Low Carb Chocolate Fudge Avocado Brownies

Low Carb Chocolate Fudge Avocado Brownies

Hey hey all! Soooooo I have finally found my cooking mojo! I lost it there for a bit, but I’m back in action and loving it. Today I decided to make a recipe for my “Find Your Balance” Community members who are doing an intermittent fasting challenge. Many of them are struggling to eat enough fat in their last meal, so I thought this would be a great healthy dessert option for their last meal. These low carb chocolate avocado brownies are low in sugar and extremely high in fiber. So much bang for your buck in every bite, and soooooo yummy! Ok, Lets get down to business now… Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Gather all ingredients, a food processor or blender, spoon, an 8 x 8in or 9 x 9in baking dish. Add the raw almonds to the food processor/blender and process until a flour like texture. If you have almond flour, skip this step obviously.  Next, add all ingredients in the blender, except the stevia, cocoa powder, and baking soda. Blend well until the avocado mixture is smooth. Then add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. After spraying your baking dish with cooking spray, pour in the chocolate avocado brownie batter. Smooth batter to a level amount and then bake on 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes. While the low carb chocolate fudge avocado brownies are baking, make the peanut butter protein icing. Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl and mix well with a spoon. If desired, blend in a blender. Remove brownies from oven after 18 minutes and let cool for at least 10 minutes...
Healthy Low Carb Chocolate Bites

Healthy Low Carb Chocolate Bites

Hey all! Everyone seems to request healthy dessert recipes around the holidays, so I figured I would keep it fairly basic with this chocolate recipe. One of my nutrition clients told me her “non-negotiable” food was chocolate…so this one is especially for her! If you have not already purchased mini silicone cups for healthy cooking/baking, you must order a pack immediately. These are so much fun to use, and the kiddos will love them as well! I played around with this recipe a few different times, and in the end, the fewer ingredients the better. I tried a recipe using cocao butter, but have yet to get the proportions right to post. I tried a recipe using half coconut oil and half earth balance butter, but had a weird aftertaste. Like I said before, the basic ingredients/recipe had the best results. Everyone these days seems to have coconut oil in their pantry, but few seem to have cocao butter. Coconut oil for the win!! Gather all ingredients, a small saucepan, spoon, measuring tools/cups, and the silicone cups. Scoop the coconut oil into the saucepan and melt the coconut oil on low heat. Add in the vanilla extract and stir. Add in the liquid stevia in the raw drops. Add in the protein powder and Cocoa powder and stir together until well blended. Turn off heat. Scoop the healthy chocolate protein concoction into the individual silicone cups. You can get as creative as you would like at this point. Add raspberries, nuts, peanut butter, etc…Have fun with it! Place in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes and then enjoy!...
Healthy Strawberry Lemonade Yogurt Bars

Healthy Strawberry Lemonade Yogurt Bars

Everyone loves popsicles this time of year!!! The only problem with the majority of store bought popsicles, is the fact that they are packed with sugar and carbohydrates, therefore extremely high on the glycemic index. Some people are still not aware that consuming large amounts of fruit and fruit drinks is a quick way to pack  on the pounds, not to mention, can potentially lead to developing diabetes in the future. The trick to eating fruit for your betterment is to choose fruits that are low glycemic and have little affect on blood sugar. The best low glycemic fruits to consume are berries. I highly recommend staying away from watermelon and pineapple, because these are the two fruits that cause the biggest spike in blood sugar when consumed. Okay okay, back to these delicious healthy strawberry lemonade yogurt bars! The beauty of making these popsicles, is that you can switch up the recipe according to your preferred taste/sweetness liking/etc. If you prefer raspberries, blackberries, or blueberries  in addition or in place of the strawberries…have at it!!! The kids will enjoy helping you make these healthy popsicles…and will love eating them! Gather all ingredients, the popsicles holders, a bowl, blender, and a spoon. Add all ingredients (except the strawberries) into the bowl and mix well with a spoon until all ingredients are mixed well. Add the strawberries into the blender and blend just long enough to chop up the berries. DO NOT COMPLETELY PUREE, leave chunky. Pour the chopped berries into the bowl with the yogurt mixture. Mix well. Pour the healthy strawberry lemonade yogurt mixture into each individual popsicle space, leaving a tiny bit of unfilled space at the top. Secure the handles...
LOW SUGAR SPIKED BERRY LEMONADE

LOW SUGAR SPIKED BERRY LEMONADE

Hey there! Hope all of you enjoyed the Fourth of July wknd! I made some delicious and healthy treats (for my party) that were a big hit…but I think my spiked lemonade was the party winner!!!lol I wanted to make a refreshing alcoholic beverage that everyone could enjoy, without feeling guilty about consuming too much sugar. It was simple and the batch was gone in an hr! Thank goodness I had a backup bottle of Titos and some extra fruit…because I am telling you what….my guests couldn’t wait for more!!!!! Please give this a try for you next gathering. I promise your guests will thank you:) Ingredients: 750 ml bottle of Titos Vodka 8 cups of water 1 box (10 packets) of True Lemon or 5 packets of True Lemon and 5 packets of True Raspberry Lemon 3 fresh lemons squeezed ( I use a citrus squeezer…so helpful in regards to those darn seeds) If you are interested in purchasing this helpful tool…look no furthur! I gotcha covered! CLICK HERE to purchase a citrus squeezer TODAY! 1 1/2-2 cups fresh berries ( I used raspberries, strawberries, and I added a few slices of lemon. ICE I basically mixed all ingredients very well, except for the berries, added the berries and let sit overnight for the flavors to soak in. This is not required, but helps:) I then added a few cups of ice about 10 minutes before serving and mixed well. Enjoy! I obviously had the non-alcoholic option for those who actually have will-power!lol I used the same ingredients, except no alcohol, juice of 5 lemons, and only 6...
Low Carb Cinnabon Cake Dessert

Low Carb Cinnabon Cake Dessert

I used to be obsessed with Cinnabons! If they were not so terribly unhealthy, I would eat one every single day if I could! Unfortunately, this is not the case, therefore I took matters into my own hands. I was unsuccessful in recreating the traditional cinnamon roll shape, but entirely successful in the texture and taste department! Preheat oven to 320 degrees. Gather 2 medium bowls, all ingredients, a spoon, a fork, and a brownie/cake pan. Add all Cake ingredients in a bowl and make sure to mix well until there are no clumps. I use a fork, but feel free to use a whisk. Spray a brownie  pan with coking spray and add the low carb cake batter to the pan. Place in the oven and cook for 15 minutes on 320 degrees. I use a toothpick or fork to check the center and ensure is thoroughly cooked.     I attempted to roll the cake into a cinnamon roll, but failed miserably! At this point, feel free to simply cut the low carb cinnamon cake into squares if desired. I sprayed with spray butter and then sprinkled with additional cinnamon. Let cool for a few minutes and then place on your plate. Top with icing and additional cinnamon and a drizzle of lite or sugar free syrup if desired. ENJOY your low carb and protein packed cinnabon influenced...
Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

I had a client send me her favorite banana chocolate chip muffin recipe. She asked if it was healthy enough to fit into her meal plan, and told her that there were a few tweaks I wanted to make to the recipe. I attached the video below to take you through the tweaking process of these muffins. Ultimately, I lowered the sugar content and increased the protein content. By doing this, I lowered the glycemic index of the muffins. Gather all ingredients and preheat oven to 350 degrees. Blend all ingredients (except chocolate chips) in a food processor/blender . Stir in chocolate chips after you are done blending. Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray and pour banana chocolate chip muffin batter into the muffin tin. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes. Remove and enjoy! The Original Recipe is below:...