Easy, no-bake low calorie fudge – 47 calories

University, huh? New job, huh? New gym routine, huh? New diet, huh? Well.. all I can say is that I’ve been busy working two jobs and studying. On top of that; I had to rethink my whole gym and exercise routine and start a diet period that requires a lot of planning and thinking. So you could say that there are many changes coming my way right now. I’m fairly young and it’s normal for people my age but as soon as I’ll settle in my new life I’ll be back blogging. Meanwhile, take a look at this recipe for healthy fudge.

Packed with healthy fats and protein, this fudge has no sugar nor bad stuff; it’s just pure deliciousness that’s naturally grain and gluten free. It’s also a very fair way to stick to your diet.

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Recipe rundown

1 T lemon juice

1/2 T coconut oil (15 g)

One can precooked, drained and rinsed white beans (or other beans, I used a mix) (200 g)

1 T coconut flour (14 g)

2 soaked medjool dates (11 g)

1 t toffee or vanilla essence

Sweetener to taste

Puree the beans using a hand blender or a food processor and add the rest of the ingredients. Cover a small dish with plastic wrap and spread out the mixture evenly. Cover the mixture with another layer of plastic wrap and press it down to make it spread even. Leave in the fridge for at least four hours or overnight.

Macros for 1 piece out of 8:

Calories: 47

Fats: 2 g

Protein: 2 g

Carbs: 5 g

Now I’m going to grab one of these pre workout muffins before it’s time to hit the running track and then I’m off to work! Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram for more updates. What’s your Instagram account? 🙂

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Soft, chewy and gluten free oatmeal cookies with raisins – 52 calories

Looking for a cookie to fuel your workout? This hearty oatmeal creations are good for both breakfast and a pre workout meal. They’re packed with fiber, protein and so much other good stuff that you immediately feel ready to hit the running track. I ate a few before I went off to the gym and I wasn’t weighted down at all.

1/2 scoop vanilla whey (I use (1/4 cup, 15 g or 0,8 dl)
1/4 cup or 0,8 dl raisins (50 g)
1/2 + 1/3 cup or 1 dl + 0,5 dl rolled oats (70 g)
1,5 T unsweetened applesauce (40 g)
1/4 cup or 0,8 dl rinsed white beans (100 g if packed)
1,5 T coconut flour (11 g)
1 egg white (27 g)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cardamom
Sweetener to taste
Salt to taste
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda

Heat up the oven to 350 F or 180 C and line a baking pan with parchment paper (or wax paper like I use). Blend all the dry ingredients expect for the raisins and 1/3 cup oats and then add all the wet ones and blend in a blender until smooth. Transfer the dough back to your bowl and blend in the raisins and the oats. You mad add some water if it’s very dry but you should be able to roll the dough into 12 little balls. Place the balls on the baking pan and flatten out using your hand. Bake in the oven for about 10-12 minutes or take them out as soon as your home starts to smell wonderfully.

Macros for one cookie out of 12:
Calories: 52
Fats: 0,6 g
Protein: 3 g
Carbs: 9 g

Truly satisfying fudgy and rich chocolate tart for ONLY 71 calories!

Woha, yesterday sure was a great day. I’m sosososo proud over this cake! Guys please, I really want you to share this experience with me so please run to the kitchen as soon as you finish reading. Trust me on this one, it’s really something.

Last night I craved chocolate like reaaaal bad but I didn’t wanted to cheat so I decided to try my luck and experiment with a low calorie cake. Healthy but skinny and low calorie food often comes out a bit flat and you miss out on that satisfying and mouthfilling feel because the limited use of fats. Since I dislike the idea of letting the taste depend on fat, I often try to cut down on the fat by using substitutes and making sure the flavors are big instead. It’s a fairly hard task but yesterday, the baking fairy was in my kitchen and I luckily created a dessert who would make most people think it’s naughty simply because it was truly rich and decadent.

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This rich, healthy yet skinny chocolate tarte came out tasty and was totally satisfying, mouthfilling and made me feel like I was cheating on my diet but the best part was that is was 71 calories per slice! It was gluten free and super easy and quick too! I ended up eating four pieces with absolutely no guilt at all.

1/2 (80 g) avocado
1/2 cup or 1 dl (100 g) quark or greek yogurt
1 medium sized egg
2 egg whites (56 g)
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
2 small cans black beans (280 g)
1/3 cup or 0,8 dl (30 g) cacao powder
1 T (15 g) peanut butter
1/2 cup or 1 dl sweetener of choice
A dash carob powder (optional yet recommended to give it a bit earthy flavor, perhaps cardamom will work too)
A pinch of salt
A splash Walden farms pancake syrup

Preheat the oven to 325 F or 160 C. Blend everything in a blender or a food processor and pour mixture into a greased 28 cm or 10 inch round baking pan. I recommend sprinkling some millet meal in the pan before pouring in the mixture just to get a thin bottom. One teaspoon will do! Bake in the middle of the oven for about 30 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean. Let cool and eat half of the cake guilt free. Trust me on this one, it’s really hard to believe it’s healthy AND skinny.

Macros for one piece out of ten:

Calories: 71
Fats: 4 g
Protein: 5 g
Carbs: 6 g

Gooey in the middle healthy, quick and clean pre workout muffins. 83 or 58 calories!

Hi guys! I’ve been in a baking mode the whole day. Since the weather isn’t quite nice here in Sweden, even though it’e June I gladly decided to spend the whole day in the kitchen experimenting with skinny recipes. My latest low calorie creation are these gooey in the middle healthy protein raspberry cupcakes. They’re grain free and made with my own gluten free flour mix. Since I’ve wanted a bigger more like a pre workout or breakfast muffin I used 7 bigger muffin molds but this recipe should make about 10 small ones that should end up at 58 calories each!.

3/4 cup or 1,7 dl gluten free flour blend
1/2 scoop whey (15 g,1/6 cup or 0,4 dl)
1 tsp guar gum
1/2 cup or 1 dl (55 g) light coconut milk
1 egg white (27 g)
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla essence
A pinch of salt
70 g or 7 tsp sugar free raspberry jam
100 g 3/4 cup or 1,7 dl raspberries
1/2 cup or 1 dl sweetener of choice
1 T unsweetened applesauce

Start with heating up the oven to 400 F or 190 C. Blend all the dry ingredients and add the wet ones except for the raspberries and the raspberry jam. Divide 4/5 the batter into 7 molds and spoon 1 teaspoon jam inside every mold. Pour the remaining batter into the molds and garnish with the raspberries and some oats or whatevs you have at hand.

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I seriously recommend using a flour mix that suits your diet preferences. I just experiment with the flours I happen to have at home so you shouldn’t give up if you can’t find any of these. Try subbing them with another gluten free flours.

My whole grain gluten free flour mix contains
50 g dry milk powder(omit if going dairy free)
100 g bake protein
400 g buckwheat flour (whole grain)
300 g millet (200 g flour + 100 g meal for structure)
100 g arrow root starch
100 g tapioca starch
100 g cornstarch

This recipe makes 7 serving and macros for one serving are:
Calories: 83
Fat: 1 g
Protein: 6 g
Carbs: 10 g

Healthy salmon with caramelized apples, scallions plus a lemony cauliflower risotto – 280 calories

Busy week nights sure aren’t an excuse to go for unhealthy fast food. Even tho, it might be tempting since you’re already tired and don’t have much time in the kitchen. This is where this dish comes in. While it needs a little prep it can be done the day before. I store loads of the riced cauliflower in my fridge for example, because it variety of uses is never ending. It’s basically one of the most important components of my morning oatmeal. Later, I’ll also post some cauliflower baked goods.

Well, you can use whatever veggies you feel like for the risotto. I prefer to use my leftovers or whatever I find at the bottom shelf of my fridge. Some healthy and fun combos are legumes, fruits such as apricots, soy beans.. Uh, just grab the delicious goods you have at home and experiment!

However, I strongly recommend using the pairing of lemon and apple. They go really well together and melt beautifully with the salmon. If you don’t have lemons, just use another acidic fruit such as kiwi, cranberries or lime and a sub acid fruit instead o the apple. It could be cherries, peaches, pears or maybe plums? You may experiment a bit and it will still stay quite low in calories since the risotto is very diet friendly (and packed with flavor at the same time!)

The recipe serves 3 persons

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3 pieces of salmon filet (360 g)
1 medium sized apple
2 small scallions (20 g)
Spices to taste
1 small sized head of cauliflower (about 500 g)
About ten to twelve mushrooms (120 g)
3-4 inch (7-10 cm) piece leek
1/2 cup or 1 dl dry white wine
Juice from 1/2 lemon
Fresh parsley to taste
1 garlic clove
Sweetener of choice
Vegetable broth

Preheat the oven to 400 F or 200 C. Cut the apples in to wedges, dice the scallions and caramelized them both with whatever sweetener you’re using in a sauté pan over medium heat. Take them off the heat as soon as they start to seem a bit under. Dip the salmon filets in half of the lemon juice and season. Place the sautéd apples and scallions on top and cook in the oven for about 13-15 minutes.

Meanwhile, start making the risotto by ricing the cauliflower. Now this can be done using a food processor or simply grating by hand – the point is to make your cauliflower look like rice. Be careful not to make a mush tho!

Once you’re done with that, cut the mushrooms, garlic, leeks and the parsley. Sauté the leeks and garlic with some herbs or other seasoning. Add the riced cauliflower, parsley, remaining lemon juice, mushrooms, white wine and the broth once your leeks start to brown. Season with salt and pepper, a little sweetener and cook on medium-low heat until all the liquid is gone.

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Calories: 280
Fat: 18 g
Carbs: 17 g
Protein: 21 g

Oh, if your macros call for a bit more protein (which mine did), just put together a sauce made on quark, dill and horseradish for an additional 5-10 g protein.

Easy, healthy, guilt free Pavlova for 52 calories and 5 g protein! HEAVEN!

Have you ever made a batch cookies or something and felt like your hormones, your mood or whatevs made you almost eat the whole batch? Well, I feel so every time I bake, even when my hormones doesn’t bother me. The point with low calorie baking is that you should be able to do that, totally guilt free. So today I experimented with an old classic – a beautiful pavlova.

Since the original recipe contains a lot of sugar and cream – I had to tweak it a bit to create a healthy, light and quilt free treat and it came out crazy low on calories. The original recipe calls for whipped cream but it’s a bit to heavy for me so I switched it for low fat, sugar free lemon curd and added some whey powder. The result almost made me cry out of pure happiness, it was awesome.

So, recipe for the healthy pavlova:
4 egg whites (110g or 1/2 cup or 1,2 dl liquid egg whites) at room temperature
1/2 cup or 1 dl sweetener of choice (or less, if your protein powder is sweetened)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract or whatever extract you feel like using
A splash of lemon juice
A little lemon zest if you feel like it
2 tsp cornstarch
Beautiful berries for garnish

Preheat oven to 425 F or 120 C and but your egg whites on the stove top on the oven to get them to room temperature if they’re cold. In a large bowl, whisk the egg whites until they form soft peaks and add the sweetener little by little, blend well after each addition and blend until glossy and stiff. Then add the zest, the juice and the cornstarch and beat until it holds form. Pipe about 6 meringues on a parchment paper and don’t forget about the dent in the middle of each one.

Bake in the oven for about 40 minutes and then turn off your oven and let them cool inside for another 40-50 minutes. The time may vary depending on your oven and how lucky you’re! Haha! If you feel unsure, just wait until they’re crisp and firm. If they seem soft even if they’ve been in the oven for years, try taking one out and letting it cool for a minute.

While they’re in the oven, start doing your low calorie lemon curd! It may contain a tricky and fairly unknown ingredient, xanthan gum, but trust me – it’s superb if you’re into doing magic in the kitchen and playing with molecular gastronomy.

4 tsp sweetener of choice
1/3 cup or 0,8 dl lemon juice
1-2 tsp lemon zest
1 egg
1 tsp xanthan gum
1/2 scoop (1/4 cup, 0,4 dl, or 15 g) vanilla whey
A splash of water or two

Stir the sweetener along with the zest and juice in a sauce pan over medium heat until bubbles appear. Whisk the egg lightly in a medium bowl and slowly add the lemon syrup constantly whisking. Add the xhantan gum and the protein powder and put it back on the stove. Turn down the heat to low and whisk until it forms a curd like consistency. Add water if to thick and take it off the stove whenever you’re happy with it. Cool it in the fridge and store the left overs in a air tight container.

Garnish your chilled meringues with the curd and garnish with fresh berries or whatever floats your boat! My macros called for some berries but any semi sour fruit will work just fine.

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Macros for one pavlova out of six (including the berries and the curd)
Calories: 52
Fat: 1 g
Protein: 5 g
Carbs: 2,5 g

Different toppings and variations for your morning glory – oatmeal inspiration

Well uh, have anyone actually noticed that no one bats an eye if you tell them that you eat the same oatmeal for breakfast every morning? Imagine the fuzz if you said that you ate the same dish for lunch every day! People would think that you’re bat shit crazy. However, with breakfast, it’s okay. I still think do that even if you eat the same oatmeal you should use different flavorings and topping from time to time. Here’s a couple ideas!

*Caulifloats – oatmeal with cauliflower for volume
*Pumpkin oats – volume and taste
*Cocoa
*Different essences
*Coconut milk + pineapple
*Bananas + clove
*Goji berries and seeds and berries you can possibly think of
*Cauliflower + cocoa
*Pumpkin + spices such as nutmeg and cinnamon
*Apples + cinnamon
*Pistachios (perhaps my fav, pistachio milk!) + oranges
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