Pumpkin Protein Bread

Alright, it’s has been way too long since I have posted a recipe so what better time than pumpkin spice season!?!? This one is amazing and I have made it multiple times with no issues. It’s all natural, low in fat, high in protein and contains whole grains. If you are a competitor then just create recipe in myfitnesspal and account for macros. You can make in bulk and freeze 1/2 or refrigerate. There are zero preservatives so do not leave this out on your counter or in the mold quickly.

What you need:

  • 1 can of all natural pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup Walden farms maple syrup (optional, you could use additional stevia)
  • 8 packets of Stevia
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 5 tablespoons of organic cacao powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 egg whites
  • 3 tbsp organic chia seeds
  • 2 scoops peanut butter GNC protein blend
  • 4 tbsp powdered peanut butter
  • 150g rolled oats blended into oat flour (or use oat flour)
  • 1 cup unsweetened cashew milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Mix all wet ingredients first, add dry ingredients, mix well and pour into greased bread pan.

Bake at 350 for ~45 minutes

Cut into 8 servings: 186 calories, 4 g fat, 23g carbs, 15g protein

Bikini Competitor Chocolate Fudge

Yes, you read the title correctly.  Chocolate fudge that is bikini competitor approved (well, when I am more than 8 weeks from a show).  I found this recipe on teambeachbody.com and modified it a little.  They called it brownies but they came out more like fudge.  Ooeey, gooey and delicious!

Here is what you need:

  • 1 extra ripe banana
  • 6 tbsp natural peanut butter
  • 4 tbsp baking cocoa
  • 2 scoops chocolate shakeology

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Instructions:

  1. Mash banana until creamy
  2. Mix in peanut butter, cocoa and shakeology and mix until dough-like consistency
  3. Spread in a 9X9 pan lined with wax paper
  4. Refrigerate for 1 hour or more
  5. Cut into 12 pieces of fudge and enjoy!

 

Nutritional Facts (per piece of fudge):

90 Calories, 5g Fat, 8g Carbs, 5g Protein

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Chocolate Fudge No-Bake Cookies

WARNING – This recipe is for true chocolate lovers only!   If you don’t’ like deep, dark rich chocolate then you will not like this recipe.

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I found this recipe on the recipe insert that was shipped with my Shakeology and modified it to fit my needs.  The original recipe called for regular peanut butter and I substituted for powdered peanut butter to lower calories and fat while increasing serving size.

What you need:

  • 1 scoop chocolate Shakeology  (This can be purchased from my website by clicking HERE)
  • 1 shakeology scoopful;of powdered peanut butter
  • 1 shakeology scoopful of rolled oats
  • 1 tsp organic honey
  • 1-4 tbsp. of cashew milk (for consistency only)

Chocolate No-Bake Cookies

Directions:

  1. Add Shakeology, peanut butter and rolled oats to bowl and mix well.
  2. Add honey and mix well
  3. Add cashew milk a few drops at a time to make firm dough-like consistency
  4. Divide into 8 drop cookies, refrigerate and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts (Per Cookie):

62 Calories, 8g Carbs, 4g Protein, 1g Fat

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Bikini Competitor Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Protein Cookies

Today I was craving cookies. I didn’t want a salad or grilled chicken and broccoli.  I just really wanted cookies.  Not super sweet and processed store bought cookies that make you feel like junk afterwards, but heathy, nutritious soft cookies filled with protein, vitamin A and dark chocolate.  I decided to get creative in my kitchen and was pleasantly surprised with my results.  Actually, I liked them so much that I ended up eating enough to count as my dinner and skipped my usual salad and grilled lean protein. Oops, that is what happens when you make a batch of 24 bite size cookies and you don’t put them away quickly enough (out of sight, out of mind).   Oh, and here is my disclaimer for those of you who like the “real” cookies made with processed shit, butter and lots of sugar, these might be a little too healthy for you.  You might even think they are disgusting.  But for you clean eating health nuts out there looking to stay lean, try this recipe.

Nutrition Facts: (per cookie, recipe makes 24)

43 Calories, 6g Carbs, 4g Protein, 1g Fat

Ingredients:

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  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 scoop cinnamon or vanilla protein powder (I used Dymatize ISO-100 Cinnabun)
  • 6 teaspoons Zing natural baking sugar (mix of sugar and stevia) or 1 cup baking stevia
  • 1 scoop vanilla Casein protein (if you don’t have this add another scoop of whey)
  • 2 tbsp of coconut flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 30 g extra dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 dash nutmeg
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract (I started adding this to all my muffin and cookie recipes because it is so damn good)
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 can natural pumpkin puree

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 (use multi-rack convection bake if you have it)
  • Combine all dry ingredients and mix well
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  • Add remaining wet ingredients and mix well
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  • Scoop 1 tbsp size drop cookies onto baking sheet
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  • Bake at 350 for approximately 10 minutes
  • Cookies will be soft and gooey because of pumpkin

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Bikini Competitor Chocolate Protein Breakfast Muffins

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Looking for a tasty breakfast alternative to oatmeal and egg whites that you can prepare in bulk and eat on the go?  Well, then this quick and easy recipe is for you.  I typically workout early in the morning and then eat my post-workout meal/breakfast on my long drive to work.  These muffins are a quick and convenient way to eat a balanced breakfast that meets my macros while on the go.  They are moist, hearty and not to sweet.  If you are looking for a chocolate brownie or cookie alternative these are not for you.

What you will need:

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  • 226 grams of Low Fat Cottage Cheese
  • 2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 4 oz Natural Applesauce (unsweetened)
  • 1 Cup Unsweetened Cashew or Almond Milk
  • 1 container of liquid egg whites (or 10 egg whites)
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 cup baking stevia
  • 3 scoops chocolate Whey Protein Powder
  • 2 cups Oat Meal
  • 3 tbsp coconut flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Instructions:

  • Blend cottage cheese, vanilla, applesauce and cashew milk in blender until smooth.
  • Pour into mixing bowl and whisk in eggs.  Whisk for ~ 50 strokes
  • Whisk in remaining ingredients in order listed and mix well
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  • Let sit 5-10 minutes to thicken
  • Evenly pour or scoop into 24 paper lined or sprayed muffin tins
  • Sprinkle with raw cacao nibs or slivered almonds (optional)
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  • Back at 350 for approximately 20 minutes or until middle is done.  I use multi rack convection bake at 350 degree Fahrenheit.

Nutrition Facts (per muffin):

62 Calories, 1g Fat, 7g Carbs, 6 g Protein (I usually eat 4 at a time)

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