Black Forest dream-come-true

This Black Forest cake may seem like an elaborate recipe but it’s actually really simple and nutritious!

The base is a no-bake brownie topped with coconut butter glaze and organic blackberries.

Ingredients

Cake

1.5 cups dates

1 cup almond flour

4 tbsp cacao powder

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Pinch of seasalt

Method

1. Blend all ingredients in food processor

2. Let the mixture set in the fridge or freezer

Coconut glaze

1/4 cup coconut butter (melted)

1 tbsp maple syrup

2 tbsp almond milk

Method

Stir vigorously all ingredients then top the brownies !

Tahini dressing with a twist

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of tahini – it goes so well with both Asian and Mediterranean dishes and is filled with calcium and nutrients.

I usually combine it with miso paste and tamari to go with noodles; tonight though I tried a different recipe to accompany a colorful dish of spirulized beetroot with tofu chunks.

Recipe

2 tbsp tahini

1 tbsp almond butter

Juice of half a lemon

1 tsp tamari

1 tsp nutritional yeast

Pinch of cayenne and black pepper

Chocolate + hazelnut = heaven

Even when I’m on holidays back home in Lebanon, I like to experiment with new recipes and ingredients!

Today my Mum and I baked chocolate-hazelnut cookies using hazel butter + flour, a paleo, vegan and gluten-free success!

Ingredients

1/4 cup hazelnut butter

1/4 cup melted coconut oil

1 cup hazelnut flour

2 tbsp coconut flour

1/3 cup maple syrup

2 tbsp cacao powder

1 tsp raw vanilla

1/2 tsp baking powder

Method

1. Mix the flours and baking powder in a bowl and all ingredients in another bowl.

2. Combine both mixtures.

3. Shape into round cookies and bake for 10 minutes.

Mum’s vegan coconut muffins

After a busy business trip, I headed to Lebanon for the weekend – hello good food!

My stay started with this organic delicious breakfast: organic quince jam and coconut muffins which my Mum baked early morning!

Ingredients

1.5 cup GF all-purpose flour

1/2 cup coconut nectar

1 cup desiccated coconut

2 tsp vanilla extract

2 tsp baking powder

1 banana

1/3 cup coconut milk

Pinch of salt and cinnamon

Method

1. Gradually combine all ingredients starting from the dry one

2. Bake for 15 minutes

Choc’chip cookies

Chocolate chips cookies, anyone? Yes please!

A simple recipe which is at once vegan, gluten-free and paleo!

I like to serve them with chocolate beans and hot chocolate (can you tell I’m a chocoholic?!)

Ingredients

2 cups almond flour

1/4 cup coconut oil

3 tbsp maple syrup

2 tsp raw vanilla extract

1/2 cup raw chocolate chips or chunks

Method

1. Mix ingredients in a large bowl

2. Bake for 10 minutes

Banana magic!

One of my favorite snacks – it’s extremely low in calories yet filled with nutrients!

I’m talking about my banana wraps which are really easy to prepare but require a dehydrator for the preparation.

I like to fill them with almond butter, goji, cacao nibs and fresh fruit!

Ingredients

2 bananas

1/2 cup flaxmeal

1/2 cup water

1 tbsp cacao powder

Method

1. Blend all ingredients together

2. Spread on dehydrator tray forming small pancakes

3. Dehydrate for 7 hours at 120’F

Double chocolate yum

Chocolate nice cream and brownies for breakfast? I say why not?! They’re made with purely organic and nutritious ingredients!

I know that nice cream is quite basic but it deserves a post! There are so many options to enrich its taste and texture, making it a great breakfast/ snack/ dessert.

The brownies ingredients is already on the blog (1-minute life changing brownies).

Recipe

2 frozen bananas

2 tsp coconut butter

1 tbsp cacao powder

1/2 tsp raw vanilla

1 tbsp coconut or almond milk

Method

1. Blend

2. Split into small portions and store in the freezer

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