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Hot chocolate with a Twist

2 Nov

You will need:

1 can of coconut milk (separate the fat from the milk leaving the coconut water)

2-3 tablespoons of cocoa powder

2-3 table spoon of sugar/agave etc

1 teaspoon of vanilla

Cinnamon stick (optional) (break in two)

Method

Prepare the tin of coconut milk as outlined below.  Heat coconut water, add vanilla and cinnamon stick.

Add cocoa and sugar to a small bowl then add a little hot coconut water to make a paste.

Whisk the cocoa paste back into the hot coconut water and cook on medium for a 2-3 mins.

Serve with an extra cinnamon stick and a generous blob of whipped coconut cream.

Enjoy!

Tip

If you don’t have a cinnamon stick you can use 1 teaspoon cinnamon powdered.

You can also add mint or you can add one Christmas candy cane instead of cinnamon stick. To make it look nice and festive !

If you want a vegan whippped cream

You will need

1 can of coconut milk

Place in fridge and don’t shake it, let it stand so the water will separate from the cream. Over night should do

Turn the can upside down and open it and drain off the liquid,  keep the cream. Put the cream in a mixer and whisk until it become thicken, add sugar and vanilla if you so wish. Keep in fridge and before each use whisk.

If you can find canned coconut cream you won’t have to drain any-little liquid just whisk.!

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Dee’s Vegan Chia Chocolate Mousse

28 May Dee's Vegan Chocolate Chia Mousse

This is so easy to make and can be whizzed up in a matter of seconds.

Ingredients:-

2 tablespoons of milled chia (I used Chia Bia)

1 tin of coconut milk

3 tablespoons of cocoa

a pinch of sea salt (I use Irish Atlantic Sea Salt)

1 teaspoon of vanilla essence

5 pitted dates (chopped)

1 tablespoon of sweetener ( I used a mixture of maple syrup, agave nectar and high bank orchard apple syrup) keep tasting it until it is to your desired sweetness).

Add all these ingredients to a food processer and whizz up!  Pour into 4 small serving bowls or 2 tea-cups, chill and serve.

Add raspberries, strawberries or kiwis when serving.  Deliciously tasty and healthy too!

Chia is a fantastic seed and is an excellent energy booster and are known as the “running seed” as the carbohydrates present in the seeds break down slowly and the Omega Oils boost mental energy too.  Chia is great for inner cleansing as it contains both soluble and insoluble fibre and can be a helpful ingredient in preventing digestive disorders.  However, if you are not used to eating chia, please remember to drink extra water as the soluble fibre absorps water.

Enjoy!

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