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! 🙂

Dairy Free Chocolate Mousse • NO AVOCADO | Healthy treats #4

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This Dairy Free Chocolate Mousse is that kind of healthy treat that takes you only a feel minutes to whip up.

The only extra work here is actually having to wait for the coconut cream to chill overnight.
But let’s be honest that this is extra work for your fridge, right? 😁

On the absolute plus side, this recipe is absolutely delicious!

Not even the fussiest of the eaters would think this chocolate mousse is dairy free.
And you can totally adapt it to a vegan version by replacing honey with coconut sugar, that works just as fine. Perfection!

Ingredients
  • 2 cans of coconut cream, chilled overnight
  • ¼ cup of honey
  • ½ cup of cocoa powder
  • A pinch of salt
Directions
  1. Open the coconut cream cans and scoop out only the solid coconut cream into a mixing bowl. Whip it until soft and creamy. Reserve 4 tablespoons of it for later.
  2. Tip: you can use the remaining water in the cans for cooking or smoothies
  3. Add honey, cocoa powder, and salt, mixing until well combined.
  4. Pour the mixture into 2 serving bowls and keep refrigerated until serving time.
  5. It’s DONE! 🎉
    Serve it with one tablespoon of that cream we previously reserved, and garnish with grated dark chocolate.

It’s very common to find recipes of chocolate mousse that use avocado as the base ingredient.

I decided to shake things up a bit and create this version that uses coconut cream as the base instead!

Try it by yourself and you’ll be surprised by how amazing it tastes!

Tip: to make a version of this chocolate mousse that is even more low carb, replace honey with an artificial sweetener of your choice.

Coconut bonbons (Brazilian Bombom Prestígio) | Healthy treats #3

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How about a super special treat this weekend?

These Coconut Bonbons aren’t only charming and yummy, they are a perfectly healthy treat, packed with good fats, and no added sugar!

As you can see from the video recipe above, these bonbons look absolutely gorgeous and mouth-watering!

I like to make them for friends coming over for a visit (you know, that’s my way to impress 😜). Or maybe you can also give it away in a beautiful box as a nice homemade gift, or even just to treat yourself with that delicious dark chocolate shell filled with creamy coconut, YUM!

Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup of coconut butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons of unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 150g of 86% dark chocolate, chopped
Directions
  1. In a small bowl, mix together coconut butter and coconut flakes. Reserve.
  2. Then, in a double boiler, melt ⅔ (100g) of the dark chocolate. Once melted, take it out of the heat and add the remaining chocolate, stirring constantly until everything is melted.
  3. Get your bonbon mold (you can use ice cubes mold too), and pour around 2 tablespoons of the melted chocolate in each cavity. Then move the mold gently around to cover all sides of the cavity with chocolate. Refrigerate for 5 minutes. ⏰
  4. Take it out of the fridge and add 1 teaspoon of our coconut filling to each bonbon. Next let’s cover with another tablespoon of melted dark chocolate, sealing its surface.
  5. Bring it back to the fridge and refrigerate for more 10 minutes. ⏰
  6. Now twist the mold to release the chocolates, which can also be done by gently turning it upside down and tapping them out of the mold.
  7. It’s DONE! 🎉

I do not know which part of this recipe I like the most … is it the superb presentation? Or is the amazing and delicate combination of chocolate and coconut?

Well, in any case, if you are looking for a healthy dessert to impress that does not take ages to prepare, this is THE recipe! 😁

Coconut slices (Brazilian Cocada) | Healthy treats #2

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I’ve made these coconut slices thinking about a popular treat found in Brazil called Cocada (more info and pronunciation here).

The original version is basically fresh coconut flakes cooked with sugar (a truckload), but here I am bringing to you a low carb version!

Yep, you read it right, sugar-free and super delicious! One of my favourite healthy treat options, hands down.

Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup of coconut butter, softened
  • ⅓ cup of unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 tablespoon of honey (or any sweetener you like – optional, depending on your taste)
Directions
  1. In a bowl mix together coconut butter, coconut flakes and honey (remember, honey is optional).
  2. In case your coconut butter is too hard, just microwave it for a few seconds to soften a bit.
  3. Spread the resulting mixture on a baking sheet, creating a rectangular shape that should be roughly 1cm tall.
  4. Refrigerate for 15 minutes ⏰ and then slice it into small square shapes to serve.
  5. It’s DONE! 🎉

Did you know? The word cocada is basically derived from the word coconut (in Portuguese just “coco”, the fruit), but added a suffix to indicate something made from coconut.
This treat is popular in many other Latin American countries, not only Brazil, such as Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, and Chile.

Some traditional recipes might include eggs or even other fruits, to change the final colour of the sweet.
For example, guava can be added to the ingredients to create beautiful red coconut slices.