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Zucchini Roll Ups

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Zucchini Roll Ups!

YUM!

Using a carrot or potato peeler, peel the zucchini lengthwise.

You should get about twelve thin strips from one medium sized zucchini.

Make the pesto of your choice.

Lay a zucchini strip down and spread a generous amount of pesto over it leaving about half an inch at the end. Roll the zucchini up, toward the end with no pesto and voila!

Make one, eat one.  🙂

Today we made a kale & pistachio pesto…

Ingredients for the pesto:

  • 1 bunch of kale
  • 1 bunch of basil
  • 1/2c of raw pistachios
  • 1/4c of olive or hemp oil
  • 1 or 2 cloves of garlic
  • a pinch of Himalayan salt

Place all of the ingredients into a food processor and process until well combined, resembling a paste.

Yummy afternoon snack or early evening appy!

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Cranberry Carob Balls

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Yum.

Really, yum!

So simple and so nutritious.
Here’s a great snack you can pop in your mouth and feel good about eating. Great way to get some healthy fats and fiber into your body and by using carob you are eliminating caffeine!

Toss a quarter cup of raw carob powder, a quarter cup of flax seeds, half a cup unsweetened shredded coconut, half a cup of pitted, soaked dates, a heaping tablespoon of maca powder (optional!) and a quarter cup of *slightly dehydrated cranberries into your food processor and process until it’s all combined.

Remove the blade and roll the mixture into bites size pieces and store them in the fridge.

This recipe made twelve balls and can easily be doubled.

They’re delicious – try them!   🙂

*For the cranberries…I placed a half a cup of fresh cranberries into a dish and placed them in the oven on the lowest temp (170) for about an hour. They were perfect. Can easily be done in your dehydrator.

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Vanilla Oat Bars

October 14th, 2013 008

Raw and simple.

I’m guessing that we’ve all had a famous oat bar or two? I saw one the other day and then craved it for a few days after that. It was time to experiment. I think that I’ve captured the flavor, but the ingredient list is small and super clean so they don’t stand up all that well at room temperature…they were a little mushy after they ‘thawed’ out. So they’ll need to be kept in the freezer, which is perfectly fine…they’ll last longer!   🙂

We’ll eventually come up with a baked version of this that will travel in a lunchbox.

Soak one and a half cups of oats overnight…gluten free oats work just fine. Drain the liquid through a sieve, pressing the excess out. Toss the oats into a bowl and add in half a cup of coconut sugar, half a cup of unsweetened shredded coconut, two tablespoons of coconut oil and one generous teaspoon of vanilla bean powder. Give it all a really good mix. Press the mixture into a parchment lined loaf pan and place it in the freezer for a couple of hours. Remove and slice.

Store in the freezer and enjoy!

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Raw Brownies!

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Simple. Nutritious. Delicious!   🙂

1) Process one cup of walnuts and a half a cup of almonds in your food processor until they resemble crumbs.

2) Add in a half a cup of cacao powder, half a cup of unsweetened coconut and a pinch of raw vanilla powder (or a drizzle of good vanilla extract).

3) Pulse that all together and then add in one and a half cups of soaked, pitted dates.

4) Pulse until it all comes together, press into a lined loaf pan and into the freezer for about thirty minutes.

5) Drizzle a little homemade chocolate over the top and slice into small, bite size squares…

Store in the fridge or the freezer!

Happy Saturday!

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Sesame Chews

August 11th, 2013 210

I was trying to make something similar to sesame snaps, but I wanted to leave out the sugar.

They turned out… not so snappy.

But… they are still super tasty!  My five year old just asked for a third one!

🙂

Sesame seeds are little, but they are a nutritional powerhouse.  Add them to something!

They’re a good source source of calcium, copper, magnesium, iron, manganese, B-complex vitamins, zinc, fiber and protein.

Woo hoo!

What you’ll need…

  • 1/2c of raw sesame seeds
  • 2tbsp of raw nut or seed butter (we used peanut today)
  • 2tbsp of coconut nectar (or agave)
  • a pinch of cinnamon

Toss the ingredients into a bowl and get your hands in there.

Speaking from experience, have a parchment lined pie plate (or something similar) ready to go.

Squish it all together and roll yourself ten to twelve little balls of goodness.

Store in the freezer and enjoy!

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