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Hemp & Coconut Quinoa Cookies

July 30th, 2013 105

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We thought our original Quinoa Cookie was pretty awesome… this one ain’t half bad either!

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It’s always fun to experiment with new products and this hemp seed butter is quite fabulous…and the label’s kinda cute.

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We love that our cookies have no eggs, no flour, no sugar, no added oil.  Vegan and gluten free!  And here’s a little twist…we only baked half of the recipe this time.  The other half went into the freezer, which makes them practically raw!  Oh yum!

Of course they are a little ‘earthier’ than a regular, buttery, not so fantastic for you cookie – but you feel like you’re eating a cookie and they’re SO good for you!  They make for a great snack and we like that they’re nut free so we can send them in school lunches!

In a food processor…

  • 2.5c of cooked quinoa
  • 1/2c hemp seed butter
  • 1/2c of raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/2c of unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/8c of coconut nectar

Process all of this together until blended and then transfer to a bowl.

Chop up a half (or a lot, I mean a little more) of a dark chocolate bar and add to the mixture.

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Get your hands in there and squeeze it all together.  Shape the ‘dough’ into one inch balls and place them onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.  Dip a fork into water, shake the excess water off and press the cookies down with the fork…just like peanut butter cookies.

Bake in a moderate oven (325-350) for about thirty minutes and there you have it!

You should get anywhere between eighteen and twenty four treats with this recipe.

Healthy cookies you and your kids will love!

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Chia Berry Jam

July 13th, 2103 016

Super simple.

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All you need is one cup of berries and one tablespoon of chia seeds.

Blend your berries in your vitamix or blender.

Pour the goodness in a bowl and stir in your chia seeds.

Depending on the water content of your berries you may need an extra pinch of chia.

Healthy, delicious jam in a jiffy!

Try it on a piece of toast or a chard leaf with some of Dastony’s hemp seed butter – YUM!

Happy weekend, y’all!

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Berries & Broccoli

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What we used for two of us…

  • 1 banana
  • 1/2c of broccoli
  • 1/2c of raspberries
  • 1/2c of strawberries
  • 2tbsp of cooked oatmeal
  • 1tbsp of flax seeds
  • 1tsp of maca powder
  • 1 98g bottle of Bio-K probiotics (optional, but good for you!)
  • 1c of ONE coconut water

Toss all of the above into your vitamix and give it a whiz.

Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy!

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Peanut Butter Crunchies

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I caved at the grocery store a couple of weeks ago and bought my son his favorite cereal.

We don’t often buy cereal, but when we do, I ‘mostly’ let him do the pickin’… of course there’s a bit of influence regarding what section he can shop from… the left side is cereal we have at home and the right side is cereal we have once a year when we go camping.    🙂

This last trip he chose ‘EnviroKidz – Peanut Butter Panda Puffs’…

Organic, gluten free, better packaging AND 1% of sales go to groups that help out wildlife.

Not such a bad choice.   🙂

How we made them…

  • 3c of PB Panda Puffs
  • 1/2c (heaping is good) of organic peanut butter
  • 2tbsp of flaxseeds
  • 2tbsp of coconut oil

Process all of the above in your food processor until combined.

Line a loaf pan with parchment and press the mixture in nice and snug.

Place it in the freezer for at least thirty minutes and then slice them into one inch squares.

Keep them in the freezer and take out as needed.

Makes for a great breakfast on the go!   With a smoothie?!

YUM!

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Have a great day, y’all!

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Cantaloupe Smoothie

June 11th, 2013 080

This just might be my new favorite way to get the morning started!

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Cantaloupe is SO good for our beautiful bodies…it often gets overlooked on our regular trips to the grocery store, but we’re gonna change that.  It’s loaded with goodness and we certainly love a nutrition powerhouse!

What we used for two of us…

  • 1/2 a cantaloupe
  • 1 banana
  • 6 rooibos tea ice cubes
  • 1c of ‘So Delicious’ coconut milk

So simple.

Whiz it up in your vitamix or blender until smooth and enjoy.

We enjoy our smoothies even more now that we have the beautiful glass straws from Glass Dharma!

You really should have one!   🙂

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Happy Tuesday, friends!

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