Chunks-O-Protein (Almond Oat Balls)

Get ready, set, go!

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Chunks-O-Protein (Almond Oat Balls)

Ingredients:

1 C (Gluten Free) Rolled Oats

2/3 C Unsweetened Coconut Flakes

1/3 C Ground Flax

1/2 C Chocolate Chips (use raw cacao chips for raw version)

Pinch of Sea Salt

1/3 C Maple Syrup (or honey)

1 tsp Vanilla

1/2 C Almond Butter

Directions:

Mix first 5 ingredients in large bowl.

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Add ‘wet’ ingredients and mix well.

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Roll into 24 equal sized balls.

Refrigerated for one hour.

Enjoy!

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Not Just Any Raw Energy Bar

Today I made a couple batches of some very special raw energy bars.  These were developed for my two youngest children with their input of ingredients!

I asked them if they wanted a smoothie for snack, but they decided they wanted other superfoods!

What parent in their right mind would say no to a healthy, packed with omega’s,  fiber rich, snack?

It was so easy, even kids could make this (with supervision using processor of course!)

Raw Z-Bar

Raw Z-Bar

Z-Bar a.k.a. Raw Energy Bar (made especially for my lil guy, Zac) 

Ingredients:
1/2 C Organic Oats (not the quick oats)
1/8 – 1/4 C Raw Almonds
1/8 C Raw Pumpkin Seeds
4 Dates
1 T (Heaping) of Almond Butter

Directions:
1. Process nuts and oats til crumbly, then put into a bowl and set aside
2. Soak dates for about 15 minutes & remove pits
3. Process dates
4. After you process the dates, add almond butter and dry ingredients and process til mixture begins to stick together. You can add a couple T of water if mixture is too dry.
5. In a small pan (6 x 9) or smaller for thicker bars, press mixture down firmly.
6. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, then cut into squares or bars & enjoy!

Raw J-Bar

Raw J-Bar

J-Bar (made for my other lil guy, Jake)

Follow Z-Bar Recipe above and add:

1/2 C of raisins

1/4 Unsweetened Coconut Flakes

*Follow Z-Bar instructions, and process *raisins with the dates and add *coconut with the other dry ingredients

Ta Die For! Almond Butter Stuffed Dates!

While checking out my “reader” on WordPress and came across The Juicy Pineapple‘s post!  I’m into raw foods and I use dates as a sweetener and add almond butter in my smoothies for protein.  She posted such a great snack idea I had to try it!  Thank you for sharing!

Besides being a tasty, protein packed treat almond butter is packed with healthy fats and protein while dates can help get things moving…in the intestinal tract…of course if your watching calories, moderation is key.

Almond Butter Dates

Almond Butter Dates

 

Oh-So-Delicious Smoothie ❤

❤ Oh-So-Delicious Smoothie for Two  ❤

So this is my, oh-so-delicious, compromise.  I wanted to make Dr. Oz’s breakfast smoothie (from his 3 day detox/cleanse),

but no one in town had raspberries!  NO ONE!  I checked grocery stores, Wal-Mart, and Sam’s Club!

I even asked if they had any ‘out back’ and I some said this has been very common lately.  Weird!

Oh So Delicious Smoothie!

Oh So Delicious Smoothie!

Ingredients:

1/2 C Spinach
1 Banana
2 C Dark Cherries (frozen)
1 T Almond Butter
2 T Ground Flax
Add enough water to cover about 3/4 of the ingredients.
Blend & drink up!
It was soooooooooooo good I drank it before I remembered to take a photo of it!