FEATURE FRIDAY – VEGAN DOUBLE CHOC MINT THICKSHAKE

This Feature Friday on the blog I bring you Sabrina Muscat. A wholesome lifestyle advocate with a deep-rooted interest in health and nutrition. With ongoing study in nutritional science and life coaching, Sabrina has dedicated her life to investigating what it means to live a healthy, natural and organic life. Check out this amazing vegan thick shake recipe of hers. And choc mint… my fave! Continue reading “FEATURE FRIDAY – VEGAN DOUBLE CHOC MINT THICKSHAKE”

RAW CHOC MINT SLICE

Yes that’s right – spinach and NO you cannot taste it but it makes the slice look incredibly green and the kids (or fussy partners) won’t even know it’s in there. I am all about the hidden veggies and extra nutritious ingredients. Refined sugar free, dairy free, gluten free and paleo friendly this slice is sure to impress. Perfect slice to whip up before a bbq or to take for dessert at a dinner party or kids party. Every one will love it !

You can eat it straight from the freezer or simply let it thaw for 5-10 mins. I like it straight from the freezer because it takes me longer to eat it and therefore I enjoy it more!! Simply cut yourself a square and you’re nourishing with the best of minerals, fats, amino acids and healthy carbohydrates. Your body will love it – not to mention your taste buds!!!

 

RAW CHOC MINT SLICE

CHOCOLATE BASE

8 Medjool dates pitted

3 Tbs cacao powder

3/4 cup almonds

1/2 cup macadamias or walnuts

2 Tbs coconut oil

2 Tbs maple syrup or honey

pinch of sea salt

optional crunch – 2 Tbs cacao nibs

COCONUT MINT CREAM LAYER

1 cup cashews

1/2 cup maple syrup or honey

1 cups shredded/desiccated coconut

1/2 cup coconut oil

2 Tbs coconut cream or coconut yoghurt

4 drops mint oil / essence

1 handful of spinach (to make it green – you cannot taste it)

HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE TOPPING

1/2 cup coconut oil melted

1/2 cup cacao powder

1/2 cup maple syrup

Option for the minty lovers: additional 3-4 drops of mint oil / essence in chocolate topping

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METHOD:

Place all base ingredients (except the cacao nibs if you are adding them) in a food processor and pulse until well combined and smooth. Add the cacao nibs and pulse lightly for an extra 15-30 seconds.  The added crunch is divine.

Spread base into a lined tin and place in freezer.

Meanwhile place all the coconut mint cream ingredients in the food processor and process until combined and creamy. This may take up to 3-4 mins. Spread evenly over the base and place back in the freezer.

In a clean bowl combine the melted coconut oil, cacao, syrup (and optional mint) for the chocolate topping. Stir until combined and all the cacao lumps are gone.

Pour oven the mint cream and place back in freezer for up to 6-8 hours to completely set.

Can store in the freezer for up to 6 weeks but I can guarantee it wont last that long!

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