Category Archives: Desserts

Coconut Carrot Buckwheat Cookies. Кокосово-Морквяні Гречані Печення.

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My sugar detox journey continues, and so my sugar-free recipes keep coming to my blog 🙂

During week 2 of my sugar detox I’ve added carrots and high fiber whole-grains. It is important, not to go overboard with them. Add just one portion a day, about 2-3 crackers, or 1-2 of these carrot cookies, or 2-3 tablespoons cooked whole-grains. Also, make sure you combine your grains with healthy fats and protein in order to slow down the carb digestion.

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Chocolate Muesli Bars. Шоколадні Батончики-Мюслі.

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The days became longer, and we became more active. You are quite active? Right 😉

With spending more energy we need extra snack or two, and, hopefully, the healthy option, to keep our batteries recharged.

Unlike the bars from my Protein Bars collections, the bars, I offer you today, don’t have any whey protein powder in them. The Muesli Bars contain a variety of nuts and seeds that provide protein. If you watch your protein consumption carefully and need to rich a certain amount of protein per day, you might want to add the whey protein (or vegan option) to fulfill your needs. Simply add 60 to 90 grams of protein supplement to the recipe and reduce the oat amount from 240 grams to about 200 grams. Also, if using a flavored protein powder, make sure to reduce the amount of honey (or maple syrup) and be careful not to add too many dried fruits so your bars don’t become too sweet. Unless, you prefer a really sweet snack.

The artificial sweeteners, used in protein and other sport supplements, require a separate topic in my blog. I do have my own opinion about them. Being short,  I’ve cut down consuming foods that contain sucralose. As of today, my best choice would be an unflavored protein powder.

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Chocolate Chip Energy Bars. Батончики “Для Підзарядки”.

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Nobody likes the feeling of being hungry. Often, the hunger strikes us when we aren’t prepared, far away from home, on the road or at work. It is in our power though to “be armed” with the healthy snacks when the modern world offers unhealthy fast food options at each step whenever you go.

The energy bars is a good solution if you follow an active lifestyle and spend lots of hours away from your house. The chocolate chip bars, I offer you today, are based on oats, nuts, nut butter and other healthy ingredients. So, no cheating on healthy eating 😉

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Chocolate Orange Protein Muffins. Шоколадно-Апельсинові Протеїнові Кекси.

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Chocolate itself sounds like a delicious treat and when combined with the citrus, like an orange, for example, it creates even bigger temptation.

The muffin recipe I offer you today contains no sugar, filled with the healthy fats like cacao, coconut oil and avocado, and rich in protein thanks to added whey protein concentrate. If you aren’t a big fan of WPC (whey protein concentrate) you can replace it by extra cacao; and if you don’t want to get overboard with the caffeine, you can add carob instead. Just make sure to reduce the amount of honey in the recipe, if using the last option, since carob tends to make foods sweeter.

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