Superfood Chocolate Coconut Butter Cups

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An upgrade to your favorite nut butter cup jam packed with superfoods to make you feel extra sexy and indulgent with every bite.

Happy Summer friends! I’m probably alone in my love for the heat, but I really do love the summer. Give me the 100 degree day with a slight breeze, even if it’s humid, I’m cool as a cucumber. I know, I’m a weirdo. I also really thrive on the awesome produce in season right now. Blueberries, black raspberries, cucumbers, cherries, snap peas, broccoli, (want to know more click here) I can go on and on. It’s so freakin’ awesome that nature brings all this deliciousness forth and miraculously cools us down. Yup, everything that comes into season has a purpose. Winter has heartier veggies and fruits that warm us up while summer has lighter, refreshing veggies and fruits to cool us down and flush the system from the winter sludge. Hello to feeling sexy in the summer and glowing in and out.

Now, I’m a fan of sucking down smoothies and eating cooling salads but I’m really not big on doing too much with dessert (I’ll do a yogified “ice cream” on here soon) especially when it’s hot. But my weird self decided making nut butter cups on a hot a** day was a brilliant idea. I mean, I keep them in the fridge so they’re nice and cold with a little chew action going on.

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I mean, come on, what’s not to love?! I made these babies a little more interesting by turning the insides green! Yes! I added matcha to the coconut butter that just gave it a slight earthiness that my husband didn’t even notice. I think he actually ate way more than I did! I def snuck in some collagen, MCT oil and chaga mushroom to the melted chocolate to enhance the benefits of this good for you dessert (or ahem treat).

These superpowered cups are:

  • finger licking good (sorry KFC)
  • a natural aphrodisiac (thank you to the raw cacao)
  • loaded with healthy fats (helloooo MCT oil and coconut butter)
  • great for your hair, skin, nails and gut health (thanks to the collagen)
  • awesome for balancing those PMS-y moments (thank you chaga + cacao)
  • just pretty dang good so go make them…like…now!

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Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp {SF, GF, V}

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There’s nothing I enjoy more than summer fruit…

Seriously just wait until watermelon is officially back in season (I’m already partaking…but you know when it’s at it’s best, it’s well…it’s best. DUH).

Right now I’m enjoying the short strawberry season here in NYC. And once you try a fresh seasonal local strawberry, there ain’t nothing else like it. It is THAT good.

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And if you know anything about fresh strawberries, they do not last very long (besides the instant snacking), they are super delicate. So I when I brought home two pints of these sexy thangs and had a few stalks of rhubarb, I thought why the heck not.

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Better than Reese’s Chocolate Nut Butter Squares

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Sometimes a candy bar seems like the cure for all of life’s woes. But seriously, sometimes there is immense comfort in the forbidden foods. This is why I don’t make foods taboo and I usually just find a way to make that pleasurable and decadent item WAY better.

A few weeks ago I had a client who noticed that when she was feeling stressed she would go straight for the Reese’s Peanut Butter cups. These were her drug of choice. The moment she bit into that chocolatey peanut buttery cup that melted as she savored each bite, she felt euphoric. It was like nothing else mattered because it was just her and that peanut butter chocolate orgasm.

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Bananas for Banana Bread

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Over the last few weeks or so I have found myself really drawn to self-care and self-love. I wake up slowly, move slowly, don’t force myself to adhere too strict of deadlines to keep me less anxious. I’m also treating myself to really grounding, calming foods. Yeah, that is totally a treat to me. As weird as that may sound to some, taking the conscious effort and making the time to create something is absolutely an act of self-love and self-care.

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Sensual Chocolate Mousse

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Happy New Year everyone! I love the concept that new years are an opportunity to start the first page of a new diary. It’s a blank canvas waiting to be painted with your unique masterpiece. It belongs to you. You are in control and that is absolutely fantastic.

So, a few weeks ago I had a very intimate but incredible gathering in my home and was in complete awe of the beautiful energies exchanged in my own home. I just get really giddy and excited to have people over so I can cook for them. How cheesy am I? I mean, after all food and laughter are the ways to my heart so I love to share this with the people I love. The menu that night was really all about comforting yet sexy foods. For my meat eaters I made a delightful boeuf bourguignon a la Julia Childs with creamy herbed mashed potatoes. For my veggies I made a hearty pot pie. But really the piece de la resistance was the dessert. Sultry, sensual, decadent, melt in your mouth chocolate mousse. The best part? No one realized it was vegan. WINNING!

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