PB Chocolate Swirl Brownie Protein Bars

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These are VERY fudgey, chocolatey and dense..like a brownie should be. I called them “Brownie Protein Bars” because I prefer to eat larger portions as my breakfast, but 1/2 of a serving makes a great dessert and = 1 regular size brownie.

I hope you love these as much as I do!

Made with my new favourite ingredient Vitafiber, a high fibre, calorie syrup substitute for sugar. You can also purchase the powdered form of Vitafiber, which is amazing for use as a flour or sugar substitute in baking specifically.

I’ll link to where you can purchase it if you are interested! ūüôā

http://www.amazon.com/Vitafiber-Basic-Powder-1-0-Kg/dp/B00TQ87DBQ/ref=pd_sim_hpc_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=1JK359NQASFTHX3AXH5E

Now onto the recipe…

Serves 8 (Or 16)

Macros per serving, if you make 8: 7F/22C/14P & 8g fibre

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Cinnamon Apple Swirl Protein Cake

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Super soft, sugary and delicious…

Makes 9 large servings.

4F/19C/11P & 9g fibre per square. Enjoy!

**Vitafiber is now available on amazon! (High fibre sugar/flour replacement, one of my favourite ingredients).**

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Chocolate Coconut Raspberry POV Cake

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A little twist on my last post..here’s another version of this awesome breakfast cake. I’m not sure which one I like more now! This one is more filling though with the additional fibre! 8g in one cake.

Serves 1

Ingredients

-27g (3/4) scoop Molten Chocolate Cellucor (yes you could use a whole scoop, this just fits my macros!)

-1 tbsp(5g) unsweetened cocoa powder

-dash salt

-1/8 tsp baking powder

-2oz unsweetened apple sauce

-2 tbsp chocolate or vanilla unsweetened almond milk

-1/8 tsp vanilla extract

-3-6 drops coconut extract

-3 tbsp liquid egg whites (or 1 large egg white)

-1-2 tsp truvia sweetener to taste

-28g/1 oz. raw or frozen raspberries

-Pam

 

Topping:

Stir together…

-3 tbsp plain 0% greek yogurt

-1 cap full(or to taste) SF raspberry Torani syrup

-1/8 tsp vanilla extract

-1/4 tsp or more of truvia sweetener to taste (NOTE: The torani will help to sweeten everything as well)

-3-4 drops coconut extract(or to taste)

 

-Measure out 3g (about 1-2 tsp) of desiccated coconut

 

Directions for cake:

Spray a shallow ramekin with pam, combine your dry ingredients with a fork until no clumps are left. Stir in the wet ingredients until a smooth batter is formed (makes sure to get all the dry powder off the sides). Break the raspberries into smaller pieces and sprinkle all over the top of the batter(don’t push them in!). Place in the microwave for 2:00-2:30min depending on your microwave. Stop and check the cake while cooking. You want the outside to be cooked and the inside still goey. Once it looks done, take it out and top with your coconut¬†raspberry¬†sauce, sprinkle the desiccated coconut and add optional walden farms chocolate syrup if desired. Enjoy!

Macros including topping: 5F/15C/29P  & 8g Fibre

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Click here for the Chocolate Peanut Butter Version

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Molten Chocolate Peanut Butter POV Cake

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This was inspired by Eric Johnson’s original POV cake that I saw on youtube..since I am on extreme poverty macros at the moment I figured it was only fitting to make this for breakfast this morning instead of my usual shake. I gotta say, I think I’m in love…going to be making this everyday with a ton of variations. Once my macros are better these things are going to be even more amazing! For now here’s my simple version of the POV cake. Hope you like it as much as I did!

 

Serves 1

 

Ingredients

-27g (3/4) scoop Molten Chocolate Cellucor (yes you could use a whole scoop, this just fits my macros!)

-1 tbsp(5g) unsweetened cocoa powder

-dash salt

-1/8 tsp baking powder

-2oz unsweetened apple sauce

-2 tbsp chocolate or vanilla unsweetened almond milk

-1/8 tsp vanilla extract

-3 tbsp liquid egg whites (or 1 large egg white)

-1-2 tsp truvia sweetener to taste

-Pam

 

Topping:

Stir together…

-2 tbsp plain 0% greek yogurt

-1.5(12g) PB2 or powdered peanut butter (mix with water before hand until it’s thinned out a little, don’t add too much!)

-1/8 tsp vanilla extract

-1/2 tsp or more of truvia sweetener to taste

Directions:

Spray a shallow ramekin with pam, combine your dry ingredients with a fork until no clumps are left. Stir in the wet ingredients until a smooth batter is formed (makes sure to get all the dry powder off the sides). Place in the microwave for 1:30-2:30min depending on your microwave. Stop and check the cake while cooking. You want the outside to be cooked and the inside still goey. Once it looks down, take it out and top with your peanut butter yogurt sauce and optional walden farms chocolate syrup. Enjoy!

Macros including topping: 4F/14C/32P

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White Chocolate Caramel Cups

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Hey guys! Here’s the recipe I promised…This description will be short and sweet, just like this decadent mini treat. I have to warn you guys, these little things are addicting, thankfully you can eat more than one without feeling guilty.

Creamy white chocolate with a sweet caramel centre…what more could you ask for?

Ingredients:

Caramel filling:
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup splenda (could try another sweetener but I can’t personally vouch for the results!)
1 tsp molasses
2 tbsp coconut oil (or butter)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg yolk beaten

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil for about 1-1:30min or longer as needed, stirring constantly as it bubbles. Once everything is smooth and creamy and begins to thicken, take off the heat and set aside.

**NOTE*** The filling makes extra, in these macros I only used a little over half of the caramel I made. You can use the left overs on microwave cakes, pancakes etc.

Outer Shell:
1/2 cup cottage cheese (110g)
90g 0% Plain GY
1 tbsp white chocolate wonderful Peanut Butter
1/4 package (8g) white chocolate pudding mix
1/4 scoop cor-fetti protein powder (9g) ¬†(LOVE this stuff, you can purchase it here, it’s an exclusive though!¬†http://ca.bodybuilding.com/store/cellucor/cor-performance-whey.html?_requestid=1329152)
1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
2tsp-1 tbsp Truvia sweetener to taste

 

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Spray a mini muffin tin with pam (or don’t, this is just habit for me, I’m sure they will still come out without it!). Fill each mold about half way and spread the mixture up the sides. Freeze until hardened (about an hour). (Store extra white chocolate mixture in the fridge during this time, caramel sauce can stay out). Next top each base with 1 tsp caramel sauce and then drop on top the leftover white chocolate mixture and smooth out the top slightly. Place in the freezer for another hour or longer until hardened. To eat, just pop each one out with a knife and store in the freezer in a ziplock bag for a quick easy snack! Enjoy!

Macros for 1/12 of recipe: 2g fat, 2g carbs, 3g protein

 

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Chocolate Almond Swirl Banana Bread For One

 

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Today was a great day, finished all my cardio, slept in a bit & oh..just got the best package ever. Don’t you love it when you hear the doorbell ring and you just know..Yup, like Christmas morning, my Cellucor 3 pack of protein showed up! Of course I tore into them and opened each one immediately (although I wasn’t planning to use them until later). They all¬†smelt¬†amazing. I ordered the Molten Chocolate and Cor-fetti cake batter flavours. In this recipe I used the chocolate of course..because I am a chocolate girl 100%. But I am crossing my fingers that Cor-fetti will change that for me.

Anywho, whipped up this little aesthetic beauty before bed. I am currently writing this post as I posted a photo without the recipe and am now getting multiple complaints..haha I guess i should stop torturing you all with my food porn but I can’t help but be a bit lazy when It comes to typing out the recipe.

BUT I am doing this for you guys at 1:00am because I love you all soooo much and I know you can’t wait another minute to make one of these delicious creations for yourself.10013917_10152276355004043_1959181294_n

Did I mention this was outrageously delicious & chocolatey? Oh, and yes. The macros are for the entire single serving loaf. So no sharing required. (Not like that was an option anyways.. ūüėČ ¬†hehe. ¬†)

Okay, done rambling, here’s what you’ve been waiting for.

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 27g (0.8 scoop) Cellucor Molten Chocolate Whey (you could probably do a full scoop, just fitting my macros here, haha)
  • 1 tbsp almond flour
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/16 tsp baking soda
  • 1/16 tsp baking powder
  • dash of salt
  • 1-2 tsp truvia sweetener (more or less to taste, also depends on the ripeness of your banana, I usually use a little extra as the sweetness tends to diminish a bit with baked goods using protein powder)
  • 1/2 mashed ripe banana(63g)
  • 2 tbsp egg whites
  • 2 tbsp 0% plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp coconut oil melted
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp mini chocolate chips (6g) (I used the enjoy life brand)
  • 1/2 tbsp natural almond butter
  • pam spray

Directions: Preheat your oven to 350*F. Spray a single serving loaf pan or ramekin with pam/olive oil spray, set aside. Combine your dry ingredients until no clumps are left. Combine the wet ingredients in a separate bowl. (Do not stir in chocolate chips or the almond butter!). Next stir the wet into the dry ingredients and combine until smooth, taste and add additional sweetener as desired. Spoon the batter into your greased ramekin or pan, now swirl in the almond butter and sprinkle chocolate chips on top. Place in the centre of the oven for 15-20min. (Baking time will vary depending on the pan you choose, DO NOT OVERBAKE. )Watch closely and when a toothpick comes out clean, it’s done! You can also under bake it slightly if you are one of those people like me that like things a little fudgey still in the centre…haha. And that’s it! Let it cool for about 5 minutes and eat with a spoon or cool completely and remove from the ramekin/pan and place on a plate. Top with whatever your heart (*ahem* macros..) desire. Enjoy!

Macros for entire recipe: 15F/24C/31P, 7g fibre

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Creamy Red Velvet Avocado Pudding

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Um, okay let me just say, don’t knock it until you try it. The richness of this dessert ahem,¬†breakfast was outstanding. It’s better¬†than regular chocolate pudding plus it’s much more filling, low-carb and packed with fibre and protein. Can it get any better?

Who says you can’t have chocolate for breakfast?

Serves 1-2

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 scoop Cellucor Red Velvet Cake Batter Whey (My new favourite protein! you can purchase it here:¬†http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/cellucor/cor-performance-whey.html?&_requestid=1278536 )
  • 75g very ripe Avocado
  • 2 tbsp almond milk (or a little more depending on the consistency you prefer)
  • 1 tbsp natural Almond Butter
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup egg whites (2 large egg whites)
  • 2 tbsp 2% cottage cheese
  • 2 tbsp 0% greek yogurt
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • dash of salt
  • 1/8 tsp xanthan gum (for texture purposes, it makes it less icey. If you don’t have this, it will just come out little less smooth but will taste the same!)
  • 15 small ice cubes (More for a more ice-cream-like consistency)
  • Optional: Truvia or another sweetener to taste (Personally I found it sweet enough and didn’t add any but it’s up to you!)

Directions:

Place the ice in the blender along with the egg whites and all other ingredients (I find it blends better with the dry ingredients placed on top). Blend until smooth and add additional ice or almond milk if necessary to reach desired texture.  Now place in a bowl and devour! Or feel free to go crazy with some toppings..like coconut, chocolate chips, fruit etc!

Nutrition Facts(serves 1 but could easily make 2 smaller servings): 391 calories, 24g fat, 11g carbs, 33g protein, 11g fibre

 

 

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Protein Bread!

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The long title is totally worth it when you find out how moist & delicious this bread is! It’s not dry or rubbery like some protein powder baked goods turn out. Topped with some Maple Butter…omg, this is to die for. I have nothing left to say other than…try it for yourself!

I didn’t create this recipe but I changed it slightly! The original can be found here :):

http://www.ingredientsofafitchick.com/2012/06/14/pb2-banana-protein-bread/

Serves 12:

Ingredients:
12 tbs (72g) PB2
1/4 c (26g) ground flax
1 scoop (28g) peanut butter protein powder (I used whey gourmet, chocolate PB)
2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2c (88g) plain greek yogurt
1-2 tsp truvia sweetener (or sweetener of choice, to taste)
1/4 c liquid egg whites
1 egg
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
3 small ripe mashed bananas (about 300g without skin)
2 tbsp mini chocolate chips (30g)
Optional: Swirl in some melted pb on top of the loaf before baking!

Directions: Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray your loaf pan with non stick spray. In a bowl, mix your PB2, flax, protein powder, baking powder and cinnamon. In a separate bowl whisk together your wet ingredients. Combine Wet/dry ingredients then pour into your loaf pan. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Place in the oven and bake for about 40-45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean and top is lightly browned. Remove from oven, let cool before cutting into 12 slices. Enjoy with any type of PB on top! I prefer PB & Co maple PB or Cinnamon Raisin Swirl. *Tastes even better the day after baking.*

Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts Per Slice: 98 Calories, 3.2g fat, 12g carbs, 7.5g protein, 3g fibre

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding (a.k.a Protein Sludge)

OMG guys, okay this stuff is delicious. Not sure why I never used my PB2 (powdered peanut butter with less calories/more protein) earlier. It tastes amazing in this recipe and you only need a little bit! I love this stuff. Anyways if you like peanut butter and chocolate and want a high protein, low-fat, lower-carb breakfast then this is for you! You can either use protein powder or leave it out and follow the recipe without protein powder. Either way it will be delicious and good for you! You can make this the night before or in the morning for breakfast. Enjoy ūüôā

Serves 1(protein powder variation):

Ingredients:

-3/4 cup 0% greek yogurt

-1/2 scoop chocolate or chocolate peanut butter protein powder(Gourmet Whey is delicious!)

-1 tbsp light cream cheese

-1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

-1 tbsp PB2 or peanut flour

-1/2 tsp-1 tsp sugar free/fat free chocolate pudding mix.

-Truvia or another sweetener to taste

-Any toppings you’d like! I like some fruit with something crunchy like a chocolate cereal but you can be as creative as you want! I’ve also used chopped up protein bars, peanuts, mini chocolate chips, rice krispies for some crunch, coconut, peanut butter, etc.!

 

Serves 1(without protein powder):

Ingredients:

-3/4 cup 0% greek yogurt

-1 tbsp light cream cheese

-2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

-1.5 tbsp PB2 or peanut flour

-1 tsp sugar free/fat free chocolate pudding mix.

-Truvia or another sweetener to taste

-Any toppings you’d like!

Directions: Combine protein powder(if using) and greek yogurt first until smooth. Then mix in the cream cheese until smooth.  Now add in your dry ingredients, leaving your sweetener for last since the pudding mix will add some sweetness itself. Then either place in the fridge until ready to eat or if in the freezer for about 10-20min(this works best when protein powder is added because the protein powder keeps it from getting too icy.) Top with whatever you want and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts w/ Protein Powder: 215 calories, 4g fat, 11g carbs, 31g protein, 3g fibre

Nutrition Facts w/o Protein Powder: 209 calories, 5g fat, 15g carbs, 25g protein, 7g fibre

Double Chocolate Coconut Raspberry Protein Pancakes

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Good morning everyone! Did you sleep in late? Forget to have breakfast or just in need of a healthy treat? Look no further…

These pancakes will fill your chocolate craving while also filling you up for a good while! They are packed with protein, loaded with fibre and the raspberries make them a good source of vitamin C. But more importantly they are filled with coconutty, chocolatey goodness, so get ready to indulge.

Serves: 1(double recipe  for a larger serving) Makes 2 Pancakes.

Ingredients:

-2 tbsp oat flour(about 1/4 cup instant oatmeal ground up)

-2 tbsp your favourite vanilla or chocolate protein powder(I used french vanilla designer whey)

-1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

-1/4 tsp baking powder

-dash of of salt

-optional: sprinkle of sugar-free chocolate jell-o mix

-1 tbsp greek yogurt

-2 tbsp almond milk(or milk of choice)

-1 tbsp egg white(half a large egg white)

-1/4 tsp vanilla extract

-1-2 tsp or more, sweetener of choice to taste

-1/2 a tbsp (or 8g) mini chocolate chips

-2 tsp shredded or desiccated coconut(5g)

-1/2 cup frozen raspberries, divide into 1/4 cup for pancakes, 1/4 cup for topping(just combine sweetener and raspberries in microwave for about 40 sec. and stir/mash, serve hot)

-optional for added coconut flavour: add 1-2 drops coconut extract to batter or fry in coconut oil

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Directions: 

Heat a frying pan over medium-low heat(spray with cooking oil or use coconut oil). In a medium bowl, combine all dry ingredients then add wet until smooth. Stir in mini chocolate chips and coconut. Pour about 1/2 the batter into the pan and use a fork or spoon to slightly spread the batter(or shake the pan a bit). Then add a few raspberries ¬†to the pancake and after about 30 sec or so(depending on how hot your pan is) or when the underside comes off and looks cooked, flip and cook on the other side. Don’t over cook! Repeat with remaining batter and serve with raspberry sauce and optional syrup if desired.

I like to just eat these straight up and dip them in raspberry sauce. You can freeze them and save them as a quick on the go snack. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts Per Serving(About 2 pancakes): 261 calories, 9g fat, 18g protein, 27g carbs, 9g fibre, 

*30% of daily vitamin C*

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