Thursday, 21 July 2016

Zesty Choc Mint Avocado Bars

I find that I thrive within limitations. I mean where is a challenge with creation if you have limitless possibilities? At the moment I am on a month long Leaky Gut elimination diet which means that there is a lot that I must avoid. That means I am pretty limited when it comes to ingredients. So within boundaries, of course I take up the challenge to create. Create things like these...

ZEsty ChoC MinT Avocado baRs! Raw, sugar free and think lots of the 'good' kinds of fat

What you need

  • ¼  lime/lemon juice
  • ½ avocado
  • ½ cup coconut
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbs honey/maple/sweetener of choice *optional

Chocolate drizzle

  • ¼ cup coconut oil melted
  • ¼ cup raw cacao
  • 1 drop of peppermint essential oil or ¼ tsp peppermint essence
  • pinch salt
  • ½ tsp vanilla

What you do with it:

  1. Blend avocado and juice until smooth
  2. While blending, gradually pour in melted coconut oil.
  3. Add your coconut, vanilla and salt and blend til combined.
  4. Pour into a lined loaf tin and set in the freezer for 30 mins
  5. In the meantime melt coconut oil and stir in cacao a little at a time (no one wants a powder explosion of cacao!)
  6. And your peppermint and give it a good stir.
  7. Remove your mix from the freezer, let sit for 5 mins and cut into bars.
  8. Drizzle with melted chocolate, place on tray and into the fridge for 5 minutes or until the chocolate has set. 

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

4 Ingredient Berry bites

What you will need 

  • 2/3 cup frozen berries 
  • 1/3 cup of lemon or lime juice (I squeezed fresh and also used the pulp!)
  • 1/4 cup coconut cream 
  • 5 tbs of agar powder

What you do with it 

  1. In a saucepan heat the berries until the start to breakdown. 
  2. Transfer to a blender or processor and combine with the juice and coconut cream 
  3. Once the mixture is smooth gradually pour in the powder while still running so it blends evenly....this stuff sets quick!
  4. Pour into moulds or into a tray and chill in the fridge for an hour.