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I have mastered the sweet potato brownies! Seriously #fitfam, if you need a healthy snack to pass at a party or at home, these are it! Super easy, simply put all the ingredients in a food processor, blend, pour into a pan and bake. The BEST part about these brownies is that they are even better after they have been sitting a while so they are a great male-ahead. After sitting, they settle and turn into the most fudgy brownies on this planet! You will not be disappointed I promise! I will definitely be making these while I’m home for the holidays as they are already gone!

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1⃣In a food processor, mix until smooth:
🔹1c cooked sweet potato
🔹1/2c almond butter
🔹2T cacao bliss, coconut butter
🔹1t vanilla ext
🔹1T honey
🔹1egg
🔹1/3c raw cacao powder
🔹1 scoop chocolate casein
2⃣Stir in 1/4c dark chocolate chips, pour into a greased 8×8 pan, bake at 350F for 20min

A healthy and protein-packed treat that is a twist on the traditional “Reese’s” snack cups. I used almond butter in the center of mine but and but butter could be used. Minimal ingredients make this a super easy snack to whip up, I’m already making my second batch today!

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1⃣In a bowl combine:
🔹1c chocolate protein powder
🔹1/2c raw cacao
🔹1/4c coconut oil, melted
🔹1t vanilla ext
🔹3T sweetener of choice-stevia, honey, maple syrup
🔹1/3c almond milk, warmed
🔹Few pinches of salt
2⃣Press half mixture into bottom of cupcake tin lined with cupcake liners (makes 6)
3⃣Scoop 1t almond butter onto chocolate
4⃣Add the rest of the chocolate mixture on top of the almond butter and press down to compress
5⃣Place in fridge to harden

I was craving my “Cookies & Cream Protein Bites” but of course had to change them up to creat a new recipe! I swirled in peanut butter with the cookies and cream mix, added a chocolate base layer and cut them into bars. Turned out fab! I had to get these covered and into the fridge ASAP so I wouldn’t eat them because I already had too much “taste testing”. Easy peasy to make as well.

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Chocolate layer
1⃣Heat in small bowl
🔹1/4c coconut oil
🔹1/4c peanut butter
🔹1/8c honey
2⃣Add dry to heated wet
🔹1/4c oats
🔹1/8c cocoa powder
🔹3 scoops chocolate protein powder
3⃣Press into bottom of medium, flat bottom container

Cookies&Cream layer
1⃣Mix in small bowl:
🔹1c cookies-n-cream protein powder
🔹1/2c greek yogurt
🔹1/4c almond milk
🔹1/8c peanut butter, melted
2⃣Press on top of chocolate layer and cut into bars

I made this cheesecake for a competition on Instagram and it turned out killer! I didn’t have it with wine, but after tasting it I imagine that it would pair amazingly with a Riesling or Moscato…next time. This cheesecake has a luscious, rich and delicious flavor from the thick greek yogurt, spicy cardamom and sweet pears.

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FILLING:
1⃣Mix until smooth in a food processor:
🔹1c greek yogurt
🔹1sc vanilla protein powder
🔹1/4c coconut flour
🔹1t vanilla extract
🔹1/8t cardamom

CRUST:
1⃣In a small bowl mix:
🔹1/2c ground walnuts
🔹1/2c crushed graham cracker (or other nut of choice or ground oats-had to use graham cracker for competition)
🔹1T honey
🔹1T coconut oil
🔹1/8t cinnamon
2⃣Bake at 350F for 6-8min

ASSEMBLY:
1⃣Cool pie crust and line with slice pears and sprinkle with cinnamon
2⃣Pour on cheesecake filling
3⃣Optional to decorate top with walnuts, pear slices, etc
4⃣Refrigerate until ready to serve

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Don’t be scared! These do not taste like jalapeños at all! The jalapeños simply lends a subtle heat to the brownies! Delicious I promise 🙂 These yummy fudgy brownies are made with nutritious sweet potato as the base, casein protein for sustained protein nourishment and are finished off with dark chocolate chips and walnuts for a little extra sweetness and crunch! (If you are too scared of the jalapeños, you can certainly make these without, but I assure you the background heat it subtle, enjoyable and delicious!

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1⃣In a food processor, mix until smooth:
🔹1med cooked sweet potato, peeled
🔹1 4oz jar pear baby food
🔹1/8c almond butter
🔹2eggs
🔹1/8c honey
🔹1T vanilla extract
2⃣Add in and mix until smooth:
🔹3T cacao
🔹2sc chocolate casein
🔹1/4c stevia
🔹1t baking powder
🔹1/4t salt
3⃣Add in and pulse to combine:
🔹1 jalapeno, ribs/seeds removed, minced (I used 1 this time, might use 2 next time)
🔹1/4c dark chocolate chips
🔹1/4c walnuts
4⃣Pour into greased 9×9 baking dish and bake at 350F for 30min

Healthy, protein-packed, pumpkin blondies topped with dark chocolate chips and pecans. Good thing I got a pic as soon as they cooled because they were all gone so fast! Easy, healthy and delicious.

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1⃣In a food processor, mix until smooth:
🔹1can garbanzo beans, rinsed
🔹1c pure pumpkin
🔹1/4c maple almond butter
🔹1/8c maple syrup
🔹1T vanilla extract
2⃣Add in and process until all combined:
🔹1/2t salt
🔹1/2t baking powder
🔹1/4t cinnamon
🔹1/2t pumpkin pie spice
🔹1sc vanilla protein powder
🔹1/4c coconut flour
3⃣Stir in 1/2c dark chocolate chips and spread into a greased 9×9 pan
4⃣Top with dark chocolate chips and roasted pecans
5⃣Bake at 375F for 40min

Homemade Strawberry Shortcake using my “Sweet Protein Biscuits” (from my previous post) and Protein Banana Ice Cream. This is the hubs favorite dessert so I made a healthy and protein packed version. The warm sweet almond protein biscuit contrasted perfectly with the frozen banana ice cream…and of course the sweet mashed strawberries tied it all together!

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Sweet Almond Biscuit
-Recipe in previous post

Mashed Strawberries
1⃣Wash and cut the stems off of a container of strawberries
2⃣Place in a bowl and mash with a potato mashed
3⃣Can leave as is or add in stevia for additional sweetness

Banana Protein Ice Cream
1⃣In a blender mix
🔹2 frozen bananas (skins removed prior to freezing)
🔹1/4c greek yogurt
🔹1sc vanilla protein powder
🔹1t vanilla extract
🔹almond milk as needed
*I used a vitamix with the tamper to keep everything pressed down. You could also use a Yo-Nanas machine or food processor

No more need to use the boxed or canned varieties of biscuits that are filled with nasty junk! Voila-I give you, homemade, healthy, junk-free, protein filled sweet biscuits! These are one of my favorite protein recipes to date! They were easy to make as well because they do not have very many ingredients. The texture turned out similar to a drop biscuit with a little more density…perfect for the strawberry shortcake (which I will be posting on Monday) that I used them for! They had a nutty sweet flavor and were good alone as well as in the dessert. There are so many variations that can be made from this recipe! Next I will try a savory version. Can’t wait!

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1⃣In a bowl mix
🔹2c almond flour (homemade)
🔹1/2c vanilla protein powder
🔹1t baking soda
🔹1/4t salt
2⃣Whisk together then add to dry:
🔹1/8c honey
🔹2eggs
🔹Juice of 1/4 lemon
3⃣Drop scoops onto pan lined with parchment paper and greased
4⃣Bake at 325F for 15 min or until start to brown

We recently bought some chocolate casein and I wanted to use it for my black bean brownies. It was perfect! Made them extra fudgy this time. These are the perfect night time snack because casein is a slow digesting protein-it’s amino acids (building blocks of protein) are available for absorption over a longer period of time versus other protein sources, so your muscles are fed all night. (This just gives you a legit excuse to eat a brownie before bed. You’re welcome!)

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1⃣Mix in a food processor:
🔹2 can 15 oz black beans (rinsed well)
🔹1/2c milk (May need more, add more at the end if needed for desired consistency)
🔹1/2c coconut oil
🔹1/2c honey
2⃣Once a smooth texture is achieved, add in:
🔹1c oatmeal
🔹optional-1/4c stevia or other sweetener of choice
🔹4T unsweetened cocoa
🔹2 scoop casein protein powder (or whey)
🔹2t baking powder
3⃣Pour in 9×13 greased pan and bake 350F for 20 min
**Optional add-ins:shredded coconut, dark chocolate chips, nuts

These are easy protein bars that are a spin off of my classic protein bar recipe. They are filling, healthy and protein packed. Cut into convenient bar sizes and you’re good to go!

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1⃣Warm in microwave until nut butter melted:
🔹1/4 C nut butter (I used peanut)
🔹1/2 C coconut milk
🔹1 T honey
🔹1 t vanilla extract
2⃣Mix in separate bowl
🔹3 scoops of chocolate protein powder
🔹1 1/2 C oats
🔹1/2 C shredded coconut
3⃣Mix wet and dry ingredients and press into parchment lined pan. Top with melted dark chocolate and refrigerate.
**You can change this and adapt it to what you like by adding (mixed nuts, chia seeds, chocolate chips, etc) or removing items 🙂