“K-I-S-S: Keep It Stupid Simple” is a mantra that should pop in my head more often. Sometimes I feel like many of us (women especially) are so addicted to trying to make things so complicated, perfect and impressive that they turn into a nightmare rather than the dream we had in mind.
Using a simple approach I came up with 4 healthy cake recipes using only 3 ingredients per cake. These cakes are just easy, quick, no-fuss healthy treats.
– 1 cup walnuts
– 3 eggs
– 2 tablespoons agave nectar (or a liquid kind of honey)
Process walnuts in a food processor and mix with yolks and agave. Whip egg whites.
Gently fold egg whites into the batter. Cook for 20 minutes at 180 degrees celcius (360 degrees Fahrenheit).
– 1 very big banana (or 2 small bananas)
– 2 eggs (or 2 egg whites if you want to cut down 8 grams of fat)
– 1 scoop of protein powder
Process everything together.
Cook for 20 minutes at 220 degrees Celsius (430 degrees F) or until lightly brown on top. Enjoy as a pre or post workout snack.
– 1 can of black beans
– 1/2 cup of fat reduced cocoa
– 2 big bananas
Rinse the beans to get rid of the liquid of the can and process everything together.
Cook for 20 minutes at 220 degrees Celsius (430 F) or until top seems cooked. Enjoy in case of chocolate cravings.
Peanut butter cookies
– 1/2 cup of protein powder
– 1/2 cup of peanut butter
– 1 apple
Process everything together and make little cookie balls.
Cook at 220 degrees Celsius (430 F) or until cookies are slightly brown. Enjoy still warm or cold.
These basic recipes can obviously be made more interesting or fancier by adding flavorings (vanilla, orange peel, instant coffee powder, etc.), extra ingredients (dried fruits, nuts, chocolate chips) and sweeteners if you feel you need them!