Toasted Coconut, Almond, & Chia Energy Balls No-Bake RECIPE

Toasted Coconut, Almond, & Chia Energy Balls No-Bake RECIPE With Betsy’s Best Cashew Butter (Gluten-Free & Vegan)

It might just be your lucky day on this Tried It Out Tuesday because today I am sharing yet another no-bake energy balls recipe with you. This week I tried out a new nut butter and this one was from Betsy’s Best. The star of the show in this gluten-free, vegan recipe was Betsy’s Best Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter. Now you can actually use the nut butter of your choice in this simple and easy no-bake energy ball recipe BUT if you want maximum flavor potential in these balls, you are going to want to give this nut butter a big whirl! Trust me on this, folks! Betsy’s Best Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter gives these energy balls a flavor explosion of coconutty goodness! read more


Gourmet Candy At Nordstrom - A Gift Guide for sweets and treats

Gourmet Candy Gift Guide – Shopping For Candy At Nordstrom

The gourmet Candy Shop at Nordstrom has a great variety of gourmet items and I’m going to break it down into my top 10 favorites today in this nifty gourmet candy gift guide. You’ll feel like a kid in a candy shop while browsing Nordstrom’s big variety of gourmet items! Many of these candies carry a hefty price tag but no candy is too rich form my blood. I have curated this list of my favorites that I found, and these would be a perfect splurge item for yourself or a gift someone who is sweet and deserving in your life. Christmas is coming up so you might possibly see something here that would make a memorable gift. These items would also be perfect for a birthday gift. read more


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Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake – Paleo & Vegan – Gluten-Free Recipe

Ahhhh fall! It is definitely feeling like fall over here in Michigan and I have the perfect Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake to make your heart and soul happy. Attention all pumpkin spice lovers... you will love the paleo and vegan cheesecake that I created. I honestly do love and prefer this over your average pumpkin pie. This cheesecake is chockful of healthy ingredients and does not contain any added sugars. In this recipe, you will be using almonds and cashews. Believe it or not, this method works to make a dairy-free cheesecake. That little bit of lemon juice that you add will magically transform these ingredients into cheesecake heaven!


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Cacao, Coconut, Granola, and Collagen Smoothie Bowl – RECIPE – Let’s Talk About Cacao!

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In this post I will discuss how I made a collagen smoothie bowl with cacao, coconut, and granola. Hope you enjoy!

One of my favorite Thunderbird Bars is the Cacao + Hemp + Walnut. I am a sucker for anything chocolate and this bar wins me over big time! This bar is paleo and vegan friendly. Thunderbird Bar does not mess around with any crap ingredients. What you get in a Thunderbird Bar is REAL FOOD.

I will tell you the ingredients so you can see for yourself:

  • Dates
  • Hemp seeds
  • Walnuts
  • Coconut shreds
  • Cacao
  • Cacao nibs
  • Chia seeds
  • Mint
  • and Himalayan sea salt

But how on Earth can something like chocolate be good for you? Chocolate gets a bad reputation often and gets classified as junk food. If you consume chocolate in it’s purest form it is surprisingly great for you! read more


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RECIPE – Make You Own No-Bake Toasted Coconut, Chocolate, & Chia Granola Bars

There are so many ways you can make your own granola bars at home. Making my own is a fun, rewarding experience for me. I ask my 8-year-old daughter, Chloe, to help with the stirring because she has some good muscles for her age and you really have to give them a big stir with the spatula.

For these granola bites I used gluten-free ingredients and also paleo-friendly ingredients. No sugar was added to these, they are naturally sweet from the Medjool dates and raw honey. These are a great snack that you can just grab and go.


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Simple, Easy Vegan and Paleo NICE Cream: RECIPE that anyone can do!

Simple! Healthy! Vegan + paleo friendly "nice" cream! This is naturally sweet and does not contain any added sugars! It is so simple to whip up your own small batch of ice-cream at home that is healthy and good for you! This ice-cream has the consistency of soft serve and will make about 2-3 servings.


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Almond Joy (Coconut, Chocolate, and Almonds) Smoothie Bowl – RECIPE

Ingredients:

2 sliced and frozen bananas 1 cup Trader Joe's Just Coconut Chunks 3/4 cup Thai Kitchen full fat coconut milk 1 tablespoon of extra virgin coconut oil (I use Nature's Way coconut oil) 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (I use Simple Truth organic from Kroger) 1/4 cup sliced almonds (I use Simple Truth organic) Small handful of Enjoy Life dark chocolate chips or make it a large handful if you love lots of chocolate!