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SWEET TREATS
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... Frozen summer smoothies | Choc berry and chocolate chili truffles | Choc-apricot slice
Frozen summer smoothies
Turn any smoothie into an ice-cream for your kids!
Grain free
Egg free
Dairy free
Nut free
X
Time needed
10 mins
Tried and tested

Instructions
Make up your favourite smoothie recipe in a bleeder, spread the mix into baking dish or deep sided tray and pop in the freezer. Every half hour or so, take it out, stir it up (to break down the ice crystals) and put it back until it's frozen. Alternatively, hunt the web for "ice lolly makers" and create your own frozen treat on a stick. Even better, get the kids to do it!
Flavour ideas
~ whizz a tin of coconut milk, one avocado with a tablespoon of honey. Mash in a ripe banana and freeze. Add some nut butter or crushed sunflower or pumpkin seeds for added protein.

~ blend 2 tablespoons of honey with a punnet strawberries and a punnet of raspberries, then add the juice of two oranges (fresh please!). Add a little water if the the mixture seems thick and freeze. You can even put this one into ice-cube trays and then add a few to a glass of water.

~ and one for the grown ups! Chop a large banana in half and push an ice cream stick into the flat end. Pop in the freezer for 20 minutes. Take out and dip in melted dark chocolate, which will set instantly.

Choc-berry truffles
These slices are not cooked so easy to make for an instant treat.
Grain free
Egg free
Dairy free
Nut free
Time needed
10 mins
Tried and tested
Chocolate chili truffles
These slices are not cooked so easy to make for an instant treat.
Grain free
Egg free
Dairy free
Nut free
X
Time needed
10 mins
Tried and tested
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Ingredients for chocolate and berries
1/2 cup unsalted butter/coconut oil
1 cup top quality cocoa
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup honey
1/4 tsp sea salt
2/3 cup fresh berries in season
Instructions
Melt butter over a low heat, mix in the cocoa powder, vanilla extract, sea salt, and honey. Stir constantly until you have a thick, homogeneous texture. Stir the chocolate mixture rapidly for another thirty seconds but be careful not to overcook or the chocolate will burn. Remove from the heat and fold in the fresh berries. Spread in a lined tray for slicing into squares or use truffle size paper cases. Pop a fresh berry on the top and enjoy!
Ingredients for chocolate and chili
125 gms dark chocolate in chunks
1 tablespoon agave nectar or honey
1 teaspoon chili powder (or to taste)
0.25 teaspoon almond (or vanilla*) extract
60 mls coconut milk
2 tablespoons chopped toasted almonds (or sunflower seeds*).
1 tablespoon cacao powder
In a large saucepan, melt the chocolate over very low heat, stir in the honey, chili, almond Or vanilla extract and coconut milk. Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes or until mixture is about the consistency of a thick frosting. Scoop the mixture into balls and set aside on a paper lined baking sheet. Combine the almonds and cacao powder then roll the truffle balls in the mix.

* if someone is allergic to nuts use vanilla and sunflower seeds. This has been tested with stunning results!

Choc-apricot slice
These slices are not cooked so easy to make for an instant treat.
Grain free
Egg free
Dairy free
Nut free
Time needed
10 mins
Tried and tested

Ingredients
2 cups desiccated coconut, 1 cup dried apricots,
1 tablespoon honey, 2 tablespoons cacao or cocoa, 1/2 teaspoon concentrated natural vanilla extract and a pinch of salt.
Instructions
Turn on your food processor and – in the order listed – drop in all the ingredients and whizz until well combined. Be careful not to turn it to mush, a little texture is good. Press the mix into a lined tray and set in the fridge overnight before slicing.
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