Healthy, Homemade Whipped Cream

THIS is my new favorite treat/snack.

Completely natural and homemade with verrrryyy little sugar. Amazingly delicious with berries for breakfast (or dessert!) and on top of ice cream. Try it on top of The Best Chocolate Ice Cream Ever.

 

All it takes is a few ingredients and a little patience.

Dairy Version Ingredients:

2 cups organic cream

2-3 Tbsp. coconut sugar (mildly sweet) or 1 packet of stevia for a fully sugar-free version

 

Dairy-Free Version Ingredients:

1 can full fat coconut cream

2-3 Tbsp. coconut sugar (mildly sweet) or 1 packet of stevia for a fully sugar-free version

 

Method:

Place ingredients in a large mixing bowl

Use a whisk to gently whisk the cream (you want air to get in so you are looking for bubbles here).

Keep whisking (about 15 min) until the liquid becomes thick and creamy.

Feel free to take breaks as needed.

Enjoy thoroughly.

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Banana Bread: Grain, Dairy, Gluten & Sugar Free for a Healthy, Happy Life

So, I have been trying out healthier banana bread recipes for a while now, but I haven’t found one I really love and tastes good without a lot of extra sweetener until I made this one.

This one is based off of this recipe by Jessica Sepel and I have just made a few changes.

Most banana bread is filled with loads of sugar, bleached flour, toxic oil and mucus forming ingredients. However, this one is made up of everything beneficial to your body and will allow you to thrive throughout your day rather than ending up on a blood sugar roller coaster or a sleepy slump. It’s full of vitamins, minerals, protein, fiber and healthy fat.

This bread is healthy, moist, and perfect addition to your cup of tea or addition to your morning smoothie.

Ingredients:

  • 3 very ripe bananas (Lots of spots! Which, by the way, is how you should eat them anyway since they will be alkaline once digested unlike those that aren’t ripe which will be acidic.)
  • 2 cups almond meal (Lots of protein- *bonus)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup LSA
  • 1/4 cup psyllium husk ( a health food that will provide you with a filling fiber hit)
  • 3 organic or free range eggs
  • 2 tsp. extra virgin coconut oil
  • 1-2 packets stevia
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. natural vanilla
  • 1 tsp. aluminum free baking soda
  • 1/4 cup raw walnuts– optional

-> I chose to make this more of a breakfast bread so it’s not overly sweet. If you want it sweeter/ more of a “dessert” you can add 3 Medjool dates (soaked for 30 minutes, blended in a food processor and mixed into the batter).

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 160 C or 320 F
  • Mush up the bananas with a food processor or use your hands like I did (just make sure you wash them first!)
  • Add milk, eggs, coconut oil, stevia, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and baking soda to the same bowl and mix well
  • Add almond meal, LSA, psyllium husk and walnuts (if you’re using them)
  • Lightly oil your bread pan with coconut oil and then sprinkle almond meal liberally (this way the dough won’t stick and you’ll be able to remove your bread more easily)
  • This is optional, but I sliced a banana in thirds, vertically and then placed on top for added flavor and ambiance. You can also add some crushed/chopped walnuts and sprinkle cinnamon.
  • Bake for 35-45 minutes or until golden and your butter knife comes out clean when you stick it in the middle
  • If the top is getting brown too fast cover the top with aluminum foil
  • Once done allow to cool, sprinkle with cinnamon (if you haven’t already done so) and cut into slices.
  • You can store in the fridge for up to 1 week if covered and you can also wrap and freeze if you want to.

All the awesome tips for baking this bread came from the original recipe! Handy huh?

Enjoy plain or topped with peanut butter, almond butter, coconut yogurt or melted healthy chocolate (melted coconut oil, cacao, stevia)!

xoxo, Danielle

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4 Recipes: Homemade, Raw Dark Chocolate!

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My name is Danielle, and I’m a chocoholic! However, I love to make my own. All the chocolate I make is raw, organic, healthy, dairy-free, sugar-free and gluten-free. It is easy, fun, so nutritious and I have the ability to make it taste just the way I want. I am going to give you 4 variations that I absolutely love. Feel free to add in whatever ingredients you love. Nuts (soak them first, see guide here.), goji berries, dried fruit, unsweetened desiccated coconut, etc.

I took this picture of some of the chocolates I made at home!

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All of my chocolate recipes are made with the superfood, raw form of cocoa (highly processed and little to zero nutritional benefit) ; cacao- it’s beyond amazing! Pronounced: ka-kow.

Some of its more amazing feats include: improved brain function, very high in antioxidants, very high in magnesium, promotes heart health, quells headaches, mood enhancing, aphrodisiac, and even promotes healthy skin and aids in weight loss.  Read this post I wrote to learn all about it!

#1) The Original Raw Dark Chocolate

Ingredients:

* 1/4 cacao powder

* Just under 1/4 cup organic, extra virgin coconut oil

* 1 tsp. raw honey

* 2 packtes natvia or stevia (or to taste)

Method:

Mix all together in a bowl and place in rubber mold. Then place in freezer for 20+ minutes and enjoy!

#2) Raw Banana Dark Chocolate

You will need a rubber mold for this recipe as well.  (See picture above.  I love the heart-shaped mold!)

Ingredients:

* 1 cup organic, extra virgin coconut oil- If you’re in colder weather right now you may need to let the jar of coconut oil sit in a bowl of warm water for about a minute or so until it’s melted.

* 1 cup cacao powder

* ¼ mashed banana

* ¼ coconut oil

* Stevia/Natvia, to taste

Method:

Mix ingredients together in a bowl and  place chocolate into the mold.  Place in freezer (at least 20 min) and wait for them to set!

#3) Instant Creamy Banana Dark Chocolate

This thrid recipe is REALLY quick and so yummy! You can throw it together and eat it within minutes. Make enough for a sinful tasting snack for yourself or double, triple the recipe for guests or dinner at a friend’s.

Ingredients:

* 3 Tbsp. of cacao powder

* 3 Tbsp. of organic, extra virgin coconut oil

* Banana, mushed and to taste

*Stevia or Natvia, to taste

Method:

Mix together and eat! If you’re not a fan of banana you can replace it with avocado. It is very creamy and delicious and no, you can not taste it at all!

#4) Instant Cherry Dark Chocolate

The fourth recipe contains Medjool dates and cherries! It is also just as quick as the second!

Serves 1

Ingredients:

* 2 Medjool dates, pitted (might be easier to process them if they have been soaked in filtered water for 15-30 min)

* 2 Tbsp. Cacao powder

* 5 Cherries, pitted

* 1 Handful of walnuts

* 1 Tbsp. organic, extra virgin coconut oil

* Splash of water

*Stevia or Natvia, to taste

Method:

Combine all ingredients together in a food processor. If you have a vita mix you can use that! If you are finding consistency too liquidy, add more dates or cacao powder. Don’t use too much stevia, it is really sweet! Double or triple the batch for a bigger serving. Enjoy!

Picture below of the chocolates without a mold->

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DIY: Make Your Own Toothpaste and Ditch the Risks

by, Danielle Stein

Have you ever noticed the warning labels on toothpaste boxes?

Toxins and dangerous ingredients are pretty much a staple in bigger toothpaste and mouthwash brands.

The toxins in many of the regular toothpaste products have been linked to a number of scary side effects including; cancer, blindness and even death.

Give this homemade recipe a try instead. It’s fun, simple and doesn’t include any side effects besides healthy gums and teeth.

Bonus: Coconut oil helps whiten your teeth!

Recipe (for 4 people):

  • 6 Tbsp. of Coconut Oil
  • 6 Tbsp of Baking Soda
  • Natural Essential Oil of your choice ( about 10 drops, or to taste)
  • Organic Stevia to taste

Mix all ingredients together and enjoy!

You can also try this as a natural alternative to mouthwash- and you will reap many more benefits than usual too!

Want to learn more about the dangers of toothpaste and mouthwash? Check out this article: The 5 Hidden Dangers in Toothpaste .

xoxo

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Banana-Spice Green Smoothie…Complete with a Superfood Protein

What you will need:

* 1 Cup of nut milk. Can find my recipe for Homemade Almond Milk here.

* 1 Banana

* BIG handful of romaine lettuce

* Handful of spinach

* 1/2 Cup of cucumber, chopped

* 1 Tbsp. raw honey

* 2 tsp. of cinnamon OR 3 depending on your taste buds

* 2 tsp. of nutmeg OR 3 depending on your taste buds

**Optional and highly suggested: 1 tsp./dessert spoonful of bee pollen–> See below for the many benefits!

Bee Pollen: It is known as a “perfect food”. It is a great source of protein and has multiple benefits. It boosts the immune system, fights allergies and gives you an extra dose of energy- without the slum afterwards (like sugar). It is loaded with anti-oxidants and Vitamins B, C, D, E. Bee pollen can even assist with infertility problems because it stimulates ovarian function!  If that wasn’t all reason enough to consume this brilliant superfood; it contains over 96 nutrients (wow!).  When you add it to smoothies you can’t taste it. Sometimes I sprinkle it on top of my salads as well- the taste is so pleasant and mild. Recommend taking one dessert spoonful/tsp. per day. It should be stored in a shaded area- away from direct light.

Sprinkle a little extra spice and/or bee pollen on top, and voila! Your delicious (and versatile), refreshing, tasty treat, snack, dessert or breakfast is ready to go! Bonus: you’re getting some amazing nutritious, natural protein in as well!

xoxo, Danielle

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