Charissa Areington is a Hong Kong-based health and fitness nutritional coach who brings us a delicious recipe each week. The recipes are based on Nuzest, a premium supplement designed to provide the body with the balance of vitamins and minerals it needs. This month, we’re concentrating on breakfast. It may be the most important meal of the day, but it can also be simple and nutritious, helping boost our energy levels and brain alertness while avoiding those on-the-go coffee-and-croissant mornings! These Protein Peanut Butter Jell-O Chocolate Squares are just one example.
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These morning squares require no baking, making breakfast simple and easy for the family. They are a bit of a combination, taking your usual morning oatmeal to a different version in taste, texture and nutrition. Often when skipping breakfast, we might find we feel sluggish and struggle to focus. Our brains need the energy from having a good combination of nutrients to kickstart our day. By beginning the day with a combination of whole plant-based compounds, our bodies will naturally crowd-out less processed foods.
Within the base of the squares, I added some macadamia nuts – not only because they add a real creamy texture when you bite into the squares, but they are such a nutrient-dense nut. Macadamias are high in healthy monounsaturated fat, and protein and fibre as well, keeping the hunger at bay and allowing for a slow release of energy.
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Recipe: Protein Peanut Butter Jell-O Chocolate Squares
Makes 4-6 Squares depending on the size of tray
- 1.5 cups of organic oats (finer oats works better)
- 1 sachet of Clean Lean Chocolate Protein
- 1 tablespoon of dark raw cacao
- 1 whole organic egg
- 1/3 cup of date paste
- 1/3 cup of chopped macadamia nuts
- 1 tablespoon of almond butter
- 3 tablespoons of desiccated coconut
- Pinch of cinnamon
- 1/3 to 1/2 cup of water (or nut milk)
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- Mix the above ingredients together thoroughly until they reach a dough-like consistency.
- Flatten out into your small square tray (I used a 12x12cm sized tray) and pop into the microwave for 3 to 4 minutes.
- Once 3 minutes has passed, turn out the square-shaped mould onto a large board. It should not stick and just pop out. If it’s still a bit too moist, you can microwave it for another 30 seconds; or for a lightly toasted version, pop it back for 3 minutes on grill setting. Alternatively, for an even crunchier version, you can bake it in the oven for around 8 to 10 minutes on 180 degrees Celsius.
- Turn over once ready and allow to cool before cutting and spreading your Peanut-Butter-Jell-O toppings onto the squares.
Charissa, originally South African, lived in a few countries, before relocating from Singapore to Hong Kong. As an Online Health and Wellness influencer, Fitness/Nutrition coach, she loves sharing health and wellness where and when she can.
Especially when it comes to finding healthier alternatives to those not so healthy meals.
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