from heat and pour contents into a blender. Add the melted coconut oil and 1/4 cup water into blender and blend on high until smooth. Add in protein powder and sugar-free confetioners sugar and blend again until smooth. Pour contents into a shallow bowl and let sit for a few minutes to cool.
  6. Dip donuts into glaze and serve.
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-blueberry-baked-donuts/

Healthy Chocolate Strawberry Protein Smoothie

 

 


A perfect substitution when you are craving a chocolate covered strawberry is this Chocolate Strawberry Protein Smoothie made using PEScience Gourmet Vanilla Protein and Frosted Chocolate Cupcake (vegan powders also available) and PESciece Frosted Chocolate Cupcake Protein. Get 30% OFF by using code PBCHOCO on their website.

 

 

Healthy Chocolate Banana Strawberry Protein Smoothie

Yield: 2 smoothies

Serving Size: 1 smoothie

Calories per serving: 151

Fat per serving: 4g

Carbs per serving: 16g

Protein per serving: 14g

Healthy Chocolate Banana Strawberry Protein Smoothie

A Healthy High Protein Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 c frozen banana pieces
  • 32g protein powder (I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla and Chocolate Frosted Cupcake)
  • 2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 c unsweetened almond milk
  • 6 ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Place the strawberries, 16g protein powder, 3/4 c almond milk and 3 ice cubes in a blender on high until smooth. Pour contents between 2 glasses. Rinse blender and then place the frozen banana, 16g protein, cocoa powder, 3/4 c almond milk and 3 ice cubes into a blender on high until smooth.
  2. Top strawberry smoothie with chocolate banana smoothie and serve immediately.
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-chocolate-strawberry-protein-smoothie/

Healthy Double Chocolate Almond Butter Crispy Bars

 

I’ve got something a little different for you today but don’t worry I’m still sticking to my usual nutter butter and chocolate madness. Today I made chocolate almond butter (see what I did there) crispy bars and then slathered them in chocolate because whenever I get about 3/4 of the way finished with creating a recipe, I get a little unsure of myself and decided the best course of action is to just top it off with melted chocolate. This strategy usually works out well and in this case in particular it worked out really well!


 

 

In this recipe I used Erewhon’s organic brown rice crispy cereal that’s made gluten-free. I used this brand because it’s USDA organic, non GMO verified and low in sugar and fat.

 

 

I added protein powder to this recipe as per usual, however, it can easily be omitted if you don’t have on hand but keep in mind that the macros will change.

 

 

That crisp though!

 

Healthy Double Chocolate Almond Butter Crispy Bars

Yield: 8 Crispy Bars

Serving Size: 1 bar

Calories per serving: 294

Fat per serving: 22g

Carbs per serving: 26g

Protein per serving: 9g

Healthy Double Chocolate Almond Butter Crispy Bars

Healthy Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Crispy Bars Using Erewhon Brown Rice Cereal.

Ingredients

    Crispy Bar
  • 2 c brown rice crispy cereal Erewhon Brand
  • 1/4 c almond butter
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil, measured before melting
  • 32g chocolate protein powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 c sugar-free chocolate chips
  • 1/4 c sugar-free maple syrup
    Chocolate
  • 3/4 c sugar-free chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil, measured before melting
    Other
  • 1/4 c almond butter

Instructions

  1. Prepare an 8x8 inch pan with parchment paper and set a side.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the rice crispy cereal and protein powder.
  3. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate and coconut oil together in 15 second intervals, stirring between each until chocolate is melted and smooth. Stir the almond butter and vanilla into the chocolate.
  4. Pour the chocolate mixture over the rice cereal mix and stir using a large spoon or rubber spatula. Stir until chocolate mixture has completely covered every piece of rice cereal.
  5. Once all the cereal is covered, press the mix evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan. Cover and place in the freezer for 2 hours. Remove from the freezer and cut into 8 bars. Spoon about a half of a tablespoon of almond butter over each bar then place them on wire rack.
  6. Melt 3/4 cup chocolate and coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl until smooth. Spoon chocolate over each bar until completely covered. Return bars to the freezer for hour before serving.
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-double-chocolate-almond-butter-crispy-bars/

 

 

Healthy Shortbread Peanut Butter Cookies Covered in Chocolate (aka Tagalongs)

 

 

It happened again! Today I was at the grocery store when I was stopped on my way out by Girl Scouts and their devil cookies! And by devil cookies I mean the world’s most delicious mass produced shortbread cookie with peanut butter and chocolate on top! Ugh, how are they so good?


 

I couldn’t stop thinking about these cookies so I decided to make my own healthy version of these addicting treats.

 

 

Unlike the traditional Tagalongs, mine are made using only healthy, whole food ingredients and protein powder. I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla. Get 30% off by using code PBCHOCO at checkout on their website www.pescience.com 

 

 

 

Healthy Shortbread Peanut Butter Cookies Covered in Chocolate (aka Tagalongs)

Yield: 20-22 Cookies

Serving Size: 1 Cookie

Calories per serving: 73

Fat per serving: 6g

Carbs per serving: 3g

Protein per serving: 3g

Healthy Shortbread Cookies Topped with Sweet Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate (aka Tagalongs) Made Healthy, Gluten-Free and Vegan.

Ingredients

    Shortbread Cookie
  • 1/2 c almond flour, finely ground
  • 32g protein powder (I used PEScience 30% off code PBCHOCO)
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
  • 1-2 tbsp. warm water
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
    Peanut Butter Filling
  • 1/4 c natural peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp. baking stevia
    Chocolate
  • 2.5 oz dark chocolate
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
    Other
  • tapioca flour for rolling or flour of choice
  • flaked sea salt for topping

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 325F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, stir together the almond flour and protein powder. Add the melted coconut oil and vanilla then stir using a fork. Every protein powder is different so if NOT using PEScience brand add the water 1 tablespoon at a time until you reach a dough consistency.
  3. Dust a clean surface with tapioca flour and roll dough out very thin, about 1/8 inch or less. Use a small round cookie cutter (I used the cap to my cinnamon spice) to cut out cookies. Repeat until you have used all the dough. Recipe will make 20-22 cookies.
  4. Place cookies on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes.
  5. Once cooled, stir together peanut butter and stevia. Evenly distribute about 1/2 tablespoon of the peanut butter mixture on top of each cookie.
  6. Melt chocolate and coconut oil together in a microwave safe bowl or double boiler.
  7. Spoon chocolate over each peanut butter topped cookie, using the back of the spoon to help spread the chocolate over the edges.
  8. Place cookies in the freezer for 20 minutes before sprinkling with flaked salt and serving.
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-shortbread-peanut-butter-cookies-covered-in-chocolate-aka-tagalongs/

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.

http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/mixed-berry-smoothie-bowl-high-protein/

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