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Choc-Chia-Coco Creamy Frozen Treats

photo (4)When I was a kid my favourite frozen treat was fudgsicles – a creamy frozen chocolate treat with a concoction of some 18 ingredients including your usual culprits like sugar, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, salt and palm oil but also downright weird stuff like tricalcium phosphate, polysorbate 80, polysorbate 65 and carrageenan. Sounds delicious right? Hmmm, funny how i never read that part of the label back when i ate garbage food.

I avoid dairy and refined sugars as much as possible these days, and I am grateful that there are no fudgsicles on my home continent of Australia. It’s just a tad bit easier to maintain self control when they are some 15,000 km away!

I was experimenting with chia pudding in the blender when I got the idea to see how it would go freezing in my popsicle mould. The result beat my expectations – it was creamy without cream, sweet with minimal sugars and all around frickin amazing. Did I mention they are vegan and raw, without even meaning to be? Oh yea. This may just be my best invention in a while, give it a go!

Chocolate-Chia-Coconut Milk Healthy Fudgsiclesphoto (3)

  • 4 tbls chia seeds
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 2-3 tbls honey/agave/maple
  • 2tbls raw cacao powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Add all the ingredients in a large seal-able container (I used a glass bottle) and shake well.
Re-shake every minute or so for 5 minutes to make sure the chia seeds don’t all clump together.
Let this mix soak in the fridge for at least 2 hours but ideally for longer (overnight is perfect).
Blitz content in a blender for a smooth consistency.
Pop into your popsicle moulds and freeze.
Eat. Ta-da!

I left a little gap at the top of my moulds and filled the gap with raw cacao nibs (YUM) and next time I think I might add these in the pop mix. You could add any mix-ins really, I want to try banana and nut butter as well!

Make these. Make these. JUST MAKE THEM AND EAT THEM, seriously!

-Angie xo

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Tangy Gorgeous Juice to Beat the Heat!

Happy New Year!

Wow, has it been hot here in Brisbane. Temperatures hit 40°C yesterday and continue to remain hot until Tuesday, and today the city is blanketed in a thick smoke from the bush fires on nearby beautiful North Stradbroke Island. With no air conditioning in my house or car, it seemed like all weekend life circled around staying hydrated and sitting very very still. It was definitely a weekend for relaxation! Continue reading

Super Easy Vanilla, Quinoa and Nut Granola

gluten free granolaHey!

You know that moment you double take at the calendar thinking ‘Why did someone flip it to December already, what’s that about’? Until it dawns on you that it… is….. ACTUALLY…. December and you realise you’ve been writing the wrong month on everything for the past week . Okay, maybe that last one was just me 😉 Continue reading

Easy Quinoa and Kidney Bean Patties

IMG_4720Hello there!

I’ve officially fallen below my 1 post a week goal for the first time, shame on me! It’s been a bit of a hectic start to September but I’ve still got loads of posts I want to share so don’t lose faith in me yet 🙂

It can be hard to always keep on top of the things we know we ought to do when times get crazy. When it gets busy it becomes easier to fall out of active stress management mode (exercise, personal time, etc) an into passive stress relief mode (e.g. zone out on couch, indulge, etc). Continue reading

Don’t Be Scared of the Green Smoothie

Given the raw food, high veggie and low processed food lifestyle programs, books and media, it is no surprise that Green smoothies have been steadily gaining popularity the past few years.

A few years ago I had a big stint with making smoothies (using protein powders, frozen fruit, milk etc.)  but I have never put the green in because I always assumed I wouldn’t like it. I eventually got off smoothies when I discovered juicing, but I have to admit that I’ve been a bit slack on the juicing front as well (maybe I’ll share a juice recipe soon to get inspired again). Continue reading

Spiced Quinoa and Supergreens Salad

So, I promised myself I wouldn’t put two quinoa based recipes in a row, but because I made a big batch on the weekend (and froze it in 1 cup serves for quick use, like I explained in my previous post) it was quinoa to the rescue when I needed a quick nutritious ingredient for my work lunch tomorrow. Also, I love the stuff. I could post a lot of quinoa recipes! Continue reading