Two Recipes to Make your Christmas Healthier and more Chocolaty!

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Just imagine enjoying a delicious latte and chocolate bark while decorating the Christmas tree, for brunch on Christmas morning, or while opening gifts!

We have these sort of traditions in our house, that the kids look forward to and enjoy!

Celebrate the holiday season with these fantastic and good for you recipes.  These recipes everyone can enjoy; kids, adults, friends, and family.  No coffee, no alcohol; good for the heart, soul, body and mind.

 

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No Coffee Eggnog Late

 


 

If any of your holiday memories involve a giant punch bowl filled with eggnog, then you’ll love our modern take on a nostalgic recipe. This drink is downright velvety thanks to a base of almond milk and coffee-spiked superfood creamer. Next we whisk in delicious ingredients like coconut milk (or unsweetened creamer, if you prefer), cinnamon, vanilla beans, and of course, egg yolks. Bring all ingredients to a simmer, start your playlist, and get ready to toast the season with some delightful, dairy-free cheer.
 

 

No Coffee Eggnog Latte
Serves 4
A delicious no-coffee eggnog latte the entire family can enjoy
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Total Time
20 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 5 egg yolks
  2. 1-13.5 ounce can of Coconut Milk or 1-1/2 cups of Laird Superfood Creamer
  3. 2 cups Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  4. 2 Tbsp Laird Superfood Instant Coffee Creamer
  5. 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  6. Half of a Vanilla Bean - Split
  7. 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon, plus more for garnish
  8. 1/2 tsp Ground Nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Place egg yolks in a small mixing bowl and set aside. In a high-sided saucepan on medium heat, whisk in coconut milk, almond milk, creamer, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Reduce to simmer and whisk continuously while adding ¼ cup of the hot mixture into the egg yolks; whisk until smooth. (This tempers the eggs so they won’t curdle.) Pour the egg mixture back into saucepan and increase heat to medium; whisk another 3 minutes. Discard vanilla bean, then divide eggnog into cups and sprinkle with cinnamon before serving.
Adapted from Thrive Market Blog
The Squishable Baby http://squishablebaby.com/

 

 

Fermented Maca Chocolate Bark

 
 


 

Sure, you can stash this chocolate bark in the fridge if there are any leftovers, but be prepared for this treat to fly off the tray! Here’s why: goji berries and cranberries lend a little sweetness, almonds and pecans add crunch, and there’s even a fermented, superfood boost from maca powder that melts into a luscious cacao base. This vegan and gluten-free dessert is made for sharing, but we completely approve of keeping it all for yourself, too.
Have you ever heard of maca?  It’s in a powder form and it’s an adaptogen.  It’s a member of the cruciferous family, like broccoli and cabbage, and is considered one of the world’s perfect super foods!  It’s not only a natural source of healing nutrition but it’s touted to being a safe super food that is consumed for its healing benefits.
Maca’s numerous benefits include…
Hormone balance in both men and women
Immune system boosting
Increased energy and stamina
Enhanced sexual function
Increased memory and focus
 

Maca Chocolate Bark
Serves 4
A vegan and gluten-free dessert that's meant to be shared!
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Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup Coconut Oil
  2. 1/2 cup Cacao Powder
  3. 1/4 cup Maple Syrup
  4. 1 Tbsp. Creamy Almond Butter
  5. 2 tsp. Fermented Maca Powder Booster
  6. 1/2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
  7. 1/8 tsp. Cayene Pepper
  8. 1/8 tsp. Sea Salt
  9. 1/4 cup Raw Almonds, chopped and divided
  10. 1/4 cup Raw Pecans, chopped and divided
  11. 2 Tbsp. Dried Cranberries
  12. 1 Tbsp. Raw Pumpkin Seeds
  13. 1 Tbsp. Goji Berries
  14. 1 tsp. Chia Seeds
Instructions
  1. Line a small baking sheet with two pieces of crisscrossed parchment paper.
  2. Melt coconut oil in a medium saucepan over low heat. Off heat, whisk in the cacao powder, maple syrup, almond butter, maca powder, cinnamon, cayenne, and salt. Stir in 2 tablespoons each of the almonds and pecans.
  3. Pour chocolate onto baking sheet and use an offset spatula to spread about ¼-inch thick. Sprinkle on remaining nuts, cranberries, pumpkin seeds, goji berries, and chia seeds. Freeze for 15 minutes, until frozen solid, or refrigerate for 30 minutes. Break into bark and serve immediately, or store refrigerated in an airtight container until ready to enjoy.
Adapted from The Thrive Market Blog
The Squishable Baby http://squishablebaby.com/

 
 
 
 
What are your favorite Christmas traditions?
 

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