27. Frozen Cherry and Almond Cupcakes

🍁🍂 Day 27 and we are so close to the weekend I can almost smell it! When I have some extra time I like to experiment in the kitchen (shocker) and this is what I came up with last time. These pretty little things are the perfect balance of naughty and nice as the ingredients are healthy but they taste delicious 😇

What you will need (makes 6):
For the base
– 1/2 cup of peanut butter
– 1 1/4 cup of oats
– 4 tbsp melted coconut oil
– 1/4 cup maple syrup
– 1 tsp almond oil
For the topping
– 1 cup of pitted dark cherries (you can buy these frozen to save the pennies)
– 1 cup coconut milk
– 1 tbsp maple syrup
– 1 tbsp sifted icing sugar

Step 1
Mix all of the ingredients for the base together in a bowl. Add spoonfuls of the mixture to a cupcake baking tray (trying not to get carried away ‘taste testing’ the mixture). Pat the bases down into the holes until they are smooth.

Step 2
Use a blender or a food mixer to combine the topping ingredients together. Pour the smooth liquid over the bases.

Step 3
Place your tray into the freezer for at least 3 hours to set. Use a knife to poke the puds out when they have been out of the freezer for about 10 minutes to soften a little.

Nutritional spotlight-
* If you’re like me and you like to know what’s in your food, you will be happy to know that these minis are pretty healthy.
* Rewired isn’t going to count the calories in them for you as there are not enough to be worried about.
* The ingredients in these raw cakes have many health benefits and I will list just a few:
Peanut butter is a wonderful way to introduce good fats and proteins into your diet. You will be helping your heart, your body’s iron absorption, cell development and boosting your metabolism.
Coconut Milk is a great vegan alternative to dairy, rich in fibre and B vitamins.
Maple syrup is my favourite sweetener and it is unrefined and natural so far better for you than sugar or ‘stevia.’ It’s great for skin and digestive function and you maybe surprised to find that it is actually relatively high in calcium – amazing!

Happy creating!

Rewired 💕🌿

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No-Bake Nut Butter Bliss Balls

Happy Sunday peeps!

Today I’ve been experimenting in the kitchen trying to find the yummiest way to pack in some energy for training. Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been looking into making ‘bliss balls.’ They are a bit of a vegan fad at the moment but they do seem to make sense as an easy way to get your protein fix without feeling stodgy afterwards.

After  a few failed attempts in the flavour department, I have found a gorgeous combination of high protein ingredients that taste great too – Good enough to share in fact!

What you’ll need (makes 12 small balls/8 medium)…

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– 15 minutes of your precious time
– 100g of porridge oats
– 2 tbsp of chia seeds
– 1 tbsp of agave nectar
– 40 grams of dark chocolate
– 3 tbsp of nut butter
– 25 grams of ground almonds

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Step one
Chop your dark chocolate into tiny pieces (if you don’t already have chocolate chips).

Step two
Put all of your ingredients, minus the ground almonds, in a bowl and mix together using a wooden spoon, or if you like to get messy, your hands.

Step three
Take a ping pong ball sized dollop of the mixture and manipulate it into shape with your fingers.

Step four
Cover the balls with a dusting of ground almonds

Step five
Leave in the fridge to set for at least 10 minutes and there you have it  – it’s that easy!

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Nutritional Spotlight

*If you’re like me and like to know what’s in your food, you’ll be happy to know that these are healthy balls!

*Rewired encourages you to eat these as a part of a balanced diet and a regular exercise regimen.

*I can definitely tell you that the ingredients in these snacks have many benefits and I will list just a few:

Chia seeds are one of the greatest sources of energy around. Per 100g, they contain a whopping 486Kcals, 34.4g of fibre, 16.5g of protein and 30g of fat.

Nut butters are a wonderful way to introduce good fats and proteins into your diet. If you include nuts like almonds, cashews and hazelnuts, you will be helping your heart, your body’s iron absorption, cell development and boosting your metabolism.

Dark chocolate contains antioxidants and may also lower blood pressure as well as the risk of CVD (cardiovascular disease).

Happy creating!

Rewired 💕🌿

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