Posts Tagged ‘Dessert’

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My Protein Mocha Coconut Power Bliss Balls

My Protein Powder Mocha Coconut Power Bliss Balls

Wow! That’s a mouthful trying to say that title isn’t! Luckily these mocha coconut power bliss balls act as the perfect gob stopper 😛

My Protein sent me some fantastic samples and I have been thinking of different ways to use them other than the obvious protein shake mix up. So I’ve used the My Protein Impact Whey Protein Powder in Mocha flavour to make this bliss balls. The first thing I want to point out is that I don’t like coffee and I don’t really like coconut and I can’t get enough of these! I actually had to put them in the freezer so I had to make a conscious effort to take them and sit there and wait for them to thaw before eating them so it took away my ability to grab and snack! 😛

So here’s the My Protein Mocha Coconut Power Bliss Balls recipe! It gets a little bit oily and messy when rolling them into balls so be prepared for mess!

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Paleo Coconut Bounty Truffles

Paleo coconut bounty truffles

Everyone needs a sweet treat every now and again and oh man are these insanely delicious!!!

Now I’m the first person to admit that a bounty bar is the last chocolate I would ever want to buy in the supermarket, but these are immense and thankfully I know how to make them otherwise I would spend a fortune on buying them!

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp creamed coconut
  • 1 1/2 cup stevia
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • 60g cacao butter
  • 50g cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp agave nectar

Method:

  1. Beat together the butter, vanilla extract and creamed coconut.
  2. Slowly start adding in the stevia
  3. And finally start adding in the coconut flakes until everything is well blended
  4. Put some parchment paper on a baking sheet
  5. Take a tbsp size piece of the mixture, roll in to a ball and put on the parchment paper
  6. Chill for about 1 hour
  7. Before you take the coconut balls out of the fridge melt the cacao butter (bain-marie), once the butter has melted add in the cacao powder and then finally add in the agave nectar to sweeten.
  8. Remove the chocolate from the pan and allow it to thicken a bit (this is important otherwise it makes it a bit harder to cover the truffles!)
  9. The final step is to dip the coconut truffles in the cacao mix so it is evenly coated. Put on a fresh piece of parchment paper covered baking sheet,  and then pop back in the fridge to chill and harden.
  10. See how many you can stick in your mouth in one go! 😛

Love Roo xx

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Cacao & Agave Chia Pod

cacao agave chia pod

 

I’ve been at it again! I’ve made another flavour chia pod to add to my list! Can’t wait to keep adding some more! This one is by far my favourite!

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp agave nectar
  • 1 tsp cacao powder

Method:

  • Mix all ingredients together in a small kilner jar or ramekin dish
  • Make sure the cacao powder is really well blended, you may have to make a small folding action to get this to mix in well.
  • Pop in the fridge for the seeds to swell and for the mixture to chill overnight.

I’m going to keep adding recipes for these Chia pods, if anyone has any ingredient requests that they want me to experiment with add them in the comments and I will try and make something to tantalise your tastebuds 🙂

Love Roo xx

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Vanilla & Cinnamon Chia Pod

Vanilla and cinnamon chia pod

 

My current obsession is chia seeds, this wonderful superfood is really helping me to get lots of omega 3 in to my diet which I am missing because I dislike fish 🙁

To add some fun and variety I decided to make my very own chia pods to store in the fridge and I can grab them whenever I feel the need for something sweet to tickle my tastebuds!

Ingredients:

  • 2tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp cinnamon

Method:

  1. Add all of the ingredients together in a small kilner jar or ramekin dish
  2. Combine until well mixed and pop in the fridge overnight
  3. The chia seeds will swell in the liquid and will make it more gelatinous and yummy!

Doesn’t get any easier than that! I will be trying out plenty of other recipes version of this so watch this space for some more sweet treat inspiration!

Love Roo xx

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How to Make Raw Chocolate

cacao gingerbread men logo

If someone told me a year ago that I would be making my own chocolates and thinking it was easy I would have told them they were bonkers! Yet here I am making raw cacao chocolate and it is absolutely delicious even if I do say so myself! Read on to find out how I made (and ate!) my very own gingerbread man shaped army of cacao treats!

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Chickpea Cake

chickpea cake

 

Yes! You read that right this is a cake made out of chickpea! I have to admit when I heard about this I tried it with reservations but OMG! I could have gobbled this up 10 times over! It’s not paleo but it is healthy in the grand scheme of eating cake! There are minimal ingredients and it’s really quick and simple to make.

The texture was light and airy which I love, but also dangerous but it doesn’t fill you up so you could quite easily keep going back for more!! You can add whatever topping tickles your fancy, we added about 1/2 tbsp of lemon curd, but this would be equally as delicious with a red summer berries on top, or any fruits to add a bit of zesty zing to it! Either way it’s surprisingly scrumptious and I would thoroughly recommend it! My one piece of advice is don’t sniff the batter before you bake it, it’ll put you off but I promise once baked you won’t regret it!

 

Love Roo xx

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Chia seed and banana loaf

chia seed and banana loaf

 

My sister and I baked this and by that I mean my sister helped me to bake this!! I really wanted to try the recipe and share it but I really don’t like bananas so needed someone who would do the taste test for me!

This recipe was really easy to make and I am really proud of this one! Even though I dislike banana I was really tempted to give this a try as it smelled delicious and cinnamon-y! And once again this recipe is paleo and gluten free, packed with protein and omega 3. Which makes it a guilt free treat 🙂

 

Love Roo xx

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Carob – What is it and should I eat it?

If you ask anyone about carob they probably won’t have heard of it, however for us healthy foodie fitness freaks who consider our body as our temple and the only thing that should pass our lips are pure, raw and healthy foods then this is a saviour! Carob is a chocolate substitute and is often referred to as “healthy chocolate”.

Here’s the low down on carob; It’s native to the Mediterranean and the Middle East as the climate there is perfect for this to grow on trees. The carob pod can either be split open so you use the seeds or the pod itself can be ground to make carob powder, which is what is used as a direct substitute for cocoa powder (this can be used like for like in any recipe).

Carob Nutrients:

  • 80% protein
  • magnesium
  • calcium
  • iron
  • potassium
  • vitamins A, B , B2, B3, D
  • low in fat
  • high in fibre
  • caffeine free
  • PALEO FRIENDLY!!

Here’s a couple of recipes to get you started: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/blog/whole-story/advantages-carob

But if you don’t fancy baking anything and just want to try it before committing to buying a big bag of powder, why not try these carob candy bars out first:

CAROB

 

Love Roo xx

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Chia Seed Pudding Pot :)

I made these the other day and wanted to share them with you all! These are amazing for post workout nibbles because not only are they are packed with protein (check out all the info about the chia seed and find out what all of the fuss is about!), they are super delicious and you feel like you’re having a really naughty treat, but with each pot only having 120 calories you don’t need to fret about piling on the pounds! Now that’s my kind of pudding!! Oh and did I mention that it’s Paleo? This is checking all of my boxes fitfam folks!

So here’s how to make this delightful pot of happiness:

  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 1.5 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 scoop of protein powder (I used impact whey protein vanilla flavoured, but you could always add a bit of cinnamon or something else you like to your protein powder to add some flavour)
  • add a bit of chopped fruit or cacao to add some more flavour (but remember to add this on to the calorie intake if you’re counting!)
  • Whisk all of the ingredients together, you need to give it a bit of a beating because you want the chia seeds to not sink to the bottom and if you mix it well enough then the chia will soften and the mixture will turn into a more gel like substance
  • Pop your pots in the fridge (the longer the better), then once you’ve finished your workout crawl to the fridge and gobble up!

Love Roo xx

 

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