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Have your cake and eat it too!

It’d be easy to think that sweet treats and healthy living don’t mix, but luckily that just isn’t the case. With a few healthy tweaks, there’s no reason you can’t still satisfy your sweet tooth, guilt-free. Below, The Craft Company have created 3 delicious recipes, each based on a different fitness regime

Brazillionaire’s Shortbread Recipe for Runners – Serves 12

Ingredients: 75g oats, 75g ground almonds, 75g dark chocolate, 35g coconut oil, 1 1/2 tbsp honey, 70g brazil nut butter.

Method:

Put your oats into a blender or food processor and blend them until they’re a similar consistency to flour

Add your ground almonds and honey to your ground oats and blend again. Add 1 tbsp of water and continue to mix until clumps start to form

Press your mixture into a greaseproof paper-lined baking tin and pop it in
the freezer

For the next layer, melt 35g of coconut oil and mix it with the brazil nut butter. Spread this mixture on top of your almond and oat layer, before putting the tray back in the freezer

Break up your dark chocolate and melt it in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water, along with the rest of your coconut oil. Once it’s fully melted, take it off the heat, and leave it to cool for a couple of minutes. Spread your chocolate mixture over your brazil nut layer and put it back into the freezer for about an hour.

Protein Peanut Butter Cups  Recipe for Bodybuilders – Serves 12

Ingredients: ½ tin of chickpeas, ¼ cup of almond milk, 120g smooth peanut butter, 1 scoop of protein powder (vanilla-flavoured), 1 drop of vanilla essence, 175g dark chocolate.

Method:

Place muffin cases in a tin and leave to one side

Blend together your chickpeas and almond milk

In a mixing bowl, combine your peanut butter and protein powder, mixing until smooth

Add vanilla essence

Blend the combined ingredients

Break up your dark chocolate and melt it together with your coconut oil in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water

Once melted, put a teaspoon of your chocolate mixture into your muffin liners, then pop it in the freezer to cool

Once the chocolate has hardened (around 15-20 minutes), put a teaspoon of your peanut butter and protein powder mixture on top of each chocolate base. Add the rest of your chocolate mixture on top before putting the tray back in the freezer to set (another 15-20 minutes).

Avocado Chocolate Mousse  Recipe for Yogis – Serves 8

Ingredients: 1 large, ripe avocados, ¼ cup of almond milk, 50g chia seeds, 50g cacao powder, 3 tbsp honey, 1 tsp vanilla extract.

Method:

Peel your avocado, removing the pip and place in a blender or food processor and blend until you have a smooth mixture

Add 50g of Chia Seeds and ¼ cup of almond milk

Add your cacao powder, honey and vanilla extract and blend again until everything is combined

Put your mixture into 8 small glasses and put them into the freezer to cool for at least an hour before serving.

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