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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 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 Stuffed Skillet Brookie

 

If you ever wonder what a girl that bakes peanut butter and chocolate desserts for a living dreams about… here it is.


 

Seriously, I have dreams about desserts and then I make them. Last night I dreamt about a large cookie with a brownie bottom, a thick layer of peanut butter and topped with a chocolate chunk cookie so today I made the healthiest version of it.

 

 

 

This super healthy, whole food version doesn’t skimp on flavor or density! This cookie tastes better than the real, sugar-packed thing!

 

 

Healthy Peanut Butter Stuffed Skillet Brookie

Yield: 1 giant skillet cookie

Serving Size: 1/8

Calories per serving: 215

Fat per serving: 13g

Carbs per serving: 16g

Protein per serving: 10g

Healthy Peanut Butter Stuffed Skillet Brookie

Clean eating brownie bottom chocolate chip skillet cookie stuffed with peanut butter and it's absolutely to die for!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c gluten-free oat flour
  • 1/2 c finely ground almond flour
  • 1/4 c baking stevia
  • 32g vanilla protein powder (I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla 30% OFF code PBCHOCO)
  • 3 tbsp. avocado oil or coconut oil, melted
  • 1 egg, egg yolk
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin puree
  • 2 tbsp. sugar-free chocolate chips
  • 3 tbsp. natural peanut butter
  • sea salt for sprinkling

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 325F and prepare a small skillet with non-stick spray, set a side. In a mixer or large bowl, mix together oat flour, almond flour, protein, baking soda and powder. Add in egg, egg yolk and oil and continue mixing until completely incorporated and a dough forms.
  2. Remove half of the dough and place it in a bowl. Mix in cocoa powder and pumpkin puree until completely incorporated. You should have a thick brownie like batter. Wet you finger tips and press the brownie evenly into the bottom of the skillet.
  3. Top brownie layer with peanut butter.
  4. Add chocolate chips to remaining cookie dough and evenly press dough over peanut butter latey.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Sprinkle with flaked sea salt and enjoy!
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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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Healthy Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

 

Oh boy! All the things I love stuffed into one delicious cookie!

Peanut Butter – Love it!


Oatmeal – Love it!

Chocolate Chips – Love it!

 

 

This cookie is a winner and is exactly what you need to be making right this second.

 

 

 

 

Don’t let these cookies fool you. They look like your usual unhealthy oatmeal cookie.

 

 

 

But SURPRISE! They are stuffed with PEANUT BUTTER!

 

 

 

 

Healthy Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Yield: 9 cookies

Serving Size: 1 cookie

Calories per serving: 119

Fat per serving: 5g

Carbs per serving: 16g

Protein per serving: 5g

Healthy Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

All the things you love in one cookie!

Ingredients

  • 1 c quick oats
  • 1/2 c oat flour
  • 1/4 c almond flour
  • 1/4 c baking stevia or coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp. unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp. sticky syrup of choice (agave, maple/sf maple, honey)
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 3 tbsp. sugar-free mini chocolate chips
  • 3 tbsp. peanut butter (I used Nuts 'N More Birthday Cake)

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together oat flour, almond flour, stevia or coconut sugar, salt, baking soda and powder.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the egg, applesauce, sticky syrup and vanilla extract.
  4. Pour your wet ingredients into your dry ingredients and use a fork to stir.
  5. Fold in quick oats and chocolate chips.
  6. Let dough sit for 2 minutes.
  7. Place the 3 tablespoons of peanut butter into a zip-lock bag and cut off the corner to create a piping bag.
  8. Fill a cookie scoop half way with cookie dough and pipe about 1 teaspoon of peanut butter into the center of the dough. Continue filling up scoop with cookie dough to cover peanut butter.
  9. Release scoop onto the pan and use your fingers to press the dough flat.
  10. Repeat until you have used all the dough.
  11. Bake cookies for 9-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  12. Enjoy!
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Healthy Double Chocolate Oat Muffins

Happy first day of 2017. My New Year’s Eve was uneventful. Daniel and I stayed in, ordered pizza and watched Netflix. We fell asleep by 9pm but were woken up by the fireworks that started at 10:30 and our poor puppies were terrified of the crackling noise. So I rang in the new year cuddling my dog while she cried in my lap. I had no idea she was scared of fire works and it makes me so sad to think of all the years I’ve left her alone on New Year’s Eve.

 

Sorry, that just took a sad turn and that’s not how I want to start 2017. No, No, No, I want to start 2017 off with chocolate and lots of it! This morning I made Healthy Double Chocolate Oat Muffins for breakfast. Yes, for breakfast. 🙂


 

 

Healthy Double Chocolate Oat Muffins

Yield: 6 muffins

Serving Size: 1 muffin

Calories per serving: 68

Fat per serving: 4g

Carbs per serving: 9g

Protein per serving: 4g

Healthy Double Chocolate Oat Muffins

Healthy double chocolate protein muffins - healthy enough to eat for breakfast!

Ingredients

  • 32g chocolate protein powder (I used PEScience Frosted Chocolate Cupcake 30% OFF code PBCHOCO)
  • 1/4 c coconut flour
  • 1/4 c quick oats
  • 1/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 c unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 c unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 6 squares of dark chocolate

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F and prepare a muffin pan with non-stick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together all dry ingredients.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together egg, applesauce and milk.
  4. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until a thick batter forms.
  5. Fill 6 muffin tins half way with batter.
  6. Place 1 square of chocolate in the center.
  7. Cover with remaining batter.
  8. Bake for 23-26 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  9. Enjoy!
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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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