Healthy Energy Bars | Paleo, Grain Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free

A bar that is free of almost everything you may be asking, what’s left? Well, there are key ingredients in these bars that are packed full of nutrients and flavour! The best part? It’s so easy to make!

Ingredients:
2 cups Dates
1 cup Pumpkin Seeds
1/4 cup Chia Seeds
1/4 cup Brazil Nuts
1/4 cup Almonds
1/2 cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
1/2 cup Coconut Oil
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp All Spice

Directions:
1) If you have a high speed food processor you can skip this step. If you do not have a powerful food processor, you could try cutting up the ingredients or using a mortar and pestle. However, you may not get the consistency you need. Also, if your blender is not a high speed one, you may want to be sure you soak the dates overnight or in boiling hot water for at least 20-30 min to soften them so to take the pressure off the food processor motor.
2) Put all of the ingredients into the food processor and blend together until there is a clumpy consistency.
3) Then line a pan with parchment paper and put the nut and seed mix into the pan. Then push down on the nuts and seeds evenly until it clumps into one.
4) Put into the fridge for 20-30 min and take it out to cut it into bars in desired size. Or you can roll the ingredients into balls.
5) When you are not enjoying them, keep them in a sealed container in the fridge as once they soften they will not hold their shape.

If you give these a try, be sure to tag me on Instagram so I can share the love!

Enjoy!

LEW xxx


Paleo Banana Bread | Vegan, soy and gluten free

Who doesn’t love banana bread!? This is a simple and delicious recipe that is grain free, egg free, dairy free, refined sugar free, and of course gluten free. A delicious treat you will enjoy eating!

Ingredients:
2 Ripe Banana’s
2 Flax Eggs
1/2 cup Coconut Oil
1 tsp Vanilla
2 TBS Maple Syrup
2 cups Almond Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Cinnamon
Pinch of Salt

Directions:
1) Preheat the oven to 350F.
2)Make the two flax eggs first by putting 2 TBS of ground flax into a bowl with 6 TBS of water. Mix together and set aside while you make the rest of the bread.
3)) Mix together the dry ingredients in one bowl, almond flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
4) Mix together the wet ingredients in another bowl, mashed banana’s, flax eggs (once they have thickened), coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla.
5) Mix the wet with the dry and combine until a batter consistency has been made. You can also put all the ingredients into a food processor as another option.
6) Place the batter into a bread tin lined with parchment paper or oiled with coconut oil or oil of choice. Place in the oven to be baked for 40 min or until golden on top.

Enjoy! Be sure to tag me on Instagram if you end up making this banana bread, I love seeing your creations come to life!

LEW xxx


Gluten Free Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Icing | Paleo and Refined Sugar Free

Have you ever wanted to know how to make yourself a quick, easy and delicious chocolate cake for your birthday or just because you want cake? This is the recipe for you! It is gluten free, grain free, dairy free, soy free, and refined sugar free all without limiting your taste buds.

Here is a video on my YouTube channel where I make this cake for my birthday! Here is the full recipe on my blog.


Gluten Free Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Icing | Paleo and Refined Sugar Free

Have you ever wanted to know how to make yourself a quick, easy and delicious chocolate cake for your birthday or just because you want cake? This is the recipe for you! It is gluten free, grain free, dairy free, soy free, and refined sugar free all without limiting your taste buds.

Ingredients:

For the cake you will need:
2 1/2 cup Almond Flour
3/4 cup Cocoa Powder
1/4 cup Coconut Flour
1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt
4 eggs or 12 TBS Egg Whites
1 1/4 cup Coconut Sugar, Cane Sugar, or Maple Syrup
1/2 cup Almond Milk or Milk of Choice
1/4 cup Avocado or Olive Oil
1 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract

For the icing you will need:
1/4 cup Dairy Free Butter or Butter of Choice
1/3 cup Almond Flour
1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
1/4 cup Maple Syrup
3 TBS Coconut Sugar or Cane Sugar
1/4 cup Almond Milk

Directions:
Cake Directions:
1) Preheat oven to 350°F, and line your cake tin with parchment paper – this is an important step to ensure the batter does not stick to the sides of the tin.
2) In a bowl, put all of the dry ingredients including the almond flour, cocoa powder, coconut flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Hand mix it all together and be sure to get any clumps out of the flour, or use a food processor if you have one.
3) In a separate bowl, put in all of the wet ingredients including the eggs or egg whites, coconut sugar or sugar of choice, almond milk or milk of choice, olive or avocado oil, and vanilla extract. Mix it all together.
4) Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix them together until you have a cake batter. Then add the batter to the cake tin you have prepared, and smooth the batter to the sides of the tin.
5) Put your cake tin into the oven for 25- 30 minutes or until a toothpick or knife comes out smooth from the centre of the cake. Let the cake sit in the tin for 10 minutes to cool down then take it out of the tin and let it cool down completely before icing or cutting the cake!

Icing Directions:
1) Using a food processor (you could do it without but you just have to be sure to smooth it out and mix the ingredients well), put in the diary free butter or butter of choice and mix in the food processor until smooth (about a minute).
2) Now add the almond flour, and turn the food processor on again until the ingredients start to clump together.
3) Add in the cocoa powder and maple syrup and mix the ingredients again for another 30-60 sec.
4) Now add the coconut or cane sugar along with the almond milk or milk of choice and do a final mix. The icing should be slightly thick but able to run off your spoon.
5) Add the ingredients to a storable container and put the icing in the fridge to harden a bit more.


Now you have a delicious cake to enjoy and decorate to your liking! I put cocoa nibs and raspberries on top of mine. Below is a video of me making the cake and icing for my birthday :).