This kickin’ hot chocolate recipe is just what you need to heat you up before you head out into the cold winter weather.
This recipe may sound strange at first but the combo of chilli and chocolate go so well together and lots of people enjoy it, it’s quite common in Mexico to add dark chocolate to homemade chilli, so give it a go and enjoy the warmth to counteract any dull winter weather.
Anyone fancy healthy, flourless blondies? Did I mention that they’re made mostly of beans?
As they’re made with white beans to give them bulk you don’t need flour and it makes them higher in fibre and protein but also lower in calories than your typical blondies. I’ve also added some turmeric which not only helps with colour but adds some anti inflammatory goodness too.
These are also fairly light and because of their decent protein, fibre and healthy fat content they make a good pre-workout snack for anyone who may be heading to the gym after work but hasn’t eaten in a while.
What are you waiting for, tuck in!
There isn’t temptation in these brownies but “hemp“tation due to the hemp based protein powder and hemp seed topping!
These are now one of my all time favourite brownies. they’re so fudgey, soft, and moist with a rich chocolate flavour but also filled with fibre and good fats PLUS there’s also some sneaky avocado in there too-win!!
Put that pumpkin flesh to good use this Halloween when all the carving is done.
This easy to make, naturally sweetened, nutritious, pumpkin pie spiced banana bread is such a great treat to whip up for the Halloween evening time meaning you get some proper food into you before indulging in some treats.
Tip: You can use precooked canned pumpkin or squash if you want to make this at another time but don’t have any pumpkin-win!
For other pumpkin/squash recipes to use your leftovers in check out my:
–spiced squash loaf cake
–cashew butter squash flapjacks
–mini pecan pumpkin pies
The other day I really fancied making my nicecream (frozen banana icecream) a bit more indulgent and was also craving one of my cricket flour protein Sensbars, the peanut butter cinnamon is my favourite because of the taste and slightly crumbly texture which reminds me a little bit of a cookie, so I decided to crumble some of it through my nicecream to get a “cookie dough” effect and it was amazing!
Sens have also kindly given me a code to share with followers for 10% off any of their products and delivery is free, so try them out now as the code is only valid for 30 days (from 24th Aug). Code: DONTFRIG10
Bonus: I’m always trying to sneak veg into my meals where you won’t recognise it and this recipe worked a treat as there’s cauliflower in there but it’s mixed with such dominant flavours that you seriously can’t even tell it’s there (try it once and you’ll see).
There is also the option of making a salted caramel drizzle too if you have tahini (easily found in the world section of the supermarket) which contrasts really well with the sweet banana and rich protein bar.
I’m aware that the flours I tend to use (spelt, coconut etc) can be hard for some people to find, so I purposely sourced and created this flourless recipe using oats and ground almonds instead, both of which are wholesome foods that I bought from Asda and Poundland. The other ingredients can also be bought practically anywhere at super cheap prices which goes to show that you can make a healthier snack that doesn’t cost the earth.
What’s even better is that they’re only sweetened with a small amount of fresh fruit and cinnamon which makes these a great type of cookie to get your kiddleywinks cooking and a good way to allow taste buds to adjust to a milder, natural sweetness. I know some fussy eaters may not dive into them right away so just leave them on a plate close by and within a few minutes they’ll eventually be eaten!