Sweet Chocolate Snack

Everyone needs something sweet once awhile. You can buy chocolate bars or you can make your own version, a little healthier one.
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Ingredients:

2 dark chocolate (90 % cocoa)
nuts: sliced almonds and chopped pecans
pitted dates

Instructions:

In cooking pot, bring water to a boil and then lower a heat. On the top of a pot, place a bowl with a chocolate so the steam from the water will help to melt a chocolate. You can crush a chocolate into smaller pieces for a faster melt. Meanwhile, dice dates and crush nuts (you can also add dry cranberry or raisins). Add dates and nuts into the melted chocolate and mix together. Pour out chocolate on a sheet of a baking paper. Sprinkle with unsweetened shredded coconut. Refrigerate until the chocolate hardens, then break into small pieces.

ENJOY!

Healthy Homemade Gluten Free Granola

Easy and Healthy …………………….

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Ingredients:

2 cups whole rolled old fashioned gluten free oats
1/2 cup nuts (walnuts, pecans, almonds) chopped
1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut 
3-4 tablespoons 100% pure honey
3 tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil
1 pinch salt

Instructions:

In a bowl, combine together the oats, nuts, sunflower seeds, coconut, salt, coconut oil and honey. Mix well. Spread the mixture in a thin layer on baking sheet and bake for 35-40 minutes in the preheat oven at 300-325º F, until the mixture turns a nice, lightly, golden brown. Stirr occasionally. Let to cool off before serving or storage.

ENJOY!!!

Quinoa and Rice mix Salad

Very quick and easy to make salad. Great for lunch at work.

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Ingredients:

3/4 cup of rice and quinoa mix (you can use only quinoa or rice if desired)
1 small avocado
15 cocktail tomatoes
2 tablespoons linseed
1 tablespoon fresh dill  +2 tablespoons to prepare rice & quinoa mix
1/2  lemon
2 tablespoons sliced almonds
2 tablespoons sunflower seeds raw
salt, pepper

Instructions:

To boiling water add 2 tablespoons fresh chopped fine dill (for a better taste), rice & quinoa mix and cook according with instructions on the bag. Dice avocado, cut tomatoes in a half, chop fine dill. In a small frying pan, roast almonds and sunflower seeds. In a bowl, combine the cold rice & quinoa mix with avocado, tomatoes, roasted almonds & sunflower seeds, linseed and dill. Add lemon juice, salt and pepper. Mix together.

ENJOY!

 

 

 

Oatmeal Great for Breakfast

Why is oatmeal so great for breakfast? Because…

It’s healthy and filling. It is also easy and quick to make. And it taste really good!!!

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Ingredients:

12 tablespoons of oatmeal (I choose gluten free)
1 cup of coconut milk (you can add almond milk or regular milk)
1 tablespoon of cocoa
1 spoon of honey (optional)

You can add any fruits you wish: banana, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, peach.
Nuts: walnuts, pecans and almonds.
Other: dates and sprinkle with shredded unsweetened coconut

Instructions:

Bring one cup of coconut milk with 12 tablespoons of oatmeal to boil, reduce heat and cook for the next 5 to  15 minutes. Stir occasionally. At the end of cooking, add cacao and honey, and stir again. Take out, make two servings and add fruits, nuts and dates.

 ENJOY!