Monday, April 30, 2012

Raw Coconut Bites

These little goodies are wonderful to carry with you on trips, just pop them in a little cold pack and you are ready to go. On my recent trip, everyone else was picking up sweet treats from the wide variety of chocolate shops. But with these little babies I was temptation-free, and completely satisfied!

Raw Coconut Bites
1-1/2 cups coconut flakes
1/2 cup Agave
2 Tbsp raw Almond butter
1/3 cup raw cacao powder
1/3 cup raw carob powder
1/8 tsp Vanilla Powder
pinch of Himalayan salt
1 Tbsp Sunflower lecithin
1/4 cup melted Coconut Oil
Extra coconut flakes for coating
  • Start by melting the coconut oil (either heat in a dehydrator, or melt in a jar sitting in a bowl of warm water)
  • Mix ingredients (except lecithin and coconut oil) together in a bowl
  • When other ingredients are combined, then add melted coconut oil and lecithin to the bowl and mix again 
  • Form into bite-sized balls with your hands - and dip in coconut flakes to coat
  • Put in fridge or freezer to set, and store covered in the fridge

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Amazing Rescue

This rescue of a group of 30 dolphins touched me deeply - yes yes yes together we make a difference - please watch this video!

It happened at a Brazilian beach.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Raw Mango Pudding

Here is a simple recipe that can be whipped up quickly and easily in your blender! When you want a tasty dessert without all the fuss - this one fits the bill! 

Raw Mango Pudding 
Yield:  two 1 cup servings
2 mangos
2 bananas
2 slices of dried mango, soaked
2 Medjool dates, soaked
Shredded coconut for garnish
  • Remove pit from dates and soak 15 minutes, drain
  • Chop dried mango into pieces and soak 15 minutes, drain
  • Peel mangos discarding peel and seed
  • Set aside some chopped fresh mango (for the bottom of each dessert dish)
  • Remove and discard banana peel - place bananas and mangos in blender - blending these 2 ingredients first before adding the rest
  • Add dried mangos and dates that have been soaked to blender
  • Blend all together until mixture is smooth and very thick
  • Place equal amounts of chopped fresh mango into bottom of each dish
  • Pour pudding over chopped mango and sprinkle coconut (or more chopped mango) on top as a garnish
  • Refrigerate 2 hours or until chilled to set