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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Healthy Chocolate Fudge Brownies Topped with Strawberry Hearts

It’s not too late to bake a decadent [healthy] treat for your Valentine! I whipped up these gorgeous vegan brownies in just under 20 minutes!

 


 

I made these extra fudgy brownies using only whole food ingredients and PEScience protein powder. Vegan protein powders as well as whey powders are available with 30% OFF using my code PBCHOCO at checkout www.pescience.com

 

 

 

 

 

Healthy Chocolate Fudge Brownies Topped with Strawberry Hearts

Yield: 9 brownies

Serving Size: 1 brownie

Calories per serving: 174

Fat per serving: 11g

Carbs per serving: 25g

Protein per serving: 6g

Healthy Chocolate Fudge Brownies Topped with Strawberry Hearts

A healthy decadent chocolate fudge treat your valentine will love! Made using only whole food ingredients and packed with protein!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c almond flour, finely ground
  • 1/2 c brown rice flour or oat flour
  • 32g chocolate protein powder (I used PEScience 30% OFF code PBCHOCO)
  • 2 tbsp. desiccated coconut
  • 3 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp. avocado oil or coconut oil, melted
  • 3 tbsp. pumpkin puree
  • 2 tbsp. ground flax + 3 tbsp. water
  • 1/4 c baking stevia
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
    Chocolate Frosting
  • 3 tbsp. all natural sugar-free maple syrup (I used Joseph's)
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
    Topping
  • 3 strawberries, diced and cut into hearts

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 325F and prepare an 8x8 inch baking dish or pan with parchment paper or non-stick spray.
  2. In a small dish, stir together ground flax and water and then set a side.
  3. Place all dry brownie ingredients into a mixer (flours, cocoa powder, protein powder, desiccated coconut, baking stevia, baking soda and baking powder) and mix until combined.
  4. Add in melted oil, flax mix (flax egg) and pumpkin and continue mixing until a dough forms.
  5. Press brownie dough evenly into the bottom of the pan and bake for 8 minutes.
  6. Remove and let cool. While cooling, whisk together your frosting ingredients until smooth and then pour the entire contents over brownies.
  7. Top frosting with cut out strawberries and place in the freezer for 30 minutes to harden.
  8. Remove from freezer and cut into 9 squares and serve.

Notes

Store in refrigerator

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Healthy Peanut Butter Protein Granola

 

High protein granola made using gluten-free oats, all natural peanut butter and PEScience Select Protein Powder. I also added some chia seeds and cocao nibs for good measure.  🙂


 

 

Adorable golden spoon from Target for less than 2 bucks!

 

 

I used Nuts ‘N More Toffee Crunch peanut butter because it’s not only the BEST peanut butter I have ever had but it also has the best macros! Amazing macros means more peanut butter for less calories! Score!

 

Healthy Peanut Butter Protein Granola

Yield: 6 servings

Serving Size: 1/6 recipe

Calories per serving: 231

Fat per serving: 12g

Carbs per serving: 20g

Protein per serving: 11g

Healthy Peanut Butter Protein Granola

Healthy, high-protein, gluten-free peanut butter granola with chia seeds and cocao nibs. Perfectly paired with cold almond milk!

Ingredients

  • 1 c gluten-free old fashion oats
  • 1 c gluten-free quick oats
  • 1/4 c sugar-free maple syrup
  • 1/4 c all natural peanut butter
  • 32g protein powder (I used PEScience 30% OFF code PBCHOCO)
  • 2 tbsp. avocado oil or coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tbsp. cocao nibs
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 325F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper and set a side.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together all dry ingredients: oats, protein, cocao nibs and chia seeds and set a side.
  3. In a microwave safe bowl, stir together peanut butter, maple syrup, vanilla and oil until smooth. If peanut butter is too tough to stir, microwave first for 5-10 seconds.
  4. Stir your peanut butter mixture into your dry ingredients. Stir until all the oats are evenly coated.
  5. Use your hands to spread oats on the baking sheet, breaking them up into small, evenly sized clumps.
  6. Bake for 22-25 minutes, stopping half way to gently stir the granola. Let the granola cool completely before serving.
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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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Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Cookies

Looking for a healthy treat to make for that special person you love on Valentine’s Day? Look no further, these super healthy, high protein, peanut butter, chocolate cookies are just the sweet snack you have been looking for. Did I mention they are vegan and gluten-free? A delicious chocolate treat everyone can love!

 


 

I made these using only whole food ingredients and PEScience Select Protein – vegan powders also available! Get 30% OFF all PEScience products by using code PBCHOCO.

 

 

 

Decorate these cookies using simple sprinkles or your favorite chocolate candy!

 

 

Chewy and delicious!

 

 

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Cookies

Yield: 14 cookies

Serving Size: 1 cookie

Calories per serving: 157

Fat per serving: 7g

Carbs per serving: 10g

Protein per serving: 11g

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Cookies

Deliciously healthy chocolate peanut butter protein cookies made vegan and gluten-free!

Ingredients

  • 1 c natural peanut butter
  • 64g chocolate protein powder (I used PEScience Frosted Chocolate Cupcake 30% OFF code PBCHOCO)
  • 1/4 granulated stevia or coconut sugar
  • 1/4 c gluten-free oat flour
  • 3 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 c + 2 tbsp. pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • optional: sprinkles, chocolate squares or flaked sea salt for decorating

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, stir together the oat flour, protein, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and stevia. Place all dry ingredients into a mixer and add peanut butter and pumpkin puree. Mix until a dough forms.
  3. Roll out dough until it's about 1/8" in thickness. Use a hearth shaped cookie cutter to cut out shapes and place them on the baking sheet. Repeat with extra dough until you have used it all. Recipe should make about 14-16 cookies depending on the size of your cookie cutter.
  4. Add sprinkles or chocolate at this time. Bake for 5-7 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  5. Enjoy!
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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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