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Healthy little treats

One of my good friends was asking about healthy treats, and I figured hey that would make a great blog post (This is how most of my thinking goes now). So I give you a mini collection of some of my favourite healthy treats.ย 

I Think the thing to remember with treats, even healthy treats, is that they will never contain all the goodness fruit and veggies will, so make sure you keep them as a treat, rather than replacing the good stuff in your diet ๐Ÿ™‚

Minty green chocolate cream bars

http://www.thisrawsomeveganlife.com/2013/10/minty-green-chocolate-cream-bars-little.html#.UlufeFBgcSd

These took a little prep time, but I did totally fool my other half’s family that it was a “mint chocolate cheesecake” and they all ate it happily, until I told them there was avocado and banana in it! They said they totally couldn’t taste anything ๐Ÿ™‚ I did alter the recipe a little bit (I didn’t have any maca, lucuma of green super food powder on hand, so I just omitted them).

White raw chocolate

http://www.wholefoodsimply.com/white-ones/

These are incredible! And very very simple, I made them in about 10 minutes yesterday, and they turned out great. They are kind of biscuity and creamy, I can’t really explain it. One alteration I would make next time is adding lemon juice to them, they would go just perfect with lemon.

Chocolate Mousse

http://www.thehealthychef.com/2013/03/healthy-chocolate-mousse/

This stuff is way too good! Its rich and creamy, and honestly I can’t really tell the difference between this any processed chocolate mousse anymore. And you guessed it, more avocado!
Chocolate fudge brownies

http://www.thehealthychef.com/2011/03/gluten-free-chocolate-macadamia-nut-fudge-brownies/

I Love the healthy chef, she has some incredible recipe ideas, honestly I could spend all my time trialing her recipes! These brownies are very similar to some I made earlier this year, mine had red kidney beans in them however (go figure, legumes in brownies!). Which meant they had a tonne of protein in them. I have a thing about hiding veggies in yummy food, I think that its just great! Sneak a little zucchini in this cake, maybe some beetroot into this…..

Chocolate energy balls

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-10534/raw-recipe-chocolate-energy-balls.html

I swear, every wellness, nutrition and recipe blog and website out there now has some kind of recipe for cacao bliss balls. I haven’t formulated my own yet (I’m sure ill get there), but here is one very similar to the one I make. To be honest, you can’t go too wrong with these, Just add a bunch of stuff together, and refrigerate! As long as you have a base of dates (or other sweetener), coconut oil, and nuts, you can trial all sorts of different flavours. I’m keen on trying a “cherry ripe” kind….maybe ill leave that for another post ๐Ÿ™‚

These are just a few of the healthy treats I enjoy, there are too many out there to name, but just find some that you like and get creative with them ๐Ÿ™‚

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