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Healthy Rice Krispy Treats

Healthy Rice Krispy Treats

These Healthy Rice Krispy Treats have become one of my favorite healthy snacks, especially because they remind me so much of my childhood. Made with rice cereal, oats, peanut butter, coconut oil, date syrup, dried coconut, and sunflower seeds. How to Make Healthy Rice Krispy […]

Peaches and Cream Overnight Oats

Peaches and Cream Overnight Oats

Peaches and Cream Overnight Oats made with gluten-free oats and coconut cream for a healthy and delicious breakfast. I am a big fan of overnight oats. I just think they are a fun and delicious way to enjoy oats. Plus they are lots of different […]

Almond Joy Overnight Oats

Almond Joy Overnight Oats

Turn your favorite candy bar into a delicious and healthy breakfast with this Almond Joy Overnight Oats. Made with almond butter, coconut and chocolate just like the classic candy bar.

This Almond Joy Overnight Oat recipe is literally like having your favorite candy bar for breakfast minus all the extra sugar and artificial ingredients. I made it for my husband a couple of years ago and he couldn’t believe it was actually healthy. Plus it is also vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free. I added a scoop of Sunwarrior Chocolate Plant Protein for an extra dose of protein but feel free to leave that behind.

Almond Joy Overnight Oats Ingredients

Almond Joy Overnight Oats
Almond Joy Overnight Oats

Gluten Free Oats- If you are not celiac or have a gluten intolerance regular oats would work just fine. Just use rolled oats and not the quick oats version.
Chia Seeds- Chia seeds are an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids, and they provide fiber, iron, and calcium.
Coconut Milk- I use the can version since I have noticed it has a lot more flavor.
Almond Butter- Avoid using the ones that have added sugars and oils.
Cacao- Make sure you use cacao and not cocoa. They are two very different things. Cocoa has been processed, therefore for it has been stripped from a lot of its nutrients. Plus most of the time some sort of sweetener has been added.
Date Syrup- Date syrup is a thick, caramel-colored sweetener made from dates. You can either buy it or make it at home. If you decide to make it at home cut the dates and place them in water in a medium saucepan. Bring to simmer over medium heat for about 30 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow it to cool down. Transfer the mixture into a blender and blend until very smooth. You can add more water to reach desired consistency.
Optional Protein Powder- I use a Plant Base Protein Powder but any protein of your choice works.
Toppings: You can top with any fruit you like. I also added some shredded coconut and cacao nibs for extra flavor.

Almond Joy Overnight Oats

Turn your favorite candy bar into a delicious and healthy breakfast with this Almond Joy Overnight Oats. Made with almond butter, coconut and chocolate just like the classic candy bar.
Prep Time10 mins
Servings: 2 people

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 2 cups coconut milk can version
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp date syrup

Instructions

  • Add oats and chia to your mason jar or container, then add coconut milk and mix until well combined.
  • Add cacao powder, almond butter and date syrup and mix again.
  • Refrigerate overnight.
  • Enjoy the next morning with any desire toppings.
Extra Protein Waffles

Extra Protein Waffles

Try these delicious Extra Protein Waffles for a low carb, protein-packed breakfast or dessert. Made with almond flour, oat flour, eggs, and Sunwarrior Vegan Protein Powder. Ingredients to Make Protein Waffles Almond flour- Almond flour is low in carbohydrates and high in healthy fats. Oat […]

No Grain Waffles with Blackberry Jam

No Grain Waffles with Blackberry Jam

Enjoy this delicious no grain waffles made with Birch Benders Paleo Mix and topped with a simple jam made with frozen blackberries and chia seeds, no need for extra sugar. I love Saturday mornings so much. We usually stick to the same morning routine which […]

Chocolate Almond Protein Balls

Chocolate Almond Protein Balls

Quick and easy Chocolate Almond Butter Balls. Made with oats, sun warrior vegan chocolate powder, almond butter, dates, and milk. One of the easiest snacks you will ever prepare.

Hey guys! So it is been a while since I posted my last recipe. But life has been crazy this whole last month. I did my first triathlon on Memorial Weekend, started my masters and my mom came to visit. So, I didn’t have a lot of time to create new recipes.

Anyway, after a couple of weeks, we are finally back on a routine so hopefully, I can find some time while Adrian naps to prepare new recipes and share them with you.

How to Make Protein Balls

In the meantime check out these delicious Chocolate Almond Butter Balls. They make a great pre or post workout snack. Plus they are so easy to prepare! All you need to do is place all your ingredients on a medium bowl and mix. Once everything is combined used your hands to shape the mixture into balls and place in the fridge to set. Enjoy!

Chocolate Almond Protein Balls

Quick and easy Chocolate Almond Butter Balls. Made with oats, sun warrior vegan chocolate powder, almond butter, dates, and milk. One of the easiest snacks you will ever prepare.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup oats finely ground
  • 1 scoop vegan chocolate powder
  • 1/4 cup date syrup
  • 2 tbsp almond milk
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Place the almond butter, oats, date syrup and salt into a bowl and mix to combine. Add the protein powder and mix.
    Use your hands to work the mixture until it resembles a cookie dough consistency. If the mixture is to dry add a splash of almond milk.
    Shape the mixture into balls and place in the fridge to set.
    Enjoy.
Mini Cheesecake Tarts

Mini Cheesecake Tarts

These mini cheesecake tarts are the perfect individual dessert. Made with Kates Real Food granola bars, cashews, lemon, and coconut milk for the perfect gluten-free, nondairy treat. I am a huge fan of cheesecake but as with most desserts, it is usually loaded with tons […]

Healthy French Toast Casserole

Healthy French Toast Casserole

This Healthy French toast Casserole is a delicious and decadent spin on the classic breakfast dish that can be made the day before and refrigerate overnight so it’s ready to bake and enjoy in the morning. As you all know I love having dessert for […]

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

This moist and fudgy Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread makes the perfect afternoon snack whenever you are in need of a chocolate fix. Made with whole wheat flour, zucchini, cacao, and chocolate chips make it the perfect indulgence.

I love zucchini, in fact, it is one of my favorites vegetables, so it is pretty common for me to incorporate it to my salads, main dishes or soups. My favorite recipe is to make Spiralized Zucchini Noodles with tomato sauce and ground turkey, but up until this recipe I had never use it for baking.

Now that I have a toddler at home I try to sneak as many vegetables as possible into his meals. So I decided why not give it a try and add it to my Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread Recipe. I have to confess I was pretty surprised with the result the zucchini does not only add a healthy factor to the bread, but it also helps to make it moist.

How to Make the Perfect Zucchini Bread

The key to making the perfect zucchini bread is to shred the zucchini for this use you can use any grater. I use Oxo Grater and Spiralizer since it comes with plenty of accesories, but any would work just fine.
Once you have finely shredded the zucchini use a paper towel to remove some of the water before mixing it up with the rest of the ingredients.

If you are wondering if you can taste the zucchini on this recipe, rest assured that the only way of knowing this bread has zucchini is if you actually where the one who prepared it. Both the flavor and the texture of the shredded zucchini melt into the bread, creating the perfect texture and sweetness.

Enjoy!

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

This moist and fudgy Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread makes the perfect afternoon snack whenever you are in need of a chocolate fix. 

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup oat flour
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking salt
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup grated zucchini
  • 1/2 cup nut milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F. In the meantime Grease a 9×5 loaf pan and set aside. 
    Add all the dry ingredients, except the chocolate chips to a big bowl and mix until well combined. 
    On a separate bowl add all the wet ingredients and mix. Transfer the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until you get a batter.  
    Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean and easily.
    Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing from the pan. 
Creamy Avocado Basil Pesto Spaghetti

Creamy Avocado Basil Pesto Spaghetti

This easy, healthy and deliciously Creamy Avocado Basil Pasta Spaghetti recipe is made with 5 ingredients and is ready in less than 15 minutes. You can make the Avocado Basil Pesto in the blender or food processor and is perfect to serve over pasta, noodles, […]