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Sweet Potato Brownies

pic9IYePk21 day sugar detox is OVER! I lost about 5lbs and gained a ton of knowledge on how much sugar you can easily eat in a day without even realizing it. So I think overall it was a huge success. I plan on doing it twice a year. Next one starting January 1st to kick off the new year, then again in August. Its funny after its over you’re like… what now? Well luckily for me there is another challenge right around the corner! Its called the “Whole Life Challenge”. Which is basically 8 weeks of being accountable for nutrition, excersice, stretching, vitamins, and there is some extra credit weekly challenges you can do also. I will also be taking measurements, doing a workout that I will test in the beginning and again at the end, and logging in each day on line. I love stuff like this. Its basically eating paleo- but again, no sugar. But this challenge I can have fruits, just limited amounts. Anyone can do this challenge. I am joining as part of Sausalito Crossfit, but anyone can do it. Check it out. www.wholelifechallenge.com

So it starts September 15th for 8 weeks. So that officially gives me 11 more days to make some paleo treats again! This one looks nice and chocolately yummilicious. I told Joe I would make him the Paleo Pecan Carmel bars before I head back down to LA for 5 days this week. He loves those. But these look like they will be good. They are in the oven right now, so I will post pics and results soon!

Ingredients:

  • 1 large or 2 small sweet potatoes
  • 3 eggs whisked
  • 1/4 cup organic coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup raw honey
  • 1/2 cup enjoy life chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt (woops, I forgot this)
  • I also topped mine with just a sprinkle of coconut shavings

Bake the sweet potato until nice and soft. About 30 mins at 425. In the meantime, combine all your wet ingredients together in your food processor. Eggs, honey, vanilla, and coconut oil. When those are all combined add in your coconut flour, baking soda and powder, and cocoa powder. Mix all these ingredients together. Mash up your cooked sweet potato and slowly add that to the mixer as well. Put your chocolate chips in, mix together and your ready to pour!

Pour into an 8×8 baking dish and sprinkle the top with a few chocolate chips and a little bit of coconut. Let cool for a few minutes and then enjoy. I am now waiting for that moment myself!

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Posted by on September 3, 2012 in Desserts

 

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Coconut Milk Banana Popsicles

So the one thing I miss about this sugar detox thing is having popsicles at night. Joe and I love our popsicles, we had one (or two) every day in Mexico and we usually have them at home for after dinner too. This recipe comes right off the sugar detox recipes, so last night I had a crazy craving for one. Which also sucks because obviously I have to make them, then freeze them. So no instant gratification here. But my friends were laughing at me as I was calling around to rite-aid’s and safeway’s asking if they had popsicle molds at 9:30pm. And yes, Rite-aid did, plus they were 75% off so I got them for $.75. Score.

These definitely hit the spot!!! Popsicle crisis over!

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup water (or coconut water)
  • 4 tbls unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 banana
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • I am sure you can add cocunut bits or some nuts and it would be even better…next round

Mix all ingredients together until they are smooth and creamy. Pour into popsicle molds and let sit overnight. To get them out, run warm water over the one you are trying to pop out, makes it much easier. YUM YUM.

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Posted by on August 19, 2012 in Desserts

 

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Paleo Coconut Peppermint Patties

So I know I said I was going to stop making desserts, but I saw this one and it literally made me drool. I found the recipe on the paleo god’s sight, www.paleOMG.com Again, like I said, she is a paleo dessert genius. I changed my recipe a little and instead of vanilla I added peppermint extract and it was AMAZing. These were so good and also looked so pretty that it would be a great item to bring for any kind of a dinner party, shower, BBQ, whatever. Anytime you want to impress, these are the go to desserts for sure.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup cream of coconut
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 bag of enjoy life chocolate chips
  • Optional- mint leaves or raspberry to garnish

Take your coconut and add to the food processor. Combine the coconut oil, coconut cream, and peppermint extract. The recipe called for 1 1/2 cups of coconut but I found that was a little runny, so I added more. So maybe start with the 1 1/2, then add as you go.

Melt the bag of chocolate chips in the micro. You can do it on a double boiler, but who has one of those? Who has a microwave? Exactly. 2 mins. stir. Its melted.

Take the coconut mixture and put about 2 tbls into muffin tins. Pack it in there so you get the pretty little indentions they make. This recipe made about 9-10 for me. I was thinking of getting smaller baby cupcake tins and tray and then you can make quite a few more and they will just be bite size pieces. So if you have one of those, then use that and put about a tablespoon in each. After they are packed in, add the melted dark chocolate to the top so it covers all the coconut, about a tablespoon or so. I thought it would look really cute with a raspberry on top or a mint leaf. Or anything really. Up to you to be creative on this one.

Put in the freezer for about 20 minutes. They will be pretty hard, so you might want to take them out for a few before chomping into them, if you can wait! After your done serving or eating these, put the remainder in the refrigerator.

Love these little suckers. YUM.

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Posted by on July 10, 2012 in Desserts

 

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Paleo two tone nutty fudge

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Oh for the love of almond butter. First, do not make these for just yourself or your man. Make these for a treat you take to a party. Or for a treat after a dinner party you are throwing. These are too decadent and rich to keep in your house just waiting for a bad day to pop up and you scarf down like 3-4 of these little suckers. Just because these are paleo, they are not low on the caloric intake! So be warned. Because they are heaven in a little bitty square.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • 1/3 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 4-5 tablespoons of unsweetened coco powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Handful of ‘enjoy life’ mini dark chocolate chips (dairy, nut, and soy free)
  • Sprinkle of coconut shreds on top
In food processor add coconut oil and almond butter. Then raw honey along with vanilla extract. Add the shredded coconut and when completely blended together pour 1/2 of mixture into bread pan. Place in freezer for about 10 minutes.
With the remaining mixture add the coco powder one tablespoon at a time until creamy. I tossed in a few extra chocolate chips also. Take the pan out of the freezer and pour remaining mixture over first half. Add a sprinkle of coconut shreds and small handful of the chips. Put back in freezer for another 10-15 minutes.
Take out, cut in squares, and enjoy! (only one…enjoy only one!)

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Posted by on July 1, 2012 in Desserts

 

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‘Carmel’ pecan squares

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Heaven…..I’m in heaven…..and my heart beats so that I can hardly speeeak………… Okay, that’s the tune that went through my head upon first bite.

These are fun to make and even more fun to eat. Again, this will be the last warning label I write, but everything in moderation people! One square did me just fine. Then share the rest.

Two parts to this treat, the crust and the topping.

Crust ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups of crushed pecans
  • 3/4 cup almond meal
  • 1/4 cup melted organic virgin coconut oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbls raw honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of sea salt

Put your pecans in a food processor and blend until fine. Add the oil, honey, vanilla, baking soda, and powder. Mix until creamy smooth. Transfer to a larger bowl and add the almond meal and egg. Whisk together until all ingredients are combined. Put this in a bread pan and evenly smooth around the pan and cook for about 25 mins at 375.

Carmel ingredients:

  • 14-16 pitted medjool dates (soak in water for about an hour)
  • 5-6 tablespoons of coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoons of water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of sea salt

Put your dates in the food processor and mix until smooth. Add the coconut milk and water a few tablespoons at a time along with vanilla extract. When light and fluffy, you are ready to stick your finger…I mean spoon in to taste.

Take your crust out and let cool for about 15 minutes. Add the layer of whipped dates to the top evenly and refrigerate for about 30 minutes and then cut into squares.

Now eat, then sing out loud or in your head as you enjoy this lovely treat.

(courtesy of paleOMG yet again. Love her)

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Posted by on July 1, 2012 in Desserts

 

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Coconut Macaroons

Super easy. Super yummers. Oh how I love me some coconut.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups shredded organic coconut
  • 1/4 cup honey. (raw honey can be used too)
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds (I got a package of sliced almonds at Trader Joes, but still put them in food processor to chop finely)
  • 4 egg whites

Put sliced almonds in food processor and chop til fine. Add egg whites and honey, and blend. Add the shredded coconut and mix everything together. Take out spoonfuls and put on a cookie sheet with parchment paper on the bottom. Bake for about 18-20 minutes at 350, till just golden brown on top.

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Posted by on June 29, 2012 in Desserts

 

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Paleo Blueberry Coconut Bread

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So this could easily be a dessert if I made it exactly like the recipe I saw said to… which was add chocolate chips! But instead of the dried blueberries and the chocolate, I just used fresh blueberries. Super delicious and could be a dessert I suppose, but we ate it as breakfast when I took to my boyfriends parents house for fathers day. Of course they smothered it in butter! It was definitely a hit!

Ingredients:

  • 6 eggs
  • 3/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 2 tbls raw honey
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Mix the eggs, oil, honey, and salt together. Combine the flour and baking soda with the egg mixture until there are no lumps. Add the blueberries at the end so they stay nice and full.

Put in a 4×9 baking dish, or bread pan I guess they are called. Bake at 350 for about 35 minutes. OMG good!

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Posted by on June 27, 2012 in Breakfast, Desserts

 

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Chocolate zucchini ‘bread’

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So I have a huge chocolate obsession. Love me some chocolate! I try to not eat any but when I must, I reach for extra dark. This bread (more like squares) gives you just a taste of chocolate without feeling too guilty. These are so good but filling so your pretty content with one.

Ingredients

  • 1 small banana
  • 1 cup zucchini grated
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbls honey
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • Dark chocolate chips or bar cut into small pieces.

Blend up banana, honey, and eggs together in food processor. Add almond meal and other dry ingredients. Add chocolate last and mix all together in processor.

Put in a 9×9 greased pan (coconut oil) and spread evenly.

Bake 30/35 minutes at 350

Cut into squares and enjoy!

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Posted by on June 27, 2012 in Desserts, Sides

 

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