The Creamiest, Raw, Organic & Vegan Chocolate Bars – Ombar Chocolate

 

As soon as you take a bite and you hear the iconic sound of chocolate breaking into two pieces you can already start to taste the first hint of pure dark cacao.

Being an absolute chocaholic I have tried many, but many different vegan chocolates. But when I tried this small bar I had no idea that it could have so much in store. Ombar’s chocolate bars are made of 100% plant based as well as natural ingredients. I find that lots of vegan chocolate is either too sweet, has an oily after taste or it might taste way too healthy and bitter for some people or children. Whilst I noticed straight away that Ombar’s chocolate has a very honest, dark and pure chocolatey flavour. Not too sugary, not too bitter, natural and no nasties – just real raw chocolate bars that taste amazing! 

The pure cacao flavours are rich and the texture is firm and crunchy. I’m writing this as I sit next to the fire and I just broke another square of chocolate, I can honestly say that this is the best plant-based chocolate I have tasted so far. And as I am enjoying it, so will the little ones. I love how this chocolate is raw, plant-based, Fair Trade, natural and organic but it still tastes great and honestly the little ones will love it too!

I do a lot of baking and I’m sure that everyone is tempted to get their apron on a little more often whilst the days are getting colder and darker. Apart from enjoying a square with my coffee I also find that this chocolate is great to cook with. Put a few squares on your hot porridge as it melts into the oats, shave some chocolate on top of your hot coco with whipped cream or melt it and mix into cakes and brownies.

I highly recommend you to try all the different chocolate bars from Ombar and let yourself indulge in some chocolate delight! Whats a better way to enjoy the cold winter days with a hot coco and a piece of chocolate in your hand whilst cuddling up in your big jumper. Sounds like pure perfection to me!

 

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Granola Breakfast Cups

I am a total breakfast lover and these Granola Breakfast Cups are so fun to have first thing in the morning! They are super delicious, healthy and super fun to make! I usually whip up a batch the night before so I can add yoghurt and decorate them with fresh fruit the next morning!

Ingredients

Makes 6 cups

  • 1 large banana
  • 1/4th cup agave syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 1/2 cups oats
  • coconut oil for greasing

Filling

  • Coconut yoghurt
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 180C.
  2. Place the banana in a bowl and mash until smooth.
  3. Then add the oats, agave syrup, vanilla powder and cinnamon and mix well.
  4. Grease the muffin tray with some coconut oil.
  5. Use a tablespoon to scoop in a spoonful of your granola mixture into each form then use your fingers to press the mixture down and up against the sides shaping them into the shape of the muffin tray creating a cup like figure.
  6. Once you have shaped 6 cups place them into the fridge for about 1 hour.
  7. After an hour place them into the oven for 15-20 min.
  8. Once they are slightly golden brown take them out of the oven and allow to cool.
  9. Once they have cooled down you can take your granola cups out of the muffin tray.
  10. At this point if you are making them for the next morning simply store them in an airtight box. Once you are ready to enjoy them use a tablespoon to scoop in some coconut yoghurt into each granola cup and top them off with fresh red fruit!

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Sticky Date Breakfast Cookies

 

Dates are an ingredient I love to use while baking. Whether in cakes or smoothies, it makes everything a little sweeter and delicious! Not only do they have this amazing deep flavour they are also extremely healthy and will give you lots of energy, especially in the morning!

These breakfast cookies are sticky, chewy and are filled with comforting flavours. They are also very healthy and full of vitamins giving you lots of energy to make sure you get the best start to the day! Waking up with a cup of coffee while dipping in one of these will surely make you smile! The combination of coffee and these date breakfast cookies is amazing, the most delicious way to wake up!

Ingredients

 

  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 150 grams oats
  • 6 medium medjool dates
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon linseeds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder

 

Method

 

  1. Preheat your oven at 180c.
  2. Place the bananas in a bowl and mash them with a fork until smooth.
  3. Apart from the dates add all the remaining ingredients to the banana mixture and mix well.
  4. Then cut your dates into small cubes and add these to the bowl, gently mix them in.
  5. To form the cookies use a tablespoon to scoop out the mixture one at a time, then use your hands to form them into balls which you then place on a lined baking sheet. Then use your fingers to squish them down to form the cookie shapes.
  6. Bake them for about 15 min until slightly brown.

 

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Coconut & Almond Energy balls

 

I’m in love with these energy balls!

Especially in the summer when i’m on the go a lot I love to just grab one (or two) on the way out so I can have a little moment of pure delight. The coconut gives it an extremely tropical flavour making it extra summery!

To top off the summer feeling I love to serve them in these bowls from Coconut Bowls! They are handcrafted, natural and every coconut bowl is unique! Plus by using these bowls you are actively supporting global sustainability. They are absolutely beautiful and perfect to serve these Coconut & Almond Energy balls in! How much more tropical can it get!

 

Ingredients

 

  • 1 cup dates
  • 3/4 unroasted almonds  
  • 1 tablespoon rasped coconut
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds 
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil 
  • 1 teaspoon almond butter
  • extra rasped coconut for topping

 

Method

 

  1. Place the almonds in a food processor until they are fully crushed.
  2. Add all the other ingredients to the food processor and blend until it forms a sticky substance.
  3. Take a spoonful of the mixture at a time and use your hands to roll them into balls.
  4. Then roll the balls into some rasped coconut as a topping.
  5. Place them in the fridge for an hour to let them set. Store them in your fridge.

 

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Tropical Coconut Mango Chia Pod

 

This recipe is the ultimate breakfast that is so easy to make the night before. You are guaranteed to wake up with a smile the next morning as it will be like you are eating a dessert for breakfast! It’s healthy, sweet and has a little tropical twist! So delicious, even the little ones will love it! Plus, the chia seeds are packed with protein – which is perfect in the morning for a great energy boost! Yum!

 

Ingredients

Makes 2 pods

  • 3 tablespoons Chia seeds
  • 1/2 ripe mango
  • 80 ml coconut milk
  • 200 ml coconut yoghurt
  • 1 tablespoon rasped coconut

 

Method

  1. Add the chia seeds and coconut milk together and leave to set for at least 10 min (until it forms a jelly).
  2. Meanwhile cut the mango into small pieces and put 1/3 of these pieces to the side. Place 2/3 in a blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Then simply place the coconut yoghurt in a bowl and add the rasped coconut.
  4. Once the chia seeds have formed a jelly add the blended mango and mix.
  5. Now get a glass in which you will layer the ingredients to form your pod.
  6. Start with some chia seed mango jelly, then place a layer of coconut yoghurt on top followed by a few pieces of mango. Then repeat and finish off with some chia seeds and mango pieces on top!

 

Enjoy! X

 

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Cashew & Coconut Oat Pot – the healthiest way to start the day

This is one of the healthiest breakfasts you can have and it’s super quick to make! Perfect for those with busy mornings but wanting to have a healthy start to the day.

It gives you lots energy and it’s full of healthy oils. Also, as it’s quite filling it will keep you full until lunch! Which is a win if you are on a diet.

 

 

Ingredients

 

  • 150 grams oats
  • 2/3 cup of cashews
  • 6 soft dates
  • 3 tablespoons rasped coconut
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • squeeze of lemon

 

Method

 

  1. Soak the cashews and oats in some water for at least 5 hours or overnight if you are wanting to have it for breakfast. Also make sure your dates are soft – if their not put them in a cup of boiling water and leave to soak for a bit so they can soften up.
  2. When you’ve soaked everything drain the access water and place all the ingredients together in a blender.
  3. Simply blend until it forms a smooth mixture.
  4. Pour it in a cup and top it off with some more cashews or even some blueberries!

 

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