Calling All Chocolate Lovers!

It doesn’t matter how little or how much I eat at dinner, I have to end my meal with something sweet.  I’m not picky so most of the time fruit does the trick.  But every now and then I need to step it up a notch and break out the heavy hitters - cookies, brownies and cake.  Not only does this recipe satisfy my sweet tooth but it is a powerhouse of nutritional benefits!  Each brownie comes packed full with the benefits of black...

 

Decadent Chocolate Ice Cream

As Sarah discussed in her recipe for guacamole, avocado’s are a super food. I personally don’t like the taste of them but have found a way to get all that nutritional power in a yummy frozen chocolate treat. Ingredients: 1/2 cup pitted medjool dates, soaked 1/2 cup pure maple syrup or agave nectar (I only use 1/4 cup agave nectar and find it’s sweet enough for me) 1 1/2 cups mashed avocado (3 avocados) 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa...

 

Vanilla Bean Ricotta Bread

Remember the Lay’s commercial?  “I bet you can’t eat just one?”  You will have a hard time not eating the whole loaf.  From the time you smell it baking in the oven, to the time you cut the first slice, your mouth will be watering.  This is one of my all time favorite clean eating desserts! Ingredients: 1-1/2 cups Whole Wheat Pastry Flour 2-1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder 1 teaspoon Sea Salt 1-1/2 cups Whole Milk Ricotta 1/2...

 

Almond Butter Chocolate Chips Cookies

It’s hard to believe that such a simple recipe can produce such amazing little cookies.  Be warned - it’s hard to resist eating the whole batch!  This recipe was featured in the March/April edition of Clean Eating Magazine. Ingredients: 1 cup unsalted almond butter, stirred well (If you buy the premade kind - Blue Diamond has a clean version - you will need to stir well.  If you are able to get fresh ground butter...