07 Mar

Homemade Healthy Version of Nutella

Homemade healthy version of nutella

Homemade healthy version of nutella

Enjoy this guilt-free homemade healthy version of Nutella.

I got great news for you: here I bring a super easy recipe for you to make your own homemade healthy version of Nutella. 100% natural, with 100% real ingredients, no additives, no dairy, no refined sugars and no chemicals that harm our liver and general health.

Nutella is that delicious and very sweet spread made of hazelnuts and cocoa that has turned popular in the last years. Not only into desserts or pastry but into daily lives of tons of people around the globe. Its incredible marketing has positioned it as “an important part of breakfast” because it is “a great source of energy”.

I write the last sentences into quotation marks just to highlight that from a really healthful and conscious perspective, Nutella is far from being what they profess. With this I don’t mean to bully Nutella; I just want you to open your eyes and heart to a new really healthy lifestyle that does not believe blindly in the food industry’s promises.

And well, I finally made my own Nutella at home, AKA Cocoa and nuts spread. It is so easy to do and you can adapt its flavor to your preference. If you prefer it with a stronger flavor add more cocoa or viceversa. The best thing of cooking at home is you you do have real control of what you put into your mouth!

Homemade healthy version of nutella


400gr Spread

  • 1 lb raw hazelnuts (or any other nut; I used Brazil nut for this one)
  • 8-10 tsp cocoa powder, 100% natural and unsweetened
  • 6-8 tsp panela powder or granulated (also known as piloncillo or rapadura)
  • A pinch of sea salt
  • Oven and food processor


  1. The night before, leave the nuts soaking. This will activate them and will allow our stomach to absorb its nutrients better
  2. Next morning, drain the soaking water and rinse them with new water
  3. Take them to the oven for 25-30 minutes (until the nuts are golden) at 365°F
  4. Place the nuts and salt into the food processor for 5-10 minutes over high speed until the nuts release their own fats and becomes a creamy and soft spread
  5. Add cocoa and panela powder and keep processing until reaching an even color
  6. Try and adjust its flavor according to your preference. Be prudent with the panela
  7. Enjoy!

Save it into a container with a lid. Glass containers make it last longer. You can keep it into the fridge or not.

As I mentioned before, I made this one with Brazil nuts but feel free to make it with any other nut you like. I’m sure it tastes wonderful with almonds, cashews or even peanuts. We already know how good it is with hazelnuts but don’t hesitate trying other nuts as they will give them their own flavor.

You can actually enhance its nutritional properties by adding natural seeds as Chia, hemp or flax.

Got questions regarding the ingredients or preparations? Please write everything down in the comment box to know more about my homemade healthy version of Nutella. I’ll be happy to reply.

Don’t miss the amazing cashew butter recipe!

24 Feb

Superfoods Breakfast Cereal

superfoods breakfast cereal gluten free vegan

superfoods breakfast cereal gluten free vegan

Chia seeds, quinoa, oats, coconut and almonds get together to create this superfoods breakfast cereal

This delicious superfoods breakfast cereal is so easy you would like to eat it everyday. Furthermore it is extremely delicious, high in fiber, protein, vitamins and Omega-3 fatty acids.

This easy and delicious superfoods breakfast cereal will give you much satiety throughout the morning, providing you with the energy to accomplish all your activities.

All the last decades we have been fooled by food industry’s marketing; they have sold us infinite breakfast cereal options under the promise of filling us with energy, vitamins and fiber. Some of them even promise to help us lose weight and support our weight loss plans.

superfoods breakfast cereal gluten free vegan

But the reality is that these packed cereals are far away from being our healthiest option for daily breakfast. If you talk specifically about all those commercially famous cereal boxes, they are stuffed with sugars and chemicals that only provide energy for an hour or so in a not so healthy way. They may be low in calories  but honestly what really matters to keep us lean and healthy is not calorie quantity but calorie quality.

That’s why I bring you this easy recipe so you can prepare your own really healthy and delicious cereal at home.

You’ll need:

  • 3 tbsp cooked quinoa
  • 3 tbsp oats
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 sliced banana
  • 1-2 tsp unsweetened coconut flakes (to taste)
  • 1/2 – 1 cup unsweetened almond milk


  1. In a bowl combine all ingredients and allow sitting for 5 minutes in the fridge. Pour more milk or less to reach your desired consistency. You can also combine them all overnight and save in the fridge.

superfoods breakfast cereal gluten free vegan

Kitchen tips:

  • Cook a big amount of quinoa during the first time so you can use it throughout the week. Save in the fridge.
  • You can replace the banana for the fruit you prefer. It also tastes great with apples, mango, blueberries, strawberries, uchuvas.
  • You can replace chia seeds for flax seeds
  • If you don’t find coconut flakes, no worries! It will still be delicious

I am totally in love with this homemade breakfast cereal. It is so yummy that you will like to serve it as a dessert to your guests or simply take it anywhere as a snack. It is a very natural and healthy way to kill your sweet cravings.

What other ingredients you’ll put into this? Let me know your answers! And if you have any question regarding the ingredients or the preparation, just write them down into the comment box below. I’ll be happily to reply!



16 Feb

Chickpea Flour Pancakes

chickpea flour pancakes gluten free easy recipe

chickpea flour pancakes gluten free easy recipe

Try these Chickpea Flour Pancakes, totally gluten and dairy free

These chickpea flour pancakes are one of your best breakfast solutions. The oatmeal pancakes are also a great option, but in this one you’ll skip the step of making the flour. The idea is to purchase the chickpea flour ready to use.

Chickpea flour is getting more popular and it is common to find it even on traditional supermarkets. If you’re not able to find it yet in your closest store, I suggest checking out a health food store; I’m sure you’ll find it.

Chickpea flour is one of the healthy alternatives to the conventional white flour. This one is gluten free, high in protein and fiber and low in carbs. Furthermore, it is totally natural, not refined.

If you have not tried chickpea flour yet, I encourage you to try it and replace white flour in all your recipes by this delicious and highly nourishing option.

chickpea flour pancakes gluten free easy recipe

For these pancakes you’ll need:

  • 1 cup of chickpea flour
  • 3 tablespoons of oats
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda or sodium bicarbonate
  • 4 ounce water
  • 1 teaspoon honey (optional for extra sweetness)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flakes (optional)


  1. In a bowl mash the banana
  2. In the same bowl add all dry ingredients and combine until reaching an even mixture
  3. Add the water slowly while stirring with a fork or spoon. Add more water if the batter is too thick
  4. Add honey
  5. In a non-stick pan over medium heat, cook your chickpea flour pancakes

chickpea flour pancakes gluten free easy recipe

These pancakes are also dairy free and sugar free; they will make a great digestion and are good for any weight loss plan. They are really guilt-free! You can make some extra pancakes, keep them in the fridge and eat them as snack anytime. Take them to your office or anywhere!

If you feel like putting some extra love, add some cacao nibs or maybe some raisins or dry cranberries or maybe some nuts. Remember creativity is the most important thing in the kitchen.

What other ingredient you’d like to add? You have questions about the ingredients or the preparation? Let me know all your comments in the comment box below.

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