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Healthy Takes on Traditional Desserts

Sara Gerbracht is a certified personal trainer. She began her health and wellness journey 14 years ago after the birth of her first child. She stopped by with her favorite healthy takes on traditional desserts.

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Raw Cookie Dough

Ingredients:
1 Tbsp of peanut butter
2 Tbsp of almond milk
1 scoop of your favorite protein powder (the sweeter, the better!)
A handful of chocolate chips

Instructions:
Mix all items in a mixing bowl and roll into balls.
Place in refrigerator if desired.

Brownie Batter

Ingredients:
1 cup of quick oats
2 Tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 Tbsp. unsweetened Hershey's cocoa powder
1 Tsp. sea salt
3/4 cup of unsweetened almond milk
2 scoops of your favorite protein powder (the sweeter, the better!)

Instructions:
Mix all items in a mixing bowl.
Place in refrigerator if desired.

Chocolate Mug Cake

Ingredients
1 egg
1 Tbsp almond flour
1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 Tbsp powdered stevia
1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions:
Spray mug with non stick spray. 
Mix ingredients in mug and microwave for 45 seconds to 1 minute. 
Serve with 1 Tbsp sugar free cool whip if desired.

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Ingredients:
2 Tbsp lowfat cream cheese
2 Tbsp. canned pumpkin
1 tsp. powdered stevia
1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

Instructions:
Mix above ingredients together in small bowl.
Put 2 Tbsp slivered almonds in serving dish.
Spoon pumpkin cream cheese onto almonds and place in the fridge for a few minutes. 
Serve with 1 Tbsp sugar free cool whip if desired.


Sara’s Tips on how to Fight Cravings:
Some protein powders & vitamins are designed to curb cravings
Drink 16 oz. of water before indulging to feel full faster
Just because products say "fat free" or "sugar free" doesn't mean they're better for you