The glorious carrot ginger muffin

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I’ve always had a soft spot for the carrot muffin, my very first clean dessert! I realised then that desserts didn’t have to be ‘dirty’ – with refined sugar or white flour for example. In this recipe, most ingredients are plant-based, and there is zero refined anything. How awesome is that?

I’m sure you already know that carrots are good sources of vitamin A and vitamins C, fibre and potassium. I’d recommend some walnuts or chia seeds to add a bit of omega-3 – can’t hurt, can it?  The coconut oil keeps the muffin moist and is also one of the good fats. Continue reading

The happy chocolate brownie

I was in charge of making dessert at a dinner party with a bunch a paleo crossfitters. Obviously it had to be gluten and refined-products free. So I decided to make my own – Interweb inspired – version of the chocolate brownie. I totally nailed it, and it has become my signature dessert. It’s super easy and super healthy, and most importantly it makes you happy!

Ingredients:

  • Dark Chocolate (70% cacao minimum), 150 gr
  • Almond Flour or very finely chopped almonds, 100gr
  • 3 eggs
  • Raw honey, 2 tablespoons
  • Coconut Oil, 2 tablespoons
  • Dates, 10 if they’re small, 8 if they’re chunkier
  • A handful of dried cranberries or raisins
  • A pinch of salt
  • Pecans, a handful (optional, but I like the crunch)

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The truth about fat

good-fatsLow-fat diets are just a joke and a big – fat – lie! Many people think that avocados and nuts will make them put on weight, but that’s non-sense. Yes, you find them in the “fatty section”, but fat doesn’t necessarily go straight to the bum! Fats are actually an essential component of a healthy diet; they are a good source of energy, they help the brain and other cells to function well, they make your skin glow and they even favour weight loss. Now, don’t get me wrong, you can’t eat all kinds of fats recklessly; there are bad ones and good ones.  Continue reading

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