Trying new things
I’ve started an exercise regimen… you read that right I’ve started exercising regularly (read kinda regularly)! I have to be honest it’s a struggle, but for me half the battle is just getting to the gym to begin with. I really am giving it a good try. Along with that I know that research shows that exercise is a lot more effective when eating healthier. Which is logical if you think about it. We want to put things in our bodies that are good fuel.
Everything in moderation
Now for me this does not mean sustaining on water and lettuce. Nor does it mean starting my day with a glass of kale pulp (yuck!) but it does mean that I try to put more thought into what I do eat. The hardest thing for me not to indulge in is definitely chocolate and whenever I can’t eat chocolate I immediately reach for the closest thing… Nutella. Don’t get me wrong I don’t think Nutella is good for you but in moderation I think it’s not the worst thing to be eating. Not a fan of chocolate? Why not try these peanut butter bites.
I therefore devised these chocolate bites as a good snack when the chocolate cravings hit. They contain more fiber and protein than a bar of chocolate would. Like almost everything I cook they are also deceptively simple to make. You need very little equipment and best of all no oven! Just don’t overindulge as they are still sweet and contain some added sugar. But hey…anything to make life a little sweeter right?
No-bake chocolate bites
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 5 digestive biscuits
- 3 tbsp. almond milk
- ½ cup Nutella
- 2 tsp Honey
- 1 tbsp. protein powder
- 2 tbsps cacao powder
- Crush the digestive biscuits into a fine crumb.
- Combine the oats, digestive biscuits and protein powder into a bowl and mix well.
- Add the almond milk, Nutella, honey and protein powder and mix well.
- Place the mixture in the fridge for 10-15 minutes to make it easier to roll.
- Roll the balls into bite-sized balls and then roll in cocoa powder. Chill for 30 minutes.