I have a sweet treat to share with you all today! I rolled these babies up last night to share with my brothers and boys at work today. I wanted everyone to have a little something sweet, but wasn’t about to supply this place with crappy, sugary candy. We have work to do, can’t have any sugar high crashes. Plus, these treats are packed with lots of good-for-you stuff, hellopumpkin, chia seed, flax-seed, almonds. They are vegan, refined sugar-free, and gluten-free (if made with GF oats). Oh, and toss in the oats, could possibly be a sweetbreakfast, right?!
So roll some of these up today, or whenever They are super yummy and easy. And it’s always nice to have some healthy treats around (since we all indulge a little, which isn’t wrong) during these Holiday times.
You will need:
3/4 cup pitted dates, about 8
1/2 cup raw or slightly roasted almonds, unsalted
1 tbsp agave
1 tbsp flax-seed
1 tbsp chia seed
1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
pinch of salt
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
3/4 cup GF rolled oats
1/4-1/2 cup oat flour. Start with 1/4 and add more if needed
In a food processor, pulse the dates until very well chopped. Add the almonds and pulse a few more times. Toss in the rest of the ingredients and pulse a few times. Do not over pulse! Just a few will do. Remove and place in medium bowl. Hand mix until combined. Refrigerate for about a half hour, it’s easier to roll after refrigeration. Remove and roll into little balls and enjoy a couple. Keep refrigerated if not eaten!
Hopefully after this post, I will lay off the pumpkin for a little…hopefully. I make no promises though. Pumpkin everything is so darn yummy!
So let’s talk about this pumpkin smoothie. It should be dessert, well it can be dessert. But it can also be breakfast, as in what I had today, or a snack, or a give-me-something-sweet-and-stillSOgood-for me. Yeah, that too. This smoothie has a ton of vitamins (hello pumpkin!), will boost energy (all about the maca), and keep you nice and full for a long time. And did I mention how goooood it is?
So again, if you are looking for a way to use up some extra pumpkin puree, try out this smoothie.
All you need to do is toss the following in a blender:
Aren’t these little cookies adorable? Maybe that’s not the right word, but cute little balls of cookie yumminess are adorable to me.
After seeing how fast my Raw Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookieswent, I realized my family and boy were actually bigger fans of raw and or healthy desserts than I was going to give them credit. Totally inspired me to get in the kitchen and try some other stuff. Plus, with peanut butter you don’t really need anything too sweet so I was able to completely eliminate sugar. So these little adorable babies are not only delicious, they are vegan, raw, gluten-free, and sugar-free. Score, score, score!!!
No Bake Peanut Butter Oat Cookies – Vegan and Gluten-free!
You will need :
3/4 cup oat flour
3/4 cup rolled oats
1 cup pitted dates – comes out to about 8-9 dates
1/4 cup organic peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
almond milk – start with 1 tablespoon and add more if needed – I used 2
In a food processor, pulse dates until well broken down.