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I arrived back after a busy morning at my “I’m a little vegan” food stall craving a sweet and a coffee. Of all things to crave coffee is neeeeeever one of them but I gave in and created this little plate of deliciousness. Bliss.
I had a humongous bag of mulberries that a lovely friend gave me, some delicious bananas from organic republic, a leftover piece of tofu and a bit of chocolate sauce and ice cream from the other night. Yum!!!!
For the base:
I blitzed dried mulberries and coconut oil and flavoured with vanilla essence and agave.
For the filling:
I blended tofu, agave, some melted chocolate and a banana.
Press the mulberry mix into a lined pan and top with the filling and into the freezer it goes for an hour or so.
I prettied it up with a few slices of banana and raw cacao and served with a shot of espresso and agave, two scoops of dairy free vanilla ice cream and a squeeze of chocolate sauce (coconut oil and raw choc melted)
A plate of heaven.
There’s something so comforting about a nice slice of fruit cake and a cup of tea but nicer still is a fruit cake that is rich and delicious but doesn’t require flour, sugar or plant milk.Almost sin free wiithout losing out on yumminess.
How to: Blend a cup of almonds until they are powder like. Combine in a bowl with your favourite fruits, seeds and nuts. I simply used what I had available. Sultanas, cherries, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds approx a cup of each but anything and everything works here. Figs, apricots, dates, hazelnuts and so on.
Add 3 teaspoons of egg replacer mixed with 6 tablespoons of water. 1/4 cup of agave syrup And a splash of gin (optional but gives it a little zing and oh my gin and I are great friends) Bake in the oven at 150c for 45 to 50 min. Remove, cool, cut and eat with your favourite cup of tea.
The perfect naughty but not so naughty tea cake.
I love a good fruity scone none of that searching for the one raisin in the scone for me! Yes there may be more fruit that scone mix in this but the scone police will let me off when they taste them.
Mix dry ingredients then chop in butter and make well in the middle for liquid.
Now for the fun bit! You can add your fruit of choice but I just love adding frozen mixed fruits it gets all gooey and rainbow like. I never measure so just add the quantity you desire. No need to defrost
fruit frozen is fine. Roll out and use cutter for your desired shape/size
Bake at 270c for 25 min.
Remove to a wire rack and leave to cool.
I topped them with a squeeze of agave and dessicated coconut.
Now where’s my teapot it’s time to put the feet up and eat.
Delectable orange and cinnamon hot chocolate accompanied by the cutest fig, almond and apricot energy balls.
For the hot choc:
Heat a cup and a half soy milk
Add a scoop of raw cacao and a teaspoon of maca from the lovely Iswari Ireland/UK
A tablespoon of coconut sugar
I added two drops of citrus bliss from doTERRA but orange essence or rind will work too.
For the energy balls:
Blend a handful of figs, apricots and almonds.
Add a squeeze of agave
Roll into balls and roll in dessicated coconut.
Simple and sinful…
Heavens above! Every Friday needs to be celebrated with this over indulgent choc and fig breakfast smoothie. Out of this world. Mmmm…. I had half a tin of coconut milk in the fridge and thought ah its Friday live a little.
I blended a handful of dried figs a generous spoon of cacao nibs (optional) a squeeze of agave, 2 tablespoons of raw cacao and 2 teaspoons of maca from lovely iswari, a glug of agave, half a tin of coconut milk and 3 glasses of water (as little or as much as you like depending on your desired consistency)
It’s like drinking gold or some other metaphorical equivalent. This is definitely becoming a regular treat.
Have a wonderful friday! Sending out love and happy vibes for the wkd.
Pop in the fridge for an hour so and remove from moulds. They don’t just look pretty they are simply scrumptious mmm.