Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookies! (Gluten free, Dairy free, High Protein Cookies)

Ok so I admit this Fall has meant a ton of pumpkin spice recipes coming from yours truly (check out my instagram @svelte_philosophy for more!) but can you blame me? Pumpkin is one of my favorite squashes! It’s super versatile meaning it can be savory or sweet, it packed with nutrients such as potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber, vitamin E and B vitamins. Plus it’s lower in carbohydrates than sweet potatoes but still can add moisture to desserts or baked goods! 

Also since I adore chocolate I decided to add some to these delicious cookies! These cookies are so easy to make, moist and almost cake like! Needless to say they didn’t last long in my house! 


Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookies πŸͺ 

Ingredients: 

  • – 2/3 cup pumpkin purΓ©e 
  • – 1/2 cup almond flour
  • – 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • – 1 scoop vanilla protein powder 
  • – 1 tbsp. Maple syrup
  • – 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • – 1 egg
  • – 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • – 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • – 1/2 cup enjoylife mini chocolate chips

Directions:

Mix all ingredients and bake at 350 degrees for 12min. Cookies will be soft so be careful! 
Makes 14 cookies! Enjoy! 😎✌🏼

Have a happy Fall AKA pumpkin season! 

Pumpkin Almond Butter Protein Brownies with Rich Ganache Frosting! Gluten free and grain free! πŸ˜Š

Birthdays have been in abundance recently in my world! My birthday was August and my mom & boyfriend in September, so I had to make these pumpkin almond butter protein brownies to celebrate! And it’s pumpkin season again y’all!! Plus the rich fudgy ganache is OUT OF THIS WORLD!!! 🌎 They are grain free, gluten free and can be made dairy free too just use a vegan protein powder! 

I don’t know about you but my favorite way to celebrate birthdays is with chocolate so these seriously hit the spot! You honestly can’t even tell they are made with healthy ingredients! Soooo much better than the boxed mixes and wayyyy better than pre made frosting which is full of garbage such as partially hydrogenated oils, sugar and vegetables oils! 


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup mashed pumpkin
  • 1 mashed banana
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp almond butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Directions:

Mix all wet ingredients including pumpkin and banana and mix until smooth. Add dry ingredients and fold in chocolate chips.

Bake brownies in a greased 9 X 9 pan and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30min. Then let cool. 

Frosting πŸ₯

Add 1.5 cups  enjoy life foods chocolate chunks, 1 tbsp almond butter and coconut cream ONLY out of 1 can of lite coconut milk. Microwave or heat all ingredients until chocolate has melted. Pour on top of brownies and place brownies in the freezer for 15min or in the refrigerator for 30mon. Then take out 5 min before serving (or eat straight out of the freezer which I did and they are awesome!) and enjoy! 😎✌🏼

Happy Birthday all you Leos and Virgos! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‚πŸ’•πŸ¦„

Oatmeal Raisin Protein Cookies πŸͺΒ 

Labor weekend was so much fun! I spent time with family and friends at dinner, by the pool & soaking in all the south Florida sites since my boyfriend’s mom was visiting from Kansas. I made this amazing oatmeal raisin cookies since that’s her fave (and my boyfriends too!) Don’t worry if you’re not a raisin fan you can always substitute with chocolate chips! No judgment! 


These cookies are gluten free and can be made dairy free too! Super easy and a definite crowd pleaser! Plus they actually have fiber and protein too! I always try to get the must nutrients in the foods I eat and I hope everyone loves this recipe as much as I do! 

Ingredients:

πŸͺ 1 cups gluten free pats

πŸͺ 1 cup raisins 

πŸͺ 3 tbsp wildnfriends vanilla almond protein butter

πŸͺ 1 tbsp. Ground cinnamon

πŸͺ 2 tbsp pumpkin pie spice

πŸͺ 1/4 cup coconut flour

πŸͺ 1/2 tsp Himalayan sea salt

πŸͺ 1/2 cup natural unsweetened applesauce

πŸͺ 2 eggs

πŸͺ 1 scoop quest vanilla protein powder

Directions:

Mix all ingredients and bake at 350 degrees for 8-10min. Makes 12 cookies! Enjoy! 😎✌🏼

Key Lime Protein Bites (Svelte Bites) Dairy free, V, GF, grain free!Β 


Are you guys making protein bites?! Seriously they are an oldie but a goody! πŸ˜‹ They’re super convenient to get in protein and fuel especially when you’re on the go! Plus if you make them taste like your favorite dessert AKA key lime pie πŸ°πŸ‹ it makes eating healthy no problem at all! 

So in order to have my pie and eat it too, I made these insanely delicious key lime protein bites! Nom Nom Nom! πŸ‘…πŸ’¦ Perfect  warm weather treats that can also be eaten while wearing a cute bikini πŸ‘™ Less mess, less sugar and calories! Make them & thank me later! 

Key Lime Protein Bites πŸ’š

βœ… 2 scoops vanilla protein powder

βœ… 1 cup raw almonds

βœ… 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

βœ… 6 pitted dates (soaked for 2 hrs in water and drained)

βœ… 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk

βœ… Zest from 1 lime

βœ… Juice from one lime 

Blend all ingredients and roll into 10 protein bites. Roll protein bites in additional shredded coconut. Enjoy! πŸ’šβœŒοΈ

S’mores Skillet Cookie (Dairy free, GF)

I finally made a skillet cookie and you guys… I’m seriously in love! πŸ’•β€οΈ 

It took a rainy lazy Sunday and an intense chocolate craving and viola! The s’mores skillet cookie was born. Now I can’t stop because I know the level of deliciousness is insane! 

Now I know it might seem glutinous to make a whole skillet, but I didn’t eat the whole thing! Trust me I wanted to…but with the added protein and fiber this cookie was quite filling! 


Anyone who knows me knows that I love sweets! When I really became serious about my health and fitness I created Svelte Philosophy, so that I can still have treats but  with whole food ingredients and treats that actually have nutrients to get me full. I’m actually more satisfied with my whole healthy treats then store bought crap filled with trans fat, palm oil, refined sugar, white flour and nasty preservatives! Don’t believe me? Try this recipe! 


S’mores Skillet Cookie 🍳 πŸͺ 

Makes 8-10 servings depending on how much you want! 😜

Ingredients:

Wet ingredients: 

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil 
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cashew milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup nut butter (I used Trader Joe’s mixed but butter!) 

Dry ingredients 

  • 2 scoops protein powder
  • 1/3 cup oat bran flour
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 cup enjoy life baking mega chunks
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder 
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/3 cup pecan pieces or graham cracker pieces for more s’mores action!

Topping:

  • Dandies vegan, gluten free mini marshmallows 

Directions:

  1. Mix all dry ingredients and set aside.
  2. Mix nut butter and coconut oil and heat for 30sec. Until melted. 
  3. Add vanilla, eggs and cashew milk. 
  4. Gently fold in dry ingredients. Add more cashew milk if too thick to stir! 
  5. Place in a skillet greased with coconut oil.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15min. 
  7. Remove from oven and add mini marshmallows. Put back in the oven on broil for 2 min. 
  8. Then serve because you want everything gooey and melted! πŸ˜‹

Enjoy! ✌🏼😎


Ps if you make this recipe please tag me!! 😘

Avocado Key Lime Cheesecake (GF, Dairy free, V, No Bake)Β 


Happy Easter! I hope everyone is having a beautiful Sunday! Full of rest, relaxation and of course yummy Easter treats! πŸͺ🍭🍑🍰🍦🍬🍫

Yes, I had a chocolate bunny and chocolate PB eggs, but honestly this dessert knocks both of those out of the running! It’s creamy, tangy and the crust alone is a reason to make this Cheesecake! Plus it’s no bake, vegan, no refined sugars, dairy or gluten! And it will no doubt be a crowd pleaser or you will have to remind yourself not to eat the whole thing before your friends/ family get to it! 

And after I had an avocado key lime pie at an amazing restaurant in downtown west palm beach I had to make my own version! I hope you like it and please tag me if you make this dessert and post it! 


Avocado Key Lime Cheesecake πŸ‹πŸ°

Crust Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup roasted unsalted almonds
  • 2/3 cup pecan pieces
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp powdered ginger
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup 
  • 1 tsp pink Himalayan sea salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Blend ingredients in a food processor and add to a greased tart pan. Spread evenly and place in freezer.

Filling Ingredients:

  • 3 ripe avocados
  • 5.3oz. Kite Hill Lime Almond Yogurt
  • 5.3oz. Kite Hill Vanilla Almond Yogurt
  • 1/3 cup Kite Hill vegan cream cheese
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 1 Lime zested and juiced 
  • 5 stevia drops

Blend filling and place inside crust. Place back in freezer for 30min. 

Take out 5-10min before serving and top with @soydelicious cocowhip! πŸ₯ Enjoy! 😎✌🏼


Happy Easter!!πŸ°πŸ£πŸ‡ 

Samoa Apple “Donuts”

Ok how many of you had a Samoa Girl Scout Coolie addict?! Me too! Chocolate, caramel, coconut and crunchy yumminess! And since I have perfected my vegan caramel sauce recipe I had to top it on cookies, apples, pies, cake etc.! 


This satisfy even a picky eaters sweet tooth! Plus they are vegan, gluten free, dairy free and take no time to prep! My house couldn’t get enough! And I will be making these again and again! Dates and almond are the trick to make the vegan caramel sauce sweet and creamy! Beware you will want to eat this straight out of the food processor! 

Samoa Apple Donuts 🍏🍩

Ingredients: 

Chocolate topping: 1/2 cup melted enjoy life dairy free chocolate chunks 

Vegan caramel 🍯

1 cup soaked and drained pitted dates

4 tbsp Justins almond butter

4 tbsp organic coconut oil

1 tsp vanilla extract 

1/2 tsp pink Himalayan salt

1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 

Directions:

Soak pitted dates for at least 1 hour and drain.
Blend all ingredients and then mix in unsweetened shredded coconut flakes.

Slice and core apples

Top with vegan caramel coconut mixture and then drizzle with enjoy life foods dairy free melted chocolate! 


Enjoy! 😎✌🏼

Triple Chocolate Zucchini Bread

This is probably the most delicious bread creation I’ve ever made! And yes it was gone in only a weekend! πŸ™‚ I love adding veggies to baked goods because it adds moisture, fiber and extra nutrients! Zucchini is so versatile I literally use it for everything! And this recipe was super easy and satisfying! Because eating healthy is great but living the flavor is even better! 

Plus this recipe is gluten free and dairy free! πŸ‘πŸΌ


Triple Chocolate Zucchini Bread 🍞 πŸ₯’

Ingredients:

🍫 2 scoops chocolate protein powder

🍫 1/2 cup coconut flour

🍫 2 eggs 

🍫 2 egg whites

🍫 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

🍫 1/3 cup melted @enjoylife dark chocolate chunks

🍫 1 large zucchini shredded

🍫 1/4 cup unsweetened cashew milk 

🍫 2 tbsp natural peanut butter

🍫 1/4 cup coconut oil 

🍫 1/4 cup Unsweetened applesauce 

🍫 1 tsp vanilla extract 

🍫 1/4 sea salt

🍫 1/2 tsp baking soda 

🍫 1/2 tsp baking powder
Directions: 

Shred zucchini and get rid of all moisture with a cloth. 

Then add remaining ingredients and stir until combined. 

Add extra chocolate chunks if desired about 1/3 cup. 

Bake at 350 for 30min. 

Cool completely then Slice and drizzle with more chocolate or peanut butter if desired! 


Enjoy! βœŒπŸΌπŸ’‹

Coconut Protein Pancakes

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Starting the new year right with a Fluffy stack of Low Carb Coconut Protein Pancakes this morning! 😍πŸ₯ These were super easy to make and filling! πŸ˜‹πŸ‘…πŸ’¦ Plus these little beauties are grain free, sugar free and full of fiber! πŸ™ŒπŸ’ͺ Really can’t get any better for this Saturday morning! πŸ˜Žβ˜€οΈπŸŒ΄

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Coconut Protein Pancakes:

πŸ₯1 scoop Quest multi purpose protein powder
πŸ₯ 3 egg whites
πŸ₯ 2 tablespoons coconut flour
πŸ₯1/3 cup unsweetened cashew milk
πŸ₯1 tsp vanilla extract
πŸ₯2 packets stevia
πŸ₯1/2 tsp sea salt

Whisk all ingredients until smooth and cook about 3-5 min per side in a skillet greased with coconut oil. Flip pancakes when bubbles start to form around the edges.


These little beauties were topped with walden farms sugar free syrup but you could add fruit, cinnamon, shredded coconut, nuts, peanut butter or of course chocolate! 🍫😘  Happy New Year!

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Nutrition Facts: 1 serving makes about 5-6 small pancakes

221 calories, 35g protein, 12g carbohydrates, g fat and 5g fiber.

Enjoy! πŸ™‚

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Avocado Lime Dip


It’s always a good time for avocado and since it’s still summer I decided to make some refreshing avocado lime dip to go with my zucchini fried tonight! 😬

Avocado contains monounsaturated fats so it can help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels and increase HDL (good) cholesterol! πŸ‘πŸΌ

I actually tried to make a copy cat of El Jefe’s lime cilantro dressing and created this! It’s tangy, creamy, spicy and flavorful and my boyfriend is obsessed, so here is my re-create in the form of a dip!

Avocado Lime Dip

Ingredients:

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 handful cilantro
  • 2 tsp. Avocado oil
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 2 Cloves chopped garlic
  • 1/3 cup non fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 jalapeΓ±o
  • Salt and pepper as desired
  • 3 tsp cumin

Blend all ingredients and refrigerate for 30min before serving.

Can be served with zucchini fries, baked chicken, salad, tortilla or sweet potato chips… Literally endless! Enjoy! ✌