Low Carb Chocolate Protein Brownies

Not having a full time job for the past few months definitely allowed me to focus more on some of my favorite things and hobbies such as cooking, organizing, traveling and fitness related activities. I’ve grown to love being in the kitchen because of how much more I’m learning about proper nutrition. I’ve been practicing fairly healthy eating habits for the last few years, but definitely didn’t realize that some of the foods I consumed were not as great for me as I thought they were such as protein bars and “sugar free” items.

I have an uncontrollable sweet tooth and wake up craving dessert most days. I resort to fruit, smoothies and hot chocolate to avoid messing up my nutrition for the week. I’ve been baking with protein powder and coconut flour a lot lately trying to create recipes that are low in sugar and carbs. In an attempt to make dessert healthy and guilt free I used a combination of items in my kitchen last week and came up with these protein brownies that were delicious. I kept a few out as snacks and wrapped up the rest for the weekend. At around 60 calories a piece, it was the perfect pre/post workout snack.


38G Chocolate Whey Protein Powder – I used this one, but you can use any other whey chocolate powder
20G Cocoa Powder Unsweetened from Sprouts
20G Oat Flour (I measured 20G of rolled oats then blended it down before mixing)
0.5 cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce from Trader Joe’s
1 Large Egg
1 TBSP Honey – Organic from Sprouts
133G Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk (use any milk you prefer)
35G Semi-sweet Chocolate Chunks from Trader Joe’s
5 Small Strawberries
1 TBSP Vanilla Extract

Spray 8×8 inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Take oatmeal and place in blender for 40-60 seconds until they resemble flour consistency. Place oat flour in mixing bowl and whisk together with protein and cocoa powder.
Grab another mixing bowl and whisk applesauce, egg, honey, vanilla and the almond milk until everything is smoothly combined. Add this mix to the dry ingredients and continue mixing. Take at least half (I measured 20G) of the chocolate chips and place in small bowl to microwave. Once melted stir into the brownie batter. Continue to pour the entire mixture in baking pan. Grab the remaining chocolate chips and top the brownie batter making straight lines across.
Slice the strawberries into thin pieces and place over the brownie batter. Bake for 18-25 minutes. Mine were done at 22 minutes and I placed them in the oven right as the pre-heat alarm went off. I cut into 12 pieces and wrapped individual ones in saran wrap.


I’ve been using Ultimate Nutrition Chocolate Creme protein powder to bake a lot recently and I highly recommend it. The texture blends really well. I’d also like to add that I did not add in any sugar or sugar substitutes to this recipe and each bite of the brownie tasted sweeter than the other. Like so freaking good.
Place the rest in the fridge and eat later with milk or coffee! The entire pan is less than 800 calories so even if you ate the entire pan…well it’s ok.


Long Time No See

Well it’s definitely been a while since I’ve been regularly posting on here like I mentioned last week, but I’m glad I decided to start posting again. Creating this blog was a hobby for me and while some may think it’s vain to share pictures of your outfit, I thoroughly enjoy it and have loved sharing my style for the past few years with others. I spent a lot of time and energy into creating this platform and want to continue sharing my take on style and it felt like the right time to pick it back up. This time around I’ll be sharing more than just my personal style with clothes, but also my current fitness routines, what I’m eating/baking and even personal development tips. A lot of people have shared their interest in what I’ve been posting and even asked that I create more content geared toward styling tips and wardrobe help so I plan to share some of that as well.

This past summer was spent indoors because it was unbearably hot. Indoors also meant shopping a lot and that I did. I completely re-did my wardrobe within the past few months…a lot of donations, selling to Bufallo Exchange and even on ebay. In exchange, I added pieces to my wardrobe that I knew I would continue wearing for years to come. Cue this top. I was able to get my size before it sold out and I wore it the same day I purchased it for an interview. I love that I can transition it from a business look to a casual look. I wore it with my Alo Yoga leggings, so yes – very casual & comfy!

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Derek Lam 10 Crosby Sleeveless Top w Tie Waist
Alo Moto Leggings
Steve Madden Block Heel Sandal

Back to Basics

I haven’t been active on here and don’t really have much of an appetite for it lately. I’ll probably share why in a few upcoming posts.
Simple look from this week: Sandro Twist Front top + Trouve trousers + Calvin Klein heels + Badgley Mischka bag


DIY Choker

I’m a little late to the choker trend. I couldn’t justify paying more than $10 for a ribbon or chain choker. I saw this ankle bracelet at the store and figured I could add a small piece of chain from a roll that I had lying around so I did. I’m considering adding rhinestones to it at some point. What do you guys think of the choker trend?


Tucson Coffee

I’m still in Tucson helping with family stuff but I did make it out to one of my favorite coffee shops called Crave Coffee Bar. They remodeled the entire place and it looks amazing. The lighting and seating arrangement are definitely welcoming. Stop by if you’re ever in Tucson visiting! They have the cutest reading corners. cravecoffee

Digital Detox

Sometimes I get worried that everything has come down to humans being on their phones, tablets and computers. The internet and social media are great tools to advance careers and businesses, but it’s also a great way to pass the time. Back in time, people were constantly working with their hands and on their feet so it’s no wonder that people working office jobs are constantly aching from back and joint pain.

Some of the benefits associated with less time on the digital side include: better sleep, stronger relationships, improved posture and a stronger memory. If we limited our usage on phones and computers, imagine how much more healthy we would feel. With all that being said, the less time I spend online the more time I have to think creatively. I’m finally working on making updates to my blog and reconsidering some of the topics I want to share here.

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Product Styling: ALLSAINTS Foldover Bag

As someone who never spent a lot of time or effort investing in handbags I’m becoming slightly obsessed with every detail and aspect of my wardrobe, including handbags/clutches/backpacks, etc. As I grow older, I realize the importance of knowing my style and understanding how to use each piece in my closet for years to come. I recently stumbled upon this clutch by accident (I was shopping for a black leather satchel). As soon as I tried it on, I knew it was coming home with me and I put back the Balenciaga bag that I was about to splurge on.

Everything about this clutch is amazing. The suede, the leather stitching, the silver strap. I’m obsessed and I’m so happy I found it in time to pair with all my summer looks. I wore it out to lunch with my friend on Sunday and it was easy to use and there was enough space for my wallet, lipgloss & keys. I styled it here with a Theory pleated skirt (similar here), Under Armour short sleeved hoodie nude heels and of course silver hoops b/c it’s all I seem to wear these days. Get the bag here.