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Choc Almond Butter Cups

An easy no bake recipe. Perfect as a special dessert or a sweet bite for yourself after a meal. I reduced the
amount of sugar and it still works for me, but feel free to play around with it. Enjoy!

Choc Almond Butter Cups

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Serves: many

Ingredients

  • adapted from Oh She Glows
  • for the base:
  • ¾ cup of almond meal (or almonds processed into a meal)
  • ¼ cup of oatmeal ground into a flour
  • 2 tablespoons of almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon of vanilla
  • pinch of sea salt
  • for the chocolate topping:
  • 3 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • pinch of sea salt

Instructions

1

Add almonds and oats into a food processor or a high speed blender and process until a flour forms. Or feel free to use already ground almond meal and oat flour and combine in a mixing bowl.

2

In a medium mixing bowl, add in the nut butter, coconut oil, vanilla and sea salt into the flour and nut mixture. Stir until thoroughly combined. The dough is similar to cookie dough.

Notes

Preparation Time: 10­-15 minutes

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Chocolate Oatmeal Energy Bites

Chocolate Oatmeal Energy Bites

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Serves: 10-12

Ingredients

  • adapted from Sarah Matheny author of Peas & Thank You
  • ● ½ cup of raw unsalted cashews
  • ● ½ cup of raw unsalted almonds
  • ● ½ cup of old fashioned oatmeal
  • ● 5 Medjool dates or 8-10 pitted regular size dates, rough chopped
  • ● ⅓ cup of unsweetened dried cherries or cranberries or dried fruit of your choice
  • ● 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ● ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ● 1-2 tablespoons of water, as needed
  • ● ¼ cup of dark mini chocolate chips or chunks, coursely chopped
  • ● ¼ cup (optional) old fashioned oats if needed at the en

Instructions

1

In a blender/food processor blend the oatmeal and nuts. Transfer to a mixing bowl. Set aside.

2

Next put dates, dried cherries (fruit), vanilla and sea salt in food processor and pulse to combine. This should look like a paste when done. Adding water in 1 tablespoon at a time.

3

Combine nut/oat mixture and the date mixture into the mixing bowl and combine until dough comes together.

4

Add more water if necessary.

5

Stir in coursely chopped chocolate chips and more old fashioned oatmeal if too sticky. Use your hands to combine.

6

Form into golf ball size bites. Place on a small cookie sheet.

7

Place in freezer until firm about 5-10 minutes. Refrigerate bites in a seeled container and enjoy!

Notes

Preparation Time: 10-­15 minutes

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Almond Butter Balls

Almond Butter Balls

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Serves: 12-­15 mini balls

Ingredients

  • ● ¼ cup of oats
  • ● ¼ cup of oat flour (or whatever you have on hand..brown rice, spelt, whole wheat)
  • ● ¼ cup granola
  • ● 2 tablespoons of almond butter
  • ● 1 tablespoon of agave nectar or honey
  • ● 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • *additional mix in’s - toasted coconut, raisins, chia seeds, protein powder, flax seeds, carob chips, dark chocolate chip

Instructions

1

Combine and mix all ingredients in a bowl. Use your hands, it’s fun!

2

Roll batter into balls (if it’s too sticky, you can add a touch more flour)

3

Place on a small cookie sheet and chill in the fridge for 25-30 minutes. After chilled and hard, place balls in a small container in the fridge. It will be ready for you anytime you need a healthy bite.

Notes

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

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Black Bean Brownies

Black Bean Brownies

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Serves: 24 mini cupcakes or 12 regular Cooking Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • ● 2 cups of black beans, rinsed and drained (about a can and a half)
  • ● 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • ● 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • ● 2 eggs
  • ● 1/2 cup of coconut oil
  • ● 1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa
  • ● 1/3 of agave nectar or honey (a little more if you like it sweet)
  • ● 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • ● 1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips (I didn't fold them in, just placed on top of each before baking
  • ...
  • makes them look so cute)

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 325 degrees and line cupcake tin with paper liners or spray with cooking spray.

2

In a small saucepan, melt the coconut oil and unsweetened cocoa powder. Stir to combine and remove from heat quickly. (Only on stovetop for about a minute to melt cocoa and oil) Set aside.

3

In a food processor, process oats until they are more like an oat flour. It's fine if some flakes are larger than others. Add black beans, honey or agave, salt and process until smooth. Scraping down the sides if necessary. If you don't have a food processor, no worries, just mash beans and everything together to combine.

4

Next- add in the eggs and vanilla, pulse to combine. Transfer into a medium size mixing bowl and add in the chocolate coconut oil mixture. Stir to combine and scoop batter into prepared muffin tin. Place the dark chocolate chips on top. I used 5 chips for a regular size cup and about 3 or so chocolate chips for the mini-muffin pan.

5

Bake at 325 degrees for about 12-15 minutes. Check after 10 minutes, they should be firm to the touch and chocolaty brown

Notes

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

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Banana Almond Smoothie

Banana Almond Smoothie

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Serves: 1 Large or 2 small smoothies

Ingredients

  • ● 1 ripe banana
  • ● 1 cup of almond unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • ● 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • ● A small handful (about 1/4 cup) of raw *soaked almonds
  • ● 1/3 cup of old-fashioned oatmeal
  • ● 1-2 cups of spinach
  • ● 2-3 ice cubes
  • ● ¼ to 1/3 cup of water *optional to thin out the smoothie if it’s too thick

Instructions

1

Blend all ingredients into a blender until smooth. Serve immediately and feel healthy! You’re eating real foods.

Notes

Preparation Time: 5 minutes or less I soaked my almonds overnight to soften them for the smoothie. If your blender is powerful enough, you can skip this step. If you have time try soaking the nuts for at least 20 minutes or overnight.

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Tickled Pink Strawberry Smoothie

Tickled Pink Strawberry Smoothie

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Serves: 1 Large or 2 Small smoothies

Ingredients

  • ● 1 ripe banana
  • ● 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • ● 1 cup of sliced strawberries (or more)
  • ● 1/4 cup of oatmeal
  • ● 3-4 ice cube

Instructions

1

Pulse in the blender and enjoy!

Notes

Extra nutritional add-in ideas: ground flax seed, chia seeds, spinach, other fruits

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Canyon Ranch Trail Bar s (Gluten Free)

Canyon Ranch Trail Bar s (Gluten Free)

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Serves: 18-­20 long bars Cooking Time: 7-­10 minutes

Ingredients

  • From: 'Ultralongevity' by Dr. Mark Liponis, MD
  • ● 1 cup almond butter
  • ● 1 cup of brown rice syrup or honey
  • ● 3/4 cup of walnuts (or any nut you prefer)
  • ● 1 cup of dried cherries (or whatever unsweetened dried fruit you like)
  • ● 1 2/3 cup of puffed millet
  • ● 1 2/3 cup of puffed rice
  • ● 1/4 pumpkin seeds
  • ● 3/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • ● 1/3 cup of quinoa flakes (or you can use gluten free oatmeal)

Instructions

1

Lightly coat a 9 x 13 inch pan with cooking spray and set aside.

2

In a large mixing bowl combine all dry ingredients. Set aside.

3

In a large sauce pan, heat almond butter and brown rice syrup over low heat until small bubbles form.

4

Add the dry ingredients to the almond butter mixture and stir to combine.

5

Transfer mixture to prepared baking sheet and press into pan.

6

Cool completely. Flip entire pan out onto a large cutting board and cut into squares. Wrap individually to last longer and enjoy!

Notes

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

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Ginger Lime Mocktail

Simple real food ingredients like ginger and turmeric help to keep you cool this summer, healthy and looking your best. This anti-inflammatory, vitamin C delight is sure to quench your thirst and restore your health. Easy to make at home, no fancy blenders required. Shake up a batch today and start enjoying the summer!

Ginger Lime Mocktail

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Serves: 2 12­-ounce drinks

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh lime or lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of organic honey or maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon of fresh grated ginger or ¼ teaspoon of powdered ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon of fresh grated turmeric root or ¼ teaspoon of powdered turmeric
  • 3-4 ice cubes
  • 1-2 cups of sparkling water or your favorite seltzer
  • *garnish with additional lime wedges and fun straws

Instructions

1

Add all the ingredients in a small size mason jar, secure with a lid. Shake until combined.

2

Then fill two serving glass with ice and pour over half of the ginger mixture between the two glasses.

3

Top off with the sparkling water and stir to combine.

4

Garnish glass with wedges of fresh cut limes and a fun paper straw.

Notes

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

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Cleansing Green Smoothie

Cleansing Green Smoothie

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Serves: 1­-2

Ingredients

  • adapted from Kimberly Snyder and the Beauty Detox
  • This morning blend has changed my life! Getting a large dose of fruits and vegetables into your body goes a long
  • way in making you feel your best. And you don’t even have to chew! I notice the benefits of this drink right away. It
  • fills me with so much energy and makes my skin and eyes bright and clear. Filled with loads of vitamins, minerals
  • and plenty of fiber it will make you healthier and happier. Enjoy!
  • 3-4 large handfuls of dark leafy greens (spinach, kale, swiss chard) anything goes!
  • 2 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 1 small head of romaine, chopped or torn
  • 1 apple, chopped
  • 1 pear, chopped
  • 1 banana
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • ¼ cup of *cilantro or parsley (or small handful)
  • 1 ½ cups of cold filtered water
  • 3-4 ice cubes *optiona

Instructions

1

Chop up all ingredients, except the lemon and add them into a food processor or high powered blender. Blending in small amounts to incorporate all the fruits and vegetables.

2

Squeeze the fresh lemon juice in at the end and stir to combine.

3

Pour into glasses and enjoy.

Notes

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

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Almond Chia Seed Bars

Almond Chia Seed Bars

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Serves: 12 bars Cooking Time: No Bake

Ingredients

  • ● 18-20 pitted dates, soaked in water for 10-15 minutes
  • ● 1 cup old fashioned or quick cook oats
  • ● 1 cup of almond flour or almonds
  • ● 1 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ● ½ cup of almond butter
  • ● 2-4 tablespoons of water, (if needed) 1 tablespoon at a time
  • ● 2 tablespoon of chia seeds
  • ● 2 teaspoon of vanilla
  • ● pinch of sea salt
  • ● optional add in’s: dried raisins, cranberries, blueberries, mini chocolate chip

Instructions

1

Line an 8x8 brownie pan with wax paper or parchment paper. Set aside.

2

Combine the dry ingredients in a food processor; oatmeal, almond flour, coconut, chia seeds and sea salt.

3

Pulse until they are combined to a fine course meal.

4

Next add in the almond butter and pulse again.

5

With the top on the food processor, drop the soaked dates into the almond mixture a few at a time. Pulse until mixture is combined. Add water 1 tablespoon at a time, if needed.

6

Transfer dough into the prepared pan and press firmly down spreading the dough out evenly.

7

Chill the bars into the fridge and/or freezer for 20-25 minutes, until firm.

8

Lift parchment paper and dough onto a cutting board and cut bars.

9

Keep bars chilled in fridge and enjoy any time of day.

Notes

Preparation Time: 5 minutes