Your Sweet Tooth Will Thank You Later

Your Sweet Tooth Will Thank You Later

You are a very rare breed if you try and tell me you don’t even have the LEAST bit of a sweet tooth. I won’t believe that for one second! And if this is the case, well then just lie to me to make me feel better about my own sweet and sugary cravings! Either way, here are a few healthy alternatives to approaching a sweet dish, without the added guilt you often may feel (NOT that a treat every now and then is such a crime)! But, these little mini, low-calorie treats, allow you to satisfy your nagging sweet tooth every day, or even TWICE a day if you’re a real dare devil 😉 Keep in mind, these “desserts” could be switched up based on your own preference. For example, if you’re not a cookie dough quest bar fan, then replace the “cookies” with a different flavor! Try and be creative in order to please your dessert longings. Or if you’re not a fan of banana in your mug cake, leave it out entirely and just add more pumpkin into that mug of yours! OR (yes, there are more ways to switch up these “not-so-naughty” desserts, if you’re a chocolate frosting kind of person, then replace the vanilla whey protein, with chocolate! It’s as easy as that and you have yourself some DELISH chocolate frosting. AND if you feel like being REAL adventurous, try adding some PB2 powder to that chocolate “frosting” of yours. Be aware. Your mind may just be blown with UNREAL flavors. So, go CRAZY and ENJOYYY!!

Pumpkin-Nanna MugCake with Vanilla Frosting and “Brownie” Toppings:

For the Cake:
~2 egg whites
~1 soft banana
~1/4 cup organic pumpkin puree
~1 drop of vanilla crème stevia
~A pinch of baking powder

For the Frosting:
~1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
~1/2 scoop of vanilla whey protein powder
~1 drop of vanilla crème stevia
~1 baked Double Chocolate Chunk Quest Bar (bake at 380 degrees for 3-5 minutes or until soft/beginning to rise)

Directions: Mix all ingredients well together in a normal sized mug (the wider/shallower = the better!). Then put in microwave for 2 minutes. Keep an eye to make sure it doesn’t flow over. While your cake is cooking in the micro, place your quest bar in the oven to bake and prepare your “frosting” mixture. Once the cake is finished, let cool for a minute, then top with the frosting and cut the quest bar into “brownie” chunks. Top it off with some cinnamon for extra sweetness!

Cookies and Crème PB Chocolate Chip Cookies:
~1 Cookie Dough Quest Bar
~1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
~1/2 scoop of cookies and cream protein powder
~1/2 TBSP of PB2

Directions: Microwave quest bar for 10 seconds to soften. Then slice in half and flatten. Set oven to 380 degrees and place both flattened slices in for about 5 mins (or until fairly soft and beginning to rise). While it’s cooking, mix the 3 frosting ingredients together. Once the cookie dough is baked, let cool for about 30 seconds and top it off with the frosting. Enjoy this healthy plate of deliciousness!!

Pumpkin-Apple-Almond “Crumble” Overnight Oats:
apple crumble
~1/2 cup oats
~1/2 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk
~1/2 cup of water
~1 drop of vanilla crème stevia
~2 TBSP of organic pumpkin puree
~2 TBSP of unsweetened apple sauce
~1 tsp of chia seeds
~1 tsp of flax/hemp seeds
~1/4 cup chopped apple slices
~1/4 cup of raw almonds
~Nutmeg, Cinnamon, and Pumpkin Pie Spice (add to your preference)

Directions: Mix all ingredients together in an enclosed jar like pictured above. Place in the fridge to sit overnight. In the morning, throw it in the micro for 1-2 minutes if you prefer to enjoy it warm (I like this over eating them cold), but you can enjoy them either way!

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