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Peanut Butter & Jelly Pie — The Ultimate Makeover

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Imagine a delicious, guilt-inducing pie that’s all these…

Alright, quit imagining because its reality. 

Just look at that! A square piece of Peanut Butter & Jelly Pie and a cup of Homemade Soy Milk. A vegan high tea set! 

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I like the pie frozen, but if you’re not into an ice-cream like,  peanut butter and jelly confection, and more into a creamy, mousse-like pie, just have it chilled and equally delicious. 

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Recipe for shortbread crust is adapted from Chockohlawtay, one of my favourite blogs.

Vegan: Use tofutti cream cheese.

A visual presentation of the process of making soy bean flour:

1. bake soy beans at 200C for 15 minutes. let cool.
2. grind in a grinder till powdery.

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Till next time!

Guest Post: Hi-Protein Smoothies by Shannon of Healthiful Balance

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Okay, its me again. I know you guys are probably getting tired of me already (Yes, I’m aware its possible). So I’ve been (very desperately) begging for guest bloggers. 
Today, we welcome the beautiful Shannon of Healthiful Balance who will kick off this blog’s collection of guest posts! 😀
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Hi, my name is Shannon and I blog over at Healthiful Balance about my life in Germany, health, food and fitness. I also love posting product reviews, giveaways and recipes. I’m a big fan of the recipes Qi Ting’s posts, they always look so delicious! 🙂
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Today I’m going to be sharing two of my current favorite smoothie recipes that I recently came up with.
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Chocolate Covered Bananas Smoothie

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This smoothie is packed with many great health benefits and doesn’t require a lot of ingredients! Cocoa helps improves cardiovascular health and studies show that it could even help fight cancer. Bananas are very rich in potassium and can reduce menstrual pains.

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Ingredients

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 scoop Madre Labs CocoCardio OR 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder OR 1 scoop of chocolate flavored protein powder
  • 1 packet of stevia
  • A few drops of cocoa bean extract
  • A few ice cubes
  • 2 oz. water or skim milk (50 ml.) (Give or take, depending on how good your blender is.)

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Directions

Put everything in your blender and blend together until it has a smooth consistency. If you don’t want it to be so thick, just add some more water or milk.

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Strawberry, Chocolate Protein Smoothie

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Craving something sweet? This is the perfect smoothie..it tastes like chocolate covered strawberries! Plus, its healthy and loaded with protein!

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Ingredients

1 cup frozen strawberries
1 scoop of chocolate flavored protein powder
1 packet of stevia
A few drops of cocoa bean extract OR 1 teaspoon of unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 cup water or skim milk (Give or take, depending on how good your blender is.)

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Directions

Put everything in your blender and blend together until it has a smooth consistency. If you don’t want it to be so thick, just add some more water or milk.

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I hope you enjoy the smoothies!
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What are you waiting for? Hop over to Shannon’s! 😀
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And just an update to tell you guys,
You can now request sweet recipe makeovers here:
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PS: I’m looking for Guest Bloggers! You can write on any topic related to health-and-wellness or anything about food or recipes of course! No other limitations. Contact me at qiting93@hotmail.com please! 😀 😀
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Easiest Ice Cream Ever (Vegan & Gluten Free)

Its the easiest ice-cream ever! And yes, its chocolate ice- cream. Yes, again. .

Cocoa

  • helps in decreasing blood pressure and improving blood vessel health
  • boosts one’s appetite, but does not cause weight gain
  • makes one live almost a year longer 
  • releases endorphins in the brain, which act as pain-relievers
  • The flavonoids act as antioxidants by cleaning up the free radicals in the cell and there fore limiting the damage they can cause
  •  stops the artery walls from hardening
  • Flavonoids act as a suppressant of the tendency for small blood cells and they can clump together otherwise t form blood clots. These are said to have an aspirin like effect.
  • It is believed that the flavonoids are cancer inhibitors, they can’t prevent cancer but they have the power to inhibit many side effects.

More reasons to eat chocolate!  . . This is a very creamy ice-cream that doesn’t melt easily. Enjoy.  .

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Easiest Chocolate Ice-Cream Ever

No. of servings: 5

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Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp light butter/ vegan butter
  • 6 tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 10 oz silken tofu
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Directions

  1. Blend in a blender/food processor.
  2. Place in shallow dish/carton and freeze (till frozen). 
  3. Let melt for 3 minutes before scooping out to serve.
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No, there’s no such thing as too much chocolate. 😉 .

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Raw High Protein Healthier Almost-Snickers (Vegan & Gluten Free)

I know its ugly. But trust me. It tastes good. Kind of like Snickers actually, but without the chocolate covering.

I ran out of chocolate. Still wondering how that happened. Ugghh.

I’m going to give you the recipe anyway.

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Note: Please do not (or I hope you have not anyway) be shocked by the non-Snickers-resembling pictures that follow and have appeared. I do assure you that taste-wise, you won’t be disappointed!

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Raw Healthier Almost-Snickers 

No. of servings: 30 mini Snickers

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Ingredients

  • Tapioca flour (to prevent sticking)
Layer 1 (most bottom layer)
  • 1 cup pitted medjool dates (pre-soaked)
  • 1 cup powdered/chopped/whole raw or roasted peanuts
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp liquid(or as needed)
  • 1/4 cup unrefined raw sugar
Layer 2 (middle layer)
  • 1/2 cup (vegan) chocolate chips (or any amount you want)— Omit for RAW version in which you mix 9 tbsp cocoa powder+ 3 tbsp nut butter+ 6 tbsp agave/malitol syrup +3 tbsp liquid
Layer 3
  • 1/2 cup roasted peanuts (roughly chopped)
Layer 4 (top layer)
  • 300g maltose (very important ingredient, do not substitute!!!)
  • 1/2 cup peanut flour

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Directions

  1. Prepare pan first. This step is very important! Line pan with non-stick paper. Sprinkle some tapioca flour onto the paper. Make sure its properly spread so that the bottom layer of the bars do not stick.
  2. Blend ingredients for Layer 1 in a food processor or high-powered blender. (I have neither so I used ‘manpower’ i.e. my ‘hand-power’. I blended my prunes and skim milk in my lousy blender together, then kneaded in the remaining ingredients– with peanut powder as the form of peanuts– myself. Let’s just say… it was a painful and time-consuming and dirty process… just use a food processor if you have one.)
  3. Form into a ball. Coat with tapioca flour and spread onto the pan. Even out the layer using a roller thing (I used a can, you know, recycling?).You will need a lot of tapioca flour in the process.
  4. In a microwave/broiler, melt the chocolate chips for Layer 2(I used a shortcut broiler because I have neither. I boiled some water, poured them into a pot, placed a bowl over the pot without the bowl touching the water in the pot, dumped the  chocolate chips into the bowl and stirred the chips till they melted. DO NOT let a drop of liquid touch the chocolate or it would immediately forma paste/dough) OR use raw version
  5. Pour the melted/raw chocolate over Layer 1 evenly. Freeze for 15 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, mix ingredients for Layer 4 in a big bowl. (Note that maltose is very very sticky. But it has a weakness– water!! Scoop maltose with wet spoon and it won’t stick. Stir then knead to form a dough with the help of lots and lots of tapioca flour.) 
  7. Remove pan from freezer. Sprinkle on peanuts from Layer 3 onto Layer 2 in pan.
  8. Spread dough for Layer 4 onto Layer 3 and roll evenly using the roller thing again with help of tapioca flour.
  9. Using a pizza/tart cutter, cut into slices.

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Honestly, its so rich and even kinda chocolaty so you won’t miss the chocolate covering. On a side note, you can always dip them in chocolate, no prob.

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And there you have it: Raw, all-natural, no oil, no butter, refined-sugar-free, vegan, healthier but equally delicious almost-snickers!

I’m hooked on that peanut-caramel layer– it tastes good on its own! A suggestion: make just the peanut layer and eat it with a spoon…

For more information of what the hell is maltose, click here (yeah its Mr Wikipedia… oh what can we do without you…?)

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Hey, what’s your favourite candy?

Mine’s snickers (quite obviously!) and NOUGAT yummy stuff these are…

Fat-Free Raw Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough Bites

Who’s that dirty girl?

What’s up with those wrappers… strewn all across your table while you’re studying??!!

Weell…

Chocolate-Covered-Katie happened.

WAIT!

Before you begin, you have to make your own oat flour.

Because you want bits and pieces of oats here and there to chew on. Yum.

Blend your oats in a blender! You can use quick-cooking/old-fashioned/steel-cut oats. Whatever you want.

Go on! Blend it!

What do you do next?

Make

Fat Free Raw Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough Bites

of course!

Tightly adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie

Mix everything together. Add 2tbsp+2tsp milk (dairy/non-dairy) and mix into dough! Refrigerate dough in freezer for 5 minutes. Roll into small balls. Freezer for an hour.

And EAT. Seriously, do you really need me to tell you that?

MAKE THEM NOW!!! 😀