Raspberry Lemon Greek Pops

I have been so ON POINT with my nutrition but I knew it was comming, my cycle! Yep I am not ashamed to talk about this! I LITERALLY NEED something sweet during this time and I am right in the middle of a 3 week rapids results program and I do not want to ruin my results with some bad choices just because of a hormone spike! 

So I went searching and found this recipe that I adapted to fit my needs and I had one of these suckers at 4:00 in the afternoon walking out to get the kids off the bus! I was a happy lady! It's no chocoalte but its yummy, sweet and got the job done... and MEAL PLAN APPROVED. YEP 

If following the Portion fix - 1 pop is 1/2  red 1/4 purple makes 4-6 pops

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 Cups Okios vanilla Greek yogurt 
  • 1 lemon zested and juiced
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 packet stevia
  • 2 tablespoons of water 
  • popsicle molds 

DIRECTIONS

  1.  Blend raspberries with water, lemon juice, and zest plus the stevia until it is a puree 
  2. Place the Greek yogurt in a bowl and add the raspberry mixture and swirl it around not fully combining it. 
  3. Pour mixture into molds, freeze for al least 2 hours or overnight! 

Guiltless Cookie Dough Dip

Are you kidding me! YES, Yes I want to eat cookie dough dip and not feel completely guilty and gross after! Oh and it's a bonus because I get to keep my abs after eating this! They say abs are made in the kitchen, let me tell you from my own experience this is 100% true! you can NOT outwork a poor diet. You can slay the gym all day and eat crap to get nowhere. 

But ladies!!!! we still need chocolate, we still need cookie dough! 

Well, here you go! You are welcome! 

I eat mine with sliced apples or when I am feeling really naughty my finger or a spoon if I am feeling civilized and the children are watching me ha! 

PS- DO NOT judge the ingredients or the process until you have tried it, if you X out and don't try this, you and your taste buds and waistline will be sorry!

Time - 10 min  Container- 1 blue container 2 teaspoons 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 15 oz can of Garbanzo beans with the skin pinched off. ( see note below)
  • 1/4 cup nut butter of choice 
  • 2 tablespoons 100% pure Maple syrup
  • 1/2 Tablespoon of Vanilla
  • 1 Tbs Water
  • scant 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chunks or chips preferably 70% cocoa

DIRECTIONS 

  1.  Blend all ingredients except the chocolate chips in food processor until smooth! 
  2.  Stir in chocolate chips and enjoy! 

Serve with apple slices for an amazing snack! The kids love this too with some graham crackers!

* If you pinch the garbanzo beans the skin comes off and leaves a VERY smooth and creamy cookie dough dip. If you are in a hurry and you need to skip this it is still very good just has a bit more texture to it but added fiber! 

Clean Dark Chocolate Fudgy Brownies

Picture this... it's girls night and your friend knows you are all trying to be good but brings these amazing looking brownies anyway.... I only had one that turned into 3!!!!! Thankfully she cut them in tiny squares. I swear I dreamed about those brownies so I went on the hunt for a clean eating recipe and I found on over at Joy Food Sunshine. I made some adjustments and oh my gosh they were so good! 

Josh picked on up after guy night looked at me before he took the bite knowing they might be "too healthy" for him and with a full mouth said WOW these are pretty good! 

#winning

So next girls night I'll be bringing these and see how the girls like them!

Container Count-  1 Brownie + 1 Yellow treat swap 

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 Tablespoons of butter 
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips ( I love Enjoy Life or 60-70% cocoa)
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten 
  • 1 packet of stevia
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 
  • 1/4 cup dark cocoa powder sifted 
  • 3 TBS arrowroot powder ( or cornstarch)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips for mixing in

DIRECTIONS 

  1.  Pre-heat oven to 350
  2. Line a pie dish with parchment paper
  3. In a small bowl sift together Cocoa powder and arrowroot powder and salt, set aside 
  4. Add eggs and vanilla to stand mixer and beat for 1- 2 minutes
  5.  In a microwave safe container melt 3/4 cup chocolate chips and butter, stir to combine 
  6. add butter/chocolate mixture, mix until combined.
  7. Add in sifted cocoa powder, just until mixed 
  8. By hand stir in 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  9. Pour batter into pie dish, spread out evenly
  10. Bake for 18-25 min until toothpick comes out clean

I like to take them out just before I think they are done allow to cool a few min and lift the brownies out of the dish using the paper and use a knife or pizza cutter to cut 8 slices. 

ENJOY!!!!!! If you like a bit of a sweeter brownie try using regular cocoa and not dark add 1 more packet of stevia or 1/4 cup of Coconut sugar for that caramel taste, also consider a bit of melted PB on top..YUMMMMMM