Happy (early) Valentines day my gorgeous lovers! I thought I’d post this in advance in case you wanted to make these sexy treats for a loved one, or just for yourself. 3 fabulous healthy recipes so you can continue to be in love with your health x
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1. Raspberry Bakewell Slice:
In a hot pan melt 2 good tbsp coconut oil with 2 teaspoons maple syrup and 1 teaspoon vanilla paste (or essence).
Add 2 cups of oats and mix well to combine.
Transfer to a lined tray and press down firmly. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. KEEP A COUPLE OF TBSP OF THE MIX ASIDE.
Meanwhile defrost 1 cup raspberries (or use fresh).
Mash with a fork adding 1 teaspoon almond essence and the rest of the oat mix. Stir to loosely combine.
Turn out your oat base and top with the raspberry mix. I sprinkled over some crushed pistachios for extra crunch.
2. Chocolate Mousse Parfait with Soy Yogurt, Hazelnut Butter Crunch Granola and Black Forest Raw Jam.
Chocolate mousse: blend 1 ripe avocado with 3 soaked dates (soak in water for an hour, then drain), 1 teaspoon vanilla paste and 1 tbsp organic dark chocolate powder like Bournville or Green and Black’s. You could use raw cacao instead. Blend well. Layer at the bottom of your jar or glass. (avocado mousse needs making and eating fairly quickly)
Top with organic soy yogurt
Hazelnut crunch granola: In a hot pan melt 2 good tbsp coconut oil, 1 tbsp crunchy hazelnut butter (or use peanut butter) and a squirt of maple syrup. Add 2 cups oats and stir to combine. Spread on a baking sheet and bake at 190 for around 15 minutes, or until golden an crunchy. Layer on top of the yogurt.
Black forest jam: Defrost a few tablespoons of black forest fruits, add 2 teaspoons raw cacao or organic dark chocolate powder and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla paste. Mash roughly with a fork. Top your parfait with this gorgeous raw jam.
3. One from the archives! Tonic Sunday Sweethearts:
Melt some organic dark chocolate (no added sugar or dairy and full of antioxidants). You could also make raw chocolate by melting 5 tbsp coconut oil and 1 tablespoon agave or maple syrup and stirring in raw cacao until its the consistency or melted chocolate.
Pour into some shaped flexi moulds
Add a little coconut cream and blended raspberries
Freeze for 30 mins then keep in the fridge
Ta dahhhh xx