I always try to come up with healthier versions of sweet treats around Valentine’s Day as it is a big one for chocolate! My new found love for tahini is in sweet treats! It’s pretty tasty and way cheaper than nut butters. You can sub any nut or seed butter in this recipe with the same results. I added LeanFit protein for extra protein and VitaFiber to make it sugar free and a fiber boost! Recipe as follows:
Raspberry Tahini Cups
•¾ Cup dark chocolate chips or chopped chocolate
•1 tsp coconut oil
•4 Tbsp tahini
•1 Tbsp coconut oil
•2 Tbsp VitaFiber IMO syrup
•2 Tbsp LeanFit vanilla whey protein powder
•2 tsp Powdered raspberries* (Optional)
Yield 10 mini cups. I use a silicone liner but paper cups will work as well.
- Melt chocolate and coconut oil over double boiler until fully melted.
- Using a small spoon coat muffin cups on bottom and bring up edges using the back of the spoon, place in freezer to harden. Remove from freezer after about 10mins or until chocolate is hardened and add second coat of chocolate to walls of liners and place back in freezer.
- Start your filling by mashing all ingredients together until combined, if your mixture is a little hard, place bowl over warmed water (from double boiler) to melt the coconut oil and tahini together better.
- Remove cups from freezer and portion filling into each cup coming almost all the way to the top and then top each cup with remaining chocolate and spread until covered (sprinkle freeze dried raspberries on top if desired). Place back in freezer to harden.
- Store in fridge (2 weeks) or freezer (6-12 months).
*Note: To get powdered raspberries I took freeze dried raspberries and pulsed them in my coffee grinder until I got a fine powder. I used this to
stir in and sprinkle on top of cups. You can also stir in nuts or chocolate chips if desired.
With Valentine’s day coming up I decided to make these yummy raspberry gems. I’ve made a similar version to this before without protein powder but I love trying to create a healthy treat with an extra protein boost so I altered my old recipe and they turned out great! See the recipe below.
• ½ Cup old fashioned oats
• ½ Cup raw cashews
• ⅔ Cup Slightly thawed raspberries
• 1 Scoop (30g) LeanFit CompleteGreens protein powder
• 1 Tbsp Maple syrup
• 140g Dark Chocolate, chopped
• 1 Tbsp Coconut oil
Set raspberries out to thaw for about 15 minutes. In food processor add oats and cashews and process until little bits. Add protein powder, slightly thawed raspberries and maple syrup, process again until you get a paste like texture. Line a cookie sheet or flat surface with parchment paper and using a small cookie scoop or tablespoon portion out truffles onto parchment lined dish. Place in freezer to set for about 30 minutes. Combine your chocolate over double boiler and melt, stir in coconut oil until melted and remove from heat. Remove truffles from freezer, if needed roll slightly with hands to smooth out ball shape. Coat each truffle with chocolate and place back onto parchment lined dish, sprinkle with freeze dried fruit or chopped nuts if desired *see note. I used freeze dried pomegranate seeds chopped up. Drizzle with extra chocolate if desired. Can be stored in fridge or freezer (If storing in freezer, allow 20-30 minutes to thaw before serving). Yield 18 truffles.
*NOTE: If you would like to sprinkle with freeze dried fruit or nuts make sure as soon as you coat 1 truffle in chocolate sprinkle prepared topping onto chocolate before it hardens.
I have a super abundant amount of raspberries growing on my bush so I have to eat raspberries everyday! Nothing wrong with that cause I love them!
Today’s pancake recipes follows→
•1/2Cup spelt flour
•1 heaping scoop protein powder
•2tsp xylitol (or raw sugar of choice)
•1/2tsp baking powder
•1/2tsp ground cinnamon
•1tsp chia seeds
•2Tbsp chocolate chunks or chips
•1/4Cup plain greek yogurt
•1tsp pure vanilla extract
•1/2Cup almond milk
Mix dry then whisk in wet. Preheat pan and grease. Spoon mixture into pan and cook 1-2min per side. I topped with greek yogurt/raspberry mixture and extra chocolate chunks and fresh raspberries I picked straight from the bush! Enjoy ♡
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↓↓↓
•1Cup almond milk
•1tsp agave syrup
•1Tbsp cocao powder
•1Tbsp peanut butter
•1/4Cup chia seeds
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 ♡
I am so craving pancakes after 24 days of whole30 so I comprimised and came up with these puppies! I had this for my dinner♡ Recipe below↓
•1C Almond flour
•1Tbsp coconut flour
•1Tbsp maca powder (optional)
•1/2C unsweetened applesauce
•1/4C almond milk
•Coconut oil for pan
Combine all dry ingredients in bowl (use sieve for coconut flour). Mix wet ingredients in separate bowl and add to dry, mix until well incorporated. Heat pan with coconut oil over medium-low heat (if pan is too hot the cakes may stick and burn). Spoon 1/4C of batter into heated pan, flip once sides are dry and sturdy enough to flip and cook for another minute or two. Repeat with remaining batter, add more coconut oil if needed.
I used frozen berries, place berries in saucepan and cook over medium heat for 5-10min. That’s it. Start this before pancakes.
Serve pancakes and top with berry compote and extra fresh berries if desired ♡
Makes 8 small pancakes
Day 24 done … on the homestretch♡♥♡