Impromptu Turtles

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Nearing the end of our Impromptu Turtle session … better make more chocolate sauce!

Dan was craving Turtles – you know those candy bars that have pecans covered in caramel and chocolate?

Store-bought, mainstream chocolate tastes pretty gross to me these days, so I decided to throw together some ingredients to satisfy the Turtle craving.

Here’s the quick and easy solution:

Start by making the raw chocolate sauce …

Raw Chocolate Sauce

½ Cup Cacao Powder

¼ Cup Coconut Oil (melted)

¼ Cup Vanilla Agave Nectar

Put the cacao powder in a small mixing bowl and make sure it doesn’t have any lumps.  If you find any, press them against the side of the bowl with a spoon to separate them.

Add the melted coconut oil and agave and stir or whisk until smooth.  Keep this at room temperature so that it’s easy to drizzle or pour.

You can store this sauce in the fridge, you just may need to warm it a bit for it to be pourable again because the coconut oil will congeal below 80 degrees.

Note that the proportions of this recipe are 2 parts cacao powder to 1 part coconut oil and 1 part agave … makes it easy to adjust the proportions to however much you desire to make

Impromptu Turtles Assembly

Cut a Medjool date in half (and remove the pit)

Insert a pecan

Dip in chocolate sauce

Eat and enjoy (or set on wax paper and refrigerate if you’re saving them for later)

Oh My! Superfood Sweet Potato Pie

When we think of comforting winter foods, sweet potatoes are always high on the list, as they are inexpensive, readily available, and delicious!  Sweet potatoes are a good source of mag­nesium, which is the relaxation and anti-stress mineral…something we can all use during the holidays.   The crust for this sweet potato pie could easily be used for other pie recipes. 

Superfood Sweet Potato Pie

Superfood Sweet Potato Pie

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Raw Pumpkin Cheesecake

Raw Pumpkin Cheesecake

Raw Pumpkin Cheesecake

What could be better than pumpkin pie at the holidays?  Raw Pumpkin Cheesecake of course!

We made this for our raw Thanksgiving meal and everyone voted this the best cheesecake yet.  We expect you and your dinner guests will agree.

Raw Pumpkin Cheesecake

Crust

3 Cups Walnuts (soaked and re-dehydrated is best)

3/4 Cup Medjool Dates (pitted)

¼ tsp Sun Fire Salt

1 tsp Ground Vanilla Bean

Make the crust by grinding the nuts in a food processor and pulsing until you have small crumbles. Add the salt, vanilla and dates (a few at a time) and process until a dough begins to form. Spread the crust over the bottom of a spring form pan and press it into the pan.

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Goji-Filled Chocolate Candies

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Goji-Filled Chocolate Candies

While playing around in the kitchen, I created this recipe on a whim.  I decided to blend 3 cups of goji berries in my Vitamix with the intention of making a powder-like substance.  But instead, it turned into a pliable-dough-like treat.  So I rolled them into little balls, and refrigerated them.  That’s when I got the idea to coat them with chocolate!  This raw dessert recipe very much reminds me of cherry-filled chocolate candies.  Only unlike those cherry treats, goji berries have anti-aging properties, detoxify the body, they protect your adrenal organs, and balance the immune system.

Blend the currants, cacao nibs, ground vanilla powder, and vanilla agave nectar in a high powdered blender.  Pour contents in a bowl, and dip the entire goji berry ball in the sauce.  Place the chocolate covered goji ball on a flat plate or pan, ready to refrigerate once they are all dipped.  After 3 hours, the balls should be ready to roll in coconut flakes.  Enjoy right away, or refrigerate longer. Happy Uncooking!

Adoria

 

Banana Crepes

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Raw Banana Crepes

Crêpes are a versatile food that can be used as a sweet or savory dish, depending on the fillings.  I was inspired to create this dish after craving pancakes.  In true Loving Superfoods fashion, these crepes are loaded with nutrients, and low in calories.  Maca and Lucuma Powder are the two high quality superfoods in this delicious recipe.  If you find yourself overcome with anxiety, stress, depression or mood swings, Maca may help alleviate these symptoms.  In addition to satisfying your sweet tooth, Lucuma is gluten-free and a source of antioxidants, fiber, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals necessary for bodily functions and of benefit to the immune system.

Crepes

  • 2 or 3 Ripe Bananas
  • 3 tablespoons of Flax Seeds
  • 1 teaspoon of Maca
  • 1 cup of Soaked Walnuts
  • a dash of Nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons of Lucuma Powder
  • a dash of Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of Ground Vanilla Powder

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Banana-Maca Cream Pie

 

What do you do with a bunch of ripe bananas on hand, and a sweet tooth? Make Banana Cream Pie, of course! But there’s an upgraded version of your favorite banana cream pie, and this version incorporates nutritious super foods!

Maca is the star super food ingredient in this recipe, which acts as an emulsifier and helps draw fats (bananas) and oils (coconut oil) together with sugars.

Maca also increases energy, stamina, oxygen in the blood, and physical strength. Additionally, it enhances our mood by increasing neurotransmitter production. I was able to cut 8 big slices using a 9 inch round pan.

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