No-sugar Chocolate Linseed Fudge

Chocolate sugar-free fudge

Fudge flavour and health

I have to confess loving real fudge even if I do find it way too sweet and I know it is super-unhealthy. I aways used to find making it an unpredictable fiddle-faddle but my main issue is cleaning pans of their coating, inside and out, of rock hard sugar.  This healthy recipe is for sugar-free fudge – great for the  figure and diabetics – and it is much quicker and easier to make, it’s almost instant. My sugar-free fudge is real food, with healthy ingredients nuts, linseed, cocoa so it is full of great nutrients, antioxidants, fibre and omega-3 – and low GI too. It tastes great, with no refined sugar and no naughty fats it doesn’t make you feel guilty but has real fudgy texture.

Lime and Chocolate

As a child one of my favourite sweets was chocolate limes even though I was always a bit disappointed that they weren’t chocoaltey enough nor were they as sharp lime should be. When I made this recipe with the zest of a whole lime it was very grown up and just what I wanted. If I was making it for children I would either use less zest or make it with orange.

High protein fruity linseed (flax) and skyr breakfast bowl

High protein low carb linseed breakfast bowl.

High protein, unsweetened, low carb

Skyr low fat - high protein low carb breakfast or dessert
Skyr low fat – high protein low carb breakfast or dessert

Skyr is a relatively new food on the supermarket shelves. It is similar to strained Greek yoghurt, high protein but low almost no fat. It blends really well with our cold-pressed linseed oil to make a tasty, luxurious breakfast.

It is ideal for high protein, low carb breakfasts,  You make it even more low cab by selecting lower carb fruits such as grapefruit, peaches or melon. If you are looking for low carb nuts choose macadamia or Brazil nuts.

Great low carb dessert, no dairy fat, no saturated fat

Use just low carb fruit, stevia to sweeten and you have yourself a rare commodity, a lovely rich low carb dessert virtually free from saturated fat.

Slow release, fuller for longer

Ground linseed is an excellent low carb choice with less than half a gram of carbohydrate in a portion but more than 5g of protein and 7.5g fibre it’s satisfying  really helps to keep you feeling full for longer.

Quick and easy to make healthy breakfast

I have this sort of breakfast almost every morning. It is quicker and easier to make than read about, You use simple ingredients available at any supermarket and can vary as you want or leave out ingredients you don’t have or don’t fancy.

“Cheesy” buckwheat & flax drop-scones (gluten-free, vegan, no added fat)

Cheesy bread drop scones

When I don’t have any eggs to hand I am pleased to revert to a fat-free healthier option and use chickpea flour as an alternative. I use a coarse ground chickpea flour called maghaj but gram flour works just as well.

I love nutritional yeast, it’s very tasty and low calorie. It is fat-free, full of vitamins, high in fibre. has lots of protein and it has a lovely cheesy flavour. It also has a long shelf life so you can always have some in the cupboard as a standby for recipes like this, Nutritional yeast and real Parmesan or grated cheddar work equally well.

 

Baba Ganoush Aubergine Meze Dip

Aubergines for baba ganoush recipe.

Traditional dip

Baba ganoush is a delicious traditional Middle Eastern aubergine dish made with  olive oil. I have made the recipe with with linseed oil, olive oil and a mixture of the two and I have to say I think I prefer the cold-pressed linseed oil and mixed oil versions.  Baba ganoush is a dip, a side dish for salads or cooked meals, a sauce for pasta or spread generously on pitta bread, toast or rice crackers – it goes particularly well with buckwheat crackers and flax crackers, see recipe or ladled onto flax bread muffins, see recipe.

Healthier version

Made with fresh veggies, herbs and spices this is a healthy dish to start. Making the recipe with Flax Farm cold-pressed linseed oil is a great way to up the omega-3 content of the meal and make it even healthier.

Baba ganoush with linseed flax oil
Baba ganoush with linseed flax oil

Three tips for great Baba Ganoush

Well made baba ganoush is sublime. The one you will enjoy best comes about through trial until you get the balance of flavours you enjoy. You can’t be too precise with ingredients as the aubergines are never quite the same size or flavour. Feel free to vary the addition of spices, herbs and tahini to taste or what you have available .

The three top tips to making baba ganoush well are:

  1. Really blacken the skin of the aubergine. Whether you cook it over the gas, on the barbecue or under the grill cook it past the point where you think it must be done!
  2. Squeeze/drain water out thoroughly
  3. Add a generous amount of chopped fresh herbs, either mint, parsley or both.

Dairy-Free Flax Oil Butter 2.

Healthy dairy free butter spreads from the fridge

Dairy-free and Vegan Butter

This looks almost just like ordinary butter and spreads from the fridge; this version is best for savoury use. It’s really easy to make.  Great on bread, crackers toast or veg. Good in any baking but don’t grill or fry with it.

Healthy Butter Alternative

This is a really healthy alternative to butter, no hydrogenated fats, no cholesterol, no animal fats and no milk protein, no additives, no anti-biotic residues and GMO-free.

Omega-3 too

As a bonus it has Flax Farm cold-pressed linseed oil which is an great source of essential omega-3 fatty acid.

Dairy-Free Flax Oil Butter 3, Savoury Butter

Healthy dairy free butter

Dairy-free and Vegan Butter

This looks almost just like ordinary butter and spreads from the fridge; this version is best for savoury use. It’s really easy to make.  Great on bread, crackers toast or veg. Good in any savoury baking but don’t grill or fry with it.

Healthy Butter Alternative

This is a really healthy alternative to butter, no hydrogenated fats, no cholesterol, no animal fats and no milk protein, no additives, no anti-biotic residues and GMO-free.

Omega-3 too

As a bonus it has Flax Farm cold-pressed linseed oil which is an great source of essential omega-3 fatty acid.

Dairy-Free Flax Oil Butter 4. Oleolux

Ingredients for recipe for Budwig diet Oleolux

Budwig Diet Dairy-free and Vegan Butter and Relish

This recipe was created by the famous Dr Johanna Budwig, it is an important part of the Budwig Diet. Use it as a relish or topping for cooked veg, potatoes, pasta, rice and buckwheat. It’s slightly nutty and really tasty and can transform simple steamed and baked veg.

Healthy Butter Alternative

This is a really healthy alternative to butter, no hydrogenated fats, no cholesterol, no animal fats and no milk protein, no additives, no anti-biotic residues and GMO-free.

Omega-3 too

As a bonus it has Flax Farm cold-pressed linseed oil which is an great source of essential omega-3 fatty acid.

Chocolate Semifreddo Ice Cream with Flax (Sugar-free, Saturated fat-free) and Banana

Healthy chocolate ice cream -vegan sugar-free, saturated fat free. High in omega-3 dessert. Bowl of

Tastes so good and it’s good and healthy

Today, when I was out, I wanted chocolate ice cream so much, but I kept my willpower strong and made this for dessert when I got home; it was much nicer than I could have bought; I am glad I resisted earlier temptation.  This is a really good chocolate ice-cream fix and it’s healthy.  You hardly notice it is banana.  Using lovely Flax Farm cold-pressed linseed oil this dessert is rich in omega-3. The ground linseed provides fibre and even more linseed goodness. The ice cream is smoother without the ground linseed but adding it it makes the pud even more sustaining. No one will guess it is vegan, dairy free and no added sugar!

Rich in Omega-3

It’s an excellent way to add extra omega-3 into your diet (at least 7.5g per portion) and with ground linseed in there too it means lower GI and good for the digestion too.

Very quick and easy to make ice cream

It takes no longer to make than read the instructions! It’s all very approximate and seems to come out right whatever. Whether you make it because it’s healthy or just because you like it, it’s great as a last minute dessert to share with friends.  If you put the cold-pressed linseed oil in the freezer first it makes the dessert more frozen otherwise it is softer, more of a semifreddo, iced dessert type ice cream, almost a chocolate mouse but whichever it is pretty good when you are trying to eat healthily.

If you are not a complete dark chocolate addict you may want to put slightly less cocoa powder in to start.

Banana, Berries and Linseed Semifreddo “Ice Cream” (sugar-free)

Banana, berry and linseed ice cream. Healthy, omega-3, lower GI, no added sugar and delicious.

An amazingly delicious ice cream that’s healthy, sugar-free, dairy-free, saturated fat-free

Never mind the healthy it is unbelievably delicious; rich creamy, fruity and gorgeous. However because we use our lovely Flax Farm cold-pressed linseed oil it is rich in omega-3, ground linseed provides fibre and general linseed goodness plus at least two of your 5 a day fruits – who’d have thought an ice cream could be this healthy. No one will guess it is vegan, dairy free and no added sugar!

Rich in Omega-3

It’s an excellent way to add extra omega-3 into your diet (at least 7.5g per portion) and with ground linseed in there too it means lower GI and good for the digestion too.

Your choice of berries

Use whatever berries you fancy: strawberries, blueberries, mixed; fresh or frozen. We liked the version we made with frozen raspberries best.

Very quick and easy to make ice cream

It takes no longer to make than read the instructions! It’s all very approximate and seems to come out right whatever. Whether you make it because it’s healthy or just because you like it, it’s great as a last minute dessert to share with friends.

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