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Dairy Abstinence April

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That title sounds a bit crook, doesn’t it…

A few years ago I attended a job interview and was predictably asked to list a couple of my weaknesses. I said “ice cream” and “pizza” and we laughed. The interviewer then asked, “No really, what are some of your weaknesses?” I started crying and again said “ice cream” and “pizza”…

Whilst that anecdote is not completely accurate, there are elements of truth to it. And given that it has been a few months since we have rolled out one of our world-famous challenges, we thought, “Let’s start a dairy free challenge …

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Curious about carob

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A couple of days ago upon entering a health food store to purchase some gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, all natural, organic triple chocolate ice cream (just kidding), we were offered to try some carob-coated cherry bites (organic, no added sugar – for real this time). And they were absolutely delicious. But it got us curious about carob, what it is, and how it compares nutritionally to chocolate. Could it be that carob is the delightfully healthy sibling of chocolate and will forever enable us to eat healthy treats…?

Tumbleweeds…

Who are you, carob?

The carob that we know …

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Choc-dipped kiwifruit-pops

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These little babies are magic. The simplest, tastiest show-stopping treat you could make. As a quick, fruity treat, these guys are a winner.

Ingredients

  • 6 kiwifruit, peeled
  • 1 cup of raw dark chocolate
  • 1/4 cup macadamia nut oil
  • Sticks of some description (wooden paddle pop sticks do the job and can be recycled)

Let’s do it

  1. Cut the kiwifruit into slices approximately 15mm thick.
  2. Insert a paddle pop stick in each slice of kiwifruit. Making a small incision in each slice of kiwifruit may help this process.
  3. Place on a sheet of grease-proof paper on a baking tray and freeze
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Raw Twix Slice

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Ingredients

Bottom layer:
1 cup of cashews
1/4 cup of raw honey
Pinch of salt

Caramel layer:
100 grams of dates
4 tbsp of natural peanut butter
3-4 tbsp of water

Chocolate topping:
3 tbsp of raw honey
4 tbsp cacao powder
3 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp water

Or alternatively, melted raw dark chocolate.

Instructions:

In a food processor or blender, mix bottom layer ingredients until smooth. Scoop mixture into a oiled brownie pan for the bottom layer. Repeat for the caramel layer and refrigerate for 15 mins.

For the chocolate layer, melt the coconut oil with the cacao …

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