Dairy-free, sugar-free, and you couldn’t even tell.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
- 1 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1 tsp cacao powder
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2-3 drops liquid stevia
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Heat the almond milk, vanilla extract and cacao powder in a saucepan with the cinnamon stick until it just begins to boil. Once it boils, immediately remove the mixture from the stove.
Add 2-3 drops of liquid stevia, 1 packet of the powdered variety or 1 tsp of agave/honey/maple syrup/sugar…basically 1 tsp of whatever suits your sweet tooth.
It’s snowing, it’s late, and me want chocolate!
Can’t get easier and more figure-forgiving than this. Enjoy!
My new favorite obsession is candied ginger. Last week I added it to my traditional banana soft serve and today I decided to pair it with chocolate. Chocolate covered no-bake cookies, that is. These guys are easy to make and come in a small batch, so you don’t overdose…
Prep Time: 30
- 1 cup whole-wheat flour
- 1 banana
- 2 tbsp tahini
- dash of salt
- 4 drops liquid stevia (or 1 tbsp honey)
- 1 bar of dark chocolate
- 1/4 cup candied ginger, chopped
Mash the banana with a fork until creamy.
Stir in tahini, stevia (or honey), and salt. Add liquid mixture to 1 cup whole-wheat flour. With clean hands, mix together the ingredients until dough is formed.
Roll 6-8 individual balls from dough, and flatten them to resemble shape of cookie. Place on a glass pan and put in the freezer to harden slightly, approximately 10 minutes.
While the cookies are in the freezer, on a double broiler melt chocolate.
Remove the cookies from the freezer. One by one, dip the cookies on both sides in chocolate. While the chocolate is still melted, pat both sides of the cookies with chopped candied ginger. Place all cookies back on the glass plate and transfer them to the freezer again to harden the chocolate.
This Sunday I woke up to sunshine. And what better an accompaniment than a fresh green smoothie with peach and banana? That’s what I said. It’s a fabulous start to a fabulous day, as it concentrates green leaves in about 2 cups of a smoothie and is a great way to get the fiber/vitamins/nutrients, satisfy a sweet tooth with the fruit, and hydrate and strengthen your body. Drink up!
– 1 head of romaine lettuce
– 1 handful of parsley (w/o stems)
– 1 large peach
– 1 1/2 – 2 cucumbers
– 1 banana
– 4-5 drops of liquid stevia or 1 tsp honey
Assemble the ingredients and blend in a food processor or blender. You might have to add the greens in rounds, as they require more work to break down.
Adding the rest of the greens after round 1 of blending…
I always add the banana last because I don’t like to overblend it. I like the random banana chunk here and there.
The stevia adds a bit more sweetness, since we are going heavy on the greens. I also add the stevia last just to see if I even need it.
Serve in a wine glass, cuz its classy.
Slurp! It’s the ultimate thirst quencher and as healthy as breakfast can possible get.