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Mini Paleo Sweet Potato Tarts

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These adorable Mini Paleo Sweet Potato Tarts are the perfect little treats for the holiday season. So delicious!

Mini Paleo Sweet Potato Tarts

I am not big on baking, but when the weather gets cooler, I get a hankering for sweet baked treats. While half of the time, I have to try out my dessert recipes a few times to get them right, the baking gods were with me when I made these Mini Paleo Sweet Potato Tarts and they turned out absolutely perfect on the first try. Those are the days when I feel like I conquered the world.

I recently stopped at Walmart to pick up a few essentials and found these newly reformulated Silk® Almondmilks in the refrigerated dairy section with the label stating “new silky smooth taste you’ll love.” I was instantly intrigued. After seeing that they do not contain carrageenan and there are unsweetened options, I ended up buying both Silk® Unsweetened Vanilla Almondmilk and Silk® Unsweetened Almondmilk.

Mini Paleo Sweet Potato Tarts

Mini Paleo Sweet Potato Tarts

I usually make my own almond milk at home, but I love that I can find these great options when I’m in a pinch. I was pleasantly surprised by how creamy and tasty they both were, and I’ve been enjoying them in my coffee every morning. I just love that there are so many dairy-free milk options in the market these days!

Besides adding them to my hot drinks, I also used Silk® Unsweetened Vanilla Almondmilk for the filling for these Mini Paleo Sweet Potato Tarts, and these turned out to be the perfect Fall treat!

Mini Paleo Sweet Potato Tarts

I just love how comforting sweet potato desserts are, and you usually don’t need to add much sweetener because they are already naturally sweet. I think you’ll love these Mini Paleo Sweet Potato Tarts because the soft, pillow-like filling tastes pretty amazing inside the flaky, tender crust.

Also, can we talk about how cute they are? I can easily pick them up with two fingers, and it’s a great way to indulge without feeling like you have to commit to a big ol’ pie (Not that there’s anything wrong with that!).

If you want to try out the newly reformulated Silk® Almondmilks, check them out at your nearest Walmart!
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Mini Paleo Sweet Potato Tarts

Mini Paleo Sweet Potato Tarts

Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 mini tarts
Author: Jean Choi

These adorable Mini Paleo Sweet Potato Tarts are the perfect little treats for the holiday season. So delicious!

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Ingredients

Crust

Sweet Potato Filling

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, and grease a 12-cup muffin tin with coconut oil.
  2. Place all ingredients for the crust in a food processor and pulse several times to mix together. Mold the mixture with your hand to see if it can form a dough. If it's too dry, add more coconut oil until it reaches the right consistency.
  3. Drop 2 rounded tablespoons of the dough into each muffin cup. Use your hands to press the dough to the bottom and the sides to form a shell.
  4. Bake for 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes.
  5. Place all ingredients for the Sweet Potato Filling in a blender and blend just until mixed.
  6. Use a spoon to fill each shell with the filling. You can let it overfill a bit to get a puffy filling look.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes.
  8. Let cool for 15 minutes, then use a small knife to raise the tarts from the muffin tin.
  9. Transfer to a cooling rack and let cool completely.

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Pink Beet Latte

If you are a fan of beets, you’ll fall in love with this delicious and naturally sweet beet latte! 

Paleo Vegan Beet Latte

Happy Friday, you beautiful souls! It’s about to get REAL over here, because I’m picking my parents up from the airport today, and then we are headed to Mexico on Sunday to start my wedding week. I’m so excited, but to be honest, I’ve been quite stressed out with some last minute planning and scrambling.

I think I’ll be in a much better state once we are there and enjoying the sun and the beach. However, with the amount of cortisol I’ve been dealing with, my liver needs some extra love these days. And the best way to do that? Enter the beet.

Paleo Vegan Beet Latte

Beets are so high in antioxidants, and have the power to eliminate toxins from the liver and improve the digestion of fats. I’ve been a fan for a long time, and when I tried out a beet latte at a LA coffeeshop a few weeks back, I knew I had to recreate it at home!

I was skeptical about the combination of beet and milk at first, but I’m quite obsessed with how decadent, creamy, and naturally sweet this pink beet latte tastes. And the gorgeous color just can’t be beat (or beet?)!

I have talked about in the past that I like to give up coffee for a week about once every month because I hate feeling like I’m addicted to or dependent on any one food. Well, this beet latte is a delicious substitute during those times and I still feel like I’m enjoying a hot yummy drink, without feeling deprived. Plus, I love that it’s doing the opposite of coffee: nourishing my liver and digestion instead of taxing it.

If you never tried beet latte before and are totally weirded out by it, I encourage you to try it! I think you’ll be surprised how yummy it tastes, and your body will love you for it.

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Paleo Vegan Beet Latte

Pink Beet Latte

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 1 latte
Calories: 118 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

If you are a fan of beets, you’ll fall in love with this delicious and naturally sweet beet latte! 

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Ingredients

  • 1 medium beetroot
  • 1/4 inch fresh ginger
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk (I use almond)
  • 1 tsp raw honey (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place beetroot in a saucepan and submerge with water. Bring to boil over medium high heat, and turn down heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes until you can easily pierce the beet with a fork.
  2. Drain the beet, let it cool for 15 minutes, and peel it.
  3. Place the peeled beet in a blender with ginger, vanilla extract, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  4. Heat milk in a saucepan over medium heat until it begins to simmer. Remove from heat.
  5. Pour 1/2 cup of the milk into the blender with the beet and blend well until smooth, about 5 minutes Pour into a mug.
  6. Use a milk frother on the rest of the milk or blend in the blender to until it gets foamy.
  7. Gently pour the foamed milk into the mug over the beet mixture, while stirring with a spoon.
  8. Stir in honey, if using, and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Pink Beet Latte
Amount Per Serving (1 latte)
Calories 118 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 552mg 23%
Potassium 266mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 11g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin C 4.9%
Calcium 46.3%
Iron 3.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Dairy-Free Strawberry Milk Slushie

Dairy-Free Strawberry Milk SlushieOf course, it’s just like me to find out that I can make shaved ice in my blender as we end summer. I’m honestly not ready for the summer to be over yet and I’m that person who’s yelling, “Stop posting about Fall and pumpkins!” while checking social media during this time of year. I will keep holding on to summer as long as I can which is why I’m bringing you this creamy and delicious slushie recipe. 

Dairy-Free Strawberry Milk Slushie

Dairy-Free Strawberry Milk Slushie

Dairy-Free Strawberry Milk SlushieI remember getting slushies all the time as a kid, loving the extreme sweetness of those sugar-filled drinks that made my tongue turn into obscenely bright colors. I can’t really imagine enjoying those drinks today now that my taste buds have changed, but I do miss the texture of shaved ice that instantly cools your soul as you drink it. So when I found out that I can make shaved ice with my blender that I’ve owned for 2 years now, I WTFed about the past 2 summers that I missed out making delicious cold slushies.

Well, it’s never too late (or early) to enjoy a slushie in my book so as everyone starts getting ready for Fall, I’ll be here sipping on this strawberry milk slushie imagining that I’m on a sunny beach somewhere. If you are also a summer lover like me, join me and let’s pretend the warm weather and long days will never end. If you are excited for Fall to start, then you should make this anyway because it’s pretty darn delicious and it’s a simple and easy way to take advantage of all the strawberries before they go away! Sad face.

Dairy-Free Strawberry Milk Slushie

Dairy-Free Strawberry Milk Slushie

Dairy-Free Strawberry Milk Slushie

Dairy-Free Strawberry Milk Slushie

Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 1 slushie
Author: Jean Choi
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup ice (about 5 standard cubes)
  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 2 tsp honey or maple syrup

Instructions

  1. In a high powered blender, blend 1 cup of ice until it becomes a consistency of shaved ice.
  2. Pour the shaved ice into a glass.
  3. Place strawberries, almond milk, almond butter, and honey (or maple syrup) into the blender, and blend until smooth.
  4. Pour over ice, and enjoy immediately!

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