Posts tagged Sugar Free
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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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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Apple and Elderflower Iced Tea

Iced tea has proven to be one of the healthiest drinks available. Not only does it revive you on a hot day, but also adds nutrients to keep you healthy.

Improving health is a multifaceted process. Many of us are already aware of the steps which one needs to take to maintain a healthy life like quit smoking, keeping a check on the level of alcohol consumed, avoiding fried food, and including a lot of fruits and veggies in our everyday diet.

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Coconut Dream Pie

You don’t need to be a trend spotter to know coconuts are so hot right now.  We love using coconuts, whether it is Coconut Water or cooking with Extra Virgin Coconut Oil.

Our appetite for nut and plant milks is on the up and we have a new “nut” on the block.  Move over almond milk! Vitasoy is one of the first major companies to bring Coconut Milk to Australian & New Zealand food lovers keen to try out new flavours.

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Coconut Ice

With the silly season just around the corner, I thought it would be appropriate to share a recipe that is delicious, easy to make, and can be taken to upcoming summer BBQ's and parties.  I wanted to make a healthier version of the classic coconut ice recipe by replacing the original recipes refined sugar with coconut sugar and red food colouring with beetroot juice.

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Cookie Dough Truffles

These cookie dough truffles are the perfect little snack to have when on the go.  I usually make a batch of these on a Sunday night to keep in the fridge to have for the following week. Whenever I feel like a sweet treat I will have one. There are only 5 ingredients needed to make these and they take around 5 minutes to make.

* Raw * Vegan * Gluten free * Refined sugar free

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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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Cashew Cinnamon Mousse

Using cashews in desserts gives a beautiful creamy texture especially when accompanied with coconut milk or cream.  Cashews are a rich source of copper, good fats and tryptophan.  Your body uses tryptophan to make proteins, the B-vitamin niacin and the neurotransmitters serotonin.  Cashews are a great guilt free snack and are also great to make a nut milk with. This mousse is dairy free, refined sugar free, vegan and gluten free.  

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Blueberry and Coconut Cream Tarts

Blueberries remind me of Summer and there is nothing better then being able to use fresh berries in baking.

I got inspiration from Julia's Raw Chocolate Mousse Tarts and made a tart using fresh blueberries, topped with a delicious coconut whip. The berries have been roasted with balsamic vinegar which tastes amazing combined with coconut sugar. The coconut whip is so easy to make and can be used in so many different recipes and meals!

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Raw Chocolate Mousse Tarts

These tarts are such a beautiful desert and can be served to anyone who is vegan, dairy free, gluten free or refined sugar free.  They are best stored in the freezer so that the mousse filling is nice and hard.  I topped mine with flaked almonds and a bit of coconut but anything can be used.  Fresh fruit, cacao nibs or bickinis would also be delicious.

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Peanut Butter and Banana Cookies

This recipe is a healthy version of the usual unhealthy highly refined biscuits from the supermarket. These cookies are refined sugar free, high in fibre and vegan.If you are unable to find raw maple syrup you can leave it out and add another tablespoon of coconut oil. These cookies are great for school lunches and to have as a sweet treat.

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Lemon and Coconut Slice

This is a recipe for vegan, lemon and coconut slice.  The slice is nut free and refined sugar free, making it the perfect guilt free dessert or snack. The topping tastes beautiful, sweet and creamy and it has a burst of citrus.  This slice is so delicious and satisfying, you would never know its sugar free. I have made this slice twice and I usually double the recipe as it gets eaten so fast! The slice can be kept in the fridge for around a week.

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Orange and Coconut Bliss Balls

For a long time now I have been making bliss balls and I am always experimenting with new flavours and recipes. This particular recipe is one of my favourites as the orange gives it a sweet refreshing taste but they also have a hint of chocolate. These take around 10 minutes to make and can be eaten as a raw snack or as a dessert.

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Chocolate Orange Smoothie

Serves 1 (or two as a micro snack/dessert)

Ingredients: 

1 orange 1-2 Tbsp raw organic cacao (2 Tbsp if you like your choccie dark) 1 Tbsp chocolate Clean Lean Protein or Sun Warrior rice protein 1/2 frozen banana 1/4c water 1/4 cashews (soaked for 4 hrs and rinsed) 1-2c ice 1 tsp yacon syrup/raw honey/maple OR 1 medjool date

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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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