Sweet Treats

Pumpkin Tahini Brownies

These brownies come out super "fudgy" and totally satisfy my chocolate craving! Bonus is they are mostly made out of pumpkin and are grain and dairy free and paleo! Depending on the type of chocolate and sweetener you use, you can make these more or less sweet. They are also loaded with natural heart healthy monounsaturated fats and protein from the tahini!

Pumpkin Tahini Brownies

These recipes were originally inspired by Jacki at @figgindelicious - she has an awesome website that you can check out here too!

Banana Paleo Pro-nuts

These baked donuts are super healthy and full of gut-healing nutrients and protein that will keep you full. There is absolutely NO added sugar, they're just sweetened by the bananas. PLUS they're paleo-friendly, gluten/dairy/grain/soy and nut free! I love adding berries or chocolate chips into the batter OR eating them plain! Here is a link to the cassava flour I use (Otto's brand).

Raw Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Bites

Be warned now, these taste DANGEROUSLY close to real cookie dough, and thus are very addicting. However, lucky for you, they're super clean! They really need no other formal introduction other than that, they're basically protein and nutrient rich cinnamon cookie dough. What could be better?!

Shortbread Cookie Protein Bars

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These are the perfect portable and clean snack to replace store-bought protein bars which can be full of sugar, chemicals and other processed junk. These contain only a few simple, wholesome ingredients and are great for on the go or satisfying that sweet tooth!

Basic B***H Balls

I call these balls "basic" in the MOST endearing way possible. They use only basic ingredients that you probably already have in the house, BUT they're not basic in terms of how delicious & nutritious they are. PLUS you can add a bunch of non-basic superfood ingredients if you like, to dress them up. But they're good just plain and simple.

Paleo Protein Cookies

These grain-free cookies are big, fluffy, satisfying and contain NO processed ingredients! So they're clean as can be! Plus added bonus - they fill you up with an extra boost of collagen protein. You KNOW you will want dessert, so why not make it healthy to boot!

Sea Salt Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

I will NEVER get rid of my sweet tooth. So might as well invent some healthy desserts right? I love these dark chocolate almond butter cups because not only are dark chocolate and almond butter two of my favorite things on the planet, but that a hint of salt is the perfect balance to this dessert. I like to customize mine with different types of nut butter or "add ins" like quinoa crisps (think healthy rice crisps) for extra crunch and collagen peptides for extra health benefits. I have made them both mini or big, so this recipe is just approximations, and you can make it your own!

Raw Cookie Dough Bites

These bite-sized snacks will have you feeling like you're eating raw cookie dough! But you won't get salmonella AND they're super healthy for you - win win :) Made with chickpeas, nut butter, a bit of protein and cacao nibs for that superfood power, they're simple, healthy & delicious.

Bad-A$$ Protein Brownies

These "brownies" are BAD A$$ there is no way around it. You feel like you are eating a FLUFFY and FUDGY (AF) brownie but each serving has insane (bad-a$$) macros! If you cut it into 8ths each one only has 5 grams of sugar and 10 grams of protein (AND only about 150 calories) WOOOOOT WOOOOT! Make these and eat them for breakfast, snacks or dessert, they're healthy enough to eat ALL DAY LONG.

Bad A$$ (Protein) Brownies

More Power Less Flour Blondies

These flourless blondies make a great snack or dessert.  Packed with protein and fiber and no grains or flour.  They are vegan friendly too but I guarantee you they're a crowd pleaser!

Clean Lean Bean Brownies

I created this brownie recipe around Thanksgiving which is the perfect time for clean, lean brownies.  They are a delicious holiday treat that won't pack on the pounds.  Full of fiber and protein but free of grains or dairy these will keep you slim and trim through holiday season.  Added bonus, the black beans add moistness and density so they are nice and fudgy.

Carrot Cake Bites

These carrot cake energy bites are a great way to get in a bit of veggies when you're craving something sweet.  These protein-powder free energy bites are perfect on top of yogurt for breakfast, by themselves as a snack or for a sweet treat for dessert.  The best part is, they're no bake!

Grain Free Peanut Butter Cookies

These EASY to make cookies are grain free, full of healthy fats, low in sugar/carbohydrates and super delicious! I've made several variations using different flavors of peanut butter and different mix ins so you can feel free to get creative!

Grain-free Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate Hazelnut Delight (Protein) Cookies

These cookies will satisfy your sweet tooth without any guilt. They're packed with protein and the only sugar comes from banana and nut butter.  The combination of hazelnut and chocolate is truly to die for.  Make them as a snack or dessert.

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Guilt-Free Chocolate Mug Cake

Mug cakes are amazing because when you're craving a cake, you have a single-serve cake in a matter of minutes! Then, you can eat the entire thing, and still feel great after (not bloated or guilty) and fill your body with nourishing foods! This chocolate mug cake is perfect to satisfy your chocolate craving at breakfast, for dessert, or as a snack! It's grain, dairy and gluten free and packed with protein!

Cacao Crunch Bliss Balls

These little bites are loaded with protein, and the cacao gives them tons of magnesium, iron and antioxidants and low on sugar.  These use dried mulberries, which are about 1/10th the sugar of dates and contain tons of phytochemicals themselves - including iron, vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium, calcium, and plenty of dietary fiber.  Now to the important part - they taste like little bites of fudge with bursts of crunch inside.  Satisfy your sweet tooth here without the guilt.  

Cacao Crunch Bliss Balls

Mini Superfood Macaroons

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Hemp hearts are the center of the hemp seed and are full of raw nutrition.  You may have heard them talked about but WHY are they so good for you? They contain all the essential amino acids (building blocks of protein) and essential fatty acids and tons of other vitamins and minerals.  AKA why they got labeled a superfood.  These little cookies also have another superfood friend -  goji berries - which are low on sugar, high on protein and antioxidants.  I mean come on, protein from a berry, that's super!  Anyways you won't be disappointed by these cookies - they barely have any added sugar and are loaded with nutrients so they make the perfect snack or dessert (or smoothie topper!)

The inspiration from this recipe was from in it 4 the long run blog.  I just increased the protein and reduced the sugar a bit, still came out super yummy! Thanks girl!

Chocolate Pumpkin Protein Bursts

These are little bursts of energy and joy (for your mouth and body!)  Unlike a lot of my other energy bites, they are nut-free for those who are allergic or watching their fat intake.  IF you read any of my posts you know fat is NOT the thing to cut down on ;)  They're so quick and portable and have the super immune boosting and inflammation reducing powers of PUMPKIN!  Hope you like them!

Chocolate Pumpkin Protein Bursts

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Paleo Peanut Butter Pumpkin Paradise Bars

Get your pumpkin, peanut butter and chocolate fix in this one stop shop!  Only a few ingredients and they're guilt-free!

 Paleo Peanut Butter Pumpkin Paradise Bars

Banana Nut Protein Balls

Only 6 ingredients in these delicious little bursts of energy!  These tiny treats are loaded with power & flavor!  There is no added sugar, refined grains or oil.  Perfectly portable snack or eat them as a topping for yogurt or a smoothie. 

Banana Nut Protein Balls

Serves: Makes appx. 24 tablespoon sized balls