Hectic days require lots of energy and so do intense workouts and long study sessions. I like to tackle these days with the right food and enough sleep so I don’t let them catch me off guard. This time, for example, I made a big batch of coconut energy bars and kept a bar close at all times. They are easy to make as you will see and they are full of energy boosting superfoods. All of the superfoods I have used have great benefits for your health, are nutrient packed, they help digestion and they provide you with tons of energy. Ingredients: 20 hydrated dates (save the water) 1 cup of almonds 1 cup of walnuts 2 Tbsp hemp seeds 1 cup coconut flakes ½ cup rolled oats Water saved from the dates How to: Hydrate the dates for at least half an hour and save the water, as we will use it. Place the dates with all the other dry ingredients in the S blade food processor and process until everything is well combined. Gradually add the water until you have a sticky composition. Lay the composition in a tray and place it in the fridge […]
The moment when the love for healthy food meets the love for Snickers and you get such an amazing cake, that is the moment when you know that life is good. This raw vegan Snickers cake is every chocolate and peanut butter lover’s dream come true. We have peanut butter; we have a generous layer of caramel and a topping of chocolate and salted peanuts. This cake is rather easy to do; you just need some patience to make all the different layers and the patience to leave it in the freezer to set before adding a new layer. Let’s see now how you can make this amazing cake and surprise yourself and your loved ones. Ingredients: For the base: 1 cup of peanuts 1 cup of soaked dates ¼ cup of cacao powder Pinch of salt For the cream layer: 150gr of soaked cashew 2 Tbsp of peanut butter 3 Tbsp of maple syrup 3 Tbsp of coconut butter 5 Tbsp almond milk For the caramel layer: 1 cup of soaked dates 1 vanilla bean 5 Tbsp almond milk 1 pinch of salt For the topping: 100gr sugar free dark chocolate Peanuts How to: First, cover the baking […]
These cashew candies are so good and so easy to make that you will want to make them every day. The best part is that they are so versatile that you can make them with any flavor you wish. You just make the base and then add your favorite fruits and flavors. I made this batch with fresh strawberries and the result was simply amazing. Make sure you make a bigger batch if you share them. Ingredients: 1 cup of soaked cashews 1 cup of fresh strawberries 3 Tbsp of maple syrup (or your favorite sweetener) ½ cup of coconut oil 1 tsp vanilla extract How to: Soak the cashew overnight or for at least 3 hours. Add all the ingredients in the blender and blend until everything is well combined and you get a super smooth composition. Pour the mixture into silicone molds or ice trays. Place in the freezer for at least 2 hours. Done.
These raw vegan raspberry tarts are the perfect choice when you have a dinner party or for the Sunday brunch. They are easy to make, they look pretty fancy and they are delicious. You can use any berry you like, either fresh or frozen and you can make a bigger batch and keep them in the freezer for weeks. Multiple Sunday brunches, you know? J. Ingredients: For the crust: 100gr walnuts 10 pitted dates 1 Tbsp of water 2 Tbsp coconut flakes For the filling: 200gr cashew 200gr frozen raspberries 4 Tbsp coconut oil 1/2 vanilla bean 2 Tbsp maple syrup ½ cup of filtered water How to: I have covered each of the tart trays with plastic wrap and then I put in the crust, by arranging it with my fingers. For the crust of the cake I have mixed the walnuts, dates and coconut flakes in the S shape blade food processor. After all the ingredients were mixed together, I have added also the table spoon of water, which made the composition a bit sticky. For the filling, I have blended the cashew with the raspberries, coconut oil, vanilla bean, water and the maple syrup until very smooth. […]
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and, in my case, my favorite meal of the day. Homemade granola is an excellent healthy choice when it comes to breakfast. Mix it with yogurt, milk, fresh or frozen fruits, orange juice… you name it. Is so versatile that you can combine it with so many other excellent healthy foods. Making your own granola is very easy to do and in this way you make sure you know what is in your food, you avoid any processed foods and you can get creative by adding your favorite flavors. You can make a big batch, store it in airtight containers (I use jars) and you can use it for a month. Let’s see some of the main benefits of eating homemade granola daily: As it is packed with fiber, granola is an amazing help when it comes to digestive problems. Fiber is extremely important for everyone’s eating habits as it regulates digestion of food. The soluble fiber in granola is known to reduce bad cholesterol. By reducing the bad cholesterol, you prevent the development of plaque in your veins and arteries. Granola reduces appetite and is a great aid in the […]
These raw vegan brownies are by far my favorite raw vegan dessert. I like them better that all the cakes, the energy bars, candies and chocolate and all the other raw desserts. These brownies are like a new love affair, they come all chocolaty and crunchy to seduce you without giving you a chance and leaving you wanting for more. If you are a chocolate lover (as you probably are), these brownies are for you. And the best thing about them is that they are so easy to make! No, actually the best thing is that they are packed with amazing super foods that provide you with vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber and high quality vegetable protein. As I have mentioned before, they are super easy to make, they are filled only with amazing super foods and they provide you with tons of energy so don’t forget to grab one piece before your workout. Ingredients: For the base: 1 cup of walnuts 1 cup of almonds 2 cups of soaked dates (pitted, of course) 1/2 cup of cacao powder 1 Tbsp of cacao nibs ¼ tsp of sea salt For the topping: 100gr dark chocolate 50ml coconut milk Walnuts and almonds […]