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Dairy free, paleo, gluten free, refined sugar free and super delicious! This is a full-flavored homemade ice cream that you can mix up in the blender and put in a bowl to freeze. No ice cream maker required!

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1⃣In a blender add:
🔹1 can full fat coconut milk
🔹1/4c water
🔹2T honey
🔹1-2t peppermint extract (to taste)
***Optional add-ins:
🔹1t vanilla crème stevia (optional)
🔹1T arrowroot powder (optional but prevents ice crystals from forming while freezing, keeps it smooth and thickens it)
🔹1/4c hemp seeds (optional but add a nice boost of essential fatty acids and protein)
2⃣Blend until smooth then pour into freezer safe dish. Stir in 1/4c dark chocolate chips and place in freezer. Stir every hour until ready to eat! (Maybe 3 hours?)

Note-I saw a recipe for vanilla hemp seed ice cream online and decided to try them in this recipe, they really have a neutral flavor so they do not alter the taste at all. I liked the nutritional boost they give the ice cream and since I have a package to use up will definitely be adding them to all my ice cream recipes 😊

I used my left over almond pulp from making almond milk to make these cookies! Instead of dehydrating the pulp into a flour, I left it moist in for this recipe. It’s also a super easy recipe because all of the measurements use a tablespoon!

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1⃣In a bowl combine:
🔹pulp from making almond milk with 1c almonds
🔹2T coconut oil
🔹2T nut butter
🔹2T shredded coconut
🔹2T coconut sugar (or honey)
🔹2 eggs
2⃣Roll into 1″ balls and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
3⃣Use dark chocolate chunks to press balls down into cookie shapes and bake at 350F for 20min

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

Made this yummy cheesecake for dessert. I had seen a lot of recipes for soaked cashews as a base ingredient for the “cheesecake” part but had never tried it until yesterday! It turned out delicious and you really can’t even tell that is what it’s made out of. The homemade chocolate drizzle complements the pumpkin-y flavor and nutty salty crust perfectly! So happy with the outcome of this one 🙂

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1⃣In a food processor combine:
🔹1 rounded c mixed nuts
🔹6 dried apricots
🔹6 pitted dates
🔹1/4c coconut oil
🔹2T honey
🔹2t cinnamon
🔹1t pumpkin spice
🔹1/2t sea salt
2⃣Press into base of a springform pan or regular pie tin
3⃣In a food processor mix until smooth and creamy:
🔹1c soaked cashews (swell to 1.5c)
🔹1c pure pumpkin
🔹1T cinnamon
🔹1t pumpkin pie spice
🔹1/4c coconut butter
🔹1T vanilla extract
🔹1/2c greek yogurt
🔹1/4c honey
4⃣Scoop onto crust and even out
5⃣In a small sauce pan melt:
🔹2T coconut oil
🔹1/4c cacao powder
🔹2T honey
🔹one tablespoon and a time of milk until achieve desired consistency of a chocolate sauce
6⃣Scoop into small ziplock and pipe into desired design on cheesecake and refrigerate until ready to serve

**Could also add protein powder to this recipe and it would be delicious while boosting the protein!**

This is a completely healthy, protein packed pie to satisfy above and beyond any chocolate craving that you may have! I made this because both my hubs and I were craving chocolate the other night. Needless to say, we no longer were craving it after digging into this baby. It tasted like the delicious dirt cake with the gummy worms we used to have when we were kids!

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CRUST
1⃣In a food processor mix until finely chopped:
🔹1c cocoa almonds
2⃣Add in and pulse to combine:
🔹1c chocolate protein powder
🔹2T cacao
🔹1/4t salt
3⃣Add in and pulse until crumby but will stick together when pressed:
🔹1/3c peanut butter
🔹2T coconut oil, melted
4⃣Press into a pie tin and set aside, reserve 1/2c for crumble on top

FILLING
1⃣In a food processor, mix until smooth:
🔹2 bananas
🔹2T cacao
🔹2sc chocolate protein powder
🔹1c greek yogurt
🔹1/4c coconut flour
🔹2T honey-optional
2⃣Pour onto crust then top with reserved crust as crumbles
3⃣Put in the freezer for 2 hours then move to the fridge until ready to serve (should serve within 30 min of putting in fridge, if not leave in the freezer)

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

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

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 🙂