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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Lettuce Discuss… Vegan Banana Bread

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Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour
Total time: 1 hour & 20 minutes
Author: Lettuce Discuss… Hema & Mako
Recipe type: Vegan Banana Bread
Cuisine: Vegan Dessert
Serves: 8

 Ingredients

1 ¼ Cup Gluten free flour

1 teaspoon of Baking Powder

½ teaspoon Sea Salt

3 Very ripe medium Bananas

¾ Cup Raw Sugar

½ Cup Hemp Milk

1/3 Cup Vegetable Oil

1 teaspoon of Pure Vanilla Extract

1 teaspoon Cinnamon

1 teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar

1 ¼ teaspoon Allspice

¼ teaspoon Nutmeg

*Optional ¼ Cup Chopped Nuts (We used Macadamia Nuts)

 

Instructions

Preheat over to 350F  (Gas Mark 4)

Grease loaf pan

Mix all the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and optional nuts) together in a medium sized bowl, set aside.

Mix all the wet ingredients (mashed bananas, milk, vegetable oil, vanilla, and apple cider vinegar) together in a medium sized bowl; gently fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients mixing well.

After all is mixed well, pour into greased loaf pan and bake for 50-60 minutes. Check on the loaf after 30 minutes if the top is browning quickly Carefully Tent the pan with foil.

Many Blessings

Hema & Mako

 

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Lettuce Discuss… Vegan Gluten Free Bread / Fruit Loaf

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Lettuce Discuss… Vegan Gluten free Bread and Fruit Loaf

We have bought this bread from various Vegan stores and have paid between $5 and $8 per loaf this will make two loaves for $3 add fruit and you will pay $4 at the most.

Ingredients.

5 ½    Cups of Gluten free Flour (Bread Flour is the best but any blend of gluten free Flours works too) We use “Doves Farm Gluten Free Bread Flower”

3        Sachets of Quick Activated Bread Yeast

5        Tablespoons of Raw Brown Sugar

1 ½    Teaspoons of Salt

2 ½    Cups of Almond Milk (We used Blue Diamond Almond Milk)

1        Cup of Warm Water

1 ½    Teaspoons of Vinegar

9        Tablespoons of Olive Oil

Step 1 – Activate the Yeast

Take

1 Cup of Warm water (warm NOT HOT! If it’s boiling hot it will kill the yeast)

2 Tablespoons of Raw Sugar

3 sachets of Yeast

Mix together with a fork or hand whisk for 1 minute.

Set to one side and leave to activate. You will need a container 3 times larger than the mixture- as the yeast will grow treble the liquid size.

Step 2 – Mixing the Dry Ingredients

In a medium sized mixing bowl add

5 ½ cups of bread flour

1 ½ Teaspoons of salt

3 Tablespoons of Raw sugar.

Mix the dry ingredients together so it is all blended equally. Set to one side.

Step 3 – Mix The Wet Ingredients

In a large mixing bowl add

2 ½ Cups of almond milk

1 ½ Teaspoons of Vinegar

9 Tablespoons Olive Oil

Hand whisk the wet ingredients until it has a froth

Step 4 – Blend Ingredients

Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix together, You can use a wooden spoon, or a power whisk with dough attachments. I use a wooden spoon -the hard way!

When you have everything blended add the Yeast Mixture and mix for 5 minutes.

Your dough will be wet in consistency.

Leave for 15 minutes to activate the yeast.

Then mix again for 5 minutes. It’s important to get as much air in as you can.

Leave to stand for a further 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes you need to stir the mix with a thin wooden spoon,

Split the dough into 2 small loaf tins (use a dairy free butter to grease the inside of the tins)

Cover the tins with Saran Wrap (Cling Film UK) and place in a warm area to allow the dough to rise. This takes between 20 and 35 minutes. You will need to keep checking as you don’t want the dough to rise above the tin too much or it will just pour over the side of the tin and you lose that mixture.

In a Pre heated oven 425F remove the cling film and place the 2 tins in the middle of the oven.

They will cook for 35 to 45 minutes depending on your preference. If you like the crust dark leave for longer.

When cooked remove from the oven and allow them to cool before removing from the tin. When cool remove from the tin and enjoy.

We have noticed that unlike store bought our loaves will last longer however, you can cut it into slices and freeze it.

If you would like to make a fruit loaf take half of the dough and add 1 ½ Cups of dried fruit such as raisins, sultanas, or add finely chopped apple. Add cinnamon and nutmeg and another tablespoon of sugar too sweeten it up some more. Mix for a couple of minutes and place in one of the tins and cook as normal.

We Hope You Enjoy the Bread.

Many Blessings

Mako & Hema