Sunday, 2 September 2012

Homemade Protein Bars

Hubs and I put these protein bars together in just a few minutes...

1/2 cup peanut butter
4 scoops protein powder
3 cups of oats
Sprinkle of chia seeds
1 cup coconut milk

Literally all you do is mix everything in a large bowl, place in a lined baking tray and leave in the fridge overnight!

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Kale Crisps

Just a quick post about kale crisps...

I picked up 'Natural Health' magazine a couple of days ago and noticed a feature on kale crisps. I haven't seen any to buy in the Uk, but thought they'd be easy enough to bake.

Again, google was my friend and it turns out that they are the easiest thing in the world to make! I just put them in at the same time as the peanut butter cookies (160c/20 mins)

All you need is a handful of kale on a lined baking tray. Drizzle with olive oil and a sprinkle of salt - simples! :)

Hubby loved them and he's usually a kale hater! They taste a little like seaweed and make a great alternative to potato crisps :)

Flourless peanut butter cookies

I had a bit of an experimental bake this morning - basically because I had a massive peanut butter craving! :)

I googled 'Flourless peanut butter cookies' and just changed a few parts...

Preheat oven to 160c
Line a baking tray with parchment paper

1 cup peanut butter (I used smooth)
1 medium egg lightly mixed
1/4 cup agave nectar
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup rolled oats
1 tbsp coconut milk
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp protein powder

If I'm totally honest, I just shoved all the ingredients in together and whisked them up - I'm in one of those moods!

I put a tbsp of mixture onto the parchment paper at a time (approximately 12 cookies) and put them in for around 20 minutes.

To make them more dessert like, I put mine with yoomoo natural frozen yogurt, strawberries and agave nectar - yum! :)

Like I mentioned before, this was totally experimental, so play around with timings, ingredients etc!

Happy Baking!