Hello Health Champion!
I’ve been getting lots of questions about my top tips on how to enjoy Holiday Desserts and still keep your blood sugar balanced.
This time of year, tasty holiday themed treats, like cookies, pies, cakes and cupcakes seem to be all around us.
So I reached out to my favorite PFC Chef, fellow Health Pro and Certified Venice Nutrition Coach, Tania Gustafson for a few of her delicious blood sugar balancing holiday treats!
Tania brought some Holiday Blood Sugar magic with Mouth Watering Mint Chocolate Coconut Doughnut Balls, Scrumptious Apple Pecan Cookie Crumble and for all the Coffee and Pumpkin lovers out there, like me – a Pumpkin Pie Latte that would make Starbucks jealous!
What excites me so much about these recipes is they’re just a tip of the iceberg of what’s coming.
January is right around the corner and we’ll be launching: A New Community, A New Program and we’re writing a New Book! And for all my fellow health pros out there, we’re also launching a New robust certification course to help take your knowledge to the next level!
I feel the same excitement I did when I was writing Body Confidence back in 2010.
That book was the catalyst to helping millions of people around the world transform their health and understand the importance of eating PFC3 and balancing their blood sugar.
Now, 12 years later, we’ve partnered with one of our very best friends, fellow Nutritionist and the #1 Behavior Specialist in the World, Carrie Lupoli to introduce a complete Body-Mind-Lifestyle approach centered around eating PFC3 with the focus of improving your health over 100 Days with 1% progress. 100 days of 1% = 100%!
This program will have it all, including the introduction of our NEW 28-Day Jumpstart plan that we’ll introduce in January.
Ok, I shared enough, more to come over the next few weeks, but let’s get into these amazing PFC3 Holiday Recipes by Chef Tania!
Now one quick note before you dive in, to help keep your blood sugar stable Tania used the Plant Based Protein, Origin. This is the fourth Shake I have made and our first Plant Based. It’s PFC Approved, gluten free, soy free, lactose free, non-gmo and tastes like a dessert.
And if you’re already being coached by a Venice Nutrition Coach check what Protein Powder they prefer and follow their lead.
Feel free to use Origin or a Protein powder of your choice for these recipes and click here if you want to learn more about the nutritional products I’ve personally developed and recommend.
Mouth Watering Mint Chocolate Coconut Doughnut Balls
- Makes – 50 Snowballs
- Serving – 1 Snowball
- Protein: 2g
- Fat: 2g
- Carb: 3g
- 4 scoops each Vanilla Origin™ and Chocolate Origin™
- 1 cup almond butter
- 1⁄2 cup pasteurized egg whites 5 tablespoon chia
- 1⁄2 cup dried cranberries/cherries chopped up 1⁄2 cup walnut crumbs
- 1⁄2 cup pumpkin seeds
- Unsweetened coconut for rolling
- For a Peppermint Experience add = 1-2 drops of peppermint extract
- Mix all ingredients together thoroughly.
- If mixture is too dry and it won’t form a ball, add in a little more egg whites.
- Form into balls and roll in coconut.
- ** Store in freezer or fridge. **
Scrumptious Apple Pecan Cookie Crumble
- Makes – 6 servings
- Serving – 1 Serving
- Protein: 7g*
- Fat: 9g
- Carb: 25g
- Add an additional serving (2 scoops) of Origin or a Protein of your choice to PFC Balance this meal
- 4 scoops Vanilla OriginTM
- 1⁄4 cup chopped pecans
- 3⁄4 cup oatmeal
- 1⁄4 cup coconut oil, melted
- 5–6 large apples, peeled and sliced
- 1⁄4 cup water
- Pinch of cinnamon + a little stevia for additional sweetness
- Place sliced apples into a square baking dish and pour the water over them.
- Mix all the remaining ingredients together with a fork until it forms a chunky crumble consistency.
- Spread the crumble mix over the apples and bake at 350° F for 25-35 minutes, or until apples are soft.
**Optional Caramel Drizzle**
- 10 dates, medjool are best, but any will do. The drier ones may need to be soaked longer or overnight. Reserve the date water to use in blending.
- Cover 10 dates with water and soak until soft.
- Remove dates from water and blend with a few tablespoons of coconut or almond milk until creamy. You can use just the date water if you prefer. Liquid will determine your desired consistency.
- To drizzle, put some in a small ziplock bag, snip off a bottom corner of the bag and squeeze over your dessert. Reserve the rest in the fridge.
- Adding the drizzle to the Apple Pecan Cookie Crumble will increase carbs by a little
Pumpkin Pie Latte
- Makes – 1 Latte
- Serving – 1 Serving
- Protein: 20g
- Fat: 16g
- Carb: 7g
- 2 scoops Vanilla Origin
- 1–2 ounces cold coffee
- 6 ounces almond milk
- 1⁄4 cup pumpkin puree
- Pumpkin Pie flavor = pinch each of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves
- Blend together & Drink up!
Have an amazing weekend and make sure to experience these incredible Holiday Recipes!
And as you crush these holiday recipes, you may also want to Super Charge Your Health Through the Holidays, if so, check out our nutrition programs and choose the best one for you.