I was having a conversation the other day with a new client, who also happens to be a food scientist…cool right! We were chatting about people’s ideas of who and what a chef vs a nutritionist vs a foodie is about and do. It is understandable that people who do not live in certain worlds may have misrepresentations and ideas of how things are.
All three of these are titles and roles that health professionals are assumed to have. To some extent, yes, but there is a vast difference between each of those and what it means to be healthy, have a good body composition and so on.
I tell you this because as a health professional, you might assume that I just LOVE to sit and prep food all day every day and that I would NEVER be into baking. Funny thing is, I am a pretty barebones kinda gal when it comes to meal prep and regular meals. This means…I eat for the nutrients, not for the aesthetics and palatability of food. I also don’t really like to cook extravagant meals but I do really baking for others.
On that note, yet again my friend’s daughter and I hit the kitchen and made up some goodies. She had her recipe and I made up mine. Since hers was a straight-up recipe, I chose not to post it here but I will share my concoction with you that is sooooo easy to do and incredibly yum. I actually typically get other people’s feedback on my projects versus trying them myself, but this one I did try and it is legit!
Almond Butter Coconut Cups
Tools and Ingredients:
- 6 muffin tins
- 6 baking cups
- 2 cups almond butter
- 250g dark chocolate and 250g milk chocolate
- 1 banana
- PC brand ancient grains and super seeds blend
- unsweetened medium coconut
Put the baking cups in the muffin tins. Melt the chocolate in a small pot on low, stirring frequently until completely melted.
Mash the banana in a bowl. When completely mushy, add in the almond butter and blend together. Add 1-2 teaspoons of the ancient grains blend to the banana and almond butter blend and mix well. When the chocolate is completely melted, pour approximately 1 tbsp as the bottom layer of the cup into the baking cups. Next, drop about 1 tsp of the almond butter mix on top of the chocolate, followed by a top layer of chocolate. Sprinkle some coconut on top and put the cups in the fridge for 1-2 hours.
Enjoy, on occasion as a treat because that is absolutely ok as part of an overall, lifelong healthy plan 😉