3 Guilt-Free Treats For Winter

3 Guilt-Free Treats For Winter

The Biting Truth share three delicious and guilt-free treats for you to enjoy this winter.  

 

Why is it that when winter hits, our cravings for our favourite foods go through the roof? Whether it’s the mid-afternoon munchies or post-dinner couch cravings, comfort foods like chocolate and ice cream are what we desire. To help keep you on check with your wellbeing goals without having to forgo your favourite indulgences, Alex and Anna from The Biting Truth share three of their tasty, guilt-free treats. (Caution: It will be hard to limit yourself to just the one serve).

RAW CHOCOLATE BROWNIES

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Serves: 20
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutesIngredients
20 pitter medijol dates
1 ½ cups walnuts, ground
1 cup almonds, ground
1 cup raw cacao powder
¼ cup raw cacao nibs (you can also use dark chocolate)
2 tablespoons of coconut oil
1 teaspoon of chia seeds
1 teaspoon of cinnamonFor those with allergies or intolerances this recipe is gluten free
Method
1. Blend the walnuts and almonds in a food processor until fine. Add the dates and cacao powder and blend until combined.
2. Melt the coconut oil so the oil is in liquid form
3. In a bowl combined this mixture with oil, cacao nibs, chia seeds and cinnamon. Stir until combined.
4. Pour the mixture into a pan lined with baking paper. Press down until the mixture is evenly spread.
5. Chill in the fridge for approximately 30 minutes and cut into squares. Enjoy!

STRAWBERRY, BANANA AND COCONUT MUFFINS

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Serves: 10
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutesIngredients
6 free-range egg whites
½ cup of your preferred oil
1 cup almond meal
¼ cup maple syrup
1 cup self raising wholemeal flour
1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
4 strawberries
2 medium bananas
1 tsp chia seeds
⅓ cup dessicated coconut
Method
1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Lightly grease muffin tins and line with baking paper.
2. Mash one of the bananas in a small bowl.
3. Whisk the egg whites in a bowl and add oil, almond meal, maple syrup, mashed banana, flour and cinnamon4. Whisk together until well combined.
5. Divide the mixture evenly into the tin and top with sliced strawberry, banana and coconut.
6. Bake for around 30 minutes and stand for 5 minutes prior to serving.

CHOCOLATE BEETROOT CAKE

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 Serves: 12
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 2 hours 25 minutesIngredients
200g raw beetroot
250g good quality dark chocolate
100g shredded coconut
220mL olive oil (or half olive half coconut oil)
3 tbsp water
3 eggs
80g almonds, ground
40g hazelnuts, ground
½ cup caster sugar
1 tsp salt
200g self raising wholemeal flour
3 tbsp cocoa powder
 
Method
1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
2. Wrap beetroots in foil and heat in oven for approx 90 minutes to soften.
3. Separate the egg whites, placing the whites into a large clean mixing bowl and yolks in another bowl.
4. In a food processor (or vitamix) add nuts, 2 tablespoons coco powder and shredded coconut and mix on high speed until well blended.5. Transfer to bowl and add egg yolks, preferred oil, sugar, salt and vanilla extract, plus a tablespoon or two of warm water and mix together with an electric beater.
6. Allow beetroot to cool, then peel and roughly chop the beetroot. Add to food processor and puree.
7. Melt chocolate on stove using a heatproof bowl over pot of boiling water
8. Using an electric beater, whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
9. Add pureed beetroot and melted chocolate to nut mixture and stir with electric beater, shift in flour (or almond meal).
10.Using a spatula, fold a quarter of the egg whites into mixture to loosen it and then fold in rest (try not to over mix).
11. Pour mixture in spring form pan lined with baking paper and butter the sides.
12. Pop in oven and bake for approx. 55 minutes.
13. Allow cake to cool and then drizzle melted chocolate over and top with strawberries and blueberries!

 

Photo Credits: The Biting Truth

AnnaAlex copyAbout the Authors
Alex and Anna, co-founders of The Biting Truth, aim to empower individuals to achieve optimal health and wellbeing through good nutrition. The girls are apostles of the mantra that all foods form part of a balanced diet – that ‘balance’ varies from person to person, and their role is to help you get that balance right. For daily posts of recipes and fresh produce head to The Biting Truth or follow them on Instagram @thebitingtruth.

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