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Healthy Chocolate Pecan Brownie

Angela: These healthy chocolate pecan brownies are the perfect snack to take to bbq’s or parties where all your friends can admire your raw healthy culinary skills! Or you can simply cut them up into small slices and keep in the freezer and eat when needing a fix.

Just to note though, these do contain some dates and rice malt, so even though this a healthy dessert, it doesn’t give you license to eat the whole loaf in one sitting :) Enjoy…

Ingredients

Chocolate Icing

  • 1/4 cup of coconut oil
  • 2 heaped tbsp of cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp of warm water
  • 2 tbsp of rice malt

Method

Base: Drain dates. Process all ingredients in a food processor until moist, sticky and crumbly.

Chocolate Topping: Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Blend until silky smooth. Pour over brownie.

Serves 8-10 people: Place in freezer for a minimum of two hours until set. Then impress your family and friends with this fantastic raw food dessert recipe :)

lynda griparic naturopathThis recipe is brought to you by Lynda. She is a fully qualified Naturopath and Nutritionist with over 13 years of experience in the health industry. Lynda specialises in detoxification and weight loss. She has extensive experience in running healthy, effective and sustainable weight loss programs and has expertise in investigating and treating the underlying causes of weight gain and metabolic problems.

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180 Protein Chocolate Raw Coffee Biscuits

180 Protein Chocolate Raw Coffee Biscuits

By Angela Greely

Angela: Another delicious sugar-free, grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and bursting with superfood goodness treat from Lynda at Nourish Me Naturally. The perfect snack with punch! Thank you…

Lynda: Being a lover of coffee it was only a matter of time before I dabbled in making… Ta Da….180 Protein Chocolate Raw Coffee Biscuits.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup 180 nutrition powder (vegan/coconut)
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 2 tbsp Maca powder
  • 2 tbsp mesquite powder
  • 1 tbsp ground organic coffee
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • pinch of himalayan salt
  • 1/2 -1 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut

Method

Mix all ingredients except desiccated coconut together. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Pour mixture into tray. Freeze for 10mins, then sprinkle desiccated coconut on top. Freeze for an hour and defrost as needed.

So easy to make. Might be wise to have this beauty from morning to midday so that she is not the cause of your insomnia.

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Curb Those Cravings With the Best Healthy Homemade Chocolate Fix Ever!

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Guy: I don’t think I’ve ever met a person who doesn’t like chocolate. In saying that, there’s a vast difference between snapping off a small square to fire off those taste buds, to devouring a whole block whilst watching the Biggest Loser!

Being that it’s Easter and chocolate consumption goes into overdrive, we wanted to fly the flag of the tasty bean and share with you the star studded benefits of cocoa, along with what to look for and what we do, and then down to the stuff that well, let’s just say it needs to be avoided. Over to Angela…

Angela: I LOVE chocolate, good chocolate that is! What I mean is chocolate that contains high levels of cocoa. So I’m talking about good quality dark chocolate. Cocoa has been used medicinally for over 2 thousand years. It’s not just magical on the taste buds!

The Health Benefits of Cocoa

  • Stimulates digestion – because of the bitter taste
  • High in antioxidants – contains more than 600 plant chemicals that protect against heart disease and cancer. Higher than goji, acai and blueberries.
  • Used in the treatment of: fatigue, fever, heart pain, shortness of breath, kidney and bowel complaints
  • Can elevate mood – great source of serotonin, dopamine, anandamide and phenylethylamine (PEA), four well-studied neurotransmitters, which are associated with feelings of well being and help alleviate depression

Cocoa contains vitamins E and B, chromium, iron, magnesium and potassium. The bitter taste of cocoa in dark chocolate only makes you only want a few pieces, so you naturally limit yourself. Where as milk chocolate contains low levels of cocoa, high levels of sugar and usually artificial colours and flavours. The high levels of sugar make you want to eat the whole bar.

Tip #1 Choc’ Fix – Make a simple paste

coconut healthy chocolateThis works a treat for snacking on a quick healthy fix! Simply mix a heaped tablespoon of raw cocoa with melted coconut oil until you’ve got a nice consistent paste. Enough to satisfy a seasoned chocoholic and wipe those cravings out instantly, making it an awesome little snack.

If you have a sweet tooth and you are slowly weaning yourself off the sweet poison, add a tiny bit of stevia or 1/4 of tsp of rice malt (it’s fructose free).

Tip #2 Choc’ Fix – The 180 chocolate & berries hit

chocolate mousseWe use cocoa in our chocolate flavoured protein powder. When I’m feeling chocolate urges I often pour over ½ scoop on top of yoghurt and berries. Yummo!

This literally takes less than a minute to whip up! Then I’m getting the health benefits of cocoa without any sugar.

How to pick the right chocolate bar

The things you need to look at when picking chocolate is the % of cocoa. I avoid milk and white chocolate because of the low levels of cocoa and high levels of sugar. Just because the chocolate says dark does not mean it’s high in cocoa. A lot of the dark flavoured chocolate has less than 50% cocoa. I would look for 70% and above. The less cocoa the more sugar. Also be aware of any artificial colours and flavours. I always try and buy fair trade to protect the workers against unfair conditions. These are the things to look for in the ingredients:

  • Cane Sugar Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Low GI
  • Vegan
  • Fair Trade

Conclusion

Have a wonderful Easter and enjoy eating chocolate high in Cocoa. I’m off to have a 180 chocolate fix

Healthy pumpkin muffin recipe

healthy muffin recipe

By Guy lawrence

Guy: Big thanks to personal trainer and competitive sports model Angeline Norton for this stella high protein healthy pumpkin muffin recipe. Over to Angeline…

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Chad Mackay’s Healthy Pizza Recipe

Healthy Pizza Recipe

By Guy Lawrence

Ever wondered how an elite athlete can get away with eating pizza?

Then check out top Crossfitter Chad Mackay who has shared his healthy pizza recipe. Minimal ingredients that can be whipped up in under 20 minutes!

Ingredients

  • 1 x Cup of Almond Flour
  • 1 x cup of 180 natural protein superfood coconut (or use almond or besan flour)
  • 1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1/4 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 2 Omega-3 Eggs
  • 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 3/4-1 Cup Mozz Cheese/Italian

Preperation

  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Mix contents together into a “dough” ball
  • Place ball on oiled pizza tray and mash into pizza crust
  • Bake for about 15 minutes
  • Remove Almond Flour Crust from oven and add toppings
  • Put back into oven until toppings are warm

Enjoyed this recipe?

If you have any healthy pizza recipes or any other recipes you would like to see on the blog, we would love to hear from you. Simply share in the comments section below or drop us an email to info@180nutrition.com.au

Cheers, Guy

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3 healthy recipes: The #realfoodrevolution has begun!

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By 180 Nutrition

Our first ever Instagram competition of healthy recipes is well and truly underway! The 180 Nutrition #realfoodrevolution. And we have three super quick and delicious ideas for you.

If you have no idea what we are on about and like the idea of WINNING a months worth of 180 Natural Protein Superfood, click here. We’ve had over 130 photos submitted in less than a week, however some people have tagged their pics, but forgotten to share the recipes for them.

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Turmeric & Garam Masala 180 Low Carb Cheese Balls

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By 180 Nutrition

Guy: These are divine… For me spices + cheese = heaven! So when Caroline sent me through this recipe for the turmeric and garam masala 180 high protein cheese balls, I got very excited.

These make for an excellent vegetarian high protein snack. Have them for your dinner with your favourite veg or pop them in your lunch box and snack on them throughout the day. These natural snacks of goodness would beat any synthetic protein bar or supplement any day!

And if you are wondering which cheese to use. My rule of thumb is the more mature/fermented the better. Just stay away from your processed sliced and creamed cheeses etc.

Ingredients

Prep time: 2min

Cook time: 5-10min

  • 2 organic eggs
  • 150g of grated cheese
  • 1/2 tsp of turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp of garam masala
  • 2 x 50g scoops of 180 natural protein supplement (coconut)
  • Coconut oil to fry with

These quantities make approximately 8 balls/patties.

Preparation

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Roll into balls of your choice.

In a frying pan add some coconut oil and heat. Then place balls into the heated oil and fry on a low to moderate heat for 5-10min until golden brown.

These quantities make approximately 8 balls/patties. Which serves two for a meal or makes for a quick protein snack to add to lunch boxes etc.

I served it with mashed sweet potato and Broccoli. Really tasty and delicious… Enjoy!

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