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Sweeten Your New Year With These Gluten-Free Cacao Recipes

New Year is around the corner and it should be celebrated with decadent sweet treats. Sweet desserts symbolize a sweet start to the beginning of the year. Gluten-free Malaysian dishes such as Acai Cacao Truffles and Cacao Cashew Coconut Balls are the best options to sweeten your New Year. They are known as gluten-free as they do not contain gluten – a general name for the proteins normally found in barley, rye, wheat, and triticale. Below are enlisted some cacao recipes that you can try at home to fill your New Year with sweet goodness:

Gluten Free Malaysian Dishes

  1. ACAI CACAO TRUFFLES – When a superfood is paired with another superfood, it takes it to a whole new level. The power berry combined with organic raw cacao powder not only makes a delicious combination but also enhances the antioxidants and energizing benefits.

SERVES – 06

Ingredients

  • Coconut Oil 20gm
  • Organic Raw Cacao Powder – 10gm
  • Acai Powder – 10gm
  • Organic Coconut Nectar – 1tbsp
  • Organic Pitted Dates – 60gm
  • Organic Raw Cacao Butter – 10gm
  • Organic Raw Cacao Sweet Nibs – 1tbsp
  • Pinch of Salt

How To Prepare? Place all the ingredients in a food processor or blender and process until a dense dough is formed. Make small balls from the dough. Roll the balls in acai powder. Place the truffles on parchment paper and refrigerate for an hour.

  1. CACAO NIBS BROWNIE BITES – This cacao brownie recipe is a healthy snack that is full of antioxidants. Have antioxidants rich brownie bites in combination with fiber that will help in metabolism but differently.

SERVINGS PER RECIPE – 22

Ingredients

  • Medium Ripe Bananas – 2
  • Medium Avocado – 1
  • Pure Vanilla Extract – 2tbsp
  • Organic Raw Cacao Powder – 1/4 cup
  • Gluten-free, Organic Rolled Oats 1 cup
  • Organic Raw Cacao Nibs – 1/4 cup
  • Chia Seeds – 1/4 cup
  • Pitted Dates – 10

How To Prepare? In a medium pan, add bananas, avocado, pure vanilla extract, organic coconut nectar. Mash with a masher until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and mix until well combined. With the help of small cookie scoop, scoop some dough and roll into a golf size ball.

If desired, spread coatings on plates and roll the balls in them. Place in storage container and repeat this step until run out of dough. Enjoy chilled cacao brownie bites directly from the freezer.

  1. CACAO DATE SMOOTHIE – Now with cookies and truffles, there should be something healthy and organic to drink too. The revitalizing Cacao Date Smoothie sweetened naturally with organic coconut nectar also helps you in getting back the glow of your skin.

SERVINGS – 1 Glass

Ingredients

  • Pitted Dates – 5
  • Walnuts – 4
  • Organic Raw Cacao Powder – 1tbsp
  • Organic Raw Coconut Nectar – 1tbsp
  • Pinch of Cinnamon
  • Vanilla – 1/4 tbsp
  • Coconut Milk – 1/2 cup

How To Prepare? Pour everything in a blender. Blend and pour into a glass. This smoothie recipe uses a minimal amount of ingredients, and are super easy to make, thus saving a lot of time!

There are so many other gluten-free Malaysian dishes that you will like to try this New Year or any other special occasion. Find more gluten-free dishes at our website in the recipes section. Though it seems daunting to cut out gluten from your diet as they are found in a lot of food products, thanks to the rise of gluten-free products such as organic raw cacao products, which can be found in selected retail outlets in Malaysia.

Happy Cooking! Happy New Year!

Gluten Free Dishes To Master Your Hand At To Live A Healthy Life

Gluten Free Dishes To Master Your Hand At To Live A Healthy Life

Planning to consume gluten free dishes, then you need to start somewhere. Whether you’ve been cooking and baking gluten free since quite long back, or you’re brand new to the gluten free diet, you will have to adopt a can-do attitude. Whether it’s delicious vegan recipes you’re after, or you’re looking for gluten or dairy-free dishes, you’ll find plenty of ingredients at Diet Angel. Below are mentioned recipes of gluten free Malaysian dishes that you should master your art at.

Gluten Free Dishes To Master Your Hand At To Live A Healthy Life

  1. Simple Maca Fruit Salad – This Maca Fruit Salad recipe is easy to make. Maca gives it a nice extra flavor and gives you an extra energy boost. Ingredients: organic raw maca powder, apple, banana, pineapple, blueberries, strawberries, organic coconut nectar. Mix the organic coconut nectar and organic raw maca powder in a blender. Pour over sliced fruit. Serve chilled. Add other fruits that are in season in your area and use organically grown produce whenever possible.
  2. Blueberry Chia Jam Bars – For a nourishing treat that is perfect for breakfast or dessert, Blueberry Chia Jam Bars can be your ideal choice. They are loaded with fiber, antioxidants, iron, calcium and healthy fats. Ingredients used: organic coconut nectar, gluten free oats, chia seeds, dates, water, vanilla, blueberries, and organic raw drinking chocolate.
  • How To Make: Add gluten free oats to your food processor and blend until ground into a flour-like consistency. Add dates, water, vanilla and salt. Blend until well combined. Add in the chia seeds. Transfer oat layer to loaf pan and press down into an even layer. Combine blueberries, organic coconut nectar, and chia seeds in the food processor. Blend until well combined. Pour organic raw drinking chocolate over top the oat layer and spread out evenly with a spoon. This layer is very thin. Let the chia jam mixture settle and then again pour the raw drinking chocolate and spread out evenly. Freeze it and serve it later.
  1. Paleo Chocolate Mousse – Smooth and creamy Paleo chocolate mousse, made with organic raw drinking chocolate, riped avocado, coconut nectar, organic raw cacao powder, honey and vanilla. Just blend it and let it set! This Paleo chocolate mousse is made with just a few simple ingredients. It is also dairy-free, refined-sugar-free, gluten-free and grain-free. Divide the mousse evenly among 4 small containers. Cover each container and chill for at least 3 hours or until set. Serve chilled.

Berry and Peach Parfait – This dessert is particularly for people with dietary restrictions due to kidney disease. This berry and peach parfait is so light, visually appealing and downright scrumptious, it makes an impeccable end to any dinner. Ingredients required: frozen raspberries, frozen peaches, frozen blueberries, organic raw drinking chocolate. Mix them all in such a way that it gets divided in equal parts. Top each glass with several quartered strawberries and mint leaves for garnish. Before you serve let it chill for sometime!!

Change your life and lifestyle with gluten free dishes as they are certified organic, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, cold-processed and have low Glycemic Index, which is easily available in selected health food stores, supermarkets and in online stores in Malaysia.

Raw food dessert recipes

Superfoods to have in Breakfast for the Perfect Start of the Day

Superfoods are a catalyst for healthy lifestyle, overall well-being and they are full of nutrients. They not only optimize your immune system but also they have body-healing compounds which reduce inflammation and kill off the harmful bacteria. People who on regular basis consume superfoods and keep on trying new raw food recipes are healthier and thinner. What could be better than that?

Raw food dessert recipes

Breakfast is the best time to have a diet full of nutrients. That means enjoying wholesome foods and cutting out artificial flavors, added sugars and preservatives from your diet. It is highly recommended that the first meal of the day should always fill your bowl with nutritious foods. People who have healthy breakfast are more likely to make healthy food choices throughout the day, and are able to focus better at work and have better weight control.

Check Out The Raw Food Dessert Recipes of Which Superfoods are the Main Ingredients

Green Superfood Detox Smoothie – Do you feel tired or bloated on every Monday? This Green Superfood Detox Smoothie can help you detoxify your body and help you get back on healthy track. It is packed with essential vitamins and minerals to strengthen your immune system, break free from constant sugar cravings and start each day full of energy.

Ingredients

  • Water
  • Bananas
  • Orange and Grapefruit
  • Organic Raw Maca Powder
  • Organic Coconut Nectar
  • Spinach

Instructions

Add water, banana, orange, grapefruit, organic raw maca and organic coconut nectar in a blender. Keep on blending till it is smooth. Add spinach and blend it again. Pour it in the glass and have it.

  1. Raw Chocolate Nut Energy Bites – As the name suggests, the energy bites are full of energy and are healthy enough to have for breakfast with your morning coffee or tea! This recipe makes for a healthy and fuss-free option if you’re the one who after a meal or midday need a little sweet tooth fix as a treat.

Ingredients

  • Cashew Cacao Cluster
  • Dates
  • Organic Raw Cacao Butter
  • Organic Raw Cacao Powder
  • Pinch of Salt

Instructions – In the food processor, put all the ingredients and blend for a few minutes. Continue to blend till it turns into a sticky dough that hold together when forming into a ball. Roll the mixture  between your hands into little balls. You can either leave them as they are or coat them with things like crushed nuts, coconut, organic raw cacao powder, or cinnamon. Place them in refrigerator and allow them to chill for an hour or so.

  1. Raw Superfood Cookies and Drinking Chocolate – For all those who lead a hectic life, this is the perfect fusion for a healthy and nutritional breakfast. Packed with superfoods and protein, these no bake cookies are healthy enough for you to have for breakfast accompanied with raw drinking chocolate.

Ingredients

  • Dates
  • Raw Almonds
  • Gluten-Free Oats
  • Shredded Coconuts
  • Raw Maca Powder
  • Chia Seeds

Instructions – Add the ingredients except the water in a food processor and process until a clumpy, crumbly mixture forms. After it has become crumbly, add water. You will observe that the mixture has started sticking together. When the dough is formed into one large clump, remove it from the food processor. Roll it into balls and flatten with a fork. Use a round cookie cutter to cut out the cookies. Later place the cookies in a tray and refrigerate until hard.

Organic Raw Drinking Chocolate is a perfect alternative to your morning cup of coffee. All you have to do is put two or three spoonful of it into a mug, add warm water and enjoy!

If you are looking to kickstart your day with something sweet than Raw Chocolate Nut Energy Bites, Raw Superfood Cookies and Drinking Chocolate are the best options to go with. If you’re looking for a healthy smoothie to start your morning routine, then go for Green Superfood Detox Smoothie. The raw food dessert recipes and how to make superfood detox smoothie have been discussed in detail above. All these dishes are packed with antioxidant-rich, filling foods. Try once and you will love it forever!!

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Celebrate Aidilfitri with Diet Angel

Article courtesy of Davina Goh

During this festive time of Aidilfitri, it is easy to indulge oneself in the gastronomic wonders that Open Houses bring. As much as it is important to have a good time and not disappoint your hosts, it is equally important to approach any feast in a way that does not compromise on your health and good spirits. Here are some tips on how to eat healthy this Aidilfitri:

  1. Avoid heavy meals.

If you are emerging from fasting month, your body needs time to re-adjust to regular eating habits. Instead of having 2-3 huge meals that will shock your system, break it down into 4-5 smaller meals, to give your stomach the chance to digest the food better.

 

  1. Eat more fruits and vegetables

Keep meat intake to a minimum (especially red meats) to prevent digestion problems and to keep cancer, diabetes, liver and heart disease at bay. Plenty of vegetables and fruits are recommended, as their high water and fibre content could keep you from over-eating.

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  1. Choose Low-GI sweeteners

The Glycaemic Index (GI) measures how fast the body breaks a food down into glucose. The lower the measurement, the slower the breakdown and the more gradual rise in blood sugar levels. A low GI sweetener, like Big Tree Farm’s Organic Coconut Sugar, could replace normal sugar in drinks such as cordials and tea and coffee, and could help you avoid a ‘sugar crash’ that contributes to that notorious food-induced coma.

 

  1. Chew!

There are multiple benefits in chewing your food for longer periods. An increased exposure to the enzymes in your saliva allows for easier digestion after swallowing, it maximizes the intake of nutrients, and gives your brain time to realize when you are actually full, which usually takes 15-20 minutes. There’s no rule to how many times you should chew, but 30-40 times is a safe range to reap the rewards.

 

  1. A sweet ending with Dark Chocolate

When it comes to desserts, reaching for some dark chocolate might be a good idea. Research has shown that dark chocolate gives you a feeling of fullness better than milk chocolate does. At the same time, eating dark chocolate reduces cravings for other sweet desserts, as well as salty and fatty foods, which could save you from going back for seconds. Big Tree Farms’ Wonder Chocolate is a great option to have at the dessert table with its pretty packaging and modest size.

 

The Latest & New Gluten-Free Dishes to Maintain Healthy Lifestyle

The Latest & New Gluten-Free Dishes to Maintain Healthy Lifestyle

In the recent past, gluten-free products and the dishes made thereof have been gaining popularity. Many grocery stores nowadays have a specific section which features gluten-free products.

But, what is gluten? Gluten is a general name for the protein found in wheat rye, barley and triticale – a cross between wheat and rye. Gluten can also be found in many types of foods. However, for people with celiac disease, gluten peptides disrupt the lining of the small intestines, causing inflammation and abdominal pain.

The Latest & New Gluten-Free Dishes to Maintain Healthy Lifestyle

The only treatment for celiac disease is lifelong adherence to a strict gluten-free diet.

A gluten-free diet is a diet that excludes the protein gluten. A gluten-free diet is for people who cannot tolerate gluten protein. Eating a gluten-free diet helps people with celiac disease control their signs and symptoms and prevent complications. People with non-celiac gluten sensitivity may also benefit from a gluten-free diet.

Below are enlisted gluten-free Malaysian dishes for those who prefer greater guidance in the kitchen. Try out some of these delectable dishes to make great use of our favorite source of the sharp tastes of quality cacao.

  1. BLUEBERRY CHIA JAM BARS RECIPE (GLUTEN-FREE, VEGAN) – For a nourishing treat that is perfect for breakfast or dessert, Blueberry Chia Jam Bars can be your ideal choice. They are loaded with fiber, antioxidants, iron, calcium and healthy fats. They contain less sugar than other dessert bar recipes out there and are suitable for both gluten-free and vegan diets.

Total Time – 30 minutes

Yield – 16 mini bars

Ingredients For Base

  • Raw Almonds
  • Gluten-Free Rolled Oats
  • Chia Seeds
  • Organic Coconut Palm Nectar
  • Vanilla or Almond Extract

Ingredients For Blueberry Layer

  • Fresh or Frozen Blueberries
  • Chia Seeds
  • Organic Coconut Palm Nectar

Topping

  • Raw Cacao Powder
  • Organic Coconut Palm Nectar
  • Coconut Oil

 INSTRUCTIONS

  • Put unbleached parchment paper in the loaf pan. Place the base ingredients in your food processor and pulse until combined. With the help of a spatula, press the mixture evenly into the bottom of the prepared loaf pan.
  • In a food processor or blender, puree the blueberries. Add the chia seeds and mix until combined. Let the mixture sit for 20 minutes, or until it thickens. Once the mixture is thick, spread it evenly over the base layer.
  • In a small bowl, mix the topping ingredients and pour the mixture over the blueberry chia jam layer, making sure to spread it out evenly.
  • Freeze the bars until firm.
  1. MATCHA GREEN TEA PANCAKES RECIPE (GLUTEN-FREE) – Many of us are fond of eating pancakes especially during the breakfast. These pancakes are made using matcha green tea powder – the powerhouse of antioxidants. The matcha green tea also lowers the harmful cholesterol and regulate blood sugar levels. It is time to enjoy gluten-free matcha green tea pancakes.

Total Time – 15 minutes

Yield – 9-10 pancakes

Ingredients For Pancake Batter

  • Almond Milk
  • Brown Rice Flour
  • Egg
  • Organic Coconut Palm Nectar
  • Coconut Oil, Melted
  • Matcha Green Tea Powder
  • Hemp Protein Powder
  • Baking Powder
  • Organic Raw Cacao Butter

Topping

  • Greek Yogurt
  • Raw Walnuts
  • Raw Almonds
  • Banana Chips
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Golden Raisins
  • Organic Raw Drinking Chocolate

INSTRUCTIONS

Mix together all of the topping ingredients

  • In another bowl, add the egg, milk, sugar and coconut oil. Mix them until combined. Add the brown rice flour, matcha green tea powder, hemp powder and baking powder. Keep on mixing till you obtain a homogeneous mixture.
  • Melt the butter in a large cast iron skillet over medium flame. To make the pancake, ladle about some of the batter onto the skillet. Remember to put enough batter so that you end up making 1 or 2 more pancakes at a time. Do take care they are evenly spread and have space.
  • Keeping on cooking until you see bubbles on the surface and the sides turning golden brown. Use a spatula to flip the pancake and cook 1-2 minutes more on the other side. Later transfer them to a platter and cover loosely with a foil wrap.
  • To assemble the pancakes, place them on a serving plate and add a drop of yogurt to each pancake along with 1-2 tablespoons of the nut mixture. Drizzle 1-2 tablespoons of the Organic Raw Drinking Chocolate.

Dieters follow the gluten-free diet to maintain health, not just to keep up with the latest trend. Serious medical conditions require strict adherence to a gluten-free diet. For the majority of people on the diet, food is medicine, and a sincere attempt to educate themselves to safely accommodate their needs and concerns is greatly appreciated. Fully accommodating gluten-free Malaysian dishes, whether in a restaurant or at home, is a gift with a positive impact that you may not completely understand unless you or a loved one follows gluten-free diet.

Gluten Free Malaysian Dishes

Gloriously Gluten-Free Dessert Ideas for Your Kitchen Creations

Wheat-free? No need to compromise on the best course of the evening.

The saddest part of having a wheat intolerance – You have to ignore of all those yummy delicious cakes, pies, and pastries that no longer forms part of your ‘gluten-free’ diet chart.

Gluten Free Malaysian Dishes

With each passing day, more and more people are turning away from the ‘W’ word (Wheat), so gazillions of properly good recipes that forgo gluten has emerged. For birthdays, dinner parties and just general treats, there are some of the best desserts that everyone can enjoy. Eliminating gluten from your diet doesn’t mean sacrificing flavor. Try this gluten-free Malaysian dishes for sweet indulgences.

# CHOCOLATE POTS – The extra rich, creamy pudding incorporates both drinking chocolate and organic raw cacao powder for a double dose of chocolate.

(NOTE: This is a non-vegan recipe)

INGREDIENTS

Granulated coconut sugar
Cornstarch
Gluten free chocolate
Unsweetened Cacao Butter
Kosher salt
Whole milk
EGG Yolks
Pure vanilla extract

Directions

In a medium saucepan, add coconut sugar, cornstarch and salt. Add 1/3 of milk, stir it to form a smooth paste. Whisk in the egg yolks and the remaining milk.

Cook the mixture over low heat. Keep on stirring till it becomes thickened. Remove from the heat.

Add vanilla and gluten-free chocolate. Keep on stirring till the chocolate melts and the mixture becomes smooth. Pour into glasses or teacups. Refrigerate until chilled for at least 2 hours and up to 2 days. Sprinkle with the cacao powder before serving.

# FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE CAKE – Rich and dense, this cake will satisfy the starvation of the most serious chocoholic.

(NOTE: This is a non-vegan recipe)

INGREDIENTS

Raw Cacao Butter
Raw cacao powder (gluten-free), plus more for the pan
Heavy cream
Gluten free chocolate
EGGS
Sour cream
Organic coconut sugar

Directions

Heat the oven at 350 degrees F. Spread the cacao butter in a pan and dust with cacao powder. In a saucepan, heat the cacao butter with ¼ cup of the heavy cream over medium-low heat until the cacao butter is melted. Add the chocolate and stir until melted and smooth. Remove from heat.

Whisk the eggs together in a bowl along with coconut sugar and cacao butter. Whisk in the chocolate mixture. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and bake until puffed and set. Let the pan cool. Run a knife around the edge of the cake before unmolding.

Using an electric mixer, beat the remaining 1 cup of heavy cream with the crème fraîche and organic coconut sugar until soft peaks form. Dust the cake with cacao powder and serve with the whipped cream mixture.

# COCONUT NECTAR BAKED APPLE – What a taste it would be, when apples will be stuffed with a tasty mixture of walnuts and raisins before baking until tender. The coconut nectar and juice from the apples mingle to create a sweet, luscious sauce.

INGREDIENTS

Apples
Coconut nectar
Walnut pieces
Golden raisins
Raw Cacao Butter (Gluten-Free)
Ice Cream

Directions

Heat the oven at 400 degrees F. By using a pairing knife remove the cores of the apple and trim ½ -inch slice from the bottom of each apple. Place the apples in an oven proof skillet or 8- to 9-inch baking dish.

Drizzle the coconut nectar over them. Fill the cavities of the apple with raisins and walnuts. Dot the apples with the cacao butter. Bake until tender.

If using a baking dish, pour the liquid from the dish into a skillet. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook until it thickens slightly. Spoon the sauce over the warm apples and serve with the ice cream.

Leading a healthy life does not imply that you have to give up sweets completely, it simply means its high time to replace all unhealthy refined sugars with natural sweeteners like coconut nectar. Gluten free Malaysian dishes are good for your body as well as taste buds. When certain foods are eaten together, your body gets greater health benefits than it can get from each food separately.