Some new protein powder arrived for me not long ago from Skoop! Other than just liking the name and the awesome packaging – these Healthy Pumpkin Pie Bites happened with it. Keep reading on to find out about the protein that made these pumpkin spice filled gems happen (recipe below oh and giveaway too!)
What is Skoop
Formulated for plantheads, meatheads and everyone in between, one serving of B-Strong® contains 16 grams of plant-based protein, including essential and non-essential amino acids. With vitamins, minerals, prebiotic fibers and Omega-3, 6, & 9 fatty acids, B-Strong® works with your body intelligently. Our antioxidant-rich Mediterranean Blend even helps your muscles recover after a workout. It’s protein for the masses, not just the massive.
So just in case you didn’t catch it – Skoop is a plant based protein that is: dairy free, soy free, and gluten free. While it’s free of problematic ingredients for some people, it does contain good for you things like:
- Brown Rice Protein
- Pea Protein Isolate
- Flax Seed
- Grape Skin/Seed
- Honey & Stevia (which gives it’s natural sweetness)
I’m not going to lie, I’ve tried a few plant based protein powders, and they just aren’t my favorite. Most of the time it’s the flavor that I can’t get past, secondly, they are usually somewhat gritty and it isn’t pleasant. But I’m surprised and excited to say that Skoop has neither of those problems! It tastes awesome, blends easily, and obviously cooks up nicely in recipes too! And while Skoop B Strong is currently only available in vanilla, I always tell people vanilla is the way to go because you can add anything (including cocoa powder) to make it suite your own tastes and or current cravings. Skoop also has another product available called A Game. The A-Game powder is a photonutrient packed powder making it an easy way to get nutrient whole foods in to your diet.
I really enjoyed both of these great products. I generally don’t go out of my way to purchase plant based proteins because I do not have any allergen triggers – but this is awesome tasting (and nutritional) protein and I enjoyed being able to test it. I really loved the AGame as well! I’d totally add a bag of that into my diet!
Now, about those bites….
My baking times may leave you thinking that these aren’t all the way finished – but like most protein cooking, I find the best results when things are left a little “under” if you will.
- 1/4 C Vanilla Protein (I used Skoop
- 1/4 C. Nutiva Organic Coconut Flour
- 1/4 C. Oat Flour
- 2 Tea. Baking Powder
- 1 Tea. Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1/2 Tea. Cinnamon
- 1/4 Granular Sweetner ( coconut sugar, Splenda, sugar, etc.)
- 1 Egg
- 1/4 C. Egg Whites (or use 2 whole eggs instead)
- 1/2 C. Pumpkin Puree
- 1/2 Tea. Vanilla Extract
- 3 Tbsp. Milk of choice
- 1 Tbsp. Coconut Oil
- Preheat over to 350 degrees.
- Combine dry ingredients in a bowl with a fork making sure there are no lumps.
- Combine wet ingredients in a separate bowl making sure eggs are beaten well.
- Combine wet and dry ingredients. Use small cookie scoop and scoop out into liners. or alternatively, you may scoop them onto a greased cookie sheet.
- Place into oven for 13-15 mins.
- When you press on one it should yeild slightly under pressure, and should almost feel underdone - they will set up more once cooled.
Disclaimer: I was provided this product by the company for review purposes. All thoughts are my own. I was not compensated in any other manner.
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