White and Black Energy Balls

This is a great healthy snack for you and your children. 
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Ingredients:

1 cup organic pitted dates
1 cup soft dried cranberry
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1/2 lemon 
unsweetened shredded coconut
unsweetened cocoa powder

Instructions:

Place the dates in a glass jar or bowl and cover with water and soak at room temperature for about 1-6 hours to soften, then drain well. Place the dates, cranberries, coconut oil and fresh squeezed lemon juice into a bowl of food processor. Mix very well. Place our mixture into a bowl and allow to sit covered in a refrigerator about 1 hour.

Prepare 2 plates – one with a shredded coconut – second with a cocoa powder. From our mixture, create small balls in your hands (deep your hands in the cold water) and touch into one of the toppings.Then leave them to sit in a refrigerator about 1-2 hours.

ENJOY!!!

Granola with Yogurt, Fresh Kiwi and Pomegranate

Healthy Snack………..

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Ingredients:

4 tablespoons organic plain yogurt
2 tablespoons Healthy Homemade Gluten Free Granola
Fresh Kiwi and Pomegranate

Instructions:

In a small jar or a glass, place on the bottom granola, then yogurt; add fruits on the top.

ENJOY!!!

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!

Fava Beans

Healthy snack

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Ingredients:

12 pcs  fava beans 
sea salt

Instructions:

Shell the beans from the fava pods, then wash the beans and place into a bowl, pour boiling water over beans (It will be easier to digest). After 10 minutes drain well. In a pot with vegetable steamer basket, steam the fava beans around 15 minutes (when fave bean is young, and for 30 minutes or more when is older) until tender inside and skin wrinkle. Drain. Place on a plate and sprinkle with sea salt. During eating, peel the outer skin from beans.

 

ENJOY!!!

String Beans with Garlic and Almonds

Ingredients:

4 oz. string beans
2 tablespoons sliced almonds 
1 tablespoon rapeseed oil 
1 small garlic clove
sea salt

Instructions:

Wash and trim the string beans, then in a pot with vegetable steamer basket, steam the string beans around 4-6 minutes until tender but still crisp and bright green. Drain and shock in a bowl of ice water to stop from cooking.

Meanwhile, roast almonds on a skillet. Then heat 1 tablespoon the rapeseed oil in medium skillet over medium heat, add minced garlic, then  add steamed string beans and roasted almonds. Combine together until coated and cook about 3 minutes. Sprinkle with sea salt.

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!!!

Apple Pancakes

Today I would like to show you how to make Apple Pancakes. They are easy to make. Great for breakfast, lunch, snack or dessert. On of my favorite things to eat as a child. 

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Ingredients:

Makes around 7 to 8 pancakes.

1 1/2 medium size apple
1 large egg
1 cup of buttermilk
1 cup of flour
1 teaspoon of baking soda
pinch of salt
oil to fry

Instructions:

In a large bowl mix flour, egg, buttermilk, salt and baking soda. Stir well. Add apples cut in a small thin pieces. Mix everything together. Heat up oil on a frying pan, create small pancakes (fits around 3 on a medium size frying pan) and fry on both sides until golden brown. Take them out and place on a plate with paper towel for an oil to be absorbed. When ready, garnish them with sugar powder. You can also add fresh fruits or maple syrup.

ENJOY!