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Super snacks – My healthy Banana split using homemade almond butter

One of the hardest things when you are trying to be healthy is cutting out naughty treats. You think that nothing can satisfy the craving you have right now unless its high in calories, carbs and sugar and low in any kind of nutrition. Well I have certainly found something that feels like a naughty treat but is actually super duper go for you – yay!!!

So When you get a little peckish don’t reach for the biscuits go make on of my super snacks – My healthy Banana split using homemade almond butter is absolutely deeeeelish, and packed with vitamin E, omega 3 and 1 of your 5 a day.

As you can guess it’s pretty simple to make so there are no excuses…

  • Slice you banana in half
  • Spread on your homemade almond butter (or store bought if you prefer)
  • Sprinkle on some granola (mine is also homemade) and I also used cocoa nibs

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If you missed my blog on how to make homemade raw healthy almond butter check it out here – it’s super easy all you need is Almonds, a blender, spatula and an oven to roast those babies. Oh and a cute jar ;-)

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Blueberry Cheesecake Protein Pancakes (wheat and gluten free)

Blueberry Cheesecake Protein Pancakes

How tasty do my Blueberry Cheesecake Protein Pancakes look :-P

They are choka-block with protein and anti-oxidant rich blueberries – the perfect breakfast, yummy snack or even healthy dessert. And they are pretty easy to make, all you will need is…

  • 1 scoop/2tbsp plain or vanilla protein powder
  • Handful of fresh blueberries
  • 3 eggs whites
  • 2tbsp Cream cheese (I used Philadelphia)
  • 1tbsp honey or agave (I used Manuka honey)
  • Coconut oil for frying (if you don’t have it any other oils will do)

Blueberry Cheesecake Protein PancakesPut all your ingredients into your mixing bowl and blend together. Easy Peasy. Now heat up your oil in your frying pan then lower your temperature to a medium heat. I roughly used 1tbsp amounts to make my pancakes as I like them a little smaller so I can stack them.

Blueberry Cheesecake Protein Pancakes

When you put the batter into the pan make sure you spread it out (I use the back of a fork) so that the pancakes are thin enough to cook through but thick enough to flip over. I keep watching my pancakes for about 3 mins then flip over really carefully. At first you make get them falling apart a little but when you have more practise this flip perfectly :)

I got 8 medium pancakes (enough for two very hungry people) from this recipe and garished them with more blueberries, flaxseed, chia seeds and a berry puree.

Enjoy xoxo

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How to make raw healthy homemade Almond butter

Hey everyone,

I’ve started doing more research into nutrition and way I can start making my baking more healthy. One thing I love to use are nut butters so the first one I’m going to show you How to make raw healthy homemade Almond butter.

Here is a few very good reasons why you need to make some Almond butter asap peeps:

  • Among nuts, almonds are the most nutritionally dense. This means that for every calorie you consume, you get more vitamins and minerals than from any other nut. Move over, peanut butter!
  • One tablespoon contains as much protein as you get from the same quantity of meat. It’s also an excellent source of fibre, which helps digestion and nourishes tissues.
  • Just one teaspoon contains more than 25% of your daily requirement of Vitamin E, which protects you from oxidative damage and is great for hair, skin and nails.
  • It’s full of omega 3 fatty acids, essential for maintaining metabolic and heart health. It also maintains blood sugar, thereby reducing your risk of getting diabetes and almonds are known to reduce bad cholesterol (LDL) and control blood pressure.

So now you wanna know how to make this shizzle right??? It’s really easy…

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  • Roast 1-3cups of raw almonds (organic is possible) for 15-20mins – you will begin to smell that gorgeous rich comforting smell
  • Transfer your roasted almonds to your blender
  • You will need a spatula and your patience for this bit – Blend for 1-2 mins scrap down the sides and get the larger chunks out of the corners if they are stuck. Repeat for approx 10-15mins until you have a smooth butter

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  • I used 1 1/2 cups of almonds and it filled a small glass jar (approx 50g or around 100ml I reckon)

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  • You can add a pinch of salt to taste – but I opted to add a tbsp of Manuka honey as I have a sweet tooth

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I’m going to experiment with more nuts and seeds so I will be back soon with more super healthy yummy recipes for you :)

xoxo

 

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