CHOCOLATE STRAWBERRIES

CHOCOLATE STRAWBERRIES

DIFFICULTY: EASY

TIME: 5 MINS
SERVES: 1-2

A serving of antioxidant-rich fruit that doubles as a delicious dessert!

INGREDIENTS

  • 6-8 medium strawberries
  • 2 squares dark chocolate of choice (70%
    cocoa)

CHOCOLATE STRAWBERRIES

METHOD

Use 20-30 sec intervals to melt the chocolate in a small microwave-proof cup. Dip the strawberries in the
chocolate and place on a plate. Refrigerate until set.
Use vegan or dairy-free chocolate to make this recipe either vegan or Paleo-friendly.

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CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE MOUSSE

CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE MOUSSE

DIFFICULTY: EASY

TIME: 20 MINUTES + 2
HOUR REFRIGERATION
SERVES: 6

The cocoa and berry mix offers a healthy hit of disease fighting antioxidants – all without a gram of added sugar in sight!

INGREDIENTS

  • 250g cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup powdered low carb sweetener
    (xylitol/erythritol)
  • 4 sachets sweetener (stevia/sucralose)
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp. cocoa powder extract
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Fresh raspberries, strawberries or blueberries
    to garnish

CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE MOUSSE

METHOD

Beat cream cheese until smooth. Mix in erythritol, sweetener, cocoa and vanilla extract until well combined. In separate bowl, beat heavy cream with mixer until stiff peaks form. Fold half of the whipped cream into cream cheese mixture until well incorporated. Fold in the other half of the whipped cream. Beat with an electric mixer on high until light and fluffy. Refrigerate for at least two hours. Pipe or spoon into individual serving dishes. Top with fresh berries or fruit of choice.

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Brownie

DECADENT MUG BROWNIE

DIFFICULTY: EASY

TIME: 10 MINUTES

SERVES: 1

A warm, decadent and dense dessert all made in the microwave and without any refined sugar? Um, yes please!

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sweetener e.g. xylitol or
    erythritol
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp heavy cream, coconut cream* or
    milk
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp water
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp chopped dark chocolate of choice

Brownie

METHOD

In a microwave-safe mug (that holds at least 250 ml of liquid) add cocoa powder, coconut flour, baking powder and sweetener. Mix with a small whisk or fork to break up any clumps and mix until evenly combined. Add in heavy cream, water and oil. Whisk until batter is smooth. Sprinkle surface with dark chocolate. Cook brownie in the microwave at full power for about 60-80 seconds. For a fudgier brownie, keep cooking time closer to 60 seconds. Allow brownie to cool a few minutes before eating. Brownie is best eaten warm. Top with chopped chocolate and nuts, whipped cream or fresh fruit.

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Christmas pudding

SIMPLE FESTIVE PUDDING

Difficulty: Easy

Time: 90 minutes

Serves: 12

Free from refined sugars, this healthy and quick Christmas pudding is packed with all the flavours and smells of Christmas and it only takes a few hours to make!

Ingredients

  • 1½ whole, sweet oranges roughly chopped with the skin
  • 300g medjool pitted dates
  • 200g pitted prunes
  • ⅓ cup coconut oil
  • 1¼ cups water
  • 1½ cups dried currants
  • 200g organic dried apricots, finely chopped
  • 100g pitted prunes, roughly chopped
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 350g almond flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp clove
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp salt

Method

Preheat oven to 190C. Grease a medium sized pudding bowl. Combine dates, prunes, orange and water into a saucepan and bring to boil. Simmer for 10mins or until the water has evaporated and the dates have formed a thick paste. Stir through the coconut oil and set aside to cool. Place the cooled date mix into a food processor and process until smooth. Transfer to a large bowl and add apricots and prunes, currants, almond flour, vanilla, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and the eggs. Mix well. Pour the mixture into your prepared pudding bowl. Place the pudding bowl into a deep baking tray, then pour in hot water until it reaches ½ to ¾ of the way up the roasting tray.

Cover the tray and pudding with a layer of baking paper and foil. Make sure it is completely sealed so no steam can escape. Bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes. Carefully remove from oven. Serve with coconut cream.

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Raw chocolate brownies

RAW CHOCOLATE BROWNIES

DIFFICULTY: EASY – INTERMEDIATE

TIME: 30 MINS
YIELDS: 16 BROWNIES

These gooey brownies contain NO sugar, NO eggs and NO flour. Plus, chocolate stimulates dopamine release which helps us feel more motivated and happy! Dig in!

INGREDIENTS

1 1/4 cups Medjool dates
1/4 cup almonds (unsalted)
1 cup walnuts (unsalted)
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/8 tsp salt
Cinnamon for dusting

METHOD

Remove the pits from the dates and chop the almonds. Place the walnuts in food processor and blend until finely ground. Add the cocoa powder and salt. Pulse to combine. Turn on the food processor. As the it’s running, add one date at a time. Once you have added all your dates, the mixture should be a little crumbly but easily formable. You can text it by taking out a small chunk and rolling it into a ball in your hand. If the mixture is too dry, add more dates. Put the almonds and pulse a couple times to combine (if a ball has formed, you can also mix in the almonds in a bowl).
Forming the brownies: Line a small square dish with wax paper and press into the desired thickness. You can
also press the brownie mix into a greased muffin tray. Place in the refrigerator or freezer for 5 to 10 minutes to firm up; they can easily be cut when cold. Dust with cinnamon to serve.

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SIMPLE STRAWBERRY SORBET

SIMPLE STRAWBERRY SORBET

DIFFICULTY: EASY

TIME: 3 MINUTES
SERVES: 4

You don’t need an ice cream maker to make this simple and fresh sorbet! With only 3 natural ingredients, this is the perfect summer sorbet!

INGREDIENTS

2 1/2 cups frozen strawberries
1 tbsp honey or maple syrup
3/4 cup cold water

METHOD

Add the frozen strawberries and honey / maple syrup to a food processor or blender. Then add about half of the water to start with and blitz until smooth. If needed add a little more water at a time until you get the right consistency. Either serve the sorbet straight away or transfer it to a container and freeze. When left in the freezer for a couple of hours the sorbet will freeze solid so leave it to defrost for about 15-20 min before trying to scoop it!

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CUPPA CHOCOLATE CHIP CAKE

CUPPA CHOCOLATE CHIP CAKE

DIFFICULTY: EASY

Time: 5 minutes

Serves: 1

The perfect dessert to make in a hurry! Filled with all the right flavours, this vegan mug cake is the treat you need (right now).

INGREDIENTS 

  • 4 Tbsp spelt flour
  • 1 Tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp almond butter
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 Tbsp chocolate chips

METHOD

Add all the ingredients to a mug & mix well. Microwave on high for 1 minute & 30 seconds.

 

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Yummy Peanut Butter Cups

DARK CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER LOVE BITES

Treat yourself with these easy and delicious peanut butter bites!

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Yummy Peanut Butter Cups

Nice cream

STRAWBERRY NICE CREAM

Fresh, tasty and oh so berry nice!

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Nice cream