Dairy and Gluten Free Chocolate Mousse

Dairy Free Chocolate Mousse

YES! You read right! Dairy-free chocolate mousse!  This recipe is so simple and mouth watering,  you’d think that it’s actually bad for you! BUT it’s NOT. Everything is made from scratch right down to the chocolate. Click on the link in the recipe below to make the chocolate from scratch. The smoothness of the coconut cream and the light fluffy texture is just amazing. You will make this dessert time and time again as you impress your friends time and time again! 😉

TOTAL FUN TIME: 30 minutes +  3-4 hours refrigeration time 

Makes: 6  servings

RECIPE

  • clean eating chocolate (click here for recipe), I also used the maple syrup version
  • 1 egg (separated) or egg alternative if vegan
  • 1/3 cup of coconut cream

METHOD

  1. Use chocolate mixture from the link and add the egg yolk and stir until well combined.
  2. Use an electric hand held beater to beat the coconut cream (works best if you put the cream in the fridge for a few hours prior, and just scoop the thick top part of the cream to use).
  3. Use a metal spoon to gently fold the cream into the chocolate mixture.
  4. Use the electric beater again (make sure that it’s clean!) and beat the egg white until soft peaks form.
  5. Fold the egg white into the mixture and pour into muffin liners or soufflé cups.
  6. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours or overnight and enjoy!

Whipped coconut cream

Chocolate mousse mixture

Beaten Egg White

PS. you can add any additional flavours to your liking (ie. strawberry, brandy, mint etc.) the choices are endless!

Happy Clean Eating! 

Let me know how you enjoy this recipe!

Spreading love & happiness, Soph xox

SopHsu – Holistic Healthy Living 

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Gluten-Free Berry & Lemon Mini Donuts

Gluten Free Berry and Lemon Mini Donuts

TOTAL FUN TIME: 25 minutes 

Makes: 14 minis

RECIPE

  • 1 cup of gluten-free buckwheat or all purpose flour (I used buckwheat)
  • 1.5 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup healthy sugar such as Natvia or Stevia
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk (oat, soy, almond, rice)
  • 1 teaspoon of organic vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup mixed berries (fresh or frozen are both fine)
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice (use the zested lemon)

METHOD

1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

2. Combine and whisk the flour, half of the sugar, salt, baking powder, nutmeg and lemon zest in a mixing bowl.

Berry & Lemon Mini Donuts - mixture

3. Pour the milk, vanilla extract and add the berries to a blender and pulse sporadically to combine.

4. Mix the berry mixture into the flour bowl and stir well.

Berry & Lemon Mini Donuts - batter

5. Carefully spoon the batter into a mini donut pan and bake for 10-15 minutes until golden.

Berry & Lemon Mini Donuts - pan

6. Take the donuts out of the oven to cool.

7. Whisk the half of the sugar with the lemon juice and dip the donuts in the lemony glaze and enjoy!

Berry & Lemon Mini Donuts - eating

Happy Clean Eating! 

Do you have any gluten free clean eating donut recipes to share?! Would love to try out different variations and flavours! 🙂

Spreading love & happiness, Soph xox

SopHsu – Holistic Healthy Living 

Raw Vegan Gluten-Free Lemon Truffles

Raw Vegan Gluten Free Lemon Truffles

I don’t know about you but I love the combination of sweet and sour together. It makes the perfect balance for desserts so that it’s not overpoweringly sweet! Lemon is also such a great detox and internal cleanser for you. First thing in the morning, I always wake up to a glass of warm lemon water to clear out my system get me ready to start the day. The almonds in this recipe (being a good source of healthy fats) will fill you up with just 2-3 as a great in between meal snack. Let’s get started!

TOTAL FUN TIME:      20 minutes

Makes 20

RECIPE

  • 2 cups organic unsweetened desiccated coconut + 1/2 cup for coating
  • 4 tablespoon of extra virgin coconut oil
  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • 1/4 cup raw honey (if not vegan), pure maple syrup or rice malt syrup
  • zest and juice of one lemon
  • 1 teaspoon of organic pure vanilla extract
  • a pinch of Himalayan (pink) salt

 

METHOD

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a food processor or high powered blender like Vitamix or Froothie until a thick doughy consistency is reached.
  2. Roll into palm size balls and cover with the extra desiccated coconut.
  3. Place in fridge for about 30 minutes and your lemon truffles are ready! (Or if you can’t wait, eat them straight away!)

Happy Clean Eating!

Spreading love & happiness, Soph xox

SopHsu – Holistic Healthy Living 

Figs with Cashew Yoghurt – Raw and Vegan

Fresh Figs with Cashew Yoghurt

If you’re after a sweet way to lose weight with fruit that is high in fibre, figs are the way to go! Buy them whilst in season. This recipe is quick, simple, refreshing and most importantly satisfies those sweet cravings, yet keeps the weight off! Figs can be eaten on their own or in this case – a great accompaniment with organic cashew yoghurt!

TOTAL FUN TIME:      15 minutes

Serves 1

RECIPE

  • 3 fresh figs cut into halves
  • a handful of raw pistachio nuts
  • a tablespoon of pure maple syrup or raw honey (if not vegan)
  • a teaspoon of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
  • a dollop of orange lacuma cashew yoghurt (I love Botanical Cuisine’s version – bought from Wray’s Organic)

orange lacuma cashew yoghurt

METHOD

  1. Place the figs in a bowl and add the nuts.
  2. Sprinkle the spices and drizzle the syrup or honey on top.
  3. Place the cashew yoghurt on top and voila!

Has anyone else tried cashew yoghurt and what are your thoughts on them? I must admit this was the first time I have ever tried them, and it was like a match made in Heaven! Vegan and full of good fats! Bring on more cashew yoghurts to come! 😉

TIP – If you’re not vegan, honey is best consumed raw, as the heating process destroys the real goodness of honey.

Happy Clean Eating!

Spreading love & happiness, Soph xox

SopHsu – Holistic Healthy Living 

Raw Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate Heart Chews

Chocolate

If you love chocolate just as much as I do, you’re going to love this recipe! It is so easy and quick to make (minus the refrigeration time) and so good for you too! This is the type of chocolate that nutritionists say are good for you! Full of antioxidants, these chocolates will not only be a treat but medicine for your mind body and spirit!

TOTAL FUN TIME:      15 minutes

(Not including refrigeration time)

Serves 9

RECIPE

METHOD

  1. Combine all ingredients and mix well.
  2. Pour into heart-shapped ice moulds (or any other moulds) and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  3. Then remove from moulds and enjoy!

You can store them in a container in the freezer for months!

Happy Clean Eating!

Spreading love & happiness, Soph xox

Date and Maca Energy Balls

Date and Maca Energy BallsDate brings the sweetness and Maca brings the energy! Combined they make one powerful snack to bring you BALLs of energy to your day! The benefits of dates include relief from constipation, intestinal disorders, heart problems, anemia, diarrhea, abdominal cancer, and many other conditions. Dates are rich in several vitamins, minerals and fibre too. These delicious fruits contain oil, calcium, sulfur, iron, potassium, phosphorous, manganese, copper and magnesium which are all beneficial for health. Maca is rich in vitamin B vitamins, C, and E. It provides plenty of calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and amino acids. Maca provides loads of energy and is also good for women’s health and mood.

These balls taste so good, you won’t wanna stop at one!

TOTAL FUN TIME: 10 Minutes

Serves    16

Date and Maca Energy BallsRECIPE

 

 

 

METHOD

  1. Soak dates in a bit of water for about 5-10 minutes.
  2. Place dates in a food processor until a sticky consistency is formed.
  3. Add all other ingredients into the food processor and ensure that it is mixed in well.
  4. Roll a spoonful of mixture into balls and coat with chia seeds.
  5. Repeat until all mixture is used.
  6. Enjoy! 🙂

Date and Maca Energy Balls

Date and Maca Energy Balls

Happy Clean Eating!

Spreading love & happiness, Soph xox

Date and Maca Energy Balls

Cinnamon Hot Chocolate

Cinnamon Hot Chocolate

Winter calls for all things warm and hot! What better way to indulge in a hot organic home-made, melt in your heart beverage?! This is so simple to make that you’ll be wanting to triple the servings sizes to share with friends or leave more for you! 🙂

TOTAL FUN TIME: 10 Minutes

Serves  1

 

 

RECIPE

METHOD

  1. Place all ingredients together in a pot over medium heat.
  2. Stir for about 5-8 minutes until all dissolved.
  3. Pour into your favourite mug and indulge!

Cinnamon Hot Chocolate Nutrition Facts

Happy Clean Drinking!

Spreading love & happiness, Soph xox

No-Bake Gluten-Free Cacao Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Peanut Butter Protein BarsThis recipe is a TREAT! Not to mention gluten-free! These bars are the perfect pre or post work out treat that’s low GI. Has enough sweetness to satisfy that sugar craving that you’ve been trying to avoid all day. Plus it’s filling enough to last you a good 1-2 hours of work out time!

TOTAL FUN TIME: 10 Minutes

(not including refrigeration time)

Serves  20

RECIPE

Peanut Butter Protein Bars

METHOD

  1. Mix together oat (flour), protein powder, salt and cinnamon.
  2. Add the peanut butter and honey (or maple syrup) stirring well to combine.
  3. Add a splash of milk if the mixture is thick and dry.
  4. Stir in raw cacao nibs and cranberries.
  5. Press the mixture into a 9×13 pan, lined with baking paper.
  6. Place in freezer for about 10 minutes then remove and cut into 20 bars.

 

Peanut Butter No Bake Nutrition Facts

 

Happy Clean Eating!

Spreading love & happiness, Soph xox

Cacao Fondue with Strawberries

 

Cacao Fondue with Fresh Strawberries

Who doesn’t love chocolate fondue? Who doesn’t love chocolate fondue with fresh strawberries and other fruits and bread to your liking?! This recipe is so easy and simple that you can do it in your sleep! All you need is pay a visit to your local fruit barn to grab those strawberries (whilst they’re in season!) and the health food store for those organic simple ingredients to get this started!

TOTAL FUN TIME: 15 Minutes

Serves  6

RECIPE

METHOD

  1. Place the coconut oil, agave syrup/honey and cacao powder in a bowl and mix thoroughly till smooth.
  2. If you have a fondue maker, pour the mixture into the saucepan provided.
  3. Alternatively heat over a low heat on your cooktop.
  4. Dip the strawberries, or other fruits/banana bread as desired and enjoy!

Fruit and chocolate in one healthy dish? You thought it was impossible right?! Make this dessert for that special occasion, or invite friends over for high tea!

Happy Clean Eating!

Spreading love & happiness, Soph xox

Peanut Butter Protein Cacao Balls


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When you were young, were you one of those that ate peanut butter out of its jar? Don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone, even if it was just last week! Did you enjoy it so much that it was almost like a chocolate substitute and it tasted just as good? Well this clean eating version of a chocolate/peanut butter ball has made it’s mark! With added protein (should you prefer) it is perfect as a snack pre or post work out, giving you enough energy to sustain you throughout your work out whilst feeding those muscles with some protein goodness to help you build those bad boys!

Cacao Balls

This recipe is really versatile as you can see in our picture above, the more peanut butter you choose to add the lighter in colour, and the thicker the consistency! With the addition of the organic coconut on the outer surface, if you close your eyes, and imagine a hazelnut in the centre, it can very much come close to a Ferrero Rocher! Give it a go with the added nut if you dare and let us know how it turns out.

 

TOTAL FUN TIME: 15 Minutes

Serves  8

RECIPE

METHOD

  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl.
  2. Add a splash of the non-diary milk should it become too dry.
  3. Roll a small golf ball size mixture into a ball.
  4. Roll the ball into a bowl of the desiccated coconut and enjoy!

Cacao Protein BALLS

These are literally amaze-balls!!! If you don’t try any other recipe on our blog, be sure to give this one a go! You can’t go wrong 🙂

Happy Clean Eating!

Spreading love & happiness, Soph xox