Preheat oven to 350 F
Mix butter, Swerve and egg in a medium sized bowl until creamy and well combined.
In a separate bowl, combine all dry ingredients.
Add to wet ingredients and mix until a stiff dough is formed.
Roll the dough into 1 1/2" balls.
Using a "cookie scooper" makes it really easy to get the right size. (If using cookie scooper, you will still need to roll the dough into tighter balls before coating with cinnamon and Swerve).
Combine the cinnamon and Swerve in a small bowl.
Roll the balls in the mixture until well coated.
Place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and flatten slightly with a couple fingers.
Bake at 350 F for 12 minutes.
*DO NOT OVER BAKE! They should be JUST starting to crack on the edges.
Allow to cool slightly on a cookie sheet before moving to a cooling rack.
WHO SAYS you can't have yummy treats on a Keto Diet or Candida Detox??? These bite size treats are the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth without cheating on your detox!!! They are sugar-free, grain-free and full of protein and good fats.
For the cookies:
3/4 cup almond butter, smooth
1/2 cup Swerve, granulated
1 tsp alcohol-free vanilla extract
1 cup almond flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 pinch pink Himalayan sea salt
For the filling:
1/2 cup Lily's chocolate chips
1/4 cup smooth almond butter
1/2 tsp alcohol-free vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 F and line a 24 cup mini muffin pan with liners or grease with coconut oil.
In a large bowl, beat together egg, almond butter, Swerve and vanilla until smooth. In a separate bowl, combine almond flour, baking soda and salt. Stir into the wet ingredients until fully combined. The dough will be thick and greasy. Press the dough into evenly-sized balls and place in the mini muffin cups. Then use the back of a 1/2 tsp measuring spoon to make a dent in the center.
Bake in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes until just set.
Make the "kiss":
While the cookies bake, melt the chocolate chips and almond butter in a double boiler until JUST melted and smooth. Stir in the vanilla once melted. Wait until the filling cools enough that it's the consistency of thick frosting. Then spoon the chocolate into a Ziploc bag and cut the corner off. Squeeze a small amount into each cookie to form a "kiss".
Cool in fridge until the chocolate firms up. Best served at room temperature
*NOTE: To make these Candida Detox friendly (sugar-free) you will simply skip the maple syrup.
Combine butter, maple syrup, egg, water and Swerve and blend until combined.
Slowly add all dry ingredients and stir just until combined. Do not over mix.
Chill in fridge for 30 minutes to firm up.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F, and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Remove the chilled dough from the refrigerator and roll into (2inch diameter) balls. Place them 3 inches apart on the parchment lined baking sheet. Slightly flatten (don't smash) each cookie with your fingers. Bake for 9-10 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. They will seem under-cooked, but they will finish cooking slightly on the baking sheet.
Remove and set on your baking rack to finish cooling. Personally, I like these better once they are fully cooled. They get chewier :)
Thanks to Careen for another yummy, healthy treat!
Menu and recipes are at the bottom of this page.
We'd love to hear your feedback in the comments if you try any of them.
It is my honor to help you guys start new, healthy traditions and to assist those who are currently fasting from sugar or gluten or dairy, etc to still enjoy the Holidays! If God has lead you to make some lifestyle changes, then simply obey. You can trust Him. He who has called YOU is faithful & HE will do it! (1 Thes 5:24) It is worth it! YOU CAN stay healthy AND enjoy delicious meals over the holidays! Your joy is in the Lord more than it is in food or anything else ;)
Let me help you...
1. Present your body as a living sacrifice; Do not be conformed to the world; Be transformed by the renewing of your mind (Romans 12:1-2). Cleanse your mind daily with God's Word; Abide in The Truth; Focus on what you CAN have (food that heals & refreshes) instead of what keeps you sick.
2. Ask for a fresh filling of the Holy Spirit. SELF-CONTROL is a fruit of the Spirit. This is where your power to change comes from. Repent of old habits that have not served you, your family or God, receive his amazing grace, and press forward in HIS POWER. "He gives more grace... God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” - James 4:6
3. Remember: You are fasting & surrendering (Biblical; God's Power; breakthrough), NOT dieting (work of the flesh; fleeting; bondage).
Watch my 10min FASTING VIDEO for encouragement.
4. Be prepared with ideas, recipes & ingredients. YOU ARE AN AGENT OF HEAVENLY CHANGE! BE THE EXAMPLE & do it with JOY and without complaining! Make your holiday more about relationships than about the food.
5. Cast down your fears in the name of Jesus. You are NOT given a Spirit of fear, but one of power, love AND a sound mind (2 Tim 1:7). If what others are calling "food" is making YOU sick, at some point you have to quit sacrificing your health & your obedience to The Lord because of fear of what others will think, fear of failure, fear that you will not be able to have fun anymore, fear of letting someone down because you changed your recipe or tradition. Keep your eyes on Jesus. Be brave. Stay strong. Walk in grace. And seek continual discernment through this journey. YOU. ARE. A. GOD-PLEASER. NOT A PEOPLE-PLEASER.
6. Dust off the lie that REAL FOOD is gross or boring & that you can't have fun without alcohol. LIE! Name. of. Jesus! When I throw a party... WE HAVE FUN! WE STAY HEALTHY! WE INTRODUCE PEOPLE TO NEW IDEAS & HEALTHY DESSERTS! WE STAY SOBER! And WE WORSHIP THE LORD in Word & action. You can too! Pray & ask the Lord for healthy desires, healthy cravings, and new healthy traditions/ideas.
7. Ask yourself: Is it really worth it to stay sick & tired, to gain the holiday weight AGAIN or to throw in the towel on the progress you've made thus far for that 1 meal, 1 day, 1 night, 1 season....?
For me, I am so much more alive Spiritually, mentally & physically when I am rested & feeding my body (physically & Spiritually) what makes me thrive. I walk in a lot more energy, grace, kindness, awareness, clarity, joy, power & compassion when I'm not feeding my flesh. I hear more clearly from the Lord & have more peace. I am more patient with others. When I have compromised & don't feel well, I have a lot less to pour out & it is hard to live out God's calling on my life. I LOVE that I can prepare a FEAST for my friends & family that is 100% healthy, feeds their bodies (even though some don't appreciate it), feeds their soul & Spirit, with no hangover (by food or drink!) the next day or week! Although it was challenging at first, it is a way of life now. It is part of the Godly Legacy I will leave behind. It's never too late to change, friends. The facade of what America is calling "food" is one of the biggest lies we have believed. Eating real food is not "extreme." It's medicine. It's obedience. It's discipline. It's logical. It's a sacrifice.
We neither neglect our bodies nor obsess over them. Freedom in Christ is neither religion nor rebellion. If we keep Jesus the main thing, we will stay free in the process!!!
WITH GOD, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE - Mat 19:26
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We assumed you would either know or figure out how to cook a turkey ;) Be sure your brine/broth & ingredients are gluten-free (if necessary), & use real spices to flavor.
Happy, Healthy Thanksgiving to all of you!! We have MUCH to be grateful for!!
Grain-free, dairy-free Strawberry Shortcake... can I get an AMEN??!!
NOTE: If you're a patient on a Candida Detox with me, be sure your plan includes berries. For many people, even berries are too much sugar in the very beginning of a Candida Detox. But not to worry, you are FASTING from sugar for a short time so that your body can heal. Eventually you will be able to have delicious fruits once again without getting sick. Yay!!!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prep cupcake pans with cupcake paper. Makes ~24 small shortcakes.
Combine all dry ingredients in 1 bowl. Then mix all wet ingredients in electrix mixer or other bowl. Add the dry ingredient to the wet ones and mix well. Add 2 large spoonsful of batter to each cupcake paper. Bake for 15-20 minutes until light golden brown. Cook time will depend upon your over and how full you fill your cupcake holders.
Let cool slightly and serve with your fresh strawberries!!
Optional: Drizzle with raw honey or a sprinkle of Swerve or Truvia (if you must). With good organic strawberries I find it unnecessary ;)
There is zero "cheat" about this dessert!! Loaded with protein, good fat and fresh fruit to make a complete meal :) You can even enjoy these for breakfast.
BONUS: Top with my HAPPY HEALTHY WHIPPED CREAM !!
NOTE: Option 2 is a great way to get your daily coconut oil in!!
When adding coconut oil to any recipe, you add anti-bacterial (antibiotic), anti-viral, anti-fungal & overall anti-microbial, medicinal & fat-burning nutrition to your creation :) With the extra peppermint essential oil, also a powerful antibiotic/antiviral/anti-microbial, you now have a powerful medicinal drink that tastes AMAZING and won't harm your "good bacteria" (probiotics)!! AND the peppermint will sure open up your sinuses!!
SICK?? Doctor's orders.... drink healthy hot cocoa :) How fun is that?!
OPTION 1: Combine all ingredients in a small sauce pan and heat to desired temperature, adding the collagen powder at the end once the heat is turned off.
OPTION 2 (healthiest): Instead of heating this mixture on the stovetop you can step up the nutritional content by blending all ingredients in a high-powered blender, on high speed, the coconut oil/butter and collagen powder to make it a frothy/creamy "chocolate latte"! Blend on high until it heats to desired temperature.
Enjoy a healthy, medicinal dose of caprylic acid (anti-fungal/anti-viral/anti-bacterial; thyroid fuel; fat-burning; brain nourishing) goodness from coconut oil and the good, saturated, nourishing, digestible fats from the grass-fed butter. If you add the collagen powder, technically this "drink" is a "meal" balanced with fantastic fats and proteins... and ZERO sugar crash! This makes for a healthy addition to any breakfast, and could be considered a healthy, small mid-day meal. There is a lot of medicinal value and nourishment in this brain-nourishing, fat-burning treat!!
*Feel free to use Stevia, xylitol or monkfruit to taste, if on Candida Detox, or raw honey if you're not.
You're welcome! ;)
COOKED APPLESAUCE: Combine apples (not necessary to peel if cooking), cinnamon & Swerve in a high-powered blender and blend until you get your desired consistency, adding water as needed. Pour into a sauce pan. Bring to slow boil and reduce to simmer 10 minutes.
RAW APPLESAUCE: Combine 6 apples (peeled, cored & diced), 2 Tbsp lemon juice & 2 tsp Cinnamon to high-powered blender. Blend to desired consistency, adding minimal raw honey or Swerve only if necessary ;)
Applesauce makes a great snack, side or "compote" topping for my Pork Tenderloin.
Feel free to use raw honey or agave to sweeten if you are not on a Candida Detox. However, I challenge you to practice eating things naturally sweet without adding extra sweeteners when possible ;)
*For easy thawing, freeze flat in Ziploc bag.
In a small mixing bowl, soak quinoa for 10 minutes to get the bitterness out then rinse until water runs clear. Drain in a fine mesh sieve.
Combine water and quinoa in a medium sauce pan. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 12 minutes or until the quinoa is tender and water is absorbed.
Meanwhile, in a medium mixing bowl, combine pumpkin puree, spices, vanilla, coconut oil and Himalayan pink salt. Add to cooked quinoa. Add coconut milk to desired texture depending on how moist you like it. Add Swerve to taste. Place in a baking dish.
Combine pecans, cinnamon, melted butter and swerve to taste. Put on top of quinoa mixture.
350 degrees for 15 - 20 minutes or until nuts are golden and sizzling but not burned.
Serve with HEALTHY WHIPPED CREAM and enjoy this warm, cozy breakfast treat! This recipe makes a fairly large batch but it freezes & reheats really well!!!
To freeze: Place in ziplock freezer bag & press flat. Place in fridge overnight to thaw.
To reheat: Place in baking dish, add nut mixture, loosely cover with foil and bake at 325 degrees for about 10 - 15 minutes.
This recipe was adapted from http://www.worthcooking.net
1/2 cup coconut butter
2 Tbsp organic virgin coconut oil
4 Tbsp raw honey (or liquid Stevia to taste if on Candida Detox)
1/4 tsp PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL
1 bag Lilly's Dark Chocolate Chips
1/3 cup organic coconut oil
1-1/2 Tbsp raw honey
1/4-1/2 tsp PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL
Line a mini muffin tin with 12 liners and set aside.
FOR THE WHITE LAYER
In a medium bowl, combine coconut butter, coconut oil, honey, and peppermint essential oil. Stir until smooth. Put a small amount in each muffin liner and press into the bottom so they are even. Place in the freezer for 15 minutes to harden.
FOR THE CHOCOLATE LAYER
Combine the chocolate chips, coconut oil, and honey in a pan over medium heat until smooth. You just want to warm it enough that there are no lumps, but don’t boil it or heat it too long. Turn off the heat and add the PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL.
Take the muffin tin out of the freezer and spoon the chocolate mixture on top of the white layer. Place back in the freezer for 30 minutes or until completely hard. Store in a bag or covered dish in the fridge or freezer.
These are great to have on hand for a quick, healthy chocolate (magnesium) fix that won't spike your blood sugar ;)
*Recipe adapted from goldenbarrel.com.
SURVEY SAYS: 5 STARS!!!!! You should definitely ditch the marshmallow yams & try this!!!
4 large sweet potatoes, peeled, cubed & boiled til soft
1/4 cup grass-fed butter (Kerrygold), melted
2 large organic eggs
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp Himalayan (pink) sea salt
Swerve/xylitol, to taste (if you like it sweeter)
1 cup pecans, chopped
1/4 cup grass-fed butter (Kerrygold), melted
1 tsp cinnamon
Pre-heat Oven to 375 degrees.
Place all filling ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth. Place in casserole or glass baking dish.
Combine all topping ingredients. Place on top of potato mixture. Bake for 20 minutes.
Topping should be golden brown.
Anyone else the clean-up crew for the left-over cranberry sauce on Thanksgiving?? meeee toooo!! ...num num!
However, I don’t like what’s IN most cranberry sauce. High fructose corn syrup, WAY too much sugar, food dyes, preservatives, additives...
Even the ORGANIC stuff from Costco has 22 grams of sugar per 2 Tbsp! So, I’ve made my own the last few years. It's safe for those of you on a Candida Detox or with blood sugar issues. Please note, there is still some natural sugar in the cranberries themselves, so it is wise to only have cranberry sauce if you are at least 1 month into your Candida Detox. This also makes a killer topping for my Raw Vegan Cheesecake!
4 cups fresh cranberries
2 cups water
4-6 drops Nature's Sunshine Organic Orange essential oil or 2+ Tbsp orange zest
1+ cup Swerve (sweeten to taste)
If using orange zest, grate & set aside.
NOTE: If using Orange essential oil, be sure it is organic & safe to ingest. NEVER orally ingest a brand you pick up from a health food store without knowing it is 100% pure & safe for ingestion. All essential oils are NOT created equal. You are safe to use the Nature's Sunshine Organic Orange essential oil I've named above in your cooking/recipes.
Place cranberries, water & Swerve in a medium saucepan. Over medium to high heat, cook until the cranberries burst, then lower heat to simmer 15 more minutes. If using orange zest, stir it in while your cranberries simmer. If using the orange essential oil, add it after you turn the heat off. Add a little extra Swerve if you like your cranberry sauce sweeter. I add a large spoonful of RAW honey at the end (but I am not on a Candida Detox anymore). Some cranberries are quite juicy, so if your finished mixture is pretty runny, drain off some of the liquid.
Blend with a (hand or high-powered) blender if you like your cranberry sauce completely smooth! Chill and serve. I like to make it the night before so it’s really cold & “jellied” for serving the next day.
Why wait until Thanksgiving to make this?! It makes a great dessert, dessert topping or side dish all year round :)
NOTE: If you are not on a strict Candida Detox, you could use RAW honey in place of Swerve (or half Swerve, half honey).
*Stevia does NOT do well in this recipe, as it has somewhat of a bitter taste & cranberries are naturally tart/bitter, as well. No bueno ;)
Serves 4-6 depending upon serving size.
PLEASE DON'T BE INTIMIDATED by this recipe. It looks long, but is quite easy. There are 2 crust options plus a few things that need explanation. I've also listed some options for toppings to get you thinking... get creative & let us know if you come up with another topping or alternative we can share! Eat it for breakfast!!! It's 100% healthy- loaded with protein, good fats, fiber & more :)
CRUST (cooked) - safe for Candida Detox:
1 3/4 cup almond flour
¼ cup coconut flour
¼ tsp sea salt (pink)
1 Tbsp ground flaxseed
1 Tbsp raw coconut oil
1 egg (large)
3 Tbsp cold cubed butter
Hot water (if needed)
Preheat Oven to 350F. Grease a pie pan with coconut oil and set aside.
Start your teapot in case you need warm water. Mix together the almond flour, buckwheat flour, coconut flour, ground flax seeds and salt in a large mixing bowl. Next, add your Tablespoon of coconut oil and mix. Beat the egg and cube your cold butter and add them to the dough one at a time. Knead your dough. If the dough is too crumbly, add 1 Tablespoon at a time of warm water until you get the proper consistency to start rolling your dough. I used 3 Tablespoons of warm water.
Form your dough into a ball, sprinkle some (almond or buckwheat) flour on a large piece of parchment paper and roll the dough out. You can also just knead the dough and press it directly into your pie pan. Bake at 350 until golden brown. Remove from oven, let cool, then add your filling!
CRUST (raw) -if you've been cleared to eat dates:
2 cups raw nuts (100% pecans or half pecan/half walnut is great)
2 cups dates (pitted)
1 pinch sea salt (pink)
Grease your pie pan with coconut oil. This prevents the crust from sticking.
Add the nuts, dates & salt into a food processor and blend until well processed "dough". Roll your ball of dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper with a rolling pin until your crust is flattened to the size of your pie pan. Place your pie pan upside down on your crust (top parchment paper removed) and then quickly flip your pie pan over, holding the crust into the pan. Press & form the dough into your pie pan. Don't bake it (it's RAW crust). You're ready to add your filling!
RAW "CREAM CHEESE" FILLING:
3 cups raw cashews, soaked 4+ hours
3/4 cup virgin coconut oil
3 Tbsp vanilla extract (alcohol-free)
Sweetener: 4-6 droppers liquid vanilla stevia (to taste) or Monkfruit (to taste) - neither will feed yeast; use RAW honey (to taste) if you're not on a Candida Detox
1+ cup fresh pressed lemon juice
1/2 cup purified water
1 tsp NATURE'S SUNSHINE Psyllium Hulls Combination Powder
Add all ingredients to a high powered blender and blend until you have a whipped cream cheese consistency. If using stevia, start with only 2 droppers full of liquid vanilla stevia and only 1/4 cup of water. You can always add more sweetener or water, as needed. Pour the filling over your crust and refrigerate (or freeze) at least 3 hours. Your pie will keep 1 week max in the fridge and slightly longer in the freezer. DO NOT bake/cook this pie. Refrigeration or freezing sets it and then it's ready to eat!
Fresh Berry: Add fresh or defrosted berries to a blender, chopping or pureeing to whatever consistency you like. Add liquid stevia or Swerve to add sweetness (if necessary).
Chocolate drizzle: Lightly melt together equal parts raw coconut oil & raw cacao powder over LOW heat, plus (sweetener of your choice): liquid vanilla stevia or Swerve or Monkfruit, to taste. Add almond butter if you want "chocolate-peanut butter" topping ;) Drizzle to your liking.
Try my 15 Minute Cranberry Sauce
Great for Thanksgiving & Christmas!
Pumpkin/Thanksgiving: Blend together 3/4 cup organic pumpkin puree (canned or fresh), 3/4 cup organic coconut milk (or cream to make thicker), 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice, 2 drops Nature's Sunshine Cinnamon essential oil, 1 tsp organic vanilla extract (alcohol-free) & 2 Tbsp Swerve. Drizzle & serve for Thanksgiving dinner!
*You MUST only use a brand of essential oils you are certain is 100% pure & safe to ingest; Both of these can be purchased through my online store & meet that criteria.
NOTE: This "cheesecake" needs to stay refrigerated or frozen. Keep your toppings separate and add to each slice when you serve it.
Now you can eat cheesecake ANY TIME OF DAY & stay healthy with ZERO guilt or compromise!!!! ...You're welcome :)
This is a tried and true recipe shared with us from my sweet sister-in-Christ, Amanda. She's created and mastered some FANTASTIC Candida-Detox recipes having gone through this journey herself. And she's generously shared this gem to help us all have a happier, healthier holiday!!
Preheat Oven to 350F
Take out two pieces of parchment paper to roll the dough with. Pull out a pie pan and butter the bottom and sides.
Make sure your teapot is on for the warm water. Add all dry ingredients to a medium-sized mixing bowl (or electric mixer) and mix thoroughly. Add the coconut oil and mix again. Beat your eggs and then add them to the mixture. Next, cube your cold butter and add it to the dough. Knead the dough with your hands. If the dough is too crumbly, add a Tablespoon or more of warm water from the teapot until you get the dough to a consistency to star rolling. I used ~3 Tablespoons of warm water. Roll your dough into a ball, place on the parchment paper, and start rolling the dough out with a rolling pin. You can alternatively just knead the dough and then pack it into the pie pan instead of rolling it flat before placing it in the pan.
Once the dough is in your pan, poke it with a fork on the bottom and around the sides. Set aside and prepare your filling.
MAKE THE FILLING:
2 cups cooked, blended organic sugar pumpkin (Or 15 oz. can Organic Pumpkin Puree)
3 x-large eggs
1 can UNSWEETENED coconut milk
¾ cup Swerve or Monkfruit sweetener
1 full dropper liquid vanilla stevia extract (use more Swerve or Monkfruit if you dislike stevia)
¼ tsp Himalayan (pink) sea salt
1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground clove
¼ tsp ground ginger
1 Tbsp Pumpkin Pie spice
¼ tsp ground nutmeg
Add all ingredients to a mixer and mix well. Pour the filling into the pie pan with the crust and place in the preheated oven. Cook 60 minutes or until slightly browned and set. Remove your pie from the oven and cool in fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight. Top with my Happy Healthy Whipped Cream & surprise your family & friends with how delicious "healthy" can be!!
Enjoy knowing you are feeding your body (the temple of the Holy Spirit) AND your Spirit!!
This is 100% safe for a Candida Detox & totally legal for breakfast...woohoo!!!
1 - 15oz can organic pumpkin puree (canned or fresh)
1/2 cup unsweetened almond butter
1/4 cup grass-fed butter (Kerry Gold), softened
1 tsp vanilla (alcohol-free)
1/2 cup coconut flour
3/4 cup Swerve or xylitol
1 Tbsp. Pumpkin pie spice
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp Himalayan (pink) sea salt
OPTIONAL: Add nuts or Lily's Chocolate Chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine all wet ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and whisk together until well combined. Combine all dry ingredients in a small mixing bowl and add to the wet mixture. Whisk until well combined.
Spoon into muffin papers to about 2/3 full. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 - 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out smooth. Enjoy for breakfast or dessert, with a hefty butter or coconut oil smear!
These are 100% safe for a Candida Detox!!!
1 bag Lily's dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup virgin coconut oil
1/2 cup (raw) unsweetened cashew or almond butter
Splash of alcohol-free vanilla extract
3+ droppers liquid stevia, to taste
Melt all ingredients, except nuts, on the stove over low-medium heat, just until everything melts together smoothly. Be careful not to overcook and destroy nutritional content. When barely melted, stir in trail mix until well coated. Spoon your mixture into small bite-sized baking cups. Stir occasionally as the chocolate tends to settle on the bottom. Refrigerate or freeze until hardened.
NOTE: Because of the coconut oil, these do melt quickly. Store in refrigerator (or freezer) until ready to serve. Use less coconut oil if you want the chocolate mix less "runny" and your treats to freeze harder.
Makes approx. 100 pieces but they do FREEZE WELL!!! ;)
These are loaded with fat AND protein and will not give you a sugar crash. This is a whole food dessert. Keep the fridge (or freezer) stocked with these for quick, healthy snacks or a 911 breakfast or pre-workout snack (they're loaded with nutrition, protein & good fat!)
They are ideal for kids, diabetics, Candida patients, and ANYONE who desires to maintain a fun, healthy life that includes CHOCOLATE!!! Who said healthy people don't have FUN??!!
NOTE: Lily's Dark Chocolate Chips DO have a trace of milk in them (these are a no-no for those who have significant asthma or eczema or who have a significant dairy allergy).
Melt all ingredients on the stove over low-medium heat, just until everything melts together smoothly. Be careful not to overcook and destroy nutritional content. Then add your mixture to mini silicone cupcake molds or mini cupcake molds with paper cupcake liners if you want bite-sized treats. Large cupcake molds will yield a larger "peanut butter cup" (2-4 bites). You can also pour into a foil-lined square baking pan. Freeze or refrigerate until firm. Lift firm chocolate out of pan and cut like fudge. Store in the fridge (or freezer) and enjoy with zero guilt!!!
These are loaded with fat AND protein and will not give you a sugar crash. This is a whole food dessert. They are ideal for kids, diabetics, Candida patients, and ANYONE who desires to maintain a fun, healthy life that includes CHOCOLATE!!! If you notice any bloating or digestive distress using xylitol, try them again using stevia. Xylitol makes some people bloat-y ;)
NOTE: Lily's Dark Chocolate Chips DO have a trace of milk in them (these are a no-no for those who have asthma, eczema or who have a known/significant dairy allergy)
Blend all ingredients together in high power blender and cook on a skillet using coconut oil. Throw some fresh berries on top of the pancakes, melt coconut oil over the top or simmer frozen berries w a little coconut oil for a warm, nutritious topping. Check out my super easy HEALTHY WHIPPED CREAM recipe...which IS ALLOWED on a Candida Detox!
Candida Detox Restrictions: No berries during initial weeks of cleanse; can use any combination of unsweetened almond (or other nut) butters, coconut oil, butter, bee pollen, carob or cacao powder (blended w coconut milk & stevia or xylitol for chocolate pancakes!), stevia, xylitol for toppings.
Options: Add sugar-free (xylitol or stevia-sweetened) protein powder or unsweetened almond (or other nut) butter to batter to make a complete or higher protein meal.
6 Tbsp Organic virgin coconut oil
1 Tbsp RAW UNSWEETENED Almond butter
5 Organic eggs
1/2 cup Organic pumpkin puree'
1/2 cup Organic cocoa powder
4oz Unsweetened baking chocolate
1/2 cup Stevia sweetened dark chocolate chips
2 Tbsp Ground chia seeds
1/2 cup Fine coconut flour
1/2 tsp Himalayan salt
1 tsp Baking soda
1/2 cup Unsweetened coconut milk
3/4 cup Granular Swerve
1 tsp Stevia powder
If you want to use liquid stevia, 3 droppers = to 1 tsp of liquid stevia (French vanilla flavored is extra yummy). If you want them a bit sweeter then add 1/2 to 1 dropper more.
In a double boiler or a glass bowl over a saucepan with water, add baking chocolate, almond butter and coconut oil. Then in a mixing bowl combine salt, baking soda, cocoa powder, ground chia seeds and coconut flour. Blend well, then add stevia and Swerve and mix again. Now add your beaten eggs, pumpkin puree' and unsweetened coconut milk to the dry mixture and mix until smooth. Next, add coconut oil and melted chocolate mixture to the dry mixture and mix well. If the batter seems too thick, add a bit more coconut milk. Last, mix in the chocolate chips, saving SOME for the very top.
Pour into a greased 8 x 12 baking dish, sprinkling the top of your batter with the remaining chocolate chips.
Bake at 350 for approximately 45 minutes or until you smell the brownie GOODNESS. The top should look shiny and a bit cracked. Let cool, and enjoy!
This is 100% Candida Detox friendly & you can even eat it for breakfast without cheating!!! Get creative and add collagen powder or egg white protein powder to the mix so that it has more protein (aka: complete meal)...and THEN it is sure to be a wholesome breakfast or snack that will hold you over with NO sugar spike or crash!!! Yeehaw!!!
1 cup Unsweetened almond butter
3 cup Shredded unsweetened coconut
2/3 cup Cocoa or carob powder
2/3 cup Raw honey (liquid stevia, to taste, if on Candida Detox)
1 tsp Sea salt
½ tsp Vanilla extract (ideally alcohol-free)
Mix all ingredients together. Press into 9x9 pan. Refrigerate until set; cut into bars/small squares and enjoy! These. things. are. heavenly! Exercise self-control!! ;)
Preheat oven to 375. Mix together eggs, egg whites, stevia and swerve. Once light and fluffy, add alternately coconut milk, and your flour mixture of almond meal, cassava flour, baking powder and salt; beat for 2 minutes. Add remaining ingredients. Mix well then fill paper-lined muffin tins. Bake for 30 mins. Check to see if they are done by toothpick test.
Makes approx. 30
These are AWESOME!!!
This recipe is 100% safe for Candida Detox! I take NO credit for this recipe. My friend Katy found it on Yummly.com & we borrowed it to share with you :)
It's Gluten Free, Grain Free, Dairy Free, Low Carb, Sugar & Yeast Free!! WOOHOO!!
Blend all dry ingredients in 1 bowl and all wet ingredients in a separate bowl. Combine wet and dry ingredients. Pour into a 7.5 “x 3.5” loaf pan and smooth the top. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 - 50 minutes. Let cool before slicing. Double the recipe to make a larger loaf of bread. This makes 1 small loaf.
Top with unsweetened almond butter, raw coconut oil, grass-fed butter, coconut butter, hummus...or make a sandwich that you've been dying to enjoy!!
Thank you www.healthextremist.com for your lovely creation! My patients, friends & I are so very grateful!!
NOTE: If you are in the first part of a Candida Detox (and I haven't cleared you on adding berries back into your diet yet), then just skip the berries and add the rest.
It's still yummy...and berries are coming back soon enough. Remember: it's a fast, not a diet ;)
I named this the Sweet Tart Superfood Smoothie because it's the perfect balance of sweet (from the vanilla protein powder) + tart (from the Detox tea/Lemonade).
You are getting MORE THAN 15 servings of fruits & veggies if you drink this whole smoothie (or half if you split this recipe with someone).
BOTH the IONIC MINERALS & LOVE & PEAS (sugar free) PROTEIN POWDER can be purchased at wholesale through my ONLINE STORE. The Superfood blend came from Costco.
Don’t you love a fresh fruit pie??
Kids & those who aren’t looking for a “healthy recipe” have even raved about this one!!
HAPPY HEALTHY BERRY COBBLER FILLING:
1 large bag Frozen mixed berries, Costco (or 6 granny smith apples, peeled after you have "graduated" from the 1st phase of Candida Detox)
Optional: 1/2 cup Xylitol or Swerve (this doesn’t NEED sweetener in my opinion)
Optional: 1/2 cup Chia seeds
1/4 cup Coconut oil
1.5 cups Pecans, finely chopped (other nuts would work too)
1 cup Coconut or almond (or other GF) flour
3/4 cup Hemp seed
1 Tbsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Nutmeg
1/2 cup Swerve (granulated) sweetener
Preheat oven to 400. Fill large rectangular glass (pyrex) baking dish with your bag of berries or peeled and sliced apples. Lightly sprinkle the top of your fruit with your sweeeter (optional) and 1/2 cup chia seeds (optional), and mix. The chia seeds will give the filling a little more “gelatinous” texture, will soak up some of the liquid, and adds nutritional value to your recipe! Place your filling in the oven to start cooking the filling for ~15min while you prep the crumble.
Next, add your coconut oil to a non-stick skillet. After it melts, add the chopped nuts. Blend these into the oil before adding the coconut or almond flour, then mix again. Add the hemp seed, cinnamon, nutmeg and swerve and make sure everything is mixed well. It should be barely moist. If you get the “crumble” too moist from too much coconut oil it will not bake/harden into a "crumble" properly. You can always add more dry ingredients OR more coconut oil to find that balance.
Get creative: I’ve made an apple-berry crumble with half chopped apples and half mixed berries. You could do this with almost any fruit. You can also vary the “crumble” ingredients. I’ve used different combinations of hemp seeds, coconut flour, chopped walnuts, sesame seeds, protein powders, and other grain-free flours, as well. I cannot have oats in my topping so this is my substitute and it is YUMMY!! I also want my recipes to be a complete meal (protein from nuts/seeds, good fats from butter/oil/nuts/seeds, and healthy carbohydrates from healthy flour and fruit with very little sugar)… so this is my healthy and whole food version of "pie", and I don't feel crashed OR gulity eating it for breakfast...or EVER for that matter!! Cheers!
Check out my HAPPY HEALTHY WHIPPED CREAM recipe here!
2 cups RO/distilled/purified water
1-3 Tbsp RAW apple cider vinegar (to taste; more diluted for kids)
1-3 Tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice or 1-3 drops of (ingestible) lemon essential oil (to taste; more diluted for kids)
Stevia/xylitol/Swerve or monkfruit to taste ( or Raw honey if you're not on a Candida Detox)
Optional: Replace water with 2 cups pau d' arco tea or use 1/2 tsp pau d' arco extract (+ 2 cups water) as your base for more anti-fungal/anti-viral potency/liver & blood cleansing power :)
*Size this recipe up (increase ingredients, to taste) to make a whole pitcher.
NOTE: DO NOT use essential oils orally that you purchase from a health food store. MOST oils/brands are NOT ingestible. YOU MUST know the manufacturer to know if your product is the purest quality & ingestible if you are going to add it to food/drinks. All of my essential oils meet this standard & can be purchased at wholesale cost through my ONLINE STORE. If you do add essential oils to your lemonade, be sure to use a glass pitcher/cup for storing/drinking ;)
Mix all ingredients together in a glass, a jar with lid or a glass pitcher and drink daily, anytime you are sick, if you find you've eaten more carbs/sugar and Candida overgrowth symptoms are returning, or to help with bowel movements, skin, digestion, energy, etc.
Use more sweetener or less lemon/vinegar if it's too tart. Use more water if it's too strong. If you ever get heartburn from it, use less vinegar. Don't be scared to experiment with the right blend of ingredients for YOU and YOUR family. Keep it simple. Make a pitcher for your whole family to enjoy!!
NOTE: If you are brand new to reducing sugars in your diet or doing a Candida Detox for the 1st time or don't even know what Candida die -off is, know that if you feel sick (not heartburn, but flu-like or achy or itchy after drinking this) it could be a yeast die-off reaction. That means it's working! If it's too much for you to handle, then slow down by diluting your mixture, drinking less of it, or skipping the pau d' arco until you feel a bit better.