Cold Desserts

January 17, 2012

 Decadent, Raw Chocolate Mousse

-Raw, Vegan, Decadent, Organic, Dessert, Processed Sugar Free, Gluten Free-

Enter Chocolate Decadence. Without added refined sugar. Looks fab? It is. :) This dessert is raw, sweet and created in a nano-second (if you have kept your coconut milk in the fridge overnight). Made primarily from coconut, sweetened with dates, and flavoured…any way you desire, this is yet another wonderful dessert limited only by your own imagination!!!

Raw cacao mousse

I recommend making small portion sizes. The flavours are robust. Deep, sensual, chocolaty pleasures of dark chocolate will envelop you if you choose to use raw organic cacao and cacao nibs. Only the best in my kitchen and for my friends and family!! This mousse has such a light texture whilst delivering power packed punches of your chosen flavours. Whilst no ‘sugar’ is added, don’t get caught in the trap thinking there is no sugar in this mousse. Dates are used for sweetness. Dates have one of the highest sugar content available naturally. This is fine so long a you are aware of it. Just keep the portion sizes small- not that you could eat large portions of this in one sitting anyway AND keep in mind- this mousse far surpasses any chocolate option you buy from the shops so please keep ‘sugar ‘and the ”freakiness of sugar” concept in proportion. OK? :)

Savour each spoonful and enjoy slowly allowing the flavours envelope your senses. Appreciate each mouthful. Stop when you have had enough. Enjoy the control you have over what goes into your mouth, how often and how much. If you put a half eaten portion back in the fridge it will still be there when you go back another day to enjoy it! :)

What You Will  Need:

  • 400ml coconut milk- 1 can. Available from the supermarket. Choose organic and a high fat content of 70% or more.
  • 1 cup of dates. I use organic dates from the supermarket kept in the refrigerated section. Make sure you remove the pip!
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup cacao nibs
  • handful of coconut flakes
  • any other imaginative ingredients you might like to add to mousse. If you like vanilla- don’t add the cacao! Add some vanilla instead! Easy!!

How To Make It Work:

The day before pop your coconut milk in the fridge. Leave for 8 hours or so. We need the ”fat of the coconut milk” to solidify – this is the part we want to use. When you open the can, you should find a solid mass. Remove from the can, using a spoon and use the solid part. There should only be  small amount of liquid left at the bottom – use this in your next smoothie.

This recipe is using high fat content. Don’t freak out. The coconut contains one of the best kind of fats your body could ask for. Used smartly, it could even help you lose weight!! Not ALL fats are bad, in fact, THIS fat can be very, very good for our body. Don’t believe the ‘no fat, low fat’ diet myth. It clearly does not work 😉

Dates: you will need to pit the dates if you have chosen to use organic dates. They should be nice and soft. If you are using dates from a packet, they will be tougher. We need the dates to be nice and soft to blend easily. To soften dates, pop them in some warm/hot water and let them soften. Then drain the water out and cut them into halves or smaller sizes ready for blending.

xx Vashte xx

Rich, Dark, Decadent Chocolate Coconut Brownies

gluten free, coconut, cacao, healthy sweet treat, deliciously naughty.

Vashte's Rich Dark Chocolate Brownies

I had some mascarpone cheese in my fridge. I forgot why I bought it so decided to be truly, madly, deeply, naughty and make dark chocolate, almond and date brownies. I was very popular that evening! You can be too! 😉 In saying that- I don’t keep regular flour or white sugar in my house.. so my naughty is somewhat healthier than many people’s naughty…and I’d bet my brownies beat any made with white flour and poisonous white sugar!

Here is my recipe:

  • 3/4 cup coconut oil
  • handful of 85% dark chocolate chunks- they get melted so more or less is up to you. How chocolatey do you like it?
  • 3/4 cup stevia
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder
  • 250 gm mascarpone cheese- I just used the entire tub- nice and creamy.
  • 3 large eggs room temperature
  • 1/2 cup banana flour- you could use any flour you like or even L.S.A. I’m experimenting with banana flour – I discovered it at the Gluten Free Expo. I have never heard of it before.
  • pinch of salt
  • handful of chopped dates
  • handful of chopped activated almonds.

 

Vashte's Brownies

 

How to Make it Work:

  • Pre heat oven to 160 C.
  • I used muffin tins as my loaf tin looked too big for the mixture. I would use a loaf tin so I could cut the brownie up as they are supposed to look, but the muffins worked well enough. I lined my muffin bowls with baking paper. You will need to line your vessel with baking paper.
  • In a saucepan, melt the coconut oil and then stir in the chocolate. Mix until combined.
  • Add stevia or your chosen sugar substitute. Rice bran syrup could work nicely here instead of stevia. Mix until combined. It will look a little granular.
  • Fold in mascarpone and eggs mixing well.
  • Sift your chosen gluten free flour, salt and cacao powder into the mixture and stir until just combined. Try not to over mix. Over mixing can result in a rock hard brownie. This mixture should be light in texture instead of the usual heavy dense brownie batter due to the mascarpone cheese.
  • Add dates and almonds (or different nuts you prefer) .
  • Pour mixture into your prepared loaf tin or muffin tins. Smooth the top down to ensure even baking.
  • My chocolate brownies were ready in 30 minutes. If you are baking using a loaf, aim for 45 minutes but keep checking from 30 mins onwards.

Done!

I don’t like to add a topping as they are sweet enough as they stand. They are delicious warm!. Serve with your favourite ice-cream, coconut ice-cream, custard, or on their own.

Bon Appetite.

Healthy Sweet treats for the odd occasion :)

You could even choose to keep this recipe raw, by setting the mixture in little bowls like a mousse- so don’t bake it.

xx Vashte xx

BALLS! Berry, Coconut and Cinnamon

-alkalise, raw, vegan, glutenfree, paleo, energy, protein!-

coconut blueberry balls from Vashte

These are delicious! Easy to create and very easy to eat! Perfect for after a workout; a great way to get kids to eat clean healthy nutritious snacks; or a morning snack! Packed with nutrients and energy with no added sugar but deliciously sweet. High in protein. Your body will love you for them, and so will your palate!

Enjoy xx

What you need:

  • 3/4 Cup L.S.A
  • 3/4 Cup coconut flakes
  • 1 Cup of dried berries- I like blueberries- you can you any fruit you like!
  • Dash of Cinnamon
  • Sweeten with rice bran syrup – available from the supermarket in the health section.
  • Filtered water
  • More L.S.A to cover your balls in.

How to Make It Work:

  • In a bowl combine all dry ingredients, and mix well.
  • I use water to bind my mixture, so pour small amounts in turning it into a sticky mess. Here is where you add sweetener if you like a sweeter taste.

(Some people use tahini to as the binding agent as opposed to water. I choose not to use tahini for two reasons – 1. I find the taste overpowers the ingredients. 2. I don’t digest tahini well, nor do I like the flavour!)

So there are a couple of options for you as a binding agent.

  • Ensure the mixture is sticky and wet. If you add too much water just pop more dry ingredients in to make it workable. You want to be able to form solid balls with your hands.
  • Roll in L.S.A. to complete then leave to set in the fridge for 5 hours.
  • They will keep for up to two weeks- but not likely as they will be eaten in that time frame!

xx Vashte xx

Berry, Banana and Vanilla Mousse

organic, raw, gluten free, dairyfree, no added sugar, alkalise, weightloss, fatloss, delicious

Berry Mousse

Summer is right around the corner! If I wasn’t mistaken I would say it is here! Hot days are on the Coast already so I’m really bugging out to cooling, refreshing smoothies, mousse’s, and refreshing drinks of any kind!

These are great if you are looking to enjoy flavour, nutrients and fill up on healthy ingredients- not to mention can aid in weightloss, and fatloss when coupled with healthy nutrition, positive head space and a realistic exercise plan. Gone are the days of lettuce leaves and more lettuce leaves.

I can see you asking yourself the question- mm how do I make this mousse myself?

It is easy – as are all my recipes. I’m not one for hanging in the kitchen long. Life is far to short to be tied to the kitchen sink. Yes, I like my tasty food and that means it is fresh, fast and deliciously healthy so I can get outside and enjoy the finer things in life! Like having fun!

This recipe is perfect for anyone. Adults, children, people wanting to lose weight, people wanting to gain weight. You just need to know how to manipulate the ingredients to suit your cause.  This recipe I am about to share with you is great for weightloss/fatloss  when on a nutritional programme designed for such a thing. Children can enjoy this anytime of the day- and will love it, keeping them nutritionally satisfied and very happy! It is a suitable and great way to start the day for anyone on the run but wanting to help balance out blood sugar levels.

Please enjoy and feel welcomed and encouraged to ask any questions!

I do not have sugar or honey in my cupboard. The fruit available contains enough sweetness for me, but for many, this can be a big jump so to bridge the gap here is what I suggest: Throw away all white and brown sugar and never buy it again. To help get over the sugar addiction withdrawal symptoms and onslaught of change on your taste buds, you can use rice bran syrup instead or perhaps stevia for a short time. Both are natural sweeteners but each time you add these to your foods, use less and less. We get enough natural sugar from our foods, but Ias the great majority of us live in a sugar laced world- without even realising it lets take the transition at your pace initially. You can break free, if you want to.

Berry mousse

What is in it?

  • Handful or two of fresh strawberries- use any berries you like. Frozen is ok too.
  • 1 banana
  • 100 mls unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 avocado (this is very important to make it mousse-like)
  • 1 teaspoon l-glutamine – helps to reduce sugar cravings
  • 2 tablespoons pea protein – unsweetened. Buy from bulk foods.
  • 3 pods of cardamon – just loving this flavour at the moment!
  • 1-2 teaspoons organic vanilla essence
  • 2 tablespoons soaked organic linseeds- this will aid digestion and facilitate movement 😉
  • ice

How to make it work:

Place all ingredients in a powerful blender. Blend until think and creamy.

Consume!

Vashte's Berry Mousse

If fresh berry mousse is not sweet enough for your palate at this stage in the game, add 1 teaspoon of rice bran syrup or stevia and blend again. Continue adding natural sweetener until you reach the desired flavour. Please do not add extra sweetener until you have tried your mousse. You will get to the stage when you do not wish to add sweetener if you continue to consume a diet consisting of mostly leafy greens salads/veges coupled with proton and good fats.

FREE Tips: 😉

  • Freeze this in popsicle moulds for a healthy, delicious, summer iceblock!
  • Only add a small amount of liquid (almond milk) to ensure a thick consistency. It is better for it to be too thick, this way to can add more liquid to make it more viscous. If it is too runny for a mousse you can serve is as a smoothie, or add another 1/4 avocado for more creaminess and thickness.
  • This is an ideal breakfast or lunch option for weightloss.

Bon Appetite my friends!

On my page you can educate yourself on:

  • Delicious recipes with tips and ideas on how to successfully enjoy healthy food because it tastes delicious, and is easy to make without costing the earth or your blowing the budget; Eat with purpose!
  • How to take control of your own headspace by learning to fall in love with you just the way you are. On my page you can learn to release yourself from the constraints of unrealistic demands placed on you by you, or others…allowing the real you to shine through; Laugh more!
  • Find out how to actually enjoy exercise and movement by finding something that motivates you. Fall in  love with the feeling you get from that choice, or the fun times you received and or the thrill of overcoming the challenge. Simple, enjoyable exercise- Just move more!
  • You can learn to push yourself through love- not demand. There is a significant difference between the two motivations- love or demand. Just let go!

xx Vashte xx

Fresh Fruit Salad, Minted with Chia and Coconut Mousse

wholefoods- sugarfree – glutenfree- weightloss – fatloss- raw- healthy eating

Fruit Salad, Chia and Coconut Delight www.vashte.com

The food I post is designed to be easy, nutritious and wholesome. I believe in health from the inside out, which is the exact opposite to the way the world is focused. Many people today ‘look’ healthy but just as you don’t judge a book by its cover, neither do you judge the health of a human being by the ‘look’ you are presented with. So many people I know ‘look’ the part but are carrying illnesses you would never dream possible. Many people ‘look’ the part, but when they get home they are tyrants and awful to live with as they insist on starving themselves to maintain the body everyone ‘thinks’ is desirable.

You may be aware I lost my then partner to cancer in 2011- and he was well known on the Coast as a teacher in natural health and supplements. He ‘looked’ the part, but he carried a deep dark secret that you would never know by ‘looking’. Quit the façade people!! Get real and get healthy from the inside out. I am an advocate for health; realistic health; healthy living- mind, body and spirit. Health is not rocket science; but it is facing up to your truths, your reality and not sweeping them under the carpet for vanity’s sake, or any other sake.

One Life Live it Well.

We NEVER get today back. So lets make our ‘todays’ count.

To make this simple, easy, healthy meal all you need is fresh stuff! It is worth buying organic where you can. Pesticides, insecticides, genetically modified foods, chemicals …all contribute to cancer, auto immune disorders and a plethora of other dis-eases we DO NOT have to live with, nor tolerate. Go back to living as much like our grandparents did as we can, and we may well see a marked improvement on our very own health, as well as turn the life expectancy of our children back around to actually outlive parents. Yes, the children being born today are expected to pass away before the parents. We are killing our own children. So lets be part of STOPPING THAT DISGUSTING STATISTIC- WHO IS WITH ME??

That means taking some time and thinking about the foods we eat, and where we get those foods. Yes, it may take a little thought effort. Throw away your microwaves for a start. Make your meals from scratch. Whilst this may sound horrific to some, perhaps many of you once you give it a go, you may astound yourself- as I have astounded myself!! If you had asked me 5 years ago if I knew what a kitchen even WAS … I would have told you in no uncertain terms a kitchen was a waste of space in a house!!! So if I can change- so can you. I am here to give you hope!!! :)

Fruit Salad:

Apples– you must know what they are! I have a favourite apple supplier from my favourite local farmers markets in Burleigh. He has incredibly crispy apples- and the best ever free range eggs. Definitely recommended if you are on the Gold Coast!! Apples will keep you full as they are high in fibre, and therefore will aid in passing solids; alternatively you can choose to run 10km every day to help keep things moving. I know what is easier and tastier 😉 An apple.

Pomegranate– in season now- they are the ‘passionfruit’ to any fruit salad, or green salad- they go with anything. Packed full with anti-oxidants and have a heavenly taste!

Fresh mint – buy it or better still, grow your own. I live in an apartment with searing heat from the sun. Mint is resilient. If I can not kill mint, you wont be able to either! Grow it and add it to any meal you like! I love it with my apples. It freshens any meal, salad- green or fruit. Yum!

You can add any fruit you like to a fruit salad. What do you like? Add your favourite fruit and you have a fruit salad. This fruit salad is not too high in natural sugars (fructose). Sifferent fruits contain different natural sugar levels. if you don’t like too much sweetness and sugar, stick with my simple salad.

I added a little cereal to my fruit salad- just a sprinkling for texture. I am not a fan of cereal but when I do have it, it is always gluten free. The best cereals are seeds only- I don’t eat many grains as my body does not like them glutenfree or not. I have found many people to be the same and many have difficulty processing grains. If you love your cereals- try the seed only cereals. You will not need to eat as much as they swell and expand. These are generally easier to digest.

Coconut, Chia Milk/Mousse.

I have also taken most dairy out of my diet. The exception of late being Greek Yoghurt. I took dairy out as I experience bloating and lethargy after eating it- indicating an intolerance. I get that from Greek Yoghurt too but for some reason of late, I have been permitting myself to eat it despite the consequences. That is weird. Many people put up with this every single day!?? Why??

Instead of dairy there are loads of alternatives. My favourite being Coconut Milk, water and cream; (use coconut oil to cook with). Old school thinking and teaching will have you believe these coconut products are ‘bad’ for you and will make you fat. Nothing could be more wrong. False advertising, misrepresentations of truths, and a lot of money being made by the companies propagating these lies through marketing has the general public believing these lies to be truths. Coconut products can be used and assimilated by the human body readily and easily. Dairy products cannot. Dairy products make me fat. Coconut products help my body release fat as I feed it food that I can use.

Maybe your body is somewhat similar to my adult human body. Food for thought?

How to Make Coconut and Chia Mousse/Dessert:

  • Simply buy a 400gm  can of organic coconut milk or cream from your local supermarket.
  • Add 3-4 tablespoons of chia. There are black or white- both are great.-can also be purchased from the supermarket! Chia is a ‘superfood’- meaning in everyday terms – really good for you and packed with bioavailable nutrients including antioxidants (good stuff!) Chia can also help keep you full as well as clean out unwanted toxins from places in the body they are hiding. Toxins like to hide, stick and stay. Chia are one of many natural foods which can help cleanse the body of such crap. Literally.
  • Mix both together. The chia will start to expand. If you leave the coconut and chia for 15 minutes it may become mousse-like; if you leave it for an hour it will definitely expand to make this viscosity.
  • Most people will like their milk/mousse to be sweeter. You can add raw honey to the mix to sweeten. Or choose stevia. Just add to your taste preference. Stevia is a natural sweetener that is said to be easier for the body to absorb without throwing blood sugar levels off. Again, I am not a fan- try to go sugar free as much as possible- but some days- you just really want something sweet. :)
  • Add to your fruit salad and enjoy your delicious meal!!

When the blood sugar levels in the human body are unbalanced, that is when you experience those ‘çravings’. Everything that you experience in your human body can be explained scientifically. Craving CAN be controlled with the help of a balanced diet. YOU can control your eating and what you desire to eat. Most self confessed chocoholics don’t think this to be humanly possible, but I have seen it time and time again. Everything is logical, everything has an explanation, sometimes we just need to get out of our own way to realise the truth.

Try to eat more and more ‘green, leafy’ foods first. Before you reach for the sugary snack. Once the body reaches a more alkaline state, we can become more capable and in control of our food choices as blood sugars stabilise.  Often we simply no longer ‘feel’ like eating sugary products- as if you never lived with these cravings in the first place. It is not ‘will power’; it IS biochemical- we are made up from chemistry and biology after all. Right?!

Enjoy xx

xx Vashte xx

Chia, Frozen Mango, Vanilla Chia Pots

-Raw, Wholefood, Sugar Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Grain Free –

-Sweet Treat AND good for you!! Easy to make-

-Delicious!!-

vashte.com Coconut Chia Dessert

It’s winter. It is cold and getting colder. We seem to gravitate towards winter wholesome foods in cold seasons.  Many people slow riiight down, and some come to a complete stop. All because it is winter and it is cold. Bad combination! We are not bears, and we do not need to store fat for our hibernation period… fact is, it is very hard to hibernate away from the world for a long period of time. People start to wonder… But very easy to build up fatty deposits due to this combination of behaviour and then freak out when Summer sneaks up on us all of a sudden!! I mean, who can predict Summer coming??? sigh, we do it to ourselves each and every year… how about making this year- 2013- the year you started preparing for Summer IN THE WINTER. LIKE NOW!!!

I thought I would share this little gem with you for the Winter season! (and the Summer, Autumn and Spring). These little glasses of sweet delight come packed with chia seeds. Chia seeds are one of the many ‘superfoods’ (I really do not like that term if you must know, it is so over marketed) available in the supermarket, from health food shops and every where on the net these days. It is a good thing. These little seeds are incredible in and of themselves, and incredible for many human beings and their digestion! They are unobtrusive, don’t have a strong flavour and can be added to pretty much any liquidy substance, including bread and cake mixtures to add nutrients and aid digestion.  I used to pour a couple of tablespoons of chia seeds into my bottled water and drink throughout the day. Not only do they fill me up, they keep things moving along nicely which is an issue many people have due to poor nutrient levels in the readily available foods of today. If you are going to try this- adding chia to your water- start with 1 teaspoon per 1.5L water, and increase as your body dictates. You know your body, it is up to you to monitor how it processes foods. If this is a new concept to you, I encourage you to start to take note of how your body digests certain foods and drinks- take note of how you feel after eating breakfast, lunch and dinner. How you feel when you snack, (what are you thinking and doing at the time), what time you snack, what foods you snack on… After eating are you energetic, clear headed, focused, satiated or over full, do you get tired, bloating, gas, do you pass fluid and solids easily every day? These are all things you can take note of, monitor and be aware of changes BEFORE they turn into something bigger than necessary.

It is your body. One life, Live it Well!

As we seem to love reaching for the sweet treats during the colder months (or is it all months?!) I thought these Coconut, Cashew , Mango Chia Desserts could help satisfy your sweet tooth without adding ridiculously high amounts of refined sugars to your chosen diet. It works for me, maybe it will work for you too?

vashte.com chia dessert

To make 4 decent sized portions, or 8 taster sized portions you will need:

  • 1 cup chia seeds. white or black.
  • 750 ml coconut milk (can use coconut cream but watch portion size, and you can use coconut water for a runnier lighter dessert. I reduce the water content or increase chia seeds)
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango Options: add whichever fruit you like or just leave the fruit out. Play with this and figure out what you like the best!
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla. I use organic vanilla bean from the supermarket. It is available in powder form too from the health shops.
  • Rice bran Syrup to sweeten if necessary. Options: stevia, or xylitol. If you add honey, agave syrup, or any other sweetener you are adding sugar.
  • Chopped raw cashews (activated are best). Options: any other nut you personally prefer! No rules!! Mix them in or just sprinkle on top.
  • Options: add goji, craisins, coconut flakes, cacao powder and or nibs… it really is up to you and what you have in the cupboard!!!

To Make It Work:

Mix everything together! Watch as the chia expands and thickens into the mixture. If you feel the need, add water to ensure the dessert does not become gluggy, or more coconut water.  An option is to mix the milk, chia, vanilla, and sweetener together, allow the mixture to thicken, then layer the chia dessert into serving bowls as a base. Add  fruits/nut/custard… use your imagination, and then top with the remaining chia dessert. It looks pretty special, tastes amazing too!! Best served in a glass, or glass container if you are going for the pretty look!

vashte.com chia desserts

Let your desserts set in the fridge before serving. Great as a sweet snack to banish those sweet cravings mid afternoon; the kids love this and best of all this is an incredibly healthy snack. Low in sugars and high in good fats.  These will keep in the fridge for a couple of days or you can freeze them for longer periods. Save them for rainy days as opposed to store-bought chocolate.

Chia was an ancient food for the Mayan’s. It is said they would run for miles on chia and water alone and maintain complete  nourishment. Chia has been used for thousands of years by civilianisation’s living well over the average age of our ‘developed’ countries. I am no expert on any subject– the more I learn the more I learn there is so much to learn!!! I do think it pays to investigate for yourself and start to question why we as a developed nation are so horribly ill, obese and overweight. Why are our children being born with terminal illnesses? Why are so many young people falling to terminal illnesses? Why are no valid, black and white answers coming from the plethora of ”councils’ set up to ”çure’ these diseases especially when they have such black and white definitions, rules and regulations ON the diseases AND how to supposedly CURE them? CLEARLY THEY DON’T WORK. Why won’t they look for alternative answers and preventative treatment as opposed to just band-aiding a festering sore?! Science??! Why are diseases  increasing and our quality of life decreasing?

Start asking questions for yourselves before you need them. You too may find the real hope for any chance of an answer lies in the ways our ancestors lived, to a large degree.

  • How they ate.
  • What they thought.
  • How often they moved.

To start- there was no processed, packaged, microwaved foods back then. Not really even in our grandparents, or great grandparents days. Doesn’t that make you wonder, just a little? Not everything they ate was laced, nor, overflowing with refined sugar which is more relevant for 2013. They ate good fat and…they were lean. Leaner than the majority of the developed nations today. They moved more. Get up and go for a walk for crying out loud! Get some fresh air! That alone can change toxic thoughts and toxic energy into recharged and revitalised energy. It really is not rocket science. It can be easy if you look in the right places.

This blog could be a good basic place to start! On this blog, I am exploring my life in 2013 filled with health, happiness and wholefood living. I am real. I am grounded but I promise you I am reaching for the stars. If you too want to get a fresh approach, and start exploring the very real possibilities of a truer  health from within, without the mumbo jumbo, then feel from to pop your details up there in the box to keep updated on this blog. Make some recipes I post! :) Make some comments on the thoughts and suggestions I have! Tell me what you want to hear?! Ask questions!! Lets do this together. One step at a time, one foot in front of the other, one day at a time.

We CAN change- you CAN change.

If you imagine it, you can dream it and anything you imagine and dream.. is yours if you just take the steps to make it happen. That starts with ONE step. That is all- followed by another step. There is no race, there is no rush. Take it at your own pace. There are no rules, no regulations, just you exploring the very real prospect of a healthier life, through healthier living based on healthier choices in nutrition; in the thoughts you think and the things you find important in this day and age.

Don’t live “it is not until you lose something, or someone dear to you that you realise how important that really was to you”. Cherish your life, and the life of those you love. Live a healthy long and prosperous life- the only way to do that, as I see it, is to start to ask questions and do your own research. Not everything people in ”authority” say is truth, not everything those with doctorates’ degrees know or say is fact, and an answer is only AN answer- it is not THE answer until you make that decision yourself. Get MORE answers and make your own decisions.

I hope you enjoyed this blog- please try this recipe, adapt it- comment on it and share my blog with people you think might enjoy it, share it with people how may get something out of it, and have fun exploring life with me/us!!!

xx Vashte xx

One Life Live It WELL

Coconut, Blueberry and Chia Dessert

raw, alkalise, no sugar added, wholefoods, weightloss, fatloss, cleanse, detox, dairyfree, superfood

Coconut, Blueberry and Chia dessert

The sun continues to shine up here on the Gold Coast of Australia! ahh this is the life! So very blessed and in love with Living Life Outloud!! Are you too?! And along with sunshine, comes Spring then inevitably Summer nipping at it’s heels. So as the temperatures continue to increase, I’m focusing even more into weightloss and fatloss geared around wholefoods. “Wholefoods” just mean – real food. You know, the kind God makes as opposed to man.

  • You won’t find wholefood in a plastic container or cardboard box.
  • You wont find wholefood with a nutritional label stuck to the outside of it; God actually knows what he is doing.. as opposed to man.. He doesn’t care for your money :) He cares for your health :)

So the recipes I’m encouraging and enjoying myself even more at this time are clean, delicious, nutritious foods. And I continue to share them with you xx. This one I am sharing with you is a cracker! Anything coconut is a blessing! Coconuts have a plethora of minerals and nutrients our bodies ache for, and are wonderfully hydrating with a very low sugar content. Please buy the fresh young white coconuts shaped like a cone from the supermarkets as opposed to the packet coconut water for sale and very popular at the moment. (Also cheaper than the packaged pasteurised version :))  Buying the real thing is always, hands down, 100% better than buying anything manipulated by man! I realise the cartons say they are 100% natural however, be aware that this packaged coconut water has been pasturised so that it does not go off- Therefore, it is no longer 100% natural.

Also realise that there may be added ingredients to your cartons, but as these added ingredients make up for less than 5% of the total product, they do not need to be listed and can therefore be advertised as 100% natural when, in fact, it is not. Marketing. They want your money. And they get it.

Like the look of my chia dessert? It is good for breakfast, as a healthy snack, or dessert. There is no sugar added and is completely dairy free. I am a firm believer the adult human body does not process dairy well, in fact, I believe pasturised dairy is processed as a toxin by the adult human body. Feel free to google that and start exploring for yourself :) So my  delicious chia snack is made without the stuff I dont like, and loaded with all the goodies my body does like!  All ages will enjoy this and will find it great for the body; delicious on the palette and easy to digest which results is active mind, bodies and souls. Happy days!!

Once again, I make food that is easy, non complicated, delicious, and designed to aid weightloss whilst being scrumptious and suitable for the entire family!

What is in my Coconut, Blueberry and Chia Dessert:

  • water and flesh from a young fresh coconut. Or you can use 400ml canned coconut cream.
  • freeze dried blueberry powder- if you cant find this, use fresh berries instead- fresh is best!
  • 1/4- 1/2 cup black chia seeds
  • a couple of drops of organic vanilla essence
  • stevia or rice bran syrup to taste if you like extra sweetness- try without this first. Always try with no added sweetness- this way you will stop ‘needing’ the sweetness we have been brought up on. Natural is always better. One day you will find you just can’t stomach the sweetness most people think they ‘need’. Take it one step at a time. If adding this type of sweetness is a step forward for you, then this is great. Now, begin to add less and less.. one day, before you know it, you will no longer want to add it :)

How To Make It Work:

Very simple.

Using the flesh of a young coconut and it’s water:

  • Just blend the two together in a blender to make a creamy, viscous ‘cream’. This is coconut cream- without being canned! Pour into a bowl.If you have opted to use fresh berries you can blend them up with the flesh and water, or you can add them whole to your mix. The taste will not be different, but the presentation will be. So this is up to you!
  • Pour cream  into a bowl; add blueberry powder or fresh berries; pour in chia seeds and vanilla.
  • Stir.
  • Allow chia to swell- approximately 20 minutes. The mixture will becoming thicker. Add more chia is you feel you would like a thicker snack. Taste test and add your chosen sweetner if you want it you like a sweeter taste.
  • Pour into serving containers. Allow them to set fully in the fridge for 2 hours or more.

Using coconut cream from a can:

  • Pour cream  into a bowl; add blueberry powder or fresh berries; pour in chia seeds and vanilla.
  • Stir. That’s it pretty much!!
  • Allow chia to swell- approximately 20 minutes. The mixture will becoming thicker. Add more chia is you feel you would like a thicker snack. Taste test and add your chosen sweetener if you want it you like a sweeter taste.
  • Pour into serving containers. Allow them to set fully in the fridge for 2 hours or more.

Click HERE for another of my recipes using the superfood of chia. Chia is also packed with good fats- fats designed to aid weightloss and fatloss. Chia was used by the Mayan’s as a staple part of their diet. Chia seeds are so well rounded in nutrients that, when food was scarce, chia and water could sustain the Mayan’s for days. By adding wholefoods like coconut and chia and many other foods made by God to your diet, you fuel your body with quality nutrients.

If you wouldn’t put the cheapest petrol into a Maserati why would you add cheap, dead food, which is supposed to be fuel for your body– to your body? Your body is worth quadruple times the value of any Maserati on earth. Your body is the most valuable thing you own on this earth. Without it, where would you be? Why not give it what it needs?

:) xx Vashte xx

What do you think of this recipe? Have you tried it out yet??!!! Perfect Summer treat!!

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