Raw Vegan Chocolate Bar & An Almost Raw Black Forest Parfait

Almost Raw Vegan Black Forest Parfait

This is such a decadent recipe filled with raw chocolate crumble, dark and sweet cherries and creamy coconut yoghurt.

Almost Raw Vegan Black Forest Parfait

I’m all for making life easy, so if you’re on the same boat, this is the perfect recipe for you! I’m almost giving you two recipes in one because you can make the chocolate ‘crumble’ into energy bars/balls and you can also use it to make this wonderful treat!

Almost Raw Vegan Black Forest Parfait

I’m afraid there’s no video for this, but I did put up a video of my super easy overnight oats today so you can check that out here!

Almost Raw Vegan Black Forest Parfait

Almost Raw Vegan Black Forest Parfait vegan, gluten free, dairy free

The recipe below will show you how to make the raw chocolate crumble, which you can make into energy bars for the week, but for an extra special treat, you can form them into these cute parfaits which are the perfect balance of sweet and creamy – you won’t believe there’s nothing bad in them!

1 cup dates
1 1/2 cup nuts (I like pecans, walnuts, almonds or cashews or a blend of 2 nuts)
2 tbsp cacao powder
Zest of 1/2 orange
1 tbsp cacao nibs (optional)
Coconut yoghurt

In a food processor, pulse the dates, nuts, cacao powder and orange together until combined and the dates have become smooth (it’s ok if there are a few nut chunks in there).

If using cacao nibs, add now and stir into the mixture.

Press the date and nut mixture into a pan (to form bars) or roll into balls and place in the fridge for at least and hour.

When the bars have set, you can start making your parfait.

Pit and half the cherries and place them in a jar making layers with the yoghurt and crumbling the cacao nut bars.

Serve immediately.

Almost Raw Vegan Black Forest Parfait

Coco-nutty Oatmeal

Coco-nutty Oatmeal (vegan, gluten free, dairy free)| Add A Little

As you probably know, I’m a huge fan of oatmeal. Since I also love coconuts, I thought I’d try out a bit of a tropical flavour and it worked so well! The flavour of coconut and banana and nuts go super well together and the dollop of coconut yoghurt on top gives it that decadent feel!
I’m sure you could always make this into overnight oats and it would be equally delicious!

Sorry that there’s no video this week by the way – if you saw my last post, you’d see that I’m away so I’ve scheduled posts for the next 4 weeks! This oatmeal cooks the same way as you would make my other recipes, whether its banana bread oatmeal or strawberry oatmeal – so you can check those posts out for a tutorial!

Coco-nutty Oatmeal (vegan, gluten free, dairy free)| Add A Little

Coco-nutty Oatmeal vegan, gluten free, dairy free
Serves 1

1 part oats
1 banana (1/2 mashed to put into the oatmeal)
1 part coconut milk
1 part boiling water
Handful of nuts
1 tablespoon of flaxseeds (I used Linwoods)
Dollop of coconut yoghurt (I used COYO)

Soak the oats in boiling water for about 15 minutes in the pan with the lid on.

After 15 minutes, add the coconut milk, mashed banana and flaxseeds.

Cook on a low heat for about 5 minutes until desired consistency.

Serve in a bowl with bananas, chopped nuts and a dollop of yoghurt.

COYO Review

COYO Coconut Yoghurt Review | Add A Little

I recently got to try COYO coconut yogurt to sample and review and just my luck, as COYO is my favourite yogurt!

Unfortunately, I don’t eat dairy (there have been many studies to show how it correlates with IBS, acne, etc. and it does’nt do much for my eczema! If you want a post on this, I would be happy to do one!) and so this yogurt is right up my street!
As well as being dairy free, it’s also gluten free, sugar free and vegan! Win win for all!

COYO is so deliciously thick and creamy. It’s super decadent and eating it feels like you’re having a real treat! It tastes great with strawberries instead of strawberries and cream and the thing that I love most is that it only contains 2 ingredients! Literally 99% coconut and 1% tapioca starch!

It has the consistency of very rich greek yoghurt, so you should definitely try it out if you love that. I personally don’t need to add any honey or sweetner as it has a lovely tropical flavour from the coconut!
It’s so thick that I bet it would make a great alternative to cream cheese frosting, or you could use it on top of a banoffee pie!

I’ve been a lover of COYO for a while and the original always does it for me, the vanilla is also delicious! I haven’t tried any of the other flavours but the fruity ones sound delicious!

I’ll also have a recipe up for you this Friday using COYO, so be sure to check it out! 🙂

This product was sent to me but my opinions are 100% honest.