Guilt-free Chocolate Fudge Cookies

That’s right! These guilt-free chocolate fudge cookies are amazing…Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Aging and no refined sugar, gluten, grain, dairy, soy, or chemicals of course!   Oops, and did someone forget to mention…delicious and easy to make too?! Yup, we’re on it and we know you will be too.Guilt-free Chocolate Fudge Cookies

Hey Paleo, Gaps, Mediterranean, & Southbeach Dieters…watch out. This one’s for you. And for all of those who tease us all mercilessly and think we eat cardboard, we have one thing to say. Try it and go eat crow. Yup, that’s how we feel about that, lol. 🙂

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I can’t really say that the heavens opened when I figured out this recipe because, well, they didn’t. But I can say that my mouth did, and so did everyone else’s who has entered my house ever since. Even Jero, my 8 year old grandson who is finally learning that healthy CAN even be good, and not only that, but actually quite yummy.

“Actually” – did I just use that word, ugh. It’s a word that makes me laugh because I think it infers that you were expecting something much less, so when it “actually” rises to the occasion, it’s quite the thing. But as I describe these incredibly rich chocolate fudge cookies above, there is really no actually to it. They are amazing, hands down. Feet down, whatever you want to put down. This is a recipe you will savor forever

ALSO–with many of you working on filling your new Pantries with staples, so we have something very wonderful to share….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. 

And if you’re still with me by now, what is wrong? Have I not yet inspired you to head to the kitchen and start making these delights?

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When we embrace it

and celebrate it,

life becomes more

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Go on, head off and try them, you won’t be sorry, I promise.

 

Guilt-free Chocolate Fudge Cookies

  • 3/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure stevia extract (this is one of the very few that is a true extract and not chemically altered)
  • 2 hormone free, free-range eggs
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons carob
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1-2 handfuls of pure Carob Chips
  • 1 handful walnuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  I like to use parchment paper, so now is the time to add a piece of parchment paper to your large cookie sheet. Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix together well. Scoop out teaspoons full of dough and place on sheet about 3″ apart. Bake for about 8 minutes. Remove while soft and let cool if you can stand it.

 

Ohhh and ahhh, because we know you will. And share. That is, if you can. 🙂

And while you’re at it, do us a HUGE favor–please comment below and tell us what you think, how you do, how they taste, what your shoe size is-what? Just testing you to see if you are still reading. But really, even if you just say hi, we would be thrilled. We love hearing from you and for some reason, after we changed our theme and lost all of our comments on this blog, every one of you turned shy. We can see that you’re coming here, but we would love to hear from you too.

AND while we’re at it, we’re linking up with a bunch of other bloggers who will be sharing more fun Christmas Ideas. IF by chance any of them list recipes that may not be healthy, let us know, and we’ll come up with a healthy option, k?! Here is the link: An InLinkz Link-up

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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I guess that’s about it, that, and the fact that we love you and sincerely hope you can find better health, starting today!

Enjoy and celebrate your awesome health!! YOU are amazing–we love you!

xo

Laurie & Tiffany

Thai Coconut Soup Recipe

mmmm…MoNdAy MuNcHiEs & Thai Coconut Soup! 🙂 xo

Thai Coconut Soup

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Before you get too far, I have a great little tip. You can save lots of $$$ by making your own coconut milk for this recipe, and really ANY recipe that calls for it. SO we have a LITTLE GIFT on our sidebar! When you subscribe, we will hook you up with just how you can make your own DIY coconut milk.

I haven’t found anyone who doesn’t love this Thai Coconut Soup–even amongst our unlovers of coconut friends! Even kids come flocking and asking for more of this soup and of course, we are happy to give them something so yummy, simple, and healthy!

And oh-did I say easy? Because if you’re into that, this low temperature Thai Coconut Soup is not only easy, it’s easy on the body and maintains many more nutrients than many recipes that are cooked to death, and holding onto very few, if any of the nutrients.

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And this Thai Coconut Soup recipe is gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, sugar-free and soy-free too. 

One note, because this soup is barely heated before serving, make sure that if you decide to add meat, that it is pre-cooked. We just don’t want to see you get sick eating our food! With that, get going and let us know how you love this!

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Here ya go

Thai Coconut Soup

NOTE: As always, we like to help make that transition to healthy much easier and simple…so we’ve searched to find the best deals on quality organic ingredients for GREAT DEALS and found this ORGANIC MARKET that give you the freshest & finest ingredients at prices no one else has been able to beat! We love what they are doing and have set up as affiliates with them. So as you shop, just smile about the savings & especially the extra health benefits you’ll be getting! 

4 cups chicken or vegetable organic broth
3 cans coconut milk
1 cup fresh mushrooms – sliced
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
2 shallots, finely chopped
2 tablespoons minced ginger
2 teaspoons natural red curry paste
2 stalks lemon grass – bruised
2 tablespoons organic coconut sugar
1/4 teaspoon organic crushed red pepper
Organic sea salt to taste
1 lb. cooked & diced hormone free chicken or shrimp – (optional)
1 tablespoon organic extra virgin olive oil

Pour coconut milk and broth into a large pan. Heat on medium heat until it feels warm, then add the rest of the ingredients and slightly cook for just a few minutes until ingredients are warmed. Remove from heat and stir in the olive oil.

Serve 🙂

That’s it!! If you have a starving family that’s ready to eat now, this is a great quick-fix (unless you decide to grow the vegetables from scratch 🙂

And to top it off with a yummy smoothie or healthy desserts, here are links to our cookbooks that we think you’ll LOVE!

“Raw Beauty, Smoothies, Shakes & Creamies”

“Beauty Bite Desserts”

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Please share your comments, we love them almost as much as we love you, thanks for being the best and for inspiring us every single day! 

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Laurie & Tiffany

Grain-free Frosted Banana Bars Recipe

Hey Paleo, Gaps, Mediterranean, and Southbeach Diet lovers, last week we posted the Lemon Icing for this recipe and hope that you’ve been drooling ever since.

Grain-free Frosted Banana Bars Recipe

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This Grain-free Frosted Banana Bars Recipe is so delicious, especially when topped with our Lemon Icing recipe, mmmm. We really hope you try it, if you haven’t yet. AND if you have, did you try it on something exciting? If so, please share!! Did you try it on your face? Did you try it on your cheeks? Did you try it on your neck? Or did you try it in your tummy? lol–ok, enough with the Dr. Seuss-isms, if that’s even a word. 🙂 The you really could do any of the above and have a wonderful skin softening spa treat!

And you’ll be surprised at how simple it is to make too! It came about because I had some overly ripe, ok black bananas, on my counter and wasn’t about to throw them away. I’ve made delicous banana bread, and amazing Caramel Sticky Buns with black bananas, so I decided to try something else that I could share it with you.

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“You have brains

in your head

you have feet

in your shoes

you can steer

yourself any

direction you choose”

-dr. seuss

AND–with many of you working on filling your new Pantries with staples, so we have something very wonderful to share….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. Alrighty, here you go!

Grain-free Frosted Banana Bars Recipe

Wet Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup almond or coconut milk
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 2 hormone free eggs
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon pure organic liquid stevia
  • 1 teaspoon pure organic vanilla extract

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 cup tapioca starch
  •  2/3 cup banana flour
  • 1/3 cup organic unsweetened coconut (grated)
  • 1 level teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 level teaspoon organic gluten free, aluminum free baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pink himalayan sea salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Grease a large 13x18x1″ cookie sheet with coconut oil
  3. Place all “Wet Ingredients” in the blender and blend until smooth, set aside.
  4. Place all “Dry Ingredients” together in a large bowl. Stir together.
  5. Pour Wet Ingredients in with Dry Ingredients, then mix well with a hand mixer.
  6. Pour mixture into the cookie sheet and place in oven.
  7. Bake 20-24 minutes.
  8. Remove and cool completely
  9. Frost with Lemon Icing

 

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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Please let us know how you love them and any fun stories, questions, ideas, or changes you came up with! You guys are the BEST, we love YOU!

xo

Laurie & Tiffany

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What books/topics would YOU like to see? Let us know, we write these books for YOU!   🙂

LAURIE VUKICH and her daughter Tiffany are stylists to the stars and now take that creativity into the kitchen. Their natural, organic craze was inspired by Tiffany’s health, which thrives with these recipes. The diet that started where the autoimmune disease left off–yay!

Laurie also has Degrees in Cosmetology & Fashion and a Certificate in Nutrition. She and Tiffany run naturesknockout.com–stirring up beauty & health, so you can be a knockout naturally!

Enjoy and SHARE in the goodness!

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Laurie & Tiffany

Grain-free, Sugar (free) Cookie Recipe

“Sugar” Cookies made healthy, yay!

I can almost feel myself getting emotional about these cookies, lol! But seriously, these were such a love of mine back in the day. I remember buying a big, huge pink coated sugar cookie every day. And I would savor every rich bite.

Paleo Grain-free Sugar Cookies

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Grain-free, Sugar (free) Cookie Recipe

Those days came and went, but that warm feeling still comes as I think of the comfort and joy those cookies brought me. So when I figured out this recipe this week, I was beyond elated! And to know they are sugar-free, grain-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and gluten-free (of course)…so basically guilt-free and so delicious! And if that isn’t enough, they are super easy too.

AND–with many of you working on filling your new Pantries with staples, so we have something very wonderful to share….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. 

You are the only version of you

that has ever lived.

You are unique and beautiful

to the very core,

with incredible gifts

to share with the world.

Reach inside, and step

into your purpose,

and begin to

truly live your life.

It’s a beautiful thing!

So for all the right reasons, wouldn’t these make a wonderful treat for your valentines this year? 🙂

Grain-free, Sugar(free) Cookies & Frosting Recipe

Makes 4 1/2 dozen

COOKIES.

1 1/3 cups  coconut oil
1 cup coconut sugar
2 1/2 cups tapioca starch (flour)
2 cups almond flour
1/2 cup coconut flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon sea salt
4 hormone-free omega 3 eggs
2 teaspoons liquid stevia (or stevia leaf)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions.

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (or 200 degrees C)
  2. In a large bowl, stir together sugar and coconut oil
  3. Add in flours, baking powder, and sea salt. Stir until combined.
  4. Add in eggs, stevia, and vanilla. Mix together well.
  5. Roll into 2″ balls and place on ungreased cookie sheets. Smash flat with the bottom of a cup, placing cookies about 1″ apart.
  6. Bake 8-10 minutes, then remove and cool on a rack.

 

FROSTING.

1/3 cup raw honey
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon dehydrated beet powder (I dehydrate my own and keep it on hand all the time, but you can buy it online as well)
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  1. Mix lemonjuice and Blendfresh together in a little cup or bowl and set aside.
  2. Place remaining ingredients to a mini blender and mix together.
  3. Add the red color mixture to the frosting and blend together until mixed in and consistency is smooth.
  4. Spread frosting onto cookies and serve.

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

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Let us know how you love them and have a healthy sweet and happy DAY!

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Laurie & Tiffany

Oatmeal Surprise Cookies – Gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, soy-free & guilt free!

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With many of you working on filling your new Pantries with staples, we have something very wonderful to share….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.

Life isn’t what we once

thought it to be.

Instead, it is living on purpose,

embracing every moment,

being grateful for our detours

that teach us how to really live.

And then we finally see

that life is a beautiful thing.

Oatmeal Surprise Cookies

Gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, soy-free & guilt free!

Super easy recipe and as always, it’s gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free & soy-free! 

1 1/2 cups organic oats – gluten free

1 cup unsweetened coconut chips

 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 cup almond meal (use pulp from almond milk recipe 🙂

3/4 cup organic walnuts – chopped (bulk)

1 cup organic raisins (bulk)

2 large ripe bananas

1 large hormone/antibiotic free egg

1/4 cup coconut oil

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 teaspoon liquid stevia

Lightly grease a cookie sheet with coconut oil. Preheat oven to 350ºF or 175ºC  

Mix all ingredients together with a hand mixer, then spoon onto baking sheet.  

Bake 17-20 minutes. Remove and cool on a wire rack.

 

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!! And YES, please let us know how you love them!

xo

Laurie & Tiffany

Raw Chocolate Banana Split Ice Cream

You’ll love this Raw Chocolate Banana Split Ice Cream, as always you’ll never find sugar, gluten, dairy, soy, chemicals, or guilt in any of our recipes. Our goal is to help make your journey to health and beauty, beautiful, simple, and motivational. enjoy, comment & share the love! xo

Raw Chocolate Banana Split Ice Cream

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It started with pinterest.  I saw a pin for chocolate ice cream and had a little tiny tinge of interest.  Okay, may more than just a little teeny tiny bit, because I went right into the kitchen and started whipping together my own healthy version.  And guess what?!!  It really is amazing!  And as always, it is gluten-free, sugar-free, soy-free and dairy-free, and guilt free of course!motivatinoal quote

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 Chocolate Banana Split Ice Cream Recipe

2 frozen bananas (peel them before freezing or life will be very frustrating!)
2/3 cup almond, rice, or thick coconut milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract or scooped out vanilla bean
2-3 pitted certified organic dates (yes, take out the pits–I’ve learned that the hard way too 🙂
2-3 tablespoons raw certified organic cacao powder
chopped nuts to sprinkle on top
Mix all ingredients (except chopped nuts) together in a blender until blended well.  Pour into a glass bowl and place in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.  I took mine out a little early-ugh, yes…I was maybe a little impatient.  But it was still delicious!

Remove from freezer and scoop into bowls.  Sprinkle with chopped nuts.

Makes 2 servings (unless you feel like being a pig of course –only speaking from experience, heh-heh!)

UPDATE:  Here is a video tutorial on this Raw Chocolate Banana Split Ice Cream recipe, proving how simple and fast it is to make!

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AND 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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We hope you love this, and try some of our other awesome recipes, DIY, and everything for natural beauty & diet, inside & out!

Please comment, we LOVE hearing from you!

xo

Laurie & Tiffany