NO-BAKE CRUNCHY SNICKER BARS

These Healthy Snickers Bars will satisfy any sweet tooth! Made with only the best ingredients from The Refillery SA, they’re easy to make and good for you too.

In this heat, you need something nice and cool to munch on.

Making your own health bars is actually crazy easy. What’s amazing is that there are no preservatives, artificial colors, or any questionable ingredients.

And who wouldn’t want homemade Snickers Bars that are actually good for you…

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup rolled oats
  • 350 grams dried pitted dates.
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 heaped tbsp peanut butter
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 100 grams dried mango strips
  • 50 grams popped popcorn
  • 100 grams milk chocolate

Instructions:

  1. Put the rolled oats and salt in a blender and blend well until smooth and fluffy.
  2. Put the dates in a bowl and cover with water. Microwave them for 1 minute.
  3. Drain any excess liquid off of the dates.
  4. Blend the dates, vanilla essence and peanut butter in a high-speed blender until smooth.
  5. Put 150 grams of the date caramel in a small bowl
  6. In another bowl, use a spatula to mix the oat flour and the remaining 200 grams date caramel to form a sticky dough.
  7. Firmly and evenly press the dough into a small and narrow container.
  8. Use a spatula to spread the 150 grams of Date Caramel evenly over the dough.
  9. Sprinkle the popcorn and dried mango strips over the Caramel. Use your fingers to press the popcorn into the Caramel layer, so they stick.
  10. Place the container in the freezer for 60-90 minutes, until firm.
  11. Remove the frozen “filling” from its container, then use a sharp knife to cut it into bar-sized pieces. Return these to the freezer while you melt your chocolate.
  12. Melt your Chocolate using either a double boiler or the microwave. If you choose to use the microwave, place your Chocolate pieces in a wide bowl (so the candy bars will fit along the base) and microwave at 30 seconds intervals, stirring in between. Once the Chocolate is 75% melted, stop microwaving and stir the mixture with a spatula until completely melted.
  13. Place 1 bar into the bowl of melted Chocolate until its coated on all sides. Repeat with the remaining bars.
  14. Place the bars in the fridge for 5-10 minutes, to allow the Chocolate to harden.
  15. Let the bars thaw for 5 or so minutes before enjoying.

PREP TIME: 90 MIN                                     

Final Advice:

  • If you are allergic to peanuts you can substitute the peanut butter with any nut or seed butter of your choice .
  • Obviously the final result will taste different, but still be delicious! I would recommend that you use Almond Butter.
  • It can be quite tricky to coat the bars in chocolate if you only use your hands, rather melt your chocolate in a large bowl with a wide base and use two forks to rotate the Snickers.
  • These bars will not melt at room temperature but I would recommend storing them in the fridge for them to last longer. If you store them in the freezer, let them defrost for a few minutes before serving.

THE BEST & HEALTHIEST POTATO CURRY SALAD

LET’S GET SPICY

Put a smile on the face of your family with this gorgeous, nutritious and delicious potato curry salad.

Do you have neighbors whom when they cook you smell something wonderful? It makes you hungry and you wish they invited you for dinner. Now, imagine opening your oven and being greeted by an aroma of well grilled thyme and potatoes infused with all sorts of spices that rev up your appetite! If you have children who lose their appetite during dinner time, this salad will make them want to eat more. Problem solved.

The best thing about this salad is that even though it smells appetizing when you eat it ,you get full really quickly.

The main Star spice of this dish is the cut chilly spice. Below are a few benefits.

  1. Weight Loss- According researchers at Harvard University, cut chillies contain capsaicin which is known to promote weight loss by reducing appetite and increase fat burning.
  2. Fights Inflammation- The substance called capsaicin has been studied to be an effective treatment arthritis and diabetes.
  3. Improves Heart Health- Chillies can impact your health by helping to boost circulation and also act as a thinner to help protect against strokes. Therefore, consuming food with chillies every day is all you need to do to enjoy the multiple and important health benefits they have to offer.

INGREDIENTS: Serves 4.

  • 640 grams of potatoes
  • 2 tsp cut chillies
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • 100 grams mushrooms
  • Thyme
  • Red pepper
  • Green pepper
  • Spring Onions
  • Olive oil
  • 1 Lemon
  • Vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat the oven at 150 degrees Celsius for 10-15 minutes
  2. In a pan, sauté the mushrooms until golden
  3. Cut the potatoes into cubes or halves ( do not remove the skin)
  4. Cut the garlic and cherry tomatoes
  5. Mix the spices in a bowl
  6. Pour some olive oil into the spices and rub them onto the cut potatoes
  7. Grease your baking tray and put your potatoes, garlic and cherry tomatoes
  8. Grill the potatoes for 30 minutes
  9. Remove tray from oven and let it cool for 5 min

10. Mix the grilled potatoes, mushrooms and pepper

11. Squeeze some lemon juice and sprinkle your potatoes with vinegar

ENJOY!

Prep and cooking time: 50 minutes.

All thanks to The Refillery SA for the best spices ever!

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THE BEST ENERGY SMOOTHIE FOR BREAKFAST

BANANA & GOJI BERRY DETOX SMOOTHIE

Edenairs banana & goji berry smoothie

LET’S KEEP IT HEALTHY!

Do you feel tired in the morning? Do you struggle waking up, especially now that it’s winter? You are not alone! I feel the same, in fact many people have episodes of laziness during winter mornings. Imagine it’s six o’clock but it still looks dark, and your blankets feel warm, but you need to go to work: in that cold piercing air.

No worries!

Start off your day with a delicious breakfast such as this Banana & Goji berry smoothie. It  will keep you awake for the rest of the day and you will be surprised at how much energy you will have in carrying out your daily tasks and how much concentration you will have during meetings or school.

BANANAS:

Bananas are packed with carbohydrates that your body can use for instant energy; this explains the high energy levels you will experience. They are also full of potassium which acts as an electrolyte and promotes circulatory health, helps with blood flow, prevents high blood pressure and helps reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke by regulating circulation. Bananas contain amino acids that prevent mood disorders, such as anxiety and depression but rather aids in releasing the ‘happy hormone’. So, regularly consuming bananas can increase your energy, prevent fatigue and enhance your mood in the morning.

GOJI BERRIES:

Banana & Goji berry detox smoothie

Who doesn’t want to look young and radiant?

No one wants wrinkles or fine lines. If you are one of those people who are looking to prevent premature aging, boost your immune system (if you easily catch a cold) or want to prevent cancer; then the goji berry must be on your superfoods list!

Why?

Goji berries are an excellent source of antioxidants that protect you against free radicals (harmful molecules that can damage your cells). The antioxidants in goji berries help fight aging by preventing free radicals from damaging collagen in the skin. Moreover, studies show that goji berry extract helps in delaying the aging process in cells. They also contain anti-cancer properties, aid in improved energy and feelings of overall well-being.

Banana & Goji Berry detox smoothie

Serves 2

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 Banana
  • 300 grams vanilla yoghurt
  • 10 grams goji berries
  • 10 grams chia seeds
  • 3 ice blocks
  • 200 ml water
  • Mint leaves

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Put the banana, vanilla yoghurt, goji berries, chia seeds, mint leaves, ice and water into a high-speed blender.
  2. Blend the ingredients until smooth and creamy: if you want more thickness just add more yoghurt.
  3. Pour the smoothie in a bowl, jar or cup.
  4. Sprinkle some mint leaves and goji berries for decoration purposes. You can even add some raspberries for colour and more flavour.
  5. Add a slice of brown bread topped with banana and raspberries.

Enjoy!

All thanks to The Refillery SA for the ingredients https://therefillery.co.za/

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