Sugar-Free Festive Treats

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Christmas would not be Christmas without indulging in deliciously decadent desserts. This festive season doesn’t have to mess up your macros, here are a few tantalizingly tasty treats to enjoy guilt free whilst rocking around the Christmas tree.

Santa’s Nice Cream

Ingredients:

  •  1 banana, cut into chunks and then frozen
  •  ⅛ tsp. vanilla extract
  •  ⅛ tsp. ground cinnamon

Method:

  •  In a high-speed blender or food processor, blend frozen banana chunks, vanilla extract and cinnamon on low until smooth.
  • Place in a bowl, with a sprinkling of cinnamon
  • Enjoy immediately. (Warning! Addictive)

 

Rudolph’s Goji Berry Fridge Bites

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup coco oil
  • 1/2 cup cacao butter
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp carob powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp coconut cream
  • 2 tbsp cacao nibs
  • 1/3 cup freeze dried rasps
  • 1/2 cup goji berries
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds

Method:

  • Line a loaf tin with greaseproof paper.
  • Melt coconut oil and cacao butter together in a small bowl over a pan of simmering water. Once melted stir in maple syrup, peanut butter, carob powder, vanilla and coconut cream.
  • Stir until the mix is smooth.
  • Remove from the heat and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes.
  • Stir in cacao nibs, freeze dried raspberries, goji berries and chopped almonds.
    Pour into prepared loaf tin and set in the fridge for 2-3 hours.
  • Remove from the tin, cut into slices and dust with a little extra carob powder before serving.
  • (Leave some for Rudolph)

 

Mrs Claus’ Almond Flour Cookies 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups  almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup cacao chips
Method:
  • Preheat the oven to 250ºF and line a large baking sheet
  • In a large bowl, combine the almond flour, oil, maple syrup, salt, baking soda, vanilla, and vinegar and stir well to create a uniform, sticky dough.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Drop the dough by heaping tablespoons onto the baking sheet, then use your hands to gently flatten and shape them. (Get your fingers wet with water to help prevent sticking while you work with the dough.)
  • Bake until the cookies are firm to the touch around the edges, about 30 minutes at 250ºF.
  • Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature. (Even better with nice cream)

For delicious mince pies find the recipe here.

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