The best damn brownies you’ll ever have! Serve them to your friends and family and I swear they won’t even know what they are eating. Another plus is these treats are high in protein and fiber, and low in processed sugar so they won’t through your blood sugar for a loop and will actually support healthy mood balance. The words healthy and dessert can go together!
Makes 16 thick brownies
3 cups black beans
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup coconut flour
3 tbsp coconut sugar or other alternative sugar
4 tbsp raw cacao powder
3 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
2/3 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips (try Enjoy Life brand)
Another 1/4 dark cup chocolate chips stirred in whole or on top
1. Preheat oven to 350 F
2. Drain and rinse black beans
3. Add black beans and all other ingredients to food processor (except for second 1/4 cup of chocolate chips).
4. Process on high until consistency is smooth and ingredients well combined.
5. Remove blade and pour remaining whole chocolate chips into mixture and combine.
6. Lightly grease 8x8 baking dish with coconut oil, and pour mixture evenly into dish.
7. Bake for 40-45 minutes. Test brownies by poking with a toothpick. If no batter residue on stick they are ready.
Let sit cool for 15 minutes. Enjoy and serve nice and warm!
Calming Golden Elixir
Putting the Keto Shake to good use during the winter season. Check out my recent instagram post to learn more about the product. This is quite literally a cozy cup of calm..
✔️2-3 tbsp Dandy blend (the best caffeine-free, but tastes like coffee while soothing digestion and boosting energy at the same time kind of blend!)
✔️1 scoop vanilla Keto Shake (top notch source of protein and good fats)
✔️1 tsp cinnamon
✔️2 tsp turmeric
✔️1 tbsp raw cacao powder
✔️1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
✔️1 cup boiled water
✔️Option to add extra brain fuel with 1 tbsp combined MCT Oil + Ghee. I love this one from St Francis.
If you have a Vitamix toss all ingredients in and blend on soup mode so it comes out nice and hot! If using a traditional blender, just heat the coconut milk first before adding to the blender.
Now cozy up and chill out!
A favourite sweet and healthy treat you and the kids will love! This delicious pudding serves two, but I don’t blame you if you want to eat it all for yourself. Just double or triple the recipe as desired for more servings.
*Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Tree-nut and Peanut-free, Processed-sugar free, Vegan.
1/4 cup raw cacao powder
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 cup tahini
1/4 cup coconut milk
1 tsp cinnamon
Blend all ingredients in a food processor until smooth.
Top with coconut flakes as desired. Enjoy!
Spicing it up in the salad department. A colourful and nutrient dense dish, perfect for dinner or lunch to-go for the next day.
These ingredients specifically nourish our detoxification organs and gut (liver, kindneys, intestinal tract) and our endocrine and nervous system (adrenals, brain) with high doses of vitamin Bs, C, anti-oxidants to protect the body and stress supporting minerals like magnesium.
**4-6 servings, depending if served as a side or a main dish. Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free.
For the noodles..
1 package thin rice noodles
1 tbsp avocado or coconut oil
For the salad..
1/2 Nappa cabbage - finely chopped
4 cups spinach - rough chopped
1 medium red onion - diced
1 red or yellow pepper (or half of each)- sliced
1 cup cilantro - chopped
1/2 cup raw cashews - chopped (best to chop with food processor to save time)
2 tbsp sesame seeds
1 lime - freshly squeezed
2 tbsp tamari sauce
1 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp raw honey
1 tsp fish sauce
1 tsp fresh ginger - finely diced and peeled
1/2 cup green onion - diced
Extra sesame seeds
Sliced almonds or extra rough chopped cashews
1. Soak noodles in a large bowl for at least 1 hour in room temperature water.
2. Chop all salad ingredients. Add to large bowl and set aside.
3. After noodles have soaked, stir-fry on med-high heat in frying pan or wok with oil. Fry for 10-15 minutes, or until noodles soften.
4. Remove noodles from heat and place in fridge to cool for 15 minutes.
5. Add dressing ingredients to a food processor or whisk by hand in a separate bowl until combined.
6. Remove noodles from fridge, combine salad incredients with noodles.
7. Pour dressing over salad mixture and toss to combine.
8. Serve, adding toppings to ech serving.
Enjoy and be well!
A collection of some of my favourite share worthy eats and treats! Whether you are a meat eater, vegetarian, vegan or somewhere in between, I hope you and your family will enjoy these tasty and health conscious recommendations to nourish both body and mind.