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Hot Choddy November 21, 2008

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What do you get when you cross a hot chocolate with a hot toddy?  Yep, a hot choddy.  Sipping a large glass mug (or bowl) of this is exactly how I want to spend a cold and wintery night, all snuggled up on my couch.  You can’t go wrong with this combo.  You’ll be feeling heavenly long after the last sip is slurped.  Add a little whipped cream on top if you’re really wanting to satisfy that sugar hankering.

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup milk (use at least 1 or 2% – feel free to subsitute rice milk for a lactose free version)

1 tbsp cocoa powder

1 tbsp brown sugar

1 oz Kahlua or Bailey’s or Amarula

1 oz dark rum

DIRECTIONS:

1) In a saucepan heat milk, cocoa powder and brown sugar on med-high, whisking briskly until a gentle simmer begins.

2) Gently simmer and whisk for a few minutes, then remove from heat and whisk in Kahlua and rum.

3) Serve in heat-hot_chocolate_by_drinkpoisonproof mugs (glass just seems to look and taste better) and enjoy immediately.

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Easiest Protein Bars in the Universe! November 13, 2008

It’s quite a claim, but I am usually true to my word.  Usually.  These only have a few ingredients, which you can add to with your own favourites, and they are NO BAKE.  That’s right … no preheat the oven to any degrees.  Plus, you;ll probably only use 1 or 2 bowls so clean up is less painful than most baking adventures.  Sweet protein goodness!

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup all natural smooth peanut butter

7-8 tbsp honey (or split with maple syrup)

1 cup protein powder (I used chocolate)

1 cup oats

2 tbsp flax seed

DIRECTIONS:

1) Mix the peanut butter and corn syrup together in a microwavable bowl, and microwave on high for 75 seconds.

2) Remove from microwave and add the remaining ingredients to the bowl, stirring to completely combine.

NOTE – You may need to add a bit of water to ensure the mix is not too dry.  It should be the consistency of Play-Dough.

3) Spoon into a square pan (push to flatten evenly) and cool in fridge for 15 minutes.

4) Slice into bars and wrap with plastic wrap and ENJOY!

TIP:

Add any chopped nuts, shredded coconut or dried fruit (such as raisins) to the mix for an added boost.

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