Hi there !
Because I decided I want to write more about my healthy and sporty lifestyle I thought it would be fun to share some of my (semi) healthy treats and recipes with you too:) Because a healthy lifestyle does not only consist of many excercising. Food is an important part too.
About the recipes I’m gonna share on the blog: I’m a student with a low budget, so I really love recipes to be simple, fast and as cheap as possible. Soooo NO super expensive ingredients, NOT too much difficult/strange ingredients and ofcourse NO timeconsuming recipes that takes hours of your precious time. That’s how I like healthy recipes to be, so you can expect a lot of SUPER easy and fast healthy food recipes here on the blog in the category : #foodwithsuus.You can also search for this hashtag on Instagram and find some more photos of my breakies, snacks, dinners and more!
Are you ready for the first healthy recipe?
Okidoki, let’s go then!:D
RECIPE: HEALTHY BOUNTY BALLS
Since I’m a REAL coconut addict the first recipe has something to do with this ingredient. It won’t surprise you I LOVE bounty’s too as a coconut addict. But there’s sooooo much sugar and bad stuff in there that I came up with the idea of some healthy bounty balls. I call them bounty balls because they taste a little like a bounty but don’t expect the real same taste. The texture and structure are really different, these balls are softer and somewhat sweeter if you ask me.
About the chocolate around the balls in combination with the ‘healthy’ part. Yes there’s chocolate on it and no this isn’t necessarily bad. That’s because I opted dark chocolate which is made from the seed of the cocoa tree and one of the best antioxidants sources of our planet earth. Many studies have learned us that dark chocolate can improve our health and it may even lower the risk of heart diseases. So that being said. Here’s how you make some delicious healthy bounty substitutes! Oh and for those who still don’t like the chocolate part: You can also make the balls without chocolate, I made some without, see the pictures below.
Ingredients (for around 10 bounty balls):
– 5 large medjool dates (You can also try the smaller dates from the supermarket but they will be more dry and less sweet and you’ll need around 25 of them because they’re smaller)
– 125g coconut (You can buy coconut (flakes) in almost every supermarket, even Conimex has those little pockets with coconutflakes)
(- 200g dark chocolate )
1. Soak the dates at least 3 hours in a bowl of water
2. If necessary, remove the pit from the dates
3. Puree/Mash the dates and 2 tablespoons soaking liquid with a (hand)blender until it’s a smooth paste
4. Add the coconut (flakes) and mix again
5. Shape balls using wet hands and place the balls on a piece of parchement paper in the fridge for at least an hour.
6. Melt the chocolate in the microwave or double boiler.
7. Pull the bounty balls through the chocolate and let them harden on the parchement paper (while sprinkled with some left over cocounut (flakes).
8. Put them back in the fridge again for around an hour but if you can’t wait that long, they’re already ready to be eaten but I prefer them to be cold.
9. BOUNTY BALL FEAST TIME! #bonappetit
Oh and don’t forget to have fun while making these pretty delicious balls :)! I’d love to know when you’ve made them and how they tasted !
Happpppy preparing !
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