Choco-conut Fat Balls

These are SO yummy and make me feel SO good when I eat them! I have a couple for breakfast along with my tea or decaf coffee and they make me feel so balanced and energized. The oil in them helps keep my lips soft too! 

This recipe is inspired by Lee From America's (Instagram: @leefromamerica) Coconut Fat Balls, but I added a few things and switched it up a bit!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Coconut flakes (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 c Coconut Oil, melted
  • 1/4 c Coconut butter, softened
  • 1 c slivered Almonds
  • 1/2 c Walnuts
  • 1/2 c Pecans
  • 2 tbsp Cocoa Nibs
  • 3 pitted Dates
  • 3 tsp Ashwagandha Powder
  • 3 tbsp Maca Powder
  • 6 scoops of Aloha's Chocolate Protein Powder
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 c Almond Milk 

Process all of these ingredients in a food processor until a slightly wet dough forms. The consistency should be like that of chocolate chip cookie dough batter without the chips - everything should grind together and blend up nicely, including all of the nuts. If your processor gets stick mixing, add a bit more liquid in, a tbsp or two at a time. You don't want the dough to be too wet.

Using a cookie scoop, scoop individual balls of the dough out onto a cookie sheet and roll each one nicely with your hands. Then pop the sheet of balls into the freezer until they're fully chilled. Store them in the freezer in a glass container with the lid on tight, and let them thaw for about 5 minutes before you eat them. 

Feel free to mix up the ingredients and try your own! I plan on making a different kind next week once these have been eaten! :) I love adding the Ashwagandha and Maca to balance my hormones, and the cinnamon gives them a warming spicy taste which I love.

Happy eating!

Ginger Turmeric Tea

There's this cute little vegan bakery in Hampden just NE of Baltimore called Harmony Bakery. I went there with a friend recently and enjoyed their ginger turmeric tea, so I decided to try and make some for myself once I got home. It turned out pretty spot on!

Boil a kettle's worth of water.

Cut about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of fresh ginger root (you don't have to cut the outer skin off as long as the insides of the ginger root are exposed) and add to the water once it's hot enough, along with about a tbsp of turmeric. I also added in a tbsp or two of honey as well. 

Let it all steep together for a while. I let it steep for most of the day. Mostly because I'd forgotten about it but also to give the flavors time to really meld together.

Strain the ginger root, and then pour your tea once it's room temp into a pitcher to enjoy!

Hormone-Balancing Hot Chocolate

This recipe came from a girl I follow on Instagram, @jasminehull and once I tried it, I fell completely in love! Tweak it as you want to and let me know what recipes you create with these powders!

Ingredients:
1 1/2 to 2 cups of nut milk (almond, cashew, coconut)
1 tbsp maca powder
1 tbsp ashwagandha powder
1 tbsp raw cacao powder
1 tbsp coconut butter
1 tbsp honey (or maple syrup, apple honey, date nectar)
or 1 raw pitted date to sweeten works too and gives an earthy quality

Heat milk on the stove and add to mixer/blender (I use a nutribullet). Add all other ingredients in using measurements of your choice... I sort of eye-ball it but it's about a tbsp of each. Blend and enjoy in your favorite mug!