Eating Well Through the Holidays Doesn’t Mean You Have to Suffer!

Via Hayley Hobson
on Nov 6, 2012
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Getting through the next couple of month can be tough for many of us.

From Halloween through the New Year, there are so many temptations out there. Candy, parties, cocktails, more parties… By the time January 1 arrives, we feel overstuffed, over-baked, bloated and just generally yucky.

But guess what? It doesn’t have to be like that! You too can get through this holiday season with zest and ease.

Try this delicious raw chocolate glazed donut recipe. Dessert has never tasted so good.  Just don’t eat all 16!


3 cups almond meal
2 1/2 cups dried shredded unsweetened coconut
Pinch Himalayan sea salt
1/4 cup (or more) agave nectar or honey
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 small 2 inch chunk of organic raw red beet (or enough to color the cake red)

Raw chocolate glaze:

1/2 cup melted coconut oil
1/2 cup raw cacao powder
a pinch  Himalayan sea salt
1/4 cup agave nectar

To make the donuts, combine all ingredients and process until smooth. Shape into 16 balls, and then shape into donuts and place on a dehydrator sheet. Dry for about eight hours or until not sticky. To make the glaze, whisk all ingredients until smooth. Let sit a little while to thicken. Place the doughnuts on a drying rack. Drizzle the glaze over the doughnuts, then them on a foil lined sheet pan. Place in the freezer to harden for a few minutes. Remove from freezer, and serve!


Editor: Brianna Bemel


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About Hayley Hobson

Hayley Hobson is an author, speaker, business coach, yogi, Pilates and holistic nutritional expert based in Boulder, CO. Hayley creates lifestyle transformations by coaching her clients to strengthen, nourish and evolve through the cycles and shifts in life. Combining cutting edge understanding in all three disciplines due to years of anatomical study and dietary theory, Hayley’s approach leverages their blended benefits and results. Her unique and intelligent style promotes strengthening while softening–empowering her client’s to heal not only their physical bodies, but their hearts and minds as well. Hayley studied at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, continues her studies with David Wolfe, raw food expert and is an essential oil expert in her own right.  Her insights and articles can also be found on her blog, Mindbodygreen and Islaorganics. She has also been featured in Pilates Style magazine, Natural Health magazine and Triathlete Magazine.  She has fun running and playing in the mountains with her husband, former world-ranked triathlete, Wes Hobson and their two beautiful daughters, Makenna and Madeline. To learn more about her nutritional courses, events she's hosting and custom programs go to her website or follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Pinterest.


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