Sunday, January 19, 2014

Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Date Truffles

Yet another, but delicious, date truffle recipe :)

15 pitted dates
1/4 cup coconut oil - not melted
1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/4 cup raw pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds)
1/4 cup rolled oats 
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (heaping) teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 
Splash of vanilla almond milk 

Combine all ingredients except for almond milk in food processor/high power blender until well mixed. Add splash of milk and blend again for another minute or so. Roll tablespoon size scoops in palms until a ball forms. Place in fridge for at least 20 minutes to allow coconut oil to harden, sealing all ingredients up in a delicious 70 calorie snack! Makes about 20 truffles :) 

Friday, January 17, 2014

Banana Bread Oatmeal


1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats 
1/2 large, very ripe banana
3 T hemp seeds
Generous sprinkling of cinnamon
Almond milk 

Place rolled oats in mircrowave safe bowl. Add hemp seeds and cinnamon. Thinly slice bananas and place on top. Add almond milk to your preference; I like a nice thick oatmeal so I used about 1/2 cup. Microwave for about 3 minutes, mix together, add more milk or cinnamon if needed. 

The hemp seeds give it a nutty flavor, and also 10 grams of protein!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Chocolate Fudge Balls

Yep, another ball recipe. This is one my girls love! And I feel good about giving them :)

20 pitted dates
1/2 cup coconut oil
2T flax seeds
1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
Dash of vanilla almond milk 
Dash of cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
Heaping 1/4 cup rolled oats 


Combine all ingredients in food processor/blender until a sticky dough forms. It should be solid enough to mold into tablespoon size balls. 

Refrigerate until coconut oil hardens and you are left with a fudge-like texture that tastes like brownie batter! Yum!! 

Monday, January 13, 2014

Date and Seed Squares

Another delicious resulting experiment :)

14 pitted dates
1/3 cup raw pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
1/3 cup raw sunflower seeds
2 T coconut oil
1 T flax seeds
1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
Cinnamon, to taste 


Combine all ingredients in good processor/high quality blender until well mixed - you may have to stop as scrape down the sides once or twice. Mixture will be a bit crumbly. Press into 9x9 pan, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes (or freezer if you want faster results). Cut into 9 squares and eat up! 

110 delicious and healthy calories each :)

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Sunflower Seed Hemp Bars


14 pitted dates
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup flax seeds
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup hemp protein powder
2 teaspoons vanilla
Drizzle of honey, to taste 

In a food processor, (or high quality blender, thanks to our Ninja!) blend dates and coconut oil. Add other ingredients and blend well, stopping to scrape down sides a couple times. Press mixture into a 9x9 pan and place in refrigerator. Chill for about 20 minutes, until coconut oil hardens, and cut into 10 bars. 

167 calories each! Enjoy :)