Mint Chocolate Protein Bars

Here’s another protein bar recipe from http://www.littlebshealthyhabits.com/.  If you like thin mints (which we LOVE but have avoided this year), you’ll like this bread!  We hope you enjoy the chocolatey-minty-deliciousness!  Let us know if you’ve tried any of the recipes we’ve suggested & how they turn out.

 Ingredients:

  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 scoops chocolate protein powder
  • 1/4 cup Stevia, 1/4 cup Xylitol
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3tbsp unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 4 oz unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 tbsp non fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp mint extract

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Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix dry ingredients separately from wet, then whisk together.
  3. Place in a prepared 8×8 Pyrex dish and cook for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

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Lemon Protein Bread

This recipe is from http://www.littlebshealthyhabits.com/.  We’ve mentioned her blog before and we love it!  She has such a delicious variety of recipes and is a relatable girl with great advice!  We make a different version of protein bread each week and her blog is a good resource for trying new recipes!

Ingredients:

1 1/4 cup oat flour + 1/4 cup oat flour

1/2 cup non fat greek yogurt

2 scoops vanilla protein powder

1/4 cup Stevia in the raw

Juice from 2 lemons*

Zest of one lemon*

1 tsp baking soda

4 egg whites

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 cup blueberries

* I didn’t use True Lemon (because I didn’t have any), you can if you want to though just remove the lemon juice and zest*

Glaze: 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder, 1 packet Truvia, 1 tbsp almond milk

Directions:

1. Combine all ingredients except blueberries and additional 1/4c oat flour in mixing bowl and mix well.

2. Pour batter into a prepared loaf pan.

3. Sprinkle blueberries with water then roll in 1/4 cup oat flour until coated. Gently drop blueberries into batter.

4. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

5. In a small bowl mix protein powder and Truvia for glaze. SLOWLY begin to pour in almond milk and mix well until you have a frosting type consistency.

6. Coat top of loaf with glaze while still warm.

 

 

Changes we made:

  • We used 4 True Lemon packets in place of the lemon, which you can find at your local grocery store next to Crystal Light.
  • We didn’t make the glaze and it tasted great..but we bet the glaze would make it amazing!  We’ll try that next time!
  • Ashley had a few raspberries left over so we added those too – delicious!
  • Little Bee’s directions say to sprinkle the blueberries with water and roll them in oat flour…we didn’t do this and all of the blueberries and raspberries sank to the bottom of the loaf.  We learned our lesson and will take the extra 2 minutes to do this next time 🙂

You could also try her lemon raspberry protein bars:

http://www.littlebshealthyhabits.com/2011/11/lemon-raspberry-protein-bars.html

Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Bars

Week 6 of healthy living and we are craving chocolate/sweet stuff! Our entire motto is finding balance, which does not mean this is an excuse to have that piece of cake calling out “eat me”, but to find fantastic substitutes! 🙂

This is a recipe from little b’s healthy habits (http://www.littlebshealthyhabits.com/), a great blog that we will refer to often.While mixing together the recipe the batter smelled so delicious, I had to give it a try.  Plus, little b said she licked the bowl, so it had to be good… OMG it was yummy and tasted like a Butterfinger! My advice is to save the bowl to the end or else you might not have anything to cook, that’s what I did (saving only a taste or two).

 Today I ate one protein bar as a snack between breakfast, lunch or dinner and it was filling! The PB Chocolate Protein Bars tasted like a cake-like brownie with a hint of peanut butter. MY ADVICE TO ALL IS TO TRY THESE 🙂

 

Ingredients:

1 cup oat flour

4 egg whites

2 scoops protein powder (I used vanilla but chocolate would work too)

1/4 cup Stevia

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

3tbsp unsweetened baking cocoa

4 oz unsweetened almond milk

1/4 cup all natural peanut butter or 1/3 cup if you’re a PB enthusiast like me.

4 tbsp non fat Greek yogurt

1. Add all ingredients in large mixing bowl, and mix.

2. Place batter in a prepared 8×8 prepared Pyrex dish and bake at 350 for 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Jamie Eason’s Cinnamon Swirl Protein Bread

Jamie Eason is a fitness model who works for http://www.bodybuilding.com/.  She has delicious recipes that we love to cook in bulk for the week.  This is delicious!  You’ve got to try this recipe!

Jamie’s Facebook page:  http://www.facebook.com/OfficialJamieEason

Recipe & helpful video can be found here: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/jamie-easons-livefit-recipes-cinnamon-swirl-protein-bread.html

Ingredients:

Topping:

  • 1/3 cup sweetener (we use Truvia which is very sweet so you can use less)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon

Bread:

  • 1 1/2 cups oat flour
  • 2 scoops vanilla whey protein
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sweetener or ¼ cup Stevia in the Raw
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (Almond Breeze)
  • 1/3 cup or 1 4oz jar of baby food applesauce
  • ¼ cup plain greek yogurt

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray an 8 X 8 inch Pyrex dish with non-stick spray.

2. In small bowl combine & set aside:

    • 1/3 cup sweetener (We use Truvia)
    • 2 tsp cinnamon

3. In a large bowl combine & whisk together:

    • 1 1/2 cups oat flour
    • 2 scoops vanilla whey protein
    • 1 tbsp baking powder
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1/2 cup sweetener or ¼ cup Stevia in the Raw

4. In a medium bowl combine, whisk together & add to large bowl:

    • 2 egg whites
    • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (Almond Breeze)
    • 1/3 cup or 1 4oz jar of baby food applesauce
    • ¼ cup low sugar vanilla yogurt (optional)

5. Pour a shallow layer of batter into the loaf pan (about 1/4 of the batter).

  1. Sprinkle heavily with half of the cinnamon/sugar mixture. Repeat with remaining batter & cinnamon/sugar on top.
  2. Draw a knife through the batter to swirl.
  3. Bake for 25 to 30 min.
  4. Let cool for 10 min. Bread will be dense.

Nutrition Facts (Makes 16 squares):
1 square = 55 calories, 1 g fat, 8 g carbs, 5 g protein

  • We added blueberries to our protein bread this week and we loved it!  You can make different versions of this bread and we plan on trying more (which we’ll be sure to post!).


Tone it Up Protein Pancakes

Recipe from: http://toneitup.com/

These are great to cook in bulk.  Store them in the refrigerator for a quick & easy snack during the week.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup egg whites
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (organic brown rice protein or whey)
  • 2 tbs vanilla almond milk or skim
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbs ground flaxseed
  • After above ingredients are mixed together add 1/2 banana (mashed) – mash first, then add!
  • A handful of fresh or frozen blueberries

This recipe makes about 3 pancakes.  Mix all ingredients in a bowl.  Spray a pan with olive oil cooking spray, heat on low. Cook one side until you see the little bubbles.  Carefully flip over and cook on the other side until the middle is done.  Be patient with these, and cook on low for the best results.  You can top them with sliced strawberries and optional powdered stevia. I eat these plain or top them with agave syrup – when I’ve been really good 🙂

~ Rachel

Blueberry Oatmeal

This is an easy, filling, & delicious breakfast.

The ingredientsThe oats, egg whites, and milk before microwaving.Viola!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup egg whites (2 large egg whites)
  • almond or skim milk or water
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey or rice protein powder
  • 1 tsp ground flaxseed
  • frozen blueberries
  • sliced almonds

Mix first 3 ingredients together in a microwave safe bowl.  Microwave in 30 seconds increments, stirring each time, for a total of 90 seconds.  Add protein powder, flaxseed, berries, and top with sliced almonds.