Chocolate Avocado Pudding

4 very ripe avocados
4 T unsweetened cocoa powder
1/8 cup virgin coconut oil
1/4 cup honey
dash of cinnamon
packet of Stevia/liquid Stevia to taste
Blend all ingredients in food processor/blender until smooth.  If not smooth enough add a swirl or two of maple syrup (remember the real stuff; not the pancake crap).  Blend again.  Enjoy!  My daughters go nuts over this snack!

Coconut Flour Pancakes

Adult/Lower Carbohydrate/Lower Gylcemic Version:
1/4 C coconut flour (2T= 2g fat; 8g carb; 2g protein; 60 calories)
4 eggs
1/4 C unsweetened almond milk (1C= 3.5g fat; 2g carb; 1g protein; 40 calories)
1/4tsp baking soda
1/4tsp cinnamon
1/4tsp almond extract or vanilla extract
Stevia to desired sweetness
(option#1 to increase carbohydrates by folding in berries, or try 1/4 C canned pumpkin with a dash of nutmeg)
(option#2 to increase protein add a scoop of vanilla protein powder. I like Jay Robb brand because his whey comes from grass-fed cows! How cool is that? carries this brand regularly with many free shipping options.

1/4 C coconut flour
4 eggs
1/4 C maple syrup (real deal-not sugar infused)
1/4 tsp almond or vanilla extract
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp cinnamon
(Option to add chocolate chips- I like to buy the three Bs Sunspire brand Fair Trade Organic 65% cacao)

Carrot Cake Protein Bars: Modified from Jamie Eason's (fitness model/writer) recipe

1 C Almond Flour (1/4 C= 160 cal; 14 g fat; 6 carb; 6 protein)
2 scoops vanilla protein powder (I use Jay Robb brand)
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp all spice
3 whole eggs (as a lower calorie option her recipe calls for egg whites)
2 four ounce jars of organic baby food carrots (sounds scary but works so well)
1/4 C unsweetened almond milk
1/4 C raw honey or maple syrup (the real deal variety not the sugary crap). You can also sweeten the bars with 1/8 C powdered Stevia (expensive) but add a bit more almond milk to keep the consistency like pancake batter or just add a few drops of liquid Stevia. Truvia is another option, but I haven't researched it much. I like the taste of Truvia, but there isn't a ton of research on Rubiana and Erythritol (two ingredients in Truvia). I do know that Splenda can be a controversial sweetener. Sucrolose (brand name Splenda) gives me wicked headaches. Probably not a good sign, so I don't feel comfortable recommending this sweetener. Plus anything 600 times as sweet as table sugar can't be good for your blood sugar levels. Poor body must get confused!

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