Warming Chia Oatmeal

When Primal Snack Box approached me asking to write a paleo-friendly blog post, I thought “what better than a warming oatmeal recipe!?”…

It’s that time of the year again when the days are becoming shorter, afternoons are getting darker and all you feel like doing is snuggling up on the sofa in front of the fire with a mug of hot chocolate to watch Christmas films! To help you feel toasty and warm this winter, I’ve adapted a recipe from Organic Burst’s Chia Recipe Book and oh my lord it’s simply divine if I may so myself ❤

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Raw Vegan ‘Snickers’ Treats

Seeing as peanut butter and chocolate is a match made in heaven, I wanted to create and share with you a recipe that is as decadent as it is nutritious. As a wholesome foodie, I’m crazy about healthy foods but do understand that balance is key – and that no everyone is super keen on green smoothies – so I was inspired by Snickers bars to create this surprisingly healthy treat 🙂 But be warned: it’s more tempting as it sounds and very difficult to resist!

   

(By the way, for the London foodies out there, this was my contribution to the Plant-Based Picnic held at Tanya’s Cafe on Sunday 23rd August! I also demonstrated cooking this recipe at the Organic Blogathon 2015 held by Of The Earth Superfoods on Sunday 27th September.)

 

In the midst of oreparing my Snickers Treats at the Organic Blogathon 2015!

 

Spot the Superfood ‘Snickers’ Treats amongst the other plant-based goodies


RAW VEGAN ‘SNICKERS’ TREATS

Ingredients:

125ml Coconut Merchant coconut oil (can be substituted for coconut or cacao butter)

2-4tbsp Creative Nature cacao powder

2-3tbsp lucuma powder

1-2tbsp maca powder

1tbsp coconut sugar

5tbsp (125ml) peanut butter (or any nut butter of your choice – but I do think peanut butter works best in this recipe)

30g raw peanuts, roughly chopped

Additional superfoods: Creative Nature Goji berries, Creative Nature chia seeds, Creative Nature cocoa nibs, white mulberries, golden inca berries, apricot kernels, etc.


Method:

  1. Gently melt the coconut oil on a low-medium heat in a medium sized pot.
  2. Once the oil is completely melted, stir in the coconut sugar as well as the Creative Nature cacao, maca and lucuma powders. (The exact quantity of each powder can be adjusted according to your own personal preference.)
  3. Next, add in your chosen superfood. (I used Creative Nature Goji berries because I think the chewy texture adds another dimension to the treat as well as a speck of vibrant red amongst the brown colours – but that’s just my blogger’s mind thinking!) Stir the mixture thoroughly until the desired consistency is reached.
  4. Pour half of the cacao mixture into the bottom of each individual chocolate mould, muffin/ ice cube tray or cupcake case. Follow with a (tea)spoonful of nut butter and sprinkle of chopped peanuts (for a delicious crunch); then top with a final layer of the cacao mixture.
  5. Place in your fridge for at least 30 minutes to set.
  6. Remove the ‘Snickers’ treats five minutes before serving & ENJOY!

As featured on the Creative Nature website.

Remember to use the hashtag #mindfullymade on social media platforms to share with me your creations 🙂

Mindfully, Moni x

Maca Apple Spiced Waffles

Maca Apple Spiced Waffles


Ingredients:

2 tbsp coconut flour

1 tsp maca powder

1/2 tsp apple pie spice (if you add in more then it have a VERY strong taste)

1/4 tsp baking powder

2 flax eggs (or normal eggs if you’re not vegan)

4 tbsp coconut/ almond milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

sweetener of choice e.g. agave, maple syrup (syrupy sweeteners not granulated to form a smoother consistency)

Directions:

1. Preheat your waffle iron and coat it with vegetable oil.

2. Sift the coconut flour, maca powder, apple pie spice and baking powder into a mixing bowl, then whisk to combine.

3. Add in the flax eggs, milk, vanilla extract and sweetener, then whisk until the batter is smooth.

4. How many waffles you get will depend on your waffle iron. Mine has two square wells, so I pour 3-4tbsp of the batter onto the centre of each. Use your judgement with how your own waffle iron cooks.

5. Let the waffle iron do it’s magic and repeat with the rest of the batter until it’s gone!

6. Then top with whatever you want – melted peanut butter, chopped fruit.. You name it 🙂

Remember to use the hashtag #mindfullymade on social media platforms to share with me your creations 🙂

Mindfully, Moni x