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Clean eats: approved sweet treats!

April 22, 2014

As much as I enjoy eating clean, every so often…a girl’s gotta satisfy her sweet tooth cravings and when that happens, I try to do my best to do it in a healthier manner. So here are three clean eats approved sweet treats to satisfy that sweet tooth of yours. You’re welcome (:

TOFU PUDDING

There’s always tofu lying around at our house because we’re not big meat eaters and while it’s usually used for savory dishes, every once in a while lil’ bun and I miss our tofu pudding. But no worries, it’s nothing too complicated, all you really need is silken tofu and some liquid sweetner! You can also make the ginger syrup but lil’ bun doesn’t like ginger so we didn’t end up making any but if you’re a fan of it, I’ve included the recipe below

Simple. Clean. Ingredients.

silken tofu
maple syrup/honey/agave nectar
ginger syrup: 2 tablespoons hot water + 2 teaspoons sugar + 1 teaspoon ginger juice

Scoop the tofu into a bowl and top with sweeteners to taste.

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CUSTARD PUDDING.

Simple. Clean. Ingredients.

1 egg
150 mL milk
coconut sugar (or sweetener of choice) to taste

optional caramel sauce: 1 teaspoon sugar + 2 teaspoons water (microwave for 2 – 3 minutes until caramelized)

Whisk the egg, milk and coconut sugar together.  Strain it into two microwavable containers. Put
the pudding cups into a microwavable container with water filled up to the level of the pudding. Cover the whole thing with a plastic wrap.

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Microwave for 5 – 7 minutes (depending on your wattage), until it begins to bubble. CAREFULLY turn the pudding out onto a plate and top with caramel sauce or honey. Munch warm or cold.

Evidently…I wasn’t very careful because my pudding ended up cracking but I’m sure you guys have a more delicate touch than I do and will do just fine (:

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SNOWBALL COOKIES

It doesn’t have to be winter for you to enjoy snowballs anymore! I’m referring to the cookies of course. These aren’t the traditional “meltaway” type snowballs though, they’re actually raw, gluten free, vegan and nut free! I know, it’s pretty crazy. If you’re not a fan of coconut these ones aren’t for you, but if you are, you’ll find these simply amazing. Not to mention that these only took us five minutes to make! All you need to do is throw all the ingredients in a food processor, or a vitamix if you’re like us and don’t want to do much clean up. I’ve never tried to make it without a blender before but I would think that they’ll turn out just fine, maybe a little more crumbly though.

Simple. Clean. Ingredients

1 3/4 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
2 teaspoons melted coconut oil
3 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons coconut milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt

Put all the ingredients (except 1 cup of the shredded coconut) into a food processor or powerful blender until combined. Add in a 1/2 cup of the remaining shredded coconut and pulse until it’s incorporated. Shape the mixture into 12 balls and roll them in the 1/4 of shredded coconut you have left over. Munch!

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