Category: Food

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bliss Balls

Photo Jul 19, 10 18 03 AM

These little delights were a huge hit yesterday at Active Sports Club Oakland City Center. I had a great time hanging out and meeting new peeps, while sharing samples of Phytosport, Arbonne’s clean hydration suite.. A few requested the recipe for these decadent, yet nutrient-packed beauties. The original recipe is pretty simple and mine is a variation of this standard: 1 cup nut or seed butter + ½ cup honey + 2 ½ scoops Arbonne Essentials chocolate or vanilla protein powder + 1 cup rolled oats

 

Of course, I have to make it my own!

1 cup nut or seed butter (I used organic peanut butter)
1/4 cup honey
3 scoops Arbonne protein powder (2 chocolate + 1 vanilla)
2/3 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1/4+ cup of water as needed for correct stickiness
3/8 cup finely shredded coconut for rolling

Heat the nut butter and honey in a saucepan until it liquefies. My peanut butter didn’t really want to go there, so I just added the melted coconut oil after the honey and mixed it vigorously by hand. Then I added the oats. It was a big sticky hot mess, too think to swallow, I would think. Then I simply added water until I knew I would be able to drop misshapen spoonfuls into the coconut. With clean fingers, I gently coaxed each blob until it was entirely coated in coconut, then I rolled the balls in my palms. Finally, I dropped them onto a pan and then chilled the Bliss Balls overnight (an hour would be fine, I’m sure). The next morning, I sliced them in half to sample the lovely folks at Active Sports, but if I were eating them, they’d remain whole! And vanish in about the same amount of time.  😉

Winter protein shake recipes

This cold grey winter morning calls for a warm protein shake. No frozen berries and spinach for me today! Two scoops of Arbonne vanilla protein powder, half a banana, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, peanut butter, flax and hemp seeds. As you can see, half gone before I could even snap a photo. A bit like banana bread, only without the bread! Please use caution when adding hot liquid to your blender. I started with a bit of almond milk and hot water, then topped it off with more hot water at the end. Just what we need for our healthy living challenge starting January 4! EnjoyLet’s be real. Sometimes that frozen berry delight doesn’t sound so delightful on a cold, grey winter morning. Sometime we need to change it up a little! Maybe we’re craving a warm afternoon cup of hot cocoa?

Below are a few recipes to ease the winter chill.

 

NOTE! When making warm smoothies, best not to add probiotics to hot beverages (cold or lukewarm is ok).

 

 

Warm Banana Bread Protein Shake

4 oz warm water
2 oz cold water or almond milk
Two scoops of Arbonne vanilla protein powder
1/2 scoop fiber boost
1/2 a banana
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
dash cinnamon
dash nutmeg
dash allspice
1 tbsp nut/seed butter
1.5 tsp each flax, chia and hemp seeds
1 scoop Greens Balance

Blend all ingredients until smooth, then top off with an additional 2-3 ounces of hot water. Always use caution when adding hot water to your blender, as your smoothie could end up all over your kitchen and you.

Warm winter banana bread protein shake

This cold grey winter morning calls for a warm protein shake. No frozen berries and spinach for me today! Two scoops of Arbonne vanilla protein powder, half a banana, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, peanut butter, flax and hemp seeds. As you can see, half gone before I could even snap a photo. A bit like banana bread, only without the bread! Please use caution when adding hot liquid to your blender. I started with a bit of almond milk and hot water, then topped it off with more hot water at the end. Just what we need for our healthy living challenge starting January 4! Enjoy!
#proteinshake #winter #banana #bananabread #cinnamon #allspice #nutmeg #peanutbutter #arbonne #eathealthy #stayfit #healthylivingchallenge #vegan #vanilla #flaxseed #hempseeds

Read more

Cilantro Pesto

#ghoulishgreens #cilantropesto #detox #healingmyselfwithfood Cilantro binds with heavy metals like mercury to eliminate them from your system. Add in raw garlic and its #antimicrobial properties, #extravirginoliveoil and you've got a #delicious and #healthy dip or accompaniment to #roastedvegetables or pasta. Recipe coming soon to link above!

Read more

High protein, high fiber gluten-free pancakes!

I absolutely love this recipe. It’s easy to prepare and loaded with protein, fiber and super food nutrition to get me through a big hike, or lots of physical activity, like manual labor, for instance. This is not a low-calorie recipe, so desk jockeys, beware!

pancakes

The recipe below is per person. Nutritional info is a rough approximation and may not be 100{5c2ca12b5699d9d0e4e3897dd0f66c734703ff515dc46cd20c88f169d015fa8c} accurate.

I banana, smashed up in a medium mixing bowl
2 eggs, blended into banana mash. Fork is fine.

Mix in:
1/4 cup almond meal
1.5 Tbsp hemp seeds
1.5 Tbsp chia seeds
dash of salt
1/4 tsp vanilla
1 Tbsp coconut flour
blueberries (optional)

Per person, this recipe contains about 27 grams of protein, and 13 grams of fiber (nearly half your RDA!), not to mention loads of Omega-3s. Topped with a little nut butter and you’ve got nearly 30 grams of protein. And lots of fat, so take it easy and make this your pre-hike meal, rather than a daily breakfast. Unless you dig ditches for a living.