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.
- 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.
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! 🙂
A few days ago I posted a video on my YouTube channel demonstrating how I made some all natural, allergen-free veggie make-up. You can check it out HERE or watch below.
If you want to follow along with the video here are ingredients you will need:
~ 1-2 slices of beet
~Food processor or food chopper.** I got my little food chopper at Walmart for about $8.
~2 tbsp of water
~A small mixing bowl and spoon
~1 tsp of coconut oil heated to a liquid
~Small container to store your product
**You could also juice some beet if you prefer.
This product gives your lips a really nice rosy tint similar to the Benefit Bene-tint. I love it! It is also really moisturizing. It works best on your cheeks if you dab it in the area you want and blend QUICKLY. As is the case with most liquid/cream blush products you don’t have a lot of time to work. If you get a too much on or the color spreads where you didn’t want it, you can always go over that area with your foundation or powder brush.
Ok, and now for the final test….before and after!
Ta-da! I hope you enjoyed this post and let me know if you try this yourself.
Have a great weekend!
I want to share a recipe I made today for lunch. I don’t know about you but I love mac and cheese so anytime I can figure out a way to make it a teeny bit healthier I will.
Here is the recipe:
~1/2 cup of quinoa pasta noodles. I get mine from Trader Joe’s. You could also use brown rice pasta if you like
~1/4-1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk. The amount really depends on how thick you want the sauce.
~1 tsp ground mustard powder
~1 tsp chili powder
~1/2 tsp turmeric
~ 1 tsp sea salt
~4 tbsp nutritional yeast. I would add in 2 tbsp and then give it a quick taste. If you want it to be cheesier then add in the other 1-2 tbsp. You could also add more than 4 tbsp. It really depends on your personal preference.
~Dried parsley for garnish (optional)
What to do:
1. Cook and drain pasta.
2. In a sauce pan add in almond milk and warm it on low-medium heat.
3. Add in mustard powder, chili powder, and turmeric first, stirring the mixture well.
4. Then add in nutritional yeast.
5. Add the salt in last because depending on your brand of chili powder and nutritional yeast the sauce might already be salty enough.
6. Transfer to a bowl and sprinkle on the parsley.
7. Enjoy and share with others!
Hope you enjoy this recipe and if you know any other healthy spins on the traditional Mac and Cheese please let me know in the comments section!
Good Evening! Or Morning, or afternoon….depending on where you live.
Nom, nom, nom….
- 3/4-1 cup of chocolate protein powder. Mix in 3/4 cup first and if the mixture is too water add in the rest. I use the Nutribiotic Brown Rice Protein Powder.
- 1/4- cup of stevia or 1/3 cup of regular sugar.
- 1/4 cup of soy milk creamer.
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda.
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt.
- 1/2 cup of egg replacer or 1/2 cup of egg whites.
- 1/2 teaspoon of raw cacao powder.
- 1/4-1/2 cup of nut butter (I used almond but you can use whatever kind you like)
- Mix the egg/egg substitute, soy milk creamer, and protein powder together first.
- Then add in the rest of the ingredients and mix until well blended.
- Bake on 350 for 20-26 degrees, keeping an eye on them until a toothpick comes out clean.
I think these treats are best served warm. They are also delicious with a little nut butter spread on top.
I am back today with a review of the Pacifica Dreamy Youth Day and Night Face Cream. I bought this product at Target about a month ago, kind of on a whim.