Is it food time again? Ooooh yes! Last time, I posted about my breakfast favorites (klick) and provided you with yummi recipes - the second part of my healthy food series is all about sweet little treats and snacks.
I am a really sweet person. Not literally, but I cannot function without the little help of sweet food - like chocolate uuuugh - every now and then. Okay okay, daily. Multiple times. Unfortunately, most of my beloved chocolate bars, cookies or cakes are anything but healthy... They contain a lot of bad ingredients: tons of sugar, fat and things I've never heard of (but which somehow remind me of these little experimental chemestry toy boxes for kids - yummi......). They taste great, though, and I guess we all agree to that point. However, even if you make your favorite treats at home, there's still a lot of sugar, fat and flour involved. Tasty, no doubt, but still not nourishing at all. A quick endorphine rush on sugar that fades as fast as it came is the conquence - then, you start to crave for more. Thanks food industry for making us all become addicts!
Nonetheless, there are good kinds of sweets! I found a couple of really good substitutes for several snacks, enlarging my list of recipes almost daily. The snacks in this post, I've all tried them myself. They are so easy to make - so there are no excuses to not give them a try too, everyone can do it.
I just love them! And I hope you will like them, too :)
I actually started to drool while writing this post, too, haha
Raw Brownies (vegan! raw!)
200g pitted dates (might soak in a bit of hot water to get more squishy), mashed
200g almind flour or shredded almonds
50g raw cocoa powder
a bit of desiccated coconut to sprinkle on top
> Mix all ingredients and put them into a squared box
> Sprikle some desiccated coconut on top.
> Optionally: put in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
> Leftovers (if there are any because they're sooo delicious haha) should be kept refrigerated to maintain the consistence.
> Enjoy without baking!
2 mashed bananas
1 cup oats
1 cup of whatever you like: raisins, chocolate chunks, coconut, shredded nuts...
> Mix everything and preheat the oven at 200°C.
> Use a tablespoon to form the cookies (diameter should be approx. 5cm) on a baking sheet. > Bake for about 15 minutes.
> Soooo delicious! I made them today and my whole apartment smells sooo good!
1 cup Chia seeds
2 cups almond/soymilk/vanilla soymilk/chocolate soymilk...
optional: 2 tbsp taw cocoa powder and/or 1 tsp sweetener like stevia
> Mix everything in a muesli bowl.
> Let soak in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
> I usually top my pudding with goji and fresh berries and/or cinnamon.
Light Portein Cheesecake
1 egg white
some berries, mandarines, cherries whatever you like (just like ~50g)
some sweetener (I used 1 tbsp Stevia)
optional: 30g protein powder
> Mix all ingredients, put in a bowl (that can be put into the oven)
> Bake for 30 min. at 160°C.