chocolate

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE MUFFINS

An old recipe of mine that I have re-hashed to make gluten free & a little more clean

INGREDIENTS:
1 cup applesauce
1 teaspoon coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (more…)

CHOC SMOOTHIE BOWL 

Squash your chocolate cravings with a yummy, protein filled, adaptogenic and fat burning smoothie bowl!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 tbsp Mayvers almond-cacao spread
  • 2 tbsp organic cacao powder
  • 1/2 tsp Macca powder
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1/2 cup gluten free organic oats
  • 2 tsp Du Chocolate powder
  • 1 scoop Muscle Sport choc protein powder

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BANANA CHOC MOUSSE 

 

Yummy and healthy!! I’m a sucker for chocolate so I’m always up for trying new mousse recipes! (My other coconut cream choc mousse is also delish!) this recipe is from Ashy Bines’ kittens in the kitchen YouTube episode and I’ve changed it up a little to add in some extra protein AND (more…)

CHOC-PROTEIN VEGAN PANCAKES

Continuing on my Candida diet, I wanted to treat myself over the weekend after sticking to it alllllll week! So, I got to researching and edited a few healthy protein pancake recipes I came across to suit the Candida requirements. I do have to say, I think the cinnamon was a game-changer!

INGREDIENTS:
4 tbsp coconut flour (more…)

CHOC PEANUT BUTTER PROTEIN BALLS

I need an alternative to my 3:30pm sugar fix and I also need to stop spending $4 on one protein ball from the cafe at work! So, here is my alternative…yummy, squishy choc-PB protein balls

INGREDIENTS:
– 2 tbspn nautural peanut butter
– 2 tbspn cacao powder   (more…)

CHOC-FRENCH TOAST

A yummy, easy and healthy version of a weekend breakfast in bed fave!

INGREDIENTS:
2 eggs
1/2 cup almond & coconut milk (or milk of your choice)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
Pinch of cinnamon to taste
2 slices organic sourdough (I have just found Bills brand bread & fruit loaf and I am in love! I am Gluten intolerant, but find I can tolerate this bread in small amounts)   (more…)

MUGGING OUT

A quick, easy & healthy choc-coconut mug cake


INGREDIENTS:
1/4 cup almond meal or oat flour
2 Tbsp desiccated coconut
1 Tbsp raw cacao powder
1/2 tspn stevia
1/4 cup almond milk

Mix all ingredients in a mug together with a spoon and microwave for 1-2 minutes
Done!

I like to serve mine with a spoon of Jalna vanilla yoghurt

Recipe from Sarah Wilson’s I Quit Sugar cook book (which is amazing if you haven’t read it)

SUGAR AND DAIRY FREE CHOCOLATE MOUSSE

So, getting a little personal here…but I have had skin troubles for years. Since I was about 10 I have struggled with psoriasis and rosacea which my closest friends know I’m super self conscious about. After chatting with one of the girls, who is a wealth of knowledge and is studying to become a Naturopath, she suggested I chat to my Doctor about possible food allergies and the underlying causes rather than just treating them topically.

Long story short, he agreed with her and thinks I could be Coeliac (adding in a bunch of other symptoms that I have as well that I won’t bother to whinge about on here). So, I have had to cut out dairy and also up my gluten intake for a few weeks until I get tested. Needless to say, I’m absolutely addicted to chocolate (Surf Muppet I know you feel me!!) and this has been a very hard 5 days so far. Now I know how people feel when they are giving up cigarettes!

So…here is my saviour! And with only 3 ingredients it’s dairy free, sugar free, Vegan and SUPER quick and easy!

INGREDIENTS

400ml can of chilled coconut cream (the Aldi or Trident from Woolworths work best for me)

2-3 tblsp cacao powder

1-2tblsp natural maple syrup or honey

1-2 tsp stevia and/or vanilla essence (if desired)

METHOD

Chill coconut cream in the fridge overnight. The cream will separate from the water, so tip upside down, open the can and spoon the cream away from the water into a bowl

Add in cacao powder, honey and stevia. I didn’t use and stevia or vanilla but I have seen lots of recipes that do use them as well. It really depends on your own tastes.

Mix with a hand mixer for about 2 mins. Chill in the fridge for at least an hour (overnight is fine)

THERMOMIX version: Once the cream has chilled, add the coconut cream to the mixing bowl. Insert the butterfly and slowly increas to speed 3.5 and whip for 1 minute. Add any extra ingredients and whip again for 20 seconds on speed 3.5

I added coconut sprinkled on top, it was delicious!!

A very similar recipe to my yuuumy breakfast parfait, but with a dessert twist instead!

C H O C C H I P

I.love.cookies! I have such a sweet tooth. I’m the type of person that loves a biscuit with my tea, especially after dinner! All my brain thinks about is chocolate and biscuits until I fall asleep! I have come across 2 instagrams and blogs that I love at the moment, Krumble and Chocolate Covered Katie.

I read through the Protein Cookie Bomb recipe on Krumble and realised I didn’t have all of the ingredients, so tried to substitute for some I had at home already. I also doubled her recipe, because every time I make buscuits or muffins at home they are gone in a day! So, if you don’t want a big batch, you can half everything in the below recipe. My recipe made about 40 palm sized cookies:

Healthy, sugar free choc chip cookie recipe at www.amirankin.com

INGREDIENTS:
2 cups coconut flour
1-2 scoops of vanilla protein powder
2 cups almond meal (ground almonds)
2 cups oat flour (ground oats)
4 teaspoons baking soda
Pinch of Pink Sea Salt
1 tablespoon Chia Seeds

4 tablespoons of date paste (dates ground with a splash of water. I find hot water works best)
1 cup blended silken tofu (it was supposed to be coconut oil but I didn’t have any at home! You could also use un-sweetned apple sauce)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon stevia
1 and 1/2 cups almond milk
200g 70-80% dark chocolate broken into small pieces

METHOD:
Pre-heat oven to 160 degrees and line a baking tray
Mix together all dry ingredients in a large bowl

In a separate bowl, mix together all wet ingredients well.
Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix very well. I found my mixture to be a little dry, probably because I didn’t use the coconut oil from Krumble’s recipe, so I added a splash or 2 of water until I got what I felt was the right dough-consistency.

Make the mixture into small balls, and place on the baking tray(s) squashing them down as you go.
Cook in the oven for 15 mins or until slightly brown
Take out of the oven and let them cool on the baking tray so they go extra crunchy on the bottom!

Healthy, sugar free choc chip cookie recipe at www.amirankin.com

Healthy, sugar free choc chip cookie recipe at www.amirankin.com