Saturday, 9 May 2015

Health(ier) Home-made Nutella

Really not like the shop bought stuff, you can tastse the quality ingredients in each mouthful. Just as delicious on toast.....
  • 250gm roasted & skinned  hazelnuts
  • 100gm honey
  • 100ml water
  • 2 tbsp cocao powder
  • 4 tbsp hazelnut, almond or coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt
Blend nuts in high speed blender (30 secs) or longer in food processor.
Add honey, water, cocao powder, nut oil, sea salt and vanilla.

Process for two minutes or until desired consistency is achieved.

Friday, 1 May 2015

Choc Chia Coconut Pudding

During a recent integrated detox where I cut out all red and white meat, dairy products (except some yogurt) alcohol, sugar, caffeine, gluten and processed grain products I found myself getting creative in the kitchen around Day 7. In case you're wondering how I was coping without all of the above, I was feeling pretty awesome by Day 7.

This pudding is detox friendly and delish, gluten & dairy free and full of antioxidant phytonutrients. Other detox friendly deserts on the site include the fig, date& cacao truffles and chocolate avocado pudding.


1/4 c chia seeds
2tbsp cacao powder
1 c coconut milk
1/4 c water or almond milk
3 tbsp rice malt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon


Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk well. Place into several small jars and set in fridge. They'll be ready in about 3 hours.
You could usea high power blender for a creamier end product. I like the low fuss version better, probably because it of the low fuss factor.

Easy enough for kids to make.