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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    Jessica — December 3, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    Hi love! I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to try the protein cereal!! I'm going to tweet now. :)

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    Food Makes Fun Fuel — December 4, 2009 at 12:02 am

    I'd go for the Kruncheez

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    Food Makes Fun Fuel — December 4, 2009 at 12:03 am

    You're on my blogroll

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    Food Makes Fun Fuel — December 4, 2009 at 12:04 am

    And my google reader

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    Food Makes Fun Fuel — December 4, 2009 at 12:06 am

    I learned that Kay uses all natural ingredients(which rocks for me!)

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    Food Makes Fun Fuel — December 4, 2009 at 12:07 am

    I learned about you that you were a vegetarian or pescetarian most of your childhood

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    Food Makes Fun Fuel — December 4, 2009 at 12:10 am

    About your raw desserts, umm, what doesn't catch my eye?! They look awesome. I notice you use maple syrup instead of agave which isn't technically raw, but I love the flavor of maple syrup so I completely understand

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    Molly — December 4, 2009 at 12:12 am

    1) I'd love to win Kay's Naturals products because here at college I'm really limited on snacking options and these look delicious (especially the high protein stuff!)
    2) already follow!
    3)done!
    4)will do!
    5)done!
    6) done!
    7) done!
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    9) done!
    10) i learned the firefly pose! I'm currently working on crow but i would love to aspire to that one as well!
    11) the PB cups. and literally everything else.

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    Paige — December 4, 2009 at 12:18 am

    I follow you on Google Reader!

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    Paige — December 4, 2009 at 12:19 am

    I would love to try the bar-b-que snack mix.

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    Paige — December 4, 2009 at 12:21 am

    I am following you on Twitter.

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    Paige — December 4, 2009 at 12:23 am

    I added you to my blogroll. Glad to have you on my blog! :)

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    eaternotarunner — December 4, 2009 at 12:43 am

    I'd love to try the protein cereal! I am a cereal addict!

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    eaternotarunner — December 4, 2009 at 12:43 am

    And you are already on my google reader!

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    eaternotarunner — December 4, 2009 at 12:44 am

    The peanut butter cups! Awesome

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    Abbys Vegan Eats — December 4, 2009 at 12:56 am

    YA! I love this give-away.. I would love o try the pretzels!

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    Abbys Vegan Eats — December 4, 2009 at 12:56 am

    You're on my blog roll, obv! :)

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    Jess — December 4, 2009 at 1:48 am

    Definitely the protein cereals :)

    Thanks!
    <3 jess
    xoxo

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    K from ksgoodeats — December 4, 2009 at 1:49 am

    You're in my Reader

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    K from ksgoodeats — December 4, 2009 at 1:50 am

    You're on my blogroll!

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    K from ksgoodeats — December 4, 2009 at 1:52 am

    I learned all of their products are gluten free

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    K from ksgoodeats — December 4, 2009 at 1:54 am

    I commented on your about me that you're 2nd fav. protein powder is Jay Robb – those muscles!

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    K from ksgoodeats — December 4, 2009 at 1:56 am

    Your dark chocolate snowballs WILL be made over Christmas break – can't wait to sink my teeth into those!

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    K from ksgoodeats — December 4, 2009 at 1:56 am

    I'm a follower!

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    traynharder23 — December 4, 2009 at 2:11 am

    protein cereal coz i'm a cereal killer!

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    traynharder23 — December 4, 2009 at 2:11 am

    on my google reader!

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    blueskyworld — December 4, 2009 at 2:23 am

    i would love to try because i've heard so much about kay's naturals new products!

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    blueskyworld — December 4, 2009 at 2:24 am

    i would go for krunches!

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    blueskyworld — December 4, 2009 at 2:24 am

    you're on my blogroll!!! and i follow you~

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    blueskyworld — December 4, 2009 at 2:24 am

    i absolutely adore your raw deserts! do you get your ideas from cookbook? or is it pure self-inventions?

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    Erika — December 4, 2009 at 2:28 am

    OOH, the cookie bites definitely!

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    Erika — December 4, 2009 at 3:10 am

    Linkage love my friend!

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    Erica — December 4, 2009 at 3:51 am

    I'd love to try the cinnamon almond cookie bites!

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    Erica — December 4, 2009 at 3:51 am

    You're already on my blogroll!

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    glidingcalm — December 4, 2009 at 3:56 am

    MMMMM! I WOULD LOVE to win this giveaway because I just (as in last few days) tried Kay's products and I am going to MISS the stuff when it is gone!! I want more of that protein cereal already!! so neat that they can have so much protein, great protein sizes, and a small amount of cals!

    thanks for hosting this, gurrrrrrl!

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    Erica — December 4, 2009 at 3:56 am

    I'm following you on twitter!

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    Bekah — December 4, 2009 at 5:06 am

    Umm, I'd buy honey almond cookies or protein cereal. Honey+almonds= yummmmy.

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    Bekah — December 4, 2009 at 5:07 am

    2-already a follower

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    Bekah — December 4, 2009 at 5:07 am

    DEFINITELY IN my google reader! ah i'd die without that thing. :)

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    Bekah — December 4, 2009 at 5:08 am

    4 linking back after i finish this long list of giveaway entries. lol.. oh the things we do. :))

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    Bekah — December 4, 2009 at 5:08 am

    already follow you on twitter!

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    Bekah — December 4, 2009 at 5:09 am

    ok im skipping 6&7 because i'm a lazy bum.. but for 8- follow kay naturals on twitter! yay! :)

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    Bekah — December 4, 2009 at 5:12 am

    10- I learned broccoli and kale are kings of the protein rich dark leafy greens! I seriously went overboard on brocc+kale today, LOL- I was burping up burnt kale and raw brocc allll afternoon. OH well- c'est la vie. it made my tummy happy at the time!

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    Bekah — December 4, 2009 at 5:13 am

    11- I think I've done my fair share of commenting the raw desserts. you know I love them.

    9 out of 11? I'll take it.

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    katiejo — December 4, 2009 at 5:29 am

    I'd buy any of the pretzels!

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    katiejo — December 4, 2009 at 5:33 am

    I just started a blog TODAY, and you are on the blogroll. (I also posted a picture of those creme de menthe bars that I made and didn't show up on your blog and linked to the recipe in your blog!) Check it out:
    makingfoodandotherstuff.wordpress.com

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    katiejo — December 4, 2009 at 5:34 am

    I just learned that plant based diets can reduce the risk of endometriosis.

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    katiejo — December 4, 2009 at 5:35 am

    Already left a comment on your raw creme de menthe bar post!

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    katiejo — December 4, 2009 at 5:37 am

    Just left a comment on your about me post!

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    cdziuba — December 4, 2009 at 9:36 am

    OOOOOhhh the BBQ snack mix sounds great!

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