HealthySweets

Yes! I gave into an extra serving of Vanilla Shakeology in the form of my Banana Jama Peanut Bama Pancakes! My own creation since I seriously caught the sweet tooth spirit after work this afternoon. I’m proud of myself for not buying a Hershey chocolate bar instead. This is much more filling and better for me. I was in sweet heaven you guys AND it only calls for 4 ingredients, which DON’T include carbs!!! Hallelujah! Yes God!

Ingredients: 1 large banana (it should yield about ⅓ - ½ cup, mashed), 2 eggs, ⅛ teaspoon baking powder (optional but recommended), 2 tablespoons Vanilla Shakeology or 1 packet (optional; you can also add a touch of vanilla extract)

Peanut Bama Syrup: Heat 3 tsp of natural peanut butter and 1 tsp of honey for 30 seconds in a microwave. Then drizzle!

Instructions: Place a medium skillet over medium heat on the stove. Let it heat up while you prepare the pancakes. It’s ready when water dropped into the pan sizzles. To prepare the pancakes, mash the banana well with a couple of forks. Add the eggs, baking powder, and protein powder (if using) and whisk until well combined. Spray the skillet with nonstick cooking spray before adding in 2-3 tablespoons of the pancake mixture (I used a sprayed metal ring to make mine so round – if you don’t want to bother, they’ll just be a little wonky shaped.) Let the pancakes cook for 25-30 seconds before flipping and letting the other side cook for the same amount of time. Remove to a plate and serve with nut butter, sugar-free syrup, butter, fruit, or whatever you’d like!

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Date bals…

I might have post earlier a recipe of this sweet delight. However, this time I really nailed it 😁.

The thing is that making healthy snacks is something I do for the past couple of months. It’s something new for me to, something I want to experiment with. I love the taste of new combinations. The sweet and bitter taste of dates and raw cacao for instance. It’s funny that now and days dates are consumed more often and considered as a heathy snack. Back in the days, when I was a little girl, my grandfather always bought dates. Every single day he picked up a bucket full of dates along with many other dried fruit and nuts and gave that to me and my sister. That’s like 20 years ago, back in Iran. My native country. Where I am borne but nut raised.

So what I really want is to create a balance between my native culture and the western modern food culture. Hopefully with this sweet delights I can bring you back to that summer night somewhere in the Middle East.

For now try to bring that in your kitchen.
Ingredients
10 medium size dates
Hand full of goji berries (soaked in water)
Hand full of walnuts
2-3 tsp coconut pounder
2-3 tsp cacao snips
Raw cacao powder / coconut powder

Method
You need a blender for this recipe. Blend first the walnuts, crush them. Add the dates one by one to the nuts while the blender is running. Add the goji berries and cacao snips.
Make sure you get a good mix of all the ingredients.

Make balls with your hand palms. Role them in cacao powder or coconut powder. Let rest in the fridge.
Have them with a good cup of tea.

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