Dairy Free No-Churn Chocolate Ice Cream

For me Ice Cream is a 24/7 365 day a year food group, but now that it is pushing 100 all over the country I guess you could say it was a good time to let you in on my secret healthy No-Churn Ice Cream!

For starters, it is dairy-free, gluten-free and refined sugar-free so everyone can enjoy it! Just make sure you leave some wiggle room for freezing (it took about 6 hours) and you are gold!

Ingredients

·         2 cups coconut ice cubes

·         ½ cup Almond Milk

·         1/4th cup Honey

·         3 Tbsp. Cocoa Powder

·         Pinch of salt

·         1/4th Cup Nut Butter    

Instructions

·         Blend all the ingredients and put in a container. Freeze for about 6 hours, until solid.

·         Serve by itself, or top with some goodies like chocolate chips and coconut!

·         Grab a spoon and enjoy!

Dairy Free Parfaits // What to use for Natural Dyes

I don’t know about you, but when it comes to Easter I love how cute the different colors and decorations are! It’s really the only time of year where decorating with pastel colors and bunnies is totally acceptable. Now I love all the fun colors put when it comes to making those colors happen in our food, dyes a really not my favorite thing. It’s one of those things to make food more fun and festive, but are extremely toxic!

If there’s one thing we should kiss goodbye its artificial dyes, but does it mean we have to stop making food colorful and fun all together? Definitely not! There are plenty of natural foods used to create those beautiful colors! Here are some of my all-time favorites!

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• Matcha Powder & Spirulina = Green

• Beetroot powder & Red Berries = Pink & red

• Turmeric = Yellow

• Blue = Blue Spirulina

This is one of the simple ways to replace toxic ingredients in your kitchen while keeping your kiddos excited and healthy food fun!

Here is an example of Easter inspired parfaits!

Ingredients

• 1/4th cup chia seeds

• 1 cup almond milk

• Honey to taste

• 1 & ½ cup Yogurt (I used almond milk yogurt)

• Toppings!

Instructions

• Combine liquid and chia seeds, mix well and set aside to let gelatinize.

• Separate the yogurt into equal amounts and add color. Start with small amounts and add more until the desired color is reached.

Mix in honey to taste.

• Add Chia seed pudding, then the yogurt mixture and top however you like! It would be a fun project to gather toppings fitting your theme and have your kids decorate them individually!

Thank you again for stopping by!

- Sonya Peacocke

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Vegan & Gluten Free Grasshopper Cookie Cups

I don’t know about you, but when it comes down to cookies going gluten-free doesn’t really hold the best options. Thankfully this recipe makes up for all of the moment’s when you questioned a baked good that wasn’t made of flour.

This cookie cup tastes like a chocolate brownie filled with a creamy mint filling that perfectly mirrors the flavors of mint chocolate chip ice cream!

So, without further ado here’s the recipe!

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Ingredients

Cookie Cup

• ½ cup (125g) SunButter

• 1/3 cup (105g) maple syrup

• ½ cup (50g) cocoa powder

• ¼ cup (25g) almond flour

• 1/2tsp baking soda

• ½ tsp salt

Filling

• 1 cup coconut cream

• 1 tbsp. maple syrup (optional)

• 1 tsp mint extract

• 1/8tsp spirulina

• Mini chocolate chips for sprinkling

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Coat the bottom of a full sized cupcake tin makes about 6-8 cups and bake for 20-25 min to make 6-8. For mini cups the recipe makes 20-24 cup, baking them for 12-15 minutes.

Let cool and then fill with mint cream and top with chocolate chips!

Hope you enjoy!

-Sonya

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