Nothing like a cup of spiced hot chocolate to warm up on a chilly fall morning ☕ with a rich velvety texture (thanks to soaked cashews) and warming spices like cinnamon, ginger and star anise, this delicious hot chocolate feels like a warm hug soothing the soul.
“i’ve boosted the hot chocolate with @nutiva organic mct (medium-chain triglyceride) powder, which is a form of fatty acids that quickly convert to ketones⚡ i love including mcts in my drinks (esp when i’m intermittent fasting) since they provide fast and sustainable energy and enhance mental clarity✔ they allow me to think clearly and get things done even before breakfast (b-bye brain fog 👋🏻)😄 if you’ve tried mct oil before, the powder is a creamy alternative that’s easier to blend in beverages and is gentle on the digestive system 👊🏼 .
what’s your favorite way to warm up on a nippy day?? if you’re also a hot chocolate lover, you need to try this ultra-creamy spiced version soon (recipe below⤵️). enjoy 🧡
spiced hot chocolate (serves 2)
🔸️1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked for 2+ hours.
🔸️1 scoop @nutiva organic mct powder.
🔸️3 tablespoons raw cacao powder.
🔸️4 medjool dates, pitted.
🔸️1 tablespoon maple syrup.
🔸️1/2-inch fresh ginger (or 1/2 teaspoon dried ginger).
🔸️1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon.
🔸️1/8 teaspoon star anise powder (optional).
🔸️pinch of unrefined sea salt and cayenne pepper.
🔸️1 and 1/2 cups filtered water.”
see @nutriholist post for directions in her comments section.
Simply swap butter or margarine 1:1 for v****n coconut oil, refined coconut oil, nutiva organic vegan shortening, nutiva organic buttery coconut oil, and red palm oil – then make blueberry cinnamon rolls with ease.
with loads of vitamin e and lauric acid, coconut is one of the world’s most nourishing superfoods and the versatility of coconut oil makes it easier than ever to enjoy.
blueberry cinnamon rolls
1 cup lukewarm unsweetened almond milk
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup @nutiva organic v****n coconut oil
3 tsp fast action (instant) yeast
2 1/2 cups plain flour
2 cups wild blueberries, fresh or frozen and defrosted
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
finely grated zest of 1 lemon
1/3 cup agave syrup
3 tsp cinnamon
3 tsp cornflour
1/2 cup icing sugar
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
to make the dough, place the lukewarm milk, sugar, salt and coconut oil in a large bowl and mix until the sugar has dissolved. add the yeast, then start adding the flour bit by bit until the mixture comes together. you may not need all the flour.
dust a working surface and knead the dough for 6-8 minutes until uniform and springy. you can also do this with a mixer and dough attachment. place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl and let rise for 1-2 hours in a warm place, until doubled in size.
while the dough is rising, make the filling by mixing together the blueberries, lemon juice, zest, agave syrup, cinnamon and corn flour. set aside.
preheat oven to 375f. roll out the dough into a rectangle on a floured surface, the spread the blueberry mixture on top. roll the dough up, creating a cylinder, then slice crosswise to get about 6-8 rolls.
place parchment paper in a small baking tin and arrange the buns. cook for 30-35 minutes, until slightly browned on top. let cool.
make the icing by mixing together icing sugar and lemon juice. drizzle on top of the buns..
Celebrating national cake day with chocolate & strawberry chip cream cake by @iloveloss
(plantbased, paleo, gf, df, refined sugar-free)
3 1/3 cup almond flour
1/2 cup coconut flour
2/3 cup apple sauce (or banana puree)
3/4 cup raw cacao powder
2 tsps baking soda
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/4 tsp pink salt
1/2 cup liquid coconut oil (or nutiva shortening)
1/4 to 1/3 cup maple
1 cup coconut or almond mylk
1 tsp vanilla extract or 1/2 tsp vanilla beans
4 tbsps ground flax seeds + 8 tbsps water mix, and let gel for 10 min
strawberry chip cream:
1 can refrigerated real thai coconut cream
1/3 pack piobret coconut cream (which has butter texture)
3 tbsps melted nutiva shortening or coconut oil
1 tsp beetroot powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp maple syrup
diced strawberries tossed in lemon juice
pinch of salt
preheat oven at 180c. mix separately dry and liquid ingredients. combine with flax eggs. grease cake tin with coconut oil, and bake for 20-25 min until a toothpick comes out clean (2 small cakes/ the batter is thick and you need to level it) .i grind the nuts at home, so if you want a more budget-friendly version you can sub the nuts for oats and brow rice flours or your preferred flours.
scoop out the solid part of the coconut cream. melt coconut butter & nutiva together. start blending the cold cream with the rest of the ingredients and slowly add in the nutiva mix, until the mixture thickens like whipped cream. introduce fresh strawberries and combine. refrigerate for half an hour before layering.
Licorice root latte by @whole.harmony.nutrition deets below 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻
“licorice root has far more to it than just being a natural sweetener, though. this herb has been used in chinese medicine for centuries to combat coughs and colds, improve digestion, and help with female reproductive issues. licorice root was also prominently used as a “guide drug”, taken along with other herbs to increase their effectiveness, and quite literally guiding them to the parts of the body where they would be the most beneficial. 🙏
today, we also see licorice root being used to nourish the adrenals, offer anti-inflammatory properties, and even treat symptoms of heartburn and indigestion. the various compounds in this magical root have been studied extensively and have been shown to be antibiotic, anti inflammatory, and rich in antioxidants. 👌🏻
those with high blood pressure, liver or kidney issues are not recommended to consume this herb, as a compound called glycyrrhizin in licorice root can exacerbate these symptoms if taken in excess. ✋🏻
i’m currently loving powdered licorice root from @finlandiahealth for its positive effects on adrenal fatigue, liver health, and digestion, and adding it to hot drinks or smoothies is a perfect way to enjoy its natural sweetness. (no, it doesn’t taste like a licorice or fennel latte)
licorice root latte
• 1/2 - 1 tsp @finlandiahealth licorice root powder
• 1/4 tsp ceylon cinnamon • 1 tbsp @nutiva coconut butter
• 1/2 cup coconut or nut milk of choice
• 1 cup of boiling water
combine all ingredients in a blender and blend for about a minute, until frothy. pour, sip, enjoy! 🤗”