No Bake Raw Banoffee Bites

After making my last batch of raw millionaire bites it made me think how nice they would taste with some banana. So I adapted the recipe and sure enough another perfect treat that consists of four different layers that melt into each other. Not only are these little beauties rich and smooth in taste but they are healthy too. Packed with nutrients, vitamins and minerals that help provide energy, anti inflammatory, reduces the risk of anaemia and boosts the immune system – to name but a few.

Bananas do contain sugars but these are natural occurring sugars A medium banana contains around 14 grams of sugar but they are also filled with nutrients that your body needs for good health, including fibre, potassium and B vitamins.

These bites are perfectly balanced out with a smooth melt in your mouth cashew base, topped with the sweet banana and the gooey date and cacao that adds in a depth of richness.

No Bake Raw Banoffee Bites

No baking required, these bites are super easy to make and can be stored in the freezer for up to a month.

Ingredients

  • 300 grams Medjool dates
  • 3 tbsp Organic peanut butter
  • 2 Bananas
  • 300 grams Raw Cashews
  • 4 heaped tbsp Raw Cacao Powder
  • Coconut Oil
  • Agave or honey

Instructions

Base

  1. Ground the cashew together with 2 tbsp of coconut oil, until its crumbly

  2. Place into the bottom of a 9x9 tin/silicone.

    Press down firmly and put into the freezer to set

Centre

  1. Mash together the bananas and place on top of the frozen cashew base. 

    Place back in the freezer to set

  2. Blend together the dates and peanut butter with 2-3 tbsp of coconut oil until it is a smooth caramel like texture. Add in a couple of tbsp of honey or agave nectar and mix well.

  3. Take the base out of the freezer and add on the date mixture. Press down with the back of a spoon and smooth over.

    Place back into the freezer to set (about half an hour)

Topping

  1. In a saucepan on the hob place the cacao powder, 5 heaped tbsp of coconut oil and 2 tbsp agave or honey

  2. Melt together until runny. Mix well
  3. Take the base back out of the freezer and top with the cacao mixture
  4. Place back into the freezer to set

  5. Once all set and the chocolate has hardened, take out of the freezer and leave for about 10 minutes then cut into bite size pieces. 

  6. Store them in the freezer for when you fancy a treat

Give them a go and let us know how you get on

 

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No bake Protein Balls

My eldest boy is currently into eating healthy and his fitness. He swims 3 times a week and runs twice, as well as participating in other activities. He is very active. He has been asking about making up some protein balls for snacks. Looking through recipes online we came up with this one.

Protein is needed to repair the muscle after a workout and helps build the muscle back.

These no bake protein balls are ideal for any active person but also make a healthy snack for children packed full of goodness. They are so easy to make even the children can make them. Store them in the fridge or make up a big batch and freeze them until needed.

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Ingredients: 

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  • 1 cup of dry oats
  • 1/2 cup of ground flaxseed
  • 4 tbsp cup of pure honey
  • 1tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 3-4 heaped tbsp smooth peanut butter (i used no added sugar)
  • 1tbsp chia seeds
  • 3 tbsp chopped chocolate drops
  • 2 walnuts, chopped into tiny pieces
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds

Method:

Place all of the ingredients into a bowl and mix together

DSC_3893-optGet your hands into the mixture and tickle it with your fingers.

If the mixture is too wet, add some of the dry ingredient. If it is too dry, add some more honey.

Once all of the ingredients are combined well together place the bowl into the fridge for 30 minutes.

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Mould them to the size of a walnut and place back in the fridge ready to eat. Don’t be put off with how they look, they may look like something that you would hang out in your garden for the birds to eat but they taste amazing. The texture is soft but with a crunch. They are soft and smooth

You could roll your balls into coconut flakes, oats, sesame seeds or nuts once done.

Add them into children’s pack lunch, give them to your children after school for a snack before dinner time or eat them after a workout.

Hope you like them 🙂

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