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Healthy Peach Cobbler

Healthy Peach Cobbler

A spin on the classic southern dessert recipe. This Healthy Peach Cobbler is perfected into a healthier version for you to enjoy as breakfast or dessert.  I thought of saying goodbye to the summer with this delicious Peach Cobbler recipe. Every bite is layered with […]

M&Ms Peanut Butter Oatmeal Skillet Cookie

M&Ms Peanut Butter Oatmeal Skillet Cookie

This healthy M&Ms Peanut Butter Oatmeal Skillet Cookie recipe makes the perfect soft chewy cookie perfect for sharing (or not!) Made with oatmeal, almond flour, eggs, almond milk, peanut butter, and M&Ms. Who doesn’t love dessert for breakfast? I think that is probably why I […]

Instant Chocolate Chia Pudding

Instant Chocolate Chia Pudding

This Instant Chocolate Chia Pudding is made with just 5 ingredients you probably already have at home and the best part is you can eat it immediately so you don’t have to wait to leave it overnight.

I have shared some overnight chia and oatmeal recipes on the blog and although I love them it can be frustrating when you are craving something sweet and don’t want to wait overnight. Plus, I know some people don’t love the texture. Well, I have some good news! If you blend all the ingredients instead of just mixing, you get a perfectly smooth pudding consistency ready to enjoy immediately.

You can serve it on a big bowl for breakfast or into small cups and serve it as dessert at your next dinner party. I topped mine with Siggi’s vanilla Greek yogurt, shredded coconut and cacao nibs for extra chocolate, but feel free to add any toppings you like. I also really like it with fresh fruit such as blackberries, raspberries, and bananas.

For other great breakfast ideas check out:

Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal

Creamy Raw Buckwheat Porridge

Sweet Potato Waffles

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Instant Chocolate Chia Pudding

This Instant Chocolate Chia Pudding is made with just 5 ingredients you probably already have at home and the best part is you can eat it immediately so you don’t have to wait to leave it overnight. 

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 cup cashews soaked and drained
  • 1 cup nut milk
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4-6 dates
  • 2 tbsp siggi’s yogurt
  • 1 tbsp cacao nibs
  • 1 tbsp shredded coconut

Instructions

  • Place all of your ingredients except for the toppings in a blender and blend until the desire consistency is reached. 
    Top with your favorite toppings.
Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal

Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal

This Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal is a healthy, breakfast twist on carrot cake. Made with oats, carrots and date syrup for a perfectly well-balanced breakfast. Now that the spring has finally settled and everyone is talking about the Eastern Bunnie I woke up with a […]

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 […]

Creamy Raw Chocolate Buckwheat Porridge

Creamy Raw Chocolate Buckwheat Porridge

If you are a fan of overnight oats, you are going to love this Creamy Raw Chocolate Buckwheat Porridge. It’s gluten-free, vegan and refined sugar-free. Just like overnight oats, raw buckwheat breakfast porridge is made by soaking buckwheat groats overnight and then blending them with your favorite nuts and fruits to make a delicious, rich and creamy breakfast.

If you don’t have buckwheat grouts at your home you can also substitute for oatmeal (basically you would do the same: soak the oats overnight and then blend them with your favorite ingredients). However, if you have never tried buckwheat before, I highly suggest you do. Despite the name, buckwheat is actually wheat and gluten-free. You would be surprised to know that buckwheat is actually not a grain but a seed. Buckwheat is rich in protein and fiber, as well as a variety of antioxidants and other nutrients, which is why it is considered a superfood.

One cup of cooked buckwheat groats contains about 155 calories, with 6 grams of protein, 1 gram of fat, 33 grams of carbohydrate and 5 grams of fiber.

Benefits of Buckwheat

1. Reduces Blood Sugar

In comparison with other grains buckwheat is very low on the glycemic index which means that the carbohydrate content is absorbed slowly into the bloodstream providing you with a steady flow of energy.

2. Wheat and Gluten-Free

If you don’t have celiac disease or are not gluten intolerant you might not care too much about this. However, swapping this seed with typical grains containing gluten can give your body a rest and be helpful for people suffering from digestive problems.

3. High in Fiber

For every one cup of cooked groats, you get 6 grams of fiber. Fiber helps improve digestion, lower weight and feel full longer.

4. High in Protein

Because of a well-balanced amino acid profile, the nutritional value of the protein in buckwheat is very high.

5. High in Antioxidants and Minerals

Buckwheat is high in minerals such as manganese, copper, magnesium, and iron.

For other recipes using buckwheat check out:

Raw Buckwheat Breakfast Porridge

Vegan Gluten-Free Crepes

Healthy Strawberry Ricotta Crepes

Creamy Raw Chocolate Buckwheat Porridge

If you are a fan of overnight oats, you are going to love this Creamy Raw Chocolate Buckwheat Porridge. It’s gluten-free, vegan and refined sugar-free.
Servings: 2 people

Ingredients

  • 1 cup buckwheat grouts soaked overnight
  • 1 cup cashews soaked overnight
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup date paste
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 almond milk

Instructions

  • Soak the groats and cashews and transfer to a food processor or blender. 
    Add the rest of the ingredients and blend into a thick and cream consistency. 
    Top with banana, cacao nibs and shredded coconut. 
Chocolate Banana Oatmeal Donuts

Chocolate Banana Oatmeal Donuts

These Healthy Chocolate Banana Oatmeal Donuts are one of our all-time favorite baked goods. Made with oats, cacao, banana and other wholesome ingredients they make a great snack or on-the-go breakfast for the whole family. If you follow me on IG or read my blog […]

Chocolate Banana Oatmeal

Chocolate Banana Oatmeal

This quick and delicious Chocolate Banana Oatmeal is sweetened with ripe banana, full of chocolate flavor and topped with coconut whipped cream. I hear so many people say they don’t like oatmeal and that they just eat it because it is good for them. And […]

No Flour Sweet Potato Brownies

No Flour Sweet Potato Brownies

These No Flour Sweet Potato Brownies are the perfect sweet treat for anyone who is trying to stay away from grains or just trying to eat healthier. Best of all they are super easy to make and you only need 5 ingredients.

I made this No Flour Sweet Potato Brownies a couple of weeks ago to bring to my Reading Club. My grandma was staying with us and she was really surprised when I told her Sweet Potato Brownies. At first, she didn’t want to try the brownies. And I completely understand her, sweet potatoes might seem like a pretty odd thing to have in a brownie, but trust me, it works amazingly well. Take it from my grandma, who said she really liked them and was very surprised with the fact you cannot really taste the sweet potato.

How to Make the Perfect Sweet Potato Brownies

The first batch was really good but it kind of fell apart when I was trying to cut the brownies into pieces. So I recommend you wait at least 10 minutes to allow the brownies to cool down. If you can place them in the fridge for half an hour before cutting them even better.

Another thing I would recommend is to avoid using can sweet potatoes. Even though this might be tempting (you skip cooking the sweet potatoes and spooning out the flesh). This is because cooking the sweet potato and then using the flesh will give a thicker consistency to the brownies.

Another great tip is to soak the dates in warm water for 5 minutes before blending them. This will make it easier to break and increase their sweetness.

Add extra chocolate chips. I bet you are especially going to agree in this one. I have found all the time that the more the chocolate the better right?

Remember to tag and share if you make these delicious No Flour Sweet Potato Brownies recipe. I love to see your creations!

No Flour Sweet Potato Brownies

These No Flour Sweet Potato Brownies are the perfect sweet treat for anyone who is trying to stay away from grains or just trying to eat healthier.
Best of all they are super easy to make and you only need 5 ingredients. 
Prep Time10 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sweet potato
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 3-4 dates

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven the 350 degrees. Cover a smal pan with parchment paper and set aside.
     In a blender, add the sweet potato, peanut butter, maple syrup and cocoa powder until smoth. Add the chocolae chips and mix. 
    Pour the mixture into the greased pan and bake for around 20 minutes or until cooked through. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before slicing into pieces.
Sweet Potato Bread

Sweet Potato Bread

This Sweet Potato Bread is perfect for breakfast or snack. Made with almond flour, eggs, and other wholesome ingredients. It is for sure going to become one of your favorite recipes! I decided to make this delicious Sweet Potato Bread for one and only reason. […]