Raw chocolate treats I made this week…

These two recipes go together.

Basically I was making a fudge cake for a party, but I couldn’t get all the fudge out of the blender.

You could use a food processor, or, as I did, make a  rich raw chocolate for adults, and then add milk and 2 bananas to the remaining fudge, to create a chocolate mix for iced-lollies.

This is also good use of the walnut milk, which is a by-product of the cake recipe, great!

The lollies contain very little cacao, so work well as healthy treats for young children.

I was in a hurry so unfortunately no photo :( (except for the kids enjoying the lollies!)

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Recipe yields:

6-8 iced lollies

4-6 adult portions of fudge cake

 

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Snowball sweets

imageMany years ago I spent a lot of time in the kitchen perfecting raw food desserts.  They are so easy to make and so delicious.

As winter closes in, we find ourselves indoors more often, thinking of comforting memories that revolve around feel-good foods.  It is therefore only natural that making desserts with children is a popular pastime at this time of year.

It drives me a little crazy when people think my kids miss out as I don’t buy chemical-laden biscuits, cakes and ice-creams.  I make all of the above for them, ones that taste and feel better than their DNA-changing counterparts, and this is one of those recipes.

It’s not all celery and hummus in a healthy diet :-)  Even though this recipe contain mineral-rich green powder, the balls do not taste and are not green, but look a  delicious chocolate-y colour.

These snowballs are also a great source of protein, iron, calcium and energy!  (more…)

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Natural whitening toothpaste recipe

My fridge

If you eat a predominantly plant-based diet, two things are likely to happen.

1) You will be eating smaller meals more frequently.

As this food is typically lower in calories (per gram) than animal-based foods, you will, most likely, be eating a higher volume of food on a fruits and vegetable based diet, therefore regular brushing is even more necessary.

Your teeth will not be getting as long a break to repair between meals, so it is important to have good dental hygiene to avoid the wearing away of enamel or gums.

2) You will likely naturally become averse to the taste and feel of harsh chemicals in your mouth, or, more sensitive to them.

Therefore I have been making my own toothpaste for a while now and following a diligent dental routine (with regular dentist check-ups to confirm to me I am doing the right things). (more…)

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Super Simple Salad Dressing

grated-beetroot-and-carrot-salad1I think that part of the appeal of tomato ketchup is the combination of vinegar and sweetness… After all, so many people like it who don’t even like tomatoes.  You could maybe try combining blended tomatoes with the below dressing, but we like it just as it is :)

I love the following raw dressing, on everything!  My daughter often asks for ‘just dressing’!   But I give it to her to dip a sweet or white potato into, better for her and tastier than chips and ketchup ;)

I would serve it on a grated salad of carrots, beetroots, turnip, turnip greens (the leaves) and cabbage.  Or any lettuce salad served with Enchiladas. (more…)

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