Posts Tagged ‘cinnamon’

801010 Chocolate Mousse

| Breakfast

IMG_9068smallThis is another gem I have discovered over the past few weeks – how to make chocolate mousse using the same ingredients that I use for my chocolate banana ice cream!  It is so easy, tastes incredible and makes for a very filling yet SUPER healthy breakfast:)

IMG_9072smallDo understand, this is not intended to be a mousse that you serve to guests for dessert!  As lovely as it is, it is not the light fluffy or dense, rich and creamy chocolate mousse that I deem “guest-worthy”.  For a dessert chocolate mousse for guests, make this recipe of mine – it will knock their socks off – guaranteed!  This does, however, make for a perfect breakfast or lunch.  As I was eating this, I kept telling my husband how I can’t believe this is actually good for me!  He agreed:)

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Ingredients

  • 130g pitted dates soaked in 3/4 cup water overnight (medjool or brick dates – any will do)
  • 420g chopped up frozen bananas
  • about 5 tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon maca powder (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla powder or extract
  • additional stevia if needed
  • water as needed

Instructions

Add dates along with their soaking water to your food processor and process until the dates are all broken up and the liquid is nice and frothy.  Now add the cacao and process until well-combined.  Now add the frozen banana pieces along with cinnamon, maca and vanilla and process until a light and fluffy mousse forms.  You will need to add water as you process it – just add a 1/4 cup water at a time so that you do not use any more than is necessary.  Taste:)  These ratios of ingredients above are just guidelines.  Play around with the ratios to suit your taste – perhaps you like less cacao or more vanilla or no maca or no cinnamon or perhaps you want to add chilli!  Use this as a template to create a dream breakfast for YOUR taste buds:)

Enjoy it!
Dr T

 

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Raw Vanilla Oats

| Breakfast

IMG_4555So pretty!  My husband enjoys food but isn’t half as adventurous as I am.  This frustrates me at times because I am always trying new things and want to share the experience with him, but his philosophy is often,”If this works for me, why try something else?”  So when I discovered the wonder of raw steelcut oats and wanted to share it with him, his reply was,”I already eat cooked oats so I don’t need raw oats.”  Sigh….

So I made him raw oats anyway (hee hee:) in a fancy glass with a heart on:D  He couldn’t help but smile and after eating it, he said it was delicious.

Personally I prefer something more rich and flavourful, like my chocolate peanut butter oats, but since he likes to keep things simple, I made a plain vanilla version.

IMG_4558Ingredients (serves 2)

  • 2/3 cup steelcut oats (I don’t pre-soak mine)
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice (I used almond milk)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla powder
  • 1 heaped teaspoon cinnamon (or more to taste)
  • Sweetener of choice to taste (agave, maple syrup, honey…)
  • pinch salt

Instructions

Add all ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth.  Taste and if you approve – serve and enjoy.  If you would like it thicker, feel free to add 1/2 teaspoon xanthun/ guar gum.

Spread the love;)
Dr T

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Pear Breakfast Smoothie

| Breakfast, Drinks and Smoothies, Uncategorized

This is a simple yet satisfying smoothie that I quickly throw together when I need a breakfast on the run.  From time to time I buy a big bunch of ripe bananas, chop them into thirds and throw them into a ziplock bag before popping it into the freezer.  It lurks there happily, waiting to be popped into my smoothie of choice.

Pear SmoothieIngredients

  • 2 ripe pears (I particularly love ripe forelle pears)
  • 1 large frozen ripe banana
  • 1 flat teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 rounded teaspoon flax seed
  • 1 cup of ice water

Instructions
Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.  Add more water until desired consistency is achieved.

Sluuuuurp!
Dr T

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