Alternative title: My sweet tooth has been throwing a right hissy fit recently to the point that the mere sight of carrot sticks makes me want to throw a major temper tantrum of my own.
“Is that chocolate?!” My brain shrieked.
“Is that chocolate?!” My sweet tooth shrieked.
“Yes it’s chocolate” I shrieked as the lid of the tub fell onto the counter-top, a light dusting of cocoa powder now covered just about every surface between my kitchen and the backside of the country. Happens every darned time!
“Get a spoon…Any spoon will do…” My brain yelled.
“Stuff the spoon, get a ladle! I don’t care if there is mushroom soup on it just get the ruddy ladle!” My sweet tooth yelled back.
I seriously need to separate those two…
My Almond Butter and Chia Seed Energy Bites lasted all of two days and while the human guinea pigs liked the taste of them I was left craving a chocolatey version. So after throwing a mini wobbler over the huge assortment of overly sweetened cocoa powders currently on sale I settled on a tub that had just one ingredient on the list and headed to the kitchen to make a mess.
No Bake! (No excuses folks…Easy as).
1 x cup of rolled oats
3 1/2 tbsp Almond Butter (I used Meridian again….I fear I have an obsession with this shit, damn you Meridian with your gorgeous crunchy almond goodness).
1 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder (I used Bournville…Because the tub didn’t have an ingredients list as long as my arm).
1 1/2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp Chia Seeds
Throw all the ingredients in a bowl and combine…
Roll the mix into balls…
Chill in the fridge for a few hours and enjoy!
I think the next time I make this mix I’ll add some cherry pieces to it…So folks, what are your favourite healthy snacks to snaffle pre-exercise? In fact, what are your favourite healthy sweet-tooth appeasing snacks?
PS – ‘Fortitude‘ Episode 6 folks…’Fortitude’ Episode 6.