ROASTED ALMOND & COCONUT COCAO ENERGY BALLS

It’s TREAT TIME!

Although, I should probably rephrase; It’s GUILT FREE TREAT TIME!

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If you’re anything like myself, and 90% of the rest of the world when it comes to the love you might have for chocolate, then you should totally try this recipe, especially if you’re on the health waggon and like to keep your calorie intake on the down low (literally).

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • 1 cup almonds
  • 20 pitted medjool dates
  • 3 table spoons of cocao powder (I used Cadbury cocoa powder)
  • 2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil
  • 50g grated 80% dark chocolate (I used Lindt)
  • 2 tablespoons of desiccated coconut
  • 2 tablespoons water

WHAT TO DO:

Before we get started, preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Lay your cup of almonds out on a baking tray and bake for 10 minutes, once your oven is ready.

After your almonds have been roasted, place in a blender/ NutriBullet and blits until you appear to have almond flour. Pour flour into a mixing bowl.

Place medjool dates in your blender and blend with 2 tablespoons water. Add the remaining ingredients and blitz. Scoop your mixture into the mixing bowl with the almond flour. Melt the coconut oil and add to the mixture. Mix and fold by hand to make a beautiful chunky mix of chocolatey goodness! The consistency should be thick.

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Grab about a tablespoon (rough amount) of the mixture, squeeze the mixture tightly before rolling into a ball.  You should have enough to make about 20 energy balls. Once you have used all the mixture, refrigerate for an hour to all the balls to set.

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And it’s THAT EASY! All that’s left to do is serve and enjoy!

Until next time,

Mycaila-Jade

xxx

Baked Annabel Apples

It’s that time again!!! Time for a new breakfast recipe, after all, such meals tend to make rolling out of bed a bit easier and somewhat more exciting! How could it not when food is involved??

Oh just look at Annabel!!!

Oh just look at Annabel!!!

Get your inner Jill Jiving and join me in making my Baked Annabel Apples. The below ingredients are fit to serve one Ravenous Raven!!

What you’ll need:

  • An Adventurous Apple
  • 1/2 cup raw rolled oats
  • Two tasty Strawberries
  • A shot of coconut cream
  • A handful of Anonymous Almonds
  • 1 Bubbly Banana
  • A sprinkle of cinnamon
Our fabulous ingredients, of course!

Our fabulous ingredients, of course! Family photo!

Cooking steps:

Cut your Adventurous Apple into small edible sized pieces. Once you have mastered that, plonk them in a bowl and pop them in the microwave for 2 – 3 minutes.

Once the sounds and explosions of those similar to WW11 have come to a life altering hault, bravely open your microwave and check if your apple is cooked. If not, you’ve CLEARLY chosen one far too adventurous for a morning meal. Pop back into the microwave for an extra minute until your apple pieces are soft and steamy.

After that, add your shot of coconut cream and ½ cup of raw rolled oats to your cooked apple.

Baked apple, raw rolled oats and a shot of coconut cream all looking beautiful!

Baked apple, raw rolled oats and a shot of coconut cream all looking beautiful!

 

Cut your Bubbly Banana and Two Tasty Strawberries into small pieces and add to your bowls concoction.Lastly, add your handful of Anonymous Almonds and finish off with a sprinkle of cinnamon to taste.

Sweet Strawberries, one Boisterous Banana and a few Anonymous Almonds posing for pictures!

Sweet Strawberries, one Boisterous Banana and a few Anonymous Almonds posing for pictures!

Grab a spoon, some coffee and enjoy your very own Baked Annabel Apple.

Mycaila-Jade

xxx