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Wake Up to Goodness!!!

Make mornings less hectic with this easy and delicious overnight oats. 

Ingredients

1/2 Cup of Oats

1x Very Ripe Banana

1x Cup of Plant Milk

1/2 Cup of Water

1x Tbs Peanut Butter

1x Tbs Cacao Powder

Toppings:

Extra Peanut Butter

LoveRaw Vegan Chocolate Butter Cups

 

Instructions

Blend the oats, banana, milk, water and peanut butter until smooth. Spoon out half of the mixture into a jar and the cacao powder to the remaining oat mix and blend. Fill the rest of the jar with the chocolate layer and refrigerate overnight. Serve in the morning with peanut butter and chopped up Butter Cups. 

 

The messier the tastier, right? This easy recipe is SO delicious. Screenshot it, save it, hell, kick it old school and write it down, but just do what you gotta do to make this!

Ingredients

1x Large Avocado

3x Tbs Cacao Powder

2x Tbs Maple Syrup

A pinch of salt

A squeeze of Lemon Juice

Water (Optional)

Instructions

Blend all of the ingredients until smooth, add a dash of water to speed up the blending process. Once mixed drizzle your pots with peanut butter and fill them up with the creamy mousse, topping them with our chopped up Peanut Butter Cups

You asked for it...we've got your cozy weekend baking sorted!

These flapjacks are the perfect simple bake for your weekend or even mid-week.

 

Ingredients

1½ Cups of Oats 

1 x Banana

3x Tbs Maple Syrup or Agave Syrup

3x Tbs Peanut Butter

2 Tbs Coconut Oil 

Pinch of Himalayan Salt 

Instructions

Pre-heat the oven to 180°C. Mash the banana, then add the syrup, coconut oil and peanut butter until smooth. Mix in the oats and the salt.  transfer into a baking tray and bake for 20 minutes. Once cool, cover with melted vegan dark chocolate and refrigerate. Makes about 8 flapjacks. Enjoy!

What's better than a cookie to go with your cuppa?!

Get your bake on, and treat yourself ...or maybe share some with your loved ones!

Ingredients

1x Cup of Gluten Free Self Raising Flour (We used Freee Foods

1x Cup of Coconut Sugar

2x Tbs Coconut Oil

2x Tbs Plant Milk of your choice

Pinch of Salt

Instructions

Pre-heat the oven to 160°C. Mix all of the ingredients until thoroughly combined. Roll the dough into a ball and refrigerate for an hour. Once cool, roll chunks of dough into balls and place on a baking tray gently pressing down balls with the palm of your hand and bake for 10 minutes. As the cookies come out of the oven press an upside down LoveRaw Chocolate Butter Cup into the center of each cookie. Let to cool for a few minutes before consuming.

This is our fave on-the-go brekkie to make.

Ingredients

1/2 Cup of Oats

1x Tsp of Cacao Powder

1x Cup of Plant Milk of your Choice

A pinch of Salt 

A touch of natural sweetener of your Choice

Toppings of your Choice

Instructions

Mix all of the ingredients in a jar. Refrigerate overnight and enjoy in the morning! Top with chopped Hazelnuts and chopped up Hazelnut Butter Cups

You guys have to try our 3 Ingredient Vegan Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Fudge! These are the BOMB! 

Ingredients

1x 100g Bar of Vegan Chocolate (we used Sea Salt Dark Chocolate) 

1/2 Cup of Peanut Butter

LoveRaw Vegan Chocolate Butter Cups

Instructions

In a double boiler, melt the bar of chocolate and the peanut butter. Once combined pour fudge into moulds and add in 2 x chopped up Salted Caramel Butter Cups and freeze for an hour. 

Now eat until your heart's content!

Whether it is cold or hot, sometimes you just crave a fat dollop of nana ice cream sandwiched between two PB cups, yah feel us?

To make this sweet treat, whip up this simple recipe below to sort that craving out!

Ingredients

A couple of Frozen Bananas (sliced)

Pinch of Sea Salt

Half a teaspoon of Vanilla

2x LoveRaw Vegan Chocolate Butter Cups

Instructions

Simply blend the sliced frozen bananas, sea salt and vanilla until a mixture is creamy and smooth. If you prefer harder ice cream, place in the freezer for a few hours and then serve. 

Scoop a dollop of the nana ice cream and sandwich it in our Vegan Chocolate Butter Cups. Voila! Craving gone! 

 

 

Be the star of the party if you want to recreate these Star Cookies! 

 

Ingredients

1/3 cup Coconut Oil

1/2 mashed Banana

1x tbs Peanut Butter

4x tbs Coconut Sugar

3/4 cup gluten-free flour blend

A pinch of Sea Salt

Instructions

Pre-heat the oven to 175°C. Mix together in one bowl until smooth, the coconut oil, banana and peanut butter.  In a separate bowl, mix the coconut sugar, gluten-free flour and sea salt. Bring the dry mix to the wet mixture and combine together until completely incorporated. Roll your batter into a ball and refrigerate for an hour until firm. Dust a clean surface with additional flour, roll out the batter and cut into shapes. Line a tray with baking paper and bake the cookies for 12-15 minutes until golden. Once cooled, decorate with melted dark chocolate and chopped up Butter Cups. YUM! 😍

Buy our Vegan Chocolate Butter Cups here!

Getting you through #Veganuary with this indulging chocolate pudding! We ain't kids no more! Chocolate is for any time of the day. Enjoy this pot of joy from breakfast, lunch or dinner. 

To whip up this baby, save the recipe below!

 

Ingredients

1x Frozen Banana

1/4 Avocado

1x tbs raw cacao powder

1/2 cup plant-based milk

Water (Optional)

Instructions

Simply blend all the ingredients together in a blender. Add more water if you want it more liquid. Top with LoveRaw Vegan Chocolate Butter Cups. Serve! 

Try these bad boys to kick those winter colds to the curb

It’s freezing outside and you feel like s**t - what do you do? Do you curl up in bed and sulk? No, you get these four natural flu-busting concoctions into your system and you show that cold who’s boss!

 

The 'Immunity Shot'

This masterpiece is made up of a small slice of ginger, half a teaspoon of turmeric, the juice of ¼ lemon, and a small clove of garlic - mixed in with around 50ml of water. These ingredients are full of Iron, Vitamin C, and Calcium - what more could you want? The shot assists metabolism, skin and blood functions, the immune system, and also combats fatigue. If you’ve got more delicate tastebuds, we recommend watering this down or reducing each ingredient to taste, as it’s a very potent mixture. It might make you pretty unkissable for a while - although let’s face it, if you’ve got flu people are probably avoiding you anyway!

 

Echinacea

Many studies have been conducted into the effects of echinacea, and there has been a ‘consistently proven effect of echinacea in stimulating phagocytosis, that is encouraging white blood cells and lymphocytes to attack invading organisms.’ [1] That’s one hell of an immune system boost! Simply pour around 15 drops of this into a large glass of water to keep yourself hydrated throughout the day. Because of the way in which it benefits the immune system, it can also be used as a preventative measure to keep the germs from getting you in the first place!

 

Easy Greens Food Booster Blend

With spirulina, nettle, New Zealand wheatgrass, chlorella, moringa, and kelp all in one place, this blend makes it easy for you to literally sprinkle goodness into your diet. Add some of this into a smoothie or meal and let it’s ingredients do the rest - they’re full of Calcium, Iron, and Vitamin C so boast similar health qualities to the turmeric, ginger, garlic, and lemon super-shot. Definitely worth a try if you still fancy a smooch after your vitamin boost, and our Immunity blend is another obvious choice if you want to avoid those winter bugs!

 

Manuka honey

Manuka honey is rich in a ‘compound called dihydroxyacetone, which is present in the nectar of manuka flowers. This chemical produces methylglyoxal, a compound thought to have antibacterial and cell-killing properties’ [3] It’s been linked with acne prevention and has even been rumoured to have antibiotic properties. When we’re feeling rough we love to load up on hot drinks, so adding manuka honey to a cup of tea is a necessity.

When summer comes back around and brings hay fever with it, try swapping manuka honey for locally sourced honey. Taking in small amounts of local pollen present in the honey can act as a natural tolerance booster!

 

We’ve been trying these ingredients at LoveRaw HQ to fight the winter bugs and can’t wait to see everyone else’s results! Don’t forget to keep us posted on your cold and flu-boosting concoctions by tagging us @loveraw

 

Team LoveRaw

 

References:

1-http://www.herbs.org/greenpapers/echinacea.html

2- http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/spices-and-herbs/212/2

3- http://www.nhs.uk/news/2011/04April/Pages/manuka-honey-mrsa-superbug-bacteria.aspx