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Banana Bread with Chocolate and Crystallized Ginger

I’m reading a delicious book called A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg. In it she shares dozens of recipes from her childhood, many of them chocolate. The following recipe is a slightly adapted version of her chocolate banana bread. I’m sure my raw food friends would be appalled to see me cooking with a “raw food” product but I found this flour at my favorite organic market and I just had to give it a try. It contains organic buckwheat sprouts, sprouted almonds, wild white chia seed, organic mesquite pod and agave inulin. You can […]

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No-Bake Chocolate Almond Bars

If you follow me at Conscious Bites Nutrition you’ve probably heard me say, “Protein is not a powder and breakfast is not a bar.” I really believe that. Unless of course you are making your own bar. These no-bake bars are yummy and filled with all kinds of nutrient-dense ingredients. Next time you are tempted to reach for a store-bought bar, make a batch of these instead. No-Bake Chocolate Almond Bars 1/2 cup raw honey or grade B maple syrup 1/4 cup virgin coconut oil 1/4 cup almond butter 1/4 tsp sea salt 1 tsp […]

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Gluten-free Chocolate Buckwheat Pancakes

Chocolate for breakfast can take many forms. Sometimes it shows up in a sensational smoothie.  Sometimes it shows up in a lovely breakfast pudding. Yes, that’s “the cluster” you see sprinkled on top of this breakfast pudding. Today it showed up in a batch of delicious chocolate buckwheat pancakes. The beauty of buckwheat is that it’s gluten-free AND it makes a scrumptious pancake. Who wouldn’t like a little chocolate for breakfast?   Gluten-free Chocolate Buckwheat Pancakes 1 ounce 100% unsweetened dark chocolate (grated) 1 1/3 cups buckwheat flour 1 large organic egg 1/3 cup plus […]

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Chocolate for Breakfast Smoothie

As most of you know, chocolate is filled with Vitamin P (pleasure), and for that reason alone I indulge in some form of chocolate almost every day. Okay, every day—but who’s counting? For some reason this smoothie always seems to work its way into my breakfast on Fridays. Chocolate for Breakfast Smoothie Ingredients 2 bananas (peeled, sliced and frozen) 2-3 leaves Swiss Chard (no stems) 8 oz filtered water 1 tablespoon raw cacao powder 1 tablespoon carob powder 1 tablespoon maca powder (optional) 1 cup frozen raspberries 1 ripe pear Directions Blend all of the […]

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Chocolate for Breakfast Smoothie

What is the green leafy thing in the middle of that smoothie? Okay, old habits die hard. In addition to chocolate, I’m a big fan of greens. If I can throw in a few leaves of Swiss Chard or kale, I’m a happy camper. This smoothie consists of: 2 bananas (sliced and frozen) 2-3 leaves Swiss Chard (no stems) 8 oz filtered water 1 tablespoon raw cacao powder 1 tablespoon carob powder 1 tablespoon maca (optional) 1 cup frozen raspberries 1 ripe pear Blend all of the above in a high-speed blender and enjoy every […]

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