No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Snowballs

No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Snowballs

Ingredients:

4 cups unsweetened organic shredded coconut
2 Tbsp unrefined coconut oil
6 Tbsp pure maple syrup
4 Tbsp unsweetened coconut milk (I used an organic variety from a can)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 cup organic dark chocolate, melted with 1 Tbsp unrefined coconut oil (the coconut oil makes the melted chocolate smooth)
Additional coconut for dusting if desired.

Instructions:

  1. Place shredded coconut and coconut oil into a food processor.
  2. Process on high speed, scraping down the sides occasionally, until it reaches an almost buttery consistency.
  3. Add the maple syrup, coconut milk, vanilla extract, and salt and process on high speed until ingredients are combined.
  4. Shape the coconut mixture into 1” balls.
  5. Place on wax paper, and refrigerate for at last an hour, or set in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  6. Once the coconut balls are very firm, melt the dark chocolate, and coconut oil in a small saucepan over medium heat for just a minute or two, stirring constantly.
  7. Once the chocolate is melted, carefully dip the coconut balls into the melted chocolate and sprinkle with a tiny bit of shredded coconut
  8. Allow the chocolate to harden by placing the coconut balls back into the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes.
  9. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator or freezer, for up to a week.

Enjoy!


Healthy Halloween Chocolate Chip Cookies

Healthy Halloween Chocolate Chip Cookies

Give your children a healthy snack with these Halloween chocolate chip cookies. Cinnamon and pumpkin with plenty of dark chocolate chips, this recipe is simple to make and absolutely delicious!

Ingredients

1/3 cup smooth almond butter
1/2 cup organic pumpkin puree
1/2 cup sugar (you can use a healthy raw sugar or coconut sugar)
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 egg
2 1/3 cups blanched almond flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
Optional:
A pinch of sea salt, nutmeg, ginger, and allspice
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Instructions

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
2. Whisk together the first 5 ingredients (almond butter, pumpkin, sugar, vanilla, and egg)
3. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and spices
4. Once the dry ingredients are well mixed, slowly add to the wet ingredients until absorbed
5. Add the dark chocolate chips
6. The dough will be sticky and can be chilled slightly before making the cookies
7. Use a cookie scoop or spoon to form round, even-sized dough balls
8. Drop onto a parchment lined (or sprayed) cookie sheet
9. Flatten each ball slightly (to about ½ inch thick)
10. Bake for about 10-12 minutes until just set

Allow the baked cookies to sit for a couple minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
Enjoy!


Coconut Almond Butter Bites

Coconut Almond Butter Bites

These little bites melt in your mouth! The protein and good-for-you fat makes this the perfect after workout snack, or satiating afternoon treat.

Combine the  ingredients in a bowl.

Once everything is combined, scoop 1 tablespoon of the mixture in mini muffin paper cups and freeze for 6-12 hours.

Bayne kids approved! Enjoy!

 

 

 


Chia Pudding

Chia Pudding

Directions:
  1. Combine all ingredients in a mason jar, tighten the lid and give it a good shake so all ingredients are blended together.
  2. Refrigerate overnight.
  3. Enjoy with some grain free granola and a handful of berries on top.
Makes a great breakfast or snack.

 


blueberries are a great snack

Health Benefits of the Blueberry

Not only are blueberries yummy, they have some fantastic health benefits.

You won't find a healthier berry than a blueberry. Most commercial berries are extremely high in pesticides and herbicides.

The blueberry, however, consistently tests for low levels of toxic chemicals compared to other fruits. Blueberries contain high concentrations of vitamins, minerals and fiber, but it is the antioxidant properties of blueberries that separate it from other berries. Blueberries are high in anthrocyanidins which in addition to giving the blueberry its dark color are also responsible for some of its greatest health benefits.

Choose blueberries to improve heart health, vision health, and digestive health.

It is one of the tastiest healthy things you can do for yourself. Blueberries are in season from July to September, and they are great to toss into yoghurt, kefir, or to add to a smoothie. You can also freeze them to enjoy during the rest of the year. When picking your blueberries choose firm, dark berries. The deeper the color of the blueberry the richer it is in antioxidants and the higher its medicinal value.

 

 


Blueberry Smoothie

Heart Healthy Smoothie

This smoothie can be breakfast or an afternoon pick me upper...

Combine the following ingredients in a blender or better yet a Vita mix until smooth and creamy.

Blend the above ingredients until creamy smooth and enjoy! Your heart will love you for it!

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Granola Bar

Gluten Free Breakfast Bars

Steps:

  • In a small bowl, combine almond flour, salt and baking soda.
  • In a large bowl, combine grapeseed oil, agave and vanilla.
  • Stir dry ingredients into wet
  • Mix in coconut, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, almond slivers and raisins
  • Grease an 8x8 baking dish with grapeseed oil
  • Press the dough into the baking dish, wetting your hands with water to help pat the dough down evenly
  • Bake at 350° for 20 minutes
  • Serve

Makes 12-16 bars.

None of the nuts and seeds in this low-maintenance bar are toasted. I wanted to make something quick and easy, that could be whipped up in just a couple of minutes before popping into the oven.


avocado

Avocados are a Wonderful Snack

Avocados are a wonderful source of monounsaturated fats, as well as protein.

They have no starch and very little sugar. Avocados are nutrient-dense, containing more of a variety of nutrients than many vegetables and fruits.

Half an avocado, sprinkle with some lemon juice , salt and pepper and you have the perfect snack!

Enjoy!


Cinnamon Apple Muffins

  • Preheat oven to 350F, line 10 muffin cups with paper liners.
  • In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients. In a smaller bowl combine all the wet ingredients.
  • Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients mix it all together well. fold in the apples. Spoon the mixture into the lined muffin cups and bake in the oven for 30-35 min. Let the muffins cool in the pan for 30 min , then serve.
  • These muffins are great for breakfast or a snack.
Happy baking!

Gluten Free Apple Crisp

1. In a large bowl, combine almond flour, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg
2. In a smaller bowl, combine oil, honey and vanilla
3. Stir wet ingredients into dry
4. Place apples in a 2-3 quart glass baking dish
5. Crumble topping over the apples
6. Cover and bake at 350° for 50 minutes on low rack
7. When apples are soft and their juices bubble, remove cover and bake 10 more minutes to brown crisp
8. Serve warm

[highlight color="eg. yellow, black"]This gluten-free, dairy-free apple crisp is great all year round, though especially soothing in fall and winter. Adheres to the food combining guidelines![/highlight]