Desert Can Be Good For You!

Quinoa chocolate chip protein cookies


  • 1 cup cooked quinoa (whole grain)
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa flakes (or oatmeal flakes)
  • 1 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut
  • 4 large VERY RIPE bananas
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • ½ cup dark, unsweetened chocolate chips (you can also use raisins, walnuts, or any ingredient you desire!)
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1/4 cup hemps seeds (optional)


Pre-heat oven to 380 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, mash bananas in bowl with a fork and add vanilla and coconut sugar. Add quinoa, oatmeal, coconut and pinch of salt. Mix until well combined. Stir in chocolate chips and/or raisins. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and drop batter on to cooking sheet. Bake for 25-30minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.Switch-up: replace the chocolate chips with ¼ cup of cacao powder to turn this recipe into chocolate quinoa cookies!

Have a few of these with some fresh fruit or vegetables and you have a nice morning or mid day snack

Key lime pie!

4 frozen bananas…
Few handfuls of spinach
Juice of 2 limes

12 dates
1 1/2 cups of buckwheat groats
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut

Pulse filling. Set aside. Pulse crust. Build a pie. Let sit in freezer for an hour or 2 and eat a ton of it!


Makes 20-24

2/3 cup creamy almond butter or any kind of nut butter you like
2/3 cup honey
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 cups Organic Brown Rice Crisps Cereal
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup flax-seed meal

Feel free to add any other dried fruits you like!

Mix all ingredients together and enjoy!






Makes 6 muffins



Dry Ingredients

  • 1 cup ground oats (blend rolled oats in a blender to make a “flour”)
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon

Wet Ingredients

  • 6 oz plain yogurt
  • ¾ cup Cubed Butternut Squash (cook squash to soften)
  • 5 TBSP maple syrup or honey to sweeten
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ cup vanilla almond milk



  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Stir DRY ingredients together in a medium bowl.
  3. In a blender, blend WET ingredients.
  4. Add them to the bowl of dry ingredients.
  5. Mix together thoroughly.
  6. This should be a moist dough – not very soupy or dry.
  7. If too dry, add more yogurt or a little milk.
  8. If too wet, add a little more oat flour.
  9. Bake for 18-20 minutes


Copyright 2013





Published by k3fit

I am a certified personal trainer and certified health coach. I hold a personal training and health coaching certificates from the American Council On Exercise and I hold a kettle bell certificate through the IKFF. I also hold a certificate in nutrition from the health sciences academy. I am very passionate about helping clients reach a healthy lifestyle. I do not offer a "cookie cutter" program. I believe that everyone has unique needs and situations. When you work with me you will get a personalized program to meet your own needs. I offer personal training at my home gym set up. I also work closely with you on your nutrition program to set you up for maximum success that will last a lifetime.

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