I made these last week for the Flamingo Pink Christmas party and they went down a healthy treat! Ok, maybe they weren't as exciting as the chocolate mud cake, but I know what I prefer to eat...
I've adapted this recipe from the Ascension Kitchen although I like mine bit better as it contains less molasses (or you can leave it out altogether) - being from a horsey background it just reminds me a bit too much of chaff, although its health benefits are pretty outstanding so if you don’t mind the taste, I highly recommend leaving it in. Anyway, here's my version - healthy, delicious and nutritious. Enjoy!
1/2 cup of coconut flour
3 tablespoons maple syrup
10 pitted medjool dates OR 6 pitted dates and 2 tbsp blackstrap molasses
2 tbsp LSA
2 tbsp of raw grated ginger (I like mine quite gingery so add less if you're not a huge fan)
2 cups almond meal
2 tsp cold pressed, organic coconut oil
2 scoops of Nuzest Vanilla or Plain protein powder
Add all the ingredients except the almond flour into a blender or food processor. Transfer to a bowl and add the almond flour and kneed together. It will be sticky! Place onto a board and roll out with a pin or press down with a wooden spoon. Make them about 2cms thick then, unless you’re really artistic (I’m not) get your cookie cutter involved.
You can now choose to put them in the dehydrator if you're lucky enough to own one, otherwise bake them on very low in the oven until they harden (about 20 mins but keep watch on them!) Otherwise feel free to eat them raw.
- Coconut flour is an excellent source of fiber to keep you regular
- Ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory and metabolism booster and is great for gastrointestinal distress as it calms a queasy tum
- maple syrup is a natural sugar containing essential minerals including manganese for energy production and antioxidants and zinc for reproduction
- molasses contains high amounts of iron and zinc for energy and reproduction and calcium for heart and bone health
- Medjool dates are a great natural sweetener and are high in fiber,
- LSA is full of heart and brain smart omega 3 fatty acids, antioxidants and is an anti-inflammatory
- almond meal contains manganese, magnesium, potassium and Vitamin E. Full of antioxidants and blood-sugar regulating as well as heart protective - an all round superfood!
- coconut oil promotes thermogenesis to help boost your metabolism and contains caprylic acid which is anti-bacterial and anti-fungal for gut and intestinal health
- Nuzest pea protein is the bomb for metabolism, energy and muscle repair as well as keeping you full. And it's delicious!
These recipes come from my Grandmother who is the love and inspiration of my life and hands down, the best cook in the whole world. Some recipes I've tweaked to make into a healthier version, others I've left for you to enjoy as a treat.