Quinoa Protein Breakfast Snack Bars Recipe

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Quinoa Protein Breakfast Snack Bars Recipe
This is a great breakfast or snack bar that has 10 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber which will keep you fuller longer. It uses quinoa and chia seed instead of wheat or flour and has more protein. You may have trouble finding Quinoa Flakes at your store so you can find it Quinoa Flakes Here on Amazon.

You can substitute part of the quinoa for old-fashioned rolled oats which is a prebiotic and good for good bacteria in your gut. I did make sure mine was gluten-free and read the back label to make sure it wasn’t cross-contaminated. Of course you can leave it out. You can also substitute the blueberries for an equal amount of strawberries, or instead substitute the berries for chopped dark cherries and chopped 85% dark chocolate. Either way you can’t go wrong with these delicious combinations.

This is what the mixture looks like once it’s mixed and put into the baking dish. Those are blueberries.
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INGREDIENTS:
1/2 Cup either fresh or frozen blueberries
1/3 Cup Almond Butter
2 Eggs
2 tsp Stevia Powder
1 Cup Quinoa Flakes (it will say Quinoa Flakes on the box)
1 Cup Unsweetened Grated Coconut
2/3 Cup Vanilla Whey Protein Powder (unflavored is just as good)
1/4 Cup Ground Flaxseeds (I used ground golden flaxseed)
1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon (I prefer to use Ceylon Cinnamon)
1/4 Ground Cloves or Cardamom

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
1) Preheat the oven to 400° F and line an 8×8 baking dish and preferably a glass dish. You can lightly spray with a baking spray and I use an Olive Oil one.
2) Next combine the almond butter, berries, eggs and stevia. Use the back of a spoon to mash gently.
3) Then add the rest of the ingredients and mash it with a fork until it forms a crumbly and thick mixture.
4) Now press the mixture into a 8×8 glass dish or baking pan.
5) Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until the top starts to brown and the edges are firm.
6) Then pull out the oven and allow to cool completely.
7) Finally cut into 8 bars and serve.

Quinoa Protein Breakfast Snack Bars Recipe
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This is a great breakfast or snack bar which contains 10 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber which will keep you fuller longer. It's the perfect on the go breakfast or snack. You can easily keep it in your purse or briefcase.
Servings Prep Time
8 Bars 15 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 Bars 15 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Quinoa Protein Breakfast Snack Bars Recipe
Print Recipe
This is a great breakfast or snack bar which contains 10 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber which will keep you fuller longer. It's the perfect on the go breakfast or snack. You can easily keep it in your purse or briefcase.
Servings Prep Time
8 Bars 15 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 Bars 15 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: Bars
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400° F and line an 8x8 baking dish and preferably a glass dish. You can lightly spray with a baking spray and I use an Olive Oil one.
  2. Next combine the almond butter, berries, eggs and stevia. Use the back of a spoon to mash gently. Then add the rest of the ingredients and mash it with a fork until it forms a crumbly and thick mixture.
  3. Now press the mixture into a 8x8 glass dish or baking pan. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until the top starts to brown and the edges are firm. Then pull out the oven and allow to cool completely. Finally cut into 8 bars and serve.
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Homemade Gluten Free Granola Fixate Recipe

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After making this extremely delicious Homemade Gluten Free Granola Fixate Recipe, I can never go back to store bought again. I can hear you already thinking, no way this can’t be that good. Oh but it is! It is a very hearty and filling granola that tastes fantastic as a yogurt topping. I think it tastes good just right out the bowl. This recipe came from the Fixate Cookbook.

This is a gluten free and vegan recipe. I used the gluten free old fashioned rolled oats instead of Quinoa. I omitted the sea salt this time since I didn’t have any. It was really easy to make and I have a full bowl of granola. This recipe makes 30 servings of 2 tbsp so almost 2 cups worth. Just 2 tbsp shy of a full 2 cups. If you are watching carbs, then you will be pleased to know it has 12g for 2 tbsp and 2 grams of fiber with 5 grams of sugar and 2 grams of protein.

INGREDIENTS:
2 1/2 cups of quinoa flakes or gluten free old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup sliced raw almonds
1/2 cup chopped raw walnuts
1/2 cup shredded unsweetened dried coconut
1/4 cup chopped dried apricots
1/3 cup unsweetened dried cranberries
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
3 tbsp extra-virgin organic coconut oil
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
First you will Preheat the oven to 300° and you will line the cookie sheet with foil. You might want to add a light spray of Pam or cooking spray.
Then you will combine all the dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl and mix well. I used a bowl that has a lid and shook the bowl to mix. A lot more fun that way.
Next you will cook the maple syrup, coconut oil, and applesauce in a small saucepan over low heat and stir it for the entire cooking time of 4 to 5 minutes. You want to make sure the oil has melted out.
Then pour the syrup mixture over the dry oat/flake mixture stirring it until it’s all well coated and place the mixture onto the cookie sheet in a thin layer.
You will bake the granola mixture for 40 to 45 minutes and you will take it out the oven and stir the mixture about every 15 minutes. Bake the granola until it’s a light golden brown color and it will be crisp. Allow it cool and store it in a tupperware type container. Maybe you would prefer a glass mason jar.

Remember a serving size is 2 tablespoons.

Homemade Gluten Free Granola Recipe
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This is a gluten free and vegan recipe and some would call it paleo. I used the gluten free old fashioned rolled oats instead of Quinoa. I omitted the sea salt this time since I didn't have any. It was really easy to make and I have a full bowl of granola. This recipe makes 30 servings of 2 tbsp so almost 2 cups worth. Just 2 tbsp shy of a full 2 cups.
Servings
30 2 tbsp
Servings
30 2 tbsp
Homemade Gluten Free Granola Recipe
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This is a gluten free and vegan recipe and some would call it paleo. I used the gluten free old fashioned rolled oats instead of Quinoa. I omitted the sea salt this time since I didn't have any. It was really easy to make and I have a full bowl of granola. This recipe makes 30 servings of 2 tbsp so almost 2 cups worth. Just 2 tbsp shy of a full 2 cups.
Servings
30 2 tbsp
Servings
30 2 tbsp
Instructions
  1. First you will Preheat the oven to 300° and you will line the cookie sheet with foil. You might want to add a light spray of Pam or cooking spray.
  2. Then you will combine all the dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl and mix well. I used a bowl that has a lid and shook the bowl to mix. A lot more fun that way.
  3. Next you will cook the maple syrup, coconut oil, and applesauce in a small saucepan over low heat and stir it for the entire cooking time of 4 to 5 minutes. You want to make sure the oil has melted out.
  4. Then pour the syrup mixture over the dry oat/flake mixture stirring it until it's all well coated and place the mixture onto the cookie sheet in a thin layer.
  5. You will bake the granola mixture for 40 to 45 minutes and you will take it out the oven and stir the mixture about every 15 minutes. Bake the granola until it's a light golden brown color and it will be crisp. Allow it cool and store it in a Tupperware type container. Maybe you would prefer a glass mason jar.
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Fiber Rich Muffins Recipe

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I am trying to add in more fiber to my diet. Women should eat a minimum of 25 grams per day and men should eat at least 35 grams. Since most Americans don’t eat enough fiber, I was excited to find this delicious recipe. Each muffin has a 3 grams of fiber with 5 grams of protein. I used Hodgson Mill Quinoa and Flax Hot Cereal. The recipe is on the back of the box but I did tweak it a little bit.

INGREDIENTS:
1 Cup Hodgson Mill Quinoa and Flax Hot Cereal
1 Cup Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free All Purpose Flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup sugar (I used raw sugar)
1 cup carrots, shredded
1 cup apples, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup milk (I used skim)
2 eggs (or 4 egg whites)
1/4 cup oil (I used grapeseed oil)
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS:
Preheat your oven to 400°. Next put in 12 muffin cup paper liners or use a light spray of cooking spray so it doesn’t stick to the pan. Blend dry ingredients together first and mix until blended. Then add in wet ingredients and mix until blended. Then spoon into muffin cups.

Bake for 20-22 minutes or until golden brown. Not sure if they are done, then stick a toothpick or butter knife in the middle of a muffin. If it comes out clean, then it’s done.

Fiber Rich Muffins Recipe
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These muffins are a delicious way to add in more fiber into your diet.
Servings Prep Time
12 muffins 15 minutes
Cook Time
20-22 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 muffins 15 minutes
Cook Time
20-22 minutes
Fiber Rich Muffins Recipe
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These muffins are a delicious way to add in more fiber into your diet.
Servings Prep Time
12 muffins 15 minutes
Cook Time
20-22 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 muffins 15 minutes
Cook Time
20-22 minutes
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 400°. Next put in 12 muffin cup paper liners or use a light spray of cooking spray so it doesn't stick to the pan.
  2. Blend dry ingredients together first and mix until blended. Then add in wet ingredients and mix until blended. Then spoon into muffin cups.
  3. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until golden brown. Not sure if they are done, then stick a toothpick or butter knife in the middle of a muffin. If it comes out clean, then it's done.
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21 Day Fix Chocolate Avocado Pudding Dessert Recipe

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One of the hardest parts of trying to change your eating habits is all the delicious and unhealthy desserts you are still craving. Here is an amazing and delicious healthy and guilt free dessert that you can eat and all ingredients you can pronounce. This recipe came from the 21 Day Fix Extreme Eating Plan Book.

This recipe does use Chocolate Shakeology® which has so many health benefits plus it a delicious chocolate and no weird after taste. If you wanted to make this more of a Vegan based recipe then just use Vegan Chocolate Shakeology®. Of course you can make it without using any protein powder but I think that is what makes it thicker like a true pudding.

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Here are the ingredients you need:
1 and 1/2 scoops of Chocolate Shakeology®
1 medium ripe avocado
1 medium ripe banana
1 cup almond milk

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Now cut the banana and avocado and put into a blender cup (I use my Ninja Blender) and add the almond milk and scoops of Shakeology® and blend until smooth. Usually in 45 seconds to a minute. Pour into 4 dessert type cups or bowls (about 3/4 cup) and then chill in the fridge for at least an hour. I did sprinkle unsweetened coconut and hemp hearts on top. You could add sliced fruit, crushed nuts, chia seeds or again plain. It is delicious anyway and now my favorite way to get my chocolate fix without undoing all my hard work. Eating clean is healthy but can still be delicious!

21 Day Fix Chocolate Avocado Pudding Dessert Recipe
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Servings Prep Time
4 3/4 cup 5 minutes
Cook Time
1 minute
Servings Prep Time
4 3/4 cup 5 minutes
Cook Time
1 minute
21 Day Fix Chocolate Avocado Pudding Dessert Recipe
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Servings Prep Time
4 3/4 cup 5 minutes
Cook Time
1 minute
Servings Prep Time
4 3/4 cup 5 minutes
Cook Time
1 minute
Ingredients
Servings: 3/4 cup
Instructions
  1. Now cut the banana and avocado and put into a blender cup (I use my Ninja Blender) and add the almond milk and scoops of Shakeology® and blend until smooth. Usually in 45 seconds to a minute.
  2. Pour into 4 dessert type cups or bowls (about 3/4 cup) and then chill in the fridge for at least an hour.
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Dark Chocolate Frozen Banana Bites Recipe

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*Just a discloser but I did not get paid to talk about Green & Black’s chocolate and I truly enjoy eating a couple of small pieces to satisfy my sweet tooth. It’s the most affordable and best quality dark chocolate I have found that I can buy in my small town.

I love chocolate and it’s so hard to find a really good quality chocolate that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. Some dark chocolate bars are $4-6 each! I can’t really afford to indulge at those prices. When I found Green & Blacks 85% Dark Chocolate at my local Walmart for $2.97 each, I actually squealed with delight. I am not kidding. Luckily no one was around. I have also found it at Walgreens and it does go on sale from time to time 2 for $5 which is a great time to stock up. Here is the best part about this chocolate. No soy lecithin. Basically soy lecithin is just an emulsifier so it keeps the candy bar held together. But many people would prefer not to consume it. You can’t beat the ingredient list: organic cocoa butter, organic fat-reduced cocoa powder, organic raw cane sugar, and organic vanilla extract. I can pronounce all of them and nothing hidden.

Now on to the actual recipe and frozen banana bites. This is a super easy recipe. I have all the ingredients and instructions on the recipe card that you can print out or share. I love these fun tools that make life easier.

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ITEMS YOU NEED:
2 cookie sheets 9×13 (you have one bigger cookie sheet)
1 Bar of the Green & Black’s 85% Dark Chocolate (honestly you can use something else)
2 medium to large bananas
Chopped up walnuts or pecans (optional)
Either 2 pots to melt the chocolate in or a glass dish if you melt it in the microwave.
Sheet of Wax Paper so they don’t stick to the pan in the freezer.

INSTRUCTIONS:
1) Cut your bananas into chunks. I cut mine about 3/4 to 1″ thick. The thicker you cut the less you will have so you may want to cut another banana. You will know when you start dipping the bananas.

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2) Melt your chocolate. In my picture you will see that I used one bigger pot filled about 1/4 of the way with water. Don’t boil the water but it will need to be almost boiling, lower the temp and stick a smaller pot on the top and it will melt the chocolate rather quickly. Some have said melting it in a glass bowl in the microwave. I preferred the pot method as I have more control over how fast it melts and I find it had a better consistency.

3) Remove from oven and keep your pot over the water as it will keep the chocolate warm. I also tilted the pot so it makes it easier to dip the bananas. Now you will start dipping the bananas. Make sure you have your wax paper on the cookie sheet so once you dip the banana chunk you can put it on the cookie sheet. I tried using toothpicks but I was having trouble. I found using a fork worked the best for me.

4) Now you have dipped all the banana chunks and you can sprinkle chopped walnuts or pecans on top. Totally your choice. I put them in a freezer for at least 3 to 4 hours. Once frozen take them off the cookie sheet and put them in an airtight container or freezer bag.

Mine yielded 34 bites. You may have more of less depending on how thick you cut the bananas.

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Dark Chocolate Frozen Banana Bites Recipe
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Super easy and delicious frozen treat for those hot summer days. Dark chocolate and bananas are all you need and chopped nuts to sprinkle on top if you like nuts.
Servings Prep Time
34 bites 5 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
34 bites 5 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Dark Chocolate Frozen Banana Bites Recipe
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Super easy and delicious frozen treat for those hot summer days. Dark chocolate and bananas are all you need and chopped nuts to sprinkle on top if you like nuts.
Servings Prep Time
34 bites 5 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
34 bites 5 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: bites
Instructions
  1. Cut your bananas into chunks. I cut mine about 3/4 to 1" thick. The thicker you cut the less you will have so you may want to cut another banana. You will know when you start dipping the bananas.
  2. Melt your chocolate. I used one bigger pot filled about 1/4 of the way with water. Don't boil the water but it will need to be almost boiling, lower the temp and stick a smaller pot on the top and it will melt the chocolate rather quickly. Some have said melting it in a glass bowl in the microwave. I preferred the pot method as I have more control over how fast it melts and I find it had a better consistency.
  3. Remove from oven and keep your pot over the water as it will keep the chocolate warm. I also tilted the pot so it makes it easier to dip the bananas. Now you will start dipping the bananas. Make sure you have your wax paper on the cookie sheet so once you dip the banana chunk you can put it on the cookie sheet. I tried using toothpicks but I was having trouble. I found using a fork worked the best for me.
  4. Now you have dipped all the banana chunks and you can sprinkle chopped walnuts or pecans on top. Totally your choice. I put them in a freezer for at least 3 to 4 hours. Once frozen take them off the cookie sheet and put them in an airtight container or freezer bag.
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