Feb 142014
 

This semi-homemade Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe with Four Ingredient Creamy Cocoa Frosting is simple enough for even non-bakers (like myself) to make and absolutely scrumptious!

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

This post is for any of my last-minute types out there. If you want to make a dessert but they all sound too complicated, run out to your natural food store and grab the simple ingredients for these cupcakes and get mixin!

I loved the combo of chocolate with a touch of peanut butter peeking out from under a decadent and naturally sugar free frosting.  These Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes with Four-Ingredient Creamy Cocoa Frosting is great for vegans and non-vegans, adults and kids alike!

Happy Valentines Day to you and your loved ones.

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

Vegan Chocolate Cupcake Recipe with Four Ingredient Frosting

Serves 18
Vegan
Printable Recipe

Ingredients

1 box Madhava MMM….Super Yummy Chocolate Cake Mix
Egg Replacer equal to 3 eggs (or three organic foraged eggs)
1 cup non-dairy milk or water
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
4 1/2 dark chocolate peanut butter cups, cut into 4s (Justin’s brand is vegan)

Frosting
6 Tbsp non-dairy creamer
3 Tbsp raw cacao powder
3/4 cup coconut oil, softened
1 1/2 cups dates, finely chopped
1/4 tsp salt

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Mix cake batter to package directions using egg replacer, water or milk and melted coconut oil; pour batter into muffin tin lined with cupcake liners (18 cupcakes); push 1/4 peanut butter cup into each cupcake and cover with batter; bake 23-25 minutes or until knife comes out clean.

2. Blend frosting ingredients using a high speed blender or processor until smooth – this will take several minutes, stop and scrape the sides of the blender regularly to ensure the ingredients are well incorporated.

3. Cool cupcakes completely and frost with frosting.

Nutrition Facts
18 Servings
Amount Per Serving 

Calories 288.6
Total Fat 17.3 g
Saturated Fat 14.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.6 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 153.6 mg
Potassium 111.0 mg
Total Carbohydrate 34.0 g
Dietary Fiber 2.4 g
Sugars 21.1 g
Protein 2.3 g

Vitamin A 0.0 %
Vitamin B-12 0.0 %
Vitamin B-6 1.3 %
Vitamin C 0.1 %
Vitamin D 0.0 %
Vitamin E 0.2 %
Calcium 5.0 %
Copper 3.2 %
Folate 0.8 %
Iron 7.1 %
Magnesium 2.7 %
Manganese 3.7 %
Niacin 1.0 %
Pantothenic Acid 0.9 %
Phosphorus 1.6 %
Riboflavin 0.7 %
Selenium 0.8 %
Thiamin 0.6 %
Zinc 0.7 %

*Percent Daily Values for this Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Jun 162013
 

There are four reasons I choose Mila.

Chocolate Chia (Mila) Meal Replacement Bars

Chocolate Chia (Mila) Bars

WHY is it better?   A fair question.  Over the years, I have been approached with many various products – from skin care, to food, to pills and shakes and this is the only product I have chosen to support.

Quality.

We need to eat Omega 3′s, our bodies can not produce them.

There are so many benefits of Omega 3′s including:

Protection against:
heart disease
stroke
rheumatoid arthritis
inflammatory bowel disease
lupus
autism
depression, bipolar, eating disorders
joint degeneration
asthma
Many other diseases caused by inflammation (Google “Omega 3′s, any condition and medical studies” and you will see if Omega 3′s help that condition)

Chocolate Chip Mila Bars

Chocolate Chip Mila Bars

First let me back up and start with why I choose chia in the first place.

Fish Oil: I do not take fish oil pills because of several discoveries during my research over the years; the first being cancer-causing “fish oil lipid peroxidation“, secondly, contaminants such as PCB’s and mercury may be present and thirdly, the side effects such as gas, bloating, belching and diarrhea.  Fish oil is a man made supplement and I prefer to eat mostly whole raw foods because of the multiple benefits that come along with it – fiber, protein, calcium, vitamins and nutrients.

So that leaves me with plant based sources – chia and flax.

Flax: For the same reasons that people are scared of soy, flax is on my “consume less” list – flax is a phytoestrogen. Phytoestrogens can change the hormone balance in the body and there has been some evidence that it can promote the growth of cancer tumors. The jury is still out on whether high amounts of soy and flax can help or hurt, but I eat a fair amount of soy so I choose to limit the amount of flax I eat. Flax can also go rancid very quickly and many of the sources are genetically modified – therefore banned in several countries.

Mila vs other brands Chia: Chia grows best in climates along the equator with nutrient dense soil. Lifemax has connected with several farms in these regions and ensured they only grow organic, non-GMO seed.  As each harvested crop comes into the warehouse it is randomly sampled by independent laboratories to ensure that the quality of the seed is the same from scoop to scoop.  The various crops are blended together to guaranty the high amounts of fiber, Omega 3′s, protein etc. The seeds are then cleaned in a five step cleaning process housed in a facility that ensures there is no wheat or other contamination and therefore is certified gluten free, and finally the seeds are micro-sliced to ensure maximum absorption without damaging the contents of the seed.

Results from scientific study from the North Carolina Research Institute on Mila vs other brands of chia.
Results from scientific study from North Carolina Research Institute on absorption of micro sliced chia

After finding Mila I asked myself – how DO the other brands clean their chia seeds? Have you ever tried to clean a chia seed? They are about the size of the head of a pin, so the likelihood is high that most brands are not being as thoroughly cleaned for dirt, mold and salmonella.

Chocolate Chia (Mila) Bars

Chocolate Chia (Mila) Bars

I experienced the difference personally.

For years I ate organic chia until my mom’s neurology nurse practitioner sent me a month supply of Mila for my personal review. After eating it for three weeks I noticed better energy and better digestion and three months later won my battle with depression.
I have also seen the difference in my mom with her Multiple Sclerosis – she has much more energy and it helps keep her weight down, thereby making it easier to get around. There are so many stories I’ve come across from people that have been helped by this food that I can’t ignore the fact that it is different.

Chocolate Chia (Mila) Bars

Chocolate Chia (Mila) Bars

100% FAIR TRADE – this company gives back. This is one of my most favorite reasons! 

The small farmers that are taught to grow this organic seed are located in some of the most impoverished countries in the world.  Not only can they consume it for their nutritional benefit but also are given a way to make an income for their families though fair trade standards. Fair trade is so important for any product you consume.  These standards ensure ethical working conditions for the farmers, prohibit child labor and ensure sustainable farming practices.  This comes at a higher price – but is absolutely worth it.

Our long-term world vision is to educate families in villages to sustain themselves by teaching them to grow the healthiest whole, raw food. Our access to this extraordinary seed gives us the opportunity to affect the well-being of those around the world. Our goal is not only to change their health but also to create an economical infrastructure for the benefit of future generations.”

Genesis Pure gives people a way to not only get the food for free but to create a real asset for themselves and their family

I agree with my friend Mikaele at Green Your Spirit.  In today’s economic climate people are definitely looking for additional sources of income and this is a food that everyone from your grandmother to your children to your pets needs in their diet.  The reality is that most people are now at least aware of Omega 3′s but are not necessarily consuming what their body needs.  What a gift to be able to offer people!  I love the fact that I’m creating an asset for my daughter in the future.

The most that can be spent on Mila is $1.57 per serving  - preferred customer and distributors get it for less.   It is definitely worth it to me to spend the money on this blend.  Nutrition is the one thing I will not skimp on for myself and my family.  This is why I belong to KyV Farm, a organic, local farm share and why I shop at Native Sun.  I am willing to pay for the assurance that the food I’m putting into my body is quality.

To purchase a bag of Mila click here, then click shop and enter representative ID US11065661. $1.57 per serving.
If you try Mila and love it, join the wholesale membership club for $39 bucks and get the food for $1.43 per serving – along with 25% off all kinds of other products!
For details on joining the wholesale membership club, email me at chefdawn(at)hotmail.com.  

Chocolate Chia (Mila) Meal Replacement Bars

Chocolate Chia (Mila) Meal Replacement Bars

Chocolate Chip Chia (Mila) Meal Replacement Bars

Inspired by Wellness Mama
Serves 4
Vegan, Gluten Free
Printable Recipe

Ingredients

8 pitted Medjool dates
Rounded 1/8 tsp salt
1/2 cup Mila
3 Tbsp sunflower seed butter (or peanut butter)

Optional
2 Tbsp mini chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life, vegan)
2 Tbsp roasted sunflower seeds

Directions

1. Place dates in a food processor and process into a paste; add salt, Mila and sunflower seed butter; mix by hand. (If needed add up to 1 additional Tbsp sunflower seed butter if mixture is too crumbly. This will adjust calorie content.) Mix in mini chocolate chips and sunflower seeds and form a large ball; press into a square shape and cut into four equal bars.

Nutrition Facts
4 Servings
Amount Per Serving 

Calories 256.8
Total Fat 14.5 g
Saturated Fat 2.3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5.3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 125.3 mg
Potassium 198.9 mg
Total Carbohydrate 25.9 g
Dietary Fiber 8.4 g
Sugars 15.8 g
Protein 7.0 g

Vitamin B-6 1.4 %
Vitamin E 10.2 %
Calcium 9.8 %
Copper 11.1 %
Folate 0.8 %
Iron 11.1 %
Magnesium 11.2 %
Manganese 13.2 %
Niacin 5.6 %
Pantothenic Acid 1.0 %
Phosphorus 12.0 %
Riboflavin 0.6 %
Selenium 0.7 %
Thiamin 0.6 %
Zinc 4.1 %

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
I hope you enjoy these Chocolate Chip Chia (Mila) Meal Replacement Bars!

Dec 242012
 

Mint and chocolate are one of my most favorite flavor combinations.  I love that aromatic freshness with the rich chocolate.  When I noticed that the chocolate mint coconut milk was on sale at Native Sun I just had to give it a try…..but what to do with it other than put it in coffee or drink it straight….somehow the oatmeal idea popped into my head and I thought that sounded like a fun option. If you like chocolate and mint I think you’ll like this too!

Creamy Choco-Minty Oatmeal

 If you are looking to save calories you can simply make the oatmeal with water and then pour a bit of the chocolate mint milk on top – but if you can splurge on this creamy version it is well worth it.

This recipe is not overly sweet so feel free to add some additional agave or honey if desired and for Mila lovers – this is a perfect recipe to stir a Tbsp into.

I know what I’ll be making for breakfast on Christmas morning!

Creamy Choco-Minty Oatmeal

 Creamy Choco-Minty Oatmeal

Serves 1
Vegan, Gluten Free
Printable Recipe
**Items on sale now at Native Sun Natural Food Market, Dec 7 through Jan 6 2013

Ingredients

1/2 cup rolled oats** (for gluten free diet be sure to use gluten free oats)
1/2 cup vanilla un-sweet non-dairy milk
1/2 cup chocolate mint coconut milk (plus extra for topping at finish)**
1/2 tbsp agave (or local honey for non-vegan)
Dash of coarse sea salt
Dash of cinnamon
5 vegan chocolate chips (or regular semi-sweet for non vegan**)

Directions

1. Mix oats through cinnamon in a small sauce pot. Bring to a boil over medium high heat – reduce heat and cook about 5 to 6 minutes or until desired thickness.

2. Spoon into a bowl and top with extra chocolate mint coconut milk and chocolate chips.

Nutrition Facts
1 Serving
Amount Per Serving 

Calories 286.9
Total Fat 9.5 g
Saturated Fat 3.5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 328.0 mg
Potassium 100.5 mg
Total Carbohydrate 48.2 g
Dietary Fiber 6.0 g 

Sugars 19.1 g
Protein 5.5 g
Vitamin D 12.5 %
Vitamin E 25.0 %
Calcium 15.1 %
Iron 12.3 %
Magnesium 2.1 %
R
iboflavin 2.2 %
Thiamin 10.0 % 

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Dec 192012
 

Happy Holidays!  Before I get to the last of my rolled cookie recipes…..(this one posted because of MANY requests)….Samoa No Bake Energy Bites 

No-Bake Samoa Bites

No-Bake Samoa Bites

….I want to show some love to an amazing lady I met through my businessAndrea Peltier.  This is my second post in my “inspirational women” series and in this world of negativity and chaos it is so nice to share a little something positive and uplifting about someone.  Is there anyone in your life you can do the same for today?  Just wait and see how great it makes you feel! Besides – who doesn’t love a good story?

Andrea is the mother of three – in fact, we met up at a convention last October in Orlando and she brought her four week old baby while her husband is deployed overseas.  He will not be back until April and will then get to meet his beautiful baby,  I was so impressed with her fitting her children into her life and showing them the importance of being self-confident and self-sufficient – these kids will definitely be a step ahead in life.

Andrea is on the right from a recent party.

  I caught up with Andrea again recently at a recent Christmas party, during which we had a white elephant gift exchange and (though my donation was a chia pet) I ended up with the most amazing gift – two handmade ornaments that said “health” and “wealth” with a card that noted how many times the ornaments we choose have meaning to us and are symbols of what we love and desire. SO true.  I fell in love with these ornaments and shared one with my dear friend Jodi for being an amazing business partner and friend.  (I’ll have to order us another set so we can each have both Jodi!)

Andrea – thank you for inspiring me to take the initiative to get up and out and live life – no excuses!

If you would like to order handmade ornaments from Andrea please contact her at PAndreaE5@gmail.com.

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Now – for these COOKIES!

I know I have now posted several variations of these round cookies so this variation is the last.

This recipe, that originated with my friend Theresa, has been passed around so many times to various business partners because it is SO amazing.  Peanut butter, chocolate and coconut make this cookie more like a decadent girl scout Samoa than a healthy energy bite! Everyone that eats these cookies asks where they can find the recipe so I made them for a recent KyV Farm workshop.

I love that I was able to start a business with so many inspirational women AND a food that has 3000mg of plant based Omega3′s and can be used as egg replacer in raw cookies.   This is a GREAT way to get lots of Omega 3s into kids without having to get them to swallow a huge pill or eat fish, and I love that they can help with making these.

For those of you that haven’t heard of this amazing food, Mila, and want to know more – click here.

 Samoa No Bake Energy Bites

Serves about 24
Vegetarian, Gluten Free
Printable Recipe

Ingredients

2 cups rolled oats
1 cup creamy peanut butter (or nut or seed butter of choice)
2/3 cup honey or agave
2 cups shredded coconut
1/2 cup Mila
3/4 cups mini semi sweet chocolate chips
3 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt

Directions

1. Mix all ingredients; refrigerate 30 minutes; roll into 24 1-inch balls and store in an air tight container.

Nutrition Facts
24 Servings
Amount Per Serving

Calories 217.1
Total Fat 12.2 g
Saturated Fat 2.7 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.8 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 53.1 mg
Potassium 91.8 mg
Total Carbohydrate 24.9 g
Dietary Fiber 3.3 g
Sugars 15.3 g
Protein 4.7 g

Vitamin B-6 2.6 %
Vitamin E 5.3 %
Calcium 1.8 %
Folate 2.0 %
Iron 4.0 %
Magnesium 4.3 %
Manganese 4.6 %
Niacin 7.2 %
Phosphorus 5.8 %
Riboflavin 1.2 %
Selenium 1.2 %
Thiamin 2.3 %
Zinc 2.2 %

*Percent Daily Values for Samoa No Bake Energy Bites are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Mar 072012
 

I have written several posts featuring Justin’s Nut butter; Peanut Butter Cup Toast, Baked Monkey Oats and Chocolate Hazelnut and Peanut Butter Baked Oats but there was one more version that was calling my name. The idea was suggested in a comment on my peanut butter cup toast post by Lynn at The Actor’s Diet.

Chocolate with sea salt – brilliant!

I have a feeling no one will be too mad at me.  I just love simple recipe ideas, and tweaking them just a bit can make things fresh and exciting, even when using similar ingredients.

Chocolate and sea salt is my favorite dessert flavor by far, so to make it for breakfast feels sinful.  And at 6 grams of dietary fiber, 8 grams of protein and no cholesterol, it’s actually good for you too!
SWOON.

Chocolate with Sea Salt Toast

Serves 1
Vegan, Dairy Free
Ingredients
1 slice Ezekiel Bread
2 Tbsp chocolate hazelnut butter, I used Justin’s Nut Butter
Sprinkle of coarse sea salt
Directions
1. Toast bread; spread hazelnut butter over evenly, sprinkle with sea salt.
Nutrition Facts
1 Serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories            270
Total Fat          16.5 g
Saturated Fat    2.5 g
Polyunsat. Fat   0.0 g
Monounsat Fat  0.0 g
Cholesterol       0.0 mg
Sodium             310.0 mg
Potassium         75.0 mg
Total Carbs       25.0 g
Dietary Fiber    6.0 g
Sugars               7.0 g
Protein              8.0 g
Feb 262012
 
Toast.
What else can I cover in chocolate, peanut butter and bananas?
I think I’ve got a problem.
Peanut Butter Cup Toast
Peanut Butter Cup Toast
Serves 1
Vegan

Ingredients

1 slice sesame Ezekiel Bread
1 Tbsp chocolate hazelnut butter, Justin’s
1 Tbsp natural chunky peanut butter (or smooth)
1/2 banana
Sprinkle of ground flax
Sprinkle of Mila

Directions (Kind of embarrassed to even post this.)

1. Toast bread; spread with hazelnut and peanut butters; top with banana, flax and Mila.

Nutrition Information
Per Serving

Calories 320.2
Total Fat 17.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 120.5 mg
Carbs 35.6 g
Fiber 5.9 g
Sugars 9.7 g

Feb 162012
 
Baked Monkey Oats
Baked oats are so satisfying that I made it again this morning. This recipe is very similar to the last but uses fresh bananas……next time I might put a bit of ground flax seed on top as well. YUM!
The nutrition info below is listed for either one or two servings, depending on how hungry you are.
Or you could do like I did and eat all the bananas and nut butters off the top first and then be too full to eat the rest of the oatmeal.
Baked Monkey Oats

Baked Monkey Oats

Baked Monkey Oats
Serves 1 to 2
Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free

Ingredients

1/2 c gluten free rolled oats, such as Bob’s Red Mill
Dash to 1/8 tsp sea salt
½ tsp alcohol free vanilla extract
1 c unsweet vanilla almond milk (or dairy free milk of choice)
½ Tbsp Peanut Butter
½ Tbsp Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut Butter
1 Tbsp Maple Syrup, or other sweetener of choice (Optional but not used in this recipe)
1/2 banana, sliced

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350. Mix dry ingredients in a small ramekin; pour in almond milk and vanilla extract.

2. Bake about 40 minutes and top with peanut butter, hazelnut butter and bananas.

Nutrition Facts

1 Serving
Amount Per Serving

Calories 315.3
Total Fat 12.8 g
Saturated Fat 0.8 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 355.8 mg
Potassium 426.8 mg
Total Carbohydrate 44.6 g
Dietary Fiber 8.1 g
Sugars 9.3 g
Protein 9.6 g

Nutrition Facts
2 Servings
Amount Per Serving

Calories 157.7
Total Fat 6.4 g
Saturated Fat 0.4 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 177.9 mg
Potassium 213.4 mg
Total Carbohydrate 22.3 g
Dietary Fiber 4.1 g
Sugars 4.7 g
Protein 4.8 g

Feb 132012
 

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie that’s Amore.

Ahh romance is in the air.

What am I doing for my hubby of ten years this fine Valentines Day you ask? He will be getting a VERY romantic scrub down.

On the house. Yes, I’m getting the house pressure washed.

As if that wasn’t romantic enough, I’m throwing in the driveway and front walk too.

Yup, that’s me, the hopeless romantic.

And this dish will be a perfect breakfast in bed for that special someone in your life. Or in my case, myself. The hubbs isn’t much of a breakfast eater, and hey, he’s getting that scrub down remember?

Sometimes you’ve gotta do something nice for yourself. Mmmm……melt-y chocolate and peanut butter for breakfast. It almost looks like a dessert.

But looks can be deceiving. Yes it IS melt-y chocolate hazelnut and peanut buttery goodness, but it’s almost savory as opposed to really sweet.

Justin’s Hazelnut Chocolate butter doesn’t have as much sugar as Nutella so the taste of the cocoa and hazelnuts really shines through. For a sweeter taste just add a tablespoon or so of good quality maple syrup or sweetener of choice.

Chocolate Hazelnut and Peanut Butter Baked Oats
Serves 1 to 2
Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free

Ingredients

1/2 c gluten free rolled oats, such as Bob’s Red Mill
Dash to 1/8 tsp sea salt
1 tsp raw cacao powder
½ tsp alcohol free vanilla extract
1 c unsweet chocolate almond milk (or dairy free milk of choice)
½ Tbsp Peanut Butter
½ Tbsp Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut Butter
1 Tbsp Maple Syrup, or other sweetener of choice (Optional but not used in this recipe)
6 almonds, chopped

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350.  Mix dry ingredients in a small ramekin; pour in almond milk and vanilla extract. 

2. Bake about 40 minutes and top with peanut butter, hazelnut butter and almonds.

Nutrition Facts

1 Serving
Amount Per Serving

Calories 337.9
Total Fat 15.8 g
Saturated Fat 1.3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.4 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.2 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 355.4 mg
Potassium 222.5 mg
Total Carbohydrate 34.7 g
Dietary Fiber 6.2 g
Sugars 3.5 g
Protein 9.8 g

Nutrition Facts

2 Servings
Amount Per Serving

Calories 169.0
Total Fat 7.9 g
Saturated Fat 0.6 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.7 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.1 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 177.7 mg
Potassium 111.2 mg
Total Carbohydrate 17.4 g
Dietary Fiber 3.1 g
Sugars 1.7 g
Protein 4.9 g

Mar 162011
 
 
Coconut Pudding with Godiva Dark Chocolate, Sea Salt and Cayenne
 
This is definitely an adult dessert. 
 
Velvety, lightly sweet, a bite of dark chocolate, crunch and saltiness from sea salt and heat from cayenne.  If you are looking for a cupcake this probably won’t cut it.  If you are looking for a complex dessert with interesting layers of flavors then this will fit the bill. 
 
This has a fair amount of fat and protein and minimal carbohydrates so it won’t leave you craving more sweets and it will be very satisfying.
 
Make sure you use the Godiva Dark Chocolate because I’ve tried others and it is the best.
 
Coconut Pudding with Godiva Dark Chocolate, Sea Salt and Cayenne
***4 WW Pts Plus
3 (4.5 ounce) servings
 
Ingredients (What I used is in the parentheses.)
 
1 block farmer cheese, (Friendship)
1/2 cup light coconut milk, (Native Forest)
1/4 non-fat plain Greek yogurt, (Chobani)
2 packets stevia, Sweet Leaf (if you don’t mind the added carbs use a Tbsp of honey or agave)
1 tsp vanilla extract, (Simply Organic)
2 squares Godiva 72% Dark Chocolate, chopped (about .75 ounces)
Dash coarse sea salt
Dash cayenne pepper, (Frontier)
 
Directions
 
1. Mix cheese, coconut milk, yogurt, vanilla and stevia in high speed blender or magic bullet.
 
2. Divide mixture into three cups, about 4.3 ounces each, top each with 1/3 of the chocolate, pinch of salt and pinch of cayenne.
 
Nutrition Facts
**4 WW Pts Plus


3 (4.5 oz) Servings
Amount Per Serving


Calories 173.5
Total Fat 11.0 g
Saturated Fat 7.3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 23.3 mg
Sodium 346.3 mg
Potassium 2.6 mg
Total Carbohydrate 4.5 g
Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
Sugars 3.4 g
Protein 11.9 g


Vitamin A 5.2 %
Calcium 2.8 %
Iron 5.5 %

Dec 162010
 
 
Almond Dark Chocolate Covered Holiday Popcorn
 
Almond Dark Chocolate Covered Holiday Popcorn



Ingredients


1 bag Homestyle Popcorn, popped, picked through for unpopped kernels
Sprinkle of salt
1 tub Bakers Dipping Dark Chocolate, melted according to package directions
1/4 cup Cocoa Roast Almonds
1/4 cup Candy Corn

Directions


1. Spread the popcorn evenly over a baking sheet prepared with parchment paper.

2. Pour the melted dipping chocolate over the popcorn and top with the almonds and candy corn. Place tray in refrigerator to cool and harden. Break popcorn apart into chunks and serve.


**Store left over in refrigerator.