WEIGHT LOSS

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PMS-cookie: because sometimes a girl just needs a cookie…

Ingredients for one cookie:
- 1/2 avocado
- 1/4 cup vanilla protein powder
- 1 tablespoon cocoa
- 1 to 2 squares of dark chocolate

Mix avocado, protein powder and cocoa in a food processor or using a hand blender. Chop dark chocolate and add to the mix. Bake for only 10-12 min at 180-200 degrees Celsius. (Be careful not to overbake that cookie or it’s going to be too dry.)

The nutrition facts for the cookie are: 457 kcal, 31 g of protein, 27.5 g of carbs, 7.5 g of sugar, 27.5 g of fat, 11.5 g of dietary fiber. If that’s too much for you, you can save 168 kcal, 7 g of sugar and 12 g of fat by omitting the chunks of dark chocolate.

Comparatively, a double chocolate chunk cookie at Starbucks is about the same amount of calories but with 37 grams of sugar and 3 grams of fiber.

(Source: fitnesstreats.com)

fitnesstreats:

Gooey chocolate fondant made of: 
(for 2 servings)
- 1/2 avocado
- 2 tbsp fat-free Greek yogurt
- 3 tbsp unsweetened apple sauce
- 1 tbsp powdered skim milk
- 2 tbsp whey protein (vanilla or chocolate flavor)
- 2 tbsp cocoa

And baked for 10 min at 230 degrees Celsius. 

Estimated nutrition facts per serving: 166 kcal, 10.7 g of protein, 12.4 g of carbs, 4.3 g of sugar, 8.3 g of fat, 3.5 g of fiber.

www.fitnesstreats.com/2012/07/chocolate-fondant 

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Snack ideas from Jillian Michaels’ book “Master your Metabolism”Unlimited blueberries, carrot sticks and celery: I think Jillian has no idea how many blueberries I could eat… Better stick to 1 cup max :)

fitnesstreats:

Snack ideas from Jillian Michaels’ book “Master your Metabolism”
Unlimited blueberries, carrot sticks and celery: I think Jillian has no idea how many blueberries I could eat… Better stick to 1 cup max :)

fitnesstreats:

Quick & easy treat: fig balls

Ingredients (for 5 balls):
- 5 dried figs (or other dried fruits of your choice: www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/nutrition/healthy-eating/12-healthiest-dried-fruits.html)
- 1/4 cup fat-free Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- flavoring of your choice: 1 tsp vanilla or almond extract

Chop figs and soak them in warm water for 2 hours. Remove excess water, place in a food processor and pulse.

Mix Greek yogurt, almond flour and flavoring. It’s normal for the batter to be thick and sticky.

Roll fig mixture into balls, then roll the balls in the yogurt/almond flour mixture.

Bake for 15 minutes at 230 degrees Celsius or till golden.

Nutrition facts per ball: 97 calories, 3.4 g protein, 7.9 g carbs, 4.9 g sugar, 5.9 g fat, 2.2 g fiber.

(Source: fitnesstreats.com)