Dreamy Dark Cacao Rootz Protein Smoothie Bowl

Dessert for breakfast anyone? Okay so it’s not actually dessert but I bet it’d fool just about anyone if they didn’t know better.

K so it was leg day today and ya girl went HARD soooo I decided to treat myself with a little Dreamy Dark Cacao Rootz Protein Smoothie bowl. Rootz is the only protein powder that doesn’t make me feel any ill effects afterwards so bless you Rootz for making such an amazing all-natural paleo protein powder. ILYSM. Rember to use my discount code “bitesbybai” for 10% off at checkout!

 

Dreamy Dark Cacao Rootz Protein Smoothie Bowl

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 1 scoop Rootz Protein Powder
  • 1 tbsp dark cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seeds
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cashew milk
  • Toppings:

  • buckwheat
  • coconut flakes
  • cacao nibs
  • 4 strawberries, sliced
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Directions

  1. Add all your ingredients except for the toppings to a high-powered blender and blend until smooth and thick.
  2. Pour into a bowl and add your toppings. Enjoy!
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Cinnamon Raisin Cookie Dough Balls

I may or may not be the only person in the world like this, but growing up (and to this day) I’ve actually always prefered cinnamon raisin cookies to chocolate chip…. Anyone out there crazy too or just me?

Anyways, not only is the actually cookie better in my opinion, but oh my… the cookie dough? MMMMMM. Impeccable. I can’t get enough of the stuff! So when I decided to make a healthy version of it, I was a little hesitant because I knew how dangerous it would be. I may lose all self control and start eating the stuff by the batch. Yikes.

When I was little I was the same way with cookie dough, I was always eating it by the spoonful at Christmas-time while Mom was doing her best to fend me off and make Christmas cookies. But one fateful day I actually got salmonella poisoning from eating raw cookie dough and had to be hospitalized for a week. Yeah, so now you know it’s not just some made up story parents tell you to scare you off. That stuff actually happens. And it is NOT a good time.

But nowwwwww, since this recipe is dairy, gluten, and refined sugar free (and egg free), I can eat all I want without having to worry about another trip to the hospital! TBH I’ve made this, not even bothered to roll it into balls, and brought it with me in a jar to a movie and I ate the whole darn thing. The only repercussion was I was very full. But that I can definitely handle.

Okay that’s enough rambling from me for one day, I’ll letcha get on with your lives. And I promise I’m working on a chocolate chip cookie dough recipe too for everyone out there who isn’t like me BUT do yourselves a favor and give this one a try too because it’s da bombbbbbb.

Cinnamon Raisin Cookie Dough Balls

  • Servings: 8 Balls
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • ½ cup gluten-free oat flour
  • ¼ cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp raw honey
  • 1 Tbsp MCT oil (or virgin coconut oil)
  • 1 Tbsp no sugar added applesauce
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp raisins

Directions

  1. Add all your ingredients to a bowl and mix together until everything is thoroughly combined.
  2. Scoop out about 1 tablespoon worth of dough and roll into a ball. Repeat until all the dough has been used.
  3. Store in the fridge and enjoy!


Maple Pecan Protein Bars by Spin and Spice

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Ever since I was a wee little babe I have been completely obsessed with maple flavored everything. More specifically maple flavored donuts, but those are now a thing of the past since they’re probably one of the worst things you could put into your body (sigh). So now I have found found new outlets in which to exercise my maple sweet tooth in healthier ways, and one way that I’ve found is pretty common is a maple flavored protein bar!

I’m absolutely lovin’ this Maple Pecan Protein Bar by the lovely Spin and Spice so I though I’d share it with y’all on this lovely day. It’s so simple to make with just 6 ingredients (plus water), it’s DE-LISH, and it takes basically no time at all so I don’t know why we aren’t all making our own protein bars that are: 1. healthier 2. less processed and 3. SO MUCH CHEAPER. The link to the original recipe by Spin and Spice can be found here and the recipe with my modifications is below. Enjoy, my peeps!


Maple Pecan Protein Bars by Spin and Spice

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 8 Pitted dates (I used Medjool dates)
  • 2.5 servings MRM Natural Vanilla Whey Protein Powder (I used 2 scoops Vega Vanilla Protein and Greens to make the recipe dairy free)
  • 1 Tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 1 ¼ tsp Maple flavoring (I only ended up using about a teaspoon)
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients except for the pecans to a food processor or high-powered blender and blend until a dough forms. If things are looking too dry, add a little extra water until a dough forms.
  2. Add the chopped pecans and pulse to combine with the dough.
  3. Remove the dough and press it into a wax paper lined Tupperware, baking sheet, or whatever you have on hand.
  4. Cut into 4-6 bars (depending how big you like your bars, I cut mine into 6 but Kendra originally cuts them into 4) and 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!