All Things Raw & Sweet!!

by Sasha on April 15, 2011

One of the things that I do love about raw sweets is that often after tasting a raw dessert many people love it and want to try more raw foods. So if you know someone who is skeptical about raw foods, I suggest offering a dessert. In today’s post you will find a yummy pink smoothie and my favourite Chocolate Blyss Treats.

First up…This lovely Pink Smoothie

Frozen Raspberries
Banana
Sunwarrior Chocolate Protein Powder
Hemp Seeds
Water

Blend well and top with some raspberries. Enjoy.

Next onto one of the staples in my home. Chocolate Blyss Treats. These are great, healthy for you and perfect for a little snack. You can’t make this wrong. I posted these before but without a recipe. So here they are again. I have to be honest each time I make them a little bit different depending on my mood and what’s in my pantry, however they are always a BIG HIT.

Ingredients for batch #1
1/4 Cup Sunflower Seeds
1/4 Cup Raw Cacao Powder
1/4 Cup Organic Nut Butter
Vanilla Bean or Vanilla Powder
1/4 Shredded coconut (unsweetened)
1 Tbs Agave(or you could use honey, maple syrup, yacon)
2 Tbs Ground Flax Seed
2Tbs Coconut Oil

Hemp seeds and shredded coconut needed for decorating.

Mix together in a large bowl. If the nut butter is clumpy mash with a fork. If the mixture is dry add more coconut oil. If it is too wet add more seeds or flax powder. I ended up adding a little more flax and then one more tbs of nut butter.

Roll into balls. Use your hands and roll in your choice of shredded coconut or hemp seeds Put in the freezer and take out just before eating. I love eating them frozen and so does my family. They will look like this. You can substitute chia seeds, cacao nibs, carob or tahini.

My second batch has the following added ingredients. They are the dark ones that are not rolled in seeds or coconut.

Ingredients for batch # 2:
bee pollen
blue green algae
pinch of Himalayan Salt

These are by no means sweet in the traditional understanding. They are slightly sweet so you can adapt them to the level of sweetness that you prefer.

Next…..Just joking. I will save my raw chocolate making experience for a future post. But here is a sneak peak.

Don’t forget to check out my guest post over at Healthy Heyday this Friday.

Enjoy!

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Lisa April 15, 2011 at 11:59 am

Lots of great looking sweet stuff! I love Healthy Heyday…so I'll go check it out!

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Lauren April 15, 2011 at 2:17 pm

Loving all the pink! 🙂 and holy yum on those truffles! Wow!

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Jamie Hayworth-Chin April 15, 2011 at 4:19 pm

i LOVE sunwarrior chocolate protein…so glad to see different ways to use it!

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Berry Blue Toes April 15, 2011 at 5:33 pm

Yum Yum YUM!!

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Michelle April 15, 2011 at 8:06 pm

Your pink smoothie is so pretty. I love all smoothies. :o)
Those truffles look so good! I'll have to make those very soon!

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Sasha April 16, 2011 at 2:25 am

Thank you everyone for your comments. I LOVE seeing all them. Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Stay tuned for another great contest in April. It's a good one.

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Sandra April 16, 2011 at 10:59 pm

Ohh you got me at the pink smoothie, but I love everything that you presented..nicely done!!!

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HiHoRosie April 17, 2011 at 5:03 am

It all looks so good! I'm off to Healthy Heyday's site to check out your post. Congrats on the guest feature.

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Sasha April 17, 2011 at 3:17 pm

Thanks everyone for all the love you are all feeling for the pink smoothie.

I must say that I am lucky I took a picture of the Chocolate Blyss Treats, as they are quickly vanishing.

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rawkinmom April 21, 2011 at 5:26 am

Love this post!! I love sweet things!!! That smoothie looks divine!!!

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Sasha April 21, 2011 at 5:33 pm

Thanks rawkinmom

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