I AM BACK + Cookie dough & spiced brownie cheesecake recipe

HEY GUYS,

I AM BACK! I know it has been a while since I have posted on my blog but I was really busy in the last couple months and I’m grateful for that. I just had a lot to handle and I felt like holding on a few things and finish one thing at a time. So to mention the most important reasons why I haven’t been much active on this blog is 1. because I just finished my last finals about 2 weeks ago so I’m finally stress free from school and will be graduating soon as major with administration and 2. because I want to start working on a new website for upcoming exciting and important things to my career in the path of health and fitness. img_7340_fotor

IMG_7337_Fotor.jpgI am super excited for what’s to come and to share it all with you guys but meanwhile the new website is up I will continue sharing recipes on here. Make sure to follow me on IG to stay updated on everything.

Now to the most important part of this post is the recipe of this delicious dessert. I call it cookie dough meets brownies sister pudding that they all got together on a trip but unfortunately the car crashed on the road, they all mashed up together but were safely alive and sadly eaten by ME. LOL idk if this is a sad or happy story but I know it’s a yummy ending tho. IMG_7364_Fotor.jpg

Cookie dough ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup oat flour
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp almond meal
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp agave
  • 1/2 square bar ( I used the peanut butter flavor)
  • 2 tbsp chocolate

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Start by mixing your wet ingredients together (applesauce, coconut oil and agave)  in a bowl than add your dry ingredients ( oats flour, coconut flour and almond meal). Mix until you have a crumbly dough that should hold together if you try to form a ball. If it’s to crumbly add about tsp of plant-based milk and combine. Lastly you just have to add your chocolate chips and square bar chopped in small bits.

**You could do just chocolate and leave out the Squarebar but I like the texture and it adds a nice peanut buttery flavor. Ps. if you haven’t tried Square Organics vegan protein bars I highly recommend. They are my FAVORITE! (‘healthyliving_happy’ gives you 20% discount + free US domestic shipping)

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Ok back to the cookie dough. Once you have your dough you can basically eat this by spoonful because it’s so good and it’s also SAFE to eat raw WIN WIN! To get to our fancy layered dessert we are going to use this cookie dough as a bottom crust.

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To do so add aluminium foil or parchment paper in a 4×8 baking pan. Spray it with non stick spray, add your cookie dough and flatten it out in even layer. Bake it on 350’F for 10 minutes. If you don’t have an oven you can skip this step but it might be to crumbly and fall apart when cutting it so baking it ensures the bottom to be firm and hold together in one piece.

Brownie pudding :

  • 1/2 cup avocado
  • 1/2 cup banana (1 medium ripe banana)
  • 1/4 cup chocolate soy milk – original cashew milk
  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp melted chocolate dark chocolate
  • 2 tbsp Betterbodyfoods chocolate PBfit
  • 2 tbsp Nowfoods agave
  • 2 tbsp tapioca flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1 tbsp chopped crystalized ginger* (got mine from  Nowfoods)

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Once your cookie dough is out of the oven leave it out to cool and now it’s time to make some serious brownie pudding. Start of by mashing up your banana and avocado in a bowl to ensure you don’t end up with bits of green avocados in your pudding and freak everyone. Because no one will ever believe that there is avocados in this creamy pudding. (But the avocado acts as the fat component in this pudding and it makes super creamy)

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Add your mashed banana and avocado in a food processors along with the rest of the ingredients and let this baby blend for 1-2 minutes until you have a luscious and creamy pudding. Once you go to taste it if it’s good and you find yourself almost licking the whole spoon than you know it’s ready. Lastly just fold in your crystalized ginger and it’s FINITO. Now if you don’t have crystalized ginger you can leave out no big deal.

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To assembly this is so simple. Just add your brownie batter on top of your cookie dough and smooth it out. To take this to the next level add some crushed almonds, cocoa nibs and melted peanut butter if desired. I did half with nuts and cocoa nibs and other half with melted chunky peanut butter. That extra crunchy topping adds a really nice bite to the whole dessert.

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Put in the fridge for at least 2-4 hours or overnight to set before you cut into eat and finishing that whole thing in one sitting. Honestly I was really surprised how good this ended up. It’s creamy, crunchy and has the perfect amount of sweetness. Some people like their desert on the sweeter side so as you do this just taste and add more agave if needed. But for me it was SPOT ON.

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I hope you try to re-make this recipe for yourself or share with your loved ones and show them how you can make your dessert healthy, with natural ingredients and still make it taste good.

If you do pls tag me on IG because I would love to see your re-make it. > @healthyliving_happy #HLHRecipes •

Have a great day forward ♥

 

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Superfood Turmeric Oatmeal Recipe 

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‘Turmeric is a peppery spice known for its bright orange colour as well as its role as a major ingredient needed to make curry. This orange spice originates from the root of the Curcuma Longa plant and has been widely used for thousands of years in Asia as a medicinal spice with health benefits for body and brain.’

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Turmeric might be a bit pricey for someone but It’s worth the money and it will last you for quit a while. With that said it is still one of the cheapest superfoods out their.

Dr. Greger’s daily dozen app reccomend 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric everyday along with any other herbs or spices. Adding turmeric to my oatmeal or rice is the best way to get in my daily dozen of turmeric everyday.

Now for the turmeric oats recipe:

  • 1 cup of quick oats (I use Bob’s red mill organic oats)
  • 1/2 cup frozen banana
  • 1 TBSP Betterbodyfoods coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp Betterbodyfoods chia seeds
  • 1 TBSP flax-seed meal
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon.
  • 1 cup water

Chocolate sauce:

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  1. Add your oats in a bowl, cover them with boiling water and put a plate on top the bowl and set it a side for 5 minutes to let the oats soak up the water.
  2. In the meantime whip up your cocoa sauce by combining your ingredients together and slowly adding water to reach a little bit runny consistency sauce.
  3. When your oats are all soaked up add the rest of your ingredients on top, combine well and lastly add your frozen banana and cover the bowl again to let the frozen banana soften with the steam from the warm oats. (You can use ripe banana but frozen helps to make it more creamy) When mixing add more water if oats are too thick.
  4. Lastly it’s time to assemble your oats and chocolate ganache together in a mason jar or Tupperware. Refrigerate overnight for the next morning or put in the freezer for  5-10 minutes if you will be eating it the same morning. (This is essential to let your chocolate ganache set with the oats)
  5. *Optional: top it with sliced banana, nuts/seeds or peanut butter.

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If you would like to see step by step directions check out the recipe video I posted on my YouTube channel.

 

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Vegan chocolate nut bark 

If you have seen couple of my recipes than you probably have noticed than I am kinda of a CHOCOLATE FREAK. No shame in that. People think that eating healthy plant based diet means that you will be stuck eating only greens. Meanwhile I am here getting my daily dose of chocolate in all sort of delicious vegan treats like this easy homemade chocolate bark.

Idk about you but I don’t understand why dark chocolate and especially vegan chocolate has to be that expensive. If I that stuff I will be broke in a matter of a week LOL. I wanted to create my own homemade chocolate bark and I think I NAILED IT with this one.

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This is the perfect easy chocolate recipe for those allergic to lactose or are vegan.
All you need 4 ingredients that you might have all at home.

  • 1/3 cup Hershey unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup Betterbodyfoods chocolate powdered pb
  • 1 TBSP melted coconut oil
  • 2 TBSP agave (or you can use coconut sugar)
  • 1/4 cup + 2 TBSP of water or plant-based milk

Just mix all your ingrdients together. Pour your chocolate sauce mixture in a 4×8 pan with parchment paper. Sprinkle with your favorite nuts or seeds. Freeze for 4-5 hours or overnight, cut into squares and try not to finish the whole thing in one sitting because it’s ADDICTING let me tell you haha.

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I AM HOOKED ON THIS RECIPE. It’s easy, quick and delicious.

This is the kinda of chocolate that is good for you and it’s okay to eat the whole thing. Because it has tons of fiber from they cocoa powder and powdered pb, low in fat compard to processed chocolate, naturally sweetened and YES it has some protein in it.

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Try it and let me know what you think 🙂

Pb&Chocolate Banana Bread Oatmeal 

If you follow me on instagram than it’s a no surprise for you that I literary have been eating oats every single day for breakfast for this past year or more haha.

When I tell this to my NON-oatmeal lovers they all think I am weird. NO SHAME of being an oatmeal freak haha. Who’s with me?

To all my non-oatmeal lovers who say oatmeal is boring and for my oatmeal lovers friends who have asked for this, this recipe is for you all. My Pb&Chocolate banana bread oatmeal.

I always get in a cycle were I get obsessed with a specific oatmeal recipe and eat it everyday until I get sick of it. But this recipe I can honestly never get tired of because

  1. It has chocolate
  2. It has peanut butter and
  3. It has banana

And which all are MY FAVORITE so I will never get tired of it.

This recipe is actually very simple but the key to this oatmeal bowl is the way you layer it. It is best eaten cold to. I don’t have a specific recipe for this and this is the best part about it.

Ingredients for the oatmeal:

  • 1/2 or 1 cup quick oats
  • 1 small frozen/ripe banana
  • 1 tsp flax-seed meal
  • 1 TBSP betterbodyfoods coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp betterbodyfoods chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • Water / plant-based milk

Toppings ingredients:

  • 1.5 TBSP unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 TBSP betterbodyfoods chocolate/regular powdered pb
  • 1 tsp betterbodyfoods agave
  • Crunchy peanut butter
  • Other toppings you like (almonds, cocoa nibs, goji berries)

For school I make my oats the night before with just boiling water but on the weekends I do my oats on the stove but whatever you prefer. Stove, microwave or boiling water works fine. For me using boiling water is so much easier tho.

Add your oats in a bowl and pour boiling water on top to cover. Cover with a bowl and wait for about 2-5 minutes. Meanwhile make your cocoa sauce and set a side (combine cocoa, powdered peanut butter, agave and slowly add water to reach a sauce like consistency. *The cocoa sauce will thicken in the fridge)

Take the cover on top of your oats and all the water will be absorbed. Add the rest of the ingredients on top, icluding the flax-seed meal, chia seeds, coconut sugar, cinnamon and frozen banana. Mix well and add more water/milk if oats are too thick. *Frozen banana makes this SO MUCH creamy. If you have not mixed frozen banana with your oats you are missing out.

If you are taking this school than put it in a Tupperware, pour the cocoa sauce on top, drizzle the *crunchy peanut butter and refrigerate overnight. If you are eating it right away than do the same but using a bowl and letting it for about 5 minutes in the freezer just to quickly harden the cocoa sauce on top.

The reason why it’s importantly to let the cocoa sauce harden is because once it start to harden it turn into like fudgy like chocolate and it’s so so good. The combination of the creamy oats and thick cocoa fudge on top with the crunchy peanut butter is just THE BEST OATMEAL COMBO.I am a pb and chocolate freak so I can never get tired of this.

Also let me know, are you team crunchy or creamy peanut butter?

I am definitely team crunchy especially with my oatmeal. Since oatmeal s creamy I like to have some crunch  so that is why crunchy pb is key here if not I sometimes add nuts or cocoa nibs is also very good with this.

If you do try out this recipe pls let me know whta you think and share it on instagram: @healthyliving_happy