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Baked Vegan Macaroons (Sugar and Oil Free)

Ingredients:

3 cups shredded coconut
2 Tbsp flax powder
6 Tbsp water
1/4 cup NuNaturals baking stevia
1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 325. Place flax powder in a small bowl and add water and stir. Refrigerate flax mixture for a minimum of 15 minutes. In a larger bowl, with your hands, massage together coconut, baking stevia, vanilla extract and completed flax mixture. Form into 12 balls and bake on a parchment lined baking sheet for 20 minutes.

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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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Simple Dark Chocolate Coconut Fudge

Ingredients:

1 3 oz dark chocolate bar
3 Tbsp coconut flour
pinch of sea salt
1 dropper NuNaturals vanilla stevia

Melt dark chocolate over low heat. Remove from heat, add coconut flour, salt and stevia and stir until fudgy. Spread into a small dish and refrigerate.

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Orange Cream Smoothie (Sugar-Free and Vegan)

I sometimes try and find creative ways to have dessert without resorting to dark chocolate. In this case I loved the result…but still added chunks of dark chocolate bar after a few sips 😉

Ingredients:

1 baked sweet potato
meat and water of one young coconut
1 dropper NuNaturals stevia
1/4 tsp orange extract
ice (optional)
dark chocolate chips or cacao nibs (optional)

Blend all ingredients adding chocolate chips when smooth.

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My Top 5 Favorite Dark Chocolate Bars

My love for dark chocolate is no secret. It is very low in sugar and combine neutrally (you can eat them after just about anything!) for food combining purposes. I have an “emergency bar” in my work bag, in my glove compartment, and my cupboard is always stocked. I had to stop carrying my emergency chocolate in my purse, I got tired of chocolate-coated cell phone…I’m excited to share my favorites here, I’d love to hear if you have a favorite I haven’t discovered yet!

I have a hard time not eating an entire bar of Endangered Species Mint Chocolate whenever I open it. Luckily Britney doesn’t like mint and cocoa so I don’t have to share 😉

Lily’s Sweets makes a wonderful stevia-sweetened chocolate bar that is perfect for milk chocolate lovers. The cacao content is only 55% so it’s much sweeter than the usual dark chocolate bar but with no sugar.

For the price, Trader Joe’s Organic Dark Chocolates are hard to beat. I’m always surprised how tasty they are for how little I pay for them!

My dear friend Lola introduced me to this fabulous raw chocolate company, Raw Shakti. Their chocolates are made from coconut sugar and WHOLE coconut (as opposed to coconut oil) and my hands down favorite is the Single Origin Ecuador- a yummy 85% dark.

Theo Chocolates are local to us here in Seattle and are all mouth watering. I especially like this limited edition version with sea salt.

Bonus Chocolates!!

I fell in love with the Belgian Biscuit, it’s only 65% cacao and has flaxseeds added but it’s so tasty I have to have one once in a while.

Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Lovers Bar is Britney’s most recent favorite. It’s incredibly smooth, creamy, and dark, dark, dark.

Please feel free to share your favorite chocolate finds!

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