Friday, 24 April 2015

Better Than Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

When you're trading the Forex Market it is easy to fall into what I call the geek diet.  You know, Coca Cola and Snickers Bars.

When you're playing desk jockey the sugar in fast foods keeps your mind active and gives you a false sense of energy.  Energy that you should be getting from doing sports.

Don't get me wrong, I love Snicker's bars.   But as you may know I'm living a healthy lifestyle these days.  It's been over 10 years now that I've started reading on healthy diets, healthy food. It all started with the book "Body for Life".  It was an eye opener.

I lost 20 lbs in 3 weeks and put on 20lbs of muscle. I was in the best shape I had been in my life, at that point. 

The biggest takeaway from that book was to eat healthy 6 days a week and on the 7th day, eat whatever you want. In my case a dozen snicker's bars and dining at Taco Time, Mac Donald's, Burger King, Wendy's and Arby's.  Yet my body would just get healthier and I'd shed weight.

Then I started reading up on detoxing your body, eating healthy, raw, organic.  What can I say, it changed my life.

The challenge for me has always been that I have a sweet tooth. I grew up in Vienna Austria next to a Candy Store.   As a young kid it was paradise, always surrounded by chocolate, candies, and all sorts of sweets.   I called the owners Herr und Frau Zucker (Mr. and Mrs. Sugar).   The name stuck with them and the entire neighbourhood called them that.

Herr und Frau Zucker
Vienna Austria (Europe)

I still have that sweet tooth.  Back in my Computer Programming days a Coke and Snickers Bar was the preferred snack.

Nowadays I eat super-healthy and make most of my own food, especially sweets.  And the thing is, I don't gain weight.  In fact, it is good for me!  That's because it's not only lower in sugar, organic, and raw, but it's actually healthy because Cacao and Coconut Oil are extremely healthy and beneficial.

When you're trading the Forex Market there is nothing better than a healthy snack.  And since you have the extra time you can easily spend just 20 minutes to make yourself a treat.

Don't believe me?  Try this recipe yourself. 

Better Than Reese's.
Organic. Raw. Healthy. Home made.
Less sugar than 1 Reese's Cup and 30 times as big. 

Forex Taurus Monster Peanut Butter Cups Recipe

1 layer white like chocolate: cashews, raisins, vanilla extract, coconut flakes, coconut oil, organic sugar

1 layer homemade peanut butter: peanuts, organic sugar, coconut oil 
1 layer dark chocolate: 100 percent cacao, coconut oil

You can use the same food processor if you make in this order without washing. sweeten per your taste. I used about 3 to 5 teaspoons sugar only. as for the measurements I just do it by eye and would say about 1 cup nuts and a few tablespoons coconut oil. just add coconut oil gradually and you will see the mass thicken. Taste along the way. 

The trick is to freeze after for 20 minutes, the coconut oil will thicken and harden. so don't worry about the dark chocolate being runny, it will harden.  You can keep it in your freezer or put it in the fridge to make it a little softer.  Experiment with it.  Try adding Cherry Jam for example.   Or Drizzle Coconut Milk on top (and then freeze).