Lockdown has had us turn into master chefs (with some spectacular baking fails along the way!😂😂😂) but if getting your hands on flour has proven to be all too much, we thought we’d let you have all the fun in the kitchen without the supermarket scramble.
So here are our 4 super easy recipes for chocolate lovers that you can make whether you’re alone in your Bubble, have kids wanting a break from the books, are celebrating a Bubble Birthday, or just want time out from Zoom at your home office.
1. Chocolate Avocado Pudding
We’re now at the tail end of avocado season so it’s the perfect time to make the most of these delicious fruits. Our Chocolate Avocado Pudding has just 5 ingredients and takes just 5 minutes to make. Avos are packed with omega 3 fatty acids, which have been shown to help reduce cholesterol and may even lower the risk of heart disease and stroke. Plus they help the brain function, and the more brain power right now, the better!
- 1 cup mashed avocado
- ¼ cup Vanilla Almond Breeze Almond Milk or Chocolate Almond Breeze Almond Milk
- 2½ tablespoons cocoa or cacao powder
- ¼ cup maple syrup or runny honey
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- Coconut flakes and dark chocolate shavings for topping
- Using a food processor or high power blender, combine all ingredients except the coconut flakes until the mixture is smooth. Taste and add more sweetener, if necessary. Put in refrigerator until it is cold. Top with dark chocolate shavings and coconut flakes. Devour and enjoy!
2. Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Fudge Slice
How goooooood does this Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Fudge Slice created by @sarahfitfoodie look? It’s got all sorts of incredible ingredients that make it an afternoon super-boost to keep your mind in the game. Ideal for a post-workout treat or something to enjoy with your morning coffee to kickstart your day. Natural peanut butter has a high level of potassium and is high in fibre. This means they not only keep your system operating like a lean, mean machine, but the potassium regulates fluid balance and prevents fluid prevention. Peanuts are also great for bone health thanks to magnesium, and they contain protein, antioxidants and healing vitamin E that reduces cell damage from free radicals.
- 40g coconut flour
- 30g vanilla protein powder
- 5g maca powder
- 45g smooth natural peanut butter
- 70-80ml Unsweetened Almond Breeze Almond Milk
- 15g 100% natural maple syrup
- 30g 70% or higher chocolate, melted
- 5g coconut oil, melted
- 5g crushed salted dry-roasted or roasted peanuts
1️. Combine all the ingredients and press firmly into a silicon or lined baking tin
2️. Freeze for 15 minutes before slicing into 6 squares
3️. To make topping, combine chocolate and coconut oil and drizzle chocolate on top of slices
4️. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts and enjoy!
PRO TIP: To store, keep in an air-tight container in the fridge
3. Choc Fudge Cups
We’re low key obsessed with our very own Chocolate Almond Breeze Almond Milk and this Choc Fudge Cups recipe created by @sarahcleaneats_ for Almond Breeze Australia is all kinds of perfection! Cacao contains the potent antioxidant, flavonoids, and has 40 times the antioxidant potency than blueberries. Plus cacao is packed full of magnesium, which makes you lose sugar cravings, helps a better night’s sleep, stops muscle ache, is a natural mood elevator, and helps a healthy brain and heart. But more importantly, it tastes delicious!
- ¼ cup raw cacao powder
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 1 tbsp vanilla essence
- ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
- ½ cup Chocolate Almond Breeze Almond Milk
- Desiccated coconut, for topping (optional)
1. Line a muffin tin with patty pans.
2. Add all ingredients, besides the desiccated coconut, into a bowl and whisk until mixture is smooth.
3. Pour mixture into each patty pan filling it ¾ of the way.
4. Sprinkle desiccated coconut on top if desired.
5. Place in the freezer to set (around 40 mins!)
6. Keep stored in the freezer until they are all gone!
4. Choc Rasberry Cheesecake
This recipe for our Choc Raspberry Cheesecake takes a bit of patience before you can eat it, but oooooh, it’s worth the wait! It’s surprisingly easy for a “raw” food cheesecake and is perfect for celebrating Bubble Birthdays. Cashews are another source of heart-healthy fatty acids and antioxidants, and are rich in protein. Cashews are also a high source of tryptophan, which is shown to elevate the levels of serotonin, the happiness hormone. Add your own creative flair in the decorations and enjoy the indulgence.
- 1 cup almonds
- 8 medjool dates, pitted
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Pinch of salt
- 2 ½ cups raw cashews (optional: soaked overnight or for at least 15 minutes)
- ¼ cup raw cacao powder
- ½ cup Unsweetened Almond Breeze Almond Milk
- ½ cup maple syrup
- 1 vanilla bean, scraped
- ¼ tsp salt
- 100g dark chocolate, melted (opt for 70% cacao or dairy free chocolate) + 50g melted chocolate to serve
- ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
- 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries + ½ cup fresh raspberries to serve
- Place the medjool dates into a small bowl and cover with boiling water, soak for 5-10 minutes then strain
- Place almonds, dates, vanilla and salt into a food processor and blend until sticky
- Press base mixture into a lined cake tin using your fingers and place in the freezer
- Put all filling ingredients, apart from melted chocolate, coconut oil and raspberries into the food processor and blend until smooth
- Add in melted chocolate and oil and blend again to combine
- Stir through the raspberries and pour filling onto the base, spreading out evenly
- Place into the freezer to set for 4 hours or overnight, removing from the freezer 15-30 minutes before serving
- Pour additional 50g melted chocolate and fresh raspberries on top to serve
From our love of Almond Breeze almond milk to yours…
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