Pumpkin Spiced Granola

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Ingredients: 

3 cups old fashioned rolled oats

2/3 cup pumpkin seeds

2/3 cup uncooked quinoa

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

A dash of salt

1/3 cup agave syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 egg whites

1/2 cup pumpkin puree

2/3 cup dried cranberries

1/4 cup carob chips ( or chocolate)

1 tablespoon of stevia baking sugar

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325F degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and put aside. In a bowl, mix together your oats, pumpkin seeds, quinoa, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and salt .In a separate bowl, mix the egg whites, pumpkin puree, agave, Stevia , and vanilla until smooth. Pour this over your dry ingredients and mix well until all ingredients are covered. Spread the granola onto your baking sheet and bake for about 40-45 minutes. Be sure to check and shift granola every 10 minutes or so to prevent any burning. Allow granola to cool , then add your cranberries and carob.


Baked Pumpkin Donut Holes

Baked cinnamon & sugar donut holes.

A great fall recipe and healthy alternative!

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Ingredients:

1 16 Oz can 100% pumpkin puree

2 cups oat flour

1/2 cup baking stevia

3 egg whites

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon baking soda

topping:

1 tablespoon cinnamon

1/4 cup baking stevia

spray “I can’t believe it’s not butter”

Directions:

preheat oven to 350. Mix together flour, stevia,  cinnamon, and baking soda. Add in pumpkin purée and egg whites and be sure to mix well. Grease a mini muffin pan and fill each 3/4 the way up with your batter. Place in oven & cook for 15-20 mins. While those are cooking mix together your cinnamon and sugar topping. Allow donut holes to cool . Take each one and lightly spray butter on it then roll into cinnamon and sugar coving the donut hole.

Enjoy!


Protein Waffles & Ice Cream Sandwiches

 

 

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Protein waffles:

1 Cup oat flour

1 Scoop vanilla protein powder

3 egg whites

2 Tablespoons stevia baking sugar

1/3 Cup unsweetened almond milk ( you can add more if the batter needs to be thinner, different protein powders can change the batter slightly)

1 Teaspoon baking power

(rainbow sprinkles optional)

 

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together, blend well. Spray waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray & pour batter into griddle. Cook & serve with ice cream in between.

Ice cream: I prefer arctic zero ice cream or Halo top. Both of which are very healthy choices.

 


S’mores Protein Cookie Dough

Egg-less cookie dough.. just for eating!

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As you can tell from previous posts …I’m a big fan of “faux cookie dough”.  I had a craving for S’mores so I decided to improvise…

Ingredients:

1 cup Oat flour

1/2 cup baking stevia

1/4 cup coconut milk (or any milk you prefer)

1-2 scoops of vanilla protein powder.

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 Teaspoon salt

1 Teaspoon “I can’t believe it’s not butter”

(mini marshmallows & dark chocolate or carob to your liking)

 

Mix dry ingredients together, then add in milk vanilla and butter . Mix well , making sure dough is smooth. once completely mixed, chill & enjoy.

 


Pineapple “Dole Whip”

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An easy homemade version of “dole whip”. So simple & SO DELICIOUS.

Ingredients:
2 cups Frozen Pineapple
1/4 light coconut milk (canned)
1 teaspoon agave nectar

Blend all 3 ingredients in blender or food processor & serve. If mixture is too “runny” put in freezer for about an hour and it will thicken up.


Coconut Water Popsicles

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These popsicles are such a great  healthy option for a summertime treat!

Popsicle molds can be found everywhere this time of year. I purchased mine from Cost Plus World Market.

 

Ingredients:

Pure coconut water ( I used Trader Joe’s 33 oz.)

Assorted fruits

(Ex: strawberries, kiwi, lemon, blueberries, mangos)

 

Directions:

Place fruit in molds,and pour coconut water just below the brim of each mold. Place popsicle sticks in the middle & freeze! SO EASY, and so refreshing for summertime!


Healthy Snickerdoodle Bars

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Ingredients:
1 cup Oat Flour
1 cup Brown Rice Flour
2 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
2/3 cup Truvia baking sugar
8 oz greek yogurt ( i use light & fit vanilla)
3 egg whites
1 tsp vanilla extract

topping:
2 tbsp sugar (truvia)
2 tsp cinnamon

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350. Lightly grease a 8×8 baking dish. Mix together flours, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt, then add in Vanilla, greek yogurt, and egg whites. Sift in your Truvia, then completely mix batter until smooth. Spread evenly into greased baking dish. Combine truvia and cinnamon to create your topping. Sprinkle mixture evenly over the top of your batter. Bake for 25-30 mines or until golden brown.


Nice Cream

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There are so many different varities of making “nice cream”. This was my first try at it, and it was so good that I’m sure Ill be posting other flavors to follow! Here is the combination I made:

Ingredients:
2 Frozen Bananas
1/2 cup PB2 peanut butter ( made with water, not just powder)
2 TB of Chocolate chips
*you can use any type of peanut or nut butter your prefer

Directions:
Blend bananas, and peanut butter in blender or food processor. Place in freezer for a couple hours to thicken. Some recipes that I’ve seen for nice cream say that only blending is required, however it will end up with a smoothie or shake consistancy.


Microwave Protein Cake

 

This recipe is so simple and a great alternative for a sweet craving.

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Ingredients:

1 scoop chocolate protein powder ( or whatever flavor you prefer)

1 egg white

Vanilla greek yogurt ( I used a few table spoons)

Directions:

Mix together your protein powder & egg white, make sure all lumps are gone. Put mixture into a mug or microwave safe cup & heat for 1 minute. Top with greek yogurt.


Granola Bars

Ingredients:

2 Cups Rolled Oats

1/4 Cup Pepitas

1/2 Cup Almonds

2 Tb Sunflower Seeds

1/4 Cup raisins

1/4 Cup dried Cranberries

1/4 Cup PB2 peanut butter ( Add water so it is peanut butter texture & not just powder)

1/4 Cup Agave Syrup

 

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Directions:

Preheat the oven to 300. Line a 8×12 inch baking pan with parchment paper. Toss together the oats, and all of your nuts & seeds. Mix in raisins, cranberries, peanut butter , and agave. Be sure to mix throughly so there are no dry ingredients. Pour mixture into your prepared baking pan. Press mixture with your fingers, flattening it evenly into the pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown. Allow to cool , then cut into squares.