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Category: Desserts

Mini Cheesecake Tarts

Mini Cheesecake Tarts

These mini cheesecake tarts are the perfect individual dessert. Made with Kates Real Food granola bars, cashews, lemon, and coconut milk for the perfect gluten-free, nondairy treat. I am a huge fan of cheesecake but as with most desserts, it is usually loaded with tons […]

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups with no refined sugar! Made with dark chocolate, peanut butter and coconut oil for a quick, easy no bake treat! I made these Copycat Reese’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups as a gift for my husband who loves Reeses. But of […]

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies are dairy-free and refined sugar-free made with whole wheat flour, coconut sugar, coconut oil, egg, and dark chocolate. Plus, they are so easy to prepare.

I made these Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies for my husband since I know Chocolate Chip Cookies are one of his favorite cookies or all time treat.
The problem with most chocolate chip cookies is thay they are loaded with refined sugars and processed ingredients. There are of course healthier version out there but to be honest, most of them are pretty dry and not very flavorful. So to surprise him I decided to experiment a little bit and make my own version of Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies.

How to Make Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Begin by placing the coconut sugar, coconut oil, vanilla and egg in a medium-size bowl. Then using a hand mixer blend the ingredients together till you form like a cream type consistency.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the whole wheat flour, baking soda and salt. Add to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
  3. Leave the chocolate chips till the end. Once everything is fully incorporated gently fold them in.
  4. Using an ice cream scoop scoop the dough onto a prepared baking sheet. And bake e until golden brown, about 8-10 minutes. Let cool on a sheet pan for 5 minutes,Allow them to cool before serving.

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies are dairy-free and refined sugar-free made with whole wheat flour, coconut sugar, coconut oil, egg, and dark chocolate. Plus, they are so easy to prepare. 

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup coconut oil room temperaturre
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl  place the  coconut sugar, coconut oil, vanilla and egg and mix using a hand mixer.
    In a separate bowl, combine the whole wheat flour, baking soda and salt. Add to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
    Stir in the chocolate chips.
    Using an ice cream scoop scoop the dough onto a prepared baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes. 
Healthy Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich

Healthy Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich

This Healthy Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich is the perfect creamy, cold, dairy treat for the summer. The cookies are made with almond flour, cacao, almond butter and other wholesome ingredients. It is beginning to look a lot like summer! Despite it is only March (late […]

Chocolate Protein Muffins with Peanut Butter Frosting

Chocolate Protein Muffins with Peanut Butter Frosting

These Chocolate Protein Muffins with Peanut butter are loaded with protein and fiber. Made from Vega Chocolate Protein powder, spelt flour, oat flour, eggs and banana they make the perfect post-workout snack. My husband and I are training for our first triathlon. I always wanted […]

Healthy No Bake Tart

Healthy No Bake Tart

Love is in the air! It’s almost Valentine’s Day and today I want to share with you a special recipe. This Healthy No Bake Tart recipe is delicious and requires very few ingredients. Plus there is no baking involved! You only have to combine all of your ingredients in the food processor and voilaaa!

It doesn’t involve chocolate like most Valentine’s recipes but doesn’t get your hopes down. I promise your special someone is going to love it! You can also bring it to your next birthday party and trust me on this you are going to be the sensation.

I used cashews and shredded coconut to make the crust, but there are so many nuts you can use. I have combined both almonds and cashews and it tastes great too. However, I wouldn’t change the shredded coconut since this helps to give volume to your crust. For this recipe, I used maple syrup as the sweetener but dates work great too.

For the filling, I used cashews because I have found out that they pair great with the lemon and coconut but macadamias or almonds would work great too. They are all rich in good fats and have a smooth and creamy texture when blended.

For the topping, I used fresh raspberries but feel free to use any other berry or jam.

Happy Valentine’s!

xoxo

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Healthy No Bake Tart

These easy and fast no-bake lemon tarts are the perfect dessert. 

Ingredients

For the Crust

  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup raw cashews soaked overnight
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil melted
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup

For the filling

  • 1 cup raw cashews soaked overnight
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Lightly grease a 9′ tart pan with coconut oil.
    For the crust, combine all of the ingredients in the food processor until the mixture sticks together. 
    Press evenly along the bottom and up the sides of your prepared pan and place on the fridge. 
    In the same food processor combine all of the ingredients for the filling. Blend  until the mixture is silky smooth and creamy. 
    Pour the filling into the prepared crust and smooth the top.
    Place in the refrigerator for at least 6 hour to set before serving. Serve chilled with any berries of your choice on top. 
Chocolate Glazed Gluten Free Donut

Chocolate Glazed Gluten Free Donut

Satisfy your sweet craving with this decadent Chocolate Glazed Gluten Free Donuts. Sweet, fluffy and actually good for you! This past weekend we were at Capitol Hill and we stumble with a beautiful donut shop: District Doughnut. If you live in D.C. you have probably […]

Healthy Apple Strudel

Healthy Apple Strudel

Colder climate and abundant apple harvests make this Apple Strudel a perfect dessert or breakfast option. Traditionally loaded with sugar, refined carbs, and butter this Healthy Apple Strudel is gluten-free, low in fat and sugar. It is already Fall which means apple picking season is […]

Coconut and Peach Popsicles

Coconut and Peach Popsicles


This recipe is great now that days are starting to be warmer, especially here in Miami. I made this recipe with coconut milk because it is an excellent substitution for dairy and I added bits of shredded coconut to the coconut one to add a little texture and crunch to it.

I am sure you are gonna love them.

Coconut and Peach Popsicles

October 16, 2018
: 6-8 popsicles
: easy

No cream popsicles

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Ingredients
  • For the coconut popsicles:
  • 1 can full coconut milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp. shredded coconut
  • For the peach popsicles:
  • 2 cups frozen peach slices
  • 1 can full coconut milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
Directions
  • Step 1 Combine all of the ingredients in a blender, and blend until very smooth. Adjust sweetness to taste, if necessary, keeping in mind that the final frozen result will taste less-sweet than the room temperature mixture.
  • Step 2 Pour the mixture into an ice pop mold and allow to freeze for 6 hours, or until frozen solid.
  • Step 3 Before unmolding, allow the popsicles to sit at room temperature for about 5 minutes.