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Kids and Adults do love MILO

Who doesn’t love a good milo? Who has read the ingredients???

A hot chocolate on a cold winters day or night? We often have carob or raw cacao, cinnamon and maca with a dash of vanilla with some almond milk (we use the automatic milk frother machine….perfect) But when I can remember or more so when I’m willing to give up some of my nuts and seeds I make this drink mix.

My tip- grab a little bit of boiling water and make a nice paste then mix with milk or ‘nicecream’ or sprinkle on pancakes, on cappuccino’s on your dinner if you love and miss the malt and chocolate taste.

Superfood Choco Powder

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INGREDIENTS

3 tablespoons linseeds (meal is fine and this is the one that is the hardest to grind)

2 tablespoons organic activated sunflower seeds

2 tablespoons organic activated sesame seeds

2 tablespoons organic activated pepitas (pumpkin seeds)

1/3 cup organic activated almonds

1/4 cup organic activated brazil nuts

1/4 cup organic activated cashews

1/4 cup organic activated pecan nuts

1 cup raw organic cacao powder (or carob to avoid caffeine will taste a little different)
2 Tbsp Maca or Mesquite Powder
1 tsp Liquorice Powder (optional for sweetness)

1 cup organic rapadura sugar (alternatively you can omit sugar completely and add a dash of maple syrup and a ¼ tsp vanilla extract if needed to the drink once mixed)

 

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Grind nuts and seeds in food processor or even better a Thermomix (i wish) or a coffee grinder to a fine powder (think Milo)

2. Add Cacao/ Carob, Maca/Mesquite, Liquorice Powder and Rapadura Sugar to mix in a jar and shake shake shake!

3. Test with Milk of choice for taste.

*When serving use 4 teaspoons to a glass of milk

* Store in the fridge or freezer.

*If you don’t activate that’s fine, use raw nuts and seeds or grind and then roast for an even more amazing flavour.

 

A twist on a Raw Banoffee Pie

My spin on a classic indulgence….RAW Banoffee Pie

A great sweet for those guests that are still sceptical of eating healthy (so to speak)

Base:

1/3 cup Activated Macadamia Nuts

1/3 cup Activated Walnuts

1/3 cup of Activated Cashews and Almonds (less of these two as the FODMAPS are higher)

1/3 cup shredded coconut

1 tsp chia seeds

1 tsp sesame seeds

¼ cup activated sunflower seeds

3 Tbsp Coconut Oil (melted)

2 Tbps Rice Malt Syrup (I choose this syrup as it was stickier and I was avoiding dates and honey)

 

Whizz all dry ingredients in the food processor until it becomes a pasty dough.

Add Coconut oil and Rice Malt Syrup

Press into a line tray suitable for the freezer

Pop into freezer for 10 mins

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The Mousse:

Flesh of 1 Young Coconut

1 ripe or over ripe banana

½ Avocado

2 Tbsp Raw Cacao

1 Tbsp Rice Malt Syrup

 

While the base is setting…..

Pop everything into the food processor or blender and whizz until smooth and mousse like.

Pour on top of base and pop back in the freezer to set for an hour

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Topping:

1 270ml chilled can of Ayam Coconut Cream (the FULL fat one)

1 banana

Homemade chocolate buds

I say chilled because the cream starts to separate when chilled. Scrape off the solids on top and keep the liquid for your smoothies.

Spread all over set pie.

Slice banana and spread over

Sprinkle chocolate buds

Pop into freezer for a few hours to set hard or if you’re serving now go for it. It’s a personal choice. I love mine chilled, hubby likes his frozen.

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Slice, Devour, Enjoy and don’t feel the slightest bit guilty if you want a second slice.