I cannot believe that this is the first LetHerThrive recipe! No surprise that it’s coconutyyy!
I dreamed about having a lifestyle blog where I could share my vegan & gluten-free recipes, write about vegan traveling and restaurants, share health tips and how to make this lifestyle possible for everyone. I have tried many different things in the past, but I always knew that food is my thing. Especially when I turned vegan back in July 2014.
My dream came true…
I have no idea where is the journey going to take me, but I wouldn’t know if I wouldn’t try, right? So, I am trying☆
I am going to share with you my experience, struggles and all I have learned throughout the years on my vegan THRIVE journey!
My focus: We want to be healthy and eat well, BUT we are busy and we have no desire to spend hours in the kitchen cooking! So we need to do it differently, I want to show you that it is possible to EAT well & THRIVE while being busy! I found way of eating/living that works for me and might work for you as well, so why not give it a try? Read my story…
Ohh, one more thing – English is not my mother tongue so you will see many grammar mistakes and sentences that don’t make sense but promise me to laugh – like that one day a few years ago when I asked: “Can I get a mustache from the fridge?” – “Hmmm, Denisa did you mean a mustard?” haha, yes exactly!
I wish that the LetHerThrive blog becomes your to-go source of inspiration when working on the balance between health and you being busy!
But now, let’s jump into the recipe!
Usually, all my recipes take just a few minutes to make – I love the ones made in less than 5 minutes the most! However, the Raw Coconut Lemon Hearts recipe takes longer, about 12 minutes and you will end up with an amazing gluten-free, RAW, vegan, soy-free and corn-free dessert for any occasion!
What else can you make with this recipe?
⭐︎ You can make a double batch, freeze half and take it out when needed
⭐︎ It’s healthy, so you can take the hearts with you to work and eat them as a snack
⭐︎ You can use ‘the dough’ as an ingredient in your smoothies – who would think that?
- Put 100g of golden flax seeds together with 1/2 of a vanilla bean pod into your blender and blend into a flour consistency. Place the dried mixture into a bigger bowl and set to one side.
- Put 150g of coconut flakes into your blender and blend into a flour consistency. Place this mixture into the bowl with the golden flax seeds and mix.
- Into the mixture – add 80ml of water, 2 tbsp of honey or coconut nectar, 4 drops of the lemon essential oil, juice and zest
from 1/2 the lemon.
- Combine all the ingredients in the bowl; use your hands if necessary. You might need to add more water. Mix together until you have a firm dough ball. The combined ingredients will soak the excess liquid so it will be easier for you to form the hearts or balls.
- Take the heart silicone form (I bought mine cheap in IKEA!), and start making the hearts. If you don’t have the form, make small round marble sized balls instead♡
- Put into the fridge for a few hours. If you cannot resist like me – eat them right away and enjoyyyyyy!
☆ LEMON: Buy organic to avoid chemicals, where possible.
☆ COCONUT FLAKES: If you do not have access to RAW shredded coconut, then I would recommend you to use coconut flakes. WHY? In most cases, shredded coconut has had the oil removed before being sold. This practice is to make the companies more money.
☆ GOLDEN FLAX SEEDS: Make sure to use golden flax seeds, not the brown flax seeds. The taste would be different.
☆ VANILLA BEAN: I am using the whole dried 1⁄2 vanilla bean pod. If you are using a fresh vanilla bean, then scrape out the seeds and discard the vanilla pod. If you want, take a jar of coconut sugar with a sealable lid; put your vanilla pod in there to get homemade vanilla sugar.
☆ HONEY or COCONUT NECTAR: I use creamed honey only from my cousin, but if you are going for a vegan version, use coconut nectar. Coconut nectar does not spike your blood sugar and kids will love it. My grandma has diabetes and uses it as well!
☆ LEMON ESSENTIAL OIL: Make sure that you buy the best quality possible. HOW? If the producer can prove to you that the essential oil is edible, then that’s what you want. You can use the essential oil not only in your recipes but also in your homemade cosmetics! I will show you how later on as well, just wait for it!
My gift to you⭐︎
TOP 5 HEALTHY VEGAN DRESSINGS E-BOOK
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When I turned 100% vegan and started with a plant-based lifestyle back in July 2014 I used to have a hand blender (we all have been there❀). It took me almost 2 years before I got my first high-speed blender.
Talking from my experience: Investing in a good high-speed blender is a great decision. I am using it every single day! I even took it on our vacation to Bali!
You can find Omniblend – Love of Raw edition in my kitchen and at my LetHerThrive e-shop!