Vegan And Delicious Chocolate Berry Slice

Vegan And Delicious Chocolate Berry Slice

Vegan And Delicious Chocolate Berry Slice

This is similar to my rocky road bliss balls that are up on the blog, the only difference is this vegan slice is more chocolaty and more like a dessert rather than a snack. I love having this after dinner if i am still a bit peckish or it makes for a great and impressive dessert at a dinner party.

This vegan chocolate berry slice is completely sugar free, dairy free, paleo, vegan, grain free and pretty much everything else there possibly is to be free from!!! So does this slice actually taste good you may ask and the answer is yes… yes it does!!!

I hope you enjoy this delicious slice and that it satisfies any sweet tooth!!!

Some of the reasons you need nuts in your life 😊

Peanuts

Technically legumes but generally referred to as nuts, peanuts are high in folate—a mineral essential for brain development that may protect against cognitive decline. (It also makes peanuts a great choice for vegetarians, who can come up short on folate, and pregnant women, who need folate to protect their unborn babies from birth defects, says Caplan.) Like most other nuts, peanuts are also full of brain-boosting healthy fats and vitamin E, as well. One ounce of peanuts (about 28 unshelled nuts) contains about 170 calories, 7 grams protein, and 14 grams fat.

Walnuts

While all nuts contain eart-healthy monounsaturated fats, walnuts (14 halves contain 185 calories, 18 grams fat, 4 grams protein) have high amounts of heart-healthy alpha linoleic acid (ALA), a type of omega-3 fatty acid found in plants. Research has suggested that ALA may help heart arrhythmias, and a 2006 Spanish study suggested that walnuts were as effective as olive oil at reducing inflammation and oxidation in the arteries after eating a fatty meal. The authors of this study, funded in part by the California Walnut Commission, recommended eating around eight walnuts a day to achieve similar benefits.

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Mia Vaughan-Young is a 14 year old, healthy-food nut from New Zealand. You’ll mainly find her either in the kitchen or stretching up a storm on her yoga mat. She has a cook book collection to rival any foodie and spends hours each week nose deep in these, looking for inspiration and then creating her own personal variations. She has 2 fabulous dogs Cash and Elsa who keep her active outside no matter what the weather. Mia’s not one for labels – she simply believes she is better off without dairy, gluten, refined sugar, packaged or processed foods. She satisfies her after school cravings with tahini bliss balls and other sweet treats – recipes that she just can’t wait to share with you.

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Frozen Berry and Chocolate Slice

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A creamy, crunchy and chocolatey slice of goodness!!!

Prep Time: minutes Cooking Time: minutes Total Time: minutes

Yields: makes around 15-20 slices depending on individual size.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of walnuts
  • 1/2 cup of pistachios
  • 1/2 cup of cashews
  • 2 tablespoons of cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup of goji berries
  • 1/4 cup of cranberries
  • 1/4 cup of dates soaked in boiling water for 5 minutes
  • 1/4 cup of sugar and dairy free chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup of cacao powder
  • 5 tablespoons of plant based milk (coconut and almond are my personal favourites)

Recipe Instructions

  1. Place the walnuts, pistachios, cashews, 2 tablespoons of cacao powder (not the 1/4 cup), goji berries, cranberries and the dates into a food processor and pulse until combined.
  2. Place into a lined dish and place into the freezer.
  3. In a small pot on medium heat stir together the cacao powder, chocolate chips and the plant based milk until combined into a chocolatey mixture.
  4. Pour the chocolatey mixture over the frozen slice and set back in the freezer until set and nice and firm.
  5. Eat and enjoy!!!!

Recipe Notes

  1. This recipe will last a few months when left in the freezer (good luck making it last that long)

Recipe Credit: Mia

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