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Healthy Lemon Poppy Seed Cake with Blueberries

Healthy Lemon Poppy Seed Cake with Blueberries

A deliciously moist lemon poppy seed cake bursting with blueberries and glazed with a tangy lemon frosting. Believe it or not, this cake is made sugar-free and gluten-free! This is one recipe you don’t want to miss! This post does contain affiliate links. 🙂 I […]

Healthy Matcha Filled Oatmeal Cream Pies (gluten-free & refined sugar-free)

Healthy Matcha Filled Oatmeal Cream Pies (gluten-free & refined sugar-free)

Soft and chewy healthy oatmeal cream pies are sandwiched together with delicious matcha cream cheese frosting to create the perfect dessert. These homemade oatmeal cookies are made gluten-free and refined sugar-free for a nostalgic treat. You can’t say I didn’t warn you. I definitely told […]

Healthy Granola Yogurt Popsicles (gluten-free, vegan & refined sugar-free)

Healthy Granola Yogurt Popsicles (gluten-free, vegan & refined sugar-free)

Yogurt, agave, coconut milk, granola and fruit! That’s all you need to make these simple and delicious vegan yogurt popsicles. These popsicles are super versatile and be made to fit most dietary needs and preferences.

Turn your classic smoothie bowl into easily portable popsicle for a yummy breakfast on the go. These popsicles are the perfect summertime treat and can be customized to fit your dietary needs and flavor preferences.


A few things you will need before you get started…

Popsicle molds. There’s no way around this one. Popsicle molds are a must. The good news is that you can find them for fairly cheap. I actually bought mine at a thrift store (brand new in the box!) and I’ve even seen some smaller ones at dollar stores. Of course, you can find them Target and on Amazon but if you aren’t looking to spend much, check second hand stores first!

Popsicle sticks. I’ve seen lots of popsicles on Pinterest using straws and the first time I made my own popsicles I tried making them with a cute and colorful straw–bad idea! The straws get soggy and bend. I do not recommend using a straw in place of a popsicle stick. An alternative that does work: spoons, knives or even forks! 

Ingredients (obviously). I wanted to throw this one in here even though it’s so obvious. If you don’t have the exact ingredients that I used, that’s okay. These popsicles are easily adaptable to different brands and flavors. You can use any granola brand you have on hand (doesn’t have to be gluten-free that’s just my preference). Same goes for the yogurt, sweetener and milk. Use whatever kind of yogurt you prefer and if you want to use goats milk–go for it! 

Okay, you have your molds, sticks and ingredients–you are ready to get started. 🙂

Healthy Yogurt Granola Popsicles (gluten-free, vegan & refined sugar-free)

Category: breakfast, dessert, snack

Cuisine: American, Vegan, Gluten-Free

Yield: 5

Healthy Yogurt Granola Popsicles (gluten-free, vegan & refined sugar-free)

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 c dairy-free yogurt (I used unsweetened vanilla coconut milk, SO Delicious)
  • 1/4 c unsweetened coconut milk or milk of choice
  • 2 tbsp agave or sticky syrup
  • 1/3 c gluten-free granola
  • 1 kiwi or sliced fruit of choice
  • 1/4 c blueberries or fruit of choice

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, whisk together the yogurt, milk and agave until smooth.
  2. Drop sliced fruit (kiwi) into the bottom of 5 popsicle molds. Layer with yogurt mixture, blueberries (or fruit of choice) and more yogurt leaving 1/4 inch of room at the top. Fill with granola. Press the granola into the yogurt. Insert a popsicle stick and freeze for at least 4 hours.
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Healthy Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Healthy Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft and chewy, chunks of dark chocolate and nutty peanut butter dough baked into a perfect milk loving cookie! These peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are my absolute favorite healthy cookie recipe and I think they are calling your name. If you love soft, chewy, […]

Healthy Banana Bread with Chia and Flax

Healthy Banana Bread with Chia and Flax

A moist and tasty banana bread is made using chia seeds and flax meal! This super delicious bread makes for a perfectly healthy, gluten-free and refined sugar-free snack. I thought I would post one of my favorite desserts to make: banana bread. My different variations […]

Big and Chewy Healthy Oatmeal Cookies with Orange Citrus Icing

Big and Chewy Healthy Oatmeal Cookies with Orange Citrus Icing

Big and chewy healthy oatmeal cookies with orange citrus icing–it’s quite a mouthful but every word is extremely important in the description of these cookies. I debated whether or not to add gluten-free, refined sugar-free, high in protein with a vegan option to the title. What do you think? Probably best the way I left it. Now you know that besides these cookies being big, chewy, healthy oatmeal cookies with orange citrus icing they are also everything else I listed above–and absolutely delicious, of course!

When I was little, I was always one of those weird kids that actually loved oatmeal cookies. In fact, I preferred them over most cookies. Weirdo–I know! Now that I’m adult, it’s much more accepted for an oatmeal cookie to be your favorite kind and I embrace it for all it’s worth. Bring on the oatmeal cookies!!!


For these oatmeal cookies, I added almonds and flax meal just for funsies. No, I’m kidding. I did have a specific reason in doing so. The almonds adds a little extra crunch and the flax adds a little fiber. Can’t go wrong with either, right? Along with almonds and flax, I added protein powder. I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla Select Protein. Get 30% off using my affiliate code PBCHOCO at checkout on their website www.pescience.com. For a vegan option, use a plant based protein (PEScience has that as well).

Can we take a second to admire how beautiful thee cookies are and they taste just as good as they look. Only way to find out is to make them for yourself!


Big and Chewy Healthy Oatmeal Cookies with Orange Citrus Icing

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Total Time: 28 minutes

Category: Breakfast, Snack, Dessert

Cuisine: gluten-free, vegan option

Yield: 8

Big and Chewy Healthy Oatmeal Cookies with Orange Citrus Icing

Big and chewy healthy oatmeal cookies with orange citrus icing.

Ingredients

    for the cookies
  • 3/4 c gluten-free oat flour
  • 3/4 c gluten-free rolled oats
  • 32g vanilla protein powder, vegan if necessary PEScience 30% off code PBCHOCO
  • 1/4 c granulated zero calorie sweetener Swerve
  • 1/4 c coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 c + 1 tbsp maple syrup (sugar-free works as well)
  • 1/4 c slivered almonds
  • 1 tbsp ground flax
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • pinch sea salt
  • zest of 1 orange
    for the icing
  • 1/4 c zero calorie confectioners sweetener Swerve
  • 1 tbsp orange juice
    other (optional)
  • dried orange slices

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place all dry cookie ingredients into a bowl and stir until combined. Add in the wet ingredients and mix until a sticky dough forms. Separate the dough into 8 evenly sized balls. To keep dough from sticking to your hands too much, wash your hands after rolling every 2 balls.
  3. Press the balls flat onto the parchment paper. Top with dried orange slices if desired and bake for 16-18 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Remove from the oven and let cool. Once cooled, stir together the icing ingredients and drizzle over cookies. Serve.

Notes

You can replace confectioners sugar with protein powder for the icing. Be mindful of liquid amount used. You may need to add more or less orange juice until you have reached a desired consistency.

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Healthy Streusel Topped Blackberry Cobbler (gluten-free & vegan!)

Healthy Streusel Topped Blackberry Cobbler (gluten-free & vegan!)

This delicious blackberry cobbler dessert is topped with a coconut palm sugar streusel and is full of juicy berries. Made gluten-free, vegan and refined sugar-free! This recipe is perfect if you want to prep a dessert early in the week or bring to potluck. You […]

Healthy Matcha Shortbread Cookies with Chocolate Filling

Healthy Matcha Shortbread Cookies with Chocolate Filling

Healthy green tea matcha shortbread cookies with decadent chocolate ganache frosting. (Gluten-free, vegan & refined sugar-free!) These matcha shortbread cookies are the snack you never knew you needed. Matcha is flavor I stayed away from for a long time. Thanks to green tea lattes at […]

Healthy Edible Cookie Dough (gluten-free & refined sugar-free!)

Healthy Edible Cookie Dough (gluten-free & refined sugar-free!)

Edible cookie dough made to eat not bake.

This edible cookie dough is an indulgent treat made gluten-free, low in carbs and made with just 1g of sugar per serving! It’s hard to believe that this high protein, low sugar chocolate chunk edible cookie dough actually a healthy late night snack wrapped up in a classic dessert disguise.

If you are like me and prefer to eat the cookie dough rather than bake it, this recipe is for you! This egg-free edible cookie dough is safe eat and should be added to your movie snack list asap!


Did you know I wrote a Healthy Edible Cookie Dough Ebook? It’s true! Check it out Cookie Dough For the Health Nut. All recipes are eggless, made with protein powder and most contain coconut flour.

This cookie dough is so delicious, I have to store it in the freezer to keep myself from snacking on it too much. When this cookie dough is in the refrigerator it’s so soft  and creamy–basically it’s too easy to eat the entire jar in one sitting. Heed my warning and place this cookie dough in the freezer to keep from consuming the entire thing.

If you follow my recipes, you know this definitely isn’t my first edible cookie dough recipe.

In fact, I might have about 10 different versions on my blog. I took a couple of my old recipes and merge them together. I used a lot of the same ingredients from the past and just played around with measurements to get a perfect tasting cookie dough. I have discovered that butter is a very important ingredient if you want your healthy edible cookie dough to taste just like the real thing.

I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla in this recipe because it’s so sweet and has almost no sugar! You can get 30% off all PEScience products by using my affiliate code at checkout on their website PEScience.com

Healthy Edible Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough (gluten-free & refined sugar-free!)

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Category: snack, dessert

Yield: 16

Serving Size: 1/2 inch ball

Calories per serving: 124

Fat per serving: 9g

Carbs per serving: 6g

Protein per serving: 4g

Sugar per serving: 1g

Healthy Edible Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough (gluten-free & refined sugar-free!)

Healthy edible cookie dough--perfect for a late night snack!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c warm butter (light butter, low cholesterol, and vegan butter also work)
  • 1/2 c gluten-free oat flour (gluten-free flour and brown rice flour also work)
  • 56g vanilla protein powder PEScience 30% OFF code PBCHOCO
  • 1/4 c coconut sugar
  • 1/4 c granulated erythritol (can sub for all coconut sugar)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 sugar-free chocolate bar, finely chopped

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the warm butter, coconut sugar, granulated erythritol and vanilla extract until creamy. Add in the oat flour and protein and mix using a rubber spatula or fork until a dough forms. Fold in chopped chocolate.
  2. Eat immediately at room temperature, pace in a jar and store in the fridge or freezer for later or roll into 1/2" balls for easy snacking.
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Healthy Almond Butter Coconut Bars

Healthy Almond Butter Coconut Bars

These almond butter candy bars are covered in decadent chocolate and stuffed with toasted coconut for a sweet crunch–a healthy sweet treat sprinkled with whatever toppings your heart desires. (vegan, paleo, refined sugar-free & gluten-free!) A rainy Saturday night calls for chocolate in for the […]


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