Today’s Snack Attack

Having a mid-day snack attack? Try this:
1 Tbsp peanut or nut butter of your choice
Sprinkle of unsweetened coconut flakes
The peanut butter and coconut contain good fats that stimulate brain activity to keep you alert and energized. If you are concerned about sugar or salt intake choose a nut butter that is unsalted and raw. 
You can also easily make your own nut butter. Here’s how:
What you need:
Food chopper or processor
Desired type of nut
Tsp of honey
~Chop nuts until they become a mealy texture
~Add in honey
~Keep blending until you have a smooth consistency. Add in more honey if needed. 
I have also made nut butter with just water instead of honey but I find the honey adds a nice sweetness.  
What snack do you eat to get you through a mid-day slump? Let me know in the comments!
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Date & Coconut Treats

Aloha!

Today I have a quick treat recipe to share. I was inspired to make these after I saw some delicious looking coconut macaroons in the bakery case of a local coffee shop. These are my version of those macaroons.

What You Need:

  • A food chopper or processor
  • 3 Dates with the seed removed
  • 2 Tbsp of unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 Tsp of sweetened coconut. Alternatively you could add in 1tsp more of unsweetened coconut along with a little sugar or stevia.
  • Spoon

Directions:

  • Add in ingredients 
  • Pulse the food chopper in slow bursts at first to break up the dates and then let it blend until you reach a consistency that looks like this:
  •   Then spoon out a little of the mixture and roll it into a ball or form into a cookie shape, depending on what you prefer. 
  •  Place the finished treats into cupcake liners and enjoy immediately or place in the fridge to enjoy later. 
Here are what my finished treats look like:



Close up:

These are a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth without overdoing it. They are vegan, gluten-free, and all natural. You can’t get much better than that!

Have a date day…I mean great day! 🙂

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