What if I told you that you could not only enjoy your delicious desserts, but alos use them as beauty recipes to boost your mood? This healthy recipe will definitely help you feel fabulous.
If you are ready for some pleasure today, try this gluten free cake recipe by LindaJoy Rose, Ph.D. from her book Raw Fusion: Better Living Through Living Foods.
Chocolate (cacao) boosts our serotonin level to help us get in better mood. Studies also show that a good quality cacao might make our skin smoother and more moisturized .
Walnuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids to help us beat seasonal depression and insomnia and have a glowing skin.
Gluten Free Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Creme Sauce Recipe
- 2 ½ cup walnuts
- 1 pinch salt
- 10-12 medjool dates
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup cacao powder (unsweetened)
- 2 TB. coconut oil
- 2 TB. maple syrup
- 2 TB. water
Place walnuts and salt in food processor and process until finely ground. Add dates, vanilla, cacao, coconut oil and maple syrup and process until mixture sticks together. Add 2 tbs. water and pulse for a moment. Form into a circular cake, about 6″ diameter on a serving plate. A small slice of this rich cake goes a long way!
Options: Garnish with mint leaves or raspberries. Fantastic served with Vanille Crème Sauce Drizzle with vanilla crème or put a spoonful next to each slice.
Vanilla Creme Sauce Beauty Recipe
- 1 cup soaked cashews
- 1TB. Vanilla extract or seeds from 1 vanilla bean
- 2-3 TB. Extra virgin coconut oil
- ½ – 3/4 cup water
- 4 TB. pure maple syrup
Prep: 2 hours ahead. Soak cashews in water. Drain and rinse.
Place drained cashews in blender with ½ cup of fresh water, maple syrup and coconut oil and blend until smooth. Add vanilla and rest of water, if needed, and blend until very silky. Refrigerate 20 minutes before serving. Can be sealed and stored for several days in fridge.
Click to listen to our discussion with Dr.LindaJoy Rose on How to Make Healthy Romantic Dinner.
Breathe, smile and be happy.
© Irina Wardas, HHC
Women’s Holistic Health, Nutrition and Relationship Coach and Counselor