New ways of approaching food and cooking
In need of a sweet treat that won’t set you on a guilt trip? This recipe, created by award winning TV Chef and Nutritionist, Christine Bailey, on behalf of Mindful Bites, is for a fudge is so scrummy you’ll find it hard to believe it’s so healthy. Rich in protein and essential fats with no added sugar this makes a wonderful treat or healthy post workout snack.
The addition of the superfood, Baobob, gives this fudge a sensational citrus tang and plenty of vitamin C for animmune and beauty boost.
Vitamin C is crucial for the production of collagen which is an
essential protein for healthy skin, bones and hair.
Makes 20 pieces
Suitable for Vegetarians, Suitable for Vegans, Gluten Free
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Chilling Time: 3 hours
Storage: Keep in the fridge for up to 1 week. Freeze for up to 1 month.
Chocolate Cashew & Baobab Fudge
- 200g cashew nuts
- 200g pecans
- 1tsp baobab powder
- 200g dairy free, sugar free chocolate chips
- 75g cashew nut butter
- 150g pitted soft dates
1. In a high speed blender grind up the nuts in batches until really fine. Place in a bowl with
the baobab powder.
2. Put the chocolate chips in a small saucepan with the nut butter and melt over a low heat.
3. Place the dates in a blender with the melted chocolate mixture and process to form a stiff
4. Add the chocolate paste to the ground nuts and combine thoroughly using your hands to
make sure it is completely mixed. It should form a soft dough.
5. Place the mixture into a lined 20cm / 8-inch shallow square tin and press down firmly.
6. Chill for 3-4 hours until firm. Cut into chunks to serve.
Who doesn’t love Banana Bread? This recipe, created by Christine Bailey, an award winning TV Chef and Nutritionist on behalf of Mindful Bites, is for a perfectly nutritious gluten-free bread to kick start your day. Packed with fibre, healthy fats and protein to energise you through the whole morning. Using Mindful Bites Almond & Maca Nut Butter, this is the perfect way to give your morning a healthy sustained energy kick.
Maca is a well known adrenal adaptogen helping the body cope with our daily stresses. Almonds are a good source of magnesium, manganese, iron and B vitamins which are all essential for energy production. Sweetened with bananas rather than sugar or syrups this will some become a family favourite.
For a special treat why not add a handful of chocolate chips to the mix before cooking.
Gluten free, Dairy Free, Vegetarian
Makes 1 x 2lb loaf / Serves 10
Banana Almond Maca Bread
- 4 ripe bananas, medium
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 60g coconut oil softened
- 1tbsp lemon juice
- 125g Mindful Bites Almond & Maca Nut Butter
- 30g coconut flour
- 75g gluten free porridge oats
- 1tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 2tsp baking powder
- 1tbsp ground cinnamon
- 50g dairy free chocolate chips, optional
1. Preheat the oven to 180C, gas mark 4.
2. Grease and line a 2lb loaf tin with baking parchment
3. Place the first five ingredients in a food processor and beat well until smooth. Add the
remaining ingredients and process to form a smooth batter. If you want to at this point, stir
in some chocolate chips or handful of dried fruit or mixed seeds.
4. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and smooth the surface.
5. Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes until golden brown and when a skewer is inserted
into the middle it comes out clean
6. Remove from the oven and allow to sit for 5-10 minutes before turning out on to a wire
7. Cool then slice and serve.