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Raspberry & White Chocolate Cupcakes

wanted to make something sweet for the weekend, and I hadn’t baked cupcakes in a while.
I prefer I play around with recipes and hope they turn out well.
I made these gluten free.
You will need:
1.5 cups gluten free self raising flour 
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup powdered stevia
1/2 block dairy free white chocolate, chopped
1 cup mixed berries ( I used mainly raspberries)
2 tbs Natvia icing sugar

I used Sweet William brand dairy free chocolate, Almond Breeze almond milk and the berries I used from frozen.
Combine all ingredients, reserving about a quarter of the chocolate, and place in patty pans and bake at 180 degrees for 20 minutes. 
Once cooled melt the remaining dairy free chocolate with a tablespoon of almond milk & two tablespoons icing mixture. Top each cupcake with a dollop of icing, a few extra berries & any chocolate shavings. 

These came out moist & almost a cross between a muffin and cupcake. 
Refrigerate these but leave to sit out of the fridge for about 20 minutes before consuming.

Smoothies

Everyone seems to be making them & drinking them.  If you’re using the right ingredients they can be used as a meal & can be highly nutritious. 

Try non dairy smoothies too, you don’t always have to use milk. Almond or coconut milks add a creamy, nutty taste. Or coconut water is ideal for an even lighter option.

Make a couple of serves & enjoy over a couple if mornings. Rather than watering down your smoothies with ice, try freezing your selected fruits/vegetables overnight & then blend. You’ll find you have no use for ice.
Add a vegetable to a smoothie with a higher fruit content. You’ll enjoy the taste & not notice the addition of spinach, celery or pumpkin.

Smoothies are good if you’re pressed for time in the mornings, lunchtimes or even dinner times.  There’s so much that can be added to them, seeds, nuts, superfoods- goji, bee pollen or chia as an example. 

The possibilities are endless. Use what’s in season & keep a couple of packs of frozen berries in the freezer & also a few peeled & chopped bananas.