We know it is a new year and green juices and salads are probably in focus right now, but never underestimate the power of chocolate people! It can move mountains, dry tears, create pleasure, bring out smiles AND cure bad days.
This recipe is for all you chocolate lovers out there. For all of you who want to slurp on some yumminess and NOT feel guilty. Another delicious recipe from Happy Health Blog we couldn’t get out of our heads. Enjoy!
6-8 fresh dates
1 tbsp. nut butter
1 tbsp. tahini
2 frozen bananas
2 cups plant based milk
1/2 cup oats
1 shot of espresso (optional)
2-4 tbsp. raw cacao
Raw chocolate sauce
4 tbsp. agave or maple syrup
4 tbsp. raw cacao
Start by making the salted caramel by blending all the ingredients in a mixer. Then proceed to the chocolate smoothie. Same here, just blend all the ingredients in a mixer until smooth. Lastly, you mix the syrup with the raw cacao. No; time to create the magical glass of yumminess: Assemble the smoothies by dividing the caramel in two medium large glasses. Then pour the chocolate sauce on the inside of the glass. Pour the smoothie in the glass and use a straw or a spoon to create a nice swirl on the inside of the glass. Then sit back and enjoy tasting a slurp of heaven.
By: Henriette Danielsen / Photo and recipe cred: Happy Health Blog
Peanut butter, chocolate and grated coconut, all combined in one delicious ball. Need we say more?
This recipe is golden to have at hand when your sweet tooth kicks in. Or when you want to put together a delicious dessert in no time.
2,5 dl peanut butter
4 tsp. syrup
1-3 tsp. coconut flour (in case your peanut butter isn’t thick enough)
1/5 a plate dark chocolate (vegan if preferred)
½ tsp coconut oil
A dash of sea salt
Start by mixing the peanut butter and syrup until thickened. If you need to you can add coconut flour to thicken it even more. Then add a dash of sea salt, while melting the chocolate and coconut oil on low heat. When it is ready, roll the mass into small balls and by using a fork, dip them into the chocolate. Then let them drop off and place on a dish and sprinkle some grated coconut over them before putting them in the freezer for about 10 minutes.
By: Henriette Danielsen / Photo cred: thehealthyhunterblog.com /Recipe inspired by: Elledecoration.se
On these especially bleak Mondays of winter, we suggest whipping up a batch of cookies for yourself, or someone you love.
We all love cookies, right? So why not start the week with something you love? And cookies don’t necessarily mean tons of sugar, there are other options out there, made in no time! Like these ones, that we came across on Deliciously Ella´s blog.
1,5 cups of almonds
1 cup of dates (about 12 dates)
1 tbsp. chia seeds
3 tbsp. unsweetened almond milk
Dark chocolate (vegan if preferred) and/or raisins
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. While the oven is heated, simply add all the ingredients in a blender and mix. Then mix in pieces of dark chocolate and/or raisins. When ready roll small balls and add them to baking sheet and squish them down to cookies. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes. Happy Monday!
By: Henriette Danielsen / Illustrative photo: Pinterest / Recipe: Deliciouslyella.com
Have you ever baked with beets? It might sound weird to some, but it’s surprisingly tasty and will add much moist to the cake – you have to try this recipe!
Ingredients (serves 16)
250g cooked beetroot
200g buckwheat flour
50g raw cacao
2 tsp baking powder
100g coconut/brown sugar (or honey)
Heat the oven to 150°C. Use a food processor and add the beets and blend until smooth. Gently add the margarine, flour, cacao, baking powder eggs and sugar and blend for another 2 minutes. Prepare a baking tray or a 24 cm silicone mould and bake for approx. 30 minutes in the center. Let cool off for a few minutes and cut into pieces before serving.
By: Linnéa Nilsson Photo: Flickr/Sarah