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
Recipe for healthy protein balls with peanut paste

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
Healthy, easy, sweet choocolate brownie recipe

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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