Decadent Dark Chocolate & Hazelnut Cake (Dairy and Gluten Free, With Avocado Frosting!)

Chocolate and hazelnuts are a dream combination, and even better when they’re combined in a (healthier) triple-layer cake! Using gluten free flour as the base and avocado for the filling and icing, this delicious and decadent cake is definitely worthy of serving at any celebration. With far less sugar than shop bought cakes, and beingContinue reading “Decadent Dark Chocolate & Hazelnut Cake (Dairy and Gluten Free, With Avocado Frosting!)”

Luxury Cocoa + Coffee Bliss Balls

If you’re a fan of coffee and dark chocolate, these are a dream combination, providing one of the most delicious snacks I’ve made – according to those who’ve tried them! Providing a powerful energy boost, plenty of antioxidants and healthy fats, these little balls of beautiful healthy indulgence are the perfect thing to have onContinue reading “Luxury Cocoa + Coffee Bliss Balls”

Chocolate Chestnut Truffles: Healthy Festive Fare & Party Power Food

With all manner of celebrations coming up within the last couple of months of the year, there’s always a party to go to, a dinner to host, or a get-together to prepare for. Sweet treats and indulgent dishes are plentiful, so here’s a recipe to bring a little balance to the table with healthy ingredientsContinue reading “Chocolate Chestnut Truffles: Healthy Festive Fare & Party Power Food”

Ginger & Dark Chocolate Biscuits (V +GF)

Is there such thing as a ‘healthy biscuit’? One that actually improves your mood on a hormonal level and aids digestion? Yes, because this is it…. Ginger improves digestion (especially important in the season of Spring when digestion can become a little sluggish), and dark chocolate is full of antioxidants and mood-boosting properties!  Bake theseContinue reading “Ginger & Dark Chocolate Biscuits (V +GF)”

Chewy Cranberry-Chocolate Christmas Bars

It’s the last week before Christmas…. If you still need to buy a few extra gifts, grab this on your way for a much-needed energy boost before facing the festive crowds! The dates and cranberries are traditional Christmas fayre, and give a natural energy boost via natural sugars. No need to stock up on caffeine or aContinue reading “Chewy Cranberry-Chocolate Christmas Bars”

Healthy Dark Chocolate & Coconut Doughnuts (vegan & gluten free)

Vegan, gluten free and without any refined sugar; these doughnuts actually count as a nourishing snack, filled with high-protein millet flour and healthy fats from coconut! These bites would be perfect for a seasonal gathering, so you can always swap the cocoa powder and chocolate chips for pumpkin spice and chopped apple, gingerbread spice, cinnamon,Continue reading “Healthy Dark Chocolate & Coconut Doughnuts (vegan & gluten free)”

Cashew, Cacao & Coffee Chunks

When preparing for something that requires a lot of energy (physical or mental), the body needs the appropriate fuels to keep it going. While fats and proteins are essential for energy and building and maintaining a strong and healthy body, carbohydrates often provide the energy to make that possible. Good sources of carbohydrates primarily helpContinue reading “Cashew, Cacao & Coffee Chunks”

Peanut Butter & Honey – Stuffed Dates With Dark Chocolate

Sounds good to me….. This ‘recipe’ is a great example of how it’s often the most simple things that work well. There’s relatively few ingredients here, but the results are pretty special and it’s the perfect recipe to share amongst friends and family. Use good quality ingredients like palm-oil-free organic peanut butter and high percentageContinue reading “Peanut Butter & Honey – Stuffed Dates With Dark Chocolate”

Happiness On A Plate

A good mood is determined by many aspects, but what’s going on within us physiologically and chemically determines whether or not we’re even able to feel positive. The ability for our brain to function properly, our cells to communicate productively, our oxygen levels to remain balanced, and our hormones to stay in check basically decidesContinue reading “Happiness On A Plate”