Pomegranate Chocolate

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Ingredients

  • 10 oz. bittersweet chocolate (60% cacao), broken into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup fresh pomegranate seeds (from 1 large pomegranate)
  • 1/4 tsp. fine sea salt
  • nuts of your choice like pumpkin seeds, cashews, shaved/crushed almonds (optional)

Directions – Line a baking sheet with baking mat or waxed paper.

To melt the chocolate, fill a pot with water and bring to a simmer. Put chopped chocolate in a heatproof bowl that fits over the pot. Stir occasionally until the chocolate is melted. Make sure water doesn’t get into the chocolate.
Remove it from heat, mix in salt, half of pomegranate seeds (and nuts if you desire). Place chocolate mixture on the baking sheet and spread it into an 8×10-inch rectangle. Sprinkle the remaining pomegranate seeds evenly over the top, pressing them into the chocolate. Refrigerate until fully set, about 30 minutes.Pom2

Break the bark into chunks with your hands (be careful not to crush the seeds), and serve.

Note: Play with shapes and ingredients. Use a whoopee pan and use a spoon to pour a mixture into it to achieve these beautiful round creations by “May I have That Recipe” girls. If you don’t have a whoppie pie pan, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spoon about a tablespoon of melted chocolate per coin. Lightly spread it with a butter knife of a spatula to form a circle.

 

Escape with “Bounty” Chocolates

Do you have a sweet tooth, feeling naughty yet want to stay away from processed chocolate? Well, how about trying some homemade “Bounty” chocolates? It will not take long and these beauties will make you feel heavenly and inspired to share your creation with friends and family… Wonderful with any tea, tropical fruit platter or a glass of wine!

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Ingredients

Coconut Filling

  • 1 cup desiccated coconut meat
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tbl spoon agave nectar/maple syrup/organic honey

Raw chocolate coating

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 3 tbl spoons cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup/agave nectar/honey

Quick version: Melt a vegan chocolate bar in the water bath and then top the coconut centre.

Directions – Put half of the desiccated coconut in a food processor and process until it forms a runny coconut butter. Now combine with the rest of your coconut filling ingredients  in the food processor and process for a few minutes until it forms a thick mixture. When done spread out flat in the bottom of a small baking tray or roll into the desired shape (squares, bowls). Place into the freezer to set. While the coconut is freezing, get to work on the raw chocolate coating.

Place the coconut oil into a small glass bowl that is sitting in a pot of hot water to form a water bath so that it can melt. Add the cacao powder and sweetener, mix thoroughly to ensure there are no chunks.

Final step… dip your coconut bars into the raw chocolate mixture, and then place onto a piece of greaseproof paper to set. Enjoy and share these guilt-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, homemade version of “Bounty” chocolate treats!

Coco Bliss – Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Easy and healthy desert in just a few minutes!

Have a chocolate craving…This one will have no guilt attached to it. Its easy to make, unprocessed, raw, organic and delicious. It will work perfectly with any of your favourite berries and fruit. 

Servings – 2 

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups of Berries or your fruit mix of choice (mango, banana, orange, pineapple etc.)
  • ¼ cup of raw organic cacao powder
  • 6 Pitted Dates, Raw Honey, Stevia or Organic Maple Syrup depending on how sweet you like it
  • 1.5 or 2 Avocados (the more, the creamier and reacher it will become, you decide)
  • Some Filtered Water or fresh unpasteurized  Coconut Water for desired consistency
  • 1 tea spoon of Vanilla Extract (optional)
  • Fresh Mint leaves to decorate

Directions –  Set your berries beautifully in two bowls or martini glasses, leave some aside to decorate the top. Add remaining ingredients into the blender (cacao, dates, water, avocado). Add water gradually to thin or thicken as desired. When it is smooth and has desired consistency pour it on your berries or fruit and decorate with mint and remaining fruit or berries. If you prefer to have it creamier than keep it in a separate bowl and use as dip and decorate your fruit or berries around it. For creamier texture you can use more avocados, coconut or olive oil in the mix. Have lots of fun with it and enjoy this fast and easy yet delicious desert!!

 

Morning Glory – Green Smoothie Recipe

You can’t even taste the spinach! It simply tastes like a banana and apple smoothie… which makes this smoothie especially great for kids and anyone wanting to get more greens in their diet. There are many variations to this recipe depending on what you have in the fridge or what your tastebuds desire…Start your day by being creative!


Servings – 2Banana smoothie

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of Spinach (you can add some kale as well)
  • 1.5 large Bananas (frozen chunks)
  • 2 cups of Water or Organic Apple Juice (or mix one to one)
  • 2 Dates or Raw Honey to taste (optional if you used water as a base liquid)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon (optional)
  • Ginger and/or Lemon (optional)
  • For more protein add Hemp or Chia Seeds (optional)
  • For healthy fats and silky texture add half of avocado

Directions – Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add water, juice or ice to thin or thicken as desired. Optionally, toss in 1 teaspoon of raw honey, few dates, and ginger and lemon to spice it up or chia seeds for some healthy omega-3′s and a creamy texture. I made this recipe for three high school classes full of teenagers who judged the drink by its colour first but fell in love with the taste and were excited to try making it at home for their parents.

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