What sort of sweets do you opt for? Do they leave you sluggish after that high and not long after you are finding something else to eat? It is normal to crave for sugar, do not go against your cravings. It's a message from your body. The important thing is to meet these sweet cravings with healthier alternatives that are just as sweet yet nutritient dense and actually leave you full. My top sweeteners are: raw honey, 100% maple syrup, banana, dates and other fruits. How about making a snack so you're sorted for the week?
Featuring: Coconut Cookies with Cacao Icing. I had these babies for breakfast and because I know what I put in them, I have no regrets.
1 cup oats
1/2 cup almond meal
1 cup Dessicated coconut
1/3 cup Melted Coconut oil
1 tsp baking powder
2 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp hot water
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
2 Tbsp 100 % maple syrup
2 Tbsp cacao powder
1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees
and line baking tray.
2. Mix wet ingredients together
3. Mix dry ingredients together
4. Combine both.
5. Form into cookies
6. Place in oven for approx 15 mins till golden.
7. Set aside to cool and mix all cacao icing ingredients together.
8. Drizzle cacao over cookies when at room temp or cooler.
Smoothie bowl⭐️⭐️⭐️. Summer 🌻 has been a very busy time for me. The kids 👦👦👦are out of school 🏘, there are activities and errands on top of all of my regular day to day stuff, and I find that a nice, cold, fruity smoothie bowl really helps give my energy a kick-start. 🤸♀️Lately, I’ve been enjoying it as an afternoon snack, because it gives me a moment to relax 🛀 and just do something good for myself. ⭐️⭐️This smoothie bowl happens to be full of protein from the vegan protein powder I added, and full of good fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, anti-inflammatories and antioxidants.⭐️⭐️Vegan protein powder is something I like to keep on hand. It’s an easy way to inject more protein into your diet, if that’s something you’re concerned about, and it’s virtually flavourless, so it goes with literally anything! ⭐️⭐️This smoothie bowl makes the perfect breakfast or snack option, to get you through the busiest of days! It’s light enough so it won’t weigh you down (you could totally work out shortly after consuming one of these!), and it gives you a good shot of energy that lasts the entire day. So go ahead- bust out your blender, snap a few shots for Instagram (you know you want to!), and dive in! Until next time, eat well to live well! RECIPE:⬇️ #smoothiebowl#breakfast#smoothie#raspberrypowder#vegan#veganprotein#protein#veganchef#lecordonbleu#lecordonbleuchef#vegetarianrecipes#eatwell#healthykids#glutenfree#dairyfree#refindsugarfree#simplecooking#veganrecipes#vegancommunity#letscookvegan#bestofvegan
Straight out of the oven! Huge field mushrooms, spring onions, garlic & rosemary drizzled with a little EVOO & sprinkled with black Cypress sea Salt. So simple & delicious served a quick rocket salad. #eatclean#vegetarianfood#freshfromthefarm
Flourless Chocolate Loaf/ Brownies. Already ate half of it and considered it as recipe testing. #noregrats . Avoid processed refined foods like white flour that are high GI meaning they will quickly raise your blood sugar levels and cause inflammation in the body and increase fat storage.
I use #almondmeal which also makes brownies more dense and #moist .
1 cup almond meal
¼ cup coconut flour
½ cup cacao powder
1 tsp salt
2 free range eggs (or flaxeggs for vegans)
½ cup melted coconut oil
1/3 cup 100% maple syrup
2 generous Tbsp almond butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ cup crushed chocolate of choice (optional)
1. Pre-heat oven to 160 degrees and line a loaf tin.
2. Whisk eggs and vanilla extract in a bowl.
3. Mix almond butter, melted coconut oil and maple syrup in a separate bowl.
4. Mix in cacao in syrup mixture till evenly combined.
5. Add eggs in cacao-syrup mixture.
6. Fold liquid in dry ingredients.
7. Fold in crushed chocolate and combine.
8. Line mixture in tin and bake for 30 minutes.
Cranberry Mousse with cherries and granola⭐️⭐️The entire recipe takes no time at all to make. A simple run through the blender or food processor is really all it takes, and the mousse can be made and kept in individual serving cups for up to 4 hours. The toppings are completely up to you- I decided to go with some cherries and granola, because it’s what I happened to have on hand and I thought the bright red cherries would look beautiful on top of the red mousse. You can get really creative when it comes to what you layer on top, however- chia seeds, sunflower seeds, bee pollen, and virtually any type of fruit you like would all be an excellent addition to this dessert.
I hope you enjoy my easy, delicious (child-approved!) cranberry mousse! Give it a try the next time you’re looking for something sweet and simple! Until next time, eat well to live well!⭐️⭐️
150g frozen cranberries
200 g Coconut meat
1 tbsp coconut cream
1/2 cup Maple Syrup
In a food processor or blender, combine the cranberries, coconut meat and cream, and maple syrup until smooth.
Top with pitted cherries and granola. Serve immediately, or store in the fridge for up to 4 hours.#breakfast#dairyfree#glutenfree#refindsugarfree#sugarfree#healthybreakfast#cranberrymousse#plantbased#plantbaseddiet#kidsbreakfast#vegan#veganbreakfast#healthykids#veganlife#veganchef#lecordonbleuchef#healthysnacks
I just want to talk about these granola cookies: blended pineapples, cashews and toasted coconut. A last day treat for a few preschoolers! #vegan#granola#refindsugarfree#organic#yummy and we found a mystery bouquet 💐! Thank you!
Gluten Free Pancakes
2 cups almond flour
1 cup tapioca starch/flour 1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. baking powder
2 Tbsp flax ground+ 6 Tbsp. warm water
1 cup almond milk
2 tsp. apple cider vinegar ¼ cup maple syrup
1 tsp. vanilla
½ cup coconut oil, melted
Mix flax and water let sit till it congeels. Wisk almond milk and apple cider vinegar together and let sit. Mix the dry ingredients together in a big bowl. Add flax mixture and rest of wet ingredients to the apple cider vinegar almond milk mixture. Pour liquid into dry ingredients and mix untill combined. Cook pancakes as usual.
Maca Waffles ⭐️⭐️⭐️I love these waffles! They are so full of flavour, lightly sweet, and they’re the perfect treat for a laid back Sunday breakfast or brunch. You can eat them as-is, or top them lightly with nuts, berries and maple syrup. The dough can be made up to a day in advance, so they come together quickly.
Maca powder is one of my favourite things. Maca root is a South American superfood, related to cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and cabbage. It has a pleasantly sweet taste, and is highly nutritionally beneficial. Maca has been proven to balance hormones, as well as boost the immune system. It’s loaded with calcium, protein, fiber, complex B vitamins, as well as vitamins C and E. It is a nutritional powerhouse that has been used for years in South American medicine.
For this recipe, I used gluten free white flour. I like the bouncy lightness that this type of flour provides, and in my experience it is definitely the most stable flour to use. You can always blend in a more nutritious flour, such as buckwheat, although you will get a slightly heavier, denser finished product.⭐️⭐️⭐️
These waffles are incredibly customizable. If you like cinnamon, add cinnamon! If you like a fruitier waffle, add some dried goji berries, blueberries or raisins to the dough. The topping possibilities are limitless, as well! The next time you want to have some fun with breakfast, give these waffles a try!! Until next time, eat well to live well!#maca#waffles#healthybreakfast#glutenfree#dairyfree#healthykids#vegandish#lecordonbleuchef#letscookvegan#vegancommunity#bestofvegan#veganvideos#veganvideo#veganrecipes#veganlife#veganchef#veganisfun#plantbased#refindsugarfree
Most of the time, I like to make simple, easy recipes that are delicious and healthy. I mean, as a mom of three young boys, I don’t have a lot of time on my hands to play around with complicated recipes, and my whole philosophy is that eating well should be approachable and easy- definitely NOT complicated! But sometimes it’s fun to bake something a little more complex. I like having a few hours in the kitchen to create something really interesting and exciting, and this recipe is definitely for one of those times! Before you get too worried about the complexity level of these hazelnut bars, let me assure you that they’re actually pretty simple! They take a bit of time to make, but most of that time is spent freezing the various layers, and you can do it in steps over the course of a day or two if need be. These bars are the perfect treat for an afternoon picnic, a big group gathering, or just a yummy snack to get you through the week. The best part is that they’re full of really healthy ingredients, so you’ll feel good about eating them!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Recipe in comments ⬇️#hazelnutbars#vegan#veganlife#veganchef#veganrecipes#lecordonbleuchef#recipes#refindsugarfree#sugarfreedesserts#healthytreats#lunchboxideas#kidsrecipes#healthydiet#plantbased#dairyfree#glutenfree#dairyfreedesserts#glutenfreedessert#letscookvegan#bestofvegan#vegancommunity
Almost melted before I got my picture 🙈 oh well..
Starting the weekend right with chlorella and raspberry nicecream with chocolate sprinkles on top.
Now excuse me while I go and make another bowl 😏#tgif
When I was a kid, my favourite thing in the entire world was ice cream cake! Who doesn’t love ice cream cake?? That’s why I was so excited about this recipe- it’s cold, creamy, refreshing, sweet, and this one just happens to be really healthy too!
My kids go nuts for this, and I’m happy to give them as much as they want. Coconut is full of good fats, protein, manganese, copper, phosphorus, magnesium and iron. Blueberries are rich in antioxidants, fiber, vitamins and minerals, and happens to be a favourite in my house! The nice thing about this recipe is that you can mix it up however you like- use any kind of fruit, add nuts, cacao nibs, and anything else you can dream up! It’s so easy to customize to suit your own tastes and cravings.⭐️⭐️⭐️Ingredients
1 cup Coconut cream
1 cup Blueberries
250 ml Coconut milk
1/2 cup 🍁 Syrup
In a small bowl, mix together the blueberries and 1 tbsp coconut milk.
Blend together the coconut cream, remaining coconut milk and syrup.
Pour the blended coconut mixture into a small loaf pan, and pour the blueberry mixture over top.
Freeze for a minimum of 3 hours. The ice cream will last in an airtight container in the freezer for up to two weeks. #icecreamloaf#lecordonbleuchef#vegan#veganrecipes#nutrition#healhydessert#refindsugarfree#dairyfree#glutenfree#recipes#veganchef#vegankitchen#icecream#kids#cookwithkids#bestofvegan#vegancommunity#letscookvegan#veganadvanture
I tried a piece of this @hukitchen hazelnut chocolate bar as my afternoon pick me up and oh my goodness it is amazing! I have a serious sweet tooth but it's so great to find a chocolate bar that is #refindsugarfree#dairyfree and #paleo
Cashew cream truffles with hazelnuts 🍫🍫
I bought a chocolate mold a little while ago, and am officially in love!! Who doesn’t love those beautifully crafted artisanal truffles you see at those specialty shops? Every time I walk by a chocolate shop window, my mouth waters and I start to think of all the ways I could turn those beautiful works of art into something healthy. I know, a healthy truffle sounds like an oxymoron, but stay with me! By swapping out the chocolate for raw cacao and using yacon syrup instead of sugar, these dairy free treats are as delicious as they are beautiful!!⭐️⭐️Ingredients:
1 1/2 cup Cashew
1 tbsp Raw cacao
3 tbsp yacon Syrup
In a blender or food processor, puree all ingredients until smooth.
Pour the mixture into molds, and lay a hazelnut on top of each one
Freeze for at least 30 minutes. #vegan#veganlife#veganchef#vegantruffles#vegandessert#letscookvegan#vegangirl#healthyvegan#bestofvegan#vegancommunity#veganism#haselnuts#veganrecipes#refindsugarfree#dairyfree#glutenfree#plantbased#lapescilife
Chocolate Cashew yogurt
My kids love chocolate! I’m pretty sure they inherited their sweet tooth from me, so I do my best to come up with new, sweet, chocolatey, healthy snacks that they can enjoy. That’s why I love this yogurt- the kids love the chocolate flavour and the creaminess, and I love that it’s healthy. It makes a great treat all on its own or served with fruit, but also works really well as a base for smoothies, overnight chia pudding, and a number of other things!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Did you know that raw cacao has been proven to be a natural mood elevator? It happens to be full of seratonin, phenylethylamine, anandamide and dopamine- it literally improves your mood as you’re eating it (I think the flavour is a mood booster too!) When cacao is processed into cocoa, it loses most of its nutrients. By keeping cacao in as natural a state as possible, all of the beneficial antioxidants, vitamins and minerals stay intact.⭐️⭐️⭐️ Ingredients
1 cup Cashew (soaked overnight)
1/2 tbsp Raw Cacao
2 tbsp Agave Syrup (or maple)
In a blender or food processor, pulse the soaked cashews with a small amount of their soaking liquid.
Add the syrup, and puree until smooth. Mix in the raw cacao.
Spoon the yogurt into an airtight container, and chill for at least 20 minutes. Yogurt will last in the fridge for up to 5 days. #cashewyoghurt#cashewpudding#kids#veganrecipes#recipes#vegan#plantbased#veganchef#vegankitchen#foodislife#veganlife#govegan#kidsrecipes#healthyrecipes#dairyfree#refindsugarfree#sugarfree
Ok here is a lovely picture of the matcha tarts from @gingerychefmila be sure to follow her & like her original post.
- Matcha Tarts.
Matcha is a quintessentially summer flavour, making it an excellent choice for the star ingredient. It’s full of antioxidants, and is an effective detoxifier. I love its earthy flavour and bright colour. Coconut milk is perfect for creamy fillings- it has a natural sweetness, it’s creamy, and so good for you!
You can make the base and filling for these tarts up to two days in advance, as long as they’re kept separate from each other- just fill them up to an hour prior to serving. These tarts are the perfect addition to any party sweet table. Isn’t eating well the sweetest thing ever? Eat well to live well! Ingredients
For the tart base:
1 cup Rice flour
1 cup Chestnut flour
2 tbsp Arrowroot (or corn flour)
Pinch of Salt
½ tsp Vanilla powder
¼ cup Coconut oil
½ cup ice water
Bake at 185C for 10 min with baking beans
Remove baking beans and bake for 10 more minutes
For Matcha cream filling:
1 ½ Avocado
1 tbsp Coconut cream
½ cup Cashew nuts
1 cup Coconut Milk
7 tbsp Agave syrup
2 tsp Matcha powder
Fill in the tarts with Matcha Cream
Chill in the fridge for 30 min
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You've stuck to your health and fitness goals and you've ticked all the right boxes at work. #midweek In other words, you're feeling on top of the world. #stayfocused Two more days to the weekend, our red, velvety, yummy energy balls are the perfect treats for being such a good somebody. Book your weekend reward today.😜😋