Mission: Energy

With all the energy bar recipe talk over in Wales and tons of nuts left for processing I decided to go for an experiment on my own. I decided to throw together all thing I long for and must go. The final taste worked well. What did I end up using?

Heated up: coconut oil, maple syrup, chunky peanut butter and cacao butter.

Chopped: almonds and hazelnuts

Dry stuff mixed: blended hazelnut lefovers, blended almonds, blueberry chia seeds, raw cacao powder,coconut flakes, ground flaxseeds and cacao seeds

Spices: cinnamon, nutmeg and salt

I like to roll out my energy bar mix on wax paper with a rolling pin and put it in the fridge before cutting and packaging.

Energy balls – new recipe

I can’t believe how good these taste the day after making them, so I have to quickly write down the details.

I used 3 Medjool dates, 3-4 tbsp oatflakes, 3 tbsp ground flaxseeds, 3 tsps coconut flakes, 2 tsp sesame seeds, 2-3 tsp raw cacao powder, 2 tsp cacao nibs and 2-3 tsp cashew butter. I also poured a little bit of maple syrup on top so it sticks. Blended on pulse so its a nice chunky  consistency.

Rolled into tiny balls in the freezer for 30 minutes.

I then heated up some vegan chocolate bars to dip the frozen balls in. After melting the bars I added 1 tsp of coconut oil.  Sprinkled them with coconut flakes, cacao nibs or powder. There was not enough chocolate to cover all, but rolling them in raw  cacao powder did the trick.

I did store them at room temperature and they are wonderful! I guess I won’t have to worry about including more flaxseeds now.

Hooked on raw cacao

This shall help make up for the fat lost while running! I am so hooked on cacao nibs and raw cacao powder. Didn’t have nuts and used sesame and flaxseeds.

If you are in the mood for some more treats go to http://acookingpotandtwistedtales.com/2016/03/19/brunch-party-time-live-link-its-a-party where fabulous Jacqueline is hosting a virtual blogging brunch.

Chocolate cravings?

I think I found a new addiction: raw chocolate powder.

Mixed with dates, sesame/flaxseeds, nuts in a blender and maple syrup and coconut oil it makes energy balls – the energy bars will be done tomorrow after a night in the fridge.

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It also makes a fabulous hot chocolate if heated with coconut almond milk, vanilla, cinnamon and sweetener.

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Calories!!!

So I am slowly starting to think about strategies to keep my weight. I had stopped counting calories and just ate whenever I wanted. However my weight keeps going down and I want to keep a bit of reserve. So I have to start thinking about making sure I get enough.

I only want to track a day and get a better feeling for it. So … it’s simple: calories burned I got to eat. Now looking at thw numbers I do start to regret walking around in town and going for a run  …

So I improved the lime, flaxseed yoghurt by putting in as many calories as I could find that would taste good.

The result is an impressive yummie 865 kcal super drink.

Do you have any calorie bomb secrets that I could try?

 

Sweet and potato thingy

I started my day with miniature pizza for breakfast so where could this possibly end?

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Right! In a delicious carb loading oil dripping crunch party of course!

To make those things (sorry to lazy to google the right word) I graded then roughly blended 1 sweet potato and 4 russet potatoes. Drained the liquid and spice it up. Then I fried them in a pan with loads of olive oil.

Wish I had had the patience to make some applesauce with them, but they were gone before I could. All in all a good experimemt and I’ll definitely make them again – then with sauce promised.

Super quick vegan miniature pizza

I’ve been so lazy lately and making this almost daily …

I usually have whole wheat pittas in the freezer or can make/buy some and they are the base.

Switch on oven to 180°. Mix loads of tomato paste, some vegan parmesan (nutritional yeast, spices and blended cashews) and some sugar.

Wash spinach and mix with a little olive oil. Cut onions mix with oil. Assemble by cutting pittas in half, smear with tomato mix, put spinach loosely on top, decorate with onions and put in the oven for 10 minutes.

Vegan cheesecake drink

I am always excited to find a new taste and I get super excited if I find a sneaky way to integrate some superfoods into my planty life.

You can imagine how intrigued I was to learn about a dish that combined both from Tischcaylor! It combines lime, yoghurt and flaxseeds. Flaxseeds are amazing …

… and it works beautifully!

I used vegan yoghurt (therefore the consistency is more of a smoothie), 2 limes, sweetener and 4 tsps of flaxseeds.

Wonderful! I always was a cheesecake fan and this is a promising direction. I’ll definitely will experiment more with this.