Pumpkin Protein Balls

Pumpkin balls in my new cute pumpkin ramkin 🎃 These balls were so delicious they didn’t last long! Recipe below⬇️

Pumpkin Protein Balls 🎃

➡️Ingredients:
•½ cup natural peanut butter (can sub with any nut/seed butter)
•½ cup pure pumpkin puree
•¼ cup VitaFiber IMO syrup*
•¾ cup large flake oats
•¼ cup oat flour
•2 Scoops (60g) LeanFit CompleteGreen protein powder
•1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

➡️Method:
Combine all dry ingredients in large bowl and set aside.  In saucepan over medium heat melt together peanut butter and syrup *(VitaFiber syrup can be subbed with any sticky sweetener such as honey or maple syrup, macros will change) until smooth, remove from heat and stir in pumpkin puree until smooth (you can skip the heating if you have smooth enough nut butter). Add peanut butter mixture to dry ingredients and mash together with a fork until well combined.  Roll into balls and place on parchment lined dish (I used a small cookie dough scoop to make my balls – so easy!). Place in fridge to harden up. I was able to get 32 balls with my small scoop, portion as you like.

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Banana Chocolate Energy Orbs

 

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With back to school on the horizon LeanFit asked me to create a yummy snack that is completely nut free, under 8 ingredients and refined sugar free; challenge accepted! These are the perfect little snacks for you to pack for your children’s lunches and of course for yourself. With very minimal ingredients they are quick to whip up, no cooking required and delicious!  Step by step instructions as follows and the recipe is at the end of this post.  Hope you enjoy!

Get all your ingredients together.

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Combine all dry ingredients.

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Add banana and maple syrup.

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Mash it all together.

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If too dry add a little water.

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Using ice cream scoop, portion onto parchment paper.

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Place in Fridge to cool.

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RECIPE:

Banana Chocolate Energy Orbs

Ingredients:

  • 1-½ Cup Old Fashioned Oats
  • ½ Cup + 2Tbsp Seeds (Pumpkin, sunflower and sesame seeds used)
  • ¼ Cup Raw Cacao powder (Cocoa or Carob powder can be subbed)
  • ½ Cup LeanFit Naturals Chocolate Whey Protein
  • ¼ Cup Dried cranberries or choice of chopped dried fruit
  • ¼ Cup Maple Syrup
  • 1 Medium Banana, mashed (Yield 2/3 cup mashed)

Method:

Combine oats, seeds, cacao powder, chocolate whey and cranberries; stir together until combined. Add maple syrup and mashed banana; mash together until well combined, add water 1Tbsp. at a time if too dry. Portion out onto parchment paper using ice cream scoop or ¼ cup and place in fridge to harden. Yield 10 orbs. Stores for 1-2 weeks in fridge or up to 2 days at room temperature.

 

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Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting 

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Happy Easter! Carrot cake is always in order around this time of the year! I made this one gluten free using oat flour and an extra kick of protein adding LeanFit whey protein. Recipe below.

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Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Dry Ingredients:

  • 1½ Cup Oat Flour
  • 2 Scoops (64g) LeanFit Vanilla 100% Whey Protein  
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • ½ Cup Granulated Sweetener (I used ¼ Cup coconut palm sugar & ¼Cup VitaFiberIMO powdered sugar)
  • 1/3 Cup Dried Cranberries
  • 1/3 Cup Crushed Walnuts
  • 1 Cup Shredded Carrot, packed

Wet Ingredients:

  • 2/3 Cup Unsweetened Applesauce
  • ¼ Cup Coconut Oil, Melted
  • 2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ Cup Almond Milk
  • 1 Large Egg

Method:
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line 8×8 dish with parchment paper or grease. Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl and set aside (add cranberries, walnuts & shredded carrot in after all combined).  In separate bowl whisk together all wet ingredients then pour into dry ingredients, mixing with spatula until just combined. Pour into prepared dish and bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick comes clean.  Let cool completely before frosting.

Frosting:

  • 250g Light Cream Cheese
  • 1 Scoop (32g) LeanFit Vanilla 100% Whey Protein  
  • 2-4 Tbsp Almond Milk or choice
  • Maple syrup if you like a little sweeter
  • Crushed Walnuts

With hand mixer beat together ingredients until smooth, starting with 2 Tbsp milk and adding more to get right consistency.  Frost carrot cake and top with extra crushed walnuts if desired. Slice into 12 squares. Enjoy!

Macros: (Includes frosting) 

Calories: 232 | Carb: 22g (7g fiber/11g sugar) | Fat: 11g | Protein: 10g

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Gingerbread Protein Truffles

It’s that time of the year again to make truffles! These are super simple to make. They are also vegan, grain and gluten free!


Gingerbread Protein Truffles

Ingredients:
•1/2 cup peanut butter or nut/seed butter of choice
•1/3 cup LeanFit Protein CompleteGreen protein powder
•1/3 cup ground flax seeds
•3 Medjool dates
•1 tsp ginger
•1/2 tsp cinnamon
•1/2 tsp nutmeg
•1/4 tsp cloves

Method:
Process all ingredients in food processor, scraping sides down as needed until you get crumbly dough that sticks together.  Roll into tablespoon sized balls. Yield 14 balls. I also rolled in cocoa powder and hemp hearts.

Protein Pancakes 5 Ways

In request to my lovely followers wanting protein pancake recipes I created this post of my top 5 protein pancake recipes. I use LeanFit Protein in all my recipes. My basic recipe, All-In-One recipe, pumpkin recipe, chocolate recipe and a single serve recipe. All recipes are gluten free using gf oat flour. Lots of subs can be made; ask questions and I can answer my best.

Recipes as follows➡ All corresponding pictures are below recipes.

ALL-IN-ONE PROTEIN PANCAKES 


➡Ingredients:

•3/4 cup oat flour (ground oats)
•3 scoops (61g) LeanFit Protein All-In-One
•1 tsp baking powder
•1 tsp cinnamon
•1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
•1/2 cup liquid egg whites or 2 eggs
•1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
•1/2 cup almond milk + more as needed (until right consistency)

Method:
Combine all dry ingredients until well combined then whisk in wet ingredients starting with 1/2 cup of milk, add more as needed to get batter consistency (should be little thick but smooth). Preheat pan and grease with coconut oil, spoon about 1/4 cup batter onto hot pan and fry about 1min per side. Makes about 10 fist sized pancakes. Toppings as desired (Powdered PB drizzle, banana and pomegranate in picture).


BASIC PROTEIN PANCAKES


➡Ingredients:

 •3/4 Cup oat flour (ground oats)
•2 Scoops LeanFit Protein Chocolate or Vanilla Whey
•1 tsp baking powder
•1/2 tsp cinnamon
•1 Tbsp xylitol (or choice/omit)
•1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
•1/2 cup liquid egg whites or 2 eggs
•1 tsp pure vanilla extract
•1/2 cup almond milk + more as needed (until right consistency)

Method:
Combine all dry ingredients until well combined then whisk in wet ingredients starting with 1/2 cup of milk, add more as needed to get batter consistency (should be little thick but smooth). Preheat pan and grease with coconut oil, spoon about 1/4 cup batter onto hot pan and fry about 1min per side. Makes about 10 fist sized pancakes. Toppings as desired (melted chocolate, berries and coconut in picture) . 

*Note – Add 1 cup berries to batter for berry pancakes.



PUMPKIN PROTEIN PANCAKES

➡Ingredients:
•3/4 cup oat flour (ground oats)
•2 scoops (62g) LeanFit Protein vanilla or chocolate whey isolate
•1 Tbsp xylitol or sweetener of choice
•1 tsp baking powder
•1 tsp cinnamon
•1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
•1/8 tsp ground cloves
•1/8 tsp ground ginger
•1/8 tsp ground allspice (Omit all these spices for 1-2 tsp Pumpkin Pie spice if you have)
•1/2 cup pumpkin puree
•1/2 cup liquid egg whites or 2 eggs
•1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
•1/2 cup almond milk + more as needed (until right consistency)

Method:
Combine all dry ingredients until well combined then whisk in wet ingredients starting with 1/2 cup of milk, add more as needed to get batter consistency (should be little thick but smooth). Preheat pan and grease with coconut oil, spoon about 1/4 cup batter onto hot pan and fry about 1min per side. Makes about 10 fist sized pancakes. Toppings as desired (Powdered PB drizzle, banana and persimmon in picture).


CHOCOLATE PROTEIN PANCAKES  


➡Ingredients:

•3/4 cup oat flour (ground oats)
•2 Scoops (62g) LeanFit Protein Chocolate whey
•2 Tbsp Cocoa powder
•2 Tbsp VitaFiber IMO Powder (Can sub sweetener of choice, ex. Xylitol,
stevia, coconut sugar, honey)
•1 tsp baking powder
•1/2 tsp cinnamon
•1/2 Cup Unsweetened applesauce
•1/2 Cup liquid egg whites or 2 eggs
•1/2 Cup almond milk + more as needed (until right consistency)

Chocolate drizzle:
•1Tbsp cocoa powder
•1Tbsp VitaFiber IMO syrup or maple syrup
•Splash of milk

Method:
Combine all dry ingredients until well combined then whisk in wet ingredients starting with 1/2 cup of milk, add more as needed to get batter consistency (should be little thick but smooth). Preheat pan and grease with coconut oil, spoon about 1/4 cup batter onto hot pan and fry about 1min per side.  Whisk together chocolate drizzle ingredients and top pancakes with dusting of cocoa powder if desired.  Makes about 10 fist sized pancakes.

 

SINGLE SERVE PROTEIN PANCAKES


➡Ingredients:

1/4 Cup oat flour (ground oats)
1 Scoop (31g) Chocolate or Vanilla whey protein LeanFit Protein
•1/2 tsp baking powder
•1/4 tsp cinnamon
•1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
•1/4 cup liquid egg whites or 1 egg
•1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
•1/4 cup almond milk or choice + more as needed (until right consistency)

Method:
Combine all dry ingredients until well combined then whisk in wet ingredients starting with 1/4 cup of milk, add more as needed to get batter consistency (should be little thick but smooth). Preheat pan and grease with coconut oil, spoon about 1/4 cup batter onto hot pan and fry about 1min per side. Makes about 4-5 fist sized pancakes. Toppings as desired (applesauce and mashed raspberries/chia seeds in picture).

Pumpkin Protein Cheesecake Squares

I’ve been experimenting a lot in the kitchen lately with VitaFiber IMO and LeanFit Protein. If you are not sure what VitaFiber IMO is please click the hyperlink above and check their website out for all the details on this low calorie probiotic sweetener! 


Now for the recipe, I used a gingersnap crust for this recipe but you can use any crust you like.


Recipe:

Pumpkin Protein Cheesecake Squares

Ingredients:

Crust:
•250g Gingersnap Cookies
•½ Cup Walnuts
•¼ Cup Coconut oil, melted
•1Tbsp. VitaFiber Syrup (Can sub with any other sweetener)


Filling:

•500g Fat free cream cheese
•¾ Cup 1% Cottage cheese
•½ Cup Pure pumpkin puree
•¼ Cup Almond milk (Can sub with any milk of choice)
•½ Cup VitaFiber Syrup (Can sub with any other sweetener)
•1 tsp Pure vanilla extract
•1 Tbsp Fresh squeezed lemon juice
•¾ Cup (85g) LeanFit Whey protein powder 
•1 tsp cinnamon
•¼ tsp each Ginger, cloves, nutmeg & all spice (or use 1tsp pumpkin pie spice)
•1 Egg
•2 Egg whites


Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 300ºF. Line 8×8 glass dish with tinfoil or parchment paper, wrapping all the way up to top over edges and grease sides with coconut oil.
  2. In food processor pulse gingersnap cookies until large crumbs, add walnuts and pulse until fine crumbs, then add melted coconut oil and VitaFiber, pulse until just combined. Press into prepared dish and place in fridge. Wash food processor.
  3. In clean food processor combine cream cheese, cottage cheese, pumpkin, almond milk, VitaFiber syrup, vanilla and lemon; process until smooth scraping sides as needed. Add whey protein powder, cinnamon and seasonings and process until smooth. While food processor is still running add egg and egg whites, process for 10 seconds and turn off. Pour filling over prepared crust.
  4. Place in oven and bake for 1 hour. Remove from oven and let cool 2 hours before placing in fridge overnight.
  5. Remove from fridge and slice into 16 squares. Serve with toppings as desired. I used caramel and walnuts.


Macros: (Yield 16 squares)

Calories: 217 | Fat: 9g | Carb: 18g (fiber 13g / sugar 8g) | Protein: 12g

Pumpkin Protein Donuts

Super easy donuts! High in protein and low  carb too! Recipe below 😋

Recipe:

Pumpkin Protein Donuts

Yield: 6

Donuts:
•½ Cup Vanilla Whey LeanFit Protein
•¼ Cup Coconut flour
•½ tsp Baking powder
•½ tsp Cinnamon
•1/8 tsp each ground nutmeg, ginger, cloves, all spice (or ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice)
•1Tbsp VitaFiber IMO Powder or sweetener of choice/omit
•½ Cup Pumpkin puree
•1/3 Cup Unsweet applesauce
•1/3 Cup Liquid egg whites
•1 tsp Pure vanilla extract

Icing:
•½ Brick (125g) fat free cream cheese
•2Tbsp VitaFiber IMO powder or sweetener of choice
•½ Scoop Vanilla Whey LeanFit Protein

Method:
Preheat oven to 350ºF and grease donut pan. Combine all dry ingredients in large bowl and mix until well combined. Add wet ingredients and whisk together until well combined.  Transfer batter to medium zip lock bag or piping bag and pipe into prepared donut pan. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until toothpick comes clean. Let cool on wire rack and place in fridge to cool further before icing. Whisk together icing ingredients with hand mixer until smooth. Ice donuts and add sprinkles if desired.

Macros: (Includes toppings)

Calories: 119 | Fat: 2g | Carb: 15g (9g fiber/4g sugar) | Protein: 15g