Posts tagged Oats
Peanut Butter and Cacao Brownie

Chocolate and peanut butter are two foods that taste incredible when combined.  These decadent, chewy peanut butter and cacao brownies are the perfect guilt free comfort food. The peanut butter makes the brownie creamy and rich and the cacao nibs gives it a crunchy texture. This is such a simple recipe to follow and can be easily adapted by adding nuts, shredded coconut, dried fruit and white chocolate bits. I served my brownies with plain yogurt and they also taste great eaten on their own, they are moist so do not worry if you do not have yoghurt.

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Home made Granola

As a kid I used to love Cocoa Pops at breakfast time but now cringe at the thought of eating them.  They are full of refined sugar, artifical colours and preservatives.  Breakfast is supposed to be nutritious, set you up for the day - not make your blood sugar spike and then half an hour later fall asleep.

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Cacao Crackle

This recipe contains my two favorite foods - chocolate and coconut.  We have featured cacao and coconut oil in many of our blog posts so if you have been reading you will be aware of the health benefits of these super foods.  If not, have a read of this post about coconut oil and this post about cacao. All of the ingredients I have used in this recipe are what I had in my cupboard.

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Peanut Butter Protein Slice

On my way home from Uni yesterday I had a peanut butter craving, so got home, looked at what food was in the cupboard that I could possibly use to make some sort of peanut butter creation.  Keep it simple is one of my motto's - Make something substantial and somehow combine protein powder without making the whole thing taste like cardboard. The recipe can easily tweaked here and there to suit your own taste.  For example rice milk if you don't drink almond, honey if you don't like maple syrup and adding in stevia if you have a big sweet tooth.  Make it for yourself and let me know your thoughts.

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To soak or not to soak.

Breakfast kicks off the day by giving you energy and setting the stage for healthy food choices over the next 24 hours, and oats for breakfast increases the benefits even more.  You will find that by having oats for breakfast you are eating a healthier option than sugary processed breakfast cereals or toasted bread, which is made from refind flour. Because oats are a whole grain, they still have the grain intact, which includes the kernel and the outer layer of the seed that’s packed with fiber. 

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