Flourless Brownie Bites (Plant-Based, Gluten & Dairy Free)

Flourless Brownie Bites (Plant-Based, Gluten & Dairy Free)

If you’re on the hunt for healthy dessert and snack ideas, I highly recommend whipping up a batch of these delicious and decadent balls!

My flourless brownie bites contain pure and natural ingredients – but all you’ll taste is real brownie flavour.

You may never feel the need to have a high-carb, sugar loaded, processed brownie again after trying these little balls sent from heaven!

The perfect healthy treat or snack for those following a paleo, vegan, weight loss or IBS diet.

Flourless Brownie Bites

INGREDIENTS: (makes 25-30 balls)
1.5 cups dates (pitted and soaked)
1 cup raw almonds
4 tbsp. coconut flakes (unsweetened)
4 heaping tbsp. cocoa powder
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/8 tsp. sea salt

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Soak dates in water for 30-minutes and drain.

2. Add almonds and coconut flakes into food processor and process until nuts are chopped into small pieces.

3. Add dates, cocoa powder, vanilla extract and sea salt into the food processor with almonds and continue to process until ingredients starts to stick together. If mixture is too dry, add a teaspoon of water at a time until mixture becomes sticky when you press it together.

4. Scoop out mixture with a tablespoon and roll into balls.

5. Enjoy right away or store in an air-tight container in the fridge for later.

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Mint Chocolate Balls (Paleo, Plant-Based, Raw)

Mint Chocolate Balls (Paleo, Plant-Based, Raw)

DID YOU KNOW? Peppermint may relieve digestive symptoms, such as gas, bloating and indigestion.

A review of nine studies in 926 people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) treated with peppermint oil for at least two weeks concluded that peppermint provided significantly better symptom relief than a placebo.

In one study in 72 people with IBS, peppermint oil capsules reduced IBS symptoms by 40% after four weeks, compared to only 24.3% with a placebo.

Additionally, in a review of 14 clinical trials in nearly 2,000 children, peppermint reduced the frequency, length and severity of abdominal pain.

Try adding food-grade peppermint oil to:

Enjoy these Mint Chocolate Balls! They’re refreshing and decadent — and the perfect snack or treat for the winter season.

I suggest pairing these yummy bites with my Peppermint Mocha!

Mint Chocolate Balls

INGREDIENTS:
1 cup dates (pitted and soaked)
1 cup raw almonds or walnuts
1/3 cup cocoa powder
4 tbsp. coconut flakes (unsweetened)
5-8 drops peppermint essential oil (food grade) or 1/2-1 tsp peppermint extract (start with less and add more if needed after a taste test)
1/8 tsp. sea salt
2 tbsp coconut flakes (for coating)

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INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Soak dates in water for 30-minutes and drain.

2. Add nuts and coconut flakes into food processor and process into a fine crumble.

3. Add dates, cocoa powder, peppermint oil/extract and sea salt into the food processor and continue to process until ingredients start to stick together. If mixture is too dry, add a teaspoon of water at a time until mixture becomes sticky when you press it together.

4. Scoop out mixture with a small spoon and roll into balls.

5. Spread remaining coconut flakes on a plate and roll balls into the flakes to coat.

6. Store in an air-tight container in the fridge.

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Creamy Matcha Bars (Gluten & Grain Free, Naturally Sweetened)

Creamy Matcha Bars (Gluten & Grain Free, Naturally Sweetened)

No-bake Creamy Matcha Bars are delicious and so easy to make with only 5 ingredients needed! They are perfect for a mid-day snack or end of a meal treat. Best part is, you can feel good about enjoying these creamy matcha bars since they’re sweetened with honey.

Honey (and maple syrup) is a great alternative to refined sugar and artificial sweeteners when you’re looking to create healthy desserts, treats or snacks.

Did you know consuming high amounts of refined sugar and artificial sweeteners can contribute to IBS and other digestive system disorders.

Most artificial sweeteners cause symptoms of indigestion, including gas, bloating, cramping and constipation.

A big step you can take towards creating a healthier gut and supporting digestion is to remove refined sugar and artificial sweeteners from your diet and use small amounts of unrefined natural sweeteners like honey and maple syrup instead – if needed.

Now it’s time to give these creamy and super satisfying bars a try!

Creamy matcha bars

Here’s what you need for creamy matcha bars

Shredded coconut, unsweetened
Coconut oil
Coconut butter/manna
Honey
Matcha green tea

Pair my Creamy Matcha Bars with a hot matcha latte or cold matcha latte for a morning or mid-day boost!

AND if you love these bars, you’ve got to try my Coconut Lemon Bars!

Creamy Matcha Bars

Creamy Matcha Bars

No-bake Creamy Matcha Bars are delicious and so easy to make with only 5 ingredients needed! They are perfect for a mid-day snack or end of a meal treat. Best part is, you can feel good about enjoying these creamy matcha bars since they're sweetened with honey.
Gluten, grain & dairy free. Paleo & plant-based.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Refrigerate/Freeze: 1 hr
Course: Snack/Treat
Cuisine: Paleo, Plant-Based
Servings: 12 medium bars

Ingredients
 

  • 3 cups shredded coconut, unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup coconut butter/manna, melted
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tsp. matcha green tea

Instructions
 

  • Line an 8 x 8-inch or 8 x 10-inch pan or glass tupperware with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add all ingredients and mix into a thick batter. If it's too crumbly, add a little extra honey or a tiny bit of water.
  • Pour the mixture into the lined pan/tupperware. Using your hands or a spoon, press firmly into place. Refrigerate or freeze until firm (1-hour or so).
  • Cut into bars and enjoy! Store leftovers in the fridge.
Keyword bars, coconut, dairy free, gluten free, grain free, matcha, sugar free

Creamy matcha bars

 

High-Fiber Coconut Lemon Bars

High-Fiber Coconut Lemon Bars

3 ways coconut meat can support gut health

1. Coconut meat is high in insoluble fiber (meaning that it doesn’t get digested), which helps bulk up your stool and supports healthy and regular bowel movements. Just 1 cup (80 grams) of shredded coconut provides 7 grams of fiber, which is over 20% of the DV.

2. Coconut meat is high in healthy fat which helps you absorb fat-soluble nutrients, including vitamins A, D, E, and K.

3. The MCTs in coconut meat have been shown to strengthen your gut bacteria, which may protect against inflammation and conditions like metabolic syndrome.

Try my Coconut Lemon Bars! They only require 4 ingredients and are super easy to make. Plus, no baking required.

This high-fiber healthy snack is perfect for those following a vegan, keto, paleo or IBS diet.

High-Fiber Coconut Lemon Bars

INGREDIENTS:
3 cups shredded coconut, unsweetened
1 cup coconut oil, melted
1/4 cup honey (replace with a low-carb sweetener for keto bars)
4 drops lemon essential oil (food-grade) OR 1 tsp. lemon extract

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Line an 8 x 8-inch or 8 x 10-inch pan or glass tupperware with parchment paper and set aside.

2. In a large bowl, add all ingredients and mix into a thick batter. If it’s too crumbly, add a little extra honey or a tiny bit of water.

3. Pour the mixture into the lined pan/tupperware. Using your hands or a spoon, press firmly into place. Refrigerate or freeze until firm. Cut into bars and enjoy!

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Lemon Chia Seed Pudding

Lemon Chia Seed Pudding

Did you know? Chia seeds are a great plant-based food to help with weight loss.

Chia seeds rank high on the list of plant-based protein foods, making them great for putting on lean muscle, burning fat, and managing hunger and appetite.

Studies show that increasing your intake of protein can promote weight loss by curbing cravings and therefore reducing your caloric intake. Other research shows that following a high-protein diet rich in foods like chia seeds could reduce the hunger stimulating hormone, ghrelin.

If you’re looking for an easy and delicious way to add protein-rich chia seeds into your diet, I highly recommend chia seed pudding. It makes for a great snack or dessert!

Lemon Chia Seed Pudding

INGREDIENTS: (serves 2-3)
2 cups almond or coconut milk (unsweetened)
6 tbsp. chia seeds
3-4 drops lemon essential oil (food-grade) or 1 tsp. lemon extract
2 tsp. honey
Coconut flakes (optional topping – 1 tsp./serving)

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INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Whisk all ingredients in a bowl until well combined.

2. Store in a glass container or jar in the fridge. Let sit for a minimum of 1-hr before consuming. The longer you let the chia seeds soak the more delicious this pudding becomes (I like to soak them overnight).

3. Sprinkle with coconut flakes and enjoy!

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Love this recipe? Then you’ll be sure to love my Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding too! Give it a try.