Sunday, June 12, 2011

Eatmore Protein Bars


A healthier, way less processed version of that bizarre candy bar we all ate as kids. This recipe is from Amy Layne's Paradigm Blog, passed on by Lady J.

Merci Poupettes.

2 Cups of dry roasted peanuts
3 TBSP of peanut butter
1 Cup of dates (I chopped, then measured)
1/4 Cup ground flax
3 Scoops of protein powder (it didn't specify and I had vanilla in the pantry)
2 TBSP cocoa powder
1/2 Cup unsweetened coconut
1/4 Cup or more of water

1. Add peanuts, flax, protein powder, cocoa and coconut to food processor.
2. Pulse until peanuts are in small pieces
3. Add dates, peanut butter and start blending. Add water slowly and as needed. If you need more use more, but a little at a time. I used 1/2 cup in total.
4. Blend until dough like but not so much you don't see any texture.
5. Remove dough.

I put mine in a glass rectangular baking dish to spread it out. I had a little roller and rolled until the pan was covered and the bars were about 1/2 or so thick.
Into the fridge to set a bit. I took them out after half an hour and used a dough scrapper to just cut into it.
The pan I used created 20 bars out of this recipe. About 2" x 2" in size.
Individually wrap the bars and keep in the fridge for a grab and go. They can keep up to a week.
I froze half the batch, cut and wrapped.

I've also made a strawberry/ rhubarb cobbler this morning but am about to watch a movie and just too darn done with the laptop to stare at it any longer.

Happy Sunday You

Saturday, June 4, 2011

12


As I was taking this picture he was asking if he would catch head lice from wearing the horns. I said probably.


For the past 7 years Junior has always asked for a 'theme' cake. A character. An object. A cake that looks like "you know, that thing..." Thankfully a few months ago he declared he just wanted a homemade ice cream cake. Whew.


Sparklers still smell like they did when we were kids.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Date/ Protein Spheres





A very simple grab and go snack so you always have something at the ready.
All you need is a food processor and some simple, easily substituted options. In the batch I made I put:

2 cups of dates
1 cup of prunes
1 cup of cashews
1 cup of sunflower seeds
1 cup of coconut
1/4 cup of ground flax
2 scoops of Vegan protein powder
1 scoop of Greens+ powder

I processed until it was sticky and had to add a scant 1/4 cup of water until it stuck together.

You can make them whatever size you like. I used a 1 tablespoon ice cream scoop.

Roll the balls in whatever you like. I used sesame seeds, Lady J used coconut on her's. I think ground nuts would be pretty good too.

Store them in a container in the fridge. Or individually wrap them for the road.

Enjoy



Oh M.A. you silly.