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Peanut Chilli Lime Sauce


Thai inspired peanut sauce made with lime, chilli oil, sesame oil, all natural peanut butter and honey.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Serves: 3 servings
Energy: 59 calories per serving

Ingredients:
– ½ tsp soybean oil
– ¼ tsp sesame oil
– ¼ lime yields lime juice
– 1 clove garlic
– 1 tsp ginger
– ¼ cup 240ml) water
– 2 tbsps soy sauce
– 1 tbsp smooth peanut butter (without salt)
– ½ tbsp honey

Method:
1) Squeeze lime into a pan. Add soy sauce, chilli oil and sesame oil. Add and heat grated ginger and garlic through.
2) Add peanut butter and stir. Bring to a light boil. Add the water. The mixture will smooth out once it reaches boiling.
3) Add salt and honey to taste.
4) Simmer for an additional 2 minutes.
5) Serve as a dipping sauce. Also can be drizzled over greens salad with tofu and steamed broccoli finished with a few roasted peanuts.


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Protein Balls


These balls can rich in protein, healthy fats and fibre which makes them just as satisfying as any treat without punishing your physique.

Preparation time: 45 minutes

Serves: 15 balls

Energy: 232 calories

Ingredients:

– 6 scoops chocolate whey protein

– 240g quick oats

– 15 dried plums (pitted), cut in small pieces

– 65g raw cashews, crushed

– 2tbsp raw cacao powder

– 1/2 tsp cinnamon

– 1 tbsp coconut oil

– 175ml semi-skimmed milk

– 1 tbsp honey

– 130g natural peanut butter

– 40g shredded coconut

Method:

1)      Place all the dry ingredients in a large bowl (except the shredded coconut).

2)      Melt the coconut oil in the microwave until liquid. Add this to the dry ingredients and mix well.

3)      Add the milk, honey, and the natural peanut butter. Keep mixing the batter until all the ingredients are evenly blended (the mix will be sticky).

4)      Scoop some of the mixture with a tablespoon and form little balls with your hands. You should have 15 approximately.

5)      Roll each ball in the shredded coconut.

6)      Place the balls on a plate and refrigerate for 10-45 minutes depending on desired texture.