Treat Yo Self!

Who doesn’t LOVE chocolate?! Ok, to be honest, I’ve actually met a few people who don’t like chocolate…can you imagine?! They are definitely missing out!

Usually eating chocolate or dessert is thought of as ‘unhealthy’ or ‘bad’. I’m here to disagree! 

I have always had a huge sweet tooth. Thankfully, throughout high school I played soccer and was very athletic, otherwise I would have blown up from all the junk food, chocolate ice cream, and anything else dessert-y that I ate!

Now that I don’t play soccer any more (and am quite a bit older), I have to be more conscious about what I eat. Don’t get me wrong! I still indulge in pastas, breads, desserts, etc. Just not 24/7 like I used to!

So, a few years ago I was browsing through Pinterest looking for a ‘healthy’ alternative for my sweet tooth. I came across this recipe that looked pretty good. I had all the ingredients (which is rare out here when it comes to ‘health’ ingredients), and thought I would give it a try.

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All the ingredients…so simple!

oh.my. goodness.

Im not one to brag about my baking skills (albeit, this recipe requires no baking), but when I took a bite of the finished product my mind was blown! You would never think that such few, simple ingredients could create some of the most decadent, luxurious truffles.

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Mixing the caramel sauce

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Chop the almonds

Click here for the original recipe! (Don’t let the title of the recipe scare you off!)

The only thing that really makes it ‘vegan’ is the non-dairy milk. But use whatever milk you want and it will still come out great! Almond milk, coconut milk (which I usually use), whole milk…etc.

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Add the (dark) cocoa powder and caramel sauce

The recipe calls for cocoa powder, but I prefer using Hersey’s Dark Powder for a richer flavor (also, I love dark chocolate!) I just use regular semi-sweet chocolate chips from Nestle (not vegan), but feel free to mix it up with white chocolate, Reese’s Peanut Butter Baking Chips, or whatever suits your taste bud needs!

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It gets a little messy but totally worth it!

I made a batch today and have a feeling they wont last too long!

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Cover in chocolate

 

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Sprinkle with a little sea salt before placing in freezer 

Once you take them our of the freezer indulge, let your mind be blown, and….

Treat Yo Self!

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Once they harden they are ready to eat!

Banana Pancakes

When searching for healthy pancake recipes online one day I came across this recipe for banana pancakes. It sounded interesting, but very healthy so I gave it a try. This is now my favorite Saturday morning breakfast. The ingredients are so simple you wont believe it: Eggs & Bananas. Seriously. Its so delicious!

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2-3 bananas

2 eggs

In a bowl smush the banana until smooth and not lumpy.

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Add the 2 eggs.

With a fork or whisk, whisk together the banana mush and eggs until smooth.

I usually add about 1-2 Tablespoons of cinnamon. But this is optional.

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In a frying pan melt 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil or butter (I use butter).

Using 1/4 cup measurments pour pancake batter in frying pan.

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cook until bottom side is brown or crispy looking then flip and cook the other side.

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Top with your choice of yummy toppings and enjoy!

I usually top mine with almond butter, natural organic honey (from my father-in-law), and fresh raspberries. So yummy!
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