Chocolate Coconut Hearts

Happy Valentine’s Day! Today I have some delicious and festive treats for you guys:) These Chocolate Coconut Hearts are so cute and delicious! I double dipped them in chocolate so that the outsides are super smooth;) Enjoy!

Chocolate Coconut Hearts

Serves: Makes 12 hearts

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder

Directions:

  1. Mix together the almond flour, coconut, peanut butter, 1 tbsp of maple syrup, vanilla and water in a small bowl.
  2. Scoop 1/2 a tbsp of the cookie dough mixture into your hands (make sure that you measure so that they’re all the same size) and form a small heart. Repeat this step until you have 12 cookie dough hearts.
  3. Place the hearts in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  4. While the Hearts are chilling, melt 1 tbsp of maple syrup with the coconut oil and cocoa powder in a small pot over low heat.
  5. Remove the hearts from the freezer. Using 2 forks, dip the hearts into the chocolate one at a time and roll them until covered. Use the forks to remove them from the chocolate and place them in a parchment lined Tupperware, then into the freezer for 5 minutes.
  6. Repeat step five, so that the chocolate on the hearts is smooth. You can melt the chocolate mixture again if it becomes too thick. Once they have set in the freezer after their second coat of chocolate, store in the fridge and enjoy;)

Hope you have a great day!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

Chocolate and Coconut Granola

Granola has my heart, it’s true. And because it’s getting close to Valentine’s day, I made this delicious Chocolate and Coconut Granola. It’s made with simple ingredients and tastes AMAZING. The smell when it’s baking in the oven is absolutely heavenly. So know you’ll know where to find me on Valentine’s day; I’ll be curled up on the couch with a big bowl of this stuff. Here’s the recipe!

Chocolate and Coconut Granola

Serves: 6-8

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 small ripe banana, mashed
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Farenheit.
  2. In a small pot over low heat, melt together the coconut oil, mashed banana, maple syrup and cocoa powder, then set the mixture aside.
  3. Mix the oats, coconut and chia seeds in a large bowl. Add in the coconut oil mixture and stir until combined.
  4. Spread out the granola on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. At this point, remove it from the oven and give it a stir to ensure even browning. Place it bake in the oven for an additional 10 minutes, then remove and enjoy!

This granola is great with yogurt or milk, or on top of oatmeal. I really want to try it on a smoothie bowl! See you later;))

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

Vegetable and Coconut Curry

Hey!! While winter is still here, I want to make all of the warm and comforting dishes that I can. So today I made this delicious Vegetable and Coconut Curry! It’s a big batch recipe and so it’s great for freezing and saving for busy days. This curry is LOADED with vegetables and has chickpeas in it to for some extra protein. Coconut milk gives it extra flavour, and I used lots of spices to make the curry sing;)) You can serve it over quinoa, rice, or pasta for an amazing meal. Here’s the recipe!

Vegetable and Coconut Curry

Serves: 6-8

Total Time: 75 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tbsp cumin
  • 1/2 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp dried cilantro
  • 2 cups cauliflower florets
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 can of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can of light coconut milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add in the onion and cook until translucent, about 6 minutes.
  2. Add in the garlic and cook for an additional two minutes. Measure out the spices and dump them into the pot, adding water if the mixture becomes too dry. Cook the garlic and onions with the spices for 2 more minutes.
  3. Add the vegetables, chickpeas, tomatoes and coconut milk into the pot. Season with salt and pepper and stir to combine. Bring the mixture to a boil, then lower to a simmer and cover. Let the curry cook for about 30-45 minutes, until the vegetables are tender.
  4. Serve the curry over pasta, rice, or quinoa. You can also let it cool and freeze it in resealable bags.
  5. Enjoy!

Hope this curry warms you up!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

Golden Lentil and Coconut Soup

Hey there! Soup is one of the best parts of winter- after spending an afternoon sledding or making snowmen, coming inside to a warm bowl of deliciousness is heaven! This Golden Lentil and Coconut soup is full of onion, garlic, coconut milk and ginger, packing it full of flavour and richness. Turmeric lends it’s signature golden colour, and carrots and sweet potatoes offer a slight bit of sweetness to round out the savoury notes. Only 45 minutes are needed to whip up this divine soup. And those 45 minutes are DEFINITELY worth it! Enjoy;)

Golden Lentil and Coconut Soup

Serves: 4-6

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbs coconut oil
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tbs ginger
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbs turmeric
  • 1 small sweet potato, chopped into small cubes
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 1 cup green lentils
  • 4 cups veggie broth
  • 1 can of light coconut milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. In a large pot, heat the coconut oil over medium heat. Add in the onion and cook until translucent, about 6-8 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic into the pot and cook for 2 more minutes. Next, measure out the ginger, coriander and red pepper flakes, then dump them into the pot as well, cooking for another minute until fragrant.
  3. Pour the veggie stock and coconut milk into the pot and stir well. Add in the carrots, lentils, sweet potato and turmeric and mix until combined. Bring soup to a boil then let simmer for 30-35 minutes, until the sweet potato is soft.
  4. Serve with some sprouted grain bread and enjoy!!

I actually think that I’m in love with this soup…. it’s so rich and satisfying, yet fresh tasting because of the ginger and aromatics. Make sure to check my blog again on Friday for another post!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

Spicy Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup

Hey peoples! As you may have noticed, I created an instagram account last week, and I’m loving it because it’s very picture-focused. There’s also a great community of healthy-eaters on there, which means there are tons of awesome recipes for me to discover! Anyways, you can follow me on instagram at mydayisbooked_24. I post bullet journal spreads and mini-recipes that you won’t find on my blog.

Back to the topic of today’s post: Spicy Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup! This is a creamy, Thai-inspired soup that is easy to make and full of flavour. The sweetness of the carrot and sweet potatoes pairs with all of the spices in it. The way that I made it was pretty spicy, but you can add more or less spice, according to your taste. You’ll also need a blender to make the soup smooth, but you don’t need a fancy one. I used a twenty dollar one, and it worked just fine. Plus, you can totally freeze this in a ziploc and reheat it for a quick meal. Here’s the recipe!

Spicy Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup

Total Time: 75 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 large carrots cut into small pieces

  • 2 sweet potatoes, diced into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbs olive or avocado oil
  • 1/2 tbs dried Basil
  • 1/2 tbs dried Oregano
  • 1/2 tbs Cumin
  • 1/2 tbs Curry Powder
  • 1/2 tbs Chile Powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne (or more or less to taste)
  • 4 cups organic chicken or veggie broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup light coconut milk
  • Lime wedges and roasted chickpeas (for optional garnish)

Directions:

  1. Cook the onions over medium heat with the oil in a large pot. Once they are translucent (5-7 minutes) add in the minced garlic and all of the spices and cook for about two more minutes.
  2. Next, add the broth, carrots and sweet potatoes into the pot. Bring to a boil, cover and then simmer until the carrots and sweet potatoes are soft, about 40 minutes or so.
  3. Once the vegetables are done cooking, remove the pot from the heat and let the soup cool down a little bit. Then, using a ladle, scoop the soup into a blender and blend until smooth. You probably won’t be able to blend all of the soup at once, so transferring the smooth soup into a different pot than the unblended soup might be a good idea, so that you don’t miss any chunks of veggies.
  4. When the soup is smooth, mix in the coconut milk, and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Serve with a squeeze of lime juice and roasted chickpeas;)

How simple is that? I hope you enjoy making and eating this recipe! See you next week;)

Yours Truly, MyDayIsBooked