Tuesday, 11 April 2017 13:52

Chocolate, Hazelnut & Ginger Bars

These are no ordinary chocolate bars.  They’re guilt-free with a ginger kick that will give you the afternoon pick-me-up you’re looking for. Hazelnuts for protein combined with the good fats of coconut oil and cream make this not only a healthy treat but a complete snack!

 

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Wednesday, 21 December 2016 13:29

Chocolate Decadence Cookies

This scrumptious Chocolate Decadence Cookies recipe is from Elana's pantry (elanaspantry.com). I've been making these cookies for a few years now and they are a hit with my family.

 

Published in Desserts
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 16:48

2-Ingredient Chocolate Pudding

This 2-Ingredient Chocolate Pudding couldn’t be easier to make. All you need is dark chocolate and coconut milk. This chocolate pudding is rich, thick, and incredibly mousse like. You can use any dark 70 to 85% chocolate and sweeten with stevia or xylitol, if you wish.

Serves: 6

Ingredients

1 can full-fat coconut milk

1 cup chocolate chips or dark chocolate pieces 70-85% (5 ounces)

Instructions

In a saucepan, heat coconut milk and chocolate over very low heat

Stir constantly until chocolate is melted

Divide mixture between six ½ cup mason jars

Refrigerate for 3 hours

Recipe adapted from Elanaspantry.com

 

 

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Hot and steamy weather got your hair all frizzy and your face all in a flush? Well that makes two of us. But I’ve got just the perfect thing to cool and delight. These salted caramel-cashew chocolate covered ice cream bars courtesy of Ashley Melillo of Blissful Basil are currently my favorite sweet summer treat.These bars are slathered with a thick layer of caramel and coated in a thin, perfectly crisp dark chocolate shell with none of those nasty ingredients like propylene glycol and ethyl acetate that you'll find in store-bought ice cream.  Take the time to whip up these healthy treats for yourself and for your hot bambinos. I promise you won't regret it!!

Published in Desserts
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 21:05

Ultimate Unbaked Brownies

Ooey gooey, melty, chocolatey unbaked brownies – the perfect recipe for those days when you just really need a brownie!

Published in Desserts
Thursday, 02 June 2016 13:16

Chocolate Chia Seed Mousse

This is a smooth, chocolate-filled dessert that requires only a few minutes of preparation. After letting the mousse chill overnight, top with your favorite toppings and enjoy this rich, creamy treat!

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These Chocolate Cookies are the perfect alternative to your favorite nutty treat with a chocolate twist. The combination of antioxidant-rich raw cacao with creamy cashew butter is a great satisfying treat. The high protein and healthy fat content found in these cookies will even keep you full, so you won’t find yourself emptying the cookie jar anytime soon.

Published in Desserts
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 07:11

Healthy Nutella

This smooth and dreamy Healthy indulgence is my newest obsession! Soon to be your newest obsession.

Super-rich and creamy, this homemade Nutella rivals the decadence of that famous spread you find at grocery stores.This version is much lower in sugar (or it can even be sugar free!), is suitable for vegans or those with dairy allergies, and it’s high in Vitamin E, B vitamins, and healthy fats!

My homemade healthy Nutella version also has just half the calories of store-bought Nutella, and the surprise ingredient: black beans, which are loaded with protein and good for you fibre

Published in Desserts
Friday, 08 April 2016 14:00

Chocolate Chia Pudding

This Chocolate Chia Pudding has only six ingredients –chia seeds, cacao powder, coconut milk, vanilla stevia, water, and salt.  Despite their tiny size, chia seeds are among the most nutritious foods on the planet. They are loaded with fiber, protein, Omega-3 fatty acids and various micronutrients.

This recipe uses stevia rather than maple syrup or honey to cut down on sugar. If you are not a fan of stevia feel free to use maple syrup or honey instead. And for cool, nostalgic look to the dinner table, scoop your pudding in tiny mason jars. Their small size, also pack well in lunches. 

Published in Desserts
Thursday, 10 March 2016 14:36

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream

One thing I try to do on this blog is alert folks to the sneaky, underhanded and frequently toxic chemicals that Big Food companies add to their products. One of these dirty little secrets is the fact that propylene glycol, a form of antifreeze, is added to commercial ice cream. You see, when you make ice cream at home, you immediately notice that it is as hard as a rock very unlike store ice creams (even the organic ones) that seem to scoop out of the container so conveniently. Antifreeze, then, is simply ice cream manufacturers’ answer to hard as a rock ice cream and the ice crystals that inevitably form as it is shipped long distances and moved between many different freezers before it finally makes it to your supermarket.

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