Chocolate Lover’s Green Smoothie

Chocolate Lover’s Green Smoothie

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Yes, A Chocolate Lover’s Green Smoothie! I will admit, I was a sweet-tooth-aholic and am happy to say that I am in recovery, but love that I can still get a good fix. Haha–say what!? 🙂

Yes and YAY–all of the flavor, plus more nutrients than ever…what’s not to like?  Can you see why going off sugar, dairy, soy & gluten isn’t as grueling as I was afraid it would be?  Ok, there were days in the beginning, that I’m happy to not repeat, lol!

Life is 10%

what happens

to us and

90%

how we choose

to react to it

So now, life is good–no, grande!  This is a quick pick-me-up that really is loaded with flavor.  Ohmygosh.. in fact, I think I’m heading to the kitchen right now!

Chocolate Lover’s Green Smoothie Shopping List…

  • frozen bananas (peel them before freezing or life will be very frustrating!)
  • almond, rice, or coconut milk (depending upon how thick you like it
  • organic spinach, collards, or kale
  • raw honey (it tastes caramel like, so good! But if you can’t have honey, use stevia)
  • raw cacao powder
  • dash of sea salt (optional)
  • almonds or walnuts
  • cacao nibs to sprinkle on top (optional)

AND we’ve got some super exciting news!! If you are re-doing your pantry and needing quality organic ingredients for GREAT PRICES, you’re going to love our latest ORGANIC MARKET that we’ve partnered up with to give you amazing quality for a steal! Better than anywhere else we’ve seen, amazon included, and everything they sell is FRESH!

Chocolate Lover’s Green Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients:

2 frozen bananas
1 cup almond, rice, or coconut milk
1-2 cups organic spinach, collards, or kale
2 tablespoons raw honey, or 12 drops liquid stevia
2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
sea salt – dash
1 small handful almonds or walnuts
cacao nibs – to sprinkle on top for an extra rich nutrient boost
cinnamon – to taste – optional, this just adds more anti-inflammatory qualities

Instructions:

Mix all ingredients (except chopped nuts and cacao nibs) together in a blender until blended well.  Drop nuts into mix and pulse once or twice.

Pour into a glass.  Sprinkle cacao nibs on the top for even more yummy nutrients.

Makes 2 servings, depending upon whether you share or not 🙂

HERE ARE LINKS OUR COOKBOOKS…

“Raw Beauty, Smoothies, Shakes & Creamies”

“Beauty Bite Desserts”

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To your delicious health, you are SO worth it!

xox

Laurie & Tiffany

Delicious peach crisp recipe

Delicious peach crisp recipe

Okay, we can’t hold back.  Peaches are ON and this is a recipe we absolutely love.  You’ll see it in our Desserts Cookbook too!  And yes, of course, it’s gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, soy-free and guilt-free too :)o

peach crisp recipe, no gluten, dairy, sugar, or soy!

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Delicious peach crisp recipe

We happen to have 1 cute little peach tree in our backyard, and it knows how to make the yummiest peaches –  So, ready for the first step?  K, here goes…pick a dozen beautiful peaches (from your tree or favorite market 🙂

It’s always wise to rinse fruit well. Most recipes will tell you to blanch the peaches too.  But I’ve figured out a way around that, not because I’m totally rebellious, you could blanch them for 1-2 minutes if you want, but I think it’s easier & faster to peel them….plus, in my book, the less cooking time = the more nutrients 🙂 So if you want to try my method out, just slice the peaches into 4-6 slices and peel the skin right off.  It’s actually kind of fun (so maybe I’m a little warped, lol) but if you have any resistant peel, just use a little knife to help you out.  

If you take care of yourself

because you feel forced,

just how will you feel about yourself?

If you take care of yourself

because you are so worth it,

how much more beautiful will it feel?

IF you need a great place to get great quality organic ingredients, AND you’re wanting the very BEST PRICES on them, we highly recommend that you check out this new ORGANIC MARKET, their prices are a steal, in fact they are better than anywhere else we’ve seen, amazon included, and we know these items are all fresh! We only share affiliate  links to brands and items we completely believe in, and in this case we highly recommend them and wholeheartedly believe you will too.

Here is a delicious peach crisp recipe you are going to LOVE…

Delicious peach crisp recipe

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook time: 10-12 minutes
  • Yield: 12-15 servings

Ingredients:

FRUIT MIXTURE
10 cups fresh sliced peeled peaches
1 lemon (juiced) or 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

TOPPING
1 1/2 cups organic gluten-free oats
1 cup coconut sugar
1 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup almond flour
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 1/2 teaspoons powder stevia
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Heat oven to 375ºF or 190ºC.
  2. Place peaches in un-greased 13×9 inch baking dish. Stir in lemon juice.
  3. In a large bowl, combine all topping ingredients.  Just mix them until crumbly and then top peaches with the topping.
  4. Bake 10-12 minutes and remove.
  5. Serve warm with any of the toppings in our cookbook…ice cream, Sweet Leche, Coconut Cream, or Lemon Glaze Frosting-pictured

 

Here are links to both of our cookbooks that we think you’ll LOVE!

“Raw Beauty, Smoothies, Shakes & Creamies”

“Beauty Bite Desserts”

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Enjoy! Please COMMENT and share your thoughts, ideas, goals, secrets, lol, just share your heart–you guys are the best!!

xox

Laurie & Tiffany

Raw Hot Fudge – without heat!

Raw Hot Fudge Recipe, without heat and gluten free, sugar free, dairy free, and soy free!PIN IT

 

Raw Hot Fudge (without the heat 🙂

Raw Hot Fudge Recipe, without heat and gluten free, sugar free, dairy free, and soy free!

Ready for the most amazing chocolate fudge syrup? Yes, it’s gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, and soy free, and sooooo yummy! It’s our own version that we cooked up, almost by accident and we’ve been celebrating ever since, lol.

You know how things sometimes happen for a reason?  Well, this is one of those “things”…alleluia!  My sister was staying with us on a visit and she started asking what she should use to improve her skin.  That’s like asking a pack of wolves if they’d like to eat you, haha, so of course, I marched her down to my kitchen and started whipping up some nutrients in a dish.  I loaded it with antioxidants and omega 3 fatty acids and moisture.  I slapped it on my face and had her do the same.  But before I knew it, she was licking her bowl clean…. ummm, excuse me?! 🙂

It’s a little hard to take someone seriously with chocolate slopped all over her face, but…as I thought about it, I realized she was onto something, hmm.  I knew it should taste pretty yummy with the ingredients it contained, so I licked my own lips and as far around my lips as my tongue could reach…and yes, you guessed it, before long I had licked my own bowl clean.

Gratitude opens the door

to all of the wisdom,

the power, and the happiness

you were meant to enjoy!

It really tasted great and I could see that it had some real potential.  I thought about how to thicken it and mixed up a few versions before, viola! This recipe came together. And it’s delicious on any of our baked goodies or on good old fashioned cut up apples, bananas, strawberries….ummm get the idea?

AND we’ve got some super exciting news!! If you are re-doing your pantry and needing quality organic ingredients for GREAT PRICES, you’re going to love our latest ORGANIC MARKET that we’ve partnered up with to give you amazing quality for a steal! Better than anywhere else we’ve seen, amazon included, and everything they sell is FRESH! 

Raw Hot Fudge Recipe

  • 1/4 cup raw cacao powder
  • 2 Tablespoons organic coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • 2 tablespoons organic tapioca flour (starch) or organic almond flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon organic cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon probiotic powder (optional)
  • few drops of extra virgin olive oil (use to thin it and for added Omega 3’s)

Mix all of the ingredients together in a mini blender for the most incredible fudge topping.  If you want it thicker, let it set in the fridge for 30 minutes before serving. It can be used over many of the desserts in this book or it makes a delicious dip for bananas, apples or fresh pineapple.  

And btw, don’t forget that if there’s anything left over, your face will be forever grateful if you decide to share.  And if you do, just apply it directly to the skin and allow it to set 10 – 15 minutes.  Use a moist cloth to remove.

Another good for you recipe, inside & out!  Raw Hot Fudge, without heat and gluten free, sugar free, dairy free, and soy free!

Here are links to both of our cookbooks that we think you’ll LOVE!

“Raw Beauty, Smoothies, Shakes & Creamies”

“Beauty Bite Desserts”

grain-free-gluten-free-cookbooks

PLEASE COMMENT–Let us know how you love it and how you decided to use it.

Stay Safe, it’s Beautiful! 

xo

Laurie & Tiffany