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Coconut Fudgy Brownies (gluten free)

Posted by on Aug 6, 2014 in Sweet Tooth | 0 comments

Coconut Fudgy Brownies (gluten free)

Adapted From Empowered Sustenance

Ingredients
1/2 cup minus 1 Tbs. coconut flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup plus 2 Tbs. coconut oil, melted
3 eggs, at room temperature
1/2 cup maple syrup

Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 300 and grease a 9X9 square pan.
2. Mix together all ingredients. You can do this by hand or with an electric mixer or high-powered blender.
3. Drop and spread into the baking dish and bake for 30. Cool for 30 minutes before cutting or removing from the pan.
4. Enjoy!

Let’s Talk Nutrition:

Coconut Flour:
• Gluten free
• High in fiber
• high in protein

Cocao:
• Decreases blood pressure and improves blood vessel health
• Reduces risk of diabetes
• Stabilizes blood sugar
• Antioxidant that helps to protect the skin

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Chocolate Strawberry Frozen Pie (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Posted by on Jul 4, 2014 in Raw, Sweet Tooth | 0 comments

Chocolate Strawberry Frozen Pie (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Taken from chocolate covered katie

Ingredients:

2.5 cups strawberries, frozen
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons cocoa powder or cacao
1.5 cups cashews
1/2 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1/3 cup virgin coconut oil
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/8 tsp salt

Directions:
1. In a bowl, cover the cashews with water and let sit at least 4 hours. Then drain.
2. Combine all ingredients in a Vita-Mix or high-powered blender or food processor.
3. Blend until super-smooth. Taste and add more sweetener until desired taste is reached.
4. Pour into a round pie pan and freeze.

Let’s Talk Nutrition:

Strawberries:
• Full of Antioxidants
• Anti-inflammatory
• Full of vitamin C and manganese
• Good for your eyes

Cashews:
• Helps prevent cancer
• Good for your heart
• Rich in copper (good for hair and skin)
• Helps prevent gallstones

 
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Quinoa Veggie Chili (Gluten Free, Vegan)

Posted by on Jul 4, 2014 in Main Dishes | 0 comments

quinoa chili

Adapted from vegangela.com

Ingredients
2 cups water
1 cup quinoa, rinsed well
1 tbsp olive oil
1 large onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 carrot, peeled, diced
1 red and yellow bell pepper (capsicum), seeded, diced
5 diced fresh tomatoes
2 cans (420g) kidney beans, NOT drained
1 tsp chili powder
½ tsp dried oregano
½ tsp ground cumin
salt & freshly ground pepper
1 cup drained canned corn

Directions:
1. Bring water to boil in a medium saucepan. Add quinoa, stir, cover, and simmer on lowest setting until ready, about 15 minutes. Set aside.
2. In a large saucepan or stockpot, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onions and garlic, and saute until tender, about 3 minutes. Add carrot, and saute until tender, about 3 minutes.
3. Add bell peppers, tomatoes, kidney beans, chili powder, oregano and cumin, salt and pepper. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
4. Stir-in quinoa and corn.

Let’s Talk Nutrition:

Quinoa:
• Excellent source of manganese, tryptophan, and magnesium and folate
• Full of Protein
• Internal Cleanser and Detoxifier
• SUPERFOOD

Tomatoes:
• High in Vitamin C
• Good for the nervous system (high Vitamin B6)
• Contains Fiber
• Helps build strong bones

 
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Millet Patties (Gluten Free, Vegan)

Posted by on Jul 4, 2014 in Burgers, Main Dishes | 0 comments

millet

Ingredients
2 Cups Cooked Millet (3 cups water to 1 cup millet)
1/2 Cup Chopped green onion
1 TBS Garlic Powder
4 TBS (or more) Nutritional Yeast
Salt and Pepper to taste
Coconut Oil For Cooking

Directions:

1. Cook the Millet in water.
2. In a bowl mix 2 cups of cooked Millet plus the Shallots, Cilantro, Garlic Powder, Nutritional Yeast, Salt, Pepper.
3. Heat a Skillet and place a TBS or so of your coconut oil.
4. Form the Millet mixure into flat patties. Place in hot skillet and cook for several minutes on each side.

Let’s Talk Nutrition:

Millet:
Alkaline and very easy to digest
helps constipation
high fiber and low in sugar
high in magnesium

 
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Chocolate Almond Butter Fudge (Raw, Vegan, Gluten Free)

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 in Raw, Sweet Tooth | 0 comments

Chocolate Almond Butter Fudge (Raw, Vegan, Gluten Free)

Recipe from Food Matters

Ingredients
1 cup coconut oil (melted)
1 cup almond butter (you can also use unsalted crunchy peanut butter)
2 cups raw cacao
1 cup dates (pitted)
1 to 2 pinches of Himalayan crystal salt

Directions:
1. Soak dates in hot water for about 20 minutes to make them soft and sticky.

2. Place all your ingredients, except the almond butter, in your high speed blender or food processor and blend until soft and well combined.

3. Spread evenly in a 8X8 square pan.

4. Place in the fridge for about one hour.

Enjoy!

Let’s Talk Nutrition:

Almond Butter:
• helps lower cholesterol
• contain healthy fats and Vitamin E
• improved movement of food through the colon

Cocao:• Decreases blood pressure and improves blood vessel health
• Reduces risk of diabetes
• Stabilizes blood sugar
• Antioxidant that helps to protect the skin

 
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Raw Chocolate Covered Almond Butter Balls (Raw, Vegan, Gluten Free)

Posted by on Dec 9, 2013 in Raw, Sweet Tooth | 0 comments

Raw Chocolate Covered Almond Butter Balls (Raw, Vegan, Gluten Free)

Ingredients
Almond Butter Balls:
•½ cup raw cashews
•¼ cup natural almond butter
•¼ cup soft medjool dates
•½ tsp sea salt
•½ tsp water
•1 tsp maple syrup

Chocolate Coating:
3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
1/3 cup raw cacao powder
1 1/2 – 2 tbsp maple syrup or honey
1/2 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt

Instructions
1.Place all the inredients for the almond butter balls into a food processor and mix well. If it’s too dry add a little extra water and/or maple syrup. The balls should easily roll together and shouldn’t crumble at all.
2.Roll into balls and place in the freezer.
3.Place all the ingredients for the chocolate coating into a bowl and mix well until very smooth.
4.Roll the almond butter balls in the chocolate and place back into the freezer for 2-3 hours to set.
5.Enjoy! Store extras in the freezer.

Let’s Talk Nutrition:

Almond Butter:
• helps lower cholesterol
• contain healthy fats and Vitamin E
• improved movement of food through the colon

Cocao:
• Decreases blood pressure and improves blood vessel health
• Reduces risk of diabetes
• Stabilizes blood sugar
• Antioxidant that helps to protect the skin

 
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Millet Flax Crackers

Posted by on Dec 6, 2013 in Misc. | 0 comments

millet crackers

Adapted from Poor and Gluten Free

Ingredients:
1/2 cup flax seed
1 tsp chia seeds
1/3 cup + 3tbsp water
1/2 cup millet flour
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 tbsp dried rosemary
1 tsp black pepper

Directions:
1. In a large bowl, soak flax seeds and chia in water for 15 minutes. It will be goopy.
2. In the meantime, preheat oven to 375degrees. Grease a 9×11 cookie sheet baking sheet and sprinkle with flour.
3. Mix all remaining ingredients into the flax / chia mix and spread thinly onto the baking sheet. I found the best way to spread the crackers was to use a spatula coated in oil. Then I scored lines across the top to make the cracker shape so when they were cool I could scrape them off the pan and break them into squares, rather than my first attempt which yielded large chunks and lots of crumbs…
4. Bake at 375 degrees until crackers starts to brown on the edges (probably about 15 minutes), flip and bake a few more minutes.

Let’s Talk Nutrition:
Flax Seeds:
• High in omega-3 essential fatty acids
• Contains soluble and insoluble fiber
• Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory

Millet:
• Gluten free
• High in Magnesium and Niacin (helps protect the heart)
• Helps prevent gallstones
• High in protein

 
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