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Guilt-Free Peanut Butter Cups With Genuine Health fermented vegan proteins+

Genuine Health Guilt-Free Peanut Butter Cups

If you’ve been following me on Twitter and/or Instagram – or even just here on le blogaroo – you’ll know that I’m working on living a healthier and happy life. Getting up earlier and clocking in some kms as often as possible, but the most important change I’ve made has been in my diet. Sasha said it best, “You simply can’t out train a bad diet.” So it really doesn’t matter if I workout five or six times a week, if I’m feeding myself crap – I won’t see any changes.

I mentioned before how I am trying (“trying” being the key word there, folks) to limit myself to one 24-hour “cheat” period each week, and other than during that time – I am eating healthy, clean foods. But – I am human. I have wants and desires and cravings that sometimes NEED to be filled! Get your mind out of the gutter, guys – I mean my sweet tooth.

One way I’ve been battling my sweet tooth cravings is with apples and peanut butter. This classic treat reminds me of when I was a kid and would come home from school and have a little snack before dinner. While it’s great and tasty…sometimes it’s just not enough, especially if it’s after I’ve been working out and need to fuel my body with a bit more protein.

Guilt Free Peanut Butter Cups With Genuine Health

The lovely folks at Genuine Health shared the easiest, best recipe for this exact situation.

Guilt-Free Peanut Butter Cups With Genuine Health fermented vegan proteins+

Peanut butter is chock-full of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat; the good kind of fat. It’s also full of protein and potassium, which aides in lowering the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. In addition to these benefits, peanut butter also contains fiber – assisting with bowel movement, magnesium to help fortify your muscles and bones – as well as Vitamin E and antioxidants.

While Vegan protein supplements have grown in popularity over the years, there have been some downsides. It’s been known to produce side effects including digestive distress and bloating – but Genuine Health has changed all of that with their new Genuine Health fermented vegan proteins+ products.

Genuine Health fermented vegan proteins+ Key Benefits:

  • No bloating
  • Strengthens gut and digestive health
  • Maximizes protein and nutrient absorption
  • All‐natural and non‐allergenic with no artificial colours, flavours, sweeteners or preservatives
  • Made with non‐GMO ingredients, and tested for purity and potency to guarantee effectiveness

So it was a no brainer for me to try out the Guilt-Free Peanut Butter Cups made with Genuine Health fermented vegan proteins+ recipe. All the health benefits from peanut butter and the additional kick from the with Genuine Health fermented vegan proteins+ recipe…plus, chocolate.

win-win-win

I tried out the recipe this past Sunday and have been having a hard time not devouring them all in one sitting. These guilt-free peanut butter cups turned out fantastic! They’re the perfect sized treat that fulfills that sweet tooth craving, with the added bonus of the Genuine Health fermented vegan proteins+. 

I’m addicted to these mini guilt-free peanut butter cups that I made with @genuinehealth. Recipe coming to the blog this week.

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Guilt-Free Peanut Butter Cups With Genuine Health fermented vegan proteins+
Filling:
• 1 scoop Genuine Health fermented vegan proteins+ vanilla
• 1/2 cup natural organic peanut butter
• 1/4 cup coconut oil
Coating:
• 1.5 cups organic dark chocolate chips
Garnish (optional):
• Cacao nibs or crushed peanuts
Directions:
1. Prepare chocolate molds using either silicone chocolate molds (the best!) or grease a muffin tin with coconut oil and place in freezer to chill.
2. For filling: Combine ingredients in large mixing bowl and knead until thoroughly combined. Cool in refrigerator (coconut oil softens quickly)
3. Rolling out the filling: on chilled surface (eg. cutting board in the freezer) roll dough out to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut out circles, smaller than that of the mold or muffin tin (a small circular cup works well) and place in freezer to chill.
4. In a small saucepan on low heat warm the chocolate until completely melted. Remove from heat and cool slightly so that it remains liquid, but will not melt the coconut grease on the muffin tins or the peanut butter paddies.
5. Place 1.5 tbsp of liquid chocolate on the base of the mold or muffin tin, place peanut paddy on top and pour another 1.5 tbsp of liquid chocolate on top.
6. Garnish with cacao nibs or crushed peanuts and freeze for 1 hour to set.
7. Once set, remove from freezer; run a sharp knife around the edge and pop out the cups.
Makes approximately 6 large or 12 small.