No-Bake Chocolate Bliss Balls (Vegan)

No-Bake Chocolate Bliss Balls (Vegan)

Move over store bought treats, there is a new treat in town! These no-bake chocolate morsels are little¬†pieces of heaven. My daughter said this morning, “Can I eat them for breakfast? These are perfect Mom!” Well, I’m not sure they are exactly breakfast food, but they will hit the spot just about anytime of the day that suits your preference ūüôā

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5.0 from 1 reviews
No-Bake Chocolate Bliss Balls (Vegan)
Recipe type: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Paleo & Vegan
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Serves: 14
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups pecans, soaked in water for 8 hours
  • ⅓ cup cashew butter
  • 6 dates, soaked in water for 10 minutes
  • ¼ cup dairy-free chocolate chips
  • 1½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup coconut flakes (optional)
Instructions
  1. Discard the water from the pecans and dates and remove the pits from the dates. In a food processor with an S blade, add in the pecans, cashew butter, chocolate chips and vanilla extract. Process or pulse for 2 minutes. Add in the dates and pulse for another 2 minutes.
  2. Unplug and remove the container from the food processor. Roll the mix into 14 balls. Sprinkle coconut flakes on top of each ball. You can also add in some of the coconut flakes into the balls when you are mixing the other ingredients if you would like.
  3. Refrigerate balls to set. Store in the refrigerator.

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Krazy Good Kale Chips!

 

Krazy Good Kale Chips!

It’s no secret we love kale chips around this neck of the woods. It’s my snack of choice, I just don’t usually have them on hand when I really want them. I never have any extra on hand because they are always gone at our house¬†in minutes!

I am trying to make more meals and snacks in bulk these days to have food on hand for school lunches, afternoon snacks, nighttime munchies, you name it!

I’ve been playing around with the standard kale chip recipe and spicing it up over the past few months with different seasonings and toppings. The sauce on top of the kale is delicious and be warned you won’t be able to eat just one¬† or two “chips!” Good thing¬†there’s nothing to worry¬†about¬†ūüôā

This is linked to Whole Food Fridays,¬†Real Food Wednesday,¬†Cast Party Wednesday,¬†Allergy-Free Wednesdays,¬†Traditional Tuesdays, Gluten Free Tuesday,¬†Slightly Indulgent Tuesday,¬†Fat Tuesday,¬†New Recipe Tuesday,¬†Healthy Vegan Friday,¬†Wellness Weekend, Unprocessed Fridays, Pennywise Platter, All Things Pretty,¬†Thursday’s Treasures and¬†Full Plate Thursday.

 

5.0 from 1 reviews
Krazy Good Kale!
Recipe type: Snack, Side Dish
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Paleo
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 1 large bunch of kale, washed and stems removed
  • Spice Blend:
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
  • ½ tsp. Herbamare (or sea salt)
  • 1 tsp. coconut sugar
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. Cajun spice blend
  • ⅛ tsp. pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wash and dry the kale and remove the stems. Tear the leaves into small pieces and set into a glass baking dish. Place all ingredients of the Spice Blend into a small bowl and mix together. Pour the spice/oil blend over the kale and mix together thoroughly. Bake for 15 minutes or until the edges are slightly brown and the kale crispy.

 

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Key Lime Ice Cream (Dairy Free & Vegan)

Key Lime Ice Cream (Dairy Free & Vegan) with doTerra lime essential oil

Ahh limes…always so refreshing!¬†I love to drink lime water and homemade Limemade. Limes, like lemons are actually quite alkalizing for the body. But limes in desserts are what I really love.

Honestly, I’m crazy for anything lemon or lime related when it comes to desserts. Especially in this intense Summer heat! This ice cream reminds me of the filling of a Key Lime Pie and is perfect in a bowl or on top of a gluten-free ice cream cone.

4.8 from 6 reviews
Key Lime Ice Cream (Dairy Free & Vegan)
Recipe type: Ice Cream, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Dairy Free, Vegan
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cans coconut milk
  • ½ cup coconut nectar (or sweetener of choice)
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • ⅓ c. juice from fresh squeezed key limes (or 20 drops Lime essential oil)
  • pinch of sea salt
Instructions
  1. Pour all ingredients into a blender and blend on high for 2 minutes until smooth. Place blender container in the freezer for 30 minutes. Then pour mixture into an ice cream maker and process according to directions for 20 minutes.
  2. Enjoy!

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Vanilla Pear Protein Power Smoothie (Sugar Free & Vegan)

Vanilla Pear Protein Power Smoothie (Sugar Free & Vegan), gluten free, paleo, doterra

My daughter adores pears. They are her favorite fruits hands down. My son…he can eat strawberries like craaazy.

I created this smoothie to please my pear loving daughter and to make sure everyone in the family gets a good dose of protein and fiber in a smoothie. It’s been hot here and that usually means lots of homemade ice cream, salads and smoothies. I try to pack as much of a nutritional punch in all of those categories as possible ūüôā This smoothie is satisfying, fulfilling and darn good for you. Enjoy Friends!

5.0 from 2 reviews
Vanilla Pear Protein Power Smoothie (Sugar Free & Vegan)
Recipe type: Beverage, Smoothie
Cuisine: Dairy Free, Sugar Free & Vegan
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Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsweetened or homemade almond milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 pear, washed and cored
  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder (of your choice)
  • 2 tsp. white chia seeds
  • ⅛ tsp. pure vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients into a Vitamix or blender and blend on high for 1 minute. Serve over ice and enjoy!

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Wild Orange Chocolate Balls (Cane Sugar Free, Dairy Free & Vegan)

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Alrighty folks, here it is…these chocolate power balls are ¬†one of the best snacks around! They are naturally energizing, taste fabulous and are jam packed with fiber, protein and all the good yumminess your body needs and naturally craves. My daughter just ate 5 of these babies. I had to cut her off from any more until I make a new batch tomorrow. Because I will be…they are just too good not to when I still have the ingredients on hand!

 

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Wild Orange Chocolate Balls (Cane Sugar Free, Dairy Free & Vegan)
Recipe type: Snack, Dessert
Cuisine: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Vegan
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 5 dates
  • 1 cup cashews
  • ½ cup sunflower kernels
  • ⅓ cup organic maple syrup
  • ½ cup chocolate powder or cacao powder
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 5 drops wild orange oil
Instructions
  1. Soak the dates in a small bowl of water for 10 minutes. Discard the water and remove the pits from the dates. Place all ingredients into a food processor. Process for 3 minutes, stopping to scrape sides of bowl if needed.
  2. Turn off food processor and roll mix into small balls. Eat up friends!
  3. Want to switch it up? Additional ideas: substitute cacao powder for carob powder. Instead of wild orange oil, try cassia, cinnamon or peppermint oils or extracts.

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