Treats

Nut Butter Chocolate Bites

Posted by on May 23, 2013 in Treats | 0 comments

Nut Butter Chocolate Bites

I was on a mission to make a raw fudge chocolate bar.  It didn’t happen.  What DID happen was the most delicious, beautiful, happy accident I’ve had in my kitchen.  As you know I love myself some chocolate.  I don’t like to buy candy bars from a typical store because they are filled with all sorts of crack…….. I mean sugar and other junk.  Raw chocolate bars can be a little pricy(starting at $8.99 a bar)  I love having options of making these yummy treats at home. Until recently I had only made homemade chocolate with coconut oil, raw cacao, and stevia or maple syrup.  Last night I decided to add some homemade almond butter to the mixture and ended up with an almond butter cup.  There is nothing better than a guilt-free chocolate treat. I could go on and on about how much I love these, but enough with all the talk lets get to the good stuff.  Please let me know what you think in the comments below. This recipe is one of the yummy treats you can eat on my 7-Day Summer Slim Down Plan. Ingredients: 1/4 cup coconut oil(if you are using maple syrup as your sweetener, use less coconut oil) 1/4 cup raw cacao powder*(cocoa power will work as well, just make sure the ingredient label only state cocoa on it, no sugar!) 1/4 cup nut butter of your choice-I used almond here, but cashew would be so yummy, even regular peanut butter too 1 dropful of liquid vanilla stevia* OR 2-3 tbsp maple syrup. pinch of Real Salt* mini muffin tins or mini cupcake liners non stick spray *Use coupon code OZI624 at iherb.com and receive $5 off your order over $10 or $10 off your order over $40, plus free shipping.  I love iherb.com they have the best prices on a variety of products and they ship fast! Preparation: Heat coconut oil until melted, and mix well with the nut butter. Add the cacao powder, stevia or maple syrup, and salt, mix well to combine. The batter should be more of a liquid than a solid. Spray mini muffin tins or mini cupcake liners with nonstick spray.  Add the nut butter mixture and fill each tin about 1/4 full.  You should have about a dozen. Stick tray or liners into freezer for 15 minutes.  Remove from freezer, unwrap and enjoy! ~These can be stored in an airtight container in the freezer for 5-7 days(they never last longer than a week around my house, but they’d probably be good for a few weeks if they were in an air tight container)....

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Chocolate Bunny Juice

Posted by on Mar 26, 2013 in Blog, Breakfast, Lunch, SIdes, Snacks, Thirst Quenchers, Treats | 1 comment

Chocolate Bunny Juice

Spring is in the air, the weather is getting warmer and Easter is right around the corner.  It’s the perfect time to make this rich chocolate bunny juice.  This recipe is from Natalia Rose’s book Fresh Energy.  Natalia is a mentor and detox teacher that I’ve been following for years, her cookbooks are amazing, I strongly suggest you get her newest Fresh Energy!  I’ve completed her PH Detox course and I continue to learn tips and tricks from her.  If you’ve never had a fresh juice before this would be a great one to start with.  Using raw cocoa powder gives it a chocolatey velvet texture, which makes it taste like chocolate milk. This recipe is so easy to make and it has less than four ingredients in it.  Celebrate the spring like the bunnies do and have some chocolate bunny juice!!! Ingredients: 1 bunch of romaine lettuce 6 large carrots 1-2 tbsp raw cocoa stevia to taste Preparation: Put lettuce and carrots through a juicer. Add raw cocoa to juice with stevia to taste(start small with stevia you won’t need a lot).  Blend all ingredients together and enjoy your bunny juice.  Happy...

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Dark Hot Chocolate Cookies

Posted by on Dec 9, 2012 in Blog, Treats | 0 comments

Dark Hot Chocolate Cookies

I am so happy to finally be posting this recipe.  I  made my first batch of these not too long ago and they were great right out of the oven, but the next day they were a little dry.  I’m the kind of girl who loves a soft chewy cookie.  I’ve played around with the recipe and these are AMAZING.  I am so excited at how good they turned out.  Right out of the oven they are warm and gooey, the perfect treat to warm you up during cold weather. The next day these still taste amazing and they don’t lose that gooey, soft texture.  Make these for your next holiday party and you will be a hit.  They are also gluten-free, vegan(optional) and figure friendly so you can have a few and feel good about it. Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup almond flour plus a few tablespoons-set aside 12 pitted dates soaked(then drained) for 1-2 hours to soften 1/2 tsp salt 2 tbsp hot cocoa mix(preferably with no added sugar) or raw cacao powder* 1/2 tsp vanilla stevia* or vanilla extract 1/2 tsp baking powder 2 tbsp coconut oil 1 cup dark chocolate(higher the dark chocolate the less added sugar, for vegan cookies, use vegan chocolate) shredded coconut(optional) *Shop at iherb.com and you can use coupon code OZI624 to recieve $5.00 off your first order, which means you can try the stevia only a few dollars!!! Preparation: Preheat oven to 350F. Combine 1 1/2 cup almond flour, soaked dates, vanilla stevia or extract, salt, hot cocoa mix and baking powder in a food processor or blender and pulse until dates are all chopped and mixture is combined. Add dark chocolate to a small glass bowl and put in microwave for about 1 minute, keep close eye to make sure chocolate doesn’t burn. Take out of microwave and stir until all chocolate is melted. Add melted chocolate to a medium bowl, stir in coconut oil.  Add the date/almond flour mixture and stir to combine all ingredients(get messy and use your hands, it’s the easiest way).  If your mixture is a little too moist add a little almond flour(no more than two tablespoons) Roll batter with your hands, into bit sized balls and place on a nonstick cookie sheet(if you are using coconut roll the balls into the coconut before placing on cookie sheet).  Cook in oven at 350F for 8 minutes.  Take the cookies out and let sit for about 7-10 minutes, this is very important because the cookies continue to cook. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to three days(trust me, they won’t last that long) If you are interested in working together to focus on your health and lifestyle click here. Come join me for inspiration, motivation and tips on Facebook here and follow me on twitter here. Don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter and receive a free three day detox here....

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