Peanut Butter and Jelly

Did you know that Peanut Butter and Jelly creations are American? The term ‘jelly’ in this actually means ‘jam’ and this can cause some confusion among people! We don’t want this confusion anylonger as confusion can often lead to misunderstanding and therefore unwillingness to give it a go. And TRUST me when I say you don’t want to miss out on this one! The Jame is made healthy, straight from raspberries and Chia to give it the binding effect of jam this is a delicate treat to cut up but worth it all the way!

Some of the features ingredients I want to point out is that this is protein based, it contains Whey Protein, meaning it isn’t entirely dairy free but you certainly have the option to omit for almond meal or replace with your own dairy free protein option! I love Bulk Nutrients, affordable and delicious with a huge variety of flavors cooking in almost any treat is east with their selection. If you are ever unsure of proteins to use, ask me I am happy to help, the inclusions of protein isn’t about getting ‘big’ but aids in recovery, lean muscle mass (which helps you in weight loss) as well as helping keeping you full for longer, we all know the mindless snacking can be an issue!

Pic’s Really Good Peanut butter is also includes in this tasty treat and the main taste ingredient! Lightly roasted peanuts ground into a natural smooth or crunchy mix to suit your preference and from New Zealand Pic’s Peanut butter is full of only the good things! Now available for shipping to EU, Aus and the UK again you don’t have to miss out on this product! Peanut butter is full of healthy fats, and these, like protein have a ‘keep you full for longer’ ability as fats are released and digested over a slower period of time, plus the stuff just tastes great! Don’t save it just for your peanut butter on toast, get creative in satays, on your pancakes and peanut butter banana bread Mmmmm πŸ™‚

IMG_2635Peanut Butter and Jelly protein Cake (or slice)
Makes: 8 slices

Directions:

Β Raspberry chia jelly:
30g fresh raspberries*
1/2tbsp water
1tbsp honey
1/4tsp vanilla essence
2tbsp chia seeds

To make:
Combine the ingredients, mash the raspberries well and set aside for min. 20minutes for the seeds to thicken up. Best overnight.
*can use frozen but omit the water

Peanut Butter filling
10g dried goji berries (approx. 70)
1tsp vanilla essence
Dash cinnamon
1tbsp no added sugar or pure maple
2tbsp (50g) Pic’s Really Good crunchy natural peanut butter
2tbsp (20g) peanut flour
1tbsp (10g) quick oats
2tbsp (30g) LSA meal*
1 Β½ (45g) Bulk Nutrients Vanilla WPI/WPC

To make:

  • Just cover your goji berries with water (about 1-2tbsp) and let sit for approx. 20minutes to absorb.
  • Combine everything into a food processor (including the water of the berries) process to combine.
  • If to sticky, add additional flours such as coconut flour, desiccated coconut, almond meal, more oats or more LSA.

*you can switch to coconut, almond meal, additional oats, flaxseed etc

Chocolate topping
45g dark organic chocolate
2tsp (10ml) nut spread*
1tbsp (10g) Bulk Nutrients Chocolate WPI/WPC

To make

  • Melt your chocolate and nut spread in the microwave, about 30seconds.
  • Stir in your protein powder.

*you can use any nut butter ie cashew, almond etc. We used a choc/almond/coconut spread

To Assemble

  • Line a mini cake tin with baking paper.
  • Press the entire peanut butter mix into the cake tin.
  • Layer 2tbsp of your raspberry chia filling on top
  • Pour your chocolate filling over the chia seed.
  • Place in the fridge to set.

Β Note: to cut, if the chocolate sets too much this may be a little harder to get perfect/pretty slices (we like the rustic look anyway!). To avoid this run a hot knife through the chocolate prior to it becoming fully set so it’s easier to slice through later!

This also freezes well, just incase you can’t eat it all at once!

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About nfrain

A passion for a healthy life, body and mind. A discussion of my experiences and thoughts with some tips and tricks along the way.
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