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Chocolate Coconut Snowballs

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Chocolate Coconut Snowballs
Anyone else like no-bake recipes as much as I do?
I am such a fan I decided I am going to do a full series of ‘no-bake’ recipes, starting with these Chocolate Coconut Snow Balls!
One of the many things I love about these snowballs (besides the whole no-bake thing) is that they are jam-packed with lots of nutrients! If you take a look at the ingredient list it’s pretty obvious that these little balls are a GREAT choice when you’re looking for an easy healthy snack!
INGREDIENTS AND BENEFITS
Healthy Fats:Coconut Flakes: There are multiple benefits of eating coconut, not only is it super filling because of its fat content, but it is also packed with lots of minerals and antioxidants. One of the minerals is a large amount of manganese, which helps with the breakdown of carbs and proteins, well also contributing to bone health!Flax Seed: one of the main reasons I try and add flaxseeds to as many things as possible is because they are an Omega 3 fat, which everyone co…

CACAO VS COCOA

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Chocolate is easily ­­­­­the number one comfort food in the world. From cake to ice cream people love to chow down on any form of chocolate, including the basic forms like cacao powder, not to be confused with standard cocoa powder. They may sound very similar but there are a lot of differences between the two. The main one being that cacao is less processed then it’s doppelganger cocoa.
They both start off the same, as cacao bean, in a pod, on a cacao tree. The pods are collected and cracked so the beans can be harvested and ground up. Once ground they remove the cacao butter leaving cacao powder. Cocoa is pretty much done the exact same way BUT it’s processed at a higher temperature and the beans are roasted. As a result of this cocoa has fewer calories but also fewer nutrients, antioxidants, and enzymes.



Benefits of Cacao
1: One of the highest food in antioxidants Beating out blueberries, cacao contains more than 300 compounds that act as antioxidants.
2: It’s great for your heart an…

HOW TO GET OUT OF A SLUMP

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Ever feel off your game? Or like you have no motivation?  Congratulations that means you’re normal and chances are you are just in a slump. It happens to everyone whether it be with the gym, at work, or in your personal life. Don’t worry though it’s only temporary and there are lots of things you can do to get through this low period a little faster.

First off..
DON’T STRESS ABOUT IT!
It doesn’t matter who you are NO ONE can be 100 % all the time. We have highs and lows and that is totally normal so don’t beat yourself up about it because you will overcome this slump faster if you stay positive. It will take a time and patients, so just keep pushing.
TAKE A STEP BACK!
There is nothing wrong with taking a personal day or vacation to figure your stuff out! If you need space or time to think about things then take it! An extra day off or a trip somewhere can really help you reset and refresh yourself, which brings me to my next tip;
SHAKE IT UP!
One of the best ways I get over a slump is by…

CHOCOLATE OAT CAKE RECIPE

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Have you ever wished you could have chocolate for breakfast? Well now you can with my Chocolate Oat Cake recipe!
This is definitely not the first time I have said this but I am a chocoholic and these are a big craving killer for me, plus they are nutritious. This cake is packed with iron, high in calcium, and loaded with antioxidants from the cacao. This chocolatey treat is also brain boosting AND fat burning from the coconut oil!
So when it comes to healthy snacks this brain booster really takes the cake!
You can make them in the oven or microwave! I usually use the oven now since I don’t have a microwave but mug cakes like this were my thing back in college! It takes 3 minutes and you have a cake! The recipe is the same either way and here it is:


Chocolate Oat Cake:
-2 tbsp organic cacao ( I always use Avazera brand) -2 tbsp organic quick oats -1 tbsp coconut flour -1 tsp coconut milk (canned (I am a Cha's organics user!) -2 tsp water -2 tsp coconut oil -¼ tsp baking powder -¼ t…

HEALTHIFIED APPLE CRISP

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Lately, I’ve been CRAVING apple crisp but I haven’t been able to find a recipe I could get behind.
That’s why I just created my own that’s super easy to make! I’ll make a big batch on Sundays and eat it in the mornings before I go to work.
YES I eat apple crisp for breakfast but it’s extremely healthy and filling!
You can definitely eat this in the morning because this recipe is:
·Easy digestible ·High protein ·Free of processed sugars ·Gluten free ·High fiber ·Vegan ·Free of processed ingredients ·DELICIOUS




RECIPE
Note: To aid digestion this recipe uses soaked oats, nuts, and seeds. To read about how to soak and the importance of it check out this ARTICLE.
Ingredients
Base: ·5-6 apples ·¼ c maple syrup ·½ tsp coconut oil ·½ tsp natural vanilla or ¼ tsp vanilla bean paste ·1 tsp apple cider vinegar ·½ tsp cinnamon (I always use Cha’s cinnamon, I don’t have a discount but I highly recommend it!) ·Dash of nutmeg and salt.  
Step one: Chop up your apples (make sure they are thin so they don’t…

Why Everyone Should Soak their Oats and How to Do it!

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You like to lay back and have a soak, so do your oats. And your belly will thank you for it!Oats, particularly the steel cut, have blown up lately. Some people see them as super food well others say to stay away. Part of this split is because oats can be hard on the digestive tract much like any seed!
Seeds are meant to be hard to break down so they can survive and be grown into new plants so they block digestive enzymes with phytic acid. This acid can also bind to minerals and prevent their absorption as well!
Does This Mean I should Avoid Oats?
No! In my opinion, oats can be a great source of nutrients. Oats are an antioxidant that is also a good source of protein, fiber, and carbs, well also containing a large amount of vitamins and minerals like iron and magnesium.
So instead of omitting them we can simply give them an acid soak to make them more digestible! 
The process of acid soaking overnight releases phytase which will breakdown the phytic acid!
Note: This is true for all seeds …

COOKIE DOUGH TO GO

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When I was little one of my sister and I loved to bake cookies! I can still hear the sound of my mom yelling at us to “to get our fingers out of the cookies dough!” but I just couldn’t help myself.

I think cookie dough is probably the only thing on this planet better than actual cookies! Even now as a grown women I still find my fingers in the bowl every time I bake. It’s a bit of an addiction.
Since I am one step below becoming the cookie monster I needed to find a way enjoy cookie dough more often, without all the guilt, gut rot, and work of actually making cookies.

And Cookie Dough to Go was born!
Cookie Dough to Go is a fast, delicious, and satisfying alternative to cookie dough that is vegan and has health benefits making it a great snack.


The Benefits of Cookie Dough to Go.
Part of the reason this Cookie Dough is so much better for you is because we are replacing flour with a chickpeas.

Chickpeas are an amazing source of carbs (which is needed to provide your body with energy)!
They a…