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Chocolate Energy Balls Recipe with Dates

Chocolate Energy Balls Recipe with Dates

Store bought energy bars are usually filled with tons of processed sugar but this chocolate energy balls recipe is sweetened with dates.

When making any sweet treats, we believe that using natural ingredients is the way to go.

Not only do natural sweeteners like dates come with plenty of vitamins and nutrients, but they also create an end product that won’t spike your blood sugar like crazy.

For this recipe, we’ve added plenty of healthy fats too that will keep you feeling full and satisfied until your next meal. 

Love and hugs,

Sherry

Chocolate Energy Balls Recipe with Dates

? Ingredients ?

  • 1/2 cup cashew pieces
  • 1/2 cup whole raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 200 gm hemp hearts
  • 3 T raw cacao
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean powder
  • about 10 sticky plump Medjool dates

? Instructions ?

Process first 6 ingredients until they become crumbs.

Add dates until the mixture becomes sticky enough to form balls, so you can start with 5 or 6 dates, process and then add them one by one testing the mixture, then pull some out to see if they form balls. 

Conclusion

This chocolate energy balls recipe with dates is the healthy way to enjoy that smooth, chocolatey deliciousness without any processed sugar.

Finally, feel free to post your finished result in the Facebook Group!

OR

Post your version to instagram with the hashtag #sweetfreedomlife

Sweet Potato Noodles Recipe

Sweet Potato Noodles Recipe

It took me a LONG time to warm to yams (or depending on where you live, sweet potatoes).

If only I’d had today’s ‘conversion’ recipe!

Yams are a fantastic food for helping heal the pancreas and a great way to add sweet into your life without spiking your blood sugar.

This recipe was a surprise to me, as it was introduced to us by Karen Porter (a star Return to Food Coach) at our Sweet Retreat in 2017.

Everyone I’ve ever had try this recipe loves it and asks for the recipe immediately.

For today’s Sweet Freedom Recipe, we have a lovely version of this recipe with a few variations to inspire you to get in the kitchen and whip this up for dinner.

It is gluten free, vegan and Sweet Freedom approved but don’t let that put you off trying it. 😉

It is a recipe that requires around the same effort of making a salad and the return on investment in the kitchen is totally worth it.

Love and hugs,

Sherry

Sweet Potato Noodles Recipe

? Ingredients ?

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups carrots, chopped
  • 2 cups small cauliflower florets
  • 1 red or yellow pepper
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and zuudled (or spiralized)
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds,
  • small bunch of cilantro,
  • and lime wedges to garnish

Sauce:

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup tamari
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • ½ lime, freshly squeezed
  • 1 inch knob of ginger,
  • grated 2 cloves garlic, minced

? Instructions ?

Preheat a large skillet on medium heat and pour in olive oil ( I like to use cold pressed coconut oil).

Once hot, saute cauliflower florets and carrots for 5 minutes.

Follow with the bell pepper for 3 mins and then transfer to a mixing bowl.

Use the same pan and add a little more olive oil.

Saute the sweet potato noodles for 8 mins, tossing occasionally, until shiny and not brown.

While this is cooking, prepare the pad thai sauce in a medium or large size bowl.

Add all of the sauce ingredients and whisk.

Then, add the cooked vegetables back into the skillet with the sweet potato noodles.

Finally, add the pad thai sauce and blend well with tongs.

Plate and garnish with cilantro, hemp seeds, and lime slices.

Conclusion

This sweet potato noodles recipe will convert anyone who doesn’t like sweet potatoes into a sweet potato lover!

Finally, feel free to post your finished result in the Facebook Group!

OR

Post your version to instagram with the hashtag #sweetfreedomlife

Healthy Salad Dressing Homemade

Healthy Salad Dressing Homemade

This homemade healthy salad dressing is made without oil.

If you haven’t already, you’re going to hear a LOT about NOT consuming oils.

It is a new trend and rightly so as most oils on the supermarket shelf I wouldn’t dream of putting into my body.

But we need fat right?

Absolutely.

Only the best sources are from sources that are not exposed to heat and chemicals.

That rules out about 95%+ of the oils on the supermarket shelf, so when you are shopping for oil you want the following criteria;

organic (because you can’t remove the chemicals and pesticides from an oil)

raw,

not heat treated,

cold pressed or expeller pressed not processed with chemicals or solvents (which even some of the super expensive ‘healthy’ oils promote themselves as healthy but still use solvents in the extraction process, crazy huh?)

So you may throw your hands up in the air and say that’s just too confusing and just want to make this oil-free salad dressing recipe in today’s Sweet Freedom Recipe.

Love and hugs,

Sherry

p.s. if you are soy-free or can’t find organic soy sauce use coconut aminos for this recipe.

Healthy Homemade Salad Dressing

? Ingredients ?

  • ½ cup Walnuts, make sure they are fresh or your dressing will taste bitter
  • 1-2 tbsp Tamari, if you are soy free you can use coconut aminos
  • 1 Lemon Peeled, you may wish to take the seeds out too if there are a lot of them
  • 1 tbsp Miso Paste
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1-2 tbsp Water (add until desired consistency)

? Instructions ?

Place everything into a blender and combine until smooth and creamy.

Pour over your favourite local and organic vegetables!

Keeps fresh in the fridge for about 4 or 5 weeks.

Conclusion

Homemade salad dressings are the perfect way to re-train your palate to enjoy whole foods.

Finally, feel free to post your finished result in the Facebook Group!

OR

Post your version to instagram with the hashtag #sweetfreedomlife

Healthy Vegan Stir Fry

Healthy Vegan Stir Fry

If you’re looking for a healthy vegan stir fry recipe, this will be your new go-to.

In a carb confused keto enthused world we are living in you may ask ‘what about rice?’ Does is spike your blood sugar? Is it going to make me gain weight?

So many questions but we boil it down to one;

Is it Sweet Freedom approved?

Yes it is.

And in today’s Sweet Freedom Recipe we are showing you how to make it super nourishing and delicious so that this Sweet Freedom kitchen staple becomes one in yours too.

Love and hugs,

Sherry

Healthy Vegan Stir Fry Recipe

? Ingredients ?

  • 1 cup brown wild rice blend, cooked, cooled (best done the day before)
  • 1 leek, washed and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup of peas
  • 7 leaves of kale, thinly sliced
  • 2 large handfuls of spinach
  • 1 cup of broccoli, chopped, lightly steamed
  • 1 birds eye chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 bunch of coriander/cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1 Tbsp tamari
  • 3 Tbsp of cold pressed coconut oil

? Instructions ?

Saute leeks in coconut oil until tender then add kale, broccoli, chilli and cumin.  

Stir until everything is coated and covered in spices.

Add spinach, rice, peas and coriander.

Sprinkle with tamari and season with salt and pepper to finish.

Conclusion

This healthy vegan stir fry recipe can be customised any way you want and will always taste nourishing. 

Finally, feel free to post your finished result in the Facebook Group!

OR

Post your version to instagram with the hashtag #sweetfreedomlife

Chocolate Mousse Recipe with Avocado

Chocolate Mousse Recipe with Avocado

I have always loved pudding, mousse and of course all things chocolate!

For today’s Sweet Freedom Recipe we are showing you how easy it is to make a delicious chocolate mousse without refined sugar or the highly processed ingredients often contained in pudding or mousse recipes.

There is a surprise ingredient that is incredibly healthy, avocado.

It makes for a super creamy pudding texture and if you get good avocados that are ripe, you won’t even taste them.

Like our recipe last week this is gluten free, all natural and Sweet Freedom approved so you can whip this up for a romantic dinner for your sweetheart or enjoy it yourself if you’re dining for one. (That way you’ll have some left for the next day.)

Love and hugs,

Sherry

Chocolate Mousse Recipe with Avocado

? Ingredients ?

  • 2 Ripe Avocados
  • 6 tbsp Raw Cacao Powder
  • 4 tbsp Local Organic Honey
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Milk/Cream
  • Pinch of Salt

? Instructions ?

Place all ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth.

Hazelnut topping: Take a handful of Hazelnuts and roast them for 15-20 mins at 275°F / 135°C.

Chop up and sprinkle on top of mousse

Conclusion

This chocolate mousse recipe with avocado is the healthy way to enjoy that smooth, chocolatey deliciousness without any processed sugar.

Finally, feel free to post your finished result in the Facebook Group!

OR

Post your version to instagram with the hashtag #sweetfreedomlife

How To Make Almond Milk

How To Make Almond Milk

Nothing seems to get people more emotional or confused nutritionally as milk does so in this blog I am going to show you how to make almond milk at home.

Recently the Canadian Food Guide controversially removed dairy from its plate and that’s a big bold move in the nutrition world.

When you start to realize how much our way of eating involves milk, it can make it tricky and confusing living dairy free.

But it doesn’t have to be.

So a lot of people ask ‘if I’m not meant to drink dairy, what do I drink?’ and it gets confusing because alternative milks (or mylks are they are sometimes dubbed) can be full of nasty stuff that’s neither good for the body or the planet, so what’s left?

In today’s Sweet Freedom Recipe we are talking about milk and helping you get ‘unconfused’ while showing you how easy and delicious it is to make your own almond milk.

We think you’ll love it!

Love and hugs,

Sherry

How To Make Almond Milk

? Ingredients ?

  • 1/2 Cup Almonds
  • 1/3 Cup Cashews
  • 1 Pitted Medjool Date
  • 1 tbsp Hemp Seeds
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Bean Powder

? Instructions ?

Soak the almonds in a bowl overnight.

Also, soak the cashews in a bowl overnight

And finally, doak the Date, Hemp Seeds and Vanilla Bean Powder in a bowl overnight.

Drain the water from the Cashews and Almonds.

Peel the almonds and throw away any rotten ones.

Place all ingredients into the blender (including the soaked water from the date, hemp and vanilla bowl)

Blend until it reaches a milky texture.

Optional – add a pinch of salt to help it last longer.

Lasts 4-6 Days in the fridge.

Conclusion

This healthy almond milk recipe gives a delicious, all natural flavour without any processed sugar or nasty ingredients.

Finally, feel free to post your finished result in the Facebook Group!

OR

Post your version to instagram with the hashtag #sweetfreedomlife