KETO PEPPERMINT BROWNIE CHEESECAKE (Easy)

KETO PEPPERMINT BROWNIE CHEESECAKE (Easy)

KETO PEPPERMINT BROWNIE CHEESECAKE

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OH MAN. If you want your kitchen smelling like a chocolatey, rich, holiday happy heaven..then look no further.

This Keto Peppermint Brownie Cheesecake had us drooling as it baked.

The house smelled like it was ready for a viewing.

(You know in the movies when they bake the chocolate-chip cookies and take them out of the oven right before showing the house..no just me?)

Anyways, if you make this cake and bring it to a family gathering this Christmas, I guarantee you’ll have people begging for the recipe and asking you to come back with it every year (I’m just warning you in advance, it’s that good). Continue reading “KETO PEPPERMINT BROWNIE CHEESECAKE (Easy)”

Keto Nanaimo Cheesecake Squares

Keto Nanaimo Cheesecake Squares

KETO NANAIMO CHEESECAKE SQUARES

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I’m so happy to share these with you guys! They turned out so much better than I expected!

I always had the idea in the back of my mind to create a cheesecake of some sort with the crust and topping of a Nanaimo bar but never got around to it…that is, until I realized I had a bar of cream cheese I really needed to use up!

I am SO GLAD I decided to finally go for it. These are delicious and look awesome when cut into small squares. The filling is slightly different than a standard cheesecake because we use a bit of heavy cream and xanthan gum to give it a Nanaimo bar custard-like texture.

These are honestly so tasty I had to stop myself at 3 pieces..as I’m sure I could have continued. Anyways, I hope you enjoy these keto nanaimo cheesecake squares as much as I did!! Continue reading “Keto Nanaimo Cheesecake Squares”

Keto No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Truffles

Keto No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Truffles

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Well, here I am again with yet another pumpkin recipe…and yet another truffle recipe. I honestly love the ease of not having to bake dessert. No-bake is the WAY TO GO when you are as lazy as I am.

These little things are tasty, not difficult to put together and are a life-savour when it comes to drowning in Halloween treats full of carbs and sugar and other scary ingredients…(see what I did there? 😉 )

They are not overly sweet and are the perfect balance between soft and crunchy with the delicious cheesecake style filling and chocolate-coconut coating on the outside!

I hope you enjoy them as much as we did!  Continue reading “Keto No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Truffles”

Keto Lemon Coconut Balls (No-Bake)

Keto Lemon Coconut Balls (No-Bake)

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Delicious, chewy, sweet balls of heavenly bliss..

These Lemon Coconut Balls are the perfect thing to curb any candy craving.

Just be sure to hide them from friends and family…

..because even non-keto people will be asking you for the recipe!

Keto Lemon Coconut Balls

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup(60g) cream cheese
  • 1 tsp 14% sour cream
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • zest from 1/2 a large lemon
  • 1/2 cup+2 tbsp(77g) Almond Flour
  • 2 tsp Truvia
  • 1 tbsp Splenda (or to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/16 tsp salt

Coating:

Directions:

  1.  Combine all base ingredients until a thick dough forms.
  2.  Freeze the dough for 5-7min.
  3.  Mix your coconut and sweetener on a small plate or bowl.
  4.  Remove the dough from the freezer and roll it into 10 small balls. keto lemon coconut balls
  5. Coat each ball gently in coconut until fully covered.keto lemon coconut balls
  6. Place back on a plate and freeze for 30min-1 hour.
  7. Enjoy immediately or store in the fridge or freezer (depending on the texture you prefer) in an air-tight container!

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keto lemon coconut ballsNutrition per ball: 7F/1.4C(NET)/2P & 1g fibre

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No-Bake Almond Joy Cheesecake Truffles (Keto)

No-Bake Almond Joy Cheesecake Truffles (Keto)

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GUYS. These were amazing! So simple to make and they make the perfect dessert, not too big but just the perfect amount of sweetness to fight off any chocolate cravings.

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They also store well in the fridge and don’t melt immediately at room temperature which is great!(No mess!)

Ingredients:

-1/4 cup(60g) Cream Cheese
-1/2 cup(63g) Almond Flour
-2 tbsp(15g) Flaked or Shredded Unsweetened Coconut
-2 tsp Truvia
-2 tsp Splenda (or to taste)
-1/8 tsp vanilla extract
-1/8 tsp almond extract
-1/16 tsp coconut extract(optional)
-1/16 tsp salt
-10 whole almonds

Chocolate Coating:
-1tsp coconut oil
-1/4 cup(60g) sugar-free chocolate chips(I use Krisda)

Topping(optional)
-Additional shredded coconut
-Finely chopped almonds
-Pinch of sweetener
(Combine on a plate or in a shallow bowl)

Directions:
1. Combine all base ingredients except the whole almonds until a thick dough forms.

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2. Freeze the dough for 5-7min.
3. Roll the dough into 10 small balls, placing an almond in the center of each one.

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4. Freeze the dough balls on parchment for 10min.
5. Melt the chocolate-chips and coconut oil in the microwave (1-1:30min), stir until smooth.
6. Dip each ball, using a fork into the chocolate and then coat with the topping mixture.
7. Place the truffles on parchment and repeat with the rest of the the dough.

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8. Freeze the truffles until chocolate is set (8-10min).
9. Store in an air-tight container in the fridge or freezer and enjoy!

Nutrition (coconut/almond topping not included): 8.5F/2.5C(NET)/2.5P & 3g fibre

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OTHER SIMILAR RECIPES YOU MAY LIKE:

KETO No-Bake Snowball bites
KETO No-Bake Snowball bites
No-Bake Keto Lemon Coconut Balls
No-Bake Keto Lemon Coconut Balls

Pumpkin Cheesecake Shake

Pumpkin Cheesecake Shake

 

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All the things you love about pumpkin pie and cheesecake combined into a healthy, delicious & filling protein packed shake.

Serves 2 or 1 large serving

Ingredients:

-10 mini ice cubes (about 90-100g)

-113g frozen pumpkin (1/2 cup) (freeze in an ice cube tray and use as needed!)

-3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

-1/2 cup(125g) 2% or fat-free cottage cheese

-3 tbsp 95% fat-free  cool whip (14g)

-1/2 tbsp light or fat-free cream cheese

-1/4 tsp vanilla extract

-3/4 scoop (26g) Cellucor COR-Fetti Cake Batter Whey (could sub vanilla but it won’t have quite the same flavour!)

-1 tbsp flax seed (10g) (optional–>included in nutrition info)

-1/8 tsp cinnamon or more to taste

-1/4 tsp sweetener or more to taste (I used truvia)

-1/4 tsp xanthan gum (or more to desired texture, optional but recommended to help smooth and thicken your shake!)

Directions: Place all ingredients in a high powered blender, blend until smooth and creamy.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving (1/2 the recipe or 1 glass): 3.7g fat(2g fat if using fat-free dairy)/13g carbs/18g protein

Micronutrients & Fibre(1/2 the recipe or 1 glass): 2g fibre & 50% Vitamin A 

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Healthy Lemon Raspberry CHEESECAKE???!

Healthy Lemon Raspberry CHEESECAKE???!

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Yes finally! All our wishes have come true..there is actually a cheesecake that’s good for you! High protein, low-carb, low-fat and guess what…it actually tastes like delicious cheesecake! I was honestly amazed that this recipe worked out because my expectations were a little low. But it worked out great! I found the original recipe on another site but I made a few alterations, if you would like the original recipe I will post the link below! At only 142 calories a slice, feel free to indulge…. Take me to the recipe!

Quest Protein Bars & PB Cups-Review

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Hey guys! Today I thought I’d do something a little different and do a review! I would like to do more review posts so I was thinking, what better way to start off then with these AMAZING quest bars that I already love! Each bar contains roughly 20-21g of protein and is 200 cals or under so I will be doing a very basic reviewing each of these flavours individually just based on flavour/texture as well as other flavours not shown in the pictures. Plus I will do a quick review of Quest Cravings PB Cups, okay here it goes…

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Peanut Butter & Jelly: This one had a bit of a dry texture out of the package and wasn’t as soft as some of the others, it was more peanut butter flavour then jelly. After heating it in the microwave for a few seconds it was definitely better and easier to eat! Overall I give it a 7/10.
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Chocolate Peanut Butter: MMMM.. When I opened this, the smell of chocolate peanut butter just wafted up! It made me want to bite into it right away! The soft texture of this bar was also a nice change from the peanut butter and jelly. It was less crumbly and more smooth, with little peanut pieces throughout. It was almost like a softer version of a tootsie roll! When heated up this bar was even better! Warm and goey..yum! I give this 9.5/10

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Coconut Cashew: When I opened this it definitely smelt like coconut! & When I bit in it was also a softer texture, maybe a bit less soft then the Chocolate Peanut Butter but still great! It had little bits of coconut throughout it and pieces of cashew. I think this bar is more coconut flavour then cashew but really I didn’t mind! (I love coconut). I never tried this one heated up but I am sure it’s even better. Overall I give this bar 8.5/10

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough: This is one of quest’s newest releases and for sure one of their best…I received these as a prize for winning their photo contest!(Thanks Quest!) Sadly they don’t sell this flavour where I live. Onto the review.. The smell when I first opened the bar was pretty good! Maybe not as good as Chocolate PB but that’s just because I am a peanut butter fanatic. The texture is soft again which seems to be a trend with all of the most recent bars-with chocolate pieces scattered throughout. Anyways after tasting it on it’s own, to be completely honest I thought it was really good but not as good as I would have expected after all the hype about it. But then…I put in in the microwave for 17 seconds and it was a whole other story. It melted beautifully with chocolate everywhere! The texture was very resemblent to real cookie dough and the taste was amazing! If you get these, definitely heat them up in the microwave! Or do as I did in the last picture, bake them for 5 min. in a 375* oven until slightly golden! Overall I give this bar a 9.5/10.

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Chocolate Brownie: This is actually the first quest bar I ever tried so we go wayyy back, haha. This bar is denser then some of the other newer ones and a little more chewy but still quite good. It’s more of a dark chocolate flavour with a very slight salty aftertaste. I actually liked how this bar isn’t too sweet but those of you who are hoping for the usual brownie taste may be slightly disappointed. But with that said, many people love the Chocolate Brownie bar and I do have to agree that it has a very brownie-like texture when heated up! 🙂 I would give this bar an 8/10.

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Mixed Berry Bliss: I actually bought this bar only because I could choose one more to fill my box. I really didn’t have very high expectations since normally I am a chocolate person and I had heard a lot of mixed reviews about it. But this bar truly surprised me! It was thicker then some of the other quest bars which was a big plus for me! It also had a softer texture then some of the bars but not quite as soft as the newer ones. It has little berry pieces throughout the bar as well as…almonds! This is what really made the bar for me. The crunch of the almonds was awesome! I also love the fact that this bar is good eaten just as is or heated up. Overall I give this bar a 8.5/10 (Note that I am a harsh critic, haha most people might give this at least a 9!).

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Banana Nut Muffin: This bar is slightly thinner then the other bars(compare with mixed berry). Although it’s thinner it is still just as filling and very tasty! For once I actually preferred this bar eaten as is rather then heated up. This is probably because I found this bar to be extra sticky when hot! I almost couldn’t get it off the plate, haha. But with that said, it was a delicious bar with walnut pieces throughout and a REAL banana flavour, not that fake laffy taffy flavour we all know. It really did taste like a banana nut muffin to me. Overall I give this bar 9/10.
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Now for the bars I didn’t review above, I have also tried apple pie, strawberry cheesecake and cinnamon roll. I found all three off these bars to be more dense and chewier then the ones listed above and they were not my top picks but some people love them so it’s all personal preference! I still think they taste good but quest has so many other options that I would choose others first! 🙂

My Ranking From Best to Least Favourite Quest Bars:
1.Tie:Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough & Chocolate Peanut Butter
2.Banana Nut Muffin
3.Mixed Berry Bliss(both coconut/mixed berry could also be second depending on my mood,haha)
4.Coconut Cashew
5.Chocolate Brownie
6.PB & J
7.Cinnamon Roll
8.Apple Pie
9.Strawberry Cheesecake

Quest Cravings PB Cups: I kept these in the fridge and placed them in the freezer for about 5 min. before eating because I’d heard that they tasted better this way..Well I guess it worked. These were delicious! They really do taste like PB Cups. They may not be as creamy in the middle(the middle was slightly more dry) but they have the taste down perfectly and the chocolate coating is sweet and melty..These were also super filling! I could barely finish two of them. If you like PB Cups you should for sure try these out!

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If you are interested in any of their bars you can find out more on the facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/QuestNutrition?fref=ts
Or order from their site:
http://www.questproteinbar.com/

P.S I hear they have a new white chocolate raspberry flavour coming out which I am sure will be amazing!

**I was not paid/asked to do this review, my opinions are all my own!**

Mint Chocolate-Chip Protein Cheesecake Bites

Mint Chocolate-Chip Protein Cheesecake Bites

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What are two of my favourite things..? Hmm..let’s see, chocolate and cheesecake! What’s my favourite flavour? Mint! Now put those three things together and you get this delicious cheesecake recipe! But of course we had to make it healthy to some degree so each bite packs a good 4g of protein! Talk about perfection. These are low-fat and low-carb and perfect for any time of the day! Just looking for something sweet to satisfy your cravings but trying to stay on track with your diet? No worries, have some cheesecake and feel good about it too! Enjoy!  Take me to the recipe!

Peaches 'n' Cream Protein Smoothie

Peaches 'n' Cream Protein Smoothie

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Heey! Happy Friday everyone! I am so glad it’s finally the weekend. Even though we had Monday off, this week still dragged on! Am I the only person who noticed that? Anywho, to start off your weekend of relaxing why not try my new protein smoothie recipe? More specifically..this amazing Peaches ‘n’ Cream smoothie. It’s like eating a dessert that’s good for you! Now who wouldn’t want that?  Take me to the recipe!