My Favourite Indulgent, Easy, (But healthy) Recipes

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These are my go-to sweet snack recipes  which are easy to make and taste fantastic.

Everyone loves something sweet once in a while, and at my house, the healthier a snack is, the better.

Protein balls in white bowl
This peanut butter and chocolate protein ball recipe is both deliciously sweet and healthy.

No Bake Peanut Butter and Chocolate Protein Ball Recipe

Prep Time: 8 minutes

Refrigerate: 20 minutes

Moulding time: 10 minutes

Refrigerate: 10 minutes

1 Cup crunchy peanut butter (with as few ingredients as possible) – warm

60g low sugar protein powder

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup rolled oats

pinch of salt

2 tbsp chocolate chips

Method: Mix all ingredients except chocolate chips together well with a wooden spoon and possibly a fork – it will be tough at first, so ensure peanut butter is warm and water is also warm. It will quickly even out  and ingredients will mix.

Do not use a blender as the crunch will be taken out. 

  • When mix is stirred, fully refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  • Take out and using a small ice cream scoop, scoop out balls of mixture and roll into smooth balls.

– Refrigerate and keep up to 1 week. Can also be frozen in airtight container.

Chocolate Brownies to die for

Chocolate brownies
This chocolate brownie recipe is a healthy way to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Prep time: 12 min 

Cook time: 20-25 minutes

Gluten free, grain free, dairy free 

Preheat oven to 170°C

Ingredients:

  • 3tbsp cocoa powder (high quality)
  • 1 1/4 cup dark chocolate (high quality and low sugar)
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 1 tsp dark cacao powder (extra to above)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup crushed walnuts  

(Melt together dark chocolate & extra virgin olive oil, allow to cool)

Method:

  • Add melted chocolate to combined mix of dry ingredients and stir well
  • Pour into square baking tin  
  • Cook 25-30 min
  • Allow to cool
  • Cut into squares and serve with rich cream or warm with ice cream
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Renae Leith-Manos

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Renae Leith-Manos travels the world writing (www.renaesworld.com.au). She has had a colourful media career as a journalist in many magazines and newspapers, and spends her time writing, consulting to new businesses, running, doing yoga, swimming & cycling.
She's likes healthy eating, but thinks chocolate cake is just as important as kale chips.
She spends most weekends hanging out with her gorgeous twins.

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