Choc Protein Balls
▪️ These are a healthy and delicious high fat treat and nutrient packed clean treat will taste better than any naughty treat guaranteed 👌🏼 I usually have one with a hot cup of tea and nothing beats it! This recipe I came up with doesn’t have exact measurements and I go by texture and feel of the mixture. I’ve tried to gauge approximate measurements for anyone attempting to make them. You can use any healthy chocolate flavoured protein powder in these, I get mine from my local health food store, it has no artificial sweeteners in it. ▪️
The base is made up of: equal parts almond meal and chocolate protein powder, approximately 3/4 cup.
1/2 cup cacao powder
3/4 cup semi crushed nuts of choice. I generally use macadamias and slithered almonds and I zap them in food processor for a couple of seconds only
2 tablespoons of linseeds
2 tablespoons cacao nibs
1/2 cup goji berries
2-3 tablespoons puffed chia seeds
1 1/4 cup Medjool dates, pitted and put into food processor until blended into a paste
3 tablespoons of coconut oil
Add all the ingredients into a bowl starting with the dry ingredients and adding the nuts, then wet ingredients lastly. Mix with hands (gets a bit dirty) as it gives you a great indication of texture! Add in a little more of each dry ingredient of mixture is too wet, or a few more dates and coconut oil if it’s a little dry.
Roll into balls of whatever size you prefer and then roll them in desiccated coconut. Put in fridge for a good couple of hours. I store mine in the freezer though as I like them cold and hard but it’s personal taste!
▪️ This recipe is my own creation. It is gluten free, as the protein powder I use has no gluten in it. It would all depend on the protein powder used as to whether or not these would be gluten free as everything else is fine!
Banana Blueberry and Macadamia Loaf
▪️ This was the first baking recipe I created myself, I managed to get the ratios and quantities spot on and the loaf turned out with perfect texture, so moist and flavourful! 👌🏼 This recipe is refined sugar free like many things I cook, and is also gluten free for those wondering. Once again a clean treat packed full of good fats.
4 very ripe mashed lady finger bananas
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon of both honey and maple syrup (a good quality one)
3 tablespoons coconut oil
1/2 heaped cup coconut flour
1 teaspoon bicarbonate
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon dutch cinnamon
1/4 cup activated crushed macadamias
1/2 cup blueberries
After mashing bananas in a bowl, add in all the ingredients and mix thoroughly. Add a little more coconut flour if mixture is too wet, however be very sparing as it’s very absorbent and will make the mixture dry if you’re not careful! I probably added a tablespoon into this recipe at the end. I’ve made this a few times and I find the wetness of the mixture varies depends on the size of the bananas you use as they can vary. So keep a tiny bit of extra coconut flour handy.
Once the texture is right, fold in half a cup of blueberries. Pour mixture into a lined loaf tin and put in the oven at 180 degrees for 40-45 mins.