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Paleo White Christmas – because caveman would if he could

  • Food & Booze
Coming into the festive season, we are constantly treading the fine line (and one we thought was non existent) between stuffing ourselves full of all foods festive, and maintaining our dignity for the next few months of bikini body season. Plus, everyone likes to feel on top of their game for the holiday season, right? Well, how does it sound to have your fig and caramel cake, or your festive frivolities, and eat them too? Pretty freaking good! We’ve teamed up with the lovely Shan Cooper from My Food Religion for some seriously tasty treats to get you through Christmas and still get you through the pants holes in your denim shorties. Shan’s blog, My Food Religion, is dedicated to making healthy, nutritious, wholesome recipes of goodies and treats that we love, but with one major difference – these recipes are preservative, additive, and artificially everything free (ace!). So when she tempted us with a healthy (paleo!) recipe for White Christmas treats, we simply couldn’t refuse! If you hate gorging yourself on Christmas fare that will leave you feeling less than best, this recipe is definitely one you’ll be flaunting to your fitspo friends. buttered up  

Paleo White Christmas

Ingredients:  250g coconut butter – I used my own brand, Buttered Up Nothing But Coconut 120g cacao butter 50g coconut oil 50g rice malt syrup/maple syrup/honey 1/2 cup goji berries 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots (look for preservative free) 1/2 cup nuts, lightly toasted (I used pistachios) 1/2 cup shredded coconut, toasted Method:  Melt the cacao butter over a low heat & remove from heat as soon as it’s melted. Add the coconut butter, rice malt syrup, coconut oil & melted cacao butter to a bowl and mix really well until completely combined. Add all remaining ingredients and mix well once more. Press into a baking paper lined tray and pop in the fridge for 3-4hrs to set before cutting. This can be stored in the fridge or freezer. Easy as! So next time someone skimps out on Christmas treats because they’re ‘watching themselves,’ tell them to watch My Food Religion instead, and they’ll never miss out on a healthy AND tasty treat again! Words by Lucille Burkitt