No Bake Snickerdoodle Protein cookie bites-Gluten Free and Dairy free!

Snickerdoodle Protein Cookie (no bake)

Vegan, Gluten Free , Paleo
Happily serves 12

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS
1 1/2 Cups gluten-free flour or Quinoa flour
1/4 Cup Paleo flour or almond flour
1 Scoop Purium Kid’s Chocolate protein powder or Bone Broth Protein Powder
2 TBSP Raw Cacao
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 Cup Blonde coconut sugar
1/4 Cup almond butter
1/4 cup coconut nectar OR maple syrup OR honey
1 TBSP Coconut milk
1 TBSP Cinnamon
1 TBSP Coconut sugar or a stevia
Combine the flours, coconut sugar, cinnamon, protein powder and mix well.
Melt your nut butter with coconut nectar until combined.
Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and mix well.
If batter is crumbly, add coconut milk one tablespoon at a time until a thick, formable batter forms.
Roll into small balls and set aside.
In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon and sweetener and mix well.
Gently roll each ball in it and refrigerate for 10 minutes, or until firm.

Notes:
I wouldn’t recommend peanut butter- the flavor is too overpowering
Depending on the flour combination you use and if you incorporate protein powder, you may not need it at all or you may need considerably more.

Kids home from school? Try this healthy Chocolate pancakes to keep them full of natural energy

Coconut flour cacao pancakes
GF, Dairy free
Happily serves 12 pancakes

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS
1⁄3 Cup Coconut flour
5 eggs
½ Nut milk of choice
¼ Cup full fat coconut milk
¼ Cup coconut sugar or stevia
3 TBSP Raw Cacao powder
¾ tsp vanilla extract
Dash of Sea salt
Coconut oil spray for each pancake

In a deep bowl, whisk all ingredients except ghee/coconut ghee/coconut oil, until well combined. Batter should be very thick but pourable. Not watery.
Let batter sit for 5 minutes to let the coconut flour absorb the liquid, stirring once more at the end.
Pour about 1⁄3 cup of batter into a frying pan pre-heated with coconut oil. 
If necessary, tilt pan and shake lightly for even distribution of batter. (Batter does not necessarily need to spread throughout the pan).
Fry for a couple of minutes, occasionally covering with a lid, till liquid has almost firmed up
Tip: Covering the pan with a lid occasionally will help keep moisture and enhance even cooking.
Flip with a spatula, and fry the other side for a couple more minutes, then remove from pan.
Repeat for rest of batter, greasing pan between batches as needed, and occasionally stirring the batter left in your bowl for even consistency.

Chocolate Iced Coffee Protein Shake

Chocolate Iced Coffee Protein Shake
Dairy Free, Vegan, Refined Sugar Free
Happily serves 1

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

2 TBSP Raw Cacao powder
2 TBSP Collagen Powder
2 oz Coconut milk
2 oz Cold brew (optional)
2-6 oz Chai Tea or water
Dash of cinnamon
Stevia Powder if desired sweeter
Ice

You can use Chicory Herbal Roast in place of the cod brew if you don’t consume coffee or caffeine.  Great benefits of extras herbs and barley.

Blend all ingredients in bullet/blender, transfer to shaker bottle.

You can also quick steam this recipe for a hot “chocolate” protein drink

Chocolate Cooking Class info & Recipes

Cooking Class 2.12.2017
Chocolate Info

Cacao can fuel energy and mood. It is an excellent source of fiber good source of protein and iron. It is high in antioxidants and polyphenols. A half half a cup of raw organic cocoa powder has 110 cal, 2 g of fat 16 carbohydrates, 10 of which is dietary fiber. It contains 8 g of protein and will give you 10% of the iron you need for your daily requirements. It is considered a stimulant and should be eaten occasionally not every day.

Cocoa beans are the fermented seeds of the cacao tree. The fruit of the cocoa tree is a pod full of sweet pulp enfolding a cluster of about 20-40 cacao seeds. Cocoa refers to the low-fat constituent of the finely ground cacao beans. These ground beans, known as cocoa liquor or cocoa mass, also contains cocoa butter which is a non-dairy, naturally occurring fat. Cocoa butter is a mixture of monounsaturated fats like oleic acid and saturated fats, namely stearic acid and palmitic acid. About 50-60% of cocoa liquor consists of cocoa butter.

Cacao bark, butter and flowers have also been valued since ancient times for treating various diseases like skin ailments, bowel malfunction and wounds. Cocoa has anti-inflammatory, anti-allergenic, anti-carcinogenic and antioxidant qualities. Health benefits include relief from high blood pressure, cholesterol, obesity, constipation, diabetes, bronchial asthma, cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome and various neurodegenerative diseases. It helps to improve cardiovascular health and brain health. It also helps in treating copper deficiency.

Commercially available chocolates and cocoa-products may not be rich in the original beneficial flavonols since their properties get destroyed by over-processing and heat. In order to obtain the benefits of cocoa, it is important to consume the correct source of cocoa. Milk/dairy blocks the absorption of the antioxidants in chocolate, so be sure to check the labels!

Antioxidant Capacity: Studies have shown it is evident that cocoa exhibits higher antioxidant activity than against green and black tea, and red wine. Antioxidants helps to neutralize the oxygen-based free radicals that are present in the body. Cacao is abundant in phenolic phytochemicals and possesses a high amount of flavonoids as well.

Of course, everything in moderation!

 

 

Jodi’s Sweet Potato Brownies
Grain Free, Paleo, GF, Dairy free
Happily serves 12

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

2 medium Sweet Potatoes
14 Medjool Dates
1 1/2 Cups Quinoa or Almond Flour
4 TBSP Raw CACAO Powder
3 TBSP maple Syrup (Grade B) or Coconut netar
Pinch of sea salt

Peel Sweet Potatoes. Slice/cut and steam for about 20 mins until soft.
The smaller the pieces, the faster it will cook.

Add Sweet Potatoes and Dates to food processor, blend until a creamy smooth texture.
Mix all other ingredients in a bowl, then add cream mixture. Stir well.
Place on Parchment paper lined baking dish and bake for 20-30 mins on 350 until the toothpick comes out dry.
Allow to cool 10 mins for the brownies to gel together, very important step!!

Tip: If you don’t use raw cacao powder, you cause conventional cocoa powder but you will need to double the quantity.

 

 

Chocolate Nut Butter Cookies
GF, Refined Sugar Free
Happily serves 12

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

1 Cup Chocolate Peanut or Sunflower butter
3/4 Cup Coconut sugar
1 egg

Combine all ingredients. Bake on 350 for 7-8 mins.
If you are not using an already flavored nut butter, you can use a regular nut butter and ad 1/4 cup raw cacao
Chocolate Iced Coffee Protein Shake
Dairy Free, Vegan, Refined Sugar Free
Happily serves 1

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

2 TBSP Raw Cacao powder
2 TBSP Collagen Powder
2 oz Coconut milk
2 oz Cold brew (optional)
4-6 oz Chai Tea or water
Dash of cinnamon
Stevia Powder if desired sweeter
Ice

Blend all ingredients in bullet/blender, transfer to shaker bottle.

Jodi’s Sweet Potato Brownies

Jodi’s Sweet Potato Brownies

Grain Free, Paleo, GF, Dairy free
Happily serves 12

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

2 medium Sweet Potatoes
14 Medjool Dates
1 1/2 Cups Quinoa or Almond Flour
4 TBSP Raw CACAO Powder
3 TBSP maple Syrup (Grade B) or Coconut netar or coconut palm syrup
Pinch of sea salt

Peel Sweet Potatoes. Slice/cut and steam for about 20 mins until soft.
The smaller the pieces, the faster it will cook.

Add Sweet Potatoes and Dates to food processor, blend until a creamy smooth texture.
Mix all other ingredients in a bowl, then add cream mixture. Stir well.
Place on Parchment paper lined baking dish and bake for 20-30 mins on 350 until the toothpick comes out dry.
Allow to cool 10 mins for the brownies to gel together, very important step!!

Tip: If you don’t use raw cacao powder, you cause conventional cocoa powder but you will need to double the quantity.

Jodi’s Chocolate Zucchini Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

chocolate zucchini cookies

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Healthy Cookies???

Everyone loves cookies, so why not make them with organic ingredients.  If they are healthy and tasty, that is the best of both worlds.  THESE ARE SUPER TASTY.

Here is the recipe

Jodi’s Chocolate zucchini oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (I used 1/2 c quinoa flour and 1 cup all purpose gluten free flour)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 butter  (I used coconut oil)
1/2 Cup organic sugar (I used organic turbinado raw cane sugar)
1/3 cup brown sugar (I used organic coconut sugar)
1 organic egg (I used Chia seed substitute)
(Sub: 1 tablespoon ground Chia seed to 3 tablespoons water)
1 1/2 teaspoon organic vanilla
1 1/2 cups shredded zucchini
1 cup steel cut oats (I used buckwheat)
1 cup dairy free chocolate chips
1/3 cup cacao nibs
3 tbsp raw cacao powder
2 tsp stevia

Preheat oven to 350°. In a mixing bowl, whisk flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and raw cocoa, set aside.
In the mixing bowl whip butter or coconut oil, sugar and brown sugar until creamy. Mix in the egg and vanilla. Add zucchini to the mixture on low speed, slowly adding the flour mixture. Stir in cooked oats and chocolate chips.
Spoon into balls, and bake 8 to 10 minutes depending on your oven.chocolate zucchini cookies