Posts tagged Chocolate
Chocolate Banana thick shake

When we were young we used to love making homemade thick shakes after school. We would use ice cream, milk and chocolate or vanilla syrup. If we tried drinking this now, we would probably have a stomach ache for days. This chocolate banana thick shake is made using nourishing ingredients that wont leave you with a sugar rush after consuming. It is also a great way to start the day and can be made in under 5 minutes. Its so delicious, its almost on the verge of being pudding, if you do want to make it into a pudding, leave out the milk.

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Ferrero Rocher Truffle Balls

Ferrero Rochers are one of my favourite sweet treats so it was only was a matter of time until I decided to make a more wholesome version. This recipe is for 8 Ferrero Rocher Truffle Balls that are raw, indulgent and guilt free. The balls are sweetened with dates and maple syrup and the topping is made of coconut oil and cacao to sub out dairy. The centre has a smooth hazelnut like flavour that literally melts in your mouth.

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Raw Chocolate Nectarine Tart

Nectarines have to be one of our favourite stone fruits, they can be used in salads, smoothies, desserts and meat dishes. We like to eat ours raw so that they are juicy and to emphasise the delicious flavour of the fruit. The “Hunny” nectarine, grown right here in New Zealand by Yummy has been used in this tart as it is a lot sweeter in flavour than your average nectarine, meaning we would not have to sweeten the tart with any liquid sweeteners.

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Creamy Chocolate Mousse

Lib and I first made this recipe a few years ago with the inclusion of peanut butter.  It's hard to believe that the main ingredient is avocado! The mousse is a perfect substitute for traditional dairy mousse, it is so creamy, thick and rich in chocolate flavour.  A great topping for cakes instead of frosting, spoon onto slices of banana or have by itself after dinner.

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Banoffee Pie

Calling all Banoffee Pie fans out there, this recipe is truly divine. The combination of dried nuts, dates, banana, avocado, cacao and peanut butter make a beautiful guilt free dessert. The traditional banoffee pie is full of refined sugar and contains dairy, this recipe is refined sugar free, gluten free and vegan. This banoffee pie is creamy and chocolatey and has a hint of peanut butter.

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Peanut Butter and Cacao Brownie

Chocolate and peanut butter are two foods that taste incredible when combined.  These decadent, chewy peanut butter and cacao brownies are the perfect guilt free comfort food. The peanut butter makes the brownie creamy and rich and the cacao nibs gives it a crunchy texture. This is such a simple recipe to follow and can be easily adapted by adding nuts, shredded coconut, dried fruit and white chocolate bits. I served my brownies with plain yogurt and they also taste great eaten on their own, they are moist so do not worry if you do not have yoghurt.

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Fruit Whip featuring Yonanas machine

After hearing lots of talk about a Yonana machine I decided to purchase one and have to say I'm pretty happy I did. For anyone who is unsure of what a Yonana is, it is a machine that makes it possible for vegans, any one who is dairy free or lactose intolerant and those of us who are more health conscious to enjoy frozen desserts similar to ice cream/sorbet/frozen yoghurt.  All you need is frozen fruit as a base, along with your favourite topping, mine is dark chocolate and pistachios.  Other fruits that process well through this machine are frozen berries, peaches, apricots, mangoes apples and cranberries.

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Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

This chocolate hazelnut spread is so easy to make and tastes surprisingly similar to Nutella, except it contains no nasty additives. After trying this recipe you will never want to buy a pre made jar again. Serve this delicious spread over bread, oats, cakes, ice-cream, fruit or even eat straight with a spoon.  It is sweet and creamy with a burst of rich chocolate and hazelnut flavour.

This recipe is dairy free, gluten free, soy and refined sugar free.

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Chocolate Dessert Pizza

Pizza and chocolate - two of our favorite foods, and when combined, even better.

The base of this dessert pizza is very rich and chocolatey which compliments the coconut cream layer. Top with your choice of fruit, nuts, seeds, shredded coconut, cinnamon or even drizzle with melted chocolate. This is a creative dessert that can me made in a small amount of time.

It is the perfect way to satisfy a sweet craving.

We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

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Raw Snickers Bars

Snicker Bars would have to be one of my favorite chocolate bars so I wanted to re-create them by making a healthier option using whole ingredients and no refined sugar. These are so tasty and satisfying, I never want to eat a normal Snickers Bar again. This recipe is very rich so you might only need to eat half of one to feel satisfied.

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Raw Chocolate Banana Fudge

You may have guessed by now that Lib and I love anything banana, chocolate or coconut so if you do too you'll be loving our recipe posts this week.  This raw fudge is full of flavour and has a beautiful creamy texture that will leave you wanting more, and it's ok to indulge in as this is refined sugar free.

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Cacao Crackle

This recipe contains my two favorite foods - chocolate and coconut.  We have featured cacao and coconut oil in many of our blog posts so if you have been reading you will be aware of the health benefits of these super foods.  If not, have a read of this post about coconut oil and this post about cacao. All of the ingredients I have used in this recipe are what I had in my cupboard.

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Chocolate Chip Banana Whip

Our Chocolate Chip Banana Whip recipe is here thanks to inspiration from this blog post - frozen bananas, why had I not already thought of that? I love that this recipe has only three ingredients, takes 2 minutes to make, is dairy free, sugar free and sweet enough to satisfy any sugar cravings you may have.

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