Archive for the ‘Sugar Free’ Category

Chai Coconut Latte
December 8, 2009

Chai Coconut Latte

Did you know that you can buy coconut milk by the half gallon at your local health food store? It is delicious and good for you too! I think this latte is ten times better than it’s dairy counterpart.
The coconut adds such a rich exotic flavor to the chai! Once you have it this way, you will never want it with regular milk again.

coconut milk
chai tea bag (I used tazo decaf)
agave
*optional spiced rum

Steep tea bag in coconut milk in microwave or on stove. Add agave to taste. If desired, add a splash of rum.

Best Apple Crumble EVER! Seriously!!!
October 28, 2009

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Best Apple Crumble EVER! Seriously!!!

This recipe is what I thought was the Best Apple Dessert Thingy EVER! Seriously!!! Plus it is gluten free, dairy free, and sugar free. It is sweetened with dates and agave. I have been debating whether to call it a crisp or a crumble because it is not really either. The topping is a little more gooey than a normal crisp, but you still get tons crunch from the nuts. It derives most of it’s sweetness from the dates, nature’s candy. If you are looking for a more healthy version of your apple crisp recipe, then this recipe is for you. Plus I think it tastes way better than the butter and sugar packed counterpart. The critic, who usually does not even like apple crisp, even liked it!

Crumble

1/2 cup almonds

1/2 cup walnuts

1/2 cup blanched almond flour (you could probably substitute a gluten free flour like rice flour)

1 cup dates pitted

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp cloves

1/4 tsp freshly ground nutmeg

4 Tbsp olive oil

1/2 tsp salt

1-2 Tbsp water (if necessary to get it moving)

Add all ingredients, except water, to a food processor and pulse. Add a little bit of water if you still need to get it moving. Process until combined, should be a thick goopy mess… Yum!

Apples

4 Fuji Apples peeled and sliced thin

juice of 1/2 lemon

1 Tbsp cinnamon

4 Tbsp olive oil

1/2 cup agave nectar

Mix apples together with other ingredients. Place in baking pan and spoon crumble mixture over apples. Bake in 350 degree oven for 30-40 minutes, until bubbling and apples are cooked. Serve warm and top with coconut milk ice cream… they make it sweetened with agave, so no sugar.