A winning combination of flavors comes alive in this recipe from our SuperFan Jaclyn. Oats, pumpkin, and cranberries, makes these muffins the perfect healthy fall treat. Just like Jaclyn’s friends your guests will never know that these delicious muffins are loaded with protein, healthy carbs and are low in sugar! Here’s what you’ll need:
Need to make a dessert without compromising your diet? Our Super Fan, Jaclyn came up with a great recipe for a chocolate pudding that doesn’t compromise flavor, taste or your fit lifestyle!
- 3 tbsp Chia seeds
- 1 tbsp Peanut Butter
- 3/4 cup Almond Milk or water
Directions: Combine all and serve chilled.
Though holiday traditions are many and diverse, having an abundance of sweets seems to be part of everyone's holiday celebrations. One in particular that many Americans partake in is the cutting out, baking and decorating of sugar cookies. If you love this tradition but are looking for a healthier cookie, try this high-fiber, whole-grain cut-out recipe. It uses chopped oats and whole-wheat pastry flour, and ground flaxseed mixed with water serves as an excellent egg substitute and fiber boost. It's sure to be just as tasty as the rest!
Whole grain cut-out cookie recipe
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
- 3 tablespoons water
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 cup oats, finely chopped
- 2 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- Mix the ground flaxseed with the water and refrigerate for about 20 minutes. It should be an egg-like texture.
- Pulse the oats in a food processor until they are finely chopped but not powdered.
- Beat the butter and sugar together in a large mixing bowl, and then add the egg substitute and vanilla and beat until smooth.
- Wrap the dough in wax paper or cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate it for 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease or line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Spread flour on a clean countertop and remove a small portion of dough, patting it with flour and then rolling it out until it's about 1/4-inch thick.
- Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes.
- Bake the cookies for eight to 10 minutes, checking occasionally.
- Let them cool before decorating with colored frosting and holiday sprinkles.
These cookies will have a slightly nutty flavor. Though they have less sugar than traditional cut-out sugar cookies, the icing will add enough sweetness to make them perfectly tasty.
Fudge is typically an indulgent treat – sugary, buttery and downright rich. When we think of fudge, many people think of state fairs in the Midwest or quaint seaside vacations on the East Coast. As such, fudge is a completely guilty pleasure, able to be indulged only a few times a year, especially if you're concerned about eating healthy foods and staying trim. But what if fudge were a little less sugary, a little more protein-packed and still completely delightful? We'd probably eat it much more often! If you want a treat that has some good-for-you elements, check out the following recipe using Naturade Total Soy – Chocolate protein powder for brownies that are about as guilt-free as they come:
- 1/2 cup of natural or organic peanut butter
- 4 scoops of Naturade Total Soy – Chocolate
- 1/3 cup pure cacao powder
- 1/4 cup milk – almond, rice or dairy
- chopped walnuts and dates (optional)
- sea salt (optional)
This is a no-bake recipe. Line a 9-by-9 inch baking pan with parchment paper. In a bowl, mix in the peanut butter, soy powder, cacao and milk until fully blended. If so desired, chop walnuts and dates in a food processor. Walnuts will add more protein and healthy omega-3 oils, and dates can add a nice natural ingredient if you find the mixture needs a bit more sweetness. Pour the mixture into the parchment-lined pan – it should be between the consistency of cookie dough and cake batter. Sprinkle sea salt on top if you wish for that perfect salty-sweet mixture of flavors. Place the pan in the refrigerator for up to 2 hours to harden and then serve. It makes 12 guilt-free servings!
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1/4 cup cold water, ice cold, 3/4 cup ice cubes, 2/3 cup peeled cucumber, seedless, 2/3 cup honeydew melon, Zest of half an orange, 1/8 cup fresh mint, 3 scoops Naturade Total Soy Vanilla Flavored Meal Replacement Mix. In blender or smoothie maker, combine water, ice cubes, cucumber, melon, orange zest, and mint and blend. Halfway through blending mix in two scoops of vanilla flavored Shake Mix. Process until very smooth. Garnish serving glass with additional orange zest curls, orange slices, cucumber slices or honeydew slices. Enjoy!
We all know that kids can be quite picky when it comes to eating healthy. Chocolate bars and chips always top veggies and whole grains.
What if you could make a recipe that was disguised as an unhealthy treat?
These chocolate-covered protein bars from Zahlmann Zoo Crew contain a whole lot of healthy ingredients, but your kids will never know it! Plus it’s packed with protein to help your kids growing healthy and strong. Here’s the simple recipe for you to try out on your kids:
Homemade protein bars
Here’s what you’ll need:
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 1/2 cups dry oatmeal
1/4 coconut oil or butter, melted
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup water
1 mashed banana
2 tablespoons flaxseed, ground
2-4 scoops Naturade Total Soy – Chocolate protein powder
1 large dark chocolate bar or ½ cup chocolate chips
First, take your ripe banana and mash it up (this is a great way for the kids to get involved in the cooking process). Then add in the oatmeal, flaxseed, protein powder, coconut flakes, raisins, melted butter or coconut oil, peanut butter and water and stir until all ingredients are fully mixed. Transfer the mixture into a parchment-lined baking tray (8×8) and smooth it out over the pan. Next, take your chocolate bar and break it into smaller pieces into a microwave-safe bowl. Pop it in the microwave for about one minute, or until the chocolate is fully melted. Pour the melted chocolate all over the mixture so it covers every last inch. Once finished, place your creation in the freezer for at least two hours to give it that protein bar consistency. After the time is up, take it out of the freezer and cut it into 10-12 bars and serve!
We see gluten-free recipes and food on TV and in the grocery store. Gluten is a protein that exists in most diet staples like pastas, cereals, breads and desserts. It's often a crucial ingredient when making baked goods due to the puffy and fluffy quality it gives them. However, some are either allergic to gluten or choose to take it out of their diet for other health reasons. Adhering to a gluten-free lifestyle doesn't have to mean having a diet that's devoid of delicious taste. Here are a few altered recipes to try out from Feastie for your next dessert:
Baked Thin Mint Cake
Fat: 2 grams
Sugar: 2 grams
Protein: 6.25 grams
What you'll need:
1 tablespoon Naturade Total Soy – Chocolate
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 tablespoon psyllium husk
1 tablespoon mesquite
1-2 tablespoons coconut sugar
¼ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon peppermint extract
3 tablespoons water
Grab a bowl and mix your protein powder, cocoa powder, mesquite, psyllium husk, sugar and baking soda. Next, add in the peppermint extract and stir in water until combined. Place the mixture in a ramekin, mug or large cupcake/muffin pan. Place in the microwave and bake for about 60 seconds. If you prefer the oven, preheat it to 350 degrees and bake for about 20 minutes – although time varies depending on the oven, so keep an eye on it. Let cool and feel free to top it with coconut oil or coconut butter or eat it plain.
Grain-free Vanilla Berry Protein Cake
Fat: 11.7 grams
Sugar: 8.4 grams
Protein: 17.8 grams
What you'll need:
1 tablespoon coconut flour
1 tablespoon coconut butter or other nut butter
2 tablespoons Naturade Total Soy – Vanilla
¼ cup egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon applesauce
¼ cup fresh or frozen berries
5-10 drops of stevia
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Grab a small bowl and mix all ingredients but the berries until all the elements are fully combined. Once mixed, add in the berries of your choice. Next, drop the mixture into a 1 cup oven-safe ramekin. Finally, bake in the oven for about 25 to 28 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Baking times will vary depending on the oven, so keep an eye on your dessert to avoid burning the sweet treat.