Hazelnut Coffee Kodiak Cakes Waffle with a Chocolate Hazelnut “Fluff”

I wanted a waffle after I trained back, but I wanted it quick. Would you call that a Waffle Quickie? Who knooooows.

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Ingredients (waffle):

  • 45g Kodiak Cakes flapjack and waffle mix
  • 13g coffee NutriWhey (10% off: Rose10)
  • 25g canned pumpkin puree
  • 49g liquid egg whites
  • 1-2tbs unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2tsp baking powder
  • Stevia drops
  • 1/4tsp hazelnut extract (iHerb coupon code: KNN401, optional ingredient)
  • 1/4tsp Vanilla extract (by Better Body Foods)

Mix all of your ingredients then cook in a greased (with non-stick cooking spray) waffle maker!

Ingredients (chocolate hazelnut “fluff”)

  • 20g Barefoot & Chocolate chocolate hazelnut spread
  • 48g plain nonfat greek yogurt
  • Stevia drops

Easy peasy lemon squeezy- mix all of that up!

Macros (waffle): 246 calories, 36g carbs, 2g fat, 21g protein, 5g fiber

Macros (“fluff”): 152 calories, 12g carbs, 9g fat, 7g protein, 1g fiber

Macros (waffle & “fluff”): 398 calories, 48g carbs, 11g fat, 28g protein, 6g fiber

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

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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“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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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

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cinnamon Stovetop S’mores

Haaaayooo, IIFYM makes me happy. My parents wanted to roast marshmallows (note: we wanted to roast them outside, but it started to rain. SADFACE). During my ED, I would have immediately said nonononope, too full, sorry! BUUUUT (always a but), the truth is, I really wanted to eat the s’mores. This time, the s’mores fit my dang macros. My parents seemed so proud, which made me really happy.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 full sheet low fat Honey Maid cinnamon graham crackers
  • 1 large marshmallow
  • 1tbs Peanut Butter & Co Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter

Roast the marshmallow on a stick over your stove (must be a gas stove that has a flame! If not, use a fire outside). Break the graham cracker into two and spread one (or both) side(s) with your dark chocolate dreams peanut butter. Put the marshmallow on one side, then close that puppy, and EAT! I made TWO, but this only explained one. If ya want more, repeat!

Marcos (one s’more): 173 calories, 24g carbs, 8g fat, 4g protein, 2g fiber

Chocolate Chip Strawberry Cheesecake Protein Bowl Cake

Bowl cakes > mug cakes. Because they’re bigger. It’s gotta be science or something. The bigger, the better. (…okay, maybe that was too much).

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Ingredients:

  • 40g oat flour
  • 14g coconut flour
  • 18g Strawberry Cheesecake True Nutrition protein powder
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened original almond milk
  • 56g liquid egg whites
  • 1/2tsp baking powder
  • 1/4tsp vanilla extract
  • Stevia
  • 1.5tbs milk chocolate chips (I used Nestle Tollhouse brand

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Mix all of the ingredients (except chocolate chips) until well combined. Fold in the chocolate chips. Place in a greased (with non-stick spray) bowl (Note: you can use a mug, but it better be a biiiiig mug). Microwave for 2:00-2:30. This baby grows.

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I topped mine with some creamy Jif peanut butter.

Macros (all ingredients listed): 431 calories, 48g carbs, 12g fat, 33g protein, 9g fiber

Chocolate Chip Waffle

Who doesn’t like Chocolate and Waffles? Especially for dessert! If you don’t, you’re wrong. #srs

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Ingredients:

  • 40g oat flour
  • 7g coconut flour
  • 22g s’mores protein powder (by Cellucor)
  • 45g canned pumpkin
  • 105g liquid egg whites
  • 1/2tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • Stevia
  • 9g cacao nibs (I buy mine on iHerb- KNN401 gets ya $10 off!)

Mix all of the ingredients (minus the cacao nibs) until combined. Then stir in the cacao nibs. Cook in a greased waffle iron. Then top with whateva, and there ya go-  perfect waffle! 🙂

Chocolate Protein MiniCake

This one was for #MakeItBakeItMondays last week, and someone requested that I share the recipe.

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Ingredients:

  • 45g whole wheat flour (1.5 servings)
  • 10g almond meal/flour
  • 1/2 scoop protein powder (I used chocolate)
  • 30g canned pumpkin
  • 60g unsweetened applesauce
  • 92g liquid egg whites
  • 1/2tsp baking powder
  • 1/4tsp vanilla extract
  • Stevia

Mix batter in a bowl and put in a mini loaf tin/pan (I bought some reusable metal ones from Target for super cheap). Bake at 350F for 25-35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. I topped mine with chunky almond butter!