Friday, 10 March 2017 17:48

Raw Brownie Batter Bites

I love love, love, chocolate.  These tasty little bites are loaded with chocolatey goodness and antioxidants from the raw cacao nibs.  The addition of a little sea salt makes them addictive and good for balancing your electrolytes too.  ;)

Soaking the almonds allows for easier digestibility, and it is also easier on your food processor.  The dates are soaked as well and the water is dumped off.  You can save it to use in another recipe if you wish.

 
I used peanut butter for the nut butter as that was all I had on hand, but any type of nut butter would work here.  I'm not so good at measuring, I just throw things together and taste along the way, so if you want more of something (like cocoa) then just add it.  My tbsps were heaping!
 
 
Raw Brownie Batter Bites
 
1 1/4 cup dates (soaked)
1/4 cup nut butter
1 cup almonds (soaked)
3 tbsp cocoa powder (heaping)
1/2 cup hemp seeds
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup oatmeal flakes
2-3 tbsp raw cacao nibs
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp sea salt (to taste)
 
Soak the dates and almonds for 2-3 hours to soften the dates and to begin to activate the enzymes in the almonds for better digestibility. 
 
In a food processor, start with dates and nuts and keep adding till all ingredients are combined.  Roll into bite size balls and store in an airtight container.
Place the airtight container in the bottom of the freezer behind frozen vegetables so your kids don't find them.
 
 
Published in Protein Bars & Bites
Thursday, 21 May 2015 13:15

Chocolate Power Muffins

These have quickly become a favourite at our house..... You be the judge!
 
1 cup spelt flour
1 1/4  cups quick oats
2 heaping tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp cinnamon or other spices  (add more to taste) 
2 scoops chocolate New Zealand whey protein powder 
1 tsp baking power
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 egg
1/4  cup of honey  
1 cup of applesauce  ( I have omitted and added an extra banana)
1 mashed banana 
1/2 cup of vanilla almond milk
2 tbsp of olive oil
1/2 cup of chocolate chips (optional) 
2 tbsp ground chia or flax seed  
 
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and fold together till mixed. 
Bake at 350 for approximately 20 minutes.
Published in Breakfast