4 Yacon Syrup Recipes: salad dressing, Chocolate, power shake

1. Sweet yacón power shake

Summer has arrived and the high temperatures also.

Yacon power shakeYou’d like something sweet but light at the same time, something that could help you keep fresh and survive these hot days.

We give you the perfect solution.You can prepare, in the confort of your home or at work a cool, light and sweet yacon power shake that can help you control your apetite without having to worry about wearing your new pair of slim jeans that you’ve just bought.

It’s known that yacón syrup, a sweetener which can replace the sugar or honey, is low-glycemic and can keep us healthy and in shape.That because our bodies absorbe a lower quantity of indigestible sugars.

Let us know, in a comment bellow, what do you think about this great recipe.

Ingredients :

  • 2 cups of chocolate soy-milk or chocolate coconut milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • ½ cup of walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon of yacon syrup

Directions :

  1. Put all ingredients in blender
  2. Blend until Smooth
  3. Poor and enjoy

2. Chocolate chip cookies with yacón

They say diamants are a women best friend…

I personally think chocolate is a sweeter, less expensive way for woman to have their little piece of heaven.

Not only it tastes great but it can also help us stay healthy, beautiful and happy.

Why I say that? Well, cocoa bean is rich in a class of plant nutrients called flavonoids,which is acting as a natural antioxidant, for our bodies.

Chocolate chip cookies with yacónNumerous studies revelead that chocolate can help us prevent cardiovascular diseases, one of the most common health problems since always.

For example, a study that involved 17 young healthy people, who ate a bar of chocolate and then get an ultrasound, revealed that eating chocolate may seem to make the blood vessels a little more flexible, preventing them from hardening, a main cause of heart attacks.

Chocolate it’s also good for skin because the flavonoids found in dark chocolate help us fight against the UV rays.

At last, chocolate may keep us happy because it helps raising the serotonin level in the brain, a neurotransmitter that has numerous functions, includind appetite, sleep and regulation of mood.

So, with no further introduction, this is the recipe for some delicious chocolate chips with yacón, a way to feel  happy without having to worry about your silhouette,  ladies.

Ingredients  for  4 servings :

 

  • 2 ½ cups of blanched almond flour
  • ½ teaspoon of celtic sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon of baking soda
  • ½ cup of grapeseed oil or vegan shortening
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • ½ cup of yacón syrup
  • 1 cup of chocolate chunks

 

Directions :

 

  1. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl
  2. Stir together wet ingredients in a smaller bowl
  3. Mix wet ingredients into dry
  4. Form ½ inch balls and press onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet
  5. Bake at 350° for 7-10 minutes
  6. Cool and serve

 

3. Yacón Salad Dressing

Let’s see,  your birthday is coming and of course you’ve invited some friends to come over so you must cook something but, like everyone, you have also friends who are on diet, so you must prepare something for them too.

yacon salad dressing Among other things, what would be more appropriate and get you out of trouble more than a salad?!?

But what kind of salad you may ask…Well, something light and delicious at the same time, a salad that can be eaten by everyone, on diet or not.

Of course, everyone knows that the dressing makes the difference between a salad and a great salad.

And what makes this dressing so special? Well, the yacón  syrup, of course.

Not only it helps us keep in shape but is also very healthy and that’s what everyone wants, isn’t it?

Because it contains only a small quantity of indigestible sugar, the yacón syrup it’s an alternative sweetener, very appreciated by people on diet,  being also very good for those that suffer of diabetes.

So this is an excellent ideea for a dressing, that will make your friends, on diet or not, to go crazy about your salad.

Try it and you’ll see that we’re right!!!

 

Ingredients :

  • 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3-4 tablespoons of yacon syrup
  • 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of ginger
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste

Directions :

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and enjoy.

4. Yacón Syrup Dressing

You don’t have to be thin, beauty isn’t about that.

It’s important to be healthy but for some , being healthy and having a thin body at the same time is almost perfection.

yacon syrup dressingWe’re sure  that you’re always searching new recipes and try to diversify your diet because nobody likes eating the same food almost everyday.

But we also agree that there is a kind of food that that could get you out of trouble and yes, I am talking about salad.

We’ve already presented you a dressing that could help you make the difference between a salad and a great salad.

Of course we agree with you in your decision of diversifying your diet, so we decided to present you another awesome ideea of salad dressing, that contains yacón syrup, a great sweetener wich keeps you in shape due to the fact that isn’t all absorbed by your body and also gives your salad an excellent taste.

Ingredients :

  • 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive
  • 3 tablespoons of yacón syrup
  • juice of one lemon
  • 1 tablespoon of tahini
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions :

  1. Add all the ingredients in a small bowl
  2. Whisk until fully mixed
  3. Pour over salad and toss

Bon appetite,  ma cheries!!!

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