Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Snowballs

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….the lucky winner of the Amazing Grass Chocolate Superfood Give Away is


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chrystad72 said…

id love to use the powder in all sorts of things from drinks to muffins!

How was Monday and getting back to the grind after a long holiday weekend?  I love long weekends; more time to spend with my family, more time to unwind, and just more timeSeems there’s never enough hours in the day, right?!  My Monday was super busy, but really productive.  Took yoga, taught yoga, networked with some other yoga teachers I’ve just recently met.  Did some housework, blog work, itunes playlists organizing kind of work, and of course took care of my little pumpkin, Skylar, and can proudly say I’ve only sung the abc’s 23 times today, down from my usual 57.

Thank you for the amazing compliments and yummy reviews on my Vegan Creme de Menthe Bars that are No-Bake, Gluten & Soy Free.  The recipe is really easy and takes 20 minutes, tops.  If creme de menthe isn’t your thing, peppermint extract works really well, too.  I am sincerely blown away by how many of you wrote in to tell me how awesome they looked and also for the high praise you give me as a vegan, and largely raw, chefI am humbled, thank you!!!! 

Speaking of a great recipe with Peppermint Extract, check out my Guest Post that I did on Diana of Soap & Chocolate’s Blog.  It’s a Raw Vegan Donut Hole Recipe that’s been winterized and pepperminted for the holidays:  Raw Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Donut Holes! 

But let’s talk about the past day of eats & treats around here…
I tore into a Pro Bar Koka Moka flavor

By no means a “light” bar considering it’s not really that large, but it the ingredients list doesn’t make me squirm, which is nice.

Guess who loves these?  Skylar does.  Yes, apparently she’s a chip off the ole block and she enjoys this chocolate and coffee-flavored bar.  Hmmm, wonder who she takes after with the choc & coffee?

Looks to me like a real chunk of dried papaya.  Sooo good.

I also tore into a bag of my TJ’s Mango Chunks.  I love mango.  And I love frozen fruit.  Match made in chilly fruity heaven.

I also tore into my mail and found a couple surprises.  First, I won Michelle of LuckyTasteBuds’ Give Away.  Thank you again, Michelle, for hooking up the Give Away me.  And I love my Dr. Flacker’s Crackers.

Why wouldn’t I love them?  They’re right up my alley: GF, Raw, High in Protein & Fiber.  Love it!  Thanks Dr. Flacker’s & Michelle!

I also got this lovely yoga mat from Aurorae Yoga

And there was this awesome color chart that breaks down some key points of each color.  For instance the Mat I received in green represents: Soothing, Renewal, Intellect, Nature, Self Control, Gentle & Harmonious

And here’s a Photo from their Site.  Their aerial photograhy is better than mine.  My pics keep chopping off part of the mat.  I’m a yogi, not a photographer, what can I say.  What I can say is that I love that the mat has this focal point that helps center your focus and steadies the mind.  It’s a lovely drishti, or gazing point.  And the mat’s thickness is just perfect.  At a 1/4 inch it’s not too thin & flimsy nor is it too thick and heavy to tote around.  Two Thumbs Up on the Aurorae Yoga Mat Here’s their Amazon Link, too.

So Moving Along…
Remember when I was all excited that I received some Amazing Grass Products?

 

I was most excited by this Chocolate Action

And I decided to whip up a batch of my Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Snowballs with Chocolate Green Super Food

Click Here for the Recipe….

…But rather than using 3/4 c cocoa powder, I simply used a heaping 1/2 c cocoa powder AND 1 serving of Chocolate Amazing Grass PowderResult?  Tastes just as delish, but with a little extra antioxidant boost and the alkalizing power of green superfoods, tucked away in your chocolate dessert.  Basically, good stuff for you in the raw vegan chocolate coconut dessert action.  Just call me sneaky chef.

Fresh greenery over the past few days has included a leftover turkey, garden veggie, and green salad with ranch dressing for Scott.

And for me, what else, but some Kale.  I think Gena, VeggieGirl, and I are joined at the hip in that regard because we each seem to eat kale nearly daily.  Love my kale I tell ya!  I dressed this kale, cauli, cuke, and tomato salad with my Homemade Vegan Slaw Dressing.

The dressing is sweet & tangy, and with the crunch of the veggies, lately I can’t get enough of this combo.  As I am sure you can tell from the similarity of the photos.

For Dessert, what else, but a Vegan Creme de Menthe Bar.   Thin Mints meet Buttercream Frosting meet Chocolate Layery GoodnessAnd Gluten & Soy Free.

And No-Bake, so they’re ready in 20 minutes.

And if you aren’t into those, what about a Raw Vegan Chocolate Snowball, either today’s AmazingGrass Variety…

or the Old Stand By Recipe?
 

And don’t forget about the Dark Chocolate Coconut Snowball Variety if that’s up your Dark Choc alley.

Yoga Today is the Standing Splits (Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana)

Tip of the Days:  Holiday Season Eating Strategies include:  
Don’t starve yourself before an event in an effort to “save your calories” for a big party and walk in ravenous and then eat a tray’s worth of greasy appetizers that you wouldn’t have otherwise chosen.
Limit the sugary and calorically dense drinks & spirits, both alcoholic and non-alcoholicEggnog and peppermint lattes come to mind.   

Stay on track with your exercise program.   Don’t cheat or get sloppy with your dietary choices AND your exercise program and expect to stay on track.   

BUT….Be gentle and kind to yourself if you do fall off track.  Just get back up and on track as soon as possible and don’t sweat it!!!!!

And really, just enjoy the holiday season and remember to hug your friends and family because it’s about good times with your loved ones this time of year above all else!!!

What do you do if you go to a party or a restaurant and everyone else is raving about the food but for whatever reason, it’s not your cup of tea?  Either it’s totally unhealthy, it’s not vegetarian/vegan and you are, you’re allergic/intolerant to it, or it’s just plain gross but everyone else seems to be fine with it.  What do you do?  Fake a few bites?  Just say no thank you?  Tell the hostess honestly you didn’t like it? (yeah, right)  But what do you do when you don’t like the food that is being served when you’re out?

Stay Tuned For Moon Talk.  Time to get a little Hippy Dippy…

   

182 Responses to “Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Snowballs”

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    Michele | aka Raw Juice Girl — December 7, 2009 at 4:44 am

    Entry #1 – I think I'd try the sample pack so I could get a feel for the products and see what I liked best. :-D

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    Michele — December 7, 2009 at 4:45 am

    Entry #2 – I'm already following, publicly!

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    Michele | aka Raw Juice Girl — December 7, 2009 at 4:46 am

    Entry #3 – You're already in my Google Reader!

    And…

    P.S. That's my #2 entry up there. I accidentally hit enter before I finished filling in the name/URL section. Oops! ;-)

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    Michele | aka Raw Juice Girl — December 7, 2009 at 4:47 am

    Entry #4 – I'm linking to this contest in a post that's about to go live. :-)

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    Michele | aka Raw Juice Girl — December 7, 2009 at 4:48 am

    Entry #5 – I'm already following you on Twitter!

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    Michele | aka Raw Juice Girl — December 7, 2009 at 4:50 am
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    Michele | aka Raw Juice Girl — December 7, 2009 at 4:57 am

    Entry #7 – I learned: "A bag of Kay’s Naturals chips has more protein than 3.5 eggs!"

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    Danielle — December 7, 2009 at 6:56 am

    The hazelnut sweet chips look delicious! I would love to win such healthy snack options!

    Favorite protein powder – Sun Warrior.

    Your peppermint donut holes look amazing!

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    JW — December 7, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    I am a follower of your blog!

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    JW — December 7, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    I follow you on twitter (@butterjessfly)

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    JW — December 7, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    I tweeted this! (@butterjessfly)

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    JW — December 7, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    I follow kay naturals now!
    (@butterjessfly)

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    JW — December 7, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Left you a comment about the Astavakrasana Variation pose!

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    susan — December 7, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    I would love to try the Kruncheez.

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    Taylor — December 7, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    i'd buy the cookies, of course! girl can't say no to some healthy sweets, ya know!

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    Taylor — December 7, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    oh…and i'd like to win because i really like kay's naturals products and i'm a bit of a protein feind. yes. :]

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    Taylor — December 7, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    i went to the websitre and was surprised (not in a good way, unfortunately,) to learn that their pretzels actually have 1.5 servings per bag…whoops. the few times i've tried them i've definitely downed the whole thing!

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    Taylor — December 7, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    from your about me page i learned that dark leafy greens have protein. say whaaaaaat?!

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    Diane — December 7, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    I think the lemon herb protein chips sound like a great way to get some extra protein!

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    Casi Leigh — December 8, 2009 at 1:11 am

    Anything to do with cookies is always wonderful. :)

    The Kruncheez look really tasty.

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    Jessie (vegan-minded) — December 8, 2009 at 2:34 am

    I would love to try their protein cereal! You are already on my blogroll and I'm following in my google reader and publicly as well. Just tweeted the contest too!

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    jqlee — December 8, 2009 at 5:33 am

    I would like to try the cookie dough balls recipe. It looks so good. Seriously who can resist cookie dough?? Not this girl (me).

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    jqlee — December 8, 2009 at 5:35 am

    I posted a link about your giveaway on my blog!

    http://jqlee.wordpress.com/2009/12/07/bbq-tofu/

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    jqlee — December 8, 2009 at 5:36 am

    I would buy and LOVE to win this giveaway because I desperately need a low calorie cookie option. I have such a sweet tooth. These cookies might be a good portion control fix :)

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    jqlee — December 8, 2009 at 5:37 am

    I left a comment on your ABOUT ME page.

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    jqlee — December 8, 2009 at 5:42 am

    I learned that the cookies are sweetened with Stevia, something that I am newly madly in love with. I'm so glad I've decided to "give it a try" over my usual Splenda. Gag. Never again! Stevia for life. I'm using the Stevia in the Raw. I'm going to try the liquid Stevia soon :)

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    jqlee — December 8, 2009 at 5:42 am

    You're on my blogroll!

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    Lisa — December 8, 2009 at 6:42 am

    I've had such a pretzel craving lately, and I like that Kay's has a more balanced carb/protein ratio.
    woolywonder2[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    Maggie — December 9, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    Anything with chocolate :)

    Maggie

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    Nelly — April 10, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    I would love to try all of their products! Your on my google reader too :)

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    Staci paisley — October 20, 2012 at 12:36 am

    How can i subscribe to your newsletters?

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — October 20th, 2012 at 12:59 am

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