Almond Butter Chocolate Mousse

This recipe alone I feel is worth buying Clean Snacks for.

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1 14-ounce can full-fat coconut cream chilled

6 tablespoons smooth almond butter

3 tablespoons cocoa powder

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

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Open the can of chilled coconut cream and remove the solid cream layer on top.

Place solid cream layer in a large mixing bowl. Add the almond butter and cocoa power and vanilla extract.

Use a stick blender or hand mixer to mix everything into a smooth batter.

Refrigerate for 10 to 15 minutes to thicken.

This is the tastiest healthiest alternative to the regular boxed chocolate pudding sold in food stores along with Jell-O. Skip those boxes please.

Try this tasty. It has 5 grams protein and 3 grams fiber per the nutritional content listing for the recipe.

This mousse can be refrigerated for up to one week.

I plan on buying Clean Snacks.

Toasted Coconut Chips

This is one of the recipes in the Clean Snacks book referenced above. I will be using this recipe here because this book isn’t the only book that has a variation of this recipe.

In the coming blog entry I will feature another recipe that I think is even better. I plan on buying the Clean Snacks book. See whether you’d like to buy the cookbook too. I’m not a fan of the Paleo or Keto diets these recipes are linked to. Nor am I a believer that you must go on any diet to lose weight.

Only the recipes in this book are easy to make. Even though paleo and keto are in the title this didn’t deter me from checking it out of the library.

The author of this cookbook isn’t a nutritionist. Yet I can attest that the 2 recipes I’ve created from the book are tasty. The snacks here are healthier than potato chips or pretzels or a candy bar or can of cola.

Toasted Coconut Chips

2 cups unsweetened coconut flakes

1 tablespoon pure maple syrup

Pinch sea salt

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Preheat the oven to 300 F.

Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large mixing bowl combine the ingredients.

Mix very well.

Pour the mixture on the baking sheet.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Stir every 3 to 4 minutes until golden brown.

Cool completely.

I used coconut chips not flakes and this was perfectly fine. I buy the Fresh Direct coconut chips.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Blasts

Cut off a piece of at least 72 percent cacao dark chocolate.

Spread peanut butter on square.

Top with banana slice.

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I use organic chocolate that has soy lecithin a not-so-great ingredient.

Also I use organic peanut butter and organic Fair Trade bananas.

There’s a book titled What’s so Bad about Bananas? Apparently, buying this fruit might not be an eco-conscious option.

Yet I have started to buy bananas again even still.

Again–a quick tasty healthful snack option.

Dark chocolate with at least 72 percent cacao has health benefits. It also has fiber which is good.

 

 

Apple Almond Butter Rings

Cut an apple into rings. Core the inside of the rings.

Slather almond butter on one apple ring.

You  can add chocolate chips atop the almond butter.

Press the other ring on top of this apple ring.

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I bought Eat for Life dark chocolate chips whose only sketchy ingredient is cane sugar. These chips have NO natural flavors so they’re my chocolate chip of choice.

Voila–a quick healthful snack.

(I buy a 4-pack of organic Fuji apples.)