This little guy is such a healthy sweet treat to have when you’re craving sugar. But, it does take a couple of hours to set so plan ahead chocolate lovers! The dark chocolate hardens when mixing with the other ingredients and creates a nice crunchy-ish textures and the raspberry and a slight tartness which really compliments the chocolate (check me out sounding like a food critic…)
Hello my lovely readers! I decided to share this recipe with you to celebrate the fact that I have reached 20,000 views on this website! I started this blog in Oct 2014 and it is now June 2015. In the space of 8 months I have had 20,000 views which averages 2,500 views per month (very cool!!). Continue reading
Lunchtimes can be really tough when trying to eat healthy. Often we don’t have much time in the mornings to prepare something. Also, many fitness blogs might suggest brown rice, veg and chicken for lunch; great, but if you work somewhere where there is no microwave…not so great.
I love BLT sandwiches, well sans the tomato, so really just a BL. Sandwiches can be a great meal for lunch as they are easy to prepare and travel well.
Prepackaged supermarket sandwiches can be high in fat, salt and often sugar too. Ready made BLT’s start at 450kcal, some even as high as 600kcal- for some, that’s half your calorie allowance for the day!
So I decided to make my own version that tots up to be only 363kcal
This is my healthy, clean, wheat and gluten free granola recipe.
This was super easy to make and incredibly yummy- such a great snack on its own, eaten as cereal or served with a smoothie bowl.
So, you will need:
2tbsp of coconut oil
125ml maple syrup
2tbsp of honey
1tsp vanilla extract
50g sunflower seeds
50g pumpkin seeds
100g dried berries (I used cranberries and apricots)
50g desiccated coconut
1. Heat the oven to 150C
2. In a bowl mix all the ingredients except the dried fruit and coconut.
3. Line a baking tray with grease roof paper or baking parchment and spread the mixture out onto evenly.
4. Heat in the oven for 15mins
5. Remove from the oven and in a bowl mix all the ingredients together (including the dried fruit and coconut)
6. Return to the baking tray (spreading evenly) and cook for a further 10mins
7. Remove and allow to cool
Store in an airtight container. It will last ages- or not that long if you’re as greedy as me!