Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Balls

If you love peanut butter, chocolate, and fast snacks this recipe is for you!
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
Here are the ingredients:
3 overly-ripe bananas
1/3 cup melted coconut oil
1/3 peanut  or almond butter
2 cups of GF oats
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
Mash your overly-ripe bananas in a bowl. Add the melted coconut oil. Add the peanut butter.
Mix in the oats, and the dark chocolate chips.
Roll the mixture into small balls and place on a cookie sheet.
Cook for 6-8 minutes and enjoy!

Apple Dessert Salad

If you are looking for a healthy dessert I have one for you!

Here’s what you need to make it:
Fuji apples
Granny Smith apples
Gala apples
Ground cinnamon
Raisins
Walnuts
This recipe is so simple! I cut up the apples, the walnuts, and threw some raisins in the mix. Then, I sprinkled ground cinnamon over the top. Enjoy!
We found this recipe from “itsrainingveggies” account on Instagram. This is the direct link to Bethany’s blog if you are looking for more fun recipes! https://bethanykerr96.wixsite.com/blog

 

Homemade Vegan Hot Chocolate

I love drinking hot chocolate when it’s snowing outside! Especially with I’m drinking it with fresh popcorn.
This recipe makes 1-2 mugs of hot chocolate. Feel free to double it if you need more!
Here’s what you need to make it:
3 cups of water
1 cup of non-dairy milk
3 tablespoons of pure cocoa
3-5 tablespoons of coconut sugar*
1 dash of vanilla
To start off, put a pot on the stove with three cups of water and the three tablespoons of cocoa on medium heat. Whisk the water and the cocoa until all the cocoa chunks are dissolved in the water.
Gradually add the sugar and continue to whisk the ingredients. Add a dash of vanilla.
After all the sugar is dissolved, then add the non-dairy milk to the pan. Continue to stir the ingredients while the milk gets warm.
Pour in a mug and enjoy!
*NOTE: You can add less sugar if you are trying to cut back on calories. I would recommend adding at least three tablespoons of sugar because the cocoa is bitter. 
We found this recipe from “itsrainingveggies” account on Instagram. This is the direct link to Bethany’s blog if you are looking for more fun recipes! https://bethanykerr96.wixsite.com/blog

How to Get Your Kids (& husbands) to Eat Veggies & Fruit

Frozen Popsicles & Green Drinks

Yellow Banana Boats
2 small banana or 1 large
4 small yellow peppers
5 baby carrots
8 oz coconut milk or one of your choice
8 oz organic orange juice
1 tsp of pure vanilla

Very Berry Popsicles
2 large handfuls of purple kale (not stems)
1 small handful of spinach
1/1 Cup of each berry; blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, balckberries
8oz of Milk (coconut, almond or coconut water)
8 oz of organic apple sauce

Zesty Green Smoothies
1 large handful of greens
1 celery stick
1 granny apple
1 small piece of ginger (pinky nail size)
4 Tbsp of fresh lime juice
8 oz of coconut water
16 oz of water

Chocolate Chia Energy Balls

1/2 cup almond butter
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut + 3 Tbsp. for rolling
1/4 cup raw honey
1/4 cup pitted dates
1/4 cup raw cacao powder
1 tsp. vanilla
3 Tbsp. chia seeds
Pinch of sea salt
1. In a bowl, mix the almond butter, honey, cacao powder, vanilla, chia seeds, and sea salt. Mix well.
2. In a blender or food processor, mix the dates and shredded coconut until it’s in tiny bits. Mix it in with the almond butter mixture and stir well.
3. Place the mixture in the refrigerator to chill for 10 minutes. This is optional, but will help to roll out the balls.
3. Roll out about 1 tablespoon at a time, into balls, and roll in the extra shredded coconut. Place on parchment paper in the refrigerator for an hour to chill. Or eat them right away, whichever you prefer! They should last about a week in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Posted by Kate Shamrell

The Best Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever

Author: Lauren Goslin
Ingredients
1 c. almond meal
scant ¼ t. sea salt
⅛ t. baking soda
¼ t. cinnamon, optional, but delicious!
3 T. coconut oil or butter, melted
2 T. honey or maple syrup
1½ t. vanilla
½­1 t. water, only if/as needed
2­4 T. chopped dark chocolate, depending on your personal preference (I used 3 T.)
Instructions
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Mix the almond meal, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon.
3. Stir in the coconut oil, honey/maple syrup, and vanilla.
4. Add in water as needed to bring everything together.
5. Stir in the chopped chocolate last.
6. Bake for 10­11 minutes on a well oiled or parchment paper­lined cookie sheet (the edges should be golden).
7. Let them sit on the pan for 5­10 minutes (they firm up during this time, so this is an important step!).
8. Remove and enjoy!
Notes
Nutrition facts are based on using maple syrup, coconut oil, and 4 tablespoons of dark chocolate. Weight Watchers
points (new system): 4
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cookie Calories: 139 Fat: 11.2 g Saturated fat: 5.3 g Unsaturated fat: 5.9 g Trans fat: 0 g
Carbohydrates: 8.2 g Sugar: 5.6 g Sodium: 71 mg Fiber: 1.5 g Protein: 2.6 g Cholesterol: 1 mg
Recipe by Oatmeal with a Fork at http://www.oatmealwithafork.com/2013/03/29/the­best­paleo­chocolate­chip­cookies­ever/

Gluten Free-Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients
2 cups gluten-free rolled oats (I use Bob’s Red Mill)
1 cup almond flour
1/2 cup grass-fed butter (8 tbsp), room temperature (can sub coconut oil)
1/2 cup organic coconut palm sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 fresh organic eggs
1/4 cup unsweetened organic applesauce
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
Dash of Himalayan sea salt
1/3 cup Enjoy Life’s mini chocolate chips (or chocolate chips of choice), more as desired
1/3 cup organic raisins, more as desired
Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 350
2. In a food processor, pulse 1 cup oats until they are somewhat ground up
3. Cream together butter and coconut sugar (I used an immersion blender)
4. Add in eggs and vanilla and whisk until combined
5. In a separate bowl combine oats, ground oats, almond flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon
6. Add butter mixture to dry ingredients and mix well, add applesauce and mix again
7. Mix in chocolate chips and raisins
8. Roll into balls and gently pat down on baking sheet
9. Bake for about 12-15 minutes
10. Let cool and serve!
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Notes
-Would be great with unsweetened shredded coconut, chopped walnuts, and dried cranberries
-Makes 24 cookies
Benefits Of Coconut Palm Sugar
-Rich in vitamins and minerals: vitamin B, potassium, zinc, iron, phosphorus, and magnesium
-Low glycemic index
-Non-GMO, unrefined, and organic
-Rich in amino acids (contains 16 amino acids that aid in growth, repair, and maintenance of body tissue, hormones, and enzymes)
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Healthy Raw Cookie Dough

2 scoops vanilla protein powder
1 Cup almond meal
1/2 Cup almond butter
1/4 Cup maple syrup
1/4 Cup dairy-free mini chocolate chips
1 tsp of vanilla

Mix together refrigerate and then make in balls
Enjoy!

Coconut Macroons

Coconut Macaroons-Dr. Axe
• 6 egg whites
• 1/4 tsp. sea salt
• 1/2 cup honey
• 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
• 3 cups coconut flakes
Directions:
1. In mixing bowl, whisk eggs and sea salt until peaks form in the eggs
2. Add in raw honey, vanilla and coconut
3. Drop batter on to parchment paper on cookie sheet
4. Pinch off each at the top like a chocolate kiss
5. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 to 15 mins until lightly browned