Category: Radiant Recipes

Cacao and Peanut Butter Tart

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You or someone you know probably loves the dynamic duo of chocolate and peanut butter. Google the benefits of cacao and coconut oil. Make this Serotonin Cacao and Peanut Butter Tart for them or for yourself :)

Crust:

1 3/4 Cups of Peanuts

1 1/2 Cup of Figs

1-2 Tablespoons of Coconut Oil

A Pinch or Two of Salt

Filling:

9 Tablespoons of Cacao

9 Tablespoons of Coconut Oil (Or 5 Tablespoons of Coconut Oil and 4 Tablespoons of Coconut Milk)

4 1/2  Tablespoons of Maple Syrup

3/4 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract

1. Combine all crust ingredients in the food processor and process just enough that they stick together. Maybe add a little more of any of the ingredients to get the consistency that you want. More coconut oil will make the filling texture more solid while more coconut milk will make it creamier. Press into a 7 – 9 inch taste pan.

2. Combine all of the filling ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Pour into crust.

3. Spell out some sweet message in peanuts.

4. Refrigerate until hard. Serve cool or cold.

The filling for this was adapted from this fabulous raw tarte recipe: http://www.ourpaleolife.com/recipe/chocolate-hazelnut-tart-paleo-vegan-raw/

You can also very easily make your own adaptations with different nuts in the crust and extracts in the filling. I have had great results with a hazelnut crust and orange extract in the filling :)

A Vegan Turmeric Latte for Radiant Skin

Turmeric Tea

Last week, I started to get a bit of a perioral dermatitis outbreak and I remembered hearing that turmeric had some anti-inflammatory properties. I also remembered that when I consume coconut oil, my skin looks great. So I googled around, checked out a few turmeric tea recipes and this is my synthesis of what I found. It not only cleared up the eczema, but my skin even looks radiant now. Just be careful where you sprinkle the turmeric – it tends to turn things yellow!

1 – 2 Teaspoons of Turmeric

1 – 2 Teaspoons of Hemp Seeds or Dried Coconut

1 Tablespoon of Coconut Oil

Seeds from 3 or 4 Cardamom Pods

1 – 2 Cups of Water

1 Teaspoon of Honey or Coconut Nectar

A pinch of Black Pepper

Blend until smooth. Then, put in a sauce pan and heat until just warm. Enjoy!