Today, for my Fitness Friday segment on my YouTube channel, I shared a video showing you guys 3 super simple, no baking involved snack recipes to help BOOST you METABOLISM! These delicious little treats are packed with amazing ingredients that will help nourish your body and get you metabolism working for you!
I wanted to leave the recipes here as well so you guys could have them in an easy to read form, in addition to the actual video. Hope this helps!
Healthy "Nutella" Spread
1/2 cup hazelnut butter or 1 cup if whole hazelnuts
1 15-ounce can of black beans, drained and rinsed
4 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp butter or coconut oil (plus 1 tbsp if using whole hazelnuts)
4 tbsp raw honey
2 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of sea salt
If using whole hazelnuts, finely chop them in a food processor.
Mix hazelnuts (butter or chopped), black beans, cocoa powder, butter or coconut oil, honey, vanilla extract and salt in a food processor.
That's it! Easy-Peasy! Store in a fridge for up to 3 weeks in an air tight container to avoid drying out.
Oat and Date Protein Bites
1/2 cup peanut or other nut butter
1/2 cup finely chopped, bitten dates (about 6-8)
1/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats
2 tbsp chia seeds
2 tbsp protein powder (of choice - vanilla or chocolate)
1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tbsp coconut oil
In a bowl, stir all the ingredients together until well combined. Use a spoon or mini ice cream scoop to scoop out small amounts. Use your hand to roll into circles or (trick) you can use a mini muffin pan for the shape.
Aaaaandd you're done! Enjoy them and refrigerate the leftovers!
No Bake Chocolate Almond Bars
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup almond butter (I used peanut butter in the video)
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped almonds
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1 cup rolled oats
In a saucepan, heat the honey, coconut oil, nut butter, sea salt, vanilla extract and cinnamon over low heat until it all melts together.
Combine the chopped almonds, chopped walnuts, dark chocolate chips, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, cranberries and rolled oats in a bowl.
Stir the wet (heated) and dry ingredients together until combined. Spread into a greased pan and press into the pan. Refrigerate until hardened. Cut into bar shapes and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Eat up, love bugs!