Who doesn't LOVE chocolate!? I've always been a chocolate lover and when I was diagnosed with Lyme I thought I would have to give up chocolate for good! The good news is that I really only gave it up for a year, and I found healthy ways to eat chocolate in small proportions so it doesn't make me sick!
This chocolate cake was a hit for my whole family and it's completely organic, refined-sugar free, AND vegan! Yep, that's right! No animal products in this cake! I also have found in my healthy baking pursuit that it's really difficult to make healthy cakes that aren't super dry, but I've FINALLY mastered a refined sugar-free recipe that is super moist and very fudgy on the inside! Even the glaze is sugar free and it adds the final finishing touch to this beautiful cake! I also used cacao powder in this recipe instead of cocoa. Cacao is considered a super food and helps boost your mood and your immune system! Eating chocolate in the right amounts can be good for your body! What a relief!!
Vegan Fudge Cake!
2 cups coconut milk
2 Tbs. apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup raw honey
1/2 organic maple syrup
2/3 cup organic grapeseed oil
2 Tbs. pure vanilla extract (Yes that's correct! Bring on the flavor!)
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
2 cups whole wheat bread flour
2/3 cup cacao powder (sifted)
2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/4 tsp. salt
2 Tbs. coconut oil, melted (or if you don't mind it not being vegan you can use organic butter)
1/4 cup powdered Lakanto sweetener
1 Tbs. cacao powder
2-3 Tbs. coconut milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
*Use organic ingredients when feasible.
This is me trying my hand at gluten free and dairy free delights! The banana cream pie is super easy to make and it's no bake, gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, and organic! I was actually super surprised at how delicious it turned out! This is a healthy pie that you won't want to miss!
I originally found this recipe here, but I tweaked it a bit to my liking. But go check out Paleo Bailey and her delicious healthy recipes!
Healthy Banana Cream Pie!
1 1/2 cup almonds
1/2 cup almond flour
7 Medjool dates, pitted
2 Tbs. coconut oil, melted
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
pinch of salt
2 14 oz. cans full-fat coconut cream (refrigerate for a couple of hours prior to use)
2-3 bananas, sliced
1/4 cup + 2 Tbs. pure maple syrup
1 Tbs. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
chopped pecan and extra sliced banana for topping
*Use organic ingredients when feasible!
Welcome to My Kitchen!
Food is one of the greatest forms of science, art, medicine, and sustenance all at the same time! It's what feeds our lives and pumps through our blood. It's what connects us and what gives us energy to fulfill our purpose. It is for that reason that I have a deep passion for discovering, cooking, and eating only the most nutrient dense foods. In my kitchen, we only use organic, whole ingredients that feed the body, as well as the mind and soul. My hope is to inspire healing through healthy AND delicious food that feeds not only our stomachs, but also our hunger for connection and quality of life.