Monday, 21 March 2016

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Dark chocolate + peanut butter. Need I say anymore? My all-time favourite sweet and salty treat, made with no refined sugar, but still with all the amazing great taste. YES PLEASE!

Makes 10

For Peanut Butter layer:
10 tablespoons of Peanut Butter
1 tablespoon of Coconut Oil
Pinch of Salt

For Chocolate Layer:
160g of Dark Chocolate (70%)
2 tablespoons of Coconut Oil

10 small muffin cases
  1. First, heat the coconut oil in a microwave for 20 seconds. Add it to the peanut in a mixing bowl. Stir ingredients together and sprinkle with pinch of salt.
  2. Set out muffin cases unto a baking tray.
  3. Transfer a tablespoon of PB mixture into each muffin case and place into the freezer whilst you prepare the chocolate layer.
  4. Melt the chocolate and coconut oil together, either in a bowl over a saucepan of simmering boiling water, or carefully in a microwave. 
  5. Remove baking tray with muffin cases from the freezer. Scoop a tablespoon of chocolate unto each peanut butter cup. If there's any chocolate left, just fill up the cups, and place back in the freezer for an hour.
  6. They'll be ready to eat whenever you like after that! Just keep them stored in the freezer and remove 10 minutes before you plan to eat them. Once they've settled to  room temperature - enjoyyyy some guilt-free snacking!

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Smashed Chilli and Lemon Peas

What do you do when there's no avocado left?! Option 1.) cry and have a melt down. OR 2.) make smashed peas instead. The ultimate first world problem. I'll go with the latter - no one's got time to cry over avocados when peas can make an amazing alternative. They have a similar fibre content as our beloved avo yet double the protein.

1 cup of Frozen Peas
2 tablespoons of Lemon Juice
2 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 teaspoon of Chilli Flakes
Season to taste with salt and pepper

  1. Leave peas to thaw for an hour or microwave for 20 seconds. Both work equally well.
  2. Drain any water residue from the defrosted peas.
  3. Mash peas with fork and add in other ingredients. Mix together.
  4. Use as a topping on toast or in a big salad bowl.