Food for thought (well, mainly for belly)
Something that I don’t talk about often enough on here is the food I shove into my gob, which is odd seeing as food is what fuels me whilst attending all of these classes. Rather fortuitously, a couple of weeks ago I met possibly the most happy person on the planet- Dione. She breezed into the Project HB networking night and lit up the table with her enthusiasm about pretty much everything- it was delightful nattering to her, and she has even kindly educated me about this little gem of a place!
Anyway- Dione’s big passion in life is FOOD, something I am severely lacking the knowledge of if it isn’t in the ready meal section. And better than that- Dione promised to send along some sweet treat recipes. And not just any old recipes either- the best kind of recipes- those that are naughty, but not-too-naughty (so, the kind that contain the words “raw, or “superfood”. And the kind that you convince yourself you can eat 10 of because they aren’t technically cake.).
Here for your kitchen preparing pleasure are two of Dione’s favourites that won’t equal two hours of burpees to feel virtuous again! Get baking/scoffing!
Superfood Peanut Butter Cups
1 tbsp Chia Seeds
½ cup Shredded Coconut
1 cup Rolled Oats
2 tbsp Manuka honey
1 tsp Maca Powder
2 tbsp Coconut oil
½ cup Peanut butter (crunchy)
- Get a large bowl and mix together the dry ingredients (maca powder, chia seeds, shredded coconut, rolled oats). Add the wet ingredients (Manuka honey, peanut butter and coconut oil) and mix together.
- Take out a muffin tray and place a spoonful of the mixture in each of the muffin cups/cupcake holders. Place in the freezer until hardened (should only take minutes).
- Melt the dark chocolate over a double boiler and spread it over the top of the hardened Peanut butter cup. Finish off with a walnut in the centre of each cup whilst the dark chocolate is still warm.
- Pop this back into the freezer to harden, then snack on as frequently as you wish without feeling guilty!!
Raw Millionaire’s Shortbread (Makes 9 slices. Try not to eat all 9 at once)
- 1 cup almonds (or you can use walnuts)
- 1 cup dried dates
- 3 tbsp melted coconut oil
- 3 tbsp of peanut butter (or any other nut butter)
- 3 tbsp of maca powder
- 3 tbsp manuka honey
- 1 block of dark chocolate
- Line an 8×8 pan with some cling film. To make the base layer process the walnuts / almonds in a food processor until they are broken down into small pieces. Add the dates and process until the mixture begins to clump together.
- Transfer this mixture into the lined pan and press it down evenly. Pop into the fridge to chill while you make the caramel layer.
- In a small bowl combine all ingredients for the caramel and mix well until a smooth paste is formed. Spread the caramel on top of the base layer and pop back into the fridge to harden.
- Next make your chocolate by melting the dark chocolate in a double boiler. Once the caramel has firmed, top with the chocolate and return back to the fridge. When the chocolate is set remove it from the pan and slice into 9 squares, enjoy!
Dione- you are officially a Hot B*tch!