Saturday, 30 July 2011

Paleo Avocado Coconut Key Lime Pie

1/2 cup pecans
1/2 cup almonds
4 dates
2 tbs coconut oil
dash of ginger
2 avocados
200g coconut butter
1-2 limes (zest and juice)
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla essence
dash of ginger
1 tbs dried coconut

1. Soften dates by microwaving in water for 30 sec intervals
2. Grind nuts till they are fine but not down to flour
3. Add softened dates, oil and ginger and mix thoroughly till it forms a ball that holds together
4. Press into pie shell (I put parchment paper in first to make it easier to remove
1. Warm up coconut butter till it is soft (I placed the pack in hot water for a few minutes)
2. Place avocado in a food processor and grind till a smooth paste
3. Add all the other ingredients and mix thoroughly till it forms a smooth paste
4. Place in crust and spread it out evenly
5. Sprinkle with some dried coconut and place in fridge for at least 30 minutes before serving

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Almost Paleo Chocolate Coconut Protein Balls

1/2 cup of coconut butter 
2 tbs almond butter
2 tbs of raw honey
2 tbs of raw cacao powder)
1 tbs of shredded coconut
3/4 cup of unsweetened whey protein powder
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbs crushed hazelnuts
1 tbs coconut oil
Melted dark chocolate to dip them in (if you're feeling decadent)

1. Mix all the ingredients (except the melted dark chocolate) and adjust quantities if necessary to achieve a mixture that holds together and can be rolled into balls. 
2. Dip each ball into the slightly cooled melted chocolate (if using this) and sprinkle with nuts/coconut. I flattened the balls slightly to make more of a cookie shape 
3. Leave to cool in the fridge
These are the yummiest treat and filled with goodness!