And in the interests of sharing the love (the yummy sweet stuff!), here are two of my favourite HEALTHY treats!
RAW VEGAN CHOCOLATE MOUSSE
Mmmmm yummmm ..... 5 ingredients in 5 minutes and you will LOVE this rich, smooth, velvety, decadent raw vegan chocolate mousse recipe (and it's healthy!!) :-)
I've tried numerous chocolate treat recipes over the years and this one is a definite winner!!
Move over Rachael Bermingham and your 4 ingredients, this healthy chocolate mousse recipe is the front runner for sure.... :-)
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1/4 cup cacao powder
- 1/4 cup raw agave nectar (I use the light agave syrup)
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Puree until smooth, refrigerate and serve chilled.
Super yummy either refrigerated or served frozen!! I’m in heaven…. :-)
RAW CHOCOLATE BROWNIE
YUM! Whipped up a super healthy scrumptious treat to share with friends dropping in .... cuppa anyone? It’s quick and easy to make this delicious snack …. enjoy! :-)
Posted by Teresa Cutter on Tuesday, February 11, 2014
- 250 g (2 cups / 8 ¾ oz) raw almonds or walnuts
- 10 fresh soft pitted dates
- 2 tablespoons coconut butter or your choice cacao butter or coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or paste
- 3 tablespoons cacao powder
- 1 tablespoon maca powder (optional)
- Pinch sea salt
- Dried or fresh red fruits such as goji, raspberry, cherry, strawberry
Place almonds into a food processor and process until broken up roughly.
Add cacao powder, maca powder (if using) and sea salt.
Process again for a few seconds until combined.
Add dates and process again until the dates have distributed evenly throughout the almonds.
Add coconut butter and process again until combined.
Spoon mixture into a bowl.
Add 1 – 2 tablespoons water (just enough so that the mixture sticks together when squeezed together).
Press into a 15 cm square tray lined with baking paper.
Refrigerate for 2 hours to set.
Cut into small delicate portions.
Serve topped with your choice of berries.
Boost them up:
Add 4 tablespoons of protein powder to make the most awesome protein powder bar.
Quality coconut butter can be used in place of almonds in this recipe.
Gluten Free – Dairy Free – Low GI – Purely Delicious
I garnished the Raw Chocolate Brownies using Co Yo with berries (a dairy alternative), strawberries (I also love blueberries and raspberries) and fresh mint. Savoured this treat, it's so yummy! :-)
So …. how was it for you? Do tell if you made these divine treats! Your feedback is welcome and please also share your variations and garnish choices. :-)
I love healthy recipes that are quick and easy to make … and these are two of my favourites! Thank you Teresa Cutter! I must admit I do have a sweet tooth and I love chocolate, however, I’m mindful of the philosophy ‘everything in moderation’ and I look for healthy, flavoursome choices to enable me to live a life I love! :-)
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