Mango and Raspberry ICE CREAM! • Healthy treats #6

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This mango and raspberry ice cream is simply delicious!

Well, first things first, mangoes and raspberries are a perfect combination, not only in flavour but also in colour!

Watch the video above and look how gorgeous this ice cream looks once it’s ready!

A perfect healthy treat for this summer, that your family and friends will definitely love. ❤

Ingredients
  • 4 cups (600 grams) of mangoes, chopped and frozen
  • 1 cup (250ml) of plain yogurt (I used my favourite: Chobani)
  • 2 cups (210 grams) of raspberries, frozen
  • Juice of ½ lemon
Directions
  1. In saucepan, let’s put the raspberries and lemon juice on low heat until you get a jam-like texture.
  2. Let it cool down before using on the assembly step.
  3. Next, in a food processor add mangoes and coconut cream. Mix until everything is well combined and you get a super smooth and creamy mixture.
  4. Pour the mango mixture and raspberry jam in an ice cream container, alternating layers as you go.
  5. For maximum presentation, use a knife to swirl to create some sort of marble effect.
  6. Let it set in the freezer for one hour. ⏰
  7. IT’S DONE! 🎉

Summer is just upon us (at least here in the Southern hemisphere), so nothing better than a healthy ice cream, right?

What is also great about this ice cream is that it is not only delicious, it’s also visually quite nice!
The contrast between the vivid red and the lively yellow are truly mouth-watering!

Banana and peanut butter ice cream • Healthy treats #5

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Looking for a healthy ice cream alternative?

You may already know that frozen banana ice cream is the perfect base for a healthy ice cream, right?

So how about a delicious twist?
That’s why I’ve decided to bring here a combination that I simply LOVE:

Banana and peanut butter ice cream 😍

Ingredients-wise, this healthy treat is basically made only with a combination of overripe bananas and peanut butter.

For the peanut butter, here I used a crunchy version (I like to find pieces of peanut in my ice cream), but you can use the smooth one.
Now for the bananas remember to use overripe ones, as it will be the natural sweetener of our ice cream.

Perfect for those super hot summer days! ☀️

Ingredients
  • 4 (~550 grams) overripe bananas, chopped and frozen
  • 1 cup (250ml) of coconut cream
  • 1/2 cup (130g) of peanut butter (or any other nut butter)
Directions
  1. In a food processor add bananas, coconut cream, and peanut butter.
  2. Mix until everything is well combined and you get a super smooth and creamy mixture.
  3. Pour the mixture in an ice cream container and let it set in the freezer for one hour. ⏰
  4. IT’S DONE! 🎉

Another fantastic part of this recipe is that kids will love it.

You know it can be challenging for conscious parents to find a healthy dessert to serve their kids.
With this banana and peanut butter ice cream the problem is solved.

You have just found the perfect healthy ice cream! 🙂

Almond and lemon tea cake • Healthy cakes #6

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I simply love this almond and lemon tea cake. ❤️

It is super light, moist, aromatic and lemony.
The perfect cake to impress your guests for teatime!

My favourite combination is to have it topped with a dollop of cream or yogurt.
And served with an espresso or English tea, of course! YUM! 😍

Ingredients
  • 6 medium eggs (yolks separated from whites)
  • 1/3 cup (50g) of coconut sugar
  • 2 cups (200 grams) of almond flour
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • A pinch of salt
Directions
  1. Using a stand mixer beat egg yolks until you get a pale and fluffy cream.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and add almond flour, coconut sugar, lemon zests, juice from half lemon, and cinnamon.
  3. Now let’s combine everything very well using a spatula.
  4. Next, beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until firm.
  5. Add them to the yolk mixture from the first step, a third at a time while stirring gently.
  6. Grease and flour (I used coconut flour) a cake tin, then pour the batter in. (I’m using a 21cm one here).
  7. Bake it at 180°C (356°F) for 30 minutes. ⏰
  8. IT’S DONE! 🎉

Tip: For a lower carb version, replace coconut sugar with an artificial sweetener of your choice.

I know it very well: if there is something that is really hard to replace on a diet is a delicious cake.

Luckily for us, healthy cakes are the perfect balance between indulgence and sticking to your diet. 🙂

Crunchy chocolate and vanilla cookies | Healthy cookies #2

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This recipe for Crunchy chocolate and vanilla cookies is one of my favourites.

Why? Well, not only because these cookies are extremely delicious, but also because the recipe allows me to cut them into a variety of shapes.

Yes, you can use your favourite cookie cutters and be as creative as you possibly imagine.

They are also gluten free, nut free, dairy free, and low in sugars.
A perfect healthy cookie option for you and your family. 🙂

Ingredients
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup of tahini
  • ½ cup of coconut flour
  • ½ cup of coconut sugar (or any sweetener you like)
  • ½ teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
  • A pinch of salt
Directions
  1. Add all ingredients into a large bowl (except the cocoa powder) and gently work them together using your hands until you have a nice ball of dough. Remember to not overwork the dough, especially on a hot day; as you know, tahini can be a bit temperature sensitive, so we don’t want a greasy dough.
  2. Split the dough into two equal parts. Get one of them and mix in the cocoa powder.
  3. Let both balls of dough rest for 20 minutes. ⏰
  4. Now, make two long rolls with each one of the parts. Then, stick them together.
    Now you should have one side with vanilla flavour and the other with chocolate flavour.
  5. Place the roll between two sheets of baking paper and using a rolling pin carefully roll it out, until it’s about 0.5cm (1/4″) thick.
  6. Using a sharp knife, or cookie cutters, cut the cookies into your preferred shape (here I just went with rectangular ones).
  7. Place cookies on a baking tray covered with parchment paper. Pre-heat oven at 180C (356F) and bake them for 15 minutes. ⏰
  8. Let it cool down completely before using. This is important to ensure your cookies will be very crunchy and crispy.
  9. It’s DONE! 🎉

Tip: For a lower carb version, replace coconut sugar with an artificial sweetener of your choice.

Super rich flourless chocolate mud cake | Healthy cakes #5

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This super rich flourless chocolate mud cake is dedicated to all the chocoholics out there!

It is a dense cake, moist, low in sugars, made with quality and nutritive ingredients, and no flour!
The perfect treat to indulge yourself on a special occasion. 🍫

Ingredients
  • 200 grams of unsalted butter
  • 330 grams of 70% dark chocolate
  • ⅓ cup of coconut sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of vanilla extract
  • 6 eggs
  • ¼ cup of cocoa powder
  • A pinch of salt
Directions
  1. In a double boiler, melt dark chocolate and butter, stirring constantly.
  2. Then, transfer the mixture to a large bowl and add coconut sugar, salt, vanilla extract, 2 whole eggs, and 4 egg yolks (reserve egg whites for later). Mix until well combined.
  3. Next add cocoa powder, again mixing it well.
  4. In another bowl beat egg whites (those 4 we previously reserved) until firm.
  5. Finally, gently stir those beaten egg whites into the chocolate mixture trying to keep their air.
  6. Grease a 24cm cake tin with butter, then use some of the cocoa powder to “flour” it, making sure to coat all sides.
  7. Bake it at 180C (356F) for 50 minutes or until the cake’s centre is firm enough when you try to shake it a bit. ⏰
  8. Let it cool down completely on the counter, then refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before removing from the cake tin. ⏰
  9. It’s DONE! 🎉
    Dust it with cocoa powder and garnish with fresh strawberries to make it super Instragrammable. 😜

Tip: For a lower carb version, replace coconut sugar with an artificial sweetener of your choice.

As you know, a mud cake by definition is a dense cake, that doesn’t crumb when you cut it, and with melted chocolate.

Which means this recipe of chocolate mud cake simply ticks all the boxes! ✅