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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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Energy Bar

Made these this morning!  These are a quick, healthy snack!

So easy to make, I think I could easily get addicted to making various forms of these!

Stay tuned!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Energy Bar

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Energy Bar

Peanut Butter Chocolate Energy Bar

1 C Almonds

1/3 C Sunflower Seed

2 T Peanut Butter

10 Dates

1/4 C Special Dark Chocolate Chips

Directions:

Soak dates for about 3 hours, then drain water & remove pits

In food chopper or food processor, chop almonds then set aside in bowl.

Process dates in chopper or processor.

Add remaining ingredients.

Mix all ingredients together.

Line a 9 x 6 pan with parchment paper

Pour mixture onto parchment paper and firmly pack down til flat or you can roll into 10 equal sized balls.

(Bars will cut easier if you refrigerate for 15 minutes prior to cutting.)

Cocoberry Peach Smoothie

Ingredients

Cocoberry Peach Smoothie

1 Cup Peaches

1/3 Cup Blackberries

1 tsp Chia Seed

1 Cup Coconut Milk

Blend & Enjoy!

Caution: When using frozen peaches, sip slowly.

Frozen peaches can lead to B~R~A~I~N  F~R~E~E~Z~E!!!!!!

Cocoberry Peach Smmothie

Raw Avocado Bites

Raw Avocado Bites

(My take on Avocado “Fries”)

WARNING: VERY ADDICTING!!!

Raw Avocado Bites

Raw Avocado Bites

1 Large Avocado (pitted and diced)
1/3 C Nutritional Yeast
1T Smoked Paprika
1 tsp Garlic Powder
Mix last 3 ingredients then toss avocado til evenly coated!
Y~U~M!

 

Day 3 ~ RAW Strawberry, blueberry, and banana!

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Okay, so I’ve been slacking pretty bad here!  See why I need this space to hold myself accountable?!  This smoothie was

day 3 for me.

Day 4 is a bit hazy to me, that’s what happens when old age kicks in (at least for me) I have a bad case of CRS!

(Can’t remember sh*t)

Day 5, I do remember having a wonderful RAW caesar salad.  It was so big that I actually had it in two meals!

I hope that you’re enjoying the ideas I’m sharing!

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Healthy fast food? Yup!

Tonight’s dinner was delish! Trying to prepare for the holiday, shopping, wrapping, etc. Dinner was ready in about ten minutes!  The healthy fast food alternative ~ gluten free sprouted grain wrap with a veggie burger, tomato, and cheese…

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UMM… YUM! More on gluten free pup food…

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From left to right:

1) Ground chicken, gluten-free shells, spinach

2) Lean ground beef, peas and carrots with gluten-free shells

3) Gluten free peanut butter pup treats…pb with carob chips, pb sprinkled cinnamon, and regular pb.  They can not get enough of these!

4) GF pumpkin gf oat treats!  Helps keep them ‘regular’ so, if you make anything with pumpkin, don’t over do it! (Especially if you have paper trained pups, cause you could have a mess on your hands!)

5) Lean ground beef, brown rice, corn, peas, green beans, and spinach!

They also get a daily vitamin to make sure they are getting all the minerals needed in a pups diet!  Our vet is right on board with us and how we feed “the girls.”  Lil Roo is about 15 months and just had her check up, has maintained her weight to the ounce for a year!  Both of their fur is sooo soft from the diet and natural soap I use to bathe them!

 

What the he77 is “raw” anyway?

Have you ever tried eating raw?

A few years ago I was about 90%  and loved it!  I actually lost about 50 pounds and my complexion!  How cool is that?!*~

What is raw?  Raw is basically eating unprocessed, uncooked or “live” food.  Food can be dehydrated at 105 degrees or less.  A higher temperature than that would kill the enzymes and the food would no longer be considered “live.  One does not need to go 100% raw to benefit form a raw diet.

So, what do we eat? RAW veggies, fruit, sprouted grains, nuts, and seeds…we can keep it simple of get creative with different foods.  I, personally, chose to go about 90% so that I can still have some of the things I have trouble staying away from and it kept me from falling off the train for a while.  My downfall is eating with others and having to cook for others that eat differently.  I cook, then I smell, and eventually I fall into the trap ~ and I taste it!  That’s where I fall…Yup, I fell!

So, Choo~Choo, I’m chugging my way back…every day I’m going to TRY to incorporate more raw into it.  I felt so good, so alive, eating live, clean food!  My body would crave raw!

I will start posting some of my trials and errors.  I’m making this public to hold myself accountable!  If you see me slipping feel free to give me a swift kick! And please do share your fave’s!

So, the photo I’m about to add to this post is yesterday’s breakfast.

Banana, blueberries, cherries, and yup, romaine!

Today’s breakfast, that I did not take a photo of was apple, mango, and cherries.  I had salad with dinner tonight as well.

(Yesterday’s breakfast! Didn’t want to have to edit the photo)

Curried Broccoli & Mushroom

I was so craving mushrooms!  Not sure why since I’ve always disliked mushrooms!  So this is a very simple gluten free recipe I created…did I mention it’s VERY simple?

1 Fresh Broccoli Crown

1 Package Sliced Mushroom (Baby Bellas are the best!)

Butter or olive oil

2-3 T Curry Powder (depending on how much you like curry)

Sautee mushroom in butter or oil, when almost finished, add broccoli.  Cook with lid on until broccoli turns bright green, add curry, mix and viola!

Eat & enjoy your fresh dose of Vitamins A, B, K, D, potassium, niacin, and fiber!

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