Monday, October 13, 2014

Guest Post - Healthy Homemade Chocolate and Oatmeal Pancakes Recipes

Greetings from Jakarta! 



I got to my hotel at about 2 AM yesterday and had a 7 AM start today, so my brain isn't working too well right now. Lucky for me (and you!) I have a great guest post lined up for you today courtesy of Upala from Pretty in Pink Fitness 

Upala is a fellow Sweat Pink Ambassador and online fitness and nutrition coach. She loves who loves helping and motivating people, and says her biggest joy is seeing the excitement in people when they have accomplished their fitness goals. Sounds like my kind of girl!



Today, Upala hasTWO yummy and healthy recipes for you:
"Who loves chocolate?? I love chocolate but not the extra calories and fat that is added in it. Most store bought chocolate contain high fructose corn syrup and soy lethin. There are some healthier brands of chocolate but there is nothing healthier than homemade chocolate. We can avoid the artificial ingredients when making our own chocolate at home. Making homemade chocolate is SO easy, I wish I would have discovered this sooner!  
Healthy Homemade Chocolate 
Ingredients: 
1⁄4 cup Coconut oil
2 tbsp Hershey’s Cacao powder
1⁄4 cup Honey (adjust honey to taste)
Freezer safe container 
Directions:
Pour 1⁄4 cup melted coconut oil into pan
Add 2 tbsp cacao powder and 1⁄4 cup honey into pan with coconut oil
Stir for about 30sec-1 min (Be careful and don’t burn mixture)
Pour chocolate mixture in freezer safe container
Place into freezer for 3-4 hours or until mixture hardens. 
Oatmeal Pancakes
Every morning I have oatmeal with eggs and I thought it was time to switch it up. I love pancakes but I did not want to have the flour that is used to make the pancake and have an uncomfortable and bloated feeling afterwards. I came up with this extremely easy recipe for pancakes. You can’t even tell this is a healthy recipe. It tastes delicious! 
Ingredients: 
1⁄2 cup quick oats3-4 egg whites1⁄4 cup almond milkBananaWalnutsOrangeMaple Syrup 
Directions: 
Place quick oats, eggs and almond milk in a blender and blend for 30 seconds (I like my batter thick)If you desire a thinner batter add 1-2 more egg whitePour about 1-2 tsp of coconut oil on pan and wait for about 30 seconds for the oil to get hotPour batter in pan and cook for about 2-3 minutes (flipping the pancake mixture over many times)Top pancakes with banana, orange, walnuts and maple syrup
I hope you enjoy these healthy recipes as much as I did. They taste just as good, if not better, than the original recipes. 
Enjoy and have fun in the kitchen!"
Thanks so much for sharing these recipes, Upala! I LOVE chocolate but I've never made it myself before---can't wait to try this out!

For more from Upala, check out here blog, Pretty in Pink Fitness or follow her on Instagram.

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