Cinnamon Maca Mousse Parfait, Eggnog Truffles & GIVEAWAY

This time of year we're bombarded with alllll the goodies, the high calorie drinks whether alcoholic or not (ahem, eggnog), snack platters - you name it. I believe in indulging this time of year in a healthy way! Today I have some tasty holiday recipes to share with you that aren't just delicious, they're actually good for you too - healing in fact! I also have an awesome giveaway that will assist in keeping you healthy and happy.

How about a rich and decadent cinnamon maca mousse that contains a secret ingredient to boost it's nutrition power (besides the maca)? I'm sharing some eggnog truffles, AND I didn't mention this in the title but I also have a raw vegan eggnog cheesecake recipe for you that I made using these cute snowflake molds (you can make it in a spring form pan or mini molds).

I think this is the most important time of the year to be incorporating as many healing foods into our diet as possible. Those of us in the northern hemisphere are subjected to cold weather which brings on colds and flus, and all the extra holiday food can bring our energy levels and digestion system down a notch.

I'm a long time fan of Organika Health Products, a Canadian company that produces natural health supplements and vitamins. I've teamed up with them to create this recipe and to provide a giveaway for you so that you can create healing desserts too!

Maca

Maca is one of my favourite super foods ever!!! I've been using it for about 10 years, particularly in my dessert recipes. Here in North America we have to buy it in powdered form. Organika gelatinizes the maca to remove some of the starch making it more digestible, and easier to absorb (you'll find regular and gelatinized on the market).

  • Maca is a Peruvian root that has a malty taste to it.
  • It's an adaptopgen which means that it helps with your body's response to stress (don't we all need more of that).
  • It's known as a hormone balancer.
  • It helps balance mood and emotional state.
  • It helps with boosting libido.
  • It improves strength and vitality.
  • It helps with constipation (I don't know about studies or literature on this but it helps me!)

Collagen Protein

Collagen protein is a supplement that I started taking about 4 years ago when it hit the market - if you haven't jumped on this train, I highly suggest that you do as it has many benefits! (side note, if you're a long time reader of my blog you know that I'm not a vegan anymore. If you're new here and are shocked to see me using this product, check out my health story HERE).

  • Collagen is the most abundant kind of protein that we have in our bodies. In our 30s our natural collagen starts to deplete so we need to supplement with it to maintain the benefits that it offers.
  • Collagen is found in real bone broth and in cuts of meat that contains skin and bone.
  • It contains about 6 grams of protein per tablespoon and is a white powder that is tasteless, making it easy to add to anything. It disolves into hot or cold liquids.
  • It supports healthy hair, skin, and nails.
  • It helps with digestion.
  • It helps with joint health.
  • It helps with skin elasticity to prevent the signs of aging.
  • Organika hydrolyzes their collagen so that it's more absorbable and sources it from grass fed cows.
  • An easy-to-digest source of protein.

Bone Broth Powder

I'm SOOOOO excited that Organika has recently released several different bone broth protein powders!!!! Both beef and chicken, plain or with ginger. I'll be very honest. I know that bone broth is really beneficial but I don't enjoy making it and it never turns out very good either. This powder is basically my dream come true for easy and daily consumption of broth. It's part of my routine now to add a huge spoonful to some boiling water along with a few pinches of salt and I drink it like I would tea.

  • This has the same benefits as collagen protein.
  • It supports gut health.
  • There are 15 grams of easily absorbable protein per 2 tablespoons.
  • It comes from grass fed, free range, hormone free chickens/cows.
  • It assists in quick body recovery.
  • It easily dissolves into water/soup.
  • It has very little taste making it versatile for cooking.

On that note, let's get into the recipes, shall we?!

I've used maca and collagen in this mousse to create a mighty healing and delicious dessert. The collagen adds a shot of protein (among all the other benefits), and the cinnamon helps to balance blood sugar.

VEGAN version:

Omit the collagen all together or sub your favourite protein powder (preferably unflavored or vanilla, unsweetened. If it's sweetened, use less sweetener in the recipe).

Cinnamon Maca Mousse

Makes 6 servings

2 1/2 cups full fat coconut milk

1 cup raw cashew pieces

4 tablespoons coconut nectar

3 tablespoons collagen powder*

1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons maca powder

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil

Blend the coconut milk, cashews, and nectar in a high speed blender until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and blend again to incorporate. Pour into a large bowl and chill in the fridge (not the freezer) for at least 12 hours. Spoon or pipe into bowls/glasses.

*Or sub bone broth powder. It's neutral enough in taste to work in this recipe.

Cranberry Sauce

2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries

1/3 cup coconut sugar

1/4 cup water

Add all ingredients to a small pot. Bring to a bowl and then reduce the heat and simmer with the lid half on for 15 minutes until the cranberries break down and become saucey. Mash any that didn't break down. Add 1-2 tablespoons water if it is too thick.

Parfait Assembly

Layer the chilled mousse with the cooled cranberry sauce. Serve immediately or keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.

GIVEAWAY time!!

Enter to win one of these Organika products of your choice:

To Enter:

  1. Answer this question in the comment section below: Which of these products do you want to win and why?

That's it!!

This contest is open to residents of Canada. A random winner will be chosen on Friday December 15th and will be contacted by email. The winner will need to respond within 24 hours in order to claim their prize.

Good luck 🙂

This is a sponsored giveaway. All opinions are my own and I only ever promote products that I use and truly love.

Do you like eggnog? As I mentioned earlier, I have 2 awesome healthy raw vegan eggnog desserts!

You can see the recipe for my eggnog truffles in THIS POST where I also featured some holiday re-makes from my readers.

This raw eggnog cheesecake is also reeeeally good!!!

You can find the recipe in THIS POST.

In that post you'll also find these healthy holiday drinks!!!

Connect with me on instagram @sweetlyraw! I'm running some awesome holiday giveaways that are open to Canada and the USA.

 

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47 Comments
  1. miranda
    December 11, 2017 at 17:23
    Reply

    The collagen powder

    • Trevor
      December 15, 2017 at 01:30
      Reply

      I'd most like to win the bone protein powder.. I go to the gym a lot and just ran out:(( also ive never tried it and they way you describe it👌 very interested! Love your recipes

      • sweet_raw
        December 16, 2017 at 03:04
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        Thank you so much :)

  2. Brenda Penton
    December 11, 2017 at 17:33
    Reply

    I'd most like to win the bone broth protein powder because I haven't tried it before and would love to.

  3. Laine
    December 11, 2017 at 17:57
    Reply

    I would love to win the Maca powder! I find that when I take maca on a regular basis both my energy and stress levels are more balanced.

  4. stacey
    December 11, 2017 at 19:39
    Reply

    I would love to win the collagen! I make a lot of recipes that I could use this in but have never been brave enough to just go for it!

    • sweet_raw
      December 12, 2017 at 05:29
      Reply

      I know you'll love it! I like that its flavorless and I can add it to virtually anything :)

  5. Imogen
    December 11, 2017 at 20:19
    Reply

    Collagen! I've heard it does wonders, but never actually taken the leap and tried it myself

    • sweet_raw
      December 12, 2017 at 05:29
      Reply

      You'll love it! :)

  6. Cecilia Tung
    December 11, 2017 at 21:56
    Reply

    I want to win the bone broth powder as I have been wanting to increase protein and more minerals in my diet since I am unable to have dairy and looking for ways to ensure that I am getting protein and minerals that my body needs.

  7. Jane Young
    December 11, 2017 at 23:39
    Reply

    I would like to win the Bone broth. I like that it can be mixed with smoothies and incorporated into cookies and your scrumptious recipes, benefitting me with improved joint function, skin, hair and digestions! I am getting older so appreciate all the natural help I can receive. I hope I win so I can try those amazing recipes above!

  8. Philia
    December 11, 2017 at 23:42
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    I would so love to win a bag of maca powder! I love the earthy taste of it, it is delicious in oatmeal 😍. Plus, it has so many health benefits, especially in the hormone department (which I need haha).

  9. Pamela Dodge
    December 12, 2017 at 00:48
    Reply

    I have used bone broth for about ten years. I learned about it in massage school. It has really helped my neck after being in two car wrecks. I just started using collagen powder after talking to my sister that uses it. So because I am learning to be healthy I would love to try the maca powder. I like that it helps with stress and is a hormone balancer. I am starting into menopause oh ya.

    • sweet_raw
      December 12, 2017 at 05:30
      Reply

      I'm so glad to hear that you're taking collagen already, that's great! You can add maca to so many things :))

  10. Vicky Cuddy
    December 12, 2017 at 02:13
    Reply

    I’d love to win the bone broth protein powder because like you said, Heather, I can’t make a nice broth either. It’s very healthy and after the life fight I had, I love these healthy ideas, thank you.

    • sweet_raw
      December 12, 2017 at 05:30
      Reply

      Haha yeah, I don't know what it is but my bone broth never turns out very good!!

  11. Suzanne
    December 12, 2017 at 03:20
    Reply

    I would love all of the products and i use maca all of the time and love it. I am intrigued by the collagen powder however as I am 67 and you can never have enough collagen so would like incorporate it in as much as I can. lol

  12. Susan Eng
    December 12, 2017 at 03:59
    Reply

    I would love to win the Oganika Maca! I could use the hormone balancing, as I am currently trying to heal my immune system to let my body heal my stage 4 breast cancer. Just got diagnosed for the first time this year. It has been a journey.

    • sweet_raw
      December 12, 2017 at 05:31
      Reply

      My heart goes out to you! Sending you prayers to heal your cancer xo

  13. December 12, 2017 at 04:31
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    I would love to win the bone broth protein powder! I only just recently found out that such a product existed and I am thrilled about the idea of it! I love Organika products (I purchase their brand for my supplements) and I have been a big believer in the gut healing properties of bone broth for quite some time. To have a powder that I could use in baking and cooking that incorporates bone broth and protein in one would be so amazing!

    • sweet_raw
      December 12, 2017 at 05:32
      Reply

      Yes! I love how versatile the powder is and how easy it is to use. I think everyone should use it :D

  14. Rosie
    December 12, 2017 at 04:56
    Reply

    I’d love the collagen!! Collagen single packs are my life saver when I’m working/on the go! Right now I’m just packing them in ziploc bags! Haha love these recipes Heather!!

    • sweet_raw
      December 12, 2017 at 05:33
      Reply

      Ah yes, the little packs would be perfect for travels Rosie!!

  15. Lindsay
    December 12, 2017 at 10:09
    Reply

    Maca powder, love adding it to my morning smoothies for extra energy

  16. Sarah
    December 12, 2017 at 13:11
    Reply

    That recipe looks amazing! I would want to win the bone broth powder. Love the other 2...never tried the bone broth powder. :)

  17. Becky
    December 12, 2017 at 15:36
    Reply

    I would love to win the collagen. I recently been reading a lot about it’s healthy benefits but haven’t bought it yet since I wasn’t sure which one to buy. 😊 thank you for the opportunity to try it!! I love your recipes!!

  18. ZACH
    December 12, 2017 at 17:39
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    I’d love to Wine the bone broth protein or collagen to give me some added protein my desserts , most of my desserts I make turn more keto (fat heavy) then with some protein love and collagen would be great for gut gummies

    • ZACH
      December 12, 2017 at 17:39
      Reply

      Win* not Wine

  19. Thess Solis
    December 12, 2017 at 18:30
    Reply

    Actually, I have been using all of them. Will be wonderful to be a winner, yay! Collagen protein is my everyday use. Thanks

  20. Tracy B
    December 12, 2017 at 21:06
    Reply

    I would love the bone broth protein powder because I have heard so many good things about it. So good for your skin, hair, nails and protein keeps you full longer. So excited to try.

  21. Linda
    December 13, 2017 at 01:08
    Reply

    I want to try the bone broth powder because I've heard from others how good it is.

  22. Krista M
    December 13, 2017 at 01:43
    Reply

    The bone broth protein powder because I've heard good things about bone broth's health benefits & I think it would be pretty easy to incorporate into my diet.

  23. December 13, 2017 at 03:04
    Reply

    I’d love to try the bone broth protein powder. It’s something I’ve always wanted to try!

  24. December 13, 2017 at 03:53
    Reply

    Maca powder! I’ve always been meaning to check for it at our local food shop but never have - I’d love to try it!

  25. December 13, 2017 at 04:43
    Reply

    That's a hard decision, between the maca and the bone broth. I would probably choose maca though, as I like to use it in smoothies and other recipes.

  26. Gail
    December 13, 2017 at 09:56
    Reply

    I would like the bone broth powder to try as I have read about how good it can be for your immune system. Thanks for the giveaway and Merry Christmas!

  27. Kristin
    December 13, 2017 at 16:58
    Reply

    I'd love the collagen, to add to smoothies and other drinks!

  28. December 14, 2017 at 06:06
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    I love the idea of the bone broth protein powder. I am a huge advocate of bone broth and make it frequently. But how great would it be to be able to travel and take along the bone broth protein powder with us! Brilliant! Thank you for this opportunity, Heather.

  29. Sarah Henkel
    December 14, 2017 at 15:57
    Reply

    Tough choice but, I’d have to go with the bone broth protein. Not only is it full of protein but collagen as well. My joints could really use the collagen after the extra weight from pregnant. And now that I am breastfeeding full time I am craving protein rich foods. The Bone broth protein would definitely be a much needed pick me up. Yummm!

  30. Kaylea
    December 14, 2017 at 19:42
    Reply

    I have been wanting to try bone broth/ bone broth powder for a few months now. Since I started at Pacific Rim college but it's just not in my budget right now. I would love to win this and bring it home for the holidays

  31. Michael U
    December 14, 2017 at 20:40
    Reply

    I would love to try the bone broth powder, because I've tried it a couple times before an am a big fan - but have never had a powdered version. And unfortunately I'm allergic to Maca! happy holidays!

    • sweet_raw
      December 16, 2017 at 03:04
      Reply

      Interesting, I've never heard of a maca allergy before! Im sorry to hear it :((

  32. Bailey Campbell
    December 15, 2017 at 06:50
    Reply

    I’d love to win the enhanced collagen! ! I have struggled with IBS for years and have heard such amazing things about using collagen with gut issues. i also recently found out I’m anemic and have suffered from a fair amount of hair loss, along with brittle nails and would love to get back to my old self with collagen! It’s exactly what I need right now!!

    • sweet_raw
      December 16, 2017 at 03:05
      Reply

      I'm so sorry to hear it! Both the bone broth powder AND collagen would do wonders for you. Wishing you all the best with healing :)

  33. Isa Van Wittenberghe
    December 15, 2017 at 14:00
    Reply

    Maca!! I’ve been dying to try some! All the benefits would help me tremendously as a college student with lots of stress. Also it’s a great add on in smoothies!!

  34. Tara
    December 15, 2017 at 19:37
    Reply

    The collagen! Part of my everyday smoothie or exlir :)

  35. Angela Kuzara
    December 18, 2017 at 07:57
    Reply

    I’d love to try the collagen powder because I see it in so many tasty sounding recipes and have heard that it can be helpful with digestive health which has been a recent struggle for me. I’ve been mostly plant based my whole life and couldn’t stomach anything meaty but I’ve read that it’s neutral tasting so it seems a more reasonable incorporation for me

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