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Okay, so you have a sweet tooth. Who doesn’t? As a woman committed to her training and nutrition, you don’t want to blow your hard work in a few swift and sinful bites but there’s no reason anyone should live without dessert. The solution? Snack like a fitness star.

These unbelievably delicious desserts come straight from the recipe box of bodybuilding.com athlete Samantha Ann Leete, whose rock solid figure made us believers. The best part—you don’t have to choose between common sense and cravings. Each recipe delivers a sizeable amount of protein without sacrificing sweetness. Talk about compromise!

Crepe

INGREDIENTS:
Crepes:
3 egg whites
1/2 scoop
Jamie Eason Vanilla Whey Protein
1 Tbsp coconut flour (optional)
2 Tbsp unsweetened almond milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
Banana Cream Filling:
1/2 cup fat free Greek yogurt
1/2 scoop
Muscle Pharm banana protein‬‬‬‬
1 Tbsp unprepared sugar free/fat free white chocolate pudding mix (optional)
Topping:
1 Tbsp
Sweet Spreads‬‬‬‬ Chocolate Brownie Coconutter
Directions:
1. In a small bowl, combine the Greek yogurt, banana protein, and pudding mix. Set aside in refrigerator.
2. In a separate bowl, combine egg whites, vanilla protein, coconut flour, almond milk, vanilla and cinnamon. Beat until smooth (there may be small lumps from protein, but that’s okay).
3. Heat a lightly greased skillet; pour approximately 3 tablespoons of batter into the center of the skillet. Lift and tilt the pan to evenly coat the bottom. Cook for 1-2 minutes until the top appears dry; turn and cook 15-20 seconds longer.
4. Spoon banana filling evenly into each crepe. Roll up the crepes and drizzle Coconutter over top. Tip: You can add fresh fruit inside or on top.
(Bonus: Get 10% off Sweet Spreads with discount code: Samanthaannleete1)
Nutrition Per Serving
Calories: 423
Protein: 55.4g
Carbohydrates: 18.2g
Fat: 12.6g

LemonBars1
INGREDIENTS:
Crust
1/3 cup oat flour
1/2 scoop Jamie Eason vanilla whey protein
1/4 cup sweetener
2 Tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg white
Filling
4 eggs
1/2 cup sweetener
1/3 cup oat flour
1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 tsp lemon zest
1 tsp vanilla
Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
2.In a bowl, mix together all crust ingredients. Press mixture into the bottom of a small, lightly greased pan (we found that an 8×8″ cake pan works best).
3.Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven or until firm and golden.
4.While crust is baking, mix the filling ingredients in a medium size bowl.
5.Pour the filling over the baked crust.
6.Bake for an additional 15-20 minutes in the preheated oven until the mixture is set. The bars will firm up as they cool. After the pan has cooled, cut into bars and serve.
Nutrition Per Serving
Calories: 117
Protein: 7 g
Carbohydrates: 8 g
Fat: 6.5 g

Brownies1
INGREDIENTS:
1 1/2 cups grated zucchini
1/2 cup almond butter
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 egg whites
1 scoop
Optimum Nutrition Chocolate Casein
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup coconut flour
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
Natural sweetener to taste
Dark chocolate chips to taste
Directions:
1.Preheat oven to 350° F.
2.Mix all ingredients together (if you don’t have a food processor, a blender works; add the chocolate chips once all other ingredients have been blended until smooth)
3.Pour mixture into a 9×9 greased baking dish.
4.Bake for 25 minutes (or push a toothpick into the center of the brownies – if it comes out clean, they’re done!)
5.Allow the brownies to cool overnight in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Per Serving
Calories: 155
Protein: 6.8g
Carbohydrates: 6.9g
Fat: 11.8g

Recipes created by Samantha Ann Leete, bodybuilding.com athlete
Photography by Jacqueline Hornyak

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