random groceries & protein blondies recipe


I would love to show you a picture from kickboxing yesterday morning (it was so fun!) but I finally upgraded my iPhone over the weekend and lost a couple of photos in the process.

The whole phone transfer thing is never a smooth process for me which is why I put it off as long as possible!

It’s a good thing I don’t put off my grocery shopping though. I really do try to get it done on Friday afternoons in order to free up my weekend time for things like, you know, sitting in Verizon on two separate occasions trying to understand the cloud.

Does anyone really understand the cloud?

My grocery shopping was weird for this week. I didn’t need much and what I did need seemed to be random odds and ends from Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s.

My first stop on Friday was Whole Foods, mainly for my favorite Rudi’s Organic Spelt English Muffins…

whole foods groceries

  • Frozen blueberries <- same price as Trader Joe’s but I wanted to try these to see if they were the same
  • kidfresh was on sale <- my son has always loved their meals. I reviewed kidfresh from time to time when I first started blogging. They are terrific frozen meals- hormone/antiobiotic free meat and poultry with hidden veggies which my son knows about and still likes every variety available.
  • ONE Stonyfield Plain Greek Yogurt
  • Earth Balance

Then I went to Trader Joe’s.

trader joe's groceries

  • Organic Spinach
  • Frozen broccoli <- for roasting!
  • Bananas
  • 100 Calorie Dark Chocolate Bars
  • Jelly Beans <- for my long runs
  • Chia & Flax Peanut Butter
  • Pink Lady Apples
  • TJ Medium Roast KCupsmy favorite coffee at the moment
  • Chicken Nuggets

I don’t know why I didn’t need anything else but something tells me I will have to run to the store early this week.

If you are wondering why I only bought one dinky cup of greek yogurt, it’s because I hardly eat the stuff anymore and I think it has something to do with my Skoop obsession.

I never thought I would become a protein powder girl but Skoop B Strong Viva-Nilla converted me.

I am adding Skoop to just about everything these days, including using it in my post-run oatmeal in a jar instead of greek yogurt 99% of the time.


Last week I got a bit creative (creative for me that is) and whipped up some protein blondies so that we would have a fresh, satisfying and healthy sweet snack on the counter.

chocolate chip coconut protein blondies made with Skoop

I had super ripe bananas on hand so one landed in my bowl along with chocolate chips because everything needs a little chocolate… and coconut. I rarely use coconut but had a bag in my pantry so I figured why the heck not.

These blondies are real simple to make, bake in a flash and my son even liked them which means they are delicious.

By the way, if you haven’t tried Skoop or need to order more, right now you can get 25% off your order!


I have the A Game too but if you want to know which I recommend if I had to pick one, I advise the B Strong for the 16 grams of plant-based protein.

B Strong contains lots of vitamins, minerals and ever important antioxidants. It also has prebiotics to help with digestion which I was never a true believer in but I must admit, my stomach feels flatter, less bloated and well digested since adding Skoop to my daily diet.

I realized this on my own and then read the back of the package to see that B Strong is actually designed with absorption in mind, meaning that they purposely combine the vitamins, minerals and prebiotic fibers to help the gut break down and absorb the nutrients effectively.

Well how do you like that. It helps to read the packaging I guess.

dairy free gluten free chocolate chip coconut protein blondies

This recipe is dairy free if you use nondairy chocolate chips (Enjoy Life brand is real good) and Skoop is always gluten free, dairy free and soy free too without artificial flavors, sweeteners or colors.

I used a 3 cup rectangular Pyrex glass baking dish (7 x 5 x 1.5). You can use a little bit bigger, the blondies will just be a little thinner in size (or you can easily double the recipe).

Chocolate Chip Coconut Protein Blondies
Author: Meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles
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These chocolate chip coconut protein blondies are protein-packed, easy to make and bake in a flash! Perfect any time of the day when you are looking for something sweet yet filling and healthy.
  • 2 organic eggs
  • 2 scoops of Skoop B-Strong Viva-Nilla Protein Powder plus 2 tablespoons*
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter (I used PB & Co. Crunch Time but you can use any nut butter)
  • 1 mashed banana (ripe/overripe)
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup nondairy chocolate chips**
  • 1/4 shredded coconut***
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mash banana in a bowl.
  3. Add in eggs, peanut butter and cinnamon and mix well.
  4. Add Skoop and baking powder, mixing until well combined.
  5. Mix in chocolate chips and coconut.
  6. Lightly grease a pyrex baking dish and evenly pour in your batter..
  7. Bake 15-20 minutes until firm (all ovens different so start watching at 15 minute mark).
  8. Remove from oven and allow to cool before cutting.
  9. Store blondies in airtight container.
  10. Refrigerating the blondies will extend their shelf life and also give them a bit of a fudgy-like texture!
[b]Cab sub these two tablespoons with PB2.[br][/b]*Using dairy-free chocolate chips makes this recipe dairy free. You can use regular chocolate chips if you are not looking to keep the recipe free from dairy.[br]***Can leave out coconut if you want – won’t affect recipe

Looking for more Skoop recipes?

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    • says

      I am glad you like skoop too because I don’t have a ton of protein powder experience but I really love it! Starting from scratch with the groceries is always a good time because you really get a good restock going!

  1. says

    I love this recipe! I’ll probably sub almond butter but will definitely try it, as you know about all the Skoop I have to burn through 🙂 I’m going grocery shopping today and I’m going to try roasting frozen broccoli this week. Might even try it with brussels if I really decide to go wild. I usually try to shop Mondays for the week and then Fridays for the weekend. We’re always running out of something though. And no, I don’t understand the cloud and never will!
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  2. says

    Today is my main food shopping day… but that’s mostly because I have nothing in my fridge after being away for the past few days 😆 I usually tend to make a few small trips during the week, though, because I’m not a huge fan of the really big hauls. Mine always end up being super random, too… which reminds me — I need paper towels.
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  3. says

    I almost HAD to upgrade my phone when I dropped my iPhone 5c into the toilet about a month ago but for some reason, it didn’t get wrecked! I do my main grocery shopping on Wednesdays because all six kids are here every Thursday morning until Monday.
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  4. says

    Those blondies look positively gooey – trying to avoid the ‘m’ word 😉 – and I’m sure coconut chips would be great as a sub, too. Or maybe I’m just craving the chips right now.
    Sunday is never an option for grocery shopping because stores aren’t opened that day over here. I’m a completely random grocery shopper, though, making multiple smaller trips throughout the week. A big haul wouldn’t be possible without a car in anyway 🙂 .
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  5. says

    I just got back from Blend last night, and I am debating whether I need to go to the grocery store today. The Hubby picked me up bananas so I’m thinking I might be able to make it through the week. Perhaps I’ll even start to eat the stuff that’s been in my panty forever.

  6. says

    Those blondies look super good. I’ve actually never made normal blondies, let alone protein ones! I am not typically a protein powder girl either but have had a few that I like and now want to try Skoop!

  7. says

    I usually do my grocery shopping on saturday or sunday. Mostly sunday, but this past weekend was saturday because I am going out of town on Thursday and wanted to make sure I would go through all the food before then.

    That recipe sounds delish!
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