Chocolate Cherry Muffins

Chocolate Cherry MuffinsOf late, the wife and I have been experimenting pretty hard with all sorts of protein baking; just one of the many advantages of sharing a passion for health and clean eating.

Oftentimes, the choice of what to bake is dictated by what we have in the house, and this week, it was cherries.

The biggest challenge with any sort of protein baking is the process of substituting flour with protein; it’s seldom a simple per-volume swap, and of course, every single protein powder is a little different too. All in all, this makes for a lot of experimentation in the kitchen!

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Cinnamon Raisin Protein Pancakes

Cinnamon Roll PancakeIt was time for a modest refeed this weekend and I was on the hunt for a high protein, high carb pancake option. However, I also wanted one that was low in fat too. After stumbling across this post by the Daily Burn, I discovered this little beauty from The Slender Student.

And the best part? The macros! As much protein as carbs, all healthy natural ingredients, and low to no fat! Perfect!

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Chocolate Almond Coconut “Cookie Dough”

Chocolate Coconut Almond Cookie DoughLooking for a quick and easy recipe for a healthy treat? Well here’s a super-simple “cookie dough” recipe that makes an awesome grab-n-go snack; and only four ingredients too!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 4 tbsp   Coconut flour
  • 4 tbsp   Almond butter
  • ~3 scoops   Protein powder
  • 60 pieces   Chocolate chips (optional)
  • ~1/2 cup   Almond or regular milk
  • Truvia or Stevia if you want it a little sweeter

Any protein powder will do, and the exact amount will vary somewhat depending on the brand and type of protein. I used BioTrust Chocolate for mine, and three scoops was about 60g or so of protein. I also added some Guittard dark chocolate chips to mine, that’s where the extra sugar and a little saturated fat creeps in to the macros. I also used regular 2% milk.

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Chicken and broccoli … again

My current eating regimen has me cycling carbs; that means higher carbs on training days and lower carbs on rest days. As a result, you end-up eating a lot of lean proteins, which for me means a lot of chicken and fish.

Now don’t get me wrong, I like a perfectly grilled chicken breast as much as the next person; I also like broccoli. But there comes a point at which grilled chicken and broccoli is just no longer satisfying. First world problems, no doubt; but a problem all the same.

Tonight, I decided I’d try to make chicken and broccoli interesting… something I did with aplomb! Apologies in advance for not having a picture — by the time I realized it would be great to share, I’d eaten it all. That’s what happens when you are in calorie deficit!

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