FIVE DELICIOUS YET HEALTHY HOLIDAY TREATS I LOVE

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Indulgence doesn’t have to be a bad thing. These healthy sweets are the perfect guilt-free treats for the festive season.

Angela’s festive protein truffles
Orange, nutmeg, cinnamon and dates… it doesn’t get much more festive than this delicious combo.  Whether you want to satisfy your own sweet tooth or treat your friends I find Angela Merrie’s festive protein truffles are a great go to.

Peanut butter slice
When you need to contribute to a festive spread you can’t go past this peanut butter slice. It tastes great and it’s relatively healthy – so your friends and family are sure to love it.

Base

  • A scoop of LSA power blend with cacao and maca
  • A scoop of raw cacao powder
  • ½ a scoop of chocolate protein powder (optional)
  • A handful of raw macadamia and cashew nuts

Blend together with coconut oil, allow to set in the fridge.

Middle

Once the base has set, spread a generous amount of peanut butter over the top and put it in the freezer for another 30 minutes.

Top

  • A scoop of raw cacao powder
  • A big scoop of blueberries
  • ½ a scoop LSA power blend with cacao and maca

 

Blend together using coconut oil, allow to go quite soft and spread over base/peanut butter. Set in freezer for a couple of hours then enjoy!

Peanut butter (or almond butter) bliss balls
I can’t get enough of these bliss balls. They are the ideal mid afternoon snack – perfect for curbing cravings and helping keep my energy levels up.

  • A scoop of raw cacao powder
  • A scoop of chocolate protein powder
  • A scoop of chia seeds
  • A handful of raw almonds
  • A big dessert spoon of peanut butter or almond butter
  • Add some blueberries or dates if you want some extra flavor

Blend all the ingredients together with a little coconut oil, shape into balls and chill. If you’re a coconut fan and you want to make them look a little more festive, sprinkle some coconut on the outside before you pop them in the fridge.

Protein frozen yogurt
This one’s super easy to make! Simply take one cup of coconut yogurt (you can go for plain or your favorite flavor – mine’s chocolate) and mix it with a scoop of protein powder. Then pop it in the freezer to set. Wait about an hour and then indulge in a deliciously creamy dessert.

Chia seed pudding
Chia seeds are high in fiber, protein and antioxidants – and when you make them into a creamy pudding they can be indulgent and delicious too. I often start the day off with this sweet treat.

  • 1 cup chia seeds
  • 2 cups of either almond milk or coconut water – I prefer almond milk (at the moment I go for either chocolate macadamia or spiced vanilla)
  • 1 teaspoon of honey (optional)

Mix together and pop in the fridge to set overnight. Before you eat, add any toppings you like, I love raw cocoa nibs, fresh fruit, coconut yoghurt and nuts.

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