Feeling like treating yourself without giving your body processed, sugary food that will only leave you feeling bad about your actions? Well desserts should not be off the menu for the rest of your life! Sharee Brown creator of Sharee Anne Health & Fitness encourages people to try raw desserts, especially if sugary food has a hold on you. Its a great way to cut back on sugar and artificial preservative intake. You'll find that raw desserts can still be very sweet with such ingredients as dates and, unlike other treats, make you feel full. Most use nuts so double check if you have allergies. Below is the recipe for her Raw Snickers Bar. Give it a try at home.

Ingredients

Base Layer

  • 5 Majool Dates (previously soaked in warm water for 3+hours

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This is a great recipe for the winter mornings. It will build up your kidney energy! 

Makes 1 loaf

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups almond meal

  • 3/4 cups arrowroot

  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

  • 5 eggs

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped flat-leaf parsley

  • 1/3 cup pitted olives, halved

  • 3/4 cup grated zucchini

  • 1/3 cup finely diced ham

  • 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese

  • 2 tablespoons pepitas

Method

Preheat the oven to 160C and line a loaf tin with baking paper. In a large bowl, mix together the almond meal, arrowroot, salt and bicarbonate of soda. In a separate bowl and using a fork, whisk the eggs lightly with the apple cider vinegar. Add the parsl...

You've heard of corn fritters but I bet you haven't even thought about broccoli fritters. They are delicious, easy and will warm up your insides during the fresh Spring days.

Ingredients

  • 3 Broccoli heads

  • 3/4 cups of plain flour (Gluten intolerant can use flaxseed meal or gluten free flour)

  • 1 & 1/2 cups of grated Grana Padano

  • 2 eggs

  • Olive Oil to grease fry pan

  • Best served with Ratatouille

  • Alternatively homes or goats feta to serve 

Method

Firstly cut the stems off the broccoli. Peel some larger stalks of broccoli to access the 'softer meat' under the hard skin. Place broccoli in boiling water for 5min or longer depending on how soft you want them. Strain and add to a mixing bowl. Now add flour cheese and eggs then...

You might have heard of it all before but I'm going to remind you again that a warm glass of water with lemon first thing in the morning is beneficial for your health in many different ways. Yes, I said warm water not hot as I didn't want to imply boiling kettle water. Either wait for it to cool a little or Water too hot can destroy a lot of the vitamins and minerals in your lemon before your body can use them so wait. I want to go through some of the benefits you might not know lemon in warm water has...

Benefits include

  • Lose Weight by feeling full - Ever eaten breakfast then been hungry an hour later. Lemons are high in pectin fiber which helps fight hunger cravings meaning you are less likely to over eat or snack between breakfast-lunc...

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What a perfect snack for a busy bee! Here's how you can make them;

Ingredients 

  • ½ cup Almond meal

  • ¼ 3+hours Soaked Cashews (crushed in blender)

  • ¼ cup Cacao powder

  • 2-3 scoops of Vanilla Protein Powder

  • Small handful of dried Goji Berries

  • ¼ Cup of melted Coconut Oil

  • 4 tbsp. of natural nut butter (I use ‘Mayer’s Peanut and Cocoa Spread’)

  • 2 tsp. of Rice Malt Syrup or 4 soaked dates

  • 3 Tbsp. of Desiccated Coconut for rolling in

  • Method

    Sprinkle Desiccated coconut on a chopping board. Add all dry ingredients except coconut into a bowl. Add liquid ingredients. 

    Mix and knead together with clean hands (the rule is if too wet I add more almond meal or too dry add almond milk). Roll into bite size ball with...

    What is the hype with sauerkraut? This tasty topping contains great probiotics to strengthen your digestive system. This occurs through the healthy bacteria that form through the fermentation process. I know, bacteria are deemed the enemy, however it has become much more popular knowledge to understand that "good" bacteria are essential for our immune and digestive systems.

    Ingredients

  • 1 medium cabbage

  • 2 Tbsp sea salt

  • 1 Tbsp of Caraway seeds

  • Method

    Core and shred the cabbage. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl until blended then pound with a clean wooden mallet or squeeze with your hands for a good 8-10min to release the juice. Once juicy transfer to an air-tight mason jar or crock pot. Push the mixture down so the juice covers it co...

    Chia Jam! What a great, quick and easy spread for morning toast. Here is how you do it! 
    1 cup of raspberries or any berries you fancy, 
    2 Tbsp water, 
    2 Tbsp of chia seeds, 
    1 Tsp of rice malt syrup. 
    Blend all together than place in a jar to set in the fridge. Too easy and too delicious

    Thinking of making a special treat for an occasion or to treat yourself?

    These Raw Fererro Rocher Slices taste like the real deal but don't contain overwhelming amounts of sugar. This is a recipe inspired by Sarah Wilson's Slice.

    Bottom Layer

  • 1 cup hazelnuts

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil

  • 1/4 cup rice malt syrup

  • 1-2 tablespoons coconut milk

  • 1/4 cup raw cacao powder

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder

  • Top Layer

  • 2 x 200g packet of hazelnuts

  • 2 x 100g 85%-95% dark chocolate (sugar free or less then 5.0g per 100g preferably)

  • Preheat oven to 180°C. Place all hazelnuts (including ones for filling) on an oven tray. Cook for 8-10 minutes until roasted and skins are beginning to fall off. Cool slightly. Rub skins off using a tea towel...

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