May 112015
 
Chocolate ball, wine and some Swedish Bus Stop

Celebrating the chocolate day.

Today is the 11th of May 2015, an important day for us swedes as it is one of our highest regarded days of celebration, today is namely the day of the chocolate ball, or as we call it chokladbollens dag.

Usually we spend our days exercising, thinking about fitness and health but today is one of only the few 200 days we have to celebrate something sweet in Sweden, therefor we wish that you will celebrate this day with us so run to the store at once and by ingredients and go make yourself a wonderful chocolate ball cake.

This is what you’ll need: (This is what you want, not what you need! Check at the bottom of the post. – Jona)

  • 1 1/2 c quick-cooking oatmeal
  • 1/4 c sugar
  • 6 Tbsp butter, softened
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp coffee
  • Coconut or pearl sugar to roll them in

Then you just mix it together into a ball, roll them in the topping of your choice, place them in the fridge to cool of for a bit then plant them directly into your face.

Oh, and if you are like me, home getting rid of the last of your common cold, feeling lonely, you might (if you are of age) pour your self a glass of wine that goes great with your cake and a game of Swedish Bus Stop.

 

Have a great day

Krister


 

Jona’s Tip :

While this is a wonderful day of celebratory joy, there is something we must never forget, lest we become fat!

if(kcalIn > kcalOut)
{
    IncreaseBellyCircumference();
}

Therefore I’ve written down this, my fav recipe for healthy and low/not so low kcal Chocolate balls.

High kcal
100g/3.2oz Butter (preferably Almond Butter) (not margarine, remember the trans fats!) – 633 or 717 is still a lot of kcal, but at least they aren’t coming from something like fast carbs. Additionally, the fat found in butter is far from the worst found in your local super market, and, if it’s from almond butter, it’s instead one of the best fats you can find anywhere!

OR!

Low kcal
100g/3.2oz Quark (at 0.X% fat with 12g of protein and no more than 65kcal, this will make for some seriously healthy chocolate balls!)

0.9dl/0.4 cups Stevia – it’s a natural sweetener which’ll add about 8kcal to the grand total!

1tsp (or to taste) strong coffee – known for its energy boosting capabilities, other side effects may include an increased resistance to diseases such as Parkinson’s, diabetes type 2 as well as a decreased risk of becoming depressed.

2.5dl/1 cup Oats – 758kcal, sure, it sounds like a lot, but being one of the best carb sources, out there, just make sure it fits your macros! Not only is it gluten free, and linked to increases in Vitamin B1 and magnesium intakes it is also been found to increased insulin sensitivity as well as strengthen your immune system defenses!

1.5tsp cacao – 18kcal, again and again, cacao has been proven to help reduce oxidation of LDL (bad cholesterol) thus actively fighting cardiovascular diseases, some say that, other than water, cacao could be the healthiest thing you can put in your body.

2tbsp of casein (or whey) protein powder with chocolate taste – 40kcal, I use http://goo.gl/ekCNQO from SmartSups, tastes amazing!

No protein powder, just add another 0.5tbsp cacao and 0.5dl oats.

Make this our future stereotype : “Wow, you are totally fit, what are you? A game developer?”
//Jona

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