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Mango Tart

This one is a Mango version of the recipe I did a while back with chocolate and strawberries https://foodforthesoul00.wordpress.com/2014/04/05/chocolate-raspberry-tart/

It is a heart healthy desert and full of protein and nutrients.

You can use fresh ripe mangoes or frozen ones. I happened to have both on hand so used a combination.

For the crust you need to grind up

1/2 cup pecans; 1 cup golden raisins; 1/2 cup shredded coconut; 1 teaspoon coconut nectar or agave;

Spread the crust out in 3 pans lined with parchment paper. Put it in the fridge while you work on the filling01-IMG_2279-001 02-IMG_2280-001

For the filling use a good blender and blend up. I used the high power vitamix blender.

2 1/2 cups raw cashews;  1 1/2 cup chopped mango pieces; 1/2 cup water; 1/2 cup coconut palm sugar; 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ,1 tsp of lemon zest, 1 tsp Maca powder (optional)….once blended add a tablespoon and a half of psyllium husk to thicken.

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Pour in the filling and refrigerate for a couple of hours until set. Serve topped with Mango pieces.

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Desert that is beautiful, rich and healthy!

 

Coconut Kheer ( coconut rice pudding)

This turned out so good that I had to write this blog. Something about kheer is so comforting, this is a twist on the traditional recipe making it a little healthier with all natural ingredients.

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2 cup coconut or almond milk

1/2 cup rice, soaked overnight

coconut palm sugar ( 1 cup or to taste)

1 tablespoon butter

1 tablespoon psyllium husk

1/2 cup shredded coconut ( i used the frozen kind)

1/4 cup almond slices

6-7 pods of green cardamon (crushed), pinch of saffron strands

Fry the rice for a few minutes in the butter, add milk and let it cook for a hour until the milk is reduced. I used a hand blended for a few seconds to crush the rice.

Add the coconut, sugar and cardamon and cook another 10 mins

Add psyllium, saffron and almonds and remove from heat.

Let it set for a few hours and top with berries.

Chocolate Raspberry Tart

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I usually don’t blog deserts but this one must be shared. Heart healthy and absolutely divine. Inspired by Peggy Ks healthful recipe I decided to give it a shot.

No baking is required. I bought the mini cake pans for this and so glad I did.02-IMG_2081

For the crust you need to grind up

1/2 cup pecans; 1 cup golden raisins; 1/2 cup shredded coconut; 1 teaspoon coconut nectar or agave; 2 tablespoon raw cacao powder

Spread the crust out in 3 pans lined with parchment paper. Put it in the fridge while you work on the filling04-IMG_2083

For the filling use a good blend and blend up

2 cups raw cashews; 4 tablespoon cocoa powder; 1 tbsp espresso or any good instant coffee;  1/2 cup frozen raspberries; 1/2 cup water; 1/2 cup coconut sugar; 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. 1tsp cacao nibs, 1 tsp Maca powder (optional)….once blended add a tablespoon of psyllium husk to thicken.

Pour in the filling and refrigerate for a couple of hours until set05-IMG_2084

It can be topped with fresh Raspberries with a side of coconut milk ice cream.

Amazing on the taste buds and heart healthy. I know I will make this over and over again.13-IMG_209115-IMG_2093