Friday, January 31, 2014

Raw `cherryberry´ chocolate bars

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I absolutely love these raw cherry chocolates! The sweet berry/coconut filling is perfect with the bitter flavour of the chocolate. All credit for the recipe goes to the amazing Lonijane, you can find the original recipe on her blog:


100 g. raw cacao butter
6 tbsp. raw cacao powder
1 tbsp. organic coconut oil
Sweetener of choice, agave, honey, coconut sugar etc.

Berry filling:
10 cherries (pitted) and 6 strawberries
1/3 desiccated coconut
1 tbsp. organic coconut oil
a little pure vanilla powder or vanilla extract
Sweetener of choice, agave, honey, coconut sugar etc.

  1. The filling: Mix all the ingredients together in a blender, blend quickly so there is still texture left in the mix. Place the mixture into a square container lined with baking paper and pack it in tight and flat and place in the freezer for 1 hour or so.
  2. The chocolate: while the filling sits in the freezer you can prepare the chocolate. On very low heat, place the cacao butter and coconut oil in a bowl over a pan of water and melt slowly. 
Once melted add raw cacao powder and mix well. Add the sweetener of choice, taste, and add more if you prefer a sweeter taste.
  3. Take filling out of freezer and pull out with sides of baking paper and cut into bars then dip into chocolate mix (I dipped it several times to get a thick coating) and place in fridge to set.
  4. Enjoy!!

Beet detox juice

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I absolutely love this beet juice, not only because it is really fresh and tasty, but also because of the amazing health benefits found in beets: did you know that beets are rich in antioxidants, supports detoxification and helps cleanse the liver, has anti inflammatory properties, is high in vitamin k, betaine and calcium and it is also high in Nitrates which improve blood flow throughout the body – including the brain, heart, and muscles and it lowers blood pressure - beets are definitely a true superfood!

1 large beet
6 carrots
1 apple
1 orange
Half a lemon (peeled)
A little ginger, about 1 cm

  1. Just run it all through a juicer – if you do not have a juicer it is possible to do this with a blender and a nut milk cloth (or cheesecloth or something similar) to strain the pulp.
  2. I prefer to drink right away in order to preserve all the nutrients, enjoy! :)

Raw cacao date balls

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I absolutely love these raw cacao date balls - they're super easy to make, they're healthy and they taste amazing (like brownie batter, but without the guilty conscience). You can basically add whatever you like - I want to add almonds next time I make it and maybe some goji berries - so just experiment with the things you like and have available. The recipe for these are:

1 cup pitted dates
1 tbsp. raw cacao powder
2 tbsp. shredded coconut
1 tbsp. chia seeds
1 tbsp. water
1 tbsp. coconut oil

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  1. Put all of the ingredients in a food processor or blender (preferably with an S blade) and blend
  2. Scoop out the mixture with a tablespoon and use your hands to roll them into balls
  3. Roll them in shredded coconut
  4. Put them in the fridge for a couple of hours to set before eating
  5. Enjoy!

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Simple raspberry smoothie bowl

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Sometimes simple is best! Smoothie bowls and old magazines 

Recipe: blended raspberries, banana and a little water topped with pomegranate, raspberries and blueberries.

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Apple crumble parfait

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Ingredients – 2 servings:

Apple compote:
2 apples - diced
½ cup water
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tblsp chia seeds
1 tblsp honey/agave or other sweetener of choice
2 dates - chopped

Overnight oats:
½ cup oats
2 tblsp chia seeds
1 ½ cup milk
1 tsp pure vanilla powder
Cinnamon – optional
Sweetener of choice – optional.

You can either use a store bought variety or make your own – a simple version could be rolled oats, chopped almonds, chopped walnuts and a little cinnamon, but just get creative and use whatever you have available. I will post my recipe for homemade muesli soon!

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  1. Apple compote: add all the listed ingredients in a pot and bring the mixture to a low boil and stir every 5 minutes. Let it simmer for about 20 minutes or until the apples are tender. Mash the apples a little and put it in the fridge to cool.
  2. Overnight oats: mix all the ingredients and leave in the fridge for at least an hour or overnight to allow the mixture to thicken – if it’s too thick then simply add a little more milk.    
  3. Now all you need to do is to layer the apple compote, the overnight oats and the muesli.
  4. Enjoy! 

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Tropical green smoothie

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This is the perfect “beginner” smoothie for those who are sceptical when it comes to green smoothies. The pineapple and lime masks the spinach flavour and gives the smoothie a nice tropical taste, I have yet to encounter a person who didn’t enjoy this even though they previously thought of green smoothies as something gross. Haha and once you have them hooked on green smoothies you can always start adding more green goodies like kale and maybe even some green superfoods.   

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3 cups spinach
2 (frozen) bananas
1 cup pineapple
The juice of 1 lime
Water to blend

I like to add 1 tbsp. Vitamineral Green or 1 tbsp. hemp proteinpowder + 1 tbsp. chia seeds, but this is completely optional and not needed for this recipe – I have a post on the benefits of these super foods coming up.


Just blend it all together and enjoy!

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Acai bowl

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I feel like it would only be fitting to start this blog off with my go-to acai bowl recipe. Acai bowls are one of my favourite things to eat as it is not only extremely easy to make, but also super healthy (a post on the benefits of acai is coming soon!) and it doesn’t get boring because of the endless possibilities when it comes to topping.

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  • 2 very ripe bananas
  • 1 cup berries
  • 2 tbsps. acai powder (available at most health stores)
  • Water to blend
I like to use either frozen berries or frozen bananas as I prefer the acai bowl cold when eating.

  1. Blend all of the ingredients, add some water to ease the blending, but not too much or it will end up too thin.
  2. Add whatever toppings you’d like and have available. Personally I love to add lots of fresh fruit, berries, my homemade muesli (recipe coming soon) and superfoods like chia seeds, cacao nibs and goji berries.
  3. Enjoy!
Examples of some of the different acai bowls I have made, find more on my IG @amillionmiless
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