Can A Food Taste Delicious, And Keep You Healthy, Happy, and Nourished?
BE Decadent – Guilt Free Recipes for Chocolate Lovers
Chocolate, the real, unadulterated delight made from unprocessed cacao beans is a deeply nutritious food that is also very satisfying. With high quality chocolate, you won't eat a whole stash of goodies and still feel like you need more. You will be satisfied with just a few bites, and unlike store-bought chocolate, which is addictive, depleting, and lowers your immune system, minimally processed chocolate is actually good for you!
Full of intact minerals and other important nutrients, cacao beans nourish your cells and give you gentle boosts of energy that won't leave you wanting to snooze in the afternoon.
What differentiates this book from other books on chocolate?
- We covered a wide range of desserts so no matter what your taste buds favor, you will find something that's just right for you, from smooth drinks to luscious cakes or ice cream, or even crunchy chocolate bars and creamy puddings.
- All recipes are gluten free!
- All recipes use nourishing, nutrient dense foods. Do you prefer raw foods but your teen is into the Paleo diet? We've got you all covered!
- All recipes are within the reach of a budding chocolatier. The recipes were developed with a 3 year old boy, who approved of them all! All the chocolate joy with none of the stress of complicated recipes.
What recipes can you expect from this book?
Breakfast and Drinks
Breakfast Chocolate Granola (raw, vegan, gluten free)
Chocolate Milk Shake (raw, vegan, gluten free, paleo)
Chocolate Bars and Bite Sized Chocolates
Chocolate Date Bars (raw, vegan, gluten free, paleo)
Goji Orange White Chocolate (raw, vegan, gluten free)
Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons and Chocolate Dipped Banana Bites (raw, vegan, gluten free, paleo)
Chocolate Truffles - 4 Flavors (raw, vegan, gluten free, paleo)
Puddings and Creamy Desserts
Avocado Coconut Pudding (raw, vegan, gluten free, paleo)
White Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake (raw, vegan, gluten free, paleo)
Gluten Free Baking
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins (gluten free, paleo)
Flourless Chocolate Cake (gluten free, paleo)
Strawberry Ice Cream in Cacao Coconut Nests (raw, vegan, gluten free, paleo)
Superfood Chocolate Ice Cream (raw, vegan, gluten free)
About the Author
Joanna Steven is a nutrition coach and author who focuses on real, whole foods diets adapted to your unique needs. Using ancient wisdom from cultures who thrived without pharmaceuticals and multi-vitamins, as well as modern scientific studies, Joanna aims to push the limits of health, vibrancy and radiant longevity. Aware of the fact that genetic background affect the way we react to food, and that ethical beliefs unique to our modern times can influence our dietary choices, Joanna Steven works with your unique needs to help you reach your wellness goals. Through her work, she was able to positively impact the lives of individuals from a variety of lifestyles, including raw vegans, raw vegetarians, plant based dieters, and omnivores.
Joanna Steven is the author of Well Rounded - The Ultimate Guide to a Healthy Raw Food Pregnancy, The Milky Way - The Ultimate Guide to Breastfeeding on a Raw Food Diet, Smooth! Bubble Teas and Irresistible Drinks for the Smoothie Connoisseur, and is the creator of the Remineralize program, a complete course covering nourishing, remineralizing ways to reach vibrant health through juicing, blending, fermenting/culturing, proper preparation of grains/beans, and much more (available through TeraWarner.com).
Joanna Steven currently lives in Portland, where she spends her free time playing with her intensely joyful and energetic toddler son Franklin and her husband Matthew both in the kitchen and in the beautiful Oregon forests. You can follow her on her Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/JoannaSteven
About the Contributors
About Elana Amsterdam
Wellness expert and gluten-free guru Elana Amsterdam is the New York Times bestselling author of the book Paleo Cooking from Elana's Pantry, and founder of the blog elanaspantry.com, where she shares simple, healthy recipes and lifestyle advice.
Named the seventh largest food blog worldwide by Cision Media, elanaspantry.com receives 20,000 visitors daily. Elana has written for Parents, Shape Magazine, and Delicious Living and has been featured in a variety of media outlets including Fortune Magazine, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal, and has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News Live.
Her other books include The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook (Random House 2009) named one of the "Best Cookbooks of the Year" by The Denver Post, and Gluten Free Cupcakes (Random House 2011), a tome of enticing, yet healthy desserts.
Elana lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband of 18 years and her two teenage sons.
About Joanne Newell
*Dream Life* coach Joanne Newell, from Rich Radiant Real, is on the planet to help women live a life that truly is rich, radiant and real. If you're ready to co-create a beautiful life, head to www.richradiantreal.com to grab a free copy of Joanne's luscious, instantly downloadable guide called 7 Ways to Raise Your Vibration & Attract the Riches of Life. Speaking of the riches of life, Joanne is being called more and more to help women make, keep and grow more money – check out http://www.richradiantreal.com/dynamic-money-mindset-vip-day/ if you'd like to create a money mindset that works FOR you!
About Kristen Suzanne
In 2005, Kristen walked away from her corporate career in executive level operations to focus on her true passion: food. She turned her attention to raw vegan cuisine, initially teaching classes and providing personal chef services, but as her online audience grew, she ultimately shifted to full-time blogging, recipe development, and publishing recipe books. By 2012, she had authored twelve books on the raw vegan diet available at KristensRaw.com/blog
About Heather Pace
Heather Pace's passion for food led her to the completion of a two year culinary school program at the age of 21. She used her valuable skills and experience to create healthy vegan, and later raw vegan versions of traditional foods. Heather has worked in various restaurants, bakeries, and as a personal chef. She is the author of six raw dessert e-books, owns a small catering company, teaches raw food classes, and works as a certified yoga instructor. Find her books and recipes at SweetlyRaw.com.
About Natalia KW
Natalia is a shaman, ceremonialist & transformational healer. Her passion is facilitating profound transformations through the power of shamanic energy medicine and sacred ceremony. It is her deepest honor to call on her wisdom in guiding you towards thriving health and unwavering happiness.
Natalia offers shamanic healing sessions in-person and remotely with the ability to connect anywhere in the world. She is also the author of 2 raw food cookbooks: Pure Pleasures and Cupcake Heaven.
Though a wanderer at heart, Natalia lives and loves in both Massachusetts and Sarasota, FL, with her husband, where they enjoy exploring nature, sitting in ceremony & indulging in lots of luscious food.
Pure Pleasures: www.nataliakw.com/pure-pleasures
Cupcake Heaven: www.nataliakw.com/cupcake-heaven
About Courtney Clay
Courtney Clay is an ecstatic woman, a truth finder, nature lover, adoring mama, wild food forager, raw chocolatier, and superfood & superherb elixir alchemist. Through the past 10 years, her communion with nature and fresh raw food has awakened her natural state of ecstasy, aliveness, passion, awe, and attunement to the subtleties of life. She is blessed to be the mother of a vibrant boy named Cedar, and wife of her beloved Isaac. She writes a blog called Ecstatic Woman, on exploring life's natural ecstasy through nature connection, ecstatic foods, conscious parenting and empowered living. EcstaticWoman.com
About Bethanne Wanamaker
Bethanne Wanamaker is the founder of Edible Goddess, a raw superfood dessert chef, holistic nutrition & lifestyle educator and author of multiple recipe books. She lives to inspire you to become the absolute best and healthiest expression of yourself! Bethanne teaches others how to activate their highest potential as an inspirational speaker and how to use food and lifestyle as the catalyst for a MUCH better life. Her delicious workshops have won the amazing award for "awesome classes as seen on Ellen" (the Ellen Degeneres show).
About Kristen Taylor
Kristen Taylor has been a prominent figure in the raw food movement in the US, and the proprietor of BeeGreenFoods.com. She is a raw food chef, a chocolatier extraordinaire and a dedicated mother that has aligned her passion with educating parents on fast and simple ways to supercharge their families with incredibly nutritious foods. She's saving the world one superhero kid at a time with smoothies -- and chocolate! You can visit her website: www.BeeGreenFoods.com
About Jennifer Robertson
Jennifer M.S. Robertson is an American cephalopod biologist, trained raw food chef and educator, author and expat mother and wife, currently living in Bangkok, Thailand. In addition to blogging at JenniferMSRobertson.com, she teaches modern raw food preparation classes in Bangkok and is the author of a dairy and gluten-free raw ice cream ebook. Jennifer holds both Master's and PhD degrees in Marine and Fisheries Science and serves as an Honorary Researcher at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Her peer-reviewed literature has been published in journals such as Hydrobiologia and Aquatic Living Resources, and her health articles have been published on numerous natural living websites. Jennifer's mission is to educate women, particularly mothers, on how to create and sustain a healthy lifestyle, with a passionate focus on raw, vegan, and gluten-free natural foods.
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To your health and pleasure,
Tera Warner and Joanna Steven.