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Pumpkin Protein Muffin Tops

Pumpkin Protein Muffin Tops

There sure are  a ton of protein muffin recipes online, but none of them seemed to meet the consisetency of what I was looking for in a muffin.  I wanted a sweet, soft, moist protein muffin.  Something I could eat in the morning before the gym and feel like I was eating dessert!   Not a  dry, bland muffin.  Not a muffin that tasted like custard.  Not a muffin that was flavorless.   I wanted a sweet, soft, moist muffin that was high in protein.  And after a lot of trial and error, I finally got the recipe perfect … at least for what I was looking for!

Pumpkin Protein Muffin Tops:

2 Cups Ground Uncooked 5 Grain Oats
1 Cup Essante ORGANICS Vanilla Protein Powder
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
4 pkts Stevia in the Raw
2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice (or cinamon, nutmeg & allspice)
1/2 tsp salt

2 Ripe Mashed Bananas
1/2 Cup All Natural/Unsweetened Applesauce (small single serve size)
1/2 Cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
2 Egg Whites
1 Tbsp Vanilla
1 Tbsp Blue Agave (or other liquid sweetner)
15 oz Can of 100% Pure Pumpkin

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray muffin tins with olive oil or wipe each tin with coconut oil.  Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside.  Using a hand mixer, blend the bananas in a bowl until smooth .  Gradually add remaining wet ingredients to the bowl until blended.   Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet, mixing by hand until all incorporated.    Evenly distribute the batter into prepared tins and bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Let cool before removing — Makes 24 muffin tops.

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Vegan Peanut Butter Protein Cookies

PB cookies

As always, I am searching for healthy alternatives that I can feed my growing boys for school snacks or after soccer practice.  Oh and it doesn’t hurt if I can eat them for a post gym workout snack either :)!  I came across these cookies today and just knew that I had to make them! 

These little treats are soft, chewy and good for you too — Is that possible?!   As with most of my sweet treats, I add Essante ORGANICS  7.365pH Vanilla protein powder to increase the health benefits.

Modified from: 101 Cookbooks

Essante Protein Peanut Butter Cookies:
1 Cup Nut Butter*
3/4 Cup Agave Nectar
1 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/4 cup Almond Milk (soy or regular)
1 Tb Coconut Oil (optional)
3 Scoops Essante ORGANICS Vanilla Protein Powder
1 1/2 Cups Uncooked 5 Grain Oats Flour (use a blender to create flour)
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 tsp Salt

*I prefer to use the machines in the bulk section and make my own peanut butter — However, if you have the peanut butter with oil on top, you can omit the Coconut Oil from the recipe.

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 325F degrees. Use a non stick pan, line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or use a non-stick mat.

In a medium bowl, combine Essante ORGANICS protein powder, oat flour, baking soda and salt, then set aside.  In a large bowl, mix nut butter, agave, vanilla, almond milk and coconut oil by hand until well blended.  Pour the mixture of dry ingredients over the top of the wet and mix until just blended.  Do not over mix.  If dough is too soft to form into balls, chill for 10-15 minutes. 

Roll dough into small balls and place on to a cookie sheet. Using the back of a fork, gently flatten each round ball. If fork becomes sticky, dip in cold water before flattening. Bake for 10-12 minutes until light golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes before removing from sheet.

Makes about 30 cookies.

Raw Rev 100, Chocolate & Cashew Organic Live Food Bar

Rev100 Organic BarThis looks like a great deal over at Amazon for Raw Rev100 Chocolate Crave bars!  You can pick up a case of 26 for $14.88 + shipping. 

I have never tried this brand, but the reviews look positive.   Have you tried these before, if so what do you think — like,  dislike?

raw review

  • Certified Organic and kosher
  • All Natural ingredients including cashews, dates, almonds, sprouted flax
  • Vegan, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Peanut free factory
  • Good source of Omega 3 and 6, conatins trace minerals and vitamins
  • No preservatives, NON-GMO, Fiber-rich
  • 26 individually packaged, 0.8-ounce bars (total of 20.8-ounces)

Be sure to review the full product description before ordering.   *Amazon pricing can change at any time based on supply and demand.  Order yours now before the price goes up!

Why Essante ORGANICS 7.365pH Shakes?

Essante 7.365pH Protein Shake
As many of you know, I previously promoted the Body by Vi 90 Day Health Challenge. And while great numbers of people had success on their weight loss products, there were those that did not — and I didn’t quite understand “why?”.   Then there were other potential customers who were hesitant to join because of the whey, soy or sucralose that are in the Vi Shakes, which for many are valid concerns.  It doesn’t take long to find many articles on-line that speak of the dangers of sucralose; although for every one bad, there are others touting the benefits.  I however, am just not willing to jeopardize my life, or that of friends and family, to promote a product that is not the best or safest product available on the market.  Would you?

I love the 2 shakes a day meal plan, it works great for me and allows me to lose weight without giving up the foods I love.  French fries and ice cream to name a couple!  I want to be able to enjoy life (and eat the foods I love) but at the same time, I want to live life as long as possible — which means I need to let go of some of the bad — ok, a lot of the bad!  But with so many chemicals and toxins all around us, and in everything we consume, where was I to start?  The simplest place for me, was with my protein shakes. 

After researching many different options I found Essante ORGANICS.  All of their products are Organic, 100% Chemical Free, and Toxic Free. The Essante ORGANICS 7.365pH shake is created from a High-Quality Vegan Protein formulated and proven to accelerate weight loss,  and has all of the nutrition our bodies need to create a healthy pH. I never realized pH (Potential Hydrogen) was important —  to be honest, I really didn’t know what pH was!   Isn’t that just for checking pool chlorine levels?  Apparently, it is sooo much more! Did you know that if you have a healthy pH it is impossible for disease to live?  I didn’t!

According to the Consumer Health Organization, we need Alkaline pH levels to live a healthy life and alkalizing is our bodies way to move from an acidic state toward a pH balanced one.  Just like an aquarium without the proper pH balance is hazardous to the fish, improper pH is hazardous to the human body.  The proper pH for humans is 7.365.  Viruses, bacteria, disease and even fat cells tend to thrive in a more acidic environment.  Essanté ORGANICS 7.365 pH Shake is perfectly alkalized and pH balanced so each time you enjoy a shake, you are helping your body become pH balanced.  By balancing the pH level in your body, you create a foundation for optimal health and increased energy.  

Are you ready to make the change to an All Natural, Organic, Wild Crafted, Soy Free, Whey Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Protein Shake that contains No Chemicals or Additives? If so, click HERE  to learn more about what makes Essante ORGANICS 7.365 so special!