Carob, Coconut, And Avocado From Down Under

by HEAB on September 28, 2011

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Following is a guest post from my amazing friend, Casey…make sure to try her Blobs.  Love the Blobs!

Hi everyone,

My name is Casey and I have a problem. Well, three problems. It’s not this guilty little secret either.

In fact my three problems are also three of my greatest loves. Most days I consider breaking up with my five year partner to get serious about these loves.

You understand, don’t you? In fact you might also be having a love affair with them. Be good to them. I don’t share lightly.

Can I introduce you to my loves?

They are…drum roll please…

Carob, coconut and avocado.

So should I be having strong words with them about their infidelity? Winking smile

I actually have a passion for all healthy whole foods. In fact, over at my blog (please say hi if you stop by!) my aim is to educate, guide and support you to live the life you want in a body you love and delicious healthy food is a huge part of that. Eating healthy should not only be good for your body, but great for your taste buds.

Heather and I have a mutual love for all things carob, avocado and coconut and as you’re reading Heather’s blog, it might be that you do too (because you’re awesome).

Today I want to share with you some of my favourite ways to use these three ingredients in recipes that taste incredible, and hopefully Heather will be able to spend a little more time with the beautiful Summer while I step in. I’ll take this opportunity to thank Heather too for the joy and food for thought her blog has given me over the past couple of years – thank you!

Now, over to the food. I do expect you to drool a little .

Carob Coconut Blobs

Of course I have to start with a recipe that includes all three of my loves, one that Heather has in fact shared on the blog before. My Carob Coconut “Blobs” (maybe not the most inspired name but fitting nonetheless!).

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Get the recipe here.

Raw Juice Pulp Burgers With Carrot Cheese Sauce

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Get the recipe here.

Sugar Free Carob Smoothie

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Get the recipe here.

Raw Japanese Caesar Dressing

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Get the recipe here.

Raw Pumpkin Pie Chai Smoothie

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Get the recipe here.

Carob Almond Love Cups

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Get the recipe here.

Lemon and Coconut Balls

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Get the recipe here.

Now it’s time to get cooking and salivate over the amazingness that is these fabulous ingredients along with Heather and I Smile.

What ingredient would you leave your partner (or dream partner) for?

Casey Thomas, certified Detox, Health and Life Coach, shows you how to get radiant health and energy, lose weight and heal naturally so that you can live the life you want in a body you love. Casey is based in Perth Australia and conducts phone consultations internationally. If you’re ready to ditch the frumpy feeling and start looking and feeling fantastic in 7 steps, get your FREE report, tips and guidance now at http://www.CaseyLorraine.com

{ 28 comments }

The Healthy Hipster September 28, 2011 at 6:57 am

My goodness. Raw pumpkin chai smoothie? Thank goodness its nearly October… My gourd-mania is finally festive and cute rather than just kooky and bizarre! :)

katie @KatieDid September 28, 2011 at 7:01 am

hmm I’ve never had carob before but coconut and avocado are high up there on my list! All your recipes looks so creative and delicious. I think I would leave my (imaginary) love for butter :)

Casey Lorraine September 28, 2011 at 9:11 am

Casey

Casey Lorraine September 28, 2011 at 9:12 am

Oops…finger slipped!
Good decision Katie ;)

Abby September 28, 2011 at 7:28 am

While I’m not a fan of coconut–I think it tastes like suntan lotion smells–I have a slight obsession with avocados, broccoli, asparagus and sunflower seed butter (not all at once.)

Now I have to go stalk your blog…

Casey lorraine September 28, 2011 at 9:10 am

Love all of those things! I adore steamed broccoli and asparagus with a drizzle of macadamia nut oil, lemon juice and sea salt…love!

LizAshlee September 28, 2011 at 7:50 am

Everything looks delicious..going to have to come back later and save all the recipes!! I love finding new, fun recipes!! I have been out of the carob phase for awhile and I think it’s time I started adding it in again! :)

Casey Lorraine Thomas September 28, 2011 at 9:06 am

Heather, thank you for the amazing opportunity to share my love for these ingredients with your readers. You know I adore you so much :) xx

Tamikko Braun September 28, 2011 at 9:12 am

mmmm, thank you for the recipes. I too have your problems :)

Casey Lorraine September 28, 2011 at 8:59 pm

It seems there are many of us vying for their attention… ;)

Alyssa September 28, 2011 at 11:18 am

Oh my.
Myohmyohmyohmy.
Too much deliciousness…brain cannot take it all in…

Casey Lorraine September 28, 2011 at 8:59 pm

Alyssa this cracked me up :)

Caitlin @ Vegetarian in the City September 28, 2011 at 12:42 pm

hmm give up my partner??? maybe cheese. or chocolate. tough call ;)

Casey Lorraine September 28, 2011 at 9:03 pm

I know, it’s a very serious question :)

Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) September 28, 2011 at 1:21 pm

Haha, I love that. I would say pumpkin and oatmeal. Definitely true loves of mine. I have to give those blobs a try! Everything sounds amazing!

Casey Lorraine September 28, 2011 at 9:03 pm

Sarena I hope you can try them and enjoy them :)

Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga September 28, 2011 at 3:21 pm

Your recipes sounds great, Casey.

The Carob Coconut “Blobs” look intriguing. Avocado is something I use in raw vegan “mousses”, too.

Thanks for the fun linkbacks.

Casey Lorraine September 28, 2011 at 9:00 pm

Thanks Averie! Think your blog is wonderful by the way :)

Sera September 28, 2011 at 4:45 pm

All these recipes look and sound AMAZING!!!
I love how they are so different from the same old raw desserts and balls I see everywhere.
What inventive, delectable, delights!

Casey Lorraine September 28, 2011 at 9:01 pm

Sera thank you! That means so much to me :)

Lou September 28, 2011 at 5:25 pm

YUM. I love love love carob, especially when combined with coconut… so good. What awesome recipes Casey. Great to see a fellow Aussie on HEAB, am off to check out your website now!

Casey Lorraine September 28, 2011 at 9:02 pm

Thank you Lou!! Great to connect with a fellow Aussie. Did you get up and dance to Heather’s post with Men At Work too then like me? ;) Thanks for that computer break Heather!

Heather September 28, 2011 at 8:50 pm

Just the recipes I need for my month without chocolate!

Casey Lorraine September 28, 2011 at 9:02 pm

I don’t eat chocolate so I know how helpful these are…enjoy!

Joelle (On A Pink Typewriter) September 28, 2011 at 8:52 pm

Whoa, those carob, coconut blobs look amazing! I bet they taste even better, and oddly enough I don’t even usually like coconut.

Hannah September 28, 2011 at 11:30 pm

Lovely post, Casey! You know I love your blobs, and I’m excited by the Japanese dressing! Australia yay! :D

Caitlin @ Vegetarian in the City September 29, 2011 at 10:02 am

I’ve never had carob before – I hear it has a chocolate-y flavor? Am I right??

HEAB September 29, 2011 at 1:32 pm

Caitlin,
Yes, carob is similar to chocolate but definitely has its own unique flavor. It contains zero caffeine and is naturally sweeter. I’m a huge fan myself but prefer roasted carob powder to raw, and if you try carob chips, the unsweetened ones are the best (although they are not vegan and do contain some dairy).

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