Thursday, August 22, 2013

Happy Birthday to me! Vega One Chocolate Protein Cookies - Raw, Grain-free, Sugar-free and Low Carb

Well - I'm 37 today! 

I was going to take the opportunity to take a day off from blogging.............but I decided you deserve more clean recipes. And I love sharing recipes if it will help someone else eat clean and feel better. 

Everyone was asking me what I was going to do for my birthday. Well, nothing out of the ordinary. Everyday that I am feeling better is a gift. I'm not feeling 100%. I'm still struggling along on some aspects but my adrenal fatigue is gone (for now) and my Candida is somewhat under control. So I'm just going to celebrate by doing what I have been doing all year. 

I'm going to the gym for a short and intense high intensity interval training session. And by the way - I did 10 one legged squats consecutively on each leg this month. NOT BAD FOR AN OLD DOLL - as my mom would say. Yes - I'm bragging. Its frigging awesome. And kind of unbelievable considering the shape I was in a year ago. Any suggestions on a new fitness goal?

Then I'm going to make lunch for a friend and her kids. Because who the hell can make us lunch - way to confusing and stressful with our list of restrictions.  And I don't see this friend often so its going to be a treat.

And then I'm going to hang out with my kids and hubby for the rest of the day. Enjoy some sunshine and probably bake myself a cake. And supper. Because what restaurant serves Candida-diet friendly food. None. 

Actually I tried baking myself a grain, egg and dairy free cake yesterday. It didn't work (at all) so we ate it as a pudding. Black bean and zucchini pudding. Yum. 

Another regular day in our house. And that's okay.  I don't need over-the-top birthday celebrations. What I need is to get myself healthy so EVERYDAY is worth celebrating. So I have the energy to enjoy each day. And I'm doing that by eating at home, eating clean and getting to bed by 10. Even on my birthday.

So here is a quick recipe from my archives..........................its quick and easy and will help fill you up when you are desperate for a low-carb, Candida-diet friendly snack. 

Have a great day! I know I will. 

Vega One Chocolate Sport - Hemp and Coconut Protein Bites

by MamaChanty
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: None
Keywords: raw snack candida-diet friendly gluten-free low-carb paleo sugar-free vegan wheat belly chia seeds chocolate hemp seeds vega one
Ingredients (12 - 16 bites)
  • 7 Tbsp Vega One Sport - Chocolate - Protein Powder
  • 3 Tbsp hemp hearts
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened milk (almond or coconut in carton)
  • 1 Tbsp ground Chia
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 Tbsp cacao nibs (optional)
Combine all ingredients.
Roll into balls or roll out and then cut with cookie cutter into shapes. About 1 Tbsp of mixture for each ball.
Store in fridge and serve chilled. But these were okay when left out on counter so they are somewhat portable.
Snack away!
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