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

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Toasted Coconut, Almond, & Chia Energy Balls RECIPE (Gluten-Free & Vegan)
Time to get pumped up about this energy ball recipe that I created using Betsy's Best Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter. You can use the nut butter of your choosing but this particular one by Betsy's Best will give you maximum flavor. This recipe included toasted coconut, toasted almonds, and chia seeds, along with gluten-free oats. Mini chocolate chips OPTIONAL (I recommend Enjoy Life Foods).
Toasted Coconut, Almond, & Chia Energy Balls No-Bake RECIPE
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0
Passive Time 0
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0
Passive Time 0
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Toasted Coconut, Almond, & Chia Energy Balls No-Bake RECIPE
Instructions
  1. Gather all of your ingredients for this recipe.
  2. Warm 1 tablespoon of coconut and allow it to melt. Once melted, toast the coconut flakes and the slivered almonds until fragrant and golden. Use a medium heat setting.
    Toasting shredded coconut and slivered almonds
  3. Place the oats, nut butter, toasted coconut, toasted almonds, maple syrup, and chia seeds into a food processer. Use the high setting to incoroporate all of the ingredients. They will ball up in the food processer.
    All ingredients in the food processor
  4. Once ingredients have been processed, remove the mixture and place it in a mixing bowl.
    Ingredients in the mixing bowl
  5. If you want to add some mini chocolate chips to your energy balls you can do that at this point. (OPTIONAL)
  6. Using clean hands, you can take enough mixture to make a 1-inch energy ball and roll it together with your hands until smooth.
  7. You should have appoximately 14 energy balls now. Refrigerate to maintain freshness.
  8. Serve, eat, and enjoy!
    Toasted Coconut, Almond, & Chia Energy Balls No-Bake RECIPE
Recipe Notes

You will need:

    • Food Processor
    • Mixing Bowl
    • Soft Spatula


SWAP! Feel free to swap out the maple syrup for some raw honey. It won't be vegan with the honey but it will be sweet and tasty!


Maple Pecan Energy Balls (Gluten-Free, Vegan) GIVE IT A WHIRL GIRL

Maple Pecan Energy Balls RECIPE -No-Bake- Gluten-Free & Vegan Healthy Snack

This Maple Pecan Energy Balls recipe features a new product that is available from Justin’s. I used the Maple Cashew Butter to create these addictive little snack balls. This is a simple and easy-to-do no-bake recipe and anyone could create this! This maple pecan energy balls recipe is also gluten-free, and vegan… woohoo! read more

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Maple Pecan Energy Balls RECIPE (Gluten-Free, Vegan)
This Maple Pecan Energy Balls recipe features a new product that is available from Justin's. I used the Maple Cashew Butter to create these addictive little snack balls. This is a simple and easy-to-do no-bake recipe and anyone could create this! This maple pecan energy balls recipe is also gluten-free, and vegan... woohoo! If you can't locate this maple flavored cashew butter you can still use the nut butter of your choice. You will still be getting the maple pecan flavor from the maple syrup and pecans, it is just that this particular maple-flavored cashew butter will give you a burst of added flavor.
Maple Pecan Energy Balls
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0
Passive Time 0
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0
Passive Time 0
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Maple Pecan Energy Balls
Instructions
  1. Gather ingredients and place all of them in the food-processor.
    Maple Pecan Energy Balls ingredients in food processor
  2. Process the ingredients on high until well-incorporated and combined. Place ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.
    Maple Pecan Energy Balls before forming the balls
  3. Using clean hands, form appx. 1-inch balls with the maple pecan mixture. Place the energy balls in a pan or on a plate.
  4. Place the energy balls in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  5. Serve, eat, and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Keep the energy balls refrigerated to maintain maximum freshness.

What you will need:

  • Food processor
  • Mixing bowl



PALEO CRANBERRY CHEESECAKE RECIPE

Paleo Cranberry Cheesecake RECIPE (Vegan, Gluten-Free, No-Bake)

Paleo Cranberry Cheesecake RECIPE

Paleo Cranberry Cheesecake

Today I am sharing with you a recipe that I recently came up with for a paleo, vegan, no-bake cranberry cheesecake. This gluten-free (and no refined sugars) recipe features my homemade cranberry sauce as the star of the show. I just recently posted the recipe for my paleo cranberry sauce on my blog and I used those cranberries to come up with this holiday dessert. This faux cheesecake is not only scrumptious and delicious but you can enjoy this cheesecake without all of the guilt! If you like a dessert that is a bit on the tart side then this cheesecake might just be for you. read more

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Paleo Cranberry Cheesecake (Vegan, Gluten-Free, No-Bake)
Today I am sharing with you a recipe that I recently came up with for a paleo, vegan, no-bake cranberry cheesecake. This gluten-free (and no refined sugars) recipe features my homemade cranberry sauce as the star of the show. This recipe will be a hit at your next holiday gathering or party. If you love cranberries you will love this paleo cranberry cheescake!
Paleo Cranberry Cheesecake RECIPE
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 0
Passive Time 6 hours
Servings
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Ingredients
Paleo Cranberry Cheesecake Crust
Paleo Cranberry Cheesecake Filling
Paleo Cranberry Cheesecake Topping
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 0
Passive Time 6 hours
Servings
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Ingredients
Paleo Cranberry Cheesecake Crust
Paleo Cranberry Cheesecake Filling
Paleo Cranberry Cheesecake Topping
Paleo Cranberry Cheesecake RECIPE
Instructions
Crust
  1. For the crust, you are going to use a food processor and place all CRUST ingredients in the food processor and blend them on high until all ingredients are incorporated. This will be thick and it needs to be spread out evenly on a parchment paper lined 9" springform pan.
Filling
  1. Place all of the filling ingredients (except for the one cup of sauce, reserve that for a bit later) into the food processor. Blend up these filling ingredients until smooth. You may need to stop the food processor and stir the ingredients with a soft spatula.
  2. Once the filling is smooth, place the filling into a medium sized bowl. Stir in one cup of fresh paleo cranberry sauce.
  3. Smooth the filling out evenly on the crust. I use a soft spatula to smooth out the filling.
  4. Refrigerate the filling and crust for 6 hours.
Topping
  1. Remove the cheesecake from the refrigerator and place the cranberry sauce and the pecans on top with whatever design you would like. I did a bullseye design with my sauce and my nuts.
  2. Slice, serve, and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Please keep refrigerated to maintain freshness.

Pumpkin pie spice can be subbed in for the seasonings if you do not have them.

Items you will need to create this recipe:

 



Paleo Cranberry Apple Sauce With Pecans RECIPE

Paleo Cranberry Sauce With Apples & Pecans RECIPE (Slow-Cooker, No Refined Sugars)

This recipe is for a slow-cooker Paleo Cranberry Sauce with diced Honeycrisp apples and pecans. This sauce is completely sweetened with pure maple syrup. No refined sugars in this fresh cranberry sauce!

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Cranberry Apple Sauce (Slow-Cooker, Paleo)
This recipe is for a slow-cooker Paleo Cranberry Sauce with diced Honeycrisp apples and pecans. This sauce is completely sweetened with pure maple syrup. No refined sugars in this fresh cranberry sauce! This paleo cranberry sauce will be enjoyed at your next Thanksgiving Day feast or your Christmas dinner.
Paleo Cranberry Apple Sauce With Pecans RECIPE
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Servings
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Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Servings
people
Ingredients
Paleo Cranberry Apple Sauce With Pecans RECIPE
Instructions
  1. Start out by pouring one 2lb bag of fresh cranberries into a slow-cooker. Set it on low for 6 hours.
  2. Zest one whole orange and place zest into the slow-cooker.
  3. Chop the orange in half and squeeze all of the juice out and place it in the slow-cooker.
  4. Pour maple syrup into the slow-cooker.
  5. Add the pecan pieces to the slow-cooker.
  6. Add the spices to the slow-cooker (cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, and allspice).
  7. Give it all a good stir and incorporate all of the ingredients.
  8. Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 4 hours.
    Paleo Cranberry Sauce in the slow-cooker
  9. Serve, eat, and enjoy!
    Paleo Cranberry Sauce w/ Honeycrisp Apples & Pecans
Recipe Notes

If you would like to make this sauce a bit sweeter, simply add more maple syrup or some coconut sugar.


Gluten-Free Shopping Guide - Healthy Hot List by Give It A Whirl Girl

Gluten-Free Food Shopping Guide – Healthy Hot List Part 4

Today I have compiled this list of gluten-free food that I am just dying to try! I searched high and low on Amazon to bring you a list of my top 10 favorites that are on my wishlist. Many of these items are also paleo and keto-friendly and you can easily incorporate these gluten-free items into your healthy diet and lifestyle.

Real Good Foods Gluten-Free, Low Carb Pizza

You can find Real Good Foods at their online store or on Amazon. Their pizzas are offered as a chicken crust pizza or a cauliflower crust pizza. Amazon currently has a $15 off clippable coupon. read more


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Surround Yourself With Squash & Gourds- Tried It Out Tuesday (Dumpling & Buttercup Squash)

Have you ever gone on a squash adventure? No? Neither have I until this past weekend when I went to Nino Salvaggio International Marketplace in St. Clair Shores, MI looking for something interesting to try this week for Tried It Out Tuesday. I have written about this place before and I love going here on a fun little foodie adventure when I have a small wad of cash to blow. Some girls spend their dollars getting hair & nails done or buying trendy new clothes. Not me, not this girl right here! My family enjoys being adventurous eaters so when we have a little extra cash we like to treat ourselves to something delicious and tasty.

There is a whole world of squash out there in the universe just waiting to be discovered by you!

When you eat with an open mind you allow yourself the chance to experience new foods, new flavors. I went to Nino's with no clear plan. I just wanted to go in there and walk out with something that I have never tried and experienced.


Matcha & Chocolate Vegan Cheesecake

Paleo Matcha & Chocolate Cheesecake – RECIPE – Gluten-Free

Let it be known that making these cheesecakes are one of my favorite things to do in the Give It A Whirl Girl kitchen. These desserts are rich, flavorful, and actually quite nutritious. They are a much better alternative to regular cheesecake. The basic ingredients in these are fruit (medjool dates) and a variety of different nuts (mostly cashews). I am not going to lie, sometimes I even sneak in a slice for a filling breakfast.

This dessert is unique in its flavor. If you are a fan of matcha (green tea) this recipe might just be perfect for you. I love everything about this particular one: the crust, the filling, and the chocolate ganache on top. It all marries together harmoniously to make one hell of an awesome vegan cheesecake.


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Fat Stack of Gluten-Free Pancakes With Enjoy Life Foods – Product Review, Recipe, & Giveaway – CLOSED

I am a big fan of Enjoy Life Foods products. They offer a line of gluten-free, vegan, products that are free from several other allergens (wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, casein, soy, egg, sesame, sulfites, lupin, mustard, fish, shellfish & crustaceans). Their products are created in an allergen-free facility. You can enjoy their foods with confidence that they will do your body good.