Double Chocolate Belgian Chocolate Protein Brownies

I don’t bake often. Well, I like to bake one serving baked goods, but multiple serving baked goods don’t happen often in my kitchen. But I’ve been craving brownies! These weren’t super duper moist like most brownies are, but they taste like absolute HEAVEN.

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Ingredients:

  • 56g (2 servings) almond flour
  • 28g (2 servings) coconut flour
  • 40g (1 scoop) belgian chocolate protein powder (10% off NFSports: Rose10)
  • 92g (2 servings) liquid egg whites
  • 124g (1 serving) unsweetened applesauce
  • 3-4tbs unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 10g (2 servings) unsweetened special dark cocoa powder
  • 3/4tsp baking powder
  • Stevia drops
  • 1/2tsp vanilla extract (by Better Body Foods)

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Preheat your oven to 350F. Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl, then transfer to a greased (with non-stick cooking spray) 8×8 pan. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Serves 9.

Macros (1 brownie): 82 calroies, 4.2g fat, 6.1g carbs, 2.4g fiber, 5.7g protein

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Peanut Butter Marshmallow Dark Chocolate Dreams Protein PB Cups

What a perfect end to my night! I had vanilla bean Halo Top Creamery healthy ice cream and topped it off with two homemade PB cups! I made these a long time ago, but I decided to recreate them to share on my blog! (Note: They had melted a bit in the photo- dreamy, right?)

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Ingredients:

  • 34g peanut butter marshmallow whey (by Cellucor)
  • 3-4tbs water
  • 2tbs (32g) dark chocolate dreams peanut butter

Mix the peanut butter marshmallow whey with the water by slowly adding in the water until it’s a sticky consistency. Spray a muffin tin with non-stick spray. Add 1/4 mixture into two of the muffin molds (1/4 into each, so you will be using 1/2 of the mixture at this time). On top of each, add 1tbs of the peanut butter (note: you can sub peanut flour butter, as well, or any type of nut butter.) Then finish it all off with the rest of the mixture. Freeze for 1-2 hours or until solid. They should pop right out of the tin!

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Macros (both cups): 300 calories, 15g carbs, 15g fat, 31g protein, 2g fiber

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Waffle Quesadilla

I have been craving a quality quesadilla, but honestly, too much milk fat RIPS my stomach apart. So I walked my booty to Whole Paycheck today and bought Lisanatti Almond Cheese and some new flour tortillas. Just so I could make this baby!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 flour tortillas (I used the smaller Whole Foods 365 Organic brand)
  • 54g Lisanatti Foods Mozzarella Style Almond Cheese

Super simple. Grate the cheese with a cheese grated. Lay one tortilla down and spread the cheese all over it. Place the other tortilla on top. Transfer the quesadilla into a waffle maker (Belgian waffle maker works best because it’s round!) that’s sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Close the waffle maker, and let it cook until it’s crispy! The cheese may start melting out of the quesadilla, so just take it out when that happens- hehe!

Macros: 366 calories, 54g carbs, 8g fat, 22g protein, 4g fiber

“Get Up and Go” Review

YAY for my first review on my blogaroo! “Get Up and Go” was kind enough to send me four of their products to try out, and I want to share my thoughts on them!

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As you see here, I received the Caffeinated Chocolate Chip Cookie, the Caffeinated Fudgy Brownie, the Naturally Caffeinated Mocha Espresso Cookie, and the Caffeinated Mocha Joe Granola. These are not your average baked goods because each is equivalent to one cup of coffee. Cool, right? Now let’s dig in…

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First, I tried out the Caffeinated Fudgy Brownie. Before trying it, I assumed it was going to be a “healthy-made brownie.” You know how those go- they’re delicious, but they’re not spot on with the real deal. It’s just a fact. BUT (there’s always a but)!!! This, my friends, was a gooey, soft, moist brownie. The REAL DEAL. It melted in my mouth.
Macros (1/2 brownie/43g): 170 calories, 8.5g fat, 29g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 1g protein

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Next, I tried the Caffeinated Chocolate Chip Cookie. I remember texting my good friend Kelly saying how the taste and texture of this one was exactly like my grandma’s chocolate chip cookies growing up. I SWEAR. Soft, moist, sweet, but it wasn’t too soft. It still had that “tough cookie” feel, if ya know what I mean. The chocolate chips with large and in charge, and I greeted them with open arms…erm, mouth. My tummy was happy. I think I remember there being a hint of espresso, but I mostly tasted regular chocolate chip cookie. I think that’s what the company was going for, and I’m sure as heck not complaining.
Macros (1/2 cookie/43g): 173 calories, 8.1g fat, 27g carbs, 0g fiber, 1g protein

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And theeeeen the other cookie, the Naturally Caffeinated Mocha Espresso Chip Cookie. This one has the same texture as the Chocolate Chip cookie, which I was happy about. The cookie is a chocolate cookie. I’m a chocolate lover, so this was really, really nice. The chocolate chips were also large, like the other cookie. Chocolate on chocolate. If you’re a chocolate fan, you’ll like this! This one has a little more of a coffee hint to it than the other, and it pairs so nicely with the chocolatey-ness of this cookie.
Macros (1/2 cookie/43g): 190 calories, 9g fat, 30g carbs, 0g fiber, 2g protein

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And last but certainly not least, I tried the Caffeintad Mocha Joe Granola. It has that chocolate look to it, so hello- I was excited. The granola is pretty much like any other granola I’ve had, texture-wise, to be honest. Not in a bad why at all. It’s crunchy, nutty, and granola…y. This is the most coffee-tasting product out of the four that I tried. It was extremely satisfying. I had this on some Strawberry Cheesecake greek yogurt. Match made in heaven!

I sit here writing this review asking myself if these goodies gave me a “kick in the booty,” per se, because of the caffeine. I’m going to be honest and say: I don’t know. I only ate half of the goodies at a time and really only ate them for the taste and experience rather than the caffeine. I’ve heard from others that they felt a boost, so I can give you that much. I recommend all of these goodies wholeheartedly. I also heard a rumor that they’re working on new recipes for protein-packed goodies! Basically, I cannot wait! I also really have my eye on some other goodies on their site! Check them out at www.getupandgobaked.com!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Porncakes

I sometimes participate in PornCakeSundays. Since I was home visiting my folks, I decided to participate! PornCakes with a side of ink 😉

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Ingredients:

  • 40g oat flour
  • 14g coconut flour
  • 15g chocolate peanut butter protein powder
  • 46g liquid egg whites
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened original almond milk
  • Stevia drops
  • 1/4tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4tsp cream cheese bakery emulsion (optional)
  • 1/2tsp baking powder

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Mix all of the ingredients then cook in a greased pan – I cooked mine on a cast iron skillet. My parents are fancy shmancy. I layered mine with sugar-free fat free white chocolate jello pudding powder + 2tbs sugar-free syrup + 1tbs water.

Macros (just pancakes): 310 calories, 34g carbs, 6g fat, 46g protein, 9g fiber

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein No-Bake Cheesecake

THIS was the best recipe YET. I promise you. Try it. Inspired by some Instagram friends – IShouldStartLifting (my apologies, I don’t know your name, man!) and Nadine.

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Ingredients:

  • 90g plain nonfat greek yogurt (Fage works best)
  • 120g fat-free cream cheese
  • 16g Chocolate Peanut Butter protein powder
  • Stevia drops

Mix a lllllll of that up then chill for fish hours so it can set a bit more. Then NOM.

Macros: 226 calories, 13g carbs, 0g fat, 37g protein, 0g fiber

Cacao Nib Chip Peanut Buter Marshmallow Pro-nuts

I loooove me some baked goods. Could you tell by the excess “o”s in “love”? GOOD. Especially donuts. Did you know that donuts supposedly came from the 18th century Dutch from New Amsterdam? Pretty cool, huh? Gotta love the internet…

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Ingredients:

  • 40g oat bran
  • 10g almond flour
  • 15g peanut butter marshmallow whey (by Cellucor)
  • 60g pumpkin puree
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1-3tbs water
  • 9g cacao nibs (iHerb coupon code: KNN401)
  • Stevia
  • 1/4tsp vanilla extract (by Better Body Foods)
  • 1/2tsp baking powder

Preheat your oven to 350F. Mix all of the ingredients above except the cacao nibs. After it’s all mixed well, THEN add the cacao nibs into it. Bake in a greased donut pan – I bought mine at Bed, Bath, & Beyond, but you can just use a muffin tin if you don’t have one. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until fully cooked. Mine made 4 large donuts – or you can make 6 smaller. I topped mine with some P28 White Chocolate High Protein Spread.

Macros (just donuts): 363 calories, 37g carbs, 13g fat, 30g protein, 12g fiber