Monster Cookie Energy Balls

It’s no secret that I am a cookie monster. I LOVE cookies, especially Monster Cookies and Monster Cookie Bars. I also love Monster Cookie Energy Balls. These easy no-bake protein balls taste just like monster cookies, but are a healthy little tre…

It’s no secret that I am a cookie monster. I LOVE cookies, especially Monster Cookies and Monster Cookie Bars. I also love Monster Cookie Energy Balls. These easy no-bake protein balls taste just like monster cookies, but are a healthy little treat. They only take 10 minutes to make and are the perfect bite size…

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2-Ingredient Piña Colada Smoothie

Nothing tastes like summer or a day at the beach like a piña colada. Our simple version requires just 2 ingredients: frozen ripe pineapple and coconut milk.
Let us show you how it’s done, plus easy ways to add protein if enjoying as a smoothie, or boo…

2-Ingredient Piña Colada Smoothie

Nothing tastes like summer or a day at the beach like a piña colada. Our simple version requires just 2 ingredients: frozen ripe pineapple and coconut milk.

Let us show you how it’s done, plus easy ways to add protein if enjoying as a smoothie, or booze if enjoying as a cocktail. 

What Is a Piña Colada?

The piña colada is a frozen blended drink that originated in Puerto Rico.

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Creamy Carrot Cake Smoothie

A reader recently requested we try our hand at a carrot cake smoothie, so we jumped on the challenge and came up with this 5-minute, 7-ingredient recipe!
It’s creamy, satisfying, and reminiscent of everyone’s favorite springtime treat: Carrot Cake! Le…

Creamy Carrot Cake Smoothie

A reader recently requested we try our hand at a carrot cake smoothie, so we jumped on the challenge and came up with this 5-minute, 7-ingredient recipe!

It’s creamy, satisfying, and reminiscent of everyone’s favorite springtime treat: Carrot Cake! Let us show you how to make this naturally sweet, plant-based treat.

Frozen banana and carrots serve as the base of this smoothie. Banana provides creaminess and sweetness, while carrot provides an orange hue and carrot cake flavor.

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Blueberry Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie

While I tend not to drink a ton of smoothies in the wintertime (fellow cold persons relate?), I’ve been making an exception for this salty-sweet combo.
Lately, I’ve revisited a smoothie that used to be my absolute favorite: peanut butter, b…

Blueberry Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie

While I tend not to drink a ton of smoothies in the wintertime (fellow cold persons relate?), I’ve been making an exception for this salty-sweet combo.

Lately, I’ve revisited a smoothie that used to be my absolute favorite: peanut butter, banana, and berry. But instead of peanut butter, I’ve been opting for peanut butter protein powder and choosing wild blueberries for my fruit.

The combination is seriously dreamy and I’m hooked!

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Easy 5-Ingredient Protein Bars (Peanut Butter Chocolate!)

Friends, behold: the easiest, most irresistible DIY protein bars on the block.
They’re salty, naturally sweet, and topped with (optional but not-so-optional) melted dark chocolate. But most importantly, they require just 5 ingredients, 1 food pr…

Easy 5-Ingredient Protein Bars (Peanut Butter Chocolate!)

Friends, behold: the easiest, most irresistible DIY protein bars on the block.

They’re salty, naturally sweet, and topped with (optional but not-so-optional) melted dark chocolate. But most importantly, they require just 5 ingredients, 1 food processor (or blender), and 20 minutes to make.

Let’s do this!

These protein bars are adapted from our beloved 5-Ingredient Protein Ball recipe and feature a few modifications and flavor swaps.

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