We created our own homemade Nutella recipe. Unlike its’ shop counterpart, this Nutella contains no chemicals or sugars. The spread goes very well with rice crackers or cookies. Just remember to stop yourself in time!
Yield: Spread - 235g; Prep time – 5 minutes; Cooking time – 5 minutes.
Total time: 10 minutes
Total calories per 100g: about 620 kcal
Protein – about 15g
Carbs – about 5g
Fat – about 60g
170g organic hazelnut butter
2/3 tsp of liquid Stevia
1 scoop Chokolate whey protein
1/3 cup almond milk
65g sugar-free chocolate chips
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
¼ tsp Himalayan salt (optional)
Melt the chocolate chips over a double boiler to 40-45C.
Add melted chocolate, sweetener, protein powder, almond milk, vanilla extract & Himalayan salt to hazelnut butter and mix.
Blend thoroughly. Transfer to an airtight container or clean jar and store at room temperature for everyday use for up to 2-3 weeks.
Which foods are able to act as natural relaxants and anti-depressants is a question I’m often asked by clients.
To begin with, an overall balanced diet is always helpful. By that I mean a clean wholefood diet with the minimum possible amount of processed food intake. Macronutrient modulation varies and depends on factors such as your:
- activity level
- overall fitness level
- body composition
- body related goals
Probably the best healthy ratio is:
- up to 20% healthy fats
- 30-40% lean protein
- 40-50% carbohydrates.
We’ll talk about an ideal macronutrients' modulation ratio in another article in more detail.
Returning to the main topic, the following is a (non-exhaustive) list of foods with calming and relaxing properties:
1) Almost all fruits and berries: They are full of fructose and antioxidants. Fructose is the quickest carb (source of energy) after refined sugar, and your body will automatically feel happier and more
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