Yes you read that right!! But first how did we get here?? It’s hard to believe that this is the last weekend in February and March is only 2 days away. I hope you have been able to make a couple simple changes in your lifestyle to start transforming yourself into the New Year, New You that you want to be!
I’m still plugging along and making changes in my life too! It know it gets hard with work, schedules, and kids, but any little change for the better, does make a difference. I hope you have either tried a new food, (maybe one of my recipes), that is healthier for you, or maybe you’ve tackled some of those things you have been putting off! Yeah for you for making a change!
I’ m a big music fan and love to be turned onto new music. I will be sharing some new artists from time to time. I really like this guy’s voice and I think he has great things to say in this album. The first song is about change so I thought it appropriate with New Year, New You! Take a listen.
Ok so eating all things healthy can be really hard!! Sometimes ladies and gents you might just want something sweet, right? Maybe chocolatey? Creamy, yummy, delicious, chocolate! Well you are in luck today!! I’ve got a couple of recipes that will knock your socks off!
This first recipe is amazing! SHHH! Don’t tell anyone but there are avocados in the recipe and the best part is that no one will even know it!! I got these fabulous recipes from a class I took at Breadbeckers.
- 1 large or 2 small Avocados
- 1/2 – 3/4 cups Blue Agave Nectar
- 1/4 cup Raw Cocoa Powder
- 2 Tbs. Coconut Cream Concentrate
- 1 Tbs. Vanilla
- Dash of Salt
Place everything in a high-power blender or food processor and blend (on high) until very smooth. You will need to stop and stir frequently until mixture is satin-y smooth and well blended. Keep stored in an airtight container in the fridge – that is, if it lasts long enough to make it in to the fridge.
Serve as is, for a delicious pudding, or add some mix-ins, such as cacoa nibs and almonds.
Serve as a dip with strawberries, bananas, sweet cherries and/or pineapple. A sure crowd-pleaser.
- 6 Tablespoons of cocoa
- 4 1/2 Tablespoons of butter
- 1/2 cup boiling water
- 1 3/4 cups Honey Granules (sugar replacement)
- 1/2 tablespoon Vanilla
In saucepan, combine all ingredients except vanilla. Bring to a boil on medium-high heat. You will need to stir constantly to dissolve granules. Reduce heat to maintain a boil. Boil covered for 2 minutes and then uncover for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla. Sauce will thicken as it cools.
You can put sauce in jars and store in refrigerator. Use this in place of store bought chocolate syrup. You can use this for hot chocolate. Just stir into some almond milk (you hopefully made from my previous blog) and heat up.
You can put it on your ice cream as hot chocolate sauce. Oh my! Scrump-dilly-icious!!!!
Now if you want to have a yummy chocolatey smoothie in the morning or for an afternoon snack use 1 heaping scoop of Chocolate Protein Powder. I mix 1 cup of Dark Chocolate Almond Milk, (which I am trying to come up with a recipe for that so we can make our own) 1/2 frozen banana, 2-3 frozen strawberries, flax seed, Maca Root powder, and chia seeds.
I have written about this recipe before but it goes perfectly with our chocolate theme here. It is my go to, every single morning. It keeps me full until lunch time.You really should give it a try! Even kids will like this one and it has so much great stuff in it! Of course, as I have said before, recipes are just a guideline so tweak this however you like.
Now, I know you all have been waiting for the winner of the drawing from last weeks giveaway…..drum roll please…….
Congratulations Lauren Morrison, you are the winner of the portable diffuser and the 15mL Wild Orange Essential oil. Thank you all for entering and supporting me on this journey!
Stay tuned for more giveaways coming soon!
If any of you are interested in a sample of wild orange, please email and I will be happy to get one out to you. You will love the experience!
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I hope you all have a wonderful week and I will talk with you soon!
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