Saturday, March 28, 2015

Raw Vegan Mint Chocolate Maca Fudge Brownie

I have to say this, I am SO ADDICTED to these squares of heaven! They're so delicious and decadent, fudge, chocolate-ey, with the refreshing mint flavour and a hint of sweet-caramel-like taste from the  Organicburst Maca powder.

And I can eat lot's of these because they're good for you! It's mostly made from dates and nuts which provide energy and healthy fats, raw cacao which is super high in antioxidants, and of course, all the health benefits of maca in dessert form, YUM!

A little bit about Maca, for those of you that don't know, it's a superfood that has been used in Peru for over 2000 years for energy and hormonal balance. I personally can feel myself feeling 'awake' after having it, it's like after having a big cup of coffee (except that maca is so much healthier). So I'm glad to find a replacement for my coffee addiction haha! You can read more about the benefits of Maca here. The Organicburst one has a kind of nutty-caramel like flavour that I really enjoy, unlike many other brands that I have tried in the past which tastes bitter and yucky (LOL, I'm not joking).

For the peppermint flavour, I like to use essential oil as the flavour really comes through, unlike when you use extracts. Just a few drops will do though! The stuff is pretty powerful!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Raw Vegan Pink Pitaya Mousse

I always LOVE it when my food has pretty colours (from all natural ingredients, of course)! It's really amazing to see how vivid and beautiful the pink you can get from simply blending in some dragon fruit into this mousse! For your information, there are two types of dragon fruit, one is the red-fleshed, the other is white-fleshed (I prefer the red one for it's gorgeous colour, but they taste the same).

On to the mousse itself, it might look like a good ol' smoothie bowl, but nope! The texture is really like a mousse. Smooth, silky, rich, and delicious! But it's raw vegan. How ? The secret ingredient for this is -> Coconut! Don't fear the fat on coconuts! Do remember that our body needs fat to function properly!  And new studies have shown that the fat in coconuts are really good for your body (everything in moderation though)! So let's have some coconuts! :D

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Raw Vegan Spirulina Banana Ice Cream

Look at THAT colour!

Nope, I did not use any food colouring at all. Sometimes I wonder why people use artificial *chemical* colourings on food when they can get such pretty colours from natural, nutritious, whole foods (example, red: beets, yellow: turmeric, etc).

For this I used spirulina powder, which gives it that vivid blue-green colour and of course, TONS of nutrients. Spirulina is actually a blue green algae and it has all the essential amino acids! (aka complete protein).

Okay, so now to the ice cream. If you look at the picture, you might be wondering, "How can this girl eat ice cream for breakfast?" The answer is, the ice cream is made from bananas. It's banana ice cream! And it's delicious. 


  • around 6-7 frozen bananas
  • a bit of water to help it blend
  • 2 tbsp coconut nectar/maple syrup/brown rice syrup/other sweetener
  • about 1-2 tsp spirulina*
  • 1 - 2 drops peppermint essential oil *optional but yummy
  • toppings of your choice


  1. Process everything in a high speed blender or food processor (do not attempt this using a regular blender), adding a bit of water to help it blend, but don't add too much or it will turn into a smoothie!
  2. Watch your bananas magically transform into a super creamy, soft serve ice cream deliciousness! Scoop into a bowl, top with any toppings that you like, dive in!

*the more you use, the darker the color will be, I recommend you start with smaller quantities to get used to it first! And make sure you use a good quality one because 'cheap' ones taste fishy/gross and the colour is muddy-green! :)