Coconut Butterscotch Blondies!

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Just in time for Easter!

More dense than a muffin.. these are like a golden brownie with a moist centre.

Perfect for breakfast or dessert!

Makes 12.

Macros per serving: 5F/18C/9P & 5g fibre

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

Recipe:

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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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Mini Cinnamon Sugar Protein Donuts

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These are very filling..and of course delicious!

Makes 16 small donuts.

Macros: 2.5F/9C/9P & 2g fibre for 1 donut + 1 donut hole.

**IMPORTANT** Add 1/4(24g) coconut flour to the dry ingredients. I forgot to list it in the original post.

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

Enjoy!

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Inside-Out Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Cups!

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  SO DELICIOUS, these were made possible by the addition of my new favourite ingredient vitafiber, which BY THE WAY I am very excited to say is now available on Amazon! I am not being paid to say this..I honestly … Continue reading

Decadent Pumpkin Fudge Brownies

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Rich and Fudgey, even those who don’t like pumpkin will love these brownies…

Decadent Pumpkin Fudge Brownies
Makes 8
Macros Per Brownie: 3F/6C/7P & 2 Fibre
Ingredients:
~1/3 cup(80g)canned pumpkin
~3 tbsp(1.5oz) unsweetened applesauce
~1/2 tbsp melted coconut oil or another oil
~1 whole egg
~(45g)3 tbsp liquid egg whites or 1 large egg white
~1 tsp vanilla extract
~1(34g) scoop Molten Chocolate Cellucor Whey
~1/4(30g)cup white flour
~1/3(27g) cup unsweetened cocoa powder
~1/2 tsp baking powder
~1/4 tsp salt
~5 tbsp Truvia sweetener (or another sweetener to taste)
Topping:
~Sprinkling of Truvia
~1 tbsp mini chocolate chips
~Optional: Sea Salt

Directions: Preheat your oven to 350* F, spray a regular bread/loaf pan with pam. Whisk together dry ingredients(not including Truvia) in a large bowl, set aside. In a medium size bowl, lightly beat together all of your dry ingredients with a fork until combined. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry until a batter forms, now add your Truvia(this way you can add more or less to taste). Bake for 20-25min, test with a toothpick, you want it to be almost clean(DO NOT over-bake, they will be slightly underdone but will set as they cool in the hot pan). Remove from the oven and cool in the pan on a wire rack before slicing into 8 squares. Serve warm or freeze them for later! They may even be better after being left at room temp. for a day. Enjoy!

 

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I’m Back…Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Waffles

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Helloooo, my beautiful blog followers! Oh, how I’ve missed posting delicious recipes…if any of you do not know, I am currently less than 5 weeks out from competing in my first figure competition! I’ve come a long way from the start of this little blog. I’ve gained so much more knowledge in the nutrition and fitness industry and met some great people. Although I have enjoyed lifting and leaning out, I do miss my crazy bulking days when I shared with you all sorts of delicious things I got to eat…now that I am dieting down my foods are let’s just say not as photogenic & appealing since I have fewer calories to work with, specifically carbs. Thus, unless you wanted to see constant photos of chicken and egg whites, I think it’s best I leave the blog posts for more exciting days.

Sooo..another thing I have learned is you can get pretty creative with a limited diet, like REALLY creative, and I am no longer eating boring egg whites and oats everyday!

Okay, done babbling, I’ll get to what you are all waiting for..

This recipe was delishhhh and so easy to prepare. (Unless you are uncoordinated like me and take an extra hour just to get all your ingredients together).

The waffles are super high in protein, low-carb and PACKED with fibre not to mention super fluffy and oh so good. I was honestly not hungry for a good few hours after eating these and I have a BIG appetite.

The best part? The nutrition facts actually INCLUDE the toppings. So ya, you can thank me for that, haha.

Here’s how you too can enjoy one pillowy cloud of blueberry-lemon happiness…or two.

Recipe:

“Cheesecake topping”

Ingredients:

-1/4 cup 2% cottage cheese

-1/4 tsp vanilla extract

-1 tsp sweetener (or to taste)

-1/4 cup large frozen blueberries

-1/4 tsp lemon juice

-lemon zest to taste

Directions: Combine the cottage cheese, vanilla and sweetener by stirring and mashing together with a fork or blend in a food processor until smooth.

Microwave the blueberries in a small microwavable bowl for about 20-25sec. or until just thawed enough where they are not running but soft enough to mash. (Mine were picked and frozen blueberries so yours may be a bit more runny, that’s okay).

Stir together the berries and the cottage cheese and add 1/4 tsp lemon juice and grated lemon zest to taste.

Place in the fridge or set aside.

For the Waffles(Serves 1):

-4 egg whites + 2 more (or 4 egg whites + 2 whole egg) (or 1/2 cup liquid egg whites + 1/4 cup egg whites)

-4 tbsp coconut flour

-dash of salt

-1/4 tsp vanilla extract

-2.5 or 3 tbsp almond milk

-1/2 tsp baking powder (scant)

-1/2 tsp splenda or other sweetener to taste

-1/4 cup blueberries

-Optional: 1/8 tsp lemon zest

Directions: Pre-heat a waffle maker to the medium heat setting (or whatever you find works best). In a medium bowl whip 2 of the egg whites to stiff peaks using a mixer. Once stiff, lightly stir in all other ingredients, coconut flour, salt, vanilla, almond milk, baking powder until combined. Fold in the blueberries until just combined.

Use a spatula to pour & spread batter into a hot waffle maker (Spray generously with pam first!). Close and let cook until browned. It may take a little longer than a regular waffle, the batter is more fluffy. Don’t burn it! Spray the waffle maker again and repeat for the second waffle. Afterwards plate and top with the  sugar-free syrup (I used Walden Farms) and as much of your “cheesecake lemon-blueberry sauce” as you’d like!  Enjoy! :)
Makes 2 large waffle.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving: 302 calories, 6g Fat, 30g Carbs, 32g Protein, 12g Fibre

I enjoyed these this morning before an awesome shoulder workout. Perfection.

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5 weeks Out.

*White Chocolate Peanut Butter Amazingness*

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Alrightyyyy soo, just wanted to share a dessert that is something you can make when you really want to indulge but still feel good about it…I’m not going to lie and say it’s low calorie but I can tell you one thing..IT’S WORTH IT. So save some room in your macros or just throw your macros out the window all together for one night just to enjoy this warm chocolatey, rich, peanutbuttery  little bowl of amazingness….

P.S Did I mention this is almost 100% paleo?

Serves 1 (or 2 if you can resist eating the entire thing)

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp PB2
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • dash of salt
  • 1/2 tbsp Truvia sweetener plus more to taste (could sub another granulated sweetener)
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 ripe mashed banana
  • 2 tbsp egg whites
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tbsp white chocolate PB & Co peanut butter (or just regular peanut butter)(this is optional but highly recommended!!)
  • 0.25 ounce almonds (about 5 almonds chopped)

Topping:

1 tbsp PB2 mixed w/ 2 drops vanilla extract, dash of sweetener & enough water to become “pourable”

Directions: Spray a medium microwavable bowl/ramekin with pam or olive oil spray and combine all dry ingredients then add in wet ingredients and stir until batter is smooth(add your sweetener last so you can see how much is necessary!). Heat your White chocolate or regular peanut butter in the microwave for a few seconds then swirl it into your batter.  Place in the microwave for about 1min and 30 sec. or longer if needed (although you don’t want to overbake this! You actually just want the top cooked but the bottom a little undercooked so it’s extra goey and delicious!). Once finished, top with your PB2,  dig in and devour! Enjoy!!

Nutrition Facts: LIMITLESS.

Okay..okay..just kidding,  for those who just haveee to know..

Nutrition Facts for entire recipe w/ peanut butter: 533 calories, 38g fat, 34g carbs, 18g protein, 9g fibre

Nutrition Facts for entire recipe w/o peanut butter: 443 calories, 31g fat, 28g carbs, 15g protein, 8.5g fibre

Paleo 1 Minute Pumpkin Cake

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Pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin! Yes that’s all you are hearing from me and you better not get tired of it because I’ve got another recipe on the way! But seriously guys, this little cake was such a tasty treat after my workout. 100% guilt-free and 100% satisfaction guaranteed! (Unless your not a pumpkin lover…in which case, why are you here?) Haha, I’m just kidding, possibly..This dessert is so cute and simple to make! It’s a great healthy halloween treat you can even put together with your kids. It also has a good dose of vitamin A thanks to the awesome pumpkin! Try it and let me know what you think! If you have instagram, post a picture and tag me in it! 🙂 (sammysamgirl)

1 Minute Pumpkin Cake

Serves 1 

Ingredients:

1/3 cup pureed,canned or fresh & drained  pumpkin(not pumpkin pie filling!)

2 tbsp almond flour

1/2 tbsp coconut oil*(low-fat option below)

2 tbsp egg whites

1/4 tsp cinnamon(or more to taste!)

1 tsp Truvia sweeter(or more to taste, could sub in another granulated sweetener)

1/8 tsp vanilla extract

1/8 tsp baking powder(add slightly more for a lighter cake)

1 tbsp raisins

optional: 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice, chopped pecans

*Feel free to leave this out and replace with 1/2 tbsp 0% greek yogurt for a low-fat option( or more pumpkin) I cannot personally vouch for the results but I have made similar desserts using greek yogurt and they were still quite delicious!

Directions: Spray a small mug or ramekin with oil. Mix all ingredients together leaving cinnamon and Truvia for last(to taste) & top mixture with raisins. Microwave on high for 1:30-1:40 (okay I lied, not 1min but I have the worst microwave ever, so yours may take less time. DO NOT OVERBAKE! Just keep an eye on it, It won’t rise a lot, that’s okay). Now take out of the microwave, top with light whip cream if you have any(we were out!) and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts Per Cake: 200 calories, 13g fat, 14g carbs, 7g protein

Bonus: 60% Vitamin A

…And yes, I’m one of those people who takes 100 photos of the same thing. Haha, here’s one more, just because.

 

 

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Even my cat loves pumpkin…

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Crunchy Protein Peanut Butter Cups

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Awwww yeahhh, been dying to make these forever! I had the recipe in my head for the longest time, just never got around to putting it into action so today I decided what the heck? and I went for it! They turned out so great! Aren’t they just the cutest things you’ve even seen? And just in time for Halloween! This year when everyone is pigging out on reese’s cups, you can feel good eating something sweet & also good for your body! (Not saying having the occasional PB cup is bad, again read up on IIFYM for more information… 😉 ) Anywhoo, try these out and let me know how they turn out! I’d love to here from you :).

Makes 2 Servings (4 PB Cups)

Ingredients

  • 1 scoop (30g) of PB Chocolate Whey or Chocolate Whey Protein Powder(I used Whey Gourmet, this brand is sooo delicious!)
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • dash of salt
  • 1 tbsp 0% plain greek yogurt
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-4 tbsp water or until consistency of batter becomes smooth and creamy  enough to pour into molds (add as little as possible for best results!)
  • 2 tbsp PB2 (enough water until smooth consistency, able to pour)
  • 1 tsp Truvia or another granulated sweetener to taste (you want it a little sweeter than you’d think because it always tastes a bit less sweet after freezing!)
  • 4 tbsp natural crispy puffed rice cereal (could substitute Rice Krispies, I used the nature path brand)

Directions:

In a small bowl, combine protein powder, cocoa powder, salt. Add greek yogurt, vanilla and enough water until batter is smooth and pourable. Add stevia until desired sweetness.  In a separate small bowl, combine PB2 and water until reaching again a “pourable” consistency(*feel free to add some sweetener to you PB2 as well if you like!).  Pour a bit of your chocolate batter into a mini muffin cup tin until about 1/3 full. Top with a small spoonful of your PB2 mixture, 1 tbsp of the crispy rice cereal and another spoonful of the chocolate mixture. Repeat for all 4 molds. Place in the freezer for at least 3-4 hours before eating. Once frozen, pop out with a knife and eat immediately or place in a plastic bag and store in the freezer for a quick treat! *Note: these are messy and tend to melt a bit so be prepared haha, but they are totally worth it because the best part is licking the chocolate off your fingers!*

Nutrition Facts for 2 PB Cups (1 serving): 112 calories, 2.1g fat, 7.7g carbs, 16g protein

 

I’m Back! Creamy Maple Pumpkin Pie Oats

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Hey guys!! ahh, it’s been too long! I’m so sorry I’ve neglected my poor website. I have been super busy with school and working on my own fitness.  Anyways…because it’s beautiful fall now, I thought I’d celebrate my return with an awesome recipe inspired by the season! These oats are superrr creamy and rich & very filling! I ate double this serving size and was extremely full so I lowered it down to half the serving size which is still a lot! But they are so tasty,  you will have no problem finishing the bowl!

Creamy Maple Pumpkin Pie Oats

Serves 1

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-dash of salt

-2/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

-1/4 cup canned pumpkin

-1/4 tsp vanilla extract

-1/2 tsp cinnamon (or to taste)

-pinch of ginger, nutmeg & allspice

-2 tsp Truvia (or more to taste)

-1/4 ounce of pecans (about 1.5-2 tbsp)

-1/5 tbsp PB & Co Mighty Maple Butter * (or sub, 1/2 tsp natural PB + 1/4 tsp maple extract or 2 tsp sugar-free or natural maple syrup )

Directions: Combine almond milk oats and salt in a medium sized microwavable bowl and microwave for 1:40-2:00min or until oats have reached your desired consistency(you want them a little runny since you will be adding pumpkin and PB). Next stir your pumpkin into the cooked oats, add your spices & sweetener, top with maple butter and pecans! Stir just before digging in. Enjoy your beautiful fall breakfast!

**Tip** These oats would also be great topped with apple slices or raisins & paired with a side of scrambled egg whites**

Nutrition Facts per serving: 200 calories, 11g fat, 20g carbs, 4g fibre, 6g protein

Bonus: 52% of daily vitamin A (%) & 32% of daily Calcium (%)