Vegan Chocolate No Bakes

I guess you can say I am a bit of a cookie monster!

Recently I have been trying to limit my dairy intake at the recommendation of my dermotologist so out went my favorite chocolate shakeology and cafe latte and in came Vegan Chocolate Shakeo!!!! And I will say – I am adjusting quite well!

Who says you need gluten or dairy for a good no bake cookie?!?!

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I was a bit hesitant as I LOVE my Black & White no bakes but when life changes you gotta roll with the punches and I am happy to say I like these ones even better than my original!

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 2 Scoops Vegan Chocolate Shakeology (regular would work fine if that’s what you have!)
  • 1 Cup Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Honey
  • 1 Cup Oats
  • 1/3 cup rice krispies
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract (or almond extract)

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

  1. Melt peanut butter and honey over a low heat
  2. Stir in the vanilla, oats and cinnamon
  3. Add Shakeology
  4. Stir in rice krispies
  5. Scoop or spoon onto wax paper, let cool and enjoy!

These freeze well or can be stored in an air tight container for up to a week!

ENJOY!!!

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Ok – I swear I am going to dive into the FIXATE recipes outside of the desserts but let’s be honest – these just sounded too good to pass up!

SERVINGS: 26 (1 cookie each)

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 14 minutes

Container equivalents (per serving) – 1.5 yellows

WHAT YOU NEED:

3 cups almond flour

1 tsp. baking soda, gluten free

1/4 tsp. sea salt or Himalayan Salt

1/4 cup extra-virgin organic coconut oil, melted

1/4 cup pure maple syrup or raw honey

1 large egg

2 large egg whites (1/4 cup)

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1/2 cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips

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WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

Preheat oven to 375

Line two baking sheets with parchment paper

Combine almond flour, baking soda, and salt in medium bowl; set aside

Beat oil and maple syrup in a large mixer bowl until creamy, approximately 4-5 minutes

Add egg, egg whites, and extract; beat additional 2 minutes

Add almond flour mixture and mix until blended

Drop rounded TBSP not prepared baking sheet. Flatten cookies with a spatula if desired. Bake approximately 14 minutes or until golden brown.

Store in airtight container.

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I have a lot of gluten sensitivities in my family and loved that these were gluten free. I think next time I will try to make my own almond flour and maybe go with the honey over the maple syrup just to see!

Also – I had a mishap with my oven timer and they were slightly overcooked. They tasted fabulous right out of the oven but were a bit crispy for my preference. But that has nothing to do with the recipe and everything to do with my own mistake!!! Oops – lesson learned!

This recipe is from the new cookbook FIXATE, by  Autumn Calabrese. Autumn also created the 21-day fix and 21-day fix extreme workout programs which incorporate 30 minute workouts with a portion controlled nutrition plan. No matter what your age or weight or current athletic ability – anyone can eat right for their body type! She includes a variety of Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free and Paleo recipes. 

If you’re interested in getting started and/or continuing your health and fitness journey join my upcoming Health & Fitness online Accountability group by filling out the application below.

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Black and White No-Bakes

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So I made the nutty shakeology no bakes a while ago and thought they were a great alternative to regular cookies. I took them to a family reunion and people were amazed to see that they were all natural “healthy” cookies. So when my mom asked me what I wanted for my birthday I quickly responded with the no bake cookies! I’ll admit – my mom got to my house late in the evening and I quickly ate 4 cookies. I couldn’t believe how delicious they were – so much better than mine!!! I thought it was just because my mom made them but nope – she did something differently – she melted the PB and honey first and she did half chocolate and half vanilla shakeo – and oooooooo what a difference!!! I’m not sure if its a good thing yet or bad thing because I cannot stop eating them but I feel obligated to share!

I was even able to return the favor and as my mom prepped for her first marathon this past weekend I asked her what I could provide to help her – and of course she wanted the no bakes!!! I was happy to hear these little bites help provide her energy as she powered through her 26.2 miles! I still don’t think they were as good as my moms…but they did the trick!

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Black and White Shakeology No Bakes

(Makes 30-32 servings, 1 Cookie each)

Total Time: 15 min

Prep Time: 10 min

Cooking time: 5 min

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1 Scoop Chocolate Shakeology
  • 1 Scoop Vanilla Shakeology
  • 1 cup all natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup peanuts
  • 1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup honey

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

  • MELT PEANUT BUTTER AND HONEY IN A MEDIUM SAUCEPAN.
  • AND SHAKEOLOGY  THEN OATS AND MIX WELL WITH A RUBBER SPATULA OR WOODEN SPOON.
  • SCOOP MIXTURE INTO 1-INCH SIZE BALLS (I FOUND THE PAMPERED CHEF SMALL COOKIE SCOOP TO BE A HUGE TIME SAVER HERE).
  • FLATTEN EACH BALL SLIGHTLY SO THAT IT IS SHAPED LIKE A TRADITIONAL COOKIE. AND THAT’S IT!
  • ENJOY 🙂
Optional: Roll cookie in crushed nuts, whole-grain graham cracker crumbs, or unsweetened coconut flakes
My advice – keep these in the freezer! This way you have to pull them out and let them sit for a few minutes before eating. It may help reduce eating them all at once!!!

You can get your own 30 day Shakeology supply HERE

Not sure what flavor you’d like – but still want to give Shakeology a try? Try this flavor sampler pack to figure what which is your favorite!

As a beachbody coach I run health and fitness challenge groups to help other people begin and/or continue their health and fitness journey and turn it into a LIFESTYLE! If you’re interested in more information about ways to enjoy clean eating and/or would like to be part of my upcoming challenge group,  fill out the form below! Together we can end the trend of obesity!