PUMPKIN PIE SQUARES


It's pumpkin time! Enjoy these easy no bake treats with a dallop of coconut whipped cream.

Fills a 9" pie or cake tin

Sweetness - 2/3
Difficulty - 2/3

CRUST:

2 cups raw unsalted pecans
1 1/2 cups dried pitted dates
1/4 cup extra virgin coconut oil, melted
pinch of sea salt

FILLING:

2 cups canned pumpkin puree
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil, melted
1 teaspoon natural vanilla extract
3 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice (or 2 tsps cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ginger, 1/2 tsp nutmeg)
1 cup dried pitted dates
coconut cream and extra pecans, for garnish

Line an 8" or 9" square tin or casserole dish with parchment paper and set aside.

To make the crust, add the pecans and dates to your food processor and mix until the dates are broken down. Add the coconut oil and sea salt and mix once more. It should be a sticky dough with small chunks of pecans still visible.

Remove from the food processor and use your fingers to evenly press into the bottom of the lined tin. Put in the freezer to set while you make the filling.


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CHOCO GREEN SMOOTHIE


Have a little fun with this a.m. treat and get a sneaky side of greens while you're at it.

Makes 1

Sweetness - 1/3
Difficulty - 1/3

1 banana
3/4 cup vegan milk
1 pouch Aloha Daily Good Greens in Chocolate
1 tablespoon nut butter of choice
1 tablespoon cacao powder
1 tablespoon coconut nectar, optional

Add all ingredients to your blender and mix well. Enjoy!


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CANDY APPLE WEDGES


Trick or treat, time to eat! Try this healthier spin on everyone's favourite Halloween goodie.

Makes 10-12 wedges


Sweetness 2/3

Difficulty 2/3

2 large red apples
10-12 wooden ice pop sticks

1/2 cup dried pitted dates
2 tablespoons vegan milk
1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil, melted
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon nut butter of choice
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of sea salt

1/2 cup organic dark chocolate chunks or chips
dash of coconut oil
your choice of crushed nuts, shredded coconut, or any other garnish

Cut each apple into 5 or 6 equal sized wedges. Put the ice pop stick through one end. Line a large plate or tray with parchment paper. Set the apples aside

To make the caramel, add the dates to your food professor and blend until they are broken down. Add the milk and coconut oil and blend into a paste, occasionally using a rubber spatula to scrape down the sides. Add the maple syrup, nut butter, cinnamon and salt, and blend until thoroughly mixed.


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APPLE CINNAMON PANCAKES


Fresh apples, cinnamon and maple syrup are the perfect trio in this get-you-outta bed treat.

Makes approx. 8 large pancakes

Sweetness - 1/3
Difficulty - 1/3

1 1/2 cups Bob's Red Mill GF Pancake Mix
1 cup vegan milk of choice
1 medium red apple, peeled and finely chopped
1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
2 tablespoons sugar (optional)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
more oil, for frying

Add the pancake mix, 1 cup of the vegan milk, oil and spices to a large bowl and mix well. Add more flour for thicker pancakes, or more milk for thinner ones. Stir in the apple when mixed.

Add a drizzle of grapeseed oil to frying pan. Over medium heat, add spoonfuls of batter and flip when slightly bubbled on one side, and golden brown underneath. Cook other side until golden brown as well.

Drizzle with maple syrup and enjoy warm.



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ORANGE MANGO SMOOTHIE

lookbook cookbook orange mango smoothie

Bring a little extra sunshine into your day with this no fuss treat.

Serves 1


Sweetness 2/3

Difficulty 1/3

1 cup fresh mango, diced
1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1 small banana or half a large

Add all ingredients to your blender and mix well. 

lookbook cookbook orange mango smoothie

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