Easy Strawberry Pecan Pie Treats Recipe
Nicole Frain, creator of the page CleanTreats that boasts more than 30,000 Facebook fans, creates and shares clean recipes to satisfy your cravings without the guilt.
Here she shares a Strawberry Pecan Pie Treats Recipe, using Nuzest Clean Lean Protein, and her inspiration for clean eating.
What inspired you to start CleanTreats?
I love to cook, I always have and when I left home I had no idea what I was doing, I followed a recipe to the letter but I never owned a recipe book. It wasn’t long before I started creating ideas of dinner, read up to five recipes before I came up with my own by experimenting.
I also had and still do have a long time passion for health and fitness and I have always tried to eat well for my body and I feel my personal best when I training and eat clean. A friend who introduced me to weight training lured me into training and I am thankful that he did. When he showed me a recipe in a magazine for Protein Balls, something so common in this area of fitness, I decided I would make these. They were a huge hit and so naturally I decided to put my own spin on them and before long I had plenty of friends asking me to make these for them too. I decided that a chocolate protein ball can’t be the only great creation and I began making choc mint, apricot and almond and goji berry bites.
I was encouraged by a friend to start sharing my ideas so CleanTreats Facebook page was borne. CleanTreats quickly grew and before long I had a few thousand followers. As my audience continued to grow, I was inspired to create more recipes and as CleanTreats became more popular and recognized I was able to expand my creativity of my Nuzest recipes from protein balls to raw cakes, vegan and dairy free items, gluten-free baking and cupcakes.
I have a passion for food, culture and cooking of all sorts and I love to see people love my ideas so CleanTreats is certainly here to stay and hopefully continue to grow with ongoing support.
What is your favorite non-guilty snack?
I absolutely love a spoonful of natural roasted lightly salted peanut butter straight out of the jar with crunchy peanut butter being my all-time favorite I will frequently have this as my night time treat.
But when it comes to during the day, I love to combine my protein powder (a scoop of Nuzest Wild Strawberry and Rich Chocolate Clean Lean Protein for Nuzest recipes is amazing) into some Greek yogurt with a tablespoon of cottage cheese and this is just like a creamy healthy mousse that I enjoy almost daily. I think it is this combination that prevents cravings.
Favorite CleanTreats Recipe:
This is so hard to choose! It would be between protein pancakes, pumpkin pie and snickers cake. There is something about the peanut goodness, saltiness, dark chocolate and maple caramel that is amazing!
But don’t just take my word for it, there is a reason it is my top viewed recipe on all platforms!
Strawberry Pecan Pie Treats
Makes 8 x 23g servings
- 1/2 c toasted pecans
- 1/4 c raw cashews
- 1/4 c raw walnuts
- 10 dried dates
- 1 scoop Nuzest Wild Strawberry Clean Lean Protein
- 1 tsp freeze dried berry blend
- Pinch cinnamon
- 1 tsp water
- 1 tsp melted coconut oil
- 2 tsp honey almond milk
Toast your pecans until golden brown.
Add all dry ingredients except the Nuzest Clean Lean Protein and to a mini food processor and blend to chop.
Add all other ingredients and pulse till combined.
Spoon out and roll into your treats, pressing together in your hand. If a bit dry, add more water or almond milk.
You can roll through coconut as an option. Store in the fridge once complete.
I made mine without waiting for the pecans to cool from the oven so they were warm, which was amazing!