Sweet It Fudgy Chocolate Cookies (Grain-free, Sugar-Free, Vegan)

I have finally gotten to experiment and come up with my own Vitafiber recipes! If you don’t have this Sweet It Vitafiber syrup, it is a must if you love playing in the kitchen and healthy baking. I have relied on other recipes until now, but decided to give my own a shot and I am so glad I did! Here’s the super easy, two ingredient recipe:

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-2 tbsp Sweet It Vitafiber syrup

-3-4 tbsp cocoa powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Pour Vitafiber into a small bowl
  3. Add cocoa powder 1 tbsp at a time until a firm dough forms that you can mold in your hands
  4. Taste-test–if it is not sweet enough, then add a dash of stevia or your dry sweetener of choice.
  5. Place 2 teaspoon size balls of dough onto a lined cookie sheet
  6. Bake for about 8 minutes or until firm
  7. Enjoy!

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Have you tried baking with Vitafiber? What would be your ideal cookie flavor?

Variety as Challenge: BeFit Fitness (+GIVEAWAY! Ends 03/01)

If you are someone who loves routine, change is hard. Unfortunately, change is also a huge component of growth! I love challenging myself through working out, but I typically stick to the same workouts (Blogilates), weight-lifting moves, and yoga poses. I do increase reps and use heavier weights, but I do not often challenge my body to try new moves and styles of workout.

This month, I have been using online workouts from BeFit. I love home workouts. As a college student, like anyone who is busy, I love that I can pause whatever I am working on and do these workouts in my dorm. All you need is a set of weights and a yoga mat–all of which can be ordered from Amazon for less than $30 (way cheaper than any gym membership!). The BeFit calendar tells me exactly what workouts to do when, which is a blessing. If I had it my way, then I would be working out abs everyday (I am strange in how much I love ab day and any grueling ab workout).

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In addition to trying out the workout calendar, I’ve gotten the chance to try some of BeFit’s nutritional products! I am a huge protein powder fan; I hate cooking meat and fish and like to supplement my protein intake, as well as satisfy my cravings for sweets, with protein shakes! I am a huge fan of blending protein into an ice cream like consistency (add ice and a pinch of xanthan gum–which is a natural plant byproduct that thickens the shake) and topping it with cereal, fruit, nut butters, and syrups!

Their vanilla whey protein is on point–definitely hits the spot and does not leave me with stomach pains as some animal-based protein powders can. I am so excited for the chance to host a giveaway to win BeFit Pre-workout, Whey Protein, and Burn! Giveaway ends 03/01/16.

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Giveaway entry methods: 

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Open to US only. One prize per person. If you win this giveaway, and have already won another prize from BeFit through another blog, please disclose that you have already won so we can choose another winner and spread the BeFit love! 


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Sukrin-Sweetened Chocolate Cookies

I love anything chocolate dark chocolate. I always make a batch of chocolate cookies or brownies to start the week; it makes a great snack during the day or dessert at night. I frequently crumble them on top of smoothie bowls, create parfaits with berries, or simply eat them topped with nut butter. I frequently experiment in the kitchen, but I don’t mess with this recipe too much–it’s simply perfect!


2 tbsp oat fiber (or oat flour)
2 tbsp coconut flour (I use Better Body Foods brand)
1 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp sukrin sweetener (or sweetener of choice)
4 tbsp special dark cocoa powder
4 egg whites (can sub with flax-egg)
2 tbsp water

1) Set oven to 350 degrees
2) Combine dry ingredients and mix well
3) Add in wet ingredients and stir until thoroughly combined
4) Place 1 tbsp size dollops of batter onto a greased cookie sheet (I often use non-stick silpat for easier clean up)
5) Bake for approximately 8 minutes or until the tops are firm to the touch!
6) Enjoy!


I like Sukrin in this recipe because it adds the perfect sweetness and bulk to the cookies because it uses erythritol and stevia. It has a similar texture to sugar-sweetened recipes and works perfectly. Also, even though erythritol is difficult to pronounce, please don’t be fooled! This is an all-natural sweetener and has no impact on blood sugar. It is a sugar alcohol, but does not have the unpleasant effects associated with other sugar alcohols. This is because it is almost completely absorbed before it enters the intestines, unlike other sugar alcohols. So if you have had trouble with xylitol or maltitol, please do not be afraid of trying Sukrin or erythritol!

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For more amazing recipes, check out the Foodie Friday Link-up here: http://www.hellotofit.com/2016/02/05/recipe-healthy-apple-peanut-butter-breakfast-cookies/