Cacao Magic SuperOats

Leave a little sparkle wherever you go! 

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This oatmeal recipe can be very versatile- you can mix in anything you'd like (although I highly recommend using this Cacao Magic Vegan Superfood Protein Powder) and top with anything and everything yummy!!  

Cheers to happy, healthy breakfasts for your happy, healthy New Year.  

HINT** this recipe serves 3-4 people! 

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INGREDIENTS

2 Cups Vanilla Unsweetened Almond Milk (or any other dairy-free liquid of your choice) 

2 Cups water

1 Cup Steel Cut Oats

3 Tablespoons Coconut Sugar (Or Any Other Sweetener of Your Choice) 

A Pinch of Sea Salt

A Pinch Of Ground Cinnamon  

2-3 Tablespoons of Cacao Magic

TOPPINGS

Banana

Peanut Butter

Hulled Hemp Seeds

Chia Seeds

Edible Glitter!!! (Optional.. But not really optional)

(Use any toppings you love!) 

 

DIRECTIONS

1. In a medium sauce pan, let almond milk and water come to a boil. Once it's boiling, reduce the heat to a simmer and pour in the steel cut oats, coconut sugar,  salt and cinnamon- stir occasionally for 25-30 minutes or until desired consistency is achieved.  

2. Once it's done, remove from heat and mix in Cacao Magic until combined. Feel free to add any other mix-ins now.  

3. Pour in bowls and top with whatever toppings you'd like. ENJOY!! 

2015 Christmas Cookie Boxes

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Well Christmas came and went like a whole season of Parks & Rec AM I RIGHT?  I can't believe I haven't posted anything on here about my cookie boxes! HELLO! 

Well anyway, here it is! 

Here are most of my ingredients. See.. I'm that type of person that likes to take one trip from the car to my kitchen when I come back from the market. Imagine that.....  

Here are most of my ingredients. See.. I'm that type of person that likes to take one trip from the car to my kitchen when I come back from the market. Imagine that.....  

This year was especially stressful for me because I had tons of friends and family asking for Gluten-Free Christmas Cookies.  

Let me just warn you... Gluten-Free and Christmas DO NOT MIX. I used brown rice flour for almost all of my cookie doughs and after making over 6 dozen cookies, I realized that they tasted like sand. BLEH!  

So I had to start from the beginning, toss all of my cookie doughs and get back on track... However, after all of that went down, I'm very happy with how the cookies came out.  

 

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Here they are!  This year I made:

1. Chocolate Salted Rolo Cookies  

2. Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

3. Almond Biscotti

4. S'mores Brownies

5. Cookie Dough Fudge  

5. Jam Spritz Cookies

6. White Chocolate Covered Gingerbread Sticks  

7. Lemon Bars

8. Coconut Macaroons  

 

Recipes for these babies coming soon!  

If you want tips on managing baking TONS of cookies over a span of 1-2 days, feel free to ask! This is my 3rd year doing it and I feel like I have it down. Uh-oh's and all ;)  

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Snickers & Salted Caramel Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookie Bars (Gluten-Free)

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INGREDIENTS: 

1/2 Cup Salted Butter, room temperature  

1 Cup Salted Peanut Butter (I used Skippy) 

1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar  

1/2 Cup Dark Brown Sugar (packed) 

1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

1 Egg, room temperature  

1/2 Teaspoon Salt

1 Teaspoon Baking Soda

1+3/4 Cup Gluten Free Flour

8 Mini Snickers Bars or 2+1/2 Regular Snickers Bars, cut into pieces

1/3 Cup Salted Caramel Sauce (I used Trader Joes brand) 

 

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8X11 inch baking dish with foil or parchment paper. Set aside.  

2. In a stand mixer with a paddle attachment OR in a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and peanut butter until blended. Then add both sugars and mix until smooth. Slowly add the vanilla extract and egg and mix until combined.  

3. In a separate bowl, mix together the salt, baking soda and flour until combined. Slowly add the dry mixture to the wet mixture until a dough forms.  

4. Divide the dough into TWO equal parts. Pat down half the dough evenly into the baking dish so it looks like this. 

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Then cut up the snickers bars into the size of your liking and place on top of the cookie base.  

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Then drizzle your 1/3 Cup Salted Caramel Sauce on top. Make sure not to get too close to the edges. You don't want it to burn! 

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Then top with the remaining peanut butter cookie dough.  

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5. Place in oven and bake for 16-18 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Let cool (important) and ENJOY!! 

Gluten-Free Chocolate PB Protein Puppy Chow

MERRY CHRISTMAS and happy holidays, friends!! I hope you all have a great day with your friends and family. I'm thankful for all of you. 

I am also thankful for THIS. 

I'm a huge fan of puppy chow. You know, that amazing little treat made with Chex cereal? Well I decided to make it healthified! Is that even a word??? Who cares, it's Christmas.  

Start your healthy eating New Years resolutions early by making this today for your family and friends. You will not regret it!! 

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NOTE** This is for 1-2 servings. If you want to make this for a few people, double or triple the recipe. 

INGREDIENTS:

1+1/2 Cups Gluten-Free Chex Mix cereal (any flavor; I used original)

2 Tablespoons honey OR any sweetener of your choice

3 Tablespoons peanut butter, melted (feel free to use any other type of nut butter if you prefer)

3 Tablespoons dark chocolate chips 

1 heaping scoop of whey protein powder (I used Cellucor Peanut Butter Marshmallow)

1/3 Cup M&M's (optional, but not really optional)

 

DIRECTIONS:

1. Pour Chex cereal in a large bowl and set aside. In a microwave safe bowl, melt your chocolate chips in the microwave 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each interval until completely melted. Careful not to burn the chocolate! Then add the peanut butter to the chocolate and microwave for about 20-30 seconds. Once it is melted, add the honey and mix until combined. Then pour the peanut butter mixture over the Chex cereal and mix with a spoon until every piece of cereal is covered.

2. Using a small plastic bag, pour your protein powder in and then pour your cereal in. Shake shake shake! until all of the cereal is covered in protein powder. Then, reopen the bag and pour in the M&M's. Give it one last shake and pour into a bowl. Enjoy!

Store in an airtight container or a plastic bag.