Homemade Cherry Almond Protein Bars

Packed with muscle-building nutrients, these homemade protein bars feature healthy, whole foods as ingredients—and they’re perfect as an on-the-go, tasty, and energizing snack.

Homemade Cherry Almond Protein Bars
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Homemade Cherry Almond Protein Bars
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Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen dark sweet cherries
  • 5 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 cup liquid egg white product
  • 1/2 cup Almond Meal
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Chop frozen cherries and place them on two layers of paper towels in a small bowl. Let sit for 30-40 minutes, allowing to thaw and for some of the juices to drain. In a large mixing bowl, combine cherries, protein powder, liquid egg white product, almond meal, almonds, water, honey, almond butter, and vanilla. Spray a baking pan with cooking spray. Pour protein bar mixture evenly into the pan. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cooked through.
Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from menshealth.com.

Holiday Bark

Holiday Bark
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Holiday Bark
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 orange zest
  • flaked salt
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 tablespoon cacao nibs
  • 1/4 cup toasted pecans
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Instructions
  1. Melt chocolate over double boiler. Spread melted chocolate on a greased cookie sheet. Sprinkle remaining ingredients on top and press slightly. Freeze for about 10 minutes. Break into bite size pieces. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Bars

Think beyond the pumpkin pie—these easy-to-make pumpkin bars are the ultimate treat for fall.

Pumpkin Bars
Pumpkin Bars
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Pumpkin Bars
Pumpkin Bars
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Ingredients
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cups sugar
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 15-ounce can pumpkin
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
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Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350° F
  2. In a large bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, oil, and pumpkin until well blended. Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; gradually add to pumpkin mixture.
  3. Pour mixture into an ungreased 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Cool completely.
Recipe Notes

Adapted from tasteofhome.com

Healthy Strawberry Shortcake Milkshake

Strawberries and strawberry shake
Healthy Strawberry Shortcake Milkshake
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Strawberries and strawberry shake
Healthy Strawberry Shortcake Milkshake
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup fresh strawberry puree
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/4 cup oat flour
  • 3 packets natural sweetener (stevia, Truvia, etc.)
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Instructions
  1. In a blender, add strawberries to make the strawberry puree. Measure 1 cup and put back in the blender, along with the yogurt, milk, oat flour, and sweetener. Blend until completely smooth. Pour into a chilled glass (or blend in some ice cubes) and serve with fresh strawberries and/or healthy whipped cream.

Peaches and Cream Protein Smoothie

Summer is here and it’s getting warmer by the day. Keep cool—while staying healthy—with this peach-flavored delight. This smoothie will steal a peach of your heart—and make your taste buds go crazy!

Peaches and Cream Protein Smoothie
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Peaches and Cream Protein Smoothie
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen peaches
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup ice
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Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Add more or less ice for desired consistency. Substitute Greek yogurt for protein powder if desired.

Homemade Chocolate Bark

This chocolatey, decadent dessert is perfect for an on-the-go snack or an after-dinner sweet treat.

Homemade Chocolate Bark
Homemade Chocolate Bark
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1 batch
Servings
1 batch
Homemade Chocolate Bark
Homemade Chocolate Bark
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1 batch
Servings
1 batch
Ingredients
  • 10 ounces semisweet chocolate chunks
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1-2 tablespoons dried rose petals
  • 2 tablespoons pink peppercorns
  • 2 tablespoons pistachios, chopped
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Instructions
  1. Melt chocolate over double boiler until completely melted.
  2. Stir in cardamom. Pour mixture onto a greased cookie sheet and spread.
  3. Top with rose petals, peppercorns, and pistachios.
  4. Freeze until set.
  5. Remove and break into pieces. Store in refrigerator.

5 Ingredient Granola Bars

5 Ingredient Granola Bars
5 Ingredient Granola Bars
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5 Ingredient Granola Bars
5 Ingredient Granola Bars
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Ingredients
  • 1 heaping cup packed dates (pitted, Deglet Nour, or medjool)
  • 1 ½ cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup roasted, unsalted almonds, loosely chopped
  • ¼ cup maple syrup, agave nectar, or honey
  • ¼ cup cup creamy, salted natural peanut butter or almond butter
  • *Optional: chocolate chips, dried fruit, nuts, banana chips, vanilla, etc.
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Instructions
  1. Process dates in food processor for about 1 minute until a dough-like consistency is formed. In a large mixing bowl, combine processed dates, oats, and almonds and set aside. Warm maple syrup, agave nectar, or honey with peanut or almond butter in small saucepan over low heat. Stir into oat mixture, breaking up dates to disperse throughout. Mix in optional ingredients, if desired. Once thoroughly mixed, transfer to 8 x 8 in. baking dish lined with plastic wrap or parchment paper. Press down firmly until uniformly flattened. Cover with parchment or plastic wrap and place in fridge or freezer for 15-20 minutes. Remove bars from pan and store in airtight container for up to a few days.
  2. Optional: toast your oats—and almonds, if raw—at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until slightly golden brown.

Multi-Fruit Ice Cubes or Popsicles

Multi-Fruit Ice Cubes or Popsicles
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Multi-Fruit Ice Cubes or Popsicles
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Instructions
Melon and Coconut
  1. Peel, stone, and cube 1/2 melon. Puree with 2 tablespoons lime juice. Spoon into an ice-cube tray to fill halfway up, then freeze until solid. Mix 400 ml coconut milk and 2 tablespoons icing sugar. Pour over the melon and freeze again. Or make into popsicles!
Peach and Lavender
  1. Stone and cube 4 peaches. Quickly soak in boiling water, then puree with juice of 1 lime. Stir in lavender buds and spoon into an ice-cube tray, then freeze until solid.
Cucumber
  1. Peel and cube 1 cucumber. Puree in your blender with 2 tablespoons lime juice, filter, and discard the remaining pulp, then fill an ice-cube tray and freeze until solid.

Immunizer Smoothie

Immunizer Smoothie
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Immunizer Smoothie
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Ingredients
  • 8 oz coco milk
  • 1 banana (frozen)
  • 1 handful spinach
  • 1/2 cup mango (frozen)
  • 1 inch fresh tumeric
  • 1 inch fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon honey
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Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients in high speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy.

Spiralized Apples with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

SPIRALIZED APPLES WITH VANILLA BEAN ICE CREAM
Spiralized Apples with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
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Creamy ice cream topped with spiralized apples will be a huge dessert hit!
SPIRALIZED APPLES WITH VANILLA BEAN ICE CREAM
Spiralized Apples with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
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Creamy ice cream topped with spiralized apples will be a huge dessert hit!
Ingredients
  • 2 apples (spiralized or diced)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • vanilla bean ice cream
  • pecans (toasted)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon coconut palm sugar
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Instructions
  1. Heat coconut oil in pan. Add apples and cook until soft. Add vanilla, cinnamon and sprinkle with coconut palm sugar. Toss until well coated and serve over vanilla bean ice cream. Top with toasted pecans.