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chocolate crush your sugar cravings raw treats recipes Oct 24, 2020

A nutrient dense raw treat that everyone will drool over!!


The other day, a client of mine asked if I would be making my yummy raw treats as I do throughout the year to share with them. And I said, "of course." 


So, I am leafing through my recipes and coming up with some new treats to share.


I have been making this treat from Thrive Energy Cookbook by Brendan Brazier for years but this is the first time I will make it for my clients as a gift, among other tasty treats (check out previous makes






3 cups almonds
1 cup walnuts
¼ cup cacao nibs
6 Medjool dates, pitted, chopped, and soaked
3 Tbsp. agave, coconut nectar, or maple syrup



1/3 cup virgin coconut oil, melted
1/3 cup almond butter
1/3 cup agave nectar, maple syrup, or coconut nectar
¼ cup almond milk
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract



¼ cup sliced almonds
¼ cup cacao nibs
Chocolate sauce if desired





in food processor, combine almonds, walnuts.

Process until nuts are very small.

Add cacao nibs; pulse until same size as nuts.

Add dates and agave; pulse until dough forms.

Press dough into bottom and up sides of silicone cupcake molds, keeping dough thin.

Set aside.



in blender combine all ingredients.

Process until smooth.

Divide filling among molds.

Refrigerate 1 hour.

Spoon topping over molds.

Garnish with sliced almonds and cacao nibs.


Nutrition facts per serving: Calories 388; protein 9 g; fat 8 g; carbs 26 g.


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It took almost a decade to get a grip on making solid changes in my daily habits that resulted in amazing health gains, while also keeping my weight and size consistent - in fact, with way less effort. You can read all about how you can shift your life as I tell my story and give lots of great tips in Cookie Dough in the Dark. 



"The emotion and love of life the author shared, along with her pain and rollercoaster of eating habits, made me understand we are not alone. She brought it home in a sensitive and non judgmental way that we can strive for optimal health if we care enough. The pages of this book are earmarked and highlighted so I can continually reaffirm I'm o.k! Thank you for this insightful read!" Christina T.- Amazon Review



"I would highly recommend this book to anyone who has ever struggled with any type of emotional eating. Tanya’s story about her journey as a sugar addict is raw, authentic and inspiring. The book is full of tips on how to stop beating ourselves up for what we eat and to shift away from guilt and shame and move towards self love and acceptance. After reading this I am so much more mindful of how I’m feeding my body as I move towards my best health ever." Rose W. Amazon Review




Want to get more fruits and veggies into your kids for FREE?  Yes, it's possible, just email me at [email protected] and let's chat.


Ok, I did not start out like this in 2003 when I was tired of decades of chronic bronchitis, a weakened immune system, yo-yo dieting, anxiety & mood swings, dips in energy, surviving on caffeine & sugar, and what I thought was healthy eating, my personal journey towards healthier eating began.


But, I need to change what I was doing because I could no longer continue feeling sick, depleted and moody.




Caring for two young boys and a husband, I wanted all of us to be in our “best health” and to focus on the prevention of illness. Keeping in mind that we all had our own taste buds presented many challenges during my family’s years of transition. What healthy meals can I make that we would all enjoy? There were many times in my quest to healthier eating that I would come home from the grocery store on the verge of tears as there was no “real food” to buy that we wanted to eat. With a lot of cooking experiments, research and relentless reading, one can only imagine the experiences we have had!




In 2007, I hit the jackpot and my health and vitality soared. Also, my family was now in sync with the changes! I was so passionate about my discovery that I wanted to tell everyone.


There are many great changes that I can and will share with you, but this adventure is what I would love for you to explore first for yourself, as it is the easiest place to start with great benefits.

You won’t believe how vibrant and energetic you will feel. You won’t believe by implementing these 2 simple changes how much time and money you will save. Not only that, your family will also love what I have to share.



Yes, I want to crush my cravings >> get your guide here



I’m a wife and mum, personal trainer, fitness/pilates instructor, Behaviour Change Specialist, Nutrition Coach, Pain-Free Movement Specialist, author of Cookie Dough in the Dark, creator of Vibrant Living Membership - your ONE STOP shop for movement + nutrition + mindset..... among many other things!!  I’ve had many issues dealing with the scale going up and down, a muffin top that wouldn’t disappear, emotional eating binges that did not involve carrots and struggling with insecurity! Through all of this I just wanted to feel normal. I wanted to be happy like everyone else!

In my teens and 20’s I wanted the quick fixes, the magic pills, the fairy dust – whatever I could get my hands on to make me a lean, happy and sexy machine. Yup, found out it doesn’t exist. I wanted to cry!! I was so frustrated. I felt like I was going around and around until I was completely exhausted and back at the starting point. And when I talk with other women they feel that way too. So, I delved further into holistic health – the emotional, mental and physical – wrote a book, and have been in this field for many years helping 1000’s of women.

I discovered that by being smarter, not working harder, I could get the results I wanted and also for my clients. It started with some really small shifts that I will share with you over time. With this new knowledge, I felt ALIVE, VIBRANT and COMFORTABLE in my own skin. And my clients felt this way too!

My mission is to continue to help women step into the body they WANT. To feel confident & sexy, in control of their food choices and have their clothes fit just as they should while having the energy to live a VIBRANT life.


Ready to elevate your health? As a certified Behaviour Change & Nutrition Coach, I'd be happy to chat with you. Contact me at [email protected].

Healthy hugs,


I look forward to seeing you inside the 5 day stronger to the core challenge

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