Sweet banana chocolate, combined with peanut butter. A healthy remake of one of my childhood favorites, the peanut butter cup. YUM
We went to Dave’s nephew’s first coach pitch baseball game on Saturday morning. He played first base, third base, and popped a few balls for base hits. The kids a natural and is already posing for baseball cards. Better than any MLB game!
Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Cups
- 1 scoop Raw Fusion Rich Chocolate Powder
- 1 banana, mashed
- 3 tablespoons cacao powder
- 1 tablesspoon coconut oil melted
- ¼ cup peanut flour
- 2 tbs. peanut butter
- 2.5 tbs. 0% greek yogurt
- ⅓ cup almond milk
- Combine all ingredients into a smooth mixture. You could easily divide this out on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet into 12 small coins for 36 calorie treats (it even has 2 grams of protein)!! Good way to smash your chocolate cravings! To amp it up, add my peanut butter pie filling! You have two options here.
- The first is to make this chocolate banana mixture the base of your peanut butter cup, and only add the peanut butter filling (see below). These little bites will be 65 calories each with 5 grams of protein (if you make 12) and they are delicious this way. To do this, divide the chocolate mixture between 12 muffin liners in a cupcake tray. Place in freezer 15-20 minutes to harden. Mix together the peanut butter mixture while you are waiting. Just know that these will melt quickly so they should be eaten out of the freezer after sitting on the counter for 1 minute to defrost just a bit. They are not M&M's they will melt in your hand!!
- The second option is to go all out and melt some dark chocolate for the base of your peanut butter cups. I would use between ⅓ to ½ cup dark chocolate chips depending on how thick of a base you want. Place the chips in a microwave safe bowl for 1:30 minutes (stir after 1 minute). Divide the chocolate in the bottom of the muffin liners (if you only use ⅓ cup this will be a very thin layer) and put in the the freezer for 10 minutes to harden. Then add the peanut butter pie filling (below), freeze 3o minutes. Then add the chocolate banana mixture to the top. Freeze for 1 hour before enjoying! These will be 100 calories each if you use ⅓ cup and 110 calories if you use the ½ cup of dark chocolate chips.
Pretty sure these will be gone by the end of the day.
Please note, I made these opposite of the way described above for option 2. They will melt in your hands quickly if you decide to make the chocolate banana mixture the base, which is why I’m suggesting using the melted chocolate chips as the base.
It’s incredible how fast the week goes and how much faster the weekend seems to go. There just is never enough time to fit in everything I want to fit in! If you were as busy as I was and didn’t have the time to visit here are the highlights of my week!
The Week Mash Up
Monday – Ahhh, back to Yoga. Monday night I got to my being a yogi and it was amazing. I can’t wait to do it again next Monday. It seriously helps me relax and I found I was able to take on the entire week. Beginner Series took on chest and back day and we tackled some awesome beginner moves to continue to help build a great foundation.
Wednesday – What I ate Wednesday at it’s best. My homemade apple butter was absolutely delish. I put it on oatmeal, yogurt, cookies, a spoon. I highly recommend trying it!
Thursday – Food Allergies are no laughing matter. Dave shared with us his experience and findings on food allergies in Whey Protein, No Way. We really hope it helps someone who maybe going through similar problems.
Friday – Another Fitness Friday done, over, and off to a great start. Thank you everyone who has participated so far! The link up will be open through next Thursday so if you haven’t linked up yet and have an article related to fitness please do – find further details on our Fitness Friday page. We are also having a giveaway if you link up so check it out!
Oatmeal Fig Bars byMaking Thyme for Health. I pretty much swoon over anything fig. No exception here.
International Chocolate Day Round Up, from The Hungry Healthy Girl. If you need a chocolate fix this week, you really can’t go wrong with this collection of recipes!
10 Perfect Pumpkin Recipes from Sweet Tooth Sweet Life. Welcome fall with some of these awesome recipes! I’m really excited to try the pumpkin pasta sauce!
Seared Sesame Tuna from Peachy Palate. I just don’t even have words for how delicious this looks.
Top 5 Shoulder Exercises: by Your Trainer Paige. Sculpted shoulders
Full Body Partner Workout by The Almond Eater. I would love to try this with my bestie Christy.
Articles worth reading:
Don’t be fooled by “Sugar Free” by the Lean Green Bean. I needed this reminder this week. Please don’t be fooled by marketing strategies. Take time to take inventory on what you are consuming everyday and make adjustments where needed.
Tips for Grabbing Life by the Balls by The Skinny Confidential. My favorite reminder was “It means practicing small habits everyday that lead to a much bigger picture.” Take a read, you won’t regret it.
Why all Women Should Lift Weights by Lauren Gleisberg. I cannot stress this enough. You will see drastic changes in your body if you decide to lift weights, and I promise those changes won’t be huge bulging muscles.
Eating Salad is Pointless Unless You are Doing This by Healthful Pursuit. Can you guess what it is? Don’t forget the FAT!
How to Jump Start Weight Loss by Skinny Fitalicious. This girl has some great tips, she lost 80 lbs. She reminds you that there is no magic pill and offers some easy to follow steps!
What About You?
- Do you find yoga just makes the rest of your week better?
- What were your favorite blogs this week?
- Have you ever tried to make your own favorite candy from childhood?