"Healthified" Desserts from Kelsey Nichole Fitness
So you’re a dedicated athlete pushing towards your next Personal Record and striving to be the best burpee master in your box. Or you’re new to the gym and you’ve stuck hard to your fitness regimen for the passed few months and you know now this is the lifestyle for you. Whoever you are, you hit your workouts hard and consistent and you love the results you’ve seen so far and are dedicated to getting better every day.
And then you walk by a krispy kreme shop.
The sweet warm smells drift through the streets and pursue you as you pass by almost haunting you, chasing you and pulling you in. Do you succumb to the call of the doughy goodness and sweet glaze?
You can, it’s your choice.
But we all know that small haunting voice that tells you you just slipped up right as you finish the last bite.
You can live with regret and make up for it later. Or you can choose a better healthier dessert option! It’s one thing to have a lifestyle of fitness but it’s not always about depriving yourself of goodness.
Survival and Cross has partnered up with fitness coach Kelsey Nicole Fitness who’s shared with us 2 awesome - easy- recipes you can try to satisfy that sweet tooth and reward your hard work.
S'mores Protein Cheesecake
I could smell the s'mores when I looked over this recipe. I had to stop writing and make sure someone didn’t just walk in with this “S’more Protein Cheesecake”
What? Protein Cheesecake?
- Preheat oven to 325F
- Coat 6" cake pan with nonstick spray
- Melt butter and mix with graham cracker
- Press crust mixture onto the bottom of the pan
- Using a mixer, combine greek yogurt, cream cheese, and eggs
- Mix in protein powder, cocoa powder, and truvia
- Once thoroughly mixed, evenly pour filling on top of crust
- Sprinkle crushed graham cracker, chocolate chips, and mini marshmallows on top of the filling
- Bake for 20 minutes
- Reduce oven temperature to 200F and continue baking for 60-70 minutes
- Cheesecake should be slightly jiggly when removing from the oven
- Let cool for 30 minutes, then place in fridge over night (or at least 4-5 hours)
- Serve with Lite Cool Whip or vanilla ice cream
What’s awesome about this is it’s small size - it won’t last forever and you didn’t have to make a huge cake that you now feel so -obligated- to consume it all….ahem.
Macros (1 out of 6 slices): 21g P, 23g C, 9g F
Protein Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
This one is an awesome grab and go if you’ve got a busy day ahead or they are fantastic on the trails during a long hike! With these bad boys, Kelsey took a regular cookie recipe and “healthified” it in her own special way.
Yes is has protein in it - No you won’t be able to tell!
- Coat 2 baking sheets with nonstick spray
- In a mixer, combine butter, flaxseed mixture, brown sugar, vanilla, and eggs. Mix well.
- Add oats, flour, protein powder, baking soda, and cinnamon.
- Once all ingredients are mixed, add in chocolate chips.
- Cover dough and place in the fridge for about an hour- This will keep your cookies from flattening. If you like flatter cookies, you can skip this step.
- After an hour, preheat oven to 350F
- Use a spoon to place golf ball-sized drops on the baking sheets. This recipe should make about 36 cookies.
- Bake for 8 minutes- Do NOT overcook. In fact, you want to take them out a little under cooked.
*Macros: (1 out of 36 cookies): 99 calories, 4g fat, 11g carbs, 3g protein
Sweet Potato Pie with Rum Crust
Yeah I know I had you at rum. But don’t worry, this pie is still kid friendly and has it’s token Kelsey twist!
- Preheat oven to 350F
- Combine all ingredients for the crust in a bowl and mix well
- Spray 4 mini ramekins with nonstick baking spray
- Spoon a heaping tablespoon of dough into each ramekin
- Using your fingers, press dough into the bottom of the dish and slightly up the sides
- Place in oven for 10-12 minutes
- While the crusts are in the oven, mash sweet potato flesh in a large bowl
- Mix in the other filling ingredients
- When the crusts are done baking, evenly spoon the filling into each of the 4 ramekins
- Place back in oven for 12-15 minutes
- Allow to cool 10-20 minutes before eating and store in the fridge
- Some topping options are cool whip, greek yogurt, chocolate chips, or almond butter
***Nutrition Facts (1 mini pie without topping)- Calories: 175, Protein: 10g, Carbs: 20g, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 5g, Fat: 7g
About Kelsey Nicole Fitness
Kelsey is a certifies ACE personal trainer and nutrition specialist base out in Austin, Texas. With a passion for helping others find their balance with food & fitness Kelsey strives to help clients reach their full potential by being transparent, open and honest.
Her years of experience in personal health and fitness and how she lives her own life passionately more than qualifies her to play the role in helping each client reach their personal goals. For more information and to check out her blog, check out www.kelseynicolefitness.weebly.com!
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Flourish With Food
By Kelsey Nicole