Peanut Butter Protein Blondies

Proteinblondies

Normally, I only post about my “outfits of the day” and fashion related content. However, I’ve decided that I am going to include posts about my lifestyle in general, that may be useful and interesting!

Over the past couple of months I’ve been trying out numerous new recipes. I’ve decided to “eat clean” and cut out the majority of processed food from my diet. After a month of “eating clean”, I began to notice that I had much more energy, focus, and felt that my overall wellness had improved.

Chocolate and sweets have always been my ultimate weakness. At one point in my life I managed to lose over 40lbs, and my biggest struggle during that time was limiting the amount of sweets in my diet (I obviously would never completely eliminate them…you still gotta live a little!). However, when I decided to start “eating clean”, I realized that I needed to learn how to satisfy my sweet tooth a little differently. These Peanut Butter Protein Blondies are my absolute favorite!

Macros per square: 139 calories, 8.4 g protein, 6.5 g fat

Ingredients: (9 squares)

* 1 1/4 cup almond flour

* 3 tbsp. stevia

*1 scoop (20g) vanilla protein whey

*1/2 tsp. baking powder

* 1/4 tsp. salt

* 1/4 cup natural peanut butter

* 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

* 1 tsp. vanilla extract

* 2 tbsp. unsweetened almond milk

* 1 tbsp. honey

* 1 egg

* 2 egg whites

* sugarfree peanut butter/choc. chips for topping

Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray an 8×8 pan with cooking spray. In one bowl mix together almond flour, stevia, baking powder, protein powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, lightly beat egg and egg whites, add vanilla extract, honey, applesauce, milk, and peanut butter. Mix until blended. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and stir. Pour in pan. Place chips on top. Bake 15-20 minutes.

Summer lovin’

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The weather in South Florida during the summer is so unpredictable! Lately afternoon showers have been taking place daily, but I finally scored a perfect day to wear this gorgeous Michael Kors dress. I love this dress because its perfect to wear out for a fun day with the girls, or can be accessorized for any type of formal event you may have.

Today I accessorized this look with a Kate Spade watch, and bracelets from Bigley Shoes and J.Crew. Along with a camel tote from Bigley Shoes.

The wedges that I’m wearing are seriously my “go-to wedge”. I’ve been wearing them so much this summer! Their cute with high waisted shorts which demonstrates a more casual look. However, their the perfect height to wear with maxis or any other dress for that matter. Their Michael Kors, and I purchased them from Bigley Shoes & Clothing.