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Chocolate PowerGather Cups

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These are total awesomesauce! They are Whole
Life Challenge approved, and unsweetened (really! I swear!), so I don’t even consider them a treat. They are chock full of satisfying fat, and just perfect for an energy boost and chocolate fix all in one. You might feel like you’re cheating, but I promise you’re not! another great thing about them…NO BAKING! You need to melt the coconut oil, but even for that, you could technically use a microwave ( blasphemy!)

Ingredients:

For the Chocolate:

1 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup coconut butter
1/4 cup – 1/3 cup cocoa powder, probably 6-8 tablespoons, depending on how strong you want it

Fillings:

1/4 cup Pumpkin seeds
1 tablespoon Chia seeds
1 tablespoon Flax meal
1/4 cup Hazelnuts
1/4 cup Macadamia nuts
1/2 cup Almonds
2/3 – 1 cup Almond butter
1/2 cup Dried apples
1/2 cup Dried currants (or raisins)
Sea salt

Add all the nuts to a plastic ziplock bag and use a hammer to break them up into smaller pieces.

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Then pour them, as well as any remaining dry ingredients to a bowl, and mix so they are well combined.

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add the almond butter and mix until it forms a batter and everything is well dispersed and combined.

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Take a spoon or an ice cream scoop and place a nice big dollop into paper or silicon cupcake cups.

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In a sauce pan, melt the coconut oil over low heat and grate in the coconut butter. Alternatively you can warm it so that it is soft and add it. Stir often and add the cocoa powder, stirring until combined.

Pour into the cups, and sprinkle with sea salt to finish. Then refrigerate for at least 30 – 45 minutes until the chocolate solidifies.

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Enjoy!

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Hunter Gatherer Mahi Mahi

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I couldn’t figure out a good name for this, so I’ve just been calling it “Hunter Gatherer Mahi Mahi” since there are nuts and seeds involved….And you know the whole Paleo thing. It came up when my boyfriend mentioned breaded fish, or a breadcrumb thing….So I decided to go nuts….get it! (Yeah I didn’t think I was particularly funny either). Anyway, It’s super easy, and tasty, and once again, I am loving Mahi Mahi. The nuts and seeds give it a nice earthiness, and the spices make it perfect for an autumn dinner. I served it with some easy delicata squash rings and roasted turnips. I actually cooked them in the same big glass pan, I used aluminum foil to partition them into separate areas, but they baked at the same temperature, and had pretty much the same seasoning, so I saved myself some clean up.

Ingredients:

  • Mahi Mahi filets
  • Chopped Pecans
  • Black Sesame Seeds
  • Flax Meal
  • Chia Seeds
  • Salt, Pepper, Thyme, Cinnamon, Paprika
  1. Place fish filets in a glass pan
  2. Season with salt, pepper, thyme, cinnamon, and paprika
  3. Sprinkle with chopped pecans, black sesame seeds, flax meal, and chia seeds
  4. Bake at 375 until fish flakes easily
  5. Drizzle with olive oil before serving

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For the Delicata Squash Rings:

  1. Slice squash into rings
  2. Season with salt, pepper, thyme, cinnamon, and paprika
  3. Bake at 375 until soft
  4. Cut seeds out with a butter knife before serving
  5. Optional, spread some coconut butter on slices
  6. Optional, stick a veggie in the middle for presentation!

 


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