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… 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.  

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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… Vegan Chocolate Avocado Mousse

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Prep time: 1 minute
Blend time: 4 minutes
Total time: 5 minutes
Author: Lettuce Discuss… Hema & Mako
Recipe type: Vegan Chocolate Avocado Mousse
Cuisine: Vegan Desert
Serves: 2

 

Ingredients

2 Ripe Avocados

¼ Cup Organic Honey (see our Honey Blog)

1/3 Cup Raw Cocoa Powder

3 Tablespoons of Raw Sugar

1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

3 Tablespoons of Hemp Milk or any Non Dairy Milk

 

Instructions

•Halve the Avocados and scoop the inside fruit out into a food processor.

•Add the Honey, Cocoa Powder, Raw Sugar, and Almond Milk.

•Mix for a few minutes until mixture is smooth and all avocados bits are blended. Taste and adjust with extra raw sugar if desired.

•Scoop the Chocolate Avocado Mousse into two small dessert dishes or just one dish for you!

•Garnish with desired fresh fruit for additional yummyness!

Recommended: Refrigerate the Chocolate Avocado Mouse for 15 minutes before serving!

 

Health benefits of avocados!

Healthy for the heart, Great for vision, Osteoporosis prevention, Cancer fighter: Low levels of folate have been shown to increase the risk of breast cancer in women. Healthy babies, Lowered risk of depression, Improved digestion,

Natural detoxification, Protection from chronic disease: According to the Department of Internal Medicine and Nutritional Sciences Program of the University of Kentucky, high fiber intakes are associated with significantly lower risks of developing coronary heart disease, stroke, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and certain gastrointestinal diseases. Increased fiber intake has also been shown to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, improve insulin sensitivity, and enhance weight loss for obese individuals.

Above information taken from the following link        http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/270406.php

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