Feb 012016
 

mre-TheKetoBeginning-300x250_01Chocolate Avocado Freeze Bites by Leanne Vogel

Recipe type: Vegan (option), Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Refined sugar-free, Yeast-free, Corn-free, Grain-free, Nut-free, Egg-free, adapted from Leanne Vogel’s recipe

Prep time:  20 mins  Cook time:  6 mins Serves: 6

Get a great dose of healthy fat every time you pop one of these yummy treats in your mouth!!

 Avocado Balls

  • 1 avocado, mashed
  • 2 teaspoons raw, organic honey, coconut nectar or yacon syrup
  • ¼ teaspoons vanilla extract or powder (I used powder)
  • 1 tbsp collagen powder
  • 1 tbsp rice bran soluble (tocotrienols)
  • 1 tsp cacao nibs
  • Pinch salt

Chocolate Coating

  • ¼ cup cacao powder
  • 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon coconut nectar, or yacon syrup
  • 3 drops stevia
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch sea salt

Instructions

  1. Add the avocado to a small bowl and mash with a fork until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients. Mix until combined. Then, take 2 tsp and shape into balls (or use a scoop). Place on a cookie sheet with parchment paper and place in the freezer for 4 hours.
  2. When ready to dip frozen avocado balls, prepare chocolate sauce. Combine cacao powder, coconut oil, coconut nectar, stevia, vanilla and sea salt in a small bowl. Mix until smooth.
  3. Remove cookie sheet from freezer. One at a time, take avocado ball and cover it in chocolate sauce. Transfer back to cookie sheet and freeze again for 2 hours. Keep in the freezer until ready to eat.

Did you know that you can freeze avocados…check out this tip and some great recipes

Thin is in, but FAT is where it’s at…getting healthy fats into your diet will:

cause your blood sugars to stay stable (the hormone glucagon is secreted) and your body enters FAT BURNING mode. The hormone glucagon moves fat from storage and therefore will be used as energy thus shrinking your fat cells. Fat from storage=burned fat=weight loss/stability.

Want more info on healthy fats…click here 

Why consume coconut oil or MCT oil…find out here

Source:adapted from  http://www.healthfulpursuit.com/2014/06/chocolate-avocado-freeze-bites/

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Tanya Morrison has been in the Health/Wellness and Fitness Field for over two decades.  She has coached and trained many clients over the decades. She is a certified Personal Trainer, Precision Nutrition Level 1 Nutrition Coach, Pilates/Aerobics/Yoga Instructor and more. She is the creator of the Busy Mama Detox which is a 12 week program that runs in January, April and September of each year. To find out more about this life changing program check out the testimonials and information at www.busymamadetox.com. Tanya also teaches many different classes at Move Your Body Studio in Bobcaygeon, www.moveyourbody.ca and has written Healthy Snacks for Kids, Get the Skinny on Skinny Jeans & Living Vibrantly with Raw Goodness – Your Guide to Juicing & Blending.

Feb 122015
 

 

Chocolate Avocado Freeze Bites

Recipe type: Vegan (option), Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Refined sugar-free, Yeast-free, Corn-free, Grain-free, Nut-free, Egg-free, adapted from Leanne Vogel’s recipe

Prep time:  20 mins  Cook time:  6 mins Serves: 6

 Avocado Balls

  • 1 avocado, mashed
  • 2 teaspoons raw, organic honey, coconut nectar or yacon syrup
  • ¼ teaspoons vanilla extract or powder (I used powder)

1 tbsp collagen powder

  • 1 tbsp rice bran soluble (tocotrienols)
  • 1 tsp cacao nibs
  • Pinch salt

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Jan 292015
 

Valentine’s Day is approaching quickly and you may be hearing chocolate calling your name.

I love chocolate and I eat it every day.  Years ago it was Snickers, Skor, and too many to mention! Plus lots of homemade baking with butter, sugar and flour. But I had to change…years of eating like this was affecting my moods, my hormones, my teeth, my waistline and more.

I started experimenting by making tasty treats with raw chocolate and coconut oil. I have used many recipes from various sites and also created some of my own.

So as this Valentine’s rolls around (and then Easter, and then someone’s birthday and of course, the Halloween candy will be lining the aisles soon enough)…try these creations. I promise you will change your taste buds and they will be wanting these treats and not the unhealthy ones!

 

Raw Chocolate Rum Balls

Raw Raspberry Cream Filled Chocolates

Chocolate Almond Bliss Bars

Chocolate Decadence Shake

Maca Cacao Balls

Raw Chocolate Freezer Fudge Continue reading »

Mar 022014
 

Supercharged Strawberry Smoothie

Serves 1-2

  •      1 cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  •      ½ an avocado flesh
  •      1-2 handfuls of spinach
  •      1 tsp matcha green tea powder
  •      5-10 drops stevia (depends on how sweet you like it)
  • 1 scoop or packet Vanilla Juice Plus Whole Complete
  •      1 cup water
  •      ½ cup ice
  •      1 tsp- 1 tbsp spirulina or Vitamineral Greens or 91-1 (optional but adds a super green charge!!)

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