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WellnessWatch: Amazin’ Graze Shows Us How To Make Guilt-Free But Decadent Christmas Recipes

Watch: Amazin’ Graze Shows Us How To Make Guilt-Free But Decadent Christmas Recipes

Amy Zheng & Lee Ching Yi present their version of healthier but luxurious Christmas classics
Amy Zheng & Lee Ching Yi present their version of healthier but luxurious Christmas classics
By Jessica Liew
By Jessica Liew
December 21, 2018
For this jolly Fitness Kickstart edition, we followed cofounders Lee Ching Yi and Amy Zheng into their Sentul HQ to see them make (and taste!) their spin on healthier Christmas classics.
 

'Tis the season of treats and feasting! We Malaysians find a reason to indulge at any festive occasion, and the yuletide final signals decadent food and parties. This infectious mood is welcomed with open arms by purveyors of healthy snacks, Amazin’ Graze. The award-winning Malaysia brand’s cofounders, Lee Ching Yi and Amy Zheng, have even translated their excitement into a lineup of Christmas granolas, snacks, and nut butters. and shared personal stories behind flavours like gingerbread granola and chocolate fudge bites.

Read on for their festive recipes, too.

Amy Zheng & Lee Ching Yi welcome us into the Amazin' Graze kitchen, where they whipped up and treated us to a taste of their festive dishes
Amy Zheng & Lee Ching Yi present their version of healthier but luxurious Christmas classics

What special dishes will you be serving this Christmas?

Amy: I’ll probably hold a gingerbread building party. Everybody will just grab their own blocks, cream and icing, and get creative, alongside a glass of wine and cheese. I like a minimalist Christmas as opposed to the usual chicken or roast turkey feasts.

CY: My family is quite big on food. Christmas is a lot of food over many days and we go to many people’s houses so I definitely will try to attempt one of our recipes. And I don’t think they will even realise it’s healthy because it’s so tasty!

See also: 3 Individuals, 3 Different Ways To Celebrate Christmas In Malaysia

A healthier chocolate mousse and caramel pecan almond butter bites will impress everyone this Christmas
A healthier chocolate mousse and caramel pecan butter bites will impress everyone this Christmas

How do today's demo recipes pair with Amazin’ Graze’s Christmas specials?

Ching Yi: The chocolate peanut butter fudge bites are my favourite because chocolate is my celebratory food. They always feel like a treat and therefore kept for special moments. But with the bites, I can eat it anytime and not feel guilty or bad!

Amy: My favourite thing at Christmas is building gingerbread houses. Our gingerbread granola always reminds me of that. By eating it and having that scent of cinnamon and scrumptiousness is a beautiful reminder.

Sheer perfection: A chocoholic's guiltless indulgence with this chocolate avocado mousse topped with Amazin' Graze gingerbread granola
Sheer perfection: Amy's chocolate avocado mousse is a chocoholic's guiltless indulgence, sprinkled with Amazin' Graze gingerbread granola
Amazin' Graze caramel pecan almond butter bites: Toothsome, savoury and luxurious with studs of chocolate chips
Equal parts toothsome, savoury and luxurious: Ching Yi's Caramel Pecan No-bake Bitesare hearty and generously studded with chocolate

Recipe: Amy’s Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Ingredients

  • 245g unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 large avocados
  • 50g unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 170g pure maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • pinch of sea salt
  • sliced strawberries and Amazin’ Graze gingerbread granola for garnish

Make

Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend on high for 30-60 seconds until creamy. Transfer into serving pots and chill for at least 3 hours. Top with strawberries to serve.

Recipe: Ching Yi’s Caramel Pecan No-bake Bites

Wet ingredients

  • 250g Amazin’ Graze caramel pecan almond butter
  • 40g rice malt syrup
  • 40g canola oil

Dry ingredients

  • 130g oats
  • 50g rice puffs

Add-on

80g chocolate chips

Make

Line a baking pan with parchment paper. In a mixing bowl, mix dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, combine wet ingredients and heat over a double boil until slightly warm and runny. Fold wet mixture into the tray, add in the chocolate chips, mix well and press firmly into the pan. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before slicing. Optional: Garnish with more caramel pecan almond butter and and chocolate chips.

When’s the best time this Christmas to serve the treats you made?

CY: Anytime! They’re so easy to make, and you can just put them together in 15, or 5 minutes. They’re one of those treats you can make leading up to Christmas.

A: And at the work place too. These recipes are really easy to make at your work pantry. They’re the perfect thing to make for your colleagues, as well.

Discover the delicious Amazin' Graze Christmas flavours at amazingraze.co.

  • Videography Dean Shaari
  • Photography Khairul Imran

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