Pumpkin is so delicious. It's especially delicious in this recipe. You can taste the vanilla flavor but I love the pumpkin flavor bursting through. I had this for breakfast today and it was a super simple recipe.
When I crave sweets, I look for ways to minimize my sugar consumption while also getting that sweet fix. I recently discovered monk fruit sugar so my coffee and sweets have never been the same. It's a great substitute for regular sugar but it has no impact on your blood sugar and has no carbs. I didn't use monk fruit sugar for this recipe, though, so go out and get it because my next recipe will have it.
Energy bars with lot of fiber, minimal sugar and high protein are a great snack. I grab and just go and I feel full for the time that I'm out and about and I need to get things done. I love a few brands of energy bars but I also love making my own-it's easy to choose what ingredients go in them and you can make a bunch and freeze These particular bars are without sugar by default since I ran out of maple syrup. They are still so delish!
Happy New Year! I had every intention of writing this blog post last weekend but it got away from me. I've been so busy with my yoga studio and picking up more dog walking clients that I don't often write a new recipe. Thank you for continuing to read my blog. I have so so many recipes that you could spend an evening reading through my posts. I definitely went through a peanut butter and chocolate dessert phase so you should check out my desserts!
Here is a quick snack for you and something I've probably made and posted a hundred times before this. These bites are made with protein powder that is sweetened with stevia so these are pretty much sugar-free, full of fiber and healthy fat. But before I go ahead with the recipe, I wanted to say that my Munch and Meditate Supperclub tickets are on sale for April 28th. Come and meet me as I lead you in a guided meditation that focuses on grounding and renewal (springtime!) and then serve you a complimentary welcome drink of prosecco and a 3 course meal. Want in? Buy tickets at Foreverplantbased.eventbrite.com ! Now for this wonderful snack recipe....
I think it's pretty obvious that I love chocolate bites. They are wonderful when you want to make something sweet and you don't have alot of time and you want something that will render leftovers. I was home over the weekend and I brought back some food including raisins. I can't say I tend to snack on raisins so I used them for this recipe. Also, I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT PROTEIN POWDER! I came home to a brand new container and I'm pretty psyched.
I made these over the last two days and I've been eating, what I think, is way too much of them. However, I got on the scale this morning and I lost another half a pound. But yeah, you can't eat these with abandon, you need to reign yourself in. These snacks are awesome but they do contain a decent amount of peanut butter and chocolate chips. They are still healthy though and mucho tasty AND very easy to make so you must make these at least once.
I haven't made snack bites or snack bars in a while because I devour them with no thought whatsoever. This time I made these bites and ate them over the course of three days, which is good for me. They are high in protein, though, because I didn't use dates, I had to use more of the liquid sweetener than I wanted to but oh well. Speaking of dates, not one has passed through my lips since February. They are just too many calories to deal with and very binge-worthy for me.
I'm running low on dried fruit which is essential for making raw crusts so tonight I said good bye to my bag of dried cranberries with this amazing recipe. These bars are delish, sweet and full of vanilla flavor with the added fiber of oats. There are very few ingredients and in no time you will have a very cool snack.
I made these bites after I saw a fellow blogger's recipe on Instagram (Carrie from www.carrieonliving.com ). I love following her posts and her blog is super informative, check it out! Anyway, I bought dates and dried cranberries and just went to town with some raw desserts. I made these bites with dates and also with half dates and half dried cranberries-my personal favorite are the bites with the dried cranberries and no peanut butter (yes sometimes I DO get sick of pb!)
I set up a delivery of Graze snacks, has anyone heard of Graze.com ? You set up a payment and a schedule and they deliver delicious snacks right to your door. You can specify what kind of snacks you want based on your dietary needs It's cool. Anyway, I ate one of their protein flapjacks and it was so delish I made a similar one. I love protein bars-their chewiness, the energy they give, the sweetness and filling feeling you get after enjoying one. They are so easy to make at home that it doesn't make sense to buy them.
I make these delicious dessert bars with a caramel layer and I thought what if I use this recipe as a dip for apples. I'm totally 3 months late with this recipe since caramel apple season was pretty much October but it's never too late to eat this caramel sauce. OMG, it's so yum and absolutely free of preservatives, dairy and chemical crap.
When you reflect back on this year, what are the highlights for you? I think about how I completed my first marathon and how I got to run my first marathon in my most favorite city where I happen to live (NYC!!) I think about how much I love my yoga studio and how many classes we have and all the new teachers that have booked the space. I think about how my niece is growing up so fast and how I became her godmother at the beginning of this month. So many things to be grateful for and so many new goals to work on for 2017.