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💜Purple Sweet Potato Pie💜

19 Oct

PurplesweetpotatopieVEGAN SWEET POTATO PIE WITH COCONUT, ALMOND CRUST

This beautiful, purple sweet potato pie is vegan, paleo, low sugar, and is made with an outrageously delicious almond crust. Wow your Thanksgiving guests and start a new tradition this year with this unique pie!

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INGREDIENTS
For the crust:
  • 1/4th cup organic coconut oil
  • 1/8th cup organic agave syrup
  • 2-3 pitted medjool dates
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup raw walnuts
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
For the pie filling:
  • 2 lb. organic purple sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch rounds (about 4 cups worth)
  • 3/4 cup canned full fat organic coconut milk
  • 1/8th cup organic agave syrup
  • 1/8th cup Lakanto Golden Monkfruit Sweetener (add more to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon tapioca starch
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
For the coconut whipped cream:
  • 1 can of full fat, organic coconut milk (make sure it does not contain guar gum)
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease the bottom and sides of a 9″ pie pan with coconut oil. You can also use 4-5 small tart pans for personal pies.
  2. Mix all the crust ingredients in a food processor then transfer them to the prepared pie pan. Press down the crust making sure it is even on the sides and bottom.
  3. Set in the fridge to cook while making the filling.
For the filling:
  1. Bring a medium sized pot of water to a boil. Add the purple sweet potatoes and boil for 10 minutes, or until the yams can be pierced with a fork. Drain the sweet potatoes then put them in a food processor.
  2. Add the rest of the pie filling ingredients and blend on high until everything is smooth and creamy.
  3. Pour the pie filling into the pie shell and smooth out the top. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-40 minutes, or until the pie has set but still has some jiggle in the middle. Remove the pie from the oven and let it cool completely before serving.

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For the coconut whipped cream:
  1. Set the can of coconut milk in the fridge for at least 1 hour, but preferably overnight. You want the cream and the milk to separate, and this is easier if it is very cold.
  2. Separate the hard cream from the watery milk. Put the cream in a mixing bowl. Using electric beaters or Kitchenaid, beat the cream for 2-3 minutes. Option to add some Lakanto monkfruit sweetener and organic vanilla extract.
  3. Keep in fridge until ready to serve with your pie!

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💜 Colleen Poling, RD

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4 Guilt-Free SuperFood Dark Chocolates🍫

10 May

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These chocolates are so easy to make that you will never want to buy chocolate at the store again! They are infused with superfoods, and have no sugar added! Dark chocolate is very nutritious because it is packed with antioxidants, iron, magnesium, copper, and can improve blood flow,  raise good cholesterol, protect your skin form UV rays, reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure, improve eyesight and improve cognitive function…and since these recipes have additional superfoods added to them, and no added sugar, you can feel 100% guilt-free!!

To make these all you do is melt the coconut oil and/or cacao butter on a double broiler, then mix in cacao powder and other ingredients listed, and garnish with the superfoods you mixed in as you please! Then pour into a silicon mold. I used this one click here. Freeze overnight, and there you have it! Best to keep these refrigerated once they are done freezing overnight.

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🍫Matcha-Reishi Chocolates:

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🍫 Blueberry-Vanilla Chocolates:

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🍫 Mint-Chlorophyll Chocolates:

Peace, Love, Superfoods ❤ Colleen Poling, RD

No Sugar Added, GF, Vegan Sweet Potato Muffins with Blueberry Coconut Whipped Cream

28 Mar

 

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Ingredients for Muffins

  • 1.5 cups organic gluten free oat flour (gluten free oats ground into a flour)
  • 1/2 cup organic almond flour
  • 1/2 cup Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener 
  • 1 T baking powder
  • 1 tsp organic cinnamon
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1 cup mashed organic sweet potato
  • 2 T shredded organic carrots 
  • 1 cup cashew milk unsweetened 
  • 1 flax egg 
  • 1 tsp organic vanilla extract
  • 6 T smooth organic almond butter

Ingredients for Whipped Cream

  • 1 14-ounce can (414 ml) organic full fat coconut milk
  • 1/4  cup Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener 
  • 1 tsp organic blueberry powder
  • 1/2 tsp organic vanilla extract

Directions for Muffins:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease 12 muffins tins with organic coconut oil.
  2. In a high speed blender, combine all your ingredients and blend until a fine batter is formed. If your nut butter is not smooth enough, you may want to melt it slightly beforehand.
  3. Divide the batter amongst the muffin tin and bake for 25-30 minutes. Ensure you check by inserting a skewer and once clean, they are done.
  4. Remove from oven and allow to cool in muffin tin for 10 minutes, before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Once cooled, top with whipped cream (below).

Directions for Whipped Cream:

  1. Chill your coconut cream or coconut milk in the refrigerator overnight, being sure not to shake or tip the can to encourage separation of the cream and liquid. 
  2. The next day, chill a large mixing bowl 10 minutes before whipping.
  3. Remove the coconut cream or milk from the fridge without tipping or shaking and remove the lid. Scrape out the top, thickened cream and leave the liquid behind (reserve for use in smoothies).
  4. Place hardened cream in your chilled mixing bowl. Beat for 30 seconds with a mixer until creamy. Then add vanilla, blueberry powder, Lakanto, and mix until creamy and smooth – about 1 minute. Taste and adjust sweetness as needed.
  5. Use immediately or refrigerate – it will harden and set in the fridge the longer it’s chilled. Best if devoured in a couple days! Enjoy! 

❤ Colleen Poling, RD

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Low-Sugar Strawberry Almond Oat Pizzas. Vegan+GF

31 Jan

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Reducing the amount of added sugar in your diet is one of the best things you can do for yourself. Even if you just reduce it 10%, it can have a significant effect on your health! Reducing the added sugar in your diet can lower blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides, decrease risk of heart attack, keep your brain sharp, decrease risk of developing dementia, keep skin looking younger and clearer, lower your risk of diabetes, reduce certain cancers, fewer cavities, balance hormones, reduce anxiety, give you more energy, help you maintain a healthy weight and have fewer crashes!! I highly recommend to challenge yourself, and start reducing the added sugar in your diet today!! Know though, that it is possible to go through a type of withdraw from added sugars, and it can take a week to start feeling better.

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So, what is a person with a sweet-tooth to do? No worries, you can still enjoy yourself! Check out this delicious low-sugar recipe:

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Low-Sugar Strawberry Almond Oat Pizzas:

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Blend Oats, almond flour, baking powder, oil, Lakanto and salt into a food processor until cookie-dough consistency.
  2. In a 9 inch circular pan lined with parchment paper, press down the dough evenly.
  3. Top with Jam, and evenly coat to desired thickness
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until crust lightly browned.
  5. Once cool, cut into pizza pieces!

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❤ Colleen Poling, RD