Rootz Dark Chocolate Almond Butter (and Greens) Protein Shake

OK so usually when I have smoothies I’ll basically throw all things healthy that I can possibly think of into a blender in order to get the max amount of nutrients possible out of that shake. So for example I’ll throw in some greens, spirulina powder, turmeric root, ginger, Lion’s Mane Mushroom Powder, etc. and it just makes one giant cluster frick of brown flavored smoothie. So maybe not the best in the way of taste, but not the worst.

BUT I’ve discovered a new way to get a majority of those healthy nutrients into my smoothie AND have it taste like an absolute dream. I’m not kidding. Rootz Protein has literally changed my life. It tastes so freakin good and it’s entirely paleo friendly aka it’s made entirely of natural ingredients. Nothing artifical, no chemicals, no preservatives, just things you would find lying around the kitchen. Amazing. Seriously. Just click that little link above (or right here.) and look at the ingredients in there.

AND because I love you guys, you can use the discount code “bitesbybai” for 10% off your entire order at any point in the year BUT as a Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal you can use the code “BFCM” for 20% off your purchase from November 23-27th!!!!!

The most beautiful thing about this shake is that all the deliciousness of the Rootz Protein Powder, dark cocoa, banana, and almond butter TOTALLY takes away the taste of the spinach so you really have no idea you’re secretly getting your greens in there too (except for the fact that you put them in the blender so you know they’re in there). So what are you waiting for?! Treat your tastebuds and your body right and get to making this shake!!!

Rootz Dark Chocolate Almond Butter (and Greens) Protein Shake

  • Servings: 1 shake
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 scoop Rootz Chocolate Banana Nut Protein Powder
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 3 ice cubes
  • 1 Tbsp dark cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp spirulina powder (optional)
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh spinach
  • ½ cup unsweetened cashew (or any non-dairy) milk

Directions

  1. Add all your ingredients to a high-powered blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

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Healthier Dark Chocolate Cookie Crumble Blizzard

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Okay so you guys I’ve really outdone myself here. Like, this might be the best thing I’ve ever made. It’s so good that my boyfriend and I had one of these bowls three times each within 24 hours.

And it all started with a failed cookie recipe! Who woulda thunk.

I was attempting to re-create a coconut dark chocolate cookie recipe using no dairy, gluten, or refined sugar and in doing so I ended up creating a giant mega cookie that just crumbled apart as soon as you tried to pick it up. BUT, it still tasted magnificent so obviously I wasn’t just gonna throw it away.  No no no no no never would I throw it away. Obviously I was gonna use it as a topping because I am the Toppings Queen!!!! So now I just had to figure out what to put it on top of….

THEN I remembered I had brought back a bunch of Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa from the States last time i was visiting my parents so duhhhhh dark chocolate cookie crumble healthified Blizzard time!!!!! And while this is so SO much like exponentially in a whole nother universe healthier than a normal Dairy Queen Blizzard, I’d say it tastes just as good if not BETTER (dare I say it, and I did). Aaaaaand it’s dairy, gluten, and refined sugar free. AND it’s made using real food, aka not full of chemicals and preservatives. So what is it made of exactly? Do you have any frozen bananas, coconut milk, and dark cocoa lying around? Oh good, then you’ve basically got the majority of stuff ya need here minus a few flavors here and there.

EASY AS PIE.

So instead of being lazy and driving through Dairy Queen for a blizzard that’ll set you back about 2389702938409234 calories, grab a blender and your fave cookies, crumble em up, and devour that delicious bowl of amazingness.

 

Healthier Dark Chocolate Cookie Crumble Blizzard

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 large or 2 small frozen bananas
  • 4 ice cubes
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • A drizzle of raw honey
  • 1 Tbsp of Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa Powder
  • ¼ cup Silk Unsweetened Coconut Milk
  • Your favorite cookie(s) crumbled up (I use a dairy and gluten free coconut oat cookie which I will post the recipe to once it’s perfected)
  • Optional peanut butter drizzle

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients except for the cookie crumbles and peanut butter to a high-powered blender and blend until smooth, thick, and creamy. You may need to add a little additional milk to get things fully blended.
  2. Pour everything into a bowl and top with the cookie crumbles and peanut butter drizzle. Enjoy!


Dark Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

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WHO WANTS COOKIES FOR BREAKFAST?!

I really, truly hope all of you reading this raised your hands for that because every human should want cookies for breakfast. It’s only natural. And I get it, you’re thinking, “But Bailey, cookies are not healthy and they are not a good, nutritious breakfast. Stop trying to drag us down.” Oh, but I’m not draggin’ ya down. Oh no. Far from it, actually. I’m here to tell you that these cookies are so good for you that you could literally eat them for breakfast. But don’t feel obligated to restrict yourself to just eating them for breakfast, they’re really an any-time-of-the-day-cookie too.

Say whaaaa?! Gimme some of those right now!

See, I would never lead you astray from the path of healthiness. These babies are super simple, contain all-natural whole ingredients, and are basically just a bowl of oatmeal baked into a cookie. Here’s what you’re looking at getting from one of these delicious little devils:

  • Carbs
  • Protein
  • Healthy fats
  • Vitamins
  • Nutrients
  • Minerals
  • Fiber
  • Antioxidants

Talk about a balanced breakfast, amiright? That’s baaasically everything you could ever ask for in a breakfast besides maybe missing out on a veggie or two. So all I’m trying to say here is you’re welcome for providing you with such a wonderful amazing cookie and you should make some right now. Enjoy!

Dark Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

  • Servings: 12 cookies
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup all-natural peanut butter plus a little extra for drizzling
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 free-range organic egg
  • 2 cups gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 dark chocolate bar

Directions

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Add all ingredients except for the dark chocolate bar to a high-powered blender and blend until everything is thoroughly combined.
  3. Scoop your dough onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and then press into a cookie shape as the cookies will pretty much retain the shape that they go in the oven with.
  4. Bake for about 8-10 minutes and then allow to cool.
  5. While the cookies are cooling, melt your chocolate bar at about 30 second increments in the microwave, giving it a good stir after each 30 seconds.
  6. Once the cookies are cool enough to handle, dip half of them in the dark chocolate and then return them to the parchment paper to cool and solidify.
  7. Drizzle the cookies with a little peanut butter and enjoy!
  8. * I would store them in the refrigerator so the chocolate stays nice and hard and doesn’t get melty and messy on ya.


Healthified Dark Chocolate Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs

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Easter may be coming to an end, but it’s not too late for an Easter dessert! Or if you’re not feeling it tonight, you can do yourself a favor and skip discount chocolate day tomorrow and make these guys instead. We all know and love the Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs, but we don’t love all the sugar and who even knows what else they have in them. Really guys, read the ingredients of all the food you consume and you’ll be blown away with all the chemicals and non-recognizable ingredients that go into food these days. It really is a shame what passes the test. But with these treats, you don’t have to worry about any of that because there are just 7 ingredients and they’re all natural. No preservatives, no refined sugar, no gluten, no garbage going into your body. And they only take 15 minutes to make. So go ahead, you deserve to treat yourself!


Healthified Dark Chocolate Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs

  • Servings: 12 eggs
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • ½ cup Peanut Butter
  • 1+1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 Tbsp raw honey
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp salt
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • 4 Tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 dark chocolate bar
  • Sea salt to top (optional)

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients except for 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, the dark chocolate bar, and the optional sea salt in a food processor and blend until combined.
  2. On a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, scoop out appx. ½ tablespoon sized balls of the peanut butter mixture and form them into an egg shape.
  3. Place in the freezer.
  4. While the eggs are in the freezer, bring a pot of about ½ cup water to a boil and place a glass bowl over the top of it. Put your dark chocolate bar and remaining 1 tablespoon of coconut oil into the bowl and stir while it melts.
  5. Once the chocolate is fully melted, remove your eggs from the freezer and dip each one in the chocolate until it’s fully coated, allow the excess to drip off, and then place the egg back on the parchment paper. Sprinkle a little sea salt on top if you desire.
  6. Place the eggs back in the freezer until the chocolate is completely cooled. Enjoy!

 


Low Carb Dark Chocolate Stuffed Coconut Flour Cookies

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Okay I’m not gonna lie guys, these cookies are SO GOOD. I don’t know why I never thought to stuff chocolate inside a cookie before? Like, what could be better?

Picture this:

You take a bite of a chocolate chip cookie. It’s soft. Warm. Gooey. Then, it hits you. Oozing melty dark chocolately heaven smack dab in the middle of that delicious cookie.

The best ever.

And I’m not gonna say these are super amazingly healthy for you, but they’re definitely way healthier than most cookies are. And WAY healthier than they taste.

I mean, how often do you bite into a chocolatey, gooey, delicious cookie and know you don’t have to feel guilty because it’s low carb, dairy-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and grain-free? PLUS you can’t even tell because it’s so freakin’ tasty!!! Never. Until now.

So treat yo self to a little lazy Sunday dessert and get your next week off on the right foot!

Low Carb Dark Chocolate Stuffed Coconut Flour Cookies

  • Servings: 5 cookies
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • ¼ cup cashew butter
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 3 Tbsp raw honey
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 ½ Tbsp coconut flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 2 Tbsp dark chocolate chips
  • 5 large pieces of an Eating Evolved dark chocolate bar

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a food processor, blend the cashew butter, coconut oil, and honey until well mixed.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla and blend again until combined.
  4. Add the coconut flour, salt, and baking soda and blend until completely combined.
  5. Mix in the dark chocolate chips.
  6. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and scoop out heaping tablespoon sized balls of your cookie dough and allow about 2 inches of room between each scoop.
  7. Stuff a piece of dark chocolate inside each of your dough scoops.
  8. Bake for about 10-12 minutes, until they begin to become golden brown on top.
  9. Remove and allow to cool for at least 5 minutes before eating. Enjoy!