Desserts

Desserts Nutrition Snacks

Vegan ‘Nutella’ Mug Cake

You know those moments when you’re craving something sweet, but you don’t want to make a whole bunch? Just enough to satisfy your sweet tooth, and not have to worry about what to do with the leftovers?

Well, have we got a recipe for you!

Today we’re sharing how to make mug cake – a super quick, easy, and perfect portion of a dessert favorite! And the best part is it only requires three ingredients and approximately one minute in the microwave!

Ingredients (serves 1)
¼ cup + 1 tbsp chocolate hazelnut butter spread (or vegan Nutella of your choice)
2 tbsp all-purpose flour
Egg replacement (I like to use ¼ cup mashed banana, or ¼ cup applesauce)

Instructions
In a microwaveable mug, add the chocolate hazelnut butter spread and egg replacement and mix together.  Add in the flour and mix again until the batter is a smooth consistency. Microwave for 45 seconds to 1 minute (this may vary depending on your microwave). Once it’s done, feel free to switch the recipe up and add favorite toppings – sprinkles, peanut butter, or even some coconut ice cream!

Let us know if your tried it and what you think in the comment field below!


By: Samantha Thayer / Photo cred

Desserts Snacks

Homemade Nutella balls in matter of minutes

These Nutella balls are a lifesaver when you don’t have much time on your hands! They are made in matter of minutes and require only four ingredients. Give them a try; they’re delicious.

Ingredients
1cup hazelnuts
4tbsp raw cacao
3tbsp agave syrup (or maple syrup)
Water

Instructions
Roast the hazelnuts in the oven for 8-10 minutes, 180 degrees. Let them cool before you mix them in a blender until completely pulverized. Place the pulverized nuts into a bowl and add the other ingredients. Use a hand blender and add water until you find the consistency where you can roll them into balls. You can eat these right away, but I find them much nicer if they have been chilled for around one hour first.


By: Henriette Danielsen / Photo cred

Desserts Snacks

Fresh watermelon cake

A new kind of cake is in town; watermelon cake! Ever tried it? It’s both easy to make and taste delicious. The perfect dessert or side dish to serve friends and family.

Tips: Take advantage of the season and go crazy with fresh berries!

Ingredients
1 watermelon
1 Kiwi
Small tomatoes
Berries for garnish (Blueberries, blackberries and raspberries are our favorites)
Feta cheese
Some fresh mint leaves

Instructions
Slice a large round from a watermelon and lay onto a cutting board. Slice it equally into 8 portions, like you would a cake. Cut the tomatoes and kiwi in pieces and garnish with berries, and mint leaves. Sprinkle some feta cheese on top and it’s ready to be served.

When it comes to topping you can choose whatever you want, this is just a tip. Another good combinaton is sliced banana, berries and dried coconut. Let your imagination run wild and top it with whatever you like.


By: Henriette Danielsen / Photo cred

Desserts

Nutella ice cream

In the mood for something sweet this weekend but feel a bit lazy? Try this delicious and super easy ice cream recipe.

This is something for all you Nutella lovers out there. All you need to make 1 liter of ice cream is a 400 g jar of Nutella or why not use your home made and half a liter of full fat cream.

Fun fact about Nutella
One jar of Nutella is sold every 2.5 seconds throughout the world. Most people in the world seem to be addicted to this brown choco gold.

Ingredients
400g Nutella
500g full fat cream

Instructions
Mix the cream and Nutella in a bowl with an electric mixer. Pour the mixture into a baking pan and put in the freezer for at least 6 hours. Make sure it’s frozen all the way through. Scoop it up in a bowl and garnish with raspberries or whatever you like and enjoy!


By:Victoria Thoors 

Desserts Nutrition

Nice cream

We would like to share two super easy, healthy alternatives to ice cream, both vegan and very tasty. One is made with banana and one without, for the ones who don’t like or can’t eat nanas. 

Banana ice cream with raspberries and crunchy topping:

Ingredients
1 frozen banana (peeled and chopped)
1/2 ripe banana
1 dl (1/2 cup) frozen raspberries
A pinch of vanilla powder

Instructions
Mix the bananas until smooth. Pour half of the mixture into a highball glass or bowl and continue to mix the other half with the raspberries and vanilla powder. Top with raw cacao nibs, your favorite seeds and/or nuts.

Mangolicious ice-cream:

Ingredients
1.5 dl (1.5 cup) frozen mango
1 dl (1 cup) frozen raspberries
1/2 orange
1/2-1 dl (1/2 cup) unsweetened almond milk
A pinch of Baobab

Instructions
Mix all ingredients to a creamy consistency in a blender and pour into a highball glass or bowl. Top with granola and coconut flakes.


By: Linnéa Nilsson  Photo: Flickr/Ina Todoran

Desserts Nutrition

Homemade vanilla sauce

Isn’t a warm blueberry pie served with a homemade vanilla sauce the best treat on a cold winter day?  If you are allergic it is very easy to make the recipe lactose free.

Fun fact: The vanilla bean comes from the only fruit-bearing orchid that exists and has been used of people all over the world for centuries. Vanilla has many health benefits that are similar to raw cacao, for example they both contain manganese and substances which enhance the brain and mood health.

Ingredients
2 pinches of vanilla powder (or a vanilla bean)
3 egg yolks
1cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
1 ½cup milk 3% (or soy milk)
1 ½cup cream (or alpro cream)

Instructions
Whip the egg yolks with the coconut sugar. Put the vanilla powder (or vanilla bean) in a casserole with the milk and cream. Let it boil for 1 minute and then pour it over the egg mix and stir. Pour everything back into the casserole and heat until the sauce thickens – approx. 5 minutes (but do not let it boil!). Strain the sauce through a fine sieve and let cool before serving.


By: Linnéa Nilsson  

Desserts Nutrition

Raw chocolate mousse

Most of us try to keep the chocolate eating to a minimum during the week. However, we don’t want to limit ourselves and best of all, we really don’t have to. We love ourselves some chocolate mousse and by using the right ingredients we can eat it (guilt free) all week.

Ingredients
2 bananas
2 avocados
10 dates
5tbsp. raw cacao
3
tbsp. hemp protein (or chocolate-flavored protein)
1tbsp. organic peanut butter
3-4 cups of almond milk
a pinch of seasalt
Cacao Nibs for topping (optional)

Instructions
Mix all the ingredients in a blender. This recipe results in a lot of mousse, but it’s perfectly fine to store it in the fridge or cut the recipe in half. Enjoy!


By: Henriette Danielsen / Recipe: inspired by Helene Ragnhild