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Creamy Raw Peanut Butter Pie

Creamy Raw Peanut Butter Pie

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One of the first ‘clean’ dessert recipes I ever tried was something similar to this raw peanut butter pie. After one bite, I was completely hooked. I tried that first pie over a year ago. Recently, I decided that I’d make my own version of it. This raw peanut butter pie has way fewer ingredients than the original recipe, but it’s equally as delicious!You know the drill: it’s simple, raw, vegan, gluten-free, and free of refined sugar. All good stuff! We'll be using some of our old favorites: bananas and peanut butter (best combo ever, I know) for the filling. Next, we’ll use dates, almonds and cacao powder for the crust. We'll also be making my cacao drizzle to decorate the pie.

Easy creamy and raw peanut butter pie - The only dessert recipe you need! // The PumpUp Blog

Raw Peanut Butter Pie

Crust Ingredients:

  • 1 cup dates
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 tablespoon cacao or unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Pinch of sea or himalayan salt

Mix all ingredients in a food processor until well combined. The mixture should have a sticky consistency. Press the mixture into a pie pan (I used a 9" non-stick pan).

Filling Ingredients:

  • 3 bananas (can be fresh or frozen)
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • Pinch of sea or himalayan salt

Mix all ingredients in a food processor until creamy. Pour the filling into the pan and smoothen it out evenly with a spoon or spatula.

Chocolate Drizzle:

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tablespoon cacao/unsweetened cocoa powder

Easy creamy and raw peanut butter pie - The only dessert recipe you need! // The PumpUp Blog

Mix coconut oil and cocoa powder together and drizzle on top of the pie. Put the pie in the freezer for at least an hour until it's ready to cut into slices. Enjoy, and don't forget to share with your loved ones (Only if you want to... or eat the whole thing by yourself, I won't judge!)

This recipe for creamy raw peanut butter pie was created by PumpUp member mariajumps. Keep her pumped on the PumpUp app here!

Need a healthy snack idea? Try these banana sushi bites

Need a healthy snack idea? Try these banana sushi bites

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You're hosting a party and you're running out of healthy snack and dessert options. That's okay. This banana sushi recipe is a crowd-pleaser that can feed a ton of people. It combines classic flavours into one delightfully bite-sized snack. Not only does it accommodate vegetarian and gluten free diets, it's also aesthetically pleasing and tasty. The key is to line the outer ring of each banana slice with a nut butter so that everything sticks together. Use natural peanut butter for the best results (it's better for you too!).  Feel free to top this with coconut flakes, a dash of cinnamon, or whatever your heart desires.

These banana sushi bites are the healthiest party snack you'll ever make // Recipe from the PumpUp Blog

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 4-5 tbsp natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds

These banana sushi bites are the healthiest party snack you'll ever make // Recipe from the PumpUp Blog

Directions

Cut the banana into small slices and spread the peanut butter all over the sides of each banana slice.  Sprinkle coconut flakes or slivered almonds over the peanut butter layer.

Loved learning about these peanut butter banana sushi bites? This was created by PumpUp members @tyler_bacc and @tysa. Let them know if you tried it in the comments below! 

Creamy & Dreamy Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Creamy & Dreamy Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

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Bananas and peanut butter are a match made in heaven. If you're looking for a way to really fill yourself up at the start of your day, this creamy and dreamy peanut butter banana smoothie from PumpUp member @fridaw will definitely do the trick.  It has a bit of ginger to kick your body into high gear for the rest of the day. Ginger is an herb that has several anti-inflammatory compounds and it's often used to treat common illnesses. What's more, the fibre and protein in this recipe will stave off cravings for the rest of your morning. Be sure to use natural peanut butter, as processed varieties tend to contain a lot of added sugar, salt, and preservatives. Feel free to use the milk of your choice when you're preparing this smoothie. If you're vegan or lactose intolerant, opt for almond milk or rice milk instead.

Creamy and Dreamy Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Fill yourself up right when you wake up! Try this easy, creamy, and dreamy peanut butter banana smoothie // The PumpUp Blog

Ingredients

  • 2 bananas
  • 1/2C-1C milk
  • 2 tbsp natural peanut butter
  • A heaping teaspoon of ginger

Directions

Process all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Amount of milk will vary depending on how thick you like your smoothies. Add 2-4 ice cubes for extra thickness.

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Clean up your diet with these 2 healthy smoothies

Clean up your diet with these 2 healthy smoothies

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Fresh Carrot and Ginger Juice

Carrot ginger juice // 2 healthy smoothie recipes from the PumpUp Blog

Whether you're sick or simply looking for a drink that will make you feel great inside and out, this juice is for you. Ginger gives healthy smoothies a potent taste, so be careful if you're not used to strongly flavored drinks. This juice is filled with anti-inflammatory compounds and tons of vegetables to help you fulfill your daily recommended intake of vitamins and minerals.

Ingredients

Makes 2 glasses

  • 50g of natural honey
  • 150 g of carrots (≈3 carrots)
  • 50 g of celery (≈1 celery)
  • 10 g of grated ginger
  • Juice of 2 limes (or 1 lemon)
  • 1 cup of ice
  • 1 cup of water

Carrot ginger juice // 2 healthy smoothie recipes from the PumpUp Blog

Directions

Pulse, then blend all ingredients together until mixture forms a juice. Filter out the juice in a sieve if you want to remove any residue.

Chocolate banana peanut butter smoothie

Chocolate banana peanut butter smoothie // 2 healthy smoothie recipes from the PumpUp Blog

Think a Reese's peanut butter cup, but better. This chocolate banana peanut butter smoothie fulfills all your dreams and puts it into a neat little glass. You won't need to add any extra sugar if you like your drinks to be on the sweeter side. It tastes just like a frothy milkshake if you use ripe and creamy bananas. To keep sugar on the low side, use unsweetened almond milk instead of vanilla or chocolate almond milk.

  • 2 bananas
  • ¼ cup of almond milk
  • ¼ cup of cold water
  • 2 teaspoons of natural peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons of chocolate protein powder

Chocolate banana peanut butter smoothie // 2 healthy smoothie recipes from the PumpUp Blog

Blend everything together until mixture is smooth. Top with toasted oats, coconut flakes, and chocolate chips.

Loved these healthy smoothies? These two recipes were created by PumpUp members @tyler_bacc and @tysa. Let them know if you tried the recipes in the comments below! 

Vegan Gluten Free Pancakes have never been more amazing

Vegan Gluten Free Pancakes have never been more amazing

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Sure, it might be National Donut Day (or any national 'dessert' day for that matter). Don't let your sweet tooth bring your down! When you're craving for something sweet, try to eat a healthier alternative with a similar texture. If you're craving creamy ice cream, make banana 'nice cream'.  If you're craving fluffy donuts, try some vegan gluten free pancakes! They're far easier to make than doughnuts, and they're far better for you.

Vegan Gluten Free Pancakes

Recipe by PumpUp member @haileycatherine

For the pancake batter

  • 1/3 cup cashew milk with 1 tsp lemon juice mixed in
  • 1/3 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Allspice
  • 1/2 mashed banana
  • Stevia
  • Handful vegan chocolate chips.

For the topping

  • 1/2 banana
  • Handful of vegan chocolate chips
  • Cocoa powder
  • Water
  • Tbsp chocolate pb2
In a small bowl, mix cashew milk with lemon juice and set a side. Whisk together flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, cinnamon, and allspice. Alternate between pouring in the milk mixture and mashed banana until just incorporated. Fold in the stevia and chocolate chips. Warm up a pan on low/medium heat and create pancakes, flipping once air bubbles form at the surface of the batter.
While pancakes are cooling slightly, chop the other half of the banana and set aside. Melt together a chocolate chips, cocoa powder, water, and chocolate PB2 to make a sauce.  Sandwich the bananas between pancakes and pour sauce on top.

10 Inspiring Healthy Snack Recipes from #ChallengeMe Day 2

10 Inspiring Healthy Snack Recipes from #ChallengeMe Day 2

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Never let the munchies get the best of you. Gnawing, cookie monster-like cravings are never a good feeling to have, and can lead to overindulging if they aren't addressed. If you're in a bind for time, the quickest and easiest healthy snack 'recipes' are fruits, veggies, and mixed nuts. Prepare cut-up veggies and fruits in advance so that you have a healthy snack ready for you at any time of the day. Better yet, keep 'grab and go' items like bananas, apples, and pears handy (no meal prep required)! Pair your healthy snack with a lean source of protein to keep you fuller for longer. Need inspiration for healthy snack recipes? Check out these ideas from Day 2 of PumpUp's #ChallengeMe challenge. 10 healthy snack recipes - Recipe roundup from the PumpUp Blog

Passionfruit Mousse

Passionfruit Mousse - #ChallengeMe Day 2 | Healthy Snacks from the PumpUp Blog

Recipe courtesy of PumpUp member fabfit

  • 1/4 cup passion fruit concentrate
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 3 dates

Directions

  1. Blend all ingredients together in a blender
  2. Set in the fridge for a few hours before spooning it out into individual glasses

Peanut Butter Apple Rings

Peanut Butter Apple Rings - #ChallengeMe Day 2 | Healthy Snacks from the PumpUp Blog
Recipe by PumpUp member amanda_brennan
  • 1 apple
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • A handful of granola
  • 1/2-1 tsp honey
Directions
  1. Core an apple and slice it into rings
  2. Spread light or natural peanut butter on top of the apples
  3. Top it with granola and drizzle it with honey

Strawberry Banana Muffins

Strawberry Muffins - #ChallengeMe Day 2 | Healthy Snacks from the PumpUp Blog

Recipe courtesy of PumpUp member cklassen

  • 3 bananas
  • 1 cup milk of your choice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups oats
  • 3 chopped strawberries

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F
  2. Mash bananas in large bowl
  3. Mix in milk, eggs, baking powder, vanilla
  4. Slowly incorporate oats and strawberries
  5. Fill into muffin liners, about 3/4 full
  6. Bake at 375F for 25 minutes

Low Sugar Peanut Butter Cookies

Low sugar peanut butter cookies - #ChallengeMe Day 2 | Healthy Snacks from the PumpUp Blog

Recipe courtesy of PumpUp member kmichellebeauty

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup stevia
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp spice of your choice
  • 1 egg
  • Sprinkling of granola

Directions

  1. Mix peanut butter and stevia together, then add the baking powder and spice(s)
  2. Add the egg until fully incorporated, then fold in granola
  3. Bake at 350 degrees 10-12 minutes.

Banana Strawberry Smoothie

Strawberry Banana Smoothie - #ChallengeMe Day 2 | Healthy Snacks from the PumpUp Blog Recipe courtesy of PumpUp member stephs_

  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup low fat sugar free strawberry yogurt
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • Ice

Directions

  1. Blend all ingredients together, adding ice and almond milk as needed to achieve desired consistency
  2. Pour into glass of your choice

Nutty bites

Nutty Bites - #ChallengeMe Day 2 | Healthy Snacks from the PumpUp Blog
Recipe by PumpUp member fitgirl_95
  • 1 cup assorted mixed nuts
  • 1/2 tsp almonds
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom
  • Drizzle of organic honey
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F
  2. Mix all ingredients in a bowl, and in an oven save dish lined with parchment paper
  3. Place in oven for 2 hours, or till nice and crispy

Banana mug cake

Banana Mug Cake - #ChallengeMe Day 2 | Healthy Snacks from the PumpUp Blog
Recipe from PumpUp member lieke_vv
  • 1/3 banana
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp sweetener (honey is fine)
  • 3 tbsp flour of your choice
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of cinnamon
Directions
  1. In a mug, mash the banana and incorporate the oil, honey, and vanilla into the mixture
  2.  Add in the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamo and mixed til combined
  3. Microwave for 45-55 seconds (timing may vary)

Crispy zucchini boats

Crispy zucchini boats  - #ChallengeMe Day 2 | Healthy Snacks from the PumpUp Blog
Recipe by PumpUp member chillerstrasse
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1/2-1 tsp fresh or dried basil
  • Sprinkling of salt
  • Grated parmesan
  • Breadcrumbs (optional)
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F/180C
  2. Mix basil, olive oil, salt in a small bowl
  3. Cut the zucchini lengthwise and brush the slices with oil mixture
  4. Mix grated parmesan with breadcrumbs (if using) and sprinkle abundantly on top of the zucchini
  5. Place in an oven safe dish for 15 to 20 minutes

Avocado toast

Avocado Toast - #ChallengeMe Day 2 | Healthy Snacks from the PumpUp Blog
Recipe by PumpUp member taylortherunner
  • 1 slice whole grain toast
  • 1 avocado
  • Freshly cracked black pepper
  • Parmesan cheese (optional)

Directions

  1. Place whole grain toast into a toaster
  2. While waiting, slice avocado in half, then make small strips to layer on top of the toast
  3. Sprinkle pepper and cheese

Fruity wonton snack cups

Fruity wonton cups - #ChallengeMe Day 2 | Healthy Snacks from the PumpUp Blog

Recipe by PumpUp member natsichon

  • 3-5 Wonton wrappers
  • Olive oil

Toppings

  • 3-8 tbsp greek yogurt
  • Sliced fruit (strawberries, kiwis, and pineapples work well)
  • Mixed nuts

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Lightly spray muffin tin with olive oil and place wonton wrappers into it
  3. Bake for 8-10 mins, keeping a careful eye on the wonton wrappers
  4. Let cool, then add desired toppings

 

5 ingredient vegan peanut butter cups

5 ingredient vegan peanut butter cups

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What's your favorite kind of chocolate? Finding healthy chocolate alternatives can get pretty difficult. Convenience store chocolate is usually loaded with ingredients that I wouldn't even know how to pronounce! Though some reckon that 70% chocolate bars are better, even those can be filled with nasty chemicals and refined sugar. I've come up with a healthy version of Reese's Peanut Buttercups.  You'll only need 5 ingredients, and you can probably find most of these in your pantry. Ready for some chocolatey goodness?
You can adjust the proportion of these ingredients depending on what you like. You can also replace the nut butter with different fillings: date paste, berry jam or banana ice cream (do this and you won't be sorry)!

Recipe: 5 ingredient vegan peanut butter cups

Ingredients:
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon nut butter (I used peanut butter)
  • Sweetener of choice (I used honey)
  • Pinch of salt, if desired
Directions:
1. Melt coconut oil in the microwave for 30-40 seconds.
2. Mix together coconut oil, cacao powder and honey, or the sweetener of your choice.
3. Pour half of the mixture in a silicone baking cup (you can use paper liners or any small container)
4. Place the baking cup in the freezer until hardened.
5. Get the baking cup out of the freezer and add in your nut butter of choice.
6. Return to freezer for a couple minutes to help the nut butter set a little bit.
7. Get it out once again, and pour the rest of the cacao mixture.
8. Return to freezer. Once it's completely hardened you can get it out, garnish if you want and and enjoy!
5 ingredient vegan peanut butter cups - Taste's just like Reese's, but it's pretty great for you.
This recipe for 5 ingredient vegan peanut butter cups were created by PumpUp member mariajumps. Keep her pumped on the PumpUp app here!

Wake me up before you go-go smoothie

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Wake Me Up Before You Go Go Smoothie

Finding it hard to wake up even after listening to The Circle of Life six times in the morning? No worries. This smoothie from PumpUp’s @smoothiequeen has your back: coffee, bananas, honey, PB, milk. She had us at coffee.

Ingredients

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • Shot of coffee or espresso
  • 1 tsp of honey
  • 1 tsp of peanut butter
  • Almond milk or low fat milk, to your liking

So yum!

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

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Decadent Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Sometimes we crave chocolate. Sometimes we eat peanut butter by the tablespoon. Sometimes we eat bananas. For the smoothie series, we do it all. 

PumpUp’s @_harlyejade_ takes ordinary confection to liquid perfection with her Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie.

  • 3 very ripe bananas
  • 1 cup of vanilla or plain almond milk
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 oz dark chocolate
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1-2 tbsp cane sugar or honey to taste (optional)

Combine all ingredients in a blender and purée until smooth!

Chunky Monkey Smoothie

There’s no monkeying around with Dray’s chunky monkey smoothie. 2 tbsp peanut butter, 1 banana, 1 scoop sun warrior protein or 1 tbsp cocoa powder, 1 cup almond milk.  Sh-shake it and sip away! Hope this #SmoothieSunday gives you some inspiration for the #smoothieseries :)

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This is an egg white omelette in coconut oil, topped with strawberry’s and a hearty scoop of peanut butter. Happy #FoodieFriday everyone. 

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Good ol’ PB is making our #TastyTuesday food list. Aim to have no more than 2 tbsp. if you eat the stuff everyday. It is full of protein and the good heart healthy monounsaturated fats. And here is the best part, it is proven that you will eat less after you eat Peanut Butter as a snack than most other snack foods!