Cool Green Smoothie with Cinnamon and Cloves

Why not add a bit of Christmas flavor to the green smoothie?

Thinking of how to add a bit of Christmas flavour to your smoothies?  Here’s a simple idea, and it tastes truly amazing – creamy, sweet, cinnamonny and delicious!

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Cool Green Smoothie with Cinnamon and Cloves

What you’ll need for this….

Big handful of fresh kale

2 crisp apples

1 very ripe banana

4 -6 Medjool dates

2 small teaspoons of ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves

2 cups of filtered water

Ice cubes

Put it all in the blender and blend into a smooth cool and healthy drink – drink and enjoy!

If you leave it in the fridge for a couple of hours to allow the flavors to come out – it is a divine mouthful!

Orange Chocolate Truffle Treats

I don’t know about you, but I adore chocolate!! I have always loved anything chocolate.  Once while visiting Brussels, I tried chocolate that was SO good that nothing has been the same since. That experience changed me forever.  Since then, I will rather be without chocolate than eat mediocre chocolate! Eating Belgium chocolate is like going for a visit to heaven. 🙂

Good chocolate has a very high content of coco bean, usually more than 70%, whereas some common (popular) brands of chocolate contain very little coco, if any at all.

Today I made some delicious Orange Chocolate Truffle Treats. These are totally healthy – good for you at the same time. They contain no white sugar, no white flour, no butter, no cream, no eggs, but none the less, crazily tasty!  I served them to the kids after school and they devoured them eagerly, no questions asked. The dark chocolate, the nuts, and with a hint of orange, makes these little treats, a divine mouthful. The perfect snack!

Orange Chocolate Truffle Treats

1 can of black beans

200 g of good dark chocolate min 70% coco bean

10 medjool dates

2 table spoons Agave sirup

2 organic oranges

1 cup raw almonds

1/4 cup walnuts

pinch of sea salt

Simply add the almonds to a blender, blend into flour, drain and rinse the black beans, put them in the blender, add 200 g of melted chocolate, grate one orange and add the gratings (rind) to the blender, peel the oranges and add them too, add the dates and the agave syrup, add a pinch of sea salt and blend all the ingredients to a smooth consistency. Roughly chop the walnuts and add them to the chocolate “truffle mix”.

Now on a clean counter pour out some coco and some shredded coconut – now roll the truffle mix into little balls and roll each one in either coco or coconut. Place them on a plate and cover them – put them in the freezer and take them out when you need a special treat. But, allow them to defrost before you bite into them.