Simple & healthy choc-nut thick shake

If you are looking for a totally delicious and healthy snack or dessert idea or even as a substitute to your daily smoothie repertoire, look no further than this devine and simple choc-nut thick shake. It is just like a chocolate sundae but free of nasties and full of nutritious goodness for you and the entire family. You don’t need to feel guilty when you want a little sweet treat…. and you can even give it to the kids and they will never know it’s packed with healthy ingredients! WINNING MAMA!

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RECIPE (1 large or 2 small serves – easily double the recipe for the whole family)

Ingredients

1/2 Avocado

1/4 cup almonds

1 large frozen banana, chopped

1 cup almond milk

2 tbsp shredded coconut

1 tbsp maple syrup (optional)

1 tbsp raw cacao powder (more if you prefer strong chocolate flavour)

You may wish to garnish with extra cacao powder, shredded coconut, sliced almonds, chia seeds or anything else you like

Method

Place all ingredients in blender (except your toppings) and blend until smooth and creamy enough to drink.

Pour into glasses and garnish with preferred toppings and serve immediately.

Enjoy!

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Did someone say raw Peanut Butter Cups?! Yes, Please!!

If you like peanut butter, you will love these beauties! A raw version of the good old Peanut Butter Cups…. YUM! The best part is they are super simple to make and they don’t really require too many ingredients.

We all know I love a dairy free sweet treat. This one has fast become one of our new favourites. Again, I stress that they are still a treat so you wouldn’t want to be eating them for breakfast, lunch and dinner…. but enjoy one as a little indulgence every now and then (when you’ve worked hard for it haha).

Ingredients

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6 heaped TBSP of natural organic peanut butter

15 pitted dates (soaked in hot water) or 5-6 moist medjool dates

1 tsp natural vanilla extract

pinch of salt (I use pink Himalayan rock salt)

‘Chocolate’ Tops

3 – 5 heaped TBSP coconut oil (melted). Depends how thick you want your choc layer on top

1 TBSP raw cacao powder (you can use slightly more or less depending on how bitter you like your chocolate flavour)

1 TBSP rice malt syrup (could substitute honey, maple syrup or other sweetener)

pinch of salt

Directions

Soak dates in hot water for approx 20 mins

Once dates are soft, place peanut butter, dates, vanilla and salt into food processor and blend until well combined.

Press mixture firmly into muffin or mini muffin tray (depending on desired size).

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Combine the ‘chocolate top’ ingredients together in a bowl and spoon evenly on top of peanut butter cups.

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Place in freezer to set. We like them firm so we leave them for approx. 2-3 hours.

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This makes approx. 6 standard size muffin cups.

Once they are set, take them out of muffin tin and store in airtight container or zip lock bag in freezer!

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Enjoy – they are a little piece of delicious-ness!