Chocolate Chip Cookie Vegan Cheesecake

 

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You my friend are the real MVP. Growing up one of my all time favorite desserts was cheesecake and to this day it is still one of my favorites. Cheesecake is so creamy and rich in flavor and this dairy free cheesecake is just as creamy as the original. The whole cheesecake crust and all is only 9 ingredients and comes together fairly easy. Seriously anyone can do it!

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Ingredients:

Crust:

  • 1 box of Chocolate Chip cookies (I used Simple Mills can sub your favorite if not vegan)
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tbsp maple syrup

Chocolate Cheesecake:

  • 1/2 c raw cashews (soaked in hot water for an hour)
  • 1 5oz can of coconut cream
  • 8 oz vegan cream cheese
  • 1/4 maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder

How it’s done:

  1. Pre heat oven to 350 and pulse all of the crust ingredients in a food processor
  2. Dump the mixture into a springform pan and pat down with the bottom of a glass
  3. Bake for 10-12 minutes take the crust out and let it cool
  4. Drain the cashews and add all the ingredients into a blender
  5. Blend for 5-8minutes until the mixture is thick and creamy
  6. Pour the filling into the pan and bake for 40-45 minutes *The cheesecake is done when the edges have set but the middle still jiggles a little
  7. Take the cheesecake out and let it cool for 20 minutes
  8. Cover and place in the fridge for 2 hours or over night
  9. Take out, slice and enjoy!
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Two Ingredient Sweet Potato Gnocchi

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Ingredients:

  • 2 Medium sweet potatoes
  • 2 c whole wheat flour

How it’s done:

  1. Boil sweet potatoes until soft
  2. Peel the skin off the potatoes
  3. Add the potatoes in a food processor and blend until smooth add salt and pepper to taste
  4. Dump potatoes on a cutting board and slowly add the flour until it forms a dough *If dough is still sticky add more flour
  5. Divide dough into four small balls and roll into logs
  6. Cut the dough into tiny bite size pieces
  7. Boil water
  8. Once water is boiling add gnocchi and cook for about 5 minutes *If the gnocchi is sticking to the bottom use a spoon to scrape them up and they will float to the top
  9. Drain gnocchi and cook again in a pan with olive oil or butter and add your favorite herbs I used basil!
  10. ENJOY!

Not Your Average Chocolate Chip Cookie

You may be surprised when you find out whats in these cookies but don’t worry they secret ingredient is what makes them all ooooey gooey! They are the perfect bite size cookies and take no time at all to make unlike other types of cookies. They are part is waiting for them in the oven!

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Ingredients: 

  • 1 can drained chickpeas
  • 2 tbsp nut butter
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup (can sub honey)
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 c rolled oats
  • 1/4 c dark chocolate chips

How it’s done:

  1. Blend all of the ingredients besides the chocolate chips in a food processor  until it forms a dough
  2. Mix in chocolate chips
  3. Roll the dough into balls and bake at 350 for 10 minutes
  4. Take out and let cool or ENJOY a nice warm cookie!

Gluten Free Blender Pancakes

So I have a ton of pancake recipes want to know why? Because pancakes are the BEST! I really try to keep all my recipes simple and still keep them healthy. This recipe is super simple all you got to do is blend all the ingredients and cook the pancake batter in a pan. The actual fun part is deciding what toppings to add! This recipe is gluten-free and no has no added sugars.

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 c oats
  • 1/4 c almond milk
  • 1 tbsp powder peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg

How it’s done:

  1. Add everything into the blender and blend away
  2. Heat a skillet on medium low heat and spray lightly with cooking oil
  3. Pour the batter onto the pan and cook for 3 minutes each side
  4. Top the pancakes with your favorite toppings
  5. ENJOY!

 

Peppermint Mocha Protein Brownies

What if I told you that you could eat brownies as a post workout snack? Well you can! These are around 100 calories per square and packed with protein, oats, and greek yogurt.

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Ingredients:

  • 1/4 c strong coffee
  • 1/4 c cashew milk (Sub any kind)
  • 4 tbsp plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 eggs, 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp peppermint
  • 1 1/2 c oat flour (ground oats)
  • 1/2 c chocolate protein
  • 1/3 c coconut sugar
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 c mint dark chocolate chips.  Preheat oven 350 and spray a square baking pan with coconut oil. Mix dry and wet ingredients and then combine. Bake for 15minutes! About 110 cals per brownie! •

How it’s done:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and spray a square baking pan with coconut oil
  2. Combine all the wet ingredients in a medium bowl
  3. Combine all the dry ingredients in another bowl and then add the wet into the dry
  4. Mix well
  5. Bake for 15 minutes
  6. ENJOY!

Blueberry Lemon Tart Pancakes

It’s Spring time which means lemon and blueberries are a must! So I bought this Rebbl drink and I’ve had the coffee one that they make and it is AMAZING so I was like I should give another one a try but to be honest I wasn’t a huge fan. Turmeric is great for you but the taste can be over powering at least for me. I didn’t want to throw it out (not cheap) and it is pretty much like milk so hey why not add it to pancakes? The flavor is Turmeric Lemon Tart and I added the blueberry flavor and it turned out perfect! These are gluten-free with no sugar added besides whats in Rebbl drink.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 c rolled oats
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla protein
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 c almond milk
  • 1/4 c Rebbl turmeric lemon tart
  • 1 flax egg (can sub regular egg)
  • dash of cinnamon

Add ins:

  • Coconut flakes and blueberries

How it’s done:

  1. Blend everything on high spend until it is mix well
  2. Heat a skillet on med low heat and spray with cooking oil
  3. Add 1/4 c of batter into the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes each side
  4. Top with the goods (fruits, maple syrup, peanut butter)
  5. ENJOY!

 

Chunky Monkey Protein Shake

This is my go-to protein shake. I love experimenting with different things in my smoothies but this one will never disappoint because lets face it not all my smoothies have turned out good even when the color is pretty and I am like this is going to taste awesome and it turns out to be so gross. So if I am not in an experimenting mood or really just feeling some peanut butter and chocolate this is it oh and it is coffee based for all you coffee lovers!

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Ingredients:

  • 8 oz of cold brew
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 c mixed zucchini and cauliflower  (steamed and frozen)
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein
  • 1 tbsp powder peanut butter
  • dash of cinnamon (optional)

Toppings: 

  • Coconut flakes
  • Flax seeds
  • Cacao nibs

How it’s done:

  1. Blend on high until creamy
  2. Pour and ENJOY!