So this time last year I was fit (like super duper fit) and healthy. Right now I'm... less so. I'm still fairly fit, but over the last 6 months or so I've put on a bit of weight and am feeling pretty blergh as a result. And so its time to get back on the good food and exercise wagon! And along those lines I thought I'd share some yummy recipes - who says healthy food can't be delicious??
Beginner’s Luck Green SmoothieIngredients
2 cups spinach, fresh (tightly packed)
2 cups water
1 cup mango
1 cup pineapple (I didn't have pineapple so I used nectarine, different but gooood)
Chewy Choc Chip Cookies
8 medjool dates
1/2 cup almond meal
1/4 cup cocoa nibs (so... I didn't have these so I used dark choc chips)
Blitz all ingredients in a high powered blender or food processor. Roll into 8 balls and flatten into cookies on an oven tray. Bake in a 140 degree celcius oven for 10 mins (for chewy cookies) or 15 mins (if you like em a bit crispier).
chocolate chickpea cookies and see if I could get them to be totally refined sugar free without ending up well... gross. And happily, I had success! In two formats!
Chocolate Chickpea Cookies
1 Can Chickpeas
1/2 Cup Almond Butter
8 Medjool Dates
2 Teaspoons Vanilla Paste
1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
2 1/2 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
1 Decent Scoop Chocolate Protein Powder
About a Tsp of Milk (or Soy or Almond Milk if you want to make them vegan)
A Good Handful of Dried Cranberries
More Medjool Dates!
Sugar Free Maple Syrup
Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Chop up the dates and mix them with a little hot water until a thick paste is made.
For the second variety, take large tablespoons of mixture and place them on lined baking trays and spread them a little to make them cookie shaped. Place half a medjool date in the middle of each cookie.