Posts Tagged ‘Dessert’

Chocolate Chia Pudding – YES PLEASE!!!

GAPS Chocolate Chia Pudding Egg Free

Lighter than pudding made with coconut milk, this is still dairy free. It’s naturally sweetened by not only the honey, but the dates and apple as well.  Chia gels without eggs, and it also makes this a no-cook pudding. We topped it with coconut whipped cream. Enjoy this rich chocolate recipe any time!

1 cup chia seeds (I use these chia seeds)
2 cups filtered water, divided
2 apples, cored & chopped
1/4 cup cocoa powder (I buy this cocoa powder)
2 Tbsp honey (I buy this honey)
10 pitted dates
1/4 teaspoon sea salt (I buy salt here)

Instructions:

Soak chia seeds in 1-1/2 cups water for 30-60 minutes, or until swelled.

Blend apples, cocoa powder, honey, dates, salt, and remaining 1/2 cup water in the food processor until smooth, adding 1/4 cup more water if necessary.

Pulse in chia seeds, until evenly distributed.

Spoon pudding into custard cups or small mason jars, cover, and store in the fridge.  Top with coconut whipped cream if desired.

Delicious!

Thank you Health, Home & Happiness for this recipe!!!

Amy Approved = Creating Harmony Through Fitness & Whole Foods…

Post to Twitter Tweet This Post

Share
Tags: , , ,
Posted in Amy "Approved" Recipes | No Comments »

Amy Approved Frozen Treat!!!

Banana1Charly likes a snack each night before bed so last night I whipped this frozen treat up.  If you let it blend long enough (about 5 minutes) it whips into creamy ice cream!!!  She LOVED it!!!

Ingredients: (serves 2)
1 frozen banana
4-5 pitted dates
Dash or 4 of cinnamon
Dash of coconut milk

Put everything into your Vitamix and use “variable” speed to get the chunks of bananas blended.  Use your tamper and really push down to assure everything is mixing.  Blend for about 4-5 minutes or until creamy & smooth.  We did find that it melted fast so ENJOY immediately 🙂

And it makes for a HAPPY toddler!!! Banana3

Amy Approved = Creating Harmony Through Fitness & Whole Foods…

Follow us on Facebook!
Follow us on Instagram!

banana2bananas

 

Post to Twitter Tweet This Post

Share
Tags: , , , , , ,
Posted in Amy "Approved" Recipes | No Comments »

Apple Crisp – Amy Approved!!

IMG_5717.JPG

We are invited to dinner at a friends house and was asked to bring dessert. I chose this apple crisp and vanilla coconut ice cream.  This gluten free crisp is a perfect light, sweet end to a meal!!

IMG_5718-0.JPG

Ready for the oven!!!

IMG_5721.JPG

All DONE!!!!

What You’ll Need:

For the filling:
6 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored & diced
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsps coconut sugar (you can also use honey)
1 tsp lemon juice

For the topping:
1/2 cup almond flour (I blended raw almonds in my Vitamix for 10 seconds)
1/2 cup gluten-free whole oats
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup honey (I used local)
3 tbsps unrefined coconut oil

What to do:
1.  Preheat oven to 375
2.  In a medium bowl, combine the apples, cinnamon, sugar & lemon juice.  Stir together until apples are coated evenly
3.  In a separate bowl, whisk together the almond flour, oats, salt, cinnamon, honey & coconut oil
4.  Use your fingers (it’s messy) to mix everything together until it has a crumbly consistency
5.  Arrange the apples into a 9″pie dish.  Cover with the crumble topping
6.  Bake for 30-35 min, or until the top is golden brown.  Remove from the oven and cover for 5-10 minutes
7.  Apple crisp is best served warm but can also be served at room temperature.  Store, covered, in the refrigerator for up to four days

Amy Approved = Creating Harmony Through Fitness & Whole Foods

Post to Twitter Tweet This Post

Share
Tags: , , , ,
Posted in Amy "Approved" Recipes | No Comments »

Spiced Pumpkin Raisin Cookies

PumpkinCookie720
Fall is my favorite time of the year and pumpkin is one of my favorite veggies.  I found this recipe on Dr Oz’s website so I took the recipe and cleaned it up a bit.  They were a hit!!!

Ingredients:
3/4 cup coconut flour
2/3 cup gluten free oats
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground allspice
3/4 cup organic raw sugar
1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
1/3 cup melted coconut oil
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup raisins
Small handful of dairy free chocolate chips

Directions

Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 350°F. Line 2 heavy large baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, oats, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and allspice. Stir to blend well. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, pumpkin puree, oil, syrup and vanilla; whisk to blend. Using a flexible rubber spatula, gradually stir the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture. Stir in the raisins.

For each cookie, drop 1 generous tablespoon of batter onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing the mounds about 1 inch apart (or use a mini ice cream scoop). Using moistened fingertips, flatten each to a 2-inch-diameter round. Sprinkle each cookie with a bit more raw sugar.

Bake the cookies until brown and a bit firm to the touch, 17 to 20 minutes. Using a metal spatula, transfer the cookies to a rack and cool completely.

AmyApproved
= Creating Harmony Through Fitness & Whole Foods!!

Follow Amy Approved on Facebook!!
Follow Amy Approved on Twitter @shapeitup1
Check out Amy’s online fitness superstore ShapeItUp.com!!
Follow ShapeItUp on Facebook!!

Post to Twitter Tweet This Post

Share
Tags: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Amy "Approved" Recipes | No Comments »

Paleo Berry Crumble

Ingredients:

Serves about 2-3 people (depending on your portion!)

3 cups of fresh blueberries (fresh is better than frozen in this recipe as the crumble will not get soggy)

1 cup of fresh raspberries

Juice of 1 fresh lemon

1 cup almond meal

1/4 cup of chopped macadamia nuts (you can pulse it in your food processor)

1/4 cup melted coconut oil

2 tbsp honey

1/3 tsp cinnamon

2 pinces of sea salt

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375F or 185C

Place blueberries and raspberries in a 9×9 inch baking dish and squeeze the juice from half of the lemon over them

Toss slightly to coat them.

In a mixing bowl, combine the almond meal, chopped macadamia nuts, melted coconut oil, honey, cinnamon and salt.

Spread the above nut topping evenly over the berries mixture.

Bake until the fruit is well cooked/bubbling and the topping is golden brown/crunchy (this should take approximately 30-40 minutes).

Serve it with a scoop of coconut ice cream, coconut cream or eat it on its own

Train Hard, Eat Clean, Be Well

AmyApproved = Creating Harmony Through Fitness & Whole Foods!!

Follow Amy Approved on Facebook!!

Follow Amy Approved on Twitter @shapeitup1

Check out Amy’s online fitness superstore ShapeItUp.com!!

Follow ShapeItUp on Facebook!!

Post to Twitter Tweet This Post

Share
Tags: , , , ,
Posted in Amy "Approved" Recipes | No Comments »

New Favorite Paleo Cookies – you gotta try these!!!

20130519-070523.jpg

I made up this recipe & it’s now my new favorite!!!!

Ingredients
1 cup raw almond butter
1 egg
1/2 cup or so unsweetened organic shredded coconut
2-3 tbsp raw honey
2 tbsp organic sugar
Small handful dairy free soy free chocolate chips
Dash of salt

Preheat oven to 350. Mix all ingredients in small bowl. Roll into balls & place on baking stone. Flatten with a fork & bake for 10 min. Makes 1 batch – perfect amount!!!!!

Let me know what you think!!!!

Xo

Post to Twitter Tweet This Post

Share
Tags: , , , ,
Posted in Amy "Approved" Recipes | No Comments »

Homemade Cadbury Eggs – Happy Easter!!

Here is a GREAT homemade Easter treat!!

Homemade Cadbury Eggs

Makes 6-8 eggs

Ingredients:

½ cup all natural dark chocolate chips or chocolate pieces

1 ½ tsp coconut oil

Filling:

1 egg white

¼ cup pure honey

2 tsp pure vanilla extract

pinch of sea salt

Egg mold (you can get these at craft stores, party stores, kitchen stores, online, etc.)

DIRECTIONS:

Put your honey in a small pot over medium low heat. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer for 2-3 minutes, stirring often. Add in the vanilla extract and the pinch of sea salt. Stir until combined.

Whip your egg white with a hand or stand mixer until peaks form. Once peaks form, slowly drizzle the honey mixture in the egg whites while the mixer is still whipping. Keep whipping until all the honey is blended and the mixture is very creamy. Set aside.

In a double boiler, melt the chocolate and coconut oil until chocolate is melted and smooth. If you don’t have a double boiler, use a large skillet filled with water. Place a smaller pot in the water and melt your chocolate/coconut oil in the smaller pot.

Using a small spoon, spoon your chocolate in the egg mold.  Using the spoon, “paint” up the sides of the mold. Once all the eggs are covered in chocolate, stick the mold in the freezer for 5 minutes. Take it back out and “paint” the mold again with the chocolate. Stick in the freezer for another 5 minutes.

Take it back out and fill the chocolates with the egg white/honey mixture. If you have leftover chocolate, drizzle some around all the edges of the chocolate eggs so they will mold together easier. Fold the molds together and place in the freezer for at least an hour. Undo the molds and enjoy your homemade eggs!

Store these in the freezer or fridge. Even if you store them in the freezer, the insides will stay soft and creamy!

Thanks to Primally Inspired for this great recipe!

AmyApproved = Creating Harmony Through Fitness & Whole Foods!!

Follow Amy Approved on Facebook!!

Check out Amy’s online fitness superstore ShapeItUp.com!!

Post to Twitter Tweet This Post

Share
Tags: , , ,
Posted in Amy "Approved" Recipes | No Comments »

Coconut Flour Snickerdoodles

20121001-192318.jpg
Ingredients:
1/2 cup organic sugar or coconut sugar
4 eggs, brought to room temperature
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
3/4 cup coconut flour
1/4 tsp salt

Topping:
2 tbsps organic or coconut sugar
2 tbsps ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375.
In a mixing bowl, beat the 1/2 cup sugar, eggs, vanilla & coconut oil together.  Add the coconut flour & salt.  Let it sit for a 2-3 minutes.  If the dough appears too soft or wet, refrigerate for 30 minutes.  Combine the two toppings in small bowl.  Scoop dough & roll into balls.  Roll the balls in the cinnamon & sugar mixture and place onto your baking stone.  Flaten with a fork.  Bake the cookies for 15 minutes.  Transfer to a drying rack and cool.  ENJOY!

Because everyone needs something sweet every now & then…  ENJOY!!

Post to Twitter Tweet This Post

Share
Tags: , , , ,
Posted in Amy "Approved" Recipes | No Comments »

The BEST Almond Butter Bark I Have Ever Tasted!!!

Another super quick recipe that can help satisfy any “sweet” cravings you might have. And if you can’t do nuts, you can substitute sunflower seed butter for the almond butter.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, softened
  • 1/4 cup almond butter*
  • 2 TBSP coconut flakes
  • 2 tsp honey
  • Sea salt
  • 2 tbsps toasted carob powder

Process

  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Spread on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
  3. Sprinkle with sea salt.
  4. Place in freezer for about 1 hour
  5. ENJOY!

Notes  You will be able to make a thicker bark if the almond butter is cold.  If warm, it will spread very easily.

*If you can’t do nuts, replace the almond butter with sunflower seed butter.
*The above photo is NOT my bark.  They used dark chocolate shredded on top & I mixed the carob powder into mine.  Try both!

Post to Twitter Tweet This Post

Share
Tags: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Amy "Approved" Recipes | No Comments »

Fall is Here & Apples are in Season!!!

20110928-052426.jpg

Amy’s Apple Crisp

5-7 apples, peeled (I left a few strips of peel)
Lots of Cinnamon
2 tbsps organic raw sugar
3/4 cup almond flour OR make your own (I used 3/4 cup raw almonds & blended them for 30 sec to make my flour)
1 egg

Peel apples & put them in the bottom of your pie dish.  Sprinkle with lots of cinnamon & 1 tbsp sugar.  Mix with your hands.  Blend your flour & put into a bowl w/ egg, cinnamon & 1 tbsp sugar.  Whip with a fork.  Mash the almond mixture onto the top of your apples.  Bake for 30 min at 350 degrees.

Serve warm – YUM!!!

If you are lucky enough to live on the Central Coast like we do go up to Gopher Glen (up See Canyon Rd) to buy your apples.  They have a TON of different apples you can try and really good prices.  Super fun way to get apples!  Kids will love it too 🙂

Post to Twitter Tweet This Post

Share
Tags: , , , , ,
Posted in Amy "Approved" Recipes | No Comments »