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Little ball of yum

Peanut butter, chocolate and grated coconut, all combined in one delicious ball. Need we say more?

This recipe is golden to have at hand when your sweet tooth kicks in. Or when you want to put together a delicious dessert in no time.

Ingredients
2,5 dl peanut butter
4 tsp. syrup
1-3 tsp. coconut flour (in case your peanut butter isn’t thick enough)
1/5 a plate dark chocolate (vegan if preferred)
½ tsp coconut oil
Grated coconut
A dash of sea salt

Instructions
Start by mixing the peanut butter and syrup until thickened. If you need to you can add coconut flour to thicken it even more. Then add a dash of sea salt, while melting the chocolate and coconut oil on low heat. When it is ready, roll the mass into small balls and by using a fork, dip them into the chocolate. Then let them drop off and place on a dish and sprinkle some grated coconut over them before putting them in the freezer for about 10 minutes.


By: Henriette Danielsen / Photo cred: thehealthyhunterblog.com /Recipe inspired by: Elledecoration.se

Baking Recipes

Cookies are always a good idea

On these especially bleak Mondays of winter, we suggest whipping up a batch of cookies for yourself, or someone you love.

We all love cookies, right? So why not start the week with something you love? And cookies don’t necessarily mean tons of sugar, there are other options out there, made in no time! Like these ones, that we came across on Deliciously Ella´s blog.

Ingredients
1,5 cups of almonds
1 cup of dates (about 12 dates)
1 tbsp. chia seeds
3 tbsp. unsweetened almond milk
Dark chocolate (vegan if preferred) and/or raisins

Instructions
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. While the oven is heated, simply add all the ingredients in a blender and mix. Then mix in pieces of dark chocolate and/or raisins. When ready roll small balls and add them to baking sheet and squish them down to cookies. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes. Happy Monday!


By: Henriette Danielsen / Illustrative photo: Pinterest / Recipe: Deliciouslyella.com 

Baking Recipes Snacks

Two-in-one snack edition

From no-bake energy bites to healthy mini peanut butter pies! 

These healthy no-bake energy bites, packed with superfood, are the perfect healthy snack to enjoy anytime of the day. Top them with a delicious vegan peanut butter mousse and you can turn them into some yummy and healthy mini peanut butter pies.

For the energy bites:

Ingredients (makes 8)
1 cup old-fashioned oats
½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
½ cup ground flax seed
1 tbsp chia seeds
½ cup peanut butter (or almond butter)
⅓ cup honey (or agave, or maple syrup)
½ cup mini chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions
Stir all the ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed. If too gooey, add some more oatmeal, if too dry, add some water. Cover and let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour. Once chilled, shape into patties, using a stainless-steel measurement cup (¼ cup size), or simply roll into small balls if easier. Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.

For the vegan peanut butter mousse:

Ingredients
1 can full-fat coconut milk
4 tbsp natural creamy peanut butter
2 tbsp maple syrup

Instructions
Chill coconut milk overnight. When ready to use, remove the lid and scoop out the solid cream from the top into a chilled bowl (reserve the liquid part for a smoothie recipe for example). Using a mixer, beat until creamed together, about one minute. Add peanut butter and maple syrup, and stir until well combined. Transfer into a piping bag and pipe onto each energy bite. Chill for at least one hour before serving. Reserve leftovers in a covered container in the fridge. Will keep for up to 1 week.


By: Delphine Fortin,  Author and food blogger behind Del’s Cooking Twist. Find original recipe here! 

Nutrition Smoothies/Juices

Pink power

Whenever you need a colorful uplifter! 

On the go, quickly need a snack or just feeling lazy? Here’s your saviour; a pink power smoothie! Healthy snacks don’t have to be complicated. Let’s do this!

Ingredients
1 banana
1 dl frozen raspberries
2 dl soyghurt (sugarfree)
A splash of oatmilk

Instructions
Simply mix it all together, serve in a gorgeous jar or just turn the blender up side down and chug it all down if you’re feeling lazy (happens at my place a whole lot). Enjoy!


By: Nutritionist Clara Mo

Nutrition Snacks

Chocolate banana peanut butter bites

We can’t seem to get enough of easy and yummy chocolate recipes and this time we want to introduce you toooo… drum roll please! Chocolate banana peanut butter bites!

Yes, your mouth is supposed to water right now and yes, you should head by the store on your way home later today. Because this is a weekend snack you don’t want to miss.

Ingredients
Banana
Peanut butter
Dark chocolate

Instructions
Slice the banana and spread some peanut butter between two slices. Then melt the dark chocolate over a water bath and dip the banana and peanut butter bites in the chocolate. When you’re ready, put the bites in the freezer for about 20-30 minutes. Take out right before you serve, since they melt quickly.


By: Henriette Danielsen / Photo cred

Desserts Snacks

Homemade Nutella balls in matter of minutes

These Nutella balls are a lifesaver when you don’t have much time on your hands! They are made in matter of minutes and require only four ingredients. Give them a try; they’re delicious.

Ingredients
1cup hazelnuts
4tbsp raw cacao
3tbsp agave syrup (or maple syrup)
Water

Instructions
Roast the hazelnuts in the oven for 8-10 minutes, 180 degrees. Let them cool before you mix them in a blender until completely pulverized. Place the pulverized nuts into a bowl and add the other ingredients. Use a hand blender and add water until you find the consistency where you can roll them into balls. You can eat these right away, but I find them much nicer if they have been chilled for around one hour first.


By: Henriette Danielsen / Photo cred

Nutrition Snacks

Raw Christmas bites

Christmas is just around the corner and we all know what that means, loooots of mingle events where you will be offered a lot of the classic Christmas sweets. We would like to share a recipe you could serve your friends/colleagues, when it’s your turn to host. It will only take you 10 mins to make these delicious Christmas bites.

Ingredients (8-10 bites)
3 tbsp. Hazelnut butter (you can also use peanut or almond butter)
1 tbsp. coconut oil (melted)
50 g dark chocolate (or vegan)
A pinch of sea salt

Instructions
Use a bowl and combine the melted coconut oil with hazelnut butter and put in the freezer for a couple of minutes. Melt the dark chocolate in a sauce pan and set aside to cool. When the nut/coco mixture have set use a teaspoon and make round bites. Dip them in the melted chocolate and add a pinch of salt. Put them on a plate and let them set in the freezer again before serving with a cup of coffee or gluwine.


By: Linnéa Nilsson / Photo cred: Whatever’s left 

Nutrition

Homemade vegan mayo

Why buy mayo which contains several ingredients you have no clue what is when you, easily, can make your own?

Mayonnaise is thick and creamy, and goes perfectly with bread, bagels, potatoes and fries! And the homemade version is glorious compared to the jarred stuff! Have fun and happy eating!

Ingredients
120g silken tofu
1 tsp. Dijon mustard (or the mustard you prefer)
1 tbsp. lemon juice (or use 50/50 lime)
40 ml olive oil
50 ml vegetable oil
A pinch of sea salt

Instructions
Use a blender and add the tofu, mustard, lemon juice and salt. Mix until all ingredients have been combined and you have a creamy and smooth texture. Use a clean bowl and whisk together the vegetable oil with the olive oil. Slowly drizzle the oil into the blender (while running) until it thickens. Finally season with additional salt (or minced garlic or lemon juice). Use an airtight container and store in the fridge (for a few days). Enjoy!


By: Linnéa Nilsson / Photo cred: Cloistered Away

Nutrition Snacks

The ultimate snack guide

Nothing beats snacks in the food department if you ask me, and I for one love to eat snacks before dinner! Why save the best for last?

So, for all you other snack-lovers out there; here is a mini guide to some very yummy options!

Chocolate bark
An all-time favorite; Simply melt dark chocolate on low heat, add whatever you like (my favorite is goji berries and chopped hazelnuts) and place the mixture on a lined baking paper and put it in the freezer for about 20-30 minutes.   

Frozen grapes
Rinse the grapes before placing them in a bag or on a platter and put in the freezer. Once they are frozen they are ready to be enjoyed. It’s as simple as that.

Happiness is… always having the next snacks prepared

Spiced orange
Slice an orange into mouthful pieces and top with cinnamon. The combination is divine and will make your taste buds go crazy!

Banana chocolate
Chop a banana into pieces and stick onto a toothpick, before dipping it in melted, dark chocolate. Place on a platter and let it stand in the refrigerator for a short time so that the chocolate hardens. Or eat it while dipping into the chocolate, totally up to you.

Apple with topping
Cut an apple into desired pieces and top with peanut butter. That’s it, and it tastes magical!


By: Henriette Danielsen

Nutrition Snacks

Homemade raisins

Did you know that the majority of all raisins in the world are produced in California? However, have you ever thought of growing and producing your own or to buy organic grapes and then drying them yourself.

Check out our new recipe below and follow the easy steps. We’re sure this will really impress your friends at your next brekkie.

Ingredients
Seedless organic grapes (choose the ones you like the most)

Instructions
Start off by blanching the preferred amount of grapes (dropping them in boiling water for 30 sec). Place the bunch into a bowl of cold water and remove the grapes from the stems. Gently dry the grapes with a kitchen towel and spread onto a baking sheet. Heat the oven to 180C and let dry for approx. 18-24 hours (NB: turn after 12 h to prevent sticking). Remove them from the oven once they have a dark color and look a bit wrinkled. Let them cool off before sprinkling them on your brekkie bowl or serve as snacks.


By: Linnéa Nilsson / Pexels.com