White Chocolate-Coconut-Corfetti Protein Bar (Quest Style)

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If you like Quest Bars, White Chocolate, Coconut or Confetti-cake batter then this bar is for you. It’s one heavenly combination of flavours.

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! 🙂

http://www.amazon.com/Vitafiber-Basic-Syrup-1-2-kg/dp/B00TIX50OQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1430239060&sr=8-1&keywords=vitafiber

Now onto the recipe…

Makes 1 large bar or 2 small: 14F/37C/18P & 23g fibre (for the entire recipe)

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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! 🙂

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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Copycat Peanut Butter Victory Bar

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This tastes delicious, for all you peanut butter-lovers, this one’s for you. It has the EXACT same nutritional facts as the real peanut butter victory bar. I make this for breakfast each morning and it keeps me full until lunch.

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! 🙂

http://www.amazon.com/Vitafiber-Basic-Syrup-1-2-kg/dp/B00TIX50OQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1430239060&sr=8-1&keywords=vitafiber

Now onto the recipe…

Serves 1: (6F/28C/21P) & 21g fibre

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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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Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Rhubarb Protein Muffins

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Serves 6

Ingredients:

-3 tbsp white flour (23g)

-3 tbsp ground flax seed (30g)

-2 scoops vanilla, Cinnabun or peanut butter protein (I used Cellucor’s PB Marshmallow)

-1/2 tsp baking powder

-1/4 tsp baking soda

-1/8 tsp salt

-1/2 cup(120g) pure pumpkin

-1 whole egg

-2 tbsp light cream cheese *(could use fat-free)

-2 tbsp apple sauce

-1/8 tsp vanilla extract

-2-3 tbsp Truvia or another sweetener to taste

-100g rhubarb peeled and chopped (about 3/4-1 cup)

-1 tsp cinnamon+ more for topping

-extra truvia for topping

Directions: Pre-heat oven to 350*F. Whisk together all dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl. In a separate bowl, combine all of the wet ingredients. Pour the wet into the dry and stir to combine. Fold in the rhubarb chunks and scoop the mixture into 6 greased or lined muffin tins. Sprinkle truvia and cinnamon over the top of each muffin. Bake for 15-20min or until a tooth pick comes out clean. Enjoy!

Nutrition per Muffin: 4g fat, 10g carbs, 12g protein & 2g fibre

Double Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

 

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I am not going to say much other than..this is honestly the best cookie recipe I’ve made to date. These are the real deal. Fudgey, goey, chocolatey, soft, moist, all the things you look for in a good cookie. You don’t taste the pumpkin, so if you aren’t a pumpkin lover then have no fear, you will still adore these cookies. TRUST ME.

Serves 9 (or 1 if you’re insane like me)

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree(68g)
  • 2 tbsp apple sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp coconut oil(7g)       fr_4132_size880-1
  • 1 tsp molasses
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 scoop molten chocolate cellucor whey(34g)
  • 1/4 cup instant oats (23g)
  • 1 tbsp almond flour
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt (or just under)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda (or just under)
  • 1/8 tsp baking powder
  • 2-3 tbsp Truvia sweetener (or another sweetener to taste, add a little more than you think because the sweetness tends to decrease as they bake)
  • 2 tbsp mini chocolate chips (I used the enjoy life dark chocolate chips)

Directions:

Pre-heat your oven to 350*F and spray or grease a baking sheet with oil. (I used pam). Whisk together all the wet ingredients in a medium-size bowl.(Make sure the coconut oil is melted ahead of time and the molasses is heated slightly to make it easier to incorporate). In another larger bowl combine all of your dry ingredients until there are no clumps (don’t add the sweetener just yet!). Now stir your wet into your dry ingredients and now add sweetener to taste. Lastly, fold in your mini chocolate chips. Drop by spoonfuls to make 9 medium sized cookies on your baking sheet.

Bake for 7-9min depending on how soft you like your cookies! DON’T OVERBAKE. Check that they are still a little soft to the touch but not squishy(they will harden a bit as they cool). Enjoy warm or re-heate later for 10secs. in the microwave for a quick treat! Store in the freezer or in the fridge in a sealed tupperware container (layer cookies with parchment paper).

Happy Baking!

Nutrition per cookie: 76 calories, 3.5g fat, 5g protein, 7g carbs, 1.5g fibre

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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

 

Tropical Pre-Workout Green Smoothie!

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Hey guys, if you are feeling tired and run down before your workouts, don’t turn straight to artificial supplements and pre-workouts! First try this delicious smoothie. It gives a great energy boost naturally and lots of important vitamins and minerals all packed into a delicious sweet treat! It’s great right before a workout or as a filling breakfast to start your day! Let me know what you think :).

Serves 1

Recipe:

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-1 ripe frozen banana(120g)

-1/2 cup frozen mango(70g)

-1/2 cup frozen peaches(70g)

-6 large leaves of romaine lettuce chopped(90g)

-1/2 cup-2/3 cup water(depending on how much you need to blend, mine worked with a little over 1/2 cup)

-1 tsp flax seed

-Optional: few drops of vanilla extract, few drops of coconut extract, stevia/truvia or another sweetener such as honey to taste.)

 

Directions: Place all ingredients in your blender and blend on high until smooth and creamy! *Note* blend a little longer than usual so the romaine gets completely blended with no little pieces.

Nutrition Facts: 286 calories, 2g fat, 7g fibre, 17g protein

Healthy AMAZING Kettle Corn!

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Alright so your ready to sit down to watch a good movie. You’ve got the lights turned down low, surround sound on, remote in hand & a comfy couch…What’s missing from this picture?? Popcorn! Duh! Who watches a movie without it?
So I’d just like to say, I felt like a genious after creating this recipe because honestly it turned out better than I had anticipated. It’s so good like..I don’t know just try it. If you’ve ever had kettle corn, you know it’s awesome and this stuff I gotta say holds up pretty well against the traditional stuff! Plus it’s good for you, high in fibre, protein etc. So now instead of telling your kids “finish your vegetables they’re good for you!” You can tell them “finish your popcorn!”. Haha..well actually I’m sure finishing it will be no problem. I hope you love this as much as I do.

Serves 4

Ingredients:

-1 large bag of light or unbuttered popcorn(I used orville, it was 260cals/bag)(about 40g I believe)
-2 tbsp melted Coconut Oil(you could sub another oil but this adds a lot of the flavour!)
-1 tbsp + 1 tsp Truvia Sweetener(or more/less to taste) *Best sweetener, most resembles sugar IMO*
-A decent amount of salt(to taste, add less if you are worried about sodium but honestly it makes it taste much better haha)
-Optional but highly recommended: 4-5 tbsp Sugar-Free Syrup (or real maple syrup) (I recommend Sugar-Free Thyme Maple Syrup)

Directions: Pop your popcorn as directed by the package. While warm, pour the popcorn into a large bowl and drizzle with melted coconut oil. Toss with clean hands to coat the popcorn. Next sprinkle the salt/sweetener and toss again. Keep adding the seasoning to your liking. Now portion into 4 bowls and serve with syrup on the side. Right before eating, drizzle a little syrup on top and toss quickly. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts Per Serving: 130 calories, 6.5g fat, 14g carbs, 2.5g protein, 2.5g fibre