Cute Protein Bites

Cute Protein Bites

Energy Bites
Ingredients
2 tablespoons of raw unsweetened cacao powder
1 1/2 cup coconut shreds
3/4 cup sunflower seeds
3/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1 scoop of Primal Kitchen Collagen Protein Powder
2 TBSP unsweetened coconut milk
1/4 cup + 1 TBSP coconut oil, melted first then measured
3/4 cup coconut butter, melted first then measured

Instructions
Add all of your ingredients to a food processor. Melt your coconut butter and coconut oil. To melt, leave it in the sun for a few hours or place on top of a warm oven. Process ingredients in a food processor for 1 minute. You may need to stop every now and then to scrape down ingredients. Roll into small balls and place in the freezer for 30 minutes. Remove from freezer and allow 5 minutes to soften before eating! 

Homemade Strawberry Cashew Mylk

Ingredients
3/4 cup raw unsalted cashews
3-4 cups filtered water, plus more for soaking cashews
A few drops of monk fruit extract
1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
4 organic ripe strawberries 

Directions

Place raw cashews in a bowl and cover with cold water. Allow to soak for at least one hour up to overnight, then drain and rinse. Combine soaked cashews and filtered water in a blender and mix. 

Use 3 cups of water to 3/4 cup cashews. Add water in small batches till the texture seems right to you. Blend on low, then slowly raise the speed to high for 1-2 minutes till the milk is completely smooth and no chunks of nuts remain. Add monk fruit sweetener, vanilla and strawberries. Strain milk through a fine mesh strainer, tea towel, cheesecloth or nut bag into a storage container. A nut bag will work best for keeping your milk smooth and chunk-free. I usually strain the milk into a quart mason jar, which works perfectly with the 3 cup to 3/4 cup ratio of water to cashews.

If using a mesh strainer, you will need to move around the solids a bit to let all the milk drip through.  Gently stir and move the solids around to make room for the liquid to come through. Similarly, if using a nut bag, you will need to gently squeeze the bag till all of the milk seeps through. Store in a glass jar for up to 5 days and enjoy! 

 

 

 

Protein Pancakes

These pancakes are not only very Instagram-able, but they also are easy to make and won’t spike your blood sugar the same way as traditional pancakes.They are made with almond flour — a great substitute for baking flour because almonds are a wonderful source of healthy fat, fiber, vitamin E, magnesium and of course protein — and coconut flour, which is rich in fiber, healthy fats and protein. Plus, it’s low in sugar and digestible carbohydrates.

Ingredients
1 cup almond flour
¼ cup coconut flour
3 large eggs
2 large bananas
1½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ cup almond milk, unsweetened
¾ tsp cinnamon

Directions
1. Heat oven to 200 degrees (for keeping the cooked pancakes warm until serving time). 

2. Place all ingredients in blender and blend on high speed. Stop and stir a few times in between. 

ru3. Heat pan on medium-low and grease it with melted grass-fed butter or ghee. 

4. *Pour ¼ cup batter into heart-shaped mold. Cook three minutes, until edges look dry. Remove heart-shaped cookie cutter/mold and flip to cook other side for two minutes until pancake is golden brown. 

5. Serve with desired toppings, such as berries and melted nut butter with cinnamon. 

*Pro tip: Coat the bottom edges and inside of the heart-shape cookie cutter with oil or cooking spray. Lay it in your pan and pour the batter inside.

Strawberry Salsa with Grain Free Siete Chips!

With Cinco De Mayo around the corner there is no need to miss out on the festivities or stray from clean eating. TO celebrate, I've made a Strawberry Salsa with fresh herbs along side my favorite grain- free chips. If you haven't tried Siete Chips then you are missing out. These chips are incredibly delicious and are made with cassava flour, chia seeds, avocado oil, coconut flour and salt! 

Make It

Ingredients
10 strawberries diced into small pieces
1/3 medium red or white maui onion, finely minced
1 handful of basil , well rinsed and chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, minced and seeds removed
1 juiced lime
fresh cracked black pepper
pink sea salt 

Directions
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Taste the salsa and adjust any of the ingredients to your liking. Chill until ready to serve. I recommend making this no more than 1 hour before serving to keep the strawberries looking juicy and plump! 

Cute Collagen Beauty Tea

 Hibiscus is known as "the botox plant" for it's magical abilities to pump and hydrate the skin, giving you a youthful, healthy glow. I love making hibiscus iced tea with collagen powder to make a skin boosting and nourishing beauty tea that goes beyond any store bought iced tea. It is so simple to make and has a plethora of beauty befits! 

Ingredients
2 Hibiscus tea bags or servings of lose leaf tea leaves
3 cups of boiled water
1 large mason jar
lavender sprigs
fresh mint sprigs
1 tablespoon of collagen powder

Directions
Boil water and once ready pour into a large glass mason jar or pitcher. Add 2 servings of hibiscus tea leaves to a strainer or you can use tea bags. Steep tea for 10 minutes and cover the top of the jar to keep the essential oils in the jar. Allow to cool. Then add ice and garnish with fresh herbs. I love lavender sprigs and fresh mint. 

Eat Cute on The Hallmark Channel: Coconut Cookies and Energy Bites

 Raw Coconut Cookies and Energy Bites -  Watch My Segment

Raw Coconut Cookies and Energy Bites - Watch My Segment

Hallmark's Home and Family is hands down my favorite show to appear on. Mark Steins and Debbie Matenopoulos are so welcoming that it truly feels like I've been invited into someone's home... and that I'm part of their family! For this incredibly fun segment, we make Raw Coconut Cookies and Energy Bites. And the best part is... they are tasty chocolate treats packed with healthy fats and protein. These are perfect for those late night sugar cravings, and you can indulge without the worries of refined sugar, dairy, or gluten! 

Coconut Cookies

Ingredients
1/4 cup of unsweetened coconut milk
3 tablespoons of ghee
3 tablespoons of unsweetened cacao powder
A few drops of monk fruit extract
1/2 tablespoon of vanilla extract
2 cups of unsweetened coconut flakes
1/2 cup of chopped pecans and walnuts

Directions
In a medium pot add coconut milk, ghee, monk fruit extract, cacao and vanilla and bring to a boil for 2 minutes. Then remove from heat. Add coconut flakes and nuts and stir until coated with chocolate. On a sheet of parchment paper lined baking sheet, scoop large spoonfuls onto the sheet. Let cool for 30 minutes. Place in freezer and enjoy when you need something sweet!

Energy Bites 

Ingredients
3 medjool Dates
1 cup of shredded coconut flakes unsweetened
4 tablespoons of coconut butter
4 tablespoons of coconut oil
1/2 cup of raw cashews  
1/2 cup of walnuts
1/4 cup of almond milk or ( hemp, cashew) 
1 tablespoon of raw cacao powder
1 tablespoon of cinnamon

Directions
In a food processor mix all the ingredients until dough begins to form. Put coconut on the palm of your hand. Then roll dough into balls. When hands are slightly damp they are easier to roll. Place bites into a container and freeze. When ready to eat remove from freezer for 5-7 minutes until soft and chewy! 

 

 

 

Paleo Protein Chocolate Muffins

Grain Free, Refined Sugar Free Morning Muffins! 
On chilly mornings there is nothing better than a warm chocolate guilt free muffin so keep you feeling cozy. These muffins are so simple to make and are yummy AF!

Ingredients
3 large ripe bananas
2 teaspoons of vanilla
1 egg beaten
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 cup of almond or walnut butter
1/2 cup of raw cacao powder
Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a blender combine ingredients. Blend till smooth. Fill each muffin tin with mixture. ( don’t forget to grease the pan. I made that mistake too many times! I use butter or coconut oil) bake for 25-30 minutes. Let the muffins cool before removing from pan. Eat and enjoy!

Hormone Healthy Hot Coco

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Warm Hormone Healthy Hot Chocolate

Ingredients
1 can of organic full fat coconut milk unsweetened
2 tablespoons of unsweetened raw cacao powder
3 drops of ashwagandha
2 cinnamon sticks
1 scoop of chocolate collagen powder
2 teaspoons of Maca

Directions
Heat the coconut milk and cinnamon sticks in a saucepan over medium until hot. Stir in raw cacao, herbs, and collagen powder. Stir until melted. To make extra creamy, pour into a blender and mix on low till creamy!

Cozy Coconut Cauliflower Porridge

Yummy In Your Tummy! 

Almost 2 years ago I gave up grains. My stomach no longer feels bloated after I eat and I have way more energy! At first, I thought the change would be difficult, but then I discovered you can make so many of your favorite foods healthful and delicious. Today I made oatmeal.... we’ll minus the oats. Technically cauliflower meal if you want to be completely accurate. 

Make It
2 cups of minced cauliflower
1 tablespoon of organic cinnamon
1/4 cup of organic sugar free coconut milk
1/2 scoop of chocolate protein powder
A sprinkle of coconut flakes and blueberries! 

Directions

Place cauliflower and coconut milk in a small pot and cook slowly on low heat. When cauliflower begins to soften after 10-15 minutes add cinnamon and collagen fuel. I like adding collagen to my oatmeal and it gives it extra sweetness cause it’s flavored with Monk Fruit. You can add extra coconut milk too! Garnish with blueberries and coconut flakes and enjoy!

Homemade Hemp MYLK in 5 Minutes!

Whenever I go to purchase nut milks I am over whelmed by all the additives. My biggest concern is soy lectin, since processed soy contains estrogen-like compounds that can impair female fertility and mess with thyroid function. While I love making my own nut mills at home, it can be hard if I’m in a rush. Hemp milk however is super easy to make and is rich in omega 3, omega 6, 10 essential amino acids and 4 grams of digestible protein.

MAKE IT
Ingredients
1 cup raw shelled hemp seeds
3 cups filtered water
Pinch of Celtic sea salt
A pinch of cinnamon * For a sweetened version add 2 pitted dates

Directions :Place in a blender and mix on high for 2 minutes till smooth and frothy. It will last for 5 days in the fridge