Makes: Yields about 24 balls
Total Time: 30mns
Who doesn't like cookie dough? As delicious as it is, it’s filled with sugar, processed ingredients, and gluten -putting some of us at risk of getting a bad tummy (especially those with sensitive digestive systems).
Rather then living a life without cookie dough, here's a delicious, healthy, and safe alternative for you to try. These “raw” cookie dough balls are soft, tasty, indulgent and … made with chickpeas!
They are packed full of protein and iron-rich legumes and natural sweeteners in the form of organic honey and coconut sugar. Chances are you’ll want to eat the entire batch after taking your first bite!
450g (16 ounces) cooked chickpeas, rinsed and drained
3 tablespoons raw organic honey
1 tablespoon coconut sugar
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
4 tablespoons raw organic almond butter
2 teaspoons vanilla powder
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups vegan regular/dark chocolate chips
1. Combine chickpeas, honey, sugar, baking soda, almond butter, vanilla, and a pinch of salt in a food processor and process until smooth.
2. Remove to a bowl and stir in half a cup of the chocolate chips. Form into 1-inch balls and place on a parchment-paper lined baking sheet. Freeze until solid.
3. In a double boiler, melt remaining cup of chocolate chips. Dip the balls into the chocolate until covered, then place back on parchment-paper lined baking sheet. Freeze until chocolate has hardened, then store at room temperature.
Makes: 2 cups of dressing
Total time: 10mns
The avocado in this dressing makes it so silky and creamy that you’ll have a hard time believing there isn’t dairy in it. Use good olive oil and fresh, bright lemon juice and you’ll discover a new favorite dressing! This recipe makes a good amount of dressing and you can store it in a bottle in your fridge.
On the nutritional front, it’s hard to think of a better salad dressing for you. Avocados are packed with healthy fats, fiber, and vitamin K. Avocado flesh also helps the body to absorb two key antioxidants—lycopene and beta-carotene. Want to make sure your body gets all the antioxidants it can from your garden salad? Just add some avocado or this dressing and your body will soak it right up.
The healthy fats in both the avocados and the olive oil helps the digestive tract to absorb nutrients, helps keep inflammation down and helps to lower the risk of heart disease.
1 ripe avocado
1/3 cup white balsamic vinegar (you can substitute for white wine vinegar)
Juice of half a lemon
Salt and pepper, to taste
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Tip: If you are a big fan of Tangy dressings, you can increase the vinegar to 1/2 a cup and the juice to one whole lemon.
Makes: 1 Serving
Total time: 5mns
This is not even a recipe really but its such a great snack and the best part is that it takes 5mns tops to put together. It is amazingly healthy and will keep you full for a long time. Avocados are full of healthy Omega 3 fats that raise your good cholesterol and help reduce your bad cholesterol. Your body needs 2/3 servings of healthy fats a day and 30g of avocado makes up one serving. That's amazing when you compare it to oil where one teaspoon counts as a serving. I know which one I'd rather have!
1 slice of Gluten free bread toasted
30g avocado flesh mashed
Any vegetables of your choice (cherry tomatoes, baby lamb lettuce etc...)
Makes: 2 servings
Preparation: 5 mns
Total Time: 10 mns
This desert is simply delicious and oh so healthy! It is raw, vegan, sugar/dairy and gluten free, and contains 3 super nutritious ingredients.
It is high in vitamins A, C, E, K and B6, fiber, magnesium, potassium, riboflavin, niacin, folate and pantothenic acid. It is also packed with essential fatty acids that raise your good cholesterol and keep your hints subtle and your brain well oiled!
2 tablespoons of dark cacao
2 tablespoons of good quality raw honey or Manuka honey (you can substitute for Maple Syrup if your are Vegan)
Tip: Try adding some grated coconut flesh for extra flavor. You can also serve in small bowls with cut strawberries on top. Enjoy experimenting with your favorite ingredients to create delicious variations.
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