Secret Ingredient Vanilla Soft Serve and 5 New Giveaways

Today I have several fun recipes to share with you along with a NEW giveaway! Congrats to Kim Copithorne who won the Koukla Delights bundle. I also have some cool news, but I'll save that for the end of the post 🙂

Have you guessed what the secret ingredient could be just by looking at the photo??? This is banana-free. I put it out on facebook to see if anyone could guess and offered a prize if someone got it right. This is a LOW SUGAR (almost sugar free) Coconut Vanilla Soft Serve and its sooo yummy! I topped it with chunks of YoFiit's new vegan protein bars and ate it for lunch today. Mmm.

Drum roll...

The secret ingredient is cauliflower!!! It makes a great creamy consistency (think cauliflower mashed potatoes. So good right?). It needs be cooked and frozen first though.

I've sweetened up the soft serve with lucuma powder. It's a Peruvian fruit that tastes like caramel and can be found it in dried powdered form here in North America. Its really high in vitamins and minerals. I've also added a touch of stevia to boost the sweetness. Overall its very low on the sweet scale - much less sweet than a banana based soft serve which is nice and which is why I enjoyed it for lunch.

Vegan Vanilla Coconut Soft Serve

1 1/2 cups chilled full fat coconut milk

1 1/2 cups cooked/frozen cauliflower

2 tablespoons lucuma powder

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

4 large ice cubes

5-6 drops stevia

1/8-1/4 teaspoon vanilla bean powder, optional

Blend all ingredients until smooth and creamy in a high speed blender. Eat immediately.

I made the drizzle by whisking together some tahini, cinnamon, molasses, and touch of coconut oil. I mainly did this for a nice pop of colour and it added some extra richness. And as I mentioned above, I topped mine with chopped protein bars from YoFiit ...

...Which leads me to today's giveaway!

I've teamed up with YoFiit to bring you their NEW vegan protein bars which also happen to be gluten free, soy free, and nut free.

5 Winners will each receive an assorted box!

Here's why I like YoFiit Bars:

  • They contain probiotics to aid in digestion.
  • They're plant based.
  • They're high in protein (from hemp, chia, and pea protein).
  • They're low in sugar with only 5 grams per bar coming from dates, apples, and brown rice syrup.
  • Each bar has 11-12 grams of fiber.
  • They're nut-free. Many bars on the market are made with nuts, but so many people can't have them due to nut allergies.
  • They're soy free.

They have 3 different bars that are designed for different times of the day. See all the ingredients listed HERE.

An Apple Cinnamon fiber bar for the morning which has 12 grams of fiber in it! This is my favourite bar of the three, hands down (Jesse loves it too). It's a touch sweeter than the others, has a great chewy texture, and is bursting with flavor.

The Goji Chocolate energy bar is for midday. I think this one would be even better dipped in chocolate (haha you know how I love to dip things in chocolate!). It has a slightly soft, chewy texture which I love, but I'd like it to be a bit sweeter.

The Lemon Coconut protein bar is for any time of the day. It packs 15 grams of protein in just one bar! This one is my least favourite. The flavor isn't quite my jam and I think it needs to be sweeter - BUT then again they've designed it to have minimal sweetness on purpose so I have to remind myself that its a nutritional bar not dessert.

Giveaway

5 people will each win an assorted box of YoFiit bars!

To Enter:

  1. "Like" YoFiit on Facebook
  2. Answer in the comment section below telling me what flavors/ingredients you like in a protein bar.

3. BONUS entry: "Like" Sweetly Raw on facebook and then leave a comment here saying "Liked SRD" (if you write it on the facebook wall it can't be counted so make sure to do it here).

The giveaway is open to Canada and the USA.

The contest will be open until Tuesday April 11th and then 5 winners will be randomly chosen and contacted. You'll have 24 hours to reply with your address in order to claim your prize.

They have lots of cool other products too so definitely check them out.

Be sure to give the soft serve a try...

and you don't even have to tell your family that there's cauliflower in it hehe. Ultimately you can use any sweetener that you want in it. If you don't have lucuma, no worries! You can use maple syrup, a few dates, or coconut nectar.

Now for some news!

I've just started filming for my online raw food "cooking" course! I'm so excited! NO DESSERTS. This will be focused on savory meals only. I should have done something like this years ago - but better late than never right?! I have shared a lot in my instastories so be sure to check it out. We'll be doing more filming next week. And I mean professional filming, not like my little Youtube videos that I do myself lol. I asked my Facebook friends for suggestions on what to call the course. I cant call it Sweetly Raw since I won't be making desserts (although I may add a dessert course in the future). People had soooo many cool ideas! It's too bad that I only need one title. Do you have an idea? Leave it in the comment section below and let me know.

And I'll be in Calgary, AB later this month for some classes and tv appearances. If you're in the area be sure to join us for a class! They're all different.

Would you like me to come and do a workshop in your city? Let me know!

Wishing you a wonderful rest of the week! 🙂

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62 Comments
  1. Leslie Toker
    April 5, 2017 at 07:38
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    Favorite would be Lemon Bar Covered in Dark Chocolate, a lot of chocolate. Liked YoFit Liked SRD

    • sweet_raw
      April 5, 2017 at 18:41
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      Yummy that sounds delicious!

  2. Paige
    April 5, 2017 at 12:40
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    I think just different spices and fruit ones are my favorite.

  3. Michelle T
    April 5, 2017 at 12:46
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    Dates are my fave! Liked SRD

  4. Debbie Kirk
    April 5, 2017 at 13:00
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    Not on facebook so I cannot enter your give aways; however, I still love all of your posts and have your books! Looking forward to your savory cooking show - please let us know where to sign up!!!

    • sweet_raw
      April 5, 2017 at 18:41
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      It's ok Debbie! I'll take this as your entry ;) And thank you so much for your kind words!

  5. Heather Suhr
    April 5, 2017 at 14:04
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    I like flavors that include chocolate/nibs, coconut, goji, mulberries, dates - not necessarily that combination but those flavor options.

    • sweet_raw
      April 5, 2017 at 18:40
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      I love all those flavors too!

  6. Heather Suhr
    April 5, 2017 at 14:06
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    Liked SRD. (or so I think) I tried to "like" sweetly raw on FB but it comes up as "join group" ... not sure if that is what it's supposed to be or there's another FB page...

    • sweet_raw
      April 5, 2017 at 18:40
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      Oh oops! Thank you! I forgot to link to my sweetly raw facebook page - but yes I also have a group. Here's the page: https://www.facebook.com/sweetlyrawdessert/

  7. April 5, 2017 at 14:10
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    I love protein bars that combine cherry and a touch of chocolate. Although you said the lemon coconut YoFiit bar was your least favorite of the three, it sounds very good to me.

    • sweet_raw
      April 5, 2017 at 18:36
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      Cherry and chocolate is always a good combo! :)

  8. April 5, 2017 at 14:10
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    Liked SRD.

  9. Kelly M.
    April 5, 2017 at 15:29
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    I love vanilla and caramel flavors :) (FB name: Kelly Hughes Minyard)

  10. Kelly M.
    April 5, 2017 at 15:31
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    Liked SRD (FB name Kelly Hughes Minyard)

  11. April 5, 2017 at 15:39
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    Favorite ingredients in a protein bar have to be peanut butter, almond butter, really dark chocolate and of course protein and not much sugar. Can't ever go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate! Liked SRD

    • sweet_raw
      April 5, 2017 at 18:35
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      Chocolate and peanut butter is my favourite combo too!!

  12. stacey bradford
    April 5, 2017 at 16:16
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    My favorite flavors and things in a protein bar are white chocolate and other raw ingredients.

  13. Taylor Gillespie
    April 5, 2017 at 16:29
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    I love peanut butter, oatmeal, and raisin in my bars! liked SRD!

  14. Awilda
    April 5, 2017 at 16:33
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    Awesome giveaway, this recipe sounds amazing I need to make it myself 😋 One of my favorite ingredients in a protein bar is that it has to contain chocolate( cocoa) or even coconut anything that's organic and ingredients that I'm familiar with. Liked SRD ☺️

    • sweet_raw
      April 5, 2017 at 18:33
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      I'm right there with you on the chocolate!! :D

  15. April 5, 2017 at 16:55
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    My sister has been putting cauliflower in her smoothies and she raves about it, its replaced banana for her. I think I may have to try it.

    • sweet_raw
      April 5, 2017 at 18:32
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      Yes it makes a great substitute if someone doesn't like banana! It just needs some extra sweetener.

  16. Megan C
    April 5, 2017 at 17:51
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    Thanks for the giveaway! I put cauliflower in my smoothies :) My favorite ingredients in bars are dates, chia seeds and of course chocolate 🍫 Liked SRD on Facebook

    • sweet_raw
      April 5, 2017 at 18:31
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      Thats awesome that you add cauliflower to your smoothies! :)

  17. April 5, 2017 at 18:27
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    I love anything with nuts, I also like chocolate and cacao <3

  18. Sydney Gleeson
    April 5, 2017 at 18:32
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    Liked both! My favourite flavour of anything ever is chocolate! 🍫😊

  19. Sandra Lee
    April 5, 2017 at 19:10
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    Chocolate, of course :). And I find it difficult to find a tasty protein bar that doesn't contain soy. My body doesn't do well with soy (perhaps the estrogen in it??). Thanks for the chance!

    • sweet_raw
      April 6, 2017 at 18:24
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      Oh Im right there with you Sandra, re: bars filled with soy!

  20. Dana
    April 5, 2017 at 19:18
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    Hi Heather! You know I love frozen cauliflower in my smoothies so this is absolutely perfect! Mmmm, just delicious. I have like SRD on FB a while ago and now I have liked Yofiit as well. It looks as if they have some wonderful products to try. I love dates and chocolate in my protein bars as well as coconut, hempseed, sometimes sunflower seeds or goji berries.

    • sweet_raw
      April 6, 2017 at 18:24
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      Yumm I like dates and chocolate in protein bars too - the dates give such a nice texture!

  21. Jen
    April 5, 2017 at 23:41
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    I like simple flavors like vanilla or lemon. The lemon coconut sounds great!

  22. April 6, 2017 at 00:32
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    Hmmm, well obviously chocolate, haha! I like cinnamon, caramel, nuts/seeds, bit of saltiness, maybe ... !! :) I hope I win, haha! <3

    • sweet_raw
      April 6, 2017 at 18:23
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      haha yes chocolate is a given! Your other ideas sound really yummy!!

  23. Jen L
    April 6, 2017 at 00:54
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    I actually LOVE lemon flavoured anything... especially in protein bars when it has a touch of sweetness!!

  24. Jen L
    April 6, 2017 at 00:55
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    I Liked SRD on FB!

  25. April 6, 2017 at 00:55
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    My favourite protein bar ingredient is anything hemp! Hemp seeds, hemp protein powder - I find it gives lots of energy and prevents a crash. I can't believe I am listing it before chocolate... but ultimately chocolate goes on everything anyways :) also liked SRD on Facebook!

    • sweet_raw
      April 6, 2017 at 18:22
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      haha yes I agree that chocolate comes first! I like hemp too.

  26. Karen Beagles
    April 6, 2017 at 05:13
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    I like ones that taste like. Hocooaye. Hip cookie dough

  27. Karen Beagles
    April 6, 2017 at 05:16
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    Well I hope you can translate ....I meant chocolate chip cookie dough!! I liked srd too! Thanks for all your great recipes I have one of your books too!! Love it!!

    • sweet_raw
      April 6, 2017 at 18:21
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      Haha Im glad you translated for me Karen! Aw thank you so much :)

  28. Brittany McCaig
    April 6, 2017 at 05:54
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    I'm gonna switch it up a little and try something new, I think my favorite flavors for protein bars could be: mango & kiwi! & I liked SRD. <3

    • sweet_raw
      April 6, 2017 at 18:21
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      I like those ideas!!! Very different!

  29. April 6, 2017 at 15:27
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    yum! i love chia seeds in anything

  30. Ryoko
    April 6, 2017 at 18:38
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    Coconut and chia seed. Those are my LOVE!!!

  31. Ryoko
    April 6, 2017 at 18:39
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    Liked SRD

  32. April 6, 2017 at 19:27
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    Liked Yofiit. Liked SRD. Favourite protein bars peanut butter or chocolate coconut or apple cinnamon.

  33. Angela B
    April 6, 2017 at 20:15
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    Liked SRD on facebook.

  34. Angela B
    April 6, 2017 at 20:15
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    Anything chocolate in my bars works for me.

  35. April 6, 2017 at 20:19
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    The goji and chocolate sound really nice. I've actually never tried these bars and I am intrigued with all the flavours. Liked SRD. :)

  36. Amy Heffernan
    April 6, 2017 at 22:48
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    I enjoy strawberry's in a protein bar and nuts. :) Thanks. Liked SRD

  37. Christine Murray
    April 6, 2017 at 23:23
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    I would love chocolate, almonds, coconut. "Liked SRD"

  38. Cydni
    April 7, 2017 at 04:42
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    Liked SRD and Yofit. I love anything with chocolate and coconut. He goji chocolate sounds delicious! I love that they are nut free too!!

  39. mollyparnis
    April 7, 2017 at 14:30
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    There are so many flavors that I love in a protein bar but I really look for the protein content. I love that YoFiit gets their high protein content from from hemp, chia, and pea protein instead of soy.

  40. Isabelle Martin
    April 7, 2017 at 20:44
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    Will you be surprised, Heather, if I tell you I’d LOVE a dark chocolate bar with maple – of course! – but not any maple: maple BUTTER. That would be simply decadent, don’t you think? On the wild side, I’d love a bar with edible flowers (for looks AND taste) or herbal tea infused (like hibiscus). Wouldn’t THAT be awesome? And I could go on and on and on… 

    • sweet_raw
      April 9, 2017 at 03:55
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      Yumm that all sounds fabulous Isabelle!!!

  41. April 8, 2017 at 00:22
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    Liked SRD - my favourite ingredient is always peanut butter 😋

  42. Suzanne
    April 8, 2017 at 20:35
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    Chocolate and any type of nut! I also like SRD! ✨

  43. Suzanne Favot
    April 9, 2017 at 12:49
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    Lemon and coconut ..two of my favs!!

  44. Suzanne Favot
    April 9, 2017 at 12:51
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    And you know I LOVE SRD. ❤️

  45. April 10, 2017 at 03:25
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    Liked Yofit and SRD! This will sound strange but I once played around with a curry and raisin flavoured hemp protein bar with coconut butter swirl on top.... I will never forget the uniqueness and actually how mouthwatering it was especially crumbled on top of cinnamon nana ice cream! YUM food!

    • sweet_raw
      April 10, 2017 at 04:19
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      Wow, that sounds very unique indeed!!!

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