Category Archives: chocolate

Dark Chocolate Bark with Smoked Almonds

Dark Chocolate Bark with Smoked Almonds

 

This was another DIY Christmas present project that couldn’t have been easier.

You will need:

a 9×13 baking pan

parchment paper

1/2 pound dark chocolate (I used 70% cacao)

1/4-1/2 cup smoked almonds, chopped

Cover bottom and edges of pan with parchment paper. Place chocolate on parchment coated pan and place in a warm oven until melty enough to spread. I left the door open and checked on it every 30 seconds or so. When chocolate is melted, spread over the bottom of the pan with a spatula and sprinkle with chopped smoked almonds. Press down any big pieces so they stick. Place pan in refrigerator or freezer until firm and then break into chunks.

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Raw Vegan Cookie Dough

I’ve been doing the Extremely Green Detox with Natalia Rose which means no sugars, starches, or even STEVIA! I’m loving how my tastebuds are picking up subtle sweetness and this has been my go-to dessert most nights.

cookie dough

Ingredients:

Fresh coconut butter (coconut shreds blended in the food processor until creamy)
cacao nibs
a pinch of sea salt

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Sugar-Free Nutella Green Smoothie

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups water or nut milk
2 Tbsp hazelnut butter
2 Tbsp cacao powder
NuNaturals Vanilla Stevia, to taste
2 big handfuls spinach or romaine

Blend until creamy.

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Hot Chocolate Juice

The perfect compromise for chilly days when you can’t bear the thought of downing a cold glass of vegetable juice.

Ingredients:

1 cup water
1/2 cup romaine juice
1/2 cup carrot juice
2 dropperfuls NuNaturals Vanilla Stevia
2 Tbsp cocoa powder

Heat water until boiling. Spoon cocoa powder into a 16 oz mug and pour water over the top, stirring until dissolved. Add juice and stevia and stir again.

For anyone who follows me on Pinterest– I’ve started dividing my “Food Love” board into categories so I can actually find things. There are now multiple boards under categories like “Food Love – Avocado” or “Food Love – Smoothies“, if you would like to follow along.

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Chocolate Sunbutter Cup Green Smoothie

More evidence of my sunbutter love affair…

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups nut milk
2 Tbsp unsweetened sunbutter
2 Tbsp cocoa powder
1 tray of ice cubes
4-6 leaves of romaine or a big handful of spinach
2 dropperfuls of NuNaturlas Vanilla Stevia

Blend until smooth and frothy.

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Orange Mocha Frappucinos. Zoolander Goes Vegan and Sugar-Free.

The Reference:

The Recipe:

1 cup condensed coconut milk a’la the Detoxinista (omit the honey)
1 cup water
1-2 cups ice
3 scoops cafeceps or 1-2 shots espresso
1 Tbsp cocoa powder
NuNaturals Orange Stevia, to taste

Blend until creamy. For the “original” version omit the cocoa powder and use vanilla or plain stevia.

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Raw Vegan Chocolate Breakfast Soup

The other morning I was craving something a little heartier than juice for breakfast, I had just made Britney a Raw Curried Cantaloupe Soup and I decided to try a breakfast soup for myself as well!

Ingredients:

1 cup carrot juice (1 pound of carrots)
1 cup romaine juice (1-3 heads romaine)
1/2-1 avocado
1 Tbsp each cacao and carob powder (or 2 Tbsp cacao or 2 Tbsp carob)
2 droppers NuNaturals stevia, vanilla or regular

Blend until frothy.

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