Sweet Tooth Bars! Easy to Make!

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I got a totally, random taste for something sweet, like a baked good. I really don’t even know where this was coming from. Baked goods just aren’t my thing. I love making them, but with real & raw ingredients. The kind that don’t give me a tummy ache, access bloating, or a crashed feeling. Then I thought, “Well, actually just a chocolate protein bar would probably hit the spot.” Do I really feel like going to the grocery store for 1 thing when I was already there this morning for a big list? Not so much. Hmmmm…

Ah ha!! I’ve got some almond butter, cacao powder, & some other goods here. I whipped out a bowl, started pouring things in, and mixing. One initial, tiny taste so far…magic! Just what I was craving. I’ve gotta roll these out into bars! Oops did I forget to record the measurements of each ingredients again? Yeah I’m not real slick on tracking those details. I just kinda know how much of what to throw in there. BUT!!! I can come close. You are always welcome to adjust as your heart desires just like any other recipe. Well, are you ready for this super simple, snackin treat?

Sweet Tooth Bars:

  • 1.5 c almond butter
  • 1 to 1.5 cups vanilla protein powder
  • 2.5 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1.5 tbsp ghee butter
  • 2 tbsp raw, local honey
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • *You can feel free to add goji berries , nuts, and anything else you like.  

Mix everything together in a medium bowl. Don’t mix with your spatula like me; they break.

Roll batter into a ball and place on top of a sheet of parchment paper on a counter.

With a rolling pin, roll out the batter so it’s still thick. The thinner you roll them, the more you’ll have, but they start to stick to the rolling pin. (The ghee butter does a great job of not allowing the batter to stick to the rolling pin.)

Take a knife and cut your batter into bars, & place bars on a plate & stick them in the freezer for at least an hour.

*this recipe should be taste tested as you go. That’s the only way you’ll know if you’ll enjoy the finally product. If you like them sweeter, add more honey or some maple syrup.

Most of all, have fun with it! Make up some of your own add ins. What do you have that you could toss in? Crushed nuts, cacao nibs, coconut shreds, dried cranberry or sliced dates?

Wondering why I pick the ingredients I do? For 1, there’s mega health benefits to each. Secondly, they make me feel a heck of a lot better than white sugar, white flour, & processed oils. Check ’em out…

Cacao powder/nibs: Loaded within magnesium!! Something we totally lack, but our body needs this nutrient to sleep better, keep our blood pressure even, fight inflammation, & kidney disease. Common cocoa powder is overly processed, has added fillers, & lacks nutritional value.

Chia seeds: they’re a healthy fat and protein. These seeds are loaded with omega 3 fatty acids and fiber. They also kept you hydrated.  Chia seeds are super versatile so if you haven’t used them yet, jump on it!

Flax seeds. Besides there’s beautiful, nutty flavor, these seeds balance your hormones, give you clear skin, aid in digestion, fight cancer, & lower your cholesterol. You can even blend then to make a flax powder!

Ghee butter is super delish. 4th&Hearth was nice enough to send me their Madagascar vanilla bean flavor. Ohhhh so good in making sweets from scratch. Ghee is a healthy fati like to use in baking a cooking as it has a high smoke point.

Let me know when you make your Sweet Tooth Bars! What did you add?!

xo,

KK

 

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Sips, Drips, & Tea Tips

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I LOVE tea! In fact, in the winter, I drink up to 3 to 4 cups a day! Now I know what you may be thinking, “I don’t like tea. I only drink coffee.” Well, you wouldn’t stop using toothpaste if you didn’t like the taste of it would you? No, you’d continue trying different brands until you found the perfect one for you. The same goes for tea! Some can taste unusual, but there are tons that taste so delicious, and are loaded with benefits.

So find a flavor you like! Try a good range of teas. There’s floral teas, black teas, rooibos teas, herbal teas, chai teas, green teas, you get the picture. 

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TOP 5 SUPERFOODS FOR YOU!

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Superfoods are not only high in nutrients and prevent disease, but they provide radiant skin, help you maintain ideal body weight, and fight disease! It’s time to stock up your kitchen with these top 5 superfoods!

AVOCADOS. Not only do they make for a delicious guacamole side dish, this superfood is a healthy fat, which provides optimal brain function. Add half of this fruit to any meal, and it will deliver proper blood flow through the body, support cancer prevention, and help lower blood pressure. Avocados have the highest protein content of any fruit. Mexico is the world’s top producer of avocados, with California coming in second. Once an avocado is picked, it takes between 7 and 10 days to ripen. If kept in the refrigerator, it will slow down the ripening process.

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Brilliant Meal Prep Ideas 


Preparing weekly meals ensures success for healthly eating! It saves you a lot of time during the week, and you conserve money since you won’t stop to eat somewhere! 

It’s also proven that people who cook meals at home more often, reep the benefits of a healthier life! 

So let’s get to the tips!!!

1. Devote one day each week! Pick a day you will grocery shop, and prep! 

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My Personal Tips to Crush Your Health Goals! 

img_2549Goals are typically created by people around the new year. But you can crush your goals NOW!
In high school, I was at my friend’s house for dinner when her father suggested I write my goals on paper.(I’ve done this ever since.)

Perfect! Tip 1 is done! Writing your goals on paper gives them more validity!

Tip 2: Post your goals in a place you will read them each day. Your bedroom wall, in your office, or on your bathroom mirror! Read them out loud each morning and night.

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10 Ways to Stop Emotional Eating

From Sam Smith, to your neighbor, or even you, many people struggle with emotional eating. Through the highs and lows of life, some people have been known to use food to deal with their emotions, from being happy, sad, angry, or depressed.

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The first place to start is recognition! Once you’ve identify that you turn to food during emotional times, you have the power now to make a choice. Here’s a list of things to do instead of emotional eating:

1. Write in a journal expressing all the emotions in which you are feeling.

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