chocolate monster bites ♥

Here’s an easy peasy protein bite recipe that you can whip up in no time.. legit probably 10 minutes top!

gimme all the chocolatey goodness, all day everyday ❤

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of dates (softened in warm water for 10 mins)
  • 3/4 cup of oats
  • 1 scoop of protein powder (I used Orgain’s chocolate powder)
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp of Big Spoon Roasters’ limited edition CHOCOLATE CHOCOLATE CHOCOLATE GIANDUJA nut butter (unfortunately, I don’t see it on their site anymore as it was limited edition but their Peanut Cocoa Butter is a great substitute!)
  • 1 tsp hemp seeds
  • 2 tsp of pecans (or walnuts!) because I wanted some added crunch 🙂

Directions:

  • pulse all ingredients in a food processor until it’s smooth and clump into a ball
  • use your hands and form mixture into balls
  • drizzle some extra chocolate goodness on top of it
  • enjoy right away or put in the fridge to harden a bit, depends on you! Either way, it’s delicious!
  • And last step: keep these deliciousness away from nosy dogs 😜 ( but really keep ‘em away because duh chocolate)
silly Artaud, these are for adults! :p

That’s it! Easy peasy! Let me know if you make it and what you think!

Vegan DELICIOUS Banana Bread!

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YOU GUYS. This banana bread recipe is insane. I didn’t add any type of sweetener- no sugar, agave, maple syrup, honey, NONE OF THAT, but it was still sweet enough and oh so delicious! I could’ve probably eaten the whole pan but I had some sort of self control 😅 Who said banana bread couldn’t be healthy?? So without further adieu, here’s your new favorite banana bread recipe 😜

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 3 tablespoons chia pudding (2 tbsp chia seeds soaked in 3 tbsp water or almond milk)
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup of your favorite nut butter
  • 1 cup oat flour ( I made my own by using 1 cup of Trader Joes GF oats and making it into a flour using my magic bullet)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup of walnuts (optional)

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven 350 °
  • Mix all ingredients except walnuts in a bowl
  • Pour mixture into a 9 inch banana bread pan
  • Top with walnuts if adding
  • Bake for 50 mins
  • ENJOY and try not to eat the whole pan in one sitting 😝

Let me know if you make this recipe!

 

Ratatouille + Cilantro Cauliflower Rice

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Did you know that Ratatouille is a super simple but super delicious french recipe and not just the name of the Pixar movie? If not, it’s your lucky day! This is such an easy recipe and I feel like everyone, meat or non meat eaters alike will enjoy!

I was first introduced to this recipe by my french husband (oui oui!) and it’s been one of my favorite recipes to make and eat ever since. For this recipe, I paired it with cilantro cauliflower rice but you can eat it by itself, with a baguette, with quinoa, with rice, whatever you prefer!

Without further ado, here’s the recipe!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 zucchinis, peeled and diced
  • 1 medium eggplant, peeled and diced
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 5 tomatoes, chopped coarse
  • 3 tbsp of olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • cilantro
  • 1 cup of cauliflower rice (I bought my bag from Trader Joe’s)

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Instructions:

  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over low-medium heat.
  • Add the onion, stirring occasionally, until the onion has softened.
  • Add the peppers and cook for 2-3 minutes
  • Add the zucchinis and eggplant and cook for another 2-3 mins
  • Add the tomatoes, stir all the vegetables together. Bring to a gentle boil then reduce the heat to low.
  • Cover the skillet and let all the ingredients marinate together for 30 minutes.
  • While the ratatouille is cooking, heat 1 tbsp of olive oil over medium heat
  • Add the cauliflower rice and roughly chopped cilantro to the pan, stirring occasionally, let it cook for 5-10 mins
  • Sprinkle the ratatouille with salt and pepper. Serve with the cauliflower rice.
  • Enjoy!

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Hope you guys enjoyed this recipe! Let me know if you make it, comment or tag me!
Until next time,

xoxo, susel-6