These white chocolate truffles with beetroot powder, which need only a few ingredients and very easy to make, are decadent, sweet, smooth and creamy. They are a wonderful after-dinner treat with a rich espresso shot and will also make the perfect gift.
- Place almond milk and coconut oil in a small saucepan over low heat. Cook until the coconut oil is melted and well combined with almond milk. Now stir int beetroot powder until well combined.
- Place the chopped white chocolate in a heatproof bowl and set over a pot of simmering water, making sure the water doesn’t touch the bottom of the bowl.
- Stir chocolate occasionally as it softens. When you have just a few small unmelted chunks, remove bowl from heat (residual heat will melt the rest).
- Now stir in the beetroot mixture until well combined. Cover and chill for 1 hour or until pliable but firm enough to scoop.
- Place coconut flakes in a bowl. Working quickly roll a teaspoon of truffle mixture into a ball and gently roll with coconut flakes until evenly coated.
This dessert has a no-bake naturally gluten-free hazelnut crust and a chilled creamy chocolate goodness sweetened with mint-flavoured chocolate stevia syrup and topped with plump and juicy raspberries. You can serve this dusted with icing sugar or fresh cream aside or simply with more fresh raspberries and mint leaves.
No Bake Raspberry Chocolate Tart (Vegan, GF, DF and SF)adapted from Driscolls
- Combined all the ingredients for the crust and press the mixture into the base and sides of a 35cmx11cmx2.5cm rectangular fluted tart pan with a removable bottom. Chill while you make filling.
- Chop the chocolate into small pieces and place them in a bowl. Bring coconut milk in a saucepan just to a boil. Pour over the chopped chocolate and let stand for about 1 minute, then stir until it became smooth. Stir in mint-flavoured stevia syrup until well combined.
- Pour into the tart pan and chill for 30 minutes. Garnish the tart with fresh raspberries and fresh mint leaves. Dust with icing sugar if desired.
Enjoy a delicious quinoa spring salad with lentil and asparagus. It's bursting with flavour thanks to pine nuts, walnut oil and raspberry vinegar. Good-quality vinegar and walnut oil make all the difference in this dressing. If you don't have black quinoa, regular white one will work just great.
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- Combine 300 ml water and rinsed quinoa in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed. Transfer to a large bowl. Set aside to cool.
- In another saucepan, fill in 450 ml water and bring to the boil. Add lentils, asparagus and return to the boil and simmer for 2-3 minutes until lentils are slightly softened and asparagus tender. Be careful not to cook too long, as you the lentils to be al dente and asparagus bright green. Drain and rinse in cold water.
- Combine all the ingredients for the dressing, stirring with a whisk until well-blended.
- Place cooked quinoa, lentils, asparagus, fennel fronds and half of the roasted pine nuts in a bowl. Add in vinaigrette and toss until well combined. Transfer to a large serving plate and sprinkle the rest of pine nuts over.
Fiber-rich complex carbohydrates in organic oats are combined with protein-rich goat milk protein powder, almond flour and healthy fat from coconut oil. This is a healthy and delicious treat that promotes muscle growth and aids in recovery after a long hard workout. I have used stevia syrup here, but maple syrup or honey will work just great. If you are not fancy for diary-based protein, hemp protein and pumpkin seed protein are great alternatives.
- To toast oats, cook in a dry skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until they are golden brown. Set aside to cool, then grind into flour.
- Grease and line a 22cmx14cm rectangular pan with a plastic wrap.
- Combine toasted oat flour, goat whey powder, almond flour and chia in a bowl. Set aside. In a saucepan, add in coconut oil, coconut milk and stevia syrup. Heat gently over low heat, stirring occasionally, until coconut oil melted and the mixture well combined.
- Pour into the dry ingredients and thoroughly mix until everything is well combined. Press the mixture into the prepared pan and chill for at least 2 hours or overnight until firm. Slice and enjoy.