Date Squares [Paleo, GF, Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar Free]

Ingredients: Top & Bottom Layer: 2 cups oats (I used Hilary gluten-free) 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 cup maple syrup 1 tsp coconut sugar 1/4 tsp baking soda Pinch nutmeg Pinch cinnamon Date Filling: 375g dates (the packed and pitted packages) 1 cup water 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1 tspContinue reading “Date Squares [Paleo, GF, Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar Free]”

Chickpea Dark Chocolate Bark

You need to make this. It is like a healthier, lower fat, guilt-free twist on the traditional almond/nut chocolate barks…. BUT BETTER. Ingredients: 1 can chickpeas 1.5 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp ground sea salt 1.5 cups dark chocolate wafers (70%) Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 400F 2. Rinse and drain chickpeas. Mix in aContinue reading “Chickpea Dark Chocolate Bark”

Dark Chocolate Brown Rice Crunch Cookies 

I created these crunch cookies with the unhealthy (tasty) macaroons in mind. The difference is that this version uses real and healthy ingredients.   What you will need (makes ~12 cookies): 1 cup brown rice crisp cereal  (I used OneDegree foods Vegan Sprouted cereal found at Bulk Barn) 1 cup dark chocolate wafers, melted (>70%Continue reading “Dark Chocolate Brown Rice Crunch Cookies “

Dark Chocolate Dipped Almond Butter Bites

Ummmmm HELLoOooo. Looking for a pick-me-up during your work day or a re-fuel snack post workout? These are definitely the answer…especially because they can be confused between a dessert and a healthy protein snack 😉 All you need: 1/3 cup natural almond butter 1/4 cup honey 1 cup almond meal (ground almonds/almond flour)** 1/4 tspContinue reading “Dark Chocolate Dipped Almond Butter Bites”

Raw Vegan Raspberry Chocolate Squares

JUST in time for Easter! A tasty decadent dessert. Recipe makes 12 large squares: Bottom Layer: 1 cup pitted dates, microwave for 40 seconds with 1 tbsp of water and mash/blend. 2/3 cup cashews, smashed 1/4 cup cocoa powder 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted 1 tbsp maple syrup 2 tbsp shredded coconut Combine and blendContinue reading “Raw Vegan Raspberry Chocolate Squares”

Vanilla Chia Pudding

Combine in a lidded container: 2 cups vanilla unsweetened almond milk 6 tbsp chia seeds 2.5 tbsp maple syrup 2 tsp vanilla extract Mix with a spoon. Store covered in refrigerator for at least 4 hours before consumption (the longer you wait, the thicker it will become). The chia will soak up the almond milk,Continue reading “Vanilla Chia Pudding”

Blueberry Crumble

(Serves ~6 people) Crumble Ingredients: (Combine and mix in bowl) 1 3/4 cup oats 1/4 cup honey 1 tbsp chia seeds 1/4 cup almonds 1/3 cup almond butter 3/4 cup brown rice crisps (I used One Degree Brown Rice cereal) 1 tbsp maple syrup Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 350F 2. Combine ingredients in aContinue reading “Blueberry Crumble”

Banana Oat Quinoa Cookies

Ingredients: 1.5 ripe bananas, mashed 2 1/2 cup oats 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted 1/2 cup cooked & chilled sprouted quinoa 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 cup pecans, chopped 1/3 cup ground pecans 1/2 cup maple syrup 2 tbsp egg whites 1 tbsp flax seeds 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp baking soda 1/4 cup chocolate chips.Continue reading “Banana Oat Quinoa Cookies”

Tuxedo Strawberries

These strawberries are so easy and cute to make for a gathering. Directions: 1. After washing and preparing strawberries for dipping, dip strawberries in melted white chocolate first. Allow to cool/harden. 2. When white chocolate has hardened and cooled, dip each side in dark chocolate. 3. I made the tuxedo buttons with a store-bought brownContinue reading “Tuxedo Strawberries”