Saturday, 25 May 2013

Hazelnut Chocolate Truffles!

Chocolate is my guilty pleasure and i adore truffles. These are quick(ish) and easy to make and far better value for money and healthier than buying them.


-100g dark chocolate (atleast 70% cocoa),
-1 tbsp honey,
-2 tbsp strong coffee,
chopped hazelnuts to roll them in.


1. Melt the chocolate, i did mine in my microwave but be careful you don't burn it!
2. Stir in the honey and coffee slowly, it will start to thicken and seem like it's not mixing properly but just keep going, it will soon turn glossy.
3. Put it in the fridge for 15-30 mins until it is nearly hard. Then remove it from the fridge.
4. Get a teaspoon and scoop out a small ball of chocolate and roll it into a truffle shape.
5. Roll the truffles in the hazelnuts and place in a jar and store in the fridge.
6. Enjoyyy :)

Of course you can use alternatives but they won't be as healthy. You can use whatever chocolate you want and sub the hazelnuts for cocoa powder if you don't like nuts. If you use milk chocolate with the hazelnuts they make a great gift and taste like Ferrero Rocher!


Monday, 20 May 2013

USN Pure Protein Individual Packs!

Just a quick post today but i wanted to share these individual packs of protein powder i found in Tesco! 

They are the USN Pure Protein and i am so glad i found them! They are in such a handy individual portion so if its towards the end of the month, you run out of protein powder and can't afford to pay £30,£40,£50+ on a whole tub of powder, a few of these will tide you over! It probably isn't as cheap in the long run but if you're desperate i think they're the perfect solution!  

They are also BIG portions (56g) so i usually get 2 or more portions out of one sachet, especially when i only need 1/2 scoop for a certain recipe! Bargain! I have actually just been buying these as i don't use them everyday, just occasionally and mainly for recipes.

These taste great, i got the Strawberry which I'm not usually a fan of but its all they had left, boo :( They are low in sugar and carbs and high in protein which is just what i look for. They don't taste too artificial either which is why i liked the strawberry more than i thought. I mixed it with unsweetened almond milk for a post workout milkshake and it was so good! Not overly sweet.

Have you tried these? Whats your favourite protein powder?

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

No bake chocolate protein cookies!

1/2 cup peanut butter,
3/4 cup almond milk,
3 cup of rolled oats,
1tbsp baking cocoa,
1.5 scoops chocolate protein powder,
1 tbsp honey, 
2 squares 80% dark chocolate, crumbled.

Mix everything together!
Form into cookies shapes on a lined baking sheet.
Place in the freezer for 30 mins.

PS. I did cook mine for 10 mins to melt the chocolate which is why they look dark, but that is the protein powder they aren't burnt! ;) They were yummiest raw/not baked!!

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