Lettuce Discuss… Vegan Candy!

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Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time:  4 minutes
Cooling time: 1 hour
Total time:  1 hour 14 minutes
Serves: depending on mould size
 

Decadent… Sweet… Rich…

Ingredients

For Dark Chocolate Candy:

2-3 Bars of Dark Chocolate

 

For Milk Chocolate Candy:

2-3 Bars of Dark Chocolate

¼ Cup Raw Sugar

¼ Cup Coconut Oil

¼ Almond Milk

Toppings: Roasted Peanuts, Haribo All Natural Vegan Marshmallows, Vegan Sprinkles, Candy Canes, Walnuts, Dark Chocolate Espresso Beans, Dried Fruit (wet fruit doesn’t work well for this).

Instructions

We used Mini Chocolate Silicon Moulds and our Silicon Cup Cake Pan.

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Melt down the Dark Chocolate Bars using the glass bowl in pan technique (make sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water). For Milk Chocolate add the Raw Sugar, Coconut Oil, and Almond Milk, keep mixing until well blended.

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Apply your desired topping into moulds.

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After Dark Chocolate is completely melted gently spoon or pour over your toppings in the moulds.

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Allow to set in cold area or refrigerate until solid.

After Chocolate Candy is solid slimly push the candy out from the outside bottom of mould.

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ENJOY!

Lettuce Discuss… Health Benefits!
Dark Chocolate is loaded with organic compounds that are biologically active and function as antioxidants. Quality dark chocolate is rich in Fiber, Iron, Magnesium, Copper, and Manganese. The bioactive compounds in cocoa can improve blood flow in the arteries and cause a small but statistically significant decrease in blood pressure… plus many more benefits.

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For more information on Health Benefits- Dark Chocolate click the following links.

http://authoritynutrition.com/7-health-benefits-dark-chocolate/

 

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Lettuce Discuss… Chocolate Cake!

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Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time:  25 minutes
Total time:  40 minutes
Serves: 12 cupcakes or one Round Cake

Light… Sweet… Moist…

Ingredients

1 ½ Cups Gluten Free Flour

1 teaspoon Baking Powder

¼ teaspoon Sea Salt

¾  Cup Raw Sugar

2 Egg Replacer

½ Cup Vegan Butter

½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract

½ Cup Almond Milk

¾  Cup Almond Milk

1 Tablespoon of Instant Coffee

1 Tablespoon of Cocoa Powder

 

Additional Toppings: Our homemade Chocolate Spread 

and ½ Cup of Dandies All Natural Marshmallows (we import from the USA)

 

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees f. (Gas mark 4)

Line muffin baking pan with paper or foil liners (If you are using paper liner we suggest applying a drop of olive oil and coat the paper liner to avoid batter sticking).

Prepare the 2 Egg Replacer in a small bowl and set aside.

In a medium bowl add the Gluten Free Flour, Baking Powder, Sea Salt, and Raw Sugar, mix well. Add the 2 Egg Replacer, Vegan Butter, and Vanilla Extract, mix well.

Take the ½ Cup Almond Milk and add the 1 Tablespoon of Instant Coffee and mix well, add to batter.

Take the ¾ Cup Almond Milk and add the 1 Tablespoon of Cocoa Powder and mix well, add to batter.

Take one scoop (we use an ice cream scooper) of mixture and place in prepared cupcake liner or cake pan. We added Dandies all natural marshmallows in the cake batter for additional Yummy Flavor!

Bake for 20-25 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.

Cool (We added our Chocolate Spread for additional Sweetness Flavor!)

 ENJOY!

 

Lettuce Discuss… Health Benefits!  
 “Just 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder contains 3 to 9 percent of the recommended daily intake of iron, manganese, magnesium and zinc. In addition to carrying oxygen, iron helps make red blood cells and is essential for your immune system. Manganese is a component of enzymes that form cartilage and bones, metabolize nutrients and function as antioxidants inside every cell in your body. Magnesium helps produce energy and maintain a normal heart rhythm. Zinc is vital for the production and development of new cells, including immune system cells. Without enough zinc, the number of bacteria-fighting cells goes down and you become more susceptible to illness.
Flavonoids are the plant-based substances responsible for many of cocoa’s health benefits. There are many different types of flavonoids, but cocoa is a good source of two: epicatechin and catechin. Natural unsweetened cocoa powder has 196 milligrams of epicatechin in every 100 grams of powder, compared with unsweetened chocolate squares which have 142 milligrams and dark chocolate candy with 84 milligrams. The flavonoids in cocoa function as antioxidants that help prevent systemic inflammation. Epicatechin relaxes the muscles in blood vessels, which improves blood flow and helps lower blood pressure, according to research published in the March 2012 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.”

 

For more information about ingredients, click the Gallery Pictures Below.

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For more information on Health Benefits- Cocoa Powder click the following links.

 http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/benefits-unsweetened-cocoa-powder-5662.html

Lettuce Discuss… Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

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Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time:  25 minutes
Total time:  40 minutes
Serves: 12 muffins

Zesty… Sweet… Moist…

Ingredients

1 ½ Cups Gluten Free Flour

1 teaspoon Baking Powder

¼ teaspoon Sea Salt

1 Cup Raw Sugar

2 Egg Replacer

½ Cup Vegan Butter

½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract

½ Cup Butter Milk (1 Tablespoons of Lemon Juice mixed with Almond Milk)

¼ Cup Almond Milk

2 Lemons for the Rind

1 Tablespoon of Poppy Seeds

 

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees f. (Gas mark 4)

Line muffin baking pan with paper or foil liners (If you are using paper liner we suggest applying a drop of olive oil and coat the paper liner to avoid batter sticking).

Prepare the 2 Egg Replacer in a small bowl and set aside.

In a medium bowl add the Gluten Free Flour, Baking Powder, Sea Salt, and Raw Sugar, mix well. Add the 2 Egg Replacer, Vegan Butter, Vanilla Extract, Butter Milk and Almond Milk, mix well.

Take the 2 Lemons and grate the peel take the rind of both and add this to the mixture, Next, add 1 Tablespoon of Poppy Seeds (More if you desire).

Take one scoop (we use an ice cream scooper) of mixture and place in prepared cupcake liner. We add a few drops (2-3 drops) of fresh lemon juice on top of each muffin and an extra sprinkle of Poppy Seeds for additional flavor!

Bake for 20-25 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.

Cool and NO ICING FROSTING NEEDED! 

ENJOY!

Lettuce Discuss… Health Benefits!  
One teaspoon of poppy seeds has 4 percent of the recommended daily intake of both calcium and phosphorus, which combine to form the mineral used to build bones. You’ll also get 0.3 milligrams of Iron from a teaspoon of poppy seeds. In addition, you definitely need to consume the daily requirement because your body doesn’t store zinc and it must be available to fill significant jobs. Zinc is needed to support the structure of proteins and for the production and development of new cells. A zinc deficiency impairs your immune system because fewer immune-regulating and bacteria-fighting cells are produced. Men should consume 11 milligrams and women need 8 milligrams of zinc daily. One teaspoon of poppy seeds has 0.2 milligrams or 2 percent of the daily intake for men and 3 percent for women.
An easy way to add poppy seeds to your diet is by mixing them into salad dressings or sprinkling them into Gluten-Free pancakes.  

For more information about ingredients, click the Gallery Pictures Below.

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For more information on Health Benefits- Poppy Seeds click the following links.

http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/benefits-poppy-seeds-5632.html

 

 

Lettuce Discuss… Biovea Organic Berry Powder Blend Vegan Cupcakes!

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Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time:  30-35 minutes
Total time:  45 minutes
Serves: 12 Cupcakes

 

Decadent…   Sweet…   Rich…

Recently we tried our favorite Antioxidant daily supplement “Organic Berry Powder Blend” by Biovea to enhance the flavor of cupcakes. The flavor is so great that no frosting is needed- making this sweet dessert a quick and healthy choice.

Ingredients

½ Cup Vegan Butter

½ Cup Raw Sugar

2 Egg Replacer

½ teaspoon of Vanilla Extract

½ Cup Butter Milk (in your ½ cup measuring utensil put 1 Tablespoon of Lemon Juice then fill with Vegan Milk, for this recipe we used Good Hemp Milk)

¼ Cup Plane Vegan Milk (Good Hemp Milk)

1 ½ Cups Gluten Free Self Rising Flour

1 teaspoon Baking Powder

¼ teaspoon Sea Salt

4 scoops of Organic Berry Powder Blend by Biovea

 

Instructions

Mix all the wet ingredients first.

In medium bowl add the Vegan Butter, Raw Sugar, Egg Replacer, Vanilla Extract, Vegan Butter Milk, and Vegan Milk. Mix well.

Then add the Gluten Free Flour, Baking Powder, Sea Salt, and the scoops of the “Organic Berry Powder Blend by Biovea”.

Reheat over to 350 degrees f. (Gas mark 4)

Line muffin baking pan with paper or foil liners. (If you are using paper liner we suggest applying a drop of olive oil to the paper liner to avoid batter sticking).

Bake for 30-35 minutes, use a toothpick to check if the muffins are cooked, pierce the muffin and if it comes out clean they’re done. If not, cook for a further few minutes at a time until they are cooked.

Cool and store in refrigerator.

ENJOY!

Lettuce Discuss… Health Benefits!
Organic Berry Powder Blend by Biovea: Improves Memory, Supports Healthy Vision, Anti-Ageing Protection, and Contains Beneficial Phytochemicals!
What does Organic Berry Powder Blend do?
Berries are astonishingly rich in beautiful red, blue and purple colours, provide some of the most powerful and significant health benefits for those fortunate enough to consume them every day. What is not so well known is that different berries provide different benefits to different parts of the body. Organic bilberry, for instance, supports healthy vision, while organic blueberry is known to protect the brain.
Berries are a rich source of many beneficial nutrients, and regular consumption has been shown to offer significant protection against chronic degenerative diseases, including heart disease, cataracts, diabetes and strokes. Research shows that the powerful health benefits of berries work synergistically and are far more effective when a full spectrum of fruits and berries is consumed rather than single berries or isolated compounds.
The brightly coloured freeze-dried berries in Organic Berry Powder Blend are the superfoods that research reveals can help protect against heart disease, memory and cognitive loss, certain infections, macular degeneration, inflammation and ageing. These berries contain natural phytochemicals, plant substances that can promote health and prevent chronic disease, including flavonoids, quercetin, anthocyanins, catechins, salicylic acid, phyto-estrogens, chlorogenic acid, ellagic acid and many others. In fact, organic black raspberries and organic black currants contain higher levels of disease fighting anthocyanins than any other common fruits.

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For more information on Biovea, please click link below!

http://www.biovea.com/uk/product_detail.aspx?NAME=BERRY-POWDER-BLEND-Organic-Strawberry-442g&PID=1753

 

Lettuce Discuss… Biovea Organic Berry Powder Blend

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 Refreshing…   Sweet…   Healthy…

 

Recently we tried our favorite Antioxidant daily supplement “Organic Berry Powder Blend” by Biovea to enhance the flavor of Almond Milk, Cereal and Vanilla Ice Cream. Making these desserts a quick and healthy choice.

Ingredients

Biovea Organic Berry Powder Blend!

Instructions

Water: This is recommended on the Biovea Package! Add 1 scoop of the Berry Powder to 8 ounces of water, mix well.

Almond Milk Shake: Add 1 full scoop of Berry Powder to 1 ½ Cups of Almond Milk and mix well.

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Cereal: Add 1 full scoop of Berry Powder directly over cereal and stir to blend.

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Ice Cream:  Add ½ scoop of Berry Powder to 2 scoops of Vanilla Ice Cream, and mix well.

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ENJOY!

 

Lettuce Discuss… Health Benefits!
Organic Berry Powder Blend by Biovea: Improves Memory, Supports Healthy Vision, Anti-Ageing Protection, and Contains Beneficial Phytochemicals!
What does Organic Berry Powder Blend do?
Berries are astonishingly rich in beautiful red, blue and purple colours, provide some of the most powerful and significant health benefits for those fortunate enough to consume them every day. What is not so well known is that different berries provide different benefits to different parts of the body. Organic bilberry, for instance, supports healthy vision, while organic blueberry is known to protect the brain.
Berries are a rich source of many beneficial nutrients, and regular consumption has been shown to offer significant protection against chronic degenerative diseases, including heart disease, cataracts, diabetes and strokes. Research shows that the powerful health benefits of berries work synergistically and are far more effective when a full spectrum of fruits and berries is consumed rather than single berries or isolated compounds.
The brightly coloured freeze-dried berries in Organic Berry Powder Blend are the superfoods that research reveals can help protect against heart disease, memory and cognitive loss, certain infections, macular degeneration, inflammation and ageing. These berries contain natural phytochemicals, plant substances that can promote health and prevent chronic disease, including flavonoids, quercetin, anthocyanins, catechins, salicylic acid, phyto-estrogens, chlorogenic acid, ellagic acid and many others. In fact, organic black raspberries and organic black currants contain higher levels of disease fighting anthocyanins than any other common fruits.

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For more information on Biovea, please click link below!

http://www.biovea.com/uk/product_detail.aspx?NAME=BERRY-POWDER-BLEND-Organic-Strawberry-442g&PID=1753

Lettuce Discuss… Pumpkin Spice Muffins

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Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time:  20 minutes
Total time:  35 minutes
Author: Lettuce Discuss… Hema & Mako
Recipe type: Vegan Pumpkin Spice Muffins
Cuisine:  American
Serves: 12 muffins

Delicious… Extraordinary… Heavenly Moist…

Ingredients

1 ½ Cups Gluten Free Self Raising White Flour

1 teaspoon Baking Powder

¼ teaspoon Sea Salt

1 Tablespoon + 1 teaspoon of Homemade Pumpkin Spice

1 Cup Almond Milk

2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil

1 Egg Replacer

1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract

½ Cup Brown Muscovado Cane Sugar

For an added delicious flavor, we made Apple Pumpkin Spice Muffins & Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Muffins!
For these you will need the following extras.

1 Apple

1 Tablespoon Vegan Butter

1 Dark Chocolate Bar

 

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees f. (Gas mark 5)

Line muffin baking pan with paper or foil liners. (If you are using paper liner we suggest applying a drop of olive oil to the paper liner to avoid batter sticking).

Prepare the 1 Egg Replacer in a small bowl and set aside.

Chop the Dark Chocolate Bar into bite sized pieces.

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Peel, core, and chop the Apple into small pieces. Sautee apple pieces in 1 Tablespoon of Vegan Butter, add 1 teaspoon of Pumpkin Spice. Cook for 2 minutes. Set aside.

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In a medium bowl add the Gluten Free Flour, Baking Powder, Sea Salt, and 1 Tablespoon of the Pumpkin Spice, mix well. Add Almond Milk, Olive Oil, Egg Replacer, Vanilla Extract, and Brown Sugar, mix well.

Spoon Pumpkin Spice batter into muffin tin liners, filling ¼ full, add a spoon full of Apple mixture and top with more Pumpkin Spice batter. Do the same with the Dark Chocolate.

Bake for 15-20 minutes, use a toothpick to check if the muffins are cooked, pierce the muffin and if it comes out clean they’re done. If not, cook for a further few minutes at a time until they are cooked.

Cool and store in refrigerator.

 ENJOY!

 

Lettuce Discuss… Health Benefits!

Apples are extremely rich in important antioxidants, flavonoids, and dietary fiber. The phytonutrients and antioxidants in apples may help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease. The possible health benefits associated with apples are, improving neurological health, preventing dementia, reducing your risk of stroke, lowering levels of bad cholesterol, reducing your risk of diabetes, and warding off breast cancer.

Dark Chocolate is loaded with organic compounds that are biologically active and function as antioxidants. Quality dark chocolate is rich in Fiber, Iron, Magnesium, Copper, and Manganese. The bioactive compounds in cocoa can improve blood flow in the arteries and cause a small but statistically significant decrease in blood pressure… plus many more benefits.

 Useful Links USA

 

Useful Links UK

 

 

 

 

For more information on Health Benefits- Apples and Dark Chocolate click the following links.

 http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/267290.php

 http://authoritynutrition.com/7-health-benefits-dark-chocolate/

 

 

 

Lettuce Discuss… Biovea Berry Powder Blend Vegan Sugar Cookies

BIOVEA COOKIES 

Prep time: 5 minutes plus 2 hours
Cook time:  8-10 minutes
Total time:  15 minutes plus 2 hours
Author: Lettuce Discuss… Hema & Mako
Recipe type: Vegan Sugar Cookies
Cuisine: Desert
Serves: 15-20 cookies (depending on cookie cutter size)

Recently we tried our favorite Antioxidant daily supplement “Berry Powder Blend” by Biovea to enhance the flavor of the classic sugar cookie recipe. The flavor is so great that no sugar icing is needed- making this dessert a quick and healthy choice.

Ingredients

1 ½ Cups of Gluten free self-rising flour

½ teaspoon of Baking Powder

pinch of Sea Salt

½ Cup Vegan Butter

½ Cup Raw Sugar

5 Tablespoons of Almond Milk

½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract

3 full scoops of Berry Powder Blend by Biovea

Instructions

Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.

In the mixer beat the butter and sugar on low speed adding in the almond milk, flour mixture, and the scoops of the “Berry Powder Blend by Biovea”.

Refrigerate for 2 hours

Preheat oven to 375 degrees f. (Gas mark 5)

Flour the work surface and roll out the flavored dough to your desired thickness. We use approx. ¼ inch thick. Use desired cookie cutter and press into dough cutting the cookie out. Place on cookie tray and Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.

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Transfer hot cookie using a flat spatula to Baking rack to cool!

Enjoy!

Many Blessings

Hema & Mako

Link To Biovea, Click Picture or follow link below.

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http://www.biovea.com/uk/product_detail.aspx?PID=1753&OS=204&KW=berry%20powder&cp=4&NAME=BERRY-POWDER-BLEND-Organic-Strawberry-442g