Sweet Recipes for Wellness.

 

Let’s be really clear, wellness is not hard, it just asks you to be prepared. Being prepared means having the right things in your cupboard, because the cooking side of things is really easy once you have the ability to grab what you need. If it was hard, I wouldn’t do it, just like you, we don’t need any amount of hard when making changes. So - make it a plan to start with getting the cupboard cleaned from the crap, and the shopping list full of what you need. That’s day one. Then start with the creating.

NB: A huge note from me is that I don’t measure anything - well rarely. I really gauge everything by the feel of the mix - so work with me - it’s great freestyling!

 
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The Essential Cookie.

Cookies are a favourite for everyone. Kids, adults, everyone can find a ‘cookie moment’ when you just need ‘something little’ to get you through. I am not a real cookie person, but once I started making these and how easy they are, they are my go to when everyone says I ‘need a little something’. Also they are super easy to make changes to so be brave and make your own additions.

(Can be made GF. DF. Vegan)

Preparation: 2 mins. That’s all it takes once you have the basics in the cupboard. Prep oven to 170°

Cooking: 12 mins. I know they are hard to resist hot and thats sort of the point of them but cooling will change their consistency. Either way they don’t last long!

Ingredients:

1 cup Almond meal

1 cup pecan or any other nut meal (you can simply meal them in a processor if you haven’t bought a ready packet)

4 tablespoons Maple Syrup

THAT’S IT!

Method: squish it into a tight mix, roll into balls

Options: I have done all of these:

instead of pecan or nut meal add 1 cup of oat meal to the mix

as well as the above mix add 4 dates soaked and squished

add coconut

add choc bits

add 2 tablespoons peanut butter

add vanilla syrup.

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All things Chocolate.

For chocolate lovers it’s essential to find ways to ease that sweet craving. There’s plenty of options and it truly is super easy. The key is have the ingredients in the cupboard and you can whip anything up in seconds. There are so many recipes to be found on the internet now so experiment. Mine are about quick and easy.

CHOC SLICE

(Can be made GF. DF. Vegan)

Preparation: 10 mins. Get the cupboard stocked with the basics and simple grab what you need.

Refrigeration: definitely need a good 30 mins to get them set.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup cacoa butter (if you want it raw melt it in the sun - otherwise if you are a microwaver - give it a zap to melt)

1/2 cup coconut oil (same as above)

Cacoa - this amount is by how dark you like your chocolate - sprinkle 1/4 cup and add maple and taste to add more if needed.

4 tablespoons Maple Syrup

Method: Mix - pour into a flat tray - fridge.

This is BASIC chocolate that will ease a sweet craving.

Options: add coconut if you like

add some crushed nuts

add any berries or super fruits

PROTEIN CHOC BALLS

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons tahini

2 tablespoons peanut butter

4 tablespoons maple syrup

2 tablespoons coconut oil

1/4 cup coconut

1/4 cut goji berries (soaked and softened)

8 dates (if dried soaked and softened)

1/2 cup almond meal

1/4 cup cacoa powder

Method: Put everything into a bowl and use hands to smoodge together. Roll into balls and into fridge. (after rolling into balls you can then roll into crushed nuts/cacao/coconut )

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The Muffins.

Muffins are a meal in themselves. I love that we can make them so wholeful and really nutritious. A really important thing to remember is that muffins can be dry if not having enough moisture in them, and they will not be fluffy little bundles because we are using whole ingredients. But if you use them as a meal you will really love what they offer.

BERRY BEETROOT AND BANANA

(GF. DF. Vegan)

Preparation: 15 mins. Preheat oven to 180°

Ingredients:

2 cups SR Flour (use GF if desired)

2 tablespoons Nuttelex

2 bananas mashed (older the better)

2 cups grated beetroot

Vanilla essence

1/3 cup coconut oil

1 cup any berries

Method: Rub the butter into the flour and set aside. Mis all other ingredients together and then blend into the flour. Into muffin trays and top with the berries.

Cook for 15 - 20 mins.

STRAWBERRY ALMOND FRIAND

Same oven temp

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups almond meal

1/4 cup hemp flour

1/4 cup green banana flour

2 tablespoons butter (rub into flours)

1 cup of chia ( presoaked in coconut cream)

4 tablespoons maple syrup

strawberries to top

Method: Rub butter into combined flours, add in the soaked chia seeds and maple syrup place into muffin tin and top with strawberries. Only needs 15 mins.