My <3 day consists of choc0 and Peanut Buttaaa!

yeSSSSSSSSSSS! It is Valentine’s day. What do you all think of this holiday. Well I know- it inspires me to make my 2 favorite things in the world. CHOCOLATE AND PEANUT BUTTER. I def can’t go a day without eating the other. But remember- everything is in moderation and I make sure to fit it in daily calorie allotment. I mean if I had to go a day without the 2-I would not be a HAPPY person. I make a point to always have a nutritious breakfas lunch, and dinner, so I can indulge  little and make my healthy desserts. Well today for VALENTINES DAY

I made my favorite cake- but healthy!!! Try it and let me know what you think 😉

This healthy cake recipe is as rich as any other chocolate peanut butter cake recipe, but it has yogurt and ground flaxseed meal in place of some of the butter and less sugar than most chocolate peanut butter cake recipes. To make this low fat cake recipe even more healthy, use an omega-3 enriched peanut butter, such as Smart Balance. But my all fav is Trader Joe’s

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose  flour
  • 3/4 cup  whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar substitute (or less) or can substitute 1/4-1/2 honey
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1-1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed meal
  • 16 oz. plain yogurt
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten- or egg whites= 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2/3 cup creamy or crunchy peanut butter
  • 2/3 cup mini chocolate chips

Preparation:

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray.
    1. In a medium bowl, mix flours, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. In a large bowl, beat butter, flaxseed meal, yogurt, eggs and vanilla together with an electric mixer. On low speed, add dry ingredients, beating until incorporated. Pour into prepared pan.
    1. Bake 40-45 minutes until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
  1. Remove cake from oven and immediately spread peanut butter over top, allowing the heat of the cake to melt the peanut butter into a soft, spreadable frosting. Sprinkle chocolate chips over peanut butter. Using a knife, swirl chocolate chips and peanut butter together. Makes 18 servings of healthy chocolate peanut butter cake.

 

 

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Peanut butter protein balls! Excellent tasty snack!

I know I keep raving about the doughballs and I keep making new versions.  These were the best YET without a doubt.  I made the peanut butter crunch doughballs again but did 1 or 2 things differently and I made a new version that was chocolate almond coconut.  YUM.

Peanut Butter Crunch protein dough balls!

3/4c peanuts
2T maple syrup
1/4c brown rice syrup
1/2c oats
2T peanut butter
1/4c ground flax meal
1/2t cinnamon
1/2T chia seeds
1 large scoop of your favorite protein powder!!

Grind nuts in a food processor.
Add all other ingredients and turn processor on.  Process until large doughball forms.
Scrape down bowl and process again.  Make sure all of the ingredients are evenly distributed.  It should all come together into one big ball. Roll balls in the flavored protein powder or any thing of your liking 🙂  [If not, you should still be able to roll it into the balls.]
Roll into any size you want and store in the fridge. [If the balls seem a little too soft, refrigerate the dough before rolling.]

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