People always ask if eat doughnuts and the answer is YES!
Yes, I eat doughnuts. Although, the doughnuts I indulge in are not only tasty, but good for my health too. These Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Doughnuts , for instance, are my latest obsession. Made with a few simple ingredients to support a healthy lifestyle.
Bonus, if you don’t have some of these ingredients, they’re totally substitutable….
Activated charcoal is totally edible, not very flavorful and has many health benefits. Best known for its detoxification properties, activated charcoal is a potent natural treatment used to trap toxins and chemicals in the body, allowing them to be flushed out so the body doesn’t reabsorb them.
ACTIVATED CHARCOAL IS ALSO HELPFUL FOR DIGESTIONS, GAS, BLOATING, HEART HEALTH AND ANTI-AGING!
Activated charcoal works through a process called "adsorption". Adsorption is a chemical reaction where elements attach themselves to a surface. Through Adsorption, activated charcoal is able to bind to certain poisons, heavy metals and other toxins to its surface to help pull them out of your body.
Spices have been used for centuries in Chinese and Indian (Ayurvedic) medicine to predominantly for their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. They are gut biome healing powerhouses, and some are pretty tasty, too!
The antioxidant properties of spices have the ability to stop those free radicals that damage cells and lead to inflammation. Turmeric is definitely one of those life-enhancing spices that you should stock in your cupboard at all times.
How is Turmeric life-enhancing? Well, not only is it a brilliant color (thanks curcumin), but Turmeric is also an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, anti-bacterial, anti-cancer, wonder spice! Turmeric has been used to treat everything from allergies, arthritis and diabetes, to autoimmune diseases, liver disease and even Alzheimer’s… mic drop. (right?).
But seriously, fill your home with spices and herbs because ounce for ounce, herbs and spices are extremely potent compared to other foods. Adding just a few spices and herbs to your food, especially desserts, can amp-up the antioxidant power of your meal in a delicious way. That’s why I used Turmeric in this deliciously healthy and healing Peanut Butter Turmeric Frosting!
Hemp flour won't get you high (hope I didn't burst anyones bubbles), you'll need to find a source with a much higher level of THC. Hemp flour does however contain a whopping 11 grams of protein in just three little tablespoons. You can try this protein rich flour in these Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Doughnuts
Don’t have these ingredients on hand? No worries, I’ve got you covered with other healthy substitutes. The point is, these are delicious, so make them! haha, and enjoy!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Doughnuts
1 very ripe plantain
1/4 cup peanut flour*
1/2 cup coffee
1/4 cup hemp flour (almond flour works as a substitute)
1/4 cup cacao powder
1 tablespoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons activated charcoal (optional)
1 tablespoon baking powder
pinch of pink Himalayan salt
*optional - sweetener of choice (stevia, monk fruit, xylitol, etc)
*You can use a 1/4 cup of your favorite nut butter instead, just reduce coffee by 1/4 cup.
Frosting Recipe Below
Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a doughnut pan with coconut oil.
Stir together dry ingredients in a mixing bowl; set aside. Blend together plantain and coffee and pour contents of puree into dry ingredients. Stir until smooth.
Spoon batter into prepared baking pan and bake for 10-12 minutes. When cooled, frost your doughnuts and enjoy!
Peanut Butter Frosting
1/4 cup peanut flour
1/4 cup coconut butter
1/2 teaspoon turmeric (for color)
1/2 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
1/4 cup coconut milk (or more depending on preferred consistency)
1/8 teaspoon uncut stevia or sweetener of choice.
Place ingredients in a high-powered food processor. Slowly add the coconut milk until you achieve your desired consistency.