Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Chia Pudding

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I am in love with chia seeds, I try to incorporate them into my meals as much as possible. Chia seeds are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, these fats are important for brain health. They are also a great sources of dietary fibre, adding these gems to your diet is an easy way to ensure you are getting a good dose of fibre. They have many more excellent benefits that I could go on but I know you all want the recipe so here it is↓↓↓

▶Ingredients:
•1Cup almond milk
•1tsp agave syrup
•1Tbsp cocao powder
•1Tbsp peanut butter
•1/4 banana
•1/4Cup chia seeds
•Frozen Raspberries

Directions:
Blend almond milk, agave, cocao, PB and banana until well combined. Pour over chia seeds in container with lid and shake up (can also stir), place in fridge for few hours or overnight. Blend raspberries with splash of water and layer with chia pudding. Enjoy ♡

Cranberry Loaf

Cranberries are my favourite this time of year.  I always make homemade cranberry sauce but wanted something different and what a better way to incorporate these tart berries into a loaf.

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Recipe as follows>

  • 1-½C spelt flour
  • 1/3C Xylitol or raw sugar of choice
  • 1/4C applesauce or 1 ripe banana smashed
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil melted
  • 3/4C milk of choice (I use u/s almond milk)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp salt (optional)
  • 1 egg
  • 1C Cranberries (I used fresh but frozen would work – blueberries would be yummy too)

Preheat oven to 350º. Mix all dry ingredients in one bowl and mix wet ingredients in a separate bowl. Add wet to dry ingredients until well incorporated, fold in berries.  Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

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If you would like you can use many alterations to this recipe instead of spelt flour you could use oat or whole wheat flour, any raw sugar will work or maple syrup/honey, you can switch up the berries, use a flax egg replacer to make it vegan, use any type of oil and your choice of milk.  Feel free to experiment!  Hope you enjoy, I sure did!

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Chocolate chunk Froyo

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Needed something chocolatey so decided to make some chocolate froyo,  recipe as follows. This recipe has an aquired taste and can be quite tart, please make sure you like the yogurt you are using.

▶Ingredients
•2 cups 0% greek yogurt
•1-1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
•1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp raw cocoa powder
•1/2 tsp xantham gum (optional)
•1 tbsp pure vanilla
•4-5 tbsp xylitol
•3 tbsp coconut palm sugar or raw brown sugar
•Optional items:
Dark chocolate, chocolate chips, dark chocolate kitkat, almond fudge

▶Directions:
Whisk yogurt and milk then add all other ingredients except optional items and whisk until smooth. Transfer to ice cream maker, once it starts to solidify add optional items as you like, I added 1 square of 85% dark chocolate chopped into chunks, 2 dark chocolate kitkat sticks chopped, handful of dark chocolate chips and 2 of my almond fudge squares chopped (see recipe in previous post). Store in freezer. If you don’t have an ice cream maker,  put mixture into freezer and stir every 45min for up to 4 hours, add optional items once it starts ti solidify. Enjoy!

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Blueberry, strawberry, banana Smoothie

Start the day off right with this refreshing smoothie!

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1-1/2 cup unsweet almond milk
1 cup frozen blueberries
5 fresh strawberries
1/2 frozen banana (or fresh)
2 tbsp peanut flour aka PB2 (can sub 1/2tbsp natural peanut butter)
1/4 tsp bee pollen (can sub 1 tsp honey)
1 tsp coconut milk powder (optional)
1 scoop glutamine (optional)

Blend all ingredients together until smooth.

Top it off with:
1 tsp chia seeds
1/2 tsp coconut
Pinch bee pollen
3 blueberries

Enjoy ♡

Chocolate Peanut Butter Froyo

Chocolate Peanut Butter Froyo

Chocolate Peanut Butter Froyo:

1-1/2C 0% Greek Yogurt
3 Tbsp natural peanut butter
2 Tbsp unsweet cocoa
1 Tbsp honey
1/2 cup unsweet almond milk (or milk of choice)

Blend all together with hand blender, pour into ice cream maker and use according to your maker. If you don’t have a ice cream maker than you can always put in freezer stirring every 45minutes or so (takes longer obviously). Serve soft or store in freezer.

Toppings are endless, here I have organic dark chocolate wafers chopped, 1/2 of one of my almond “fudge” bars chopped, walnuts, chopped 85% dark chocolate, natural and dark chocolate peanut butter melted and drizzled over top. Choose whatever toppings you like!
This was a submission for #FroyoWars