Sweet potato hemp protein brownie beauty balls

Oh my word, these are soft chocolatey delicious balls of skin loving goodness!
No but really, who doesn’t like sweet potato or almond butter or chocolate, so how about all three together with some added hemp protein making them a great balanced and super yummy snack for pre or post workout and also highly nourishing for your skin too.

Sweet potato hemp protein brownie beauty balls Desserts energy balls snack vegan

Skin food
These balls are also great for skin as they contain vitamin A (from sweet potato) and vitamin E (from almond butter), powerful antioxidants from the cacao and healthy fats from the almonds and hemp protein. Plus, they pack a good fibre punch which helps keep things moving which is also good for skin health as everything is regularly being cleared out…..
Overall these are some seriously nourishing balls!

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Mint matcha chocolate chia pudding

This is a proper brekkie indulgence which will have you jumping out of bed in the morning.
Who doesn’t want something chocolatey to kick off their day? Combine it with something creamy that also nourishes you AND adds a hefty energising dose of matcha to get you going in the mornings and this will soon be one of your favourite ways to launch into the day.

Mint matcha chocolate chia pudding Breakfast Desserts vegan

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Hidden fruit & veg brookie dough (brownie cookie dough)

This has got to be one of my all time favourite recipes ever!!
These bars have such a soft, fudgey texture with a lovely taste AND contain five, yes FIVE different fruit and veg in them meaning they aren’t just delicious but absolutely packed with the good stuff!

Hidden fruit & veg brookie dough (brownie cookie dough) Desserts snack vegan

Hidden fruit & veg brookie dough (brownie cookie dough) Desserts snack vegan

These are mostly made of fruit or veg meaning you’re properly nourishing your body with every bite which makes it hard to stop at one, which you’ll soon find out for yourself!
These are so nourishing that although they look like a very rich dessert, they’re actually more nutritious than what most people eat for breakfast plus they’re:
-grain free/flourless
-high in fibre and protein
-contain good fats that help with the feeling of fullness
-use accessible, affordable ingredients

Hidden fruit & veg brookie dough (brownie cookie dough) Desserts snack vegan

For a similar recipe that you can make if you haven’t got the black beans in your kitchen at the time is my bean blondie recipe. I took this recipe one step further by adding a bottom brownie layer and trying to create a denser “cookie dough” layer on top and then cramming as much goodness as I could into the recipe to make each bar something that nourishes not only your body but soul too because we all need to treat ourselves now and again.

Hidden fruit & veg brookie dough (brownie cookie dough) Desserts snack vegan

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Healthier homemade salted caramel cashew butter crème egg

I’ve been loving the combination lately of cashew butter and some sweetness, it’s absolutely amazing! Plus as you’ll know if you’ve glanced at any of my recipes, I love to make my own chocolate treats so what better way or time to do it than Easter and by making a healthier version of a classic Easter treat -homemade creme egg!!

Healthier homemade salted caramel cashew butter crème egg Desserts vegan
I’ve also included a sugar free option to sweeten the fillings with and you can use a very dark/diabetic friendly chocolate meaning they can be tailored for anyone who needs a low sugar option, although even with the liquid sweeteners it’s still low sugar overall per egg with a much richer taste meaning you eat less of them while still getting your chocolate creamy centred hit!
Tip: I used silicon egg moulds that I found in the pound store

Healthier homemade salted caramel cashew butter crème egg Desserts vegan

Dark chocolate oozey goodness!

These are also a great thing to make with the kids to keep them occupied or for homemade Easter gifts and you could tailor them if needed, for example, add some orange oil extract for a choc orange flavour or colour the centre with something pink for a pop of colour (of course it would no longer resemble a creme egg, but would still look just as pretty).

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Chocolate orange avocado (chocado) truffles!

When I first thought up this recipe I really hoped it would work well as I really wanted to create a soft, indulgent yet healthier chocolate truffle and what way to make that happen than by adding an entire avocado to the mix to give it a soft truffle like texture while getting all the skin and heart health benefits from both the avocado and cacao!

Chocolate orange avocado (chocado) truffles! Desserts energy balls snack vegan

Soft texture, rich flavours, guilt free indulgence

Chocolate truffle benefits
-Filled with antioxidants
-More fibre than standard truffles
-Lightly sweetened and dairy free
-Great for nourishing the skin

As I’ve made these multiple times, I discovered that if you have a nice powder handy such as a dry berry powder or lucuma (fruit powder that has a caramel like flavour) to roll the balls in then you can reduce the liquid sweetener as more flavour is gained from the powders and as it’s on the outside of the truffles it’s the first thing to hit your tongue, so it kind of tricks your taste buds into thinking it’s sweeter than it is. Coconut works well too if you prefer that flavour combo over a sweeter one.

Chocolate orange avocado (chocado) truffles! Desserts energy balls snack vegan

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Sugar free shamrock shake

Ok, so let me start by explaining for anyone who doesn’t know what a shamrock shake is, it’s an American based minty green milkshake that a certain, highly famous burger chain created a while ago in celebration of St Patrick’s day.
If you missed it last year, check out my green St Patrick’s day omelette here.

Sugar free shamrock shake Breakfast Desserts vegan

As St Patrick’s day is approaching, I thought I’d create a healthier version using wholefoods and even better, make it sugar free!
After having to change up my diet to ease my gut issues it’s made me realise even more that not everyone can use standard ingredients or recipes which can be very frustrating and is why I’ve been wanting to create more sugar free recipes here for anyone who can’t, for whatever reason, tolerate traditional sweeteners, even the unrefined ones I tend to use such as honey or coconut sugar.
Plus, most shakes/smoothies tend to have a banana chucked in, which again, some people may need to omit or would like to change up every now and then so I’ve used liquid stevia drops in this recipe, reasons include:
-sugar free (so diabetics can use it)
-doesn’t cause digestive flare ups like other natural sweeteners may do
-doesn’t negatively alter gut bacteria like certain artificial sweeteners
-easier to measure out than uncut, green powdered stevia (which is the preferred form but as I mentioned harder to use and source)
As stevia is over 200 times sweeter than sugar you only need a little bit so measure it out carefully anytime you use it. You can find it online or in health food shops, try to find ones that aren’t diluted with other sweeteners and that are alcohol free.

Sugar free shamrock shake Breakfast Desserts vegan

creamy mint chocolate goodness

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