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2 Healthy, Protein-Packed Sweet Treats That You Need In Your Life

“Health is not about the weight you lose, but the life you gain.”

Hi beautiful souls, happy Monday!

Today, I am going to keep it short. I have two easy, quick, healthy, satisfying, tasty sweet treats that are protein-packed and good for the soul!

Both of these sweet treats take between 20-35 minutes to make and have minimal ingredients in it (BONUS!). And, in my opinion, I believe that they are the perfect snack for someone who is on the go, but doesn’t want to settle for buying sweet treats at the store that might not fit their healthy lifestyle.

Here is the recipe, nutrition profile, and directions to my two latest sweet treats – almond butter chocolate chip cookies and double chocolate protein muffins – enjoy! <3

Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies

Ingredients:

Some of the brands that I LOVE to use while baking this recipe.

½ cup of natural almond butter – or nut butter of choice

¼ cup of organic cane sugar

1 large egg

1 egg white

½ tablespoon of natural honey

¼ teaspoon baking soda

2 scoops of all natural, vegan vanilla protein powder

2 tablespoons of organic almond flour

3 tablespoons of 60% cacao dark chocolate chips

Directions:

First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  

Next, grab a medium sized mixing bowl and combine the nut butter, cane sugar, egg, egg white, and honey.  Mix until all ingredients are evenly blended. Then sprinkle the baking soda over the top. With a rubber spatula, work the protein powder and the almond flour into the mixture until it is evenly distributed.  

Finally, mix in your chocolate chips, or any additional toppings you may desire.

At this point, take a look at the consistency of your dough. It should seem somewhat sticky, but if it needs to be a little looser, add a tiny bit of almond milk.  However, it is a messy dough to work with so keep that in mind. 🙂

Now that you have your dough, drop tablespoon sized cookie dough balls onto the baking sheet.  Typically, I can make about 12-14 cookies out of this batch however, if you want them bigger (or smaller) take that into consideration. Just remember that the nutrition profile (below) will vary if that is the case.

Bake your cookies for 5-7 minutes, but not any longer.  They will seem a little doughy, but as long as the outsides are golden, you are set. 

Let your cookies  cool for about 10 minutes and then transfer them directly to a wire rack to finish cooling for an additional hour. 

And voila!! You have yourself some tasty, sweet, healthy, natural protein cookies to satisfy both your sweet tooth and your hunger! 

A great nutrition profile for a sweet treat.
I may be biased but these are the PERFECT chewy cookie.

Double Chocolate Protein Muffins (That Are Also Keto-friendly!)

Some of my favorite brands that I use for this recipe while baking.

Ingredients:

2 cups of natural almond flour

⅔ cup of organic light brown sugar

½ cup of unsweetened cocoa powder

2 scoops of natural, vegan chocolate protein powder

1 ½ teaspoon baking soda

⅓ cup of melted organic coconut oil

½ cup of unsweetened almond milk

3 large eggs

½ tablespoon of natural honey

3 tablespoons of 60% cacao dark chocolate chips

Directions:

First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a muffin pan with 12 paper liners.

Next, in a large sized mixing bowl stir together the almond flour, organic light brown sugar, cocoa powder, protein powder, and baking soda until evenly distributed.

Now, whisk your eggs in a small bowl and add both the melted coconut oil, almond milk, and honey to your whisked eggs.  Pour this wet mixture overtop of your dry mixture.

FInally, fold in your dark chocolate chips and make sure the batter is evenly distributed. 

Scoop your chocolate batter into your muffin tin, filling it almost to the top of each cup.  

Bake for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out perfectly clean.

And voila!! You have yourself some sweet, chocolatey, tasty, healthy, protein-packed, keto-friendly muffins!

Amazing nutrition profile – and only 5 net carbs!
I love eating this muffin along with my breakfast for a nice sugary treat.

And there you have it folks… Two easy recipes that will make you never want to buy protein products from the store again!

Some things to think about is that there are SO many options for this recipe. Truly, you could substitute the cane sugar for coconut sugar. Additionally, you could take away the chocolate chips, add dried fruit, take away the chia seeds, the list is truly endless! Just remember, the recipe may turn out slightly different if you use different products. However, make this your recipe, so you enjoy every. single. bite.

Feel free to leave any suggestions on a recipe you want me to try next, sweet treat or not! I am always up for something new in the kitchen. 

Enjoy this week, y’all! I hope it is filled with love, health, positivity, and kindness!

With all that I am,

Nicole

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