Quilt-Free Protein Cookie Dough

I love Ben&Jerry's Cookie Dough Ice Cream. Loooove it. But I can't eat it without feeling a little quilty. It's not (just) the calories, it's the sugar and fat and all the stuff that's not good for my body. So I decided to do my own cookie dough and I'm going to enjoy it with homemade protein ice cream - waiting for Sundayyy... My cookie dough recipe might need some improvement but I'll promise that it's still so freaking good!!!


50 g buckwheat flakes
10 g coconut flour
15 g chocolate PB2
35 g Fitnessguru Cookie Dough casein powder
35 g Gaspari Peanut Butter Cookie Dough protein powder
100 g almond milk
5 g organic Clipper drinking chocolate powder
20 drops of Vanilla Creme liquid stevia
10 drops of English Toffee liquid stevia
1 eggwhite

Mix the ingredients in a bowl with a spoon - or actually you can use any tools you want. Just mix it and try not to eat all at once. I did few cookie dough balls which I put into the freezer and some of the dough is in my fridge waiting for something else... But I'll tell more about that later :) I rolled my cookie dough balls in coconut flakes and they look pretty yummy. Had to hide these from my boyfriend.


Homemade Protein Bars & Balls with Raw Chocolate Frosting

I've been decorating my bikinis for two evenings. 1200 Swarovski strasses. Today I just needed something else to do. Well, most of the day I've just tried to relax.

 I baked some delicious protein cakes on Monday, but I'll do a post about that later. I received my orders from iHerb and WellBake this week and now I'm so excited about these:

Blueberry muffin & Peanut butter cookie dough flavored proteins.. Omnomnomm..  And Vanilla creme & Dark chocolate-Raspberry liquid stevia.

WellBake 15 piece Chef's Ultimate Gourmet Gift Set
Tomorrow I'm going to do some brownies and some other baked goods with these. Something for the weekend, for ME ;) I already put some bananas flavored with almond essence and vanilla extract to the freezer so that I can do some ice cream on Sunday (when I come home from Helsinki)... Mmmmm... Brownies and some protein cookie dough with ice cream... And some clean pizza!!! Oh, I can't wait. On Saturday after my competition we're going to Cantina West texmex restaurant and I'm definitely going to eat some Fajitas. I loooove texmex food :)
Bananas on their way to the freezer... I put one banana and one tsp of almond essence/vanilla extract into the bag and shaked well. I have no idea if it was a good idea but I hope so :D
But today I made some protein bars. And balls :D I thought that I'll do 3, but I got so excited about these that I did 15. Aren't they cute? :)

I decided to try THIS recipe from Proteinpow.com. And it was soooo fun & easy :) You can play with it a LOT. I did five different versions but I already have few more ideas in my mind that I just have to try...

So here they are. First I did the brown ones: Chocolate Coconut Protein Balls. Then I thought that it was so quick and easy that maybe I'll try some other flavor - so I did the light ones: Coconut Pear Vanilla Protein Bars. After that I realized that I have too many ideas for these little things... and decided to do some more. The pink ones are Strawberry-White chocolate & Nuts Protein Bars. Those big balls are Blueberry Protein Balls and green ones are Mint Chocolate Protein Bars. (Yep, I'm not very good with these names, but I think it's not the most important thing...) I definitely have to try these with some banana whey+banana powder and with my new Gaspari Peanut butter cookie dough protein powder+peanut butter. But here are the recipes for these bars & balls:


1,25 dl Self Omninutrition Coconut Chocolate Whey Protein Isolate (sweetened with stevia)
0,5 dl roasted coconut flakes
0,5 dl + 2 tbsp coconut flour
0,5 dl almond milk
1 packet Truvia
I mixed the  ingredients in a bowl with a spoon and thought it was a bit too sticky, so I added the extra 2 tbsp of coconut flour. This whey also has a little funny taste (I think it's the stevia, 'cause the other flavors of Self Whey Isolate that I have don't have this taste...) so I added some Truvia. Maybe it's too much for many but not for me :D


1,25 dl Self Omninutrition Pear Vanilla Whey Protein Isolate
0,5 dl roasted coconut flakes
0,5 dl coconut flour
0,5 dl almond milk
1 tsp tocotrienols powder
1 tsp vanilla extract


1,25 dl Fitnessguru Strawberry-White Chocolate Whey Protein
0,5 dl crushed hazelnuts
1 dl almond flour
3 tbsp coconut flour
1 tsp tocotrienols powder
0,5 dl almond milk


1,25 dl Dymatize Elite XT Blueberry Muffin Protein 
0,5 dl dried dates (I chopped the dates into small pieces)
1 tbsp purple corn powder
1 tbsp coconut flour
0,5 dl almond flour
1 dl organic oat milk


1,25 dl Self Omninutrition Mint Chocolate Whey Protein Isolate
0,5 dl coconut flakes
1 tsp spirulina powder
0,5 dl almond flour
1 tsp tocotrienols powder
0,5 dl organic oat milk
6 tbsp coconut flour (added 1 tbsp at a time until the consistency was nice)
7 drops of Dark Chocolate-Raspberry liquid stevia

You should mix all the dry ingredients first and then add the liquid. If it's too sticky, just add some coconut flour. It's easy :)

I put these into the fridge and made some raw chocolate to coat my bars&balls with it. It's simple to do and you can use it for topping your baked goods - or just put it into the fridge and get some delicious chocolate! You can sweeten it with honey, maple, erythritol, what ever you want. And you can also add some superfoods like goji berries, bee pollen, mesquite, aswagandha powder... But I kept it pretty simple this time:


60 g cacao butter, grated
30 g coconut oil
3 heaped tbsp raw cacao powder
dash of salt
10 drops of Vanilla Creme liquid stevia
2 tsp tocotrienols powder
1 tsp lucuma powder

I melt the cacao butter in a glass bowl (on top of another bowl filled with boiling water), then added the coconut oil and then the rest of the ingredients. That's it. I took my protein bars&balls and drowned them into the chocolate, put them back to the fridge for half an hour and drowned them again. You can see the result below. I love it. And I know they're delicious and filling - my boyfriend couldn't keep his hands away from these :D



Chocolate Raspberry Protein Pie with Protein Fluff

Just six days left. Looking forward my body fitness contest next Saturday, but also the fact that after that I can EAT WHATEVER I WANT!! :D I think my freezer is too small, now that I've found this world of baking with protein powders and other healthy ingredients... It's just so fun and therapeutic, too :) (Plus it keeps my boyfriend satisfied :D)

If you take a look at this blog you'll notice that Proteinpow has been my greatest inspiration lately.So here's another recipe which I just had to try yesterday (I played a little with it) - or actually two recipes which made a perfect combination :) I call it a pie, you can call it what ever you want.

click HERE for the original recipe

12 egg whites
1 cup buckwheat flakes
1,25 dl Fitnessguru Cookie Dough casein powder
3 prunes (didn't have any dates so I thought prunes could replace them)
1 banana
1 cup frozen raspberries
0,5 dl organic raw cacao powder
50 g ricotta cheese (had some in my fridge so why not...)
1/2 tsp baking powder
15 drops of English Toffee liquid stevia
30 g organic raspberry-whitechocolate, chopped

I blended the ingredients (except the chocolate) together until smooth and then added the chocolate chips and mixed with a spoon. Baked at 160 degrees Celcius for approx 40 mins.

After baking I cut the top of the pie with a knife to make it even (so that the raspberries would stay put) and topped the pie with 3 dl of raspberries, one piece of Marabou Premium 86% dark chocolate and one piece of organic raspberry-whitechocolate (both grated, total weight of chocolate 16 g) and coconut flakes. Then I put it back into the oven and baked for 10 more minutes. The result was pretty beautiful and very delicious pie with incredible macros.

 I also decided to try The Protein Fluff for the first time of my life 'cause I thought it might complete the portion (that I was going to serve to my boyfriend) in a perfect way... And H-E-L-L YEAHHHHHH!!! I licked it from the spoon just the smallest amount possible and it was sooooo AMAZING!!! I'm going to eat so much of protein fluff after my diet. SO MUCH. I'm in love. Here's my version of this heavenly stuff:


60 g raspberries
10 g organic coconut milk
5 drops of English Toffee liquid stevia

You really should visit Proteinpow's website for those amazing fluff recipes - and all the other recipes, too! They're all amazing!

Now I just have to focus on my contest prep for a while. But I'm 100% sure that there will be more baking pretty soon, so let's keep in touch ;)



SUPERDELICIOUS Protein Apple Pie :)

Again, proteinpow.com was the source of inspiration :) I was looking for some delicious pie recipe, found THIS ONE but then realized, that hey, I really want to do an apple pie. So I did the crust from Proteinpow's Blackberry Protein Fluff Pie (which I definitely need to try sometimes!) recipe (although I changed it a bit) and then - the filling - I just mixed some stuff from my fridge and I'm telling you, it was the best combination ever!!! And I'm going to share it with you now :)


The crust:
100 g buckwheat flakes
18 g coconut oil
4 eggwhites
4 tbsp coconut milk
approx 20 drops of English Toffee liquid stevia

I blended these ingredients together, put it into a pie mold and baked in 160 degrees Celcius for 15 mins. 

Meanwhile I prepared the filling:
100 g ricotta cheese
50 g Fage Total 0% Greek yogurt
1 tsp erythritol
I mixed these with a spoon in a bowl and then added coconut milk until the consistency was nice (12 tbsp).
Then I chopped 1/3 of Cinnamon Roll Questbar & 1/3 of Apple Pie Questbar and threw it in :)
Chopped Questbars and sliced apple

First I placed 1,5 dl of unsweetened apple puree on top of the crust and then the actual yummy-filling. I sliced one Ida Red apple on the top of the pie and finally, some organic ground cinnamon and hazelnut... Omnomnom :) I baked it in 160 degrees Celcius for approx 30 mins. 

I accidentally (I SWEAR, it WAS an accident!!! :D) licked my finger while doing the crust and OH MY GOD it was a heaven on earth!!!!! When I'm done with this diet I'm going to do that crust and eat it without baking, it was just perfect, I almost collapsed... :D When I baked it, it went very hard but after being in the fridge for a while the pie was pretty close to perfection. The filling was a huge success, I wouldn't change anything (my boyfriend praised it so much!). Well maybe, if I wanted a lighter edition, I could place the ricotta with some unflavored fat-free cream cheese... And using almond milk instead of the coconut milk might also work. I have to try it, maybe next week ;)... This apple pie served with some protein ice cream and/or protein fluff (Proteinpow's intelligent innovation) would totally blow my mind. And body. Looking forward to it ;)



Rocky Road Protein Muffins

I've had this obsession for making some kind of rocky road protein muffins or brownies for a while now. When I saw Anna's recipe (click HERE for the recipe) on proteinpow.com I had to try it! I had to change it a bit 'cause I just can't find any pumpkin puree 'cause it's not that familiar in Finland... and yes, I did some other changes, too. But here's my version of the muffins :)


0,5 dl unsweetened apple puree
1 small Royal Gala apple
1,25 dl Fage Total 0% Greek yogurt
1,25 dl chocolate + mint chocolate whey (about half and half...)
5 egg whites
1/2 tbsp coconut flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tbsp Clipper organic drinking chocolate
 0,3 dl wheatbran
15 g cocoa nibs
30 g gojiberries
1 small piece of liquorice & 1 small marshmallow per muffin

Blend the first nine ingredients well, the batter is pretty fluid. Then add the cocoa nibs and goji berries. Slice one piece of liquorice into small pieces, put that and one small marshmallow in a baking cup with the batter. I got twelve muffins in all. I used organic liquorice. I know that the marshmallow isn't any good for you, but hey - 12 small pieces of marshmallow weighted 5 grams. So it's like nothing.

 I'm telling you - these were a huuuge success!!! My boyfriend totally loved these! I put some of it into the freezer so that I could taste it myself next week :) I got some Rocky Road Whey Protein Isolate from Fitnessguru just yesterday, it means that I have to do some more Rocky Road muffins ;) But in the meanwhile, I'll do some protein apple pie with some Fitnessguru caseins that I also received yesterday. Yummyyy!


Taste Awards

My first baking session was pretty successful. I've baked years ago and it was all about sugar, butter and wheatflour... But I've done it just a few times in my life. This healthy baking is so much more fun! Since I'm on a diet (one more week to my figure contest...) I can't taste my pastries, so my boyfriend did that job. Before showing you my latest accomplishments as a CleanEatingMasterChef (:D) I'll give you the Taste Awards concerning my previous baked goods :)

So this was his first portion :D Think he started with the cheesecake. At first he thought it should be a bit sweeter, but later (when he had eaten a couple of these) he said it's delicious in the way it is. Golden berries, raspberries and cloudberries were a great combination.

Blueberry vanilla protein muffins were a bit too dry on the top. The blueberries were on the bottom of the muffins so it was more moist, I think I'll try this with some banana or dates or something like that... But still, it was pretty good and he ate it all :D

Then the dark chocolate protein digestives with chickpeas & chiaseeds. My boyfriend isn't used to eating DARK chocolate so it took some time that he was able to say anything about these cookies. He said it could be a bit sweeter (maybe more stevia next time) but after all he thought that these cookies are pretty good, too. And he has been eating these so I think it wasn't a lie :D

My chocolate banana & strawberry peanut butter protein pie - what a SUCCESS!!! It was so moist and yummy and he was so excited about it! Strawberries were a perfect choice for this pie :) I can't wait that I get to taste this, but it's going to stay in my freezer for one more week...

And last but definitely NOT least - the almond, fruit & berry protein cake. Mm-mm-mmmm... You should have seen his face. This cake was perrrrfect! Just look at it. I was a little afraid if it were too dry, but no. The filling and the perfect crusting did the trick and the result was excellent. This cake dissapeared in no time (and so did the other pastries).

My next post will be about ROCKY ROAD PROTEIN MUFFINS - so excited about this one!!!



Delicious & healthy dietfood

A few tips how to make good, healthy and quick meals :) I'm not a good chef but lately I've started to use vegetables and spices a lot more and I enjoy my meals more than ever. And I'm on a diet! I don't usually have a lot of time to cook so mealplanning is very important, even when I'm not on a diet. I always carry my own meals with me, I've done that for years so it's "the normal way" for me.

When it comes to making omelettes and pancakes, I suck. I have no idea how to flip them properly. Usually I do just scrambled eggs with chicken/fish/turkey and vegetables.Yesterday I made a move and stopped trying. I just cooked my omelette without flipping and OMG - it was so good. I don't know why I've been so obsessed with that flipping thing :D

My breakfast from yesterday :)

3 eggwhites, 50 g tuna and some vegetables and spices made 1 big and 1 small omelette :)
Evening meal - mmmm it was gooood :)
 I like to use a lot of vegetables in my omelettes. Onions, tomatoes, broccoli, pepper, garlic, ANYTHING! Omelette is a quick option and you get a lots of protein from it :) Usually I like to use one yolk, too but now I can't. I cook omelettes in the oven, too. Here's some examples.

Today I had a very busy morning so I did my breakfast yesterday. These egg muffins included 3 eggwhites, 50 g of tuna, 20 g of buckwheat flakes, broccoli, tomato, onion, garlic and some spices.

This is soooo good! Just mix the ingredients, put into the tray and bake in the oven. Right now I use 3 eggwhites and 50 g of chicken, turkey, shrimps or tuna per portion (plus lots of vegetables). You can do this or the muffins in bulk, so there you have a quick and tasty snack when you're busy and don't have time to cook.

Usually I cook a lot of chicken or meat at once, put it in portions and freeze some of it. That way I don't have to use so much time for cooking everyday.

1 kg of chicken cooked with a little bit of sriracha sauce, sundried tomatoes (in salt, NOT in oil!), garlic, onion, spices (Herbamare, onion powder, paprika powder, garlic powder and basil) and mung beans.

I eat this chicken with salad, put it in omelettes, tomato-based light sauces, woks...

Lunch from yesterday: fresh salad, one sundried tomato, chicken, dash of balsamic vinegar, 1 tsp of walnut oil.
 Today I did some extraordinary delicious foooood!!! :) And it was quick&easy&healthy.

I haven't eaten pasta for a while, I've replaced it with quinoa, couscous and rice. I think avoiding glutein is a good option but I'm not going to change for totally glutein-free food. A little organic wholegrain pasta every now and then is OK for me (and the crisp bread, mmm...) :) So, I ate my chicken-tomato sauce with 20 grams of pasta. I'll give you the recipe for this sauce 'cause I think it was a success ;)

(1 serving)

100 g chicken
~200 g organic tomato sauce (in a can)
~50 g mushroom (in a can, going to try with fresh ones...)
sundried tomato (in salt)
1 organic onion
3 cloves of organic garlic
a small handful of mungbeans
spices: Herbamare, smoked paprika, ground nutmeg, parsley, ground turmeric

Sauté the onion and garlic on a pan, add everything else and that's it :D I covered it for a while and stirred every now and then. When the food was on my plate, I grated some walnut on top of it. Mmmm... So good :)

Just a moment ago I ate a pretty similar meal without pasta, added in some capsicum and broccoli... Yummyyy :)

Tastes as good without pasta :)

So I think that's about it for now. I've done some baking and raw chocolate lately, so more posts are coming soon :) I also got some new protein powders from Fitnessguru today and some other stuff that I'm going to introduce. Soooo much recipes that I'm goin to try with those new proteins... :)