Chocolate Fudge Brownies

I definitely have a sweet tooth, but as we all know sugar is not great for our health, so in order to be able to fulfil my sugary desires, I try to make my own sweet treats as much possible using natural ingredients. cutting down on processed food, rich in refined sugar and saturated fat, with no real nutritional value.

When I can’t make my own snacks I always choose to buy from a small, local and independent business, that have values aligned with mines.

Deliciously Guilt Free

Basma and Dan are the magic hands behind Deliciously Guilt Free. They started baking their own sweet snacks when Basma was pregnant with her first child and was diagnosed with pregnancy diabetes.

They now bake and sell indulgent keto treats like brownies, blondies, cakes and biscuits that are both low sugar and low carb. Everything they sell is handmade in their kitchen in Cambridge, UK.

I can’t recommend enough their vegan chocolate fudge brownies. They are absolutely delicious, gooey, meltingly soft, mega chocolatey, dense, fudgy and everything a chocolate lover could dream of.

Seriously the best Vegan Brownies I’ve ever had! The quality is amazing, they are virtually carb and sugar-free, made with Tofu, Almonds, Coconut Oil, Coconut milk, cocoa and cocoa butter. Made without any weird ingredients, you’d never believe that they could taste this good!

I’m trying my best to describe them, but I feel I’m not making them justice, so nothing better than trying for yourself 😉 for all the chocoholics out there, this is for you!

They ship to all over the UK, USA and Ireland and hope to ship to more EU countries in the near future.

I just hope that more vegan products get launched in the future 🙂

Soft Vegan Chocolate Cakes (bolinhos veganos de chocolate)

These Soft Vegan Chocolate Cakes are a healthy and delicious sweet tea time treat. Perfect for when you don’t have much time and you want to eat something sweet that is not overly sugary and fatty.

  • 2 cups self-raising  flour
  • 1 cup of water
  • 4 Tbsps grounded flax seeds
  • 3 Tbsps olive oil
  • 1/2 heaping cup muscovado sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 Tbsps cocoa powder
  • 3 Tbsps peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 bar of vegan chocolate (~100g)
  • Walnuts to decorate

Preheat the oven to 200ºC.

Put the water and the flaxseeds on a blender or a bowl and let it sit for 3 minutes. Then add all the other ingredients (less the chocolate bar and walnuts) and mix well until combined.

Scoop a tablespoon of dough in a baking tray lightly floured. Pierce the cake with a piece of chocolate top with a walnut.

Place the cakes in the oven and let them cook for about 15 minutes. Carefully remove the tray from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes.

PT: bolinhos veganos de nozes e uvas passas
  • 2 canecas farinha com fermento
  • 1 caneca de água
  • 4 c. de sopa de sementes de linhaça moídas
  • 3 c. de sopa de azeite
  • 1/2 caneca bem cheia de açúcar mascavado
  • 2 c. chá de fermento p/ bolos
  • 3 c. de sopa de cacau em pó
  • 3 c. de sopa de manteiga de amendoim 
  • 1 c. chá de extracto de baunilha 
  • pitada de sal
  • 1 barra de chocolate vegano (~100g)
  • Nozes para decorar 

Pré-aquecer o forno a 200°C.

Colocar a água e as sementes de linhaça num liquidificador de alimentos ou numa taça grande, e deixar repousar por 3 minutos. Depois adicionar todos os outros ingredientes mexer bem até que a massa esteja consistente.

Num tabuleiro polvilhado de farinha, deitar colheradas de massa e levar ao forno até  que os bolinhos estejam douradinhos (+-15 minutos).

Vegan Strawberry Sorbet with 2 ingredients (Sorvete de morango vegano)

This Vegan Strawberry Sorbet is made with only 2 ingredients and it only takes 5 minutes to prepare ? ? .

It’s fresh, delicious and healthy!

  • 4 cups frozen strawberries
  • 3 Tbsp date syrup
  • fresh mint leaves (optional)

Add the frozen strawberries and the date syrup (or another sweetener), to the bowl of a food processor. Process until creamy.
TIPS:  Add the sliced mint leaves and mix.

Fresh strawberries can be used in place of frozen however, the fresh strawberries must be frozen solid.

Vegan Strawberry Sorbet 2 ingredients

PT: Sorvete de morango vegan com 2 ingredientes

Sorvete the morango com 2 ingredientes ? e pronto em 5 minutos. É fresco, delicioso e saudável!

  • 4 canecas de morangos congelados
  • 3 colheres de sopa de xarope de tâmaras 
  • folhas de menta fresca (opcional)

Adicionar os morangos congelados e o xarope de tâmaras (ou outro adoçante), no processador de alimentos e processar até ficar cremoso.

DICAS: Adicionar folhas frescas de menta picadas e misturar.

Pode-se usar morangos frescos em vez de congelados, no entanto os morangos frescos devem ser congelados antecipadamente até ficarem sólidos.

Vegan Strawberry Sorbet

Banana, Cacao and Dates Raw Vegan Mousse (mousse de banana, chocolate e tâmaras)

Raw Vegan Mousse with Banana, Cacao and Dates

This mousse is very healthy, has 3 ingredients and takes 3 minutes to prepare. Is egg free, gluten free, nut free, lactose-free and vegan.

  • 1 banana
  • 1tbsp cocoa powder
  • 5 dates (pitted)

Mash up your banana until it is a puree, add the cocoa and stir to combine well. Add the dates and crush in a pestle with the other ingredients.

TIPS:  If you prefer a creamy mousse blend all ingredients.

garnish with something like sliced almonds, dried coconut,  peanuts, etc. It’s also great to spread on toast too.

Raw Vegan Mousse

PT: mousse de banana, chocolate e tâmaras

Esta sobremesa é muito saudável, tem apenas 3 ingredientes e leva 3 minutos para a preparar. 

  • 1 banana
  • 1 sopa de cacau em pó
  • 5 tâmaras (sem caroço)

Esmagar a banana até que fique em purê, adicionar o cacau e misturar bem. Adicionar as tâmaras e esmagar num pilão com os outros ingredientes.

DICAS: para um consistência mais cremosa misturar todos os ingredientes num liquidificador. 

Decore a gosto com amêndoas, côco ralado, amendoins, etc… É também ótimo para barrar no pão.

Raw Vegan chocolate Mousse with Banana and Dates

Vegan Banana Peanut Butter Cookies (bolachas veganas de banana e amendoim)

Easy Vegan Banana Peanut Butter Cookies
    • 2 medium ripe bananas (mashed until smooth)
    • 1 small apple finely chopped
    • ½ cup peanut butter
    • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup or sugar
    • 2tbsp melted coconut oil
    • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
    • 2 flax eggs (2 tablespoons ground flax + 6 tablespoons water, whisked together, set for 15 minutes)
    • 2 cups oats
    • ½ cup raisins or dates
    • 1 tsp cinnamon
    • ½ teaspoon baking powder
    • ½ cup walnuts, chopped

Preheat oven to 200ºC.

In a large bowl, add all ingredients, stir and fold until well mixed. Then using a tablespoon scoop and shape the cookie dough onto a baking sheet with parchment paper a non-stick silicone baking sheet.

You can use your hand slightly wet or a fork, to shape and flatten each cookie.

Bake for 10-12 minutes, depending on how thick they are. Remove from oven when light gold and allow cooling for about 10 minutes on a cooling rack.

PT: bolachas veganas de banana e manteiga de amendoim
  • 2 bananas maduras médias (esmagadas)
  • 1 maçã pequena finamente picada
  • ½ caneca de manteiga de amendoim
  • 2 colheres de sopa de xarope de bordo ou açúcar
  • 2colheres de sopa de óleo de coco derretido
  • 2 ovos de linhaça (2 colheres de sopa de linhaça moída + 6 colheres de sopa de água, repouso por 15 minutos)
  • 1 colher de chá de extrato de baunilha
  • 2 canecas de aveia
  • ½ colher de chá de fermento em pó
  • 1 colher de chá canela
  • ½ caneca de uvas passas ou tâmaras 
  • ½ caneca de nozes picadas

Pre-aquecer o forno a 200ºC.

Numa tigela grande, adicionar todos os ingredientes, mexer e envolver até ficar bem misturado. De seguida, com uma colher de sopa moldar a massa de biscoito e colocar num tabuleiro forrado com papel vegetal ou um tapete de silicone.

Pode-se usar as mãos ligeiramente húmidas ou um garfo para moldar e achatar cada biscoito.

Levar ao forno por 10-12 minutos, dependendo da espessura das bolachas. Retirar do forno quando estiverem douradinhas e deixe arrefecer por cerca de 10 minutos.

Vegan strawberry and coconut Cupcakes (Cupcakes veganos de morango e coco)

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A delicious recipe for Vegan strawberry and coconut Cupcakes.

This vegan strawberry and coconut cupcakes that are perfectly tender and moist for a fresh, healthy and seasonal treat.

  • 350g flour
  • 45g coconut oil
  • 30g grated coconut
  • 200g strawberries
  • 3 tbsp coconut milk (or other)
  • 40g brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • 50g strawberries to cut into large or medium pieces depending on if you want big juicy pieces or not.

Beat the flour, sugar, coconut oil and desiccated coconut. Add the strawberries milk and beat until the mixture is smooth. Add the baking soda and mix, fold in the strawberries.

Spoon batter into silicone cupcake liners. Bake at 180° for 15 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in centre comes out clean.

I hope you enjoy them!

PT: Cupcakes veganos de morango e côco
  • 350g farinha
  • 45g óleo de coco
  • 30g coco ralado
  • 200g morangos
  • 3 c. sopa leite de coco (ou outro)
  • 40g açúcar mascavado
  • 1 c. sopa fermento
  • 50g morangos cortados em pedaços médios para envolver na massa.

Misturar bem a farinha, o açúcar, o óleo de coco e o coco ralado. Adicionar os morangos e o leite e bater até que a mistura fique homogênea. Acrescentar o fermento bater e envolver cuidadosamente os pedacinhos de morango.
Despejar a mistura em formas pequenas de silicone e levar ao forno por cerca de 15 minutos a 180ºC.

Espero que gostem!

Raw vegan energy balls with cocoa, nuts & seeds (bolas energéticas de cacao, nozes & sementes)

Raw vegan energy balls with cocoa, nuts & seeds

Raw vegan energy balls are pretty much the perfect snack, they offer a satiating combination of protein, carbs, and fats and they are “real food” that is quick and easy to prepare.

Raw vegan energy balls with cocoa, nuts & seeds

  • 1 cup oats
  • 3 tbs desiccated coconut
  • 1 cup dates, (soaked in 1 cup water if needed)
  • 5 tbsp water (use the water your dates were soaked in)
  • 2 tbsp organic cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp flaxseeds
  • 1 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 3 tbsp almonds + hazelnuts + walnuts (or other nuts)

Blend all ingredients in a food processor. If the mixture is not sticky enough add more water or a couple of extra dates. Roll the dough into balls. Stores in the fridge.

PT: bolas energéticas de cacao, nozes & sementes
  • 1 caneca de aveia
  • 3 colheres de sopa de coco ralado
  • 1 caneca de tâmaras, (demolhadas em 1 caneca de água se necessário)
  • 5 colheres de sopa de água (usar a água das tâmaras)
  • 2 c. sopa cacau em pó orgânico
  • 1 c. sopa  de sementes de linhaça
  • 1 c. sopa  de sementes de girasol
  • 3 c. sopa amêndoas, avelas, e nozes  (ou outros frutos secos)

Misturar todos os ingredientes num processador de alimentos. Se a mistura não ficar pegajosa o suficiente adicionar mais água ou tâmaras. Moldar em  pequenas bolas. Conserva no frigorífico.

Vegan Sweet Pasta with spices (Aletria vegana com especiarias)

Aletria, is a Portuguese dessert made with angel hair pasta. This recipe is my vegan version of the traditional one.

Hope you try my recipe of vegan Sweet Pasta with spices.


  • 250g Vermicelli/ angel hair pasta
  • 1l any vegetable milk
  • peel of 1 small lemon (just yellow part)
  • 150g of dark sugar
  • 4 cardamoms
  • 3 Indian Carnations
  • 1/2 anise flower
  • 1 pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 stick of cinnamon
  • cinnamon powder or sesame seeds (to decorate)
  • pinch of curcuma to give yellow color

In a saucepan, pour the milk, lemon peel, sugar and all the spices over low medium heat and let it simmer for 3 to 5 minutes.
Then add the angel hair pasta and let it cook for about 3 minutes, stirring constantly.

Add more sugar or milk if needed.

Remove the lemon peel and spices and pour it on a dish to serve.

Cover with cinnamon powder or sesame seeds.

  • 250g de aletria
  • 1l de leite vegetal à escolha
  • casca de 1 limão pequeno (só parte amarela)
  • 150 g de açúcar amarelo
  • 4 cardamomos
  • 3 cravos da india
  • 1/2 flor de anis
  • 1 pitada de noz moscada
  • 1 pau de canela
  • canela em pó (para decorar)
  • pitada de curcuma para dar cor amarela (opcional)
Levar o leite ao lume com as cascas de limão, especiarias e açúcar e deixar ferver em lume brando por 3 a 5 minutos. Adicionar a massa, e deixar cozer cerca de 3 minutos, mexendo sempre.
Adicionar mais leite e açúcar se necessário.
Retirar as cascas de limão e as especiarias, transferir para uma travessa e polvilhar com canela.





Vegan Lemon Curd (creme de limão vegano)

Vegan Lemon Curd:
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice (1-2 large lemons)
  • 2 Tbsp lemon zest (optional)
  • 4 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 cup sugar (plus more to taste) (can be also made with maple syrup)
  • A pinch of turmeric powder (for colour)
Combine all the ingredients in a blender until smooth.
Pour the mixture into a medium saucepan, and stir with a whisk. Bring to a boil then remove from the heat. Keep whisking until is thick and smooth.

Taste and add more lemon zest if you want to increase the acidity of the curd or maple syrup/ sugar for sweetness.

Allow it to cool (the curd is going to thicken as it cools).

Place in a jar and store in the fridge for 7-10 days

Use as a topping, filling or literally  with a spoon by itself out of the jar


Creme de Limão Vegano:
  • 1/2 caneca de sumo de limão (~ 1 -2 limões grandes)
  • 2 colheres de sopa de raspas de casca de limão (opcional)
  • 4 colheres de sopa de amido de milho
  • 1 caneca de leite vegetal
  • 1 caneca de açúcar  (ou mais a gosto) (pode-se usar outro qualquer adoçante)
  • Uma pitada de tumérico em pó (para dar cor)

Combinar todos os ingredientes num liquidificador até estar homogêneo.

Colocar a mistura numa panela média e ir mexendo com uma vara de arames.
Quando começar a ferver retirar do lume.
Continuar a mexer até ficar espesso e macio.

Provar e adicionar mais raspas de limão, para aumentar a acidez ou açúcar para que fique mais doce.

Deixar arrefecer (o creme de limão vai engrossar enquanto arrefece).

Guardar no frigorifico de preferência em frascos de vidro esterilizados. 
Aguenta no frigorífico por 7 a 10 dias.

No Bake oat bites (delicias de aveia)

  • 5  tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 + 1/2 cups oats
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 3  tbsp raw coconut sugar
  • 2  tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp almond essence
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Blend all ingredients together, less the raisins until its well combined and the almonds are broken into small pieces. Then add the raisins and involve.

Line some parchment or wax paper in a pan. Put in the misture and press down with a spoon as hard as you can. Really pack it in. Freeze until firm enough to cut into small bites,  I like to keep them in the freezer for optimum freshness, where they last a few weeks.


5 colheres de sopa de óleo de côco
1 + 1/2 canecas de aveia
½ caneca de amêndoas
3 colheres de sopa de açúcar de côco
2 colheres de sopa de linhaça moída
1 colher de chá de essência de amêndoa
1 colher de sopa de canela
1/2 caneca de sultanas

Num liquidificador triturar todos os ingredientes menos as sultanas, está que esteja bem combinado e as amêndoas cortads em pedaços pequenos. De seguida, adicionar as sultanas e envolver.

Forrar um tabuleiro com papel e colocar a mistura pressionando com uma colher para que fique o mais compacto possivel.  Congelar até que esteja firme o suficiente para cortar em pequenos pedaços. Eu gosto de mantê-los no congelador acho que ficam mais saborosos mas podem tambem ser guardados no frigorifico.