Snacks/Treats

Chocolate-banana ice-cream

So simple, yet so satisfying!

This choc-banana ice-cream is the perfect snack, you can even eat it for breakfast!

A favourite and perfect for those (like me) who crave something sweet.

 

Ingredients:

3 frozen bananas

1 tbsp raw cacao powder

2 tbsp melted coconut oil

An additional 2 teaspoons raw cacao powder

1 tsp rice malt syrup (or natvia)

 

 

Method

Blend frozen bananas then stir in 1 tbsp of raw cacao powder.

For topping mix melted coconut oil with 2 teaspoons of raw cacao powder and rice malt syrup and pour over nana-ice-cream.

Top with chia, almonds, strawberries or what ever you like!

 

 

Raw Coconut Rough

This afternoon I was having a massive craving for coconut rough! So here is my healthy alternative to coconut rough; gluten, dairy and refined sugar free.

What you'll need:

1 cup shredded coconut

1 cup hazelnut or almond meal

1 dessert spoon of vegan protein powder

1/4 cup rice malt syrup (or maple syrup/honey)

1/2 cup melted coconut oil

2 tablespoon raw cacao powder

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Add another tablespoon of melted coconut oil if mixture is too dry, and if you prefer if sweeter add extra rice malt syrup.

Method:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Spread out evenly into lined baking pan, refrigerate for 30mins or freeze for 15mins.
  3. Cut into bite size pieces and enjoy!
 

Rich decadent mud cake

This is honesty one of my favourites for the perfect chocolate fix! I usually make it and freeze it to last me a week or so! It's super rich and very chocolaty, also high in antioxidants and skin-loving good fats.

Gluten, dairy & refined sugar free!

 

Ingredients:

1/2 cup hazelnut meal

1/2 cup almond meal

1/2 cup raw cacao powder

2 teaspoons baking powder

4 eggs

1/2 cup coconut oil

1/2 cup almond milk

4 tablespoons rice malt syrup

 

Method:

1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees

2. Combine hazelnut meal, almond meal, raw cacao & baking powder.

3. Add eggs, almond milk, coconut oil & rice malt syrup.

4. Spoon mixture into 20cm round baking tin.

5. Bake for 35-40 mins, or until cooked all the way through.

Icing: mix 200g 85% dark chocolate with 200ml of warmed coconut cream. Icing inspired by Teresa Cutter's chocolate ganache.

 

My favourite clean brownies!

I HAD to share this recipe I tried the other day by Goldfenger, these brownies taste amazing! Vegan, gluten, dairy & sugar free.

They honestly taste better than normal brownies! At the start of each week I prep my clean treats so I don't cave into sugar and chocolate cravings and these are the perfect solution!

What you'll need: 

  • 2/3 cup oat flour
  • 1/3 almond flour
  • 1/4 coconut flour
  • 2 eggs (or vegan alternative)
  • 1 banana
  • 1/3 cup milk (you can use any kind, I used almond milk)
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder (or vanilla essence)
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder

Method:

1. Put the oven to 175 °C

2. Melt coconut oil, add milk and let relax a little

3. Mix the oat, almond and coconut flour together and add the coconut oil with the milk in.

4. Add the rest of the ingredients into a blender, blend until combine

5. Top with whatever you feel and bake around 30-35 min

Let it cool off and store in fridge, enjoy!

 

For the chocolate sauce I used rice malt syrup & raw cacao powder & for the peanut butter sauce I mixed peanut butter with melted coconut oil.

Healthy Apple Crumble

Apple crumble... what can I say! This has been one of my favourite desserts for years. I have re-created a healthy version and to be honest I think it tastes just as good as traditional crumble and I feel great after I've eaten it!

No upset stomach or feeling lethargic, it is dairy, gluten and refined sugar free.

 

Ingredients

 

5 green apples

Juice from 1 lemon

1 cup almond meal

1/2 cup quinoa flakes (or oats/toastedgf muesli)

8 pitted dates, chopped

1/2 cup chopped nuts (almonds, cashew or walnuts)

1/4 cup mixed seeds (pepitas and sunflower seeds)

1/4 cup coconut flakes/shredded coconut

1/4 cup coconut oil, melted

1 tsp vanilla essence

2-3 tbsp. maple syrup/rice malt syrup

1-2 teaspoons cinnamon

 

Method

 

1. Preheat oven to 180°C, chop apples into small bite-size pieces in a pie/casserole dish and pour lemon juice, vanilla and cinnamon over apples (mix in).

2. Mix up the rest of the ingredients in a bowl (dry ingredients) until combined, then add melted coconut oil and maple syrup (sweetner) mix until it has a crumbly texture.

3. Spread crumble mixture over apples

4. Cook in the oven for 40 minutes, or until apples are cooked and the topping goes golden colour in.

 

The best Raw Chocolate Fudge

This fudge is super delicious and vegan friendly, it tastes way to good to be healthy! The perfect gluten, dairy & refined sugar treat.

The perfect alternative to chocolate, rich in good fats and antioxidants!

 

Ingredients

1/2 cup coconut oil

1/4 cup hazelnut butter ( I used Maver's hazelnut & cacao spread)

1/2 cup raw cacao

1/2 cup rice malt syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup chopped almond

 

What to do

1. Beat together coconut oil with hazelnut butter and raw cacao until combined.

2. Add rice malt syrup and vanilla, beat until combined then stir in almonds.

3. Line a pan with baking paper (or a slice tray), spread the mixture and freeze until hard.

4. Store in the freezer and see how long it lasts! ❤️

 

 

Healthy Anzac Biscuits

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Unlike traditional ANZAC biscuits that are packed full of refined sugars and processed white flour, this recipe is a delicious healthy alternative. Since originally creating the recipe I've made this updated version and added walnuts (inspired by my Grandma's ANZAC biscuits). 

This recipe makes a tasty refined sugar-free snack (can be dairy and gluten free too; use coconut oil and gluten free flour instead of spelt) and loved by many. Your little one's won't even notice the difference! 

Ingredients:

1 cup organic wholemeal spelt flour

1 1/4 cup organic oats

1/4 cup chopped walnuts

1 cup organic shredded coconut

1/4 tsp bi-carb soda

1/2 cup of melted organic butter or coconut oil 

1/4 cup water

1/4 cup + 2 tbsp honey 

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

 

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Method:

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

2. Combine and mix all dry ingredients - spelt flour, oats, walnuts coconut & bi-carb

3. Then add wet ingredients - coconut oil/butter, water, honey and vanilla extract.

4. Once ingredients are combined scoop into spoonful-sized mixture and role into a ball and place on tray, this recipe makes 12 biscuits. Flatten with a fork and cook for 10-12 minutes. Enjoy!

 

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Healthy Fudge Truffles

A gluten, dairy and refined sugar free treat or afternoon snack! PERFECT if you're craving chocolate!

Ingredients

2 cups pitted dates

1 cup hazelnut meal

1 cup walnuts

1/4 cup vital vanilla protein (optional)

3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted

3 tablespoons macadamia nut milk (or almond) (+ 1 tbsp warm water if mixture is too dry)

1/2 cup cacao powder

1/2 cup desiccated coconut

Method

1. Place all ingredients in food processor, process until well combined and the mixture becomes dough like.

2. Roll into balls to desired size and coat with desiccated coconut.

3. Place in fridge to set then enjoy!

 

Tip: Store in fridge to keep chilled so they maintain their fudge-like texture.

 

Easy Raw Chocolate

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Here is a basic recipe to make raw chocolate! I have used coconut oil but another alternative is cacao butter (can be quite expensive).

Ingredients:

3/4 cup coconut oil

3/4 cup agave syrup (preferably) or rice malt syrup

1 cup raw cacao powder

Optional: 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla bean

You can add your choice of fruit and nuts, I have found that hazelnuts, walnuts and pistachios work best. You can also add fruit such as berries and mango, then freeze as a slice & cut up and serve into small pieces.

Method:

Mix all ingredients together, pour into moulds then place in fridge or freezer to set.

 

Coconut Chocolate Slice

Coconut Chocolate Slice

  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Refined Sugar Free

Ingredients:

  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
  • pinch salt
  • 2 cups shredded coconut

Icing:

  • 1 block sugar free dark chocolate
  • 1 tsp coconut oil (optional)

Method:

Set oven to 350 degrees F.

1. Line a 4 1/2” x 8 1/2” baking dish with baking paper

2. Whip egg whites in mix master until soft peaks form

3. Add honey, vanilla and keep whipping until stiff

4. Add cacao powder and salt until combined

5. Fold in the shredded coconut.

6. Spread the mixture in the baking dish

7. Bake for 25 minutes or until pick comes out without any batter then leave to cool.

8. Melt sugar free chocolate in sauce pan with coconut oil, pour and spread over slice mixture.

9. Refrigerate and enjoy!

 

The Best Peanut Butter Oat Cookies!

Not only are they a healthy alternative, they taste delicious and are perfect if you love peanut butter! You can also add choc chips to them, I usually chop up Loving Earth raw chocolate and mix it in too. :)

Ingredients:

1 cup oats

1/2 cup shredded coconut

1 cup almond meal

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

2 tablespoons manuka honey

5 sachets natvia

2-3 tablespoons boiling water

2 teaspoons coconut oil

1-2 tbs peanut butter

Method:

Mix all ingredients together and bake at 180 degrees for 10-15 minutes!