There is nothing not to love about this raw chocolate vegan pie, it's absolutely heavenly and is of course super healthy too! The best part is, is that it can be whipped up in under 10 minutes, as long as you have a food processor you are good to go. And no surprise it contains one of my favourite ingredients, raw cacao! As I am a chocolate lover I love to indulge every so often and this pie seriously hits the spot every time.
Chocolate is such a decadent snack and feels luxurious to your soul. Chocolate affects our mood-hormones (serotonin, endorphins and phenylethylamine), which is why so many people turn to chocolate for emotional comfort. Raw cacao is a superfood and is high in antioxidants, minerals and some vitamins making it a healthier choice when you feel like you want to treat yourself. This recipe is a feel good recipe, as you know with every spoonful you are putting real wholesome and nourishing food into your body.
Ingredients: Chocolate mousse • 1 large ripe avocado • 6 tablespoons raw organic cacao powder • 1/3 cup maple/rice malt syrup • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract • 1 teaspoon cinnamon • 1/2 cup filtered water, possibly more
Pie Crust • 2 cups sunflower seeds • 1 cup dates (soaked and softened in boiling water for at least 10 minutes) • 2-3 tbsp filtered water
Method: 1. Blend pie crust ingredients together in food processor with 2-3 tablespoons of water. Flatten mixture into a cake or pie tin making sure to come up the sides of the tin.
2. Combined all mousse ingredients together into a food processor and whiz up until smooth. (For a thicker mousse add less water OR for thinner mixture add more water)
3. Pour mousse mixture into the pie crust and refrigerate for 2-3 hours to set.
This raw caramel slice is probably the best thing I’ve ever made. It’s ridiculously yummy and is full of nutritious ingredients! My partner is obsessed with it (even going to the extent of making it for himself, and he’s not a baker/raw food maker so that’s a big deal!) This slice is full of real wholesome food’s that will make your taste buds run wild!
For those who have never tried tahini and maple syrup together you are in for a treat! It is the best and most delicious combination ever! If you need to make a dessert or anything sweet for a party, I couldn’t recommend this more! It’s completely guilt free and is gluten, dairy and refined sugar free! There’s nothing not to love about this!
It’s also super easy and quick to make, if my partner can make it, you can make it! It’s definitely one to impress guests with. Or keep to yourself!
Ingredients: Base • 1/2 cup medjool dates • 1.5 cups of seeds (I normally use a 50/50 mix of pumpkin & sunflower seeds)
Caramel • 1/2 cup tahini • 1/2 cup maple syrup • 1/4 cup coconut oil • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence • Large pinch himalayan salt
Chocolate Topping • 3 tablespoons raw cacao • 3-4 tablespoons maple syrup • 1/2 cup coconut oil
Method: 1. Grind pitted dates and seeds in blender/food processor. If it's not becoming sticky add an extra date or two.
2. With a spatula or back of a spoon press mixture into a rectangular or square dish, that's been greased in coconut oil.
3. Blend caramel ingredients together and pour over biscuit base and set in the freezer for 20 minutes.
4. While the slice is setting, mix all chocolate topping ingredients together in a small pot over medium heat until coconut oil is melted and the ingredients are well combined.
5. Pour chocolate topping over slice and place back in freezer to set again (roughly 20-30 minutes).
6. With a warm knife, cut into small squares to serve.
I am totally obsessed with bliss balls! They are an absolute staple in my fridge. They are the perfect healthy snack you can go to during the busy working week, and the best part is you can whip up a batch in under 10 minutes!
I usually make a big batch in the weekend, then during the week I grab a couple and put them in a container to take with me during the day. These keep me satisfied and satiated between meals, especially if I'm after a quick boost of energy or have sugar cravings. They are also delicious after dinner for a little treat.
Ingredients: • 10 medjool dates or 1 cup regular dates (soaked in boiling water for 10-20 minutes to soften) • 1 cup seeds or nuts, I like to use pumpkin and sunflower seeds • 1/3-1/2 cup cacao powder • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut + extra for coating • 1/3 cup water (or left over water from the soaked dates)
Method: 1. Place seeds or nuts into a food processor and blend for a minute until it turns into a flour like consistency.
2. Add the remaining ingredients into the processor and blend until well combined, until the mixture becomes sticky.
3. Use hands and roll into small, then roll the balls into the additional coconut.
These will keep in the fridge for a week (if they last that long), or you can store them in a container in the freezer and then just grab them and go as you need. Enjoy! Xx
Who doesn't love chocolate mousse? This recipe is bursting with goodness and deliciousness as it contains real natural wholefoods which are going to nourish your body. The banana and avocado combo create a beautiful creamy texture which you will fall in love with, everyone I have made this for has absolutely loved it. If you are worried about the taste of avocado in this don't be, no one that I have given this to have guessed it would have been in there.
The awesome thing is it's super easy and quick to make. I like to enjoy it as an afternoon snack or as a dessert when I feel like something indulgent. It's also the perfect dessert to serve to guests at a dinner party. This recipe serves two however you can easily double or triple the recipe if you planned on serving it to a few guests. This recipe is gluten, dairy and refined sugar free so suits those on a raw, vegan or paleo diet.
Method 1. Blend all ingredients together into a blender or food processor. If it's too thick and isn't blending you may need to add a small amount of coconut cream.
2. Spoon mixture into glasses, top with cacao nibs or shredded coconut then pop them into the fridge to chill for an hour before serving, or enjoy it straight away as I often do! This recipe will last a few days in the fridge.
These healthy blueberry, banana oat muffins are super yummy and easy to make, you can whip up a batch in under 10 minutes, then pop them into the oven to cook away.
Perfect for breakfast or a healthy snack. I often make a batch on Sundays to enjoy throughout the week. Perfect for kid’s lunch boxes too! They are bursting with goodness and are dairy and refined sugar free.
Ingredients: • 2 cups oats (ground into a flour using a food processor/nutribullet) • 2 ripe bananas (mashed) • 1 cup frozen or fresh blueberries • 1 egg • 1/3 coconut or olive oil • 4 tablespoons maple syrup • ½ cup milk (rice, almond, oat, soy) • 2 teaspoons baking powder • 1 teaspoon cinnamon • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence • Pinch of salt
Method: 1.Turn oven onto 180°. Line a muffin tin with muffin cups or coconut oil.
2. Combined oat flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
3.Mash the banana in a bowl. Then add milk, egg, oil, vanilla and maple syrup and whisk together (using a fork is fine). Add this mixture to the dry ingredients.
4.Mix in the berries. Pour into muffin tin.
5.Bake for 25 minutes until cooked through (a tooth pick should come out clean).
This oh-so-delicious sweet snack is perfect for almost anything, pre-workout, post-workout, an afternoon pick-me-up, post dinner treat. I absolutely love medjool dates, they are so sweet and chewy with a wonderful caramel-like flavour. Medjool dates are an energy powerhouse, loaded with beneficial nutrients. They are a fabulous source of fiber, potassium, copper and some B vitamins.
These are the perfect snack if you are short of time but need a quick pick-me-up as the sugars in them break down easily providing you with energy. You can literally throw them together in one minute. If you haven’t tried these stuffed medjool dates yet you’re in for a treat, it’s a match made in heaven!
Ingredients: • 2 medjool dates • 2 teaspoons tahini or nut butter • Cinnamon to sprinkle
Method: 1. Open the date and remove the pip.
2. Place 1 teaspoon of tahini into the middle of the date, sprinkle with a pinch of cinnamon and push the two halves of the dates together again.
I like to eat them straight away, however you could pop them into the fridge to firm them up for about an hour before enjoying them.