Ladies and gents: Meet the Cacao Mint Chip Protein Smoothie. Just a couple quick fun facts about the mighty cacao bean to get you all excited n’ stuff: 1. It’s one of the most antioxidant rich foods on the planet. 2. In its raw form (= “nibs”), Cacao is unprocessed and does not contain any sugar. 3. It contains over 300 compounds including fiber, iron, magnesium, AND a “bliss” chemical that has a unique resemblance to TCH (don’t worry, you won’t get a buzz. But expect a good mood.)
While this might sound like a less-than-appetizing combination, you can take our word for it that it is absolutely delicious. Your family and guests will swoon over this rich and yummy dessert, that can double as a power snack. The avocado is undetectable but adds an amazing creaminess and is an easy way to sneak NUTRIENTS into DESSERT, that no one will be the wiser. *Note- serve these the day they are made to prevent oxidation of the avocados.
Making your own popsicles from home is easier than you think! Once you pick up those popsicle molds, it's as simple as mixing together these simple ingredients, pouring, then freezing in the fridge. So many traditional popsicles have a LONG list of ingredients to preserve them for freshness and lengthen their shelf life. Keep it clean and make these for that next warm spell or whenever you want to feel like you are off on some tropical vacation. Try adding fresh herbs such as rosemary for a gourmet and delicious twist! These have been inspired from Rawsome Vegan Life.
With chocolate in the title, we don't think you will need much pushing to try this amazing breakfast. But don't worry, it's good for you - we promise! Ginger provides an antioxidant boost, has anti-inflammatory effects, and can help relieve muscle and joint pain. All in this easy to create treat ... WITH CHOCOLATE. And don't get us started on all the awesomeness that those chia hold - omega-3 fatty acids, rich in antioxidants, and they provide fiber, iron, and calcium.
The unexpected combination of kiwi and chocolate kick these popsicle up a notch. Surprise guests with this tasty delicacy at your next dinner party or fancy up your next picnic or weeknight supper with these chocolate coated goodies!
Adapted fro a recipe of Miriam Pascal's over at Overtime Cook, we can't get enough of this apple berry crumble. Combining the tartness of blueberries, sweetness of strawberries, and crisp apples gives this crumble a filling you'll soon NOT forget. Using coconut or date sugar in the crumble adds a wonderful caramel hint!
Chocolate, almonds, and coconut. Need we say more? Take yourself back to the sweetness of a candy bar, but with a clean ingredient list with this Almond Joy Bark. No high fructose corn syrup or fillers here, just three simple ingredients! For chips, we really love using the Enjoy Life brand for their simple ingredients and high quality.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!!! While we have no problem with a little ice cream in moderation, you may not feel great after chowing down a pint a night. If you crave a little after dinner treat, this "mock" ice cream is sure to do the trick. With just 2-3 ingredients (and any toppings if you choose), it's simple to whip up AND packs some healthy fat and essential minerals from the banana. You go from no ice cream, to banana ice cream in just 5 minutes!
Yes ... you read that correctly! Life is short, sometimes, you do NEED dessert. A little sugar here and there is not going to kill you, it’s just not, but we always recommend eating dessert made from the highest quality ingredients, so that you’re completely satisfied and not putting chemical junk into your body. This lava cake recipe is adapted slightly from TexanErin. That said, these aren’t actually that high in sugar - just 1/4 a cup - and we use coconut sugar. Coconut sugar is quite low on the glycemic index and it contains inulin. Inulin has properties similar to probiotics, and helps with gut health which can boost to the immune system. These are also grain free for you grain- free eaters. And, believe it or not, they are a lot easier to make than you would think. Just be very careful not to over bake.
How's that for a mouthful?! Don't worry - these delicious muffins are easier to whip up than the name implies. Added bonus: they're grain free, high in protein, and packed full of antioxidants thanks to chia seeds, pumpkin and nut butter! We dare you to eat just one! This recipe calls for 12 muffins, or would make great mini muffins if you have that kind of tin, just shorten the cooking time appropriately so they do not over bake. Also, if you don't have a food processor you can also mix these by hand with chocolate chips before putting into muffin tray.