Saturday, February 24, 2018

20--- Dark Chocolate, Almond, Coconut Rice Krispie Treats

It's been a while since I've posted a 20.

But this recipe was worth the wait.  If you're an Almond Joy fan, this will win your heart.  

Dark Chocolate, Almond, Coconut Rice Krispie Treats
Serves 8

1/4 cup coconut oil
2 1/2 Tbsp butter, divided
10 oz mini marshmallows
1 tsp pure coconut extract
5 1/2 cups crispy rice cereal
2 cups dark chocolate chips
1 tsp almond extract
1 cup sweetened shredded coconut, divided
1/2 cup sliced almonds

Prepare a 9x9 baking dish with baking spray.  

In a large saucepan melt coconut oil and 2 Tbsp butter over medium heat.  Add marshmallows and stir until melted (mostly), stir in coconut extract.  Stir in rice cereal and 1/3 cup shredded coconut and mix until evenly coated.

Press cereal mixture into the baking dish.

In a double boiler melt chocolate chips over boiling water.  Stir in remaining 1/2 Tbsp butter and almond extract and mix until smooth.  Pour mixture over rice cereal and spread evenly.  Immediately sprinkle on remaining shredded coconut and sliced almonds, pressing gently to incorporate into the chocolate. 

Allow to cool entirely before slicing into 8 rectangles and serving.  You may transfer them to the refrigerator to speed up the cooling process if needed.

Monday, February 5, 2018

80--- Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl

I consider myself the queen of leftovers.

Nothing goes to waste. 

This recipe should prove it.

Bake an extra sweet potato for dinner the night before and voila!  A high fiber, high protein, delicious breakfast is served. NO added sugars required!

Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl
Serves 1

6 oz cooked sweet potato (with skin)
8 oz nonfat plain Greek yogurt
2 Tbsp granola of your choice (the fewer added sugars the better)
1 Tbsp powdered peanut butter (PB2 or PBfit)
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Reheat the sweet potato in the microwave (45-60 seconds is sufficient).  Add sweet potato (with skin) to a large food processor and add 6 oz Greek yogurt and cinnamon.  Mix until a smooth puree is formed. Transfer mixture to a bowl, then top with remaining 2 oz Greek yogurt, granola, and powdered peanut butter.

Other topping options include sliced bananas, hemp seeds, chia seeds, or pumpkin seeds.


Nutrition info per 1 serving as pictured: 360 calories, 30 g protein, 3.5 g fat, 52 g carbohydrates, 7 g fiber, 270 mg sodium